City of Oxford Swimming Club (COSC) competed at the Maxwell meet on 24-25th June and put their training to the test with some fast and furious swims. The top three places in the elite swimmers categories were decided by just a few hundredths of a second in some circumstances. But this didn’t stop COSC climbing the medal tables as the team brought home 114 medals (33 gold, 41 silvers and 40 bronzes) and achieved a point total of 5518 (Boys: 2406 & Girls: 3112), guaranteeing COSC the top visiting club position. The atmosphere at the Aqua Vale pool in Aylesbury was exciting and especially on the occasions in the boys 200m IM when Oxford achieved the top five places in one of the heats.
Among the strong COSC squad at Maxwell, the backstroke and breaststroke swimmers contributed significantly, winning more than half of the medal tally. Outstanding contributors were Tristan Dennis (age 9) with four golds and one silver, Elani Ioannnuo (age 9) with one gold, three silver and two bronze, Pearl Sophastienphong (age 10) with one gold, five silver and four bronze, Lily Brabbin (age 11) with three silver and three bronze, Lara Mills (age 12) with eight golds, Oliver Conway (age 12) with one gold, two silver and one bronze, Jasmine Johnson (age 13) with one gold, six silver and one bronze and Dominic Mills (age 16) one gold, one silver and three bronze. A full breakdown of the medal winners can be seen in the attached press release.