9 swimmers from the London Borough of Redbridge Swimming Club participated n this years National Swimming Championships held in Sheffield’s 50m pool.
Charlie Dentith, 17 (swimming in the 17&18 age group), was in awesome form setting a 3 second PB in the 200 breast (2.27), finishing 11th in the 17 year category. He then set a 1 second PB in the 200 fly (2.11). In the 200IM, Charlie smashed his best time by 2 secs (2.08) to make the semi finals. He then knocked off another half a second to finish in a time of 2.07 to make the 17&18 final. In the final, Charlie finished 7th, fractionally slower than his semi time (2.08).
On day 3, Charlie once again smashed his lifetime best by 1.5 secs in the 200 back finishing in a time of 2.09. This time also qualified him for the semi finals where he finished 16th overall. On the last day of the competition Charlie qualified 8th fastest into the 400IM final. In the final, he achieved another 2 sec PB (4.32) to finish 6th overall – 4th in the 17 year old category.
Craig Moate competed in the 200 free and 100 back disability events. In the 200 free, Craig was 0.6 outside his season’s best (2.13) but qualified for the national final. In the final, Craig finished 6th – this was quite impressive considering he had only returned to training following 3 weeks off due to illness. Craig then swam the 100 back on day 3. This was a great swim finishing in a lifetime best of 1.17.
Eloise Montanana competed in the 400 & 800 free. On day two, Eloise achieved a 2 second PB and qualified 9th fastest for the final. In the final, Eloise finished outside of her heat time and placed 10th overall. In the 800, Eloise just outside of her PB in a time of 9.53.
Lucy Harwood qualified for the 100 fly. This was her first national championships but she swam exceptionally well, achieving a 1 sec PB to swim under 70 secs.
Frank McGuirk, competed in the 14 year old 200 back. In the heats, Frank equalled his PB finishing in a time of 2.17.92 which qualified him for the semi final. In the semi final, Frank knocked 1.5 sec off his PB and came 1st reserve – however, this ranked Frank in the top 10 in Britain.
The boys 4x200 relay team, Kenneth Man, Fraser Scott, Ryan Nicholls and Frank Mcguirk swam really well, taking off 6 seconds from their previous qualification time. They also moved up a couple of positions in the table.Go Back