22 February 2018

Abingdon welcomed eight strong swimming schools to the 5th annual Abingdon Sprints Gala. On what was an extremely fast paced afternoon of swimming the youthful Abingdon squad more than held their own against competition including Harrow, Bromsgrove, Cheltenham and Marlborough. There were a number of highlights including 1st year Can Tugcetin winning the U14 50m breaststroke; a fine effort for an U12 swimmer who is eligible for this event for another two years. U15 swimmer Nick Skelton also won the U16 100m Individual Medley in a time of 1minute 1.01 seconds. The U16 4 x 50m freestyle consisting of Daniel McNamara, Nick Skelton, Scott Yap and Josh Roche also finished first in a time of 1 minute 46 seconds. A great achievement with all 4 boys still eligible for this event next year.

Overall the Abingdon team finished 2nd in the U16 and U18 age groups, and 3rd in the U14 age groups.

New Abingdon records set include:

U16 50m Butterfly: Scott Yap – 28:43 seconds
U16 100m Individual Medley: Nick Skelton 1:01:20
U16 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay: Dan McNamara, Scott Yap, Nick Skelton, Josh Roche – 1:45:98

See the Swimming Records Board 2017-18.

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