Swimming: Medal success for Hackney Aquatics at London Regional Youth Summer Championships

The Hackney Aquatics boys' 4x200m relay team (right) collect their bronze medal (pic: Hackney Aquati

The Hackney Aquatics boys' 4x200m relay team (right) collect their bronze medal (pic: Hackney Aquatics) - Credit: Archant

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There was plenty of medal success for Hackney Aquatics members at the recent London Regional Youth Summer Championships.

Club members combined to win an impressive 15 medals in total as they continue to improve under the guidance of head coach Rick Hall.

Silver medals were collected by 15-year-old Jude Costley (50m backstroke, 100m backstroke); 15-year-old Kai Ogden (200m medley, 400m medley); 15-year-old Ryan McCoy (100m butterfly); 16-year-old Lily Girardet (50m backstroke, 100m backstroke); and 16-year-old Marlow Depeza-Purvis (200m medley, 400m medley).

Bronze medals went the way of Costley (50m butterfly); Ogden (200m backstroke); McCoy (200m butterfly); Girardet (200m backstroke) and Lara Tobias-Tarsh (200m breastroke).

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Ilyas Ahmed, Depeza-Purvis, McCoy and Ogden combined to take bronze in the boys’ 4x200m freestyle relay.

Fran Beaumont, Margot Celestine, Kaia Cudmore, Lottie Dahlen all reached finals at the meet, but were unable to medal.

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It was a fine display from all associated with the club who brought their largest ever squad to the meet.

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