Novice Gala

Our 11th Annual Novice Gala took place on Sunday 8th March at the Arena Sports Centre…. And what a tight squeeze that was! 45 club swimmers took part, along with 14 from our swim school iSwim. This was the first Novice Gala I had missed as Head Coach, but I have been told how brilliantly everyone swam. Helen Smith did...
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Sussex County Championships 2020

A massive congratulations to all our swimmers on a great Championships. Here are some highlights: Holly excitingly won a swim off in the 50 breast for a place in the final!   Will Le Merle won his first Senior County Championship Medal in the 100m backstroke Ella Thornburg won Junior Championship Gold in both the 50 and 100 fly with fantastic finishes in...
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Sussex County Relay Championships

Congratulations to all our swimmers on a great competition. Everyone was fantastic! We finished 9th overall, about where we expected this year, especially as we did not have a full complement of individual teams with several being away on holiday. This was the first time I have not been able to field a boys junior championship team! Special congratulations to...
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Brighton Dolphins Team Gala

We were invited to take part in the friendly Brighton Dolphins Team Development Gala on 1st February. A team of 33 very enthusiastic Littlehampton swimmers took part, finishing 5th overall. It was great to see our swimmers put their skills into practice in a gala, with many rising to the challenge of strokes they might not normally choose to race...
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Sussex County Long Distance Championships

This years’ county championships opened at the end of January with Ella Thornburg & Matty Smith in the 800m freestyle event. Ella swam just outside her LC PB finishing in 8th place, whilst Matty smashed his PB by 17 seconds, finishing in 6th place. Last weekend Ella swam again, this time in the 1500m, winning Gold. Her 800 split was...
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January Open Meet Round Up

We started the New Year with the Crawley Finis Open Meet which saw eight Littlehampton swimmers in action to gain some useful long course race experience pre-county. All finished in the top 6, with Ashton netting 3 Gold medals! Matty won Gold in the 800 free, whilst Ella T won Gold in the 1500 free. The next day was our...
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National Arena League Round 3

Saturday evening saw a team of 34 represent Littlehampton in our final National Arena League gala of the season – and what a great finish! It was our 3rd home gala too – the first time this has ever happened to us! We hosted the first and last gala, and ran the AOE at the second. So a massive thank...
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Portsmouth Christmas Meet

25 Littlehampton swimmers headed to the Mountbatten Centre in Portsmouth for our first long course meet of the season. All enjoyed the meet, especially the ‘hot heats’ which created great excitement. Will Clark and Becky Smith both won bags of celebration chocolates when they won their hot heats, which of course they shared! There were some great PBs, with several...
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National Para Swimming Championships 2019

Joe Greaves, Marcus Harvey, Georgie Howell and Lewis Jones all made the trip to Manchester Aquatics Centre for the National Para Swimming Championships last weekend. This is one of the key meets on the para swimming calendar and the first long course meet of the season for our swimmers. Joe swam some great PBs, notably in his best freestyle events,...
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National Arena League Round 2

Another great night’s swimming and a very enjoyable evening, with a fantastic win from our Open Men’s relay team to finish the gala! Well done to everyone who swam! There were some good PBs from Rachel Houlgate, Becky Smith, Archie Strowger, Holly Brockwell, Darragh McSporran and Emily Pryke – the largest with 1.92s off her 100 back. We had 11...
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South East Winter Regionals

Congratulations to our seven Littlehampton swimmers who competed in the South Winter Regional SC Competition last weekend at the Mountbatten Centre, Portsmouth. Jessie Brown, Joe Greaves, Marcus Harvey, Georgie Howell & Ella Thornburg all competed on the first day. Ella swam a great PB in her 100 fly. Joe won Bronze in both the 100 free and 100 back MC...
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Bonfire Gala 2019

We had a great Bonfire Gala last Saturday at Windlesham School Pool, with over 50 swimmers competing. Aimed at our Foundation and Junior Squads, this friendly novice gala is a teaching gala where we go over each race beforehand, with a demonstration from a senior swimmer. Many of the ‘officials’ and helpers were senior swimmers too! It was lovely to...
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Sussex Winter County Competition

What a fantastic weekend our swimmers had! There were many great short course PBs, around 71% of swims which is great at this point in the season. Some were huge, the biggest being from Sammy Smith in the 200 breast with a 16 second PB!  As a club we finished 12th overall. Congratulations to Ella Thornburg on winning the 13...
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National Arena League Round 1

What a great start to this years National Arena League! 2nd place! We were host for this first round at Arun Lesiure Centre. Team spirit was fantastic, with everyone supporting each other. A couple of special mentions to Holly who stepped in at the last moment to cover Becky’s first relay as she was delayed arriving and to Logan who...
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