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Swimming: Killerwhales collect host of medals at Essex County Championships

PUBLISHED: 17:00 28 February 2018

Killerwhales face the camera at the Essex County Swimming Championships (pic: Killerwhales SC)

Killerwhales face the camera at the Essex County Swimming Championships (pic: Killerwhales SC)

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Killerwhales had plenty to celebrate at the Essex County Championships, collecting nine golds, five silvers, and seven bronzes.

The first block of the championships saw Noah Jameson-Neal win gold in the first boys’ event of the competition, the 400m freestyle.

Jameson-Neal then went on to claim bronze for the 100m freestyle later in the session.

Harry Spencer was next to add to the medal collection for Killerwhales, winning gold in the 400m freestyle.

Spencer and Jameson-Neal then demonstrated their ability to swim long distance, winning gold in their respective 1500m freestyle race.

Olivia Cooper, 11, continued Kilerwhales’ impressive form with a second-place finish in the 100m breaststroke.

Cooper then went on to win bronze medals in the 50m breaststroke, 200m individual medley and 200m butterfly.

Yasmin Kadhim and Allister Cummins both put in sensational performances in the 200m freestyle and 100m breaststroke respectively to each claim a bronze.

Jude Nolan-Day had a spectacular championship, setting two new clubs records in the 50m and 100m freestyle, as well as winning four medals.

Nolan-Day won gold in the 50m backstroke and also took home silver medals in the 50m and 100m freestyle and the 100m backstroke.

The final session saw a gold rush for Killerwhales, with Jameson-Neal rounding out his Essex Championships campaign with gold medals in the 400 individual medley, 200m freestyle and 200m butterfly.

Cummins showed great determination in the 200m breaststroke to win gold, while Cooper added a silver in the 200m breaststroke and a bronze in the 100m butterfly.

Other swimmers collecting place pennants awards for Killerwhales included Brianna Cummins, Daniel Sida, Ellie Shanahan, Isabel Setford, Jade Braybrooke, Lucie Davis, Macy Huthwaite, Rhys Penfold and Kadhim.

Head coach Darren Stevenson declared himself immensely proud of his young team and their display.

It certainly was a medal haul for all at Killerwahles to be proud of.

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