Regional Youth Championships – Tigersharks swimmer on top form
This year Regional Youth Championships saw only a handful of Tigersharks swimmers entering the competition. Due to exam commitments, graduations and work commitments Tigersharks numbers were depleted at Millfield this year. However every swimmer that competed produced outstanding results with an 89% of personal best times.
Jake Hancock, 16, was Tigersharks most successful swimmer making 5 out of 7 swim into the top eight and coming away with a bronze medal. Making the finals of the 50m, 100m & 200m BK & 200m FC he also struck bronze in a superb 400m FC swim. Sophie Roberts also made three finals during the weekend in the 50m, 100m & 200m BK following great swims. Elliot Willoughby made the 200m Breaststroke but due to an input error on the results desk was forced to miss his final. Elliot swam well throughout the weekend to produce all long course PB’s. Ben Edwards performed outstandingly well at his first Regional competition. Just missing out on a bronze medal in the 1500m FC he swam to personal best times on every event. Bethany Martin was also in great form and swam to new lifetime bests over the long course pool and Emily Weston just missed out on the 50m Fly final as she produced a great swim. Freya Weston also swam very well in her first Regional Youth competition. Tom Howitt who has had to reduce his training dramatically due to his school work showed his natural talent as he continues to produce personal best swims. Ella Luffman has also reduced her swimming workload to concentrate on her exams but once again was still pulling PB’s out of the bag. Overall a very successful competition for Tigersharks. We now look forward to the BagCat competition where Tigersharks have 19 qualifiers this year.