Golden day for Camden swimmers Rosie and Leo
ROSIE Hughes and Leo Jaggs won the Alan Lawrence Memorial Award at the Middlesex Winter Championships on a great day for Camden Swiss Cottage.
Hughes bagged three gold medals and broke the one minute and four second barrier for the first time in the 100m backstroke when she clocked a 0.56 second personal best to win in 1.03.85.
The 15-year-old also swam a best in the 50m backstroke (30.17), won the 100m freestyle (1.01.01) and bagged a silver medal in the 200m backstroke.
Jaggs clocked bests when winning the 100m and 200m backstroke, in 59.68 and 2.14.97 and the 50m butterfly in 26.81.
Jaggs also won silver medals in the 50m freestyle, the 200 freestyle and the 50m backstroke.
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Jessica Hobbs was another triple gold medal winner. She won the 200m freestyle in 2.09.14, a two-second best, and the 200m and 400m individual medleys. She added to that when she won silver in the 50m butterfly in a best of 30.55.
Edward Graham won golds in the 800m and 1500m freestyle and in the 400m medley (4.47.83).
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The hard-working Sarah Taylor-Reid recorded 10 bests along with winning gold in the 100m breaststroke, silver in the 200m breaststroke and bronze in the 50m freestyle events.
Adding to the medal count was 17-year-old Felix Samuels, who won the 50m freestyle in a best of of 23.95 and a bronze medal in the 200m freestyle.
Naiomi Wakeham-Aredes grabbed a hat-trick of bests when winning the 200m breaststroke in 2.44.77 and finishing second in the 100m breaststroke and third in the 100m medley.
Kelly Hookway competed in a total of 13 events, winning several medals and breaking many of her previous best times.
Highlights for Hookway were winning the 200m butterfly in a six second best of 2.31.73 and also gaining her first national qualifying time. She also won silver and bronze medals.
Scott Broadis won the men’s 15-16 years 200m breaststroke in 2.35.73.