Romford Town swimmers in form to retain Top Visiting Club trophy at Enfield meet

PUBLISHED: 10:00 22 June 2018

Romford Town youngsters at Enfield

Romford Town youngsters at Enfield


Romford Town retained their title as Top Visiting Club at Enfield SC's sprint meet at Southbury Leisure Centre recently.

They got off to a good start in the 50m butterfly as 10-year-olds Lexie O’Connor and Ella Kilby won gold and silver.

Tierney Rooney, 11, claimed gold in her age group and Charlotte Day, 12, picked up silver in her race, while 10-year-old Oliver Smith collected bronze.

Lewis Jarrett, 11, and Connor McCarthy, 13, both won gold medals in their respective age groups in a productive event.

Kilby and O’Connor dominated the 10-year-old girls’ 50m backstroke, but this time Kilby took gold ahead of her teammate in second place.

Rooney picked up gold medal number two and 12-year-old Olivia Humphrey also claimed gold with Day taking bronze.

The boys collected medals too, with Smith taking silver, Jarrett gold, McCarthy silver and 14-year-old Tyrese Thompson a bronze.

The exciting 100m medley brought lots of medals for Town as O’Connor picked up a second gold and Codie McSheffrey, 11, also claimed gold with Rooney taking bronze.

The 12-year-old girls claimed Town’s only clean sweep of the day as Ruby Le May, Humphrey and Day dominated, while Smith swam to his first gold of the meet, as Jarrett claimed a second.

Luke James, 11, picked up bronze in his age group, while McCarthy took silver and Thompson added another bronze.

After a short break it was the 50m breaststroke where O’Connor completed a hat-trick of golds and Le May took silver.

Jarrett made it four wins in four, as McCarthy took silver and Thompson another bronze.

And the 50m freestyle wrapped up an exciting morning of swimming as Kilby claimed gold and O’Connor silver, with Rooney picking up a silver, Humphrey gold and Le May silver.

Jarrett had to settle for silver this time, while McCarthy ended his meet with another gold.

Assistant head coach Voitek said: “There have been some great swims with lots of PBs. There is always much to learn at the start of a competitive swimming career and Enfield played great hosts to us.

“It is always rewarding to win the Top Visiting Club Trophy – well done to everyone that helped to make that happen.”

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