Amersham’s away day success lands 20 golds
Youngsters also pick up best overall visiting team trophy
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.