Diving duo train with Olympic champion after earning place on Swim England programme
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Diving duo train with Olympic champion after earning place on Swim England programme

TWO young divers from Plymouth got the chance to train alongside Olympic gold medallist Jack Laugher at the weekend after been selected for the Swim England Team Z diving programme. Oliver Heath and Theo Stevens and 20 other members of the squad all headed for Leeds for a special three-day training camp. They got the … Continue reading

Quartet selected to represent Swim England at Golden Tour in Nice
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Quartet selected to represent Swim England at Golden Tour in Nice

FOUR young swimmers from the region have been selected to represent Swim England at the FFN Golden Tour in Nice next month. Plymouth Leander’s James Hart, Mount Kelly’s Macy Lawrence and Robbie Jones and Harry Noble of Devonport Royal all feature in the 20-strong squad for the competition which will take place over the weekend … Continue reading

Freeman and Osrin win medals for Great Britain at Ontario International
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Freeman and Osrin win medals for Great Britain at Ontario International

PLYMOUTH Leander swimmers Sophie Freeman and Honey Osrin both won medals for Great Britain at the Ontario Junior International in Canada at the weekend. Freeman returned with a medal of every colour. The 15-year-old took silver in the 100m butterfly in 59.73 seconds and then backed that up by winning bronze in the 200m butterfly … Continue reading

Titles for Chillingworth and Valsecchi as region’s swimmers impress at National Winter Champs
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Titles for Chillingworth and Valsecchi as region’s swimmers impress at National Winter Champs

SWIMMERS from the region enjoyed a tremendous Swim England National Winter Championships in Sheffield. Plymouth Leander, Mount Kelly, Devonport Royal, Dartmoor Darts and Dinnaton all had athletes competing and impressing at Ponds Forge. Plymouth Leander have two new senior national champions in Adam Chillingworth and Edoardo Valsecchi. Chillingworth ended the championships on a high by … Continue reading

Plymouth divers picked up medals at Scottish National and Open Championships
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Plymouth divers picked up medals at Scottish National and Open Championships

MANY of Plymouth’s top divers began their preparations for 2020 by competing at the Scottish National and Open Diving Championships in Edinburgh over the weekend. Great Britain and England international Matthew Dixon picked up two silver medals, while youngsters Katie Martin and Summer Radcliffe also made the podium in Scotland. Dixon’s medals came in the … Continue reading

Plymouth Leander’s Stephens just misses out on winning European medal
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Plymouth Leander’s Stephens just misses out on winning European medal

PLYMOUTH Leander’s Laura Stephens agonisingly missed out on winning her first major individual senior international medal on Friday night. Stephens took fourth place for Great Britain in the women’s 200m butterfly event at the European Short Course Championships in Glasgow. The 20-year-old was to the fore through the opening few lengths and remained in the … Continue reading

Leander’s Dunn wins five golds and sets a new British record at National Championships
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Leander’s Dunn wins five golds and sets a new British record at National Championships

PLYMOUTH Leander’s world champion Reece Dunn ended a memorable 2019 by winning five gold medals and setting a new British record at the National Para-Swimming Championships in Manchester over the weekend. Dunn only made his para-swimming debut at the same event 12 months ago, but since then he has gone on to break a number … Continue reading