Club Championships

Newton Abbot Club Championships are open to all swimming squad members.

There is no separate charge for entry.

They take place annually in the Autumn at Newton Abbot Leisure Centre.



Club Championships 2021

Long Distance (800m & 1500m) were swum at Paignton 17th & 24th November 2021

Results available.

All other events were spread over 4 sessions in Newton Abbot in November and December.

Results available.

Medley Skins 2022

The 2022 Medley Skins event was held on Friday 25th Feb. The selection for this event was based on the results of the 200m IM in the 2021 Club Championships. This year there were a total of 4 senior female and 4 senior male entrants; 6 junior male entrants and 5 female junior entrants. This event tests the swimmers' endurance and strategy!

Winners in the 4 categories were Rob Cacchione and Erin Throgmorton-Appleby (Senior) and Cody Cole and Gracie Stovin (Junior). All the competitiors swam extremely well and congratulations go to the winners!

Medley Skins - How it Works (Based on 6 swimmers starting)

  • There will be 6 girls and 6 boys and they will swim alternate 50m races.
  • The swimmers are usually spearheaded according to their 200mIM results
  • The stroke (butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, front crawl) will be drawn out of a hat before each swim.
  • The 6 girls start their race in the selected stroke and the slowest swimmer is eliminated for the next round.
  • 90secs after the girls started, the 6 boys will start. Similarly the slowest is eliminated.
  • 90secs after the boys started, the 5 remaining girls will swim their second round and so on, eliminating 1 swimmer from each round. So we are 'peeling off' one swimmer each time (hence skins).
  • There are 3 minutes between each round for each group.
  • For the first girls' round and the first boys' round only, the swimmers get full starting whistles, 'Take your marks' and the start signal.
  • For the second and subsequent rounds they get only a 10 second warning bell (when they must get on the block for breaststroke, butterfly or front crawl or into the water for backstroke) and then the start signal.
  • The eliminated swimmer in each round draws the stroke for the next round out of a hat.
  • Swimmers stay in their original lanes except when there are 2 swimmers left, who will use lanes 3 and 4.
  • There is a monetary prize for the winning girl and winning boy and small prizes for each eliminated swimmer.
  • It is intended that we swim the Senior Girls and Boys Skins event first (alternating senior girls and senior boys).
  • The Junior Girls and Boys Skins events follow.
  • This year there were only 4 senior boys and 4 senior girls, so rounds had to be adapted accordingly.

Club Championships Best Times Updated December 2021

Due to COVID-19 there were no Championships held in 2020. Also, due the pandemic, our swimmers lost a lot of pool time during 2020 and early 2021. Even when we were allowed back in the pool, training sessions were reduced, and competitions were rare. We would therefore like to congratulate the swimmers who managed to set new best times in the 2021 Championships held in Nov/Dec.

In the Women's 16 years and over age group, new best times were set by Emmie Parsons in the 50m Backstroke and Erin Throgmorton-Appleby in the 1500m Freestyle.

In the Girls' 11 year age group Evie Evans set new best times in both the 100m Butterfly and 200m IM

In the Men's 1500m Freestyle, Jensen Healey set a new best time for 14-15 years.

Congratulations to Emmie, Erin, Evie and Jensen, and well done to all our swimmers who took part in the Championships!

See below for Club Championships Best Times since 2007.
NEW BEST TIMES set in 2021 are highlighted.

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