Report by BISP Flying Fish Head Coach Helen Sweeney
The meet commenced on Friday with an open water “pool” swim. Some of the age groups involved a tough start with 15-20 swimmers all starting together. We had several placings in this event including Tegan Sweeney 1st overall 6-8 year-olds, Rita Iminova 3rd 13-14 girls, Anna Sharapova 4th 9-10 girls, and Kieran Quilty 7th 9-10 boys.
Saturday morning commenced with Freestyle Relays where BISP had enough swimmers to enter four teams into the mixed 8 & under event.
In the individual events we had some outstanding swims, including the 50m Free where Paula Arteka swam 31.97 and Raymond Windsor performed a personal best of 24.90.
Jazz Conrad swam a very even paced 200m Freestyle to drop more than 20 seconds from her personal best, and place 3rd in this event, while Zoe Bowden convincingly won the 15-17 800m Freestyle.
William Morgan had an outstanding 100m Breaststroke and Fame Aikvanich won the boys 8 & under 50m Fly with a big time improvement for him. Overall we set 21 BISP Flying Fish club records.
The event finished with some exciting relays where Mila Chakabandhu swam a fantastic anchor leg to help her team to a 5th placing.
It was a tough meet for all our 6 & Under athletes who swam against older athletes, but nevertheless a great competitive experience. We are looking forward to them participating in our May Meet on 7-8 May.
Overall High Point Trophy winners:
Nikolai Evtushenko 6-8 years Male 1st
Fame Aikvanich 6-8 years Male 3rd
Tegan Sweeney 6-8 years Female 1st
Julie Arteka 9-10 years Female 1st
Arina Evtushenko 9-10 years Female 2nd
Amalie Twist 9-10 years Female equal 3rd
Rainer Oeijord 9-10 years Male 2nd
Valentina Knapp 11-12 years Female 1st
Paula Arteka 13-14 years Female 3rd
Zoe Bowden15-17 Female 1st
Raymond Windsor 15-17 Male 2nd
Thank you to all the swimmers who participated and helped BISP to win 1st place overall in the team point score.