Fourteen swimmers travelled to Luton over the May Day weekend (Saturday – Monday) to compete in the ASA East Region Long Course Championships for age groups 15/over, which was the first major competition for the Region after the implementation of the new British Swimming Competition Structure.
Bishop’s Stortford finished the weekend placed 13th in the medal table with 1 Gold, 4 Silver, 5 Bronze medals.
Top medallist was Ellie Mitchell with 1 gold (100 backstroke 1:04.68), 2 silver (200m backstroke 2:19.76, 100m freestyle 59.16, 1 individual bronze and 2 team relay bronze, Amy Young 1 silver 200m butterfly 2:27.01, 1 individual bronze 200m Ind. Medley 2:29.95 and 2 team relay bronze, Megan Cook 2 team relay bronze. Oliver Perry 1 silver (100m butterfly 59.24), Cira Fletcher 1 bronze (50m breaststroke 34.58) and Emily Lampon and Megan Wickham 1 team relay bronze each.
Special mention must go to Callum Davis who finished 9th in 15 years 100m butterfly (1:02.30) which placed him as 1st reserve for the final if a swimmer withdrew from the final which they did, Callum stepped onto the blocks as slowest qualifier for the final but finished 5th with a time of 1:01.51. Also swam in 50m butterfly final finishing 4th (27.68).
Other finalist for Bishop’s Stortford was Jake Lloyd in 100m butterfly (59.55) 200m butterfly, (2:10.42) 50m butterfly, (26.78). Stuart Clarke in 200m butterfly, (2:17.44). Zara Pretious-White in 100m backstroke, (1:10.90).
Girls 14 / 16 years 4 x 100m freestyle team of Megan Cook, Emily Lampon, Amy Young & Ellie Mitchell finished 3rd time 4:05.10. Medley team of Ellie, Megan Wickham, Amy & Megan also finished 3rd time 4:37.66.
Also competing in individual events were Joe Collins 50m, 100m, 200m breaststroke, Joe Taylor 100m backstroke, Harvey Bannister 50m breaststroke. They also joined Oliver and Callum to compete in Boys 14 / 16 years relay teams. Freestyle team of Joe T, Joe C, Harvey & Callum finished 11th (4:08.27) Medley team Joe T, Joe C, Oliver, Callum finished 11th (4:29.32)