2 NQTs for Agius at Regional Champs
Event: ASA South West Age Regional Championships (50m)
Venue: Millfield School
Date: 23rd – 25th November 2007
Swindon Dolphin had an opportunity to assess their early season form at the ASA South West Regional Championships over the weekend. Head Coach, Andi Manley was reasonably satisfied with his squad’s progress as they returned to their Milton Road base from the long course meet with two new National Qualifying Times, and 1 Junior and 3 Senior Championship titles.
Mel Agius – 2 NQTs
Sixteen year old Melanie Agius was the star of the show for Dolphin, securing in the 400m freestyle, a NQT and club record of 4.30.54 on her way to bronze in the women’s open. Her second NQT came in the 800m freestyle when she posted 9.16.46 to win silver. Agius was also third in the 200m freestyle.
Chris Jones took the plaudits in the men’s open breaststroke winning the 50m, 100m, and 200m championships. Dolphin also won the 50m breaststroke junior event with Cathal Westman (14 yrs) triumphant. Westman went on to take second place in the 100m breaststroke Junior Championship.
In other breaststroke events, Elizabeth Beckett (14 yrs) put in excellent performances, finishing third in the 200m Junior Championship and sixth in the 100m women’s open final, while Nigel Masters was fourth in the men’s 50m sprint.
Other notable achievements included fifth places in the 100m butterfly for Tilly Gray (15 yrs) and in the 50m backstroke for Jon Audis.
Audis was also seventh in the 50m butterfly and eighth in the 200 backstroke.
Nicholas Southern – Club Records
The highlight of 16 year old, Nicholas Southern’s successful weekend was recording long course, club records in the 800m and 1500m freestyle.
Source: Swindon Dolphin Press Team