The Masters Inter-Counties competition held last Sunday at Southbury Road - where 11 Barnet Copthall swimmers helped Middlesex to a win, come on, keep up! - was one of 5 regional competitions held on the same day around England. The race results are amalgamated to produce a country-wide result.
Many congratulations to the Middlesex team who were placed 3rd behind Cheshire and Warwickshire and thus equalled their 'junior' inter-counties position of a few weeks ago.
Barnet Copthall SC held its annual Level 3 '100s Meet' yesterday. We had visitors from 13 other clubs (Bishops Stortford, Camden Swiss Cottage, City of Milton Keynes, City of St Albans, Eltham Stingrays, Harpenden, Harrow & Wealdstone, Hatfield, Hertsmere Flyers, Hoddesdon, Kingston Royals, Runnymede and Stevenage) and, with our own swimmers, a total of 266 competitors.
Eleven Barnet Copthall Masters swimmers (Alla Sheptunova, Susie Breslin, Elaine Blower, Eeva Gibbs, Bar Pasheli, Natalie Bateson, Jomelson Ramos - oh yes, Sharks swimmers, it is he! - Mark Reynolds, David Gelb, Philip Holme and Ian Woollard) competed today as part of the successful Middlesex team at the South-East Region Inter County Masters competition. Middlesex beat last year's trophy winners, Sussex, by 422 points to 417.5 to take the Tony Warn Trophy. Congratulations to the whole team!
GLL and Barnet Copthall SC hosted the annual London Borough of Barnet Primary Schools Gala yesterday. The competition is organised by Dierdre Donleavy of GLL with the support of various members of Barnet Copthall. For those of us within Copthall, there were many familiar faces to be seen - current swimmers competing for their school, former swimmers now parents, mothers of Copthall swimmers who were Team Managers for their child's school, and many volunteers from the club acting as officials (found by Jeanette), timekeepers, announcer etc etc.