Swim England Winter Nationals Preview

Tom Dowden

We would like to wish the six swimmers representing Poole Swimming Club and Talbot Heath School at the Swim England National Winter Championships the best of luck, hosted in the Steele City of Sheffield in the fast arena of Ponds Forge.

The event kicks off on Thursday and runs over 4 days. This year the Youth age group is for swimmers aged 18 or under, with a Senior open age group too.

Up to 400m events will see a Senior and a Youth final.  With the 800m and 1500m as heat declared.

Setting his sights on Senior medals is Jacob P who starts with the 100m fly. He will also compete in the 50m back and 50m fly.

Senior ladies, Jasmine M will be pushing her return to form and hunting for finals in the 50m and 100m fly, 50m and 100m free and 100IM. Team mate Thea, hitting strong form in training will be looking to make a top 20 finish in the 400m free.

Youth aged gent, Robbie H will compete in the 50m, 100m and 200m Back, 50m fly and 100m IM, although one of the youngest to qualify making Youth finals s a realistic target.

Izzy H and Catherine E make their debut at this meet.  Izzy looking in great form will target a best in the 200m Breast and Talbot Heath Academy swimmer Catherine has meticulously planned to achieve a best in the 100m Fly.

With a wealth of experience and high intelligence of racing, there is a very excited feeling amongst the team, coaches and support staff as bests and records are on the menu.

Be sure to tune in the event is live streamed here....