Dorset are a South West county who won the Division Two title in 2011 and were runners-up in 2008 and 2016.

Dorset County shield
  • Division: One
  • Last Year: 2nd in Division Two (527 points)
  • Twitter: @dorsetasa
  • Honours: Division Two Winners 2011, Division Two Runners-up 2008, 2016; Third in Division Two 2000, 2006

Dorset at the County Team Champs

Dorset have become something of a yo-yo team at the County Team Championships in recent years, having gained promotion to the top flight in 2006, 2008, 2011, 2014 as well as last year.

There were plenty of positives to take from last year’s performance, with four swimmers bringing home maximum points.

Jasmine Holmes handed them the ideal start with a win in the 16/17 Yrs 100m Free before Harriet Perfect lived up to her name with maximum points in the 16/17 Yrs 100m Back.

Jacob Peters had more than a second in hand on the field as he won the 16/17 Yrs 100m Fly while Ella Chown was nearly two seconds clear for the same event in the youngest 12/13 Yrs age group.

Poole swimmer Peters will surely be a tough nut to crack as he aims to repeat last year’s result in Division One. He lowered his long course 100m Fly PB to a British 17 Yrs Age Group record 53.32 at the World Junior Championships in August.

Bournemouth Collegiate School’s Chown also returns for 2017, stepping up an age group into the 14/15 Yrs category.

Peters’ teammate Jasmine McCrea enjoyed a successful meet in Sheffield at the 2017 British Summer Champs, winning butterfly and freestyle medals over both 50m and 100m.

Bournemouth Collegiate School’s Kayla Van Der Merwe was also a multiple medallist at the same meet, winning 200m Breast gold and 50m Breast bronze.

Roster 2017
100m Free
Alexandra Palotai-AvelBournemouth Collegiate School SC131:04.52
Alan SzczasiukSwim Bournemouth1359.83
Ella ChownBournemouth Collegiate School SC1559.85
Jasmine McCreaPoole SC1658.29
Alex BryantBournemouth Collegiate School SC1656.54
Ben SamuelBournemouth Collegiate School SC1753.50
100m Back
Amy BrownSwim Bournemouth141:07.49
Robbie HemmingsPoole SC141:08.03
Ollie FairmanPoole SC151:01.55
Honor DaviesBournemouth Collegiate School SC161:06.55
Jacob PetersPoole SC1756.44
Charlotte JamesBournemouth Collegiate School SC181:05.03
100m Breast
Alan SzczasiukSwim Bournemouth131:12.42
Amy BrownSwim Bournemouth141:16.64
Kayla Van Der MerweBournemouth Collegiate School SC151:11.40
Finn TrehaneBournemouth Collegiate School SC161:08.22
Kelvin WongPoole SC171:07.91
Charlotte JamesBournemouth Collegiate School SC181:13.29
100m Fly
Poppy ThompsonSeagulls Swimming Club131:13.40
Isaac EllisSeagulls Swimming Club131:12.47
Ella ChownBournemouth Collegiate School SC151:03.89
Jasmine McCreaPoole SC161:01.31
Finn TrehaneBournemouth Collegiate School SC161:01.92
Jacob PetersPoole SC1753.62
Claudia AshfordBournemouth Collegiate School SC14
Lauren McRobbieWest Dorset SC14
Henry StevensMillfield School14
Sam SmallSeagulls Swimming Club15
Thea O'KeefePoole SC17
Christian TaiBournemouth Collegiate School SC17
Rebbeca HoldenClayesmore Swimming Club18