Swimming:New age-group records set at final pool meet

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There were some outstanding swims, with 17 new age group records being set.

The Speedo Trophy was awarded to the boy achieving the best overall swimming performance and this went to Damien Boucheré of AIB Tigers.

The Duret Aubin Trophy, awarded to the girl achieving the best overall swimming performance went to Rosie Barrett, and the Baker Cup, for the swimmer with the most outstanding, individual age group swim, went to Katharine Gamlin, for her swim in group D of the women’s butterfly.

The overall winners in the 10-11-year-olds A group were swimmers from JSC.

The Baal Cup for best girl went to Natalie Le Cuirot while in the boys’ section the JSC Ching Championship Trophy was awarded to Elliot Sweet.

In group B, the 12-13-year-olds section, Sarah Hassell was awarded the JSC’s Mrs Dorothy Painter Cup.

In the boys’ section the JSC Croad Trophy went to Ben Gallichan while in group C, for 14-15-year-olds, Emma Collins won the Jacob Cup for best overall performance in her age group.

Jamie Cullen won the Briginshaw Cup.In group D of the 16-year-and over section, Rosie Barrett won the Du Feu medal, for women, while Damien Boucheré won the Du Feu medal for men.James Payne showed very impressive form and set five new records in the boys’ 100m fly where, in his age group, he took off nearly seven seconds from the previous best time and swam well inside the record in the boys’ 200m individual medley.

In the 50m fly he lowered the record set in 1996 and, in event ten, 100m backstroke, he demolished the old record by a full nine seconds.His last record came from event 12 when he removed a further second from the boys’ 50m breast-stroke.In event two, the 16-years-and-over section, Alexis Militis broke one of the oldest records, set by David Filiponi in 1985, in the boys’ 100m fly when he set a new time of 59.13.He also swam to an impressive record in the boys’ 50m freestyle, when he set a new time of 24.56, beating his own previous record from 2000.

Also in group D, in the women’s section, Rosie Barrett swam exceedingly well to set four new records including an impressive 100m individual medley which saw her take four seconds off the previous best.She went even better in the 200m individual medley when she beat Samantha Chaperon’s long-standing record from 1997.

In the shorter distance events she lowered the record in the 50m backstroke and also lowered the record further in her age group in the 50m freestyle.

In event four Daniel Hawksworth swam very well to set a new record in the 100m IM while in the 200m IM, in the same age group, Damien Boucheré beat his own record dating back to 2000.Emma Collins impressed in event seven in class C, where she narrowly improved on the previous record set by Eloise Le Cornu in 2001.Sarah Jane Poingdestre, also swimming in the D-division, set a new time of 36.34.JSC swimmer Katie Speller, who swam impressively in her freestyle events all weekend, set a new record in class C in the 200m freestyle, in a time of 2.16.23, while in class A Natalie Le Cuirot set a new record in the 100m freestyle of 1.13.71 The standard of swimming in all of the age groups was quite exceptional when compared to last year’s competition, when only one record was set.

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