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Sam crowned National Junior Para-Swimming Champion

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06 March 2019
Sam Whearty, of Colchester SC, competed at the National Junior Para-Swimming Championships (2-3 March 2019) alongside over 100 young swimming hopefuls from across the country.

Held at the Liverpool Aquatics Centre, the national champs saw swimmers aged 10-18 years old compete in the short course gala, where Sam had qualified in five events: the 50m and 100m Freestyle, the 100m Backstroke, the 100m Breaststroke and the 200m IM.

In the end both the 50m Freestyle and the 100m Backstroke went down to the final touch, with Sam winning silver medals in the 50m Freestyle (32.83 pb) and 100m Freestyle (1.15.33) and gold in the 100m Backstroke (1.23.67 pb).

Michelle Young, Head Coach at Colchester Swimming Club, said: “Our congratulations to Sam; he had a wonderful Championships. He is a fantastic competitor and continues to work hard which has resulted in medal success at national level.”

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Youngsters shine in Essex Mini League opener

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28 February 2019
On 9 February Colchester Swimming Club hosted the opening round of this year’s Essex Mini League at Braintree swimming centre.

Braintree took top spot (158 points) narrowly beating Basildon (148 points). Colchester came a close third (137 points) with Clacton (123 points) and Hornchurch (105 points) coming fourth and fifth respectively.

There were a number of impressive individual swims where maximum points were secured. Raul Shrestha (19.32) raced clear of the field in the 25m butterfly in the 10&U age group and in the 11&U category Massimo Girolami (42.28) won the 50m backstroke whilst Rihanna Keep (37.78) also came first in the 50m freestyle.

There were also some inspiring displays by some of the older swimmers. In the 13&U age group, Daniel Himsworth (41.34) won the 50m breaststroke, Hayden Chamberlain (35.82) came first in the 50m butterfly and Sophie Baker (39.34) raced clear to win the 50m backstroke . In the open age category, Cole Scott (38.72) and Anola Jordan (41.53) both won their 50m breaststroke races, and Cole had further reason to celebrate when he also won the 100m freestyle (1:04.66).

Throughout last year’s Mini League Colchester excelled in the relay races and once again they really turned on the style to bolster their points tally. In the open 4X2X1 freestyle (Cole Scott, Mark Milburn, Daniel Himsworth and George Wallace) came home first in a time of 1:47.15 and there was further success in the 4X1 freestyle as the team of 9 year olds (Dexter Crisell, Seth Belshaw, Jude Leigh and George Scanlan) took top spot in 1:17.53. The points continued to add up as the 6X1 breaststroke relay team (George Scanlan, Raul Shrestha, Antonio Girolami, Massimo Girolami, Cole Scott and Mark Milburn) powered ahead to record a time of 2:01.82.

The girls also shone in the relay races. The 6X1 butterfly relay team (Isabella Stratton-Thomsett, Anjali Tuckwell, Daisy Himsworth, Paige Scott, Nuha Van Der Schyff and Hannah O'Malley) came home in first place in a time of 1:48.66 and in the 13&U age group the 4X1 freestyle relay (Isobel Easteal, Amy Johnson, Sophie Baker and Paige Scott) recorded a time of 1:02.18 to take first place.

A great evening came to close with a fitting finale as the mixed squad won the 10X1 freestyle relay in 2:42.19 (Gabriella Troman, George Scanlan, Anjali Tuckwell, Massimo Girolami, Rihanna Keep, Sandijs Cecins, Amy Johnson, Daniel Himsworth, Anola Jordan and George Wallace).

Emma Jordan, Team Manager, said: “We were desperately unlucky with a number of narrow time faults on the night. However, the whole team performed amazingly and should be very confident going into our next fixture on 9 March. I was particularly impressed by a number of our younger swimmers who were competing for the first time and handled the occasion brilliantly.”

The following swimmers represented Colchester SC: Sophie Baker, Seth Belshaw, Emi Bilton, Sandijs Cecins, Hayden Chamberlain, Gabrielle Cornish, Keziah Cornish, Dexter Crisell, Isobel Easteal, Jude Farrow, Skye Farrow, Antonio Girolami, Massimo Girolami, Corey Hare, Daisy Himsworth, Daniel Himsworth, Amy Johnson, Anola Jordan, Rihanna Keep, Eoin Ledwidge, Jude Leigh, Angelica Mason, Mark Milburn, Verhonaa Narayanasamy, Hannah O'Malley, George Scanlan, Cole Scott, Paige Scott, Raul Shrestha, Isabella Stratton-Thomsett, Gabriella Troman, Anjali Tuckwell, Nabiela Van Der Schyff, Nuha Van Der Schyff and George Wallace.

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County Champs concludes in medal frenzy

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26 February 2019
Colchester Swimming Club continued to add to their impressive medal tally as they competed in the third and final weekend of this year’s Essex Age Group Championships at Basildon.

The weekend started strongly for Colchester SC with some great performances in the 800m freestyle. Zak Troman, who was in scintillating form throughout the Championships, powered home to win gold and claim the Essex title in the 12 year old category in a time of 10:10.00. There was further reason to celebrate in the 14 year age group with Alfie Francis winning the bronze medal and Mark Milburn coming home in fifth spot. Charlotte Tree continued her good form to claim the bronze medal in the girls 15 years age group.

The boys also impressed in the 400m IM. Zak Troman took the gold in style (5:34.26) to finish ahead of the chasing pack in the 12 year old boy category and Mark Milburn, Alfie Francis and Kalaum Corani all recorded top eight finishes to claim their pendants in their respective age groups.

There was further reason to celebrate in the breaststroke events. In the 10/11 year age group, Massimo Girolami won silver medals in both the 100m and 200m events, with Harrison Brook and Jack McCarthy both registering top eight finishes in the 200m breaststroke too. In the 15 year age group Kalaum Corani came eighth in the 100m breaststroke with Naythan AUNG holding-on to win bronze and later claim fifth spot in the 200m breaststroke. Thomas Grieve also made the final of the 17/over 100m breaststroke to record another top eight finish.

Zak Troman’s red-hot form continued and he won a remarkable double gold, racing ahead of the pack to win the 100m (1:25.15) and 200m (3:01.75). Remarkably, Alfie Francis mirrored that achievement winning in the 14 year age group events in (1:14.33) and (2:44.19). In the 100m breaststroke Louis Walker put in a fine display to take silver with Mark Milburn claiming seventh spot, but in the 200m breaststroke the positions were reversed as Mark fought hard to win silver.

Naythan Aung added to his personal medal haul by winning the silver medal in the 15 years/over 200m IM, where Kai Cheng took fifth place and in the Combined Result - Multi-Disability by British Disability Points, Samuel Whearty won another silver to continue his fine Championships.

In the 200m butterfly, Zak Troman and Alfie Francis added to their medal collections by putting in bronze medal winning displays and Mark Milburn secured a very creditable sixth place.

Once again there was relay success for Colchester, where the 13/14 Yrs 200m medley team (Daniel Himsworth, Louis Walker, Alfie Francis and George Wallace) beat all other clubs by some distance to take the spoils in 2:03.10. The 11/12 years relay team (Zak Troman, Massimo Girolami, Jack McCarthy and Elliot Whitehouse) put in two fine performances to secure top eight finishes in both the 200m freestyle team and 200m medley team.

There was yet more medal glory with the girls doing particularly well in the 100m butterfly. Ellie Duley emerged victorious to take gold (1:04.66) in her age group, and Ciara Wookey and Asma Parker both took home bronze medals thanks to some gritty displays. In the 200m butterfly Ciara narrowly missed out on a further bronze to take fourth spot and Asma came sixth in her category.

In the backstroke, Asma added to her bourgeoning Championship medal haul by winning silver in both the 100m and 200m events. Lucy Morgan secured top eight finishes in both distances and Olivia Cartwright came seventh in the 12 year old age group in the 200m backstroke. There was also a seventh place finish for Rebecca Girolami in the 200m freestyle in the 16 years age group.

Finally, in the 15 /over 200m medley team relay (Lucy Morgan, Rebecca Girolami, Elinor Duley and Asma Parker) Colchester battled to a fourth place finish.

“It has been a very rewarding County Championships and there have been some real standout performances by a number of our swimmers. Although those winning the medals and titles tend to grab the headlines it has been really encouraging to see how well some of our younger swimmers coped with the occasion,” said Head Coach Michelle Young.

Michelle concluded: “Overall Colchester came fourth in the Top Club rankings with 754.5 points and Zak Troman also topped the Top Male rankings for the 12 year old having had a sensational championships.”

The following swimmers represented Colchester SC: Ana Victoria Anderson, Naythan Aung, Harrison Brook, Olivia Cartwright, Kai Cheng, Kalaum Corani, Keziah Cornish, Alexander Cottrell, Elinor Duley, Alfie Francis, Antonio Girolami, Massimo Girolami, Rebecca Girolami, Greta Goddard, Molly Grieve, Thomas Grieve, Daniel Himsworth, Anola Jordan, Bronte Jordan, Luke Ledwidge, Jack McCarthy, Mark Milburn, Lucy Morgan, Asma Parker, Isaac Pavey, Syd Roberts, Sadie Rowe, Eloise Smart, Lotti Talbot, Sophie Talbot, Christopher Thompson, Charlotte Tree, Zak Troman, Louis Walker, George Wallace, Samuel Whearty, Elliot Whitehouse, Ciara Wookey and Molly Young.

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Massimo selected for Swim England’s County Talent Programme

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22 February 2019
Following this year’s Essex County Championships, Massimo Girolami has been selected for Swim England’s County Talent Programme.

The training programme has been set-up by Swim England and Essex to help develop, reward and recognise the top 24 performing swimmers (12 male and 12 female) in the 11 year old age group.

“This is an amazing opportunity for Massimo who had a fantastic County Champs. The course will include pool sessions, land training and workshops on nutrition, lifestyle organisation and effective stroke technique” said Michelle Young, Head Coach at Colchester Swimming Club.

Michelle added: ldquo;The programme, which will run on three individual days (in April, July and October), is part of the Swim England’s long-term athlete development pathway and will be held in Chelmsford. It aims to develop key skills that swimmers can take back to their own clubs and incorporated into our home programme.”

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Sudbury Valentines Masters Meet

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20 February 2019
On Sunday 17 February, whilst the main club were competing at Basildon in the County Championships, The Masters squad were in action at the Kingfisher Leisure Centre in Sudbury.

Racing against swimmers from around the region Katie Holmes, Lauren Himsworth, Sam Milburn, Edward Corcos, Mark Evans, Simon Emm and Rob Milburn all posted some good results, taking a medal haul of sixteen gold, five silver, and four bronze medals between them.

Katie won the top female swimmer award: winning six gold medals, a silver medal and a bronze medal and achieving several personal best times in the process.

Rob put in some impressive swims, winning gold in all three breaststroke races, and achieving personal best times in both the 50m butterfly and 50m backstroke events.

Meanwhile, Simon dominated the butterfly events again, winning the 50m, 100m and the 200m events overall: breaking two regional records in the process. The record for the 50m fly he put down to the advice of Rob’s daughter, Amy: “Just don’t breathe, it’s only 50m”. Swimming is the only sport where the coach honestly tells you not to breathe.

Edward, Lauren and Sam all took home gold medals, and Mark, in his first competition, managed two personal best times in his two races.

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Colchester champs perfectly at home in Olympic venue

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14 February 2019
The second of the three Essex Age Group Championships weekends took place on 2-3 February and Colchester Swimming Club’s medal tally continued to grow.

Day one saw the sprinters take centre stage as Colchester SC travelled to the iconic London Aquatic Centre in Stratford en masse. In what proved to be another hugely successful day, six swimmers from Colchester SC were crowned Essex Champions as the Club took home 7 golds, 8 silvers and 2 bronze medals, and registered a further 31 top 10 finishes.

The girls won an impressive three county titles, as Asma Parker (30.05) and Ellie Duley (28.63) flew off the blocks to win the 16 year and 17 year age groups respectively in the 50m Butterfly, and Martha Duley (30.94) powered ahead to take gold in the 17 Yrs/Over 50m Backstroke. There was further medal success for Asma as she claimed the silver in the 50m Backstroke and her fantastic form also saw her make the finals of both the 50m Breaststroke and 50m Freestyle. Ellie also added to her gold medal success with an exciting second place finish in the 50m Freestyle as well as qualifying for the final of the 50m Backstroke, while Martha was a finalist in both the 50m Butterfly and 50m Freestyle. Rebecca Girolami put in a notable performance to win silver in the Girls 16 Yrs 50m Breaststroke and was a finalist in the 50m Butterfly, while Ciara Wookey added to the impressive medal haul to take home the bronze in the Girls 15 Yrs 50m Breaststroke and made the final of the 50m Butterfly.

The boys put in a number of great performances, winning four titles. Louis Walker (26.47) took top spot with a sensational swim in the 14 Yrs 50m Freestyle, Zak Troman (39.37) won the 12 Yrs 50m Breaststroke in memorable style, Alfie Francis (33.99) claimed the title in the 14 Yrs 50m Breaststroke and Samuel Whearty (34.20) won gold in Mens MC 15 Yrs/Over 50m Freestyle: Combined Result - Multi-Disability by British Disability Points. Zak added to his gold with silver in both the 50m Butterfly and 50m Freestyle, as well as claiming bronze in the 50m Backstroke to cap an astonishing individual display. There was further silver medal success for Alfie in the 50m Butterfly and Louis in the 50m Breaststroke, with Louis also qualifying for the 50m Backstroke and 50m Butterfly finals as well. Naythan Aung took bronze for Colchester in the 15 Yrs 50m Backstroke to seal a dramatic day for the boys.

There was also relay success in the 200m Medley Team and 200m Free Team for both the boys (Nick Baltsezak, George Scanlan, Raul Shrestha and Archie Tebbutt) and girls (Freya Cowley, Isabella Stratton-Thomsett, Gabriella Troman and Carys Westgarth) as they secured top 10 finishes in the 9/10 yrs age group.

Additionally, the following swimmers all qualified in their heats to represent Colchester SC as top 10 finalists with some truly breath-taking performances: Naythan Aung (50m Breaststroke, 50m Butterfly and 50m Freestyle), Olivia Cartwright (50m Backstroke), Kai Cheng (50m Backstroke), Keziah Cornish (50m Backstroke), Thomas Grieve (50m Freestyle), Niamh Higgins (50m Butterfly), Aila Manning (50m Breaststroke), Jack McCarthy (50m Butterfly), Mark Milburn (50m Breaststroke), Lucy Morgan (50m Backstroke and 50m Freestyle), Syd Roberts (50m Backstroke and 50m Butterfly), Sadie Rowe (50m Breaststroke), Molly Young (50m Butterfly) and George Wallace (50m Freestyle).

On Sunday, attention turned to Basildon as swimmers looked to secure a top 8 finish in their heats in order to qualify for the finals.

Zak Troman’s exceptional weekend continued as he was crowned County Champion in the Boys 10/14 Yrs 400m Freestyle (4:58.94) and also won silver in the 100m Freestyle. Ellie Duley claimed her second county title of the weekend to win the 17 Yrs/Over 100m Freestyle (59.02) in style and also made the final of the 400m Free. Ellie was also part of the Womens 15 Yrs/Over 200m Freestyle Team (Ellie Duley, Martha Duley, Rebecca Girolami and Asma Parker) who won gold (1:51.05) in a magnificent contest.

Colchester claimed a second relay title in the Mens 13/14 Yrs 200m Freestyle Team (1:50.73) with Alfie Francis, Daniel Himsworth, George Wallace and Louis Walker beating the best the rest of the county had to offer in a thrilling race. The Womens 13/14 Yrs 200m Freestyle Team also secured a top 8 finish (Ruby Chalmers, Keziah Cornish, Ila Nicholson and Eloise Smart) as a remarkable day’s racing continued.

Additionally, the following swimmers all qualified in their heats to represent Colchester SC as top 8 finalists with some marvellous swimming on display: Naythan Aung (100m Freestyle), Martha Duley (100m Freestyle and 400m Free), Alfie Francis (100m Freestyle and 400m Free), Massimo Girolami (100m Freestyle and 400m Free), Lucy Morgan (100m Freestyle), Asma Parker (100m Freestyle and 400m Free), Charlotte Tree (400m Free) and Louis Walker (100m Freestyle).

Head Coach Michelle Young said: “There were some extraordinary individual and team displays over the weekend. The whole coaching team takes great pride in watching our swimmers succeed. Just to qualify was a major achievement for some of our squad but to see so many make finals, smash PBs and achieve regional times at an Olympic venue was very special. There were some great technical displays across the weekend and the progression shown is hugely encouraging for the future.”

Other qualifying swimmers also representing Colchester SC: Ana Victoria Anderson, Sophie Baker, Annie Bayliss, Georgia Bleck, Joshua Bleck, Harrison Brook, Alanna Brosnan, Hayden Chamberlain, Zoe Clegg, Kalaum Corani, Gabrielle Cornish, Isobel Easteal, William Easteal, Antonio Girolami, Greta Goddard, Molly Grieve, Joseph Guild, Corey Hare, Marion Hubert, Amy Johnson, Anola Jordan, Bronte Jordan, Hannah Karlsson, Luke Ledwidge, Holly McCarthy, Amy Milburn, Hannah O'Malley, Isaac Pavey, Saif Rahman, Molly Redgrave, Cole Scott, Paige Scott, Felix Szpakowski, Lotti Talbot, Sophie Talbot, Christopher Thompson, Alexander Tinnion, Lucy Toms, Anjali Tuckwell, Suranna Tuckwell, Nuha Van Der Schyff, Nurayni Van Der Schyff, Elliot Whitehouse and Connor Wilken.

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Attitude and PBs impress Jeff

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07 February 2019
Colchester Swimming Club took a young team to Braintree & Bocking Winter Sprints Meet on 26 January. Many of the swimmers were competing at their first Open Meet and used the gala to secure PBs after three months of hard training and to give themselves a benchmark for the rest of the year.

All of the swimmers performed tremendously well. Each securing at least one PB with many gaining PBs in all five of their swims. Their collective efforts resulted in the team winning 64 medals with an even split between the boys and girls.

Jeff Coles, Team Manager, said: “Whilst it was nice for the swimmers to pick up their medals it was even more gratifying to see the swimmers’ enthusiasm when they saw that they had achieved a PB. This showed that the swimmers had the correct attitude towards their swimming development.”

The medal winners were:

Girls

• 9yr: Carys Westgarth (bronze - 50m Butterfly).
• 10 yr: Emilia Bilton (gold - 50m Breaststroke, bronze - 100m IM), Gabrielle Cornish (silver x5 - 100m IM, 50m Butterfly, 50m Backstroke, 50m Breaststroke and 50m Freestyle) and Freya Cowley (bronze x2 - 50m Breaststroke and 50m Freestyle).
• 11yr: Marion Hubert (silver x2 - 50m Butterfly and 50m Breaststroke).
• 12yr: Sophie Baker (bronze x2 - 100m IM and 50m Breaststroke), Greta Goddard (gold x2 - 50m Backstroke and 50m Freestyle, silver - 100m IM, and bronze - 50m Butterfly), Amy Johnson (silver - 50m Backstroke) and Paige Scott (gold - 50m Butterfly).
• 13yr: Keziah Cornish (silver x3 - 100m IM, 50m Backstroke and 50m Freestyle, bronze - 50m Breaststroke).
• 14yr: Lucy Morgan (gold - 100m IM) and Lotti Talbot (gold x4 - 50m Butterfly, 50m Backstroke, 50m Breaststroke and 50m Freestyle).
• 15+yr: Sophie Talbot (gold x2 - 50m Backstroke and 50m Breaststroke, and silver x2 - 50m Freestyle and 50m Butterfly).

Boys

• 9yr: George Scanlan (silver -50m Breaststroke and bronze x2 - 50m Butterfly and 100m IM).
• 10yr: Harrison Brook (gold x3 - 100m IM, 50m Butterfly and 50m Backstroke, silver - 50m Breaststroke and bronze - 50m Freestyle) and Alexander Cottrell (silver - 50m Butterfly and x3 bronze - 100m IM, 50m Backstroke and 50m Breaststroke).
• 11yr: Sandijs Cecins (gold x4 - 100m IM, 50m Butterfly, 50m Breaststroke, 50m Freestyle and bronze - 50m Backstroke).
• 12yr: Corey Hare (silver x2 - 100m IM and 50m Breaststroke).
• 13yr: Felix Szpakowski (gold x4 - 50m Butterfly, 50m Backstroke, 50m Breaststroke and 50m Freestyle).
• 15+ yr: Joseph Guild (gold - 50m Butterfly and x2 bronze -50m Freestyle and 100m IM), Cole Scott (gold -50m Butterfly), Christopher Thompson (gold - 50m Breaststroke and bronze - 50m Backstroke) and Alexander Williamson (gold - 50m Freestyle and silver x2 - 50m Backstroke and 100m IM).

The following swimmers represented Colchester Swimming Club: Sophie Baker, Emilia Bilton, Harrison Brook, Sandijs Cecins, Gabrielle Cornish, Keziah Cornish, Alexander Cottrell, Freya Cowley, Greta Goddard, Joseph Guild, Corey Hare, Marion Hubert, Amy Johnson, Lucy Morgan, George Scanlan, Cole Scott, Paige Scott, Isabella Stratton-Thomsett, Felix Szpakowski, Lotti Talbot, Sophie Talbot, Jessica Thomas, Christopher Thompson, Gabriella Troman, Carys Westgarth, Elliot Whitehouse and Alexander Williamson.

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Full steam ahead Captain!

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05 February 2019
Colchester Swimming Club has announced the appointment of this year’s Club Captains. Ana Victoria Anderson, who retains her role as Captain, will be joined by Connor Wilken and Vice Captains, Lucy Morgan and Molly Young.

Steve Redmond, Chair of Colchester Swimming Club, said: “On behalf of everyone at our Club I would like to offer my congratulations to Ana-V, Connor, Lucy and Molly. They were all incredibly impressive throughout the interview process and I am sure they will continue to set an exemplary standard and help to take the Club forward.”

Head Coach, Michelle Young added: “This year we celebrate our 135th year as a swimming club and I’m delighted that we’re in a position to announce such high-calibre appointments. They are fantastic role models and I am sure they will all play a key role in the future development of the club.”

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Colchester SC off to glittering start at Essex Age Group Championships

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24 January 2019
The first weekend of this year’s Essex Age Group Championships (Friday 18 January to Sunday 20 January) proved to be a huge success for Colchester Swimming Club as 39 swimmers, who had registered qualification times throughout the year, took on the best that the rest of the County had to offer.

The County Championships began with the 1500m Freestyle and Colchester made the perfect start with Zak Troman winning gold (19:00.16), Charlotte Tree taking home the silver and Alfie Francis securing the bronze medals in their age groups.

Zak Troman was in sensational form all weekend and powered ahead of the competition to win further gold medals in the 200m Freestyle (2:19.24) and the 200m IM (2:38.84) in the 12 year old boys category. He took his individually medal tally to six by winning silver in the 100m and 200m Backstroke, and the 100m Butterfly.

Further gold medal success came in the 14 year age group, with Alfie Francis being crowned Essex Champion in the boys 100m Butterfly (1:02.30). Alfie also claimed bronze in the 200m IM and took fourth spot in the 200m Freestyle.

Charlotte Tree continued her impressive performance by winning her second silver medal in the 15 Yrs/Over 400m IM, just edging out Ciara Wookey who claimed the bronze. In the 16 year age classification, Rebecca Girolami swam well to claim third place in the 100m Breaststroke and Asma Parker secured bronze in the 200m IM with a solid swim.

Samuel Whearty claimed second place finishes in the Mens MC 15 Yrs/Over 100m Backstroke and 100m Butterfly Age Group: Combined Result - Multi-Disability by British Disability Points.

In addition to the medal-winning performances, a further 22 top eight / finalists positions were secured over the weekend. Massimo Girolami registered a seventh place finish in the 10/11 Yrs age group in the 200m Freestyle and in the 14 year age group, Mark Milburn claimed sixth in the 200m IM and Daniel Himsworth secured eighth place in the 200m Backstroke. There was further reason to celebrate with a number of notable swims in the 15 year age category: Naythan Aung, Syd Roberts and Kai Cheng all recorded top eight place finishes in both the 100m and 200m Backstroke. Additionally, Syd and Naythan both came seventh in the 200m Freestyle and 100m Butterfly respectively and Kalaum Corani secured sixth spot in the 200m Butterfly.

The girls also had plenty to celebrate. Sadie Rowe came eighth in both the 100m and 200m Breaststroke, and was part of the Womens 11/12 Yrs 200m Medley relay team that took sixth spot, alongside teammates Olivia Cartwright, Hannah Karlsson and Amy Milburn. Further success came in the 15 year age group where Ciara Wookey and Charlotte Tree came fourth and sixth respectively in the 100m Breaststroke. The 200m IM proved to be a fruitful event with Ciara Wookey adding to her top place finishes by registering a sixth place and Molly Redgrave taking eight place. Additionally, Rebecca Girolami and Ellie Duley both also secured top eight place finishes in their age groups.

Michelle Young, Head Coach at Colchester Swimming Club, said: “To win 14 medals in the first weekend was a great start. In total the squad registered 38 top eight places across the weekend, illustrating that their hard work and determination is really paying-off. There were a number of PBs and regional times also recorded and the coaching team are exceptionally proud of each and every one of them.”

The remaining Essex Age Group Championships will be held at London Aquatic Centre and Basildon during February.

The following swimmers represented Colchester Swimming Club: Ana Victoria Anderson, Naythan Aung, Sophie Baker, Annie Bayliss, Georgia Bleck, Olivia Cartwright, Ruby Chalmers, Kai Cheng, Kalaum Corani, Elinor Duley, William Easteal, Alfie Francis, Antonio Girolami, Massimo Girolami, Rebecca Girolami, Molly Grieve, Daniel Himsworth, Amy Johnson, Anola Jordan, Bronte Jordan, Hannah Karlsson, Jack McCarthy, Amy Milburn, Mark Milburn, Lucy Morgan, Asma Parker, Isaac Pavey, Saif Rahman, Molly Redgrave, Syd Roberts, Sadie Rowe, Charlotte Tree, Zak Troman, George Wallace, Samuel Whearty, Elliot Whitehouse, Connor Wilken, Ciara Wookey and Molly Young.

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Swim England East Region Development Camp

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07 January 2019
Charlotte Tree and Molly Young of Colchester Swimming Club have been selected to attend Swim England East Region’s Development Camp in February.

The one-day development camp has been designed to support the highest ranked athletes in Olympic individual events who did not swim in at the 2018 British Summer Nationals or Swim England Summer Meet.

Charlotte and Molly will take part in a number of sessions which aim to assist the development of skill and knowledge which are believed to be critical to performance swimming. The day will include talks on fueling for high-performance, lifestyle management to support performance swimming, two pool sessions on performance skills and the opportunity for parents to attend a Q&A with the staff as well.

Michelle Young, Head Coach at Colchester Swimming Club, said: “These camps form part of the overall approach to the development of the swimmer pathway in the East Region. Both Charlotte and Molly continue to work exceptionally hard and it’s great that their talent has been acknowledged by this invitation.”

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