City of St Albans Swimming Club reach final

First published in Regional

City of St Albans Swimming Club have progressed through to the Division One final of the Herts Major League after finishing runners-up to Watford in the second round.

There were notable performances across all of the age-groups with Alex Ong in particular impressing on his return from injury by winning the Under-14 boy’s 100m breaststroke.

Further wins came with Monica Ong in the Under-12s 50m breaststroke, Lauren Stott in the Under-12s 50m butterfly and Lauren Winfield in the Under-16s 100m freestyle. For the boys, individual wins were achieved by Ben Muckleston in the Under-12s 50m freestyle, Oly Perry in the Under-14s 100m butterfly, Liam Curran in the Under-16s 100m butterfly; Robbie Lightowler in the Under-16s 100m backstroke and Peter Hensman in the Under-16s 100m breaststroke.

The open 100m breast stroke was won by James Loveman. St Albans also notched up points with a number of relay wins including the Under-14 boy’s medley 4x2 length relay by Elliott Wylie, Alex Ong, Oly Perry and Ross Ferreira; the Under-14 boy’s 4x2 length freestyle relay swum by Ross Ferreira, Alex Ong, Elliott Wylie and Oly Perry.

Other winners at the Herts event included the Under-16 boys 4x2 length medley by Robbie Lightowler, Peter Hensman, Liam Curran and Zac Horne; the Under-16 boy’s 4x2 length freestyle relay swum by Liam Curran, Peter Hensman, Robbie Lightowler and Zac Horne; and the girl’s Under-12 medley relay by Grace Wylie, Monica Ong, Lauren Stott and Ella Chown.

Head coach Stewart Melton said: “Well done to all of our swimmers who put in a superb effort on the day. This was evident in the fantastic results achieved. Our confidence is now high for next month’s final.”

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