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Summer Swimming news

Over the months of July and August, ten Saint Felix School Swimming Club swimmers travelled the Country and Continent for the British, English and French Summer National Meets.

First up was Marin de Villard in France, racing four events. Marin finished with PB’s in the 50m backstroke and 50m freestyle. He finished 6th in the 14-year-old age-group in both the 50m & 200m backstroke, while finishing 8th in the 100m backstroke.

The following week saw the start of the British Summer meet, where the top swimmers from England, Wales and Scotland go head-to-head for national titles. Natalie Sanford made two final appearances, finishing 5th in the 100m butterfly and 8th in the 200m IM, both new personal best times.

Natalie and Clara Watson-Flowers both narrowly missing finals (0.14sec) in the 200m butterfly and 50m freestyle respectively in personal best times. Clara swimming in the 13/14yrs 50m freestyle finished 14th but was the 2nd placed 13-year-old in the field. Marin de Villard placed 20th in the 100m, narrowly off his best time.

The following week was the Swim England National Summer Meet. Saint Felix picked up three medals this year. Natalie Sanford picked up gold in the 15yrs 400m IM, Charlotte Walker won Silver in the 200m freestyle and Collins Saliboko won bronze in the 17-year-old 50m butterfly.

Two swimmers finished 4th, narrowly missing medals, Charlotte Walker in the 17yrs+ 100m freestyle and Marin de Villard in the 14yrs 50m backstroke. Other finalists were William Ellard, 7th in the 13/14yrs 50m butterfly (fastest 13yrs) and Noni Thole 9th in the 14yrs 50m butterfly. Finn Jeffery narrowly missed the 100m breaststroke by under 0.2sec, just off his PB. Saint Felix Swimming Club had 20 final appearances in total at the England Summer Meet.

Well done to everyone that competed over this period.