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British Championships and Regional achievements 2015
Saturday, 30 May 2015 08:26


Well done to the following swimmers on achieving British championship and Regional Times

British championships times achieved 3 times

Polly Holden- 50 Free, 100 Free and 200 Free

Midland Regional times achieved 51 times by 8 swimmers

Marcus Williamson- 50 Free, 100 Free, 50 Breast, 100 Breast, 200 Breast, 50 Fly, 100 Fly, 200 Fly, 50 Back, 100 Back, 200 Back, 200 Individual medley.

Bill Jones- 50 Breast, 100 Breast, 200 Breast, 200 Free, 400 Free, 1500 Free, 50 Back, 200 Back, 400 Individual Medley,

Mario Coman- 50 Fly, 100 fly, 200 Fly, 100 Free, 200 Free, 400 Free, 100 Back, 200 Individual medley, 400 Individual Medley

Rebecca Twardochleb- 50 Breast, 100  Breast, 200 Breast, 50 Fly, 100 Fly, 200 Fly, 200 Individual Medley, 400 Individual Medley.

Polly Holden- 50 Free, 100 Free, 200 Free, 400 Free, 800 Free, 50 Fly, 100 Fly.

Rebecca Chadwick- 50 Fly, 100 Fly.

Cara Shipman- 100 Back, 200 Back.

Tom King- 100 Free




British Championships 2015
Saturday, 30 May 2015 08:25

Polly Holden, 16, competed in the British Swimming Championships in the 50m, 100m and 200m freestyle events.

Polly swam a personal best in all three races, qualifying for the final in the 200m Freestyle.  Finishing an amazing sixth in the final of the 200m freestyle in another personal best time of 2.05.70.

The incredible performances have now seen her rise to 6th in the ASA rankings for the 16 year olds girls in the UK in the 200m free, 8th for 100m free, and 16th for 50m free.

Another 2 Newcastle swimmers also competed at the British championships;

Rachael Kelly (swam under Loughborough) won the 100m butterfly in 57.71 and has been selected to represent Great Britain this summer in the FINA World championships in Kazan. Well done and Good luck Rachael.

Jack Smith (swam under City of Derby) in the 50m Free, 100 Free. Jack is now off to swim and study in the USA for the next four years.



City of Derby open meet
Friday, 03 April 2015 12:51

Congratulations to all swimmers who competed at the City of Derby Open Meet 28/29th March 2015.

Thank you to the poolside helpers and also to the coaching team for helping the swimmers to achieve their best. Lastly thank you to the swimmers for behaving beautifully at the meet and for supporting each-other through some tough swims.

Even though our swimmer-numbers were relatively small, there were gutsy swims from absolutely everyone;

Emily Burke PB in 100 IM & 50m backstroke

Emma Chatterton seasonal best on 200m backstroke

Buddy Deakes achieved a PB in 50m free and just over 4 sec PB in 100m breaststroke. He had a little slip off the blocks for 200m Freestyle, but he was allowed back on and achieved a 12 sec PB!! Then he achieved over 3 sec PB for his 50m Backstroke.

Charlie Evans achieved a PB in 100 IM, 100m breaststroke, 100m freestyle & 50 fly as well as making the final of the 100m breaststroke. She also knocked over 3 sec off her entry time for 200m IM, just missing bronze by a few hundredths of a second and achieved a 6 sec PB for 200m breaststroke, winning a bronze medal!

Chloe Fox-Robertson achieved a PB in 100im, 50m backstroke, 200m freestyle and 200m backstroke

Ella Guarneri achieved a PB in 100m breaststroke

Laura Gunning achieved a PB in 100m IM, 50m backstroke, 100m freestyle, & 50m fly

Ethan Lawton achieved a PB in 100m backstroke & 200m breaststroke as well achieving silver in the final of the 100m back. He also reached the final for 100m freestyle and 100m breaststroke; got a bronze medal for 200m freestyle and 200m IM; knocked over 4 sec off his 200m backstroke (silver medal). He also achieved third place in the BAGCAT awards. 

Courtney Letham achieved a bronze medal for 100 IM and was close to her PB times for all other races, even though she’s reduced training due to the dreaded GCSEs!

Niamh Llewellyn achieved just over 10 second PB for 200 IM; just over 2 sec PB for 200m breaststroke and despite saying “I won’t go sub-37” she swam 36.86 in 50m freestyle!

Alisha Meakin achieved a PB in 100 IM, 100m freestyle & PB in the final of 100m breaststroke

Liberty Sproson achieved a PB in 100im, 200m freestyle & 50m fly   

Tom Stanley made it to the 100m final for backstroke and also achieved a PB; also got a PB for 100m fly. He then went on to achieve a 2/100 sec PB for 100m freestyle and then went on to get 33/100 sec off his 50m fly entry time.

Well done to all swimmers, even if you didn't get a medal, reach a final or achieved PBs because every time you get into the pool, you make the club proud. A particular thank you for our older swimmers - you may not realise how much you help to inspire your younger team-mates.

 Good luck to all for your next meet!

For Full results click here




Staffordshire County Championship 2015
Monday, 16 February 2015 09:49

Congratulations to all swimmers who competed at the Staffordshire County championships at Stafford over the weekends of the 31st/1st February and the 14th/15th February 2015.

There were plenty of excellent swimmers with lots of swimmers achieving personal bests.

With Newcastle swimming club achieving 6 senior titles and 9 Junior titles. In total 41 podium places, with the junior Newcastle girls achieving Gold, Silver and Bronze in the 100m Butterfly (Polly, Rebecca T and Rebecca C). As well has Polly Holden breaking 3 Championship records, Senior 200 Free, Junior 200 Free and Junior 100 Free.

In the age group there was 26 Gold, 19 silver and 18 Bronze.

There was also 42 Midland Regional Times (MQT) achieved.

Well done also to Rebecca Twardochleb in a very exciting and extremely close 100m Free swim off in a time of 1.02.28 against Eliza from Chase who swam 1.02.29.

A big thank you to all the parents who helped poolside, Jill Jones Head coach for all your hard work, being there all weekends and for helping the swimmers to achieve amazing swims yet again at the Staffordshire county championships. Thank you also to all our other coaches Steve Brown, Ellie Jones and Sarah beech for all your hard work.

Senior titles - 6 in total

Polly Holden- Gold in 200m Freestyle championship in a Staffordshire senior record time of 2.04.59, Gold in 50m Fly in 30.10, Gold in 50m Freestyle in 27.44

-Silver in 400m Free, Silver in 100 Fly, Silver in 100 Free

Rebecca Twardochleb -Gold in 200m Breast in 2.40.94

-Silver in 100 Breast, Silver in 50 Breast

-Bronze in 50m Fly, Bronze in 200m I.M

Marcus Williamson- Gold in 200 Fly in 2.08.67, Gold in 100m Fly in 58.11

-Silver in 200m breast, Silver in 50m Free, Silver in 50m Fly, Silver in 100 Breast, Silver in 50 Back

-Bronze in 50m Breast, Bronze in 100 Back, Bronze 200 Back

Junior titles- 9 in total

Polly Holden- Gold in 200m Free in a Staffordshire junior record in 2.04.59, Gold in 50m Fly in 30.10, Gold in 400m Free in 4.30.63, Gold in 100m Fly in 1.04.74, Gold in 100m Free in 58.16 in a Staffordshire junior record, Gold in 50m Free in 27.44

-Bronze in 200m Fly

Rebecca Twardochleb- Gold in 200m Breast in 2.40.94, Gold in 100m Breast in 1.16.62, Gold in 200m Fly in 2.31.29

-Silver in 100m Fly, Silver in 50m Fly, Silver in 50 Breast, Silver in 200m I.M, Silver in 100m I.M, Silver in 100m Free

Bill Jones -Silver in 1500m Free, Silver 400 Free

-Bronze in 200 Breast

Rebecca Chadwick- Bronze in 100m Fly

Medallists and MQT’s

Rebecca Twardochleb- Gold 50 Breast (MQT), Gold 100 Breast (MQT), Gold 200 Breast(MQT), Gold 50 Fly (MQT), Gold 200 Fly, Gold 200 I.M (MQT), Silver 100 Fly (MQT), Silver 100 I.M, Silver 400 I.M (MQT), Bronze 100 Free.

Polly Holden- Gold 400 Free (MQT), Gold 200 Free (MQT), Gold 100 Free (MQT), Gold 50 Free (MQT), Gold 100 Fly (MQT), Silver 50 Fly (MQT), Silver 200 Fly, Silver 800 Free (MQT).

Bill Jones- Gold 50 Breast (MQT), Gold 100 Breast, Gold 200 Breast (MQT), Gold 400 Free (MQT), Gold 1500 Free (MQT), Gold 400 I.M (MQT), Silver 100 free, Silver 200 free, Silver 200 I.M, Silver 100 I.M

Mario Coman- Gold 100 Free (MQT), Gold 200 Free (MQT), Gold 100 I.M, Gold 200 I.M (MQT), Gold 200 Fly(MQT), Silver 100 Fly, Silver 400 Free (MQT), Silver 1500m, Silver 100 back, Silver 200 back (MQT), Bronze 400 I.M (MQT), Bronze 50 Free, Bronze 50 Fly (MQT).

Marcus Williamson- Gold 50 Fly (MQT), Gold 200 Fly (MQT), Silver 200 Breast, Bronze 50 Back (MQT), Bronze 200 I.M (MQT), Bronze 200 Back (MQT), 100 Fly (MQT), 100 Back (MQT), 50 Free (MQT),100 Free (MQT), 50 Breast (MQT), 100 Breast (MQT)

Rebecca Chadwick- Gold 50 Fly (MQT), Gold 100 Fly (MQT)

Tom Stanley- Silver 100 Fly, Silver 100 I.M,  Silver 50 Free, Bronze 100 Free, Bronze 100 Back, Bronze 50 Fly.

Charlie Evans- Silver 100 Breast, Bronze 50 Breast.

Tom King- Bronze 200 Free, Bronze 400 Free

Elise Weavell- Bronze 200 Free, Bronze 400 Free, Bronze 800 Free

Cara Shipman- Bronze 50 Back, Bronze 100 Back (MQT), 200 Back (MQT).



Boys 14 year 1st Mario Coman and 2nd Bill Jones 



Polly Holden- 1st place 16 year Fly, Free sprint, Free distance.

Rebecca Twardochleb- 1st place 16 year old Breast and I.M, 2nd place 16 year old Fly.

Marcus Williamson- 1st place 17 years plus Fly, 2nd place 17 years plus breast, and Back.

Cara Shipman- 2nd place 14 year Back

Elise Weavell- 3rd place 16 year Free distance.


Well done to everyone, even if you didn't get a medal or PB you all swam amazing. 

For Full results click here 


Glenthorne friendly gala
Sunday, 08 February 2015 14:41


Well done to all our younger swimmers who swam in the Glenthorne friendly gala at Cheslyn Hay last night. All the children swam well and seemed to enjoyed themselves.

Hope fully  we will see all you participating in more galas in the future


Well done




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