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Arena League Round 3

A Massive well done to all that competed in the Final of the National Arena League.  You all put so much into it and swam your hearts out amist the difficulties we had.  For those that were ill or injured you were absolutely amazing and dug in so deep.  You should all be proud of yourselves.  8th this year and an amazing achievement.

Arena League Round One

Results are in at last 🙂 you can view them here.  The swimmers all swam so well and great team spirit.  Round Two at Plymouth @ 1pm on 11th November, bring it on.  We are in 7th position at present in the table.

First Gala of the new Season – Exeter Sprint Meet.  24 th Sept

Well done to all those that competed at the weekend.  A very busy and all round successful Gala.  You can view the full results  here:  exeter-city-sprint-meet-2017

2017 Devon County Championships 800/1500 m

A Huge Well done to all those that competed in the 800m/1500m Devon Championships in Plymouth.  Great swims by all!!

Josh Gammon who got GOLD in1500m Age Group 14yrs with 13s lead over his competitor.

Grace Wood 3rd in 16yrs and over 800m

Izzy Howgate 4th in 800m 14yrs age group

Jacob Insley 6th in the 1500m 15yrs age group

Devon County Sprint Championships March 5th 

Massive well done to all that swam at these championships.  So many PB’s and great swims and lots of Amazing Medal wins. Greg Tully and Izzy Howgate taking 1st in all the four strokes.

U15 Water Polo Team

On Saturday 17th October Barnstaple under 15 Water Polo Team travelled to Manchester’s Aquatic Centre for the under 15 National Age Group Inter-club competition. Their Six Players were combined with three from Exeter, two from Penzance and one from West Dorset.

In Barnstaple’s opening match against Watford they struggled to stop Petar Djorjic (who finished as second highest scorer in the tournament) going four goals behind  before scoring their own first goal. Barnstaple got progressively stronger as the game went on but just ran out of time losing 5-7.  Next up were Cheltenham who had beaten Watford 5-4 in their opening game but Barnstaple’s rapidly improving team beat them 7-6.  Unfortunately this left Barnstaple narrowly bottom of their group on goal difference and thus in the playoff group for 9th to 12th place.

In their next games they beat city of Manchester B team 12-8 then Grantham 13-0.  In their final game against Ealing they were trailing 4-5 when captain and top scorer Bob Whittaker was excluded from the rest of the match and as Barnstaple chased the game they kept being caught on the counter attack by Ealing’s Yalin Gulen and Samuel Nabli (the tournament’s first and third highest goal scorers) finally losing 4-14.

Bob Whittaker was joint fifth highest scorer for the tournament with 13 goals.

In the final Bridgefield (A composite team of clubs from Liverpool, Lancaster and Newcastle) beat Caledonian ( A composite team from all of Scotland) 2-1 with City of Sheffield getting the bronze medal by defeating City of Manchester A team 5-4

The team are pictured below.

From the left Theo Quantick (Exeter Goalkeeper) Jacob West (2 goals), Freddie Herring (Exeter 6 goals), Bob Whittaker, Miles Miller (4 goals), Ollie Bushnell, Cam Sydenham (Exeter 4 goals) Tyler Kearey (Penzance), Jacob Butterworth, Jacob West (2 goals) Alex Felton (West Dorset 5 goals), Fletcher Stevenson (Penzance 6 goals) and Jacob Allchorn (Goal Keeper).  Coaches pictured Phil Sydenham and Simon Quantick


The Club would like to say a huge Good Luck to David Miller

David Miller has been given a huge opportunity and has been accepted at Plymouth College on a swim programme training under John Rudd.  David has shown huge potential with his Breastroke and entered and competed at the Nationals in August.  We would love to wish him all the best of luck and look forward to seeing him during College holidays.


Josh gains silver medal at his first ever County Championship


After the success at the long distance County Champs in January, hopes were high for more good swims at the next county championships. The swimmers came up with the goods, with Lily Nichols and Kelly Jeffery making the Championship finals, Lily winning silver. For Josh Gammon this was his first ever County Championship and he gained a silver in the 200 Individual Medley. Well done, Josh. Many swimmers made the age group finals with numerous personal bests.

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