Ealing swimmers divided and conquered at the weekend to take the capital by storm with 28 titles - along with a heap of silver and bronze to go with them.
The Perivale-based club s ent top talents to both the Olympic pool in Stratford and Crystal Palace where loads of west Londoners left the rest in their wake at the London Regional Youth Summer Championships.
Ealing’s male relays proved unstoppable once more – with a 100 percent record – and two teams on the podium in the 17 plus events.
The 4x200m freestyle quarter that was John Britton, Reef Hook, Ziggy Franchi-Webster and Aaron Pullen took the title with silver for the B team of Joseph Sheehan, Eduard Rednic, Jahrel Murphy and Cristian Rotundu.
It was the same for the 4x100m freestyle with Ziggy, Cristian, Joseph and John easing to victory followed by Reef, Eddie, Joao Matias and Aaron in silver.
The women’s four of Ekaterina Avramova, Isabel Barnes, Lucy Thornton and Rebecca Dutfield repeated the feat taking gold in 4x100m medley and silver in the 4x100m freestyle with Paige Powell swimming in place of Isabel.
Ealing’s 14-16 year old boys team took both relay titles. The 4x100m medley team, Rabah Hadjazi, Miles Clark, Sam Thornton and Anton Akopian beat the rest by the proverbial mile.
In the 4x100m freestyle the boys were again on great form, with Oscar Jameson swimming in place of Sam, winning the title in a super quick 4:09.93.
Individually, the 15-year-olds had a great championships with Brodie Judge leading the way with five regional titles and a series of impressive personal best swims (50m freestyle, fly and backstroke, 100m freestyle and fly), great form ahead of the upcoming British Championships in Glasgow.
Anton Akopian took three titles with a blisteringly fast 50m freestyle - 25.06 - currently the fastest time on the rankings for national qualification.
He added the 50m fly and freestyle titles and was a finalist in 100m fly and 200m freestyle. Never far away from pool or podium, Matthew Burton showed his versatility with a fantastic series of swims that cumulatively earned him the top male points award for the entire meet.
Beginning at Crystal Palace he took 1500m freestyle bronze in a huge new personal best, 17.38.33.
Further personal bests earned him gold in the 200m freestyle (2:05.72) and silver in both 50 & 100m freestyle and 200m backstroke.
Matthew was also a finalist in 50 and 100m backstroke and the 50 and100m fly. Also on good form, breaststroke swimmer, George Barnes swam a PB (2:38.63) to take
silver in the 200m event and took further time off in the 50 & 100m finals.
Disability swimmer, Aaron Maddox won regional gold in 200m IM, swam a PB to take silver in the 50m freestyle and added further silver medals in both 100m freestyle and fly.
Not to be outdone by the boys, Maisie Jameson swam a great 50m freestyle (26.78) to add shine to the band of gold that was Ealing’s finest in east and south London.
Head Coach Dave Heathcock added: “The Championships were held very early this year and weeks before any other region, so for our swimmers to step up and put up these great performances from across all the ages is very encouraging.”