Monson Swimming Club have concluded the Kent County ASA Swimming
Championships 2020 as TOP CLUB on the MEDALS TABLE with an astonishing
total of 112 medals over 34 different events raced.
easy feat for a club represented at the Championships only by 49
swimmers and against larger clubs, some represented by over 100
is a huge improvement for the club which has seen steady improvement
over the last 2 years, concluding the 2019 county championships with 70
medals and 2018 with 47 medals.
into 3 action packed consecutive weekends, the Kent County ASA Swimming
Championships 2020 kicked off on the 18th of January at the London
Aquatic Centre and by the end of just the first weekend, TEAM Monson
dominated the number 1 spot.
no doubt propelled all the swimmers to do their best. The best Medals
Table position in the last 10 years for RTW Monson was 4th. Being 1st on
the Table was definitely a new experience for this new generation of
club swimmers who united together as one.
the conclusion of the third weekend of the Kent County Championship at
Crystal Palace on the 2nd February, it was clear that there was
certainly a depth of talent within the club with medals won in all
categories and all events and distances.
Gold Medalists across the age groups were : Aran Bissett, Emilia Oliver, Max El- Mokadem, Hayden
Annan, Evelyn Bunting, Ellis Stanhope, Charlie Crewe, Joshua
Prendergast, Emma Bennett, Teilo Williams and Isla Marshall. Stanhope
also achieved 1 county record, Oliver 3 county records and Bissett an
astonishing 12 county records and 5 regional records.
for TEAM Monson is however not only measured by medals, but also
through great technical instruction, and by instilling a love and
enjoyment of the sport.
is always great to see the hard work paying off and the swimmers
achieving new personal best times. The team buzz is one of excitement
and confidence. We are looking forward to seeing what we can achieve in
the future.” Commented Coach Karen Bradbury.
What next for Kent’s Top Club?
qualified as a club for the first time in December to the National
Arena League B Final, there will be no rest. TEAM Monson will be pushing
ahead in training to debut in Cardiff on March 7th.
Head Coach Graham Bassi said, “ It’s been a challenging two years to
change the mentality of the athletes to buy into a program that has a
philosophy of a long term pathway. We out performed our opposition not
only in the medal table but in our skills and execution of our race
plans. We have to now challenge at the very highest level in British
Swimming. We have the talent, the program structure and a great coaching
team to achieve this. In 2 weeks we are taking 39 swimmers to Cyprus
for a high intensity training camp. This will give us the final push to
go into the Arena finals to challenge the very best in our sport.”