Paralympic medalist Natalie retires
COLCHESTER'S multi-Paralympic medallist Natalie Jones has announced her retirement from swimming after more than 13 years at the top of the sport.
Jones has competed in four Paralympic Games and made her debut on the international scene at just 15-years old. The highlight of her career came at the Athens Games in 2004 when she won the SM6 200m Individual Medley and also won gold in the 4x50m Medley Relay (20pts).
Last Updated (Friday, 17 May 2013 21:00)
Tough draw for East Region
THE East Region has been drawn against old rivals South East, London and top seeds North West Tigers in Group A at next weekend’s Inter-Regional Water Polo Championship at Basildon. Play starts at 1pm on Saturday and 9:30am on Sunday.
East Region team: Peter Pickford (Watford), Josh Inwood (Basildon) (Captain), Dan Paddon (Chelmsford), Ollie Webb (Bedford Modern School), Jack Pickford (Watford), Ben Clark (Ipswich), Ollie Ward (Ipswich), Luca Abeywickrama (Watford), Rob Ward (Bedford Modern School), Rob Humphries (Basildon), James Warman (Basildon), Alex Norcliffe (Watford), Daniel Draycott (Bedford Modern School).
2013 BAGCAT Accepted Entry List
The accepted entry lists for the 2013 British Gas East Region BAGCAT Championships are now available by clicking here.
Please check the list very thoroughly and report any mistakes to the East Region Entry official ASAP. No more alterations will be allowed after Monday 21st May 2013.
Last Updated (Wednesday, 15 May 2013 16:22)
Walton sets new English junior record
MARTYN Walton has broken a 26-year-old English Junior Short Course record. The Hatfield swimmer set a new mark in the 100m freestyle (subject to verification) at Hatfield's UK Spring Challenge meet at the weekend with a time of 50.56secs. The record had previously been held by Mark Foster which he set in 1986.
East Region Youth Champs: Day Two report
CITY of Peterborough swimmers Liam Knight and Chloe Hannam made it six wins each on the second day of the British Gas East Region Youth Championships at Inspire Luton Sports Village.
Last Updated (Sunday, 05 May 2013 22:26)
East Region Youth Champs: Day One report
MARTYN Walton was the most successful swimmer on the opening day of the British Gas ASA East Region Youth Championships at Inspire Luton Sports Village.
Last Updated (Sunday, 05 May 2013 08:12)
East trio in GB Disability squad
EAST Region swimmers are well represented in the British Gas GBR Disability Team for the IPC Swimming World Championships in Montreal. City of Norwich's Paralympic champion Jessica-Jane Applegate, City of Peterborough's Harriet Lee - a bronze medalist at the 2012 London Games – and James Hollis from Epping Forest are all part of the 32-strong party that will take on the rest of the world in Canada from August 12-18.
Hatfield seventh in Arena Final
HATFIELD finished seventh in the final of the National Arena League at the Cardiff International Pool tonight.
Martyn Walton was a double winner in the boys' 15/under 100m freestyle (52.42) and breaststroke (58.95), while Reese Housden touched first in the boys' 10/11 50m breaststroke in 39.16secs.
There was further success for the East Region club in the boys' 15/under medley and freestyle relays in 1:51.41 and 1:38.97 respectively.
Result: 1 Plymouth Leander 363, 2 Guildford 338, 3 Taunton Deane 332, 4 Sheffield 329, 5 Millfield 290, 6 Leeds 271, 7 Hatfield 266, 8 Liverpool 217, 9 Boldmere 190, 10 Amersham 157.
Last Updated (Sunday, 28 April 2013 21:57)