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Jack Jones returns to Dorset

December 17, 2018   By

Dorset’s Senior Men have done it again! The prestigious “Jack Jones” water polo trophy is back in the county after the Dorset team produced impressive performances to win every match in the Senior Mens tournament of this year’s Swim England South West Inter-County Water Polo Championships held in November at Millfield.

Match results were as follows:  Somerset 5, Dorset 7; Devon 6, Dorset 7; Gloucestershire 4, Somerset 7; Devon 10, Gloucestershire 7; Gloucestershire 0, Dorset 10; Somerset 6, Devon 9.




Back Row (l-r): Charlie Roberts (Southampton WPC), Steve Canham (Bournemouth SC), Anand Vaithilingam (Seagulls SC), Dan Kinsey (Weymouth & Portland WPC, Coach), Jackson Mullins (Southampton WPC), Nathan Perren (Bournemouth SC) / Sam Evans (Bournemouth SC); 

Front Row: Cianan Mann (Seagulls SC), Leo Jaggs (Bournemouth SC), Mikey Kingsley (Southampton WPC), Tim Barnes (Bournemouth SC), Alex Marsango (Bournemouth SC), Dan White (Weymouth & Portland WPC).

Clayesmore Swimming Club – Coach Vacancy

December 17, 2018   By

Interim Head Coach, Clayesmore Swim Club

7.5 hours per week

One Term Fixed Term Contract

To be responsible for coaching the development of the club’s swimmers, co-ordinating training and competition schedules to maximise the performance potential of individual athletes and to build the club’s performance within Dorset County and the South West Swimming region. Further detail and an application form are available from: www.clayesmore.com/employment. Closing date: 8:00am on Monday, 7 January 2019. Clayesmore is committed to the safeguarding and promotion of children’s and young people’s welfare and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.


Masters Development Day now on the calendar

December 6, 2018   By

A Masters Development Day is to be held on Sunday 13 January 2019 from 8.45 am to 5.00pm at the University of Bath. The programme will include two pool sessions be lead by Ian Woollard, head coach of Barnet Copthall Masters and a yoga/strength and conditioning class. In addition there will presentations by Dr Karen Howells, CPsychol Sports Psychologist, on “Using psychological skills to build confidence”, Jane Asher (BEM Masters Multi World Record Holder) on “Designing your training to suit you and your needs” and Swim England National Masters & Open Water Officer Sharon Locke on “An introduction to open water swimming”, plus a Masters Q&A session. Places are limited to 36 and will be allocated on first-come first-served basis. Cost is ÂŁ25 and application forms are available from the Swim England South West Region office (01823 666792).

Success at Swim England National Awards 2018 for Dorset clubs

December 6, 2018   By

At the 2018 Swim England National Awards ceremony held at Birmingham University’s Great Hall in November, Dorset clubs were once again in the foreground with two of the 32 awards being presented to a Dorset coach and a Dorset para-swimmer.

Swim England Coach of the Year was awarded to Barry Alldrick who has enjoyed a successful year at Poole SC, coaching Jacob Peters to the Commonwealth Games and Team GB European Junior Championship swimmer Jasmin McCrea as well as completing the Swim England Coach 2024 programme. On a personal level, Barry was also named as a GB coach for the European Junior Championships and has continued to support Poole’s numerous swimmers attending regional and national championships. In September 2018, Barry was also presented with the South West Coach of the Year Award by Swim England South West Region.

Bournemouth Collegiate’s Leo McCrea was one of six swimmers collecting Swim England Talent Athlete of the Year Awards, with Leo winning his award in the Para-Swimming category following a very successful season and making improvements across all events. This year, Leo made several finals at the British Para-Swimming International Meet and the British Summer Championships, together with setting new personal best in the 400m Freestyle and 100m Breaststroke and progressing each year while on the England Talent Programme. Leo is now on the British Para-Academy, the first step on to the World Class Podium programme.

Photo (left): Leo McCrea, Swim England Talent Athlete of the Year, Para-Swimming
Photo (right): Barry Alldrick receives the Swim England Coach of the Year 2018 Award from Aimee Willmott, 2018 Commonwealth Games 400m Individual Medley Champion.