17 September 2019
CAMDEN SWISS COTTAGE EXPERIENCES UNPRECEDENTED SUCCESS AT NATIONALS
Every summer the top 20 UK fastest swimmers in each age group event are invited to the British Summer Championships while the next 24 fastest English times are then invited to the Swim England National Summer Meet.
This year, the Camden Swiss Cottage Swimming Club capped off a successful season with an unprecedented performance at both of the National Championship meets.
Camden swimmers competing at the British Summer Championships in Glasgow came away with 4 National Medals while competing in 28 British National Finals. Ellie Simmonds(25) started things off by taking home a gold medal in the 400m Freestyle. Ally Larson(19) made three British podium visits by finishing 2nd in the 200m Butterfly and 3rd in the 200m and 400m Individual Medleys. Camden swimmers who made British National Finals include Brandon Biss, Lauren Brantley, Leo He, Charlotte Hyde, Alexis Lambropoulos, Ella McEver, Leah O'Connell, Jackson Olin, Anna Podurgiel, Georgina Winters, and Grace Wylie.
Camden swimmers competing at the Swim England National Summer Meet in Sheffield came away with 5 National Medals while competing in 15 English National Finals. Donatas Dragasius(15) struck gold in the gruelling 1500m Freestyle and teammate Charlotte Hyde(17) won gold in the 100m Breaststroke. Silver Medals went to Yann Divet(16) in the 800m Freestyle and Leah O'Connell(17) in the 100m Freestyle. Alexis Lambropoulos(15) finished things off with a 3rd place finish in the 100m Freestyle. Camden swimmers who made English National Finals include Alexander Chen, Drew Dill, Ella McEver, Jackson Olin , Georgina Winters, and Oliver Wright.
A contingent of CSCSC swimmers also attended the Swim Wales National Summer Meet in Swansea. 12 year old Lucas Bohm came away victorious with gold medals in the 50m Freestyle, 50m and 100m Breaststroke. He also took home a silver medal in the 200m Breaststroke. Silver medals also went to Leonardo Brero(12) and William Chen(15). Brero took silver medals in the 800m Freestyle and the 400m Individual Medley while Chen grabbed a silver medal in the 200m Backstroke. Bronze medals went to Nick Finch(13) in the 50m Backstroke and 50m Butterfly, Damian Miceta(12) in the 100m Breaststroke, and Grace Wylie(18) in the 200m Backstroke.
After a very successful season, swimmers at the Camden Swiss Cottage Swimming Club celebrated by having a much deserved break. The new swim season is just now underway and Camden swimmers will be aiming for even greater success.