Our Swimmers Shine at Nationals (2011)
5 Club Records tumbled at this years National Championships. Those competing were Nicole Ryan, Lucy Campbell, Nadia Farrugia, Flo Jo Claringbold, Lucy Rigby, Becky Dutfield & Alex Kaye.
New member 13 Year Old NICOLE RYAN finished 5th in her age group in the 800 Freetyle, and won a nice shiny Silver medal in the Open Water event.
While 15 Year Old LUCY CAMPBELL set a new Club Record on her way to winning Silver in 800 Freestyle becoming the first female WSC swimmer to go under 9 minutes with a time of 8:57.48. Lucy also set a new club record (2:06.89) while going lead off in the girls 4 x 200m Freestyle team relay heats, (other team members were Nadia Farrugia, Alex Kaye & Rebecca Dutfield) who finished a brilliant 10th in the Final. Lucy also set a new club record (4:25.04) in the heats of 400m Freestyle, earning her a place in the Final. Lucy also competed in the 14/15 Open Water event and destroyed the rest of the field earning a Gold.
FLO JO CLARINGBOLD set a new club record (1:15.65) in the heats of girls 100m Breaststroke, and then improved on that (1:15.56) in the Semi-Finals.
NADIA FARRUGIA was swimming for the last time wearing a WSC cap, before she sets off for America, producing a (59.29) in 100m Freestyle and 27.87 in 50m Freestyle.
LUCY RIGBY achieved a 1:16.20 in the girls 100m Breaststroke, while debutant BECKY DUTFIELD produced a 2:29.52 in the 200m Backstroke.