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Jason Ellis

The first Long Course Meet for Masters in 2022, and a chance for some post Christmas racing for our Masters. It was also a time for a few to ‘age up’ and race in a new age group. The team was 13 strong, and there was a huge number of impressive swims, resulting in a haul of medals, club records, and 3 Championship records. A huge shout out goes to Alice Higgins swimming in her first Regional Champs, and Ami Pantridge, Caz Jubb, Ben Williams, Greg du Tertre and Ben...

Jason Ellis

Masters National Short Corse Championships Sheffield 28-30th November 2021 This event is one of the premier masters events of the year and 11 WDSC masters went to compete - Fran Kidd, Ami Pantridge, Becky O’Brien, Sam Usher, Pip Williams, Ben Allsop, Dave Gee, Keith Goggin, Matt Conrad-Jones, Charlie Messenger, Adam Barrett. It was absolutely fantastic to see so many old friends, make new ones, swim some great races and watch some incredible records being broken. I think we all enjoyed the 200+ 4x100 freestyle relay most - a very close...

Jason Ellis

Masters South East Region Short Course Championships Saturday 2nd October 2021, Crawley This is the first Masters meet anyone has been able to compete at since early March 2020, and sadly, the team was smaller than anticipated due to injury and illness. However, the seven Masters who competed came away with 13 Gold, 6 Silver, 5 Bronze, 10 club records and 3 Championship records - a fantastic result and testament to the continued support we have had from WDSC and our coaches. Sarah Collin (18-24 age group): 4 Gold in...

Jason Ellis

Elowyn has been selected for the 2021-22 Swim England Para- Swimming Talent Programme. Elowyn’s hard work and dedication during and between lockdowns has been rewarded with a place on this year’s Talent programme. Patrick and the rest of the coaching team are proud of her selection and look forward to supporting her through her Para swimming journey. Elowyn said ” It’s a really exciting opportunity and can’t wait to get involved” Elowyn will now have her sights set on the National Para-Swimming Championships in December 2021 Well done Elowyn

Jason Ellis

Evie Hallas has now been classified as a GB Para swimmer! Due to an extensive waiting list and the effects of Covid Evie has had to wait almost 3 years for her formal classification to be conducted. Evie travelled to the Aquatics centre in Manchester, the base of GB Para swimming, where she was assessed. The classifiers remarked on her skills and technique, a credit to her coaches at WDSC. Evie said, I am really pleased to be a classified Para swimmer and part or the Enable squad at WDSC....