London Regional Age Group Championships 13/14th 20/21st May

Posted on: May 23rd, 2017 by John Donovan

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Congratulations to the squad that represented Anaconda at this years London Regional Age Group Championships, held at the LAC and Crystal Palace over the past fortnight. The squad of 10 entered 28 events and reached 7 finals where 4 medals were won.

Elena Dewhurst (14) had a great Championships when she retained her 50m freestyle title winning the final in a time of 27.36. Her time of 27.13 in the heat kept the Anaconda speedster at number 1 in the British Rankings. Elena followed that up with two bronze medals in the 100m free (1:01.43) and 50m fly (30.48) and made the final of the 50m backstroke where her time of 33.6 was good enough for 8th place.

Sadie Goldin (13) won a well deserved Bronze medal in the 50m backstroke final when she recorded a personal best of 33.24. Sadie also qualified for the final of the 50m freestyle with a Pb of 29.49 and then went faster in the final where 29.16 placed her in 7th .

Dorothy Brock (14) registered a good Pb of 1:03.29 to reach the final of the 100m freestyle, to be placed 8th in the final. Dorothy also gained a Pb in the 50m free with 29.16, just missing the final by being reserve.

Alice Bayley (13) also reached a final in the 200m breaststroke with a Pb of 3:04.97 but having traveled to Luton in the morning to swim a 50m breaststroke race, she had to withdraw due to tiredness. Alice also recorded a Pb in the 50m fly (33.10).

Our squad was completed by Leto Atherton (13) Polly Rayner (14) Mabli Elliman (14) Sam McAllister (14) Charlie Pliner (14) and James Brealey (12) who contributed towards personal bests and gained valuable experience competing at this level.

So overall our combined Youth and Age Group squads had 22 swimmers competing in 58 events where we were represented in 17 finals and won 7 medals, 3 Gold, 1 Silver and 3 Bronze. Yet again Anaconda have increased their numbers on all fronts since 2016 where we had 12 swimmers in 33 events, made 11 finals and won 3 medals, one gold, silver and bronze. Yet more proof that we are on the right path.