Records tumble as Otters run riot
SADIE Lucas broke four more County Championship swimming records as a young Chalfont Otters squad punched above their weight once more in the final round.
Not only did Lucas set new county times in the 200m backstroke and 50m backstroke, she was also part of the Chalfont teams who did likewise in the 13-and-under 4x100m freestyle relay and 13&U medley relay.
Olivia Lee, Daniella Hoyland and Eleanor Martin made up the rest of the freestyle and medley teams, the latter smashing the previous record by an astonishing seven seconds.
Lucas also picked up 100m and 200m individual medley golds in her age group while Max Tulloch added to the gold rush with wins in the 12-years 100m and 200m individual medleys, 50m front crawl and 50m butterfly. There was a final gold for Sam Clark in the 200m backstroke too.
Clark, Lee, Tulloch and Harry Gibb took home silvers as well with bronzes for Hoyland, Lucas, Clark, Gibb, Matthew Aldred, Libby Button, Zebi- na George and the 11&U boys’ freestyle relay team. Altogether, the Otters bagged 33 medals and 74 top-eight finishes and from both weekends, they took 56 medals and achieved 131 top-eight finishes.
Gibb, Freddie Lucas, Victoria Daley and Arabella Durkin are all now in the top 10 in the regional rankings for their age group, while in the county aggregate tables – which tally points for all swimmers, irrespective of age – Sadie Lucas finished fifth among the girls and Clark 11th of the boys.
Ott stuff: Freddie Lucas, Harry Gibb, Jason Vaughan and Mac Lothian
Form getting Otter: Chalfont’s Sadie Lucas, Daniella Hoyland, Olivia Lee and Eleanor Martin