Counties Second Weekend

Well done to all our swimmers. It was another great weekend for the club. Many reached finals and some achieved Midlands qualifying times. Congratulations to Stephen Stanley who won the 100m Breaststroke Senior Championship and Finn Nicholl who won the Junior 50m Butterfly Championship. In addition the following swimmers won Senior championship medals: Paul Stanley - 100m Breaststroke Silver. Thando Hart - 50m Freestyle Silver. Finn Nicholl - 400m Freestyle Silver, 200m Backstroke Silver, and Bronze for 200m Freestyle, 200m Individual Medley, 50m Butterfly. The following swimmers won medals at Junior Championship level: Thando Hart - 50m Freestyle Silver. Ben Scarrott - 100m Breaststroke Bro

Counties long distance weekend

Well done to all Stafford Apex long distance swimmers. There were a few Age Group medals: Gold for Anise McCausland and Issy Aspinall. Silver for Joe Stratton and Ella Shaw. Great swimming!

Report from BUCS

A group of 4 Apex members had a successful meet at the BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sport) long course champs in Sheffield this weekend. On the biggest weekend of the year for university sport across Britain, Sheffield was host to numerous sports for their national championships. Athletics, karate and badminton to name a few. Ponds Forge was the ideal venue to hold such a prestigious competition and our boys thoroughly delivered. Paul Stanley (Swansea) achieving 2 large pb’s in the 400m IM and 200m breaststroke whilst being one of the youngest at the meet. Jack Rowe (Reading) competed in both of the relays including his first long course 100m butterfly and then 50m freestyle a

Great Results at Counties Day 2

To get the day off to a great start, Ben Cope became Senior Staffordshire County Champion for the 400 IM. Joe Stratton won an age group gold medal. In the Girls 200 backstroke age group finals, team Apex won 1 silver (Anise McCausland) and 1 bronze (Lily Kemp). We then had another Senior County Champion (and Junior at the same time) when Finn Nicholl won the 100m Freestyle. In fact Apex had 5 of 8 swimmers in the Championship final. Well done to Jack Rowe, Ben Cope, Simon Hadfield and Tom Watkin. In the 100m Breaststroke, Morgan Lerpiniere won Silver in her Age group and made her first appearance in a Championship Final. Team Apex followed all this up with an age group bronze medal for Toby

Counties Day 1

The weekend started off with a particularly gruelly 200 free for the girls with several making finals, leading to many winning medals including a silver, a gold and 2 bronze. Next came the boys 200m Breaststroke, where Ben Cope became Senior County Champion, with Paul Stanley in Silver Medal position. 7 boys made it through to the age group final, picking up 2 Gold Medals, 1 silver and 1 bronze. 2nd event for the girls was the 100 back with the 10/11 girls winning a bronze and 4th place, the 12 girls winning a 4th place and the 13 and 15 year old girls winning a 5th place all in age group finals. Next up was the boy's 100 fly which gained Apex a silver and a gold medal in the age group final

Good Luck!

Good luck to all Apex members swimming at the Staffordshire County Championships over the next 3 weekends!

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We have been supported by Councillors Maureen Compton, Ann Edgeller & Carolyn Trowbridge