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PLYMOUTH ROYAL NAVY / ROYAL MARINES SWIMMING CLUB

 


HISTORY AND ACHIEVEMENTS


1989
Corporal Chris Fairey MBE formed a Barracks Swimming Club with a few keen swimmers from Royal Marines Barracks Stonehouse and HQ Commando Forces at Hamoaze House Mount Wise. 


1990
In January the club formed as Royal Marines Barracks Stonehouse Swimming Club using the Ballards centre pool with Plymouth Leander Swimming Association. Later this year water time was made available at both HMS Raleigh and HMS Drake. The Club consisted of 10 Royal Marines and 10 WRNS, with Chris as the Coach. 

1991
Club members attended the life saving bronze medallion course. Four members passed and one received the award of merit. One swimmer, Marine Nigel Owen entered the Western Counties Masters championships gaining 12th place overall.

1992
First RMB Stonehouse Swimming Club Championships were held at HMS Drake.

• Male Team Champions - Comms Troop HQ & SIGS SQN RM
• Female Team Champions - HMS Drake
• Officials were provided from Devon County ASA

The Club entered Plymouth Leanders Masters Open Meet, gaining three 1st, one 2nd and two 3rd places. Teams competed against Plymouth Leander, Port of Plymouth, Exeter City, Newton Abbot, Tavistock, Brixham and St Austell.

First RMB Stonehouse Open meet held.
The following teams took part:
• Royal Marines Poole (1st Overall)
• Devon & Cornwall Police (2nd Overall)
• RM Barracks Stonehouse Swimming Club (3rd Overall)
• Royal Air Force Chivenor
• HMS Heron
• Royal Navy
• Royal Navy Masters
• HMS Defiance
• 40 Commando Royal Marines
• HMS Ark Royal
• HMS Raleigh
• Commando Logistic Regiment Royal Marines

In November the Club started training with Devonport Royal Swimming Club for additional water time.

1993
Five swimmers attended the Royal Navy proficiency course at HMS Temeraire.

RMB Stonehouse Swimming Club championships
• Male Team Champions - MT Troop HQ & Signals Squadron RM
• Female Team Champions - RMB Stonehouse S.C

Again officials from Devon County ASA attended, as did a PTI Course from CTCRM for officials training. Four trophies allocated for these Championships.
 
• The Club entered a team in the Royal Marine Corps Championships
• Two swimmers entered the RN long distance open water Championships at Lake Bala
• A Club diver was selected to dive for the RN and Combined Services.
• Five water polo players selected for RM and RN squads.
• Four swimmers selected for RM and RN squads.

RMB Stonehouse Swimming Club second open meet.

• Male winners - RAF Chivenor
• Female winners - RMB Stonehouse S.C

A number of swimmers took part in the Inter Service Masters gaining 35 medals making a large contribution towards the RN gaining the Inter Service Trophy.

1994
Swimmers entered the Weyport Masters proficiency course.

Several club members attended the National BT Swimathon, won individual and team prizes.
The B team came second and the Club raised a total of £200

• Six members selected for the US Tour 94 as part of the RM Corps squad.
• RM Diving Championships, club member gained first place and won the Lyness Trophy.
• One swimmer entered the Great Britain Masters at Leeds and gained three 4th places.
• RM Corps Championships - RM Stonehouse won the minor units trophy.
• Five club members selected for RN squad and two members selected for Combined Services.

Armed Services Short Course Masters Championships held at Aborfield. Club swimmers did well and achieved the following eight 1st places, five 2nd places, three 3rd places, two 4th places.

First club dinner arranged by Amanda Beare and Sophie Wright.

1995
The Club well established within the Armed Forces and the ASA. Many swimming events attended though out this year. At the Club AGM in December it was decided to change the name of the Club, as it now consisted of 70 percent Naval units and 30 percent Royal Marine units. It was decided to call the Club, Plymouth Royal Navy / Royal Marines Swimming Club.

1996
The committee decided to form a junior section to the Club. The first session consisted of 7 helpers and 24 children. Today the junior section has approximately 200 swimmers, ranging from non-swimmers to competitive swimmers. The Club has representation in Swimming, Water Polo, Open water swimming, Technical officials and Life Saving. Our adult swimmers compete at Club to National level.

  fun session in pool
  



1997
First Plymouth RN/RM SC junior gala held at HMS Drake. Colonel & Mrs Bancroft presented prizes. A press release on the Junior section in the Plymouth Evening Herald.
 

First Junior section gala held, HMS Drake v HMS Raleigh junior sections.

In August, the Naval Base Children Summer Activities 1997 lasting one week took place. Fifteen children attended and the Club organised the swimming sessions.

• October saw the first Teachers meeting held at Crownhill Naval Community Centre.
• Club members represented the Royal Marine Corps v Army Corps Championships.
• First Junior Section Christmas party and award Presentation afternoon held in HMS Drake senior rates mess. . Presentations made by the Club President Capt J Atkinson RM & Mrs Atkinson.
       

1998
Club members now regularly serving on the following committees:- City of Plymouth ASA, Devon County ASA, Western Counties ASA, Royal Navy ASA, Royal Marines Swimming Association, Royal Marines Sports Association.

1999
Junior section swim Weekend at Norton Manor Camp, 31 children and 20 parents took part.

    

  

Children Christmas party and presentation afternoon held at HMS Drake, Captain Tall RN presented prizes.

 




2000
The Club entered an Inter Club Gala at Kingsbridge and achieved first place overall.

1. Plymouth RN/RM S.C.
2. Okehampton S.C.
3. Kingsbridge S.C.
4. Teignmouth S.C.
5. Kingsteignton S.C.

Nick Vaughan gained four British titles at Sheffield 50 & 100m Butterfly, 50 & 100m Freestyle.

Swimmers took apart in the Devon Development Gala on 8th July

    
Nick Kerrigan swimming 
                                                                                           Dancing

2001
Inter Club Gala held with results as follow,

1. Dawlish S.C.
2. Totnes S.C.
3. Kingsbridge S.C.
4. Plymouth RN/RM S.C.
5. Sidvale S.C.

  

At Torquay Leander Sprint Meet, many personal bests were achieved. Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals were won by club swimmers.

The Port of Plymouth 4 x 2 Freestyle Relay, for the Evening Herald Shield,was won by Matthew Kerrigan, Bryn Marriott, Dean Marriott and James Parsons.

The Port of Plymouth 4 x 2 Freestyle Relay, for the Johnston Trophy,was won by Amber Murch, Andrea McElroy, Kerry-Ann Harbottle and Claire Parsons.

The following swimmers made Devon County Times this year, Kerry-Ann Harbottle, Megan Higgins, Steven Johnson, Nicholas Kerrigan, James Parsons, Nicholas Vaughan and Scott Fairey.

The Club took part in another Inter Club gala hosted by Exeter City SC, competing against Exeter, Devonport Royal S.C, Tavistock S.C, Mendip S.C and Torridgeside S.C.

Plymouth RN/RM SC 4 x 2 Open boys team entered the Mount Wise Trophy. The team consisted of Bobby Pearson, James Parsons, Bryn Marriott and Steven Johnson and swam against Devonport Royal, Port of Plymouth, Plymouth Leander, Dinnaton, and Tavistock.

Water Polo tournaments held at HMS Raleigh and organised by the Club.

2001
presentation at Senior Rates Mess HMS Drake

    

2002
Club membership now totalling 175 Juniors and 49 Adults.

An Inter Club gala at Kelly College,Tavistock saw Michael Wafer, Chloe Walker, Charlotte Collins, Holly Coombes, Oliver Williams, Mahayla Attis, Christopher Philpot, Hannah Wilson, Jessica Bayes, Ben Simmons, Jessica Ingram and Michael Waite all achieve personal bests.

Saturday morning session swimmers at HMS Drake

Oliver Williams, Chris Philpot, Lawrence Coombes, James Wilson, Hannah Partridge, Peter Meachin, Simone Linney, Nicola Linney, Simone Linney, Jessica Bayes & Holly Coombes.

HMS Drake swimming pool closed in August for refurbishment. Limited pool time was available at HMS Raleigh.

2003
HMS Drake pool reopened in September after being closed for over a year. The club still functioned and entered the normal round of swimming galas.
  
Saturday session -
back - Michelle Beckett, Chris Fairey, Paul Charley, Dee Fairey
front - Amber Murch, Megan Partridge, Andrew McElroy, Karen Partridge
water - Hannah Partridge, Chris Philpott, Peter Meachin

2004
A number of swimmers entered the Royal Navy Masters Open meet at HMS Heron. They all did well and gained the following awards.
• Joe Kerrigan - 2 Silver and 3 Bronze
• Ann Grantham - 3 Gold
• Simon Jackson - 3 Gold and 1 Silver
• Sue Howard - 1 Gold and 2 Silver
• Fiona Millington - 1 Gold, 1 Silver and a 5th place
• Karen Partridge - 2 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze
• June Porter - 5 Gold
• Georgina Driver - 1 Bronze and a 4th place
• Kathryn Forward - 2 Gold
• Our Ladies 200m Freestyle Relay 120 – 159 years - Silver.
• Mixed 100m Medley Relay June Porter and Joe Kerrigan 70 - 89 years - Gold
• Ladies 200m Freestyle Relay 160 – 199 years - Gold

The club came third out of 17 teams, a total of 39 medals were gained. Swimming Officials from the club again attended the event.

Unfortunately, the pool at HMS Drake closed again in April for installation of a new filtration system and starting blocks. It re-opened in June but then closed again between 23 - 27 September and from Nov to 22 Jan 05 for rectification of other defects.

2005

22 January HMS Drake re-opened.

The Devon County Championships were well supported by Club Officials. Ann Grantham, Dave Forward, Kath Forward, Julie Nunn, Chris Robinson and Chris Fairey MBE all attended.

Jack McElroy, Karen Partridge, John Aitken, Jane Traverna, Sofie Humphreys and Andrew McElroy all passed the Pool Bronze award.

The RNASA Masters meet held at HMS Heron was again well attended by Club members.
 

Simon Jackson, Ann Grantham and June Porter won their age groups and Kath Forward participated in some events. They all gained many medals.

Club Juniors attended the IMPS gala at Torquay and came 5th out of 6 teams, ahead of Port of Plymouth SC.

At the Royal Marines Swimming Championships, Club swimmers and officials participated at all levels.
• L/Cpl Quinton Linegan won the Laws Trophy for the most improved Water Polo player.
• WO 2 Simon Jackson won the 800m Trophy.

Plymouth RN/RM SC organised the Royal Navy West Country Week-End Water Polo competition held at HMS Raleigh. Final positions were as follows:-

1. Newquay
2. Royal Marines
3. Royal Navy
4. Barnstaple
5. Exmouth

• Club Swimmers Ann Grantham, June Porter, and Kathryn Forward swam at the Devon County Masters championships, all three became Devon County Champions in their age groups and were selected to represent Devon in the National County Championships.
• Result of the junior section gala was HMS Raleigh 292 points, HMS Drake 268 points.
• MA Rebecca McAlister came seventh in the City of Plymouth ASA Open water swim.
• WO 2 Simon Jackson RM, swam in the World Masters Championships in Canada and came away with a Bronze medal.

2006
Roger Lawton completed the City of Plymouth Breakwater Swim.

Many city swimmers entered the Devon County Masters from Dinnaton SC, Port of Plymouth SC, Plymouth Leander SC, Tavistock SC and Plymouth RN/RM SC. Club swimmers Ann Grantham, June Porter, Kathryn Forward and Simon Jackson, won Gold, Silver and Bronze medals and all four were selected to represent Devon at the Inter County Championships.



June Porter and Ann Grantham represented Devon in the Masters intercounty championships.  Devon won the south west region and went onto come 4th Nationally.

2007
Club Officials and 8 female swimmers represented the Club at the Devon County Championships.

At the 2007 RNASA Masters meet at HMS Heron, Ann Grantham won 50m, 100m, 200m and 400m Freestyle. Kathryn Forward and Joe Kerrigan won bronze medals in the 200m and 400m Freestyle. Simon Jackson won silver in the 50m Butterfly and bronze in the 100m Freestyle.

The RMB Stonehouse Swimming Championships held at HMS Drake, saw new records by Joe Kerrigan in the 400m Freestyle (5.06.71), Christopher Philpot in the 200m Freestyle (2.20.44), the over 12 years 25m Freestyle (12.90), and the over 13yrs 25m Freestyle. Rhian Roberts over 12yrs Girls 25m Freestyle (14.25).

Ann Grantham represented the Club in the Guernsey International Master’s Meet, gaining silver medals in the 50m, 100m, 200m and 400m Freestyle.

Ann Grantham and Joe Kerrigan represented the Club at the ASA South West Masters at Hutton Moor. Ann won gold medals in the 200m and 400m Freestyle, Joe won gold in the 100m Individual Medley and silver in both the 200m and 400m freestyle.

In October a Swim 21 Sub committee was formed and Plymouth RN/RM SC signed up with ASA SW to work towards accreditation in October 2008. The committee was lead by Diego Walker as the Swim 21 Co-ordinator.

Club membership stands at 144 Juniors and 122 Adults.
Club members attended RNASA AGM Dinner held at RMB Stonehouse Officers Mess.

2008
Club membership 148 Juniors and 109 Adults.

The following passed the ASA level 2 teachers course, June Porter, Martin Slator, Diego Walker, Steve Marriott and Stuart Robinson.

Nine club swimmers competed in the Devon County Sprint meet at Central Park.

The RMB Stonehouse Swimming Championships held at HMS Drake, saw new records by Rhian Roberts 50m Butterfly (35.84), 200m Breaststroke (3.14.32), Girls Veteran over 12 years Freestyle (14.09), Adam Bolton 50m Butterfly (29.37), 100m Freestyle (1.00.06), 100m Backstroke (1.09.99), 100m Butterfly (1.04.28), 400m Freestyle (4.38.20), Zoe Porter 25m Breaststroke (9.96), Jordan Roberts 100m Backstroke (1.21.03).

Rhian Roberts achieved 4th BAGCAT Award at the Devon County Championships.

Ann Grantham picked up 4 Golds at the RNASA Masters meet at HMS Heron.
Club Swimmers represented Devon County Masters who won the South West Inter-county competition at Bridport on Sunday 21st May 2008. Despite some swimmers missing, the team proved too strong for the other counties, finishing first for the second year in a row with 174 points. They were 25 points ahead of Dorset with 149 points. Somerset had 101, Gloucestershire 100 and Wiltshire 41.

After much hard work over many years, Plymouth RN/RM SC awarded Swim 21 accreditation in October 2008.

Yet again a number of swimmers took part in the City of Plymouth competition with many medals being won.

Nicola Porter, Lucy Smith, Zoe Porter, Jordan Roberts, Chloe Walker & Rhian Roberts.


In December, the ASA SW regional development officer recommended that the Club should apply for the SCOTY sports club of the year 2009 award. Application completed and endorsed by the RDO.

2009
 In February, SCOTY application considered by the National ASA board who selected the Club to go through to the final selection as one of only three Swimming clubs in the country for Sports Club of the year. This was quite an achievement and one that the Club is proud of. Unfortunately there was no Swimming clubs selected for the final prizes.

RMB Stonehouse Swimming Championships held at HMS Drake during March, new record by Rhian Roberts in the 4 x 1 Individual Medley.

Royal Navy May West Country Week-end Water Polo Tournament held at HMS Raleigh, teams participating Devonport Royal, Newquay Waterpolo, Barnstaple and Royal Navy.

Club members participated in the Plymouth Command, Royal Navy Inter Commands and Inter Service Championships.

A number of our swimmers took part in The City of Plymouth Championships.


Lucy Smith, Vicky Frisby and Lois Casey took part and gained some personal best times. Zoe and Nicola Porter, Chloe Walker, Jordan and Rhian Roberts gained a number of medals between them as well as achieving some great times. Jordan won a gold medal in 50m Backstroke and set a competition record, well done Jo. Nicola also won a BAGCAT award for coming 6th in her age group in the competitions. Rhian, Jordan and Nicola gained qualifying times for Devon County age group championships.

Our junior team had a great friendly gala at Tavistock and came second. They were only 11 points behind the home team, even though the club were unable to take part in some of the events due to a lack of boys. Everyone had fun and all swimmers did really well.

City of Plymouth Waterpolo Tournament held at HMS Raleigh during December for the Lamb Trophy teams Royal Navy, Newquay, Devonport Royal and Paignton. Winners Newquay.

2010
Royal Navy West Country Swimming Gala new records by Caitlin O’Malley 200m Backstroke, Rhian Roberts 4 x 25m Individual Medley and 50m Freestyle, Adam Bolton 4 x 50 Individual Medley and 50m Freestyle.

RMB Stonehouse Championships new records by Zoe Porter 25m Breaststroke and Caitlin O’Malley 50m Breaststroke.

Club swimmers entered Royal Navy Western Region Swimming Championships.

The Club Championships were held over a two week period, from 5 Jul – 15 Jul 10. The main sessions of the event took place on Saturday 10 July, with the longer events being held in the evenings of Club weekday water time. This was a change from previous years and worked well, allowing competitors to rest properly between events. The number of competitors, both male (20) and female (24) entering the event increased this year, with a total of 294 swims, or ‘’splashes’’ as they are commonly referred to, an increase of 60 compared to last year. The competitors were mainly youngsters in the age group of 8 – 17, some of which were competing for the first time and a number of our more mature swimmers also took part. It was pleasing to see the increased number of male swimmers. In previous years there has been a lack of boys in the Club. The hard work of the Swimmers, Coaches and Teachers over the year was evident, as a total of 35 new records were achieved and ratified at the AGM in November. They should all be proud of these results. Many parents assisted with the running of the event and were introduced to jobs such as timekeeping, announcing and competitors steward. All the assistance was appreciated and helped make the Championships a success. The swimmers can now look forward to the City of Plymouth Championships in October, and receiving their awards at the Club Presentation evening in November.

As well as the Club Championships, on Wednesday 14 July 10, the annual junior section gala was held at HMS Raleigh. This was a close competition between HMS Drake and HMS Raleigh, which the referee deemed a draw. Many swimmers took part, some as young as five. They all tried hard and swam well to win points for their teams. Despite frequent downpours of rain, the Gala was followed by a BBQ attended by approx 200 Club members and families. The two volunteer chefs did well to complete with the weather and the evening was successful and enjoyed by all. Approximately £150 was raised for Help for Heroes.


June Porter Wins Regional ASA Awards. Congratulations to June who was honoured with the South West Regional Development Coach of the year Award. Additionally, the ASA awarded June with the Volunteer Coach of the Year award which came as a nice surprise. The ASA award ceremony was held in Taunton, which June attended with her family and Diego Walker our Chairman who represented the Club at this special event. This award is richly deserved by June, and is recognition of the many hours she devotes to coaching our squad swimmers.

June completed her Level 3 course this year and has now taken over from Ann Grantham as Head Coach. After many years of hard work as Head Coach, Ann assumed the role as Assistant coach and continues to support June in her new position.

Caitlin O’Malley took part in the Open Water Plymouth Breakwater swim, achieving a respectable seventh place overall and was third lady home. The Club also provided an official and first aid cover for this event.

RMB Stonehouse Open Meet held at HMS Drake in October.


The Presentation evening was held in November at the Warrant Officers and Senior Rates mess, HMS Drake. Awards were presented by the Commonwealth medal winner Anthony James of Leander swimming Club and Dean Roberts our Vice Chairman. Paul Evans did an excellent job as the compare and a good night was had by all.

City of Plymouth Waterpolo Tournament held at HMS Raleigh for the Lamb Trophy.

Father Christmas attended the Christmas party held at HMS Raleigh along with over 80 children.

2011

 Devon County Championships Feb – Mar

Katie Want and Nicola Porter qualified for the Devon County Championships. Katie for the 100m butterfly and Nicola both 50m & 100m breaststroke.

 

Royal Navy Open Masters competition – 27th March

5 swimmers from the club took part in the masters competition, this year the event took place at Millfield.

Ann Grantham won 1st in 50m & 100m freestyle and 2nd in 200m & 400m freestyle

June Porter gained a 2nd in 50m backstroke and 3rd in 50m breaststroke.

Zoe Porter won 1st in 50m backstroke, 2nd in 50m breaststroke and 3rd in 100m breaststroke

Caitlin O’Malley and Pete Redbourn also took part and Diego Walker was officiating.

Ann also received an award from the Navy (top swimmer) for achieving most points throughout the year.

 

Devon Sprint Gala - 3rd April

5 swimmers took part in the Devon Development sprint gala; Emily Walker, Alice Kellett, Katie Want, Gabriel Cox and George Moss.

 

RMB Stonehouse Barracks swimming Championships – 4th & 7th April

There were 12 records broken at the RMB swimming championships.

Caitlin O’Malley broke the 25m, 50m & 100m Butterfly, 100m Backstroke.

 Jordan Roberts broke the 25m Backstroke and her twin sister Rhian broke the 25m Freestyle.

 The girl’s team also broke the 4 x 1 Freestyle relay record.

In the men’s events Adam Bolton broke the 25m, 50m & 100m Freestyle, 25m Backstroke and 100m Butterfly records.  

 

Guernsey Masters Open competition – 8th April

Ann Grantham returned to her home island of Guernsey again to compete in their open competition (using her full name) She won a 1st in 50m freestyle, 2nd in 100m & 400m freestyle and 100m IM and 3rd in 200m freestyle.

 

 Royal Navy West country Weekend - 9th & 12th May

Rhian Roberts broke the 4 x 25m Individual Medley record and the record for the mixed 8 x 1 Freestyle relay was also broken.

 

Devon Development Gala – 18th & 19th June

5 swimmers took part at Kingsbridge; Alice Kellett, Emily Walker, Allys Williams, George Moss & Katie Want.

Club Championships – 9th – 21st July

28 new records were set during the championships they were

Tia Want 25m backstroke

George Moss 50m backstroke, 100m butterfly, 800m freestyle & 200m IM

Ehren Duke 200m backstroke & 200m freestyle

Charlie Killick 200m backstroke, 200m breaststroke & 400m freestyle

Daniel Lowe 200m breaststroke

Molly Slater 200m breaststroke

Emily Walker 200m Breaststroke, 200m backstroke, 200m & 400m freestyle and 200m IM

Katie Want 200m backstroke, 200m & 800m freestyle

Nicola Porter 200m breaststroke

Rhian Roberts 100m butterfly & 50m freestyle.

Chris McArthur 200m IM

Steve Etchells 800m Freestyle

Caitlin O’Malley 200m butterfly, 800m freestyle & 200m IM

 

Devonport Royal interclub imps gala – 25th July

We were invited to take part in this gala and had 18 swimmers able to take part.  Although we had to swim many swimmers up to cover all age groups the club team did really well.  The team were able to show off the club t-shirts & shorts donated by the RN.

 

Breakwater swim – 31st July


Caitlin O’Malley and Steve Echells represented the club is this swim.

 

Devon County Senior & Masters competition – September

Chloe Walker gained a 3rd in the 100m Backstroke

Nicola Porter gained a 2nd in the 50m & 100m breaststroke and 100m butterfly

Anne Grantham gained a 1st in the 50m & 100m freestyle

June Porter gained a 2nd in the 100m Backstroke & 50m Breaststroke, a 3rd in the 50m Freestyle & 50m Backstroke

 

Exeter Sprint competition – September


8 swimmers took part in this competition with some good PB’s; Emily Walker, Katie Want, Alice Kellett, George Moss, Gabriel Cox, Emma Lowe and Nicola & Zoe Porter.

 

RMB Stonehouse Open competitions – 3rd & 6th October

9 new records were set; Adam Bolton 100m Freestyle, Micky Nolan in 100m Backstroke, Rhian Roberts in 4 x 1 Individual medley, Caitlin O’Malley in 100m Backstroke & 200m Individual medley.  Also in both male and female 4 x2 medley and freestyle relays.

 

City of Plymouth Competition – 12th – 22nd October


8 swimmers took part in the competition at Central park with Diego & Helen Walker helping with the computer system. Swimmers were Alice Kellett, Gabriel Cox, George Moss, Allys Williams, Emily walker

Nicola Porter came 1st in the 100m Butterfly, 2nd in 50m breaststroke and 3rd in 50m & 100m Freestyle and 100m IM.

Chris McArthur came 3rd in 400m Freestyle

Katie Want came 3rd in 100m Butterfly.

 

British Gas ASA National Masters & senior age group competition – 28th October

Ann gained a 2nd place in the 100m freestyle.

 

Presentation evening – 25th November


As usual a successful presentation evening at the RMB Stonehouse with Aaron Richaus and Lauren Vertigan presenting the prizes. Both are swimmers from Plymouth Leander who swam in the Youth Games and hope to be Olympic contenders.

 

Drake skittles – 14th December


The competitive swimmers, older swimmers and parents held a skittles and pizza evening at the skittle alley in HMS Drake.

 

2012

Devon County Championships Feb – Mar

Allys Williams qualified for the 100m breaststroke

 

Royal Navy Open Masters competition – 25th March

2 swimmers took part in the masters competition at Millfield

Ann Grantham won 1st place in 50m, 100m & 200m freestyle

Caitlin O’Malley gained 2nd in 100m backstroke, 50m & 100m breaststroke and 100m IM and 3rd in 50m breaststroke.

Pete Redbourn gained 3rd in 100m & 200m freestyle.

 

 Devon Sprint Gala – April

This year’s Devon Sprint gala took place at the Life Centre in Plymouth with 7 swimmers taking part; George Moss, Alice Kellett, Emma Lowe, Emily Walker, Katie Want, Allys Williams and Nicola Porter.  Nicola won a gold medal for the 50m Breaststroke.

 

Guernsey Masters Open competition – 20th April

Ann Grantham gained 3rd in 50m, 100m, 200m & 400m freestyle.

Devon Developments – 24th - 30th July

       
9 swimmers took part in the Devon Development gala; George Moss, Katie Want, Allys Williams, Josh & Rebekah Marr, Alice Kellett, Emily Walker, Emma Lowe and Gabriel Cox.  George gained a 1st place in the 100m Backstroke and 2nd in 100m freestyle.  Katie gained a 2nd place in the 100m Freestyle, 100m individual medley, 100m breaststroke and a 3rd in the 100m butterfly & 100m backstroke. Katie also was award 5th place in the BAGCAT for her age group.

 

Club Championships - July

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6 records were broken in the club championships this year in different age groups.

Adam Bolton broke records in the 100m Butterfly, 100m Backstroke and 50m Freestyle.

Harrison Lake broke the 200m Backstroke record

 Tia Want broke the 200m Backstroke, 200m Freestyle & 200m Individual medley.

George Moss broke the records in the 50m Breaststroke, 50m Butterfly, 800m freestyle & 200m Individual medley.

Emily Walker broke a record in the 200m Backstroke.

Martin Simms broke 2 records in the 50m & 200m breaststroke.

Caitlin O’Malley broke the 200m butterfly record.

Grace Kellett broke the 25m freestyle record. 

Rebekah Marr broke the 200m Individual medley record. 

Nicola Porter broke the 200m Butterfly record.

Ehren Duke broke the 200m Freestyle record

Dan Lowe broke the 200m individual medley record

Katie Want broke 6 records in the 50m & 200m butterfly, 100m, 200m, 800m & 1500m Freestyle.

 

HMS Raleigh V HMS Drake gala + Barbecue – 11th July

The usual fun was had at the gala and barbecue with the results ‘surprisingly’ was a draw!

 

Breakwater swim – 21st July


Caitlin O’Malley took part in this event again this year with Nick (Frankie) Vaughan.  The weather conditions were not as ideal as previous year but still a successful event.

 

Oddicombe open water swim – August

Caitlin O’Malley took part in this open water swim for the first time.  The senior swimmers had to complete 5km in the bay.  Swimming around buoys.  June & Zoe Porter helped with timekeeping whilst Diego Walker (Whiskey) went out in the safety boat.

 

Devon County Senior & Masters competition – 9th September


8 swimmers and 1 official (Diego Walker) went to the Devon County senior & Masters Competition at Tiverton Pool.

Adam Bolton won 100m & 200m freestyle & 50m butterfly and 2nd in 50m freestyle

Martin Simms won 1st in 100m butterfly, 100m IM, 100m backstroke, 2nd in 100m freestyle, 50m backstroke and 100m breaststroke and 3rd in 50m breaststroke and 200m freestyle.

Chloe Walker gained 3rd in 50m backstroke

Caitlin O’Malley won 1st in 100m IM, 2nd in 50m butterfly, 50m breaststroke and 50m backstroke

Ann Grantham won 1st in 50m, 100m & 200m freestyle and 50m breaststroke.

June Porter gained 2nd in 50m backstroke and 3rd in 50m backstroke

Zoe Porter gained 3rd in 50m & 100m breaststroke

Nicola Porter won 1st in 50m & 100m breaststroke and 100m butterfly, 2nd in 50m butterfly and 3rd in 100m IM.

 

Exeter Sprint competition –16th September


10 swimmers travelled to Exeter to take part in their sprint gala; George Moss, Josh & Rebekah Marr, Nicola Porter, Emma & Dan Lowe, Katie Want, Alice Kellett, Gabriel Cox and Emily Walker.

 

ASA South West Masters Competition – 28th September

Ann won 1st place in 25m freestyle 7 25m breaststroke and 2nd place in 50m & 100m freestyle and 50m backstroke.

 

City of Plymouth Competition – 6th – 14th October

This year we had 8 swimmers taking part in the competition; Nicola & Zoe Porter, Allys Williams, Katie Want, George Moss, Alice Kellett, Gabriel Cox and Emma Lowe.

 

British Gas National Masters competition – 26th October

Ann Grantham gained 4th place in 50m, 100m & 200m freestyle and 50m breaststroke.

 

South West region masters regional competition - November

Ann Grantham swam for the Devon County team who won the regional competition and came 4th nationally.

 

Presentation evening – 24th November


This year the presentation was divided into championship presentation and junior presentation as the event was become too big for the RMB Stonehouse.  The championship event was a great success with award.

 

Drake Christmas skittles – 17th December

The competitive swimmers and parents once again held a skittles evening in HMS Drake with once again Pizza’s being on the menu.

 

 2013

Devon County Championships 16th Feb – 19th Mar

Katie Want qualified for 7 events & George Moss qualified the 50m backstroke for the Devon County championships.

RMB Stonehouse Barracks swimming Championships – 18th & 21st March

Caitlin O’Malley broke the 100m & 200m Breaststroke records in the Championships this year.  Also records were broken in the ladies 4 x 1 Freestyle relay and the mixed 4 x 1 Freestyle relay.

 

Royal Navy Open Masters competition – 24th March

Caitlin O’Malley and Ann Grantham took part in the Masters competition at Millfield.  Ann gained a 1st in 50m freestyle, 2nd in 100m & 400m freestyle and 3rd in 200m freestyle.

 

 Devon Sprint Gala – 24th March

6 swimmers took part in the Sprint gala held in Plymouth’s Life Centre; Tia Want, Emily Walker, Alice Kellett, Dan Lowe, Gabriel Cox and Emma Lowe

 

Guernsey Masters Open competition – 19th April

Ann Grantham won 1st place in 50m, 100m, 200m & 400m freestyle.

 

Devon Developments – 22nd – 30th June

7 swimmers took part; Emily Walker, Alice Kellett, Harrison Lake, Gabriel Cox, George Moss, Katie & Tia Want. 

George Moss gained 2nd in 100m backstroke

Katie Want gained 2nd in 100m backstroke and 3rd in 100m butterfly.

 

Club Championships – 8th – 20th July


There were 21 records broken at the club swimming championships in the different age groups. 
Carys Williams broke the 25m Backstroke record. 
Adam Bolton broke the 200m backstroke,
Jason Bott broke the 200m Breaststroke,
Gabriel Cox broke the 100m breaststroke & 50m Freestyle,
George Moss broke the 200m breaststroke & 200m Individual Medley. 
Katie Want broke the 200m & 400m freestyle,
Emily Walker broke the 200m breaststroke, 200m Freestyle and 200m Individual medley 
Tia Want broke 9 of the records for 50m & 200m Backstroke, 50m & 200m Breaststroke, 50m, 200m & 400m Freestyle and 100m & 200m Individual medley.

 

 

Oddicombe open water swim – 4th August


Caitlin O’Malley took part in the Oddicombe swim again this year, swimming 5 km in the senior event around the bay.  This year the temperature was much colder and there were a number of swimmers stung by jelly fish.

 

 

Devon County senior & masters competition – 8th September


8 swimmers took part in the Devon county senior & master’s competition with all winning medals. More of our younger swimmers were able to take part as they are now 15.  Caitlin O’Malley was unable to take part but officiated for the day.

Emma Lowe won a 2nd in 200m freestyle & 3rd in 50m Breaststroke.

George moss won 1st in 100m freestyle, end in 50m backstroke and 3rd in 50m breaststroke, 100m backstroke & 100m IM

Katie Want won 1st in 50m & 100m butterfly, 50m & 100m backstroke, 50m & 100m freestyle and 100m IM

Nicola Porter won 1st in 50m & 100m Breaststroke and 50m backstroke, 2nd in 100m IM and 3rd in 50m freestyle.

Zoe Porter gained 3rd in 100m breaststroke & 100m IM

June Porter gained 2nd in 50m Backstroke & 50m Breaststroke

Pete Redbourn gained 2nd in 50m, 100m & 200m freestyle

Ann Grantham won 1st in 50m, 100m & 200m freestyle.

 

Exeter Sprint competition – 15th September


7 swimmers took part in the sprint gala again.  Although it was once again a very long day (31 heats for girls 100m IM) all swimmers did really well after their summer break. Swimmers were Alice Kellett, George Moss, Emma Lowe, Allys Williams, Nicola Porter, Tia & Katie Want.

 

South West Masters Competition – 29th September

Ann Grantham took part in the South West masters competition and won 1st in 25m, 50m & 100m freestyle and 25m breaststroke.

 

City of Plymouth Competition – 6th – 13th October

9 swimmers took part with all achieving PB times. Emily Walker, Tia Want, Dan Lowe, Alice Kellett & George Moss. 

Zoe Porter gained 3rd in 50m Backstroke &50m breaststroke

Nicola Porter gained 2nd in 50m Breaststroke, 3rd in 50m & 100m butterfly.

Emma Lowe gained 3rd in 400m Freestyle.

Katie Want gained 3rd in 50m butterfly.

 

British Gas ASA National Masters & senior age group competition – 25th October

Ann Grantham won 1st in 50m & 200m freestyle and 2nd in 100m & 400m freestyle.

 

Presentation evening – 7th December

A successful presentation evening held in RMB Stonehouse.  This year it was decided to revert back to separate presentation events for those who took part in the club championships and certificate swimmers.  This year the female swimmers of the year was Emily Walker and George Moss was the male swimmer.  The teacher of the year went to Chris Fairey and the Chairman’s trophy went to Caitlin O’Malley. 
    

End of term – December

As usual it was a fun session for the last Saturday before the Christmas holidays and the Monday squad sessions was replaced with a game of skittles in HMS Drake. A few games for the older swimmers and parents along with pizza

2014

Devon County Championships, January & February


George Moss qualified again for 50m Backstroke and Katie Want qualified for 5 events but was only able to take part in 3 due to illness

Old to new- 1st – 3rd February

February saw the old HMS Drake pool and the opening & transfer to the new Endeavour pool. A 6 lane 25m pool which was built from money mainly raised by Help for Heroes.  It has a hydro pool, multipurpose gym and the pool has adjustable floor. The only issue is the depth is quite shallow and there are no turn flags. The last sessions at the old pool were fun sessions with the older swimmers leaving the pool at the same time.  It was a bit of an emotional event with many happy memories there.  Most of the equipment was transferred to the new pool and plaques and pictures taken down.  Parents were given a tour of the new facilities which also boasts a café (hopefully it will be open)



New - Endeavour Pool HMS Drake 




Tavistock friendly gala in March




18 swimmers took part in the Tavistock friendly gala organised by the Tavy young volunteers.
Swimmers were ; Denver Brennan, Dan Lowe, Ehren Duke, Hayden Gould, Allys Williams, Josh & Rebekah Marr, Eleanor Pile, Sophie Lamont, Lucy Evans, Nicole frisby, Jason Bott, Ben Creswell, George Saxby, Dylan Cook, Sam Rhodes, Emily Walker & Tia want.
Helpers and officials were - June Porter, Diego Walker, Nick Pile, Darren Gould, Katie Want & Emma Low

 Guernsey Masters Open meet - March

Ann Grantham once again returned to her home to take part in the competition in April.  She gained 2nd in 100m, 200m & 400m freestyle and 1st in 50m freestyle.

 Devon County sprint gala


6 swimmers took part in the Devon County Sprint gala in April at the Life Centre Plymouth - Denver Brennan, Dan Lowe, Alice Kellett, Tia Want, Emily Walker and Emma Lowe

Devon Development galas - June


 5 swimmers also took part in the Devon Development galas in June - Tia Want, Denver Brennan, Emily Walker, Dan Lowe and Alice Kellett.
Tia gained a 3rd in 100m backstroke and Denver 1st in the 200m butterfly

Club Championships



The club championships in July were held in the new pool with a great number of swimmers taking part with the majority of swimmers having personal best times.

There were 26 records were broken and set in this year’s club championships -
George Saxy - 200m backstroke & 200m individual medley and set a record for 9yrs 400m freestyle
Jason Bott -10 years 200m breaststroke and 200m individual medley
Tia Want - 11 years 100m & 200m freestyle and set the 200m butterfly record.
Denver Brennana - 13years 50m backstroke
Emily Walker - 13 years 200m breaststroke
George Moss - 15 years 100m butterfly, 50m freestyle & set 200m individual medley record.
Jack slater - 15years 800m freestyle
Katie Want - broke 9 records in the 16 years age group for 100m & 200m backstroke, 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m & 1500m freestyle, 50m butterfly & 200m individual medley
Caitlin O'Malley - 17+ years for 50m freestyle, 100m backstroke & 200m breaststroke 
 
End of term Waterpolo – 26th July

The swimmers enjoyed some sessions of water polo organised as usual by Caitlin O’Malley.  Even some of the adults joined in.

 City of Plymouth Breakwater swim – 27th July


This year 2 swimmers took part in this event - Caitlin O'Malley and Amanda Holland.  June & Nicola Porter, Rob Lowe and Diego Walker were officials. Diego also presented the awards as President of the City of Plymouth SA

Level 1 – July

Katie Want and Emma Lowe, our two 16 year old swimmers passed their level 1 Aquatic teachers award.

Katie went on with Nicola Porter to complete their life guarding award.

Devon County Open Water swim – 9th August


Caitlin O'Malley came 2nd in the senior ladies open water swim at Oddicombe beach in August.  She swam the 3km swim.  The conditions were quite cold and there were a number of swimmers stung by jellyfish.  Diego and Ian, June and Nicola were officials along with Helen

Devon County senior & masters competition – 7th September



6 swimmers travelled to Tiverton to take part in the Devon County event at the beginning of September
Seniors-

George Moss gained 1st in 50m & 100m Freestyle, 50m & 100m backstroke, 50m & 100m breaststroke, 50m butterfly and 100m individual medley. 

Katie Want gained 1st in 200m freestyle, 2nd in 50m Freestyle, 50m & 100m breaststroke, 100m backstroke, 100m butterfly and 3rd in 50m butterfly, 50m backstroke and 100m individual medley

 Emma Lowe gained 1st in 50m & 100m breaststroke, 2nd in 200m freestyle and 3rd in 100m butterfly &  100m individual medley
Masters –

June Porter gained 1st in 50m breaststroke, 2nd in 50m backstroke and freestyle
Zoe porter gained 1st in 50m backstroke, 2nd in 50m & 100m breaststroke, 100m freestyle and 100m individual medley and 3rd in 50m freestyle
Nicola Porter gained 1st in 50m & 100m butterfly, 2nd in 50m breaststroke and 3rd in 100m breaststroke

Sprint Gala – 14th September


5 swimmer took part in this long gala at Exeter in September - Denver Brennan, Emily Walker, Katie Want, Tia Want, Alice Kellett.  It was yet another tiring day but some personal best times were achieved, which was good after the summer holidays.

Everyone Active first Junior Network gala- 20th September


This was the first time this gala had taken place and had 23 of our young swimmers aged 9 (some 8) to 12 years. Most of the events were relays which gave the swimmers opportunity to raise the team spirit. Some have never taken part in this type of event before.  Although we came last the team spirit and experience for them was great. 
Swimmers - Georgia Clampan, Abbigail Duggan, Abigail Finnie, Lizzie Warrender, Toby Dodd, Darren-Lee Gopaul, Logan Howell, David Gomina, George Saxby, Grace Kellett, Jack Quarman, Nicole Frisby, Madeline Dodd, Kian-Lee Carter-Lovell, Jason Bott, Dylan Cook, Sam Rhodes, Eleanor Pile, Lucy evans, Tia Want, Joe Kellett, Hayden Gould and Logan Bedbell-Davies.

 

City of Plymouth Competition – October


This gala took place once again in October and 10 swimmers took part.  Katie & Tia Want, Zoe & Nicola Porter, Dan & Emma Lowe, George Moss, Denver Brennan, Emily Walker & Alice Kellett
George gained a 2nd in 50m breaststroke, 3rd in 50m & 100m backstroke
Katie gained 2nd in 50m backstroke
Emma gained 1st in 50m breaststroke, 2nd in 100m breaststroke and 3rd in 50m backstroke, 200m breaststroke and 200m individual medley
Zoe gained 1st in 50m breaststroke, 2nd in 50m backstroke and 50m freestyle and 3rd in 100m Breastroke
Nicola gained 2nd in 50m breaststroke and 100m butterfly

Presentation evening – 15th November


This was once again a successful event.  This year it moved venue to The China Fleet Club in Saltash, with pizza and chips being the chosen meal.

Female swimmer of the year – Emma Lowe

Male swimmer of the year – Denver Brennan

Teacher of the year – Darran Gould

Chairman Trophy – Rob Lowe

 

25 year celebrations – 29th November

This year we celebrated 25 years as a swimming club.  Rob Lowe with the help of others (including his family) arranged an ‘It’s a Knockout’ type of event.  Each session from 9am till 12 noon had various stations for the swimmers to take part in from waterpolo, chair relay to pulling team members in a life ring and collecting floaters and sinkers.  One of these floaters accidentally set off one of the fire alarms and for a while everyone had to evacuate the building.  Spirits were kept high as the soggy children were huddled like penguins and head shoulders knees and toes sung to keep warm in the sunny but cold day.  It wasn’t long before everyone was able to return to their fun.  The morning was so successful it could even be an annual event?

 

Junior presentation – 6th December

 This was run separately again this year in HMS Drake.  The younger swimmers received their distance badges

 

End of term – 13th December

The last swim of the Christmas term was the usual waterpolo fun.  On Monday 15th the squad swimmers once again played skittles in HMS Drake instead of swimming.  They enjoyed pizza, crackers and a great ‘killer’ game with Josh Marr & Andy Kellett going head to head for a nail biting finish with Andy taking the crown.



2015

Devon County Sprint Gala – 8th March

Fourteen swimmers took part in the Devon County Sprint gala at the Plymouth Life Centre; Nicole Frisby, Eleanor Pile, Tia & Katie Want, Molly & Jack Slator, Emily Walker, Alice Kellett, Dan & Emma Lowe, Josh Marr, Ehren Duke and Denver Brennan. 

George Moss gained a silver in the 17 & over 50m butterfly and bronze in both the 50m backstroke and Freestyle. 

Spring Gala – 9th & 12th March

The club introduced a new gala to replace the RMB Stonehouse swimming championships. This is an in house competition open to club swimmers and covers 25m – 200m on all the four strokes.  New records were therefore set –

Emma Lowe set 10 records
George Moss set 17 records
Emily Walker set 4 records
Nicola Porter set 3 records

 

Age group winners were

11 & under  -          Grace Kellet                              Sam Rhodes
12 – 15 years -        Emily Walker                             Josh Marr
16 & over -             Emma Lowe                         George Moss

 

Royal Navy Masters Open Meet – 3rd May

Peter Redbourn took part in the open meet at Millfield and gained a 1st in 100m Freestyle and a 4th in the 50m Freestyle

Devon County Development Gala – 6th, 7th & 13th June

Seven swimmers took part in the Devon Development Gala at the Plymouth Life centre.

George Moss won a gold in the 17 & over 100m Backstroke and a silver in both the 100m Freestyle and 100m Individual Medley
Denver Brennan gained a Bronze in the 15 years 200m Individual Medley and 100m Backstroke.
Katie Want won a gold in the 17 & over 100m Backstroke


Club Championships 6th – 16th July

Once again it was a successful year for swimmers at the Club Championships with 21 new records and 1 new record being set.  This year there were 10 swimmers from HMS Raleigh who took part.

Record were made by

George Saxby – 200m Freestyle in the 10year old boys

Jason Bott -      100m Butterfly in the 11year old boys

Tia Want -         50m Freestyle & 800m Freestyle in the 12year old girls

Ehren Duke -     50m Freestyle & 800m Freestyle in the 13 year old boys

Katie Moss -       100m Backstroke, 200m Butterfly, 100m Freestyle, 200m Freestyle, 400m Freestyle & 1500m Freestyle in the                                  16year old girls

George Moss -   50m Backstroke, 100m Backstroke, 200m Breaststroke, 50m Butterfly, 50m Freestyle, 100m Freestyle, 200m                                  Freestyle, 800m Freestyle & 100m Individual Medley in the 16year old boys

 

HMS Drake V HMS Raleigh gala – 15th July

The fun gala at HMS Raleigh was once again a draw with swimmers and families enjoying a pasty in celebration of their achievements.  At the beginning of the gala a cheque was presented for £2447.88 to the RMGT and a further £300 was going to go to the RNLI on behalf of Brian Ferrand who was a loyal club member and teacher at HMS Raleigh who passed away earlier in the year.

Breakwater swim – 18th July

 

Once again we had 2 swimmers from the club taking part.  Caitlin O’Malley who came 2nd in the ladies and Scott Lamont who came 3rd in the mens.

Also Diego Walker, June Porter,  Rob Lowe and Nicola Porter helped with the officiating.  Diego is in line to take over the open water event next year from Maggie Pike who is retiring

 

Army Interservices Open water – 24th July

 

Caitlin O’Malley travelled to Bournemouth to take part in the 5km open water swim with other Navy swimmers.  She did well despite the weather being wet and the water choppy.

Devon County Open Water – 15th August

Caitlin O’Malley and Scott Lamont took part in the Devon Open Water event at Oddicombe Beach.  They completed the 3km event which took place later in the evening this year due to the tides. Caitlin won the ladies event and Scot came 3rd in the men’s event



Chestnut appeal breakwater swim – 16th August


The day after the Open water at Oddicombe Scott took part in the Chestnut charity swim fromthebreakwater.  Also swimming was Colin Davies another member of our club.  He also appeared at the end of the BBC Spotlight video of the event.


Devon County Seniors & Masters – 13th September

8 swimmers took part in this year’s Devon County Senior and Masters competition at Tiverton. They came away with a big medal hall and a number of personal best times.

Senior winners –

George Moss 17-18 year age group

1st – 50m Backstroke & 50m Butterfly            2nd – 100m & 200m Freestyle

3rd – 50m Freestyle, 100m Individual Medley & 100m Breaststroke

Katie Want 17-18 year age group

1st 50m Butterfly, 50m & 100m Backstroke & 100m Butterfly

2nd – 100m Freestyle, 50m Breastroke & 100m Individual medley

Jack Slator 15-16 year age group

1st -50m & 100m Backstroke                         2nd -100m Breastroke & 200m Freestyle

3rd- 50m Breaststroke, 50m Freestyle & 100m Individual Medley

Alice Kellett 15-16 year age group

1st 100m Breaststroke       

3rd – 50m & 100m Freestyle & 100m breaststroke

Masters winners –

Pete Redbourn 55 -59 age group

1st – 50m & 100m Freestyle

June Porter 50 -54 year age group

2nd – 50m Freestyle, Backstroke & Breastroke

Zoe Porter 19-24 year age group

1st 50m & 100m Breaststroke & 50m Freestyle  2nd – 100m Individual medley

Nicola Porter 19-24 year age group

1st 100m Individual medley                   

2nd – 50 & 100m Breastroke, 50m & 100m Butterfly & 50m freestyle


Everyone Active Network Gala – 19th September

The club took part in the 2nd Network gala at the Plymouth Life Centre.  There were less clubs taking part this year but our club was proud of our swimmers which included some from HMS Raleigh.  Although we can last all the swimmers enjoyed the gala and did really well.

City of Plymouth Competitions – October

Eight swimmers took part in the City of Plymouth Competitions this year; George Moss, Jack & Molly Slator, Denver Brennan, Nicole Frisby, Emily Walker, Josh Marr and Sam Rhodes.  All did personal best times and some won medals

Jack in the 16 year olds won 1st in 200m Individual medley & 200m Breaststroke, 2nd in 100m Freestyle, 100m Breaststroke, 100m Backstroke and 3rd in 50m Freestyle, 50m Backstroke & 50m Breaststroke.

George in the 17 & over age group 3rd in 50m Breaststroke, 50m backstroke, 50m & 100m Freestyle

Josh Marr in the 15 year olds 3rd in 50m Freestyle


Presentation evening – 13th November

 



A successful 
evening at the China Fleet Club in Saltash for the club presentation evening –

Chairmans trophy -                     Diego Walker

Female swimmer of the year –     Emily Walker

Male swimmer of the year –        Jack Slator

Teacher of the year -                  Darren Gould

 

Junior Presentation morning – 5th December

Father Christmas paid a visit to the junior presentation which added some excitement to the swimmers who were presented with their many certificates.


Christmas skittles evening – December 14th

The Monday squad swimmers enjoyed the usual end of term, Christmas Skittles evening at HMS Drake. A enjoyable social evening with pizza.


2016 

Devon County Sprint Gala - 8th March 
13 swimmers took part in the Devon County Sprints at the Plymouth Life Centre, with all achieving personal best times in nearly all of their races.  The swimmers were Nicole Frisby, Tia Want, Emily Walker, Emma Lowe, George Saxby, Sam Rhodes, Jason Bott, Hayden Gould, Dan Lowe, Jack Slator, Madeline Lynch, Abigail Finnie and Abigail Duggan.  
Sam Rhodes came 2nd int he 13 years 50m Breaststroke. 

In March we also ran the 2nd Spring gala with additional swimmers from HMS Raleigh.  
16 years & over winners were George Moss & Emmal Lowe
12 - 15 year winners were Jason Bott & Emily Walker
11 years & under winners were George Saxby & Abigail Duggan.
18 records were broken - 
George Moss broke the 50m & 100m Freestyle, 25m, 50m & 200m Breaststroke, 25m, 50m, 100m & 200m Backstroke and 50m Butterfly
Caitlin O'Malley broke the 100m IM, 50m & 100m Butterfly, 25m & 200m Backstroke and the 100m Breaststroke
Nicola Porter broke the 25m & 50m Breaststroke.

10 swimmers took part in the Devon Devon development galas in June with them once again achieving personal best times.  The swimmers were Abigail Duggan, Emily Walker, Alice Kellett, George Saxby, Jason Bott, Madeline Lynch, Tia Want, Hayden Gould, Sam Rhodes and Abigail Finnie. 
Alice came 3rd in the 16 years & over 200m Breaststroke
Sam gained a 
1st in the 100m Breaststroke and 3rd in the 200m Breaststroke for the 13 year old age group 

Jason came 3rd in the 13 year old 100m Breaststroke.



The Club championships were once again a success with around 60 swimmers taking part, including some from HMS Raleigh.  Although there were plenty of personal best times there were only 3 records broken this year - 
Fynlay Jones in the 9 years 200m Freestyle
Sam Rhodes in the 13 year olds 200m Breaststroke and
Caitlin O'Malley broke the 17 & over age group 50m Breaststroke which was last broken in 1994.  
The championships were once again a success due to the help and support of the band of volunteers who officiated and helped it run smoothly. 






Scott Lamont, who has been training to take part in the Royal Navy Channel relay, took part in the City of Plymouth Breakwater swim on the 23rd July.  The weather was ideal and Scottie finished 4th overall and 2nd in the mens event.  Diego Walker successfully organised and ran this years event, after taking over from Maggie Pike, who was on had to help with the hand over.  June & Nicola Porter helped with timekeeping along with Chloe Walker.  Helen Walker was on the beach and Adam Bolton was the beach first aider.  Barry Moss  kindly offered his services and one of the supporting kayakers.  There were plenty of RNRM members on the beach to see the swimmers in. 





Scott Lamont then completed the Devon County Open Water 3km swim at Oddicombe Beach the following week on the 31st July.  the Walker family were again helping, this time with Emily helping June & Nicola Porter with the timekeeping. 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 









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