British and English Nationals 2018

Congratulations to our 9 swimmers who have qualified this year for British and English Summer Championships.
British – Jack Haynes and Thomas Davidson
English – Lily May Marston, Helena Mole, Megan Dean, Jessica Banks, Oliver Burns, Jack Haynes, Thomas Davidson, Bradley Gordon and Matt Holland.

Between them they have qualified for an impressive 22 events and this is the most swimmers we have had at a national level in my time at the club.

Well done to all of you.


Matt Holland competed in the 200m Fly in the 17/18 year age group, week beginning 3rd August at Sheffield.

He battled hard in his heat, going off like a rocket and qualified 8th for the final with a time of 2.14.40. Competing later in the final Matt again battled hard, leading the first 50m, however the exertions of the day meant that he finished 10th overall in the final, but it was still a great effort for Matt, competing at Nationals for the first time.

Bradley Gordan has competed three times this week at Nationals competing in the 50m backstroke, 50m Fly and 50m freestyle.

On the 50m back, Bradley beat his entry time by going sub 31 seconds for the first time with a new PB of 30.81. This saw him finish 12th overall, just outside the final.

Next came the 50m fly in which he clocked a time in the heats of 28,92. Brad has qualified 10th for the final. In the final Bradley improved on his time clocking 28.55 and improving his placing to 8th. Finally Bradley competed in the 50m freestyle and qualified for the final. He achieved a great third place with a time of 26.09. What a fantastic achievement for Bradley’s first time at Nationals.

Toby Robinson

Former WSC swimmer Toby, now competing at Loughborough has achieved national success in the 5KM Open water swimming event. He obliterated the competition in the 19+ age group finishing in a time of 56.49.9. The club would like to congratulate Toby on an amazing swim and wish every success as he continues with his swimming career.

Well done Toby!

Shannon Robinson

Shannon had a super swim in the 200m backstroke, qualifying for the final with a time of 2.27.55. In the final she knocked off a whopping 2 seconds to finish 3rd with a time of 2.25.55. Well done Shannon from everyone at WSC.