Report: British Gas Championships 2014
SPRINT star Adam Brown won his second gold and Roberto Pavoni completed a title hat-trick on the final night of the British Gas Championships in Glasgow. Hatfield swimmer Brown clocked 22.27 on his way to victory in the men's 50m freestyle – after previously winning the 100m crown – while club-mate Levi Lucas was fourth in 22.67secs.
It was Brown's fifth British 50m title. He said: "It was a good race and I knew it was going to come down to the finish. But I got the win and hopefully have made the Commonwealth Games team.”
Brentwood's Pavoni added the 200m medley gold to his 200m butterfly and 400m medley victories. After winning in 1:59.08, he said: "Coming into this meet the first aim was to make the qualifying time for the Commonwealth Games and the second was to win as many medals as possible. I’ve retained my titles in both the Individual Medleys and added the 200m Fly so I’m really happy.”
Hatfield's Martyn Walton won a bronze medal in the junior men's 200m individual medley, clocking 2:05.96. Team Ipswich's Jake Tyson (2:07.53) was fourth and Modernians' Brandon Nabarro (2:10.67) was eighth.
Youth Championship Received Entries
The entries received for the Championship have been published here. Clubs are asked to check the details and email email@example.com with details of any errors by the end of Friday 18 April so that an accepted entries list can be published.
Bursary information for 2014
THE ASA East Region is continuing its bursary programme for another year to encourage the development of the Region’s coaches and workforce. The Bursary consists of £340 towards one of the bursary options and as a club you decide which one best suits your needs. The £340 is allocated for one person per swim21 club per financial year (April- March).
East Region Youth Championship Entries
THE closing date for entries for the Youth Championships is Wednesday 9 April. Clubs must send all entries to firstname.lastname@example.org and payment by BACS to email@example.com.
Our entries manager, Chris Felce is currently recovering from a major operation so will be out of action for a few months. We send our very best wishes to Chris for a speedy recovery and hope to see him back in the control room as soon as he is fit. In the meantime, we have diverted the email address so that entries can be processed.
We are comparing the entries already processed by Chris with the finance records to ensure we have not missed any in redirecting emails. If a club sent in an entry after Wednesday 2 April that has not been acknowledged it would be helpful if it is sent again.
There may be a delay in publishing the "Received Entries" if we need to contact clubs to obtain a copy of the entry.
2014 East Region Synchro Champs: Report
SEVEN clubs took part in the 2014 East Region Synchronised Swimming Championships at Stevenage Swimming Centre on March 29.
The format was altered slightly as part of some changes trialled at this competition with a new figures section in addition to the usual solo, duet and combination team categories.
2014 East Region Scynchro Champs: Photos
EAST Region Synchro Champs 2014: Photos
Goodfellow steps out of Daley's shadow
CAMBRIDGE'S Dan Goodfellow is showing no hang-ups as he looks to step out of Tom Daley's shadow.
But Goodfellow, sensibly, does not compare himself to the former world champion and Olympic medallist but instead cites the positive influences Daley has had on his career.
The 17-year-old from Cambridge seems to be cut from the same cloth as Daley, not least in mental strength, as an opening haul of two medals from as many events in this year's World Series serves to prove.
Open Water Officials Training
A REMINDER that there is still time to apply for the Open Water Officials courses running in April. Experience as a pool swimming official is not necessary. Details are in the Open Water Officials Training Notice
Clacton Round The Pier Swim 2014
THE annual Clacton Round The Pier Swim will take place on Sunday, June 15 (11.30am). CLICK HERE for full details and entry form.