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East Region Championships – Weekend 2



19 of our top junior swimmers travelled to Norwich this weekend, competing in 29 events between them, claiming 7 medals and setting countless PBs.

Maggie was our first swimmer up on Saturday morning, taking on her favoured event, the 200m Butterfly. Swimming the event in a 50m pool for the first time, she finished a very respectable 15th place in her age group. Next up were the boys in the 200m Breaststroke; Alex W, Enzo, Ketan and Lewis were taking part and after some tough swims, Alex and Lewis qualified for their age group finals in 4th and 7th places, with Enzo and Ketan finishing in 12th and 15th places in their age groups. The 100m Breaststroke for the girls saw Harriet, Ellie, Erin and Alex L step up for their first race of the championships. With some new long course PBs under their belts, Erin and Ellie qualified for the 14y/o final in 6th and 7th place, and Alex finishing in 31st place in the same age group. Harriet, just off her best time, finished in 13th place in the 13y/o age group. In the boys 50m Butterfly, Alex W and Enzo qualified for the 11/12 y/o final, with Dan just missing out in a new long course PB, Ben and Ketan finished in 19th and 28th in the 13y/o age group, and in the 14y/o age group Devesh qualified for the final in 8th place, with Lewis just off his best, finishing in 35th.



After a good lunch break, Erin was our first swimmer of the afternoon, booking her spot in the final of the 200 IM in 3rd place. The boys 100m Backstroke saw Ketan secure his spot in the 13y/o final in 5th place, with Ben finishing in 18th. Nathaniel also joined the team to finish in 18th place in the 14y/o age group. Gemma made her Regional debut in the girls 100m Freestyle, swimming a new PB and finishing 22nd in her age group. In the boys 50m Freestyle, Enzo swam a fantastic race, finishing in 5th and securing his spot in the final. Ben, Devesh and Nathaniel also swam strongly, finishing in 24th, 23rd and 33rd places in their age groups. Ellie was our sole swimmer in the girls 200m Backstroke, swimming a new long course PB and securing a spot in the final in 7th place. Enzo, Alex W and Devesh wrapped up the afternoon session with some strong swims in the 400 IM, all of them setting new long course PBs, but just missing out on the medals, finishing in 4th, 5th and 7th places respectively.

Our first finals session of the championships saw some strong swims. Alex W and Lewis were our first swimmers up in the 200m Breaststroke, both of them finishing in 4th place with new long course PBs. Erin and Ellie were next up in the 100m Breaststroke, setting new PBs and Erin claiming our first medal of the weekend finishing in 3rd place; Ellie finished in a strong 6th place. In the Boys 50m Butterfly, Enzo and Alex finished in 6th and 8th place in their final and Devesh finishing in a strong 5th place in his. Erin was back in the pool in the Girls 200m IM final, and stepped up to claim the bronze medal, swimming just outside her best time. Ketan finished in a solid 5th place in his 100m Backstroke final, whilst Enzo finished in 7th place in his 50m Freestyle final. Ellie was our final swimmer of the day in the 200m Backstroke final, finishing in 8th place.

After a good night’s sleep, we were back on Sunday morning ready for some more fast swimming. Dan, Enzo and Devesh were the first swimmers of the day in the boys 200m Butterfly, with all three making their age group finals for the evening in 4th, 6th and 2nd place respectively. Harriet, Erin and Alex L were next up in the girls 200m Breaststroke, with Erin qualifying for the final in 4th place, and Harriet and Alex L finishing in 9th and 22nd place in their age groups in new long course PBs. In the boys 100m Breaststroke, Alex W, Enzo and Charlie finished in 6th, 26th and 30th place in new long course PBs in the 11/12 y/o age group, Ben and Ketan finishing in 13th and 14th place in the 13y/o age group, and Lewis grabbing a final spot in 8th place in the 14y/o age group. The girls 50m Butterfly saw Sofia swim a huge PB to finish in 29th place in her age group, whilst Harriet finished 12th in her age group after a strong swim. Enzo and Devesh swam strong races in the 400m Freestyle to finish 10th and 15th in their age groups.

Enzo, Alex W, Ben, Devesh and Lewis swam solid swims in the 200m IM to start the afternoon session; Enzo qualified for the final in 5th place, Alex and Devesh just missing out on their finals finishing in 9th and 10th place, whilst Ben and Lewis finished in 18th and 28th place. Gemma, Harriet and Ellie swam well in the 100m Backstroke to finish in 21st, 19th and 11th places respectively, whilst Enzo, Alex W, Ben, Devesh and Nathaniel performed well in the 100m Freestyle, with Enzo securing a final spot in 4th place. Frankie joined the team to take part in the 50m Freestyle event, swimming fractionally outside her best time and finishing in 25th place. Ketan and Nathaniel swam new long course PBs in the 200m Backstroke to finish in 3rd and 18th place in their age groups. Erin was our final swimmer of the afternoon, claiming a bronze medal in the 400 IM.

The evening’s finals session started with Dan, Enzo and Devesh in the 200m Butterfly finals. Dan and Enzo finished in 5th and 8th places in their final, just off their heat times, whilst Devesh set a new long course PB to claim a silver medal. Erin improved on her heat time in the 200m Breaststroke to claim the bronze medal in her final, whilst Alex W and Lewis swam lifetime bests to finish in 6th place in their 100m Breaststroke finals. Enzo was on the blocks again to swim his 200 IM final, finishing in 8th place, and shortly after was again in action in the 100m Freestyle final, setting a new PB and finishing in 6th place. Ketan was our final swimmer of the day in the 200m Backstroke final and swam a strong race to claim the silver medal.

The final day saw our 50m Breaststroke swimmers up first: Harriet, Ellie and Erin swam strong races, to finish 20th, 3rd and 8th place in their age groups. For the boys Alex W, Enzo, Charlie, Ketan, Ben and Lewis were in top form, with Alex W and Lewis making their age group finals. Enzo and Charlie finished in 24th and 26th place in the 11/12 y/o age group, whilst Ketan and Ben finished in 12th and 18th place in the 13 y/o age group.

Erin was our sole swimmer in the girls 100 Butterfly, swimming a strong race to finish in 14th place. Enzo, Dan, Alex W, Ben and Devesh were in the boys event, with Enzo, Dan and Devesh making their age group finals. In the girls 50m Backstroke event Gemma, Harriet, Ellie and Alex L were in the pool with some fast swims, finishing in 26th, 13th, 20th and 21st place in their age groups, whilst Ketan, Ben, Arvin and Nathaniel were in the boys event, finishing in 9th, 19th, 20th and 7th place in their age groups. In the girls 200 Freestyle, Gemma and Erin swam solidly to finish in 20th and 19th place in their age groups, whilst Enzo, Ketan and Devesh had some strong races to finish 6th, 10th and 21st in their age groups.

The last session of the championships saw our swimmers step up once more in their finals. Enzo and Dan swam strong races to finish 5th and 7th in their 100 Butterfly final, whilst Devesh swam well but unfortunately was disqualified in his final. In the girls 50m Breaststroke, Ellie and Erin improved on their heat swims to finish 3rd and 5th respectively in their final, whilst Alex W and Lewis stepped up in their 50m Breaststroke finals to finish 6th and 5th respectively. Enzo matched his time from the heats in his 200m Freestyle final, but unfortunately was also disqualified. Our final swimmer of the weekend was Nathaniel in his 50m Backstroke final, improving on his original placing to finish 5th in a new long course PB.

Overall, a hugely successful weekend for our swimmers and for some a very strong end to the season. For others, it’s on to Nationals...

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