RTW MONSON MAKE WAVES AT SOUTH EAST REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
4th June 2017
Over this past weekend, RTW Monson Swimming Club attended the second weekend of the 2017 South East Regional Championship.
Jemimah Berkeley led the team with two dominant gold medals in the 100m and 200m 13 Years age group, breaststroke events. This ranks her 2nd fastest in Britain in the 13/14 yr age group for 50m and 100m breaststroke. Anna Leman also came away with two medals in the 100m and 200m breaststroke events in the 14 years age group. Hanna Lambert swam in the 50m butterfly final finishing in second place. All three swimmers qualified for this summer’s British Championships, which will be held at Sheffield’s Ponds Forge Pool, in July.
Izzy Hillsdon started Day one off with a personal best (PB) in the 100m freestyle, going 1:04.60. Izzy Mercer, who participated in eight events over the two weekends swam in the 100 freestyle, 50m backstroke, 50m butterfly, and the 200m freestyle. Harry Sinclair participated in the 100m butterfly and achieved a PB, going 1:15.97. Ryan Rabhi finished just outside of the finals, finishing in 9th place. Reuben Edwards got day two started with a positive, hitting a personal best in the 200m backstroke, with a time of 2:28.87. Grace Hobbs and Freddie Cunningham also participated in the splash-and-dash 50m events, in the 50m butterfly and 50m breaststroke, going 33.36 and 39.54 respectively.
The Coaches performance of the meet went to Emilia Vorster in the 50m butterfly. Not only did she do a personal best, she jumped into the top 20 in the region for her age group.
RTW Monson Head Coach, Simon Morley said, “It was great fun watching the athletes race this weekend. I saw a lot of growth during the meet, and some fantastic performances. I am very proud of all the athletes that have participated in the 15 & over, and the 14 & Under, South East Regional Championships. I hope that this gives the athletes plenty of motivation going into the last phase of the season.”