RTSC Age Groups – London Regional Championships_2 (Sessions 5-8)

RTSC wrap things up nicely at last weekend of London Age Groups

Crystal Palace national sports centre was the venue for the last weekend of this year’s London Age Groups Competition.  As with the first weekend, the very best of London’s swimmers were all looking to improve or place in the national rankings; the competition was very high.

14 year old Amelia Moule started her weekend off well with 6th place in the 400m Freestyle, followed by a superb silver medal in the 100m Backstroke.  14 year old team mate Lewis Binning just missed out on a medal in the 100m Breaststroke final, finishing in 4th place.  Moule and Binning both secured places in their 50m Breaststroke finals where Moule finished 7th and Binning claimed the bronze medal.  Day 1 wrapped up with the boys 200m Freestyle where Binning took a well earned silver medal, whilst Daniel Gencas finished 8th in the final.

The boys kicked things off on Sunday morning with the 100m Backstroke final where Binning placed 4th and Gencas 7th.  Moule managed to secure a place in the 100m Breaststroke final where she finished in 8th place.

Binning and Gencas then produced a fine 1,2 finish in the boys 400m Freestyle; Nathan Banga swam a new PB but couldn’t bring home the RTSC hat trick, finishing in 7th place.

The final session of the Championships saw 3 RTSC boys make the 50m Butterfly final; Binning claimed bronze, Gencas finished 5th and Joshua Eguakhide finished 7th.  Moule made her ‘final’ final of the Champs, swimming to 6th place in the 200m Freestyle.  And Binning made his last swim of the competition count claiming a victorious gold medal in the 200m Individual Medley, winning by just 15/100ths of a second!  Gencas finished in7th place.

Head Coach Gary Rogers said “This year’s Age Groups Champs have been tough; the level of competition has been very high and I am pleased to see some excellent results.  Many PBs have been achieved by Town’s youngsters, even though they may not have made finals.  This too needs to be recognised, as well as the excellent medallist’s achievements.  We will continue to train hard and look forward to seeing the selections for the national rankings.”

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