Entries by Sarah Small

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.

Clubs Guide to Sponsorship

  11th May 2015 The ASA have produced a free guide for clubs which summaries sponsorship along with an overview of the key points and processes when trying to find a sponsor. To download a copy of the guide, please click here: Sponsorship toolkit clubs.

Success for Laugher and Mears at the FINA NVC Diving World Series

5th May 2015
Chris Mears and Jack Laugher from City of Leeds Diving rose to the occasion at the third leg of the FINA NVC Diving World Series in London over the weekend. The pair took advantage of the home crowd support, showing impressive form to take silver in the men’s 3m Synchro final to win their debut medal of the 2015 series with 433.80 – a FINA NVC Diving World Series best performance. They built their dives through each round to conclude with their most difficult dive – the forward 4 ½ Somersault Pike.

Jack said “Our World series started off with two fourth places which was really tough, we knew things had to change and we’ve managed to rectify those mistakes today. We’ve improved our routine we are more focused coming into this event in front of the home crowd.”

May Edition of the Northumberland and Durham Masters Newsletter

1st May 2015 The May edition of the Northumberland and Durham Masters Swimming newsletter has just been published. To download your copy, please click here:Northumberland and Durham Masters Newsletter May 2015. Please share the newsletter with all masters swimmers and clubs within the region. The next newsletter will be published in September 2015. If anyone […]

North East Success at 2015 ASA Age Group Waterpolo Championships

27th April 2015
Teams from the North East claimed victory at the ASA Age Group Waterpolo Championships in Manchester at the weekend. 

In the U17 boys final, Sedgefield beat 2013 champions Manchester. The game was hanging in the balance from the first whistle to the last but Sedgefield – who won the U15 Championships last season – hung on to claim an 8-7 win to lift the title for the third time in their history and the first time since 2006. For a full report of the match including an interview with tournament MVP and Sedgefield captain John Pratt please click here.


Durham Performance Hub Success

On Saturday 25th April, the Durham Performance Swimming hub ran a fantastic session hosted by John Moore and Sedgefield Swimming Club at Newton Aycliffe Pool. In total, 36 swimmers attended the session with representation from Peterlee, Durham, Sedgefield and Derwentside swimming clubs. The swimmers were coached by John, Paul Woodley (Derwentside) and Chris Dove. Paul […]

North East Swimmers Success at 2015 British Swimming Championships

20th April 2015Swimmers from clubs within the North East Region attended the British Swimming Championships held last week at the London Aquatics Centre. The meet was a great success with a number of swimmers achieving personal best times, reaching Junior and Open finals and achieving podium positions. Kyle Chisholm from the Borough of Kirklees swimming […]