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.
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.
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
Third spot for East Region Under-18 Boys in Manchester
THREE wins from their five matches saw the East Region Under-18 Boys claim third spot in Division Two of the Inter-Regional Water Polo Championships in Manchester, while a very young Under-18 Girls team finished fifth in Group B at Walsall.
Double delight for Essex water polo stars
Three wins out of four for Watford Under-19s
WATFORD have qualified for the qualification rounds of the Under-19 Boys' ASA National Age Group Water Polo Championships. In their home pool, they finished third in Group B of the Prelims behind defending champions Solihull and City of Manchester A. The top three all finished on six points with three wins from four matches. Watford beat City of Leeds 8-0, City of Manchester B 4-3 and City of Manchester A 4-3, while losing 9-5 to Solihull.
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Watford make progress in National Under-17 Championships
WATFORD safely booked their place in the qualification round of the Under-17 Boys’ ASA National Age Group Water Polo Championships.
The Hertfordshire club finished third in Group B of the Prelim competition at Walsall and now join Exeter, Solihull, Sedgefield, City of Manchester and Invicta in the next stage on March 28/29. Watford began with three wins against Grantham (10-0), Cwm Draig B (23-1) and Chelmsford (9-5) before losing to Group B winners Exeter (10-3) and runners-up Solihull (8-1).
The East Region’s other representatives, Chelmsford, finished fourth thanks to victories over Cwm Draig B (15-0) and Grantham (4-1) and go into the Plate competition in Manchester on April 25/26.
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