POOLE SWIMMERS SELECTED FOR NATIONAL INTER COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019
08 September 2019
A National Inter County Championships 2019
Poole Swimming Club will have 14 swimmers representing Dorset County in the Swim England National Inter County Championships.
Well done to:
Betsy V, Tilly M, Tiasha M, Max L, Luca S, Charlie M, Catherine E, Amy G, Robbie H, Alan S, Tom C, Ella M, Oli F, Alex B on your selections.
The County Team Championships is split into two divisions. Division 1 typically has 20 teams while Division 2 has up to 20. The event takes place in two short course (25m) pools at the same time – one for Division 1 races, the other for Division 2.
Dorset is known as somewhat of a Yo Yo team between Division 1 and Division 2. The team won Division 2 in 2011 and has finished runners up in 2008 and 2016, where the team survived a two season spell in Division 1, finishing 18th in 2018 earning relegation to Division 2. The 2019 team is bright and it will be realistic to contest for a top 4 finish in the division to earn promotion once again in 2019.
Coach Barry commented: "This is one of the most motivating and inspiring competitions there is. It is a great team event and so good for the young talents of Dorset to club together, put their tribal differences aside and enjoy competing against the other teams and the Britains best junior athletes. The event is live streamed and is brilliant to watch if you can't make the trip. We are proud to have 14 members representing the 25 strong team and we wish the team with coaches Sam Woodward (BCS) and Becky Dowling (Poole), along with Andy and Sue Smart (Poole and Dorset), legendry team managers the best of luck".
More information on the event can be found here: https://www.swimming.org/sport/major-events/county-team-champs/