Congratulations to our National Qualifiers

Huge congratulations to all our National Qualifiers this year. Lily Merrett & Tegan Wollaston have qualified for British Nationals. Libby Dunford, Lily Merrett & Zane Batt have qualified for Summer Nationals and Callum Wollaston and Tegan Wollaston have  both qualified for Welsh Nationals. Well done to all of you!

East Region Championships 2018

The entry forms for this years East Region Championships are now on our website in the swimmers area. Please make sure all entries are handed in on time. Many thanks.

Arena League Round 3 – A Team Report

Last Saturday saw the final round of the National Arena League with The Borough of Broxbourne Swim Squad back at The Venue Borehamwood.  Going into the final round BoBSS were seeded 2nd overall which meant that if they held onto 2nd place then they would be promoted to the 1st Division.

The competition was fierce and after the first 10 events BoBS were in 4th place behind Hackney Aquatics, Puckeridge and Aylesbury & District.  Event 13 saw our first win with Dayna taking the 100m BR followed by Lily Merrett & Molly Cobbold.  The girls also rose to the challenge in the U12 Medley relay, U14 FS relay & U16 medley relay with Charlotte Williams, Holly Morgan, Lily Rogers, Abi Larkman, Bella Parkus, Catherine Ryan, Libby Dunford, & Ezme all adding to the winning team races.

The boys also performed well with a whole host of 2nd place finishes from Zane Batt, Iggy Mrodeja & Dominic McCarthy.  It was this consistency which showed in the end.  By the time the squadron relays were swum BoBSS had already secured 2nd place overall which meant that next year they would be promoted to Division One.  This was an excellent 1st year of competition of gaining promotion at the 1st time of asking.

The squad was set up to ensure that swimmers from local clubs are able to compete at a higher level and by the end of the 1st competition it is mission accomplished. The next event for the squad will be the East Region Swimming Championships which are held at the beginning and end of May.  Watch this space for further success.

Arena League Round 3 – B Team Report

BoB Swim Squad B finished 5th in their Gala overall, but this result does not reflect the very fine swims that took place during the evening, with many swimmers achieving personal best times.

Courtney Burke achieved PB’s in both the 200 IM and 100 Butterfly, finishing 4th and 2nd respectively, and Scott Carpenter also had personal best swims in the 200 IM and the 100 Breatstroke finishing 5th and 3rd in his races.

The Girls 9 to 11 team of Emily Pickard, Molly Hagan, Simran Misir and Rachael Carpenter had a great evening, finishing 1st in the Medley Relay and 2nd in the Freestyle relay. Individually, Molly Hagan also came 1st in the 50 Breaststroke, with Emily, Simran and Rachael all coming second in their individual races; Emily and Simran in personal best times.

Rhys Dolan swam a huge 4 second PB in the 100 Backstroke (1.10.11) in the 15/under age group. Dougie Grayling achieved a 3 second PB in the Open 100 Breaststroke (1.31.74).and Lucy Hinks swam PB’s in both the 15/u 100 Backstroke (1.14.25) and 100 Freestyle (1.08.24).  Stasi Karameros achieved a 2 second PB in the 15/u 100 Butterfly as did Jack Pym in the 15/u 100 Freestyle (1.11.69) and Rosie Batt in the 13/u 100 Freestyle (1.14.91).

Hayden Thornhill (50 freestyle), Sam Reynolds (100 Breaststroke), Thomas Brown (100 Backstroke) and Jack Renouf (50 Breaststroke) also recorded Personal Best times. Well done to all these swimmers.

The Girls U16 medley relay saw Maggie and Ellis PB, which helped teammates Mollie and Lucy to a 3rd place finish and the Open team of Claire, Megan, Courtney and Holly also achieved a third place finish.

Thank you to all the parents and swimmers who supported this event. Thank you too to all who have contributed to making this first year of BoBss a success!

Arena League Round 2

The second round of Arena League saw both A and B Teams back in action at Borehamwood and with some strong opposition teams. This led to some really exciting racing and some great new PB’s for many of the swimmers. Highlights of the evening included Callum’s Pb’s in the 100 fly and 100 free resulting in first places, and the girls open 6 x 50 freestyle relay which saw Libby Dunford return to form with a truly exciting finish to secure 1st place for the Team. Mention must be made of all those securing new individual PB’s – Molly Cobbold, Kevin Moldovan, Dayna Shepperson,  Aaron Pickard, Holly Morgan, Max Coltman, Abi Larkman, Zane Batt, Iggy Mordeja, and Catherine Ryan, but most importantly this was a team effort and every single member of the Team contributed to the success. The A Team won by 31 points, beating Linslade Crusaders into second, and Watford B into 3rd.
The B team also had many good swims and there were some great Pb’s swum as the swimmers raised their game to compete with the opposition. Some great 2nd places were achieved by the Open Medley team of Rhys, Danny, Paul and Jamie and individuals by Paul O’Doherty, Molly Hagan and Danny Brinkley. Individual PB’s were achieved by Emily Pickard, Rhys Dolan,  Izzy Short, Sam Reynolds, Charlotte Williams, Bella Parkus, Jake Evans, Rosie Batt, Thomas Brown and Maggie Wyper. Again everybody contributed to the evening’s swimming and the team were always in the running to finish higher than 7th. In the end a series of DQ’s tipped the balance but there is much potential here for a better finish in the last round.
Well done to all the swimmers who took part – what an exciting evening!
A big thank you also to all those involved in Hosting this Gala. It ran very smoothly, so well done Team!
The results are HERE