Three more Club Records and five medals have been added by our swimmers to the overall tally of the Surrey Championships .
The new Club Records have been set by :
Giles Cunningham ( 17 & over age group ) – 50m backstroke in a time of 28.83 and 100m backstroke in a time of 1.02.09.
Edward Henwood ( 14 years age group ) – 50m backstroke in a time of 31.29.
Special mentioning must go to Edward who single – handedly added 4 medals to the club’s success – two Gold – in the 100m and 200m butterfly events in excellent times of 1.04.17 and 2.21.89 respectively as well as two Bronze – in 50 backstroke and 400 Individual Medley .
Our last medal was won by Rahul Bansal – a fantastic silver in the boys 13 years age group 200 butterfly.
Both Edward and Rahul also finished in the top 8 in all of their entered events !
More finals places came from :
Ginevra Longo ( 11 years age group ) – 5th in 200 backstroke
Giles Cunningham ( 17 & over age group ) – 7th in the 50m and 8th in the 100m backstroke events
Well done to all our swimmers – great work , so let’s keep it up ahead of the Regional and National Championships !
Our swimmers have got off to a very promising start to the Surrey Age Group Championships 2023 held at Surrey Sports Park last weekend 21/22 January .
After first four sessions ( out of scheduled eight ) we have two new Club Records , three medals , and nine top 8 finishes .
The Club Records were set by our youngest and oldest members of the team :
Ginevra Longo in the girls 10 years age group 50m backstroke event in a time of 37.64
Giles Cunningham in the boys 17&over age group 50m butterfly event in a time of 27.66.
The medalls were won by :
Virgile Alexandre ( 17&over years age group ) – silver in 1500 Freestyle
Ginevra Longo ( 10/11 years age group ) – bronze in 50 Backstroke
Max Sochovsky ( 14 years age group ) – bronze in 200 Freestyle
Our finalists / top 8 finishers were :
Rahul Bansal ( 13 years age group ) – 5th in 100 and 200 freestyle , 6th in 400 freestyle , and 7th in 50 fly and 200 backstroke events
Max Sochovsky ( 14 years age group ) – 4th in 400 freestyle and 7th in 200 backstroke events
Ginevra Longo ( 10/11 years age group ) – 4th in 100 backstroke
Giles Cunningham ( 17&over ) – 5th in 200 backstroke
Alexandre Virgile ( 17&over ) – 6th in 400 freestyle
Well done to all our medallists , finalists and qualifiers : Declan Martin , Alessandro Yu Spagnolo, Luke Curle , George Harvey , Jack Clements , Tane Dyce-Crichlow and Oliver Cunningham for some of whom this was the very first experience of not only racing in the 50m pool but at the County level as well .
We are looking forward to the 2nd part of the Surreys on 4th / 5th February .
Let’s keep up the good work !
Well done to all swimmers who competed at the very first meet of this year – The Royals New Year Meet held at Elmbridge Excel Leisure Centre last weekend 14/15 January .
A staggering 262 PB’s have been achieved , 46 medals : 20 GOLD – 12 SILVER – 14 BRONZE and one Club Record !
The new Record was set by Edward Henwood in the boys 13 years age group 200 Butterfly event in a time of 2:23.13.
Huge congratulations to our multiple medallists :
Edward Henwood – 8 – 5 GOLD and 3 SILVER|
Evan Sochovsky – 5 – 2 GOLD and 3 BRONZE
Giles Cunningham – 4 – 3 GOLD and 1 SILVER
Max Sochovsky – 3 – ALL GOLD
George Harvey – 2 – ALL GOLD
Oliver Cunningham -2 – 1 SILVER and 1 BRONZE
It was so great to see many of our youngest swimmers – many of whom from Development squads – gaining their swimming meet and racing experience ; no doubt more to come !
An enormous thank you to all our officials for dedicating their free time to help with a smooth and efficient running of the meet .
Let’s keep up the good work !
What a fantastic finale to the short course season !
4 new Club Records , 27 medals – 13 GOLD – 8 SILVER – 6 BRONZE , 54 PBs and multiple new County times is the overall success tally following last weekend Bromley SC Christmas Gold Open meet held at K2 Leisure Centre , Crawley .
All Club Records have been set by Edward Henwood from Junior Performance 2 squad who on top of that won all entered events in the boys 13 years age group and single – handedly scooped 10 gold medals !
The new Club Records are :
50 freestyle – in a time of 26.94
50 backstroke – 31.01
50 butterfly – 28.65
100 butterfly – 1.03.61.
Our 13 year old boys dominated the 50 backstroke race finishing 1st – Edward Henwood , 2nd – Bastiano Atti , and 3rd – Luke Curle – Wandsworth 1 – 2 – 3 !!!
There was a lot of excitement and extra motivation for swimmers who raced in the ” Hot Heats ” for additional prizes ;
our winners were : Ben Astbury – twice ( with one race won by the smallest of margins 0.01 sec ) , Alessio Carraretto and Olivia Hill – once (won again by 0.01 sec ) .
Well done to all those who competed ( Ben and Josh Astbury , Rahul Bansal , Bastiano Atti , Alessio Carraretto , Isis Ciurleo , Jack Clements , Luke Curle , Austen Gamble , George Harvey ,Edward Henwood , Olivia Hill , Leo Tamanji and Ruhan Wang ) and gained more racing experience ahead of the County and Regional Championships .
Huge thank you to our officials – Diletta , Jane and Matteo who dedicated their free time – with your help and expertise the meet was run smoothly and efficiently .
Look forward to seeing everyone in training !
Let’s keep up the good work !
206 PB’s , 73 medals and 2 new Club Records was the final outcome of the Royals Autumn Meet held at Elmbridge Excel Leisure Centre last weekend 19/20 November .
We had 2 days of fast swimming and some great performances from all those who raced and enjoyed our first Open meet of this season .
Our overall medal tally was 73 : 34 Gold – 18 Silver – 21 Bronze .
Two new Club Records have been set by : Edward Henwood in the 13 year old boys 200 Butterfly in a time of 2:23.18 and Giles Cunningham in the 17&over boy 50 Backstroke in a time of 28.17.
Both Edward and Giles were also our multiple medallists winning 5 gold medals ( in every event entered ) each .
Our other multiple medallists were :
Rahul Bansal who won 10 medals overall in the boys 12 years age group – 5 Gold and 5 Silver
Ginevra Longo who won 5 medals in the girls 10 years age group – 4 Gold and 1 Silver
Special mentioning must go to our youngest swimmers – for many of whom this was the very first competition outside the club – not only for great swimming performances but also for an excellent behaviour and sportsmanship by staying with the team and supporting each other .
An outstanding well done to Alessandro Yu Spagnolo ( 9 years age group ) for winning two gold medals in 100 and 200 Breaststroke , Can Tetik ( 9 years age group ) two bronze medals in 100 Backstroke and 200 Freestyle , Declan Martin ( 9 years age group ) gold in 50 Breaststroke – despite swimming the whole race without goggles ! and Ellie Perrott ( 9 years age group ) bronze in 100 Freestyle .
Well done to all swimmers and a huge thank you to our officials for dedicating their free time to help run the meet smoothly and efficiently !
Let’s keep up the good work towards the Bromley Xmas meet and Royals New Year meet !
Two new Club Records have been set by Edward Henwood – Junior Performance 2 squad – at the SE London Winter Championships held over last weekend 5/6 November at the Glass Mill Leisure Centre , Lewisham .
Edward was competing in the 16&under age group and being just 13 years of age was one of the youngest swimmers qualified for the Regional Championships .
His two new Club Records ( both Short Course ) are in the 100 and 200 butterfly events in impressive times of 1:03.94 and 2:24.09 respectively !
Well done Edward !!!
Special mentioning must go to Giles Cunningham – Senior Performance squad – for making the final in the 17&over age group in the 100m backstroke event and finishing in a very respectful 6th place in a time of 1.00.41.