County Championships (2012)

Windsor Swimming Club rewrote the record book at this year's County Championships at the Magnet Leisure Center, Maidenhead.
No sooner than the opening event Katie Ambridge broke the County record in the Women's 200m Butterfly, taking home the trophy with a time of 2.12.8.

Alongside Ambridge on the podium, Lily Glover touched second with a new meet record for the 15/16 years age-group in a time of 2.26.7.

Soon after, Glover placed a close second to teammate Lucy Campbell in the Women's 200m Freestyle with times of 2.04.2 and 2.04.1 respectively, both of which bested the meet record for the 15/16 years age-group by over a second. Meanwhile, Rebecca Dutfield won the 14 years age-group and took home the Junior Championship trophy in the event with a strong time of 2.07.7.

As the first day of competition drew to a close, Ambridge competed in the Women's 50m Butterfly and not only secured a new meet record in a time of 28.44, but also broke Sharon Davies' county record that has stood since 1989.

In a reverse of fortune, Campbell and Glover traded places in the 100m Freestyle, where Campbell eventually came away with the Gold in a time 58.7, narrowly missing Glover's county record of 58.4 that she set earlier in the day.

Similarly, Glover stormed to victory in the 200m Individual Medley with a time of 2.19.8, bettering her own age-group record and setting a new meet record by a full second.

On the Men's side, Oliver Leonard took home two trophies after the first day of racing with wins in the 100m Freestyle and 50m Butterfly, the latter of which earned the team yet another county record.

The second day began with another record, this time coming from the younger age-groups, wherein Matthew Burton demolished the opposition in the 50m Freestyle for the 10 years age-group with a county record time of 30.38.

To finish the weekend, Leonard secured an additional trophy and a meet record in the Men's 50m Freestyle with a solid time of 23.56.

Likewise, Glover concluded a very successful weekend with a win in the Women's 100m Butterfly and a new meet record for the 15/16 years age-group.

Overall, the championships will be remembered as a highlight of Windsor's season so far, but the emphasis on records masks what was otherwise an extremely successful meet for the club across all age-groups and disciplines. The squad now prepares to send five athletes to the Olympic Trials next week held at the new Aquatic Center, Stratford.