Ipswich stars strike gold in Sheffield
TEAM Ipswich swimmers Thomas Clare and Rebecca Sherwin both struck gold on the opening day of the British Gas Age Group Championships in Sheffield.
Clare touched first in the 11/12 boys' 100m backstroke final in 1:03.45, while Sherwin claimed victory in the girls' 14-year-olds' 200m backstroke in a time of 2:13.81.
That was Sherwin's second medal of the night after taking bronze in the 100m freestyle in 57.77secs. There was nearly another medal for the Suffolk club in the 11/12 100m freestyle final where Amie Philpot came home in fourth spot (1:00.56).
Gold glory for Brown and Walker-Hebborn
EAST Region swimmers Chris Walker-Hebborn and Adam Brown helped England to a golden finale in the last swimming event of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Bury St Edmunds star Walker-Hebborn - a gold medallist in the 100m backstroke - and Hatfield's Brown teamed up with Adam Barrett and Adam Peaty to edge out Australia in the 4x100m medley relay in a Games record time of 3:31.51.
Commonwealth Games Update: Katie reaches final
KATIE Armitage reached her first major senior international final at the Commonwealth Games, claiming eighth place in the 100m breaststroke last night.
The 18-year-old from Watford, representing host nation Scotland, set personal bests in both the heats (1:08.81) and semi-finals (1:08.69) to qualify seventh fastest at Tollcross Swimming Centre.
Drawn in lane one, Hatfield swimmer Armitage clocked 1:09.56 in the final as England's Sophie Taylor set a British record to take the gold medal in 1:06.35.
Commonwealth gold for Walker-Hebborn
BURY ST EDMUNDS-born swimmer Chris Walker-Hebborn won his first medal at a major championships by taking gold in the 100m backstroke at the Commonwealth Games on Friday night.
The 24-year-old recorded 53.12 seconds, almost half a second clear of Mitch Larkin (Australia) and fellow Englishman Liam Tancock, in Glasgow.“I’m absolutely over the moon and a little bit emotional,” Walker-Hebborn told the BBC. “I’m speechless.”
2014 East Region Open Water Championships: Photos
MEDAL winners from the East Region 2014 Open Water Championships
Open Water Championship Results
The results of the Championship are now available here. The Top Club results are still being worked on and this article will be updated when they are available.
Congratulations to those who have qualified for the National Championships, their names and events can be found here.
Those of you who were at Whitlingham will know that we had to curtail wave three of the 1.5k event and abandon the 5k event for safety reasons because of the intense thunderstorm and torrential rain. We are arranging refunds for those swimmers who had their 1.5k swim stopped and those who had signed in for the 5k event.
England Talent Workshops
The ASA East Region is working with the England Talent Team to deliver a set of three workshops for swimming coaches in the region. These workshops are designed to deliver ideas, guidance, best practices and technological advancements in the field which can help our athletes. Each workshop will be delivered by one of the England Programmes Team.
Target audience- competitive swimming coaches from the East region that are not looking to be part of the National Coaches Development Programme.
Funding available for Helpers courses
The region is offering £50 funding for the first 10 clubs to register a Helpers course to be delivered between 01/09/14 and 25/12/14.
To receive the funding, the course must be attended by a minimum of 10 learners between the ages of 13- 25 years old. If you are interested in this funding, contact the Regional Club Development Officer at Leanne.email@example.com to find out more.
European Deaf Swimming Championships
Five swimmers from the Region were part of the GB Deaf Swimming team that competed at the European Deaf Championships in Saransk (Russia) in June.