British Championships: Day One report
OLIVER Fitt from St Ives and Martyn Walton of Hatfield both won bronze medals on the opening day of the 2015 British Championships at the London Aquatics Centre.
Fitz was third in the final of the Junior Boys’ 100m backstroke in 58.53secs, while Walton claimed a podium finish in the Junior Men’s 400m freestyle (3:56.66).
Connor stars at British Junior Diving Championships
CONNOR Van Dal of Southend Diving put in some fine performances at the British Elite Junior Diving Championships in Plymouth. The youngster finished second in the B Final of the Boys’ 1metre event with 371.65pts, while Lewis Irons from Beaumont Diving Academy (322.35pts) was fourth. Van Dal was also sixth in the 3m B Final on 424.20pts and 11th in the platform event (346.65).
Ben Carman from Beaumont Diving Academy was 12th in the 1m preliminaries (330.6pts) and 14th in the 3m (352.65pts) event, while club-mate Irons was 18th (289.95pts) in the 3m and 15th (293pts) in the platform.
East Region Age Group Diving Competition 25th & 26th April 2015
The ASA East Region Age Group Diving Competitions will be taking place at Southend Leisure & Tennis Centre on the 25th and 26th April 2015. For entry details please click here
Southend diver Connor wins bronze in Sweden
CONNOR Van Dal from Southend Diving won a medal for the British team at the 7 Nations event in Stockholm, Sweden. He took a bronze medal in the 3m event after scoring 392.95pts. The British Diving Team finished the competition with 11 medals from 10 events.
Safeguarding and Protecting Children Workshops
The ASA has recently launched new guidance on attending Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshops. If you are looking to renew your certificate (as they expire every three years), you no longer need to attend a face to face workshop. You can now renew by doing the Sports coach UK online workshop for just £16 which takes 1 1/2 hours to complete. This online workshop can be found HERE. This applies to all teachers and coaches.
Congratulations to Ysabel Robb from Clacton SC for qualifying to compete in the 13/14 age group at Nationals as a result of her passing her skill level 3. Well done also to those swimmers that attended the skills day, showing some great talent from the East Region.
Applegate strikes gold in Glasgow
PARALYMPIC champion Jessica-Jane Applegate sliced more than a second off her personal best to secure gold on the final day of the 2015 British Para-Swimming International Meet in Glasgow.
UEA Norwich swimmer Applegate was out in front from the start and swam a well paced race to duck under the IPC Swimming World Championship selection time in the MC 200m Freestyle. The S14 swimmer came home in 2:07.33 to take the title on 967 points ahead of Norway’s S5 swimmer Sarah Louise Rung (2:54.62, 838 points) and British S14 teammate Chloe Davies (Swansea Aquatics) who touched in 2:14.03 for 829 points.
Synchro Stars Qualify for National Competition
Congratulations to Evie Reynolds and Lena Leinamann, two of our Region's synchronised swimmers from Chelmsford SC that have qualified to compete in a National competition. Well done to you both!
British Swimming Competition Pathway Handbook
British Swimming has released a handbook on the new Competition Pathway for Competitive Swimming. A copy can be found here. Competition Pathway Handbook