On Sunday the 12th of June, Aquaoaks Artistic Swimming competed in the Kent County Championships. This is the first time since 2019 that the championships have been able to go ahead and Aquaoaks were delighted to take 59 swimmers to the K2 in Crawley, to compete against all of the clubs in Kent.
After a hugely successful day, Aquaoaks were thrilled to bring home 95 gold, 14 silver and 37 bronze medals.
The club were absolutely superb, winning gold in the under 12, under 15 and 13-18 duets. Also winning gold in under 12, under 15, 13-15 and 15-18 combo team routines. In addition to this, the club entered a second team in both the under 12 and under 15 combo team categories, both of who achieved third place.
In the individual figures event, Aquaoaks dominated the competition winning 1st, 2nd & 3rd in the age 8-10 novice, age 11-12 novice and Grade 1 under 12 category. In addition to this, the club’s swimmers placed 2nd in the 13+ novice category, 1st in Grade 0 12u, 2nd & 3rd in Grade 0 13+, 2nd & 3rd in Grade 1 13+, 2nd & 3rd in Grade 2 13+, 2nd in Grade 3 13+ and 3rd in the Grade 4 13+ category.
Head Coach Maisie Wright said “I couldn’t be more proud, not only because of the medals won, but because of the strength and resilience shown by each and every swimmer. I’m feeling so incredibly grateful for Aquaoaks Artistic Swimming and all of the swimmers, coaches, parents and members involved in the club. This time last year Aquaoaks didn’t even exist, look at us now. It was a pleasure to coach such a fantastic group of swimmers!”
The club are now looking forward to their final competition of the year, the National Combo Cup, in July.