BUCS LC 2017 (Feb 17th-19th)

BUCS Long Course Competition at Sheffield had come around once again!

Friday night saw 3 new club records being set from the men’s 4x100m freestyle relay and the women’s 4x100m freestyle relay, not to mention that both relays ended up making the finals the following day. Not forgetting an outstanding swim from Phyllida Britton in the 800m freestyle setting the new club record very high (9.07.10).

On top of that Jean-Jacques Choron leading off the men’s relay bettered the current 100m freestyle record by over 2 seconds (53.70).

As tradition dictates we indulged in yet another meal at Wagamama’s

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Saturday did not lack in any records being smashed! Samuel Dallimore broke the 50m freestyle club record (24.17) and Jean-Jacques Choron posted a blistering 50m breaststroke club record time (29.85) swimming in the same heat with none other than Adam Peaty! This new club record landed him in the final for 50m breaststroke. Mohamed Hammad set a new club record in 200m breaststroke (2.58.21) and Alan Li in 400m IM (5.29.57).

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The girls broke 4 club records on Saturday. Emily Gaizley claiming 2 of those records in the 50m back (32.72) and  the 50m breast (37.10). Stefania Silvestre broke the long standing 100m fly club record (1.09.02). Once again Phyllida Britton posted a sensational time in 200m freestyle (2.07.15), which is in fact faster than the current men’s record…

Even with all those swims and new records the women’s 4x100m medley did not disappoint setting a new club record!

Having rewritten the history books on Saturday we continued to do so on Sunday. Jean-Jacques Choron yet again breaking records with the 100m breaststroke (1.07.79).

From the women, Jacquelyn Yang decided that her name was not present enough on the club record list going on to resetting the bar with her 100m freestyle (1.01.45) and 200m IM (2.36.53). Finally just when we thought that Phyllida Britton was all out of juice, she went on to set a new club record in the 400m freestyle (4.36.53)

Undoubtedly this was UCLUSC’s most successful competition yet with 9 broken club records and 6 new ones!

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With this momentum we look forward to a continued fight for the London League title, hopefully claiming a hat-trick victory in Varsity and pushing our limits to make our way back up to Division 1 in BUCS Teams!!

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