The Paralympic Games start today and after some cruelling months of training, athlete’s from across the world are now ready to take on their competition in Rio.
Ollie Hynd MBE broke his own World record in the 400 freestyle at the British Summer championships in Sheffield last week.
Nova’s Kelsie Campbell is feeling the success after winning 2 gold medals in the Caribbean Islands Swimming Championships (CISC) this summer.
Nova swimmers hold on to home meet medals
Nova Centurion held their 1st Long course open meet at the Harvey Hadden sports village in the 50 metre 8 lane pool.
As one of the last few meets in the competition window to decide who competes in the British Summer Championships this July, It attracted swimmers from across the UK.
Awards were to be given for the top 3 swimmers in each age group in heats of 50m, 200m, 400m and distance events, with finals for all 100m and 200m IM catergories and a prize for top visiting club.
Nova swimmers came out in force for their home meet, with 140 swimmers competing across the 2 days, winning a total of 156 medals. There were many hatricks in the younger age groups for Nova, resulting in 58 Gold, 54 Silver and 44 Bronze medal wins.
The swimmers were also treated to a special visit from World record holder, Olympic Team GB swimmer Liam Tancock, was on hand to sign autographs.
Nova swimmers bring home championship titles
The junior squad, of Nova Centurion travelled to Corby this weekend to compete in the final part of the East Midland Championships. The days were split into three, with heats in the morning and afternoon, to decide who was to swim in finals later in the afternoon. With finals for every event swam, it would prove a busy weekend for some of the swimmers aged between 11 and 13 years.
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Hynd & Henshaw off to Rio
The BPA (British Paralympic Association) Team, was announced this week and Nottingham’s very own Ollie Hynd MBE and Charlotte Henshaw are two of the successful 31 strong para-athletes team who will be flying the flag for the Britain in the 2016 Paralympics in Rio this September.
Gold Medal success for Nova at Midlands
The East Midlands Championships got under way at Ponds Forge, Sheffield last weekend. Qualifying swimmers ascended for the 3 day bank holiday weekend event, where swimmers would compete for the championship titles. It was to be very successful weekend for the Nova Centurion squad who took 71swimmers and brought back 76 championship medals including 20 Gold medals.
Boseley takes Gold in British Championships
Lily Boseley from Nova Centurion won Gold in the Junior 100 Backstroke at the British Championships this week. The 14-year-old travelled with 6 team mates, Rosie Rudin, Kathryn Henderson, Charly Neilson, Charlie Humphries, William Gayne and Tom Howdle, to compete in the British Championships which also doubled as Team GB’s Olympic Trials at the Tollcross Centre in Glasgow from 12th to 17th April. The meet saw the likes of World Champion and Record Holder Adam Peaty, James Guy (World 200 Free Champion), Hannah Miley & Francesca Halsall competing not only for the championship titles but also a place to represent Britain in the forthcoming games in Rio.
Junior swim squad set for Nationals
With the National qualifying period well underway the Junior Nova Centurion squad travelled to Manchester to swim in the Stockport Metro Long course meet. The squad of 39 swimmers were racing to better their times for the Midlands championships next month, but also hoping to secure a place to qualify for the British National and ASA summer championships in July/August where only the best in each group across the country will compete