BUSA Short Course Championships 2006

Governing Body BUSA
Competition Short Course Championships 2006
Course Short
Venue Ponds Forge, Sheffield
Dates Friday 17th - Sunday 19th November 2006
Format 50m, 100m, 200m, Relays: Heats and Finals
All other: HDW
Results Source Full Results

Heats

Event Time Name Date Position
1500m Free Men David Proud 16:05.28 17/11/2006 5
1500m Free Women Erica Brown 17:40.53 17/11/2006 3
1500m Free Men Matt Gunther 19:57.39 17/11/2006 19
800m Free Men David Proud 8:31.55 17/11/2006 2
800m Free Women Jill Nesbitt 8:59.30 17/11/2006 3
800m Free Women Steph Porter 10:02.61 17/11/2006 15
4x50m Free Men Michael Rock
Gavin Hunter
Sean Peers
Ben Fulford
1:36.53 17/11/2006 5
50m Free Men Michael Rock 23.78 17/11/2006 n/a
4x50m Free Women Sarah Westwood
Jill Nesbitt
Steph Hill
Abi Tetley
1:47.86 17/11/2006 3
50m Free Women Sarah Westwood 27.58 17/11/2006 n/a
400m IM Men Mark McKenna 4:30.47 18/11/2006 4
400m IM Women Laura Bowden 5:10.12 18/11/2006 6
400m IM Women Erica Brown 5:10.32 18/11/2006 7
400m IM Men Mark Howard 5:20.90 18/11/2006 20
100m Fly Men Michael Rock 54.91 18/11/2006 1
100m Fly Women Steph Hill 1:02.26 18/11/2006 1
100m Fly Men Mike Bailey 1:06.74 18/11/2006 56
100m Fly Women Rachel Bates 1:08.31 18/11/2006 14
200m Back Men Joe Banns 2:21.64 18/11/2006 22
200m Back Men Tim Davies 2:24.35 18/11/2006 26
200m Back Women Laura Bowden 2:26.47 18/11/2006 10
200m Back Women Katie Loker 2:48.47 18/11/2006 33
200m Breast Men Mark McKenna 2:24.72 18/11/2006 7
200m Breast Men Ryan Sanders 2:41.62 18/11/2006 25
200m Breast Women Jessica Pealing 2:57.58 18/11/2006 17
200m Free Women Abi Tetley 2:07.70 18/11/2006 7
200m Free Men Terry Charalambous 2:07.96 18/11/2006 36
200m Free Women Marie Jones 2:12.32 18/11/2006 10
200m Free Men John Kelly 2:24.66 18/11/2006 62
4x50m Medley Men Gavin Hunter
Mark McKenna
Michael Rock
Ben Fulford
1:47.46 18/11/2006 4
50m Back Men Gavin Hunter 28.29 18/11/2006 n/a
4x50m Medley Women Sarah Westwood
Marie Jones
Steph Hill
Abi Tetley
2:03.20 18/11/2006 4
50m Back Women Sarah Westwood 31.40 18/11/2006 n/a
50m Back Men Gavin Hunter 28.24 18/11/2006 10
50m Back Men Joe Banns 30.38 18/11/2006 34
50m Back Women Sarah Westwood 30.70 18/11/2006 7
50m Back Women Jenny Salmon 35.03 18/11/2006 46
50m Breast Men Tim Davies 33.65 18/11/2006 45
50m Breast Men Martyn Cornish 35.16 18/11/2006 55
50m Breast Women Sarah Westwood 35.94 18/11/2006 11
50m Breast Women Jenny Salmon 38.11 18/11/2006 31
50m Free Men Ben Fulford 24.46 18/11/2006 16
50m Free Men Sean Peers 24.96 18/11/2006 23
50m Free Women Abi Tetley 27.10 18/11/2006 8
50m Free Women Steph Hill 27.35 18/11/2006 11
400m Free Men David Proud 4:12.99 19/11/2006 11
400m Free Women Jill Nesbitt 4:23.36 19/11/2006 4
400m Free Women Erica Brown 4:37.63 19/11/2006 9
100m Back Men Gavin Hunter 1:03.50 19/11/2006 25
100m Back Men Terry Charalambous 1:05.24 19/11/2006 37
100m Back Women Sarah Westwood 1:06.30 19/11/2006 6
100m Back Women Steph Porter 1:16.44 19/11/2006 47
100m Breast Men Mark McKenna 1:05.32 19/11/2006 10
100m Breast Women Jessica Pealing 1:22.50 19/11/2006 24
100m Breast Women Jenny Salmon 1:23.23 19/11/2006 27
100m Free Men Sean Peers 54.49 19/11/2006 13
100m Free Men Ben Norman 57.68 19/11/2006 43
100m Free Women Abi Tetley 58.16 19/11/2006 7
100m Free Women Claire Bullock 1:06.43 19/11/2006 61
200m Fly Men Michael Rock 2:10.30 19/11/2006 9
200m Fly Women Jill Nesbitt 2:27.72 19/11/2006 6
200m Fly Men Mike Bailey 2:30.13 19/11/2006 19
200m IM Men Tim Davies 2:29.03 19/11/2006 34
200m IM Women Marie Jones 2:30.54 19/11/2006 11
200m IM Men Graham Bell 2:39.80 19/11/2006 42
200m IM Women Katie Stanier 2:49.25 19/11/2006 39
50m Fly Men Michael Rock 26.08 19/11/2006 8
50m Fly Men Ben Fulford 26.75 19/11/2006 17
50m Fly Women Steph Hill 28.84 19/11/2006 2
50m Fly Women Rachel Bates 30.60 19/11/2006 12

Finals

Event Time Name Date Position
100m Fly Men Michael Rock 53.66 18/11/2006 3
100m Fly Women Steph Hill 1:01.84 18/11/2006 2
200m Back Women Laura Bowden 2:26.86 18/11/2006 10
200m Breast Men Mark McKenna 2:22.29 18/11/2006 7
200m Free Women Abi Tetley 2:06.09 18/11/2006 7
200m Free Women Marie Jones 2:12.31 18/11/2006 10
4x50m Free Men Michael Rock
Gavin Hunter
Sean Peers
Ben Fulford
1:37.00 18/11/2006 6
50m Free Men Michael Rock 23.91 18/11/2006 n/a
4x50m Free Women Sarah Westwood
Jill Nesbitt
Steph Hill
Abi Tetley
1:46.77 18/11/2006 3
50m Free Women Sarah Westwood 27.19 18/11/2006 n/a
50m Back Men Gavin Hunter 28.48 18/11/2006 10
50m Back Women Sarah Westwood 30.64 18/11/2006 6
50m Free Women Abi Tetley 26.81 18/11/2006 6
100m Back Women Sarah Westwood 1:05.33 19/11/2006 6
100m Breast Men Mark McKenna 1:04.79 19/11/2006 8
100m Free Women Abi Tetley 57.71 19/11/2006 7
200m Fly Men Michael Rock 1:58.08 19/11/2006 3
200m Fly Women Jill Nesbitt 2:24.40 19/11/2006 6
4x50m Medley Men Gavin Hunter
Mark McKenna
Michael Rock
Ben Fulford
1:46.40 19/11/2006 5
50m Back Men Gavin Hunter 27.98 19/11/2006 n/a
4x50m Medley Women Sarah Westwood
Marie Jones
Steph Hill
Abi Tetley
2:00.90 19/11/2006 5
50m Back Women Sarah Westwood 30.73 19/11/2006 n/a
50m Fly Men Michael Rock 25.06 19/11/2006 2
50m Fly Women Steph Hill 28.42 19/11/2006 3

Overall Team Positions

Men
Position University Points
1 Loughborough 180
=2 Stirling 166
=2 Bath 166
4 Manchester 86
5 Swansea 62
6 Hertfordshire 53
7 Coventry 48
8 Edinburgh 45
9 Birmingham 39
10 East Anglia 29
Women
Position University Points
1 Loughborough 178
2 Bath 169
3 Manchester 110
4 Stirling 97
5 Swansea 87
6 Nottingham 77
7 Coventry 49
8 Sheffield Hallam 36
9 Edinburgh 34
10 Birmingham 32
Overall
Position University Points
1 Loughborough 358
2 Bath 335
3 Stirling 263
4 Manchester 196
5 Swansea 149
6 Nottingham 102
7 Coventry 97
=8 Edinburgh 79
=8 Hertfordshire 79
10 Birmingham 71

Report

BUSA SWIMMING SHORT COURSE by Martyn Cornish

It's 4pm on Saturday afternoon here at the Ponds Forge complex in Sheffield. Team Swim are in town to compete in the BUSA Short Course National Championships.

News from the event so far:

Last night saw the 800m and 1500m freestyle and the 4x50m freestyle relay heats, with Manchester securing a silver and two bronze medals and places in the relay finals. Jill Nesbitt finished 2nd and David Proud 3rd in their respective 800m races. David followed this with a swim in the 1500m - a mere sprint compared to his usual distance of 10km - but finished in 5th in a strong field. The second bronze medal came from Erica Brown (also a long distance open water swimmer) in the 1500m. The evening saw 4 new club records setting down a standard for the rest of the team to follow during the weekend.

The Saturday morning and afternoon sessions has been filled with heats of various events, with finals to follow this evening. Swimming in the finals this evening will be Abi Tetley (200m and 50m freestyle), Marie Jones (200m freestyle), Sarah Westwood (50m backstroke), Steph Hill (100m butterfly and 50m freestyle), Michael Rock (100m butterfly), Laura Bowden (200m backstroke), Mark McKenna (200m breaststroke) along with the relay teams from last night's heats. Here's hoping BUSA points come flooding our way!

Another update from Sheffield tomorrow!


BUSA SWIMMING SHORT COURSE (SATURDAY FINALS) by Martyn Cornish

Following on from Saturday's blog post live from the BUSA Short-Course Swimming Championships, here's the rest of the story from Team Swim's weekend in Sheffield.

After a few hours of rest for some of the squad and of preparation for the finalists, Saturday evening's finals session got under way. Abi Tetley and Marie Jones started off proceedings with 7th and 10th places in the 200m freestyle respectively. Next Sarah Westwood touched out Newcastle's swimmer by 1/100th of a second into 6th place in the 50m backstroke, followed by Gavin Hunter in 10th in the men's event in what is his 7th BUSA championships.

After a short break for presentations of Friday night's medallists, it was the turn of Steph Hill and Michael Rock in their 100m butterfly finals. Both were extremely close races with Rock coming home in 3rd in the men's event and Hill losing out on the gold by just 1/100th of a second in the women's race. Both swimmers set new standards for butterfly within the club by smashing the club records by 6 (men) and 3 (women) seconds.

Laura Bowden took 10th place in the 200m backstroke, before it was time for Tetley to stand up for the second time in the evening, this time for the 50m freestyle. Despite swimming a personal best time and new club record only a 6th place finish was possible in a race where both the first and second placed swimmers broke the BUSA championship record. Mark McKenna took 7th in the 200m breaststroke, Bowden 6th and Erica Brown 7th in the women's 400m individual medley, then McKenna swam again to finish 4th in the men's 400m individual medley.

With the individual events over, it was then the turn of the 200m freestyle relay teams to shine. And shine they did! Rock, Hunter, Sean Peers and Ben Fulford finished 6th in the men's event shortly after Westwood, Jill Nesbitt, Hill and Tetley had taken the bronze medal in the women's! So it was two days and 4 sessions down, Manchester had 6 medals in their pockets and were looking forward to Sunday's showdown sitting in 4th place overall.


BUSA SWIMMING SHORT COURSE (SUNDAY) by Martyn Cornish

The first event of Sunday morning at BUSA swimming events is always the 200m butterfly. For most of us this is unthinkable, yet the Team Swim captains had persuaded Jill Nesbitt, Michael Rock and Mike Bailey to take a dip. Heats of other events filled the morning session, resulting in finals for a number of Manchester swimmers in the afternoon.

It was the 200m butterfly final first off with Nesbitt finishing in 6th and Rock adding to his medal collection with 3rd place in a sub-2-minute time, breaking the club record by a massive 47 seconds (set by men's captain Mark 'Love The Pain' Howard just this time last year).

Abi Tetley was 6th in the 100m freestyle and Mark McKenna 8th in the 100m breaststroke, before it was once again the turn of Steph Hill and Michael Rock to show the rest of the squad how to swim butterfly fast! This time it was just 50m with Hill finishing with bronze behind swimmers from Bath and Napier in the women's event then Rock taking silver in the men's.

Sarah Westwood was up next in the 100m backstroke finishing in 6th, then Jill Nesbitt (4th) and Erica Brown (9th) in the 400m freestyle.

The final events of the weekend were the 200m medley relays, and after Saturday's heats it looked like it would be a close fought race. In the women's event Bath and Loughborough were well out in front, but the race for third was on between Nottingham, Stirling and Manchester going right to the wire with all three touching out within 3/10ths of a second. But it wasn't to be for Westwood, Marie Jones, Hill and Tetley as the three teams finished in that order with Manchester in 5th.

The men's race was equally as exciting, with the entire squad cheering on Gavin Hunter, McKenna, Rock and Ben Fulford to their 5th place finish.

So the swimming was over, now came the short tense wait for the overall results ... had Manchester improved further on last year's successes? ... had they managed to retain the overnight 4th place overall?

But first a quick summary:

  • 29 Top 10 finishes
  • 20 Club records
  • 9 Medals
  • 104 BUSA points

The result: the most successful championships ever for Team Swim Manchester! The women were 3rd overall, the men were 4th, giving Manchester 4th place overall behind Loughborough, Bath and Stirling (these are all national performance centres with extra funding for performance in swimming) and above rivals Nottingham, Birmingham, Edinburgh and others.

A series of thankyous: Mark and Martyn for driving the buses; Lucy, Catherine, Becky, Matt, Lee, Roger, Andy and Dave (friends / club alumni) for supporting; the guys from RedBull for providing a supply of RedBull; Coach Eugenio for coming along to help out on poolside; and to Coach Tim 'Tiddles' Konowalik for coaching Team Swim Manchester into being the best non-performance-centre university team in the country!