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.
Coach Steve Baker writes: Leander juniors had a stunning victory in the first round of the Milton Keynes League, Division 2, held at Dunstable on 7th June. There were 49 events in all; Leander was first in 25 of them and second in 12. Download the full results (XLS).
The club also won 11 of 17 relays – a real measure of our strength in depth. Everyone worked together as a team and this was shown during the last event, ‘the cannonball’. The atmosphere can only be described as electric as for the last event the Leander team screamed their club mates home to victory.
Huge thanks to Caroline, Dave and Steve; the coaching team, supported by Sarah and Jake White as Team Managers.
Individual race winners:
- Stella Thomas
- Sandor Apponyi
- Ollie Stoole
- Reese George
- Layth Abdullah
- Bella Hodges
- Kirsten Harvie
- Lizzie Adelman
- Finlay Douglas
- Jordan Darling
- Jacob Taylor
- Emma Mango
Well done everyone! There are two more rounds to go, the next on 5th July.
Well done Reese George who took 200m Backstroke Gold in the London Region Age Group Champs at the Aquatics Centre. See the full results.