Entries by Sarah Small

Sunderland and Derwentside Duel in The Pool: 1-1 Draw!

On Saturday 18th July 2015, Sunderland ASC travelled to the Louisa Centre in Stanley to face Derwentside ASC in the second leg of their Duel in The Pool battle. This round saw Derwentside victorious concluding the duel at a 1:1 draw, the home pool for both clubs clearly being advantageous! We would be keen to […]

Sunderland and Derwentside Duel in The Pool

On Wednesday July 15th, Derwentside Swimming Club travelled to the Sunderland Aquatic Centre to face Sunderland ASC in a duel in the pool challenge. The duel was a fantastic event for the swimmers and coaches and it’s great to hear of clubs working together and challenging each other to improve. If this is something that […]

Successful Season for the Durham Hub

The County Durham Swimming Hub has come to a close for another season with the last two sessions being held at the Louisa Centre last Saturday and Monday. Paul Woodley, Chairman of the Durham Club Network and programme lead for the Durham Hub said ‘I would like to say a big thank you to Ben […]

Crisp Secures 20th IPC World Championship Medal

July 15th 2015 City of Sheffield Swim Squad James Crisp took to the pool on Monday at the first day of the IPC Swimming World Championships. During the finals session he gained a silver in the S9 100m Backstroke in a time of 01:05.12 taking his tally of IPC World Championships to a grand total […]

North East Boys Water Polo Victory in Cardiff

July 13th 2015 The North East boys (born 2000) Water Polo team team won the inter-regional event held at Cardiff at the weekend, beating the South West 16-6 in the final. This is a fantastic victory and probably the biggest margin in a final for a long time. The team comprised of a mix of […]

Featherstone Flying the Flag for Sedgefield Swimming Club

  6th July 2015 Sedgefield 75 Swimming Club’s Hannah Featherstone was one of the successful swimmers who represented Team GB at the European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan last month. She had a fantastic meet achieving the following results: Silver medal: 4×100 Mixed Freestyle relay, swam in heats only. Silver medal: 4×100 Mixed Medley relay, swam […]

North East Swimmers Selected for Commonwealth Youth Games

July 3rd 2015 The ASA (Amateur Swimming Association) yesterday announced the 12 swimmers who will make up the Commonwealth Games England Swimming Team heading to Samoa later this year half of which are from swimming clubs in the North East. These selected swimmers are: Kyle Chisholm, Borough of Kirklees Perry Gardneer, Middlesborough Swimming Club Jarvis […]

Swim21 for Skipton Swimming Club

July 13th 2015 Skipton Swimming Club recently completed their Swim21 accreditation. Simon Barlow from the club took some time to share some of his thoughts with us about the accreditation process. Skipton SC has had Swim21 accreditation continuously since 2002. The club is committed to maintaining its accreditation, which is now covered by the “Swim […]

Spenborough Swimming Club Swim21 Success Story

29th June 2015 Spenborough Swimming Club recently completed their swim21 essential accreditation. We caught up with Michael Brickwood from the club, to talk about their experiences. We decided to do our swim21 essential accreditation more out of necessity rather than choice. We were faced with massive increases in pool hire from our local council but […]

North East Ladies Shine in Baku 2015

Hannah Featherston (Sedgefield Swimming Club), Darcy Deakin (City of Sheffield Swim Team) and Georgia Coates (City of Leeds) along with their British team mate Maddie Crompton took the women’s 4x100m relay bronze in the European Junior Championships in Baku yesterday evening. The quartet were second for the majority of the race but couldn’t hold off […]

2015 Salford Open Water Festival Results

The 2015 Open Water Festival took place at Salford Quays on Sunday 21st June 2015. The entries for this competition had risen this year with over 160 swimmers taking part in what was the ASA North West Region; ASA North East Region; Cheshire County WPSA; Lancashire County WPSA; Northumberland & Durham SWPA Championships as well […]

City of Leeds Torrance takes Gold in Baku

City of Leeds diver Katherine Torrance yesterday took Gold in the European Games Women’s 3m Springboard Final in Baku. The 16-year-old had qualified for the final with the highest score by some distance in the morning’s preliminary round, and, expecting all eyes to be on her in the final, she produced four sensational dives to […]

The Durham Performance Hub is Growing!

Last night saw another well attended Durham Hub session at the Louisa Center in Stanley. In total, 34 swimmers attended the session from 6 clubs within County Durham (Chester-Le-Street, Wear Valley, Peterlee, Durham, Sedgefield and Derwentside). Paul Woodley who co-ordinates the hub would like to thank Ben Hatchett (Durham City) and Chris Dove (Derwentside) for […]

Peterlee ASC Host Busy Durham Hub Session

On Friday 22nd May Peterlee Swimming Club hosted the ever growing Durham Hub Performance Swimming session at Peterlee Leisure Centre. In total, forty swimmers attended the session from a mixture of clubs within County Durham and even though the pool was busy, all the swimmers were eager to learn and improve. The atmosphere was fantastic […]

Leeds Divers Triumph at FINA / NVC Diving World Series

May 26th 2015
World Cup bronze medallist Jack Laugher who trains with the City of Leeds Diving Club grabbed the gold medal in the 3 meter Springboard in one of the most exciting finals of the FINA/ NVC Diving World Series in Windsor, Canada on the weekend.

Jack had a steady start to the final and went into the lead after his second dive and as he lined up for his Inward 3 ½ Somersaults tucked he looked confident.  

China’s He Chao moved into the lead in the fourth round after scoring almost 100 points for Back 3 ½ Somersaults tucked.