Having just returned from a 50m swim camp in Torremolinos, the Basildon & Phoenix Easter Long Course Meet on theApril 20/21stwas the last chance for many of our swimmers to grab times for the Swim England East Region Long Course Championships, and they didn’t disappoint. They all performed at their very best, competing against some of the best across multiple regions, with many of them securing regional times and plenty of medals. Well done everyone!
Swimmers were: 12yrs Jago Derrington; 13yrs Freya Reilly, Issy Good, Lilian Opiyo; 14yrs/Over Adam Hazlewood, Alex Catton, Bryn Couser, Callum Davis, Callum Harold, Dan Chada, Eleanor Mason, Izzy Renwick, James Gisborne, Jess Penkul, Mehdi El Mansar, Millie Fields, Niamh James, Nick Botha, Sarah Carroll, Tom Ogden.
Out of 103 individual swims, they secured 64 top 8 places and 27 age group medals. There were Boys and Girls Open finals for all four 50m events – 8 of our swimmers secured places and in 11 swims won 5 medals. There were many exciting moments, but the domination of the 14/Over Boys 200m Breaststroke event (Nick 1st, Mehdi 2nd, Callum H 3rd, James 5th, Adam 8th) and the Open 50m Backstroke Final (Dan 1st, Tom 2nd, Alex 3rd) was good to see!
Below is a summary of any top 8 finishes and the Open finals:
50m Back: (Boys) 12yrs Jago 4th, 14/Over Dan 2nd, Alex 3rd, Tom 4th, Open Final Dan 1st, Tom 2nd, Alex 3rd; (Girls) 13yrs Freya 6th, 14/Over Niamh 4th, Izzy 5th, Open Final Niamh 4th, Izzy 7th
50m Breast: (Boys) 14/Over Tom 7th, Callum H 8th, Open Final Callum H 4th, Tom 8th
50m Fly: (Boys) Callum D 1st, Open Final Callum D 1st; (Girls) 13yrs Issy 6th, 14/Over Millie 1st, Izzy 2nd, Nellie 5th, Open Final Izzy 3rd, Nellie 8th
50m Free: (Boys) Callum D 8th, Open Final Callum D 7th; (Girls) 13yrs Lilian 1st, 14/Over Millie 1st, Sarah 6th, Niamh 8th
100m Back: (Boys) 12yrs Jago 2nd, 14/Over Tom 2nd, Alex 3rd, Mehdi 5th; (Girls) 13yrs Freya 8th, 14/Over Niamh 2nd
100m Breast: (Boys) Bryn 1st, Callum H 4th, Tom 6th; (Girls) Izzy 4th.
100m Fly: (Boys) Callum D 6th, Tom 4th; (Girls) Nellie 3rd, Jess 4th
100m Free: (Boys) Mehdi 8th; (Girls) 13yrs Lilian 7th, 14/Over Millie 1st, Sarah 7th
200m Back: (Boys) 12yrs Jago 1st, 14/Over Tom 1st, Alex 4th, Mehdi 7th; (Girls) 13yrs Freya 8th, 14/Over Niamh 1st
200m Breast: (Boys) Nick 1st, Mehdi 2nd, Callum H 3rd, James 5th, Adam 8th
200m Fly: (Boys) 12yrs Jago 4th; (Girls) Jess 4th, Nellie 7th
200m Free: (Boys) Mehdi 5th; (Girls) Millie 1stSarah 5th
200m IM: (Boys) Mehdi 1st; (Girls) Millie 1st, Nellie 4th
400m Free: (Boys) 12yr Jago 2nd, 14/Over Mehdi 3rd, James 7th; (Girls) Millie 3rd, Eleanor 6th
400m IM: (Girls) Nellie 2nd