Midlands short course championships 2nd and 3rd November – Harvey Hadden Pool , Nottingham

The Midlands have a wealth of talented swimmers who attended for these championships including Olympic medallists and World medallists at junior and senior levels. The event combined east and west midlands and the competition was intense.

Marlins took a team of eight to this event and this year there were both A and B finals for the 16 fastest swimmers overall.

Our top performer was Will Brookes, who narrowly missed a medal with a fantastic 4th place in the 100 IM breaking the minute time for this twice as well as gaining 2nd place in the 100m back  B final in another PB time.

Joshua Horobin made 2 A finals in the 50m Brs, 7th and  100m Brs in a high-class field in both events.

Sam Brookes, although only 15, made the B finals in the 200 Brs and 100 IM improving his 100 IM time in the final  to move from 7th to 2nd in that final.

The results are listed below.

Well done to all those who qualified. Everyone swam well this weekend and some were exceptional.

This was not just physical skill on show but each swimmer adjusted something about their race, including pacing, trying new dives, altering turns and UW phases and stroke skills. Not only did they do that but also they executed these new skills under pressure at a quality competition.

Belper Marlin SC can be proud of your efforts!

Will Brookes

200 FC  29th 1:57.73

100 Fly  15th 59.36 PB Did not swim B final

100M BC   59.17  B final

50 FC 18th 24.48 PB

100m FC 23rd 53.59

100m BC 10th 59.41  B Final 2nd 59.17 PB

100 IM  4th 59.36 PB Final 4th  59.72

 Joshua Horobin

100m Brs 7th 1:05.02 Final  8th 1:05.87

50m brs 7th 29.76  Final  7th 29.52

50m FC 21st 24.60

Sam Brookes

100m Brs 15th  1:07.83 DNS B final

200 IM 41st 2:18.11 PB

50m Brs 21st 31.08

100 IM 16th 1:02.30 B final 1:01.62 2nd

200m Brs 14th 2:27.36  PB DNS B final

50m Fly 47th 27.67

 Caitlin Oram

200 m Fly  18th  2:29.57

100 IM 43rd 1:11.01

50m Fly 69th 31.38

100m Fly 31st 1:07.17

Phoebe Barden

50m FC 37th 28.15

100 IM 63rd 1:13.29

50m Fly  88th  32.56

Ryan Horobin

50m Brs 34th 31.79

Howie Barden

50m Fly  59th 27.91 PB

Isabel Purgavie (swimming for  DX)

100m BC  40th  1:08.06

50m BC 29th 31.53 PB

200m BC  27th 2:24.35 PB


Mike Brett

Chief Coach

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