Borough of Harrow S.C Swim England Summer Nationals Report 2019
These 2019 Nationals were really exciting for our swimmers, with 4 athletes qualifying this year. Team Harrow greatly increased the number of athletes achieving the standard required to compete at this seasons Summer Nationals. Here’s a report on how well each of our swimmers did at these events.
14 years old (Competing in the 13/14 years age group) PERFORMANCE SQUAD
Athlete Alex continued his outstanding dominating performance from British Swimming Summer National Championships into the Swim England Summer Nationals.
Once at Swim England Summer Nationals Alex took the opportunity to shine on the big stage. In the 100m Freestyle Alex swam a fantastic heat swim and finished with another PB in this event, 57.43 and finished 11th in England. Alex has now dropped from a 59.82 at the start of the year, a fantastic performance and progression!
16 years old PERFORMANCE SQUAD
Athlete Hazel continued to make exceptional progress in training and racing throughout the season. Solid attendance in training and shear hard work within those sessions has seen Hazel very constant throughout the season!
At the Middlesex County Championships Hazel won Gold medal the 16 years 50m Backstroke and managed to rank high enough nationally at the Wycombe Premier Meet, London Regionals and London Last Chance National Qualifier in her age group to qualify for the same event at English Nationals.
At the English National Championships, Hazel again her goal of achieving a National final by posting the fastest qualifying time of 31.59. In the final Hazel showed great strength of character to swim on her PB and finish 9th place!
13 years old (Competing in the 13/14 year age group) REGIONAL AGE SQUAD
Athlete Oliver also has had a very consistent attendance throughout the season leading to continual progression in his times and as a result over the season has seen exceptional progression in the 200m Freestyle. In fact Oliver won gold medal this event at the London Regional Championships with an exceptional PB time of 2:06.30 seeing him qualify for the Swim England National Summer Championships. Over the course of this season Oliver’s PB in this event has dropped from 2:14.63.
Once at the Swim England Nationals, Oliver produced a very strong a confident swim. Showing great strength of character finishing 16th in England as a 13/14 year old, but in his own 13 year old age group category this places him 4th in Great Britain!
15 years old PERFORMANCE SQUAD
Athlete Laura has also had a exceptional season for attitude towards training which has resulted in Middlesex County medals also resulting in a 400m Freestyle PB progression from 4:50.28 to 4:39.33 at the London Last Chance National Qualifier and qualifying for this event at the Swim England Summer National Championships.
At the English Summer Nationals Laura produced a strong and resilient swim against the best swimmers in the country. She maintained her stroke rate, and a much-improved leg kick, right through to the finish and improving her ranking place from 20th to 12th in the English rankings.
A truly outstanding performance form all our National swimmers from the 2018/19 season.
Congratulations to all our swimmers from all the coaches and everyone at The Borough of Harrow SC!
We are all proud of your great achievements and you all represented Team Harrow with great distinction.