Madison was very happy to compete at this event on 4th. February 2017 at the London Aquatic Centre. As stated in the previous post, it was a tremendously well organised event that managed to allow many swimmers to compete during the day.
This competition was very important for Madison as it was an important goal setter for her future aspirations in swimming.
I am awaiting the official results but believe Madison came 30th. out of 99 swimmers in the 13 years age category in the 50 freestyle, 14th in the backstroke out of 75 swimmers (winning her heat) and 28th in the fly out of 55 participants. Madison achieved Personal Best times in all her swims since entering competitions as LACPP swimmer.
I am adding to this as the results get published.
We are extremely pleased that the entry times were suitable to catch brilliant level 3 swimmers like Madison and elevate them into this category 1 environment. It has opened our eyes by experiencing how fast others in her age-category are and how much faster Madison has to swim to compete at the top ten level.
I am now no longer disheartened, as I was after the 800 freestyle 2 weeks ago, but gotten fresh inspirations from today.
Seeing Mark Foster at towards the end of the day, make me feel that we are in the right place to achieve more.