Phoebe Griffiths stole the show for the Borough of Waltham Forest Swimming Club at the British Gas Age Group National Championship

Phoebe Griffiths poses with one of her medals at the Age Group National Championship.

Phoebe Griffiths poses with one of her medals at the Age Group National Championship.

First published in Latest Football News

The Borough of Waltham Forest Swimming Club (BWFSC) excelled at the British Gas Age Group National Championship, where Phoebe Griffiths won two national titles.

A stunning performance from 13-year-old Griffiths saw the teenager crowned national champion in the 800m freestyle at the championships.

Griffiths swam a well-controlled race to finish in a time of 9.07.70 and claim the win.

She also came out on top in the open water event in a time of 19.12.10, once more emerging as national champion.

In addition to her two wins, Griffiths also managed a personal best time of 4.26.87 to finish in fifth place in the 400m freestyle.

Fourteen-year-old Holly Taylor swam the 100m freestyle in 60.07, finishing a creditable 16th out of 40 girls.

The club’s 4x100m freestyle team, consisting of Griffiths, Taylor, Sonia Hallili and Isabelle Andrews, swam a personal best of 4.09.29 to come 29th out of 40 teams.

The club’s head coach, Mike Bush, said of Waltham Forest’s success in the championships: “This has been one of our best nationals ever and I am extremely proud of all the swimmers.”

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