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 !