Well done to all those Surrey Park swimmers who competed in Metro East’s District Championships, the final and largest meet on the District calendar for the swimming season.
This was a full day meet held in the outdoor pool at Monash Aquatic and Recreation Centre on Sunday 5th March. The day started with a bit of rain, but things soon fined up and the sun was out by lunchtime.
Overall there was some great competition with many PBs swum by Surrey Park members and a number of individual medallists both A grade and B grade.
Winners of A Grade District Championships medals were:
|Sam Li||Open: 2nd 50 Free, 2nd 200 Free
15-16 yrs: 1st 100 Free, 1st 100 Breast
|Nicholas Chang||Open: 1st 50 Breast, 1st 200 Breast
13-14 yrs: 3rd 100 Breast
|Morgan Morffew||Open: 1st 50 Fly, 2nd 200 IM
15-16 yrs: 2nd 100 Back
|Matt Burns||Open: 3rd 50 Free, 1st 200 Free
15-16 yrs: 3rd 100 Free
|Lewis Clarke||11-12 yrs: 2nd 100 Breast, 2nd 100 Fly, 3rd 100 Back|
|Keira Tait||9-10 yrs: 2nd 50 Free, 2nd 50 Fly, 3rd 50 Back|
|Ryder Cheesman||9-10 yrs: 3rd 50 Free, 3rd 50 Fly|
|Jack O’Sullivan||Open: 3rd 200 Free|
|Hamish Langford||13-14 yrs: 1st 100 Fly|
|Spencer Robarts||11-12 yrs: 1st 100 Free|
|Jasper Fodor||Open: 3rd 50 Breast|
|Patrick Bian||9-10 yrs: 3rd 50 Breast|
The relays run in the middle of the program generated great team spirit. These were very well supported and the competition between participating teams was strong.
Surrey Park won one of the premier events, the Men’s Friendship (Open 4X100 Freestyle) Relay. Team members were Matt Burns, Morgan Morffew, Sam Li and Jonty Pote, pictured with the perpetual trophy.
Surrey Park’s Top 3 relays finishes are listed below:
|Boys Open 4X100 Freestyle Relay||Surrey Park 1st|
|Boys 15&O 4X50 Medley Relay||Surrey Park 2nd|
|Boys 15&O 4X50 Freestyle Relay||Surrey Park 2nd|
|Boys 14&U 4X50 Medley Relay||Surrey Park A 1st|
|Boys 14&U 4X50 Freestyle Relay||Surrey Park A 1st|
|Boys 12&U 4X50 Medley Relay||Surrey Park A 1st|
|Boys 12&U 4X50 Freestyle Relay||Surrey Park A 1st|
|Mixed 10&U Freestyle Relay||Surrey Park A 2nd|
|Girls 12&U 4X50 Freestyle Relay||Surrey Park A equal 1st|
|Girls 12&U 4X50 Medley Relay||Surrey Park A 3rd|
Many thanks to the parents who assisted by timekeeping and in other roles on the day.
Thanks also to coaches Tom, Sarah, Pat and Mun who attended to support the swimmers.