Congratulations to the 39 strong Anaconda squad who took part in this years Middlesex County Age Group (10yr-13yr) Championships, entering 135 events where the club were represented in 14 finals and came away with 3 medals and plenty of personal bests.
Rocco Giustiniani (11) had a fantastic meet,reaching 4 finals and bagged himself a Gold Medal in the 50m butterfly with a time of 34.54 and a silver medal in the 100m butterfly with 1:17.58. Rocco also reached the finals of the 50m freestyle, where his time of 33.50 placed him 6th and the 100m breaststroke, finishing 8th in 1:42.03.
Leila Shafiq (13) qualified for the 50m breaststroke final in 39.10 and from lane 1 in the final she smashed her PB with 38.43 to win a bronze medal with a storming finish.
Anaconda were also represented in finals by Edie Butterworth (11) in the 50m breaststroke 45.69 finishing 5th and the 100m breaststroke 1:38.70 going one better coming home in 4th place. Sophia Bremen also finaled in the 50m (39.30) & 100m (1:29.86) breaststroke finishing 5th & 6th respectively . Stephanie Skoplakis (11) came 6th in her 50m breaststroke in 45.71 and Mabel Hayes (12) completed our 50m breaststroke finalists finishing in 5th place with 39.24. Vincent Benedict(11) recorded a time of 33.99 to finish 8th in the 50m freestyle, Evie Stansfield (12) came home in 6th place in the 50m backstroke with a time of 34.92 and Etti Hutt (13) finished in 7th place in the 100m freestyle final with a time of 1:07.41.
When you combine both the Age Group and Youth County Championships, Anaconda was represented by 80 swimmers in 283 events, reaching 52 finals and winning 16 medals, 6 Gold, 4 Silver and 6 Bronze. Head Coach Wayne Lock said afterwards “ It is pleasing to know the stats from the combined County Championships show we are still progressing well. I believe we have built the foundations for more finalists and medalists in the future and I am looking forward to working on this back in the training sessions”
Well done to all the swimmers who wore the red cap of Anaconda SC at this years Middlesex County Championships.
Lily Arvanitis, Chloe Baduna, Ella Banks, Echo Braden, James Brealey, Astrid Brodie, Martha Butler, Evelyn Cole, Cyril De Montbel, Annabel Dewhurst, Amelia Farmer, Helena Flynn, Ben Gilpin, Bianca Giustiniani, Ines Guetin, Persephone Holloway, Maeve McAllister, Joshua Lyttle, Yu-Xuan Lin, Seren Millar, Annigan Moodie, Alec Selwyn, Madeline Smith, Taran Thomas, Bruno Tubbs, George Tubbs, Lily Waite, Hilda Whiting, Asa Williams, Wyndham Winterburn.