Devonport Royals’ Symons-Brown and Crews prepare for county action by competing at club championships
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Devonport Royals’ Symons-Brown and Crews prepare for county action by competing at club championships

DEVONPORT Royal Swimming Association have been holding their annual club championship at the Life Centre this week. The competition takes place over three days, with the final session – the long distance events – on Thursday. Among the swimmers that have been competing are Aiden Symons-Brown and Tia Crews, who in a couple of weeks’ … Continue reading

European Champs have been a good learning experience, says Dixon
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European Champs have been a good learning experience, says Dixon

PLYMOUTH Diving’s Matthew Dixon said competing at the European Championships in Scotland this week had been a good learning experience. Dixon won silver in the platform synchro competition with Noah Williams on Thursday and then finished sixth in the individual final on Sunday. The 18-year-old, the youngest in Sunday’s final by two years, scored 448.90 … Continue reading

King encouraged by his performance at the European Championship in Berlin
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King encouraged by his performance at the European Championship in Berlin

PLYMOUTH hurdler David King was encouraged by his performance at the European Championships, despite missing out on reaching the final. King made it to the semi-finals of the 110m hurdles, where he ran a season’s best time of 13.55 seconds. He was just one tenth of a second of making the final in Berlin. Afterwards … Continue reading

Proud claims his first European title with 50m freestyle victory in Glasgow
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Proud claims his first European title with 50m freestyle victory in Glasgow

BEN PROUD claimed his first European title on Thursday evening at Glasgow’s Tollcross Pool. The Plymouth Leander swimmer took victory in the men’s 50m freestyle final. The 23-year-old went into the race as favourite having broken the championship, British and Commonwealth record in the semi-final the day before. Although he could not quite repeat his … Continue reading

Plymouth’s Dixon wins silver medal with Williams at European Champs
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Plymouth’s Dixon wins silver medal with Williams at European Champs

PLYMOUTH diver Matthew Dixon added another medal to his ever-growing collection on Thursday afternoon in Edinburgh. Dixon and his Great Britain partner Noah Williams claimed silver in the men’s platform synchro final at the European Championships. They were only beaten by world silver medallists Aleksandr Bondar and Viktor Minibaev of Russia. Dixon and Williams’ silver … Continue reading

Proud produces record-breaking semi-final swim at European Champs
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Proud produces record-breaking semi-final swim at European Champs

BEN PROUD produced a sensational swim in the semi-finals of the men’s 50m freestyle on Wednesday night at the European Championships in Glasgow. Proud stormed to victory in his heat in a new championship, British and Commonwealth record time of 21.11 seconds. That was not only the fastest time in the world this year, but also … Continue reading