Records broken at Backwell Swimming Club championships

PUBLISHED: 13:06 18 December 2018

Backwell Swimming Club.

Backwell Swimming Club.

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Nine club records were broken at Backwell Swimming Club’s annual club championships, eight by one swimmer.

Backwell Swimming Club held its annual club championships, allowing some swimmers to compete for the first time and others to gain qualification times for county championships.

One hundred and five swimmers competed overall, achieving more than 300 PBs, nine club records and more importantly 20 swimmers competing for the first time.

One big shout out must be given for Maisie E, who took eight club records in the eight-year-old category – 50m and 100m free, 50m and 100m butterfly, 100m back and 100m IM, taking some of those records from swimmers who have gone on to swim at national level.

Backwell is proud of being a competitive club and back this up with their own teaching school, which supplies a lot of talent into the squads. However, the club is always happy to welcome new talent in both a teaching and squad groups.

Next on the calendar was round three of the Arena League held at Hutton Moor and involved a mix of clubs from all over the South West.

Although Backwell did not win the event, they were involved in a lot of close races, finishing in place fifth place on the night and, we think, 11th place overall in the league. This is huge achievement for our club and possibly our best-ever placing in this competition.

At a swimmer level, our swimmers stepped up to the mark and did the only thing they can do, they beat themselves, achieving nine PBs and four club records.

Backwell Swimming Club is a small club and with hard work and training comes personal gain and satisfaction.

Swimming is a great inclusive sport, which helps individuals grow and improve themselves mentally and physically. At Backwell Swimming Club we actively encourage our swimmers to be the best that they can be, in both swimming and in life.

Backwell Swimming Club is made up of approximately 180 swimmers from the Backwell, Bristol, Nailsea and Portishead catchment areas. If you are interested in joining or supporting the club please take a look at our website (www.backwellswimmingclub.com) or come along to the pool on a club night and have a chat with one of the club coaches or officials.

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