Surrey Age Group Championships - Week 2

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The 2nd and final session of the Surrey County Championship for 2024 at the Surrey Sports Park was completed over the weekend 3rd/4th of February. Woking SC was aiming to hold onto second place which we achieved and even consolidated our position by moving further ahead of teams behind us. This highlights the solid depth that Woking Swimming Club has at present. 

This is a great build block to lead into the South-East Regional Championships.

Swimmers, who place in the Top 8, score points for the club with both male and female swimmers ranking 2nd. Overall Woking are also sitting 2nd in the Tinlin Trophy.


Overall Position

1) Guildford                             2471.5

2) Woking                                752

3) Elmbridge                           515

4) Leatherhead                       506

5) Sutton and Cheam             354

Tinlin Trophy

1) Guildford                             2074

2) Woking                                724

3) Elmbridge                           474

4) Leatherhead                       342

5) Sutton and Cheam             330


Day 1

Session number 1

Started with the Women’s 1500m Freestyle and Gold to Ellie Macleod in 20.02.56 (13 years) and Darcey Arnold in 18.29.12 with Lucy Wheeler 4th in 19.45.98 (14 years). Harriet Larwood was 7th in 19.46.58 (15 years) and Sophie Cutler took Bronze 20.28.00 (16 years).

The Men’s 400IM was the next with Morgan placing 6th in 6.31.56 (12 years). This was followed by Joshua Hutchison 5.34.54 with Bronze, Alexander Song in 5.40.47 was 4th and Takara Hasegawa-York was 6th 5.47.18 (13 years). Then, Ryan Turner was 5th in 5.24.75 and Alfie Davis in 5.31.38 was 6h (14 years). Galahad Reeve 5.39.60 was 8th (15 years)

Women’s 50m Breaststroke was the first final of the morning with Lucy Wheeler gaining a Bronze in 36.45 (14 years) followed by Tilly Lockyer in 6th in 38.06 and Eleanor Carnell 7th with 38.99 (15 years), Tegan Gale with 8th in 38.60 (16 years).

Last final of the morning session was the Men’s 50m Backstroke starting with Alexander Song 34.34 coming 7th (13 years). Ryan Turner for 6th in 32.69 (14 years) and his brother Daniel finish 5th in 29.66 (16 years) 

Session number 2

Women’s 200m IM was the first medal event of the afternoon with Ellie Macleod took Gold with 2.38.17 and Eva Selden finished 7th in 2.47.02 (13 years). Darcey Arnold took silver in 2.31.62 and Lucy Wheeler was 8th with 2.43.42 (14 years).

Men’s 200m Butterfly was next starting with Joshua Hutchison taking Silver in 2.44.83 and Takara Hasegawa-York 2.55.87 (13 years). Ryan Turner gained Bronze in 2.39.01 and Alfie Davies 2.47.61 in 8th (14 years).

First final of the afternoon was the Women’s 100m Butterfly with Keeley Thomas with 1.22.01 in 6th and Abby Whittaker in 1.23.85. Ellie Macleod took Gold in 1.12.22, Francesca Johnson with Bronze in 1.13.52 and Erin Henderson 1.16.58 was 4th (13 years). Darcey Arnold with 1.08.75 was 4th (14 years) and Violette Hornzee was 7th with 1.13.25. Tegan Gale the took Gold in 1.06.30 and Abi Elford was 7th in 1.14.65 (16 years)

Then the Men’s 100m Backstroke followed to finish the day. Alexander Song was 7th in 1.16.54 (13 years) then Ryan Turner 1.11.52 was 6th (14 years). Daniel Turner finished the day in 1.04.57.


Day 2

Session number 1

Joshua Hutchison Started Day 2 for Woking Swimming Club in the Men’s 800m Freestyle with a Gold 10.24.12 (13 years), Alexander Song finished 4th in 10.34.66 (14 years). Ryan Turner then took Gold in 9.38.88 (14 years).

Women’s 400m Freestyle was next with Abby Whittaker taking her first Surrey medal with a Silver in 5.06.26 (12 years). Next, with Gold was Ellie Macleod in 5.01.44 and Eva Selden was 8th in 5.14.14 (13 years). Darcey Arnold grabbed a Silver in 4.41.94 (15 years). Harriet Larwood was 8th in 5.01.02 (15 years) and Abi Elford in 5.03.08 was 7th (16 years).

The Women’s 200m Backstroke with Abby Whittaker 2.44.28 coming 4th (12 years). Erin Henderson was also 4th 2.44.04 and Ellie Macleod in 5th with 2.44.91 (13 years). Verity Larwood was 6th in 2.39.77 (14 years) and Violette Hornzee 2.34.86 took Bronze in 2.34.86 (15 years). Tegan Gale gained Silver with 2.36.83 (16 years) and Sadie Warmington 2.33.88 was 5th (17 and over)

The first final of the morning session was the Men’s 50m Freestyle which started with Joshua Hutchison in 28.43 who took Gold (13 years) and Ryan Turner took Bronze in 26.91 with Alfie Davis placing 5th 28.01 (14 years). Ben Platt was 7th in 25.72 (16 years).

Last final of the morning was the Women’s 50m Butterfly starting with Keeley Thomas 7th in 34.99 (12 years). Next Francesca Johnson took Silver in 31.92, Ellie Macleod took Bronze 32.27 and Erin Henderson 32.96 was 5th (13 years). Then Darcey Arnold was 4th in 30.57 and Alex Platt was 8th in 31.72 (14 years). Finishing the morning with Tegan Gale gaining a Silver with 29.43 (16 years). 

Session number 2 

The final session of the weekend started with the Women’s 200m Butterfly and Woking had Abby Whittaker taking 7th in 3.10.49 and Keeley Thomas 8th in 3.13.30 (12 years). Ellie Macleod took Gold in 2.46.46 (13 years). Darcey Arnold took Bronze 2.41.15 and Verity was 4th 2.45.04 (14 years). 

In the Men’s 200m IM Joshua Hutchinson was 4th in 2.40.98 and Takara Hasegawa-York in 2.43.38 was 7th (13 years). Next Ryan Turner was 5th 2.32.39 and Alfie Davis was 8th 2.37.08 (14 years).

With the last two finals to finish off the Championship the Women’s 100m Freestyle was the first event with Francesca Johnson taking silver in 1.04.56 and Erin Henderson (after a swim off) was 8th in 1.06.61 (13 years). Alexandra Platt gained Silver in 1.00.64 and Darcey Arnold 1.01.12 took the Bronze (14 years). Isabelle Rose 1.04.65 was 6th and Violette Hornzee was 8th in 1.06.01 (15 years). Tegan Gale took Silver in 58.96 (16 years) and Sadie Warmington was 1.01.86 7th (17 and over).

Finishing off with the Men’s 100m Butterfly starting with James Toghill 1.25.85 was 6th (12 years). Bronze went to Joshua Hutchinson with 1.11.79, Takara Hasegawa-York was 5th in 1.15.50, Israel Marango 1.17.60 was 7th and Alexander Song in 1.19.03 was 8th (13 years). Then Alfie Davis was 5th in 1.07.99 and Ryan Turner in 1.09.27 was 6th (14 years). Finishing the Meet with Daniel Turner in 8th place 1.02.97 (16 years). 

Age Group Overall Places

Ellie Macleod was the Top 13y Girl

Joshua Hutchinson was 3rd in the Boys 13y

Darcey Arnold was 3rd in the Girls 14y 

Medal Tally:

·       19 Gold

·       22 Silver

·       21 Bronze

 166 Top 8 finishes!