Harlow Winter County Qualifier 2019
*Results for this meet can be found at the bottom of this page.
Romford Town Swimming Club travelled to the Harlow Penguins Open Meet last weekend. Forty of their swimmers competed against 290 others from 14 clubs in the region, all hoping to gain Essex County qualifying times for the Championships in January, while trying to win a fair share of the medals on offer too.
The 50m session on Friday began with the breaststroke and first medal winners were . . . . . .
Sophie Long 9, Charlotte Casey-Sweene 11, and Madison Heil 12 all winning silver. Codie McSheffrey 12, got the team’s first gold.
In the boys event Raheel Mahmood12, had a great start to his weekend winning 2 golds for Breaststroke and Butterfly, later he added a silver in 50m Backstroke . Caleb Judd and Connor Jarrett both 11, won Breaststroke silver and bronze respectively. Older brother Lewis Jarrett 13, Mark Rigo 13, and Christian Cubani 14 all won silver. Dillan Cronin won bronze in 50m Backstroke, Jarrett 11, Rigo and Joseph Frost 15, all won silver. Final Event the 50m Fly and Case-Sweene just missed gold by 0.1 Cronin and Jarrett 11 added bronze.
Saturday and Town’s swimmers returned for more medals PBs and County qualifying times. First up Lois Smith had a huge Pb and silver in 400m Freestyle, adding gold in 200m Backstroke and 200m Freestyle silver in 100m back and 100 m Freestyle and bronze in 50 m Freestyle, McScheffrey , also won her second gold in 400m Freestyle. For the boys Baris Muratoglu 10, won his first gold of the day later he also won Gold in 50m and 100m freestyle, 3 silvers in 200IM and 200m freestyle and 100m butterfly. Oliver Smith 12 grabbed bronze and a Pb
Mahmood continued his winning form to win his 3rd gold of the meet also in the 400 free, and swam hard for 4 more: in the 200m Backstroke, 200m Butterfly and 400 IM, and finally in 100m Butterfly, where he topped his 7 golds with a pb 1:09.31.
The 100m Breastroke that was a real point scorer for Romford with 5 golds in the event coming from Long , Ruthie Eguakhide 10, Rebecca Coogan 11, Heil and Lewis Jarrett for the boys. 3 silvers also came from Case-Sweene, McScheffrey , and Danny Moody 13, plus bronze for Jessica Smith 13 and Alexander Ivanov 11.
Girls medals in 200m Backstroke were won by Lexie O’Connor 11 – Gold, and Alex Giles 12 . a Silver. Later, O’Connor added Silver in100m butterfly and Bronze in 100m back Giles Bronze in 100m Freestyle. Boys Medals for 200m Backstroke came from Cronin, Connor Jarrett and Smith, Jarrett also winning medals in 100m Backstroke, 100m and 200m freestlyle.
In the 200 IM Eguakhide and Coogan continued to gather more Golds, Lewis Jarrett silver, Sophia Moule 12, Nicole Vassileva 14 and Moody won Bronze. Later Moody had a great swim to win Gold in the 100m Butterfly, and Jarrett won 2 further Silvers and a Bronze.
On the 50m Freestyle speediest in the pool – Cronin, Eguakhide and Moule all took Gold, Coogan, settled for Silver Rigo the Bronze.
Last session Amelia Moule 16 swam to Gold in the 400IM and 100m Butterfly. Heil took her second Gold of the meet in 100 Backstroke, and Frost the Silver, Smith Bronze
Coogan and Sophia Moule PBd to win Gold in 200m Freestyle. They continued their success with silver in 200m Breaststroke and 100m Butterfly respectively. In the 100m Freestyle Eguakhide won her 5th Gold of the day, Judd a Silver in 200m Breaststroke.
In the remaining events, Connor McCarthy joined the medal party and other repeat winners by grabbing two silvers in 200m Breaststroke and 100m Freestyle. They all ensured that the 40 Romford swimmers came away with a total 74 medals, 33 of them Gold, and a majority of life-time bests.
Click HERE for Session 1 Results.
Click HERE for Session 2 Results.
Click HERE for Session 3 Results.