Modernians swimmers inspired to perform

Modernians' East Region Winter Championships Qualifiers PNL-141216-111756002
Modernians' East Region Winter Championships Qualifiers PNL-141216-111756002

Modernians swimmers broke records and smashed personal bests in the ASA East Region Winter Championships at Inspire: Luton.

Modernians finished sixth in the region with two gold medals and five silvers. Between them the swimmers managed to break nine Bedfordshire ASA county records and two ASA East Region records.

Gemma Trott swam a fabulous 1.08 in her 100 backstroke, and Kaelah Lawson swam a good 4sec pb in her 800 freestyle.

Chloe Lence swam a fabulous 7sec pb in her 400 freestyle race. With her recent hard work paying off, Katie Shoobert raced hard and hit her bests in all her races closely followed by Nicola Pasquire, just returning from injury who swam very close to her pbs.

Hayley Alcock bowed out of her competitive swimming career for now, to concentrate on her studies, with and a 0.5sec personal best in her 50 butterfly.

Paddy Keaveney swam a great 200 backstroke and set a 7sec pb. Oliver Maltby smashed his own senior county record in the 50m butterfly winning the event with a swim of 25.28secs. Brandon Nabarro accumulated three silvers with fast paced swimming in the breaststroke and 200 IM events.

Rebecca Burton swam the race of the meet in the final of the 50m breaststroke. She broke the East Region junior and senior record and smashing her own county records posting a time of 32.30secs.

The male 400 medley team swam out of their skins to clinch the silver just behind Hatfield. Peter Webster broke the county record with a 57.89 on the backstroke leg, Brandon kept the pace with Hatfield on the breaststroke leg. Oliver Maltby swam his second 56 fly of the day on the fly leg and James Norman stormed home on the freestyle leg in a 54.08.

Vicky, the club’s head coach, said: “I’ve been nagging the swimmers about their underwater skills and finally they are starting to show through in racing.

“Brandon is still perfecting his back to breast rollover turn in his IM, but he had two officials come over and comment about how good he was at it. Turns are also getting faster.

“I am pleased with the results from my swimmers this weekend.”