Friday, October 7, 2022

Swimming: Thurrock’s Nikita wins gold at regional champs

East Region 2018
Age Group Championships
Nikita Crowned Top 12-year-Old Boy

SWIMMERS from Thurrock Swimming Club participated in this year’s Regional Age group Championships for 11-14-year-olds. It was held at Luton’s 50m pool complex and had the best swimmers from the East of England participating.


Thurrock swimmers performed exceptionally well and the club finished 4th overall in the medal table.

Nikita Charykin was in great form. He won the award for the top 12-year-old swimmer and also claimed 1st place in all of the events he participated in. Nikita won the 200 free, 100 fly, 200 back, 200 fly, 200IM, 400 free, 400IM.

Sophie Conroy finished 8th in the 100 butterfly, 5th in the 200 fly & 400IM. What was most astonishing was that Sophie was swimming as an 11 year but against girls over 12months older than her.

Mide Olajide swam a great 100 fly finishing 5th with a huge personal best time. Harrison Jarvis had a great weekend. He finished 2nd in the 200 and 100 breast – his times have now qualified him for the British Summer Championships in Sheffield. He swam to 4th place in the 200 IM and 5th in the 50 breast. Jenson Hurrell was outstanding in the 13 year age group. He finished 2nd in the 200 back, 6th in the 100 back, 6th 200 fly and 6th in the 1500 free.

Elise Delapperall was in great form, finishing 4th in the 400IM, 8th in the 12-year-old girls 200 back, 8th in the 200 fly, 6th 200IM. Also in the 12 year age group, Jasmine Verlander has some great swims. Jasmine finished 6th in the 200 back and 8th in the 400 free. Teni Ogunlesi swam well in the girls 50 free to finish 6th in the final.

Jimmy Taylor achieved many best times over the weekend. In the 200 fly, Jimmy swam a great race finishing 4th. Ben Minister had a very good weekend and made the final of the 200 back, finishing 7th & 8th in the 400IM.

Whilst the club had many finalists and medallists, there were many other swimmers who performed exceptionally well and achieved some great times. Other members of the Regional Age Group Team were Bryony Edgings, Priya Dhillon, Alexa Miles-Stevens, Daniel Boboye, Colin Moghina & Mia Ward.


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