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.
Well done to Edward Henwood from Junior Performance 2 squad for breaking two Club Records in the 13 years age group at the Sprint with The Stars meet held at the London Aquatics Centre on 3rd September .
The new Records times are :
50 Butterfly 29.65
50 Backstroke 32.00
Max Morgan – Junior Performance 2 squad – has become a double British Champion at the Speedo British Summer Championships 2022 held at Ponds Forge , Sheffield 22-28 July .
Max won gold in both 50 and 100 breaststroke events in the boys 13/14 years age group in absolutely outstanding times of 30.76 and 1.07.35 respectively – the latter being the new London Boys Junior Long Course Record !
He also took a silver in 200 breaststroke in a great time of 2.29.89 finishing his first ever championships at national level with three medals out of three events he qualified for .
It goes without saying that the times swam by Max’s are his PB’s as well as WSC new Club Records in the boys 14 years age group .
Max’s performance was nothing short of perfection , he has shown amazing racing skills and psychological maturity throughout the Championships and proved that with the right attitude , dedication and commitment in your every day training tasks you can achieve excellence !
Well done Max – huge congratulations !!!
Last weekend – 9/10 July – our swimmers from all squads competed at Sutton & Cheam meet held at Westcroft Leisure Centre .
Despite scorching temperatures , both outdoor and indoor , we had a great meet with 126 PB’s , 5 new Club Records and 50 medals : 18 gold – 14 silver – 18 bronze .
Huge congratulations to Edward Henwood from Junior Performance 2 squad – who single – handedly won 5 gold medals and set 2 new Club Records in the 13 years age group in 50 and 100m butterfly events in outstanding times of 29.66 and 1.04.73 respectively !
Other Club Records were set by :
Ginevra Longo – 9 years age group – JP1 squad – in 100 backstroke in a time of 1.26.05
Giles Cunningham – 17 & over age group – SD squad – in 50 backstroke in a time of 28.39
Oliver Cunningham – 15 years age group – JP2 squad – in 50 backstroke in a time of 29.91
Our medallists were :
Virgile Alexandre – 8 , Rahul Bansal – 5 Olivia Hill – 4 , Giles Cunningham – 4 , Zoya Kalisvaart – 4 ,Tane Dyce – Crichlow -4 , Oliver Cunningham – 3 , Ernest Hill – 3 , Ana Lane – 3 , Ginevra Longo -2 , Austen Gamble – 2 , Ellie Perrot – 1 , Eleanor Sparkes – 1, Irene Pagni – 1
Well done to all our swimmers and a huge thank you to our officials for dedicating their free time – we would not be able to compete without you !
WSC swimmers had another successful meet with tons of PB’s , 3 new Club Records and 18 medals following the NUEL National Qualifier Open held last weekend at the LAC , Stratford .
Special mentioning must go to Edward Henwood ( 13 years age group , Junior Performance 2 squad ) who – single – handedly – won 10 medals : 5 golds – in 200 back , 200 freestyle and all three butterfly events – the 200 , the 100 ,and the 50m events , 3 silver – in 50 free , 400 IM and 100 back , and 2 bronze – in 100 free and 50 back .
In addition to that tally Edward set new Club Record in 50 fly event in an excellent time of 30.41 !
Our other medallists were :
Max Morgan ( 14 years age group , Junior Performance 2 squad ) : 2 golds – in 100 brst and 200 IM , and a silver in 100 free
Olivia Hill ( 16 years age group , Senior Performance squad ) : a silver in 400 free and 3 bronze – in 100 fly , 1500 and 800 free – the last in a new Club Record time of 9:54.26
Virgile Alexandre ( 16 years age group , Senior Performance squad ) : a bronze in 400 freestyle event and a new Club Record in 50 fly event in a time of 29.41
Well done to all our swimmers and a huge thank you to our officials .
Let’s keep up the good work ahead of the next meet and Summer British and National Championships !!!