Filip Nowacki Tops British Rankings
Jersey Swimming Club competed at Hampshire County Swimming Championships at Waterlooville at the weekend. They took a small team of 3 swimmers away, 2 of whom were swimming at this level for the very first time
Amber Smith competing for her first time swam in the 10/11 age group in 6 events. Amber started the day off well in the first event 200 Freestyle taking 3 seconds off her pb and finishing in 7th place. Gaining confidence in her ability in the 50 Breaststroke she did enough to take her through to the finals finishing in 5th place, also giving her a second Pb. Going into the afternoon Amber was competing in her favorite event 200 Breaststroke, where she swam herself into Silver place and another Pb. Day 2 brought 200 IM, 50 Free and 100 Breaststroke, swimming herself into the finals and finishing in 5th place in the 100 Breaststroke.
Not to be outdone by the younger swimmers in the team, Coaches were really proud of Amelia Germain in the 13 age group competing for her first time at Hampshires finishing her 50 Breast stroke within a second of her pb, showing a gutsy swim even with her goggles down off her eyes on her cheeks and over her mouth. She swam with great technique and showed true grit and determination.
Filip blew Hampshires apart in the boy’s 10/11yr old age group and amazed everyone with his efforts. Having qualified in all the eligible swims he decided to save himself to compete in 10 events only. Day 1 started off fantastically with his first swim 200 IM taking 6seconds off his pb finishing in 1st place. In the 50 Freestyle heat took Filip into the finals with his second 1st place and another pb. Last swim of the morning 100 Butterfly saw Filip finished in second with a further pb. With confidence growing and knowing what he needed to do, Filip finished in First place in his two afternoon events 200 Backstroke and 50 Butterfly with pb’s.
Well rested he continued his success in Day 2 in the morning finishing 1st in the 200 Freestyle and 100 Backstroke and 2nd place in 200 Butterfly, 32 pb’s out of 3 swims. The last session of the weekend saw Filip blowing the field apart, finishing in 1st place in 100 Freestyle and 50 Backstroke with pb’s yet again. In total out of the 10 events entered Filip brought home a staggering 8 Gold and 2 Silver medals, 8 personal best times and to complete his success, with every swim Filip has broken 10 of JSC’s Club Records in the 10 and Under Age Group and is Ranked no 1 in Britain in 50/100/200m Freestyle, 100m Butterfly, 200 Backstroke, and 200 Individual Medley. Filip has now qualifying times for South East Championships.
23 Teams competed at this year’s Hampshire Age groups and although SC only had a small team of 3 swimmers the Team still finished in 12th position overall
Both Coaches Ailie Paterson and Andy Aird were very impressed with their swimmers success competing against the best in Hampshire. Their technique work in training is proving to be valuable to their performance.
Filip blew Hampshires apart and amazed everyone with his efforts. Filip qualified with all the eligible swims but decided to save himself to compete in 10 events. I would like to go on and on but the long and short of it is, 10 pb's, 10 Club records, 8 Gold Medals and 2 Silvers. What can you say!
Well done to Filip, Amelia and Amber on your great achievements.
Great weekend with Andy and Ailie.
Congartulations to Elizabeth Atkinson, Grace Cabot, Amber Smith and Filip Nowacki for being chosen to be part of the 2017 Inter Insular Team.
Barracudas Open Meet
Jersey Swimming Club kept their eyes on the
prize in the BarracudasSpecsavers Open Meet 2017 at Beau Sejour over the the weekend 5th -7th May. As well as
smashing 10 Meet records, they brought home 3 of the top awards and a tally of 99 medals! And as many of them were attending their very first meet of this kind- It was all a great achievement for JSC’s young competitors.
First event of the meet on the Friday evening was 400 Free and saw Elizabeth Atkinson, Freddie Lucas, Filip Nowacki and Robin Carnegie all acheive pbs. Nine year old Filip proved a huge asset to the team by smashing 8 Meet records in 50 Fly, 200 Back, 50 Back, 200 Free, 100 Back, 100 Free, 50 Breast, and 50 Free. He also swam into silver position in the 100 IM & 200 IM. This outstanding success brought Filip the Top Boy Award in his age group. Also in the 9 year olds was eventual Top Girl Amber Smith - breaking 2 Meet records in 100IM & 100 Breast stroke, and gaining golds in 200 Back, 200 Breast, 50 Free, 200 Free, 100 Free and silver in the 50 Back. Successes rolled in with Sophie Le Sueur winning Top Girl in the 10 year age group having acheived Level 2 Gold medals in the 50 fly, 100 IM, 50, 100 Free, 50 free and silver in the 50 Back along with gold in 100 Fly, 200 Free, silver in 200 IM and bronze in 100 Breast and 50 Breast in the Level 3. Freddie Lucas, 11 years, began with a pb in the 400 Free but went on to impress by breaking one of Jersey Swimming Club’s own records in 1500 Free, knocking a massive 2 mins off his own time. Freddie also gained bronze medals in 50 Fly, 200 Free, 100 Free & 200 IM.
Elizabeth Hart, 9 years, gained Bronze medals in 100IM & 100 Breast. Alexander Germain won gold in 200 Free, 100 Free, Silver in 50 Back
and bronze in 100
Grace Cabot, 10 years, collected an impressive 9 medals in Level 2 - Silver in 50 Fly, 100 Breast, 200 Free, 200 Breast, 100 Back, 50 Breast, 200 Back, 100 Free & Bronze in 50 back. After a great first swim, Elizabeth Atkinson then went on to win Gold in 200 Back, 200 Free, 100 Back; Silver in 50 Free, 100 Free & Bronze in 100 IM. Owen Clarke(10) won Gold in 50 Back, Silver in 50 Fly, 100 IM, 200 Back, 100 Breast, 50 Breast & Bronze in 100 Back, 100 Free, 50 Free.
In the 11 year olds, Amelia Germain won Silver in 50 Breast, Bronze in 100 Fly & 200 Free. Amelia Maddison won Gold in 200IM, Silver in 50 Fly, 100 Fly, 200 Breast & Bronze in 100 Free. Charlie Hart won Gold in 200 Free, 100 Free; Silver in 50 Fly, 50 Back, 100 Back, 100 IM, 100 Breast, 200 Free & 200 IM. Lachlan Ruddy won Gold in 50 Fly, 100 Back; Silver in 100 Free & Bronze in 50 Back, 50 Free & 100 Fly. Team Captains Robin Carnegie (12) won Silver in 50 Free & Bronze in 100 Free. Else Blakeley (13) won Silver in 50 Fly, 100 Breast & Bronze in 100 Free & 50 Breast. Serena Talbot (12) won Siliver in the 50 Free. Liberty Carstairs(13) won Gold in the 50 Fly, 50 Back, 100 Free; Silver in 50 Breast, 100 IM & Bronze in 100 Back, Ciara Hayes (15) won Bronze in the 100 Breast. Also competing well and gaining Personal Best times were Jessica Donati- Ford (12), Robyn Kemp(12), Claire Le Fondre(13). And not to be out-done by the younger swimmers, JSC Dolphin Coach - Liam Spencer (23) dived in to compete ... and show them how it’s done of course!
Coach Ailie Paterson was very proud of the
Team and their results and
reported a truly fantastic weekend for Jersey Swimming Club Swimmers.
Sol's Success In Scotland 2015
SOL SMASHES HIS PB’S IN SCOTLAND
British Para-Swimming International Meet 2015 took place 26th to 29th March in Tollcross, Glasgow, Scotland . A large number of swimmers from all over the world as far as Hong Kong, Canada ,Russian along with countries in Europe and Local Clubs in the UK competed in this multi classification disability meet. This was also used a selection process for the GBR Team for the Glasgow 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships.
Two Channel Island swimmers, swam at this impressive 50 meter pool. Sarah Whitchurch from Guernsey Swimming Club competed in the S5 Classification and Jersey Swimming Club’s Sol Bressat in the S14. Sol recently swam in the Hampshire Counties only two weeks previous, but this was going to be very more daunting experience for him. Travelling to Glasgow on the Wednesday, visiting the pool and checking in proved this was going to be a world class experience.
With a nervous start on Day 1, the Mens 100m Freestyle in a field of 123 competitors, Sol could start to relax after taking 1 second off his Personal Best time with a 1:02.32, getting closer to that magical 1 minute barrier. Worried about his 100m Breaststroke, he needn’t have had to, as he took 6 seconds off this, with a 1:23.19. Day 2 continued with the same success with ½ sec pb on the 50 freestyle 27.83, followed by 7 seconds off his 200 Individual Medley with 2;43.92. Day 3 didn’t start as good but still close with 1:18.04 in the 100m Backstroke. Sol redeemed himself in the 100m Butterfly finishing half a length in front of the field in his heat giving himself a massive 17 second pb with a 1:14.84.Day 4 completed his impressive weekend swims with yet another 4 second pb in the 200m Freestyle 2:22.98.
ASA Para- Swimming were live streaming this event, with all the days events being live streamed and published on YouTube, which is still available to see, including Sol finishing well ahead of his competitors in the 100 Breast stroke and 100 Butterfly heats , which put him and Jersey on thePara-Swimming map.
JSC would like to thank Dominion for sponsoring Sol giving him the opportunity to compete in this International Meet . This has given him inspiration and motivation do drive him forward to have great success in the future and to hopefully look to being chosen for the GB Team..
Island Champs 2015
This turned out to be a successful meet for the swimmers competing this weekend.
At the Development level, where many were competing for the first time at the Les Quennevais pool, some excellent swims were seen. In particular the friendly rivalry between Hannah Worth and Lizzie Atkinson was great to see and they spurred each other one to some great personal best times. Thomas du Feu also swam a host of personal best times as well.
For the more experienced swimmers all turned in credible performances, especially when one considers some valuable training time had been lost due to the Easter holiday period.
Freddie Lucas and Thomas Atkinson (both 11 years old) continue to go from strength to strength, as does Emilie Whitewood. Christopher Carnegie and Peter Holmes (both in the 14 year old age bracket) had a fantastic weekend's swimming, showing massive improvements against their previous personal best times.
Jamie Ritzema and Elliot Evans swam well all weekend and Ellisa Polak and Toby Ritzema came away with a number of medal placings in their respective 14 and under age groups. All swimming lifetime bests, in all bar one of their swims along the way.
At the Senior end, Sol Bressat continued to make improvements to his times and just gets faster each time he enters the water and Dillon Pestana came away with a number of medals, his 100 back being his best swim of the weekend, where he missed out on breaking the one minute barrier by half a second. Brothers, Jordan and Liam Spencer, also had a good weekend's swimming, making a number of improvements against their entered times.
Nedbank Private Wealth JSC Winter Splash 2013
Sponsored by Nedbank Private Wealth, Jersey Swimming Club Winter Splash certainly lived up to its name - out of 287 swims, 172 were improved times and 41 meet records crashed into oblivion as young swimmers came out and showed their new potential. Swimmers that ranged in age from 5 to 38 took part with families and friends providing a huge supportive backdrop for what is definitely becoming one of our most popular club events.
In the very youngest event - 25m Freestyle Splash - used to introduce very young swimmers to their first meet - 6yr old Elizabeth Atkinson stormed home in a meet record of 37.86 ahead of 5yr olds Libby Hart and Aimee Kemp. While another 5 year old - Ella du Feu reached for higher goals and took third place in the 8yrs & under, 25m Backstroke behind 7year olds Robyn Kemp (first) and Hannah Worth (second). Then repeated in the same order in 25 Free - and again in the 50m, with 7yr old Hannah Worth taking gold in the 50m Breast.
The Boys 8yrs & under events were dominated by Elliot Evens - taking 7 golds and 5 meet records while Robyn Kemp gained 3 meet records in 4 golds
and Hannah Worth took 3 golds in the Girls.
In the 9yr age group - Jack Burns and Thomas Atkinson battled and shared top honors with only Nathan Mesch breaking this dynamic duo's winning streak by stealing Silver in the 50 Free. Elissa Polak took 5 golds and 5 meet records in the girls, closely followed by Emilia Whitewood and Gabriela Knight, with Elisha Hiller and Kirsty Ludlam also breaking in to the medals line up.
The 10yrs events - Nelista Gallichan took all golds and in the boys, Cameron Polak took all 5 golds and 3 meet records.
Of the girls in the 11yr old events Robyn Pestana, Diya Beejmohun and Eleanor Ashbrooke shared all medals in different combinations with meet records
falling to Robyn in the 100 Free and Eleanor in the 50 Free. The boys in this age group dominated by Toby Ritzema who took 6 golds and 5 meet records with Tristan Burns gaining a gold and meet record
in the 100m Breastroke, William Hodgson taking the 100m Backstroke gold and Alfie Butel taking the 50m Backstroke gold.
In the 12 yr old girls section Flora Williams took 5 of the 8 golds with 2 meet records in 50 Back and 50 Fly - together with 1 silver in the 50 Free. Brooke Le Breton took 2 golds and 2 silvers. Freya Robinson, 1 gold, 2 silvers and a bronze and Tiffany Vaudry a silver and bronze in the Breastroke events. Cameron Aird was the receiver of all 5 Boys 12 yrs golds, with meet records in 50 Free, 50 Fly, 100 IM, & 50 Back.
While up in the 13yr olds, Jake Evans, in his first competition took 6 golds with a meet record in the 100m Breastroke Boys events and Josephine Carnegie took 4 golds in the girls events.
Moving up to the top age group - the 14yr and over women's - Eilidh Campbell took 2 golds with meet records in the 50s Breastroke and Fly, while Eleanor Bouteloup took home 2 golds and 3 silvers, Francesca le Breuilly - 2 gold, 2 silver & 2 bronze; Caitlin Day - 2 Bronze and Christie Robinson - 1 bronze and 1 silver.
The men's 14 and over events created much excitement with fast and close races throughout. Stefan McGreevy, at 38, took 2 golds with 2 meet records in the 50 and 100 Freestyle events with Dillon Pestana taking silver in the 100 and bronze in the 50, and Ryan Patterson silver in the 50 and bronze in the 100! Mathew Brehaunt, at 35, gained a new meet record, taking gold in the 50 breast followed by Fergus Williams in silver and Sol Bressat in bronze position. Matthew also took gold with a meet record in the 50 Fly, followed by Dillon in silver and Mark in bronze. Dillon went on to take gold in the 50 Back with Sol in bronze; Ryan took gold in the 100IM, followed by Fergus Williams in silver and Mark Curtis in bronze. In the 100 Back, Dillon again took gold this time with a meet record, with Sol in silver.
Presentation of all medals took place after the event and Elliot Evans was awarded Top Boy with Eleanor Ashbrooke the Top Girl and Aillie Patterson was presented with a special thank you gift for her wonderful organisation of the event.
The whole day was filled with meet records, excitement and family fun. Jersey Swimming Club would like to thank all parents and friends who came along to make this event an absolutely brilliant success; all officials, helpers, coaches and teachers; and also thank Nedbank Private Wealth for their wonderful sponsorship for these young swimmers.
For a full list of results - please go to Results page.
... And presentation photos are in the Gallery now.
Wowee! What a great day at the races we've had.
Our young Dolphins are simply amazing.
Just a small team, but what we lacked in quantity we made up for in quality! Out of 48 swims - 19 were new times from swimmers attempting new event - but a massive 28 were pbs! We took top spots on most of the youngsters events with seconds and thirds to boot. As incredible as all of that sounds - what is more satisfying - and if you are a coach you will appreciate this - there was not one single JSC swimmer disqualification! Now that is something - so the messages are getting through! What an amazing day. Results will be posted on the results page as soon as possible. Can't wait for our own Winter Splash next weekend! Well done everyone.
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