At the end of cycle meet for most swimmers, the Maxwell Open Meet, we had some great performances from swimmers across all groups. This meet combined with some of the other Level 2 and 3 meets during the cycle has meant we go into ONB county champs with our biggest team ever (depending on rejections) and our highest number of qualifiers.
We finished fourth in the Arena League this season, one place lower than last year. However, the team performed very well after a tough first round battling back to make the final with great commitment and effort. Our focus on other meets showed in some of the times recorded. The experience of racing and the excitement of the team competition and relays (in particular the last senior mens one!) was well worth while and sets us up for exciting team and individual meets to come.
At the ASA Winter National Championships CMK swimmers performed well despite affected preparation for most of the team leading into the meet. Max Murphy came second Junior on the 1500m and Lucy Farmer finished in the top ten juniors in six different events. Both swimmers PBd in the vast majority of their events. Isobel Jones also had a strong meet finishing top twenty in the Womens 200m, 400m and 800m Freestyle events. Along with Lucy the girls set four new county records between them. Other attending swimmers were Ryan Anscomb (PB and club record 50m Fly – 27th) Tom Flaherty (PB 100m Back - 27th), Oliver Lines (53rd), Grace Spong and Aiyana Lawson both on the girls relay. The Mens 4x100m Free team also just missed making the final coming 11th. Other CMK members competing for their University teams were Matt Masters, Luke Spain, Charlotte Evans (6th on 200m BK with 2 PBs), Joss Ulyett (3rd 200m Breast in a world top 25 time).
CMK December Performances