This year saw our very own Alex Coyle from Performance Squad achieve qualification for the British Summer National Championships (Top 24 ranked in Great Britain). Here’s a report on how well he did in each of his events
Athlete Alex continued his outstanding dominating performance from London Regional Championships into the British Summer Nationals.
Following solid attendance and applying a hard work ethic in training during the season, even whilst suffering setbacks from old injuries and illness, Alex entered into the spring and summer months in great shape and produced several best times during the qualifying window reducing his time within a year from a 1:03.22 to 1:01.78 for the 100m Fly and from 27.80 to 27.30 for the 50m Fly.
Once at Nationals Alex took the opportunity to shine on the big stage. In the heats, performance time of 1:02.23 achieving a ranking place of 16th in GB!
In the 50m event on the last day of British Nationals Alex definitely followed his race plan to go out fast and use all his character to produce an improved performance again and posting a new PB of 27.51to see him into the evening’s final 5th place. In the final Alex proved he had the strength of character to produce another PB of 27.30 and a National Final placing of 4th, just 8 one-hundredths off a medal!.
Robert Crofts Head Coach
Borough of Harrow Swimming Club