The British Championships are back in full swing for the first time in three years, where we have 3 swimmers from the Borough of Barnsley Swimming Club qualifying, but only 2 of them will get the chance to compete due to recent changes in the event conditions.
The event will start at 9:30am on Tuesday 5th April which will mark the beginning of six days of eye-catching competition where athletes across the country will come together to compete in a bid to win senior and junior titles, and look to becoming part of the selection process for the European Junior Championships.
Our female club captain, 16 year old Eleanor Valentine-Bull will be opening the meet for us on Tuesday 5th April in the 50m Breaststroke, with 18 year old Daniel Menzer following her in the pool on Wednesday 6th April with the 200m Butterfly.
Eleanor, currently studying for her GCSE exams at Horizon Community College in Barnsley is a long standing member of the club, and has been with us from the age of 6. She found her love of sprinting recently after winning a gold and two silver medals in February’s Yorkshire Championships. After the meet Eleanor will have her eyes set on qualifying for the British and Home Nation Summer National Championships.
Daniel Menzer, currently studying A levels at Pontefract college has seen a lot of success with the club since joining us during the first lock down, and has gone on to make Yorkshire finals and set new life time bests since training with the Performance Squads. Daniel will also be going on to qualify for the British and Home Nation Summer National Championships and the British Championships.
Borough of Barnsley Swimming Club would like to thank the leisure provider Barnsley Premier Leisure (BPL) for providing a quality training programme through the Your Swim Academy Performance Squads and ensuring our swimmers receive the highest level of training and support on their doorstep.