National Short Course Champs

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This last competition before the Christmas break saw 3 Woking swimmers qualify for the Short Course Winter National Championships up in Sheffield. 


Tegan Gale (15) qualified for 4 events spread out over the 4 days of the championship. Starting with the 50 fly. She started off with a decent swim being right on her PB (28.75). 

Tegan’s competition continued the next day with the 100 free. A strong underwater and acceleration in her stroke managed to gain her a PB finishing as the 3rd fastest 15 year old (57.60). 


Tegan was joined by Sophie King (17) on day 3 as they both competed in the 100 IM. Tegan started with a solid 1.07.26 while Sophie swam faster than her entry time with a 1.06.00. Sophie doubled up the morning with the 50 breaststroke, smashing her season best with a 32.58 and doing enough to qualify for the youth final (ranked 6th). She managed to step up even further and finished 2nd in the final with 32.23. 


The last day of the competition saw both Sophie and Tegan again in the morning session as Sophie swam the 100 breaststroke and Tegan the 50 free. Both swam well enough to make the youth final. Sophie with a season best of 1.10.70, whilst Tegan gained a PB of 27.34. 


Alex Platt (13) took part in her first winter Champs swimming the 50 free and finished with a respectable 27.24, only 0.04 off her PB. 


The final session of the week saw two outstanding swims, with both Sophie and Tegan swimming faster again. Sophie finished 5th  and Tegan 4th. Tegan achieved a new PB with a 26.18.


A great week for Woking SC which included competing in 3 finals, in which all 3 swimmers managed to swim faster than their heats. This competition brings the Short Course season to a close. It is time now for the Christmas break before the Long Course season begins with the county championships next month. 



Day 1

Tegan Gale 50 fly - 28.75 - 49th 


Day 2

Tegan Gale 100 free - 57.60 - 34th


Day 3

Tegan Gale 100 IM - 1.07.26 - 69th 

Sophie King 100 IM - 1.06.00 - 31st 

Sophie King 50 brst - 32.58 - 24th Youth Final



Sophie King 50 brst - 32.23 - 2nd


Day 4

Sophie King 100 brst - 1.10.70 - 18th Youth Final

Tegan Gale 50 free - 26.29 - 20th Youth Final

Alex Platt 50 free - 27.24 - 24th 



Sophie King 100 brst - 1.10.57 - 5th

Tegan Gale 50 free - 26.18 - 4th 

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