Harpenden Swimming Club were proud and excited to be able to host their annual Legacy Open Meet on the weekend of 2nd & 3rd October at Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre. The seventh running of the event, this year sponsored by The Marshall Motor Group was the first major competition in the county in nearly two years and swimmers from 14 clubs gathered to compete.
Between them, there were over 580 swimmers participating in a total of 12 hours of competition over the two days.
For many younger swimmers, this was the first opportunity they have had to compete so it was all a little strange. For older swimmers, it was just a great relief to be back in competition.
For HSC we had 6 new age group records for the club, these were;
Emma Craig – 200m IM
Toby Martin – 50m free, 100m free, 50m fly, 100m fly, 100m IM
In the wider Legacy meet competition we can report, Emma Craig (16) set a full set of meet records for the girls’ Backstroke events taking the 50m Backstroke in a time of 31.82 beating the previous record 32.65 set by Imogen Smith (Broomfield Park SC), 100m Backstroke in a time of 1:08.88 beating the old record of 1:09.38 set by Imogen Smith and the 200m Backstroke in a time of 2:27.69, again beating Imogen Smith’s record of 2:32.29, all set in 2015.
Emma was joined by – James Atwell (16) who broke the record for the 100m Backstroke setting a new meet record of 1:02.45 down from the previous record of 1:03.62 which was set by Ed Campfield (Harpenden) in 2018.
The full Short Course Records can be found here.