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More medals for Islington's Anaconda swimmers

PUBLISHED: 10:04 22 May 2017 | UPDATED: 10:04 22 May 2017

Anaconda Swimming Club's Sadie Goldin and Elena Dewhurt

Anaconda Swimming Club's Sadie Goldin and Elena Dewhurt

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Dewhurst delivers at London Age Group event

Anaconda Swimming Club youngsters got among the medals at the London Regional Age Group Championships at the London Aquatics Centre and Crystal Palace.

The event was for 11 to 14-year-olds and Anaconda SC had 10 members in action in a total of 28 events, reaching seven finals and winning four medals.

Elena Dewhurst, 14, won gold in the 50m freestyle in 27.36secs to successfully defend her title, having clocked 27.16 in the heats to top the British rankings for her age.

Dewhurst added two bronze medals in the 100m freestyle (1.01.43) and 50m butterfly (30.48), while Sadie Goldin, 13, won bronze in her 50m backstroke final, clocking 33.24 after a heat time of 33.5.

The medal-winning duo continued their good form from the Middlesex Championships, where Dewhurst had won 50m butterfly and 50m and 100m freestyle golds, as well as 50m backstroke silver, and Goldin had won her 50m backstroke.

Meanwhile, Dorothy Brock, 14, qualified for the 100m final where her time of 1.03.55 placed her eighth and Dewhurst also made the 50m backstroke final where her time of 33.62 placed her in eighth.

The rest of the Anaconda squad at Regionals all recorded long course (50m) personal bests, including Leto Atherton, Alice Bayley, Polly Rayner, Mabli Elliman, James Brealey, McAlister, and Charlie Pliner.

Head coach Wayne Lock said: “This year’s London Region Age Group Championships have seen a mixed bag of results for our club that we will spend some time analysing.

“I am pleased with the club’s growing number of qualifiers and finalists and particularly Elena Dewhurst’s trio of medals.”

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