Basildon and Phoenix and Beckenham International at LAC
Hackney Aquatics swimmers attended the level 1 meets, both held in 50 m pools across the Easter and competed with national and international swimmers.
Head Coach Rick Hall was very happy with the progress of swimmers at all ages and in particular with the professionalism of the swimmers. “The swimmers did themselves proud at both meets with many PBS and medals. What was most impressive though was the professionalism of the swimmers with other coaches commenting on the high standard of our land warm ups and preparation. We also had officials commenting on how well-mannered our swimmers were. For us, this is as important as the swimming itself.”
At Basildon and Phoenix 21 swimmers competed with national swimmers
9 year-young Llewellyn Porter was the star of the weekend, winning an astonishing 10 Gold medals with 10 swims.
Llewellyn Porter (age 9) 50 and 100 breaststroke, 50 and 100 and 200 backstroke, 50 and 100 and 200 freestyle, 200 IM, 50 butterfly;
Gabriel Kieskiewicz (age 11) 50 backstroke,
Ronnie Phillimore (age 13) 50 breaststroke,
Lena Westgate (age 10) 100 freestyle
Sideliya Dincer (age 11) 200 IM,
Ronnie Phillimore (age 13) 50 and 100 butterfly,
Bryan Piedra Ojeda (age 13) 100 freestyle,
Marnie Evans (age 11) 50 freestyle,
Gabriel Kieskiewicz (age11) 100 and 200 backstroke, 200 breaststroke,
Bryan Piedra Ojeda (age 13) 50 backstroke,
Ronnie Phillimore (age 13) 100 breaststroke,
Madison Taylor (age 13) 50 butterfly,
Sprint open finalists:
Lottie Dahlen (age 14) 50 backstroke
Ruan O’Toole-Douglas (age 15) 50 breaststroke
Louis Nguyen (age 15) 50 butterfly
A total of 78 top-ten finishes
The Beckenham meet at the LAC saw 24 HAC swimmers compete among national and international swimmers.
Isla Silva (age 12) 200 IM and 50 breaststroke;
Sean Eloidin (age 12) 50 freestyle;
Mika Ogden (age 12) 50 butterfly;
Jude Costley (age 15) 200 backstroke;
Ryan McCoy (age 15) 200 butterfly;
Mika Ogden (age 12) 200 and 100 backstroke and 100 butterfly, 100 freestyle;
Cressida Taggart (age 12) 50 butterfly
A total of 53 top-ten finishes.