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David Hill of Kelly College

David Hill of Kelly College in Paralympic World Cup 2005

South West Region report on Nationwide Short Course Swimming Championships 2011

Jennie Walsh, Team Manager, South West reports on the Nationwide Short Course Swimming Championships on 26/27 November 2011 at Ponds Forge.

Twenty three swimmers from the South West Region took part - the largest squad to have competed in these championships in recent years. The wealth of talent on display ranged from Paralympians to swimmers on the World Class Development and Talent programme. There were also a few swimmers for whom this was their first competition at this level.


23 Swimmers - 1 World Record, 4 British Records, numerous personal bests, and swimmers qualifying for national and world class programmes.... The DSE Open Disability Swimming Short Course Championships were the South West Region's most successful to date.

The competition ran over two days with the South West getting off to a flying start in the first session with some superb winning performances from Aaron Moores and Chloe Davies who both set new British Records in 100m backstroke, followed by gold medals from Jan Langton S6 (100m Fr), Jonathan Fox S7 (100m Bk), Dave Hill S9 (100m Bk and 100 IM), and Kate Grey SM9 (100 IM) completed the winning streak. There were some gutsy swims resulting in personal best from Elliot Smart, Tirion Hughes, Rebecca Turner, Sallie Phillips and Rossen Stanislavov.

The session ended with a fantastic performance from the S14 medley relay team of Aaron Moores, Craig Harris, Joseph Schenk and Henry Fletcher who fought hard for their third place.

Nationwide Short Course Swimming Championships 2011

26/27 November 2011 - Ponds Forge

Two World records, six European and 32 British records were smashed at the Nationwide Short Course Swimming Championships in Sheffield.

Jonathan Fox, Sascha Kindred and Hannah Russell - to name just a few – swam to victory breaking records along the way.

Jonathan Fox, S7 class from the South West region, raced an impressive 400m freestyle where he touched in a World record breaking time of 04:43:03.

“I’m just thrilled and am just going to keep getting faster.”

Nationwide ASA SW DSE Championships 2011

30 October 2011 - Pyramids, Exeter

British Gas ASA National Youth Championships 2011 - Day 3

The Men’s MC 100m Freestyle was one of the closest races of the night with Ben Procter (Truro City, S14) eventually taking gold in 1:05.70 for 916 points. Recently-crowned S7 European champion Jonathan Fox (Newquay) took silver in 1:14.23 for 910 points while Craig Rodgie of Edinburgh University (S14) won bronze in 1:05.93 for 906 points.

After lifting his second title of the Championships, Procter said “I’m really worn out after that race but it was a good one. It’s great to have won on total points because I’ve been training really hard”.

Stephanie Millward (Swansea Performance, S9) won the Women’s MC 100m Backstroke, scoring 926 points with a time of 1:11.10 for her second gold of the meet. Heather Frederiksen of City of Salford (S8) took the silver with 917 points (1:16.55) with Chloe Davis (Trowbridge, S14) took bronze with a total of 872 (1:13.02).

The Boys 15/16 Yrs 200m Butterfly race “felt fantastic” according to Millfield’s James Guy who won gold with a time of 2:02.77.

“It’s incredible to win gold especially when I’ve always placed seventh or eighth before” says Guy, “I still have a couple more races and I’m really looking forward to them.”

UAE Norwich’s Miles Garner took the silver medal (2:04.04) with Luke Howdle of Nova Centurion taking bronze (2:05:68).

Cameron Brodie (Kelly College) received the gold medal for his time of 2:00.92 in the 17/18 Yrs 200m Butterfly. Sam Van De Schootbrugge (Nova Centurion) and Daniel Wallace (Warrender Baths) took silver and bronze as they finished in 2:02.01 and 2:02.73 respectively.

The Boys 17/18 Yrs 100m Freestyle final came down to a straight shoot-out between Lloyd and Plymouth Leander's James Young - the fastest two qualifiers. Lloyd took the race out, turning first in 24.42, and while Young clawed back the deficit, the City of Cardiff swimmer won by a fingertip, touching in 50.99 to Young's 51.01.

British Gas ASA National Youth Championships 2011 - Day 2

27 to 31 July 2011

The 14/15 years 100m Freestyle went right down to the touch but Amelia Maughan (Millfield) took gold in 56.43 ahead of Grace Vertigans (Plymouth Leander) who won silver in 56.57.

The 16/18 years 100m Freestyle was just as close but with 25m to go Manchester Aquatics' Jessica Lloyd edged ahead to take the gold medal and set a personal best of 55.63. Hayley Towner (Bath University) claimed her first medal of the evening, a bronze with 56.64.

It was a close finish in the 15/16 years 100m Backstroke but Joshua Booth (Millfield) touched just ahead of Max Litchfield (Doncaster Dartes) to take the win. Booth posted a time of 58.39 to win gold.

Meanwhile, in the 17/18 years category Craig McNally (Warrender Baths), who took gold in this event in 2010, touched well ahead of the rest of the field to set a personal best of 55.24. Joseph Patching (Plymouth Leander) picked up bronze (56.66).

British Gas ASA National Youth Championships 2011 - Day 1

27 to 31 July 2011

All eyes were on the British Gas GBR Disability Swimmers on the first day of the British Gas ASA National Youth Championships as they lined up in five of the eight finals.

European silver medallist Natalie Massey (Aquabears) put in an impressive swim to win gold in the MC 200m Freestyle. The S14 swimmer won in 2:16.85 to hold off 12-year old Trowbridge's Chloe Davies (2:20.21, S14) in silver and Lowestoft & Oulton Broad's Stephanie Bird (2:33.61, S14) in bronze.

"I wanted to get as close to 2:14 as I could," said Massey. "It is good to get back into racing and I am pleased that I was just a second off my personal best time considering I've had an ankle injury."

The mens MC 200m Freestyle proved a tight event with European bronze medallist Ben Procter (Truro City, S14) eventually touching for the win. Procter finished in a personal best 2:02.22 ahead of Edinburgh University's Craig Rodgie (2:05.61, S14) and world champion Daniel Pepper (2:06.99, S14) from Marple.

IPC Swimming European Championships 2011 - Day 7

The women’s 34 point 4x100m Medley Relay team finished off competition for the British Gas GBR Disability Swimming Team at the IPC Swimming European Championships with a new world record and the 27th gold medal for the Brits in Berlin. The quartet, which featured Heather Frederiksen, Claire Cashmore, Stephanie Millward and Louise Watkin, dominated their final to secure the new world record and their gold medal.

Frederiksen led the team off with the Backstroke and put the girls into a comfortable position ready for the second and third leg which went to Cashmore and Millward. As the race entered the final 50m Watkin had moved into the lead with her powerful Freestyle stroke and held on to take the victory for the Brits. Watkin touched in 4:52.40 to lower the world record set by the Brits in 2009.

“It was absolutely fantastic,” Frederiksen said. “We all pulled together and swam really strong to get a fantastic result at the end of it.”

“It is absolutely excellent,” Cashmore said. “I think it will really spur the team on and a really good way to end the meet and it looks really good for 2012 where we will try to come back even stronger.”

View swimming TV interview below with the 34pt 4x100m Medley Relay world record breakers (flashplayer required).

IPC Swimming European Championships 2011 - Day 6

European 400m Freestyle Champion Stephanie Millward stormed to victory in the women’s S9 100m Backstroke on the penultimate day of competition at the IPC Swimming European Championships. Millward, also competing in her main event, got off to an excellent start and turned two seconds ahead of the field. In the final length, Millward kept her momentum up and took the gold medal for the British Gas GBR Disability Swimming Team with a time of 1:10.54.

“I was hoping for a world record in that race,” Millward said. “I know I can do it so I have just got to keep training hard and then at 2012 I might get that gold as well.”

Louise Watkin won the silver – her seventh medal of the meet – in 1:15.16 and bronze went to Emilie Gral (France) in 1:17.16. Lauren Steadman finished just outside of medals in 1:17.53.

27-year old Susie Rodgers sealed her fourth gold medal and third individual crown in the women’s S7 50m Butterfly in a new European record time. International newcomer Rodgers dominated her final as she held a body length’s lead at the half way point. When the Brit reached for the wall she had a five second lead over the field and lowered the European record to 36.74.

IPC Swimming European Championships 2011 - Day 5

World champion Jonathan Fox lowered his second world record of the competition with a dominant victory in the men’s S7 100m Backstroke on day five of the IPC Swimming European Championships in Berlin.

Competing in the event that he won in Eindhoven last year, Fox claimed the first of the British Gas GBR Disability Swimming Team’s three gold medals on day five in Germany. Having won S7 400m Freestyle gold on day one in Berlin, a second title was never in doubt for Fox as he led from the gun and powered clear to win in 1:10.45 – three seconds clear of Croatia’s silver medallist Mihovil Spanja.

“It was actually quite comfortable to be honest,” Fox said. “I was ready to get in and qualify this morning but it turned out to be a straight final which was great. Obviously I had good preparation and a world record – I couldn’t be happier.”

View swimming TV interview below with Jonathan Fox (flashplayer required)

IPC Swimming European Championships 2011 - Day 4

Double Paralympic Champion Eleanor Simmonds lowered her own world record in the women’s SM6 200m Individual Medley at the IPC Swimming European Championships in Berlin.

Simmonds, who was crowned 400m Freestyle Champion earlier this week, went into the final ranked in second place behind fellow British Gas GBR Disability Swimming Team member Natalie Jones. The pair knew the final would be tough and that they would be pushed the whole way by Mirjam de Koning Peper (Netherlands).

World champion Simmonds waited until the final freestyle leg to take the lead before storming home in the final 50m to touch in her new world record time of 3:08.98 ahead of Jones who touched in a time of 3:11.44.

“I am really happy to have got the world record in the 400m Free and then to top it off with the world record tonight – I am just so happy,” Simmonds said. “I was confident tonight because I swam well in the Medley at the World Cup.”

View swimming TV interview below with Eleanor Simmonds (flashplayer required).

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