Swimming: West impresses in Open Water champs

SEVEN swimmers from Thurrock competed at this year’s East Region Open Water Championships. The day was really nice up to the last event (5km) when the lightning struck and heavens opened. Tilly Geggus swam in a tough race and finished 2nd in Essex and 4th in the Region – missing 1st and 3rd by 0.3 secs in a 3k swim
 
Rebecca West swam her first open water swim. She led the first 400m in the 800m event and finished 4th in Essex and in the top 10 in her age in the Region.
 
Remy Tran, also swimming in his first open water event finished 2nd in the Regional rankings and 1st in Essex
 
Azar Aitmarri competed in the 1.5k finished 1st in Essex, 7th in the Region.
 
Lewis Cutting and LukeCrofts swam really well in the 1.5k. Lewis finished 12th in the Region and 5th in Essex. Luke was 17th in the East and 6th in Essex.
 
Harry Geggus competed in the 1.5k. He finished the race as the heavens opened but finished Essex Champion and 5th in the Region.

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