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Gold for Ellie in Basildon

Mon 24/Jul/2017

Congratulations to Ellie Harden from Top squad who competed in the 100m Backstroke at the Basildon long course meet this weekend. Ellie won the Gold in 1.10:57 beating her own long course club record. A great finish to the season.

Charlton Lido

Sat 22/Jul/2017

For a change of scenery at the end of the season Platinum and Top squads headed to Charlton Lido on Friday evening for a one off special training session. The 50m pool is heated to 24 degrees which slightly takes your breath away initially but the swimmers soon warmed up after a few hundred metres. It's a great venue and made a nice change to train outdoors. The pool is open all year round so perhaps a November session.

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Jack Petchey Awards Evening

Thu 13/Jul/2017

On Tuesday 1th of July a number of our Jack Petchey swimmers attended the awards evening at The Churchill Theatre in Bromley. Once again congratulations to Hannah Strover (Sept 16), Lucia Tammaro (Oct 16), Nam Nguven (Nov 16), Rebecca Kearney (Jan 17), Amie Lawrence (Feb 17), Kaci Baverstock (Mar 17), Sophia O'Neill (Apr 17), Abby Leeves (May 17) and Leah Collier (Jun 17).

Final Weekend of the London Youth Games.

Mon 10/Jul/2017

The London Youth games run from November through to July and this final weekend covered every sport imaginable. Athletes are selected in their sports to compete for their borough and the finals are held at Crystal Palace. The whole park and its facilities are packed with young athletes. Whilst not a club event there are a number of our swimmers in action. On Saturday Sophia O’Neill, Aimee Lawrence, Callum Baronti and Ben Strover were selected for swimming. All swam a freestyle relay, a medley relay, and an individual 50M. All our swimmers swam some very exciting races resulting in some lovely medals. The girls in the morning picked up Gold in the Freestyle relay, Bronze in Medley relay and missing out by one place on their individuals, and Gold in the team event. The boys picked up Bronze for the team, Ben got a Gold for the Medley relay, Silver in Freestyle relay and a Bronze in the individual. Overall Team results were - Mini Team - Overall Borough Champions Girls Sr/Jr - Overall Borough Champions Male Sr/Jr - 3rd Place Borough We of course had some happy swimmers in the Borough of Bromley. On Sunday was the Aquathlon and Zoe White and Justin Strover were selected to compete. The swim was 300m, through to transition and then a 2km run. Both performed amazingly well and are predicted high ranking positions but due to an admin error, half of team Bromley, including Zoe and Justin, had to compete as non scoring athletes, so the exact positions aren't yet known. A great event with a great atmosphere. Congratulations to all our swimmers on some great swims.

The Festival of Endurance

Mon 10/Jul/2017

On Sunday Matt Steere and Steve Morris (Silver Thurs Coach) from Masters Squad competed at the picturesque Hever Castle in the Festival of Endurance. With a menu of events on offer Matt entered the aquathlon and Steve entered the long distance swim. Matt won his event finishing first overall and therefore first in age group. He completed the 1.9km swim in 24:09 and the 10k run in 45:44. With 3:01 spent in transition Matt's overall time was 1:12:55 Steve finished the 3.8km swim in 55:40 which placed him 2nd overall but winning his age group. Congratulations to our two open waters swimmers on another weekends great results.

Beachfield Top 40

Mon 10/Jul/2017

On Saturday 8th July a team of over 40 swimmers entered the Beachfield Open at Medway Park. This event has always been very popular amongst our swimmers who this year once again exceeded expectation. Our swimmers represented our club with around 250 races represented swum. The vibe on poolside was competitive and friendly and we performed fantastically well in and out of the pool making the Club proud. Congratulations to all swimmers who participated in the event swimming well and achieving numerous huge personal bests along with winning many medals and have of course having a good time. Well done to our stars of the day who achieved Top Swimmer: Thomas Herbert, Thomas Barrett, Noah Sauders, Billy Birchmore and Jessica Herbert. A great team effort shows in the final scores with our Girls team finishing 3rd overall, Boys came 4th and scores combined achieved a superb 3rd place on the day. Last but not least thank you to all parents, officials and coaches and everyone who helped in making this day extremely enjoyable and successful.

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Ben Qualifies for The Open Water Nationals

Sun 02/Jul/2017

Congratulations to Ben Strover from Top Squad who on Sunday morning headed to Greenland Dock, the oldest of London's riverside wet docks which is located in Rotherhithe just south of The Thames. Ben was entered in the long distance 5k race which was 10 laps of the course. With a pontoon diving start Ben set off well and completed the 5k in 1 hour 13 minutes and 8 seconds. His swim placed him 3rd in the region and won him a gold Kent County medal. Ben is now off the Sheffield to compete in Open Water Nationals at the end of the month. Well done Ben on an excellent swim and good luck for Sheffield.

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Matt Wins on the Night

Sun 02/Jul/2017

Congratulations to Matt Steere and Steve Morris from Masters who late on Friday night swam in the Tri20 Full Moon 1500m lake race in Reading. With glow sticks glowing and the sun set, 69 swimmers set off into the darkness towards the first buoy which was dimly lit by a few glow sticks. Two laps of the course with the occasional blinding from the safety canoe searchlights saw Matt win the event in 19:22.4 and Steve finish 4th in 22:41.5. Thank fully Steve didn't get lost on the course this year, going for clear goggles instead of his tinted polarised ones.

White Horse League

Sun 02/Jul/2017

Congratulations to all our swimmers who competed in the fourth round of the White Horse League on Saturday night. It was a great final round with Orpington Ojays finishing in 4th position and 3rd overall in the league. With many PB’s being achieved the team had an exciting and enjoyable evening. We'll done everyone.

Summer Barbecue

Sun 02/Jul/2017

The sun shined, the barbie was lit, the games were played, the eggs were carefully thrown, congratulations were said and the captains for 2017/18 were announced. Once again a wonderful afternoon was had by all at the annual fun 'n' games event. Congratulations to those who finished the egg throwing competition without be covered in egg, and big thank yous to Michelle O'Neill and our cooks for a great afternoon and to Sandra Gaster for the scones jam and cream.

2017-18 Club Captains

Sun 02/Jul/2017

Congratulations to Lilli Cutajar and Ben Strover who were awarded Captains and to Rachel Langdown and Nam Nguyen who were awarded Vice Captains this afternoon at the Summer Barbeque. Lead on.

The Morning After the Night Before

Sun 02/Jul/2017

Following the Friday night swim, our two Masters lads, Matt and Steve were back racing in the 2.8km Boulter to Bray Thames River swim. With the alarm set at 05:00 the race was under way just gone 6am. Matt won the mens open event in 31:49 but sadly with 500m to go was overtaken by an outstanding female swimmer from the junior 15-18 years age group who finished in 31:35. Steve finished 6th overall and 4th in the open age group in 36.31. Well done boys on both swims.

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