Previous weekend had been very active and after all very successful for Vestbyen IL Svømming. Namely, the most important competition this fall was held in Bergen and it was NM Junior / UM. Competition gathered all the best swimmers in junior categor.
Bergen’s famous AdO Arena hosted 431 swimmers from 62 clubs all around the Norway. The competition was held from 17.– 20. November.2016.
Vestbyen was once again present on the Norwegian swimming map, but this time with 4 swimmers who have made a huge effort to achieve the best results as possible and get as higher overall rank as possible.
Iver Ørbog, Maximilian Westen Aune , Jonas Roseth represented our club in junior category while Eilert Ørbog swam in UM category.
Iver had a great opening of the competition placed 5th in the finals on 50m breaststroke, setting personal best time and moving on the 2nd place on Vestbyen record list. On 200m breaststroke he did not make the finals but he was swimming one good, consistent race and again set his personal best. The last race was a goal race for him on 100m breaststroke where he has once again pushed hard and broke personal best time.
Max has qualified for 50m breaststroke and set personal best time in short course pool after almost 2 years. This is a huge improvement comparing the results from the last year NM where he has participated as well. Taking into account that just several days before our trip to Bergen he got flu, we all in the team were pleasantly surprised with his appearance.
Jonas swam 50m butterfly and 50m crawl. Being sick for two weeks just before the NM, he has pushed himself to the highest limits setting personal best time in both events. He was aware that he did a amazing job and showed satisfaction for his appearance and overall ranking.
The youngest participant in our team, Eilert, had his first NM Junior / UM appearance and he swam fantastic and even above his expectations. He also set personal best time in short lane on 50m breaststroke. Good job!
Summarizing this nationals me as the head coach, could be very pleased and proud of the achievement of our swimmers.
One fact should be mentioned and that would be our percentage in achieving personal best times. We had 100% success, 7 out of 7 races were personal best times. This statistics gives us hope that we are on the right direction!
Kind regards, Darijan Milojkovic
Vestbyen IL Svømming