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Golden day for Camden Swiss Cottage swimmers

PUBLISHED: 11:32 11 December 2008 | UPDATED: 15:41 07 September 2010

CAMDEN Swiss Cottage notched a quartet of clean-sweeps at the Middlesex Winter Championships at Enfield on Saturday and Sunday. Ed Walsh led the way when he clocked 52 seconds to win gold for Swiss the 100m freestyle and followed up with victory in the 20

CAMDEN Swiss Cottage notched a quartet of clean-sweeps at the Middlesex Winter Championships at Enfield on Saturday and Sunday.

Ed Walsh led the way when he clocked 52 seconds to win gold for Swiss the 100m freestyle and followed up with victory in the 200m event.

Walsh, who has been selected for the England Talent Squad for next season, finished ahead of team-mates Felix Samuels and Harry Needs in the 100m event.

In the 200m race Walsh won gold, beating Alex Mackay and Felix Samuels bronze.

Walsh also won gold in the 50m fly and bagged a brace of silver medals in the 50m breaststroke and 50m free and bronze in the 400m free.

Swiss notched their third clean sweep when Alex Mackay, who bagged five golds, won the 100m back, ahead of Felix Samuels (silver) and Bogac Ayhan (bronze).

Mackay's other triumphs came in the 400m (4mins 1.54secs) the 1,500m free (15mins 52.72secs), the 400m medley (4mins 26.42secs) and the 200m fly (2mins 11.25secs). He also won bronze in the 200m free and the 200m medley.

Swiss's final clean sweep was in the 800m free where they had the first four home. The event was won by Joel Sands (8mins 46.83secs) from Alexander Burgess (silver), Felix Samuels (bronze), and Jessica Hobbs fourth.

Needs won three golds, four silvers and two bronzes. Needs won the 50m back in a best of (27.83secs), the 100m medley and the 100m fly.

Needs' silvers came in the 100m and 200m breaststroke, the 50m fly and the 200m medley and bronzes in the 50 and the 100m free.

Devon Robins landed gold in the 50m (29.43secs), 100m and 200m fly and Naiomi Wakeham-Aredes took gold in the 400m medley (5mins 15.98secs) and silver in the 200m breaststroke.

Swiss also dominated the relays, winning the Under-16 women 200m free, the 200m medley, the Under-14 boys 200m free, the 200m medley and the 400m men's free.

Others Swiss medallists included Santiago Parilli, Kelly Hookway, Reut Benaim, Katharine Spooner, Tamsin McKinnon, Sophie Rittenhouse and Iao Pok Wong.


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