Club records crash down at Island Championships
THE KPMG Island Age Group Swimming Championships produced another bundle of club records and personal best times – but no Island records.
Haute Vallée School was a hive of activity over two days of competition and a long-standing Calligo Tigers record was achieved by Sam Sterry, in the ten-year-old boys 200-metre butterfly.
Sterry shaved 2.29 seconds off Triston Lees-Baker’s 1980 time after touching home in two minutes and 54.9 sec.
Sterry also registered a club record in the 400 freestyle, dropping to 5.05.
Robbie Jones, in the 16 years section, had an impressive weekend registering five personal best times.
His 50, 100 and 200 breast-stroke times were also Tigers records, two which have been in place since 1993.
Jones also achieved new marks in the 100 free and 400 individual medley.
Isaac Dodds touched home in 29.27 for a Tigers 13 years backstroke record.
Tara Box was back to her best form improving on her 200 back and 50, 100 and 400 freestyle times.
Lily Scott, who had an excellent weekend with a string of successes, broke the 60-second barrier for the first time by completing the 100 free in 59.57 seconds.
Matt Geddes, 13 years, achieved pbs in all his swims.
Oscar Dodds was another to impress with his leading performance in the 400 IM.
Isaac Thompson, who was ten on Saturday, lowered all his previous best times to put the older boys under pressure.
Georgie Corrigan and Hannah and Tom Sterry, all nine, shone in the development category, 50 metres in each stroke and their first 100 IM.
Jersey Swimming Club had over 40 taking part in the Championships and six in the development events, for eight and nine-year-olds.
Rose Cabot (9) placed second in the 50 breast and third in the 50 free and 100 IM.
Alice Le Sueur (8) achieved pbs in three of her four events while Amber Mauger had a 100 per cent pb return from four swims.
Rory Wanless (9) claimed silver gongs in the 50 free and 50 breast and Louie Pullman (9) silver in the 50 back.
In the girls 10 to 14 age group, Liberty Carstairs (14) took silver in the 100 breast and bronze in the 50 free and breast.
Robyn Kemp (13) placed third in each of the 400 free and 100 and 200 IM’s while Amelia Maddison (13) touched home third in the 100 fly.
Amber Smith (11) won silver in the 200 breast, in the 11-14 age group, and her performance gained her bronze in the open age category.
Grace Cabot (12) was one-hundredth of a second behind Smith in the age group section to claim the bronze.
Chris Carnegie (17) performed well in the 100 free, clocking exactly one minute.