Western News

Tornadoes of South Dorset - Round Two 2013

After travelling to Bristol for round 1 of the Arena League, Tornadoes of South Dorset had a much shorter trip for round 2 after being drawn to swim at Dorchester Leisure Centre. With a superb first round performance behind them there was a great spirit amongst the young team from Portland and an eagerness for a repeat of the form they showed in Bristol.

Notice for AGM Motions 2014

Please note the following Notice for Motions at the Western AGM 2014, these must be submitted to the Western League Secretary by noon on 14th June 2014 latest.

Western Round Two Draw - 2012

As of today 24th October 2012 an amended Western Round Two Draw is available. Please ensure you check the Gala Location and Warm Up Time for your club. You can view the draw here

Newton Make Flying Start to Season

Newton Abbot Swimming Club travelled to Weston-Super-Mare on Saturday for Round 1 of the National Arena Swimming League.
Newly promoted to Division one, the team knew they would face some tough opposition in Severnside Tritons, Bournemouth, Clevedon, Dawlish and Welsh team, Nofia Sir Gar.

However, after some very exciting, and closely fought races, Newton Abbot were victorious by 19 points from second placed Severnside.

The club had swimmers in the top three for 42 of the 50 races, including 13 first places and 17 seconds.

Oliver Wright won the 11years and under 50m breaststroke, and was 2nd in the 50m backstroke. Brooke Twose won the 11 years and under 50m Freestyle and was 2nd in the 50m backstroke.

Eric Perkin won the 13 years and under 50m Breaststroke; Matthew Seabrook won the 13 years and under 50m Freestyle. William Amey won the 15years and under 100m Backstroke and was 2nd in the 100m butterfly.

The club secured seven team firsts.
The boys 11 and under team won both freestyle and medley relays (Oliver Wright, Haydn Wooley, Luke Owen, Thomas Manley, and Seth Perkin), with the boys 13 and under doing the same (Oliver Palmer, Eric Perkin, Ryan Owen, Matthew Seabrook, and Kaiffen Phippen)
The girls 15 and under quartet took the freestyle relay (Clara Smith, Rachel Spooner, Rosie Allen, and Emma Silk), while the boys 15 and under team took themedley relay (William Amey, Jonathan Burleigh, Connor Brodie, and Harrison Boult)

The open girls freestyle cannon went to the Newton team of Charlotte Hewes, Clara Smith, Emma Silk, Nicole Wickens, Rachel Spooner, and Abbie Clark.
Other second places were gained by Abigail Davies and Oliver Palmer, both in the 50 back, Jessica Sanders-Wyatt in the 100m fly, Ryan Rogers in the 100m Backstroke, Sebastian Burleigh, Charlotte Hewes, Emma Silk, and Connor Brodie, all in the 100m freestyle, Niall Grant and Rachel Spooner in the 100m Breaststroke, and Thomas Manley in the 50m freestyle.

Other swimmers competing for Newton Abbot were Amelia Booth, Hallie Squirrell, Georgia Smith, Emily Palmer, Chloe Kemp, Lauren Reed, Katie Squirrell and Olivia Mills.

Head Coach, Lisa Kemp, and Team Manager, Elizabeth Mann, were very impressed by the teams' great swimming and fantastic fighting spirit.

Round One Draw 2012

Round one Draw is available to view here

Round Three Results 2011

Round Three Results 2011 for The National Arena Swimming League Western are now available.

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