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Martin LITTLEFAIR

Seagull’s swimming club have had an amazing 4 swimmers qualify for the Swim England winter short course national championships which is being held at one of most famous racing venues in the country ponds forge in Sheffield. With a high number of qualifiers to the event the pool will be split into 2 x 25m pools in which the Male athletes will race scoreboard end and Female athletes diving pit end. Top 10 athletes from the heats will make the evenings finals and top 10 Juniors (16/U) will make the...

Martin LITTLEFAIR

Big congratulations to all Seagulls swimmers who competed at the recent club championships this weekend just gone. Over the two sessions Seagulls has a record 92 swimmers compete with over 350 swims in total. Great to see so many new faces racing and enjoying the experience and plenty of medals out on show. Here are just a few of the medalist over the whole weekend. Amongst first swims the swimmers were able to obtain an impressive 75% personal best rate and lots of areas to take forward into training. Also...

Martin LITTLEFAIR

The past 3 weekends have been all action packed for seagulls’ members competing in Newport for the arena league round 2, Millfield for the South west regional short course championships and most recently Littledown for the swim Bournemouth level 2 meet. 5th/ 6th / 7th November – Short Course Regional Championships – Millfield Seagulls had 3 swimmers competing at this high level of competition aimed at 15 & Ovr swimmers which was staged at Millfield school which includes 2 sessions of heats swims and a finals session in the evening...

Martin LITTLEFAIR

This past weekend we said goodbye to one of our coaches and ex chairman John O’Hara who has been with the club since 2009 and seen both kids Jacob and Bethan grow up within the club. John came in for one last session over the weekend doing what he’s done over the past 5 years with Seagulls coaching with a passion . John was also greeted with leaving gifts and a standing ovation from parents and swimmers . John had this to say to all seagulls members: “ Dear Seagulls...

Martin LITTLEFAIR

A team of young seagulls competed down at Dorchester for the West Dorset County qualifier this past weekend with many swimmers within team having not done a open meet before. This was a perfect opportunity for the swimmers to gain experience racing and official times. Overall, the team were amazing with their racing over the weekend and as always plenty of lessons learnt from the weekend on how to get quicker and race better. Over the whole weekend we had a total number of 86 swims between the 13 swimmers...

Martin LITTLEFAIR

This past weekend Seagulls had a team of 15 swimmers compete at the highly competitive TYR super series at Millfield school in Somerset. This meet had swimmers from a variety of different clubs ranging all around the country which included a number of International swimmers and national champions. Despite being early on in the season and only 7 weeks into the training cycle seagulls swimmers manage to race hard under the tough competition and come out with an impressive 65% Personal best rate which included: 1 x Gold Medal 6...

Martin LITTLEFAIR

Seagulls this past weekend flew down to Dorchester for the first round of the national arena league. There were plenty of excited swimmers either who hadn’t race this competition since 2019 and many first-time members of the team. Due to following Welsh government guidelines as we compete in a league in west region the whole team were to abide by some covid guidance of wearing masks and only having 1 swimmer behind the block at a time. Also, to a few changes with the racing schedule of mixed relays we...

Martin LITTLEFAIR

Seagulls were back to racing this past weekend for the Swim Bournemouth return to competition lvl 3 meet at littledown centre. It was such an amazing experience to see so many swimmers racing and cheering each other along. A great team spirit and to have the crowds cheering again even better. We have missed that atmosphere. Seagulls smashed their first meet back achieving an 78% PB rate from 218 swims and achieving: 42 x GOLD 24 x SILVER 28 x BRONZE Also 12 x Short course age group records from...

Martin LITTLEFAIR

A massive congratulations to Seagull’s parent and club volunteer co – Ordinator Mish Frampton who just completed her first Iron man in Finland. She managed to complete the gruelling race which consists of 3.9K swim, 112-mile Cycle and a full marathon in 12 hours 49 minutes. An amazing achievement and massive well done from all of us at Seagulls this race takes months and months of long training hours and unbelievable amount of mental strength to finish.

Martin LITTLEFAIR

Well done to Seagulls Youth performance swimmer Aiden Dure- Smith who competed in the Salty dog triathlon in Bournemouth last weekend. He managed to finish 2nd in his age group (16-19 yrs) and 9th overall out of a field of 96. Great work Aiden