The King’s swimmers have been very successful in the pool this season with three swimmers making British National Championships, two of which also making the English Nationals, another making English and one making Welsh National Championships.
All swimmers who wish to be in the running for the Summer Nationals enter competitions in a specific qualifying time window from March to May. Their time is logged and ranked and when the window closes, swimmers who qualify in the top 24 of their age group in the country are invited to compete in the prestigious British Championships, held this year, in Glasgow. Those ranked outside the top 24 are then ranked within their chosen home nation, England Scotland or Wales. The top 20 of these swimmers are then invited to the Summer Championships in each region.
Hannah Woodcock has had yet another successful year and has qualified in both the 50m and 100m freestyle for British Championships and the 50m backstroke and 50m breaststroke at the English Championships, a great achievement. Hannah is currently Junior County record holder for the 50m freestyle so she will be hopeful of a good swim up in Glasgow.
Bella Barry will be attending the British Championships in the 50m Butterfly, an event she too, holds the Junior County record in and the 100m Butterfly at the English Championships.
Alex Barry has also qualified for the English Championships in the 200m Backstroke.
Hannah, Bella and Alex all train regularly at Pershore Swimming Club with their coach Tom Naughton, who is very proud of their achievements.
Josie Armstrong has made her first British Nationals along with three other girls from Worcester Swimming Club who swam incredibly well at the recent West Midland Championships.
Henry Halford has qualified for numerous events at the Welsh Summer Nationals. 50m, 100m and 200m breaststroke, the gruelling 800m freestyle and the 50m butterfly. Like Josie, this will be the first time he has competed at this level, a real milestone for a competitive swimmer.
We wish all of our swimmers the best of luck for their competitions in July and August and eagerly anticipate great results!