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Regional success for swimming team

The UoB Swimming team came away smiling thanks to a very successful weekend at the regional short courses. In the Midlands and London regionals, the swimmers did fantastically to come away with Personal Bests and medals which bodes well for the BUCS short course competition this coming weekend.

William Slawson, a swimming scholar, competed at the Midlands regionals, and swam exceptionally well with the following results:

  • Bronze in 100m Individual Medley; 58.95 to 58.00       (Qualified for British Winter National competition)
  • Silver in 100m Butterfly; 57.47 to 56.01
  • Silver in 200m Butterfly; 2:06.00 to 2:02.88                   (Qualified for British Winter National competition) (New Club Record)
  • Improved in 400m Freestyle; 4:58.00 to 4:50.00           (Qualified for British Winter National competition)
  • Improved in 200m Freestyle; 1:55.70 to 1:53.47

Matthew Rogers was swimming at the London regionals and he also did very well:

  • Silver in 200m Breaststroke; 2:20.09 to 2:15.30            (Qualified for British Winter National competition) (New Club record)

Lucy Hawley, after a dip in form over the last two years, was also swimming at the London regionals, but after joining UoB at the beginning of the term she has really upped her game and achieved great results:

  • Silver in 400m Individual Medley; 5:08.00 to 5:02.00
  • Silver in 200m Butterfly; 2:27.00 to 2:21.00
  • Bronze in 100m Butterfly; 1:04.00 to 1:03.03
  • 4th in 50m Butterfly; 29:32 to 29:12
  • Improved in 200m Breaststroke; 2:47.00 to 2:43.00

Coach Gary Humpage was delighted with Lucy’s performance, and said this after the competition:

“To achieve these improvements in just 5 weeks is very exciting and is testament to how strong and effective our programme really is.”

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