ESSA Summer Open Championships 2019 - Report

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Woking were out in force on 22nd-23rd June, taking part in the inaugural ESSA Summer Open Meet at the Crawley K2 with the following swimmers competing:

Gemma Allen, Anya Beeharry, Abi Elford, Ada Hanif, Isla Hanif, Bella Hornzee, Olivia Mills, Sophie Nunwa, Lino Tanaka, Mana Tanaka, Eloise Thompson, Joshua Thompson, Valerio Thompson, Ellie Trojanovich, Steven Wood

As this wasn't a coach supported event, it was great to hear that our swimmers did their pre-pool warmup together and were very vocal in cheering each other on. True team spirit!

Well done to all of you and a special mention goes to our gold medal winners - Valerio Thompson (2 golds), Abi Elford, Anya Beeharry, Joshua Thompson and Ellie Trojanovich.

A summary of the results is shown below, with some swimmers competing against others who were a year older. 

Medal Winners

Valerio Thompson
400 IM (Gold),  200 IM (Gold), 200 Free (Silver), 50 Breast (6th)
Abi Elford 
200 IM (Gold), 200 Free (Silver), 400 Free (Silver), 50 Fly (Bronze), 100 Breast (4th), 200 Breast (4th), 50 Breast (5th) - all personal bests
Anya Beeharry
100 Back (Gold), 50 Free (Silver), 100 IM (Bronze) - all personal bests
Joshua Thompson
200 IM (Gold), 50 Breast (Bronze) - both PBs
Ellie Trojanovich
200 Fly (Gold), 200 Back (4th), 400 IM (4th), 100 IM (8th), 200 IM (9th) - all personal bests
Bella Hornzee
200 Back (Silver, PB),  100 Back (5th), 200 Free (7th)
Other Results
Mana Tanaka
100 Back (4th), 50 Free (4th), 100 IM (4th) - all personal bests
Olivia Mills
200 Free (5th), 200 IM (5th),  50 Breast (11th) - all personal bests
Ada Hanif
100 Fly (5th), 200 Back (7th), 200 Free (7th), 50 Back (9th), 50 Breast (13th) - all personal bests
Steven Wood
400 Free (5th)
Eloise Thompson
200 Breast (6th), 100 Free (16th) - both PBs
Gemma Allen
200 IM (8th, PB), 200 Free (8th, PB), 50 Breast (13th)
Sophie Nunwa
200 Back (8th, PB), 200 IM (14th, PB), 200 Free (16th, PB), 50 Breast (19th)
Isla Hanif
50 Breast (10th), 200 Back (10th), 200 Free (10th) , 100 Breast (11th, PB), 50 Back (13th)
Lino Tanaka
50 Free (15th, PB)

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