Essec Championships Block C Report
Last weekend saw the final rounds of the Essex County Swimming Championships at Basildon. Braintree & Bocking SC had a large contingent of swimmers hoping to improve on what had so far been a very successful Championships. The springboard for their success came in the form of Ole Mills who not only added to his tally of golds (8 in total) but also scooped the top boy award for his age group. Braintree are becoming quite strong in the 16 year age group where Dylan Nutt joined Ole in the Fly and Breaststroke finals and along with Edmund Beaton turned out best times in abundance.
100 Club winner for February
Junior Swimmers of the Month - January
The Junior Swimmers of the month for January are Sophie O’Rorke and Joseph Thorpe.
Sophie has just recently moved up from Bronze to Silver and attends as many training sessions as possible. She works very hard, listens but most of all enjoys herself and is improving on all strokes, especially breaststroke.
Joseph has also recently moved up from Silver to Gold. Joseph attends as many sessions as he can, and even attends training before he goes off to rugby on a Sunday morning – dedication ! All his strokes are improving and he is especially good at diving.
Well done to both of you !
Essex Championships Block B
Braintree & Bocking S.C. had continued success during the Essex Swimming Championships. Ole Mills again proved his versatility over several events, coming away with four Golds to add to his tally of seven so far with one more round to go.
Essex Championships Weekend One Report
Saturday 17th January saw the beginning of The Essex County Championships where Braintree & Bocking Swimming Club made a fabulous start to the first weekend.
Highlight of the events came in the form of Ole M, competing for Braintree after a 4 year absence with Chelmsford, when he became County Champion in both the 100m and 200m Individual Medley events as well as making two other top eight finals all with P.B. times. Dylan N also made the 50m Free final with a creditable 26.02 P.B. The most improved swimmer during 2014 was Charles R who swam magnificently to take 2nd in the 50m back, 5th in the 100m Individual Medley and 5th in the 200m Breaststroke all in P.B. times. Finlay R also made the final of the 50m Backstroke in the same age group. They then teamed up with Harry M and Ben S to break the 2 minute barrier when being placed 7th in the 200M Freestyle relay final. Lee P still defies the age groups with a fantastic 3rd place in the 50m Backstroke and a top six finish in the 100m Individual Medley. Jodie M made her first County final with a 40.31 heat in the 50m Breaststroke but just tailed off in the final to record 41.30.