City of Oxford Swimming Club held their annual Club Championships at Leys Pool with a fast paced schedule of 34 events held over three weekends covering: sprints on 23rd-25th September; another main weekend of events on 1st-2nd October and an Open Distance Meet on 22nd October. City’s swimmers aged from eight to 50 competed for club honours, showing great attitude and competition skills at all levels. Some were swimming in the club championships for the first time and City’s older and National swimmers both inspired and coached the youngsters. Master’s swimmer, Matthew Gomez, age 50, demonstrated how to carry on being competitive in the pool.
Top gold medal winners were 11 year old Ayanna Fulga, 13 year old Billy Wotton and 17 year old David Murphy each amassing an amazing 16 golds! Ollie Conway, age 11, and Daniel Jenkins, age 15, took an impressive 13 gold medals apiece. Nine year old Nalinratn (Pearl) Sophastienph, Delphine Little, age 13, and Lily Brabbin, age 10, were all on outstanding form winning 12 golds, as was 12 year old Megan Smit winning 10 golds.
Eight year olds Tristan Dennis and Zofia Conway stormed to ten golds, as did Freddie Cooke, 14 years, Emily Ford, age 14, Emily Millington, age 16 and Elizabeth Oliver, age 19. Max Bolcato, age 14, took eight golds; while 10 year olds Ethan Bird and Lachlan Middleton and 15 year old Dotty Goodgame all won seven gold medals.
Other gold medallists were: Scarlett Shorter, Zara Porter, Juliet Anthony, Ellen Bagley, Rosie Hilton-Dew, Evie McLean, Tiana Porter, Mimi Morley Iszatt, Cathryn Peake, Safiya Sillah, Natasha Fenton, Zoe Coombs, Erin Gilchrist, Chiara De Vita, Lucy Gotta, Olivia Webster, Weiyi Tan, Ellie Millington, Maia Little, Emily Wood, Emily Nisbet, Amy Coombs, Kate Mills, Lauren Menzel, Jude Prichard, Angelos Agko, Barnaby Turner, Jack Rudd, James Brooks, Andrew Taylor, Morgan Smith, Mihailo Petrovic, Jamie Conway, Nicholas Skelton, Frederick Wilkinson, Gabriel Agostini, Daniel McNamara, Ewan McBain, Max Underwood, Callum Smart, Lewis Gilchrist, Ewan Springett, Adam Pinfold, Ewan Springett, Chris Currie and Matthew Gomez.
Swimmers who came 1st to 6th place in their age groups for each event are awarded medals and all swimmers will have a chance to celebrate at the COSC Awards night later in the year. Well done and thank you for everyone involved – from the swimmers and coaches to all the many volunteers – for such a successful championships and wonderful club atmosphere.
Full results are available from the City of Oxford Swimming Club website.