Swimming: Medals galore for Thurrock in Essex champs

SWIMMERS from Thurrock participated in the first block at the Essex Age Group Championships. Thurrock had fantastic individual results – lots of personal best times, medals and finalists, as we as an additional five swimmers who qualified for the Regional championships.

As well as great individual swims, the relay teams were outstanding as TSC finished top of the points for the 9-10 & 11-12 year age groups demonstrating that the future of the club is very bright.

Swimmers who join the regional qualifiers were Harrison Jarvis, Tilly Mayes, Mia Fursedonne, Sophie Drake, Martine Tran & Jack Conroy. Rebecca West achieved the 100 fly regional QT, as did Azar Aitmarri (8th 200 breast), Lewis Cutting (200 free). Swimmers who gained medals and final positions were Harrison Jarvis (1st 200 breast), Tilly Mayes (50 breast 4th & 50 Free 6th Regional QTs, 8th 200IM), Mia Fursedonne (50 fc Regional QT), Martine Tran (200 back Regional QT, 7th 50 free, 100 fly & 200 fly 6th, 8th 200 IM), Sophie Drake (3rd 100 bk Regional QT), Jack Conroy (50 bk 8th Regional QT) Luke Crofts (7th 200 fly, 50 free 7th), Jack Williams (8th 200 fly), Lillian Tagg (6th 200 back), Gracie Mae Martin (5th 200 back, 8th 100 fly, 6th 200 fly, 5th 50 br, 4th 200IM), Mide Olajide (2nd 200 free, 4th 200 breast & 50 fly, 5th 50 bk, 5th 100im), Jamie Speers (2nd 200 free, 8th 200 breast, 7th 50 bk & 100im & 50 fly), Lewis Cutting (2nd 200 breast, 3rd 100im & 200 free,4th 50 fly, 7th 50 bk) , Jenson Hurrell (6th 50 bk), Aimee Newport (7th 200 bk), Jimmy Taylor (7th 200 free).

Other swimmers who performed well were Samuel Barella, James Edgings, Aaron Lambie, Louie Ridgway, Remy Tran, Daniel Ajetummobi, Robert Buckley, Kieron Harris, Jaheim Konteh, Brian Wong, Thomas Head, Matteo Castello, Jack William, Ryan Nicholls, Andrew Martindale, Eden Astbury, Kiara Marais, Eleanor Martin, Ellen Pegram, Annabel Speers, Abigayle Still, Cate Diaz Anaya, Teni Ogunlesi, Eden Parkin, Abbigale Ridgway, Abby Smith, Lillian Tagg, Radost Milkova, Phoebe Brennan.

The boys 11/12 year age group relay consisting Mide Olajide, Jack Conroy, James Edgings & Jamie Speers came 1st in the 4×50 free.

The Bagcat group, Lewis Cutting, Brian Wong, Jamie Speers and Azar Aitmarri finished 6th in the 4×50 free. Girls 9-10 free relay team came 3rd Teni Ogunlesi, Michaela Taiwo, Redd Wade, Nonhlanhla Thole. In the same age group the boys 4×50 IM relay came 1st. The boys were Harrison Dessoy, Daniel Ajetummobi, Jenson Hurrell, Nikita Charykin.

Other relays members who swam brilliantly were Boys Youth teams Ryan Nicholls, LukeCrofts, Sam Barella, Louie Ridgeway, Jack Williams, Tom Head, Andrew Martindale, Remy Tran, Girls 9/10 free relay Ella Allen, Alexa Miles Stevens, Bryony Edgings, Madalyne Allkins, Boys 4×50 free Jimmy Taylor, Jaheim Konteh, Harrison Jarvis, Robert Buckley and the Girls Bagcat FC relays Tilly Mayes, Mia Fursedonne, Ellen Pegram, MartineTran, Kiara Marais, Eden Astbury, Irati Gonzalez-Ruiz, Gracie Mae Martin.

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