Weekend 3 of The Kents
The third weekend of the Kents started with the girls 100 butterfly. Well done to Emily Serafini, Amie Gould, Sophia O’Neill, Samantha Jackson, Amie Lawrence, Jess Herbert and Lilli Cutajar for their great performances and personal bests in this tough event. We had great performances from the boys too in the Mens 200 backstroke with Michael Phillips, Max Peel Justin Strover and Ben Strover who all swam pbs. Michael came 5th, Max 8th and Ben came 3rd in his age group and 4th overall. After a short break and warm up it was time for the Mens 100 backstroke. Thomas Barrett, Sam Ryan, Ben Langdown, Callum Baronti, Justin Strover, Max Peel, Billy Birchmore, Michael Phillips and Ben Strover took part with great improvements. Michael Phillips, and Ben Strover had the chance to better their pbs in the finals with Michael improving his position to 7th, Ben finishing 6th in his age group and 8th overall and to top it up Billy Birchmore came 2nd by points achieving an improvement to his DSISO world record. There were also three top 8 positions and personal bests for the girls with Amie Lawrence finishing 6th, Lilli Cutajar 8th and Jess Herbert 6th in the ladies 200 Fly which concluded a great day. The next day of events had the Ladies 100 Breaststroke. Sophia O’Neill, Abigail Leeves, Samantha Jackson, Anna Hawkins and Honor Kingsley-Smith again swum numerous pbs. Well done also to Alice Leng for improving her time and position in the final finishing 7th and Clio Bacon finishing 5th. Well done to Callum Baronti who suffering with a bad cold did not pull out of the 200 free. Congratulations to Ben for his pb and 5th place in his age group and 7th in the open and Billy Birchmore on his 1st place. Well done to Thomas Barrett, Callum Baronti, Michael Phillips, Ben Strover for improving their times in one of the most competitive events of the championship; the Men’s 100 freestyle. Well done to Billy Birchmore for setting a new DSISO world record in the same event. The last event of the weekend was the ladies 200 breaststroke. We had some great performances from Alice Leng, Samantha Jacskon with a pb and 6th place and Honor Kingsley-Smith also with a pb and 5th place. Another great weekend with the many great swims and points placing Orpington Ojays 12th for the boys, 8th for the girls and 1st for Multiclassifications - one weekend away from the end of the Championship.