We saw some excellent performances at the IAPS swimming finals, which took place at the K2 on Saturday, 7th May.
CPS boys cut through the rip tide to success:
First up was Max M in U13’s 50m breaststroke in the preliminary event where he exceeded his personal best time with a new time of 38.38 and came 12th overall in his category. James P had to hold his nerves until the end of the session to swim in the boys’ U13’s 50m freestyle preliminary event where he surpassed his personal best time with a new time of 29.61 which placed him 10th overall against the Gold Medallist time of 27.52.
If the expression is “swimming is dancing under water”, the CPS girls’ team certainly showed their moves at the IAPS finals in the afternoon. Imogen P swam in U12’s girls’ 50m breaststroke and smashed her personal best time with a 40.50 which took her in the finals where she came 4th overall in her category. Sasha P swam in U10 girls’ 25m butterfly, with a personal best time of 17:34 and she came 15th in her category. Jess M swam in U12 girls’ 50m freestyle, with a personal best of 32:18, coming 9th overall in her category.
Alice W swam U13 girls’ 50m backstroke. Her personal best was 36:24 and she came overall 9th in the preliminary event, just missing out on a swim in the finals.
The U12 girls’ medley relay (Annabelle A, Jess S, Imogen P, Jess M) came 7th overall, with a time in the preliminary event of 1.10.75.
The U12 girls’ freestyle relay (Jess M, Annabelle A, Jess S, Imogen P) achieved a blinding personal best of 59.37 in the preliminary event, which placed them 3rd against Millfield and Danes Hill in the final. However, with a moment of madness and an early take over, they were sadly disqualified so did not make the final.
Many congratulations to everyone involved. This is a superb set of results, after a lot of hard work and training leading up to the event!