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Child, Brian and Moule win medals at NAG Open Water Champs

Teagan Child won gold while Amelia Brian and Amelia Moule both reached the podium at last weekend’s Swim England Open Water National Age Group Championships.

Beckenham swimmer Child took gold in the 17/18 Years 5km race in the event at Rotherham’s Thrybergh Country Park.

The Beckenham swimmer was more than two minutes ahead of her nearest challenger after finishing an impressive swim in a time of 1:00.01.

Chesterfield’s Chloe Stennett was second in 1:02.01, more than 40 seconds in front of City of Manchester Aquatics’ Emma Dickson who took the bronze in 1:02.42.

Child, who was the silver medallist in the 16 years 5k race in 2018, said: “I’ve done Open Water Nationals the last three years now and I’ve come second the last two years so I’m really happy with the gold.

“I’ve loved open water ever since I started doing it. It’s so different to the pool.

“It was actually quite nice out there. It was quite cold at the start but it’s quite refreshing, especially with how hot it’s been so it was good.

“From the start I knew it was going to be a bit rough but I managed to stick with the 19 Boys because we went in the same way.”

It capped a great few days for Child as she also competed at the Swim England National Summer Meet, setting personal bests in the 400m and 800m Freestyle, winning gold in the latter.

Silvers for Amelia Brian and Amelia Moule

There was also success for Amelia Brian and Amelia Moule in the girls’ 14 Yrs and 16 Yrs age groups respectively.

Romford Town’s Moule finished in 1:03.22 over the 5km course while Brian – a teammate of Child at Beckenham SC – clocked 38:11.897 to finish second in her 3km race.

Read more on the Swim England Open Water website.