Nep­tunes swim­mer Amy Mi­callef starts the sea­son well in Manch­ester

Malta Independent - - SPORT -

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.

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