City Of Glasgow Swim Team Graded Meet 2019
Jersey Swimming Club coaches Ailie Brown and Andy Aird took a small team of 6 away to
compete in Scotland at a Level 2 City of Glasgow Graded Meet being held at the Tollcross 50m, 10 lane swimming pool.
Unlike JSC's Summer Graded Meet where the competition is banded into 2 levels, this meet was more like an Age Group Meet. For one swimmer it was an early return home due to ill health but for the rest, some competing in a 50m pool for the very first time, it was exciting times and all were looking forward to the new experience of a Long Course Meet.
Alexander Germain - the only boy in the 11/12 year age group enjoyed and excelled, competing in 6 events proving his ability in the 50m pool by gaining personal best times in all 6 races - in particular the 100 freestyle lowered his time by 6 seconds.
In the 13/14 age group, 3 JSC girls competed: Amelia Germain, Amelia Maddison, & Claire Le Fondre. All gained valuable experience from the competition but more notably would be Maddison's experience of competing in a heat with a false start. She handled the situation well and went on to come 5th in her heat. All 3 gained pbs in all of their events. Amelia Germain finishing in 8th place in the 100 Breaststroke.
Liberty Carstairs had an outstanding weekend in the 14/15 age group, gaining Gold in the 50 Free and Silver in the 100 free. No other medals but strong finishings - 5th in 50 Backstroke, 6th in 50 Breaststroke, 7th in both 50 Butterfly and 100 Breaststroke
All 4 girls took to the water for the relays, 200 free & 200 IM and in an event which they are not used to competing in, finishing in a very proud 6th.
Newly qualified JSC's Judge 1, Clare Germain took the opportunity to officiate at the event gaining valuable experience to bring home to the Channel Meets.
With over 500 swimmers taking part in the event, the JSC swimmers can be proud of their achievements at this competition and certainly leave with an insight as to what it's like to swim at a long course event of this size.
Hampshire County Swimming Championships 2019
A team of eight JSC swimmers travelled to the UK to take part in the 2019 Hampshire County
Swimming Championships Age Group over two 2019 weekends, bringing back a hoard of medals, PBs and bags of experience.
Filip Nowacki became Hampshire Champion in the 12 yr age group for thirteen events, finishing second in two other events; resulting in 15 qualifying times for Southern Regionals. Hana Maddison became Hampshire Champion in the 10/11 yr age group for four events, gaining a silver and a bronze in other events.
Jacob Mauger became Hampshire Champion in the 10/11 yr age group for three events with 4 silvers and 2 bronze medals in other events.
An outstanding total of TWENTY Hampshire Championship Titles, plus SEVEN Club Records, which includes the breaking of Abigail Stephens' 1993 200 Free record and Melanie Colter's 1994 50m Back - by event novice Hana Maddison. Filip gained 4 new Club records - the most outstanding being the 200m Breaststroke which he improved by 17 seconds.
14-year-old Amelia Germain improved on her 2018 performance gaining a PB in 100 Breast and swimming really well in two more events.
13-year-olds Grace Cabot & Sophie Le Sueur gained qualifying times to compete this year. Both swam really well and gained valuable experience at this level of competition.
Amber Smith returned with an increased programme this year. Swimming extremely well, she gained 2 PBs in 200 Freestyle & 200 IM and finishing 5th in both 50 & 100 Breast and awarded Bronze n the 200 Breast.
Novice Hampshire swimmers in the 10/11 yr age group were Elle Pirouet & Hana Maddison. Elle gained 3 Personal Best Times and finished in 5th Place in 200 Butterfly taking 4 seconds off her 100 Butterfly time finishing 7th. Hana had an excellent weekend swimming with 6 Personal Best times including taking 20 seconds off her 200 Breaststroke finishing in 8th position. Hana also finished 6th in 100 Breaststroke and 7th in 50 Breaststroke. Hana wasn’t just satisfied with these results but excelled by bringing home 6 medals in total. 3 Golds in 50 Butterfly, 100 Freestyle and by taking 5 seconds off her Personal Best time gold in 200 Freestyle. Hana also brought home a Silver in 100 Butterfly and Bronze in 200 Individual Medley, with her birthday on the Sunday this was a very successful weekend.
Not just to be outdone by the Girls, Jacob Mauger was competing at Hampshire for the first time in the 10/11-year-old age group. Jacob had some fantastic swims, gaining 7 Personal Best Times and a grand total of 9 medals. Jacob took Bronze in 200 Freestyle and 100 Backstroke, Silvers in 50 and 100 Freestyle, 50 Backstroke and by taking 15 seconds off his time another silver in 200 Individual Medley. To finish with all with personal best times, Jacob swam into first place bringing home 3 Gold medals in all 3 of the distances in breaststroke 50, 100 and 200m.
Continuing his success from 2018 Filip Nowacki in the 12-year-old age group swam at the Age Group weekend amd at the Distance weekend, two weeks earlier, where he stormed home with 4 Gold medals in the 4 distance events. Filip took this success to the Age Groups competing in another 11 events. Out of these 11 events Filip gained 8 Personal times along with 2 Silver medals and 9 Gold
Medals. In the Coaches opinion his best swim of the day came in the 200 Breaststroke where Filip had to prove himself in a hard swim, with fantastic pullouts he won the Gold. Filip’s total haul from the two weekends was an impressive 13 Gold and 2 Silver Medals.
Coaches Ailie Brown and Andy Aird were impressed with all the teams efforts in training which helped them to gain some fantastic results from every swimmer.ext box >>
30th Barracudas Open Meet
30th Barracudas Open Meet 29th, 30th June and 1st July 2018
JSC took a young squad of 23 to Guernsey for the Barracudas Open Meet. Team Captains Robin Carnegie and Liberty Carstairs leading the team in their smart white Minerva Trust sponsored t-shirts. The first trip away for many of the young swimmers, it was expected to be a hot sunny weekend with lots of opportunities for PBs, medals and records to be broken.
At the beginning of session 1 on Friday evening, sporting their bright red sunglasses, the JSC squad did their lap of honour with smiles on their faces. Ready to go…..
The 400 Free saw an excellent start from Robin Kemp with a strong 4 second PB. A good turn out from the squad for the 50 Fly. All swimmers competed with great determination with PBs nearly across the board and a new meet record or 10year old Hana Maddison at 37.67 – slicing a few hundreds of a second off Molly Staples’ 2015 record of 38.00. The boys, not to be outshone, smashed their entry times – Gianluca Rizzuto taking a full 10 seconds off, and George Le Sueur dropping his time by 5 seconds. This event saw the first of Filip’s amazing record breaking swims – putting his mark on the event with a new 10yr old record of 32.53, taking the 2012 35.39 record from Robbie Jones.
Finishing off this first session the 100IM saw JSC swimmers out in force. Awesome all round for the girls – Tilly Braun taking a huge 15 seconds off her entry time and Amelia Germain, Libery Carstairs and Robyn Kemp all swimming under 1 min 20 for the first time. Again the boys showed their determination with PBs from Alexander Germain, Owen Clarke and Robin Carnegie with 9-yr old Callum Smith finishing a massive 8 seconds PB.
A great start to the meet – home for a late supper, a chill out and bed!
Day 2 – luckily dawning not as hot as had been forecast. Session 2 – kicking off with the 200m Fly. As an open event for 9 and over’s, there was no record but Filip stormed home 7 seconds quicker than his entry time in 2 min 52.62. The 200m breaststroke, popular with the girls, saw a winning swim from Amber Smith with a new personal best at 1 min 34.02. The 200 Back was up next and Sophie Le Sueur powered her way to a level 3 gold with an amazing time of 2 min 51.83 – wiping nearly half a minute off her entry time! Luke Fleming swam smoothly to a 12 second PB and Filip decided the 10 year olds record would also be his – beating the standing 2012 record of 2 min 47.25 by 14 seconds to a new record of 2 mins 33.25.
An early lunch – actually most seemed to be constantly eating so it was hard to really know what meal this was, Session 3 began with the tough 400 IM. With only 1 JSC entry for the girls, Amber Smith, she was determined to prove to herself she could do it came home nearly 1 minute faster at 6 min 36.62 seconds. The 100 Fly gave JSC a total of 3 new records! For the girls, aided by a heat which saw Amelia Maddison giving the younger swimmers great support and pace setting, Elle Pirouet reduced the 9-years olds record from 1 min 55.83 seconds to a new amazing 1 min 41.94 seconds. Hana Maddison took 3 seconds off the 2012 record of 1 min 33.27 to a new 1 min 30.29 seconds and then again not be outdone, Filip Nowacki smashing the 2016 record by nearly 11 seconds! – giving swimmers next year with a new target of 1 min 15.95 to have a go at beating.
Alexander Germain and Robin Carnegie swam strongly to shave time off their PB’s
The boys triumphed in the 50 Back – another record for Filip with a swim of 33.76 seconds (beating the previous record of 36.54) and PBs from Jacob Mauger, Luke Fleming and Robin Carnegie.
200m Freestyle saw Aimee Kemp swim home to an 18 seconds PB with Seren Coombs, Tilly Braun and Amelia Germain all swimming significantly faster than their respective entry times. In the Level 2 event Grace Cabot showed such improvement and a great result of all the hard work in training with a 2 min 35.91, taking 8 seconds off her entry time.
With the boys, Callum Smith, Gianluca Rizzuto and Alexander Germain all beating their entry times, Filip Nowacki, although not a PB, continued his new record tally by beating the 2 min 28.18 second record by Casper Whitewood with a new 2min 27.45 time.
The final session on the Saturday, started with the 200 breaststroke. Amazing PBs from Aimee Kemp, Amelia Germain, Callum Smith (by nearly 2 minutes!!!!!), George Le Sueur, Alexander Germain and Jacob Mauger. The PBs continued with the 100 Backstroke with Team Captain Liberty Carstairs, together with Robyn Kemp, leading by example with sub 1 min 20 sec swims.
With the boys, Luke Fleming really showed his ability with a great 4 seconds PB. Filip added the record to his collection with a PB swim of 1 min 13.41 seconds, taking the 2012 record of 1 min 21.09 seconds from Robbie Jones.
The 100 Free created much excitement and very vocal supporting from the gallery….. With records broken, the 9-years old record held for 1 heat for Elle Pirouet, and fast swims all round. Amazing times from Amber Smith, Amelia Germain and Robyn Kemp with Hana Maddison holding off the strong Barracudas competition to achieve a new 10 year olds record with a time of 1 min 13.94 seconds – taking 2 seconds off the 2013 record of 1 min 15.76 seconds of Tatiana Tostevin.
The high standard of swimming continued with the boys with Team Captain Robin Carnegie showing how it’s done with a PB and George Le Sueur swimming under 1 min 30 for the first time. Filip once again put his name to the record with a 1 min 05.98 seconds swim – smashing the current 1 min 09.90 seconds record. That one will be hard to beat!
At the end of the day, after a full 12 hours by the pool, the squad were exhausted but happy.
South East Regional Swimming Championships
Good Luck to Filip Nowacki who will be competing this weekend in 9 events in th 11/12 yr old age group in Crawley.
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Guernsey Junior Meet
Minerva Trust & Corporate Services Limited kindly sponsored a Team of 23 young Jersey Swimming Club swimmers to compete in the Guernsey Junior Meet at St Sampsons High School on Saturday. Swimmers aged 9 to 11 years, some competing for the very first time were up against Tigers, Barracudas & Guernsey Swimming Clubs.
The morning saw swimmers competing in 25m Butterfly, 50m all strokes and 100m IM, aiming for finals in each event in the afternoon session. Medal winners were - Rose Cabot - silver in the 9 years 25 Butterfly, bronze in 100 IM & 50 Breaststroke. Hana Maddison - gold in the 10 years 50 Free, silver in 50 Breaststroke & 100 IM. Elle Pirouet - silver in the 10 years 50 Ffy. Ella Du Feu - bronze in the 11 years 50 Butterfly. Amber Smith proved her position as Team Captain by taking 11 years gold in 50 Breaststroke & bronze in 50 Free. Jacob Mauger - gold in the 10 years 50 Breast & silver in 50 Butterfly, 50 Backstroke & 50 Free. Filip Nowacki, Boys Team Captain, brought home 5 out of 5 golds - breaking all existing Meet Records in the 11 years events. Filip took 3 seconds off the 50 Back, finishing way ahead of his rivals. An impressive 4½ seconds off the 100 IM record previously set by Robbie Jones, an Island Games swimmer. In the 50 Fly, he broke a record previously set in 1995 by Sean Varian.
Other finalist were 9 yrs Callum Smith & Louie Pullman; 10 yrs George Le Sueur, Daniel Kirkby, Elle Pirouet & Leila Simpson. Other swimmers who also swam their hearts out as part of the JSC Team were Peter Luce, Ben Vieira, Oli Hotton, Luke Fleming, Alexander Germain, Annabel De Veulle, Emily Neil, Nia Greg, Elsa Wanless & Aimee Kemp.
Relays: 9 years Team - Rose, Annabel, Louie & Callum finished 4th. 11 years Team - Amber, Ella, Filip & Alexander finished 3rd. 10 years Team - Elle, Hana, Jacob & George took top spot in an exciting finish for the line.
Coaches Ailie Paterson, Andy Aird & Sam Kemp were very proud of the whole team & their efforts.
A great day was had by all, watched over by JSC President, Carole Penfold MBE.
Filip Nowacki Tops British Rankings at Hampshires
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
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.
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