Oxfordshire & North Bucks County Championships- Long Distance and relays
The first weekend of the Oxon & North Bucks County Championships saw the City of Oxford Swimming Club begin their quest to take the County Championship Title for a fourth consecutive year. Their defence began in impressive style with both the boys’ 13/14 year old 4 x 50m medley and 4 x 50m freestyle relay teams winning gold. Nicholas Skelton, Billy Wotton, George Rudd and Gabriel Agostini lead from start to finish in the medley relay to take gold in 2.03.35. Skelton, Wotton and Agostini were joined by Theo Cooke to take the freestyle relay gold in 1.51.58. The 11/12 year old boys’ relay team of Freddie Cooke, Morgan Smith, Jamie Conway and Miki Petrovic took silvers in both the 4 x 50m medley relay (2.22.62) and 4 x 50m freestyle relay (2.09.72).
In the Men’s Open 1500m freestyle, Fabian Whitbread took silver in a time of 16.16.73 with 15 year old Callum Smart taking bronze in the Men’s Junior 1500m in 17.14.65. In the Women’s Open 800m freestyle 16 year old Emily Nisbet took silver in 9.22.47 with 15 year old Alissa Clarke taking bronze in the Junior event in 9.43.02.