Last weekend saw 30 Hackney Aquatics swimmers descend on the iconic London Aquatics Centre for the Youth instalment of the Middlesex County Championships 2017. The team were in magnificent form and came away with a total of 16 medals to add to the 8 that they won at the Age Group championships. Impressively the team managed 132 personal best times out of 161 races – an 81% PB rate. 17 swimmers also swam 100% Long Course PB rates across the weekend including Kevin Agudelo Lopez, Ilyas Ahmed, Thomas Archer, Margot Celestine, Lottie Dahlen, Ley Ito, Paige McCoy, Mika Ogden, Ruan O Toole Douglas, Joe Parker, Ronnie Phillimore, Juan Pablo Piedra Ojeda, Isla Silva, Matyas Sinko, Joe Tarnoky, Ste
The past 2 weekends have seen Hackney Age Group swimmers travel to Enfield and Wycombe to compete in 2 separate meets. Below are the meet reports for both. Enfield Meet Report 2017 Hackney Aquatics returned from Southbury Road with an impressive haul of 90 medals; of which 26 were gold, 35 were silver and 29 Bronze. The morning began with some great IM swims and a number of new personal bests, thanks in no small part to the great team atmosphere that emanated from our section of the poolside, led by our young C Squad swimmers! This energy carried on throughout the day, with standout performances from Ilyas Ahmed, Margot Celestine, Zac Zeldin-Steinmann, Mika Ogden, Thomas Archer, Freya Duckw
Many congratulations to Naomi Depeza, who has been awarded a Jack Petchey Leader Award. This is a well-deserved award, and recognises the unfailing energy and support Naomi puts into developing the Club. The Petchey Foundation was particularly impressed by the ways in which Naomi brings new swimmers into the Club, and how she works hard to make everyone feel welcome. This is what one of her swimmers had to say in support of the award submission: "Naomi is really understanding, and she knows what it feels like to be a child. And she makes it fun." (Swimmer, aged 10) Many congratulations from everyone at HAC on this very well deserved Award!