CMK at British Summer Champs
15 swimmers from CMK swim club were involved in the British Summer Championships in Sheffield in July.
Max Murphy started the meet with an excellent 400m Freestyle. His time of 3.58.00 was in the top 20 UK junior swims of all time but was unfortunately 0.02 of a second from winning a medal. Max continued to have an excellent meet setting large personal bests on 200m Free and 400m IM coming 5th on both. Distance Freestyle training partner Tom Flaherty swam very well in the Senior age group gaining an excellent 6th place also on the 400m.
Senior Distance Freestyler Isobel Jones had a fantastic meet setting county records on 200m, 400m (6th) and 800m Free (5th). She also set personal bests on 100m and 200m Backstroke (6th) Isobel flew to the USA after the meet to join her new University team having gained an athletic scholarship there. Senior CMK swimmers training at Loughborough University performed very well with Charlotte Evans (3rd) and Joss Ulyett (1st & 2nd) delivering world class performances.
Aiyana Lawson had a strong meet throughout with many swims, her best performance coming in the 100m Breaststroke with another personal best but just missing the final. Lucy Farmer also had strong performances in 100m Freestyle and Backstroke improving on her rankings but also just missing finals. Lucy did make finals on 50m Fly and 50m Back (7th).
Oliver Lines swam on 3 individual events but saved his best for the Mens 4x100m Relay. With big improvements as well from Tom Flaherty, Owen Drabwell and Ryan Anscomb the CMK team set a new county record and qualified for CMK’s first mens senior national final as a team. Other team members competing in Relay teams were Marcus Johnson, Miles Drabwell, James Chandler, Miles McAuliffe and Isaac Lenton.
CMK at ASA English Summer Champs and Open Water
In July there was a testing 1500m lake swim for open water swimmers. Only Kaelah Lawson entered for CMK but swam brilliantly improving her ranking to 12th with a brave fast early paced swim.
The ASA pool meet in August started well for the team with victories in the Senior Mens (Tom Flaherty) and Womens (Isobel Jones) 200m Freestyle. However it was a similar story to the British Nationals the week before with swimmers performing personal bests but just missing out on medals Isobel Jones, Max Murphy and Aiyana Lawson all were narrow 4th on events.
Marcus Johnson swam well to make the Mens 17yrs 400m Free final despite an injury in the lead up to the meet. Grace Spong also swam a very fast 50m Backstroke only to be disqualified for a starting before the signal. It was Isobel Jones win in the senior 100m Backstroke that concluded the teams medal. Greg Buck, head coach said: “This was a summer of many narrowly-missed finals and medals but there was progression with much to be proud of and to look forward to next season.”
British Summer Champs, ASA English Summer Champs and Open Water
Boys 14-16 4 x 200 relay team Miles McAuliffe Max Murphy Isaac Lenton James Chandler
Mens 100 freestyle relay team Oliver Lines, Ryan Anscombe, Tom Flaherty, Owen Drabwell
Mens optn 4 x 200 freestyle team Tom Flaherty Marcus Johnson Owen Drabwell Oliver Lines
Boys 14-16 4 x 100 relay team Miles McAuliffe Miles Drabwell Max Murphy James Chandler