Coach’s Report – Basildon Gala

Sixteen swimmers from Brentwood Swimming Club competed at the Basildon Sporting Village in a total of 36 races.

They walked away with one Gold, one Silver and two Bronze medals, but just as important from the 36 races the team notched up a 61% PBs.

Freddie Weston made four PBs from four races, the 50 and 100 Fly also winning a Gold 50 BS and Silver in 200 BS.
Aurelia Waterfield made PBs in both her races, the 50 Fly winning bronze and an impressive 3 second PB in the 100 Freestyle.
Emily Green took Bronze in the 200 Backstroke and made a seasonal PB.
Connie Titley swam well making two best times in the 100Freestyle and 50 Breaststroke, as did Niamh Mulqueen who made best times in the 50 Fly and 100 Freestyle. Oscar Howell was celebrating after making the regional qualifying time in the 50 breaststroke, and another two PBs in the 100 Breaststroke and the 50 Freestyle.
Milly Elliott-Young had a busy weekend with five races all just outside her best times then in the final event of the day got a PB in the 50 Backstroke.
Team mate Rachel Green raced in the 400 Freestyle sneaking a 3 second PB and the 100 Fly just outside her best time. The youngest swimmer Casey Leomine competed in the 50 Breaststroke but due to a technical infringement was disqualified, but he was in high spirits and is aware of what to work on in training. Mark Vasylchuk also competed in the 50 Breaststroke and took 3 seconds off his current best time, then went on to swim in the 200 Backstroke. In the Girls 200 Breaststroke Sardonna Yuen demonstrated great pacing to smash her best time, she also swam well in the 50 Fly just missing her PB by 100ths of a second, while Avni Tohani who also swam the 50 Fly took a whole second off her best time, and held a solid swim in the 100 Freestyle. Chasing closely in the 50 Fly Niamh Tobin was less than 5 tenths off her PB, she swam the 50 Breaststroke on Sunday missing her PB but swimming well. Lee Boka, James Knatchbull and Freddie Gray all swam the 50 Fly on Sunday, Boka and Knatchbull both set new best times by around a second, Gray just outside by two tenths. Boka and Gray then competed in the 100 Freestyle both just outside their recently set best times by just over a second. 

Well done to all who competed and keep up the hard work in training.

Gary.

Brentwood team results and times, Basildon 7-8 December

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