If you won a trophy at last year’s celebration evening can you please return it to Louise Barnes, Sarah Jones or Gordon Davies. Please get them engraved and clean them before returning. Thank you.
Kicking off this year’s Nationals for Northgate SC were Ben and Joe Ritson who competed in the SE Open Water Championships at Rother Valley on 30th July 2018. They both swam really strongly over the 2km course with Joe finishing 19th and Ben in 27th place.
Well done from Northgate!!!
Tuesday 31st July at Ponds Forge – Andy Jones swam a PB in the 100 breaststroke heats to finish 6th and secure a place in the final. Andy swam 1:12.95 beating his previous best by 0.3 seconds. In the final Andy shaved a little more off his time clocking 1:12.92 and finishing in 7th place.
Wednesday 1st August at Ponds Forge – Elle Humphries swam today in the 200 Breaststroke where she just missed her PB in a great race. Elle started the race really well, beating her PB for 100 breaststroke at the half way mark, however the fast start took it’s toll in the last length. A great effort though giving her 14 place overall.
Andy also narrowly missed his PB in his 200 breaststroke heat by just 0.02 seconds. Later in the day he swam a more determined race in the final and took almost a second and a half off his PB to finish in a time of 2:38.52 in 9th place.
Friday 3rd August at Ponds Forge – Andy finished off his great week by competing in the 50 breaststroke. He had a great start to the race with the 3rd fastest reaction time off the blocks. It was really tough competition though as there was only 0.6 seconds separating all the swimmers in his age group on entry times. However, with a strong finish Andy managed again to lower his best time and finished in 13th place in 33.62 seconds.
Northgate Swimming Club is proud to have coach D Davidson with his recently awarded British Empire Medal from Her Majesty the Queen for 40+ years contribution to swimming in Shropshire and the West Midlands.
This years County Summer Meet is on this coming weekend at Wolverhampton. As in previous years, the programme for the weekend is a free downloadable file. You can get the file by clicking HERE. Please download and either save to your phone or tablet or print a copy. There will be no programmes available at the venue.
We’d like to thank everyone who helped make Spring Open 2018 such a great success. We’ve had nothing but positive feedback from the visiting clubs, especially regarding all the medals given out with the new A/B Grade and two day format.
If you have any further comments – good or bad – please email our Gala Co-ordinator Louise Barnes firstname.lastname@example.org
Some of Northgate Swimming Club’s competitors in the Regional Championships at Coventry
The Northgate shop is now open for business. All members will be receiving the flier by email but it’s shown below for you.
Order direct from FRS Countrywear – contact details on the flier.
Hats and drinks bottles still available from Louise or Carolyn or email email@example.com