London Regional Youth Summer Championships

May 10, 2018


The bank holiday weekend saw Hackney Aquatics Youth swimmers (age 14 upwards)

competing at the Regional Championships against the better swimmers across London. The team were exceptional and have made incredible progress during the last 3 years.


Since Head Coach Rick Hall joined in September 2015, the improvement has been evident.


2016–  5 swimmers, 0 medals, 2 top ten finishes

2017-   9 swimmers, 2 medals 10 top ten finishes

2018– 18 swimmers, 15 medals 45 top ten finishes. A total of 9 silver and 6 bronze medals were won (including the male 4 x 200 freestyle relay team).


This year the Hackney Aquatics placed 10th. Top ranked performance club out of 44 performance clubs from the London Region. 


Our medal winners were:

Silvermedals x 9: 

Jude Costley(15) 50 back, 100 back
Kai Ogden(15) 200 IM, 400 IM
Ryan McCoy((15) 100 fly
Lily Girardet(16) 50 back, 100 back
Marlow Depeza Purvis(16) 200 IM, 400 IM

Bronzemedals x 6:

Jude Costley(15) 50 fly 
Kai Ogden(15) 200 back
Ryan McCoy (15) 200 fly
Lily Girardet (16) 200 back
Lara Tobias Tarsh(16) 200 breast

Boys 4 x 200 freestyle relay team(Ilyas Ahmed, Marlow Depeza Purvis, Ryan McCoy, Kai Ogden,) 

Our excellent swimmers reached 45 top ten finals.

Other top-ten finalists not yet mentioned include: Fran Beaumont, Margot Celestine, Kaia Cudmore, Lottie Dahlen. 

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