Top start to 2020 at London Aquatics Centre for Barracudas

City of Ely Swimming Club are celebrating an amazing start to 2020 being crowned Top Visiting Club at the Borough of Waltham Forest Swimming Club’s New Year Meet at the London Aquatic Centre. 

Swimming at the Olympic pool inspired Ely’s swimmers to win 32 Gold, 21 Silver and 14 Bronze medals and an impressive 152 personal best times.

There were also excellent individual performances over the day from Lexi Harrison winning Top Girl 11 years with 4 Golds, 2 Silvers and 1 Bronze, Georgia Holgate winning Top Girl 12 years with 5 Golds and 3 Silvers,  Tia Hill winning Top Girl 13 years with 5 Golds and 2 Silvers and Sarah Hardiment winning Top Girl 16+ with 7 Golds and 3 Silvers. Not to be outdone Maximilian Veiga won Top Boy 12 years with 7 Golds and 1 Silver and Jake Challenger won Top Boy 16+ years with 3 Golds, 3 Silvers and 1 Bronze.  

Further medals were achieved by Bryony-Rose Brodie with 1 Bronze,  Amelie Hawksley 2 Silvers and 3 Bronzes, Adam Jones 1 Bronze, Mark Banwell 1 Silver and 1 Bronze,  Annabelle Smith 1 Bronze, Megan Clarke 1 Bronze, Hannah Turner 2 Golds, Orla Harrison 2 Silvers and 3 Bronzes, Nathan Okoro 1 Silver and 1 Bronze and Phoebe Bishop 1 Silver. 

Also achieving personal best times and swimming for Ely were, Maya Hatch, Olivia Brodie, Keisuke Hatch, Callum Bridges, Oliver Davey, Sophia Campbell, Bella Cardus, Connie Norman, Grace Norman, Ella Dunham, Jake Dunham, Joshua Black, Madeline Pillow, Victoria Crews and Isabella Pillow.  

These results reflect the continued success of Ely’s swimmers and they hope to continue into the Cambridgeshire County Championships starting on 18th January.  

Press release from City of Ely Swimming Club

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