Swimming: Thurrock excel at Essex Age Group Champs

Essex Championships 2019 BLOCK A
GOLD RUSH FOR THURROCK SWIMMERS

Swimmers from Thurrock Swimming Club participated in the first weekend of this year’s Essex Age Group Championships.

Nikita Charykin dominated his age group, finishing 1st in the 200 back, 1st 100 back,1st 200 free, 1st 100 fly, 1st 200IM and 2nd 1500 free. Jude Hills also had a great weekend finishing 1st in the 100 & 200 back, 1st 200 free, 2nd 1500 free and 2nd 100 fly. Jimmy Taylor swam a fantastic 200m fly to finish 1st, he was also 4th in the 1500, achieved a best time in the 100 back, 200 free and 100 fly.

Luke Crofts swam to 7th in the 100 back. James Edgings was in great form, finishing 6th in the 100 fly, 6th in the 1500, 6th in the 200 fly and a best time in the 200 free. Harrison Jarvis achieved 2nd in the 1500 free, a PB in the 100 back & 200 free & 200 back. Bryony Edgings was in great form, finishing 4th in the 1500 free, 6th in the 400IM, 5th in the 200 breast, and a PB in the 100 breast. Jenson Hurrell had a great weekend finishing 3rd 200 back, 4th in the 1500 free, 5th 100 back, 8th 100 fly, PB in the 200 free. Ayobami Akindele finished 7th in the 100 fly and a PB in the 200IM. Kevin Moghina was 3rd in the 200IM, 4th in the 100 fly. Joshua Shepherd swam to 2nd place in the 100 fly,5th 200IM, 6th 200 free, achieved a best time in the 100 back. Elise Delapperall achieved 4th in the 400IM, a PB in the 100 & 200 breast. Colin Moghina achieved 7th in the 200IM and a best time in the 100 fly & 200 free.

Ben Minister swam a great 200IM to finish 3rd, 4th 200 back, 6th in the 1500 free, 7th in the 100 back, a best time in the 100 fly. Daniel Thompson swam to 6th in the 200 free, 7th in the 200 back, set a best time in the 100 back and 200IM. Radost Milkova achieved 8th 200 IM and Tilly Mayes 5th in the 200IM. Mide Olajide equalled his bes t in the 100 fly finishing 6th. Sophie Conroy achieved 4th in the 1500 free. Louise Webser swam a great 200 fly finishing 5th as did Paige Laybourn-Morris who finished 4th in the same event.

Daniel Boboye competed in the 100 & 200 back, Christian Calianu achieved best times in the 100 back, 200 IM & 200 free. Aiden Wood PBs in the 100 back, 200 free, Ethan Paraiwa achieved best times in the 100 back, 100 fly and 200 back. Alexa Miles-Stevens swam to a best time in the 100 & 200 breast. Tami Bankole swam to a best time in the 100 & 200 breast. Maddie Allkins achieved a PB in the 100 breast. Maria Stanciu PB in the 100 breast. Caitlin Murray competed in the 100 breast. Phoebe Brennan achieved best times in the 100 & 200 breast. Rebecca West finished 7th in the 200 breast and a PB in the 100 event. Samuel Barella competed in the 100 fly.

Thurrock also fielded four relay teams. In the 11/12 year 4×50 freestyle team, Gabriella Taiwo, Tami Bankole, Paige Laybourn-Morris and Eloise Bruce swam to a great 3rd position. In the same age group, Maria Stanciu, Tami, Paige and Eloise finished 5th in the 4x50IM relay. In the girls 13/14 IM team, Jasmine Verlander, Alexa Miles-Stevens, Elise Delaperral & Bryony Edgings finished 4th. The mens 4x50IM relay consisting of Luke Crofts, Harrison Jarvis, James Edgings and Mide Olajide finished 9th.

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