Moloney sets Dunmow Atlantis club record

Dunmow Atlantis Swimming Club swimmers at the Essex Winter Championships

Dunmow Atlantis Swimming Club swimmers at the Essex Winter Championships - Credit: Archant

Dunmow Atlantis had another successful round of swimming at Basildon last weekend competing at the Essex Senior Winter Championships.

A total of 10 swimmers took part from the club: Rebecca Romain, Rebecca Watt, Chloe Moloney, Matt McLaughlin, Lauren Barker, Emma Sarginson, Sophie Taylor, Rose Wilkinson, Rosie Musgrove and Rebecca Maybanks.

Each had to meet strict qualifying times in order to participate in the prestigious competition, with top opponents from clubs across Essex, including BPSC, Barking & Dagenham and Colchester.

The squad bagged a total of 12 personal bests, there were 10 improved Essex qualifying times for Watt, Moloney, Barker, Sarginson, Taylor, McLaughlin and Musgrove, plus a new EQT for Maybanks.

Not only that, there were three new East Region qualifications, one apiece for McLaughlin, Moloney and Taylor.

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The icing on the cake came in the form of a new club record for 13-year-old Chloe Moloney for her spectacular 800m freestyle.

McLaughlin placing seventh and fifth respectively in the finals of the 50m and 100m breaststroke.

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Club assistant coach Darren Tucker, said: “A true sign that your squad is in peak fitness is when each and every swimmer raises their game at a high level competition meet such as this.”

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