Suffolk County Championships - 2017 - Captains Report



So after many hours of training and hard work, the big deal came around as it always does this time of year. The ultimate gala where Sudbury clashes horns with all the other clubs in Suffolk. The counties.


With a few people's first time there and many other veterans, Sudbury were ready for the pinnacle of swimming. It all started off with an intense session of eating pizza and being quizzed.  We got to load up on carbs (just don't tell Chris about the high fat). Then on the day after squeezing into the tightest racing costume known to man, we were all ready to race!


First a good warm up then after 2 hours (?) you might get to swim your race. There were many successes with some swimmers getting to wear the mythical black hat in a final. Overall I reckon Sudbury had the best support out of every club there.



After many an exhausting weekend of sprinting, cheering and relaying, the counties were finally over for another year. It was fun, exciting and defiantly worth qualifying for again. I hope that everyone who qualifies has just as much fun at the regional. 


PB's and Club records available for download in our information store here



Chris - 200 Fly Bronze, 400 IM Silver, 100 & 200 Breast Gold and Suffolk Champion 200 Breast

Gracie - 200 Fly Silver



Chris - 50 Breast, 100 Breast

James - 100 Free, 100 Fly

Gracie - 100 Fly

Caitlin - 100 Back, 50 Breast, 50 Back


Other Top 8 placings:

Olivia 5th 1500 Free, 6th 200 Back, 8th 100 Back

Gracie 7th 100 Fly

Caitlin 7th 200 Back, 6th 100 Back, 7th 50 Breast, 8th 50 Back

Zellah 4th 200 Breast

James 8th 100 Free, 5th 100 Fly, 8th 200 Back

Chris 4th 1500 Free, 5th 50 Breast, 4th 200 IM, 6th 400 Free

Girls 10/11 4 x 50 Medley Relay 5th, Free Relay 7th - Emily, Gracie, Georgia, Maya

Girls Open 4 x 50 Free Relay 8th - Lana, Olivia, Gemma, Ella

Girls Open 4 x 50 Medley Relay 7th - Olivia, Ella, Georgie, Lana

Girls 14/15 4 x 50 Medley Relay 7th - Sophie, Caitlin, Abi, Katie


Chris - 5th in Top Male competition with 2905 points (finished 11th last year)


Club finished in 10th place with 82 points - higher than 2016 (11th with 68 points)

Chris Greenhalgh
Chris Greenhalgh

200m Breast Champion Counties Feb 17

Gracie Brinkley
Gracie Brinkley

Silver 200 Fly Counties Feb 17

Chris Greenhalgh
Chris Greenhalgh

200m Breast Champion Counties Feb 17