After missing out on being hold the Club Championships last year, I think we more than made up for it this year – what a series of races! Congratulations to all that took part, you are all winners.
It was great to see so many swimmers taking part, from the very youngest experiencing their first, to those that this will be their last championships. There was some fantastic racing and some incredible times – well done swimmers, you are a credit to the Club. Of course, these championships cannot take place without the willingness of the many volunteers who give their time freely. Thank you all, to the officials, the timekeepers, the team managers and marshalls, gala organisers and the coaches for preparing the swimmers. I feel I must give special praise to Caroline Ovenstone whose tireless work behind the scenes and the countless hours of work beforehand, enabled these galas to take place. I did notice a few more grey hairs last night Caroline.
Thank you for making me a contented, proud Chair.