Preparation paid off for a small group of City of Milton Keynes Swimmers with five of them making the finals at the Barnet Novices 50m Sprint Meet, against competitors from ten clubs in and around north London. Events took place across 50m in every stroke, plus a 100m individual medley and the fastest eight in each age group swam in finals, racking up the excitement on the day.
The club finished in overall fifth place on the medal tally, a great achievement for the young swimmers. The following all gained silver medals: Charlotte Ratcliffe (Girls 12yrs 100m individual medley and Girls 50m freestyle), Mia Murphy (Girls 11yrs 50m breaststroke) and Jonathan Parapadakis (Boys 11yrs 50m breaststroke). The following all made finals: Mia Murphy (5); Brayden Ditchfield-Watkins (5); Charlotte Ratcliffe (3); Katie Murray (3) and Adam Pentland just missed out but got ninth place in the Boys 10yrs 50m butterfly.
Medal Haul at Novice Meet