After a two year wait, the swimmers were finally able to compete at the Suffolk County Swimming Championships, although parents had to watch via the Live Video Link, this did not result in anything but a spectacular show of the talent within the Club and School.
In total there were 50 swimmers competing of which 26 were school pupils at Saint Felix, winning a total of:
Gold = 51
Silver = 46
Bronze = 44
Regional Qualifying Times = 243
Overall Top Club & Relay Club = 2nd
Saint Felix pupil medalists:
Rhys Watsham (year 6) 1 Gold, 3 Silver and 3 Bronze
Selina Green (year 7) 1 Bronze
Grace Robinson (year 8) 7 Gold, 1 Silver, 3 Bronze
Jude Gunner (year 8) 12 Gold, 2 Silver, 1 Bronze
Ben Every (year 8) 5 Silver, 2 Bronze
Rufus Carr (year 9) 4 Bronze
Charlotte Sanford (year 10) 4 Gold, 3 Silver, 1 Bronze
Charlie McKinnon (year 10) 1 Gold, 2 Silver, 2 Bronze
Nathan Birchenough (year 10) 4 Bronze
William Ellard (year 11) 5 Gold, 8 Silver, 1 Bronze + 1 Overall Championship Titles
Holly Driver (year 12) 1 Silver, 2 Bronze
Marin De Villard (year 12) 3 Gold, 4 Silver, 2 Bronze + 3 Overall Championship Titles
Natalie Sanford (year 13) 14 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze + 2 Overall Championship Titles
Rosie Brooks (year 13) 1 Bronze
Other swimmers that made finals were and therefore finishing top-8 in their age-groups were:
Evan Aldridge (year 8), Noni Thole (year 11), Lorne Balfour (year 11), Freya Harwood (year 12)
Other Saint Felix pupils qualifiers:
Millie Cooper (year 4). Herbie Shaw-Clutten (year 5), Oliver Cooper (year 6), Holly Love (year 6), Jan Cardona Carne (year 9), Joab Carr (year 12), Marcus Moscuzza (year 12), Joshua Stephens (year 13) and Sam Stephens (year 13)
In the Relay Championships, there was again a change to the programme, with all relays consisting of two girls and two boys in each age group. Saint Felix again finished 2nd overall with 1 Gold, 2 Silver and 1 Bronze from the eight relays.
The coaching team would like to congratulate the swimmers and parents for their continued support and fantastic efforts over the four weekends of racing. The next challenge will be British Championships that are in April and the East Region Championships in April and May. The latter will count as a qualifying event for the British and English Summer Championships.
Good Luck and Well Done so far this year!