Saturday, 23 November 2013

BJSC Swimming Gala parts 2 and 3

So, on 15 November I only swam two races:

(1) Girls 4x1 individual medley (12/13/14 year-olds): I came third (after a disqualification) with split times of 36''77, 39''28, 41''19 and 36''73 giving a time total of 2'33''73 compared to a club record of 1'49''03 set in 1982.

(2) 12-year-old girls 1 length (33m) breaststroke: I came third again with a time of 32''50.

I decided not to swim 3 lengths (100m) butterfly, even though I had done it the previous week unofficially to support Sophie.

Yesterday the Sánchez family swam four races:

(1) 12-year-old girls 1 length backstroke: I came fourth :( with a time of ~32''.

(2) Straight after the interval was the dad's 1 length freestyle race.  Guess who won?  Papá!  With probably a club record of less the 19'', but we will have to wait for official confirmation of the results.

(3) 12/13/14 year-old girls 3 lengths freestyle.  Again I came fourth with a time of 1'41''91.

(4) 12/13/14 year-old girls 6 length breaststroke.  Three girls had entered this race, but one of them Jade Hogarth hadn't turned up and Niamh had gone home early so I was the only one left.  This meant that I had guaranteed trophy, so I was overjoyed.  I was put with the boys.  The race started.  After one or two lengths I seriously had to blow my nose: everything was coming out.  On the third length I had a plan: to get to the wall and quickly wipe my nose and keep swimming.  The race finished wonderfully, beating two of the boys with a time of 4'03'' (split times of 34''21+39''82+43''50+42''51+43''50+39''48).  When I got out of the pool one of the coaches smiled at me and asked me "what did you do wrong?"  All of a sudden my stomach turned.  He took me over to Jeff and Richard and they told me that when I wiped my nose I messed up the turn by not touching with two hands which meant I was disqualified.  After this I looked at them all puppy-eyed and turned away and started crying.  Upstairs mum and dad and everyone just kept saying it was all right and that I swam fantastically.  When Jane was awarding the trophies I guess Richard and Jeff took pitty on me (I was in a cubicle crying, so I don't know what happened), but they gave me the trophy.  

I thanked them and went home to wait for my uncle Simon and Joy.Went to bed past mid night.


Sunday, 10 November 2013

BJSC Swimming Gala 8 November 2013

Keziah's results: 
  • 1 length (33m) butterfly(12yo girls): my dad didn't time me properly :( but I came joint second.
  • 1 length (33m) freestyle (12yo girls): 26''34, came third.
  • 3 lengths (100m) breastroke (12-13-14-year-old girls): 1'57''18 (33''90+41''47+41''81), came second.  The club record for this event was set by someone called Iona McPherson in 2009 with a time of 1'38''40.
  • 6 lengths (200m) freestyle (12-13-14-year-old girls): 3'51''09 (31''41+36''55+42''85+39''39+40''91+39''98), came second although I was feeling sick in the third length (you can tell by the results).
Sadly I didn't win anything.  Silver and bronze are just a re-mix for losing.  So wish me luck next week.  YOLO.

Monday, 15 April 2013

Swimathon 2013


I'm swimming 1500 metres and trying to finish it in 40 minutes on 27 April. Please sponsor me by clicking through here.

Thank you for taking the time to read this,

Keziah Sánchez Contreras