Author: Leni I
Following the end of ONB Counties; Oxford swimmers attended Wycombe Dual award meet to kick off the long course season. The weekend was very long but everyone swam very well collecting a total of 59 medals!
Session 1 got off to a flying start with a tough event for the boys: 400 IM. Ethan B set the bar high, winning gold and finishing second overall. The rest of the session featured a range of races covering 50m, 100m and 200m distances. Flo S, James L, Rosie L and Allie G all achieved gold in their events and Leni I won the 50m breast event overall.
The winning streak continued the rest of the day. Session 2 and 3 featured another 12 gold medals. Amal J, Flo S and Leni I achieved another two golds each in the afternoon and were joined by Mia L, William D, Joseph T, Reece M, Rosie L and Ethan B. A special mention to Ethan who swam a rapid 100m breast, winning the event overall.
Day 2 started with Flo S tackling the 400m IM: another great swim placing her first. The Boy’s 200m Breast was successful across the board with Oxford winning 5 golds in this single event; well done to Andrew T, Joseph T, Jacob S, Jack L and Ethan B for their amazing performances. Ethan B achieved a second gold in the 200 IM followed by Oliver R who also won his 200 back. Leni I finished session 1 with a great 100m fly winning the event overall.
The success continued into the afternoon with Leni I, Jacob S and Jack L all achieving their second gold of the day. Finally, the weekend came to a close with the girls 200m free featuring an amazing swim from Mia L, winning her the gold.
The gala was a fantastic opportunity for the swimmers to test their fitness and technique as they make the difficult jump from a 25m to a 50m pool, it was a valuable opportunity and a very well run gala. A huge thank you to Dan, Richard and David along with all the team managers who sat through the very long days to support us!!