At the half way point of the competition, Team Sussex were in third place. Midway through the second session they dropped back into fourth place and it was a nail biting few races before we pulled far enough away from Worcestershire in fifth place to give us near certain promotion.
In the final event we were in the first heat and in second place to Scotland West – then the announcement of our disqualification.
Fortunately our team had put in enough work in the earlier events and had a big enough cushion that, even without any point for the race, we held our fourth place and can look forward to racing in the top group next year.
Fantastic effort from everyone and thanks also to our team of coaches, managers and officials who helped to make the weekend and competition so successful.
All the results from the Winter competition are now available.
The Sussex team has been announced for the County Team Championships taking place at Sheffield’s Ponds Forge Pool on 23 October.
Our team of 24 swimmers will be representing eight clubs will swim both team and individual events in three age groups; 12/13yrs, 14/15yrs and 16/17yrs.
You can see the team list here. They will be accompanied by team coaches, managers and officials.
Great day, good competition and good company, what more could you want?
All the results are now available here
If you aspire to be a top coach or international official, applications are now open for the 2016/17 National Talent Camp!
The National Talent Camp is a four day residential developed and delivered by the Youth Sport Trust in partnership with Loughborough University, and funded by Sport England. The camp offers the opportunity for 350 young athletes, coaches and officials to come together as part of a unique experience.
The camp takes place from the 16 – 19 December 2016 and will offer young coaches, officials and athletes the opportunity to challenge themselves and learn what it takes to be the best. The National Talent Camp is a globally unique event in that it not only tests and challenges the attendees in an intense multi-sport environment, but it is multi-disciplinary with athletes, coaches and officials sharing the experience and developing in the same environment.
The National Talent Camp will be followed by a 12 month development programme delivered by the ASA specifically for ASA successful candidates.
More information here.