Gala Reports 2024

by Turtles Swimming Club Gala Reports

 

Special Olympice Gala St. Albans 1st June 2024

 

Ruislip Turtles took part in the Special Olympics, St. Albans gala on Saturday 1st June. It proved to be something of a marathon, spanning 5 hours. We were the only team participating who were not a Special Olympics Club, so quite naturally, we tended to have the slowest swimmers in most events. We competed against: Plymouth, Reading, Peterborough, Hastings & St. Albans. One chap from Plymouth           completed his 50m Freestyle in 30 seconds…

 

The swimmers were divided into time banded heats. As most of our swimmers record similar times, it resulted in several of our swimmers competing against other Ruislip Turtles. Medals were awarded, Gold,   Silver, Bronze and finally a Participation medal for each heat. All  swimmers therefore received three medals from their three swans.

 

For events other than Freestyle, there were stringent rules, and failure to meet the requirements of the stroke resulted in disqualification. We suffered three DQs, we also suffered several ‘repositionings’ for           exceeding the tolerances allowed for ‘maximum effort rules’ (performing substantially better than their submitted time).

 

Well done to all of our swimmers for a great performance on Saturday.

It was a good experience and an education for us all.

 

Special mention again to Josh. Josh won the Butterfly competition and he was also in the top heat for the 100 metres Freestyle where he won silver. Josh also won his 50 metres Freestyle heat, had he been entered into the top heat, Josh would have won the Bronze!

Now that is impressive!

Swimmer

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Participation

Total

Josh Arends

2

1

 

 

3

Shaida Ghorbanian

2

 

 

1

3

Jamie Woodbridge

1

1

1

 

3

Anthony Or

1

1

 

1

3

Karn Hoffmann

 

2

1

 

3

Gary Lee

 

2

 

1

3

Jeannette Prentice

 

1

2

 

3

Ian Andrew Horne

 

1

 

2

3

William Davies

 

 

2

1

3

Total

6

9

6

6

27

Special Olympics Gala—St. Albans –Results

Event Number

Race

Swimmer

Time

Award / Pos.

Event 1

200m Freestyle M.

Anthony Or

5.32.62

Silver

Event 3 Heat 1

25m Breaststroke M.

Ian Andrew Horne

25.90

DSQ

Event 3 Heat 2

25m Breaststroke M.

Jamie Woodbridge

29.36

Silver

Event 4

25m Backstroke F.

Karen Hoffmann

1.487.5845.69

Silver

 

25m Backstroke F.

Jeannette Prentice

47.88

Bronze

 

25m Backstroke F.

Shaida Ghorbanian

38.21

DSQ

Event 5 Heat 1

25m Backstroke M.

Gary Lee

38.84

Silver

 

25m Backstroke M.

Wilian Davies

1.04.66

4th

Event 6

25M Butterfly M.

Josh Arends

24.35

Gold

Event 7 Heat 1

50m Freestyle F.

Karen Hoffmann

47.58

Bronze

Event 8 Heat 1

50M Freestyle M.

Anthony Or

1.07.29

Gold

 

50M Freestyle M.

Ian Andrew Horne

55.04

Repos. Silver

 

50M Freestyle M.

Jamie Woodbridge

54.64

Repos. Bronze

 

50M Freestyle M.

Gary Lee

1.05.23

Repos. 4th

Event 8 Heat 3

50M Freestyle M.

Josh Arends

40.06

Gold

Event 9 Heat 1

25m Freestyle F.

Shaida Ghorbanian

35.40

Gold

 

25m Freestyle F.

Jeannette Prentice

41.84

Silver

Event 10 Heat 1

25m Freestyle M.

William Davies

1.16.42

Bronze

Event 11 Heat 1

100m Freestyle F.

Shaida Ghorbanian

3.20.22

Gold

 

100m Freestyle F.

Karen Hoffmann

4.04.36

Silver

 

100m Freestyle F.

Jeannette Prentice

3.39.60

Repos. Bronze

Event 12 Heat 1

100m Freestyle M.

Jamie Woodbridge

2.36.46

Gold

 

100m Freestyle M.

Gary Lee

2.38.57

Silver

 

100m Freestyle M.

William Davies

4.42.67

Repos. Bronze

 

100m Freestyle M.

Ian Andrew Horne

2.12.24

Repos. 4th

Event 12 Heat 3

100m Freestyle M.

Josh Arends

1.40.68

Silver

Event 13

100m Indiv. Medley

Anthony Or

2.38.21

DSQ

 

Club Championship Results 2024

Ruislip Turtles Home Championship 2024

Saturday

18/05/2024

 

Gold

Silver

Bronze

 

 

 

 

Novice Champion

Ethan B.

Idris T.

Noah T.

 

 

 

 

Endeavour Champion

Beth L. 

Danny O. 

 Emily E.

 

 

 

 

Junior 1 Length Champion

 Frankie P.

 Ernest D.

 William D.

 

 

 

 

Ladies 1 Length Champion

 Shaida G.

Karen H. 

 Hazel P.

 

 

 

 

Mens 1 Length Champion

 Josh A.

John W. 

Gary L. 

 

 

 

 

Junior 3 Lengths Champion

 Ernest D.

William D. 

 

 

 

 

 

Ladies 3 Lengths Champion

Shaida G. 

 Jeannette P.

Hazel P. 

 

 

 

 

Mens 3 Lengths Champion

John W, 

Ian Andrew H. 

Anthony O. 

 

 

 

 

Relay Champions

Ladies (Hazel, Shaida, Karen & Jeannette) 

Mens (Anthony, Ian Andrew & John)

Mens (Gary & Josh) 

 

 

 

 

Helpers Champion

Jordan B. 

Hanah W. 

Amanda C 

 

 

 

 

Family Relay

 Davies

 Horne

Lee 

 

 

 

 

Diving Champion

Jamie W.

Anthony O.

Karen H.

 

 

 

 

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Hatfield Platypus Gala – Results

Sunday 28th April 2024

A close contest ended with the Ruislip Turtles in third place. Nine points behind the winners Hatfield Platypus ‘B’ Team. It was a host one-two with Platypus ‘A’ taking second place.

A  good performance by all of our swimmers who won a total of 13 medals.  Karen won 3, Ian Andrew, Josh, Shaida & Gary won two medals, and Jeannette & William won one.

The repositioning system is fair but can be cruel. Stuart missed out on two Golds by one second and two seconds in his two races, and instead was repositioned and missed out on a medal, as did Ernest. Such fine margins…

 

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