My name is Claire Jones, and I have an extremely talented daughter Reese Huckle.
Reese has been swimming competitively since she was eight years old with her club RTW Monson.
When she completed her swimming lesson stages' at seven years old, she told me she didn't want to stop swimming, so her teacher advised me to put her into a club, which we immediately did.
Since then, she has never looked back, and her achievements in 2022 have been out of this world. (see below) She has exceeded our/her expectations, and while we always knew she could get there, we didn't expect it this year.
Kent County Finalist in 6 races – Individual
Finalists at Junior Arena League - Team
Winners of Kent Junior League – Team
Arena League B Finalists - Team
Regional Finalist for Butterfly 50m & 100m & 400 IM– Individual
2nd at Diddy League – Team
English Nationals – 12th in England for a 13-year-old 100m Butterfly – Individual
For her to qualify for Kents, Regionals and Nationals in one year is outstanding; however, it also came with an unexpected financial cost.
I have looked at the potential competitions, camps and goals for next year/season 2023 (based on this year's outgoings) to achieve Nationals again with more races, which is coming out at just under £4,500 for the year should she hit all her targets.
This amount does not include her training, equipment, membership or training/race suits; this is just for the competitions/qualifiers, which have all been an additional cost for us.
We had a great club champs, her achievements after the last couple of weeks are as follows:
Placed 13 out of 14 races gaining seven PB'S in 50m, 100m, 200m, 400m & 800m Free Style (She took 21 seconds off the 800m free), 50m Back, 200m IM
Gained an automatic Kent time for 200m free
She got gold for her 200m Fly
Silver for 50m & 100m Fly, 800m Free, 100m back
Bronze for 200m back, 400m IM, 200m free, 50m back, 200m IM, 400m free, 100m free, 100IM.
February -Cyprus Swim Camp - Training 7 days, 2 x 2 hour sessions per day/Strength and Conditioning/Nutrition - COMPLETE
February - Kent County Championships 1 day - COMPLETE
February - Kent County Championships 2 days- COMPLETE
March - ESSA South East Team - Selection - National qualifying window - COMPLETE
March - Sheffield Gala - National qualifying window - COMPLETE
March - Regional Chaser - Last chance qualifiers - COMPLETE
March - Arenda League FInal - Cardiff- COMPLETE
April - Winchester, Regionals - National qualifying window - COMPLETE
May - Winchester, Regionals - National qualifying window - COMPLETE
May - Portsmouth last chance chaser - National qualifying window
July - Summer Splash - St Johns
July/August - NATIONALS - British and English - fingers crossed!!!
Reese is so dedicated to her sport, and knowing how hard she works to achieve these goals, swimming 12 and a half hours a week before, and after school, the last thing I want to hold her back is not having the funding to accomplish this. She is happiest when she is swimming, travelling, and meeting new people from all over, which I know she loves. Reese is prepared to help fundraise for this next season by offering companies a chance to sponsor her. In return, we get a towel made with your company logo and website that she will use while at these competitions poolside to advertise your company. We also take several pictures of her at the venue displaying the towel with regular updates for you to use for your social media posts/websites. - see the example pictures below.
If you think this is something you would be interested in supporting, please contact me or donate here.
Check out a couple of her races here on you tube:
https://www.youtube.com/live/NpyBufdfNmA?feature=share - Lane 5 - 20 minutes in
https://www.youtube.com/live/1mXWuA4aRDY?feature=share - Lane 4 - 25 mins in
The minimum amount required to have a towel is £250.00 for the season, but any amount will be welcomed to hit our target.
Should we raise over the target amount, funds will be held for her should she achieve more than expected this year, which, to be fair, is possible. Alternatively, it will go to any race suits she may need, which can also cost between £260 to £400.
Thank you all in advance for any support; here we go for the next season........... Let's Go Reese!!!!!!