Interclub Gala 2019

Ten Devon teams battled against each other at the Plymouth Life Centre on Sunday for the annual Interclub Gala.  For the second year in a row Paignton Swimming Club achieved an outstanding position to come 3rdbehind Plymouth Leander and the winners Exeter City Swimming Club.  All of the teams’ hard training paid off with fantastic results against the two big swimming clubs.  It was great to see the Paignton team spirit out in force again cheering loudly throughout the gala.  Well done team – very proud!

Final Results

1st Exeter – 323

2nd Plymouth Leander – 317

3rd Paignton – 253

4th Devonport – 216

5th Newton Abbot – 216

6th Tiverton – 178

7th Tavistock – 177

8th Barnstaple – 176

9th Dawlish – 121

10th Kingsbridge – 99

Devon Relays 2019

A huge contingency of swimmers competed in the Devon Relay gala on Saturday with some age g­­­roups entering three relay teams.  For some of the younger swimmers it was their first experience of swimming in a 50m pool.  Head Coach Kev said “this was a great opportunity for our younger swimmers to show the development they have made and their potential to be strong squad swimmers going forward – they rose to the challenge and put in some fantastic swims”.  A massive thank you to all the team managers for organising a successful event; Emma Ashford, Kev Hadley, Emily Hadley, Nicky Hawkins and Jane Bickley.

Medal winners:

12/13 girls – silver medal in the freestyle relay

14/15 boys – gold medal in the medley relay

14/15 boys – silver medal in the freestyle relay

14/15 girls – bronze medal in the freestyle relay

14/15 girls – bronze medal in the medley relay

Open boys – silver medal in the medley relay

Open boys – silver medal in the freestyle relay


Devon County Championships – 1500m

The final event in the Devon County Championships was the long course 1500m, held on Saturday February 23rd at Plymouth Life Centre. Nicole Cook and Alice Brown made history,  as the first two female Paignton swimmers to compete at this distance at county level, taking part in the U13 girls age group, with Junior Captain Harry Joiner swimming in the U15 boys. All 3 were rewarded with medals: silver for Alice, bronze for Nicole and a bronze for Harry, to accompany a Championship medal. Well done to all for stepping up to the challenge of this tough event.


Devon County Championships 2019

23 swimmers qualified and competed in the recent Devon County Championships over 3 weekends.  It was a hugely successful competition with Paignton swimmers reaching 47 finals; winning 14 gold medals, 8 silver medals and 4 bronze medals.  Not just medals were won but 88 pb’s were achieved

A massive well done to everyone.  Lovely to see all swimmers cheering on their fellow team mates throughout the races – certainly could hear the Paignton voices!

Medal winners:

Nathan Apps; 12 golds, 2 silvers

Harriette Lewcock; 2 golds, 2 silvers

Emma Bickley; 2 silvers

Alice Brown; 1 bronze

Isobel Brown; 1 silver

Ed Brown; 1 silver, 2 bronzes

Jess Bickley; 1 bronze

Georgie Gill; 1 bronze

East Devon Mini League Round 1

Saturday the 2nd February saw the first of the East Devon Mini League Rounds with some amazing swims from all of our team! Well done everyone!
It was held at Clennon Valley with visiting teams from Exeter, Exmouth, Dawlish, Torquay and Newton Abbot. It was an amazing atmosphere with loads of support for each other within the team and the parents.
There were also loads of PB’s from individual swimmers.
The team scores were:
Exmouth 85
Exeter 151
Torquay 157
Dawlish 166
Newton 236
Paignton 244… Woohoo!!
The amazing news is that there are still two more rounds to go!!  Get your voices ready!