11 Finalists at Metro South West Championships

Merrylands' team of 9 swimmers were finalists in 11 events at the Metro South West Area Open & Age Championships on the weekend. Fourteen new personal best times were also swum at the meet.

Five of our 8 individual swimmers were finalists in at least one of their events. Carl Sorensen finished 9th in the 100m Backstroke at his first Metro South West Championships in a new personal best time of 1:48.79, breaking his previous best time by almost 6 seconds. Alison Sakurovs was a finalist in two of her events, finishing 9th in the 50m Freestyle and 50m Backstroke, with six new personal best times.

Brittany Johnson was a finalist in all 3 of her events at the meet and swam 1 new personal best time. Brittany swam a new PB in the 400m Freestyle where she took 4.65 seconds off her previous best to finish 8th. She also finishing 6th in the 50m Freestyle and 7th in the 50m Breaststroke.

Peter Johnston and Katie Hope were our other two individual finalists at the meet. Peter finished 9th in the Open 50m Breaststroke and 5th in the 17yrs & Over 50m Breaststroke, with Katie in 5th in the 100m Breaststroke.

Miriam Webber, Emily Evans and Hayley Baker all swam new personal best times. Our relay teams also swam well with the Girls 15yrs & Over teams finishing in the top 10 in both their events.

Finalist Summary:

Carl Sorensen
9yrs & Under 100m Backstroke (9th)
Katie Hope
15yrs 100m Breaststroke (5th)
Brittany Johnson
17yrs & Over 50m Freestyle (6th)
Open 400m Freestyle (8th)
Open 50m Breaststroke (7th)
Alison Sakurovs
17yrs & Over 50m Freestyle (9th)
17yrs & Over 50m Backstroke (9th)
Peter Johnston
17yrs & Over 50m Breaststroke (5th)
Open 50m Breaststroke (9th)
Girls 15yrs & Over Freestyle Relay (4th)
Girls 15yrs & Over Medley Relay (6th)

The swimmers who swam PBs were:

Carl Sorensen
100m Backstroke
Hayley Baker
100m Freestyle
100m Backstroke
Emily Evans
100m Freestyle
Miriam Webber
50m Breaststroke
Brittany Johnson
400m Freestyle
Alison Sakurovs
50m Freestyle
50m Freestyle (Open)
100m Freestyle
50m Backstroke
50m Backstroke (Open)
50m Butterfly
Peter Johnston
50m Freestyle
200m Breaststroke

Congratulations to all 9 swimmers on their performances. Overall our club finished in 16th position on 185 points. Our Female team finished 13th on 142 points with our Male team 18th on 43 points.

See Also
  • 2011/2012 Metro South West Area Open & Age Championships - Team
  • 2011/2012 Metro South West Area Open & Age Championships - Results
  • 2011/2012 Metro South West Area Open & Age Championships - Photos
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