Swimming: Thurrock swimmers win Top Boy Award

East Regional Age Group Championships
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Top Boy Awards for Jude & Nikita

Swimmers from Thurrock Swimming Club participated at this year’s Regional Age Group Championships held in Norwich.

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Jude Hills was in top form, setting best times in the 100 back to finish 1st, 3rd in the 50 fly and 4th in the 50 free in personal best times. In the 200 fly, Jude came 3rd in the final and then 4th in the final of the 100 free and 2nd in the 400 free in a PB. In the 200 back, Jude came 1st with an amazing swim achieving a personal best time. Jude swam a great 1500 free to finish 1st in his age group. In the 50 back final Jude swam a superb race, finishing 1st with another best time. In the 100 fly heats, Jude set a PB to make the final and finished 2nd with a new PB. In the final of the 200 free Jude set a PB finishing 3rd overall. Jude had a great weekend which resulted in him winning the Top Boy award for the 14 year category.

Nikita Charykin demonstrated his strength by winning the 100 back and 400IM with best times in both events. Nikita achieved a best tie in the 400free finishing 3rd. He then swam a brilliant 3×200 in the finals to finish 1st in the 200 fly, 1st 200IM (PB) and 1st 200 back. In the 100 fly, Nikita made the final with a controlled race and then set a PB to finish 3rd. In the final of the 200 free, Nikita set another best time to finish 3rd overall. Even though Nikita was unwell during the weekend, he won the Top Boy Award for the 13 year age group.

Louise Webster swam a fantastic 200 fly in the heats to make her first final. In the final, Louise finished 8th overall. In the 100 fly, Louise was just outside of her best.

Eloise Bruce set a huge best time in the 200 fly to make the final finishing 5th overall with another best time and a best time in the 50 free and 50 fly. Eloise also competed in the 200 free.

Paige Laybourn Morris made the final of the 12year old 200 fly. In the final, Paige swam a huge best time to finish 4th just missing out on a medal and achieved a PB in the 100 fly.

Tami Bankole swam well to achieve a best time in the 50 fly and just outside of her best in the 100 fly.

Elise Delapperall swam a great 200 fly to make the 13year old final. In the final, Elise swam well finishing 6th. In the 200 back, Elise swam well, just missing out on the final and achieved another personal best time in the 200IM. In the 400IM, Elosie swam exceptionally well to finish 6th overall. Eloise swam a great 100 fly to make the final and finished. In the 50 back, Elise achieved another best time. Elise swam a great 100m fly to finish 6th in the final.

Mia Ward swam just outside of her best in the 200 back.

Bryony Edgings achieved a best time in the 200 fly, just missing out on the final. In the 100 free, Bryony set a best time to make the final and then improved on this again to finish 5th overall. In the 400 IM, Bryony was outstanding, finishing 5th overall. She also competed in the 50 breast, 200 free, 400 free, 100 fly and 200 breast. Bryony swam a good 800 free to finish 7th overall.

Daniel Boboye swam well in the 200 breast. He set a best time in the 50 fly and also in the 50 free where he made the final finishing 7th overall. In the 100 breast, Daniel set a best time in the heat to make the final. In the final, Daniel finished 8th overall. Ayobami swam just outside of his PB in the 50 breast.

Daniel Thompson swam a great 400 free smashing his personal best time. In the 200 free, 200IM & 100 free, Daniel swam exceptionally well and achieved personal best times.

Ben Minister achieved a huge best time in the 200 breast. He also set another best time in the 100 back and finished 6th overall in the 400IM. Ben Minister swam his heart out to make the finals of the 200 fly, 200 IM (PB) and 200 back (PB). In the finals he finished 7th 200fly & 200Im and 8th in the 200 back. IN the 1500 free Ben smashed his best time to finish 6th overall, a PB in the 100 fly and also competed well in the 50 back.

Colin Moghina set best times in the 200 breast and the 50 free and a 2 sec best time in the 100 breast. In the 200IM & 100 free, Colin achieved more personal best times. Colin swam a good 50 breast to equal his PB. Colin also competed in the 100 fly.

Alexa Miles-Stevens swam a good 50m breaststroke and competed well in the 100 breast.

Joshua Shepherd, swimming a year under age, set a best time in the 50 free and also the 50 fly when he made the final finishing 4th overall. In the 200 fly, Joshua set a huge PB to make the final and then smashed his time again to finish 3rd. In the 100 fly, Joshua achieved another PB to make the final. Joshua bettered his time in the final to gain a silver medal. He also competed in the 100 free.

Henry Dean had a very good swim in the 50 fly, just outside of his best. In the 100 fly, Henry swam a great race and achieved a 2 second PB.

Jenson Hurrell achieved a great time in the 50 fly and set another best time in the 100 back just missing out on a final. In the 400IM, Jenson swam a great race finishing 6th overall. In the 200 fly Jenson achieved a best time in the 200 back and swam well in the 200 fly to make the finals in both events. In the finals, Jenson finished 6th in the 200 back and 7th in the 200 fly in a best time and a PB in the 100 fly. In the 400 free, Jenson achieved another best time and equalled his best in the 50 back. In the 1500 free, Jenson finished 6th overall.

Ethan Martin swam a great heat in the 100 back to make the final where he came 8th and also made the final of the 50 free setting another PB in the heats. Ethan also competed in the 50 fly. In the 100 free, Ethan swam fractionally outside of his best but finished 5th in the final. Ethan also competed in the 200 back and missed the final of the 50 back by 0.04 seconds. IN the 200 free, Ethan swam well to achieve a long course PB.
Priya Dhillon swam just outside of her PB in the 100 and 50 free.

Sophie Conroy swam a very good 200 backstroke achieving a personal best time and a good 50 fly. In the 100 fly, Sophie set a personal best to make the final and finished 6th overall.

Jasmine Verlander swam a great 200 back to make the final. With an improved swim, Jasmine finished 3rd overall in the final. In the 50 back, Jasmine achieved another best time.

Ayobami Akindele, swimming a year under age, set a best time in the 50 fly, 100 breast and just missed out on the final of the 200 fly in a best time. Ayobami swam just outside of his PB in the 50 breast and 100 fly.

Kevin Moghina, also swimming a year out of age set best times in the 50 fly, 100 fly, 50 freestyle and 200IM. In the 200 fly, Kevin set a new PB and in the final, improved on this again to finish 7th.

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