Hamilton Aquatics Storm to Success at the British Age Group National Championships
Hamilton Aquatics took 6 swimmers to the highly competitive, British Age Group Championships in Sheffield, England. Every swimmer did themselves and Hamilton proud with some gutsy swims, turning heads of other swimmers and coaches in the UK. Here is how they got on individually;
In Joshua’s last competition before he moves to Mexico, he did himself and Hamilton Aquatics proud, yet again. Joshua came away with some great PB’s, notably in his best event the 200m Butterfly where he achieved a time of 2.12.64, winning a Silver medal. Joshua also won a medal in the 400m Freestyle, coming away with a Bronze. Overall in the BAGCAT points, Joshua finished 5th in the Boys 13 years age group.
At his first national championships, Lewis stormed to some great PB’s, resulting in a Silver medal in the 200m Freestyle with a time of 2.06.54. Earlier in the week, Lewis managed to achieve a 4th place finish in the 100m Freestyle and a 9th place finish in the 400m Freestyle, both great PB’s.
Not only was Cameron the only 11 year old to achieve the qualifying times in the 100m and 200m Breaststroke in the 11/12 year old age group, he managed to make both finals, coming 8th in the 200 and 5th in the 100. The time of 1.16.26 for the 100m Breaststroke would put him top of the all time rankings as the fastest 11 year old ever in this event. Cameron’s outstanding performances meant that he came away with the 1st place shield for top 11 year old swimmer.
After a tough injury plagued season, Molly (reigning national champion) entered only one race of the 6 that she qualified for, the 100m Backstroke. With no expectation or pressure on how she would do, Molly showed why she is a winner, by making the final. In the final, Molly came away with a great PB of 1.08.77 to come 5th in the 11/12 year age group, exceeding all expectations and doing herself proud.
After qualifying for 6 events, Jakub managed to come 10th overall in the boys 11/12 year age group, coming away with some good PB’s and a number of finals along the way. Jakubs’ highest finish was 9th in the 200m Butterfly with a time of 2.29.82.
After qualifying for both the 100m and 200m Breaststroke events, Hannah swam her way in to the Sem-Final of the girls 14 year old 100m Breaststroke, coming in 19th position, just outside her PB. A great achievement after injury plagued preparation for her 2nd national championships.