Essex League – 24th March 2018
Harwich travelled to Beacontree Heath last weekend for the second round of the Essex League. All the swimmers swam extremely well finishing an overall third place, which was two places higher than the first round in February. There were first places for Matthew Kent in the 13&U 50m backstroke and Daryl Rands in the Open 100m breaststroke and both swimmers also got second places in their other individual races. New gala swimmers Daisy Ward and Noah Thorpe competed extremely well in their events, as did Molly Richardson and Rachana Reeve in the 11&U age group. There were a total of 16 personal bests, with Skye Harris getting two of them in the 13&U age group, which together with good relay splits, earned her the swimmer of the gala award. Also swimming on the night were Eleanor Newman, Grace Woolley, Louis Manhood, Thomas Richardson, Luke and Daniel Powell, Ella Harris, Raquel Da Silva Williams, Max Chilver, Ruby Hammond, Zoe Godfrey, Stephanie Rice, Zachary and Joshua Herbert, Callum Everitt, Joshua Annett, Sam Hand and Megan Davies. The final points total was Barking and Dagenham 218 pts, Runnymede 185 pts, Harwich 125 pts, Leyton 103 pts, Hornchurch 97 pts.