Amer­sham’s away day suc­cess lands 20 golds

Young­sters also pick up best over­all vis­it­ing team tro­phy

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SPORT - By Jo Farn­field tms-sport@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

AMER­SHAM Swim­ming Club had a very suc­cess­ful day at the Wind­sor Open Meet – win­ning the tro­phy for best over­all vis­it­ing team af­ter land­ing 20 golds, 14 sil­vers, and 13 bronzes.

High­lights in­cluded a clean sweep by the Amer­sham 10 yearold girls in the 100m freestyle, with Emily Roy­croft first, Alice Crow­ston sec­ond and Jenna Lee Camp­bell third – fol­lowed by first for Camp­bell, sec­ond for Crow­ston and fourth for Roy­croft in the 100m in­di­vid­ual med­ley.

The 11 year-old boys were also on a win­ning streak, with gold and sil­ver for Thomas Hor­top and Dy­lan Wool­ven in the 50m back­stroke and the 100m freestyle, be­fore re­vers­ing their po­si­tions in 50m freestyle.

Georgina Lewis, 11, was cel­e­brat­ing a haul of three gold medals, in the 50m back, 50m free and 100m free, while 12 year-old Roisin Hynes (100m med­ley and 50m breast­stroke) and 11 year-old Mad­die Stares (50m fly and 50m breast­stroke) grabbed two each.

There were ad­di­tional golds for Alice Crow­ston, 10, in the 50m fly, Evie Brown, nine, in the 50m breast­stroke, Har­riet McGrath, 13, in the 200m free and Thomas Hor­top, 11, in the 200m free, while El­lie Lock, 12, Olivia Cameron, 11, Re­becca Donn, nine, and

STROKE OF GE­NIUS: Amer­sham swim­mers Lucy West, Dy­lan Wool­ven, Liam Bal­lard, Tris­tan Wool­ven, Am­ber Restall, Joey Ben­netts and Ni­cholas Michau with the best vis­it­ing team tro­phy Liam Bal­lard, 13, all took home back­stroke, 200m back­stroke and medals too. 200m in­di­vid­ual med­ley, while

This fol­lowed fur­ther suc­cess Ella Pa­trick made the 100m freefor Amer­sham at the South style fi­nal in her age group, and East ASA Re­gional Swim­ming Tim Everett swam a 100m freeCham­pi­onships – held over style per­sonal best (PB). three week­ends in Craw­ley and Week­end two saw the se­niors Portsmouth – which is seen take over and Hugo Bel­lamy as a step up from the County chopped four sec­onds off his 400m Cham­pi­onships and of­ten a freestyle PB, his time of 4.12.66 spring­board to the Na­tional hope­fully enough to qual­ify for Cham­pi­onships. the na­tion­als.

The first week­end saw the Sammy Farn­field achieved PBs younger swim­mers in ac­tion, with in both the 800m and 400m freeLily Pear­son fin­ish­ing in the top style, the lat­ter se­cur­ing a fourth 10 in the 50m but­ter­fly, 100m place fin­ish, her best at any re- gional cham­pi­onship, while Tom Everitt’s PB of 20mins 5secs in the 1500m freestyle was an­other na­tion­als qual­i­fy­ing time.

There were other solid per­for­mances from Lily Pear­son in the 400m in­di­vid­ual med­ley (eighth) and 400m freestyle (12th), while Mia Po­plawska also claimed a re­gional top 10 fin­ish in the 800m freestyle. There was also a strong show­ing from the fe­male 14-16 years re­lay team of Thanya Jasin­ska, Lily Pear­son, Georgina Bradley, Amy Hor­top, Katie Dibbs and So­phie Lawrence.

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