The third weekend of the 2019 Kent Championships continued to bring great success for Sevenoaks Swimming Club at Crystal Palace. Over the course of the weekend the Club amassed a total of 8 gold, 10 silver, 13 bronze and 52 finalist medals from their 182 heat swims. The Club currently sit atop of the points table with one weekend to go.
The boys opened the weekend with the 100m Butterfly, with Devon Tannock driving home to a bronze medal in the 10/11 year category. Louis Hayes and Euan Terry placed top two in the 15 years final, with Hayes also delivering the Junior U/16 Trophy. Aiden McMillan continued his fine form with a gold in the 16 years category and repeated the same placing later in the 200m Butterfly, securing the U16 trophy in the process. Louis Hayes secured 1st place (joint) in the 200m with Euan Terry again mounting the podium with his teammate in 3rd place.
The ladies opened their account in the iconic 200m Freestyle with Alyze Gentles finishing in 3rd place in the 12 years age group whilst Eva Okaro stormed to victory in the 13 years category for both the 200 and 100m Freestyles while Zoe Naylor-Perrot battled for a fantastic bronze in the 100 Freestyle. Alyze Gentles finished one place higher to win a silver medal in the 100m Freestyle final later on in the day, with Lilie Chambers joining the medallists with a bronze in the 15 years final.
Devon Tannock achieved his first silver medal the next day in the boys 100m Breaststroke 10/11 years category and Demi Alli joined with the same placing by in the 12 years final. Jacob Hudson and Louis Hayes shared the podium for the 15 years category once again with a gold and bronze medal respectively, whilst training partner Oliver Coote secured a superb bronze in the 16 years final. The 200m Breaststroke also bore fruit for the boys with William Jarrett finishing strong to win silver in the 13 years, Jaedon Lynch bronze in the 14 years, Jacob Hudson silver in the 15 years, Oliver Coote silver in the 16 years and Club Captain George Tyler attaining bronze in the 17+ final.
Eva Okaro and Millie Armstrong opened the ladies account on Sunday with a 2nd and 3rd place finish in the 13 years age group for the 200m Backstroke and both made the podium in the exact same positions later in the 100m Backstroke. Izabella Okaro attained her first gold medal of the Championships in the 13 years final, meaning once again that the podium was dominated by Sevenoaks swimmers. Amelia Childs continued her rich vein of form in the 15 years age group, winning silver in the 200m and bronze in the 100m backstroke. Jasmine Wallace returned home with 2 medals on Sunday too with bronze in both the 100m and 200m events. This is following an astounding performance when Jasmine brought home gold in the 1500 freestyle the previous weekend. In addition Lilie Chambers put in a superb effort bringing home the Bronze also for the 1500 Freestyle.
The following swimmers also placed amongst the top 8 in the finals: Benjamin Strebel, Zachary Raymond, Oscar Wilson, Samriddhi Das, Elspeth Watson, Edith Norton, Amelia Lodge, Madeleine Glen, Emma Evans-Wilson, Jacob Crombie, Toby Burke, Sam Martin-Young, Seamus Hamilton, Albert Whitlock, Noah Enticknap, Thomas Creasey, Emily Brown, Katie Vowell, Ella Wood, Isla Murphy, Toby Burke and Seamus Hamilton.
Congratulations too to the following swimmers who qualified and swam over the weekend: Boris Argirov, Maxwell Haslam, Jonathan Vowell, Macauley Johnston, Max Cooper, Caiden Hibbert, Dillon Bentley, Edison Hammond, Torsten Mangat, Ruth Godfrey, Fern Gray, Abigail Saunders, Daisy McMillan, Caitlin O’Sullivan, Amelia Tovey, Daisy Widdowson, Ruby Jarrett, Aoife Lauerman, Martin Argirov, George Rehbein, Zachary Loder, Zachary Howard, Ethan Martin, Thiago Gentles, Dominic Percy, Valentina Groves, Charlotte Prideaux, Martha Roberts, Evelyn Martin, Eleanor Allen, Thomas Johnston, Lilia Fornasier, Laura Wright and Noah Saunders.