05 May 2018
Team Bromley finished in our highest position at the London Youth Championships this year- with our 15/o athletes achieving a 5th place finish out of 36 teams in the Region. Together the team fought their way to 8 Gold medals, 4 Silver and 11 Bronze as well as competing in an additional 43 finals to win those valuable points.
Special congratulations to Imogen Meers who won Best Overall Female in the 16 year age group as well as claiming the 16 year old Best Individual Swim award by achieving the most FINA points of anyone in any event across the three day competition- quite an achievement! Imogen was crowned Regional Champion in the 50m & 100m Backstroke and 50m & 100m Butterfly, took Silver in the 50m Breaststroke, and Bronze in the 50m Freestyle as well as making the final of the 100m Freestyle.
Joe Dobb was also crowned Regional Champion in the 800m and 400m Freestyle as well as making finals for the 200m and 100m Freestyle, and Alexia Jackson rounded off the Gold medal haul with a first place finish in the 50m Backstroke, as well as Bronze medals in the 100m Backstroke and 50m Butterfly, and a finals spot in the 100m Butterfly.
Adding to the medal tally were Matt Rogers with a Silver in the 200m Breaststroke, and Bronze in the 100m and 50m Breaststroke (plus finals in the 200m and 400m IM), Tom Woolley with a Silver in the 50m Freestyle & Bronze in the 100m Freestyle (and finals in the 200m Free and 50m Breaststroke), Emily Norris with a Bronze in the 400m IM (plus finals in the 200m IM & 100m Breaststroke), Annabel Smith who won two Bronzes in the 100m and 200m Fly (and made finals in the 50m Fly, 50m Backstroke and 100m Backstroke), and Emma Van Selm who took Bronze in the 100m Freestyle (as well as being finalist in the 50m Fly, 200m Free, and 50m Free).
And helping us score those points, pushing us up the ‘Top Club’ table were our other finalists: Felix Haslam, Lauren Fraser, Pravin Mahendrakumar, Maddie Follis, Jack Billings, Ben Bello-Mendoza, Will Bond and Hannah O’Flynn.
There were also lots of PBs from swimmers across the meet as well as many swimmers putting in performances that qualified them for Nationals.
We also fared well in the relay events with our 14-16 years Female Medley Team (Imogen Meers, Eliza Powell, Tamryn Van Selm, Emma Van Selm) finishing first, while the Freestyle Team (Tamryn Van Selm, Imogen Meers, Emma Van Selm, Evelyn Davis) taking the Silver. Our 14-16 Boys Freestyle Team (Tom Woolley, Jack Billings, Ed Sellar, Ben Bello-Mendoza) finished in third place, with the Medley Team (Jack Billings, Pravin Mahendrakumar, Ben Bello-Mendoza, Tom Woolley) finishing 8th.
A huge congratulations to the whole team for their performances.