Aquatics

  • Gateshead disabled rowing pair Dean Tracey and Carol Downworth on the water.

    A closer look at disabled rowing

    June 26, 2015 at 10:00 am

    Rowing has become a sport for all and caters for those who suffer with disabilities as well. Para-rowing was first raced in Spain in 2002 and was first raced at Olympic level in Beijing in 2008, as well as being part of competition in the London Olympics in 2012. Clubs […]

     
  • Veteran rower Ian Wagstaff

    Rowing Profile: Ian Wagstaff

    June 23, 2015 at 10:00 am

    Rowing is a sport for all ages and anyone who wants to take part, no matter your ability. Someone who took rowing to his heart from a young age was Ian Wagstaff. At 75 years of age, he is the oldest rower at Tyne Rowing Club and is part of […]

     
  • Tyne Rowing Club in action.

    Rowing Seat Positions: What does each position mean?

    June 19, 2015 at 10:00 am

    In rowing, you can compete on your own in a single, with one other in a double, and as part of a four man or eight man crew. With four and eight man boats, each person has a certain individual role as part of the team to help the whole […]

     
  • Tynemouth Rowing club training in the gym.

    Rowing: The importance of training

    June 17, 2015 at 10:00 am

    Training for a sport is a given, done in order to best prepare sportsmen and women for their relevant games or races. In rowing, training is seen as something you can’t do without. There are two main areas to training in the sport – working on technique and stamina, as […]

     
  • Tyne Rowing Club Women's Team

    Women’s Rowing – Boat Race Breakthrough

    June 15, 2015 at 10:00 am

    The gender inequality in rowing is narrowing, but there is still a long way to go for women to be on an equal pedestal as men, according to women rowers at Tyne Rowing Club. The boat race between Oxford and Cambridge has been an annual televised event since 1938, but […]

     
  • Ponds Forge, Sheffield

    Robinson records second heat win on day three at Ponds Forge

    February 23, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    Sunderland’s Alex Robinson recorded her second heat win in two days after winning heat three of the 200m Individual Medley at the BUCS National Championships at Ponds Forge, Sheffield on Sunday. Robinson led from start to finish to record a time of 2:39.67, just a day after winning heat five […]

     
  • Callum Conway swam in lane 6 for Sunderland

    Sunderland swimmers pleased with day two of BUCS Nationals

    February 21, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    The University of Sunderland’s Swimmers were in back in the pool in the afternoon session of the BUCS National Championships at Ponds Forge in Sheffield. Phil Coulson and Callum Conway both swam well in their 50m Freestyle heats, both finishing second. Coulson touched in 28.37 seconds in heat two, and […]

     
  • BUCS Championships: Day 2 – Swimming: morning session

    BUCS Championships: Day 2 – Swimming: morning session

    February 21, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    There were five University of Sunderland swimmers in action this morning at the BUCS National Championships at Ponds Forge, Sheffield. Alex Robinson won her heat in the 50m breaststroke, recording a time of 38.10seconds to win heat five. However, her time wasn’t enough to qualify for tonight’s final. She said: […]

     
  • Ponds Forge, Sheffield

    BUCS Nationals Day One Round Up – Swimming

    February 20, 2015 at 10:35 pm

    The University of Sunderland men’s 4x100m Freestyle relay team competed in the annual BUCS Championships at Ponds Forge, Sheffield, this evening. However, the team of David Crosier, Danny Scurr, Phil Coulson and Callum Conway couldn’t do enough to qualify for tomorrow’s final, recording a time of 4:24.32. Conway, who swam […]

     
  • Rachel Taylor

    Sunderland swimmer “over the moon” to make World Trials

    February 13, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    Sunderland swimmer Rachel Taylor “over the moon” to qualify for the World Championship Trials, after a personal best at the Burns Meet in Sheffield secured her place. Taylor was the star performer at the Meet held at Ponds Forge International swimming pool at the end of January, and her performance […]