23 January 2018
Great first weekend of Counties
Camden Swiss Cottage made a great start to the season at the first weekend of the Middlesex Age Group County Championships at Southbury Road, Enfield.
The team amassed an impressive total of 28 medals over the first four sessions.
Ella McEver (13) took a tally of six medals, winning gold in the 200m breaststroke in a new PB of 2.44.40. Ella also demonstrated great versatility to claim silver in the 100m IM, 100m fly and 800m free, along with bronze medals in the 200m fly and 200m back.
Other first weekend gold medalists for Camden Swiss Cottage were Lucas Bohm (11) who claimed double gold in the 100m IM in 1.19.61 and the 200m breaststroke in 3.08.23; Oliver Wright (13) who touched first in the 200m breaststroke in 2.51.18 and Edie McGrath (13) who was victorious in the tough 200m fly in 2.42.22.
Ava Lambropoulos (11) clinched five silver medals - in the 50m, 100m and 400m freestyle, 100m IM and 100m fly – while Brandon Biss (13) powered to four medals – taking silver in the 50m and 200m back and distance bronzes in both the 400m and 1500m freestyle.
Leo He (13) claimed two silver medals in the 50m freestyle and 100m fly, along with a bronze in the 100m IM while Damian Miceta (11) also secured two silver medals in the 50m freestyle and 200m breaststroke.
Nick Finch won silver in the 100m fly, with further medals coming from double bronze winner Emilia Magliocco (13) in the 100m IM and 50m backstroke and Nik Markov (12) who also took a bronze in the 1500m freestyle.
Says Gerry: “It was very encouraging to see so many standout performances in this first weekend of the county competition, which is our first major meet of 2018. The swimmers led by example by arriving early for warm-ups so that they had time to complete pre-pool work, showing everyone our very committed and professional attitude. We used a PB board so that every swimmer who achieved a PB time was recognised - and we were able to use this to encourage some great competition between our different competing squads. Kylie’s JAGs swimmers were the winners for the first weekend with an amazing 98 PBs but rest assured, SAGs, Club Squad and the Development Squads will be back trying to take the lead on the second weekend!
“In total there were a brilliant 184 PB swims recorded. Well done to all of our swimmers – keep up the great work!”