Anna Maine - Double Commonwealth Games Semi-Finallist!


anna maine commonwealth gamesAnna Maine, at only 17 years old, progressed through to her second Commonwealth Games semi-final.

Anna, swimming her 100m backstroke semi-final earlier in the week in a torrential down pour in the open air pool, was delighted to make the semi-final, improving her heat time with a 13th place finish in a time of 1:02.29.

Anna’s 50m backstroke heat time of 29.29 sec  on Monday secured her place in the semi-finals later that day, finishing a great 14th place.




Swim England report on Anna Maine’s 50m back swim (and Ben Proud!): LINK

Anna headline news in Woking News and Mail: News and Mail Article

Fantastic achievement Anna and well done from all at Woking!



gold coast 2018 The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games will be the largest sporting event Australia will see this decade and the biggest sporting spectacular the Gold Coast has ever seen.

From 4-15 April 2018, over 6,600 athletes and team officials from 70 nations and territories will converge on the Gold Coast to deliver 11 unforgettable days of world class sporting competition.

Team England will be sending a team of over 400 athletes in what will be England’s largest ever team to represent the nation in an overseas sporting event. The Team will compete in 18 sports, including 38 para medal events.


Anna’s Road to Commonwealth Selection

Anna has been a member of Woking Swimming Club for almost 10 years, joining at the age of 6 years old when she joined the Associate groups. From a very early age Anna has been a keen swimmer, always putting herself out for club competitions and enjoying being part of the team. Only recently, having been invited to visit a top university in Scotland, Anna took an early flight back, cutting her trip short to compete in Round 1 of the National Arena league for Woking SC.

During her time with Woking, Anna has secured many accolades to her name. She has represented the club at all levels of competition securing top podium positions at County, Regional, National and International level competitions.

Anna has represented the County at the National County Championships from the age of 12, being selected every consecutive year. Anna holds a series of County Records including 50m, 100m & 200m Backstroke for the Open age group, and Junior records for 50m Free, 50m, 100m & 200m Backstroke.

Moving on to Regionals – Anna has represented Swim England South East at International meets in Geneva and Nice, and recently competed for the Region in January 2018 in Flanders, Belgium. Anna also holds a staggering total of 12 South East Records, namely ages 13, 14 & 15 years Long Course records in 50m & 100m Backstroke. She holds the National  Junior Short Course record in the 50m & 100m Backstroke, and Ladies short course Open 50m Backstroke as well as the 13/14 years 4 x 100m Medley relay and 17 year & Over Long Course 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay which the Woking Ladies currently hold jointly.

In 2012 Anna made her first Nationals and during 2015 broke the British SC age group records in 50m Backstroke and 100m Backstroke. In this year Anna was selected to represent Great Britain in the European Junior Championships in Hungary, where she won Bronze in the 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay & 4 x 100m Medley Relay; the pinnacle of the competition was a Bronze in 100m Backstroke individual.

Anna has represented GB in competitions reaching Toronto and France, and this year went on to represent GB at the World Junior Championships in Indianapolis.   She made two World Junior finals in the 50m Backstroke and 100m Backstroke, and secured hugely impressive 5th & 6th places respectively. Anna is currently on the British Swimming Podium potential programme for success in Tokyo in 2020. Anna was awarded with the prestigious Roll of Honour of Woking Swimming Club in December 2017.