Over the weekend 31st January/1st February, Mount Kelly Swimming took 13 swimmers to compete at the London Aquatic Centre in the ASA Zonal Championships (South West of England, South East of England and London areas).
The Team came back with:- 4 silver medals, 7 bronze medals and 6 Mount Kelly Age Group records broken.
Dani Baker and Emily Cutler took silver and bronze in the 100m backstroke with times of 65.71 and 66.28. Dani’s time was a new 16 year old Mount Kelly Swim Squad age group record. Julian Chan Quee Lin was just out touched for the gold in the 200m freestyle, taking the silver with a time of 1:52.63, whilst Emily Cutler took her second bronze medal of the Meet with a new Mount Kelly age group record of 2.21.21 for the 16 year old 200m backstroke.
Megan Bowen (17) broke three Mount Kelly age group records with her swims in the 200m freestyle (2.04.80, bronze medal); 400m freestyle (4.24.95, bronze medal) and 800m freestyle (9.10.79, silver medal). Megan got straight out of the 800m freestyle to compete in the 100m freestyle and produced a time of 59.22, placing 4th – amazing! Chloe Barrow won 2 bronze medals; 100m fly and a great swim in the 50m fly for a new Mount Kelly age group record of 28.78.
Harry Hathaway was a silver medallist in the longest event of the weekend, the 1500m freestyle with a time of 16.48.61. For Toby Stanyer it was a birthday to remember. Sunday 1st February was his 17th birthday and Toby made the finals as the 5th fastest swimmer with a time of 2:13.98. In the final Toby improved his time to a 2.12.80 to take the bronze medal.
Well done to all who competed at the event: Danielle Baker, Chloe Barrow, Jake Bentley, Megan Bowen, Julian Chan Quee Lin, Emily Cutler, Louis Gautier, Harry Hathaway, Finn Linton, Will Luckham-Down, Abi Rawlings, Alex Seymour and Tobias Stanyer.
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