SWIMMING: Acton's swimmers made a big impact at the Griffins open meet at Enfield, which attracted more than 180 swimmers from 12 different clubs. Only seven of the Acton squad were free to attend, but between them they came home with six golds, five silvers and 12 bronze medals.
Leading the field was Acton's sprinter supremo, 12-year-old Maisie Preston, who won gold in the 50m butterfly, back and breaststroke and in the 200m breaststroke.
She was just pushed into second place in the 50m freestyle and in an actionpacked evening, took bronze in the 200m medley.
Ryan Beresford, who is currently consolidating his position as one of the county's leading 13-yearold breaststrokers, took gold in the 50m event with a three-second personal best time and won bronze in the 200m backstroke.
Another leading Acton breaststroker, 11-year-old Louise Innes, took gold in the 50m and silver in the 200m events and won three bronze medals (50m backstroke and the 50m and 200m freestyle).
Maggie Innes, nine, took silver in the 50m freestyle and bronze in the 50m butterfly, back and breaststroke while 10-year-old Sofia Tedeschi Atkins won silver in the 200m breaststroke and backstroke and bronze in the 50m and 200m freestyle.
To add to the Acton medal haul, Isabel Barnes, nine, won bronze in a closely fought 50m freestyle race and Josh Wood, 11, also took bronze in his 200m freestyle
In the second round of the National Speedo League held at Clissold, Acton's young squad, helped by master swimmers Shona Pineda, Grace Marshall and Doyle Mueller, put up a brave fight to finish in seventh place - comfortably ahead of Brent Dolphins and with more top-three places than Bethnal Green, Tring and Hounslow who were just ahead of Acton.
The boys' team was very successful. Adam Plavsic won the breaststroke and came second in the backstroke, Josh Wood was second in the freestyle and Takuro Matsui third in the butterfly.
The three boys, along with Matthew Plavsic, won the medley relay and came third in the freestyle event.
Ryan Beresford was third in the 200m breaststroke and Tatsuki Kawagishi fourth in the butterfly.
Beresford, Matsui, Jordan de Zoysa, Adam Plavsic and Max Honigsbaum were third in the U13 medley and fourth in the freestyle relays and there were also great contributions from Max Blackwell and Ahmed and Hasan El Masry.
The Acton girls were also on good form.
Alexandra Vangelatos was third in the freestyle and fourth in the butterfly and there were great swims at every level from Bianca de Zoysa, Ugne and Aukse Vijeikyte, Sioned Bryant, Louise and Maggie Innes, Anna Szyszko, Hannah Compton and Helena Phillips.