03:00PM, Friday 21 January 2022
Chloe Platt set a new meet record.
Maidenhead Marlins have taken the Berkshire and South Bucks County Swimming Championships by storm, making 50 finals, and winning 20 golds, 24 silvers and 19 bronze medals.
A couple of meet records were also smashed, with Chloe Platt setting a new fastest for the 50m breaststroke as she won the junior trophy, and Johnny Ireland doing likewise in the 100m backstroke.
Between them Johnny Ireland and Sebastian Canton took seven of the junior male trophies on offer, and as a group Maidenhead’s swimmers showed their professionalism and focus ahead of the second county championships weekend in two weeks’ time. They currently sit second in the aggregate points table.
Head coach Paul Lloyd said: “It was great to see the swimmers enjoying their first County Championship event since the COVID Pandemic.
“The Maidenhead swimmers applied themselves with professionalism.
“The land and swim warmups, swim down and coach briefings were all followed with exemplary consistency.
“The volunteer workforce made a point of telling the coaching team how well behaved the MASC swimmers were in the changing and marshalling areas.”
He added: “Well done to Jonny Ireland and Chloe Platt who both set new country age group records.
“It was heart-warming to see so many swimmers in the youngest age groups qualifying for finals. “Congratulations to all the swimmers who manged to earn podium positions in the Senior & Junior Championships – by far the widest representation of swimmers by our club.
“We are currently sitting second in the Aggregate points table.
“Well done to all of the swimmers and a huge thank you to the volunteer’s Team managers and couching team for making this such a successful weekend for our club.”
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