Wycombe LC and Ealing Level 3 (2012)
With two competitions to choose from this weekend, Windsor Swimming Club sent squads to both Wycombe's Long Course meet and the Ealing Level 3 meet.
Windsor's younger swimmers flew out of the blocks in the first event at Wycombe. In the Boys' 400m Freestyle Matthew Burton (10) placed second in his age-group with a time of 5.35.4, while his teammate, Nimath Ukkash (11) finished slightly quicker in a time of 5.31.8.
Harvey Karavis fought a very close race in the 11 years age-group to finish second in the 100m Backstroke with a time of 1.19.5. During the latter heats Windsor dominated the 15 years age-group with Cameron Moffat winning in a time of 1.06.2, Alistair Bingham placing second in a time of 1.06.5, and Ege Karatayli finishing fourth in a time of 1.18.3.
Soon after, Bingham went on to victory in the 200m Freestyle with a time of 2.12.0, and Moffat went on to win the 50m Backstroke in a fantastic time of 30.3.
On the girls' side, showing strength in the sprint events, Milly Routledge (12) bested the opposition not only in the 50m, but also in the 100m Freestyle with strong times of 31.2 and 1.08.3 respectively.
Equally, Cassie Pratley (15) took gold in the 50m Butterfly with another great time of 32.0.
Celeste Lindeque (16) enjoyed a spree of first-place finishes, including the 50m Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke, and Butterfly, and also the 100m Butterfly.
Also for the younger age group girl sprinters, Katie Hopkins (11) took bronze in the 50m freestyle going on to take the gold in the 50m breast.
Not to be outdone by their female counterparts, the boys gave a similarly impressive display in the 50m Freestyle. Mathew Burton won the 10 years age-group by almost two seconds in a time of 31.1, while teammates Karavis and Moffat placed first in their respective age-groups.
Alex Vine, the club's new assistant coach looked on attentively and was very congratulatory toward his swimmers in what he described as an "awesome weekend".
In two weeks the team begins its campaign at the County Championships.