European Championships 2018

Several athletes from the Swim England North East Region are part of the British Swimming team competing at the European Championships in Glasgow. Good luck to them all.

Day 1 – 3rd August

Aimee Wilmott from Middlesbrough, Nick Pyle and Emily Large both from Newcastle Swim Team, Ellie Faulkner from City of Sheffield and James Wilby from York all competed in their swimming events.

Day 2 – 4th August

James Wilby, who came through the York City Baths Club programme, won a Silver Medal in the Men’s 100m Breaststroke final.

Millie Costello from City of Leeds, was part of the British team in the Synchronised Swimming competition programme.

Day 3 – 5th August

Emily Large, Nick Pyle, Ellie Faulkner and James Wilby were all back in action plus Max Litchfield and Elliot Clogg from City of Sheffield had their first swims on the third day of the European Championships.

Day 4 – 6th August

Two more medals were won by swimmers from the region on day four of the championship meeting. James Wilby in the 200m Breaststroke, Max Litchfield in the 400m IM, while Nicholas Pyle helped the Great Britain qualify for the final of the 4 x 100m Mixed relay where the team won gold.

Day 4 – 7th August

It was a busy and very successful day for athletes from the Swim England North East region. In the diving events, Jack Laugher and Lois Toulson from City of Leeds both took gold in the 1M and 10m Synchro respectively. Lois commented “It feels amazing to take the gold, I don’t think we were expecting to get a medal, so yeah always good to get an unexpected medal. It sets me and obviously the rest of the team up really for the rest of the week.”

In swimming Ellie Faulkner was part of the 400m Freestyle Relay team which took gold. Ellie said after the event ” I was just shouting like crazy, you do it for each other and you know you are one team.”We managed to be one team tonight and came out on top!”

Day 5 – 8th August

Ross Haslam, from City of Sheffield, secured a silver medal in the Mixed 3m Synchro Diving with Grace Reid from Edinburgh. Lois Toulson finished in fifth place in the 10m platform competition. In the swimming pool Aimee Wilmott finished in 7th position in the 200m IM.

Day 6 – 9th August

In the final day of action in the swimming pool,Swim England North East Region swimmers continued to contribute to the British Swimming team’s success. Nic Pyle was part of the 4x100m medley team who took the Gold medal. James Wilby had earlier helped the team gualify for the final. Max Litchfield narrowly missed out on the Gold Medal but took Silver in the 400m IM final. Ellie Faulkner came 8th in the final of the women’s 400m Freestyle.

In the diving pool, Jack Laugher won the Gold medal in the men’s 3m Springboard final. Afterwards Jack commented that  “It’s a title that I’ve really wanted for a long time and I’ve not felt this emotional about a result in a long time.”

Day 7 – 10th August

The action and success continued in the Diving pool with City of Leeds divers Jack Laugher, Chris Mears and Katherine Torrance. Jack and Chris took Silver in the 3m Springboard Synchro and Katherine finished in 10th place in the 1m Springboard

Day 8 – 11th August

Alicia Blagg from City of Leeds who now trains at University in the USA, secured a Silver medal in the Women’s 3M Springboard behind teammate Grace Reid. “After everything that I’ve been through this season and also my operations since Rio, today has proved what I’m really capable off” said Blagg.

Matty Lee and Lois Toulson from City of Leeds claimed the second spot in the Mixed 10m Synchro and depart Edinburgh with silver.

Toulson commented, “The championships have been great for me, I’ve got two medals so I’m pleased with that but obviously I would’ve loved to get gold today with Matty but as I always say that is the nature of sport. There’s plenty for me to take away from this event and into next season. It’s also been great to compete at the first combined European Championships, it’s a great concept.”

Day 9 – 12th August

On the final day of competition Kat Torrance from City of Leeds together with partner Grace Reid narrowly miss out on a medal in the penultimate event of the 2018 European Championships. Their final score of 270.90 ranked them fourth overall.

Matty Lee took a Silver medal in the 10m Plateform to conclude a very successful event for Swim England North East athletes.

Further European Swimming Championships information and results are available at

European Diving Championship details are available at