Saturday, June 22, 2024

Swimming: Thurrock swimmers star at Open Water Champs

FOUR swimmers from Thurrock Swimming Club took part in this years East Region Open Water Championships. 

The swimmers who all train at Blackshots Leisure Centre with Impulse Leisure, had great success with County, Regional medals won and National qualification.

Danny Thompson, swimming in his first Open Water Championship finished 2nd in Essex and gained 3rd in the Region in the 5k swim. 

This gained him a place into this year’s British Open Water Championship.  Olivia Church had a fantastic swim finishing 1st in Essex and 3rd in the East Region for the 5k swim.  Like Danny, Olivia gained a place into the GB Open Water Championships. 

Nicholas Mitroi competed in the 1k swim.  He worked hard throughout the swim and finished 2nd in Essex and 3rd in the Region. 

Lilyana Verlander also competed in the 2k swim.  Lilyana had a great swim, finishing just outside of the medals, finishing 4th in Essex. 

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