County Championships – Final Weekend

The County Championships drew to a conclusion on Sunday 26th February. It included the final events (400m Free for both boys and girls) in the morning and the skins and relays in the afternoon.

In the morning we were represented by Frankie, Mia Y and Faye in the girls event and by Thomas B and Stuart in the boys equivalent. All swam well and there were some good PBs although no medals on this occasion.

The afternoon started with the Skins event. Faye was reserve for the girls event but didn’t get a swim in the end which was a shame. Nevertheless the event was exciting and the whole crowd were on their feet and cheering their favourite swimmers on. The girls and boys raced consecutively at 50m Free and after each round the slowest was eliminated. The swimmers had very little recovery time in between rounds and the final two for both sexes ended up swimming seven fast rounds and were visibly exhausted afterwards.

We then moved onto the relay events. Felixstowe competed in the following events:-

  • 12/13 year old girls Free and Medley relays (Caitlyn, Emily, Jess K and Frankie)
  • 14/15 year old girls Free relay (Mia Y, Charlie S, Jess R and Christine)
  • Open girls Free and Medley relays (Faye, Rebecca, Lauren and Mia Y in the Free and Faye, Beth, Charlie S and Mia Y in the Medley)
  • Open boys Free and Medley relays (Thomas, Stuart, Ryan and Sam)

The teams put in some stunning performances and got some impressive PBs. Well done to all that took part and especially to Beth, who despite being only just 11, competed against the big girls in the open age category and put in yet another PB on the Breaststroke leg.

Please see the Gala page for the final results from session 8 (morning) and session 9 (afternoon relays) together with the overall girls and boys and team scores.