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Mar 20th

County Champs: Guildford Shine in the 3rd week of the Championships …

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Guildford City shine in the 3rd weekend of County Championship

In the 3rd weekend of competition of the British Gas ASA Surrey Championships at the Spectrum. Guildford City were once again in action with over 100 swimmers competing for medal glory, personal best times (PBs) and regional times. Chief Coach Richard Garfield said “with such a breadth of ages and swimmers within the club and across clubs in Surrey it is fantastic to see such talent, it was great to see some exciting swims and times over the weekend”

City’s Regional squad had another great weekend of swimming, Max Jameson achieved his 100m Butterfly national qualifying time. Over the 6 events on offer during the weekend, Max Jameson, Ben Rowett, Flora Chung, Sophia Wilson and Lara Richardson were all gold medallists, with Megan Wallis, Ella Kenway, Saha Nickless, Oscar Cruz-O’dwyer and Matthew Philips (representing Guildford in the Multi Disability category) all earning well deserved medals. Regional Coach Dan Cross said ” looking at these great results and those over previous weekends we are now looking forward to the 50m sprints and relays!”

For the County squad swimmers the Surrey’s are a chance to show their parents and coaches how all the training and hard work had paid off, and this weekend is no exception to how well our junior swimmers are doing. With multiple club records tumbling and some great PBs.

Boys 9 years old – 200m Butterfly, Jordon Mcphail powered to the Gold medal with Rafe Bletso taking Silver. Jordon McPhail is also on the all Gold Trail with wins in the 200 breaststroke and 100IM.

Boys 10 years old – 200m Butterfly, Noa Doest won the Gold medal and James Morris the Bronze. Max Rowett, Rocco Cyzer and Hugo Cruz O`Dwyer all took ribbons. The 200 breaststroke saw a dominant swim from Noa Doest which continues his unbroken streak of Gold medals in this year`s Championships. He was followed home for Silver by Alex Hicks with an 8 secs PB. Hugo Cruz O`Dwyer was 4th with Rocco Cyzer and Max Rowett also in the ribbons with top 8 finishes. In the 100IM final, Noa again swam to Gold with James Morris taking Bronze.Hugo and Rocco were also finalists gaining points towards the age group trophy.

Girls 9 years old – Sasha Cruz O`Dwyer swam bravely to the Bronze medal. Sasha is still only 8 – her 9th birthday is on Friday! Lottie Bliss and Daisy Bloxham were 5th and 6th. There were some great swims from the very youngest girls. Lottie Bliss was 4th in the 100IM with Sophie Broad 6th. They were 7th and 8th respectively in the 200 breaststroke.

Girls 10 years old – Tilly Hansen- Hamilton swam a fabulous fly to win the Gold medal. Her team mates from Regional squad Sasha Nickless and Lara Richardson were 2nd and 3rd with Madeleine Dore coming 4th. Tilly added to her medal tally with 2 Silvers – her team mate Lara Richardson swimming in to the Gold medals after they had an almighty tussle in the 100IM with Lara just pipping Tilly. Iva Dujanic was 7th in the breaststroke and she made the final along with Sophie Thomas in the 100 IM.

Current Standings for the Tinlin trophy for 16 years and under

Guildford City 2208

Woking 716

Kingston 403

Leatherhead 338

Epsom 334

Croydon 266

Wandsworth 266