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Swim England Winter Nationals


SUMMARY 

Total Swims 141
Number of PB’s 96 
Finalist 54 
School Records 23
Medals 19 (9 Senior 10 Youth)
Swimmers 34
Staff 6
Days 4

MEDAL BREAKDOWN

SENIOR 

Lily Booker Gold 400m IM
Jakob Goodman Gold 200m FREESTYLE 
Lily Booker Sliver 200m BREASTSTROKE 
Jakob Goodman Bronze 200m IM 
Jakob Goodman Bronze 400m FREESTYLE 
Jakob Goodman Bronze 100m IM
Lily Booker Bronze 50m BREASTSTROKE 
Sophia Wilson Bronze 200 BACKSTROKE
Ciara/Jess/Rosie & Anna Bronze 400m FREESTYLE RELAY

YOUTH

Lily Booker Gold 50m BREASTROKE 
Lily Booker Gold 100m BREASTSTROKE 
Lily Booker Gold 200m BREASTSTROKE 
Lily Booker Gold 200m IM
Lily Booker Gold 400m IM
Will Ellington Gold 200m BREASTSTROKE
Sophia Wilson Gold 200m BACKSTROKE
Sophia Wilson Silver 200m IM
Sophia Wilson Silver 100m BACKSTROKE
Anna Morgan Bronze 100m IM

DAY 1 REPORT 

HEATS:

A strong showing in the heats session on day 1, with 20 new best times, earning 17 showings during the first set of finals. Evan J set the tone for the morning, getting on the block first. He dropped 2 seconds, showing good speed unrested. Strong heat swims from Rach A, Polly P, and Astrid H in the 100 back. Izzy R started her busy morning with a new best time. Jakob G, David C, Sean T, Will H, Calvin F all swam in the heats of the 100 fly; Dimi T swam a personal best in the same event. Rosie M was out fast in her 100 fly with beautifully efficient and fast underwater kicks.

Will M swam a strong 100 brst heat with Wyatt W and Ian L displaying good back end speed to earn themselves new personal bests. Izzy R, Rosie M, Polly P and Jess P showed their versatility and prowess over all 4 strokes during the 200 IM heats. Stan C, Dimi T and Calvin F showed good speed and excitement in the 50 free with Clement powering through the water to snatch a small best time.

Izzy R, back in the water again, achieved another best time in the 50 brst.

Will E made an appearance in the 400 freestyle. Ciara M and Jess P brought the morning’s individual heats to a close with 100m of fast freestyle.

FINAL TIME!

Sadly (for Coach Aldington) there were no flames to ignite the excitement of the finals sessions this year but the dipped lights and remixed Christmas classics allowed adrenalin levels to climb,

then….

BOOM…Jakob G storms to senior BRONZE in the 200 IM (1:59.05)…

And the endorphins are flowing…

On a roll from her performances at Welsh Nationals, Ciara M takes a PB (1:00.88) and new school record. Taking on the mantle, Sophia W, outside smoker, smashed a HUGE 3.5% improvement to win SILVER in the Junior 100 back (1:00.44). 

We continue…

Dimi takes his 100 brst final out fast and cements his new best time from the morning’s heats. Will E stormed home like a train to PB yet again (1:02.06).

There was an awesome Millfield presence in the Senior 200 IM final with Rach A (2:17.34), Sophia W (2:12.46) and Lily (2:11.86) all producing stunning new lifetime bests. GOLD and SILVER in the Junior event were won by Lily and Sophia respectively. Those girls love to race. Sean T steps up with an impressive attack down the last 25 of the 50 freestyle junior final, he finishs just outside his heat PB (23.39). Another strong showing from the Millfield ladies in the 50 brst final; Alice C backed by her heat PB with another technically strong race, Anna M earned herself  a new school record and personal best (31.89) with Lily B back on the podium, taking the Senior BRONZE and Junior GOLD.

It’s not over yet…

It’s the boys turn to have a strong showing in the 400 free finals. Joe finished right on his best from the heats, taking 9th, Davide smashed his personal best, taking 3rd in the Youth final (3:54) and Jakob G, strong from the start with a seasons best, wins Senior BRONZE.

Everyone loves a relay and what better way to finish the evening than with the men’s 4x50 Medley Team. Jakob G was in the water again, leading the team out in a 50m backstroke school record (24.41). That guy is definitely in the “loves a race” crew! Will M, David C and Sean T fought hard to secure 4th place in an exciting race. 

EVENT SCHEDULE 

HEATS 

200m INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY
Evan Jones, Jakob Goodman

100m BACKSTROKE
Astrid Hannah, Polly Painter, Isabella Renwick, Rachel Anderson, Sophia Wilson

100m BUTTERFLY
Calvin Fry, Dimitrios Tsaliagkos, William Hodgson, Sean Tsai, David Chang, Jakob Goodman

100m BUTTERFLY
Rosie Morgan, Ciara Morris

100m BREASTSTROKE
Wyatt Walsh, Ian Lauritzen, William Mitchell, Dimitrios Tsaliagkos, William Ellington

200m INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY
Polly Painter, Isabella Renwick, Jessica Podger, Rosie Morgan, Rachel Anderson, Sophia Wilson, Lily Booker, 

50m FREESTYLE
Dimitrios Tsaliagkos, Calvin Fry, Stanislas Chausson, Clement Kubica, Sean Tsai

50m BREASTSTROKE
Isabella Renwick, Alice Chan, Anna Morgan, Lily Booker

400m FREESTYLE
William Ellington, Davide Arioli, Joseph Deighan, Jakob Goodman

100m FREESTYLE
Jessica Podger, Ciara Morris

200m MEDLEY RELAY – BOYS
Jakob Goodman, William Mitchell, David Chang, Sean Tsai


FINALS

200m INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY
SENIOR: Jakob Goodman

100m BACKSTROKE
SENIOR: Sophia Wilson

100m BUTTERFLY
SENIOR: Ciara Morris

100m BREASTSTROKE
YOUTH: Dimitrios Tsaliagkos, William Ellington

200m INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY
SENIOR: Rachel Anderson, Sophia Wilson, Lily Booker, 

50m FREESTYLE
YOUTH: Sean Tsai

50m BREASTSTROKE
YOUTH: Alice Chan
SENIOR: Anna Morgan, Lily Booker

400m FREESTYLE
YOUTH: Davide Arioli
SENIOR: Joseph Deighan, Jakob Goodman

200m MEDLEY RELAY – BOYS
Jakob Goodman, William Mitchell, David Chang, Sean Tsai


DAY 2 REPORT 

HEATS

Day 1 (if you know, you know!) of the Swim England Winter Nationals started fast and furious; Polly and Kirsten both performed their 2nd fastest ever 100 IMs. Evan J took on the 400 IM and in return, earned a 3 second personal best. Anna M was a turn technician during the 200 brst. Alex S swam during the heats of the 50 back, with Matt H achieve a new best time. In the 50 fly, Kirsten H performed in line with current form and Rosie M brought her mermaid skills. Alice G swam a season’s best and Astrid H achieved her 2nd fastest swim in this event. Stan C equalled his best in the 100 free heats. Sean T, Dimi T, Wyatt W and Calvin F all achieved new best times. David O’L and Alex S were back in the water for the heats of the 200 backstroke. Ian L swam a new best time.


FINALS

As the lights dipped and the bass dropped, the adrenaline peaked for Friday’s finals. First to step through the snowflake archways and face the gathering supporters were the lovely ladies in the senior 100 IM final. With 3 Millfield girls in a row, battling over the 4 strokes, the lead changed throughout. Rosie M (for mermaid?) used her underwater prowess to achieve a season’s best. Izzy R nailed her freestyle breakout, powering home to her second lifetime best of the day and Anna M stormed through on the breaststroke leg, fighting all the way to the finish to take Junior BRONZE in a new best time (1:03.02). The Davide A that stepped onto the block for the 400 IM junior final was a completely different man to the once that had achieved qualification during the morning. He seized the moment, attacking from the start with an increased intensity, shocking the field from his lateral lane allocation and achieving a new best time, taking 2nd place. Continuing the Millfield presence across the finals, Sophia W took to the water. With supreme confidence and determination Sophia was out fast. So fast in fact that she set a new 100 breaststroke PB after the first 4 lengths. Continuing with guts and resilience, her lifetime best at 200m earned her the win in the Junior Final (2:30.03). Lily B took to the senior final with an awesome swim. Achieving a huge drop from her morning heat time, she stormed to Senior SILVER and Junior GOLD, earning a new school record (2:21.57) in the process. With 3 Millfield men in the 50 backstroke finals, underwater skills were guaranteed. The backstroke start master, David O’L flew down the length in the senior final, backing up the lifetime best he earned during the morning. Fighting to the finish, Ian L racked up yet another new best time, his 2nd of the day and David C’s win in the junior final was not only a new best time for him; in addition to smashing through the 25 second barrier, he set a brand new school record (24.98). Continuing the display of underwater prowess, Ciara M’s elegance and determination earned her 2nd place in the junior final of the 50 fly. Her new best time meant another re-write of the school records would be required (keeping Coach Clarke busy). The blue riband event of the men’s 100 free delivered excitement as always. Clement stood tall behind the blocks (all 6 foot 5 of him), staring down the lane, ready to embrace the challenge. The result – his 2nd fastest 100 free of the day (and all time). As if the excitement of National finals was not enough in itself, next up, to send the crowds over the edge, were the relays. Flying through the water with power and grace, Rosie M, Yasmine H, Ciara M and Jess P stepped up in style, to take 1.5 seconds off of their heat swim, earning an exciting 4th place. Not to be upstaged, the boys (Ian L, Sean T and Clement K) led off with a superb 2.5 sec drop by Jakob G, mustered impressive levels of grit and determination to all split under 51 seconds (which, given Ian L’s PB of 53.3, showed some colossal commitment to the team). This was 4 seconds faster than their morning heat swim, earning them 5th place.

The Millfield Massive March on to Saturday….and day 1 :)

EVENT SCHEDULE 

HEATS 

100m INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY
Polly Painter, Kirstin Harvie, Isabella Renwick, Rosie Morgan, Anna Morgan

400m INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY
Evan Jones, Davide Arioli

200m BREASTSTROKE
Anna Morgan, Sophia Wilson, Lily Booker

50m BACKSTROKE
David O’Loughlin, Matthew Hall, Alexander Sargeant, Stanislas Chausson, Ian Lauritzen, David Chang

50m BUTTERFLY
Astrid Hannah, Ciara Morris, Rosie Morgan, Alice Gouldby, Kirstin Harvie

100m FREESTYLE
Wyatt Walsh, Clement Kubica, Sean Tsai, Stanislas Chausson, Dimitrios Tsaliagkos, Calvin Fry

200m BACKSTROKE
David O’Loughlin, Alexander Sargeant, Ian Lauritzen

200m FREESTYLE TEAM – GIRLS
Rosie Morgan, Yasmine Hamerlaine, Ciara Morris, Jessica Podger

400m FREESTYLE TEAM – BOYS
Clement Kubica, Stanislas Chausson, Sean Tsai, Ian Lauritzen


FINALS

100m INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY
SENIOR: Isabella Renwick, Rosie Morgan, Anna Morgan

400m INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY
YOUTH: Davide Arioli

200m BREASTSTROKE
SENIOR: Lily Booker
YOUTH: Sophia Wilson

50m BACKSTROKE
SENIOR: David O’Loughlin
YOUTH: Ian Lauritzen, David Chang

50m BUTTERFLY
YOUTH: Ciara Morris

100m FREESTYLE
YOUTH: Clement Kubica

200m FREESTYLE TEAM – GIRLS
Rosie Morgan, Yasmine Hamerlaine, Ciara Morris, Jessica Podger

400m FREESTYLE TEAM – BOYS
Jakob Goodman, Ian Lauritzen, Sean Tsai, Clement Kubica


DAY 3 REPORT 

HEATS

With the winter wonderland in town the Millfield crew did not fail to live up to the Christmas excitement on the 3rd day of competition up in Sheffield at the Swim England Winter Championships. The first event in the heats session was the men’s 100m backstroke, Millfield had a strong showing with 5 swimmers in the mix, all swimmers executed some great physical and psychological processes with both David Chang and Ian Lauritzen progressing to the youth final later this evening. Jess Podger was relaxed behind the blocks an evenly paced her way to a new lifetime best to the make the youth final in a time of 4.19.90 in the 400m freestyle. The versatile boys were up next in the speedy 100m IM, Millfield having a huge representation in the event, taking up 10% of total entries. The boys didn’t disappoint with huge PB’s from Calvin Fry, Wyatt Walsh, Jakob Goodman, David Chang - Calvin Fry, David Chang and Jakob Goodman all making it back for finals. The powerhouse breaststroke girls were up next showing the rest of England how it was done, Alice Chan & Sophia Wilson setting new lifetime bests and both Lily Booker and Sophia making it back for finals. Will Ellington stepped up next showing his versatility in the 200m Fly, setting a lifetime best from the outside lane with brilliant pacing and skills. The boys in the splash and dash of the breaststroke events (50m) had an 80% PB hit rate; Dimitrios Tsaliagkos achieved the biggest % drop in time. The boys did a great job using the power that has been built in the gym with coach Waddingham. The girls were up next in the underwater master class that is the 50m backstroke. Special mention must go to Alice Gouldby, Rosie Morgan, Izzy Renwick and Ciara Morris on making some big improvement on their lifetime bests. Then both Davide Arioli and Joe Deighan went straight through to the evening final in the 1500m freestyle. The next race up for Millfield was the 4x50m medley relay for the girls; with Coach Puddy leading on the relay, the girls were ready and primed for a great heat swim. Rosie Morgan (BK), Anna Morgan (BR), Alice Gouldby (FLY) and Yasmine Hamerlaine (FR) did the job and put together a great performance; unfortunately they got disqualified in the process - a great opportunity to learn moving forward. 

FINALS

As the light drew in on the steel city of Sheffield and the inside of Ponds Forge was electrified with a bright light show, the scene was set for fast swimming. The first Millfield member up was David Chang, fresh off the back of his school record in the 50m event. David execute a great display of underwater work to finish in a huge lifetime best of 54.3. The power of Podger was the next on show for the mighty Millfield, she blew the field away in the 2nd half of the youth 400m final, to touch home in 2nd place in a time of 4.15. Jakob smashed his lifetime best in the 100m IM for the second time in the day and managed to secure the bronze medal in the senior final in a time of 54.9. David Chang (20mins after his 100m backstroke effort) was in the youth 100m IM final. David put everything into the race and was rewarded with the new lifetime best and his second of the day, unfortunately for David still slower than Coach Dale at the same age! (by 0.01) The breaststroke beasts in the form of Lily Booker and Sophia Wilson were next to take center stage, the girls managed to take down their previous best time take with some technical developments following their heat swims. Sophia finished 2nd in the youth final to dip under 1.10 for the first time, Lily showed her improved speed finish with 4th in the senior final, stopping the clock under 67 seconds for the first time ever. Rachel Anderson was back in the water for the 200m FLY youth final. Rachel showed her guts and determination to finish with her 2nd PB of day, touching in 2.16.1. Rosie Morgan was in the senior final of the 50m backstroke, Rosie demonstrated her pure underwater skill to maxmise her opportunities in the 50m backstroke, she touched the wall in 28.14, a new school record. The distance duo of Joe Deighan and Davide Arioli finished off the evening for the Millfield crew in the 1500m freestyle event. Joe managed to achieved a new lifetime best and Davide a season best, both learning lots in the process. Millfield moves onto the final day of competition, ready to pounce….

EVENT SCHEDULE 

HEATS 

100m BACKSTROKE 
Alex Sargeant, Matthew Hall, David O’Loughlin, David Chang, Ian Lauritzen 

400m FREESTYLE 
Jess Podger 

100m IM
David O’Loughlin, Wyatt Walsh, Calvin Fry, Jakob Goodman, David Chang, Solomon Williams

100m BREATSTROKE 
Izzy Renwick, Alice Chan, Sophia Wilson, Lily Booker, Anna Morgan

200m BUTTERFLY 
William Ellington, Jakob Goodman 

200m BUTTERFLY 
Rachel Anderson

50m BREASTSTROKE 
Clement Kubica, Wyatt Walsh, Ian Lauritzen, Dimitrios Tsaliagkos, Will Mitchell, Will Ellington  

50m BACKSTROKE 
Astird Hannah, Izzy Renwick, Polly Painter, Rosie Morgan, Yasmine Hamerlaine, Alice Gouldby, Ciara Morris

200m MEDLEY RELAY – GIRLS
Rosie Morgan, Anna Morgan, Alice Gouldby, Yasmine Hamerlaine 


FINALS 

100m BACKSTROKE 
YOUTH: David Chang, Ian Lauritzen 

400m FREESTYLE 
YOUTH: Jess Podger 

100m IM
YOUTH: Calvin Fry, David Chang
SENIOR: Jakob Goodman 

100m BREATSTROKE 
YOUTH: Sophia Wilson 
SENIOR: Lily Booker

200m BUTTERFLY 
YOUTH: William Ellington 

200m BUTTERFLY 
YOUTH: Rachel Anderson

50m BREASTSTROKE 
YOUTH: William Mitchell

50m BACKSTROKE 
SENIOR: Rosie Morgan

1500m FREESTYLE 
SENIOR: Joe Deighan, Davide Arioli


DAY 4 REPORT 

HEATS

The Final Day 1 in Sheffield’s Winter Wonderland; the last chance to pick up both unique gifts from the Christmas Market and new Personal Bests for the 2019 season. Only the brave take on a 400 IM, especially on the 4th day 1 of the meet…Rach and Lily were rewarded for their efforts with spots in the finals that afternoon. There was a hatrick of PB for the 200 breaststroke boys with Dimi and Will earning extra race time in the afternoon. A wonderful 3rd 50 charge from Jess in the 200 free, saw her heading back later in the afternoon for the Youth Final; closely followed by Jakob, earning a spot in the Senior Men’s final. Stan, Joe and Clement all powered their way to new best times. The splash and dash ladies showed their strength with elegance – a new best time for Rosie and a Youth final spot for Yasmine. David, Jakob and Sean ‘flew’ to new best times in their 50 fly heats and the individual events were rounded off in style with two tremendous efforts from Polly and Sophia in the 200 backstroke. A late addition in the 400 freestyle relay proved to be a great decision with Rosie, Anna, Yasmine and Sophia qualifying the team for what was looking like being an awesome afternoon, in keeping with the mantra of “last one, fast one”


FINALS

Here we go team….”YOU’VE got this, you’ve GOT this, you’ve got THIS”

“Rise and Shine…It’s finals time” and they sure did:

Rach A and Lily B were up first with a superb opening to the final finals session – 2 new big bests and double gold for Lily (4:36.06). Will E continued the gold rush, taking the Youth title, improving from his morning swim and edging ever closer to Director Dale’s best. Jess P was back to her best, to the hundredth of a second back to her best, as she equaled her 200 free PB and again stormed the 2nd 100m, with the crowds on their feet, waving and cheering her on. 

It’s been said before, it’ll be said again, Jakob G loves a race; and goodness, what a race the Senior 200m Freestyle was. 4th at the first turn and 0.65 off the leader at 150m, Jakob summoned unbelievable inner strength through the last 50 to hit the wall 1st by 0.08, taking Senior Gold. With Yasmine equaling her best from the morning heats in the 50 freestyle, Sean T went a step further, not only double dropping, but smashing the 25 sec barrier for the first time (24.89).

Now the 200 backstroke girls had put on a stunning display during the morning’s heats but they found something else for the finals…from where, no one can be sure, but rounding off the individual finals of the 2019 Swim England Winter Nationals in style, Polly and Sophia set new lifetime bests, with Sophia winning Senior Bronze and Youth Gold.

One last race, and the fact that is was a relay made it even more exciting. Ciara M and Jess P joined Rosie M and Anna M from the morning heats. Posting a time 8 seconds faster than their morning swim, the ladies stormed home, 4 second clear of 4th place, securing Senior Bronze.


Long Course Season…Here we come!

EVENT SCHEDULE 

HEATS 

400m INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY
Rachel Anderson, Lily Booker

200m BREASTSTROKE
Wyatt Walsh, Dimitrios Tsaliagkos, William Ellington

200m FREESTYLE
Jessica Podger

200m FREESTYLE
Clement Kubica, Stanislas Chausson, Jakob Goodman, Joseph Deighan

50m FREESTYLE
Yasmine Hamerlaine, Ciara Morris, Rosie Morgan

50m BUTTERFLY
David O’Loughlin, Stanislas Chausson, Jakob Goodman, Calvin Fry, Sean Tsai

200m BACKSTROKE
Polly Painter, Sophia Wilson

400m FREESTYLE RELAY – GIRLS
Rosie Morgan, Anna Morgan, Yasmine Hamerlaine, Sophia Wilson


FINALS

400m INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY
SENIOR: Rachel Anderson, Lily Booker

200m BREASTSTROKE
SENIOR: William EllingtonYOUTH: Dimitrios Tsaliagkos, 

200m FREESTYLE
YOUTH: Jessica Podger

200m FREESTYLE
SENIOR: Jakob Goodman

50m FREESTYLE
YOUTH: Yasmine Hamerlaine

50m BUTTERFLY
YOUTH: Sean Tsai

200m BACKSTROKE
SENIOR: Polly Painter, Sophia Wilson

400m FREESTYLE RELAY – GIRLS
Ciara Morris, Jessica Podger, Rosie Morgan, Anna Morgan