Club Championships

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

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



Club Championships 2023

Dates for the 2023 Sessions

1. Friday 24th November warm up 19:00

2. Tuesday 28th November warm up 19:00

3. Saturday 2nd December warm up 14:00

4. Sunday 3rd December warm up 14:00

5. Tuesday 5th December warm up 19:00

See attached Meet Pack for full details

Medley Skins 2023

The 2023 Medley Skins event will be held on Friday 15th December. The selection for this event will be based on the results of the 200m IM in the 2023 Club Championships

2022 Skins winnners were as follows:

Senior Boys   Rob Cacchione
Senior Girls   Charlotte Key
Junior Boys   Stanley Mitchell
Junior Girls    Gracie Stovin

This event tests the swimmers' endurance and strategy! This is how it works:

  • There will be a maximum of 6 girls and 6 boys and they will swim alternate 50m races.
  • The swimmers are usually spearheaded according to their 200m IM 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.
  • If there are fewer than 6 swimmers in any category,  the rounds will be adapted accordingly.

Club Championships Best Times Updated December 2022

We would like to congratulate the swimmers who set new best times in the 2022 Championships held in Nov/Dec. 

Particular congratulations go to Gracie Stovin in the Girls' 12-13 years age group who broke the 200m, 400m, 800m and 1500m records!

In the Girls' 10 year age group, Aimee Jones set a new best time in the 100m Breaststroke.

In the Women's 16 and over age group, Erin Throgmorton-Appleby set a new best time in the 50m Freestyle.

In the Boys' 10 year age group, a new best time was set by Seth Steemson in the 50m Backstroke.

Congratulations to Gracie, Aimee, Erin and Seth, 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 2022 are highlighted.

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