On Sunday a strong team of 35 Marlins swam in the Retford Open Meet at Ponds Forge, many of them competing for the first time at one of the premier pools in the country. It quickly became evident that many of our swimmers were hitting form at the right time, and a huge number of new personal bests were set. Of the 166 swims on the day, 101 were in a new PB. Some notable achievements being Lauren Trubee with 5 out of 5 PB’s, Olivia Marshall with 6 from 6, and Harry Maskrey making it 7 out of 7 personal bests, on a very busy day.
As ever, some swimmers found conditions more challenging, and matching previous form was difficult. However, every tough result was taken with the right attitude and we’re very proud of the resilience shown. The determination to get back to training and work hard for the next competition shows what winners we have at BMSC.
As the day went on, the medal haul grew hour by hour and at the final count Marlins had won 11 Gold, 10 Silver and 11 Bronze medals. This is one of our best results for the Retford meet, and taken in conjunction with the 60 top six placings, it shows the strength in depth we have in many age groups. Our Marlin medallists were:
Emma Jane Rantzen
Finally, it’s always pleasing when club records are broken, and subject to verification, two new records were set on Sunday. Megan Oram beat her own record for 50 breaststroke (36.85s) and Eliza Walker set a new club best in the 50 backstroke (32.85s).
The individual results for the meet can be found here:
At the end of a long day, every one of our swimmers should be proud of their achievements at Ponds Forge and fired up for the next competition. See you soon!
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