Wolverhampton - January 21st/22nd
Summary of the second weekend results
Yet another fantastic weekend of swimming for the team competing at the second full weekend of County Championships.  Wrekin had 46 members from the Senior, Junior and Development squads competing this year giving plenty of exciting races across all the age groups.
This weekend saw the team achieve 44 West Midland Qualifying times and 174 Personal Best times, well done to all who competed.  With one more session to go next weekend, top boy/girls results will be announced after the distance races.

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Harriet Smith - 7 Gold, 1 Silver
Jack Males - 5 Gold, 3 Silver, 1 Bronze
Will Slawson - 4 Gold, 4 Silver
Anya Preece - 3 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze
Eve Leleux - 4 Silver, 2 Bronze
Aron Preece - 2 Silver, 5 Bronze
Ella Thatcher-Plant - 1 Silver, 1 Bronze
Will Timmins - 1 Silver, 1 Bronze
Tiegan Dunne - 1 Silver
Hannah Ross - 1 Bronze
Amy Pryce - 1 Bronze
Aidan Hofland -1 Bronze
Leon Steer - 1 Bronze

Wolverhampton - January 13th/14th
Summary of the weekend results

Huge well done to all those who competed at the first weekend of the County Championships.  It was a busy weekend with lots of tough competition and racing but as always Wrekin swimmers rose to the occasion and produced some fantastic results.

Special mention to Sam Neeld who broke the County record in the 16&over 50m Breaststroke with an incredible swim of 29.98.  

With 70 West Midland Qualifying times achieved and 179 Personal Best times gained over the first weekend of competition, credit must go to the team for putting the hours in and training hard. 

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Harriet Smith - 8 Gold
Anya Preece - 2 Gold, 4 Silver, 2 Bronze
Leon Steer - 2 Gold, 4 Silver
Sam Neeld - 2 Gold
Eve Leleux - 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 3 Bronze
Jack Males - 1 Gold, 3 Silver
Will Slawson - 2 Silver, 4 Bronze
Will Timmins - 1 Silver, 2 Bronze
Abby Birchall - 1 Silver
Zara Leleux - 1 Silver
Ella Thatcher-Plant - 1 Bronze
Amy Pryce - 1 Bronze

Ponds Forge, Sheffield - 13th-17th December
National Winter Champs competitors
Will Slawson, Zara Leluex and Ella Thatcher-Plant
The National Winter Championships is the biggest English Level 1 meet of the winter months, with Britain's top senior swimmers often involved.  Usually a short course event, this year was a 50m long course competition, with many swimmers either looking to qualify or fine tune their racing for the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia.   With no age groups involved all swimmers are up against each other, making this an extremely tough competition.  So to have three of our Wrekin swimmers competing was a phenomenal achievement.
Will competed in four events, his best finishing position was in the 200IM where he came 23rd.
Zara had just the one event, the 200Fly, after a good swim she finished 32nd.
Ella competed in both the 400 and 800 Free, swimming well in both events and finishing 29th and 17th. 
Both girls did well as they had GCSE mock exams leading up to this competition which limited their training hours somewhat. 
Huge well done to all three swimmers for qualifying and competing at this National event, you've done your club proud.

Wolverhampton Central Baths - 25th & 26th November
PB Buster is always a great start to the swim season for our younger swimmers and this year didn't let us down. All credit to the Northgate team who run this meet for providing such a fun and relaxed environment for swimmer's new to competitive swimming.
With the County qualifying window coming to an end, Northgate PB Buster gave our younger swimmers the opportunity to qualify for the upcoming 2018 County Champs.
For Rachel's Junior Squad and Development Squad, this was a very busy weekend of competition.  Not only chasing County times but also trying to improve on any already achieved.
There were so many great performances from all the swimmers with plenty of Personal Best times and medals gained over the two day competition. As a result the team now have plenty more County qualifying times across all events.  With lots of top six results from the team it meant Wrekin came away with second place for top visiting club, a great achievement against much bigger clubs.
Special mention must go to:
 Sonny Woodall for gaining his first ever County qualification.  
Emma Makepeace for swimming at her first ever competition AND gaining County times. 
Eleanor Ray, Lily Thatcher-Plant, Teigan Dunne, Sophie Williams, Aimee Corkhill, Eva Sambhi, Amy Pryce, Evy Hawkes-Faulkner, William Milne who have all achieved County qualifying times. 
Leon Steer for some amazing swims and taking the Top Boy trophy in the 11yr old age group.
Well done team, keep up the hardwork.
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Top Boy - 11yr age group

Harvey Hadden Sports Village, Notts - November 4/5th 
With Swim England changing Winter National Short Course to a Long Course Meet, regional swimming changed our Winter Short Course to Long Course also. This event has only two age groups 15&under and 16&over.  It also brings both West and East Midlands Swimming together, unlike the Spring Regionals, making this a tough competition with the elite from both areas competing.
Midland Long Course Competitors

Aron Preece, Will Slawson, Sam Neeld, Eve Leleux
Zara Leleux, Ella Townson, Ella Thatcher-Plant
Anya Preece 
Wrekin College had eight swimmers qualify for this year's Midland Champs, which is the most ever, and with the performances our swimmers gave this was our most successful championships to date.  
For Anya Preece and Ella Townson this was their first time qualifying for this meet.  Anya made the most of her one event, the 200Fly, and swam a great race gaining a 6 second Personal Best.  Ella competed in both the 100 & 200 Fly and swam Long Course Personal Best's in both races.
Eve Leleux doubled up from last year by qualifying for both the 100 & 200 Back, she put in two solid performances by being just outside her LCPB'S.
Ella Thatcher-Plant put in some good swims, her best being the 800FC where she finished 4th in the 15&under age group.
Zara Leleux, Sam Neeld, Will Slawson and Aron Preece qualified for eleven finals between them.  Zara came away with two 4th places in the 100 & 200 Fly.  Aron finished a credible 5th in the 400IM.  Sam gained two 4th places in the 50 Breast and 100FC and Will took two 3rd places in the 50 Breast and 400IM. 
This Midland Champs was our most successful to date, showing that hard work and commitment pays, keep up the good work team. See Results

Walsall Central Baths - Sept 30th - Oct 1st
Chase Open Meet was the Club's first competition of the new swimming season, the aim of this meet is for some good race practice working towards bigger events later in the year.  Unfortunately due to this event being heavily over subscribed  many of our younger swimmers were rejected.  
Those who did compete all had a very good weekend of racing, with many top three places being won. Surprisingly there were also many Personal Best times achieved over the course of the weekend, this is all due to the hard work these swimmers have put into their training since the summer break. 
Special mention to Zara Leleux who claimed the Top Girl in the 16&over age group and to Anya Preece who, after gaining a massive 11 second PB in the 200 Fly, qualified for her first Winter Midland Championships.
Well done to all our swimmers, hopefully this is a sign of more great swimming to come, keep up the good work team.
ZARA LELEUX - Top Girl 16&over age group
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