Long-standing records fall at 38th Tigers Autumn Open Meet

As many as 21 records fell as clubs from the Channel Islands, and further afield, gathered for the first big swimming competition of the local season.

The Calligo Tigers Autumn Open Meet, held by the Jersey club at Les Quennevais, saw swimmers get the chance to post qualifying times for county and regional events.

Tigers' national age-group champion Isaac Dodds set four new records in the 14-15 years band, including in the 400m freestyle, beating a time that had stood since 1984.

Guernsey Swimming Club's Laura Le Cras, meanwhile, broke a 20-year mark in the 16 plus 50m breaststroke, with club-mate Charlie-Joe Hallet taking two records and Tigers' Robbie Jones another in the same age-group.

More than 200 swimmers competed across the weekend as Tigers played host to Jersey Swimming Club, Guernsey Swimming Club, Guernsey's Beau Sejour Barracudas and RCT Performance from Wales.

Next up for local competitors are the Channel Islands Championships, which take place at the end of November.

  • Watch: Tony Curr caught up with Tigers coach Nathan Jegou during the first session of racing