Hilary Brown began her swimming career at Tonbridge, Kent when she was 9 or 10 yrs old. The pool (33 1/3yds) and outdoors by the river Medway. The season began on 1st May when the water felt like the Antarctic – she knows this because she swam in the Anartic in 2006. The season ended on 30th September when she says the temperature may have reached 20-21C.
Apart from swimming Hilary also enjoyed diving and took part in the Kent Ladies Plain Diving competition.
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The programme and qualification times for the Winter Competition are now available. Events include the 100IM Junior and Open Championships.
The gala will take place over the weekend of 21 & 22 October at K2.
10 Players from four Sussex Clubs dominated the successful U18 Girls Water Polo Team that won bronze at the Inter Regional Championships in Blackpool at the end of February.
In a round robin series of matches against the other Regions, Wales and Ireland the South East Region’s team won 3, drew 1 and lost 2. Continue reading
We have added the names of all the trophy winners for the Junior and Open Championships.
Abbey Jackson (Crawley) heads the girls with 10 Championships across both Junior and Open categories. Dominic Polling (Brighton) leads the men with 4 Open Championships and Joe Golding (Hailsham) will be taking home 4 Junior Championship Trophies.
Our 28 Champions for 2017/2018 come from nine clubs.
You can see all the names on the Champions page.
At the half way point of the competition, Team Sussex were in third place. Midway through the second session they dropped back into fourth place and it was a nail biting few races before we pulled far enough away from Worcestershire in fifth place to give us near certain promotion.
In the final event we were in the first heat and in second place to Scotland West – then the announcement of our disqualification.
Fortunately our team had put in enough work in the earlier events and had a big enough cushion that, even without any point for the race, we held our fourth place and can look forward to racing in the top group next year.
Fantastic effort from everyone and thanks also to our team of coaches, managers and officials who helped to make the weekend and competition so successful.