Posted By : Cheshunt SC On 2015-09-05 22:59:18

Early morning on Sunday 19th July, 12 intrepid swimmers set off for Norwich to compete in the Regional Open Water Championships.
Cheshunt has one of the largest team entered and first up was Tegan in the 3k event. After her success at the Welsh Open water Championships she was up against a strong field from the east Region. After the 1st lap (of 3) she was sitting in 3rd place a few seconds behind the leading 2 swimmers. Despite her efforts on the next 2 laps she could not close the gap finishing in an excellent 40min 23 sec putting her 3rd in the Region and 2nd in the County.

The 800m was the next race with Aaron Pickard, Taylor Coe, Rosie & Zane Batt, Chloe Burko-Boateng, Eleanor Turpin, Megan Pope, Alara Norton Stewart Fixter & Daniel Lush all competing in their first ever open water event.

In the 11/12yrs age group strong swims from Taylor & Aaron saw them finish 10th & 13th place respectively with Chloe in 15th place & Rosie in 22nd place in the girls event. Zane Batt went even better in the age group by claiming 3rd place in the Region and 1st in the County, an excellent result for him.

Cheshunt had 3 girls competing in the 13/14yrs age group with Eleanor coming home in 11th   position Megan in 8th position and Alara again in her first open water   event coming away with a 3rd place in the County competition and 4th in   the Region.

  In the older 15/16yrs age group 1st timer Daniel Lush set off very   strongly in the 800m event. By the time he was coming into the finishing   funnel he was leading and just held off a strong finish from the 2nd place   swimmer. Again Cheshunt has a Regional and County Champion with him not only winning the age group but also the Junior & Senior trophies as well.

  The final swimmer in the water was Callum     Wollaston in the 1500m event. Again a strong   swim saw him finish in 16th place in the Region U17 age group and 4th in the County competiton.

Not only did the rain stay away but the sun was spotted at times during the day. The Cheshunt swimmers came away from the day with lots of excellent swims and hopefully the will to want to enter again next year as warm weather has been booked again…!