News

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...

Tom Dowden

PSC welcomed swimmers from across the County on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th October in Dorchester, for our annual Season Starter Open Meet. The Black and Yellow team were out in force, setting up a hugely successful meet with 1800 swims across the weekend! Some lucky athletes even won prizes in the brilliant Hot Heats, organised by Annabel. The behind-the-scenes logistics of such an event are enormous and thanks must go to the volunteer organisers, especially Annabel, Sean and Tracy, who ensure the licensing, data entries and staffing are in...

Tom Dowden

There was a wealth of talent on show at the Millfield and Team Bath meet at the weekend. Our sincere thanks must go to the hosts for running a great meet. For the majority of swimmers this was our first chance to experience a short course meet at the start of the new season. The meet also offered an opportunity to educate our swimmers on racing in a range of different events. In the 10 year Age Group our new Junior Girls Captain Lottie V put in some fine performances....

Tom Dowden

On a rare night off from training or competition, PSC swimmers and their families donned their glad-rags and headed to The Royal Bath Hotel for the club’s annual celebration and awards evening on Friday 20th September 2019. Click on the Link below to read the full report: https://uk.teamunify.com/swrpsc/UserFiles/Image/QuickUpload/celebration-evening-report2019_023851.pdf

Tom Dowden

With a 6am start, the team set off bright and early to make their way up to Matlock in Derbyshire for the Junior Inter-League Southern Area final (please don’t ask how Matlock is in the South!). Knowing that we were taking on some big clubs it was clear that this was going to be a tough challenge for a young team. Nonetheless, the team were keen and ready to take on: Guildford City, Nottingham Leander, City of Norwich, City of Coventry and Camden Swiss Cottage. Swimmers making PSC debuts in...

Tom Dowden

Due to brilliant successes seeing Ryan consistantly gain top 3 places in the British Super Series, following the May event he qualified for the GB Youth team to compete in the Super League Triathlon series races held this year in Jersey at the end of September, with the second to be contested in Malta later this month The race format is slightly different for Super League, with Swim Bike Run followed immediately by a second Swim Bike Run. The Jersey race was a fantastic experience for Ryan due to the...

Tom Dowden

The pressure was on as the team eagerly anticipated the challenge from Plymouth Leander, Bristol Penguins, Keynsham, Swindon Dolphins and Swim Bournemouth in the ‘A’ final of the Southern Junior League. Final preparations had gone well, so, once again, the team were focussed and ready to race. Newcomers in the team and PSC debuts in SJL: 10 yrs: Alex E 12 yrs: Seren P A special mention must go to Izzy W from Silver Squad who stepped in at the last minute and joined the team on poolside as our...

Tom Dowden

Every year, Swim England Swimming organise a series of development programmes that provide a pathway to support young swimmers in their quest to achieve senior international podium success. Swimmers are selected as a national cohort and have then been assigned to the National Development Programme within one of six areas which includes the South West. Max’s selection onto the programme is based on his success at the South West Regional Championships and also his current long course rankings achieved in Olympic events. The purpose of the National Development Programme is...

Tom Dowden

Poole Swimming Club will have 14 swimmers representing Dorset County in the Swim England National Inter County Championships. Well done to: Betsy V, Tilly M, Tiasha M, Max L, Luca S, Charlie M, Catherine E, Amy G, Robbie H, Alan S, Tom C, Ella M, Oli F, Alex B on your selections. The County Team Champs is always a fun, colourful and competitive event played out in front of a packed house in Sheffield’s Ponds Forge. It kicks off the competitive short course season for many of the swimmers taking...

Tom Dowden

On the 3rd of August a small band of Poole Swimming clubs athletes were competing in Wales. Ryan S and Liam O had gained qualification to compete for their respective Region's in the prestigious UK School Game against the very best across the whole of our land. Ryan S reprsented South Central and Liam O represented South West, with Ryan O competing in the TriStar 3 Race for the South West too. The School games Triathlon features the top 2 Triathletes male and female in each Region, Scotland and Wales....