12 Aug Brentwood Swimming Club goes from strength to strength at national competitions
Brentwood Swimming Club have had one of the most successful seasons in their history. Since last September the club has grown and there are now around 130 swimmers that swim for the club, ranging in age and ability.
There was great success in the pool in different competitions. The younger swimmers finished 8th out of 15 teams in the Arena Junior League, a competition that they had entered for the first time. In the Essex league Brentwood secured their best ever result by finishing runners up, level on points with Basildon, who pipped Brentwood to the title as they had won more races across the four rounds.
More Brentwood swimmers than ever before qualified for the Essex Championships held at the Olympic Pool in Stratford, and at Basildon. There were also 14 swimmers who qualified and competed in the South East of England Regional competition.
As well as this 3 of Brentwood’s swimmers qualified for National Championships. Chloe Skelt swam at the British Nationals in Glasgow, finishing 17th in the 50 metre breaststroke. At the English Nationals in Sheffield, she competed in the 100m breaststroke final, finishing 9th and she finished 7th in 200m breaststroke final.
Rosie Brooks finished 16th in the 50 metre freestyle at Sheffield and Jacob Stephen won a Gold medal in the 50m breaststroke and he also competed in the 50m butterfly.
Club committee member, Simon Weston said: “For a club the size of Brentwood to achieve these results is unprecedented and all of the swimmers and coaches deserve a huge amount of credit.”