Under 14 South East Regional Championships 2018

Samuel Lowe from the Guernsey Swimming Club travelled to K2 in Crawley to compete in the Under 14 South East Regional Championships which is held over two weekends in May. Having trained hard and competed well at Hampshire County Championships and the Portsmouth Northesea long course meet, Samuel finished with 14 automatic qualifying times for the South East Regional Championships.

The first weekend was held 12/13 May with the first session being the 1500m freestyle which although Samuel qualified for decided not to enter due to flight and travel timings. Although he was disappointed with his 100m freestyle time being just outside his entered times he went on to set new personal best long course times for his 200m freestyle, 400m Individual Medley and 50m Butterfly.

The second weekend 26/27 May saw Samuel set a further 7 new long course personal best times knocking 11 seconds off his 200m butterfly time in an outstanding swim which leaves him ranked 4th in Hampshire and 13th in the South East region. Following changes in Swim England a new event 800m freestyle for men has been introduced, putting in a strong performance Samuel finished in a time of 9.54.20. Samuel finished the weekend with 8 swims ranked in the top 6 for Hampshire and 6 swims in the top 25 for South East regional.

Full results below

Samuel Lowe (14)

50m Freestyle 28.48
100m Freestyle 1.01.56
200m Freestyle 2.11.52 (PB)
400m Freestyle 4.37.16 (PB)
800m Freestyle 9.54.20 (PB)
50m Butterfly 29.87 (PB)
100m Butterfly 1.06.13 (PB)
200m Butterfly 2.29.66 (PB)
50m Backstroke 33.19
100m Backstroke 1.10.79 (PB)
200m Backstroke 2.28.92 (PB)
200m Individual Medley 2.30.07 (PB)
400m Individual Medley 5.22.48 (PB)