Hampshire Juniors Report

Another successful weekend for Guernsey Swimming Club at the Hampshire County Championships.

Last weekend saw the second weekend of the Hampshire County Championships with the 14 and under age groups competing. Guernsey Swimming Club had five swimmers who qualified for a number events in their respective age groups all of whom succeeded in swimming personal best times and achieving finals.

Laura Le Cras competing for the last time in the junior event was crowned Hampshire County Champion with Gold medals in the 200m Freestyle, 100m freestyle and 50m Butterfly, and taking Silver in the 50m Freestyle, 50m Breaststroke and 200m Individual Medley with a new Personal Best time of 2.25.61.

Samuel Lowe meanwhile achieved personal best times and automatic South East Regional qualifying times in all of his 10 swims taking Silver in the 100m Butterfly, Bronze in the 200m Butterfly with a 6 second Personal Best time of 2.40.13, the 50m Butterfly and 200m Freestyle and placing 4th in the 50 and 100m Freestyle, 50m, 100m and 200m Backstroke, with another 6 second Personal Best time in the 200m Backstroke of 2.30.72 and 4th in the 200m IM taking 7 seconds of his Person Best time to swim a 2.33.84.

Luke Le Cras qualified to swim in 10 events achieving finals in 4 events achieving Personal Best times in all of them placing 5th in the 50m Breaststroke with a personal best time and South East Regional Base qualifying time of 41.64, 50m and 100m Backstroke where he placed 5th and 7th respectively and the 50m Freestyle where he also placed 7th, also placing 7th in the 200m Freestyle with a further Personal best time of 2.37.53.

Abigail Stephens swam in 6 events achieving Personal Best times in all her swims and making finals in the 50m Backstroke placing 6th and the 50m Butterfly placing 7th whilst taking 6 seconds off her 200m Individual Medley time with a 3.01.71 and 3 seconds off her 100m Backstroke with a 1.21.90 and a further 3 seconds off her 100m Freestyle with a 1.12.62.

Ronny Hallett swam in 5 events, making the final in the 100m Breaststroke with a 1.27.26 and placing 8th and narrowly missing the final in the 50m Breaststroke placing 9th with a 39.87 whilst achieving further personal best times in the 50m and 100m Freestyle and the 50m Backstroke.