Crawley claim 36 golds at the county champs

Crawley Swimming Club won 36 golds, 28 silvers and 31 bronze medals at the Sussex Championships.

A county record by Mai Alland in the women’s open backstroke led the way, with Will Philpot breaking the Sussex masters records in both the 50m butterfly and 50m freestyle.

The high medal count meant Crawley finished second overall.

Zara Williams stunned the other competitors and had the crowd standing on their feet when she won the Women’s open 100m freestyle with great style and determination.

The boys nine-years-old 4 x 25m medley relay consisting of Oliver Hine, Owen Peel, Sebastian Deacon-Jackson and Jamie Scutt stormed to victory continuing Crawley’s success.

Head coach Ron Philpott said: “It was an amazing weekend. Well done to everyone!”

Gold medal winners:

Freya Hopkins, Jade Hand, Emma Eades, Chloe Pollard, Zara Williams / Mai Alland, Alex Sypher, Charlie Hopkins, Luke Elliman

Daisy Marchant. Women’s open 4 x 100m freestyle relay, boys 4 x 25m medley relay

Silver medals: Alex Sypher, Martin Scholfield, Emma Eades, Charlie Hopkins, Freya Hopkins , Chloe Pollard, Jamie Scutt , Zara Williams. Girls 4 x 50 medley relay: Daisy Marchant, Sophie Croydon Kempster, Natalie Dobson.

Bronze medals: Jamie Scutt, Will Philpot, Chloe Pollard, Emma Eades, Daisy Marchant, Martin Scholfield, Hannah Patchett , Zara Williams

Jade Hand/Mai Alland, Sophie Croydon Kempster, Alex Sypher/Luke Elliman, Harrison Peel