March Madness Report

Last weekend CoSSS hosted it's March Madness competition, with the weather seeming to want to join in with March Madness itself. The stage was set for the Team Steel swimmers from JO1, JO2, JO3 and Regional squad to show off their racing skills.

Swimmers were competing in the 50m and 100m Freestyle, Breaststroke, Backstroke and Butterfly, making it a competition with a very quick turnaround. At this point in the season this is a great way to build up some competition endurance which will be important when competing in the summer months after a long season. Demonstrating the success of maintaining high end race skills in back to back races was Holly Steade who powered to a silver medal in the 50 Backstroke and then in the next event managed to do one better and grab the gold in the 100 Breaststroke. Hamza Al-mas is quickly proving his fly skills with a with a fantastic new personal best and silver medal in the 100m Butterfly. Erin Tankard managed to improve on her new personal best from last month’s Yorkshires even more and finished 3rdon the Podium over the 100m Butterfly. Sprinting to 3 silver medals and showing her versatility was Phoebe Cooper in the 50m Backstroke, Butterfly and Breaststroke.

As March Madness is a Level 3 event this allows JO3 swimmers the opportunity to compete without needing a qualifying time. Although it can be daunting to have your first meet in a long course pool, the mini Team Steel swimmers showed nerves of steel and swam without fear. Coach Wendy was extremely proud and pleased with how all the JO3 swimmers competed. With another great Team Steel competition coming to a close, Team Steel will be looking forward to the rest of the season, especially watching senior and junior elite competing at the British Trials in Glasgow in April.

Thank you to all the clubs for bracing the early morning snow and competing and a special thank you to all the volunteers and officials who helped to run this event. We look forward to seeing you at one of our future events.

Gold Medallists:

     

Holly Steade

100 Backstroke

100 Breaststroke

       

Silver Medallists:

   

Daisy Fowler

50 Butterfly

 

Evie Glossop

100 Backstroke

 

Hamza Al-mas

100 Butterfly

 

Holly Steade

50 Backstroke

100 Freestyle

Pheobe Cooper

50 Butterfly

50 Breaststroke

50 Backstroke

       

Bronze Medallists:

   

Erin Tankard

100 Butterfly

 

Holly Steade

50 Freestyle

 

Katrina Tutoveanu

100 Breaststroke

 

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