By Alison Fisk

Teddington Swimming Club continued in medal winning form at the second weekend of the 2013 Middlesex Age Group Championships held in Enfield.

Two days of competition in the pool produced some outstanding swimming and another 41 medals for Teddington (14 gold, nine silver, 18 bronze), adding to the eight earned last weekend. 

Ten-year-old Jacob Patterson showed he has the Midas touch as he put in an all-conquering display to claim gold in all four of his races over the weekend.

In impressive style he took first place in the 10yr boys’ 50m breaststroke (41.35secs), 200m breaststroke (three minutes, 14.11secs), 50m backstroke (35.80secs) and 200m freestyle (2:32.17). 

Eleven-year-old Thalia Poaros had plenty to celebrate when she put in an unbeatable performance in the final of the 11yr girls’ 100m butterfly to take gold in 1:09.98.

On her way to the 100m butterfly final, Thalia achieved her first national qualifying time swimming a fantastic 1:09.57 in the heats.

She also dominated in the 200m individual medley in a winning time of 2:38.03 and the 400m individual medley in 5:36.02.

She notched up eight medals over the weekend - three gold, two silver  (100m and 200m breaststroke) and three bronze (50m, 100m and 200m backstroke).

There were also notable winning performances from 14-year-old Mollie Allen who contributed to Teddington’s gold rush, taking first place in the 14yr girls’ 200m butterfly (2:31.36) and the 200m backstroke (2:26.15).

Mollie also achieved a bronze medal in the 200m individual medley (2:33.22).

Clara Nutting, 19, stormed to victory in both the 14&O girls’ 50m freestyle (27.80secs) and the 100m butterfly final (1:06.45), before claiming silver in the 50m backstroke (31.04).

Nine-year-old Eddie Hunt made his mark at his first county championships winning gold in the 9yr boys’ 50m breaststroke (46.43secs).

Eddie also scooped a silver in the 200m breaststroke (3:34.67) and two bronze medals; 50m backstroke (40.85secs) and 200m freestyle (2:57.17).

Eighteen-year-old Sid Howes put in a strong performance to take first place in the 15&O boys’ 200m freestyle in 1:56.32 - he also grabbed silver in the 100m freestyle final in 54.07secs.  

Jodie Lucas, 14, secured the top spot in the 14&O girls’ 50m breaststroke in a winning time of 37.66secs.

She raced to third place and a bronze in the final of the 100m breaststroke (1.21.31).

Twelve-year-old Toby Tolson put in plenty of strong performances over the weekend to come away with four medals.

He won silver in the 12yr boys’ 50m breaststroke (39.20secs), plus three bronze medals 400m individual medley (5:23.92), 50m backstroke (32.82secs) and the final of the 100m breaststroke (1:23.47).

Toby also swam well to reach the finals of the 100m individual medley, 100m backstroke and 100m butterfly.

Seventeen-year-old Eliza Cottington won silver in the 14&O girls’ 200m backstroke (2:22.97) and she took third in the 50m backstroke (31.28secs).

Jamie Benson, 10, claimed silver in the 50m breaststroke in 44.14secs and Zoe Bozzard-Hill, 16, claimed silver in the 50m freestyle in 28.01secs.

Six Teddington swimmers raced to bronze medals: Alice Patterson (12) in the final of the 12yr girls’ 100m breaststroke (1:22.63); Natalie Redmayne (17) in the final of the 14&O girls’ 100m butterfly (1:08.46); Mayako Uchio (11) in the 11yr girls’ 200m breaststroke (3:13.96); Alice Smail (12) in the 12yr girls’ 50m backstroke (34.02secs); Molly Savill (17) in the 14&O girls’ 50m freestyle (27.83secs).

Oliver Hall, 16, picked up two bronze medals in the 14&O boys’ 50m breaststroke (33.30secs) and 50m freestyle (26.18secs).    

The final weekend of the 2013 Middlesex Championships takes place on March 23 and 24.