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Swim England National Winter Champs to round off successful year for the sport

Swimmers will look to round off what has been a successful year for the sport with some exciting racing at the Swim England National Winter Championships 2022.

In a year that has seen a home Commonwealth Games with many unforgettable performances from Team England’s aquatic stars, and a return of the newly named Speedo National Summer Meet, athletes head to Sheffield for the final Swim England swimming event of the year.

There has been more than 2,500 entries across 36 events at this year’s championships, with Ponds Forge International Sports Centre playing host to the three days of action.

All heats swims will take place throughout the morning sessions, followed by the ‘Heat Declared Winner’ events of the 800m and 1500m Freestyle.

Finals sessions are set to take place at around 6pm on Friday and Saturday – with an earlier time of 4pm on Sunday.

All of the action with be available to watch via the live streams and all links can be found on Swim England’s ‘Live Swimming’ page.

Building on success

There will be a mixture of junior and experienced athletes on display as the events features both junior and open finals for each race.

The University of Surrey Swim Team’s Rhiannon Bowen and Cockermouth’s Amber Rigg will be hoping to build on their success at the Speedo National Summer Meet earlier this year.

While some of those who competed at the Sandwell Aquatics Centre will be making the trip to Ponds Forge, such as Greg Butler, Jamie Ingram, Imogen Clark, Laura Stephens and more.

Last year’s event saw some incredible racing, most notably from City of Manchester Aquatics swimmer Reuben Rowbotham-Keating who started strong to take gold and silver on the opening day in 2021, and continued his impressive form throughout.

The recently retired Molly Renshaw was another who stormed her way to victory some 12 months ago.

All results from previous years can be found on the results archive page and to read more of the reports from 2021, click here.

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