Essex League – R2 Result

The Essex League gives the Club the opportunity to bring swimmers through into our senior “A” team and with 22 swimmers competing at the Cambridge Open Meet, 6 swimmers made their Essex League debut.

In terms of overall team performance this was always going to be a tough ask but on the night some great times delivered a great team display.

Overall we finished 4th on the night, final points on the night were:

1st –   Romford Town          285
2nd – Basildon Phoenix      282
3rd –  Dunmow Atlantis     238
4th –  Harlow Penguins      228
5th –  Witham Dolphins     146
6th –  Saffron Walden        136
7th –  Braintree                   DNS

Individual wins on the night were achieved by:

Boys      Open     100m     Butterfly              0:58.68                Mason Arnold
Girls      13 & U   100m     Backstroke          1:09.02                Carys Brealey
Girls      11 & U   50m       Freestyle              0:32.36                Phoebe White
Girls      11 & U   50m       Butterfly               0:35.21                Phoebe White
Boys      Open     100m     Breaststroke        1:06.54                Hayden Thomas
Girls      13 & U   100m     Freestyle              1:02.50                Carys Brealey
Boys      Open     100m     Freestyle              0:51.96                Lee Baker
Boys      13 & U   50m       Butterfly               0:29.98                Ethan Peirce

Full details of the result and split times can be found on the attached sheet:

Essex Swimming League – Result

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Essex Mini League – Result Saffron Walden- R2

Penguins continued their Essex Mini League flying start with victory in Round 2 at Saffron Walden on Saturday 11th March. Trailing in 2nd place throughout the gala, Penguins reeled off wins in 8 of the last 11 events (2nd in the other 3)!

18 PB’s in the 32 Individual events and 22 first places established Penguins in top spot, that despite 6 time faults (T/F) and 2 DQ’s – so we only scored points in 41 of the 49 races!

Final points on the night were:

1st – Harlow Penguins                                                178
2nd – Saffron Seals                                                     169
3rd – Chelmsford                                                         147
4th – Witham Dolphins                                            114

Another great team performance from the Club’s swimmers, thanks to Toni Howard, Nicola Arnold and Patrick (Still Undefeated!) Arnold for managing and coaching the team poolside.

Big thanks to those parents who officiated and the support from the Clubs own “Barmy Army”! Apologies for the restricted viewing, but ultimately its about the swimmers, all we had to put up with was the tide coming in on poolside!!

Full details of swimmer times and relay splits can be found on the following file:

Essex Mini League Result

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Essex League – R1 Result

Finally received the confirmed results for the 1st round of the Essex League!  Overall this was a great result for the Club, 2nd on the night to a very strong Basildon team, but we knocked last year’s champions Romford Town back into 3rd place, final points on the night were:

1st – Basildon       294.5
2nd – Harlow Penguins   246
3rd – Romford Town      240
4th- Dunmow Atlantis    206.5
5th – Braintree       180
6th – Witham Dolphins   108
7th – Saffron Walden     92

Individual wins were claimed by:
Phoebe White in the Girls 11/U 50m Free (31.78)
Alastair Stewart Boys 11/U 50m Butterfly (36.26)
Hayden Thomas Mens Open 100m Breast (1:06.81)
Carys Brealey Girls 13/U 100m Freestyle (1:02.28)
Lee Baker Mens Open 100m Freestyle (52.41)
Ben Stringer 11/U 50m Breast (42.84)

Perhaps the most pleasing win of the night was Alessandro Rioda who broke the 60sec barrier for the first time to record victory in the 13/U 100m Freestyle in a time of 59.50sec.

Full details of the result and split times can be found on the attached sheet:

essex-swimming-league-result

 

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Essex Mini League – Result Southend- R1

Penguins got their Essex Mini League off to a flying start with victory in Round 1 at Southend on Saturday 11th Feb.

19 PB’s in the 32 Individual events and the Clubs swimmers claimed wins in 20 of the 49 events. Biggest improvement on PB was Misty Eren who knocked 5 secs off her 50m Back time to claim victory in a time of 45.69secs.

Final points on the night were:

1st – Harlow Penguins                                                164
2nd – Rochford and District Swimming Club      152
3rd – Saffron Seals & Borough of Southend         150
5th – Hornchurch                                                         84

Overall this was a great team performance from the Club’s swimmers, thanks to Toni Howard, Nicola Arnold and Patrick (Undefeated!) Arnold for managing and coaching the team poolside. Big thanks to those parents who officiated and the support from the Clubs own “Barmy Army”!

Full details of swimmer times and relay splits can be found on the following file:

essex-mini-league-result

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Christmas Swim Sessions

Wednesday 28th Dec

6:00-8:00pm  Senior Performance Squad and Junior Regional Squads

Junior Regional 1
Junior Regional 2
Senior Performance Squad
Senior Performance Squad

Thursday 29th Dec

5:30-7:00pm & 7:00-9:00pm Normal Thursday evening Squad Session

Junior Regional 2 Junior Regional 1
Junior County Squad Senior Performance Squad
Junior County Squad Senior Performance Squad
Junior Performance Squad 1 Senior Performance Squad

 Friday 30th Dec

6:00-8:00pm

Junior Performance Squad 1
Junior Performance Squad 2
Junior County Squad
Junior County Squad
Junior Regional 1
Junior Regional 2
Senior Performance Squad
Senior Performance Squad

 

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British Winter Championships

Day 2 – Friday 16th December

Girl’s 4 x 100 Freestyle Relay

Congratulations to Celeste Andrew (100m Free – 1:02.95), Megan Cook (100m Free – 1:01.59), Georgina Pryor (100m Free – 57.53) and Emily Hills (100m Free – 1:01.68).

As an experience, the girls made the most of their opportunity, to see swimmers going off and recording splits of 55/56 secs in the first heat had the nerves working overtime, but the manner in which they rose to the occasion was inspiring. As a coach you ask swimmers to go out fast and commit on the first 50m and the girls did exactly that, to see the confidence growing swimming against the best teams in the UK was fantastic and they achieved so much.

Georgina Pryor

On the day, George competed in 2 events:

  1. The 100m Individual Medley, where her time of 1:05.77 was just outside of her PB, but was her 2nd fastest time ever.
  2. 50m Butterfly – in her preferred event, Georgie qualified for the B Final in a time of 27.47secs. In the final Georgie attacked the race from the start and finished in 2nd place in an improved time of 27.08sec, just 0.06 down on her PB.

This was a great day for the Club, to see the girls competing in the relay against the best teams in the country will hopefully give them the encouragement to step up their game, they have a chance tomorrow in the Medley relay.

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British Winter Championships

Day 1 – Thursday 15th December

Men’s 4 x 10 Medley Relay

Congratulations to Ben Hunt (100m Back – 1:04.11), Hayden Thomas (100m Breast – 1:06.57), Mason Arnold (100m Fly – 57.53) and Lee Baker (100m Free – 52.13).

Swimming against the best teams in the UK, including squads from the ASA Performance centres in Bath & Loughborough Univ, the boys produced some great split times and the experience they gain from swimming at this level are moments to be treasured. Congratulations to all.

Karl Batorski

Not having the greatest preparation, the big man produced an outstanding swim in the heats of the Men’s 00m Butterfly to qualify for the final in a time of 53.45 secs and qualified for the final.

Competing against the Top UK fly swimmers, in the final Karl gave an indication of what can be achieved even after being ill most of the previous week. Placed third at the final turn, Karl’s lack of preparation took effect, however his time of 53.56 was only just down on his heat time and placed him 8th overall.

This is an outstanding display against the UK’s best swimmers and his swims should be an inspiration to all our Club swimmers, to show what can be achieved with hard work and an outstanding competitive attitude.

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