Comfortable Ceri secures emphatic national win

A storming performance from Ceri Edwards saw her crowned national champion in the 1.5k open-water swimming event.

Brian Rann and his son James, 14, set off from Eastney at the start of their round Portsea Island swim wih Portsmouth and Southsea volunatry lifeguards in attendance.

THIS WEEK IN 1978: First solo swim around Portsea

A Southsea man completed the first solo swim around Portsea Island, despite being stopped by a police launch because someone reported that a swimmer was drowning in Portsmouth Harbour.

Jo Corben

Jo Corben gets third Napier Trophy

JO CORBEN has picked up the Napier Trophy for the third time.

Olivia Young competing for Fareham Nomads

Impressive Nomads turn up heat with successful summer meet

FAREHAM NOMADS enjoyed success at their summer meet as their talented team collected 203 medals.

From left to right: Martin Bennell, Jo Corben, Tony Corben, Andy Green and Noemie Plumridge

Nomads produce masterclass to seal superb medal haul

FAREHAM NOMADS put in a masterful effort at the British Swimming Masters Long Course Championships.


Ladies all at sea take on marathon swim challenge

As she reached the coast of northern France, cold and exhausted, Bekki Kingshott swore she would never, ever undertake such a gruelling challenge again.


Vandals force closure of Havant school pool after defecating in it

VANDALS forced a school to cancel its annual swimming gala and stop young pupils taking lessons.

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Members of the Locks Heath squad pose with their medals

Locks Heath starlets swim out of their skin

Locks Heath claimed 53 medals in a superb performance at the Swim Out Of Your Skins meet at Waterlooville last month.


WATCH: Waterlooville schoolboy to tackle swimming challenge for charity in memory of his dad

A YOUNG boy is vowing to raise £2,000 for charity after losing his dad to cancer.


Gosport Dolphins prepare for club championship

THE GOSPORT Dolphins are gearing up for their in-house club championships.

Karen Kille and Andy Shawyer from Time Warp

Belting out the hits for swimming team

DO you remember when things weren’t just cool but Cool for Cats, man?

Lucy Peers

Bright young Waterlooville swimmer awarded council funding for future success

A TALENTED young athlete has been awarded funding to help her on her way to future Olympic glory.

Theresa May at Hilsea Lido in 2002. PPP-170419-083744001

May dips into Portsmouth pool campaign

Fifteen years ago Theresa May found herself in Portsmouth being invited to support the campaign to get Hilsea Lido, then closed, listed as a Grade II building. It failed.

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From left: Ella Richardson-Fitt, Isabel Barbary and Evelyn Hall

Heath successful in Easter meet with a haul of 19 medals

LOCKS HEATH grabbed a haul of medals and scores of personal bests were smashed in their latest swim meet.

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From left, Matt Sullivan and John Molyneaux, who won junior and top trophies in the 50m backstroke.
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Making a splash right across Hampshire

Fareham Nomads showed enormous progress at the Hampshire County Swimming Championships.

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Masters swimmer Andy Green, left, with his son Adam, both from Fareham Nomads. The competitive swimming group recently held their Valentine's Open Meet, where 161 personal best times were beaten.
CAPTION: Masters swimmer Andy Green, left, with his son Adam

Top Fareham swimmers impress at open event

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PAUL NEWELL: I was the fastest kid on two legs, but I swam like a concrete brick

I believe that I reached my sporting peak between the ages of ten and twelve whilst at Northern Parade Middle School.

Grace Goddard

Goddard gets shining star prize as Locks Heath impress

LOCKS HEATH enjoyed an golden end to a spectacular year with some sparkling displays at the Southampton Xmas Meet.

Locks Heath at the Peter Bull Meet

Heath’s medal marvels take Bull by horns

Locks Heath enjoyed a successful weekend at the Peter Bull Meet in Waterlooville earlier this month.


THIS WEEK IN 1971: Hampshire second in police swim gala

Hampshire police were named runners-up in the inter-force swimming gala at the now-demolished Victoria Baths, Portsmouth.

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