Essex Age Group Championships – Block C

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The final block of this year’s county championships took place at Basildon Sporting Village, kicking off with the tough 400m Individual Medley. 12 year old Louis Lane and 14 year old Lewis Binning set their bars high from the start each claiming a gold medal and the event best time. Daniel Gencas produced a PB to collect bronze and in the 16 year age group Joe Groves collected the gold medal for his efforts.

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Essex Age Group Championships – Block B

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Block B of Essex brings both ends of the spectrum; 50m sprints at the London Aquatic Centre and the gruelling 1500m Freestyle at Basildon Sporting Village.

The sprints produced medals for Town across all four strokes, including the 4×50 Medley Relay where the 9/10 year old girls comprising Ella Kilby (back), Codie McSheffrey (breast), Lexie O’Connor (fly) and Sophia Moule fought hard to collect themselves a silver medal. The individual sprints also produced great results: 15 year old Aaron Wilson claimed silver in the 50m Freestyle and 14 year old Amelia Moule collected her first medal of the day, starting off with a gold in the 50m Freestyle. 14 year old Lewis Binning and 12 year old Louis Lane battled in the 50m Backstroke, claiming a silver apiece. Binning then demonstrated his strength by claiming gold medal in the 50m Butterfly, where Joshua Eguakhide produced a fine PB to take a hard fought bronze. James Rowell earned himself the silver medal in the 16 year age group of the 50m Backstroke.

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