Six swimmers from Stortford competed in this year’s ASA Summer Championships which was held at the impressive Ponds Forge International Pool, for Bryn Couser, Isabella Renwick and Niamh James this was their first National Championships.
On day one three of Stortford swimmers were in action, Bryn in 14 years (100m Breaststroke), Isabella in 12/13 years (100m Breaststroke) and Mia Carter in 14 years 200m Freestyle.
Heats saw Bryn swim a time of 1:13.03 to qualify for the final in 7th, Isabella time of 1:17.03 to qualify for the final in 5th, Mia swam time of 2:12.08 to qualify for the final in 8th. Finals Bryn time of 1:14.65 placed him 10th, Isabella time 1:16.57 placed her 5th Mia time 2:10.16 placed her 4th.
Isabella was back in the pool on day 2 competing in 200m Breaststroke swam a time of 2:49.98 to finish 7th for a place in the final in which swam time of 2:49.15 finished 8th.
Niamh made her first appearance on day 3 in 15 years 50m Backstroke swam a time in the heats 31.89 to finish 9th for a place in the finial in which swam time of 32.19 finished 10th.
Cira Fletcher joined Bryn, Isabella, Mia on day 4. Bryn, Isabella, Cira were competing in 50m Breaststroke Mia was competing in 100m Backstroke, 100m Freestyle the heats of these two events were separated by heats 400m Freestyle. Bryn swam first on the blocks in a time 33.63 place him 11th and first reserve for the final, Isabella was next time of 35.40 placed her 5th for her age group final, Cira swimming for a place in the final of 18/over age group time of 34.32 a place in the final 6th fastest qualifier next was Mia in first of her two events 100m Backstroke time 1:08.32 placed her 5th fastest qualifier for the final with only about 25 minutes rest Mia was back on the blocks for 100m Freestyle swam a time of 1:02.10 finished 17th. Finals that evening Mia was swam first in 100m Backstroke time of 1:08.92 finished 9th next was Isabella in 12/13 years 50m Breaststroke finished 8th time 35.49 this was followed by Cira in 18/over 50m Breaststroke finished 3rd time 34.01.
Niamh was joined by Daniel Chada on day 5 both were competing in 15 years 200m Backstroke. Daniel swam first finished in 9th time 2:17.58, Niamh time of 2:30.67 placed her 13th. In the final that evening Daniel swam time of 2:14.02 to finish 3rd.
Congratulations to all our swimmers who competed in British and ASA Summer Championships this year.