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Nathaniel Rookes

So 2019 ends on a high note for us as Jas swims to a new personal best of 33.17 in the 50brst at the Swim England Winter Nationals. As the youngest and only 13 year old in the event, she placed 21st in the Youth (18 & under) category, whilst also clocking the 4th fastest short course time for a 13 year old girl in British history, an outstanding achievement on both counts! Well done Jas ⭐ This rounds off a fantastic start to the season where it is pleasing...

Nathaniel Rookes

What an absolutely outstanding weekend we have had to close 2019 for the vast majority of our swimmers. The Dasher, hosted by ourselves in partnership with Devonport Royal, was fun for a wide range of reasons, but from a performance perspective we have come out with 152 new personal best times (79% of races), 69 medals (27��, 25��, 17��), 26 new Devon Qualifying Times & 7 Regional Consideration Times! We are so proud of every competitor this weekend, not just with their performances, but the general positivity they had when...

Nathaniel Rookes

Congratulations to girls Club Captain Ella D'Cunha, who was presented as the top senior girl from the City of Plymouth Championships in October by the Mayor & Mayoress. This was following an outstanding championships in which Ella reached 4 finals, achieving a top 3 finish in all of them and winning the 100brst. Well done Ella!

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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...

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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...

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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

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

12 of our swimmers raced in the Devon Relay Championships, a county event attended my a host of clubs across the area. Each team completed the 4x50 fc & 4x50 medley relays. Our 10/11 combined girls team was made up of Maddy Jones, Frida Gallego-Cooper, Issy Hawling & Holly Haymes. After producing a strong swim in the medley relay, narrowing missing out on collecting a bronze medal, they rallied and achieved a fantastic silver in the front crawl event. We entered 2 teams into the combined 12/13 age group. A...