Filip Fraczek-Krygier, Star Swimmer

Star Swimmer Filip,

Shirley Pool swimmer Filip Fraczek-Krygier was the Dolphins star of the County Championships, crowned Hampshire Champion in five events.

His outstanding times earned him TOP Twentyranking in England Filip dominated the freestyle events producing his best performance in the 200m FS final. Leading from the front Filip blew the opposition away swimming in the first 100m in 1.15.70. In an exciting race and spurred on by teams mates and the crowd, Filip held off the challenge from Guernsey swimmer, Luke Winstanley to secure the victory swimming the last 50m’s 4 seconds quicker than the heats.

His time ranks Filip in the top 20 in the Country in his age group. Filip also secured Regional Qualifying Times with his 200m FS, 200m BK and 200m IM (3.02.83) times.

filip-star-swimmerFilip began learning to swim at Shirley in 2007, aged 4, quickly learning the strokes and showed promise as he dominated his first Club Championships. Since joining the Elite Top Squad with coach Chris White, Filip has excelled.

Filip’s Championship times: 400m FS 5.43.16, 200m FS 2.34.86, 50m FS 32.76, 200m BK 2.57.45 and 50m BF 38.16.

Southampton Dolphins Swimming Club entered the Hampshire County Championships in March for the third time since the Club re registered as an ASA Affiliated Team under the leadership of coach Chris White.

The squad showed great improvement on the previous two years. The Dolphins had a record number of entries 26 swimmers qualified in 145 individual events with 10 swimmers achieving full BAGCAT’s in the age group category (9-14yrs).

Screen Shot 2014-11-18 at 12.39.21The Dolphins also made 9 individual finals and both the boys and girls 9-12 year age group relay teams made the finals of the freestyle and medley events.
Head Coach Chris White said:

“I’m delighted with the swimmers performances they have all done so well, all my swimmers have achieved personal bests and the clubs results continue to improve year on year. We have two swimmers who have achieved regional BAGCAT’s and many swimmers close to regional times which has exceeded my expectations after only three years of competing. Credit must go to the swimmers who have put the effort in during training and to parents who bring them.”