British Swimming Championships 2017 NOVA Result

Posted by Denise Mead on 24 April 2017

The swimmers have to qualify for the event with fast entry times based on being:
Girls aged 17 and under Junior, 18-20 Target Tokyo and open age group, there were also 3 finals respectively for these different age groups.
Boys  aged 18 and under Junior, 19-21 Target Tokyo  and open age group, there were also 3 finals respectively for these different age groups.
NOVA’s  6 talented swimmers raced throughout the week,
 
Courteney Price (18),         50m ,100m & 200m Backstroke
Mollie Wright (18),              400m IM, 400m & 800m Free,
Will Gayne (18),                  200m IM, 200m Free, 50m,100m & 200m Backstroke.
Katie Henderson (17),        50m, 100m & 200m Backstroke
Jade Kennerell (16),           50m Breaststroke 
Natalie Meldrum (16)          50m Breaststroke 
 
This team of swimmers competed in a total of 15 events between them.
 
Heat Results
 
Courteney Price (18),           
50m Backstroke, Courteney was just outside her PB in the Heats finishing 9th in the 18-20 age group, qualifying for the final and was ranked 19th in the open age group.
100m Backstroke, achieved a new PB in the Heats finishing 5th in the 18-20 age group, qualifying for the final and was ranked 15th in the open age group. 
200m Backstroke, new PB in the Heats finishing 6th in the 18-20 age group, qualifying for the final and was ranked 8th in the open age group therefore Courteney would be racing in the open age group final, this is a significant achievement for the 18 year old.  
 
Mollie Wright (18),             
400m IM, Mollie achieved a new PB in the Heats finishing 9th in the 18-20 age group, qualifying for the final and was ranked 16th in the open age group.
400m Free, Mollie was just outside her PB in the Heats finishing 9th in the 18-20 age group, qualifying for the final and was ranked 19th in the open age group.
800m Free, this race was Heat Declared Winners (HDW) open age group only, no final for this event. Mollie was just outside her PB and was ranked 14th in the open age group.
 
Will Gayne (18),   
200m IM, Will was just outside his PB but achieved a seasons best in the Heats finishing 25th in the 18 and under age group and was ranked 46th in the open age group.
50m Backstroke, Will was just outside his PB in the Heats finishing 14th in the 18 and under age group and was ranked 31st in the open age group.
100m Backstroke, Will was just outside his PB in the Heats finishing 11th in the 18 and under age group and was ranked 25th in the open age group.
200m Backstroke, Will was just outside his PB but achieved a seasons best in the Heats finishing 6th in the 18 and under age group and was ranked 16th in the open age group.
 
Katie Henderson (17),       
50m Backstroke, achieved a new PB in the Heats finishing 16th in the 17 and under age group and was ranked 35th in the open age group.
100m Backstroke, Katie was just outside her PB but achieved a seasons best in the Heats, finishing 24th in the 17 and under age group and was ranked 47th in the open age group.
200m Backstroke, Katie was just outside her PB but achieved a seasons best, finishing 26th in the 17 and under age group and was ranked 44th in the open age group.
 
Jade Kennerell (16),          
50m Breaststroke,Jade was just outside her PB in the Heats finishing 20th in the 17 and under age group and was ranked 44th in the open age group.
 
Natalie Meldrum (16)  (Mansfield NOVA)       
50m Breaststroke, achieved a new PB in the Heats finishing 21st in the 17 and under age group and was ranked 45th in the open age group.
 
3 swimmers made British Championship Finals (what a great ACHIEVEMENT)
 
Will Gayne (18)
200m Backstroke, achieved a new PB in the under 18 year old final, finishing 5th in the final.
 
Courteney Price (18),           
50m Backstroke 18-20 year old final, Courteney  was just outside her PB and Finishing 8th in the final.
100m Backstroke 18-20 year old final, with another PB in the final Finishing 4th just outside a medal position.
200m Backstroke Open age group final Courteney was just outside her PB that she did in the heats and Finishing 7th in the final.
 
Mollie Wright (18),         
400m IM, 18-20 year old final, with another PB in the final Finishing 5th just outside a medal position.
400 Free 18-20 year old final, Mollie was just outside her that she did in the heats and Finishing 5th in the final.
 
 
All of the swimmers should be proud of their achievements, training and competing with Olympians.  All our NOVA swimmers have all finished in the top 50 in the open age group category, this is the top 50 swimmers in Britain in their events. As a team they achieved 8 PBs throughout the heats and finals and 3 seasonal best times in the 15 events that they entered. WELL DONE TEAM.
 
 
It was an exciting 7 days for Nathan, who was in Sheffield supporting all our swimmers for the duration of the competition. Nathan is already looking forward to next year to see how these swimmers progress over the next 12 months, and is now looking at the rest of the talented swimmers in the NOVA squad, to join these swimmers next year at the 2018 British Championships, this will allow NOVA Centurions to have a bigger presence in the heats and finals. 
 
To see all the results from the 2017 British Championships go to http://www.swimmingresults.org.uk/swimming/results/2017/bstrials17/
 
To see all the races, heats and finals go to https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=british+swimming+championships+2017   It is good to watch our swimmers perform at this level. The commentary is very good and there is always something to learn from commentators.
British Championships Squad 2017

Article by: Scott Kennerell

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