Stubbington school quartet narrowly denied national medal

Four pupils from a Stubbington primary school narrowly missed out a national medal.

Transplant Games swimmer Nicole Mackenzie with her mum Julie and dad, David, who gave her one of his kidneys

REAL LIFE: I'm a winner thanks to Dad's kidney

When Nicole Mackenzie needed a kidney transplant at the age of just 11, her dad stepped in, giving her the gift of life.  
Havant & Waterlooville Swimming Club's Chris Hunt at a Horizon Leisure Centre pool. 'Picture: Mick Young' PPP-160201-173651006

Horizon Leisure Centres launch men-only swimming sessions to tackle confidence issues

FOR THE past 25 years, Horizon Leisure Centres in Havant and Waterlooville has offered women-only swimming sessions with the aim of removing barriers to participation.

Kate Steels-Fryatt in action  Picture: Terry Scott

What it’s like to be an ice water swimmer

A COUNCIL employee is hoping to become the first British woman to complete an international ice swimming challenge.


GALLERY: Hampshire Swimming Championships

The dust is beginning to settle on an action-packed three weeks of Hampshire Swimming Championships action.

Fareham Nomads' Sydney Collingwood in action. Picture Ian Hargreaves (180182-1)

Fareham Nomads proud of progress

John Molyneaux expressed his delight as the Fareham Nomads doubled their Hampshire Championships medal count from last year, writes Tom Bonnett.

Portsmouth Northsea duo Henry O'Halloran-Day and Oliver Kettle

Portsmouth Northsea chief lauds ‘astonishing’ juniors

Henry Halloran-Day took home 11 gold medals and one silver as he dominated the 13-year-old age group at the Hampshire Championships, writes Tom Bonnett.

Havant & Waterlooville swimming club raised money with their channel challenge. Picture: Jonathan Stock

Havant & Waterlooville stars go to great lengths

AN IMPRESSIVE effort from Havant & Waterlooville saw more than £1000 raised in their annual channel crossing in memory of former swimmer Chris Hunt.

Locks Heath talents at the Portsmouth First Chance meet

Locks Heath starlets take their Chance

Locks Heath have enjoyed another successful visit to the Mountbatten Centre.

Austin-Slade Jeffery motors to win the 100m breaststroke in Havant & Waterlooville's Club Championships.  Picture: Keith Woodland

Byrne and Jeffrey flex their muscles in Club Championships

Graham Pople celebrated another successful Havant & Waterlooville Club Championships last weekend.

Joe Davies at the nationals

Fareham Nomads swimmer Davies saves best form for nationals

JOE DAVIES recorded a lifetime best to place ninth in the 200m backstroke at the English National Championships.

Hopes dashed - Freshwater Bay in the Isle of Wight.

ELISE BREWERTON: A valuable first life-lesson for my new niece

Early last Wednesday a beautiful bright pink baby girl arrived and her mum, my wonderful little sister Nicole, named her Valentina Elise.

Fareham Nomad swimmers at the World Masters Championships.'From left to right: Claire Tagg, John Molyneaux, Laura Molyneaux, Tony Corben, Jo Corben, Andy Green, Noemie Plumridge

Nomads flex their muscle at World Masters

Seven Fareham Nomads swimmers flew the flag for Great Britain in the World Masters Swimming Championships.

Not the most ideal garb for a cross-Solent swim...

ELISE BREWERTON: It’s function over fashion so the bikini’s gone

I finally invested in a ‘proper’ swimming costume for my big swim to the Isle of Wight for Samaritans.


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.

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