On Sunday, Barnet Copthall were joined by swimmers from Berkhamsted Sports Centre, Eltham Stingrays, Harrow & Wealdstone, Hertsmere Flyers, Hounslow Hurricanes, Kingston Royals, Newport Pagnell, Potters Bar, Putteridge, Stevenage, Teddington and Verulam for the annual Novices Meet. There were a total of 232 swimmers in all so we had a very full day. This year, for the first time, the meet was level 4 licensed and the swimmers will soon be able to see their swims appear on the ASA Rankings lists.
Three Barnet Copthall swimmers - Michael Fernandes, Jessie Porter and Randal Cliff have been chosen to represent Divison 10 at the ESSA Championships* at the Manchester Aquatics Centre on 26/27 October. Many congratulations to all three on being selected and good luck at the competition!
* ESSA is the English Schools Swimming Association - it is divided into Divisions which hold their own championships at both Primary and Secondary level. Division 10 is the one to which the schools in our area belong.
Many congratulations to Liz Griskova who, following a fantastic set of PBs at Nationals, has been chosen to represent her home country of Lithuania at the European Short Course Championships in Hungary on December 13th-16th.
This year, the Barnet Copthall Club Championships will be held on Saturday December 8th (evening) and Sunday December 9th (afternoon and evening). If you are a Barnet Copthall SC member of ANY age, you are eligible to enter so put these dates in your diary. Entry forms will be handed out to all squads at the beginning of November.