Dolphin on target in Bournemouth
Event: Swim Bournemouth Winter Short Course Level 2 Open Meet Venue: Littledown Centre, Bournemouth Date: 25th to 26th November 2017
A group of 28 swimmers across Dolphin’s Performance, National and Regional squads were in Bournemouth last week at the Swim Bournemouth Level 2 Winter Open Meet.
For most, the meet would signal the end of the first training cycle of the season and a chance to put into practice their technique and racing skills developed since September. With a large contingent from Poole and the host club, Bournemouth, it was also an excellent opportunity to benchmark swimmers’ ability against some high quality competition.
Thirteen Dolphin swimmers took the opportunity to post early regional qualifying times and a further six gained regional consideration times. Personal best swims also came in abundance with Morgan Wollen and Ethan Fowler both making a clean sweep of lifetime bests in their events. Fowler was delighted to drop below the 26 second mark in the 50 freestyle in a regional qualifying time of 25.97s whilst team-mate William Davies also achieved his personal goal of dipping under the 2 minute mark in the 200 freestyle; his 1:59.23 also earning him a regional consideration time.
Ethan Fowler ~ regional qualifier
Topping the regional qualifying tally were Henry Rideout, Emilie Gulliver and Lucy Adamson, each with six qualifying times. Erin Henly bagged five times and Megan Adamson four. Also securing their place at the Summer Championships were Catlin Gulliver, Denice Gardo, Harrison Crook, James Hawkins, Lauren Matthews, Lucas Pearcey and Lyra Sheppard.
Other swimmers achieving regional consideration times were Cathy Naus, Mackenzie Jeffery, Oscar Pearcey, Regan Jefferies and Tyler Hillier.