Stephen Baker writes: Leander juniors were too strong for their rivals in the second round of the MK League, Div 2 at Aylesbury. What made this performance so good was that we were effectively fielding two teams on the day with many swimmers at the London Youth Games.
Out of 49 events, Leander was first in 18 and second in a further 14. Really pleasing was that we had only 2 disqualifications and those from gala debutants. Of the 17 relays we won 8 (could have been 9 but for a DQ). This is a real measure of strength in depth and a great credit to the swimmers and coaches. Continue reading
Well done to all who attended the Surrey Development Meet on Saturday 28 June. There were tons of PBs, medals and ribbons. The swimmers loved it and parents seemed to be very happy.
Here’s a picture of the team including the very hard working coaches, who did an outstanding job in motivating swimmers. Read the results online.
At the Wandsworth Borough Championships, Leander won the Combined Team, the Boys’ Team and the Girls’ Team Trophies. Check out the trophy cabinet at Ernest Bevin in the next couple of weeks to view the trophies.
In Lorraine’s words “it was a great meet, and we won it by a country mile.’
Thanks to all the swimmers and helpers who turned up, despite swimming late into the evening on Saturday at the Surrey Development meet.
Read the results for Sunday morning and Sunday afternoon,
Well done everyone who swam at the Wandsworth Borough Champs on 21st June. You can now view the results from session one and session two.
Well done again to Reese George, who won the 11 year old 100 Back in the London Regional Champs on June 14, and in the process swam fast enough to qualify for the National Championships!
Full gala report to follow.
Gold Squad member Sándor Apponyi swam in the finals of the London primary school championships on 11 May, and is now the breaststroke champion with a new schools’ record of 17.92s! He has even been asked to go to Bejing next March to compete in the Interschools Olympics.