• Sunderland's Phillip Coulson during the third leg of the men's 4x100m medley heats

    Mixed emotions for swim team after second day

    February 20, 2016 at 6:40 pm

    The University of Sunderland’s swimmers were back for the afternoon session of the BUCS Nationals Championships at Ponds Forge in Sheffield. Androniki Mazi and Ruby Laurence both swam in the women’s 50m freestyle heats, with Mazi finishing third with a time of 32.11 seconds, while Laurence finished ninth in her […]

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    Coulson delighted with BUCS Freestyle relay win

    February 20, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    Phillip Coulson was delighted with his team-mates after they won their 4x100m freestyle heat last night. Coulson said: “I think we’re all pretty proud of the lads for winning their heat. “It was also clear that some stamina work is needed for the later parts of the race. He is […]

  • Ruby Laurence, in lane one, was also in action in Sheffield on Saturday.

    Sunderland swimmers pleased with morning session

    February 20, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    Four swimmers from the University of Sunderland were in action on day two the BUCS National Championships in Sheffield. Ruby Laurence began proceedings for Sunderland, finishing fifth in her 50m backstroke heat with a time of 44.4 seconds. She said: “I was lot faster than usual so I am very […]

  • BUCS Nationals Day One – Swimming Round Up

    BUCS Nationals Day One – Swimming Round Up

    February 20, 2016 at 1:02 am

    The University of Sunderland men’s 4x100m Freestyle relay team won their heat in the annual BUCS Championships at Ponds Forge, Sheffield, this evening. The relay team claimed victory in their heat after their opponents Staffordshire were disqualified. Sunderland looked to finish third behind Northampton and Staffordshire, however, Northampton pulled out […]

  • Paralympian Jack Bridge has recently joined Sunderland City swim team

    Bridge and Wylie eye success in Manchester

    December 11, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    Jack Bridge and Matthew Wylie will be looking to make an impact at the National Para-Swimming Championships this weekend. The event, held at Manchester Aquatics Centre, is open to S1-S15 swimmers with a National or International classification and the event will form part of British Para-Swimming’s ‘Road to Rio’. The […]

  • Sunderland Ladies striker Beth Mead receives her award from SportsByte Editor Ryan Kennedy

    Sports stars and reporters honoured at SportsByte Awards

    December 11, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    Sunderland AFC Ladies striker Beth Mead and SportsByte reporter Joe Pennington scooped the main awards at the SportsByte Awards last night. Mead was named Sports Person of the Year for a second successive year after a season which saw her top the FA Women’s Super League 1 scoring charts with […]

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    AoC National Championships heading to the North East

    December 10, 2015 at 10:32 am

    The 2016 National College Championships will be moving to the North East next year and will be held across Sunderland, Newcastle and Gateshead. The Championships, which are now entering their 38th year, will take place over the weekend of April 15-17 after previously being held in Bath, where the event […]

  • Josef Craig with his Gold Medal for the Men's S7 400m Freestyle. Picture Credit: John Walton/PA Wire

    Injured Craig targeting comeback in January

    December 9, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    World Record holder and Paralympic Medalist Josef Craig will be unable to compete in any pool events until 2016 due to injury. The 18-year-old City of Sunderland swimmer has been ruled out of competitions for now after acquiring a shoulder injury, but is hoping to gain enough fitness to put […]

  • Olympic stars praise Sunderland’s ‘Oceans of fun’

    Olympic stars praise Sunderland’s ‘Oceans of fun’

    November 12, 2015 at 9:31 am

    Steve Parry played host to the ‘Oceans of fun’ event held at Raich Carter Sports centre and Sunderland Aquatic centre on Sunday November 8. Parry was accompanied by a full host of Olympic athletes, including James Goddard and four-time Olympic medallist Rebecca Adlington. The event aimed to encourage young children […]

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    Olympic Gold medalist Rebecca Adlington to visit Sunderland

    October 21, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    Double Olympic gold medal winner, Rebecca Adlington, is to visit the Sunderland Aquatic and Wellness Centre and Raich Carter Sports Centre for an ‘Oceans of Fun’ swimming event. The event, which will invite local children to take part in a range of free swimming activities, will take place at both […]