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Racers Elite take the water

PRESS RELEASE – From April 6th – 10th, the Rodney Heights Aquatic Centre hosted the 18th Annual RHAC Invitational Swim Meet. All of the local clubs came out in full force to represent in this regional contest.

Racers Elite Swim Club participated with a total of 30 swimmers, many of which are seasoned swimmers and well known names.

With a total of 8 new swimmers, Racers placed 7th out of the 25 regional teams that participated. Earning a total of 331 points the team, who’s home to Rodney Heights Aquatic Centre, also earned 23 medals. Gaining 8 golds, 9 silver, and 6 bronze Racers Elite couldn’t be more proud.

The team had it stars, while recognizing the need for further technical development. In the 9-10 boys, Therron Herelle tied for 3rd in that age group with Jayson Sandy from Black Sands Swim Squad (St Vincent). Therron also set a new meet record in the 200M Back!

Brandon Eugene also was in the top 10 for the same age group. The 11-12 girls saw Jorja Mederick rank 8th out of 23 girls.

Likewise, the boys had Shaquil Flavius place 8th and Kenai D’Auvegne place 9th for the 11-12 age group. Omar Alexander with a whopping 69 points, was the champion for the 15 & Over males out of 23 contenders. Besides setting 2 meet records in the 50M Freestyle and 50 M Butterfly, Omar won the Sprint Challenge .

But this wasn’t it for Racers Elite Swim Club.

On Monday, April 10th, RHAC Invitational hosted it’s 1st Annual Open Water swim meet with the support of St Lucia Yacht Club at Reduit Beach. Racers didn’t go without representation. Jorja Mederick, Brandon Eugene, Kenai D’Auvegne and Felix Frederick all represented the club in the 1K Open Water event.

The small group represented well by completing the 1K in between 19 mins and 22 mins.

Satisfied with their times, Dr. Diane Worrell, Head Coach of Racers Elite, stated during the club’s medal and ribbon presentation those who participated in the Open Water should feel accomplished as they don’t train specifically for this type of swimming.

Going forward, Racers Elite look to continue growth and development in technical skills to increase their exposure in both local and regional meets.

Auckland Marathon Swim, a Challenging Finale in New Zealand

The GSS season is wrapping up. This weekend was the last race of the season in New Zealand and the 2nd last of the whole series. There were some crucial points up for grabs and more to be won next weekend at the Pacific Championships in Australia. The Auckland Marathon Swim was a great finale for an exciting year of swimming in New Zealand, giving swimmers a challenging 10km to compete in. The weather in Auckland during the week before the Marathon swim saw a cyclone come through and significant rains and flooding. Fortunately again the weather gods played their part and the day saw a gentle 10-15 knot North-westerly causing more issues for the kayaker than the swimmers.

The 14th Annual Beach-to-Beach Power Swim, A Major Fundraiser For NPS, Set For May 28

Date: 
Sunday, 28 May, 2017 (All day)

ST. JOHN — Imagine the Caribbean sun, azure water, white sand beaches, and vibrant coral reefs that await competitors as they swim through the pristine Virgin Islands National Park Service (NPS) waters. Described by Swimming World Magazine as “the most beautiful open water swim in the world”, the Beach-to-Beach Power Swim — set for May 28 on St. John, according to a release NPS issued Monday — was recently ranked in the top 20 on two reputable open water swimming websites.

Rory joins select few to brave the chilly English Channel

A HAMPSHIRE man has become one of the first people to swim the English Channel before the summer months.

Rory Fitzgerald joined seven other cold acclimatised swimmers to attempt the earliest, and coldest cross-channel relay swim.

The channel swimming season normally starts in June, when water temperatures rise above 14°C. The previous earliest recorded successful swim was accomplished by Howard James in May last year, who organised the team’s venture.

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Couch To 5K Open Water Swim Challenge Comes To Lough Erne

Waterways Ireland has welcomed Maureen McCoy and Paul McCambridge’s efforts to bring their Couch to 5K Swim Challenge to Lough Erne.

The 10-week programme is designed to bring swimmers out of the pool and into the open water. The scheme will run over five fortnightly sessions from June to August 2017 and will provide swimmers with the knowledge, skills and training to ultimately complete a 5km swim event.

Robinson takes out Webby by a fraction...

After all of the rain, we were hoping for a clear day on Saturday for the King of the Bays, to round off the season - and wow did the weatherman over deliver! The beautiful sunny day (with just a little bit of chop out there to keep the ocean swimmers happy!) made for a perfect finale with 1400 swimmers taking part in the four distances across the day.

The fastest swimmers across the line in the 2.8km distance were NZ Open Water Champion, Matthew Scott (35:16mins) and 2016 Rio Olympian, Emma Robinson (35:58mins). 

Charlotte Webby’s second place in the event secured her the Overall Series female title, retaining her title from last year. While Matthew Scott’s fourth win of the summer confirmed him our Overall Series male winner.

Check out the event results, non-wetsuit results and photos from our final event of the season. 

National swimmer to compete in World Cup

National swimmer Anna Gurbanova will compete in the World Championship to be held in Budapest, Hungary.

"I am happy to compete under the Azerbaijani flag ", she said while talking to Trend Life.

The 17th FINA World Championships will be held in Budapest and Balatonfüred from July 14 to July 30. World championships for six disciplines will be held in the middle of the high season.

Qatar Open Water Swimming Championship to kick off on 28th of April

Doha: The annual Qatar Open Water Swimming Championship will kick off in Al Dhakira Corniche on the 28th of April.

Race is open for all, both individuals teams male and female.

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