The ASA has now published the qualifying times for 2009 ASA BAGCATs and Youth Championships on its website ......... and two Barnet Copthall swimmers have already achieved the required times in one event. At the inter-county championships last weekend both Charlie Boldison (with a 58.43sc) and Nicola Burlingham (with a 1:08.93sc) swam NQTs in the 100 backstroke. Congratulations to both swimmers.
The Annual General Meeting of Barnet Copthall SC will be held on Sunday 14th December between the afternoon and evening sessions of the Club Championships. Please come along, support your club and hear the reports given by various members of the committee.
Maybe you would like to be on next year's committee? Nomination forms will be on the noticeboard nearer the time or you could talk to one of the current committee if you are interested.
First of all a few statistics! We had 17 visiting teams at our 200 Meet on Sunday and just under 200 swimmers in all between the afternoon and evening sessions. (Interestingly this number consisted of one third boys and two thirds girls - a trend we are seeing more and more.) It would have been more but I think there was a major virus about as we had 40 swimmers who scratched from the afternoon events and 33 from the evening events - a scratch rate of 18% of entries which is rather higher than usual.