Swimming

Guernsey unable to defend title

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IT WAS a disappointing result for the team representing Guernsey at this year’s Inter-Insular staged at Haut Vallee Swimming Pool in Jersey.

GB call up Munro

Miles Munro

MILES MUNRO celebrated his call-up to a British Swimming sprint training camp in the best possible fashion.

Neves in winning return

Senior star: Kristina Neves. (Picture by Peter Frankland, 1285852)

KRISTINA NEVES and Ben Lowndes took top  honours in the 16-and-over category at the Guernsey Swimming Club’s 50m Gala.

Miles splits Cayman stars

The Cayman Islands’ Olympic Games swimmers Brett, centre, and Shaune Fraser were split in the 50 metres freestyle by 17-year-old Miles Munro. (Pictures by Gareth Le Prevost, 1335410)

THERE may not have been a golden finish to the NatWest Island Games for Guernsey’s swimmers, but three more island records on the last night of the programme tell their own story.

Miles better

Miles Munro

IT WAS a day to remember for one young Guernseyman in the beautiful setting of the outdoor pool at the Bermuda National Sports Centre yesterday.

Gold for record-breakers

Ben Lowndes, seen in the 100m. butterfly final, in which he finished sixth, was a member of the gold medal-winning freestyle relay team that beat a Cayman Islands quartet which included two Olympians in the Fraser brothers. (Picture by Gareth Le Prevost, 1334842)

THEY knew they had to produce something special and Guernsey’s freestyle quartet delivered in sensational style.

Ready for plunge into the unknown

Old hand and still a big medal hope: Tom Hllingsworth.

DESPITE having a youthful and inexperienced-looking team, manager Alison Frankland remains confident of success for Guernsey’s swimmers in Bermuda.

Forecast is for fast times

Alexander Beaton will be in a hotly-contested 50m butterfly along with Ben Lowndes and Tom Hollingsworth. (Picture by Peter Frankland, 1285823)

THE Beau Sejour Barracudas hit a significant milestone this weekend when they host their 25th Specsavers Open Meet.

Games swimmers in record-breaking form

Lotte Parfit won the 100m backstroke in her age group. (1296182)

ISLAND GAMES swimmers Courtney Butcher and Miles Munro each set a new championship record in the 100m freestyle event of the Specsavers Series staged by the Beau Sejour Barracudas Swimming Club.

Butcher strikes seven golds

Best girl overall: Courtney Butcher, in the Beau Sejour Barracudas cap, at the start of the 50m backstroke at Les Quennevais. (Picture by David Ferguson, 1314938)

COURTNEY BUTCHER again shone as a large contingent of Sarnian swimmers enjoyed success at the inaugural AIB Tigers Four-Way Easter Meet in Jersey last weekend.

Tom replaces Tom in books

On form: Ollie Nightingale was fastest man in the backstroke. (1296167)

ONE of the oldest records of the Beau Sejour Barracudas’ Specsavers Series was broken by 11-year-old Tom Stapley.  

Nine titles for Barracudas

THE Beau Sejour Barracudas returned from the final weekend of the Hampshire County Championships with an impressive nine titles.

Golden Miles

MILES MUNRO

MILES MUNRO has claimed double gold at the ASA Zonal Championships.