Thursday, April 18, 2024

Swimming: Medals galore for Thurrock at Essex Champs

THURROCK Swimming Club participated in the second and last block of the Essex Swimming Championships held at the London Aquatics Centre.  The swimmers who train at Blackshots Leisure Centre with Impulse Leisure enjoyed huge success during the first weekend’s events.

Thurrock SC finished 3rd overall with James McGettigan and Zak Walker winning top placed swimmer on the boys 15 and 13 year age groups.

Swimmers who achieved top 10 finishes were Zak Walker 1st 200 fly, 2nd 400IM, 3rd 1500 2nd 200 breast, 2nd 50 breast, 5th 50 free, Nikita Charykin  1st 100 back, 1st 200 back 4th 100 fly, Ben Minister 2nd 400im, 3rd 2000 back, 4th 100 back, 9th 100 fly,  Joshua Shepherd 1st 100 fly, 1st 100 back, 1st 50 fly,  2nd 100 free, Henry Dean 1st 100 fly, 2nd 50 fly, Ivan Ijomoni 1st 1500, 1st 400im 2nd 200 fly, 4th 50 breast, 2nd 50 free,  Will Minister 3rd 400im, 5th 200 back, 5th 100 back 3rd50 fly, 3rd 400im, 3rd 100 fly, 4th 200Breast, 3rd 1500,  Kai Patel 3rd 100 back 5th 1500, 6th 50 fly, 1st 200 breast,2nd400im, 4th 200 back, 7th 100 free, 8th 100 fly, James McGettigan 1st 200 breast 3rd 50 fly, 4th 100 back, Lucas Ward 1st1500 6th 50 breast, 6th 100 free,Daniel Thompson 2nd 1500,3rd 200 breast,4th 200 back, 5th 400im, 5th 100 back 9th 50 fly, 4th 100 fly, Ayobami Akindele 9th 100 fly, Daniel Boboye 4th 200 breast, 6th 100 free, 6th 50 fly, 8th 100 fly, 7th 100 back, Freddie Gardner 5th 100 free, Tyree Tudor 4th 200 fly, Tobi Olajide 3rd 100 fly, Riley Allen 3rd 200 fly, 5th 400im, Adam Zarhoul 5th 200 fly, 9th 400im , Jeremy Godwin 5th 200breast, Elise Delapperall 6th 50 back, 7th 100 fly, Olivia Church 10th 100 free, Louise Webster 2nd 100 fly, Isabella DaSilva 4th 1500, 8th 50 fly,6th 200 fly, Raya Pearson 6th 50 breast, Ose Ojiekhudu 10th 100 fly, Kevin Moghina 7th 100 free, Danraj Dhillon 6th 50 free,Roxanne Coker 7th 400 free, George Church 7th 200 back, 8th 50 back, Isla Cotter 10th 50 breast, 9th 100 breast

Other county swimmers who competed and achieved best times were Iona Parkes, Esme Parkes, Poppy Ellingford,  Arianna Tverijonas, Markos Mouratidis, David Caseriu,  Hayden Webber, Brianna Avramescu, Teodor Petrov, Isabella Banwo, Lewis Allen, David Ionescu, , Ademola Oshowole, , Tami Bankole , Lavaan Tudor, Ehimare Ojiekhudu, Tyree Tudor, Molly Garner,Nicholas MitroiOba Bankole, Kai-El James, Evan Cotter, Emily Church Lily Franks, George Ward, Adam Thompson, Emily Georgieva & Tereni Ogundele.

Thurrock SC also fielded relay team into the championships.

In the girls 11/12 freestyle relay, Raya Pearson, Lilly Franks, Poppy Ellingford and Esme Parkes finished 10th overall.  In the medley team Raya, Lilly, Poppy and Isabella Banwo finished just outside of the top 10.

The boys team Adam Thompson, Riley Allen, Lucas Ward and Danrajo Dhillon finished 3rd in the freestyle relay and 5thin the medley relay with Adam Zarhoul finishing 5th.

The 15+ relay Henry Dean, Nikita Charykin, Freddie Gardner and Joshua Shepherd finished 1st in the freestyle team.  Daniel Boboye replaced Freddie in the medley relay where the boys once again finished 1st

Olivia Church, Elise Delapperall, Roxanne Coker and Louise Webster finished just outside of the top 10 in the freestyle relay and medley relays but achieved great individual splits.

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