ON Saturday 12th November Thurrock Swimming Club held its annual long distance gala with a number of clubs from within Essex attended.
Girls swam in the 800 metres event and boys competing in the 1500 metres event which is 32 lengths and 60 lengths respectively. All Thurrock swimmers competing achieved personal bests times with Caitlin Murray a 3 minute improvement.
The majority of swimmers qualified for the Essex County Championships next year in January with these times, and a number for the East of England Regional Championships.
Swimmers who competed were; Michaela Taiwo, Bryony Edgings, Madalyne Allkins, Caitlin Murray, Lillian Tagg, Freya Bodle, Gracie Mae Martin, Phoebe Brennan, Radost Milkova, Rebecca West, Jenson Hurrell, Harrison Jarvis, Jimmy Taylor, Matteo Castello, Aaron Lambie, James Edgings, Jack Conroy, Azar Aitmarri, Luke Crofts