Luton Level One Meet April 2018!

DSC promoted and attended the Luton Level One Meet that took place at Inspire in Luton over the weekend of 14 and 15 April 2018.  As this was a level one licensed gala, all swimmers were at an extremely high level, and this showed by the accepted and rejected entries seen online beforehand! This was a very important meet to attend, as not only was it the last chance to grab a regional qualifying time for the 14’s and under’s, but also those in the national window for qualifying times needed to attend as well.

Just 17 DSC swimmers attended the meet, but we celebrated some fantastic results – these are as follows;

Billy Mead 13 Yrs – 50m breaststroke grabbed a sensational RQT in 38.77 and he successfully gained his second one in the 50m freestyle in 30.32.  He also swam the 200IM in 2.47.19 and the 50m fly in 35.01 – well done Billy!

Bryony Mathias 11 Yrs – Bryony had a lot of races over the weekend, but gained same fantastic PB’s and grew in confidence over the weekend.  Her results were as follows; 50m backstroke 41.60, 100m freestyle 1.15.45, 50m freestyle 34.02, 100m backstroke 1.30.92, 200m freestyle 2.46.89 and finally the 50m fly in 40.74.

Elliot Kefford 12 Yrs – Just the one race at this meet, 50m breaststroke in 45.12. Elliot has already qualified for summer regionals for the juniors in earlier meets.

Finn Meenan 13 Yrs – Terrific effort from Finn and swam his 50m breaststroke in 39.90 and his 50m freestyle in 31.17.

Isabella Porzio 14 Yrs – Scorching 50m breaststroke for Izzy in 38.67 and a brand new RQT.  This completes her hat trick in all 3 breaststroke distances – massive well done Izzy! She also swam the 200m breaststroke at this meet 3.07.03.

Jenny Davis 11 Yrs – Jenny swam two very good races – 50m freestyle in 36.08 and 50m fly in 40.05.

Jessica Kefford 14 Yrs – Jess also had a busy weekend of swimming.  Already achieving her hat trick in all 3 backstroke distances for summer regionals, she was competing to improve her times or gain another RQT.  Her full results were as follows; 50m backstroke 33.30, 100m free 1.05.44, 200m backstroke 2.39.51, 50m free 30.27, 100m backstroke 1.13.33 and finally 200m free in 2.27.02 – well done Jess.

Lily Swan 13 Yrs – Lily attacked her races very well and achieved the following creditable times.  50m backstroke 36.78, 50m freestyle 32.73 and 50m fly 36.85.

Maisie Humphrey 12 Yrs – Just the one 50m breaststroke, but a fab new PB in 43.97.

Millie Dudley 14 Yrs – Millie achieved her RQT in the 50m breaststroke this weekend in a time of 38.78 having achieved 2 already in earlier meets.  She also swam the 50m backstroke in 35.17, the 100m freestyle in 1.06.38 and the 200m freestyle in 2.23.71. – Well done Millie.

Oliver Bradshaw 11 Yrs – Ollie produced same great breaststroke at the meet.  Swimming his 50m breaststroke in 43.22 and gaining a bronze medal! and his 100m breaststroke in 1.36.03 – well done Ollie.

Oliver Ellison 15 Yrs – Ollie has qualified for regionals already (seniors), but this weekend gave him some excellent practice.  He swam the 100m backstroke in 1.11.19, the 50m fly in 31.94, the 100m free in 1.02.50 and finally the 50m freestyle in 27.76.

Rhianne Carrick 14 Yrs – Some sensational swimming coming from Rhi this weekend.  Three races and new PB’s in the following times; 50m free 30.97, 50m breaststroke 39.25 and 50m fly in 33.19 – well done Rhi!

Ruby Collins 14 Yrs – Just the one race for Ruby 100m freestyle (having already qualified for regionals) Ruby’s time was 1.05.06 – well done!

Sam Mead 16 Yrs – Sam has already qualified for regionals (seniors) but bettered his 50m breaststroke PB in a time of 33.91. Well done Sam.

Walter Hackett 15 Yrs – National window for Walter at this event.  Walter gained two new gold medals in the 100m backstroke 1.02.91 and the 50m backstroke in 29.12.  Walter also swam the 200m IM in a time of 2.24.81 and the 100m freestyle in 58.97 – well done Walter.

William Hamm 13 Yrs – Two fab new PB’s for Will and just .6 from his 50m backstroke RQT.  A great effort since he has qualified for regionals in an earlier meet.  50m breaststroke 40.56 and 50m backstroke in 35.42.

Well done to all of DSC’s competitors – We witnessed some sensational swimming from you all.

Regionals for Seniors will take place in Norwich 5-7 May 2018.

Regionals for Juniors will take place in Luton 26-28 May 2018.