After a year’s gap, the Swim England Hertfordshire County Championships kicked off 2022 with a bang for Bishop’s Stortford Swimming Club. BSSC had 47 swimmers qualify to compete and they headed to Borehamwood to take part in more than 200 individual swims over four weekends of exhilarating competition. For 11 year olds Lois Fields and Eddy Cheng it was their first experience of competing at the County Championships, but they controlled their nerves and performed brilliantly with Lois taking Bronze in the 10/11 year old 50m Backstroke and 4th in the 100m Freestyle, whilst Eddy was 6th in the 50m Breaststroke. The novice trio competing in the 12 year old age group also excelled with Molly Greatbatch taking Gold in 200m Backstroke and Silver in the 200m IM, Elliot Hall taking Silver in 200m IM & 400m Freestyle and Bronze in 200m Freestyle and Maisy Martindale Bronze in 50m Freestyle & Backstroke. It was a really successful championships with twenty six of the BSSC squad bringing home age group medals (26 Gold, 30 Silver, 20 Bronze) and more than 75% of the swims being top eight finishes.
With many of the swimmers from previous Counties now away at University, these results reflect great progression for the club and promise an exciting future. Don’t forget to explore our other articles about 2022 Counties: BSSC Celebrates County Successes, BSSC Has “Relay” Great Team Success and It’s a wrap for Counties 2022!
Full list of swimmers by age group: 11 years: Lois Fields, Eddy Cheng 12 years: Elliot Hall, Maisy Martindale, Molly Greatbatch 13 years: Charles German, Dylan Davenport, Ethan David-Tostevin, Felice Chan, Zoe Opiyo 14 years: Beau Reilly, Brandon Macdonald-Williams, Catherine Clune, Eliza Andrews, Ella Greatbatch, Hollie Heighes, Leo Suo-Saunders, Robert Gor 15 years: Alice Longman, Ellen Millar-Bond, George Grimwood, George Taylor, Imogen Tang, Jacob Hayes, Kirsty Neill 16 years: David Badcock, Emma Fields, Grace Mason, Jago Derrington, Jessica Fields, Lauren Gore, Leanne Suo-Saunders, Lilian Opiyo, Meisha Trend-Evans, Miriam Moukdad, Samuel Carter, Callum Cox 17 years: Bella Parkus, Freya Reilly, Isabella Good, Sami Zemzami 18Yrs/Over: Aoife James, Callum Davis, Eleanor Mason, Joe Collins, Millie Fields, Niamh James