Swimming: Killerwhales on top at Terry Fitzgerald Memorial

PUBLISHED: 14:00 19 July 2018

Killerwhales swimmers at Hastings

Killerwhales swimmers at Hastings


Killerwhales finished as the top club at the Terry Fitzgerald Memorial gala, with a fine medal haul and county qualifying times.

The nine-year-olds combined for 16 gold, nine silver and eight bronze, with Daniel Freeman winning all three of his races, as Tom Gutridge finished third in the top boy standings.

Daisy Bartlett, Poppy Jeefery, Isla Perry, Isabella Reilly, Abigail Rogers and Niamh Stevenson were also in fine form.

Luca Biagioni, Eleni Caira, Hope Powell, Charlie Rogers and Cayden Shanahan impressed in the 10-year-old category accumulating 13 medals.

Christopher Charnick added another hat-trick of golds as Emily Ferreira and brother James each claimed bronze in their 200m freestyle.

And 11-year-olds Olivia Cooper and Jude Nolan-Day swam to five golds each, with Nolan-Day adding a 100m medley silver in a new best of 1.23.70, 14 seconds quicker than before.

Natalia Ahmed, Tilly Bunn, Chloe Keegan, Archie Pigott and Ella Stevenson combined for another three gold, six silver and three bronze in the same age group.

Brooke Woodhouse stood out amongst the 12-year-olds to finish fourth in the top girl standings, as Lois Thorn, Ellie Willis, Scott Panton and Grace Charnick bagged themselves medals and Rhys Penfold won four golds and a bronze.

Scarlett Strange claimed her very first medal in her 100m freestyle with a fantastic time of 1.13.32.

Cerys Freeman, Poppy Holmes, Aliyah Ahmed and Ellie Shanahan added another 11 mdals in a tough 13-year-old age group, while Jacob Robinson made his mark as the best 13-year-old 200m freestyle swimmer of the weekend, grabbing a county time.

For the 14-year-olds, Aaron Edwards and Miguel Newman snatched a gold, silver and bronze each with Josh Frampton picking up a silver and two bronzes as Helen Panton managed 100m and 200m breaststroke silvers and 50m and 100m butterfly bronze.

Katie Elsworth, 15, won two gold, two silver and a bronze as Killerwhales topped the charts with nearly 130 medals overall.

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