Portsmouth Northsea had a fabulous start to the Hampshire County Championships with our age group team. We are absolutely delighted with all the performances from our swimmers, with a massive amount of personal best swims and some simply astonishing results.
Henry Halloran-Day, age 13, has racked up an incredible 12 medals – 11 of the GOLD variety!
Henry has won gold in the 1500m Free, 400 Free, 400 IM, 200m IM, 200m Breast, 200m Free, 200 Fly, 100m Free, 50 Fly and was pipped to a silver in the 50 Free.
Henry also won gold with his team mates Cayden Guyett-Smith, Oscar Cawdron and Oliver Kettle in the 4×50 free and 4×50 medley relays.
Oliver Kettle, age 14, has also had a remarkable Championships coming home with 8 medals; 7 gold, 1 bronze. Oliver is definitely one to watch, he is an extremely fast sprinter. Ollie swam a formidable race in the 50m freestyle in a super-fast time of 25.6 seconds in the heats which he followed up with 25.75 in the finals, a full second ahead of his nearest competitor in the County. As a 14 year old that places him around 3rd fastest in the UK and we are sure he will be chasing a podium place at Nationals in the Summer.
Other medalists from the age group Championships from Portsmouth Northsea were;
Collette Guyett-Smith, age 12 who won Gold the 400 IM. Collette also gained an impressive 4 silvers and a bronze. Her brother Cayden Guyett-Smith, age 14 who won silver with a very fast swim in the 100 back.
Ethan Payne, age 12 who won Gold in the 100 Back – he also came home with two silver medals.
Liam Budd, age 15 who won Gold in the 1500m distance event
Freya McCauley-Wright, age 14, came back from 6th in the heats to gain a bronze in the final of 100 breast.
Maciek Cholewinski age 12, gained a silver and a bronze in the 50 & 100 breaststroke events.
Melissa Cooper won Silver in the 200 breast and a bronze in the 400 IM.
Olivia Clinton age 12 gained a bronze in the 800 free and Oscar Cawdron age 14 won silver in the 200 breast with a massive personal best time.
Congratulations to ALL our qualifiers!