Swimming

  • 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 […]

     
  • Rayner swims her way into the record books

    Rayner swims her way into the record books

    December 12, 2014 at 11:45 am

    Freya Rayner, 16, swam the second fastest time in history on Saturday in the final of the NER championships, coming second only to Francesca Halsall. The City of Sunderland swimmer posted a time of 25.36 in the final of the 50 metres freestyle, making her the fastest 16 year old currently […]

     
  • Carlisle still positive despite challenging start to season

    Carlisle still positive despite challenging start to season

    December 5, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    Jonathan Carlisle, 22, is aiming to qualify for the 2015 FINA World Swimming championships in Kazan, Russia, after missing out on Commonwealth selection last year. The City of Sunderland athlete – who trains at Bath ITC – has been positive about the start of the season, despite having to travel […]

     
  • Paralympian Jack Bridge has recently joined Sunderland City swim team

    Paralympic athlete makes solid start at City club

    December 3, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Paralympic finalist Jack Bridge has already seen an improvement since moving from Northumbria University swim team to Sunderland Swimming club. Bridge recently competed at the BUCS swimming championships held from November 14-16, where he represented Northumbria University and picked up five gold medals for the team. The 20-year-old also swam at […]

     
  • Sunderland Aquatics Centre

    New Swimming talent optimistic for end of the season

    December 2, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    City of Sunderland swimming club has gained three more national finalists from various areas of the North East, adding to their fast growing programme. The newest swimmers to join the programme are Emma Cassell, 16, Mason Jacques, 16, and Zak Logue, 16. Danny Thompson, head coach at City of Sunderland, […]

     
  • Sunderland Aquatics Centre

    Carlisle excited about the future of British Swimming

    April 22, 2014 at 10:38 am

    Sunderland elite swimmer Jonathan Carlisle from the City of Sunderland only has words of praise for the talent in British Swimming. The young athlete who now trains at Bath – an intensive training centre for elite athletes – knows only too well about the impressive work that is taking place […]

     
  • Carlisle positive despite missing Commonwealths

    Carlisle positive despite missing Commonwealths

    April 16, 2014 at 11:59 am

    University of Sunderland elite swimmer Jonathan Carlisle was left disappointed as he missed out on Commonwealth qualification by finishing 5th in the 200m backstroke final on Monday evening. It did come as a shock to the 21 year old – who trains at Bath ITC – and he admitted: “It […]

     
  • Craig sets sights on Eindhoven after big move

    Craig sets sights on Eindhoven after big move

    April 1, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    By Jennifer Tatters and Sam Bell Seventeen-year-old Paralympian Josef Craig is hopeful that he can put in “the best performances of his life” in the trials for the Swimming European Championships in Eindhoven later this year. Josef has recently completed a big move from South Tyneside Swimming Club to Sunderland […]

     
  • Sunderland swimmers enjoy successful BUCS

    Sunderland swimmers enjoy successful BUCS

    February 24, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Jonny Carlisle came just short of winning his – and Sunderland’s – 3rd medal of the BUCS National Championships.

     
  • Gold and bronze for Jonny Carlisle in BUCS championships

    Gold and bronze for Jonny Carlisle in BUCS championships

    February 23, 2014 at 11:15 am

    Jonny Carlisle won Sunderland’s first two medals of the BUCS Championship weekend, winning gold and bronze in the swimming on Saturday.