Swimming club make it a hat-trick of triumphs

NEWHAM swimming club won the Essex swimming league for the third year in a row at East Ham Leisure Centre recently. Out of the 49 events swum, Newham had 22 first places, eight seconds and six third place finishes. Newham s boys 16-years plus age group re

NEWHAM swimming club won the Essex swimming league for the third year in a row at East Ham Leisure Centre recently.

Out of the 49 events swum, Newham had 22 first places, eight seconds and six third place finishes.

Newham's boys 16-years plus age group relay teams consisting of Ainsley Morgan, Danny Burke, Joe Gordon, Sumit De, Jake Hammond, Ben Lavers and Daniel Faria came first in all four galas, an achievement matched by the 15 years and under boys team of Cameron Chesney-Brown, Charlie Gordon and Sachin Dabasia.

On the night there were also outstanding swims from the girls. Alina Shevchenko in the 11 and under-50m backstroke, Aoife Clarke-McGhee in the 13 and under 50m backstroke.


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In the boys' team, there were wins for Joe Forster in the 13 and under 50m backstroke and freestyle, Malek Pobi-DaSilva in the 11 and under 50m freestyle, Cameron Chesney-Brown in the 15 and under 50m breaststroke.

Also winners were Jake Hammond in the 15 and under 50m butterfly, Daniel Faria in the 15 and under 50m freestyle, Ainsley Morgan in the 16 and over 50m butterfly and 100m freestyle, plus Joe Gordon in the 100m backstroke.

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The rest of the team were 11 and under swimmers Sharon Okito, Arevic Mezhlumyan, Aziza Bagura, Esther Graham and 13 and under swimmers Sarah Boulter and Nya Petanaud. The squad was completed by Emma Andrews, Sarah Boulter, Carolina Faria, Amy Nickals, Suley Silva, Lauren Boulter, Ezra Rimmell, Ivan Langrad, Charlie Finkand, Andy Okito, Benny Okito, Ben Stuckey and Jed Rimmell.

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