At the 40th edition of the May beetle swim in Meldorf, eleven talented swimmers from the junior team of TSV Westerland competed in addition to eight experienced competitive swimmers.
Particularly noteworthy is the performance of the youngest participants (born in 2016 and 2017) in the child-friendly competition over 25 meters. The youngest participant Lilith Ava Lunk (born in 2017) was the proud first place in all three starts (25 meters breaststroke, backstroke and legs). Their performances would have been enough for podium finishes even in the older age group.
In 2016, Edda Simonsen and Jannis Brinker (25 meter legs each) won first place. Til Heyse (born in 2016) already trains twice a week. Til’s training diligence was rewarded with second places in the 25 meter breaststroke and 25 meter backstroke. Lena Blechschmidt and Henri Guetari rounded off the strong result with top placings in the 2016 vintage.
In 2015 there were podium finishes for Lotti Klukas, she achieved second place in the 50 meter breaststroke and Annelie Nunnenkamp, who also finished second in the 50 meter backstroke, Frida Guetari (born in 2013) achieved second place in the 50 meter freestyle. Lotta Tilda Lunk even made it to first place in the 50 meter breaststroke discipline. In addition, Lotta improved her personal best in the 50-meter freestyle by more than eleven seconds.
New personal bests and three second places were achieved for Paula Ulrich in 2012. Paula was also able to improve her best time in the 50 meter freestyle by more than eleven seconds. The established competitive swimmers Ella Raspé, Jil Vohsen, Karolina Wahnes, Leni Klukas, Marlene Maier, Vasilisa Khramkov, Aiden-Alistair Klusch and Lennart Guetari achieved new best times and top placings for all swimmers without exception.
Once again, the swimming times and first places of Leni Klukas (born in 2011), Vasilisa Khramkov (born in 2012) and Lennart Guetari (born in 2011) were outstanding. All three also used the cockchafer swimmer as preparation for the North German All-Around Championships in Bremen.