City’s Young Swimmers Caught Speeding in Cardiff

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City of Oxford Swimming Club’s young swimmers were in top form at the Cardiff Invitational Meet. As a meet aimed at development level swimmers, the entry times allow swimmers with little or no experience the opportunity to compete in a long course, international standard pool. The meet awarded gold, silver and bronze medals as well as coveted “speeding tickets” for those swimmers who exceeded the upper time limits set for the meet and so swam too fast to be awarded a medal. City’s boys led the way with some exceptional performances. 9 year old Zane Khan sped his way to 3 speeding tickets and 2 gold medals and 10 year old Charles Pauling took 2 speeding tickets and 3 golds. Logan Bryan, 11, bagged 2 speeding tickets, 3 golds, 2 silvers and 1 bronze medal and team mate George Rudd, 12, won 2 speeding tickets, 2 gold and 2 silver medals. Henry Barlow, 13 years old, was awarded 3 speeding tickets, 2 gold and 1 bronze medals. 14 year old Chris Motha not only claimed 3 speeding tickets but also set a new meet best time for the 100m butterfly in 1.08.21 with Jack Bradley, also 14, taking 4 speeding tickets and 1 bronze medal. 15 year old James Oliver was also in record breaking form with a meet best time in the 50m breaststroke, 38.07, to bring his total speeding tickets to 2, with 2 gold medals.

 

City’s girls saw 9 year old Flo Barlow storm to 8 speeding tickets and 1 gold, with team mate Freya Little, also 9, taking 4 speeding tickets and a bronze medal. 8 year old Ella Joyce, in her first ever long course competition, won 2 speeding tickets, 2 gold and 1 silver medal and Elise Lawrence, 15, bagged 2 gold medals.

 

The final relay events were hotly contested between the invited clubs with the boys’, girls’ and mixed relay team scores combined to compete for the Dave Haller Cup. In spite of a long day’s racing, the young swimmers whipped into a frenzy of excitement as Oxford’s relay teams stormed to victory and captured the cup. The 8 x 50m freestyle boys A team were Joe Watkiss, Charles Pauling, Diego Bravo, Alex Lawrence, Henry Barlow, Jack Bradley, James Austin and Logan Bryan. The girls’ 8 x 50m freestyle A team consisted of Flo Barlow, Saskia Boys, Amy Orbell-Durrant, Hannah Austin, Dearbhla Reale Vargas, Ruth Harding Brown, Elise Lawrence, and Megan Peake. Finally the 4x50m mixed medley‎ A team were Katie Templeman, Ryan Bird, James Oliver, and Dearbhla Reale Vargas

 

City’s speeding swimmers (UCT = upper cut time) and medal winners are listed below.

 

 

BOYS

100 LC Meter Breaststroke: 8 yrs 1 Ashton, Noah 2:22.27, 2 Bird, Ethan 2:41.04. 9 Yrs 1 Watkiss, Joe 2:05.17. 11 Yrs 1 Bryan, Logan1:40.86. 12 Yrs 2 Rudd, George 1:37.66 13 Yrs 2 McBain, Ewan 1:31.39. 14 Yrs 1 Bird, Ryan 1:29.53. 15 Yrs 1 Oliver, James 1:22.99

100 LC Meter Butterfly: 1 Khan, Zane 1:54.93. 11 Yrs 2 Thornton, Oliver 1:30.98R. 12 Yrs: 2 Rudd, George 1:25.72. 13 Yrs 1 Barlow, Henry 1:23.49. 14 Yrs Motha, Chris 1:08.21R UCT+ 15 Yrs 1 Oliver, James 1:12.48, 2 Austen, James 1:13.74

100 LC Meter Backstroke: 8 Yrs 1 Bird, Ethan 1:55.99, 3 Ashton, Noah 2:04.67 11 Yrs 1 Bryan, Logan 1:30.00. 12 Yrs 2 Rudd, George 1:25.76, 3 Lawrence, Alex 1:27.42 13 Yrs McBain, Ewan 1:17.11R UCT+ 14 Yrs Motha, Chris 1:11.52 UCT+ 15 Yrs 2 Austen, James 1:14.72, 3 Holliday, Tom 1:24.37

200 LC Meter IM: 9 Yrs Khan, Zane 3:41.85 UCT. 11 Yrs 1 Bryan, Logan 3:12.43. 13 Yrs 1 Barlow, Henry 2:52.38, 2 McBain, Ewan 3:02.83. 14 Yrs Motha, Chris 2:38.46 UCT+, Bradley, Jack 2:44.14 UCT+. 15 Yrs 1 Austen, James 2:41.22, 3 Holliday, Tom 2:58.86

50 LC Meter Butterfly: 8 Yrs 3 Ashton, Noah 1:00.75. 9 Yrs Khan, Zane 47.08 UCT+. 10 Yrs

1 Pauling, Charles 44.56. 11 Yrs 2 Bravo, Diego 41.24, 3 Bryan, Logan 42.47. 12 Yrs 2 Nisbet, Matthew 40.81. 13 Yrs Barlow, Henry 34.01 UCT, 1 McBain, Ewan 38.00. 14 Yrs Bradley, Jack 33.49 UCT+, 3 Bird, Ryan 37.31. 15 Yrs Oliver, James 31.84 UCT, Austen, James 33.01 UCT+

Boys 50 LC Meter Freestyle: 9 Yrs 3 Watkiss, Joe 45.84. 10 Yrs Pauling, Charles 38.72 UCT+. 11 Yrs Bryan, Logan 34.86 UCT+, Bravo, Diego 36.58 UCT+. 12 Yrs Rudd, George 32.82 UCT+, 2 Nisbet, Matthew 35.09, 3 Taylor, Jacob 35.11. 13 Yrs Barlow, Henry 30.88 UCT 14 Yrs Bradley, Jack 29.81 UCT+, Thornton, Matthew 30.49 UCT. 15 Yrs 1 Holliday, Tom 33.07

100 LC Meter Freestyle: 8 Yrs 3 Bird, Ethan 1:49.78 10 Yrs 1 Pauling, Charles 1:27.70. 11 Yrs 2 Bryan, Logan 1:18.66. 12 Yrs 1 Rudd, George 1:14.17. 13 Yrs Barlow, Henry 1:09.23 UCT, 1 McBain, Ewan 1:11.28. 14 Yrs Bradley, Jack 1:06.19 UCT+. 15 Yrs 3 Holliday, Tom 1:12.80

50 LC Meter Backstroke: 8 Yrs 2 Bird, Ethan 54.56. 9 Yrs Khan, Zane 44.95 UCT. 10 Yrs Pauling, Charles 43.84 UCT+, 3 Rudd, Jack 47.03. 11 Yrs Bryan, Logan 42.28 UCT+. 12 Yrs Rudd, George 39.44 UCT+, 2 Lawrence, Alex 40.45. 13 Yrs 3 Barlow, Henry 40.40. 14 Yrs Bradley, Jack 35.26 UCT+, 1 Bird, Ryan 38.15, 3 Boyns, Max 38.48.

50 LC Meter Breaststroke: 9 Yrs 1 Khan, Zane 56.55. 10 Yrs 1 Pauling, Charles 52.71. 11 Yrs 2 Bryan, Logan 48.57. 12 Yrs 1 Rudd, George 46.78. 13 Yrs 1 McBain, Ewan 45.78. 14 Yrs 2 Bird, Ryan 41.64, 3 Bradley, Jack 42.18. 15 Yrs Oliver, James 38.07R UCT+ 1 Holliday, Tom 15 OXFS 40.06

 

GIRLS

200 LC Meter IM: 9 Yrs Barlow, Flo 3:42.91 UCT+ 11 Yrs 3 Talkington, Trinit 3:35.39.

100 LC Meter Butterfly: 13 Yrs 3 Reale-Vargas, Dearbhla 1:35.88

100 LC Meter Backstroke: 8 Yrs Joyce, Ella 1:39.20R UCT 9 Yrs Little, Freya 1:39.62 UCT+ 3 Bagley, Ellen 1:52.58 11 Yrs 3 Watkiss, Olivia 1:35.20. 13 Yrs 2 Reale-Vargas, Dearbhla 1:29.08

100 LC Meter Freestyle 8 Yrs 1 Joyce, Ella 1:39.57. 9 Yrs Barlow, Flo 1:32.74 UCT, Little, Freya 1:35.68 UCT+ 14 Yrs 2 Holliday, Molly 1:35.18

50 LC Meter Breaststroke: 8 Yrs 1 Joyce, Ella 57.10, 3 Boyns, Tilly 1:05.24. 9 Yrs Hobbins, Abigail 54.07 UCT+, 1 Barlow, Flo 57.07. 11 Yrs 3 Jowett, Emma 50.50

50 LC Meter Backstroke; 8 Yrs Joyce, Ella 47.04 UCT, 2 Boyns, Tilly 51.74. 9 Yrs Little, Freya 47.55 UCT+, Barlow, Flo 47.82 UCT, 3 Rawstorne, Catrin 52.48. 10 Yrs 1 Tyler, Sophie 46.05, 2 Grainger, Ellen 46.45. 11 Yrs 3 Watkiss, Olivia 44.48

100 LC Meter Breaststroke: 8 Yrs 1 Boyns, Tilly 2:22.30. 9Yrs Barlow, Flo 2:01.39 UCT, 3 Little, Freya 2:10.70. 11 Yrs 1 Jowett, Emma 1:50.42

50 LC Meter Freestyle: 8 Yrs Joyce, Ella 41.97 UCT 9 Yrs Barlow, Flo 41.17 UCT, Peake, Megan 41.54 UCT+, Little, Freya 41.76 UCT+, Hobbins, Abigail 42.06 UCT+, 3 Bagley, Ellen 44.39. 10 Yrs Boyns, Saskia 38.53 UCT+, Tyler, Sophie 39.40 UCT+. 11 Yrs Talkington, Trinity 35.82 UCT+ 12 Yrs Austen, Hannah 35.42 UCT+. 13 Yrs Reale-Vargas, Dearbhla 33.84 UCT+. 14 Yrs 1 Harding-Brown, Ruth 33.82. 15 Yrs 1 Lawrence, Elise 34.34

50 LC Meter Butterfly: 8 Yrs 2 Joyce, Ella 57.53. 9 Yrs Barlow, Flo 47.41 UCT+, 1 Peake, Megan 48.81, 3 Hobbins, Abigail 51.90. 11 Yrs 2 Talkington, Trinity 45.81. 12 Yrs 2 Templeman, Katie 41.82, 3 Austen, Hannah 42.05. 13 yrs 2 Reale-Vargas, Dearbhla 40.12 15 Yrs 1 Lawrence, Elise 38.16

 

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