Eleven swimmers from Leighton Buzzard Swimming Club recently participated in the 2012 Biggleswade Open Meet, held at the Saxon Pool in Biggleswade. The LBSC squad produced some excellent swims with 1 gold, 5 silver and 6 bronze medals being won and 21 new personal best (‘PB’) times being achieved.
Leoné Crick came first in the boys 13 years 50m backstroke sprint and came away wearing the gold medal. He also won silver in the 200m backstroke and the 200m butterfly and bronze in the 100m backstroke. Bethany Twitchell did magnificently in the 50m freestyle and breaststroke sprints gaining two silver medals whilst
Jess Payne took the silver medal in the 50m butterfly and bronze in the 50m breaststroke. Sam Twitchell was delighted to come away with two bronze medals won in the boys 14 years 50m freestyle and 50m breaststroke events and Tom Faulkner achieved bronze in the boys 11 years 50m breaststroke. Michael Judd also won the bronze medal in the boys 13 years 50m butterfly.
The aim of this open meet was to allow swimmers to gain better entry times for the Bedfordshire County Championships which start in February. The 21 new ‘PB’ times achieved by swimmers meant that their personal aims were met! Those gaining new personal best times were Bethany Twitchell (2), Jess Payne (2), Elise Crick (3), Lauren Faulkner, Connor Ferguson (3), Tom Faulkner (3), Sam Twitchell (4), Leoné Crick (2) and Louis Bell.
Two Leighton Buzzard Swimming Club Swimmers also attended the Linslade Crusaders Open Meet at Bletchley. Katy Casterton won the gold medal in the 200m butterfly and silver in the 200m Individual Medley. Conor O’Gorman, despite sustaining an injury that resulted in withdrawal from later events, achieved bronze position in the boys 200 Individual Medley and the 200m breaststroke and achieved 3 new personal best swims.
Lesley Cox-Smith, Chair of LBSc was delighted with the results saying ‘with the Beds County Championships coming up soon, these achievements look as though the LBSC swimmers will do well at that as well.