The DSSF European Championships
(Posted on Thursday, 21 April 2016)
Billy Birchmore continues to lead the way at the DSSF European Championships in Southampton at the weekend.
Billy won 7 Gold medals and also took two DSISO Short Course World Records in 50 back and the 400 free and the European Record in 100 Free.
Billy will also be captaining the GB Team in July when they travel to Italy to compete in the Trisome Games in Florence.
Amazing swims as always, congratulations!
White Horse League Round 2
(Posted on Monday, 18 April 2016)
On Saturday night a coach full of swimmers went to Becontree Heath Leisure Centre to compete in the White Horse League. We had many first place finishes and loads of PB's which unfortunately meant we incurred some speeding tickets. We finished 5th overall and as it was our Head Coach, Sergio's, birthday we celebrated with him taking a dip in the water.
A great gala for our younger swimmers to take to the blocks and put the training into the racing. Congratulations to them all and thanks for the loud singing on the homebound coach.
(Posted on Thursday, 14 April 2016)
Our long distance swimmers were out in force at the summer youth and age group distance event on Friday 8th April at Crystal Palace – Congratulations to our freestylers Justin Strover 9th 1500m, Jess Herbert 8th 800m, Daniella Shipley 7th 800m, William Magee-Brown 8th 1500m and to Ben Strover who won Bronze in 1500m.
On Saturday and Sunday the Youth Championships were held at the Aquatic centre – the London Regionals are split into Youth 15+ years and Age group 11-14 years. Our team of 9 swimmers gave their best giving us great swims, PB’s, finals and a lot of fun on poolside.
Well done to swimmers who qualified and participated in this event – Anna Cvjetan, Niamh Lacker, Katie Napier, Daniella Shipley 8th in 400m Free and 7th in 200m Free, Clio Bacon 10th in 50m Back, 8th in 50m Breaststroke, 6th in 100m Breaststroke, 4th in 200m Breaststroke and Ben Strover who swam each of the events twice (heat and finals) 10th in 200m Free, 9th in 200m IM, 6th in 50m and 100m Back, 50 and 400m Free, 4th in 400m IM.