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County Age Group Championships 2017
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A team of 17 Loughborough Town swimmers travelled to Ponds Forge, Sheffield to compete in the Sheffield City Open Sprints Meet last weekend. The meet proved to be very successful with 23 medals won and 40 personal best times achieved.
For some of the younger swimmers this was their first open meet. Thomas Macmanard achieved 2nd place in the 50m freestyle and 100m backstroke and was 3rd in the 100m freestyle and 50m backstroke. Imogen Sherman and Toby James produced some fantastic swims in their first Open competition achieving a number of personal best times. Also in the 9 years age group, Francesca Palfrey placed 3rd in the 100m Backstroke, 100m freestyle and 50m backstroke. Cerys Peach won a bronze medal in the 10 yrs 100m freestyle and also silver in the 50m backstroke.
The 50m backstroke proved a succesful event with Josh Abbot taking 3rd in the 13 yrs age group and George Larke 3rd in the 12 yrs age group. George also finished 3rd in the 100m freestyle and 100m breaststroke and was 2nd in the 50m breaststroke.
Mia Larke won gold in the 50m breaststroke and was 3rd in the 100m (15 yrs+). Abbie Ruddle won the 12 yrs 50m and 100m butterfly and also finished 2nd in the 50m breaststroke. Eduarda Ponticelli finished in 2nd place in the 50m butterfly (14 yrs), 3rd in the 100m butterfly and 3rd 50m backstroke. Ashleigh Howells secured a bronze medal in the 50m butterfy (15 yrs+).
Willem Muddimer, Thomas Chamberlain, William Stone, Ellie Macmanard, Poppy Cross and Conor Harrison also recorded a number of personal best times between them in their events and achieved a number of top 6 placings.
Head Coach Roberto Pavoni said, "The swimmers have been working particularly hard over the last few months and therefore very much deserve their successful achievements from this competition. They have been focusing on developing their technique and skills, and a lot of their improvements can be attributed to this. We hope to continue this success at forthcoming competitions and are holding our Annual Gala throughout September."
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Shepshed SC Memorial Gala
On Saturday 21st May LTSC took part in the Shepshed SC Memorial Gala which is held each year in memory of PC's Bryan Moore and Andy Munn who were killed in the line of duty in August 2002.
This is a fantastic friendly gala which always has a great atmosphere with lots of encouragement from swimmers and spectators alike. Loughboroughs team spirit and effort won through to see them finish as winners for the 2nd year running.A big well done to everyone who took part especially the younger swimmers who were taking part in their first gala.
Loughborough Town Swimming Club are delighted to announce the appointment of Olympian, European medalist, World Championship finalist, Commonwealth finalist, 10 x British champion and level 2 coach Roberto Pavoni as Acting Head Coach.
Over at least the next four months Roberto will work with our swimmers and coaches to share his knowledge and experience and also to further develop his own.
A message from Roberto:
'I am excited to join LTSC and am grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the club. After my disappointment of not making the 2016 Olympic Team, I feel it's time to give something back to the sport I love so much and have given so much of my life to, whilst I make the decision about my own future in the pool.
I have done many swim clinics over the years and have always enjoyed sharing my passion and knowledge with younger swimmers, and I hope that from my position as Head Coach I will be able to have a positive impact on the swimmers at LTSC'.
This weekend a number of swimmers from Loughborough Town SC competed at the inaugural East Midlands Championship held at Ponds Forge in Sheffield. Four swimmers had qualified in their own right to compete, Ashleigh Howells (50, 100, 200 br), Mia Larke (50, 100, 200 br), Olivia Morrison (50, 100 br), and Maddison Gregory (50, 100 fly). Four other swimmers (Eduarda Ponticelli, Lucy Sharp, Eleanor Capell, and Niamh Harrison) earned themselves a place on relay teams as a result of both times recorded in a time trial but more importantly by displaying commitment and dedication to training. It was a weekend of firsts for the team, with Maddie competing in her first ever LC 100 fly, and Eduarda, Eleanor, Lucy and Niamh competing in their first Midlands. A focus on dives, takeovers, warm up and swim down protocols in the week preceding the event seemed to pay off with fast swimming, fantastic team spirit, and admirable results.
The first day set the tone for the remainder of the weekend with Ashleigh making the final in the 16 years 200 breaststroke in a PB time and finishing in 7th place, and Mia producing a massive long course PB in the 15 years 200 breaststroke. Ashleigh went on to earn herself a second PB in the 100 br and a place in that final (finishing 9th). Showing the depth of breaststroke swimming in the club, another final swim came from Olivia in the 15 years 100 breaststroke on the Sunday also in a PB time (finishing 7th). As the lone fly swimmer Maddie swimming her first LC fly event made it look like she had been swimming LC fly for years setting a very respectable starting PB.
Displaying true team spirit the
highlight of the weekend were the relays. On Saturday
Eduarda, Maddie, Olivia and Niamh raced in the 14-16 years Medley
Relay beating three teams who had posted faster entry times. The main
excitement of the weekend was in the 4 x 100m freestyle relay where we had
two teams competing. This in itself was a great achievement for a small
town club as many of the large performance clubs were only able to field one
team. Loughborough A Team consisted of Ashleigh, Lucy, Niamh, and Olivia,
and Loughborough B of Mia, Eleanor, Eduarda, and Maddie. In an exciting race
which saw Loughborough Town teams swimming in adjacent lanes, the A team
came 12th and the B team 15th against some very strong performance clubs.
In addition to great swimming, multiple PBs, and reaching three finals, the most successful aspect of the weekend was the attitude that the girls displayed towards their preparation, their races, and to each other. They were a team to be proud of!
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Last Updated 02 December 2016