What a weekend we had to wrap up the London Summer Championships 2022 held at the London Aquatic Centre – the home pool of the 2012 Olympics .
Two Club Records , two gold , two bronze medals and many finals were added to WSC success !
Max Morgan – 14 years old age group – completed a breaststroke ” hat – trick ” by winning both the 50 and the 100m events in respective times of 31.81 and 1.08.42 – the latter being an absolutely outstanding time and the new Club Record !
Edward Henwood – 13 years age group – added three medals to the overall tally – having swam a perfect race in both 200m events – a fantastic gold in 200 butterfly in a time of 2.30.80 and two bronzes – in 200 backstroke in a time of 2.36.04 and 50 butterfly in a new Club Record time of 30.44 !
Our team of six boys – Max Morgan , Edward Henwood , Ernie Hill , Rahul Bansal , Jake Backshall and Bastiano Atti – exceeded all expectations and ranked WSC 8th out of 28 clubs in London Region .
We have once again punched above our weight to show the quality of swimming our Club represents !
Let’s keep up the good work towards the Summer British and National Championships .
WSC swimmers had a very promising start to the SE London Summer Championships 2022 held over last weekend at K2 Leisure Centre , Crawley .
Our Age Group ( 11- 14 years old ) boys’ team – small but what proved to be extremely strong – have had some fantastically fast swims which resulted in one new Club Record and 4 medals :
Ernie Hill ( 13 years age group ) – GOLD in 1500 free and SILVER in 800 free events
Edward Henwood ( 13 years age group ) – SILVER in 100 fly in an excellent time of 1.07.64
Max Morgan ( 14 years age group ) – GOLD in 200 breaststroke in an absolutely outstanding time of 2.35.03 – a new Club Record !
Fifth medal was added by Olivia Hill ( 16 years age group ) who won silver in the 1500 free event .
The boys also made finals in the following events :
Edward in 200 and 400 IM , Ernie in 400 IM and Max in 200 IM and 100 freestyle .
Well done everyone !!!
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 !
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 .
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 )