Youth sport - swimming: Mighty Max excels in an Easter gold rush

Bournemouth Echo: GR-EIGHT HAUL: Max Weeks with his eight gold medals

6:00am Friday 11th April 2014

SEAGULLS’ Max Weeks is heading for his first regional championships – just 10 months after taking up competitive swimming.

Youth sport - swimming: Castle Court shaping up for their final conquests

Bournemouth Echo: HOLDING COURT: Castle Court pupils preparing for finals

6:00am Friday 4th April 2014

A RECORD 16 pupils from a Corfe Mullen school will be battling for glory after qualifying for national swimming and biathlon finals over the next few weeks.

Youth sport - swimming: Olympian's star guest at Swim Bournemouth

Bournemouth Echo: IN GOOD COMPANY: Lucy Brain (left) with Olympian Ellie Faulkner

6:00am Friday 28th March 2014

Swim Bournemouth’s top squad found themselves training with an Olympic swimmer at Canford School on Friday.

Youth sport - Swimming: Lucy leads the way with a county record

Bournemouth Echo: FAB FOUR: Harriet Perfect, Emily Clarke, Lucy Brain and Jemma Green

6:00am Friday 21st March 2014

LUCY Brain became only the second swimmer to break a county record during the 2014 Dorset championships as she won an 800m freestyle thriller.

Youth sport - Swimming: Unstoppable Poole claim a hat-trick of titles

Bournemouth Echo: JUBILANT: Poole Swimming Club celebrate their success

6:00am Friday 14th March 2014

POOLE completed a hat-trick of Dorset Novice League titles with a resounding 41-point victory margin in the 2014 final at Littledown.

Youth sport - Swimming: Lelliott's raising the standard in Dorset

Bournemouth Echo: THREE OF A KIND: (l-r) Oscar Esposti, Jay Lelliott and Alan Wong

6:00am Friday 7th March 2014

SWIM Bournemouth’s Jay Lelliott took Dorset men’s swimming into new waters as he set his fourth and fifth county records in nine days.

Youth sport - swimming: Beth is the leading light at Littledown

Bournemouth Echo: FAB FOUR: (l-r) Kathy Hebditch, Madison Kemp, Beth Aitchison and Jess Richens

6:00am Friday 28th February 2014

BETH Aitchison struck gold four times as she continued her rise into the higher echelons of the British rankings at the Dorset County Championships.

Youth sport - swimming: Alice shows off her Paralympics potential

Bournemouth Echo: AWARD WINNER: Alice Tai receives her certificate from Gerry Griffin

6:00am Friday 28th February 2014

PARALYMPIC hopeful Alice Tai smashed two British and European records as she gave Little-down spectators a rare glimpse of disability swimming at its best.

Youth sport - swimming: Poole post for Seagulls coach Alldrick

Bournemouth Echo: WELCOME PARTY: Katie Mills greets new coach Barry Alldrick

6:00am Friday 21st February 2014

HEAD coach Barry Alldrick is leaving Christchurch Seagulls next month after being appointed as successor to his Poole counterpart Robin Armayan, who has landed a top job in Plymouth.

Youth sport - swimming: Eve and Nathan win a full set of medals in Bristol

Bournemouth Echo: MEDALLISTS: Eve Goldsack and Nathan Gerrard

6:00am Friday 14th February 2014

SEAGULLS’ Eve Goldsack hit top form to collect medals of every colour and a string of club records at the Aquae Sulis Open Meet in Bristol’s 50m Hengrove Pool.

Youth sport - swimming: Max and Megan on song with six golds

Bournemouth Echo: AMONG THE MEDALS: Swim Bournemouth at Fareham meeting

7:00am Friday 7th February 2014

MAX Norris and Megan Leaper topped the honours list as Swim Bournemouth age group swimmers collected medals by the bucketful at the Fareham Open Meet.

Youth sport - swimming: Robin's parting advice to Poole swimmers

Bournemouth Echo: DEPARTING COACH: Robin Armayan is joining Plymouth Leander

6:00am Friday 7th February 2014

POOLE’S departing coach Robin Armayan has told his swimmers they need to “step up” between heats and finals.

Poole head coach Armayan handed post with Britain's top club

Bournemouth Echo: PLYMOUTH-BOUND: Poole head coach Robin Armayan

6:00am Wednesday 5th February 2014

POOLE head coach Robin Armayan, who has led the club through the most successful spell in its 83-year history, is leaving later this month after landing one of the most sought-after coaching jobs in the country.

Youth sport - swimming: Beth's in the zone with two victories at Millfield

Bournemouth Echo: IN FINE FORM: Bournemouth Collegiate School's Beth Aitchison

6:00am Friday 31st January 2014

BREASTSTROKE and medley swimmer Beth Aitchison looks on course for a successful 2014 after striking gold twice and setting personal best times in the Southern Regional Zonal meet.

Swimming: Bournemouth star Lucy secures treble in open meeting

Bournemouth Echo: THREE MEDALS: Swim Bournemouth's Lucy Brain

6:00am Friday 17th January 2014

LUCY Brain added a second event to her programme for the summer nationals as she struck gold three times at the Portsmouth New Year Open Meet.

Swimming: Jacob's the pick of Poole swimmers at Portsmouth

Bournemouth Echo: NATIONAL QUALIFIER: Poole swimmer Jacob Peters

6:00am Friday 17th January 2014

POOLE’S Jacob Peters qualified for his third event at the summer nationals as he won a medal of each colour at Portsmouth.

Swimming: Alice strikes gold in Brazil on international debut

Bournemouth Echo: RIO PROSPECT: Alice Tai with her three medals

6:00am Friday 10th January 2014

PARALYMPIC hopeful Alice Tai made a golden start to her international career with two gold medals and a silver in Brazil.

Swimming: Masters raise county standard for Dorset

Bournemouth Echo: MASTERS DEBUT: Dorset's Naomi Vides

6:00am Wednesday 1st January 2014

DORSET’S masters team matched their best-ever result when they finished 10th out of 30 English counties in the ASA national inter-county masters event.

Swimming: Jordan's junior gold in regional triumph at Millfield

Bournemouth Echo: TOP FORM: (l-r) Alan Wong, Jordan Young and Jess Richens

6:00am Friday 13th December 2013

SWIM Bournemouth’s Jordan Young became a regional champion for the first time in the South West Winter Short Course Championships at Millfield.

Swimming: Lucy sets the standard with a new Dorset junior record

Bournemouth Echo: RECORD-BREAKER: Dorset junior star Lucy Brain

6:00am Friday 6th December 2013

LUCY Brain became only the second girl since 2010 to break a Dorset junior record as she struck gold three times at the Portsmouth Northsea Christmas Cracker Meet.

Swimming: Nathan's eight medals for soaring Seagulls

Bournemouth Echo: LEADING MEDAL WINNER: Nathan Gerrard in the Yeovil Christmas Meet

6:00am Friday 6th December 2013

NATHAN Gerrard made the podium eight times to lead Sea-gulls’ medal flurry in the Yeovil Christmas Meet at Millfield.

Swimming: Palace high five for Parkstone Grammar girls team

Bournemouth Echo: FIFTH PLACE: Parkstone Grammar School girls' relay team

6:00am Friday 29th November 2013

TEAMS from Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch are all in the top eight in the country after reaching finals in the English Schools Swimming Association Relay Championships at Crystal Palace.

Swimming: Alice and Blaize prosper in Sheffield show

Bournemouth Echo: STAR MEETING: Blaize Kenny with Ellie Simmonds

6:00am Friday 29th November 2013

PARALYMPIC hopeful Alice Tai broke her third European record in eight days as she won eight medals at the DSE National Short Course Championships in Sheffield.

Swimming: Alan writes new chapter in old records book

Bournemouth Echo: MEDAL WINNERS: Matt Collins (left) and Alan Wong

7:00am Friday 22nd November 2013

IN-FORM Alan Wong claimed his third Dorset junior record in four weeks at the Swim Bournemouth Christmas Open Meet – and this time it was one of the oldest records in the book that fell.

Swimming: Alice breaks two European records ahead of international debut

Bournemouth Echo: RECORD-BREAKER: Bournemouth Collegiate School's Alice Tai

7:00am Friday 22nd November 2013

PARALYMPIAN-in-waiting Alice Tai smashed two European records as she warmed up for her international debut next week.

Swimming: Bournemouth beat mighty Millfield in gala triumph

Bournemouth Echo: LONDON SHOW: Jay Lelliott

7:00am Friday 15th November 2013

SWIM Bournemouth have the National Arena League’s national finals in their sights after storming to victory in their second round gala – and claiming mighty Millfield among their scalps.

Swimming: Poole are primed for a quick return to Premier Division

Bournemouth Echo: Swimming: Poole are primed for a quick return to Premier Division

7:00am Friday 15th November 2013

DIVISION One table-toppers Poole are odds-on favourites for an immediate return to the Premier Division after a storming second round victory at Horfield, Bristol.

Swimming: Wessex diver Kathryn captures a springboard treble

Bournemouth Echo: GOLDEN GIRL: Wessex Diving Club's Kathryn Lawrence

7:00am Friday 8th November 2013

POOLE-based Wessex Diving Club captain Kathryn Lawrence scored a golden hat-trick at the Dorset County Championships and Age Group Competitions in her home pool.

Swimming: Busy Issy leads the Swim Bournemouth medals march

Bournemouth Echo: TOP MEDALLIST: Swim Bournemouth's Issy Hepburn

7:00am Friday 1st November 2013

ISSY Hepburn was Swim Bournemouth’s golden girl as she led the club’s medal tally at the Three Towers Open Meet in Somerset.

Swimming: New role for Woodward in club reshuffle

Bournemouth Echo: Web logo for Youth Sport

11:37am Thursday 3rd October 2013

FORMER coach Sam Woodward’s appointment as director of swimming development is one of several changes announced by Swim Bournemouth.

Swimming: South team-mates enjoy Games glory

Bournemouth Echo: SILVER MEDALLIST: Dan Speers

11:32am Friday 20th September 2013

THE Sainsbury’s UK School Games proved a happy shopping ground for the trio of Bournemouth area swimmers on duty in Sheffield.

Swimming: Beth joins county team-mate at butterfly camp

7:00am Friday 13th September 2013

BOURNEMOUTH-based Beth Aitchison will be joining fellow Dorset record holder Jay Lelliott at Millfield next week after being selected for British Swimming’s breaststroke training camp.

Swimming: Lelliott's mixing it with the butterfly best

Bournemouth Echo: LONDON SHOW: Jay Lelliott

7:00am Friday 6th September 2013

SWIM Bournemouth’s Jay Lelliott will be training alongside the nation’s best butterfly swimmers later this month after being selected for one of British Swimming’s new event camps.

Swim boost for charity

10:24am Thursday 22nd August 2013

JULIA’S House, the Dorset children’s hospice, will be almost £300 better off after swimmers and students teamed up for a fund-raising charity swim.

Swimming: Costume hitch is no problem for Speers

Bournemouth Echo: SILVER MEDALLIST: Dan Speers

7:00am Friday 9th August 2013

POOLE’S Dan Speers is now the second fastest 16-year-old in Britain – and the fastest in England – after scooping a silver medal at the National Youth Championships.

Swimming: Jacob clocks a club record in Sheffield

7:00am Friday 2nd August 2013

IT WAS third day lucky for Poole’s Jacob Peters as he battled to reach a final on his debut at the ASA National Age Group Championships.

Swimming: Tom wins gold and silver with Millfield relay team

7:00am Friday 2nd August 2013

FORMER Bournemouth Dolphin Tom Kingham came home with gold and silver medals as a member of Millfield School’s relay squad in Sheffield.

Swimming: Spotlight on Blaize in top talent group

7:00am Friday 26th July 2013

SWIM Bournemouth’s Blaize Kenny has taken the first step on the road to Rio after being invited to join a national talent programme for disability swimmers.

Swimming: Youngsters gear up for the Sheffield show

7:00am Friday 19th July 2013

A RECORD 41 swimmers from the Bournemouth-Poole area will be heading for Sheffield over the next two weeks to take on the best age group and youth swimmers in Britain.

Coaches welcome plans for Olympic-sized pool in Dorset

7:00am Wednesday 17th July 2013

SWIMMING coaches in Bournemouth and Poole have welcomed the LeAF Academy’s ambitious plans to build Dorset’s first Olympic-sized swimming pool.

Swimming: Emily's gold rush at Littledown meeting

7:00am Friday 12th July 2013

EMILY Clarke put two years of injury problems behind her to dominate her events in the Dorset Development Meet at Littledown.

Swimming: Holders raise bar to retain junior crown

7:00am Friday 28th June 2013

SWIM Bournemouth have been crowned Southern Junior League champions for the second year running.

Jean stars in new records

8:03pm Tuesday 25th June 2013

DORSET-based Jean Howard-Jones shared in four world, two European and one British relay records as she turned out for the Spencer Swim Team at the Great Britain Masters Championships in Plymouth.

Swimming: All golds for Beth at South West junior championships

7:00am Friday 10th May 2013

BETH Aitchison became a South West champion three times over at Millfield – and lowered one of her Dorset junior records just three weeks after she set it.

Record-breaker Alice misses out on ticket to IPC World Championships.

7:00am Thursday 2nd May 2013

ALICE Tai broke her second British record at the British International Disability Championships and won her first international medal – but neither was sufficient to earn her a ticket to the IPC World Championships.

Three county records for Beth

7:00am Thursday 25th April 2013

BETH Aitchison made history for Dorset’s newest club by setting three county records in their first outing as an independent outfit.

Seagulls' Perfect grabs three medals

7:00am Thursday 25th April 2013

HARRIET Perfect struck gold, silver and bronze to lead a 20-medal haul for Christchurch Seagulls in the Bristol Level 1 Open Meet.

Swimming: Southern comfort for champs Swim Bournemouth

7:00am Friday 19th April 2013

SOUTHERN Junior League champions Swim Bournemouth began their title defence in convincing style with a resounding first round victory at Dorchester.

Maddy making waves in butterfly event

7:00am Thursday 18th April 2013

Maddy Kemp is now the equal third fastest 14-year-old 100m butterfly swimmer in Britain after leading Poole to an avalanche of medals and qualifying times at Millfield.

Swimming: Harriet's hatful of Portsmouth prizes

7:00am Thursday 4th April 2013

SEAGULLS’ Harriet Perfect will be heading for her first national championships this summer just 18 months after taking up competitive swimming.






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