Just a few swimmers have enjoyed the perfect championship, winning every event they entered. Alongside her new Club records, Mila Brooke won another 5 gold medals (25 & 50 fly, 25, 50 and 100 back) including a 22 second improvement in her 50 fly. Grace Cawley won another 6 golds in six swims including a 22 second PB in the 100 fly. Freya McDonagh won six golds in six swims, all with significant PBs – 100 fly (27 seconds), 200 breast (16 seconds), 200 free (15 seconds), 100 back (9 seconds)50 fly (5 seconds) an 50 back (2 seconds).
Winners always in the top 3
Some swimmers have enjoyed a particularly fine meet coming in the top three in every event they have entered in the championships. Millie Anderton added two golds (50 and 100 fly) along with 3 silvers to her collection. Tilly Beckwith added 3 golds in these sessions (50 and 100 back and 200 free) as well as 2 silvers. Daniel Belsey added 2 golds (100 and 200 free) together with 4 silvers. Freya Beresford had 3 wins (100 back, 100 & 200 fly – the latter with a massive 28 second PB) along with 4 silvers including a 14 second PB in the 200 breast and 9 seconds in the 200 free. Elliott Davies had 3 firsts (100 free, 200 breast and 200 fly – the latter with a 4 second PB) along with 4 silvers. Jack Dixon added golds in the 25 and 50 back. Josh Gaines won 6 golds (100 & 200 free, 200 breast – with a 30 second PB – 50 fly, 50 & 100 back) whilst younger brother Sam enjoyed a clean sweep across the 2 sessions with 8 firsts from 8 swims (100 & 200 free, 200 breast, 50 & 200 fly, 100 IM and 50 & 100 back) including a 5 second PB on his 200 free and 2 seconds on his 100 IM. Heidi Gibbens took two more golds in the 200 breast and 200 free. In winning 3 golds (200 breast, 50 fly & 200 free), Millie Herbert came second in the 100 & 200 fly and won bronze in the 50 back, setting PBs in each of her six swims including 5 seconds in the 200 fly and 6 seconds in the 50 back. Jo Lee-Pearce won 2 more golds in the 50 back and 100 fly whilst Niall Marsden added three more golds in the 100 IM, 50 back and 200 free, the latter with a 19 second PB.
Keelin McKenna won gold in the 200 breast and 100 fly along with 3 silvers and a bronze, Dad Kevin won 5 golds (100 free, 50 & 100 back, 50 fly and 100 IM) and sister Shona won gold in the 50 back and silver in the 200 free with a 4 second PB. Henry Newbury-Kemp won five golds (100 free and 100 IM – both with 3 second PBs, 100 back, 200 free and 50 back as well as setting an 11 second PB in the 50 fly to take bronze. Justin Patrick added to his medal haul with 3 golds (100 free, 100 back and 100 IM) and silvers in the 200 free and 200 breast, the latter with a 14 second PB. Georgia Purkis won 2 more golds in the 200 free and 100 fly, the latter with an 8 second PB, and also improved her 50 fly by 4 seconds. Matthew Rafiq-Craske won gold in the 200 free whilst Max Walters won gold in the 50 back with an improvement of 14 seconds together with 2 silvers which included a 2 second improvement in the 25 fly. Nathan Whiting came first in the 50 and 200 fly, posting a PB of 9 seconds in the latter event, together with silvers in the 100 IM (with a PB of 8 seconds), the 200 free (5 seconds) and the 100 free (2 seconds). Finally Emily Young won gold in the 50 back and posted a 2 second PB in her 50 fly.
Sara Ahmed won gold in the 200 breast alongside bronze in the 100 back in her first outing at either distance. Izzy Anderton won two golds (50 fly and 100 back) as well as a silver and bronze. George Ball won 3 golds (100 free, 50 fly and 100 back). Jenna-May Botha won gold in the 200 breast in her first outing at the event. Seve Carrillo de Albornoz won gold in the 200 breast with an impressive 9 second PB along with a silver and 2 bronzes which included a 5 second PB in the 100 free. Ernie Coldwell won gold in the 100 IM with a 14 second PB and also swam an 8 second PB to win bronze in the 50 back. Hugo Crowley had an excellent couple of sessions winning 5 golds (100 free, 25 & 50 fly, 200 breast and 25 back) alongside a silver, setting a 10 second PB in his 25 fly. Bertie Dix won 4 golds (200 breast, 100 IM, 200 free and 50 back) along with a bronze in his first outing at the events. Eloise Dixon won gold in the 200 free. Lois Emery won gold in the 200 fly with an impressive 30 second PB alongside an 11 second PB in the 200 breast to take silver. Tony Gaines continues to dominate the masters 200 fly, also taking silver in the 50 back. Elliott Gillham won five golds (50 fly, 50 & 100 back and 100 IM) and took silver in the 100 free with a PB of over 2 seconds. Ryan Godfrey won gold in the 100 back on his first outing at the distance along with a 9 second PB in the 100 free to win silver, an 18 second PB in the 200 breast and 8 seconds in the 50 fly, both for bronze, an 8 second PB in the 100 IM and an eye watering 1 minute 50 second PB in the 200 free – perhaps you should swim it more regularly Ryan!
Joel Green came first in the 200 fly along with silvers in the 50 fly, 50 & 100 back and 200 free – the latter with a 4 second PB. Finn Guest had a very successful day with a 22 second PB in the 200 free, 17 seconds in the 100 IM, 4 seconds in the 100 free and 2 seconds in the 100 back. Chloe Hodgkinson won 3 golds in the 50 & 100 back and 50 fly, the latter with a 10 second PB. Daniel Keates won gold in the 200 breast alongside 3 silvers, whilst Dylan Kennell achieved two first (200 fly and 200 free – the latter with a PB of 15 seconds), along with a silver and two bronzes, including a 6 second PB in his 100 free. Matthew Morley won gold in the 200 breast in his first outing at the distance along with bronze in the 100 IM. Ethan Ogden-Trevor won gold in the 25 fly with a 12 second PB and silver in the 25 back with a 6 second PB. Matthieu Perrault won gold in the 50 fly and 50 back, the latter with a PB of 3 seconds, as well as improving his 200 breast by 20 seconds, his 100 free by 10 seconds and his 100 IM by 5 seconds. Rebecca Sewell added 3 golds (50 & 100 back, 200 free) together with a sliver in the 50 fly with a PB of nearly 10 seconds. Finally Jack Wright won gold in the 50 fly and clocked an impressive improvement of 21 seconds in his 200 free, 6 seconds in his 50 back and nearly 5 seconds in his 100 free.
There were notable improvements from Seyi Bankole with a 6 second PB in his 100 free and Kizzie Beckwith with a 2 second improvement in her 100 back. Darshith Biju continued to have an excellent meet with improvements of 35 seconds in the 100 IM, 15 seconds in both the 100 free and 50 back, and 10 seconds in the 100 back. Cameron Clark logged a 2 second PB in the 50 fly whilst younger brother Lewis knocked over 22 seconds from his 200 fly time. Despite not winning a gold, Joe Coldwell had an excellent meet with significant improvements in nearly all of his swims, including 5 seconds in the 200 and 3 seconds in the 100 free and two seconds in the 50 & 200 fly and 100 IM, whilst younger sister Mabel also continued to improve knocking 8 seconds off her 100 fly time, and 5 seconds from her 50 fly. Kate Cresswell improved her 100 back PB by over 4 seconds whilst Pippa Croucher set two massive PBs of 16 and 14 seconds in her 100 back and 200 breast respectively. Ben Davies knocked an impressive 13 seconds off his 200 breast time whilst younger sister Lily improved her 50 fly by over 2 seconds. Charlotte Gillham swam an excellent 9 second PB on her 50 back. Matthew Ginn registered 2 big PBs of 3 and 10 seconds in the 25 fly and 25 back respectively.
William Harris swam PBs of 9 and 3 seconds respectively in the 25 fly and back whilst Elliott Hutchings posted 4 second improvements in both his 50 fly and 100 back alongside a 2 second improvement in his 50 back. James Isaacs knocked 9 seconds off his 100 IM time and nearly 4 off his 50 back, whilst Finlay Jackson improved his 100 back by almost 3 seconds and Izzie Jelfs improved her 50 fly time by 4 seconds. Ryan Kennell set impressive PBs of 14 seconds in the 50 fly and 3 seconds in the 100 back whilst Manas Kubal set PBs in all of his 6 swims, including a 6 second improvement in the 200 free, 5 seconds in the 100 IM, and 4 seconds in both the 100 free and 50 fly. Leoni Lee swam a strong 4 second PB in the 100 back whilst Rohan Liddar knocked 11 seconds off his 200 breast time and 4 seconds off his 100 back. Zayne Marsden knocked 10 seconds off his 50 back whilst Mia Maslen Wollington improved her 50 fly time by 6 seconds. Georgie Pearce set a 5 second PB in her 100 fly and 3 seconds in the 200 free whilst Amélie Perrault improved her 200 free by 7 seconds and her 200 breast by 2 seconds. Zara Louise-Pickard improved her 25 fly time by 3 seconds whilst Amber Rafiq-Craske knocked over 2 seconds off her 50 back time whilst sister Zara improved her 50 fly by 6 seconds and her 100 back by 4 seconds. Susannah Read knocked 4 seconds off her 25 back time, Samuel Ward improved his 200 free by over 4 seconds and Samuel Warner improved his 100 back by 5 seconds and both his 100 free and 200 breast by four. Alex Wood had an excellent meet with big improvements in almost every race – 18 seconds in the 200 breast, 14 seconds in the 50 fly and 8 seconds in the 100 free.
Finally an honourable mention for all of those swimmers participating in one of these events for the first time – Ariyana Abdul-Rahman, Keren Alderson, Gigi Bruno, Lila Burrows, Isabella Charlwood, Megan Cumner, Mei Darvell, Eloise Dixon, Gillian D’Souza, Liby Gilder, Evie Gower, Jake Harvey, Natalie Krezel, Ruby Liddle, Aiden Manning, Emma Mooney, Eliza Morse, Madeline Newman, Uchechi Okoye, Elsa Perrault, Sothea Spooner and Alice Waddell.