London Winter Champs 2019
*Results for this meet can be found at the bottom of this page.
RTSC travelled to the iconic pool at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for the London Regional Winter Swimming Championships. Here the best swimmers from 40 teams and 32 London boroughs battled over 2 days to become regional Open and Junior Champions.
Town’s swimmers had a superb weekend, and came away with 5 medals, 20 top10 finishes and set many Personal Best Times.
Daniel Gencas 16 and swimming in the Mens Open category for the first time, followed up on his success from the Essex Winter Championships, to win a silver in . . . . . .
the 200m Freestyle in a best of 1:51.52. Gencas added a bronze in the 400m Freestyle during another busy weekend of racing. His other races were all high quality having placed 6th 100m Free in a best 52.26 , 4th 100m Back, 6th 50m Fly , 6th 100m fly, 5th 50m back and finally 7th 50M Free in a best 24.31, only 0.7 from a medal.
Towns other medals came from the breaststroke events. Jess Ayling 18 swam a great race to win bronze in the Womens Open 100m in a best 1:12.57. She also came 4th in the 50m event, just missing out on a medal, but qualifying for the National Championships at Sheffield in December with a best of 33.22
Holly Hagan 15 followed in the 100m Junior event winning silver in 1:14.46 and a Bronze in the 50m in 34.41 a best time. She also placed 8th in the 200m Breast in 2:46.53.
Amelia Moule16 made her first senior final in the Womens 800m Free where she dropped 17 seconds from her short course time to come 4th in 8:56.38. This also gave her a National qualifying time for Sheffield where she will join team-mates Gencas and Ayling along with Lewis Clifford-Stevenson to compete against many of the top swimmers in the country. Moule also had 4 other top 10 finishes.
Also finishing in the top 10 in their events were Izzy Jopson and Junayna Ahmed who swam great races to come 8th and 10th respectively in 800m Freestyle.
Other top 10 finishers were Nathan Banga who had three, Victoria Dreleva, Sophia Moule and Aaron Wilson.
Click HERE for day 1 (02.11.2019) full results.
Click HERE for day 2 (03.11.2019) full results.