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.”
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.
Thanks to everyone who contributed to this edition and to Kate for editing and publishing it.
On Saturday 20th June 2015, at The Water Sports Centre, Salford Quays, subject to demand, an Open Water Judge Level 1 course will be being run. The course will start at 10 am and run until 2 pm. The final practical assessment will be done during the regional open water event on Sunday 21st June which is also being run from the same venue. Candidates will be required to attend both days. Following the Judge Level 1 training the FINA rules update CPD will then be delivered. This is a mandatory element for those who wish to be re-licensed upon the expiry of their current Open Water License.
Please note that the Northwest Region will not being paying expenses for out of region officials to attend either of these training sessions.
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.
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.
An opportunity has arisen for the City of Sheffield Swim Squad to host small group, stroke specific workshops where swimmers will have the opportunity to perfect their technique and receive individual feedback. The sessions are taking place at Ponds Forge ISC on Friday 29 May 2015. The sessions are available to any swimmer who is ASA registered and aged between 7 to 14 years. City of Sheffield coaches will lead these sessions and they guarantee a maximum coach/swimmer ratio of 1:4. They also aim to group the swimmers on age and/or ability.
For more information, click on the following link: City of Sheffield SS -Specialist Technique Sessions
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Following on from responses received to the questionnaire sent to clubs about a new North East Region logo, we are pleased to announce that the results are now in. The clear winner with 47% of the votes was logo number 1.
In total we had 185 responses, with 22% voting for logo number 2 and 32% voting for logo number 3.
We would like to say a huge thank you to all those who took the time to vote, it is greatly appreciated!