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On July 15th, Sevenoaks SC member Lewis Roberts as part of 'Team To Me, To You' will be embarking on the road trip of a lifetime, driving 2 Nissan Micras from London to Ulaan Baataar, Mongolia in the Mongol Rally. The team of six (Alison, Charlie, Fin, Lewis, Rob and Phil) are taking part in the 2017 Mongol Rally by driving almost 10,000 miles from the UK to Ulanbaatar, Mongolia. The goal of this adventure is to not only have fun and create lifelong memories, but to also raise money for 3 brilliant charities; Cool Earth, Ellenor Hospice and Send a Cow. The team's journey will take them across Europe to Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Mongolia; over 10,000 miles.

As part of the charity fundraising activities, Team To Me, To You are seeking both support to cover the costs associated with driving a pair of 17-year-old cars around the world, and also donations towards the excellent work carried out by Cool Earth, Ellenor Hospice and Send a Cow.

Their Charity Fundraising page is available at

and contributions towards the funding of the trip can be made at

Facebook page

Instagram @Teamtometoyou

Twitter @TeamToMeToYou


Sevenoaks SC wish Lewis and his fellow team mates the very best of luck and safe driving !

KJL 2017 - Round 1 report

Published in Kent Junior League
Monday, 12 June 2017 00:00

Sevenoaks Swimming club hosted round one of the Kent Junior League 2017 at the Leisure Centre on Saturday 10th June.  The KJL is the leading team competition for 13 years and under in the county.  The Sevenoaks A team were last year’s winners and B team are newly promoted to the premier division. The fixture included both Sevenoaks A & B teams, Beckenham A, Royal Tunbridge Wells Monson A, and Shepway A.

The A team were seeded in top position and quickly justified this  rating with a string of first and seconds places.  Amelia Childs and Louis Hayes shone in the flagship 200m IM events with Childs winning in a time that places her 25th in Britain and Hayes recording a time which makes him 14th in Britain.

Amongst so many brilliant performances and personal bests special mention goes to 10 year old Eva Okaro who produced astonishingly quick times in 50m freestyle (28.50 secs) and 50m butterfly (31.25 secs) . Both these times top the British rankings by some margin.

The B team performed above expectation and did a fantastic job to finish a superb 3rd place. The whole team performed superbly and demonstrated the depth and quality that Sevenoaks currently has. There were many great performances and personal bests, but special mention must go to Oliver Hamilton who was the only swimmer from the B team to beat a Sevenoaks A team swimmer. In the 12/u 100m breaststroke, Oliver smashed out an 8 second PB to go 1.27.43.  Other swimmers that PBed were Isabella Munoz, Ameila Tovey, Katie Vowell, Ben Strebel, Martha Roberts, Thomas Hunt, Verner Krynauw, Samriddhi Das, Isabelle MacKenzie, Daisy Widdowson, Emma Noble, George Rehbein, Zack Murphy and Edward Smith.

Every single race was fought to the last stroke. This was best demonstrated by Emma Noble who produced a superb last 50 in the Girls 12/u 4x50 Freestyle relay. Emma dived in 5th and fought to the bitter end to finish 2nd! All the swimmers demonstrated this toughness and it was a major factor towards the superb finishing result.

The final scores were Sevenoaks A (1st) 272.5, Beckenham A 236, Sevenoaks B 157, RTW Monson A 149.5, Maidstone 136, Shepway A 115

The coaches wish to thank all the helpers and volunteers as these galas could not happen without your support. The next round of the Kent Junior League is 9th September 2017.



A team

Mia Bakonowicz, Abigail Saunders, Valentina Groves, Olivia Dyckhoff,

Izabella Okaro, Eva Okaro,Emily Brown

Imogen Stoddart, Elspeth Watson

Millie Childs, Megan Marter, Lilie Chambers, Ruby Jarrett

Jonathan Vowell, Alex Wilson, Devon Tannock, Jacob Crombie

Macauley Johnston, Albert Whitlock, Joseph Box, Seamus Hamilton

Tom Creasey, Caiden Hibbert, Jaedon Lynch

Louis Hayes. Jacob Hudson.  Zachary Raymond,



B team

Isabelle Stoddart, Isabella Munoz, Amelia Tovey, Fleur Kirk

Millie Armstrong, Martha Roberts, Samriddhi Das,Felicity Yates

Kara Dimond, Isabelle MacKenzie, Emma Noble

Daisy Widdowson,Kitty Fisher,  KatieVowell, Charlotte Prideaux

Martin Argirov, George Rehbein, Zachary Murphy, Tom Johnston

Thomas Hunt  Luke Dimond, Joshua Woods,Edward Smith

Oshi Hamilton, Verner Krynauw,  James Fry, Edward Holness

Ben Strebel

The 2017 British Summer Championships will take place across six days at Sheffield's Ponds Forge pool from 25-30 July.

The country's top 24 swimmers in each age group and event will be invited to compete at the Summer Championships in July.

Congratulations to the following for qualifying -


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



Swim England's National Summer Meet takes place from 2-6 August at Ponds Forge and pitts the next 20 ranked swimmers at Swim England affliated clubs against each other.

Congratulations to the following club members for qualifying -


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


Each swimmer should have / will shortly receive an entry invitation from British Swimming / ASA to the email address you registered with them detailing next steps.

Entries to the British Summer Champs can be made here

Entries to the Swim England National Summer Meet can be made here


Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic LicensePonds Forge - The Theatre of Dreams  by John Dobson

Sevenoaks Swimming Club reached the pinnacle of their swimming history by qualifying for the National Arena Swimming League B Finals at the International Pool in Cardiff on the 8th April.

The National Arena Swimming League is a nationwide competitive league that takes place over 3 galas in October, November and December with the teams with the highest points, gained from the most top 6 places in each swimming event, qualifying for the national finals in April the following year. Many of the most successful clubs are based in large towns and/or cities, so for a community club based in our small market town to qualify was a huge achievement.  

The weekend started with great anticipation and excitement with the theme adopted by the swimmers and supporters alike of ‘Sevenoaks Superheroes’ and they quickly proved worthy of the theme as each and every swimmer really stepped up to the mark, with some outstanding swims being recorded in the competition. We had a relatively young team with many of our members swimming up an age category yet still performing incredibly against much more mature competitors from the other clubs competing, namely: Boldmere, Swansea City, Hatfield, City Of Liverpool, Ealing, Hillingdon, City of Peterborough, Chelsea & Westminster and our friendly local Kent rivals, Thanet.

The competition was one of the closest recorded between the competitors with the top 3 clubs throughout the afternoon, Sevenoaks, Ealing and Thanet, switching frequently from 1st to 3rd place making the competition tense with excitement and anticipation.

Sevenoaks managed an incredible 2nd place with Ealing SC managing to secure the winning spot and Thanet 3rd.

What an achievement for the club, 2nd place in the National Arena Swimming League B Final on our debut against such seasoned and strong competition!

Highlights from the coaches were the superhuman swims from every member of the team - stepping up to the occasion, incredible support from the parents in the stands, the combined team spirit and effort, encouragement from all swimmers on poolside and last but by no means least, beating our local friends and swim colleagues Thanet SC by two points.

Sevenoaks have just appointed its very first head coach, Matt Smithurst, who will continue to move the club forward in its current trajectory, to put more swimmers at a higher level, whilst still maintaining the close club environment which offers swimming to all, at all levels.

Matt stated ‘We have a really strong younger end who will hopefully ensure we can replicate this success in years to come.’

Juniors shine at 7Oaks mini polo tournament

Published in News
Wednesday, 22 March 2017 00:00

Sunday 19th March saw the annual Sevenoaks mini polo tournament for the under 12s which was once again sponsored by BDR and E2W with 28 kids taking part from Sevenoaks/ Hythe/ Monson/ Faversham.

It was a fully packed hour of water polo with two games taking place at the same time ensuring everyone was active. With a fully packed viewing gallery with every spectator spot taken the supporters were fully engaged throughout the tournament.


The final scores of the tournament were -

Faversham v Hythe - 0-2

Sevenoaks v Monson - 5-1

Faversham v Sevenoaks - 2-3

Monson v Hythe - 1-3

Faversham v Monson - 1-3

Sevenoaks v Hythe - 3-7


The final positions were

(1) Hythe (2) Sevenoaks (3) Monson (4) Faversham


It was great to see so many Sevenoaks players taking part especially the new players who have only been playing a few weeks. Thanks goes to the older juniors for helping,  Elliot for reffing and George, Chante and Leane for coaching the Sevenoaks team.

Thanks also goes to the parents and coaches from other clubs for supporting this event for the second year running.

This event was proudly supported by BDR and E2W

Sevenoaks had virtually a clean sweep at the medals at the Kent Championships relay event at the London Aquatic centre last weekend.

The event comprised of single sex and mixed relays in 24 events of freestyle and medley relays. Sevenoaks pulled out a massive 22 podium places, 13 Gold medal places, 5 Silver and 4 Bronze.

Gold medals went to :

Girls Open 4 x 100m Medley       Frankie Whiting, Maddy Glen, Izzy Woods & Lily Snell.

Girls 12/U 4 x 50m Medley          Izabella Okaro, Imogen Stoddart, Elspeth Watson & Eva Okaro

Girls 12/U 4 x 50m Free                 Jessica Harmer, Imogen Stoddart, Elspeth Watson & Eva Okaro

Mixed 12/U 4 x 50m Medley       Caiden Hibbert, Imogen Stoddart, Eva Okaro, Tom Creasey

Mixed 12/U 4 x 50m Free             Oshi Hamilton, Elspeth Watson, Eva Okaro, Tom Creasey

Boys  Jnr 4 x 50m Free                    Chris Lee, George Tyler, Ellis Stanhope, Nathan Rodrigues

Boys  Jnr 4 x 50m Medley             Chris Lee, George Tyler, Ellis Stanhope, Nathan Rodrigues

Girls Jnr 4 x 50m Free                     Rose Compton, Ellie Vowell, Frankie whiting, Emma Wilson

Boys 13/14 4 x 50m Medley        Ben Ward, Oscar Wilson, Louis Hayes, Eddie Hammond

Girls 13/14 4 x 50m Free               Maddie Glen, Rose Compton, Ellie Vowell, Zoe Naylor- Perrot

Girls 13/14 4 x 50m Medley        Maddie Glen, Rose Compton, Ellie Vowell, Zoe Naylor- Perrot

Mixed 13/14 4 x 50m Free            Ellie Vowell, Ben Ward, Louis Hayes, Zoe Naylor- Perrott

Mixed 13/14 4 x 50m Medley     Rose Compton, Ben Ward, Louis Hayes, Zoe Naylor- Perrott


Silver Medals went to:

Boys 13/14 4 x 50m Free               Ben Ward, Oscar Wilson, Louis Hayes, Eddie Hammond

Boys 12/U 4 x 50m Medley          Caiden Hibbert, Oshi Hamilton, Verner Krynauw Tom Creasey

Girls Jnr 4 x 50m Medley              Frankie Whiting, Maddie Glen, Ellie Vowell,  Zoe Naylor- Perrott

Mixed Jnr 4 x 50m Free                  Frankie Whiting, George Tyler, Ellie Vowell, Nathan Rodrigues

Girls Open 4 x 100m Free             Annie Keppel- Palmer, Izzy Woods, Frankie Whiting, Lily Snell


Bronze Medals went to:

Mens Open 4x 100 Free                 Seb Stewart, Josh Bishop, Ellis Stanhope, Nathan Rodrigues

Mens Open 4x 100 Medley          Callum Brophy, Seb Stewart, Ellis Stanhope, Nathan Rodrigues

Mixed Open 4x 100 Medley         Millie Childs, Seb Stewart, Nathan Rodrigues, Lily Snell

Boys 12/U 4 x 50m Free                Caiden Hibbert, Oshi Hamilton, Seamus Hamilton, Tom Creasey


Well done to those chosen to represent Sevenoaks Swimming Club.

Club Etiquette

Monday, 27 February 2017 00:00



  • At competitions, whether they are open, club or national events, all swimmers are expected to behave in a manner that shows respect to your club, coach, officers and team mates as well as the members of other competing clubs at all times.
  • You will be required to attend events and galas that the head coach (or your squad coach) has entered / selected you for, unless previously arranged.
  • You will be required to wear Sevenoaks kit poolside & wear appropriate swimwear when competing.
  • You should report to your coach and/or team manager upon arrival.
  • You should arrive in plenty of time to be prepared for warm up and sign in /out as per the requirements of the meet.
  • You should warm up before your event as directed by your coach / team manager to ensure you are fully prepared for your race.
  • Be part of the TEAM! Stay with the team poolside. If you have to leave the poolside for any reason, inform and obtain consent before doing so. This is important so, in the case of an emergency evacuation, the coach(es) and / or team manager can account for ALL swimmers.
  • After your race, report to your coach for feedback.
  • SUPPORT YOUR TEAM MATES! Everyone likes to be supported and they will be supporting you!
  • Swim down after the race as instructed by your coach. Your behaviour in the swim down facilities should be appropriate and respectful to others at all times.
  • Do not leave the event until the gala is complete or you have the explicit agreement of your coach or team manager.


Please only eat healthy food poolside. Under NO circumstances should, sweets, fizzy drinks, crisps, chocolate or other junk food be eaten on poolside. If any of these items are brought poolside they will be confiscated and returned at the end of the gala.



  • Ensure your child is provided with healthy appropriate food and drink for the duration of the gala.
  • Ensure you allow plenty of time to arrive in time for the warm up / sign in or out.
  • Encourage you child(ren) to act appropriately and within the guidelines above at all times.
  • Refrain from coming poolside or into the Sevenoaks camp. This is for swimmers and coaches / team managers ONLY.
  • Allow your coach to coach your child. You do not need to get involved in giving your child technical or critical feedback on their races.
  • Behave responsibly as a spectator. By all means encourage them and cheer for them and their fellow competitors in a positive manner. Please do not celebrate the disqualification or injury of ANY other competitor, nor do we wish to hear of any excessive celebrations when one swimmer has beaten a ‘rival’…. whether they are a Sevenoaks swimmer or from another club. REMEMBER your child could be on the receiving end of such behaviour and it's incredibly hurtful!
  • Please use appropriate language within any club environment.
  • Ensure you child’s needs are met in terms of nutritional requirements as advised by the coaches.
  • Most of all, help your child enjoy the sport and achieve to the best of their ability.

REMEMBER….. swimming is FUN and a HAPPY swimmer is a FAST SWIMMER!!


Sevenoaks Swimming Club Committee

Alice Stone meets with Adam Peaty

Published in Entry Levels 1 - 6
Monday, 27 February 2017 00:00

Entry Level swimmer Alice Stone recently met Olympian swimmer Adam Peaty MBE at a Charity event in Derby.  Here's her account of the great day -

Joined by Adam's coach Melanie, firstly she spoke about her career and how she has been training Adam for the last 8 yrs. His tough training and what it takes to be the best in the World. 8 years of hard work to shine in 57 seconds!

Then Adam spoke about diet, gym work and what drives him to be the best. He was fantastic and is totally focused on being the best.

There was a charity auction and we won his Rio swim cap (signed) and an hour swim session with him and his coach Melanie! 

Alice made a Powerpoint presentation for school.  We've shared it here

Kent County Champs 2017 - final weekend report

Published in Kent County Champs
Tuesday, 28 February 2017 00:00

The 2017 Kent County Swimming championships came to a conclusion in the Olympic pool at the London Aquatic Centre at the weekend. Once more the Sevenoaks swimmers produced some fantastic performances.

First up on the agenda in the morning was the boys 200m Individual Medley. In the 1 y3ear old age group, Louis Hayes won Gold with Bronze going to Ben Strebel. Shortly after another Gold was won by Ben Ward (14) with Ellis Stanhope winning Bronze in the 15 yrs. 16yr olds Chris Lee and George Tyler won Silver and Bronze with Seb Stewart finishing the flourish with Bronze in the Open age group. Also in the heats, Macauley Johnston (11) Tom Creasey & Caiden Hibbert (12) Zac Raymond (13) Edison Hammond, Oscar Wilson & Will Booth (14) all posted good times. 15 year olds Nathaniel Rodrigues, Ethan Hunter & Ewan Livingston and Open swimmer Callum Brophy also swam well.

In the girls 50m backstroke, the heats and finals were awash with Sevenoaks talent. Lily Snell came 4th in the 16 years and over category. Francesca Whiting won the Silver and Emma Wilson claimed 7th in the 15 year old final. The 14 year old final saw Sevenoaks repeat last year’s feat of claiming the top 3 places: Zoe Naylor Perrot, Rose Compton and Ellie Vowell taking Gold, Silver and Bronze respectively. In the 13 year final Millie Childs won Gold with Daisy Widdowson swimming well for 7th. In the 12 yrs Imogen Stoddart gained Bronze whilst in the 10 & 11year category an astounding 5 girls made the final, with Izabella Okaro winning Gold and twin sister Eva winning Silver. Millie Armstrong came 4th, Jessica Harmer 5th and Emily Brown 8th.  In the Open final 4 Sevenoaks swimmers qualified with Frankie coming 4th, Lily 5th, Zoe 7th and Rose 8th.

Other fabulous swims we recorded by Amy Farthing (19) & Phoebe Brockington (16), Grace Mitchell, Jazzy Wallace & Millie Lodge (14), Katie Vowell, Charlotte Prideaux, Kitty Fisher & Eleanor Allen (13), Elspeth Watson & Kara Dimond (12) Felicity Yates, Daisy McMillan, Sami Das & Carra Singleterry (11).

Next it was time for the boys to shine in the Butterfly 50m sprints. Making the finals in the 15 yrs were Nathan Rodrigues and Ellis Stanhope who managed a Gold and Bronze respectively. There were also spectacular swims from Ethan Hunter, Ewan Livingston, Teddy Wallace and Dom Percy in this age group.  Ben Ward added to his medal collection with a Silver in the 14 yrs with Aiden McMillan swimming well to jump a place to 7th. Louis Hayes gained another Gold in the 13 yrs with Ben Strebel & Zac Raymond swimming hard for 5th & 8th place. Caiden Hibbert made the final in the 12 yrs and came a credible 8th. Also swimming well in the heats were Eddie Hammond and Oscar Wilson (14), Marcus Humphrey (13) Tom Creasey and Verner Krynauw (12) Macauley Johnston and Jonathan Vowell.


The afternoon saw a swathe of Sevenoaks swimmers back on the podium with the boys 50m Breaststroke. Seb Stewart qualified fastest for the 16yr & over final with Dom Percy storming into the 15yrs final qualifying in 4th place. 14yr old Ben Ward and Oscar Wilson both made the final in 1st & 3rd place. Louis Hayes also qualified fastest for the finals with Jacob Hudson on his tail in 2nd in the 13 yrs and Oshi Hamilton made it into the 12 yrs final with Seamus Hamilton qualifying for the 10/11 yrs. In the finals, Seb pulled out a great swim and secured a well-deserved Silver and a place in the Open finals. George Tyler secured the Bronze for the 16 yrs. Dom Percy faced tough opposition against 4 National swimmers and managed a great 7th. Ben Ward and Oscar Wilson smashed the final with Gold and Silver respectively with Louis Hayes gaining a Gold and Jacob Hudson a superb Bronze in the 13 yr final a feat achieved by Oshi Hamilton in the 12yrs final. Finally, Seamus Hamilton swam brilliantly to gain a well-deserved 5th medal. In the heats the following swam well for some excellent PB’s: Callum Brophy (19), David Wilson (18) Jamie Benn (16) Ethan Hunter (15) Oliver Glen, Robert Allen, Eddie Hammond, Aiden McMillan & Will Booth (14), Ben Strebel, Max Selby & Zac Raymond (13), Tom Creasey (12) & Albert Whitlock (11). Finally, in the Open Final Seb Stewart stormed to the finish and gained the Gold medal podium place.

The final event of the day saw the girls return to the pool with the exciting 50m Freestyle sprints. Lilly Snell qualified for the finals and went on the win Silver in the 16yrs & over. Frankie Whiting also qualified and fought hard for Bronze. In the 14 yrs 3 qualified for the finals, Ellie Vowell eventually grabbing Silver with Zoe Naylor-Perrot Bronze and Rose Compton 7th place. In the 12 yrs Elspeth Watson and Imogen Stoddart qualified for the finals and swam a tough race to come home in 4th and 5th respectively. In the exciting final of the 10/11 yrs Sevenoaks had 4 finalists, Eva Okaro won another Gold and broke the 30 second barrier, Jessica Harmer only 10 yrs won the Silver with Izbella Okaro finishing in 4th and Emily Brown 7th. There were superb swims from: Issy Woods (18) Annie Keppel-Palmer (20) Amy Farthing (19) Issey Booth (18) Phoebe Brockington (16) Emma Wilson (15) Grace Mitchell (14) Millie Childs, Daisy Widdowson, Katie Vowell, & Kitty Fisher (13) Isabelle Mackenzie & Kara Dimond (12), Daisy McMillan, Sami Das & Millie Armstrong (11).

In the final race of the day Lily Snell and Frankie Whiting qualified for the Open Final with Lily storming to a Bronze and Frankie a well-deserved 8th.


Sunday witnessed the last day of these Championships with the results produced by Sevenoaks again being excellent,

In the girls 11 yrs 200m Individual Medley, Eva Okaro added another Gold to her collection. Elspeth Watson won Silver in the 12 yrs and Ellie Vowell & Rose Compton won Silver & Gold respectively in the 14 yrs. Francesca Whiting won Bronze in the 15 years and in the 16 years and over Annabel Keppel- Palmer won Bronze. Other swimmers who produced fabulous swims were: Emily Brown, Izabella Okaro, Jessica Harmer Millie Armstrong and Daisy McMillan (10/11) Imogen Stoddart (12)  & Amy Farthing (19) and Isabella Woods (18).

The boys were focussed on the 50m backstroke. Christopher Lee won Gold in the 16 year event. Ethan Hunter, Ellis Stanhope and Nathaniel Rodrigues all qualified for the final where all 3 boys swam superbly - Ethan came 4th, Ellis 5th and Nathan 8th In the 14 yrs Ben Ward & Robert Allen qualified for the finals with Ben finishing with the Silver and Robert 7th place. Louis (13) once again won Gold having qualified for the finals. Caiden Hibbert and Tom Creasey also qualified for the finals where Caiden won Silver and Tom finished 7th. The heats produced some wonderful PB from  Joseph Box Jonathan Vowell (11) Verner Krynauw (12), Ben Strebel (13) Oscar Wilson & Aiden McMillan (14) Ben Channon and Ewan Livingston (15), Callum Brophy(19) James Barlow & George Tyler (16).

The girls 50m butterfly saw Issey Woods take Silver and Lily Snell 7th place in the 16 & over group and Ellie Vowell winning Silver in the 14 year old grouping. Elspeth Watson won Silver in the 12 year old event and the Okaro girls were battling it out in the 10/11 yrs with Eva winning Gold and Izabella Silver. Other finalists were Jessica Harmer (10) coming 8th, Zoe Naylor- Perrot and Rose Compton (14) finishing in 4th & 5th. Great swims came from Amy Farthing, Phoebe Brockington, Grace Michell, Millie Childs, Katie Vowell, Daisy Widdowson, Kara Dimond, Emily Brown, Sami Das & Millie Armstrong.

The boys 50m freestyle saw Nathaniel Rodrigues take Gold and Ellis Stanhope Silver in th e 15 yrs age group with Nathan qualifying for the Open final. In the 14 yrs Ben Ward and Eddie Hammond qualified for the finals and finished well in 6th & 8th place.  Louis was back on the podium having won Gold and he was joined by an ecstatic Ben Strebel who won Bronze. Tom Creasey finished in 4th in the 12 yrs, and Oshi Hamilton 8th. Great swims were also posted by Seb Stewart, Callum Brophy, Josh Bishop, George Tyler, Chris Lee, Ethan Hunter, Ewan Livingston, Teddy Wallace, Dom Percy Oscar Wilson, Caiden Hibbert and Seamus Hamilton. 

The final session of this year’s event, the 50m Breaststroke for the girls, featured a wonderful final for the 10/ 11 yrs with 4 finalists and a brilliant 1,2,3, for Eva Okaro winning Gold, Emily Brown Silver and Jessica Harmer Bronze, while Izabella Okara came 6th. Imogen Stoddart and Kara Dimond produced superb swims winning Gold & Bronze respectively with Elspeth coming home in 8th. In the 14 yrs, three girls qualified for the finals, Ellie Vowell winning Bronze, Rose Compton 7th and Issey Tyler a great 8th. In the 16 yrs & Over Isabelle Booth swam well to a 5th place. Strong swims in the heats came from Lily Snell, Amy Farthing, Frankie Whiting, Grace Mitchell, Katie Vowell, Daisy Widdowson, Millie Childs, Ruby Jarrett, Kitty Fisher, Eleanor Allen, Daisy McMillan, Millie Armstrong and Eva Matthew.

This brought an end to a hugely successful Kent Championships. Sevenoaks swimmers should be justifiably proud of their achievements, winning a magnificent 131 top 3 places, 43 Gold, 51 Silver and 37 Bronze.

Huge thanks to Kent swimming for their dedication to such a superb event and to the coaches, officials, helpers and parents for their hard work and continuous support.

Schools Out For Summer Gala 2017 - accepted entries

Published in 7Oaks Open
Thursday, 22 June 2017 00:00

Sevenoaks SC 'Schools Out For Summer' Open Gala

Dates: Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th July 2017

Venue: Sevenoaks Leisure Centre, Buckhurst Lane, Sevenoaks, TN13 1LW

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Accepted entries for our Schools Out For Summer Open Gala have now been published (available below).  We ask that you kindly check that your entries are correct and get back to the event organisers as soon as possible if there are any problems.

If we do not hear from you before Friday 30th June, we will assume everything is fine.

In order to run this event as smoothly as possible and ensure the license requirements are met we must ensure sufficient qualified officials are available at all sessions with this in mind we would like to ask that you confirm by reply using the attached officials help request form which sessions you will be able to officiate during if any.

We would be pleased to receive any support you are able to offer and of course lunch will be provided.

Also, note that we will not be selling programs at our Open, you will be able to print these from our website (in due course)


Sign Out, Warm up & Start times for 8th & 9th July

Session Sign out by: Time trial entry by: Warm up: Start:
Session 1 13:15 hrs 13:15 hrs 12:30 hrs 13:30 hrs
Session 2 16:15 hrs 16:15 hrs 16:00 hrs 17:00 hrs
Session 3 09:45 hrs 09:45 hrs 09:30 hrs 10:30 hrs
Session 4 14:15 hrs 14:15 hrs 14:00 hrs 15:00 hrs


Please remember this is a sign out event, sign out forms will be available on the day and via our website.

Time trials will also be available for accepted swimmers on the day, time trial entry forms will be available on the day and via our website.

Any competitor not reporting to marshalling in time may be excluded. The organizers reserve the right to amend the running orders of events should it be necessary.

The organizers and the pool management reserve the right to remove any swimmer or spectator from the pool area whose behaviour is either against the pool rules or the efficient running of the meet. Stewards will be patrolling the sports centre and anyone found causing damage or seriously misbehaving, will be banned from the meet and refused entry to the building.

We look forward to welcoming you to our meet and we hope your swimmer post some good times and enjoy the gala.




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