Modernian Swimming Club exceeded all expectations at the Bedfordshire County Swimming Championships held over two weekends during March at Inspire:Luton “...By every measure of success, the Club has achieved results that are unprecedented.”, said Ian Douglas, the club’s Director of Swimming. “...Club swimmers have broken records, won more medals than any other club and set new standards to qualify for regional and national competitions. As important, every swimmer is achieving their potential, with 245 personal best performances over 4 days of racing. The club is getting the basics right to build strength in depth. It is the basis of long term success”.
The whole first weekend at the Bedfordshire county championships was outstanding. The atmosphere, fast swimming and overall team cohesion is why I love swimming coaching and the sport in general.
There were far too many outstanding swims to name them all, and it would generally mean that I would mention every single person that swam. I have compiled the main facts for you to read, as I thought this would be a better summation of the meet. Generally the standard that the swimmers set, far outreached what I had expected. I was pleasantly surprised. To swim this fast at this stage of the season is exciting, with roughly just under half of it to go.
Yet again I find myself using superlatives about the team and individual performances. The team performance was amazing, supporting each other individually and as a team. The racing ability of individuals and the relay teams was fantastic and showed brilliant potential for the future. Modernian’s topped the medal table with 129 gold, 105 silver and 58 bronze medals. In total the club won 34% of the total medals awarded at the championships. We can only hope to try to achieve the same level of success at next year’s championships.