Summer National Competitions Report

Qualifying to compete in both the British Summer Champs and the Swim England Summer National Summer Meet is a big achievement. Only the top 24 in each age group and event get invited to swim in British Champs and then the next 20 are invited to swim in the SE Nationals. For swimmers who qualify to compete in both, they have a pretty gruelling schedule over 2 weeks of racing.

Bramcote SC are proud to have a number of swimmers who qualified for these National level competitions. Although it happened a month ago, it’s not too late to celebrate and shout about our swimmers’ achievements!

Andrew Bertoli, Kate Morris and Dan Wilson qualified to swim events in both competitions. The British Summer Champs, held in Glasgow, was first. Kate had a terrific week-6 individual races-smashed all pb’s and made 4 finals. After the disappointment of getting DQ’d in the 200 Fly final she came back to win a SILVER medal in the 200IM! Kate also represented Nova in the 4×200 freestyle relay (finalist), the 4×100 freestyle relay and the 4×100 medley relay. Dan Wilson achieved 2 personal best times and made the final of the 400IM. Andrew Bertoli competing at his first British Champs put in a great effort on the 200IM, gaining valuable experience to take him into England Nationals the following week.

Joining Andrew, Kate and Dan at the SE Nationals in Sheffield were Charlie Canavan, Ryan Wilcox and para-swimmer Ellie Spokes. Charlie swam the 100m Breaststroke and 200m Breaststroke, Dan swam the 200m Butterfly, both posting decent times. Ellie had a very busy schedule competing in 50m Free, 100m Free, 400m Free, 100m Breast, 100m Back and 200IM gaining personal best times in all 3 freestyle events. Ryan swam the 200m Breaststroke made the finals of the 200IM and 400IM with a personal best time. Andrew bounced back well from the previous week, reaching the final of the 200m Freestyle, 400m Freestyle, and 400IM, winning a SILVER medal in the 400m Medley event. Kate had another great week. She made finals in the 50m Butterfly, 100m Butterfly and 50m Backstroke and won 2 SILVER medals (800 Free, 100fly) and a BRONZE (50Back).

Shout out also to former Bramcote SC swimmer TJ Howdle, now based at Stockport Metro SC, who was racing in the 100Fly, 50m Back, 100m Back, making all 3 finals and swimming a couple of personal best times too.

We are proud of you all!

Thanks to all the coaches at Nova Centurion, Loughborough Uni, Bangkok Patana TigerSharks and of at course Bramcote, who have supported the swimmers to their achievements at this level. Bring on the 2019/2020 season!

Andrew with his Silver Medal for the 400IM
Kate with all her medals

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