Kent County Championships 2013
Bromley SC had some excellent results on their opening weekend of the Kent County Championships. With 25 swimmers competing in 65 events achieving 39 top 6 finishes and an impressive 41 personal best swims, it was a great start to the championships.
Scoring points for the Ladies we had:
Holly Wylie who made the Ladies 100m Fly final and finished 2nd in her Age Group, Junior Age Group (16/u) and Open Ladies. in a time that broke her own club record. In the afternoon Holly went on to become both the Junior and Open Ladies champion in the 100m IM.
Vicky Ward earned points across several events including: 3rd in the 15 years 50m Fly, 4th in the 15 years 400m IM, 5th in the 15 years 200m Backstroke, and 6th in the 15 years 50m Backstroke and 100m Butterfly.
Ellen Scholes won her first ever Kent medal achieving points in her Age Group, Junior and Open 200m Breaststroke coming 3rd, 5th and 6th respectively.
Georgia Harris achieved 4th place in the 15 years 100m Fly and 5th place in the 15 years 50m Fly.
Finally, Gabby Conroy achieved 3rd place in the 16 years 200m Breaststroke.
Scoring points for the men were:
Benedict Kelleher who made the top 6 for all of his events and also broke the club record for them too. Ben achieved 2nd place in his Age Group 200m Backstroke and 50m Breaststroke and 4th place in the Open Age Group of these events. He also achieved 1st place in his Age group 100m Backstroke and 4th in the Open 100m Backstroke and his Age Group 200m IM.
Joe Erb achieved 6th place in his Age Group 200m Backstroke.
For the Boys we had:
Matthew Rogers who achieved a top 6 finish in all of his events. Most notably Matthew came 1st in the 200m Breaststroke breaking the Event Best Performance and achieving his National Qualifying Time. This makes Matthew the fastest 12 year old boy in Kent to have ever competed in the 200m breaststroke event at the championships. Matthew also achieved 1st place in the 50m Breaststroke, 2nd in the 400m Freestyle, 3rd in the 100m Butterfly, 100m Freestyle and 100m Backstroke and 5th in the 50m Freestyle.
Theo Haslam managed to achieve 1st place in all four of his events: 100m Fly, 50m Freestyle, 50m Breaststroke, 100m Freestyle. Theo also broke the Event Best Performance on the 50m Freestyle, again, making him the fastest 14 year old 50m Freestyler Kent has ever seen at the championships.
Tanglin Ireland had some excellent swims including his 200m Breaststroke where he came 4th and achieved his National Qualifying Time. Tanglin also acheived 2nd place in the 50m Breaststroke and 5th in the 100m Freestyle.
Last but not least Felix Haslam achieved 6th place in the 100m Backstroke and Jack Billings achieved 6th place in the 50m Freestyle in his first ever Kent Championships performance.
Congratulations to those of you who swam a PB over the weekend: Felix Haslam, Phoebe Hampson, Abby Ashworth, Joe Dobb, Cameron Butler, Jack Billings, Theo Haslam, Gabby Conroy, Taylor McCarthy, Louisa Knight, Alex Cheeseman, Michael Eagling, Matthew Rogers, Tanglin Ireland, Vicky Ward, Holly Wylie, Georgia Harris, Ellen Scholes, Joe Erb and Ben Kelleher.
Well done to the following swimmers for competing at County level for the first time: Jack Billings, Rudi Bruijn-Yard, Abby Ashworth, Eddie Ashworth, Max Greatwood and Michael Eagling
There were some truly great performances from our swimmers, not just those who earned points, but from some who were competing in their first Kent Championships and others who achieved massive PBs. Well done to you all. Keep training well, next round is in 2 weeks time and then there's the relays!
Orpington Junior Sprint Gala
In February 30 Bromley swimmers competed in the development meet held at Beckenham Spa. This was a level 3 competition for swimmers aged 9-12 and swimmers took part from D1, C1, C2, C3 and Bronze Squad.
We had some excellent results with 67 personal best times achieved and 20 swimmers achieving a top 6 finish earning them a medal. We also had several swimmers who broke through the lower limit qualifying times meaning they were too fast and so didn't qualify for a medal, which may seem a shame but is definitely not a bad thing.
Congratulations to those swimmers who achieved a personal best time at the meet: Emily Arnold, Ben Bello-Mendoza, Adam Blunt, Tilly Conway, Bethany Digby, Maddie Follis, Lauren Fraser, Amber Fremaux, Maddie Harrison, Harriet Haycocks, George Johnston, Hope Jones, Louis Kane, Emir Khatibi-Djalali, Sarah Kleist, Linh Lam, Alice Leng, Jake Leng, Joseph Murphy, Harriet Nunn, Amelia Peacock, Lily Pearce, Rafe Petitt, Eddie Peytchev, India Rose, Aimee Rogers and Annabel Smith.
Well done also to those swimmers who achieved a top 6 finish, made it through to a final or achieved a 'Too Fast' swim: Annabel Smith, Eddie Peytchev, Rafe Petitt, Lily Pearce, Amelia Peacock, Jake Leng, Emir Khatibi-Djalali, Louis Kane, George Johnston, Harriet Haycocks, Lauren Fraser, Bethany Digby and Adam Blunt.
Overall a very successful and enjoyable day of racing. It's great to see so many of our younger swimmers competing. If you're aged 9 and over and would like to compete more, please speak to your coach about upcoming meets you may be eligible for and look out for emails from the club.
Well done to you all.