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Swim South East

Comment by Brian Harrison on 12 Jun 2011 at 22:24

And thanks and congratulations to Team Lambert, Lis, Eileen, Brian and the rest of the officials and backroom staff for their efforts and achievements in organising and broadcasting another successful event!

Posted by Chris Lambert on 12 Jun 2011 at 16:39

Thanks to everyone for a good Championships. Presentations are done so now just time to clear up.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 12 Jun 2011 at 16:16

And that final concludes the swimming for this year's British Gas ASA South East Region Championships.

Now the BAGCAT presentations.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 12 Jun 2011 at 15:43

Starting to print BAGCAT certificates now. Predictably, the ASA/British Gas supplied ones don't feed in our printer .. paper is too tick and the surface is too shiny.
Happily we have some silk printed alternatives that seem to be working OK at the moment.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 12 Jun 2011 at 15:27

Girls final BAGCAT tables are now available.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 12 Jun 2011 at 15:23

As I expected, Savana Jemmett's time was good enough for the gold medal, by more than a second.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 12 Jun 2011 at 15:14

Nobody is within 6 seconds of Savanna's time in heat 14.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 12 Jun 2011 at 15:12

In heat 13, Savanna Jemmett sets an amazing time of 2.31.97, which may well be good enough to take the age 12 gold medal, even though there are still 8 more to swim in that age group.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 12 Jun 2011 at 15:06

The previous comment did of course relate to age 11, not age 12.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 12 Jun 2011 at 15:04

Neither of the age 12s made their entry time, so Imogen McCalman's time is good enough for the gold medal. Charlotte George in heat 11 took silver, Anna Maine's time set in heat 8 proves good enough for bronze.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 12 Jun 2011 at 14:54

The last two age 11s go in heat 11, with Imogan McCalman's time of 2.40.82 to beat. They will need to be swimming their entry times to do so .. swimmers are now looking tired after two days and a fair number are not now achieving the time they entered with.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 12 Jun 2011 at 14:51

This is the last event in which girls can improve their BAGCAT standing (finals don't count), so we will be able to publish the final girls positions at the end of the event. The ladies upstairs can start the production of BAGCAT certificates.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 12 Jun 2011 at 14:49

We are now well into the girls 200m backstroke. The last 2 10 year olds go in heat 7, with 2.49.92 to beat. Neither do, so Kate Windle stays in first place to take the gold medal. Caitlin Fearon takes the silver; Hannah wain the bronze.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 12 Jun 2011 at 14:01

It is getting increasingly difficult to walk around poolside because so many swimmers are now bringing enormous folding garden chairs. Something for the organisers to discuss on health and safety grounds.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 12 Jun 2011 at 13:54

Final heat and Zara Ryan needs to beat 2.21.67 to make the age 12 final. 2.14.46 .. no problem.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 12 Jun 2011 at 13:46

And Emma makes it into the final as fastest qualifier. All of the age 11s have swumn, so you now see the 8 finalists.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 12 Jun 2011 at 13:43

Emma Cain, the last age 11, swims in heat 14, needing to beat 2.30.78 to make the final, or 2.25.32 to be the fastest finalist.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 12 Jun 2011 at 13:40

The age 10s have all swum. The first 8 in the cumulative result will be invited to swim in the final.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 12 Jun 2011 at 13:34

Having got all the webcam stuff set up, Chris is serving as a timekeeper on lane 5 .. watch out for him on the video. I hope he remembers how to timekeep because we got no electronic times for  heat 6 so have to resort to manual times.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 12 Jun 2011 at 13:17

The last age 10 does not swim until heat 10, so we wont have finalists until then.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 12 Jun 2011 at 13:11

The start list for session 11 is now available. There will be finals for the girls 200m freestyle; all other events are heat declared winner. Remember that only swims in heats count towards the BAGCAT awards.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 12 Jun 2011 at 12:21

The webcam and video are now back. I'll switch the video to include a view of the presentations when we get to the end of the session.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 12 Jun 2011 at 11:58

BAGCAT tables including all events up to the end of session 10 are now available.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 12 Jun 2011 at 11:51

I have had several people comment that they thought that BAG points had been discontinued and couldn't understand why were publishing them.
This competition uses British Age Group Categories (BAGCATs) based on FINA points for each swim.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 12 Jun 2011 at 11:50

The webcam and video are offline at the moment. Chris is repositioning them, so that we can get video of the BAGCAT presentations at the end of the final session.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 12 Jun 2011 at 11:30

Age 11: A comfortable win for Jamie O'Connor.
Age 12: Confortable win for Harry Bradford.
Age 13: Adam Milne faded, Sean O'Kill did not get near Robert Griffiths time.
Age 14: A dominant performance by Thomas Diaper-Fox

Posted by Mike Lambert on 12 Jun 2011 at 11:19

13 year old Adam MIlne went out fast and at 400m was just ahead of the time needed to beat Robert Griffiths, but at 750m he has slipped to 5 seconds outside. Jamie O'Connor and Harry Bradford are on track to take gold in the 11 and 12 year old categories. Thomas Diaper-Fox is in the overall lead, but Ben Levart is hanging on, about 5 metres behind.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 12 Jun 2011 at 11:11

In the final heat, age 11 Jamie O'Connor has to beat 19.19.87 to take gold. He should do that with ease.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 12 Jun 2011 at 11:10

In heat 7, age 12 Tyler Hamblin sets the time for Harry Bradford to chase in the final heat, 17.56.41. Age 13 Dominic Matthews was 21 seconds outside Robert Griffiths time. Alfie Bones set a target of 17.48.12 for 14 year olds in the final heat.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 12 Jun 2011 at 10:59

At the half way point in heat 6, the leading age 12, Dominic Matthews, is 5 seconds outside Robert Griffiths' pace. Alfie Bones is well on his way to setting the fastest age 14 time so far.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 12 Jun 2011 at 10:52

Three of the remaining 4 12 year olds go in heat 6, together with 2 of the remaining 13 year olds. Some of the medal placings will become a little clearer.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 12 Jun 2011 at 10:50

Heat 5 is won by Jack Keeler setting a target of 18.12.68 in the 14 years age group. The fastest 13 year old, Harry Fryer, is almost 30 seconds slower than Robert Griffiths.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 12 Jun 2011 at 10:35

The 17.45.60 set by Robert Griffiths in heat 4 is going to set the remaining 7 swimmers a challenge. Even the fastest on paper is going to have to better his entry time by more than 10 seconds to take gold.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 12 Jun 2011 at 10:30

I've moved the sound cable from the "out" hole to the "in" hole so the sound should be working better now!

Posted by Mike Lambert on 12 Jun 2011 at 10:26

Almost half way through the 1500m now. Just one 11 year old left to swim .. Jami O'Connor in the final heat. Based on his entry time and his form in these championships he will take gold, leaving Nathan Corrigan with silver and Theodore Hall with bronze.

Comment by Rachel O'Brien on 12 Jun 2011 at 10:25

Hi Mike, I'm not getting any sound or live results on the web. Is it me or a problem your end?

Posted by Mike Lambert on 12 Jun 2011 at 09:39

I seem to have confused some people with my reference to parrots yesterday. During the 400m on the first weekend, I went off topic somewhat (Test Match Special style) and started reporting the activity of birds on the grass and a wooden parrot which part of the tropical lagoon at K2 (where we marshall the swimmers). No more parrots today, I promise!

Posted by Mike Lambert on 12 Jun 2011 at 09:30

The first heat is complete. All age groups are represented in the final heat, so we won't have any results until the end of the session.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 12 Jun 2011 at 08:10

And the good news is that my magic touch worked again and the scoreboard is back and working. Particularly good news as I didn't actually do anything to it!

Posted by Chris Lambert on 12 Jun 2011 at 08:10

But first of course we have the morning session of 1500m freestyle. We're expecting there to be 7 heats.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 12 Jun 2011 at 08:09

Good morning. Today is the final day of competition and at the end we'll make BAGCAT presentations to the top 8 in each age group.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 11 Jun 2011 at 18:08

And that's it for today (I've been allowed back near a computer!) See you tomorrow.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 11 Jun 2011 at 18:02

Two heats to go and we can all go home. It has been a long day for swimmers, coaches and officials. Tomorrow should be a little shorter.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 11 Jun 2011 at 18:01

David Witham easily achieves his target and takes gold in the 12 years. Tom Strudwick takes silver and Freddy Clampett bronze.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 11 Jun 2011 at 17:56

Only 1 age 12 left to swim. David Witham in heat 9 has a target of 1.11.57 set by Tom Strudwick.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 11 Jun 2011 at 17:45

Into the last event, the boys 12, 13 and 14 100m backstroke. If nothing goes wrong, we should finish around 15 minutes earlier than estimated.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 11 Jun 2011 at 17:40

The 400s are finished and we just have the boys 100m backstroke to finish the day. The announcers will have more difficulty announcing times in 100m races.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 11 Jun 2011 at 17:39

It is unlikely that we will have a scoreboard tomorrow, so if you are coming to Crawley, remember to bring your smart phone if you have one. You can track results, heat-by-heat on a smart phone.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 11 Jun 2011 at 17:34

Looks like the scoreboard problem is a problem with scoreboard itself, rather than any of the computers that control it. Unless someone from Swiss Timing is tracking our tweets we have no way of contacting anyone to get it fixed.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 11 Jun 2011 at 17:14

We now have to wait until the final heat to find out the medalists for age 12 and 13. With 7 left to swim, Ella Windle is setting the pace for age 12, with 5.36.92.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 11 Jun 2011 at 17:11

Still no scoreboard. The last 11 year old, Charlotte George of Woking, goes in heat 6, with a time of 5.52.50 set by Luiza Farache- Trajoano to beat. Charlotte actually misses the time by a long way and in fact finishes fourth. The age 11 medals go to:

  • Gold: Luiza Farache-Trajoano
  • Silver: Lydia Room
  • Bronze: Abbie Turner

Posted by Mike Lambert on 11 Jun 2011 at 16:57

Going in to heat 4, the last remaining 10 year old, Kate Windle of Atlantis has Flora Chung's time of 6.01.51 to beat. Based on her entry time, she should do it comfortably. With 150m to go, Kate is 9 seconds inside Flora's time and she comes in with a time of  5.45.95 to take gold. Flora Chung takes silver; Stephanie Roberts takes bronze.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 11 Jun 2011 at 16:40

Sorry Sinead, the web dispaly doesn't seem to like the accent in your name. It will be fine on the results sheets.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 11 Jun 2011 at 16:36

No we are into the girls 4x100m Individual Medley. There are "only" 9 heats. Age 10 will be decided by heat 4; age 11 by heat 6. There are age 12 and 13 swimmers in the last heat. Still no scoreboard, so more work for the announcer who has to read the times out. You get the results on the web faster than people on poolside!

Posted by Mike Lambert on 11 Jun 2011 at 16:33

Still no scoreboard as the final heat comes towards its conclusion. A blank scoreboard looks dramatic, but it is one failure that we can cope with easily.

Jamie O'Connor takes gold in the age 11; Ben Evans in age 13 and Ben Levart in age 14. 

Posted by Mike Lambert on 11 Jun 2011 at 16:24

Tyler Hamblin duly records a time of 4.35.09 to take the gold in the 12 year old competition.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 11 Jun 2011 at 16:23

The scoreboard has just gone blank. The timing is working OK but nothing is being displayed. We probably have to reboot the computer that drives the scoreboard. Meanwhile we will continue without.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 11 Jun 2011 at 16:21

Heat 12 is the penultimate heat and sees the last 12 year old, Tyler Hamblin. Based on his entry time he should take gold.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 11 Jun 2011 at 16:17

Nothing much will be settled in heat 11 with a combination of 13 and 14 year olds. Tom Gregson's time of 4.30.99 is a good PB and is the fastest time so far.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 11 Jun 2011 at 16:12

Two more 12 year olds go in heat 10, so we will know two of the medal winners, but not which colours they will receive. Alexander Wilmshurst and Tom Strudwick are both guaranteed medals.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 11 Jun 2011 at 16:09

Oliver Kincart is the next 12 year old to go, in heat 9 and sets the fastest time so far in that age group 4.45.25. Will that be good enought for a medal with 3 swimmers left to swim.

Meanwhile.Garth Jackson sets the fastest 13 year old time so far, with 4.34.67. 9 left to swim in that age group.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 11 Jun 2011 at 16:02

There are 5 age 12 boys left to swim. David Witham in lane 1 in heat 8 is looking to better Joe Peters time of 4.50.36, which he fails to do, recording a time of 4.52.96. None of the age 13s came close to Ben Stevens time of FOUR.37.44.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 11 Jun 2011 at 15:56

All of the swimmers in heat 7 are 13 year olds. Ben Stevens for Southampton sets the time to beat, with 5.37.44, almost 12 seconds inside his entry time.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 11 Jun 2011 at 15:50

Just 2 11 year olds left to swim, so Nathan Corrigan's time of 5.02.51 is worth at least a bronze medal. Billy Martin goes in heat 5; Jamie O'Connor is in the last heat, so looks a good bet for gold. Billy with 4.59.59 is guaranteed at least a silver medal.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 11 Jun 2011 at 15:46

The swimmers in heat 5 are all from the12 year age group. There are lots more to come, so they are probably not in contention for medals, but will be looking to set good PBs.
Josh Goble sets the time for 12 years olds to beat: 4.50.39.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 11 Jun 2011 at 15:40

Heat 4 and the last 10 year old, James Eddy of Maxwell goes in lane 2, with 5.26.77 to beat to take the gold medal. Very close, by James just takes gold with 5.26.32. Louis Ilingworth takes silver; Auden Cannon gets the bronze.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 11 Jun 2011 at 15:34

All 11 years old in heat 3, chasing 5.14.70 set by Luke Harden, a massive 8 second  improvement over his entry time. This heat is close, with 5 swimmers in contention going in to the last 100. Henry Offin and Nathan Greenwood power clear in the last 100 metres, Nathan setting a new 11 year old target of 5.09.15.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 11 Jun 2011 at 15:27

The two 10 year olds in heat 2 are well behind Louis' pace at the half way mark, and that's how it is at the finish, so Louis is guaranteed at least a silver medal.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 11 Jun 2011 at 15:22

Louis Illingworth sets the time to beatfor the remaining 3 age 10s with 5.26.77 in the first heat. Two more are going in heat 2.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 11 Jun 2011 at 15:21

The boys 400m freestyle is now underway. There are 5 age groups swimming together. We will know the results for age 10 by the end of heat 4, but need to wait until heat 12 for any more completed age groups.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 11 Jun 2011 at 15:19

The start list for session 9 is now available.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 11 Jun 2011 at 15:07

Chris is judging this afternoon, so has delegated the text commentary to me ... as long as I don't make any reference to parrots, wooden or otherwise.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 11 Jun 2011 at 15:06

I have now updated the BAGCAT tables, to include everything up to the end of session 7.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 11 Jun 2011 at 15:05

The afternoon session starts in just over 10 minutes time. 13 heats of 400 Freestyle for boys then 9 heats of girls 400IM.  We finish the session with 17 heats of boys 100m backstroke.

Comment by Tracy Jones on 11 Jun 2011 at 14:22

OMG...GOLD CMK well done, brill relay.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 11 Jun 2011 at 14:14

That's all for this session.  Lunch time.

I'm going to disable the live video feed to save a bit of bandwidth over lunch.  Don't worry, it will be back for the afternoon session.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 11 Jun 2011 at 14:12

Thanya Jasinska closes the gap to under 2 seconds for Amersham with 100m left to swim but Merryn Odell pulls away on the final 100 to touch in 9:13.21 and give gold to City of Milton Keynes A.  Silver goes to Amersham A and bronze to Guildford City A.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 11 Jun 2011 at 14:09

It's still Milton Keynes leading over Amersham at the final take over. But Charlotte George brings Woking up to third place.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 11 Jun 2011 at 14:07

Isobel Jones hands over to Lauren parker for Milton Keynes still in the lead with half the race swum. Their time of 4:28.54 is comfortably ahead of the split from the first heat.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 11 Jun 2011 at 14:06

Amersham's Mia Poplawska and Milton Keynes' Charlotte Evans break away on the first leg of heat 2. Mia leads at the 100m turn but it's Charlotte who gives Milton Keynes the lead at the first takeover.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 11 Jun 2011 at 14:01

And having lead from the start Hannah Patchett touches first for Crawley in 9:39.07. On to heat 2.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 11 Jun 2011 at 13:59

It's still Crawley at the final take over but Milton Keynes, Southampton and Oxford are all still chasing hard.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 11 Jun 2011 at 13:57

Emma Eades extends Crawley's lead on the second leg handing over to Tabitha Read-Caton in 4:48.27.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 11 Jun 2011 at 13:55

And we move on to the girls relay. It's the home team leading at the first take over - Lucie Street touches first for Crawley closely followed by Isobel Meikle for Oxford and Jessica Bishop for City of Southampton Red.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 11 Jun 2011 at 13:51

Kyriacos Papa-Adams proves too strong for Amersham and gives Thanet a body length lead with 100m left to swim. And he cruises back to touch in 8:32.22 and take gold for Thanet.  Silver will go to Amersham and bronze to Southampton.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 11 Jun 2011 at 13:48

The third leg battle is between Jamie O'Connor for Thanet and Ben Levart for Amersham. Ben touches ahead but the final swimmers enter the water side-by-side for a race to the finish.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 11 Jun 2011 at 13:46

Ben Evans pases on the second 100m of his leg to take the lead for Thanet at the half way point of the race. 4:17.23 puts them just half a second behind Southampton's pace now.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 11 Jun 2011 at 13:45

Much closer in heat 2. Sam Irvine turns first for Basingstoke Bluefins at the 100m mark but it's Tom Harrison for finishes the first leg first for Amersham. Their time of 2:08.70 is 4 seconds down on Southampton's spilt at this point though.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 11 Jun 2011 at 13:42

And Oliver Hughes touches home for City of Southampton Red to take the first heat in 8:40.20.

Harry Fryer and Bailey Whitehead battle up the final 50 but Bailey touches ahead for Portsmouth Northsea Red.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 11 Jun 2011 at 13:38

It's still Southampton over Portsmouth as the final swimmers enter the water. But the real battle is for third - again it's Portsmouth and Southampton with Bradley Isaacs just touching ahead for Southampton.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 11 Jun 2011 at 13:35

Ben Stevens holds the lead for Southampton at the second take over but Portsmouth's James Corrigen doesn't let him get too far away.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 11 Jun 2011 at 13:33

The first of two heats of the Boys 4x200m Freestyle relay is in the water.

Thomas Diaper-Fox goes out strongly for City of Southampton's Red team. He touches in 2:04.66 to hand over to Benjamin Stevens.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 11 Jun 2011 at 13:26

Two heats of boys relays followed by two heats of girls.

Comment by Tracy Jones on 11 Jun 2011 at 13:19

love the chilled out tunes

Posted by Chris Lambert on 11 Jun 2011 at 12:33

And that concludes the first session of the weekend. Now time for coffee before warm up for the relays at 1pm. Relays will start at 1:30pm.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 11 Jun 2011 at 12:30

FINAL of the Boys Age 14 200m Individual Medley

All seven swimmers are in a line as they come back down on the backstroke leg. Kyriacos Papa-Adams leads at the half way point in the race.

It's still Papa-Adams at the final turn but Christopher Green from Guildford comes from 6th to turn in 2nd place. And that's how it finishes - Kyriacos Paper-Adams claims the gold medal in 2:19.88.  Christopher Green silver and Basile Burnel bronze.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 11 Jun 2011 at 12:26

FINAL of the Boys Age 13 200m Individual Medley

Adam Milne takes an early lead and turns ahead after 50m. Adam stays ahead on the backstroke but Robert Griffiths and Ben Evans in the centre lanes touch virtually together just behind.

Adam drops back through the field on the breaststroke leaving Ben Evans in the lead. Ben holds the lead on the final 50 to take gold. Silver goes to Robert and Connor Lowey takes bronze.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 11 Jun 2011 at 12:22

FINAL of the Boys Age 12 200m Individual Medley

Less than five seconds separates the field in this final and there's nothing to seperate them after the backstroke leg. Harry Bradford in lane 3 touches first.

Freddy Clampett edges ahead on the breaststroke leg and it's all down to a sprint finish. Freddy stays ahead to finish in 2:27.99 and take the gold medal. Silver goes to Harry Bradford and bronze to Alex Merrill.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 11 Jun 2011 at 12:18

FINAL of the Boys Age 11 200m Individual Medley

Jamie O'Connor pulls ahead quickly and has a 10m lead at the midway turn. Tom Dean touches 2nd just ahead of Chaza Takudzwanshe.

No change on the breaststroke leg and Jamie comes back for an easy win in 2:28.05. Chaza pushes hard to try to take secnod but Tom Dean stays ahead to take the silver medal.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 11 Jun 2011 at 12:13

FINAL of the Boys Age 10 200m Individual Medley

A slight delay while we find a reserve swimmer. James Eddy leads at the 100m turn. Robert Youngs Do Patrocinio pushes hard but James holds his lead to finish in 2:49.22 and become British Gas South East Region champion.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 11 Jun 2011 at 12:02

That's all the heats swum. A few minutes break to comfort the officials and then we'll have the finals.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 11 Jun 2011 at 11:44

Just a few heats of the Girls 200m breaststroke to go and then we'll be on to the finals.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 11 Jun 2011 at 10:26

No finals now so it's a straight swim in the heats for both medals and BAGCAT points.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 11 Jun 2011 at 09:44

The start list for session 7 is now available.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 11 Jun 2011 at 09:25

The 200 IM is one of the events with finals so we're looking for the top eight in each age group to progress to finals at the end of the session.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 11 Jun 2011 at 09:19

And we're off - heat 1 of the boys 200 IM is in the water.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 11 Jun 2011 at 08:25

Welcome back to K2 for the second weekend of the British Gas ASA South East Region Age Group Championships. Warm up starts shortly and the competition gets underway at 9:15.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 10 Jun 2011 at 22:15

We're mostly setup at K2. A fairly early start tomorrow for the first warm up at 8:30.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 10 Jun 2011 at 12:28

Just getting ready to head off towards Crawley to set up for the weekend.  Don't forget .. if you are not going to swim, you need to withdraw. Go to Full Event Details to find out the way that you can withdraw.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 02 Jun 2011 at 22:45

ASA rankings has not accepted the submission of first leg relay splits. The necessary paperwork to validate relay splits is available for download from this website. The results sheets confirm declared swimmer names, the detailed timing sheets, signed by referees confirm that first splits are valid.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 22:24

All first leg relay splits this weekend were validated against backup or manual times and have been submitted to rankings, which means that they should automatically be recognised for entry to Nationals.

In the event of queries, I have the original results sheets showing splits, backups, signed by the race referee and relay declaration forms.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 22:06

Results by club for the final session and BAGCAT positions at the end of the first weekend are now available.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 16:46

That's it for this weekend. Thank you for joining us. We'll see you back at K2 in a couple of weeks for the conclusion of the championships.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 16:44

Ben Levart takes gold in 2:03.58. Thomas Diaper-Fox edges ahead to claim silver in 2:05.91 and Kyriacos Papa-Adams bronze.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 16:43

FINAL of the Boys Age 14 200m Freestyle

Ben Levart leaves it until the 2nd 50 to make his move but by the mid-way point he leads by over a second. The other medal positions will be close with less than a second seperating the next 5.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 16:39

It's still ben and Adam as they turn into the final length. but Jamie cunningham pulls out the stops on the final 50 and come throughs to win in 2:07.57. Ben Evans gets silver and Adam Milne bronze. 

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 16:38

FINAL of the Boys Age 13 200m Freestyle

Silence for the start then Connor Lowry surfaces first but it's the fastest qualifier Adam Milne who gets the touch at the first turn. Adam pulls ahead and turns just over 0.5 seconds ahead of Ben Evans.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 16:36

The four centre lanes turn almost together and it's all down to the final 50. Tyler Hamblin takes the gold in 2:12.18, alex Merrill 2nd and Harry Bradford gets bronze. 

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 16:34

Final of the Boys Age 12 200m Freestyle

Less than a second seperates the field at the 50m turn and not a lot changes on the 2nd 50. Tom Strudwick pulls out a small lead at the 50m point over Harry Bradford and Tyler Hamblin.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 16:31

With 50 metres to go Edward turns ahead of Tom Lee.

And Jamie O'Connor wins by half a length in 2:07.76. Tom Dean pases on the final length to take silver in 2:22.50 and Billy Martin comes through to take bronze.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 16:30

Final of the Boys Age 11 200m Freestyle

There's no prizes for prediciting the winner here. Jamie O'Connor takes advantage of dolphin kicks underwater and comes up just in the lead. Jamie leads by 2.5 seconds at the first turn but just a second seperates 2nd, 3rd and 4th.

Jamie extends his lead to 10 metres by the mid-point. Edward Lee turns 2nd in lane 5.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 16:27

But did he go out too fast? James still leads with 50 to go but Robert Youngs Do Patrocinio is chasing hard and closes the gap to less than a second. James holds the lead with 5m to swim and touches first to take gold in 2:31.56. Robert gets silver and Joel Thompson touches to take bronze. 

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 16:25

Final of the Boys Age 10 200m Freestyle

The swimmers are all in a line after the first 50 with James Eddy in lane 3 just edging ahead. As they reach the 100m turn James has got a body length lead.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 16:23

It's final time.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 16:22

Caitlin proves too strong on the final length and wins the heat by nearly three seconds in 2:25.94.  Sophie Waller gets silver.

In the 12 year old age group Zara Ryan will get gold after finishing third in the heat.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 16:20

The final heat of the weekend is heat 5. Caithlin Wheatley quickly starts to establish a lead but Zara Ryan won't let her get away. Zara continues to pile on the pressue and they go into the final 50 with less than a second seperating them.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 16:16

Oops, Lucy is of course 12 so can't get an 11 year old medal! Lydia Room wins gold in the 11 year old age group in 2:54.73.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 16:15

Lucy Gaen moves up to take the lead in length 3 and wins the heat in 2:54.11 to take gold in the 11 year old age group.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 16:13

Shannon Elvy gets the touch at the 100m point closely followed by Lucy Gaen and Lydia Room. Zoe Rolls in fourth is the fastest 10 year old at the turn.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 16:12

Heat 3 of the Girls 200m Butterfly has the last three 10 year olds and the last two 11 year olds.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 16:03

Oliver pulls away on the 2nd lap and wins comfortably in 2:13.27. Niall O'Leary gets silver.

Adam Milne finishes in 2:23.77 to take gold in the 13 year old age group. Silver will go to Oliver Goodhew and bronze to Robert Giffiths.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 16:02

The final heat, heat 16. As expected Oliver Jermy establishes a lead from the start but Niiall O'Leary stays close with him. Adam Milne leads over Ben Evans in the 13 year old event at the 100m mark.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 16:00

Luke Declerk tries to pull back and they pass the 15m mark together. Oliver Hughes gets the touch in 2:20.50. Oliver Goodhew goes fastest so far in the 13 year old age group with 2:24.07.  Jack Taylor goes third with 2 swimmers to go.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 15:58

Heat 15 is the penultimate heat with two of the last four 13 year olds. Oliver Hughes goes out quickly and established a two second lead at the 1st turn. At the 100m point it's still Oliver leading. Oliver Goodhew is the fastest of the two 13 year olds at this point.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 15:49

Jamie O'Connor is the last of the 11 year olds in heat 12. 2:43 to beat but he seems to cruise through to finish in 2:32.71 to take gold in a new region record time.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 15:46

Charlie Pullan takes the lead with 50m to swim and takes the heat in 2:29.19. David Witham is the fastest of the 12 year olds and takes gold in 2:30.08. Harry Bradford will take silver and I think bronze will go to Freddy Clampett.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 15:44

Heat 11 concludes the 12 year old event with five swimmers aiming to beat Freddy Clampett's time of 2:31.28. David Witham leads at the mid-way point with Harry Bradford a second behind.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 15:31

Billy Martin will be aiming to beat 2:43.75 and secure a first or second place finish in the 11 year old age group in heat 7. Curtis Tilbury turns first at 100m but Fraser Tattersdill comes back on the second 100 to touch in 2:39.70. Billy Martin goes second so will get either silver or bronze.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 15:27

James Eddy touches in 2:48.68 to claim gold in the 10 year old age group.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 15:27

Six swimmers all together at the 100m turn but Henry Offin gets the touch. It could still go any way with 50m to go. And it's joint 1st for Hamish Johnstone and Marcus Frontera in 2:43.75.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 15:24

James Eddy is the last of the 10 year olds swimming in heat 6. One of the 11 year old medals will also be decided in this heat with just two more to swim in subsequent heats.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 15:23

All swimmers in heat 5 are within a 4 seconds of each other at the 100m turn. Ben Rowett turns in 1:24.24, 6th in the heat but fastest in his age group so far. Owen Davies wins the heat from lane 7 in 2:45.75 and Ben goes fastest in the 10 year old age group by over three seconds.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 15:19

At the half way turn in heat 4 Oscar Kelly leads. Robert Youngs Do Patrocinio turns behind the pace set by Aidan Cannon. Oscar holds his lead in the second 100 to win in 2:47.16. Robert's time of 2:54.45 will put him 2nd with two swimmers to go.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 15:16

The last three 10 year olds go in heats 4, 5 and 6. Aidan cannon's time of 2:53.99 is the one to beat for a medal.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 15:03

16 heats of Boys 200m Backstroke now.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 15:03

Heat 9 is the final heat with three age group results to be decided. Emma Cain is the youngest competitor and leads by nearly a second at the turn. And she holds the lead to win the heat and her age group in 1:16.18.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 15:01

Lily Seaward leads heat 8 at the turn but Elizabeth Hopkins comes up on the other side of the pool to win in 1:20.63.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 14:59

Heat 7 of 9. Elinor Scanlon wins the heat in 1:23.01.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 14:48

All three age groups in the 100m breaststroke will be decided in the final heat.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 14:44

Final heat. Kate Windle leads at the turn but Flora Chung comes back and chases down the second 50 to win in 1:27.39. Kate Windle 2nd and Amy Hudgson 3rd.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 14:42

Ella Kenway improves on this time to set a standard of 1:33.94 as the target to beat.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 14:40

Three heats of Girls Age 10 100m Breaststroke. Alissa Clarke takes the first heat.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 14:38

Oliver Jermy manages to pull ahead but Ben Levart stays on his shoulder as they qualify for the final first and second.

Adam Milne will be fastest seed for the 13 year olds as Jamie Cunningham goes 2nd and Ben Evans 4th.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 14:36

Final heat. Two 13 year olds in the outside lanes and six 14 year olds in the centre of the pool. Oliver Jermy and Ben Levart turn together at the mid-way point while less than a second seperates the two 13 year olds.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 14:35

Casey Harte leads heat 16 by a tenth of a second with 50% swum but James Ellison gets the touch to finish 1st in 2:07.06. Adam Milne goes fastest in the Age 13 with two to go in the final heat.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 14:32

After a six heat gap we're back to the 11 year olds with Jamie O'Connor. Unless something goes wrong he'll easily make it through to the final as fastest seed. Jamie leads the heat after 100m and stays out in front to touch in a new region record time of 2:08.00.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 14:30

Heat 14 has the last two 12 year olds. A false start delays things but the remaining 7 get underway. Just over a second seperates the field at the mid-way point with Garth Jackson leading by 0.01 seconds. Evan Waters comes through on the second 100 to win in 2:10.81.

Tom Strudwick and Tyler Hamblin will qualify in lanes 4 and 5 for the 12 year old final.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 14:23

Connor Lowry leads the heat at the turn followed by Harry Bradford and Harry Basterfield. Harry Bradford is the fastest of the two 12 year olds in the heat. Lowry tries to get away but Bradford holds on to touch in 2:13.62 and become the fastest so far.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 14:20

Four more 12 year olds to swim in heats 12 and 14 to confirm the finalists. 2:19.54 will be enough to see them through.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 14:10

Two more 11 year olds to swim now. Tom Dean in heat 3 needs to beat 2:29.98 to make it to the final. Oliver Kincart leads the heat at the 100m mark and holds it to win in 2:18.33. Tom Dean touches in 2:26.03 which puts him third fastest with one swimmer to go. 

Comment by Ruth Jury on 29 May 2011 at 14:03

come on oli lines heat 11

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 13:57

James Eddy is the only 10 year old left to swim. 2:38.96 will get him through to the final. 2:33.99 sees him qualifing in third position.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 13:55

Two more ten year olds in Heat 3.  They must beat 2:38.13 to get into the final. Alexander Zalaf leads at the half way turn but Christopher Emery comes back on the second 100 to win in 2:31.86.

Robert Youngs Do Patrocinio safely through to the 10 year old final.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 13:51

All swimmers in heat 2 are age 10. Tom Westerman takes an early lead but by the 100m point Will Russell takes the lead and continues to win the heat in 2:35.01.  That should be enough to get him a final spot.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 13:49

Joel Thompson sets the target to aim for touching in 2:33.80 to winheat 1.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 13:47

We're startin with the Boys 200m Freestyle. 17 heats leading to 5 finals at the end of the session. Plus the swimmers will be looking for those all important BAGCAT points to add to their overall totals.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 13:44

The sun comes out as we welcome the lead officials to poolside.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 13:43

This afternoon @VodafoneUK is providing the live video streaming while @ThreeUK gives #bbcf1 coverage from Monaco.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 13:39

Welcome back to the final session of the first weekend of the British Gas ASA South East Region Age Group Championships 2011.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 13:35

Start list for session 6.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 12:01

Time for lunch - a slightly longer gap today, warm up for the afternoon sessions starts at 1pm with the first event at 1:45pm.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 12:01

That result is now confirmed.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 12:00

It's Summer Upton for Woking fighting off Lauren Parker from Milton Keynes on the final 50 but Woking touch first in 4:17.75 to take gold. MIlton Keynes will get silver less than a second behind and bronze will go to Amersham.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 11:58

As the last swimmers enter the pool Woking touch just ahead of Amersham and Milton Keynes.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 11:57

Olivia Entrican closes the gap for Amersham on the second leg but it's still Woking at the half way mark.

Comment by Tracy Jones on 29 May 2011 at 11:57

GO GO GO CMK

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 11:56

FINAL HEAT. Heat 4. Hannah Burvill for Woking leads by nearly 5 metres at the first take over recording a sub-minute 100.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 11:54

As the final swimmers for heat 3 enter the pool Portsmouth still lead. Lucie Street chases hard for Crawley but Emily Cornell holds the lead touching just ahead in 4:27.53.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 11:53

And it's bad news for Gravesend in heat 2.  Their third take over looked quick and it was a little too quick.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 11:52

Maidenhead lead after the first leg in heat 3 thanks to a 1:03.08 from Abigail Dow. Megan Owen comes back for Portsmouth pushing Maidenhead back to second.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 11:49

Ellie Cox gives Gravesend an early lead in heat 2. At the half way point Elizabeth Hopkins reaches a little earlier to give Southampton the lead by 0.3 seconds. At the final take over there's still nothing to choose between the teams but Gravesend just get the touch. Nicole Parish eases away for Gravesend and Northfleet on the final leg to win the heat in 4:29.95.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 11:44

Charley Egerton leads off for Basingstoke in the first heat of the girls and leads at the end of the first leg. Bethany Barby brings Milton Keynes from 4th to 1st at the half way point. At the final take over it's still Basingstoke trailing behind Milton Keynes. Phoebe Evans pushes hard for Basingstoke but Alice Weetman just holds the lead touching in 4:31.61.

Comment by Tracy Jones on 29 May 2011 at 11:43

Come on CMK

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 11:38

Gold goes to City of Southampton by 10 metres as Thomas Diaper-Fox touches in a new South East Region record time of 4:18.83. Silver to Thanet in 4:25.48 and Samuel Irvine brings Basingstoke Bluefins up to third for a bronze.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 11:36

Casey Harte has a good fly leg for Thanet as they try to close th gap on Southampton.  As the last swimmers enter the water it's still Southampton who are now swimming for national qualification.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 11:35

Basile Burnel increases Southampton's lead on the breaststroke and Christopher Green moves Guildford up to second.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 11:33

On to the final heat. Southampton's Oliver Hughes and Basingstoke's Adam Milne break away from the pack on the backstroke and it's Southampton who lead at the first take over.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 11:32

Ben Levart closes the gap for Amersham on the fly leg but Gravesend are still ahead at the turn.  Ben keeps pushing up the second 50 and touches just ahead as the final swimmers enter the water.

Connor Lowry tries to pull back for Gravesend but Tom Harrison maintains Amersham's lead to finish in 4:34.85.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 11:30

BAGCAT positions to the end dof session 4 are now available and now they do include the results of the girls 200IM from yesterday morning.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 11:29

Luke Declerk gets a good start for Gravesend and a strong backstroke leg gives them a 3 metre lead at the first take over. Jacob West pulls away on the breaststroke to increase their lead at the half way stage.  The other seven teams are all within 3 metres of each other.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 11:26

Bailey Whitehead extends Portsmouth lead on the fly and James Brindley brings Amersham through to second. Tyler Hamblin brings the race back for Portsmouth Red in 4:38.43. Amersham second and Windsor third.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 11:23

Jack Taylor gives Basingstoke the lead after the first leg but James Millar powers through for Portsmouth Red on the breaststroke closely followed by Brighton.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 11:20

The referee gets heat 1 underway. 

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 11:19

A short delay while the pool staff do something with one of the starting blocks.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 11:14

Session 5 of the British Gas ASA South East Region Age Group Championships is about to get underway. 3 heats of Boys 4x100m Medley Relay followed by 4 heats of Girls 4x100m Freestyle Relay.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 11:09

Start List for Session 5.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 10:36

Warm up for the relays session starts in just under 10 minutes and the first event will be 11:15.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 10:35

At the whistle Rebecca has a 6 second lead then it's Hannah, Zara and Nicole. Zara pushes hard on the final 100 but Hannah stays ahead.  Rebecca Dutfield smashes her entry time recording 9:26.51 to take gold in the age 13. Hannah Burville gets silver and Nicole Ryan bronze.

Zara Ryan touches in 9:36.88 which secures her a gold medal in the age 12.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 10:32

Rebecca continues to push the race forward opening up a 2 second lead by 500m over Hannah and with 200m to go she has extended this to 5 seconds.  Can she hold the pace for the final 200?

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 10:30

Rebecca Dutfield pulls herself back into contention over the next 200 to lead at the half way point. But with just a second seperating the top four it's far too early to read too much into it.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 10:29

The girls BAGCAT positions don't currently include the 200m IM. I will not be able to sort this out until the end of the 800m freestyle session.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 10:28

Zara Ryan takes the lead in the first 100 but as they come to a quarter distance Zara, Hannah Burvill and Nicole Ryan all turn together around 2:17, well ahead of the best split in both age groups.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 10:25

And the final heat. 9:45.66 the time to beat for the 13 year olds and 9:47.11 for the 12 year olds.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 10:24

200m to go and Mia leads by 5m but there are six swimmers fighting for second place all within a few metres of each other.

Kelly Small pulls away from the pack as they reach the 700m mark and closes the gap on Mia but Mia stays ahead to finish in 9:45.66 and becomes the fastest 13 year old so far.  Kelly Small touches in 9:50.79 which puts her second with just Zara Ryan to swim.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 10:20

At 400m Mia is still just over a second ahead turning in 4:51.17.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 10:18

With 4 lengths swum Mia Poplawska leads but with 600m left the rest of the field are still close enough for that to change. Emily is the faster of the two 12 year olds but a couple of seconds down on Sophie Waller's split.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 10:16

Now as the poolside starts to fill up with swimmers for the relays we come to the last two heats of the 800m and the conclusion of the Age 12 and Age 13 events. Kelly Small and Emily Heslop will be aiming to secure medals in this heat in the age 12 with just Zara Ryan swimming in the final heat.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 10:13

And Sophie does come in to take the heat in 9:47.11 - a 20 second improvement on the previous best time for the 12 year olds.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 10:10

Sophie Waller takes an early lead in heat 6 and as they pass the 600m mark she's about 20m up on Imogen Shepherd. Sophie is well under the pace set by Connie Dean so it looks like hers will be the time to beat for the last three 12 years as they swim in the last two heats.

Comment by Tracy Jones on 29 May 2011 at 10:04

Thanks for getting the web cam back on line

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 10:03

Jodie Shoesmith tries to pull back but Megan Owen holds her lead to win heat 5 in 10:04.26. Elizabeth Hopkins is the fastest 12 year old in the heat but only goes third overall with 6 girls to swim.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 09:57

So heat 5 is in the water now and the times are coming down.  Connie Dean improved on her entry time in heat 4 to record 10:09.23 and go top of the 12 year olds. At the half way stage of heat 5 Megan Owen leads in 4:58.47 a couple of metres ahead of Jodie Shoesmith. Amie Jones in third is fastest of the 12 year olds but is down on Connie's pace.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 09:51

Good news. A bounce of the internet connection has fixed the live video.

Comment by Heather NIsbet on 29 May 2011 at 09:49

I was just thinking the same thing - they did a 200 IM. Anyway, brilliant swims in the 800 free and well done on the bronze Em :-)

Comment by Tracy Jones on 29 May 2011 at 09:46

your right no 200Im scores

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 09:42

Those BAGCAT points don't quite right to those of us on the balcony as we think the girls did an IM yesterday.  We'll check and let you know.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 09:40

With 200m left to swim Ella has pulled ahead further and Krystiana has moved ahead to second. Ella gets the whistle in 8:56.77 and no one can catch her as she sets the best 12 year old time so far of 10:10.74. A huge improvement on her entry time.

Emily Nisbet touches in 10:46.47 which gives her the bronze medal for the 11 year olds.  Thanya Jasinska gets gold and Luiza Farache-Trajano silver.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 09:36

Some excitement at the start of the session. Two split timing pads! Thanks to trusty duck tape we manage to patch one up to the point where it is safe. We will need to monitor it carefully though.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 09:36

At the half way point Ella leads by about 15m.  Emily Cornell and Krystiana Papa-Adams turn almost together for 2nd.

It doesn't look like Emily Nisbet can reach the pace needed for gold but she is still well on target to improve on Isobel Meikle's time and get a medal of some kind.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 09:32

BAGCAT positions at the end of day 1 are now available.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 09:31

Emily Nesbit goes in lane 2 in the third of the eight heats aiming to beat 10:39.62. But let's not forget about the 7 other swimmers as well.

Ella Windle takes the lead in the first 100 turning in 1:11.52. After 200m Emily is a little down on Thanya's split time.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 09:27

Thanya leads by over 15m with 100m left to swim, with Isobel Meikle being chased by Charlotte George for 2nd and 3rd.

And after leading from the start Thanya Jasinska takes the lead in the 11 year old age group with a time of 10:39.62.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 09:25

At the half way point in heat 2 Thanya Jasinska leads in 5:12.22 which is about 5 seconds up on the pace from heat 1.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 09:25

At the half way point in heat 2 Thanya Jasinska leads in 5:12.22 which is about 5 seconds up on the pace from heat 1.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 09:24

Now it's time to take a look at the swimming. Luiza Farache-Trajano set the time to beat in heat 1 for the 11 year olds. We have 6 more 11 year olds in heat 2 and Emily Nesbit will complete the line up when she swims in heat 3.

Comment by Heather NIsbet on 29 May 2011 at 09:22

thanks, can you keep us updated on the 11yr old girls 800 free please?

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 09:20

The webcam should now be updating.  I can't get live video working at the moment - I'll try to fix it during a break.

Comment by Ruth Jury on 29 May 2011 at 09:16

come on cmk

Comment by Tracy Jones on 29 May 2011 at 09:13

Morning, is the web cam working today. Its showing off line.

Comment by Heather NIsbet on 29 May 2011 at 09:05

Will the web cam be back on air?

Comment by Heather NIsbet on 29 May 2011 at 08:22

Some great swims yesterday. Brilliant coverage for all us poor parents stuck chewing our nails at home!!! Thank you! GOOD LUCK WANTAGE WHITE HORSES swimming club.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 29 May 2011 at 08:11

Good morning. About 20 minutes to go until warm up starts here at K2.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 18:18

And that concludes today's swimming. Have a good evening and we'll see you bright and early tomorrow morning for the second day of the championships.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 18:17

Sorry, distracted during that last heat! Abigail Dow wins the heat in 1:10.37 and that will give her the gold in the 13 year old age group. Alesia Harris records 1:11.00 to take gold in the 12 year old age group.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 18:14

The 12 and 13 year old medals will be determined over the final two heats. It could be any one of five girls with 5 metres to go but Emily Heslop touches first in 1:12.00.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 18:13

Thank you to our loyal band of officials. It has been a long day, only just inside ASA guidelines for the maximum swimming time in a day.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 18:13

Emma Cain is the last of the 11 year olds to swim.  She goes in lane 2 of heat 8. 1:16.13 remains the time to beat.

Emma gets of to a good start using about 10 of the 5m allowed under water. Georgia Tagg turns first but all 8 swimmers are close coming down the fnal 50. Sarah Hammond wins the heat in 1:14.09.

Emma can't beat Imogen McCalman's time but 1:17.18 gives her the silver medal. Amy Crisp will take bronze.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 18:10

We will publish the first table of BAGCAT times at the start of the morning session tomorrow.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 18:08

Charlotte George will be looking to secure a medal in heat 6. Anything better than 1:17.42 will get a medal and 1:16.13 to take the lead.

Lydia Harris leads at the turn and holds on to take the heat in 1:13.81. Charlotte records 1:17.73 putting her fourth so no medal for her.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 18:05

Just three 11 year olds left to swim now and determine the medals. The first of the three is Luiza Farache-Trajano in heat 5.  Tabitha McCormick leads at the turn and Luiza lies in 5th.

Tabitha wins the heat in 1:14.29. Luiza's time of 1:17.55 puts her third with two swimmers to go so she'll have to wait for the next two heats to see if she'll get a medal.

Comment by Sarah Gibbons on 28 May 2011 at 17:58

H&WSC - Well done Katie and Ollie. What a great start to the competition!! We're really proud of you. See you tomorrow. Love from Jacob, Sarah and Nick xx

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 17:55

K2 are obviously trying to save money on power - the lights keep going off so it's quite dark in here. That explains any spelling mistakes as I can't see the keyboard!

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 17:54

Kate Windle takes an early lead in the final heat and comes back in 1:19.90 to take the gold medal.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 17:51

Our results panel does not seem to like Sinéad Vine-Nealon.  Neither does the blog!

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 17:51

Heat 4 - and Emilia Sansome sets the time to aim for. 1:20.95.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 17:50

Our results panel does not seem to like Sinéad Vine-Nealon.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 17:48

Back to the girls. Charlotte Ibbeson takes the lead in heat 2 with a time of 1:24.00.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 17:46

Hold the press - a change to that result of the 400 IM. Kyriacos Papa-Adams will take the gold medal as Oliver Jermy is DQed for his backstroke turn.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 17:44

Ninah Strydom wins heat 1 in 1:25.12.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 17:43

Now things get a little quicker.  Event 133 is a straight forward event with just 10 year olds. 5 heats, the fastest swimmer wins.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 17:42

Oliver's lead is cut to just 1.5 metres with 100m to swim. Ben Evans is looking good for gold in third place. But Oliver Jermy pulls away again on the freestyle and comes back in 4:46.39 to set a new South East Region record and take gold.  Kyriacos Papa-Adams will get silver and Tom Gregson bronze.

Ben Evans will get gold in the 13 year old age group and Oliver Waldram's 5:13.98 is enough to get him silver.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 17:39

Two 13 year olds and six 14 year olds make up the final heat. Oliver Jermy takes the lead on the fly closely followed by Ben Levart. Ben Evans is the fastest 13 year old at this point.

At the mid-way stage Oliver Jermy still leads but it's now Kyriacos Papa-Adams in second place.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 17:36

After the backstroke leg it's Evan Waters in lane 8 who leads, turning in 2:27.85. Elliot Moulder is 2nd and Jamie O'Connor third.

Christopher Green comes from 6th to lead after the breaststroke leg and his time of 5:06.71 will be the time to beat in the final heat.

But it's Jamie O'Connor who wins the heat in a new region record time of 5:05.64. That also gets him a gold medal by over 40 seconds!

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 17:32

Heat 12 is the penultimate heat and has the last 11 year old - Jamie O'Connor in lane 6. Based on entry time he should easily take gold.  One of the medals in the 13 year old age group will also be decided in this heat as only two remain for the final heat.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 17:30

No signficant changes in the backstroke and Daniel extends his lead further on the breaststroke leg. Harry is still ahead of Oliver but the gap has closed.

Daniel takes the heat in 5:11.78. Harry Bradford takes gold in the Age 12 event and Oliver Kincart silver.  Bronze will go to Alexander Wlmshurst

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 17:26

Harry Bradford and Oliver Kincart are the last of the 12 year olds to swim. The field spreads quickly in the butterfly leg with Daniel Malamud leading by just under a second at the turn. Harry leads the 12 year old race at this point.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 17:24

So 5:26.89 is what Alexander Wilmshurst needs to beat if he wants a medal.  George Emmis leads after 200m.  Alexander Wilmshurst is well inside Alex Merrill's split at this stage.

Thomas Diaper-Fox takes the lead on the breaststroke leg but George doesn't let him get away. Thomas pulls away on the freestyle leg taking the lead in his age group in 5:08.02.

Alexander claims a medal with his time of 5:20.03 but we'll need to wait until the end of heat 11 to find out which one.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 17:18

Luke Declerk wins heat 9 in 5:13.76. Jordan Honour finishes in 5:35.17 which means the time to beat in the 12 year old age group remains 5:26.89.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 17:16

The last four 12 year olds swim over the next three heats. Jordan Honour in heat 9 is looking to beat Alex Merrill's time of 5:26.89 to set the standard the last three will need to beat.

Luke Declerk is dominating the heat with a 6 second lead at the half way point. Jordan is back in 7th but he isn't competing directly with the others in the heat.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 17:16

When this event is finished we have about 40 minutes of 100m backstroke, which makes our 6:30 finish time look about right.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 17:12

Heat 8 sees the first of the 14 year olds taking to the pool. Tom Slater leads in lane 2 after the backstroke leg. Garth Jackson has a good breaststroke leg moving from 5th to 2nd in the first 50 and touching at the 300m mark just 1.5 seconds behind Tom.

They are neck-and-neck with 15m to go but Garth takes the heat in 5:18.13 and becomes the fastest 13 year old so far.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 17:12

The Test Match Special team have just taken delivery of a cream cake. I suspect that your SER bloggers will not be so lucky.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 17:09

Still no pigeons, but there is a parrot, of the wooden ornamental variety presiding over the whipping area.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 17:06

Back in the pool heat 7 is pretty much as close as you can get with 100m to go.  Ben Goldfinch leads with Dominic Polling and James Millar on his heels.  Sam Irvine powers through on the freestyle though winning the heat in 5:21.95.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 17:05

The Brighton swimmers are getting excited and making lots of noise as they cheer Dominic Polling into his final turn.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 17:02

Oh! There are no pigeons outside on the grass today .. probably too windy.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 17:00

You can see that after heat 5 there is just one 11 year old left to swim.  So well done to Tom Dean and Nathan Corrigan who will take home a medal. Jamie O'Connor will swim in heat 12 to determine which one.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 16:58

I think we probably need to start making comments about the behaviour of the pigeons outside on the grass, or maybe the number of spaces in the car park.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 16:57

Chris is awake again ... I'll leave the comments to him for a while.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 16:55

Heat 6 gives some excitement - we're on to Page 2 of the start list after just under 2 hours of the session.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 16:43

Now we can relax as the other age groups compete.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 16:41

James Eddy just beat that target with a time of 6.04, but the referee is approaching with a DQ slip .. which lane??? Not lane 8, James takes the gold.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 16:35

After heat 2, the time to beat for the last 2 10 year olds is now 6.05.34, set by Aidan Cannon.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 16:33

Pity the officials on poolside. They have been there for more than 90 minutes and we just finished the first event of the adternoon session.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 16:32

You can tell I have taken over blogging from Chris for a while. I make lots os speeling mystakes.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 16:30

Anthony McGowan sets the age 10 target with 6.34.55 in heat 1. However, I will amazed if this isn't beaten by one of the 7 10 year olds left to swim.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 16:27

The last 10 year old goes in heat 3. We will need to wait until heat 11 to sort our any of the older age groups.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 16:24

The girls 400m freestyle is finished, but the paint isn'r dry yet, so we now have 13 heats of boys 400m IM!

Posted by Mike Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 16:10

We have to wait until the final heat to see who has won the age 12 and 13 groups.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 16:09

Although last in her heat, Emma Cain's time of 5.00.41 is confortably the fast age 11, so she takes gold.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 16:01

Just one 11 year old left to swim. Emma Cain in heat 11 needs to beat 5.05.73 to take gold.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 15:59

Yes, but Caitlin Fearon in heat6 beat both of the them.

Comment by Chris Lee on 28 May 2011 at 15:57

and did Hannah and Katie beat Emma?

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 15:29

As heat 5 enters the pool there are just three 10 year olds to swim.  Hannah Wain and Kate Windle swim in this heat aiming to beat Emma Green's time of 5:23.34 to secure themselves a medal.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 15:15

Heat 2 starts off more or less on the same pace as heat 1.  Ella Kenway turns 0.04 seconds faster than Rosie.  Ella holds her lead through to the 300m mark but Amy Hodgson chases strongly on the final lap.  Amy pases in last few metres to record 5:33.54 and become the fastest 10 year old.  Ella is just 0.03 seconds behind.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 15:08

Rosie Gunn leads heat 1 from the start and sets the early pace of 5:40.41.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 15:01

A fairly relaxed start to this afternoon.  13 heats of Girls 400m Freestyle followed by 13 heats of Boys 400m IM. I make that about many minutes of swimming. 

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 14:56

The start list for session 3 is available to download.

Comment by Amanda Jermy on 28 May 2011 at 14:39

Well done Katie and Ollie from Havant & Waterlooville Swimming club- Good Luck for this afternoons session.

Comment by Sheila White on 28 May 2011 at 14:17

Very best wishes to Wantage White Horses especially Jake Kay-Good Luck From Sheila and Den (Grandma and Grampy)

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 14:00

And that concludes Session 2.  Session 3 will start at 3pm.  Just time for a bit of lunch!

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 13:58

Thanet chase hard by Amersham hold on to take gold in 3:55.35.  Thanet take silver.  Bracknell finish third but it will be Southampton will take the bronze medal based on their time in heat 2.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 13:57

Ben Levart pulls out a 5 metre lead for Amersham followed by Thanet and Bracknell but can they hold it for the final 100?

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 13:56

Amersham take the lead at te half way stage, up on Southampton's split time. Thanet move up to second.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 13:55

So Southampton have set an impressive target for the teams in the final heat to aim for. After 100m it's Bracknell, Amersham, Rushmoor.

Comment by Tracy Jones on 28 May 2011 at 13:53

Well done to CMK for the girls 11-13 Med relay silver

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 13:52

Heat 2 gets underway eventually. City of Southampton White lead over City of Southampton Red as the first swimmers touch. The Red team pull away to lead by three seconds after 200m. Portmouth move up to second place.

At the third take over Portsmouth remain sandwiched between Southampton in first and third. Guildford's final swimmer fights hard but can't quite catch Southampton White on the final leg.

City of Southampton's Red team set the pace at 3:58.57.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 13:45

Just a short delay while we sort an admin error which resulted in a team missing their heat.  They will get their swim.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 13:41

Now we move to the boy's 4x100m Freestyle Relay. Gravesend take the early lead in the first leg but at the half-way point Amersham lead over Basingstoke then Gravesend.

Amersham pull out a 3 second lead with one swimmer to go folowed by Windsor and Crawley who touch exactly together.

It is Amersham who set the pace touching in 4:13.50, about half a second ahead of Crawley who managed to close the gap.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 13:35

And Guildford City take the heat and gold medals by a good 10 metres.  City of Milton Keynes come through to take silver and Rushmoor will get bronze.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 13:34

With 100m left to swim Guildford look set to take gold. It'll be down to the final swimmers to decide who will get silver and bronze.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 13:33

Guildford lengthen their lead at the mid-way point. Rushmoor Royals move to second place.  Milton Keynes are third in the heat but they are outside the split set in heat 2.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 13:31

Guildford City's A team go out strongly on the first leg and lead at the first take over.  Milton Keynes are just over a second behind.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 13:30

The swimmers for the final heat enter the pool. Don't forget these teams aren't just swimming for region medals but also for national qualification.  The fastest teams from around the country will be invitied to the national championships in Sheffield in July.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 13:29

As the final swimmers enter the pool Maidenhead hold their lead but Amersham are just one second behind. Amersham close the gap with 50m to go and just pull ahead as they pass the flags for the final time.

Amersham take the lead in the event in 4:57.30 with one heat to go.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 13:26

Heat 2 gets off faster than heat 1 - Maidenhead lead in 1:10.78, nearly 8 seconds faster than the heat 1 split.

Maidenhead hold their lead after the breaststroke leg but Crawley, Staines and Amersham are all close behind.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 13:22

Bracknell keep their lead with 100m to go and Gravesend move up to second.

And Gravesend continue to pull back, coming through to touch in 5:08.98 to take first place in the heat.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 13:19

Phoebe Evans from Basingstoke leads heat 1 after the first 100m.  Bracknell are in second place.

Georgie Vlatas from Bracknell pulls ahead leading at the half way stage.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 13:10

The relay session starts at 13:15 with the Girls 4x100m Medley Relay.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 12:20

Hannah holds her lead with 50m to go but Leah Picillo has the better breaststroke leg to take second place.  It's all down to the final 50.

Hannah takes gold in 2:29.33.  Abigail Dow comes up the outside take silver and Charlotte Evans even closer to the side of the pool takes bronze.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 12:19

Caitlin Wheatley in lane 3 leads after the fly leg but the rest are close behind.

At the mid-way point Hannh Burvill takes the lead in 1:10.30 but less than a second sperates the next four.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 12:17

Final of the Girls Age 13 200m Individual Medley

Less than half a second seperates the second, third and fourth qualifiers in the last final of the session.  A slight problem at the start but the swimmers get off OK on the second attempt.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 12:14

Final of the Girls Age 12 200m Individual Medley

Zara Ryan and Sophie Waller turn almost together at the 50m mark.  Zara pulls ahead by over three seconds on the backstroke and further ahead on the breaststroke.

Sophie continues to chash up the final 50 but Zara Ryan holds on to take gold by exactly one second.  Sophie Waller picks up silver and Jessica Bishop bronze.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 12:10

Emma Cain finishes well ahead in 2:35.68 to take the gold medal.  Charlotte George touches just ahead of Isobel Meikle to make up the medalists.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 12:09

Emma extends her lead on the breaststroke.  Charlotte holds second place but Luiza Farache-Trajano comes up to third place with 50m left to swim.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 12:08

Final of Girls Age 11 200m Individual Medley.

Emma Cain qualified 9 seconds faster than the next swimmer so based on that should take gold.

But after the first 50 it's Charlotte George who touches ahead in 34.24. Emma has the stronger backstroke leg leading by a second and a half at the mid-way point in the race.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 12:05

Kate Windle touches first in 2:47.07 to take gold, second Hannah Wain and third Amy Hodgson.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 12:05

At the half way stage Kate still leads by Hannah pulls up into second.  Kate continues to pull away on the breaststroke and Hannah gains a lead of just over a second from Amy Hogson who is now third.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 12:04

The first final - Girls Age 10 200m Individual Medley. Kate Windle leads by 0.5 seconds after the fly leg.  Second is Millie Pope closely followed by Hannah Wain.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 12:02

Sorry - webcams have stopped talking to the computer.  I'll try to fix it during the break.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 11:42

Jamie turns at the 100m mark in 1:27.11, well inside the pace he needs for gold.  He finishes in 2:56.88 to take the gold medal.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 11:36

Sorry for the break in updates.  Jamie O'Connor is the only 11 year old still to swim in the Boys 200m Fly.  He'll be aiming to beat Tom Dean's time of 3:07.29 when he swims in the next heat.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 10:58

Kate Windle turns first in heat 2 - ahead of Millie's split time. But it's Flora Chung who finishes first in 1:21.42 to take the gold medal.  Zoe Rolls is second and Kate Windle third.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 10:56

Just two heats of the girls age 10 100m Butterfly. Millie Pope takes the first heat in 1:25.01.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 10:54

In the age 13 Jamie Cunningham's time of 58.81 will give him gold and Adam Milne will get silver.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 10:53

Tom Harrison leads at the turn but all are within 1.5 seconds.  Four swimmers in a row with 5 metres to go and Ben Levart touches in 56.88 to take gold.  Oliver Jermy 2nd and James Ellison third.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 10:52

The final heat.  Seven 14 year olds battle for a medal and one 13 year old.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 10:52

Two heats to go and two 13 year olds.  Adam Milne's time of 59.53 is the time to beat.  In heat 10 Geore Marsh swims in lane 4.  He turns fourth in 28.64 and finishes in 1:00.06.  That gets him a medal - but what colour?

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 10:45

Heat 6 has the final three 12 year olds aiming to beat 1:02.34.  Alex Merrill leads at the turn and touches just over the minute in 1:00.23 which gives him gold.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 10:34

And the final heat - all 11 year olds.  Jamie O'Connor leads at the turn and finishes 5 metres ahead in 1:00.10.  Edward Le takes silver and Tom Dean bronze.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 10:33

Heat 4 - James Eddy is the last 10 year to swim, aiming to beat 1:10.25 for gold.  He turns in 34.60 and finishes in 1:11.51 which puts him equal third.  Tom Westerman takes the gold medal in 1:10.25 to become the first British Gas ASA South East Region Age Group Champion of the year.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 10:29

Boys 100m Freestyle now.  No finals for this so it's all about the times.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 10:22

And on to the final heat. The final 11, 12 and 13 year old girls swim in this heat. At the half way stage Zara Ryan leads in 1:10.45 with Hannah Burvill just 0.01 seconds behind. Zara pulls ahead on the breaststroke leg but Hannah won't let her get away and pulls back to touch just ahead in 2:30.97.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 10:02

Heat 10 sees the last of the 10 year olds - Kate Windle swimming in lane 6.   She turns at the half way point in 1:18.60 and finishes fifth in the heat in 2:44.79 to be the fastest in the age group going into the final.

Comment by Ruth Jury on 28 May 2011 at 09:49

Good luck to all CMK swimmers, including Charlotte Evans & Isobel Jones.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 09:47

Zoe Morby takes the lead in the 10 year old age group putting her through to the final later this morning.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 09:42

Heat 5 is now in the water with the first of the 11 year olds.  With only six 10 year olds left after this heat the top two will have secured their final spot.  Millie Pope's time of 3:00.99 is the time to beat.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 09:39

The girls in this event are swimming both for BAGCAT points and a place in the final. There are 17 ten year olds left to swim with the last not going until heat 10.

Comment by Heather NIsbet on 28 May 2011 at 09:35

Good luck WANTAGE WHITE HORSES swimming club!!!

Comment by Sarah Lees on 28 May 2011 at 09:32

Good luck to Joshua, James, Jacqueline, Jess and Lara and all the other Fareham Nomads swimmers.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 09:26

Apologies for the slight delay due to some technical issues. The first heat is now in the water.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 09:08

If you refresh now you should get the live scoreboard.  About 5 minutes to go until the girls kick of this year's championships with the 200 IM.

Comment by Dave Chan on 28 May 2011 at 08:59

Good luck to Joe, Charles, Michelle and Ben from Worthing

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 08:04

A little under 30 minutes now until the start of warm up.  The first event starts at 9:15.

Posted by Chris Lambert on 28 May 2011 at 08:04

Good morning and welcome to K2 for the British Gas ASA South East Region Age Group Championships.

Comment by lynda kay on 28 May 2011 at 07:46

Good luck Portsmouth

Comment by Nicola Louise Upton on 28 May 2011 at 06:54

Good Luck to All Woking swimmers this weekend :-)

Comment by Jonathan George on 27 May 2011 at 19:48

Good Luck everyone!

Posted by Mike Lambert on 26 May 2011 at 13:27

In the e-mail I sent out yesterday, In included instructions for submission of relay team declarations. The e-mail address that I gave was incorrect. It should be

champs@southeastswimming.org

Please accept my apologies.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 24 May 2011 at 14:59

Full session times are now available.

Posted by Mike Lambert on 24 May 2011 at 09:00

Full session times for the BAGCAT will be published later today. Meanwhile, I can confirm that warm-up for the first session of each day will start at 8:30am.