Thurrock Essex & Regional Qualifier
Thirty nine swimmers represented Killerwhales at the Thurrock Essex & Regional Qualifier. A total of fifty nine medals were won across the thirty one events, ten Golds, nine Silvers, seven Bronze and 33 Placed finishes.
In the 9 year old age group fourteen medals were won. Odafe Abadioru won Gold in the 50m Butterfly in a time of 48.83, Silver in the 200m Breaststroke in 4:22.71 and earned a 5th Placed finish in the 50m Freestyle. Dylan Wood picked up five medals, Silver in the 100m IM in 1:47.19, Bronze in the 50m Backstroke in 46.93 and 50m Freestyle in 38.52 as well as two Placed finishes. Masie Lawn took home two Silvers, the first coming in the 200m Freestyle in 3:03.48 and the second in the 50m Backstroke in a time of 44.61, Masie also won Bronze in the 50m Freestyle and achieved a Placed finish in the 50m Butterfly. Ross Bishop had a Placed finish in the 200m Freestyle in 3:13.22 with Aidan Fourie finishing 5th in the 50m Breaststroke in 58.13.
In the 10 and 11 year old age group Sacha Thomas won three Gold medals, the first in the 100m IM in 1:24.15 followed by the 50m Breaststroke in 44.15 and the 100m Freestyle in 1:09.82, Sacha also won Silver in the 200m Freestyle and came 5th in the 100m Butterfly. Joshua Frampton won a Gold medal in the 50m Breaststroke in a time of 45.44 as well as finishing 4th in the 200m Breaststroke. Noah Jameson-Neal won a Silver medal in the 200m Butterfly in 3:13.09 and 4th in the 100m IM along with a Placed finish in the 200m IM. Thomas Dudman won Bronze in the 400m Freestyle in 5:54.67, with Matthew Nolan-Day finishing 4th in the 200m Butterfly in 3:34.65. Harrison Rider picked up three medals with Placed finishes in the 200m Backstroke in a time of 2:57.48 as well as the 100m Backstroke and 50m Breaststroke. Cydnie Peterson took home 4th in the 100m Butterfly in 1:22.85 and earned a Placed finish in the 100m Backstroke.
In the 12 and 13 year old age group Sam Little won Gold in the 50m Freestyle with a new club record time of 29.16 followed up with Silver in the 100m Freestyle and 200m IM, Bronze in the 50m Breaststroke and Placed finishes in the 50m and 100m Butterfly. Daniel Sida took home Four Gold medals in the 200m IM in 2:37.93, the 100m Breaststroke in 1:26.71, the 50m Butterfly in 32.25 and the 200m Backstroke in 2:33.76. Jade Braybrooke won Silver in the 50m Backstroke in 35.99 and achieved a Placed finish in the 400m Freestyle, with Christopher Stephens picking up two medals with Bronze in the 400m Freestyle in 5:09.86 and 4th in the 200m Freestyle. Charlie Brewster finished 6th in the 100m IM in 1:23.70, Kate Hill finished 6th in the 400m IM in 5:57.38 with Ragasatrio Hanafiah picking up a 6th Placed finish in the 200m Breaststroke in 4:17.17. Katie Fitzwater finished 5th in the 400m IM in 5:52.44 with Yasmin Kadhim taking home a Bronze in the 200m Freestyle in 2:28.45 and a 6th in the 100m Backstroke.
In the 14 years and over age group Haashim Hameed went home with six medals, his best finishes being in the 100m Backstroke in 1:15.37 and the 50m Backstroke in 35.65. Harry Spencer finished off the medal haul with a 4th Placed finish in the 400m Freestyle in 4:58.55 and 6th in the 200m Freestyle.