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Sevenoaks qualify for Arena League B Final

Published in Arena League
Monday, 02 January 2017 00:00

Sevenoaks A Team swimmers pulled out the performance of their lives to swim their way to the National Arena League Final in Cardiff – the first time in 100 years, An amazing achievement considering this small town will be pitching their talented swimmers against those in some of the biggest cities in the UK.

The final of the 3 rounds saw the A team face their rivals, Guildford City, City of Oxford, Thanet, Bromley and hosts Wycombe and their newly built 50m pool (Kent is STILL the only County in the UK that doesn’t have its own 50m pool. All Kent swimmers have the ludicrous situation of having to travel to London, Essex & Surrey to gain vital 50m training).

The night was full of anticipation with the Sevenoaks swimmers getting in to the Xmas spirit, dressing as Elves for the night and the crowds of supporters from each club turning up the volume to provide the electric atmosphere as the big hitters of the South Premier Division came face to face in some of the fastest racing.

The evening opened with the 200IM Open age group swimmers, Annie Keppel- Palmer (18) and Michael Jacobs (17) producing astounding swims and big PB’s in order to show the rest what they are capable of producing.

The relays, always exciting, gave more opportunities for the swimmers to shine, but the U13 girls medley (Rose Compton, Maddie Glen, Ellie Vowell & Zoe Naylor-Perrot) and U15 boys freestyle teams (Ellis Stanhope, George Tyler, Chris Lee & Nathan Rodrigues) managed show stopping performances in order to win their respective races.

Next was the turn of the youngest age group 10/11 yrs backstrokers: one of our superstar Okaro twins,  Eva (10),  and Tom Creasey,  managed to hold off strong competition and gain vital 2nd places. Maddie Glen and Ben Ward, U13 National breaststroke swimmers, showed the field how to do things, with a 1st place for Maddie and a 2nd for Ben.

Fellow twin, Isabella Okaro (10) matched her sister with another 1st place in the (10/11yrs) 50m butterfly and Rose Compton (U13) had to settle for 2nd by the slightest of margins in the 100m backstroke. Another of our talented youngsters, Kara Dimond (10/11yrs) swam a superb race in the 50m breaststroke and was only beaten in to 2nd by 0.04secs. Nathan Rodrigues (14), swimming up an age group in the U15, 100m freestyle flew down the pool and produced a staggering swim to finish in 2nd place and that was only by less than 0.7secs.

Having watched the results tightening and lying in equal 4th place with local rivals Thanet, Sebastian Stewart (16) stepped up to the blocks to produce one of the performances of the night and an astonishing time in the Men’s Open 100m breaststroke to take 2nd place. Eva Okaro was back next in the water and showed true class pulling off a superb 1st place in the 10/11 yrs 50m freestyle. George Tyler continued the excitement with a solid 2nd place in the 15U 100m breaststroke and Michael Jacobs rounding off the individual races with one of the closest fought swims, the Mens Open 100m freestyle where the difference between 2nd and 5th place was under 0.7secs.

The final round of relays kicked of with a wonderful 2nd place for the 10/11 yrs girls medley (Elsbeth Watson, Kara Dimond, Isabella and Eva Okaro) and also for the U13 girls freestyle relay.

Special thanks have to go to our veteran swimmers Joe Gastor & Paddy Ham for their support and amazing chants. Overall results: 1st Guildford 215, 2nd Oxford 202, 3rd Wycombe 182, 4th Thanet 176, 5th Sevenoaks 162, 6th Bromley 112.

After the results of all three rounds were collated and compared to the rest of the National Arena teams, Sevenoaks finished an astonishing 5th in the South and 12th Nationally, meaning an exciting trip to Cardiff in April 2017 for the ‘B’ Finals, against Thanet, Ealing, Hatfield, Hillingdon, City of Liverpool, City of Peterborough, Swansea, Chelsea & Westminster and Boldmere.

 

Meanwhile the B Team swimmers had an earlier start to the night of exciting swimming in the local confines of Gillingham pool, home of the County Championships until last year and were looking ot cement their place in the South Division 1 East.

The girls and boys 13U medley relay teams showed their class with a first and second place and Millie Armstrong managing another 1st in the Girls 10/11yrs 50m backstroke.

Isabel Tyler and Oscar Wilson both shone brightly in the 100m breaststroke with 2nd and 1st places and Oscar producing a fabulous PB. Emma Wilson (14) followed suit gaining a 1st in the 15U girls 100m backstroke with James Barlow (15) swimming strongly and getting a 2nd in the 15U boys Backstroke.

Both Millie Childs (12) and Robert Allen pulled out fierce racing to gain 1st and 2nd respectively in the 13U 100 backstroke.  Youngster Albert Whitlock grabbed a valuable 2nd place in the 10/11 yrs 50m breaststroke as did Aoife Lauerman in the 13U 100m Butterfly.

Ewan Livingstone followed with another 2nd place in the 15U 100m freestyle and the relay teams, many with swimmers having to swim up age groups, produced some truly exciting racing.

The team due managed to gain an  amazing 19 finishes in the top 3 throughout the afternoon to finish a respectable 4th overall and comfortably securing their place for next year.

Well done swimmers. Matt Smithurst, newly appointed Head Coach to Sevenoaks, said ‘Great swimming from everybody - fantastic to see such young teams competing with older more experienced teams, the club's potential is very exciting.

 

National Arena Swimming League - B Final - 8th April 2017
Lane  Club  League
0 Chelsea & Westminster LONDON                      
1 City of Peterborough EAST MIDLANDS                   
2 Hillingdon LONDON
3 Ealing LONDON
4 Thanet SOUTH
5 Sevenoaks SOUTH
6 Hatfield LONDON
7 City of Liverpool NORTH WEST
8 Swansea Aquatics WESTERN
9 Boldmere WEST MIDLANDS                     

 

Arena League 2016 - Round 2 report

Published in Arena League
Tuesday, 06 December 2016 00:00

Sevenoaks swimmers produced a night of scintillating swimming in Round 2 of the National Arena League with the A team heading off early for their journey to host club, Havant and Waterloo in Hampshire, while the B team headed off to the familiar regional swimming waters of hosts, Crawley.

The A team were up against formidable opposition, facing local friendly rivals, RTW Monson, Beckenham, Amersham and last year’s National overall winners, Guildford City. They had a fantastic night and were in great form despite being a man down in the 10/u relays.

We had 18 wins out of 45 events which was impressive against such excellent opposition.

A superb performance from our 13/u girls  resulted in them being unbeaten in every individual event as well as both free and medley relays; Rose Compton won back, Maddy Glen breast, Ellie Vowell fly and Zoe Naylor-Perrott free!   These amazing girls went on to assist 15 year old Frankie Whiting to win her relays too and she swam a superb individual back to first place also.

Our 15/u boys were also in extremely fine fettle and won both their relays, with George Tyler winning his breast and Nathan Rodrigues the free. They were joined by Chris Lee on who swam a sterling race on back and Ellis Stanhope on fly who was only just touched out of first place by 0.6 seconds.

In the youngest age group (10/11yrs), Kara Dimond won her breast and Eva Okaro the free, both very outstanding swims and Izabella Okaro just being beaten to 2nd by less than 0.5 second in the butterfly. The young 10/11 boys also put in a sterling effort in all their races.  13 year old Ben Ward had a very convincing win in the breaststroke and the 13/U team swam strong races in their medley and free relays to bring home 2nd place in both.

The Open age group girls faced very strong opposition but still held their own to gain a 2nd in the medley and 3rd by a smidgeon in the free relay. The Open boys were awesome also winning both their relays; Michael Jacobs on back, Seb Stewart breast, Joe Gaster fly and our Rio Olympian, Joe Choong on free. Sebastian Stewart was the only individual winner with another amazing 1.04 on his 100 breast.  These swimmers were joined by Callum Brophy and Nathan to give us the most exciting race of the night, winning the 6 x 50 squadron to tumultuous applause from all.

The final results were:  

Guildford 246, Sevenoaks 240, Beckenham 161, RTW Monson 151, Havant & Waterlooville 137, Amersham 114

Well done to all swimmers who represented the A team, you all swam superbly and we look forward eagerly to the last round on 10th December where we are travelling to Wycombe when we are in the top gala in 5th position with:

Oxford, Wycombe, Guildford, Thanet and Bromley.

All support will be very welcome as we go all out to try and improve on last year’s 5th position.....

 

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The B Team had yet another successful arena round despite being up against some very tough opposition. They faced local rivals Maidstone, Bromley B, Erith & District, Redhill & Reigate along with hosts Crawley.

The incredible swimmers managed a total of 23 first or second placings with the girls 9/11 team of Millie Armstrong, Emily Brown, Isabelle Mackenzie and Jessica Harmer picking up an astonishing 6 of those, including 1st place in the freestyle and medley relays.  Isabelle and Emily pulled out all the stops to gain individual 1st places in the 50m freestyle & 50m breaststroke respectively with Millie and Isabelle pushing hard for 2nd place in the 50m Back and 50m Fly.

In the 13/U team the girls, Millie Childs, Isabel Tyler, Aoife Lauerman and Grace Mitchell managed a superb 1st place in the medley relay with the13/U boys, Oliver Glen, Oscar Wilson, Robert Allen and Zac Raymond fighting hard for 2nd place in the medley and freestyle relays.  Both Isabel Tyler and Oscar Wilson went on to swim incredible personal bests to pull off fabulous 2nd place for both in the 100m breaststroke individual races.

In the 15/U age group all swimmers were only 14 bar two. The boys, Ethan Hunter, James Barlow, Ewan Livingston and Andre Strydom still managed to win the medley relay with Andre (14) managing to win both his individual races, 100m breast and 100m fly  with Ewan (14)  managing a great 2nd place in 100m free. Emma Wilson (14) swam a strong 100m back for 2nd place and Aoife (13) swam up an age group to swim almost the same time as she managed 6 races later for the 13/U both in 100m Fly.

With the exception of Lewis Roberts (to whom we were extremely grateful for making the journey back from university) swimming the 100 Fly at a blistering pace to secure 1st place and 2nd in 100 Back individuals, David Wilson (17) and Amy Farthing (18) the rest of the age group were made up of much younger swimmers, mainly 14 – 15 yrs old swimming up, which is tough against much older opposition, however this didn’t deter Sarah Williams (14) who still managed a great 2nd place in the Ladies Open 100m breaststroke.

There were many races where the only difference between 1st and 4th place was less than a second!

Final positions were:

Crawley, 235, Maidstone 206, Sevenoaks B 188, Erith & District 165, Bromley 134 and Redhill & Reigate 115.

Well done to all the swimmers for their exceptional performances and hopefully we can keep the momentum going into the last round where we will face hosts Black Lion, Thanet B, Croydon Amphibians,  East Grinstead and Erith & District.

Sevenoaks triumph at Kent Junior League

Published in KJL 2016 Reports
Friday, 02 December 2016 00:00

Sevenoaks Swimming Club entered three teams into the final round of the Kent Junior League with the A team entering the third round knowing that they had to secure a higher position than Thanet to win the trophy.  The B team also needed some seriously strong swimming to secure their place as dominant in the Division 1 and the C Team, having missed entering round 2, due to lack of fit swimmers, were looking to finish with a flourish.

The A Team got off to a storming start to the gala with national 13/U swimmers Ben Ward and Rosie Compton winning the 200IM races in impressive style, followed by a powerful victory for Kara Dimond (11/U) in the 50m breaststroke.  Louis Hayes won the 100m butterfly (12/U), Eva Okaro came first in 50m freestyle (10/U) and Madeleine Glen was victorious in the 100m breaststroke (13/U).  Louis Hayes and Amelia Childs won the 100m backstroke (12/U), Eva Okaro and Thomas Creasey were first in the 50m freestyle (11/U), Izabella Okaro won the 50m butterfly (10/U), whilst Zoe Naylor-Perrott and Edison Hammond won the 100m freestyle (13/U).

The first set of relay races produced a good points haul for the team including first places for the girls 11/U medley relay, the girls 10/U and 13/U freestyle team.

The second half of the gala included a good individual performances including first places for Elspeth Watson (11/U) in the 50m backstroke, Eva Okaro (10/U) in the 50m freestyle, Ellie Vowell (13/U) 100m butterfly, Emily Brown (10/U) 50m breaststroke, Daisy Widdowson 100m Free (12/U) and both Rosie Compton and Ben Ward in the 13/U 100m backstroke.

In the final set of relays, there were fantastic wins for the girls teams in the 9/10 years freestyle, 11/U freestyle and 13/U medley, ably supported by some good second place results.

The finale of the mixed squadron was a thrilling contest with Thanet just touching Sevenoaks into second place.

The final result was a resounding victory for Sevenoaks A with the final scores:-

Sevenoaks A  - 249 points, Thanet A -  235.5, Bromley  - 195.5,  Beckenham – 149, RTW Monson – 126,  Black Lion - 101

 

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Meanwhile, the B team produced some super swims to come second in the Division One, B final, effectively positioning them a fabulous 8th in the Division overall.

After some strong tough races to start with Sevenoaks saw their first victories with Millie Armstrong (10 /U) in the 50m backstroke and Oliver Coote (13/U) in the 100m breaststroke. Charlotte Dormieux and Isabelle Mackenzie fought well for their 2nd places in (12/U) 100m back and (11/U) 50m free respectively.

The girls relays teams sparkled with wins for both the 11/U and 12/U medley teams, and the 9/10 freestyle relay. The 13/U boys put up a good fierce swim in the freestyle relay only to be touched out to 2nd.

Millie Armstrong, swimming up an age group (11/U) won the 50m backstroke, Samriddhi Das won the 10/U girls 50m freestyle and Robert Allen came first in the 13/U years boys 100m backstroke. There was also a super swim from Daisy McMillan (10/U) in the 50m Breaststroke to secure another 2nd place.

The final round of relays produced storming performances including wins for the girls 10 years medley team, the girls 11 years freestyle relay and the boys 13 years medley relay. The 12/U girls freestyle relay also provided some exciting swimming to finish 2nd in a tough race.

The final scores were:-

Barking & Dagenham - 223, Sevenoaks B - 195, Maidstone - 187, Saxon Crown - 185.5, Thanet B - 157.5, Orpington – 104

 

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Despite lack of swimmers in the older age groups, the C team finished up joint 3rd place. With a total of 13 first places, and some excellent swimming especially from the 9/10 year age group who accounted for 8 of these 1st places with 4 in the individual events and winning both the girls and boys freestyle and medley relays.   The 4 individual events were won by Valentina Groves in the 50m fly, William Jarrett in the 50m backstroke, Zach Howard in the 50m breaststroke and Rosie Lauerman in the 50m Freestyle. Also in this age group were 2nd places for Iris Jarrett in the 50m breaststroke and Alex Wilson in the 50m freestyle

There was also some excellent swimming from the 11 year olds with 2nd places for both boys and girls in the medley and a respectable 3rd for both in the freestyle relay.  In the individual events for the 11/u Cara Singleterry achieved a 1st place in the 50m backstroke and there was a new personal best for Tan Rabe in the 50m Fly.  In the 12/u 100m breaststroke there was a 2nd place for Max de Mariveles.

In the 13/u some great swims from both  Mungo Mangat who  won both his individuals in 100m freestyle and 100 IM and Millie Lodge winning the 100m backstroke and the 100m freestyle.

In all the age groups there were excellent swims from all the swimmers showing both quality and enthusiasm.  A great finish to the final round this year.

The final scores were:-

Larkfield 210, Shepway B  207, Sevenoaks and Southwark Aquatics 182, Erith 158

Arena League 2016 - Round 2 full results

Published in Arena League
Monday, 14 November 2016 00:00

Results of all Galas - 12th November 2016

 

Premier Division - Gala 1

 

Premier Division - Gala 2

Waterlooville

Woking

1

Guildford City A

246

1

Wycombe District

233

2

Sevenoaks

240

2

Thanet A

225

3

Beckenham

161

3

Woking

177

4

RTW Monson

151

4

Winchester City Penguins

177

5

Havant & Waterlooville

137

5

Rushmoor Royals

140

6

Amersham

114

6

Brighton

93

 Detailed Results Detailed Results

 

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Premier Division - Gala 3

 

Division One West - Gala 1

Beckenham

Guildford

1

City of Oxford

259

1

Bracknell & Wokingham A

216

2

Bromley A

205

2

Maxwell

213

3

Guildford City B

167

3

Windsor

208

4

Portsmouth Northsea A

148

4

Chalfont Otters

150

5

Staines

146

5

Guildford City C

138

6

Reading

126

6

Didcot Barramundi

119

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Division One West - Gala 2

        

Division One West - Gala 3

Burgess Hill

Maidenhead

1

Leatherhead

229

1

Maidenhead Marlins

251

2

Mid Sussex Marlins

213

2

Wycombe District B

190

3

Dorking

170

3

Fareham Nomads

176

4

Walker Tigers

166

4

Kingston Royals

160

5

Epsom & District

164

5

Newbury

138

6

Bracknell & Wokingham B

100

 6

Alton & District

131

 Detailed Results Detailed Results

 

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Division One East - Gala 1 

 

Division One East - Gala 2 

Crawley

Horsham

1

Crawley

235

1

Atlantis

249

2

Maidstone

206

2

Chelmsford

210

3

Sevenoaks B

188

3

Croydon Amphibians

194

4

Erith & District

165

4

East Grinstead

162

5

Bromley B

134

5

Canterbury

113

6

Redhill & Reigate

115

6

Orpington Ojays

111

 Detailed Results Detailed Results

 

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Division One East - Gala 3

 

Division Two West - Gala 1

Margate

Southampton

1

Sutton & Cheam

234

1

Worthing

220

2

Thanet B

221

2

Littlehampton

219

3

Hastings

192

3

Farnham

211

4

Black Lion

177

4

Eastleigh

147

5

South Croydon

118

5

Staines B

130

6

Beacon

101

6

West Wight

110

 Detailed Results Detailed Results

 

 Detailed Results Detailed Results

Division Two West - Gala 2

 

 Division Two West - Gala 3

Portsmouth

Wycombe

1

Basingstoke Bluefins

272

1

Tilehurst

231

2

Rushmoor Royals

182

2

Portsmouth Northsea B

185

3

Hart

177.5

3

Wycombe District C

181

4

Chichester Cormorants

122.5

4

Chesham

174

5

Godalming

113

5

Wey Valley

140

 

Points adjusted for a 5 team gala

 

 6

Andover

111

 Detailed Results Detailed Results

 

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Division Two East - Gala 1

 

Division Two East - Gala 2

Bexley

Dover

1

Shepway A

285

1

Dover Lifeguards

240.5

2

Edenbridge Piranhas

224

2

Beckenham B

216.5

3

Ashford Town

217

3

Dartford & District

209.5

4

Herne Bay

199

4

Tonbridge

203

5

Thanet C

198

5

Beachfield

187

6

White Oak

158

6

Larkfield

133.5

7

Shepway B

101

 

Points adjusted 6 team gala

 

 Detailed Results Detailed Results

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Best ever placings for Synchro team at Kent Champs

Published in Synchro
Tuesday, 08 November 2016 00:00

Sevenoaks Sychronised Swimming team had an exceptional day at the Kent Championships in Canterbury on Sunday 6th November.

For individual figures, we had our highest number of girls placing. Amber Warrender took the silver medal at Skill level 2, Katie Henderson also took the gold medal and Kent cup at skill level 1 with Maisie Wright taking the bronze. Edie Coomer took the gold medal at Skill level 0 Rec 1. All medal winners competed in the 13 and over age group.

Hannah Trigg and Maisie Wright performed their first ever duet at skill level 2. They came home with the bronze medal for their Heart Cry routine.

It was the first routine competition for our 12 and under team. The performed a fantastic routine to songs from Annie. There were many experienced teams there and were delighted to come away with a silver medal. Team: Amelia Bell, Amy Cameron, Annie Biggs, Bryony Anderson, Eden Dyer, Emilie Williams, Lucy Sadler, Scarlett Thomas and reserves Katie Thomas and Fleur Kirk.

Our dedicated team of five worked extremely hard to pull off a great Mambo routine and take bronze in the under 19 category, against stiff competition and scoring higher than they did in the South-East Regionals. Team: Amber Warrender, Edie Coomer, Hannah Trigg, Katie Henderson and Maisie Wright.   

 

 

Sennockians shine at ESSA finals

Published in Level 1 Galas
Tuesday, 22 November 2016 00:00

Saturday afternoon saw 26 Sevenoaks swimmers head off to the London Aquatic Centre to partake in the ESSA National relay finals having qualified for their schools, Weald Grammar, Sevenoaks School, Walthamstow Hall, Tonbridge Grammar, Tunbridge Wells Boys Grammar and Whitgift, in their respective County Championships earlier in the year.

The day commenced with a parade of School representatives and then the rousing National Anthem, before the first of the heats, the Junior Girls 4 x 50m freestyle relay.  All teams swam well with Weald finishing a respectable 17th, Wally Hall in 15th and TOGS qualifying for the finals in a fabulous 5th place,. Soon after the Junior Boys Medley relays kicked off with Sevenoaks School finishing fast enough to also qualify for the finals in 8th place. Next the Senior girls swam, with Sevenoaks swimming brilliantly to jump from qualifying in 19th place but narrowly missing out finishing in 13th. After the Senior Boys had swum their Medley heats, the Intermediate girls heats freestyle saw Weald girls grabbing 21st place and Wally Hall qualifying for the finals in 7th place. Finally the last of the boys Medley relays, the Intermediates, saw Tunbridge Wells jump one place to 29th and Whitgift produce outstanding swims, managing to move 10 places from 22nd to 12th but narrowly missing out on the finals.

The first of the exciting finals saw the TOGS girls put in a sterling effort to finish 6th Nationally in the freestyle and Sevenoaks Junior boys also pull out the stops to finish in 6th in the Medley. Next up the Wally Intermediate girls followed their fellow team mates and also finished a credible 6th place.

The next round of races started after a very short break with the Girls Junior Medley relay with both Weald and TOGS qualifying for the finals in 7th and 8th place respectively. Next followed the Boys Junior Freestyle heats with Sevenoaks qualified for the finals in a superb 2nd place, setting themselves up for an exciting final. The  Whitgift Intermediate boys managed a jump from 16th qualifying to 13th in the heats, Shortly followed the Sevenoaks School senior girls freestyle relays team who entered in 30th position but swam and incredible race to finish 13th, but sadly it wasn't enough to qualify for the finals. Finally the girls Intermediate medley relay heats kicked off with Sevenoaks School, Wally Hall and Weald featuring with finishes in 22nd, 23rd and 13th respectively.

The afternoon culminated in a super exciting final for the Sevenoaks School Junior freestyle team who managed to stave off fierce competition and bring home the silver medal as well as the kudos of being 2nd Nationally.

A super afternoon and  amazing experience for all those who swam and a proud day for both School team managers and parents alike.

 

Sevenoaks swimmers: 

Weald Grammar: Issy Tyler, Rose Compton, Daisy Widdowson and Millie Lodge 

Wally Hall: Issy Childs, Grace Mitchell, Beth Hook, Jasmine Wallace, Zoe Naylor-Perrott, Emma Wilson, Millie Childs, Edith Norton

Whitgift: Dom Percy, Andre Strydom

TOGS: Lottie Dormieux , Maddie Glen, Megan Marter

Sevenoaks: Zac Raymond, Lilly Snell, Cameron Davies, Robert Allen, Louis Hayes, Ellie Vowell, Sarah Williams, Charlotte Hook.

TWBG: Ewan Livingston

 

 

6 Sevenoaks SC swimmers competed for the Kent team on the 24th October at Ponds Forge in Sheffield, helping to bring home the best team performance in Kent's Inter-County history.  Competing in Division 1, the county placed an amazing 3rd, beaten only by giants Yorkshire and Lancashire.

The atmosphere was electric with fancy dress in County Colours the order of the day, with wigs, tutus, silly hats a plenty!   Noise levels grew throughout the day (with the help of air horns) and the excitement built with the big screen at Ponds Forge focussing on much “dabbing”, waving and dancing in the swimmers stands.

Lily Snell set proceedings off in the girls 16/17 100m Freestyle, posting her fastest time of 2016 - 58.25 seconds, placing a credible 11th.  

Next up from 7Oaks came Ben Ward in the Boys 12/13yrs 100m Breastroke who managed a PB of 1.10.93 and achieving 3rd place for Kent .

Ellie Vowell, going into the Girls 12/13yrs 100 FC seeded in 15th place, swam a PB of 1.00.53 providing the Kent Team with a 10th place.

Ellie was then in action again with Zoe Naylor-Perrott , teaming up with RTW Monson swimmers in the Girls 12/13 Medley Relay bringing home a strong 5th place for Kent.   Zoe taking the backstroke in a split of 32.16 and Ellie bringing them home with the FC in a split of 27.88.

Back to the boys then, and joining swimmers from Monson, Thanet and Beckenham, Nathaniel Rodrigues brought up the rear of the Boys 14/15yrs 200m Medley team with the FC leg, completing his 50m swim in a lightning fast split of 24.85 helping to bring the Kent Team home in 9th place.

Returning to individual events, Zoe Naylor-Perrott seeded 13th in the Girls 12/13yrs 100m Backstroke, swam a PB of 1.07.18 and finished in 6th place for Kent .

Next up from the 70aks swimmers was Ellis Stanhope in the 14/15years 100m FC who brought the team home in 10th place in a strong time of 55.28 .

With the competition and noise levels increasing we were onto the final team events with Lily Snell, joining swimmers from Thanet, Erith and Monson to make up the Girls 16/17 200m Medley Team.  Going in seeded 13th, they swam confidently, with Lily putting in a super split on the FC leg of 26.66 helping bring the team home in 5th place.

Ben Ward then joined swimmers from Edenbridge, Thanet and Bromley to make up the Boys 12/13yrs 200m Medley Team.  Swimming the breastroke leg, Ben helped the team home with a well deserved 6th place.

And finally as the air horns and noise levels reached their peak, the tension grew as Kent went into the 6x50m Mixed FC Squadron relay seeded in 6th place.   At this point, Kent were only leading Somerset by 8 points so needed to stay ahead to retain 3rd place in the competition.  Joining swimmers from White Oak, Edenbridge and Thanet in this race were Zoe Naylor-Perrott, Nathaniel Rodrigues and Lily Snell. Exciting to the last second of the race, Zoe, Nathan and Lily helped the Kent team bring home a fantastic 2nd place with Zoe completing her 50m in 28.22, Nathan swimming a 24.87 split and Lilly improving on her last split with a 26.17.

A super result for the Kent Team this year, and an event which was thoroughly enjoyed by all (swimmers and parents) and supported by a great coaching team (who even dressed up too!). Bring on 2017!

 

Report kindly provided by parent Sharon Ward - E&OE

 

Fast paced action at the Sevenoaks Sprint Gala

Published in Non licensed galas
Friday, 14 October 2016 00:00
Sevenoaks recently hosted their Sprints Trophy B Gala at the leisure centre against other local clubs.  An opportunity for some younger swimmers to compete in their first home gala.
 
In the 10 years age group Allegra Cuomo achieved 1st place in the 25m backstroke and Martha Roberts 1st in the 25m breaststroke. In the freestyle event Oscar Alteriac was placed 2nd and Megan Mulvany placed 3rd.
 
In the 12/u age group Scarlett Brady won the 50m backstroke with a new personal best time and Connie Hammond achieved 2nd place in the 50m breaststroke
For the girls in the 14/u age group, Milly Lodge was 2nd in the 50m freestyle and 2nd in the 50m backstroke.  In the boys, Ryan Cherian was  placed 2nd in the freestyle event and achieved a   1st place in the 50m breaststroke.
 
In the 50m  butterfly event Mungo Mangat was 1st for the boys and Edith Norton achieved 2nd place for the girls. In the Open age group 13 year old Aoife Lauerman gained  1st place in the 50 butterfly with Felix Baker achieving a 3rd place for the boys team. In the medley relay events, the 14/u team were placed 1st and the 12/u and Open teams achieved 3rd places.  In the freestyle relay events, the 10 years and Open teams had 3rd places with the 14/u team coming 2nd and the 12/u team in 4th place. 
 
A really enjoyable evening was had by all the swimmers with a very close finish on points for the first 3 positions and with a delighted Chislehurst Millenium winning the trophy.
 
The final positions were Chislehurst Millenium 1st, Edenbridge 2nd,  Beacon SC 3rd, Sevenoaks SC 4th,  TASS 5th and Sutton Atlantis 6th.
 

Success at 2016 Synchro Regionals for Sevenoaks

Published in Synchro
Friday, 30 September 2016 00:00

On Saturday 24th September, Sevenoaks Sychronised Swimming Team took part in the South East Regional Recreational Competition. Amber Warrender, Maisie Wright, Hannah Trigg, Katie Hendersen and Edie Coomer performed a routine in the U19 category called Mambo and placed 3rd. This is the best ever result for the team at Regionals.

Sevenoaks Sychronised Swimming Team started 4 years ago and is part of Sevenoaks Swimming Club. We now have 20 girls aged 8-16 years of age and although currently at capacity, we do have a waiting list and will be holding a trial session soon for interested girls - please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.   

 

Masters swimmer, Shelley Robinson, together with 8-year-old grand twins Matilda and Hugo Smith entered their first triathlon at Hever Castle on 24 September 2016.  The three generations was made up by Fay who was entering the event for the third year.  The Robinson/Smith team put in an amazing amount of effort between them, and were really pleased with their placings.

Shelley built on her bronze medal at the ASA National Open Water Championships in the 1500m Masters Event in the 60-64 age group - and the oldest female competitor.

 

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