Bishop's Stortford Swimming Club began the Swim England Hertfordshire County Championships with a bangin Borehamwood
Bishop's Stortford Swimming Club began the Swim England Hertfordshire County Championships with a bang by claiming eight gold medals.
Club members bagged 23 medals in total during the first of four weekends of action in Borehamwood.
The golden gang were Jessie Fields (women's 100m fly, 14 years), Alex Catton (men's 100m back, 16 and over), Alice Longman (women's 100m free, 13 years) and Kaia Phillips (women's 100m free, 14 years) along with Mehdi El Mansar (men's 200m IM, 16 and over), Kirsty Neill (women's 200m IM, 13 years), Callum Cox (men's 100m fly, 14 years), who was swimming for his old club Ware, and Sami Zemzami (men's 400m free, 15 years).
Silver medals were won by Millie Fields, James Gisborne, Zemzami (two), Phillips, Mia Carter, Cox, Neill and El Mansar.
Bronzes were bagged by Jago Derrington, Bryn Couser, Phillips, Fields, Longman and Lauren Gore.
There were also good performances by the likes of Ethan David-Tostevin and Zoe Opiyo, who reached finals in their first county championships.
Men's 100m free – Silver Callum Cox (14) and Sami Zemzami (15), 4 James Gisborne (15), 5 Leo Suo-Saunders (12)
Women's 100m free – Gold Alice Longman (13) and Kaia Phillips (14), Silver Millie Fields (16+), 5 Lilian Opiyo (14), 6 Zoe Opiyo (10/11) and Meisha Trend-Evans (14)
Men's 100m fly – Gold Callum Cox (14), Silver Sami Zemzami (15), 4 Callum Davis (16+)
Women's 100m fly – Gold Jessie Fields (14 years), 5 Grace Mason (14) and Jess Penkul (16+), 7 Issy Good (15)
Men's 100m back – Gold Alex Catton (16+), Bronze Jago Derrington (14), 5 Callum Cox (14), 6 Ethan David-Tostevin (10/11)
Women's 100m back – Silver Kaia Phillips (14) and Mia Carter (16+), 4 Freya Reilly (15)
Men's 100m breast – Silver James Gisborne (15), Bronze Bryn Couser (16+), 4 Leo Suo-Saunders (12), 6 Oliver Gisborne (12), 7 Mehdi El Mansar (16+)
Women's 100m breast – Silver Kirsty Neill (13), Bronze Alice Longman (13) and Lauren Gore (14)
Men's 200m IM – Gold Mehdi El Mansar (16+), 4 James Gisborne (15), 7 Oliver Gisborne (12)
Women's 200m IM – Gold Kirsty Neill (13), Bronze Kaia Phillips (14) and Millie Fields (16+)
Men's 400m free – Gold Sami Zemzami (15), Silver Mehdi El Mansar (16+), 4 Jago Derrington (14) and James Gisborne (15).
11 years – Ethan David-Tostevin, Zoe Opiyo
12 years – Alexander Filionescu, Alice Lowe, Beau Reilly, Brandon Macdonald-Williams, Catherine Clune, Eliza Andrews, Hannah Robinson, Leo Suo-Saunders, Megan Hull, Oliver Gisborne, Tain Phillips
13 years – Ellen Millar-Bond, George Cooper, George Taylor, Imogen Tang, Jacob Hayes, Alice Longman, George Grimwood, Kirsty Neill
14 years – David Badcock, Elizabeth Clune, Emma Fields, Fergal Barry, Grace Mason, Jago Derrington, Jessica Fields, Kaia Phillips, Lauren Gore, Leanne Suo-Saunders, Lilian Opiyo, Meisha Trend-Evans, Miriam Moukdad, Samuel Carter, Sebastian Clark, Callum Cox (Ware)
15 years – Freya Reilly, Isabella Good, James Gisborne, Laura Hull, Mohamed Zemzami
16+ – Alexander Catton, Amy Wright, Bryn Couser, Callum Davis, Callum Harold, Eleanor Mason, Hannah Morgan, Jessica Penkul, Josie Pretious-White, Mehdi El Mansar, Mia Carter, Millie Fields, Nellie Eastland, Nick Botha, Sarah Carroll.
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