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William Bell

Day 4. British Swimming Championships 2019

By William Bell (Sports Award)

Today was the 200 breast for me, an event I enjoy but I don't really train for, so I could relax as there was no pressure. My heat swim was ok, just outside my personal best time but it did earn me a place... Read More »

Posted: 20th Apr, 2019

William Bell


Day 3. British Swimming Championships 2019

By William Bell (Sports Award)

Today was a big day for me as the 1500 free is my main event. I have been working very hard with my coach on a new race plan and today it paid off. So very happy to report that I knocked a massive 18 seconds... Read More »

Posted: 19th Apr, 2019

William Bell

Day 1. British Swimming Championships 2019

By William Bell (Sports Award)

Back at Tollcross pool, Glasgow this year. Started the champs with the 400 free. Would have liked a quicker time in the heats but a decent start, practicing my race plan. Managed a lane in the Transition... Read More »

Posted: 19th Apr, 2019

William Graham

Derventio Excel Open Meet

By William Graham (Sports Award)

I only swam on Sunday afternoon in the 100 free and the 100 fly and did pbs in both events. The 100 free was first and it was the first time that I went 53. long course. It was a big shock as I have been... Read More »

Posted: 14th Apr, 2019

William Graham

Edinburgh International Meet

By William Graham (Sports Award)

I qualified for 3 events the 50m and 100m fly and 50m free and swam over 3 days. I swam amazingly in all my races and was about on PBs from nationals last year and was surprised to get so close to those... Read More »

Posted: 14th Apr, 2019

Rebecca Laurel


By Rebecca Laurel (Sports Award)

Last week was a busy time with AGMs for me. I am delighted to be on the Leicestershire Cyclocross League committee - it is great to support the local league and am looking forward to getting started. I... Read More »

Posted: 7th Apr, 2019

George Larke


Adam Peaty

By George Larke (Creative Arts Award)

For my next piece of digital art I have drawn Adam Peaty the World record Breaststroke swimmer.

I was thrilled when he commented on my art and reposted it on his instagram and twitter page.

You can see more... Read More »

Posted: 30th Mar, 2019

Jody Smith

New Training Plans!

By Jody Smith (Sports Award)

I've recently started a new training plan and it has been very hard work! It's very different to my old training however, I feel I'm getting stronger by the week and I cannot wait to compete! I'm am going... Read More »

Posted: 29th Mar, 2019

Peta Jarvis

Winter competitions

By Peta Jarvis (Sports Award)

As triathlon is a summer sport, over the winter I have been focusing on improving my performance in the single disciplines. As part of this I competed in the Leicestershire County Swimming Championships,... Read More »

Posted: 24th Mar, 2019

Jessica Nelson

Recent Training

By Jessica Nelson (Sports Award)

Over the past few weeks I have travelled across the country from Pwlhelli to Weymouth to take part in our various squad trainings. All three weekends were very breezy which helped us to work on our technique... Read More »

Posted: 18th Mar, 2019