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Barnet Novices

Barnet Novices

The Barnet Copthall 2106 Novices Meet provided many young Camden Swiss Cottage swimmers with the chance to gain great racing experience - including the chance to swim in both heats and finals - some for the first time.

Nik Markov (9) claimed gold in the 50m backstroke as did Oskar Guziak (12). Denis Goshchansky (9), Alexander Pama (11) and Emilie Pelling (12) all powered to gold in the finals of the 50m butterfly, while Max Quellmann (9) sprinted to first place in the 50m freestyle.

Silver medallists were Tianna Krok (9), Denis Goshchanksy (9), Kyril Haziq (9), Natasha Gerhardstein (11) and Alexander Pama (11).

Taking bronzes were Denis Goshchansky (9), Annelise O’Connell (11), Alexander Pama (11) and Emilie Pelling (12).

Getting the chance to have a second swim in the final were Tianna Krok (9), Sasha Nemodruk (9), Charlotte Shaw (9), George Collier (9), Eric Etienne (9), Denis Goshchansky (9), Kyril Haziq (9), Nico Lisboa (9), Nik Markov (9), Max Quellmann (9), Adam Tricot (9), Antoine Divet (10), Patrick Johnson (10), Jamie Smith (10), Natasha Gerhardstein (11), Lucca McHugh (11), Annelise O’Connell (11), Leon Aziz (11), Zain Ahmed (11), Max Zinin (11), Emilie Pelling (12), Lilyann Richardson (12), Zeus Blacio (12), Oskar Guziak (12), Libert Halimi (12), Ben Quellman (12), Leon Raphael (12) and Baptiste Rivoire (12).

Says Lead Development Coach, Michelle McCarthy: “It was great to see such team spirit amongst our swimmers, even those competing for the first time. There we many outstanding swims with a host of PBs and medals, but what impressed me the most was the fact that the finalists improved their times from their heat swims, which was a real credit to their racing attitude and to the hard work of their coaches.”