As the medal service for Middlesex County is more than excellent, a representative of Open Water Swimming delivered my silver medal won in July to me yesterday. I competed in the 3km distance.
I missed the medal ceremony at the time because I had to rush off for the Sponsored Swim taking place at the Hackney Lido for the purpose of collecting funds for the Hackney Aquatics Charity fund.
the big change this year is that there are no more consideration times. And all times for all ages are in 25m times and they are all on the same page. I upload MCASA 2019 qualifying standard as normally, if I link to the MCASA website the document disappears when the season is over.
Great about this is that 50m times can be converted to 25m times. Though I suspect much of the competition – for the older swimmers – will take place in 50m pools.
Competition dates 26. – 27. January 2019, venue to be announced.
As parent volunteer I only worked briefly this weekend and again came to the conclusion that swimming is simply the best sport for youngsters. Can any parent, non swimmers of course, imagine hundreds of kids in one hall in good discipline, hard-working, cheerful and enthusiastic all weekend?
All participants are very positive, eager, committed and following the rules. The activity is very healthy and can’t do any harm. Highly recommended.
14 years upwards longcourse 27+ 28 Feb 2018
10-13 short-course 20/21 Jan + 3/4 Feb 2018
Next year Madison, though only just turned 13 has to swim in the 14 year old category and she already has 8 qualifiying times, well done.