Camden Swiss Cottage swimmers are already in the Zone in Somerset
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Camden Swiss Cottage’s swimmers made a strong start to their season as an elite squad returned from the 2014 Amateur Swimming Association South Zonal Meet with a host of medals.
Camden were facing tough competition at Millfield School in Somerset, taking on the very best that the south, south east and south west a have to offer – and the north Londoners more than held their own.
Isobel Moffatt, 15, had a particularly strong weekend, finishing with a brilliant silver medal in the 50m butterfly.
In doing so, she missed the British Championships qualifying time by an agonising 0.01 of a second – and she also powered home to touch fifth in the longer 100m event.
Indigo Mathews, 14, put in a strong performance in the 200m freestyle, taking a bronze medal in two minutes 11.79 seconds, while showing her versatility to take fifth in the 400m individual medley and sixth in the 200m backstroke.
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Maddy Hookway, 14, continued to show good form, finishing just off the podium in fourth place in the 100m breaststroke while clocking a great new personal best time of 1:17.90.
Hookway also sprinted strongly to take fifth place in another impressive new best time in the 50m event.
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Also putting in notable performances were 15-year-old Bryce Puszet, who swam a new best time in the 200m freestyle, and 14-year-old Andrew Garcia, who achieved a new best in the 50m free.
Head coach Tim Hartley said: “I was pleased with the form this early in the season and we had a good number of really strong swims.
“We’re in a tough training period at the moment and all the indicators at this stage are very positive.”