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Another fab PB Buster

Thank you to all the swimmers, coaches, officials, helpers and parents who helped make PB Buster such a big success again. All the results are now on the PB Buster 2015

Next year’s PB Buster will be on November 26 & 27 2016 – see you there! For the first time we will also be hosting the Northgate Spring Open at Wolverhampton on May 22 – save the date, details to follow.

Advance notice

Because of maintenance work, the pool at Much Wenlock will be closed on Wednesday December, Thursday December 17 and, possibly, Friday December 18. This should help with the filtration problems, but means there will be no junior performance or senior 
squad sessions on the 17th.

Arena final here we come!

Another superb victory in the second round of the Arena National League leaves Northgate top of the league with maximum points and guarantees a place in the division two promotion final on December 12. Well done everyone! The final will be tough, against the other five top teams in division two – please make sure you keep the date free and are available to swim. Venue and transport details to follow.

 ** Updated long course and short course club records now in
the members’ area **

Club Championships Results

Well done Matt

Huge congratulations to Matt Griffiths, who has won a team bronze medal and claimed individual fourth place in the world biathle championships in Georgia. Matt was the highest placed GB athlete in his age group in the competition, which has a run-swim-run format.

We are the champions!

A great finals day saw Northgate promoted as champions to division one of the Nuneaton Junior League. We also had three competition records and won three relay trophies. Well done all! Full results and pic to follow

Land training

Because of the packed competition programme and coach availability, there will be no Saturday land training this te

Time to think about counties!

Qualifying times for next year’s Shropshire county championships are available here. Remember, your age group is the age you will be on December 31, 2016

Cam in the news

Cameron Minifie has been making headlines again, this time featured in the Shropshire Star’s grassroots sport feature. Read the full article here

European medal for Daniel

Huge congratulations to senior squad swimmer Daniel Galloway, who won a silver medal while representing Great Britain in the third Biathle World Tour event of the year in Setubal’s Parc Urbano de Albarquel in Portugal.

Dan, 10, was part of a British 1-2-3 in the youth D section of the competition as GB dominated the event, which involves a run-swim-run.

In total, the squad won 24 medals – eight gold, 10 silver and six bronze -from a field of more than 250 competitors.

Dan is Northgate’s second biathle international – last year, Matt Griffiths won team gold and individual silver in the world championships in Guatemala.

Northgate Fantasy Football League

Northgate have a bit of fun every year with a Fantasy Football League. We have a Northgate league registered for this year, so anybody that would like to join the fun should use code 587367-146644 at fantasy.premierleague.com

Much Wenlock Olympics Biathlon

Another great day at the biathlon – click here for full results

National invitation for Cam

Big congratulations to Cameron Minifie, who has been invited to compete in the English Home Nations Championships in Sheffield this summer. She has qualified in the 50m and 200m butterfly in what will be her first individual national competition. Well done Cam!

Medal time!

Fab news coming from the Midlands age group championships – click here for details!

 And well done to the Ross PGL League squad

. . . who finished seventh in the final in Northgate’s first season in the league. We even had seven speeding tickets for swimmers who proved to be too fast for the competition!

Bridgnorth Walk

What a fabulous day!

Well done to all 50+ swimmers, parents and friends who took part in the Bridgnorth Walk today, especially those who did the full 22 miles and the climb up Brown Clee! It was an amazing effort from everyone, and we have hopefully raised a significant sum for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

A selection of pictures from the day (sorry we couldn’t get everyone!) has now been added to the Bridgnorth Walk 2015 tab at the top of the page. Email webmaster@northgateswimming.or.uk if you have other pictures to add to the gallery or if you need the password

 Fab weekend at Midland Youth gala

Cameron and Jennie did the club proud at the Midland Youth Championships in Corby, with seven long course PBs from seven events. Cam also made three finals, finishing fourth in two and sixth in the other – breaking two club records in the process. Jen was a reserve for the 50m breaststroke final.

The pair were in exalted company - swimming for his City of Derby club at the championships was double world record holder Adam Peaty who, despite winding down from his starring role at the British Championships last week, gave a textbook demonstration of breaststroke swimming as well as helping out his team mates in the freestyle relay.

Well done Cam!

Cameron Minifie was the club’s sole representative at the Midlands distance championships at Coventry. Leading her 800m heat from start to finish, Cam recorded a big long course PB and bagged another long course club record to boot.


Dan Galloway, Elle Humphries, Cameron Minifie and Jennie Ballinger had a fantastic weekend at the Derventio level 1 meet in Sheffield. Daniel won a bronze medal, Elle gained two new Midlands times, Cam and Jennie consolidated their Midlands times and there were numerous PBs. The four swimmers also racked up no fewer than eight new long course club records between them.


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