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Hackney Aquatics at Winter Nationals 2018

Winter Nationals Report – 14-16th December 2018 This weekend saw 5 Hackney Aquatics Swimmers competing at the Winter National Short Course Championships in Sheffield – the first time the club has ever had any swimmers at the meet. Jude Costley (15), Ilyas Ahmed (15), Ryan McCoy (15), Kai Ogden (15) and Dubai based Max Tambling (18) swam all 3 days in Sheffield over a range of events including 3 relays. After a long weekend of racing, the Hackney team of Ryan, Ilyas, Jude and Max produced an incredible performance in the 4x100 free and qualified for the Senior Final competing against teams such as Loughborough and Plymouth. The boys all swam PBs and stepped up again in the final to finish 9t

Club Champions and Awards Presentation

Last night saw our annual Christmas Party and Awards Presentation. Thank you to everyone who helped and came along - it was a fantastic venue, amazing food and great entertainment. Please read on for a full list of all Awards and winners. Congratulations to everyone! Our 2018 Club Champions Our 2018 Swimmers of the Year Development Swimmer of the Year Female – Ruby Harrigan Jones Has progressed from Junior Silver to Skill Dev 1 into Competition Development in the space of 6 months Has competed in all competitions across the season Made good improvements in terms of times across all the meets Punctual, Hard working, Listens, Takes things on board and implements new skills 90% attendance Male

Swimmer of the Month November 2018

Well done to our October 2018 Swimmer of the Month winners. The SOTM is awarded to swimmers who work hard, show great performance in training and competition, have a good attendance record, demonstrate great team spirit, and are respectful and well-mannered to each other and their coaches. Perf Youth Squad – Ilyas Ahmed (Petchey Award Winner) Ilyas has continued to show outstanding training ethic, character and respect throughout his swimming and this month his hard work has paid off with his first ever national time. Ilyas is incredibly polite, always says thank you at the end of a session but also goes beyond that with appreciative messages to his coaches. Ilyas is always ready to help a

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