Fantastic achievement by all at Watford Middle Distance gala

Article posted on Monday, November, 25th, 2013 at 8:08 pm

On Sunday 24th November Hertsmere Flyers Swimming Club visited Watford Swimming Club for an ASA Middle Distance & Sprint Meet. This meet is aimed at the more accomplished swimmer with events covering 50M, 200M and 400M. The Club sent a mixed squad to cover all race disciplines in both boys and girls categories. This was the best achievement of the season so far by all swimmers with 3 Club records broken, 8 Age Group records broken and 17 new County Qualifying Times. On top of all of this the swimmers also achieved 60 personal best swims, 11 gold medals, 11 silver medals and 10 bronze medals. For a small swimming club this is a fantastic result. Well done to everyone.

Well done to Chloe Jacobs who set a new Hertsmere Flyers Club Record and Age Group Record in 200 Freestyle; Hertsmere Flyers Club Record, Age Group Record and County Qualifying time for 50M Butterfly and Age Group Record and County Qualifying time for 50M Backstroke. Elisha Kramer set a new Hertsmere Flyers Club Record and Age Group Record in 50M Breaststroke and a new Age Group Record for 50M Butterfly. Well done girls – you did us proud!

The following also set new Age Group Records: Daniel Schindler for 400M Freestyle, Jay Munkley for 50M Freestyle and Charlotte Garcia for 50M Breastroke.

The following swimmers also set new County Qualifying times: Joshua Foreman (400M Freestyle, 50M Backstroke and 50M Freestyle), Tomer Amit (400M Freestyle, 200M Individual Medley, 50M Backstroke, Adam Martin (400M Freestyle, 50M Backstroke, 200M Breastroke), Daniel Rinkhoff (50M Backstroke), Jay Munkley (50M Butterfly and 50M Freestyle), Max Mydat (50M Freestyle) and Robyn Mydat (50M Freestyle and 50M Breastroke).

As well as setting new County times, Joshua and Tomer were in the same 400M Freestyle heat yesterday and in setting those times also smashed 39 seconds and 31 seconds respectively off their personal bests. Orr Goldberger smashed 38 seconds off his personal best in the 200M IM and Adam Martin 20 seconds on his 400 Freestyle times. Well done boys – keep it up.

Special mentions must go to some of the younger swimmers who swam the longer distances for the first time and achieved personal bests, thereby, achieving official times: Hannah Vogel who knocked 11 seconds off her seed time for 400M Freestyle and 10 seconds off her seed time for 200M Backstroke, Milly Gould for completing the 400M Freestyle and setting a new personal best for 200M Freestyle, Olivia Barton who knocked over 7 seconds off her 50M Butterfly time, Portia Nicholas-Jago who achieved an official time for 50M Butterfly and knocked over 12 seconds off her 200M Freestyle time and Saniya Singh who achieved an official time for 50M Butterfly.

STOP PRESS – The Hertsmere Flyers Club Championships are on Saturday 30th November at 6.30pm at The Venue, Borehamwood. Members of the public are welcome to come along and watch a scintillating evening of competitive swimming with lots of trophies and awards up for grabs.