Killerwhales combine for medals

Killerwhales trio Daniel Sida, Harrison Rider and Matthew Nolan-Day

Killerwhales trio Daniel Sida, Harrison Rider and Matthew Nolan-Day - Credit: Archant

Youngsters impress at Aquatic Centre

Killerwhales youngsters came away with a total of six medals from the Borough of Waltham Forest gala at the London Aquatic Centre.

The club took a 16-strong party to the former Olympic venue, with no fewer than 41 personal bests being set on the day across the 20 events.

And Killerwhales claimed two gold, three silvers and a bronze medal to add to their trophy cabinet.

In the 10-year-old category Matthew Nolan-Day won 200m butterfly gold in a time of 3:36.14 and swam three other personal bests on the day.

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Harrison Rider picked up silver from the 50m freestyle in a time of 32.54, which broke the club record for the age group, while Angus Robertson and Joshua Frampton combined to set 11 personal best times between them.

George Cullender, Christopher Stephens, Holly Ovey and Jade Braybrooke combined for nine personal bests in the 11 and 12-year-old categories, but missed out on medals, while Daniel Sida was the pick of the swimmers in the 13 and 14-year-old age groups.

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Sida won gold in his 50m freestyle in a time of 29.09, as well as silvers in the 200m backstroke in 2:36.41 and 100m freestyle in 1:04.60, before completing his fine personal haul with bronze in the 200m freestyle in 2:18.77.

Yasmin Kadhim, Kate Hill and Tilly Pearson combined for four other personal bests in the same category, while Daniel Robinson, Jonathan Cox and Lisa Murphy shared five bests in the 16 and over group.

Local swimmers will be chasing more glory at the first round of the Essex Championships at Basildon this weekend.

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