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William Bell

William Bell

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Amiens, France 2018

Not long to go! Very excited to be part of a 30 strong swimming team representing the East Midlands at this International. It will be great to meet up again with my friends from other clubs on Thursday am and travel on the Eurostar to France. Training has been going well and I look forward to racing the 1500 on my 16th birthday. I have 5 of my favourite events to race over the weekend and am hoping for some decent times and technically improved races.

18 hours ago

William Bell

William Bell

Sports

Happy New Year

Happy 2018 everyone. Thank you to all at JHMT for your on going support.

1st Jan, 2018

Daisy Platts

Daisy Platts

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Winter Nationals

I had a great 3 races, 2 weeks ago at Ponds Forge.

I swam the 50m, 100m and 200m backstrokes and made open finals in all, making the 'A' final in the 50m.

I hadn't tapered for this meet, so no pb's, but I was close to them and used the experience to work on my long course race techniques ready for British Championships in Edinburgh.

Looking forward to 2 days off over Christmas, but will be back on it ready for the Amiens meet in France in January.

29th Dec, 2017

Swim England National Winter Championships December 13th - 17th 2017

I travelled to Sheffield to compete in the Winter Long Course Championships.

I entered 3 events 50m,100m and 200m Breaststroke.

I made A Finals in all 3 events. In the 50m Breaststroke I swam a PB in the final which was a Leicestershire Ladies County Record .

The 100m and 200m events I was a second off my PB on each. Although the times were good for this time of year I was slightly disappointed .

Looking forward to a few days off over Christmas then back into hard training with my first meet after Christmas in Belguim for the Flanders meet.

19th Dec, 2017

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BUCS Short Course Swimming Championships November 10th - 12th 2017

This was my first time representing Loughborough University at a BUCS meet, which is where all Universities across the country race against each other.

I entered 200m and 100M Breaststroke, In my first race 200m Breaststroke I managed a PB 2.24 95 and a Ladies County record then in the Final I achieved another PB 2.24.57 and another ladies County Record.

Next was the 100m Breaststroke although I swam a good time I was just off my PB on the heat and the Final.

19th Dec, 2017

Midlands Winter Long Course Championships November 4th - 5th

I travelled to Harvey Hadden's Sports Village in Nottingham for the Winter Championships. I only entered two events 100m and 200m Breaststroke which were both on Sunday 5th November.

I qualified for both finals but only raced the 100m Breaststroke Final which was first as there is no swim down pool .

I won the 100m Final and was only a second off my PB , so was very pleased with my race.

19th Dec, 2017

Manchester International Open Meet October 21st - 22nd

On Friday October 20th I travelled up to Manchester ready for the meet on 21st and 22nd. I entered all three Breaststroke events.

I made all three Breaststroke finals,and improved on my times in each of my finals.

200m breaststroke 6TH

50m Breaststroke 5th

100m Breastsroke 6th.

I was not to far off my PB's but as I am in hard training I was fairly pleased with my swims.

19th Dec, 2017

Start of New Season 2017/2018 Training Camp Turkey September 6th - 20th

After having three weeks off I am now back into full time training. September 6th I travelled to Turkey for a two week training camp, as usual this was a very hard two weeks, training most days twice a day with land and gym work.

We had one day off where we went to a theme park which was a good day out.

Half was through the camp we had to move to a different apartment which was very nice as each apartment had there own hot tub.

19th Dec, 2017

William Bell

William Bell

Sports

Day 5. Winter National Champs

200IM, first event of the morning. Really pleased with how I executed what I have practiced in training. New PB and a place in the 'B' final this pm. Finished 7th with another PB in the final and Junior Gold. Great result. Have totally enjoyed competing against the best in the Country, those trying for Commonwealth Games qualification times for next year. In summary, 7 events entered, 5 Junior gold, 2 Junior Silver, 6 PB's, 2 'A' finals, 1 'B' final and a fastest heat. All this meant the Top Junior Boy award of the Champs.

19th Dec, 2017

William Bell

William Bell

Sports

Day 3. Winter National Champs

Time for my favourite event, the 1500 free but first the 100 free. A PB in the 100 and a Junior Leicestershire County record meant a Junior Silver medal in this event. Able to have a rest before my 1500 as in the fastest heat this evening. I went in to the 1500 in 10th and finished 7th. I swam a new PB, a County record and got a Junior Gold medal. Pleased with my race plan and how I paced myself, learning from mistakes I have made in the past. No events tomorrow.

19th Dec, 2017