Reflecting on Summer Swimming Successes

As the majority of our swimmers, parents and coaches are enjoying a well-earned rest over the summer break, we just wanted to put a notice out to say a huge well done to everyone. The end of season summer meets, both British Summer Nationals and the home nation events in England, Scotland and Wales, were all well attended by East Region athletes and clubs. It’s by far been our most successful year in terms of both qualifiers and performances. The regional team are still analysing the large amount of data to come out of the summer events, but with a European Junior title, multiple international representations, a British record and a record number of clubs making the trip to British Summer Nationals, we are certainly very excited to see what this coming season has to offer. Our athletes, coaches and parents have all done an amazing job this year, and we hope everyone is well-rested, refreshed and ready for the excitement of Olympic season! Good luck everyone!

Hughes takes European Junior GOLD!

Nathan Hughes (Hatfield SC) returns to the United Kingdom as the International Junior Champion for the 10k Open Water. The 19 year old secured the European title at the LEN European Junior Open Water Swimming Championships 2019 on Saturday 3rd August in the Czech village of Racice, which is north of the country’s capital Prague. Winning in a time of 1 hour 55 minutes and 49.9 seconds (1:55.49.9), British Swimming said of Hughes “he led the way producing a mature swim, featuring at the spearhead of the race throughout and breaking clear into clean water to claim the gold medal by over a one-second margin from his nearest rival David Huszti from Hungary.” “The weekend’s championships provided an invaluable stepping stone for our young open water swimmers, who conducted themselves incredibly well throughout.” The Championship schedule was rounded off on the Sunday with the GBR Mixed Relay Team finishing in 6th place. The GBR Team was mad up of: Emilia Sansome (Wycombe); Maisie Macartney (Thanet), Nathan Hughes (Hatfield) and Hector Pardoe (Ellesmere).

Regional Swimming Development Camps – Coach Applications Open

Applications are now open for skills coaches for our regional swimming development camps later this year.  For more information about the camps and to apply, please visit our coach development page.  Applications close on Sunday 7th July. Coaches who don’t meet the criteria to apply for a skills coach position are welcome to shadow/observe at one or more camp.  Please email our Swimming Talent Officer, Kevin Pickard, to register your interest in attending.  

Pre Nationals Information Pack for Parents and Athletes

Following on from last year, the region have put together another pack for anyone attending the British or English summer meets. The information is only there as a guide, but based on a large amount of feedback from parents so far, we believe it will be of use. If you have any questions that are not covered in the pack, please contact the regional swimming talent officer via SEER Nationals Athlete Support Pack 2019