Posted By : Cheshunt SC On 2015-06-13 01:25:00


Saturday 6th June 2015 saw our youngsters take part in the 2nd round of the Peanuts League where they were up against Harpenden, Hitchin, Hertsmere Flyers, Hatfield B and 

Ware. The competition was strong and Cheshunt team finished 5th on the night, where just 5 points separated 3rd and 6th place!

During an exciting race an excellent last 10 metres saw Aaron Pickard pick up our first win of the night, boys U/11 Freestyle, with a time of 16.55. This success was followed by Ela Norton, girls U/12 Breaststroke (20.55) and Emily Lush, girls U/13 50m Backstroke, (35.84) and the 50m Freestyle, (31.29), both girls having comfortable wins.

2nd place finishes came from Jake Evans, boys 9 Years Freestyle, (17.52), Zane Batt, boys U/13 Backstroke, (37.00), Ben Crossman, boys 9 Years Backstroke, (24.35) & Sinran Misir, girls 9 Years Breaststroke, (25.56). Just missing out on first place were our 8 x 25m Squadro

n team of Sinran Misir, Jake Evans, Dayna Shepperson, Aaron Pickard, Millie Clarke, Taylor Coe, Emily Lush and Zane Batt who competed in a very exciting race.

Other good swims, showing their hard work in training, came from Millie Clarke, girls U/12 Backstroke, (19.18), Taylor Coe, boys U/12 Backstroke, (19.61), Anastasios Karameros, boys U/13 Breaststroke, (45.55) & Butterfly, (42.18), Ben Brookman, boys U/12 Freestyle, (17.18). Together with Dayna Shepperson, girls U/11 Breaststroke, (25.04), Victoria Townsend, girls 9 Years Freestyle, (22.78), Josh Horner, boys 9 Years Breaststroke, (31.64), Evie Grattan, girls U/13 Butterfly, (46.46), Emilia Gitev, girls U/11 Butterfly, (27.29) & Jack Pym, boys U/12 Breaststroke, (23.61)

There was also improvement on times from the previous round for Aimee Williams, girls U/13 Freestyle, (16.81), Ashlee Willett, girls 9 Years Backstroke, (27.63), Rosie Batt, girls U/12 Butterfly, (19.33) Hugo Connolly Harding, boys U/13 Freestyle, (35.53) Tara Safavi-Zadeh, girls U/11 Backstroke, (23.46), William Brookman, boys U/11 Backstroke, (24.01) & Rohan Misir, boys U/11 Breaststroke, (24.21).

Assistant Head Coach Richard Walker said “It was a good night overall from the swimmers and the final placing on the night did not reflect how they swam. Some errors and disqualifications set us back in what was a tight finish between 6th and 3rd place. Looking towards the 3rd round on the 4th July, with a full team to choose from I am confident that we will be able to improve a lot more”.