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Fina World Masters Championship Success

Well done to Masters and Elite squad swimmer - Becky O'Brien who won a bronze medal in the ladies 400m Freestyle event (25-29 age group) , came 6th place in the 200m Free and 8th in the 400 IM at the World Masters Championships in Budapest - 14th to 20th August.

 

 

British Summer Championships - 25th to 30th July 2017

Well done to Marlins swimmers - Daria Poma-Kostik , Joel Lange and Maisie Cossins who took part in the British Summer Championships last week - the Championship took place across six days at Ponds Forge in Sheffield from 25–30 July. Daria made the final for the 100m and 200m breaststroke finals coming 9th and 8th respectively whilst Joel got the silver in the 16 year old 200m breaststroke final with an amazing 6 second PB over his entry time . Well done Marlins swimmers . 

Maisie , Daria and Joel compete again at the English Nationals this week (2nd to 6th August) and are joined by Isobel Benster competing at her first Nationals in the 50m fly - good luck Marlins swimmers . 

 

Tom Dean wins GOLD & SILVER at the Commonwealth Youth Games

Well done to Tom Dean who won a SILVER medal at the Commonwealth Youth Games in the Bahamas in the 400m Individual medley event on Thursday evening. In a time of 4.24.47 he was beaten into second place by Kiwi Lewis Clareburt. 

He then qualified for the 200IM final on Saturday 22nd July and in an exciting final was crowned Commonwealth Youth Games Champion winning the GOLD in a time of 2.02.13.

Very well done Tom !! 

Full results can be found using the below link 

https://results.bahamas2017cyg.com/static/eng/zz/engzz_swimming-daily-competition-schedule.htm

Tom Dean Selected for Commonwealth Youth Games

Tom Dean is part of a squad of 12 swimmers who have been  selected to represent Team England at the Bahamas 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games.This is his first experience of an international multi-sport event and is an important part in his development.

The swimmers will join athletes from six other sports in the Caribbean, introducing Judo and Beach Volleyball for the first time. The event is taking place this week from the 19th-23rd July. Around 1,300 athletes will compete for a possible 94 medals.

Fred Furniss England Team Leader says: “This I believe is a strong team England team and the vast majority of the swimmers are part of the Great Britain Junior team selected for the European Junior Championships in Netanya Israel.  “The team is selected on a ‘best fit’ basis with individuals covering the full range of events at the Games.  “This will be a great opportunity for our athletes. It will give them their first experience of competition in a multi-sport environment with swimming being one of the seven sports at the Games.

“Going forward, this will benefit our athletes in their continued development should they progress to major games selection at a later stage in their swimming career.”

Henley Open Water Swim Events - Sunday 9th July 2017

Marlins swimmers Molly Sammes , Emma Hepworth and Neil Sammes were taking part in the Henley open water swim events last weekend. 

Molly and Neil were in the Suits and Skins event - doing the Henley mile course twice during the day - the first time in a wetsuit and the second time without !! With some fantastic swimming - Molly finished second female in her 14 to 17 year age group , was 6th fastest female and 22nd overall in a suits time of 21.37 and skins of 22.41 .  Whilst Masters swimmer Neil ,  who was slightly slower than his daughter , came a credible 10th in the open category. 

Emma , doing her first open water swim , swam in the Henley mile event without a wetsuit in a time of 20.39 , which placed her as second fastest female in both her age group (14 to 17) and open female category as well as being 9th overall out of 478 competitors taking part. 

Well done Marlins swimmers