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More medals and another Club Record at the last weekend of the Surrey Championships

What a fantastic ending to the Surreys !
Seven more medals were added and one Club Record was set at the last weekend of the County Championships held at the Surrey Sports Park , Guildford .
Olivia Hill ( 16 years age group ) set a new Club Record in the longest pool event – the 1500 freestyle in a time of 19:03.86 which also gave her a silver medal .
Our other medallists were :
Rahul Bansal ( 12 years age group ) GOLD in 200 fly
Ernie Hill ( 13 years age group ) SILVER in 800 free
Edward Henwood ( 13 years ) – 3 BRONZE in 100 and 200 fly and 200 IM
Max Morgan ( 14 years ) – 2 BRONZE in 200 and 400 IM
Huge congratulations to our boys who finished overall in the 8th place ( out of 22 clubs ) in the final team rankings – this was the result of the following Individual Age Group Rankings :
Max Morgan – 2nd in the 14 years age group
Edward Henwood – 4th in the 13 years age group
Ernie Hill – 5th in the 13 years age group
Rahul Bansal – 8th in the 12 years age group
WELL DONE EVERYONE and keep up the good work towards the Regional and National Championships !

March 2nd, 2022|Categories: Uncategorised|

Three more Club Records and more medals at the Surrey Championships

Second weekend of Surrey Championships took our swimmers to the London Aquatic Centre – the home pool of the 2012 Olympics .
Again , some great performances , lots of PB’s and fantastic team spirit !
Three more Club Records were broken :
Max Morgan ( 14 years age group ) in 50 breaststroke in an absolutely outstanding time of 31.30
Giles Cunningham ( 17& over age group ) in 50 backstroke in a time of 29.62
Elliott Hampton ( 17&over age group ) in 50 butterfly in a time of 28.08

Our swimmers also added three more medals to the overall tally :
One gold – Max Morgan in 50 breaststroke and two silver – Edward Henwood ( 13 years age group ) in 50 butterfly and 50 backstroke

The relays events were extremely exciting and we had quite a few fast swims resulting in top 8 finishes :
6th place – Boys 12-13 Freestyle relay ( Ernie Hill , Rahul Bansal , Pietro Marzeglia and Edward Henwood )
Boys U/16 Medley relay ( Noah Hagberg , Max Morgan , Edward Henwood , Benjy Street )
7th place – Girls 10-11 Medley Relay ( Evan Sochovsky , Eleanor Sparkes , Arabella Adams , Ginevra Longo )
Boys U/16 Freestyle Relay ( Max Morgan , Tane Dyce-Crichlow , Ernie Hill , Benjy Street )
Well done everyone !!!
Hope you all enjoyed the atmosphere and had a taste of some stiff competition at the County level .

February 21st, 2022|Categories: Uncategorised|

Great weekend for WSC swimmers at the Surreys

First weekend of the Surrey County Age Group Championships 2022 was held at the Surrey Sports Park in Guildford last Sat 5th and Sun 6th February .
We had some great performances and fast swims from all our swimmers across a variety of events .
Huge congratulations to Max Morgan ( 14 years age group , Junior Performance 2 squad ) for not only winning 2 gold medals in both 100 and 200 breaststroke events in an outstanding times of 1:11.43 and 2:40.52 respectively but also breaking a Club Record in the 100 breaststroke as well as winning a Top Junior Breaststroke Trophy !!!
What an excellent achievement !
Another gold medal went to Ernie Hill ( 13 years , Junior Performance 2 squad ) in the longest swimming event in the pool – the 1500m freestyle – well done Ernie !
Our 2nd multiple medallist was Edward Henwood ( 13 years , Junior Performance 2 squad ) who at his first ever Surreys bagged three medals – 2 silver in 200 backstroke and freestyle and a bronze in 400 freestyle
Last medal of the weekend for WSC was added by Olivia Hill ( 16 years , Senior Performance squad ) in the 800 freestyle event in the new Club Record time of 9:58.86
Every WSC swimmer made at least one final in their entered events so huge well done to Elliott Hampton , Jake Backshall , Josh Astbury , Virgile Alexandre and Rahul Bansal – immensely proud of everyone !
Let’s keep up the great work towards week 2 and 3 of the Surreys ! ( and beyond that )

February 7th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorised|

More success for WSC swimmers – The Royals New Year Meet 2022

Our swimmers got off to an excellent start of the new year by smashing 140 PB’s , winning 66 medals ( 28 GOLD – 17 SILVER – 21 BRONZE ) and breaking two Club Records at the Royals New Year Meet 2022 held over last weekend 15/16 January at the Elmbridge Xcel Leisure Centre .

Huge congratulations to Max Morgan and Edward Henwood ( both JP2 squad ) for breaking Club Records :
Max in the boys 14 years age group 100 breaststroke event in an outstanding time of 1:09.32
Edward in the boys 12 years age group 400IM event in a time of 5.41.10

Special mentioning must go to Olivia Hill ( SP squad ) who won 10 gold medals in ALL entered events in the girls 15 years age group !
Our other multiple medallists were :
Edward Henwood ( 12 years age group ) 9 gold – 2 silver
Elliott Hampton ( 16&over ) 4 gold
Jake Backshall ( 12 years ) 3 gold – 2 silver – 2 bronze
Max Morgan ( 14 years ) 2 gold – 1 silver – 1 bronze
Tom Street ( 16&over ) 2 gold – 1 silver – 1 bronze
Josh Astbury ( 15 years ) 1 gold – 4 silver
Tane Dyce – Crichlow ( 14 years ) 1 gold – 4 bronze
Ana Lane ( 14 years ) 1 gold – 2 silver
Virgile Alexandre ( 15 years ) 2 silver – 2 bronze
Very well done to our two youngest swimmers – Arabella Adams and Ginevra Longo who , in their very first competition outside the club , won 4 medals between them in the girls 9 years age group :
Arabella 1 gold , 1 silver and 1 bronze in 50 back , 50 free and 50 fly events respectively and Ginevra in 100 backstroke .
What a weekend we had !!!
Last , but not least , a huge thank you to the Club officials for dedicating their weekend to ensuring that the competition was run smoothly , efficiently , and professionally .
Next to come – the Surreys !!! so keep up the good work everyone

January 19th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorised|

Club Records update

Well done to Edward Henwood ( JP2 squad ) for breaking – yet again – his own Club Record in the 12 year old boys age group 100 butterfly in an excellent time of 1:11.49 !

January 13th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorised|

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