Deben Open Meet report

Deben Open Meet (Level 3) – 14th October 2011

A team of two travelled to Woodbridge, near Ipswich, to compete in 1500m freestyle. This was indeed a distant distance meet!

Emily Walsh and Jordan Strathon both competed well and achieved good pbs in the 200, 800 and 1500, with Jordan also pb-ing on his 400 time. Emily obtained a very solid county time of 10:15.30 for her 800m, knocking over 1 minute 15 seconds off her previous pb and a time of 19:32.58 for her 1500m, again knocking off a huge margin of nearly 2 ½ minutes! Jordan improved on his 200 (by 2 seconds), 400 and 800 times (by 6 seconds each) with a small pb on his 1500 from the times he achieved at the Welsh Nationals in August.

Both swimmers were also medal winners, with Emily winning gold in her age group (12/13 yrs) and Jordan winning silver in the 14yrs and over age group. Well done to both of them.

The team at Deben (particularly Sarah) made them feel very welcome and the swimmers and their families would recommend this meet in the future for anyone wishing to obtain a 800 or 1500 time at this point in the season.