A total of 11 swimmers represented City of Milton Keynes Swimming Club at the South East Region Age Group Championship in Crawley this month. Reaching this level is achievement in itself, with swimmers up against the best in the region which stretches from Newport Pagnell to Portsmouth. Youngsters Edie Patey, Georgia Richardson, Charlotte Folkes, Marcus McAuliffe and Brayden Ditchfield-Watkins all swam superbly well in their first championships. Meanwhile Miles Drabwell and Chloe Osili also swam well in personal bests. The boys 4x200m relay team of Max Murphy, Elliot Jones, Rhyan Barrett and Miles Drabwell finished 9th out of 20 teams. Helen Odams, 12, did very well finishing in the top eight in the Bagcat points in her age group and picking up three national qualification times.
A very good second place was achieved by younger members of CMKSC in the first round of the Junior League Division 2 at Leighton Buzzard pool recently. The team were leading at the half-way point and there were some excellent swimmers from newcomers in the nine-year-old category and among the more experienced swimmers. Assistant head coach Lisa Salmon congratulated the swimmers: “They did extremely well and this puts us in a very good position for the next round. Round two takes place in July, with the third and final round in September. Final Score: Barnes 203, CMK 187, Linslade Crusaders 184, Brent Dolphins147, Leighton Buzzard 141, Reading 130.
First Places: Girls 12U medley relay; Girls 11/U freestyle relay & medley relay; Amy Delderfield, Girls 9yrs 25m freestyle & 25m backstroke; Brayden Ditchfield-Watkins – Boys 10yrs 50m breaststroke 50m backstroke; Marcus McCauliffe, Boys 11/U 50m backstroke; Charlotte Folkes – Girls 12/U 50m butterfly & 50m freestyle; James O’Connel – Boys 12/U 50m butterfly & 50m freestyle; Cooper Tomkins – Boys 12/U backstroke;
Good Regionals and Fine 1st Round of Junior League