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The 2017 British Summer Championships took place across six days at Sheffield's Ponds Forge pool from 25-30 July where the country's top 24 swimmers in each age group and event are invited to compete.
Sevenoaks had 9 swimmers representing them, 4 boys: Seb Stewart (17), Nathan Rodrigues & Ellis Stanhope (15) and Ben Ward (14) along with 5 girls: Annie Keppel-Palmer (20), Ellie Vowell, Zoe Naylor-Perrot, Maddie Glen and Rose Compton, (all 14).
All swimmers produced outstanding swims with the most notable of the boys being Ellis Stanhope’s 7 second PB in 1500m placing him 10th nationally. Ben Ward and Seb Stewart making the 100 Breast finals with Seb coming 8th and Ben 6th. Ben also swam superbly to gain a 9th in the 50m Breaststroke final and then a 6th in the 200IM with his best result in the 200 breast narrowly missing out on a medal but gaining a wonderful 4th place.
The girls had some great performance also with Zoe making the final of the 50 free and finishing in a very respectable 10th place and Maddie Glen managing to swim her way to the finals of both the 50 & 100 Breast managing an 8th place in both.
The following week was the turn of the Swim England's National Summer Meet also at Ponds Forge and pits the next 20 English ranked swimmers (after the British qualifiers) against each other.
The qualifiers were: Louis Hayes (13), Oliver Coote & BenWard (14), Nathaniel Rodrigues & Ellis Stanhope (15), George Tyler (16), Milly Childs (13), Rose Compton, Zoe Naylor-Perrott, Ellie Vowell (14) Frankie Whiting (15).
Yet again the swimmers proved their metal with some amazing swimming from all those who attended.
Outstanding results were from Rosie Compton and Ben Ward who both made the finals in the 400IM and then produced amazing swims to both win Gold.
The other finalists who performed brilliantly were Nathan Rodrigues 5th in 100 fly, Frankie Whiting 4th in 50 Free & 10th in 100 free, Ellis Stanhope 4th in both 100 free & 400 free missing medals by a fraction, Louis Hayes 10th in 50 Back, Millie 7th, Rosie 9th & Zoe 4th all in 50 back & Zoe also managed 8th in 100 Free and 5th in 50 fly.
Huge thanks must go to Matt Smithurst, Sevenoaks SC Head coach, for his invaluable support and advice during the 2 weeks of tough racing.
The 2017 British Summer Championships took place across six days at Sheffield's Ponds Forge pool from 25-30 July.
The country's top 24 swimmers in each age group including a number of Sennockians competed at this prestigious event held at Ponds Forge.
Congratulations to the following for their swims -
Ben Ward - 50m , 100m, 200m Breaststroke and 200m IM
Nathaniel Rodrigues - 50m & 100m Free
Ellis Stanhope - 200m & 1500m Free and 200m Fly
Seb Stewart - 50m, 100m & 200m Breaststroke
Rose Compton - 200m Backstroke, 200m Breaststroke and 200m IM
Maddie Glen - 50m, 100m & 200m Breaststroke
Zoe Naylor-Perrott - 50m Free
Ellie Vowell - 50m Fly
Annie Keppel-Palmer - 400m IM
plus the Girls 14-16 years 4x100m medley relay team
Full results are available here
A recap of all the action is available via video streaming here
Swim England's National Summer Meet took place from 2-6 August at Ponds Forge and pitted the next 20 ranked swimmers at Swim England affliated clubs against each other.
Congratulations to the following club members for competing -
Oliver Coote - 50m & 100m Breaststroke
Louis Hayes - 50m & 100m Backstroke and 50m Breaststroke
Ben Ward - 50m Backstroke and 400m IM
Nathaniel Rodrigues - 200m Free, 100m & 200m Fly
Ellis Stanhope - 50m,100m & 400m Free
George Tyler - 100m & 200m Breaststroke
Milly Childs - 50m & 200m Backstroke
Rose Compton - 800m Free, 50m Backstroke & 400m IM
Zoe Naylor-Perrott - 100m Free, 50m & 100m Backstroke and 50m Fly
Ellie Vowell - 100m Free, 100m Fly and 200m IM
Frankie Whiting - 50m Free & 100m Free