Neptunes swimmer Amy Micallef starts the season well in Manchester
Neptunes swimmer Amy Micallef particpated in the Derventio Excel 6th open meeting in Manchester last weekend.
The highlights for Amy at this meeting were the 100m and 50m breastroke events.
In the 100m breastroke, she finished 1st overall, 1.4 seconds ahead of second place and 2.37 seconds under the current national record held by Melinda Sue Micallef.
In this event she competed with another 82 swimmers and was briefly challenged at the 50m by two of the strong British girls, but her fast turns and strong underwater gave her the advantage she needed over the rest of the field.
In the 50m breastroke, Amy had a very strong performance from the start, finishing the race in a time of 33.72 which placed her 2nd overall out of 75 competitors and once again under the current national record time of 34.56.
Another good performance worth mentioning was the 100m IM, which, despite being her first time in this race, she turned in an excellent performance of 1.08.02 just 0.15 outside the national record and placing 4th overall from the packed field of 88 competitors.
This meet was Amy’s first competition of the 2016 - 2017 season and was to be a difficult test for the exclusive new training style that the Neptunes club is using.
The test was a huge success seeing Amy, who is the main figurehead for the new style of training, achieving four out of five personal best times, two of which are under national record times and pending ratification by the ASA.
This trip was possible thanks to Neptunes WPSC and Leap Nutrition.