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This Summer saw Hackney Aquatics finish off a hugely successful season with swimmers racing at 3 National Championships.  Below is a summary of the results:

Israel National Age Group Championships – Tel Aviv - 25-28thJuly

13 year old Kai Ogden travelled to Tel Aviv to compete at the Israel National Age Group Championships on the back of a very successful first season at Hackney Aquatics.  Swimming in 4 events, Kai came away with 1 silver and 2 bronze medals and also a 5th placed finish.

Kai also swam huge PBs in all of his events:

200 Breast – 2.51.52 (2 second PB) – 5th 

200 Back – 2.24.78 (4 second PB) – 3rd

400 IM – 5.09.26 (13 second PB) – 3rd

200 IM – 2.26.06 (6 second PB) – 2nd

ASA Summer National Championships – Sheffield – 1-5th August

Ella Sharman competed in the 14 year old age group at the ASA Summer National Championships after qualifying in the March-May window in which you have to be ranked top 48 in the country for your age group.  Ella swam in the 50 and 100 Breaststroke making the final in the 50.  She swam a season’s best time to finish 7th overall.

100 Breast – 1.19.66

50 Breast – 35.51 (season best time) – 7th

Welsh National Championships – Swansea – 1-5th August

In Wales, 4 Hackney Aquatics swimmers were competing across the week coming away with some great PBs and finals!  Ryan McCoy (13) started the week with a 7th place final finish and a 1 second PB in the 100 Free and a 4th in the 100 Fly.

Lily Giradet finished with 3 PBs out of 4 races and 2 finals, finishing 4th  in the 100 freestyle (1 second PB) and 6th in the 100 back (2 second PB) – swimming faster in both finals! She also swam a 1 second PB in the 50 back

Lara Basyurt-Young improved her best times in the 50 back (0.6 second PB), 100 back (1.5 second PB), 200 Back (1.2 second PB) and a 1 second PB in the 50 Breast to get under 40 seconds for the first time Long Course.

Marlow Depeza Purvis also came away with 2 PBs out of 3 races in the 200 Free and 200 IM – both 2 second PBs.  He was narrowly outside his best in the 100 Breast.

The swimmers can now enjoy a Summer Break (maximum 3 weeks out the pool) to refresh for the start of the new season.  The team have made amazing progress this year and we are looking forward to building on this next season, hopefully with even more swimmers at competitions aiming for County, Regional and NATIONAL Championships.


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Dates for your diary

Water Polo team

Type of event: Open gala
Age range: 9 plus years
Type of event: Meet
Age range: 9-14yrs
Type of event: Meet
Age range: 15yrs plus

HAC news


All swimmers will need to show their ASA id cards or a print out from rankings to gain access to LAC for SUndays BWSC meet

Entry is open for LBRSC Early County qualifier meet, this is open to all swimmers in A, A spirnt, B and C squad.

More details below.

Confirmed entries and final details have been emailed out to everyone for the BWSC meet.