City of Derby Open Meet – Coaches Report

It was a real pleasure to witness some absolutely brilliant swims at the City of Derby open meet today. In total the 18 swimmers that turned up managed to dig deep and produce no less than 29 PB’s; a remarkable achievement for one days swimming.

This was spearheaded by Harry Maskrey managing 5 PB’s from his 6 swims. Furthermore, Isabel Axford, Alice Roberts, Jack Dann, and Nat Miller-Walters all managed a fantastic 3 PB’s each.
It was a great team effort with nearly all swimmers getting a PB with nearly half gaining more than one.
Notable individual performances included Will Brookes victory in the 100 FC; it was a pleasure to see swimming technique triumph over the brute force his closest rival could muster.
The courage of Olivia Jordan getting up on the blocks despite her nerves and pull out a fantastic PB in the 50m FC.
Jenna Bevan’s tremendous display of sprinting finesse in the 50m FC, and Abbie Smith’s PB in the 100 Fly.
But for me on the day, the gutsiest performance has to go to Alice King; who despite her reservations to participate in the 200m breaststroke knuckled down and managed a 5 and a half second PB, awesome!
To me that’s what swimming is all about doing your very best and pushing your own performance beyond your previous best.
It was a thoroughly enjoyable day for me…. So congratulations and well done to all that participated.
Best Regards,
Jim Maskrey
BMSC Coaching Team

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