Guildford City Swimming Club has enjoyed great success throughout 2017/2018 and is now looking forward to a fantastic end of season finale at all of the wide variety of summer competitions in Great Britain and throughout Europe. Here are some highlights to come!!
17 year old Tatiana Belonogoff will be competing for Great Britain for the first time at the European Junior Championships taking place in Helsinki at the beginning of July. Tatiana will be representing our country in all of the breaststroke events and we wish her and Coach Lee Spindlow massive congratulations for her selection and success.
The British Summer Championships kick off 24 July and Guildford City has 30 swimmers competing in 77 events during the week at Sheffield’s Ponds Forge. Highlights include Tatiana Belonogoff, defending her titles in the 100m and 200m Breaststroke events and the 4x100m 14 -16 Boys Medley Relay Team ( Luke Pullen, Charlie Trotman, Luca Fankhauser and Noa Doest) defending their title. Alicia Wilson, Charlie Trotman, Toby Stewart, Zara Mullooly, and Josh Shaw are all highly ranked in their respective individual events. In addition and for the first time in history we have the University of Surrey competing under its own banner. Congratulations to the Men & Women’s relay teams who will be representing the University and to Rory Huggins and Chris Finch who have qualified to compete as individuals.
The Home Nations Championships also feature during this period and the Club has swimmers representing at the English, Welsh & Scottish Championships throughout July. During the English week – 31 July to 4 August – in Sheffield we have a large contingent of 36 swimmers competing in 93 events with a large number of debutants enjoying national recognition for the first time.
The truly international flavour of our Club continues with Para-Swimmers Zara Mullooly and Andras Szeni selection for the Great Britain and Hungarian teams respectively competing at the European IPC Swimming Championships in Dublin in August. Good luck to both Zara and Andras.
The Regional Open Water Championships take place on July 21st and a number of swimmers have entered, with many good swims expected, not least from last year’s Swim England national medallists, Mackenzie Russell, Alex Cook and Dan Donovan.
Don’t forget – summer highlights include!
2-6 July European Junior Swimming Championships, Helsinki
21 July Regional Open Water Championships
24 – 29 July British Summer Championships
30 July Swim England National Open Water Championships
31 July – 4 August Swim England Summer Championships
13 – 19 August European IPC Swimming Championships, Dublin