The 2013 Surrey Championships kicked off this weekend and saw KRSC finish with six silver and seven bronze medals. In addition to the medal winners, KRSC swimmers finished in "finalist" positions (top eight) in a further 17 events. Congratulations to all our medal winners and finalists (details below) but also well done to every one of the swimmers who competed with many achieving fantastic individual results.
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The Easter weekend saw KRSC swimmer Joe Clark win gold in the 1500m freestyle at the British Gas Swim Wales Age Group and Youth Championships in a time of 17.23.59. He also picked up silver for the 400m freestyle, bronze for the 200m freestyle and a finals place for the 100m fly. Meanwhile Alex Panayides won a bronze medal in the 800m freestyle and Will Clark achieved a PB in the 50m freestyle in a time of 27.44 seconds.
The final weekend of the Surrey Championships saw Kingston adding a further four medals to their winnings this year and taking the total to 33 – four gold, eleven silver and eighteen bronze.
It was another good weekend for Joe Clark who added two silver medals to his existing haul of three gold and four bronze medals. And 12 Kingston swimmers made it to the finals (top eight) over the weekend in addition to the medal winners.
Crystal Palace, Sunday 11th March was the setting for the third week of the Surrey County Age Group Championships where a full day of 50m sprints saw Kingston Royals swimmers add a further six medals (three silver and three bronze) to their previous total of 23.
With almost 700 swimmers present for the freestyle event alone, competition was fierce. But despite this Kingston Royals swimmers made it into a further 13 finals races on top of the six medal wins.
After the third weekend of racing, Kingston are lying fifth out of twenty four in the team rankings.
This weekend was the first weekend of the Surrey County Championships and Kingston Royals Swimmers picked up three gold, two silver and seven bronze medals at the long distance events held at Surrey Sports Park in Guildford. Full details can be found on the Surrey Swimming website.
Saturday, 4th February was the 1500m freestyle event for boys and the 800m freestyle event for girls. Sunday, 5th February was the 400m freestyle and 400m IM events for both boys and girls.