Camden Swiss Cottage secure four silvers and a bronze at Longon Region Winter Championships
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Camden Swiss Cottage secured four silver medals and a bronze as they took part in an early-season competition at the London Region Winter Championships in the Olympic Park.
Camden had more swimmers in action than any other club in the 25m pool – and Alex Borisov, Ally Larson, Bryce Puszet and Olivia Halsted all earned places on the second step on the podium, while Alexander Kapanadze was third in his event.
Head coach Matt Heathcock said: “I was very proud of the team’s performance over the weekend. We are moving forward very positively to our main target meet, which will be in Bristol in two weeks’ time. The swimmers showed some excellent technical skills and their team spirit was good to see.”
Borisov took silver in the 16 years-and-under 100m individual medley, setting a personal best time of one minute 2.82 seconds – and he was also fourth in the 400m IM while reaching the finals of the 50m, 100m and 200m breaststroke events.
The 16-year-old additionally achieved two difficult qualifying times for the National ASA Winter Championships, which will be held in Sheffield in December.
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Larson, 16, was second in the 16 years-and-under 200m IM in a PB of 2:20.70 and fourth in the 100m butterfly, while making the finals of three other events. She broke the magic one-minute barrier in the 100 freestyle for the first time, clocking 59.37.
Puszet, 17, grabbed a silver of his own after posting 2:09.23 in the 200m backstroke, while also making two other finals – and Halsted completed the quartet of Camden silver medallists in the 17 years-and-over 800m freestyle, recording a PB of 9:40.50.
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Halsted was also sixth in the 400m freestyle and eighth in the 200m freestyle, while Kapanadze, 18, claimed bronze in the 17 years-and-over 400m IM in 4:43.89.
Fourteen other Camden swimmers were involved in finals but missed out on places on the podium.