WCASA Youth 2010

WCASA Youth 2010

Truro City Swimmers make a compete at the 2010 Regional ASA Youth Championships … 

1st, 2nd & 3rd May

The ASA Regional Youth Championships held last weekend in the 50 metre pool at Millfield, is the one time of the year when the best of the West (from Swindon and Gloucester to Penzance) have an opportunity to compete against each other. Qualifying times are tough – this is just one step below the ASA National Event with cornish swimmers inevitably suffer the disadvantage of not having a 50 metre pool to train in.  This year coach Jane Deards took 11 qualifying swimmers from Truro City Swimming Club.

It is always a big step up for swimmers who’s training is all performed in the short course pool with limited time. The results from the Truro City Swimming Club swimmers demonstrated the determined manner in which they wish to not just to take part, but excelled to be amongst the best from the West with two of our swimmers returning home as medal winners.

Kay de Courcy swam a very strong first race in the 400m Individual medley copleting the event in a time of 5.17.24 and received the gold medal from the top of the podium in this heat declared winning event. Kay then went on to better her prevous national qualifying time in the 200m Individual Medley in the heats and in the final to come away with the silver medal and better her own Cornwall County ASA Junior record.  Kay also rounded off a fine weekend by making the 200m Breaststroke final finsihing with a fine 4th place.

Distant swimmer Jack Middleton swam an excellent race in the heat declared winner 800m Freestyle, finishing in a reputable 3rd position to be presented with the bronze medal . Jack also swam the 400m Freestyle, 50m 100m and 200m backstroke events. 

On the third and final day Jack took the helm as the club coach, with lots of sound advice to the rest of the team during the final events, it could be a sign of things to come.

Josie Williams already with a national swimming time made two finals in the 100m and 200m freestyle events. Coming 6th in the 100m freestyle in a time of 1.01.69 and in the 200m freestyle final in a time of  2.14.25 came 7th after a good credible heat time of 2.13.47. Josie also swam the 50m freestyle, 50m butterfly  and was 1st reserve for the 200m Individual medley in time of 2.34.75 smashing her personal best by over 10 seconds.

Mens club captain Charlie Middleton who this year gained several event qualifying times and coming off the back of a very recent and successful colleges national championships swam a creditable 30.63 in the 50m Backstroke, 100m backstroke 1.06.31, 200m backstroke 2.29.08 and the 200m Individual medley.

Womens club captain Mesha  Wardman also swam the 100m Breaststroke in 1.26.43, 200m Individual medley , 2.47.55, 100m Backstroke,1.16.43, 50m Backstroke, 35 76. 200m Breaststroke 3.07.19.

Luke Hollis swam a solid 50m backstroke in 30.83, 100m backstroke 1.05.54 and 200m backstroke in a time of 2.23.94.

James Davis swam the 800m freestyle 9.50.90, 400m freestyle 4.42.99 and the 50m freestyle 27.91.

Nicola Russell swam the 50m Backstroke 35.16,and the 50m freestyle 31.27.

Holly Abrahams , Luc Hesdon and Courtney Lee Reid attended the event to swim time trials and will be attending their Age Group Regional Championships in June.

This was a long and challenging weekend –  it is a great achievement for these young swimmers to qualify for this event and Jane was very pleased with their performance and successes.

Good luck to everyone swimming in the Age Groups later this month!


For the complete results click HERE