It is great that we can confirm that two Milton Keynes swimmers from Newport Pagnell SC have obtained qualifying times to compete at National level this summer.
Jason Ashley (15) will be competing in the 50m Breaststroke at the 2017 British Summer Championships. The British Swimming Championships will take place across six days at Ponds Forge in Sheffield from 25–30 Jul and will see the next generation of swimmers competing for honours against their biggest domestic rivals.
Ellis Stephenson (13) will be competing in the National Summer Meet in the 200m Backstroke. The National Summer Meet is Swim England’s biggest domestic swimming event of the year and takes place from 2 – 6 August also at Ponds Forge.
Both boys are really pleased to have qualified for these major competitions and their coach, Lisa Salmon, is as proud of their achievements so far as the swimmers are.
Good luck to both Jason and Ellis in their respective events!
NPSC swimmers competed at the Youth and Age Group Regional Championships at the 50m pools at Wycombe and Crawley earlier this year. The swimmers were excited to have achieved accepted entry times to compete at this meet and all swimmers swam outstanding with a number of them achieving places within the final and improving their personal best times.
Ellis Stephenson came home with 2 bronze medals. The other swimmers who competed were Bronwyn Tagg, Jason Ashley, Barbara De Konning, Alex Meijer, Ellis Stephenson, Joseph Staphert ,Adam Wrighting, Erin waters.
The swimmers and the club are very proud of their achievements.
A team of swimmers from NPSC competed on the first round of the Milton Keynes Junior league. The swimmers swam there amazingly finishing 5th place overall. 1st place swims went to Alfie Creek (2), Ruby Stephenson, Seth Neale, Ollie Sawyer and the 9 and 10 year old medley and freestyle relays.
The team has now competed in round 2 and the NPSC team faced a number of issues with a much smaller squad than planned. The swimmers who attended rose to the challenge and swam outstandingly well. The coaches were proud of their achievements and look forward to the next round.