Thurrock Swimming Club placed ninth in County Championships

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First published in Sport

THURROCK Swimming Club showed what a talented squad of swimmers they have as they finished ninth overall in the county championships.

Competing in his first county championships, Nine-year-old Mide Olajide was crowned county champion for his age group winning golds in the 100m individual medley, 200m freestyle, 50m butterfly, 200m backstroke, 200m individual medley, 50m freestyle and silver in the 200m butterfly, 50m breaststroke, Jimmy Taylor, also competing in his first championships in the same age group, scooped silver in the 200m freestyle and joined his teammate in many of their respective finals and finished fourth overall in his age group for the championships.

Gracie Martin won gold in the age 10 years 100m individual medley, silver in the 400m individual medley, 400m freestyle, 200m breaststroke, 200m freestyle and bronze in the 200m backstroke and finished fourth overall in her age group for the championships.

Jamie Speers won gold in the age 10 years 100m individual medley, 50m butterfly, 400m individual medley, 50m freestyle, silver in the 50m backstroke, 200m freestyle, 400m freestyle, 200m butterfly, 50m breaststroke, 200m individual medley, 400m freestyle and finished second in his age group for the championships.

Martine Tran won gold in the age 12 years 50m butterfly and silver in the 50m backstroke, Andrew Martindale snapped up silver in the age 14 years for both the 100m butterfly and also the 200m butterfly and featured in many other finals throughout the championship.

He finished fourth overall for his age group.

TSC had many finalists throughout the championship including Luke Crofts, Jimmy Taylor, Mia Fursedonne, Lewis Cutting, Rebecca West, Azar Aitmarri, Lewis Cutting, Aaron Lambie, Jack Conroy, Harrison Jarvis, Jimmy Edgings and Louis Morris and James Martindale.

Other swimmers: Tilly Mayes, Imagine Stuart, Ellen Pegram, Robert Buckley, Joshua Ogunlesi, Kieron Harris, Brian Wong, Sam Barella, Eden Astbury, Kiara Marais, Annabel Speers, Jaheim Konteh, Willow Parkin, Aimee Newport, Abbigale Ridgway, Lillian Tagg, Rebecca Honeywell. Next month swimmers compete in the Regional Championships at Norwich.

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