National line-up 2022
Following a successful season in both individual and team events, Dolphin have excelled their national qualifier numbers with ten swimmers earning the right to compete in this summer’s series of national championships. Megan Watts is the only swimmer to have qualified for the British Summer Championships, taking part at Ponds Forge in Sheffield. She will join a team of seven swimmers the following week (Fred Carter, Lucas Carter, Farrleigh Greaves, Eva Higginbotham, Sophie King, Sophie Leonard and Ella Williams) at the Swim England National Summer Meet which takes place from Friday 5th August to Tuesday 9th August, also held at Ponds Forge. Neve Porton qualified and was able to compete in two freestyle events at this meet, but will not compete. Ffion Mathias will be competing at the equivalent Welsh National Meet held in Swansea from Wednesday 3rd August to Sunday 7th August.
British Summer Championships - Thursday 28th July 2022
Megan Watts (14) will be taking to the pool at the British Summer Championships 2022, held at Ponds Forge in Sheffield. Watts will make her national debut in the 100m Butterfly event on Thursday 28th July 2022. You can watch her compete at roughly 12.25pm on the British Swimming YouTube Channel here - https://www.youtube.com/user/BritishSwimming/videos. and results for the British Summer Championships can be found here - https://results.swimming.org/swimming/results/2022/bssummer/ Good luck Megan!
Swim Wales Summer Open Meet - Wednesday 3rd August to Sunday 7th August 2022
Ffion Mathias (15) is competing in the Welsh waters in the 400m Freestyle (4th August), 800m Freestyle (7th August), 1500m Freestyle (3rd August) and 400m Individual Medley (5th August), despite qualifying in nine events in total. Ffion will be hoping for much success as she brings experience to the national stage. We wish her all the best. Results will be able to be found here shortly - https://www.swimwales.org/events/swim-wales-summer-open-2022.
Swim England National Summer Meet - Friday 5th August to Tuesday 9th August 2022
A team of eight Swindon Dolphin swimmers will be making their way up north to Ponds Forge to compete in the Swim England National Summer Meet 2022 taking part in 22 events, across a range of strokes and disciplines, showing the versatility of our swimmers. For most, this will be the first experience of a National meet, but they are certainly looking to make their mark! Ella Williams will be the only swimmer who has previously competed at the event as part of the multi-classification events. The meet will be live streamed here - https://www.swimming.org/sport/swimming-live-stream/ and results will be available shortly here - https://www.swimming.org/sport/major-events/national-summer-meet/
Friday 5th August:
Lucas Carter (14) 100m Breaststroke
Sophie Leonard (14) 100m Breaststroke
Eva Higginbotham (13) 200m Freestyle
Ella Williams (14) MC 100m Freestyle & MC 100m Breaststroke
Saturday 6th August:
Farrleigh Greaves (14) 200m Freestyle
Sophie King (13) 200m Breaststroke
Ella Williams (14) MC 200m Individual Medley & MC 50m Freestyle
Sunday 7th August:
Farrleigh Greaves (14) 100m Freestyle
Ella Williams (14) MC 400m Freestyle
Lucas Carter (14) 50m Backstroke
Sophie King (13) 200m Individual Medley
Eva Higginbotham (13) 200m Individual Medley
Monday 8th August:
Megan Watts (14) 200m Butterfly
Fred Carter (15) 50m Breaststroke
Lucas Carter (14) 50m Breaststroke
Ella Williams (14) MC 100m Butterfly
Farrleigh Greaves (14) 100m Backstroke
Eva Higginbotham (13) 100m Freestyle
Tuesday 9th August:
Farrleigh Greaves (14) 200m Backstroke
Ella Williams (14) MC 100m Backstroke
We wish Swindon Dolphin the best of luck for the competitions and we know that the swimmers will make us proud. Keep in touch with our Facebook page to find out the timings of when swimmers are competing to be able to watch them live and to find results.
Swim fast Team Dolphin!