London Swimming Summer Regional Championships – Final Report
THE BOROUGH OF HARROW SWIMMING CLUB EXCEL IN LONDON RETURN WITH; 73 NEW PB’S, 45 FINALS, 3 GOLD, 4 SILVER & 3 BRONZE AT THE LONDON SWIMMING SUMMER REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
The London Regional Summer Championships is the second tier on the British Swimming competitive pathway; Middlesex County, London Regionals, English Nationals, British Nationals and British Championships (Team GB Trials).
The London Swimming Region comprises of Middlesex, Essex, Surrey and Kent Counties, with over 43 competitive swimming clubs attending over the 3 weekends of this years championships.
Over the three weekends our Harrow SC swimmers were in fine form racing their hearts out to finish in style over 6 places higher in the top club rankings and claiming 18th place. Even against many clubs with a lot more swimmers than us, demonstrating that the swimmers we have attending the championships were in fine form. It even saw a number of our swimmers achieving British and English Summer National Ranking positions!
As a club it saw them manage to also achieve 73 new personal best times, 3 gold, 4 silver, 3 bronze medals and 45 finals.
At the London Regional Championships, we also manage to field male and female 14-16 relay teams. Nearly all the teams across the medley and freestyle relays were 6 seconds quicker than last years teams, an incredible achievement!
Coaches have been reflecting back over these great achievements and it really has shown the great progress that has been made by the swimmers over the last few years. The club is definitely going from strength to strength, season on season. This has largely been down to these swimmers attending 100% of the training requirements that has been asked of them from their coaches.
Congratulations to all the swimmers that have competed over the course of the last three weekends you all have a lot to be proud of!
Alex Coyle (14 Years) 50m Butterfly 27.81
Oliver Macgonigal (13 Years) 100m Freestyle 59.04
Oliver Macgonigal (13 Years) 200m Freestyle 2:06.30
Alex Coyle (14 Years) 100m Freestyle 57.73
Oliver Macgonigal (13 years) 50m backstroke 31.85
Oliver Macgonigal (13 Years) 400m freestyle 4:38.50
Oliver Macgonigal (13 years) 50m Freestyle 27.19
Alex Coyle (14 Years) 200m Freestyle 2:07.01
Oliver Macgonigal (13 years) 400m Individual Medley 5:28.00
Oliver Macgonigal (13 years) 50m Butterfly 29.12
Finals also came from; Callum Duncan (15), Hazel Macgonigal (16), Ruby Coyle (17&O), Laura Sharrock (15), Dillan Scott (17&O) Youssef Nkrumah (17&O), Aaron Morgan (17&O), Jody Brickman (16), Ben Coupland (16), Shanil Ramaiya (17&O).
Also well done and fantastic swims to the following who were also competing; Jackson Haywood-Crouch (15), Rafeeqah Williams (11/12), Marawan Abou-El-Rous (16), Owen Roberts (11/12), James Dawson (14), Vinni Somasundram (15), Aaliyah Ansari (15), Veronika Pereira (15), Conor McLoughlin (14), Joe Dixon (17&O).