NASCH Championships Leamington Spa 2014

by Nigel Grey Gala Reports

Held at Newbold Comyn Leisure Centre

Saturday 1st November 2014




The Turtles team participate as part of Region 1 when competing in the National Championships - 8 of the Region 1 team were from Ruislip Turtles and 4 were from Harrow Kingfishers. In order to participate in the National Championships, swimmers must qualify through their Regional Championship.

This year, Region One’s only National Champion was James Brand (Harrow Kingfishers).

The Region 1 Senior Team finished in third place and the combined Juniors & Seniors finished in 4th place.

The winner of the NASCH Senior Championships was Region 10 (North West England) and Region 8 (Bedworth) won the Junior Championships.

The overall Championship was won by Region 10 for the 5th year in a row.

Well done also to Antony Laws (Silver Boys 50 Metres), Karen Hoffmann (Silver Ladies 25 metres) and Jamie Woodbridge (Bronze Boys 100 Metres)  and alsod the Junior Relay Team of  Jamie Woodbridge, Antony Laws and Charlie Laws who also won bronze medals.

The Mens Relay team (Harrow Kingfishers) also won bronze.

Congratulations to all our medal winners and all who qualified for this year’s Championships, that concluded another good year for our gala swimmers.


Region 1 Team

Boys 25 Metres Antony Laws

Boys 50 Metres Antony Laws

Boys 100 Metres Jamie Woodbridge

Ladies 25 Metres Karen Hoffmann

Ladies 50 Metres Gyllian Lucas

Ladies 100 Metres Shaida Ghorbanian

Mens 25 Metres Neil Dew

Mens 50 Metres Gary Lee

Mens 100 Metres James Brand (KF)

Junior Relay Team - Jamie, Antony and Charlie Laws

Ladies Relay Team - Gyllian, Karen & Narbada Dabasia (KF)

Mens Relay Team - Joe Travers, James Brand & David White (all KF)


Competing Swimming Clubs

Kingfishers Harrow (1)

Ruislip Turtles (1)


Lions Eltham (2)


Avocet Sudbury (3)

Barking Beavers (3)

Hatfield Platypus (3)

Venturers Enfield (3)


Keynsham Seals (5)


Sunbeam Horsham (7)


Bedworth S.C. (8)


Blackpool Polar Bears (10)

Chester Terapins (10)

Winsford Turtles (10)



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