Romford Towns elite qualify for Nationals
Romford Town Swimming Club will send a team of 9 young swimmers to the British and English Summer Championships this month.
Daniel Gencas will swim a full program competing in 50m, 100m, 200m, 400m Freestyle, 50m, 200m Backstroke, 50m 100m Butterfly and finally the 200m and 400m IM at Tollcross Pool, Glasgow at the British Nationals. Joining him are Jess Ayling in the 50m Breaststroke, Victoria Dreleva in 100m Freestyle and 100m Butterfly, and finally Amelia Moule in1500m Freestyle.
The following week, Moule chases glory in 400m, 800m Freestyle, 50m, 100m, and 200m Backstroke plus 5km open water swim at the English event, where team-mate Georgia Milton will join her also for 5km lake swim. Ayling has her 2nd event the 100m Breaststroke, and will have her brother Jack Ayling for company when he swims in the ‘Splash and Dash’ 50m Freestyle event.
This year, 4 of Town’s swimmers are experiencing Nationals for the first time: Isabelle Jopson in the 800m and 1500m Freestyle, Junayna Ahmed for 1500m Freestyle and 200m Butterfly, Holly Hagan in 100m Breaststroke along with Dreleva for her second week of swimming at this level in 200m Freestyle.
Also qualifying for Nationals are senior swimmers Lewis Clifford-Stevenson and Para Olympian, Amy Marren, which brings Romford’s total this year to 11 swimmers. Unfortunately both are unable to compete.
All 4 squads at Romford will no doubt be cheering their team mates and watching their races on the live feeds;
British Champs www.britishswimming.org 23rd July – 28th July 2019.
English Champs www.swimming.org 31st July – 4th August 2019.