Saturday, October 1, 2022

Thurrock Swimming Club take part in Festival of Swimming Competition

SWIMMERS from Thurrock Swimming Club competed in the first post Covid swimming competition held in Norwich. It was a great opportunity for the swimmers to once again experience competing and meeting each other after so long.

Many medals were achieved at this regional meet and lots of personal best times. Harrison Jarvis won gold in the 200 breast and Jeremy Godwin 3rd in a best time.

Nikita Charykin came 1st in the 400medley and 200 fly, both lifetime bests. He also split in a best time in the 100m mark on the 200 fly. Joshua Shepherd finished an easy 1st in the 200 fly in a best time and achieved a PB at the 100 split. He missed 3rd by under 0.5 secs in the 200 breast but achieved a best time. Louise Webster swam a really good 200 fly just outside of her best. Obalolu Bankole swam competed in the 200 breast. Elise Delapperall swam a great 400medley finishing with a personal best time. Henry Dean swam a fantastic 200 fly just missing out on a bronze. His 200m and 100m split were both best times.

Jimmy Taylor, just returning to training after 3 weeks off, swam a courageous and brave 200 fly. Olivia Church had a great swim achieving a life time best in the 200 fly – just missing out on a bronze. Francesca Key, swimming for Thurrock for the first time, swam a great 200 breast equalling her PB and also competed in the 400Free and 400IM. Matthew Riddle, competing in his first regional meet competed in the 400free.

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