For the 2nd time in 2022, we held the SMNE Summer Champs at SOPAC on 12th and 13th November. You might remember we had to postpone the 2021 Summer Champs to January 2022 due to Covid lockdowns so it was nice to get back to normality with our meet being held without restrictions in the normal time frame.
We had 520 athletes competing from 14 SMNE Clubs. These swimmers competed in 100 events including 16 relays over the two days. There were numerous PBs, National times and more than a dozen new Area Records set.
We welcomed Shore Swimming Club to the SMNE Area in their first SMNE meet since they were created in late October.
We were pleased to see 38 Technical officials within our Area and 3 visiting TOs help out to ensure the efficient running of our meet. Congratulations and thank you to the dozen or so TOs who achieved new accreditations!
Thanks to all the Clubs, Coaches, Swimmers and parents for supporting another fantastic racing opportunity. Looking forward to the next meet!