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Nathaniel Rookes

This weekend saw the Winter Regional SC Championships take place at Millfield, with Ella & Jas D'Cunha both qualifying and representing the club. Ella, competing at her first Winter Regionals, broke the 36 second mark for the first time in the 50brst on the Saturday with a great swim and followed it up with another good one on Sunday in the 100brst, posting her second fastest ever time in the event. Jas continued her strong start to the season, swimming to a pb in the 50brst, before immediately following it...

Nathaniel Rookes

This weekend saw the Devon Swimming Team travel to Sheffield to compete in the annual Inter-Counties Championship. Devon went into the event with a strong team, including Dinnaton's Jasmine D'Cunha, who was swimming the 100m breaststroke in her age group, in which she gained a personal best time, as well as taking part in some relay events. Team Devon swam excellently throughout the squad and ended up winning the event in comfortable fashion, securing victory with 4 events still to go. Devon had never won the title prior to this...

Nathaniel Rookes

An enjoyable and positive start to our competitive season last weekend at the annual Junior Network Gala at Plymouth Life Centre. A relaxed gala that gives an opportunity for our less experienced swimmers to get into competitions as well as the more practiced swimmers to get their seasons going. Some fantastic performances at this early stage saw us finish a respectable 4th position out of 9 teams, with a great supportive atmosphere and plenty of lessons learnt. Many of these swimmers are now part of our Junior & Development competitive...

Nathaniel Rookes

On Saturday, nearly 100 club members, parents & carers came together to celebrate the achievements and successes of the club's swimmers during the 2018-2019 season. A number of awards were presented, including medals and trophies from the Club Championships and a variety of awards given based on the observations of the coaches and swimmers themselves. The evening was accompanied with some excellent food, music and a great party atmosphere that was thoroughly enjoyed by all. A full list of the trophy winners can be found on the 'Documents' section of...

Nathaniel Rookes

Jas D’Cunha, 12, achieved qualifying times to the British Championships (Glasgow) in the 50m & 100m breaststroke as well as a qualifying time for the English Championships (Sheffield) in the 200m breaststroke. Lloyd Stone,15, also managed qualifying times for the Welsh Championships (Swansea) in the 50m, 100m & 200m backstroke. For Jas, qualifying for these events exceeded her expectations at the start of the season and she went on to exceed them further by breaking a British record and becoming the fastest 12-year-old 50m breaststroker in British history before claiming...

Nathaniel Rookes

On June 22nd, over 40 swimmers, coaches & parents from across all of our squads enjoyed the hot and sunny weather by travelling to Adrenalin Quarry aqua park in Liskeard for an hour on the inflatable assault course. It was thoroughly enjoyable for all involved and entertaining for those watching on too! 

Nathaniel Rookes

Dinnaton Swimming Club are proud to announce that two of our swimmers have qualified to represent the club in their respective national championships at the end of the season.  Jasmine D'Cunha, who qualified for 1 event at the English Championships in 2018, has achieved qualification for 2 events at the British Championships this year in the 50 breaststroke, in which she is seeded 3rd, and the 100 breaststroke, where she is seeded 9th. She will be racing against swimmers from across Britain in the 13/14 age category at Tollcross Leisure...

Nathaniel Rookes

Yesterday saw a close to this year's Devon Championships and a good finish saw us gain a further 19 personal best times, 3 regional and 2 regional consideration times, 10 finals and a skins appearance. Finals were achieved by;  Frida Gallego-Cooper (50fc),  Maddy Jones (50fc & 100fly),  Jas D'Cunha (100fc, 50fc & 100fly ��),  Katie Cutler (100fc, 50fc & 100fly)  Cole Haigh (100IM & 50fc ��). Jas also picked up an age group �� in the 400IM and Cole placed 4th in the men's FC skins event. Across all weekends, our swimmers gained a...

Nathaniel Rookes

12 of our swimmers ventured to Okehampton to take part in the Dartmoor Sprint Meet. From this they gained 31 personal best times, 8 medals and supported each other throughout! Some swimmers have now put themselves into a good position making Devon County Qualification a very real possibility for next year already! Jasmine Bennett came very close to achieving what would be her first Devon time in the 50 front crawl, clocking a time only 0.01secs off the county time for next year. She picked up a silver medal for...

Adrian D'Cunha

Dinnaton Swimming Club deliver an immensely strong start to 2019 Sunday saw the the end of the second weekend of the Devon County Championships, with Dinnaton Swimming Club’s results (who are based at McCaulays Health Club, Ivybridge), firmly establishing themselves as one of the leading swimming clubs in Devon/the South West! New Head Coach Nathaniel Rookes undertook his first serious test in charge, since joining from Tavistock Swimming Club, where he had coached since 2010.  Dinnaton took 17 swimmers to the Life Centre, 8 of which made County finals.  Pick of the bunch so far was 12 year old Jasmine D’Cunha, who finalled in every one of her events, achieving 2 age group county records, with 33.98 in the...