• 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 […]

  • Sunderland Aquatics Centre

    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 […]

  • Rebecca Adlington

    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 […]

  • COTM: York clinch Swimming victory at Raich Carter

    COTM: York clinch Swimming victory at Raich Carter

    October 7, 2015 at 6:12 pm

    York St. John reigned victorious after a series of close races at Raich Carter Leisure Centre as they faced Sunderland in the Clash of the Minsters varsity. There were some impressive races from the Sunderland side, with Joshua Campbell winning the 100m butterfly, 50m breaststroke and 100m breaststroke. Commenting on […]

  • Coulson excited ahead of varsity swimming clash

    Coulson excited ahead of varsity swimming clash

    October 7, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    Phillip Coulson, vice president of the University of Sunderland Swimming team, is positive the team can put in a good performance at Raich Carter later today against York St. John. He said: “The first few sessions have gone really well. The fresher’s this year seem really keen, and from the […]

  • 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 […]