22 May 2017
CAMDEN SWISS COTTAGE SWIM STARS SHINE AT REGIONALS
Camden Swiss Cottage swimmers put in some strong performances at the London Swimming Regional Youth and Age Group Championships, held over three weekends in May at the London Aquatics Centre and Crystal Palace.
Top medalist for the Swiss Cottage-based club was Alex Borisov (16), who claimed four golds in the 200m breaststroke, 200m butterfly and the 200m and 400m individual medley. Alex also added a silver medal to his collection in the 100m breaststroke.
Ella McEver (12) claimed a clean sweep in her breaststroke events taking three golds in the 50m, 100m and 200m events. Ella also added a silver in the 400m individual medley and bronze in the 200m butterfly.
Ally Larsen (17) showed her all-round versatility to take double gold in the 200m and 400m Individual Medley (dipping under the five minute mark for the first time in the latter), adding a silver in the 100m butterfly and a bronze in the 50m butterfly.
Jackson Olin (15) powered to two wins in the 100m butterfly and 200m backstroke, also adding a silver medal in the 100m backstroke. James Slade (20) also added another gold to Camden’s medal haul with a win in the 200m individual medley.
Brandon Biss (12) took silver medals in the 1500m freestyle and 200m backstroke and a bronze in the 100m backstroke. Lauren Brantley (15) won two silver medals in the 50m and 100m butterfly, while Benji Moore sprinted to silver in the 50m butterfly, also claiming bronzes in the 100m butterfly and 50m freestyle.
Amir Castronovo (14) raced to silver in the 100m breaststroke, touching for a bronze in the 200m event, with Julia Murphy (14) claiming a silver in the 100m freestyle and bronzes in the 50m freestyle and 100m backstroke.
Maddy Hookway (18) won a silver medal in the 100m breaststroke while William Chen (13) claimed bronzes in both the 50m and 100m backstroke
Rounding up the medal tally, Leo He (12) claimed bronze in the 50m butterfly as did Gabriele Giovannoni (13) in the 1500m freestyle, Alex Chen (13) in the 200m breaststroke and Ann Schmitt (17) in the 200m backstroke.
Camden’s relay teams also put in some strong performances, taking gold in the boys’ 14/16 years 400m freestyle and 400m medley teams, bronze in the men’s 17 years and over 800m freestyle team and 400m medley team and silver in the women’s 17 years and over 400m medley team.
Regional finalists for Camden were Amelia Dowell (12), Emilia Magliocco (12), Ella McEver (12), Sian Tilbury (12), Brandon Biss (12), Leo He (12), Oliver Wright (12), Sharlize Abbas (13), Lyelle Kahaner (13), Alexis Lambropoulos (13), Annelise O’Connell (13), William Chen (13), Gabriele Giovannoni (13), Yasmin Biss (14), Maxine-Janet Huang (14), Nathalie Lustig (14), Julia Murphy (14), Marliese Rittenhouse (14), Yann Divet (14), Lauren Brantley (15), Clementine Butler Brown (15), Ally Dill (15), Drew Dill (15), Athena Lambropoulos (15), Emile Barou (15), Jackson Olin (15), Nirav Tomasi (15), Emma Cvetojevic (16), Ennis Barnett (16), Alex Borisov (16), Laurie Milton (16), Ann Schmitt (17), Segev Gonen Cohen (17), Charlie Fraser-Allen (17), Bertie Newman (17), Darcey Hookway (18), Maddy Hookway (18), Graham Brantley (17), Robert Dos Santos (19), Alex Lezard (18), Stanley Ramsay (18) and James Slade (20).