Sussex dominate in open water

Andrew Horsfall Turner (Beacon SC)

Andrew Horsfall Turner (Beacon SC)

Chloe Pollard (East Grinstead SC)

Chloe Pollard (East Grinstead SC)









Swimmers from across the region converged on Eastbourne for the 5km SER/Sussex Open Water Championship and the Eastbourne 2km Sea Swim. Regional swimmers were joined by swimmers from as far afield as Australia who came to experience the delights of sea swimming.

Saturday’s South East Region/Sussex 5km Championship took place in glorious sunny and calm conditions with a beach full of spectators enjoying Eastbourne’s sun. Chloe Pollard (East Grinstead SC) and Andrew Horsfall Turner (Beacon SC)  took the Open Championships with Junior first places to Maddison Drury (Hailsham SC) and Cavan Beck (Southend SC). Continue reading

Young Volunteer Training Opportunities

If you aged between 15 and 25 years and looking for training opportunities to volunteer in aquatics we have some course that you might like to sign up for.

Following the success of the 2014/2015 Young Volunteer Programme in the South East Region, the Region wants to offer more young people the opportunity to gain qualifications and experience through formal and informal training opportunities.

Young people taking part in the programme will be expected to attend two Development Days, the first of which will be held in 4 locations across the Region between September and November 2015.

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3 year high for Sussex swimmers entering Nationals

More swimmers from Sussex clubs have entered for the British Summer Championships and ASA National Championships at Ponds Forge in 2015 than anytime in the past 3 years.

27 swimmers representing nine Sussex clubs will be swimming in 70 events. Joel Thompson (Shiverers) leads the field with 14 events.

You can see the full list of swimmers, clubs and events here. Amended 17 July

Congratulations to each and every one of them.

Many thanks to Brian Smith and Karen Wooliscroft for committing the list.

Level 1 swimming teachers at Sovereign Centre

Eastbourne Swimming Club have organised a Level 1 Swimming Teacher’s Course at the Sovereign Centre during August.

The course is being run in conjunction with the Sovereign Centre, Swim UK and the IOS on 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23 August.

Swimmers will be from Eastbourne Swimming Club will be in the water.

If clubs have candidates who want to take this qualification or your want to learn to be a qualified swimming teacher yourself go onto this link for more information.