Search

Camden Swiss Cottage have a Brand new young star in Biss

PUBLISHED: 16:30 29 April 2015

Julia Murphy in action for Camden Swiss Cottage

Julia Murphy in action for Camden Swiss Cottage

AJ McEver / CSCS

Nine-year-old Brandon Biss was the star man as Camden Swiss Cottage’s youngest stars stormed to victory in the first round of this year’s M11 Junior Swimming League at Basildon’s sporting village pool.

Swimming in Division One of the league against tough opposition, Camden produced a fine team effort to win with 293 points, ahead of Kent’s RTW Monson (252) and Dulwich Dolphins (247).

The promising Biss secured the first individual victory of the day with a decisive win in the 25m freestyle, and he also helped team-mates Josua Mara, Luka Cutler and Oliver Wright to grab double victory in the nine-year-old freestyle and individual medley relays.

Biss went on to join the 8x25m cannon relay team – alongside Edie McGrath, Scarlet Bureau, Gabriele Giovannoni, Marliese Rittenhouse, Danny Markov, Julia Murphy and Konrad Georgescu – and Camden won in an exciting finish against Thurrock.

Other vital individual wins came from 10-year-old Giovannoni, Rittenhouse, 11, and Murphy, 12, while there were close second-place finishes for Keith Mara, 10, Rittenhouse, Markov, 11, and Clementine Butler Brown, 12.

Two freestyle teams triumphed in relay races – the 10-year-old boys’ quartet of Antoine Divet, Leo He, Mara and Giovannoni, and the 12-year old-girls’ group of Amelia Sargent, Butler Brown, Larissa Giles and Murphy.

Coach Michelle McCarthy said: ‘This was a great team effort with some brilliant swims and I was proud of how all the Camden swimmers supported each other.

“What we need to do now is build on this performance and keep our focus – we’ve still got two rounds to go.”

Latest Hampstead & Highgate Sports News

Yesterday, 17:22

England boss Gareth Southgate has hailed Harry Kane after the Spurs forward grabbed a late winner to send the impressive Three Lions through to the UEFA Nations League finals.

Yesterday, 16:15

England hosted Croatia at Wembley in the UEFA Nations League on Sunday. Read on for Layth Yousif’s match report.

Yesterday, 16:09

Arsenal maintained their 100 per cent FA WSL record with a 4-0 win over Everton in Southport.

Yesterday, 15:58

England hosted Croatia at Wembley in the UEFA Nations League on Sunday. Read on for Layth Yousif’s PLAYER RATINGS

Yesterday, 15:51

Hendon made their longest ever League trip, to Tiverton on Saturday, and returned to London with a point from a goalless stalemate.

Yesterday, 13:01

Wingate & Finchley endured a frustrating afternoon at Nyewood Lane after slipping to defeat to Bognor Regis Town – despite twice taking the lead either side of the break.

Yesterday, 10:48

Arsenal want to be part of any discussions on a future European Super League, but deny they would break away from the Premier League it a new competition comes to fruition.

Yesterday, 10:31

Great Britain’s women were defeated 2-0 by Australia in their second match at the FIH Women’s Champions Trophy in China.

PROMOTED CONTENT

Looking to get your child interested in a sport? Allianz Park, home to rugby union team Saracens, welcomes people of all ages to join their family of supporters and discover how their core values Honesty, Discipline, Humility and Work Rate underpin everything they do off and on the pitch.

As part of a major refurb, the London Marriott Hotel Maida Vale has renamed its three new-look function rooms to reflect the geography and rich history of the area. The largest, perfect for weddings and large meetings, is named after a Hampstead subterranean river, The Westbourne.

Londoners seeking high quality houses for sale within easy commuting distance of the capital are being advised to look north to St Albans’ prestigious Gabriel Square development.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read Hampstead & Highgate sport

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Hampstead & Highgate Express
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now