Our Spring Swimming Update


Back in January, Isaac and Eliza took part in a club run swimming gala.

At 8 years old, Eliza isn’t allowed to compete outside the club so we are restricted to events run by Swim Bournemouth.

Isaac, on the other hand, is able to compete and had improved his time so much that he was able to compete in his first Level 3 meet this weekend.

We headed to Millfield School in Street, Somerset on Friday night, ready for an early start at the Yeovil Spring Fling on Saturday morning and it was safe to say that Isaac was nervous as it is by far the largest venue we have been to.

A bit like football, events are aimed at swimmers of different abilities and swimmers start at Level 4 meets and then move up to Level 3, the Level 2 and finally Level 1. It is nice to medal, but swimmers are aiming to race and achieve a PB (Personal Best Time).

The event was a lot of fun, cheering on team mates and even having a club dance off during each lunch break and I am proud to say that Isaac swam brilliantly.

January 2019 Times:

  • 50m Backstroke: 56:40
  • 50m Freestyle: 51.21
  • 50m Breaststroke: 1:08.08
  • 50m Fly: 1:10.77
  • 100m IM: 2:13.95

March 2019 Times:

  • 50m Backstroke: 55.83.6
  • 50m Freestyle: 46.57
  • 50m Breaststroke: 1:08.18
  • 50m Fly: 1:02.55
  • 100m IM: 2:02.93

Although the biggest improvement was his IM (Individual Medley) time, it is the freestyle we were most excited by as he finally broke the 50 second barrier, catching up with his team mates.

I am very proud of what Isaac has achieved and am slightly regretting offering him £1 for every second he improved on his times………roll on the next Gala in Dorchester at the end of April!!

Eliza has been swimming well since January and this week finally managed to earn the ‘Swimmer of the Day’ wrist band. We are hoping that she will be ready to move up to the next stage very soon as they are doing some moves this month.

Last, but not least, I cannot forget Sebastian. He swims with Bournemouth Swim School and has just achieved his Level 2 Certificate and badge and is moving up a group after Easter.

I think you will agree, it has been a good swimming month all round!!

15 thoughts on “Our Spring Swimming Update

  1. Imogen says:

    Aww I used to love swimming so much as a kid! I have the same certificates from 20 years ago!

  2. They’re all doing so well! Swimming is such an important life skill but they look like they’rehaving fun doing it too!
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  3. It’s amazing to see how much improvement has been made on the times in just a few months – well done!

  4. Crystal says:

    What great accomplishments!!!! It must be so heart-warming to see your child improving his skills – very impressive.

  5. Melanie williams says:

    Swimming is great for kids. Keeps them fit, motivated and gives them a good goal to aim for too xx

  6. Laura Dove says:

    Oh wow they are doing so well Kara! You must be very proud of them!

  7. Oh wow they are both doing so well and I think competing can be a really positive and encouraging thing! I did a lot of sport growing up and it gave a real boost to my confidence

    Laura x

  8. Lilinha says:

    Awww your lovely children are doing so well with their swimming. Even Sebastian is following their Isaac and Elisa’s footsteps (or should I saw swim strokes?!). How cute!

  9. Anne Fraser says:

    You should be proud of them all. It is great when you find an activity all your children can share.

  10. Sounds like a brilliant swim month, well done guys! I must get Pickle swimming this term. Kaz

  11. It sounds like they are doing great with their swimming x

  12. Gosh they are doing well and Isaac sure knocked some time off his personal bests, how fabulous. Mich x
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  13. Wow they’ve all done so well. My girls love swimming and its something we encourage.

  14. Mandy says:

    Wow – very impressed! My eldest took part in an inter-school swimming gala last month and it was a brilliant experience for all the kids

  15. Aww bless them – they’ve achieved so much in such a small space of time! They should be so proud of themselves 🙂

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