Woking’s swimmers converged on Rushmoor open meet at the weekend on a quest to secure times that will prove quick enough to gain those elusive rankings spots for Nationals qualification. If the amount of medals plundered was anything to go by, they will certainly fancy their chances when the qualification window shuts at the end of May.
No less than thirty three golds were won across the weekend, with the number of silvers (thirty) and bronzes (twenty one) also mightily impressive. Amy Robins led the charge, securing an astonishing five golds and two silvers across the two days. She was joined in the gold rush by Ollie Zalaf and Hannah Burvill, who both claimed three golds apiece – Ollie securing an additional silver as well – and by Calum Ferguson, Andrew Roy, Charlotte George and Ed Lee, who all took two golds each. Thirteen other swimmers also topped the podium over the course of the weekend, all the way through from the Nine Years age group to the Open category.
Woking’s strength in depth presented itself in other ways too, with several instances of the club securing multiple medals in the same event and age group. Particular highlights included the 50m backstroke, where in the 16/Over age group Woking’s male swimmers occupied 2nd through to 5th; the 50m freestyle, in which the 15 year old boys were 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th and the 16/Over boys were 1st, 2nd and 4th; and the 50m butterfly, where both the 15 years and 16/Over boys took all three gold, silver and bronze medals.Share this page: