Ilkeston Swimming Club (ISC)

ISC swimmers competed in a tiring weekend of swimming in 2 different open meets and again rose to the challenge, with some amazing swimming so early in the season!

Saturday 19th October - NOVA Level 2 Meet at Harvey Hadden, Nottingham
Leading the way was Fred Buckingham with a 100% pb rate and putting him on top of the Derbyshire rankings in more events, with some amazing pbs!
It was a tough meet, with a lot of swimmers taking part at a high level, and the stats says it all with an impressive 84% pb rate, 10 top 6 finishers and 3 medals won by;
Fred Buckingham - Bronze in 50 breaststroke
Erin Pickard - Bronze in 50 backstroke
McKinley Cotton - Bronze in 50 butterfly.
Others, also impressing with pbs, were Erica Beharall, Arwen Moore & Finley O'Neill.

Sunday 20th October - Long Eaton Level 3 Distance Meet at Queens Street, Derby
13 ISC swimmers attended over a long and tiring day, with some swimmers having also competed the day before. They carried on where they had left off the previous day, with the main focus on the skills and how to race distance swims with planning in place.  There were again some amazing swims throughout with;
Erin Pickard - a 2 min pb on 1500 free
James Wright - a 1.5 min pb on 1500 free
McKinley Cotton - a 1.5 min pb on 800 free
Also, 9 yr old Sophia Bull with an amazing swim in 400free for the first time.
It was a huge improvement on race skills during the meet, which was good to see, with a 98% pb rate, 13 top 6 finishers & 7 medals won by;
Leo Allanson (ISC/DX) - Gold in 400 IM and 400 free
McKinley Cotton - Gold in 400 free and Bronze in 400 IM
Erin Pickard - Bronze in 800 free
Eja Coe (ISC/DX) - Silver in 800 free
James Wright Silver - 400 IM

Other ISC swimmers with new pbs are; Erin Miller, Holly Dobbs, Delainey Cotton, Finley O'Neill, Louie Stadler, Maximus Bull and Elliot Bestwick. Well done to all the swimmers! Another good weekend for the Club, showing how hard work pays off with the right results....Keep focus, train to win and the rewards will come.

A big thank you goes to both Nova and Long Eaton Swimming Clubs for well organised meets and the Team Managers and Officials who helped to make it a success. 

See you again next year!   Head Coach Richard Tomlinson

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