Category: Swimming

Completion of Judge 1 training

Important information for all current judge 1 trainee swimming officials who started their training before 31st May 2019.

 Swim England has stated that all judge 1 trainees must complete their training by 30th June 2020 as they are moving to a new online system.

 If this applies to you, please can you urgently contact Mel Jeynes and Esther Rookes (their emails are on the Devon swimming committee page) to confirm that either:

 A. You want to complete your judge 1 training – please include a scanned copy of your competency sign off page.

B. You don’t want to complete your judge training at this time.

 Please include your name, club and Swim England number.

 We want to help you achieve your judge 1 qualification. 




County Team Championships 2019
Having finished 3rd the previous year and runners up in 2017, both times to Yorkshire, spirits were high that maybe this was the year that Devon would top the podium.
Team coaches Dan Dew – Plymouth, David Hill – Exmouth, Glenn Currie – Exeter, discussed with the squad at their team meeting at the hotel on the night before the racing that it was important to race hard and fast but at the same time support each other in the team and have a good team spirit, most of all be loud, colourful in team colour face paints and have fun.
Under the guidance of Lynn Rayment as Team Manager – Plymouth and this season’s chosen captains of Reid Jones – Plymouth and Macy Lawrence – Mount Kelly the team was ready for action.
As usual after the opening races the leader board chopped and changed but as racing settled down it wasn’t long before Devon was on top and began to gradually increase their lead. .Team spirit was high and the noise was deafening. 
When the half time interval arrived and Devon had a clear lead,  captains Reid and Macy gathered the team for a ‘team talk’ to motivate the squad even more and told them to all support each other and to race to the finish.
Racing was going well, even with the re-race of the girls 14/15 backstroke due to a technical problem. Good points were being picked up in all events to extend Devon’s lead, the chasing pack of Northumberland & Durham, Yorkshire, Scotland West and Kent kept on trying but to no avail.
Wins from Honey Osrin – Plymouth in the 100m backstroke, Cameron Williams – Dartmoor Darts in the 100m breaststroke, the boys 16/17 year’s Medley relay ( Ra-eez Warley,  Filippo Coacci,  Sam Perks,  Reid Jones) and the girls 16/17 years Medley Relay ( Honey Osrin, Lucia Grant, Olivia Marshall Macy Lawrence all helped to seal the county’s first ever win in this championship. 
Of course, the success of the team was also down to the high amount of top 5 finishes within the 31 races, of which 18 were top 5 finishes, proving the strength and depth of Devon’s swimming talent. To add to this 26 of the 31 races were top 10 finishes. 
The Top 5 final leader board was as follows with Yorkshire relinquishing their crown that they had held for 3 years running
N & Durham
Scot West
This year’s team consisted of the following swimmers
Reid Jones – Plymouth
James Wheatley – Mount Kelly
Macy Lawrence – Mount Kelly
Imogen Lambert – Mount Kelly
Jasmine D’cunha – Dinnaton
Cameron William – Dartmoor Darts
Joshua Williams – Plymouth
Caoimhe Quinn – Mount Kelly
Sophie Freeman – Plymouth
Joshua Gammon  – Dartmoor Darts
James Hart  – Plymouth
Ella Osborne – Exeter City
Honey Osrin – Plymouth
Finn Broekhoven – Plymouth
Sam Perks – Plymouth
Filippo Coacci – Plymouth
Ruby Griffiths – Plymouth
Blythe Kinsman – Plymouth
Lana Broekhoven – Plymouth
Bella Hodges – Mount Kelly
Hubert Gdaniec – Plymouth
Aidan Watts – Plymouth
Ra’eez Warley – Plymouth
Ella Bardgett – Plymouth
Lucia Grant – Plymouth
Harriette Lewcock – Paignton
Sara Sari – Exeter City
Olivia Marshall – Plymouth
Aiden Symons-Brown – Devonport
Thanks must go to the travelling officials,Tom Osborne, Exeter and Elaine Hedger, Barnstaple, who supported the team over the weekend and also to the Devon County President Roger Bossom, and our County Secretary Karen Adams, who were both on poolside cheering on the team.
One of the Team coaches Glenn Currie spoke with swim England after the event and he praised the team for their hard work yet fun approach to the championships.
 “We come here and we have some fun. We came to race hard from the start and it’s just a great experience for us all.  We said in our team meeting that we should just go have some fun, race hard and it’s worked.”

Masters Inter County Championship

The Regional round of the Masters National Inter County Championship will take place at Millfield on 10th November.

This year two new events have been added to the programme, a 50m freestyle for swimmers of 75 years plus.

The Devon County team is looking for a female swimmer to fill one of these slots.

If you would you like to be included in the selection process for the team please contact Sue Haigh on:


Devon Licensed Meets

Dear All,

Following a request from the Regional Licence Officer – Lesley Leffers –  and discussed at this years’ Devon AGM Martin Walters will act as the Licence Co-ordinator for Devon licenced meets.

What this will mean in practice is that Lesley will not issue any licence at any level until she has had the okay from Martin.

A meet calendar for Devon will shortly be published so all clubs can see what weekends are booked by whom to avoid any clashes where ever possible. The last available information from Region is that each county will be restricted to:


  1. Counties only run in the allocated County block of weeks and to criteria
  2. Regional Competitions are run in the allocated Regional block of weeks and to criteria
  3. Each month all counties run no more than 2 x L1 or L2   &   2 x L3 or LL4 meets
  4. There is a fair and equal share of meets allocated to any club wishing to run meets. This may mean that clubs are not permitted to run more than 3 meets in total at L1-3 a year.
  5. There will be no restrictions on the number of L4 or low level 4 meets providing they aren’t in the blacked out dates already published by the Region.


The above information may be updated shortly after the next Regional Swimming Meeting. Until any further information is forthcoming from Region the above restrictions will apply from January 2020.

Any licence date requests can be sent to Martin via email  to


Devon Swimming Committee



Devon Qualifying Times 2020.

Good Morning all
Please find attached the Championship & Age group qualifying times for 2020.
Closing Date for entries is Monday 9th December 2019.
These are also on the County website.
As you all may have heard, we have reintroduced the 200m Age group finals for 2020.
So there will be no championship finals in the 200m events as per licencing. This is as per 50 & 100m events.
The Champion and Junior Champion will therefore be taken from the Age group Finals in all 50m, 100m & 200m events.
we hope to have the programme of events out very soon, along with all other information.
Please forward to all in your club and update me of any changes on contacts.
Derek Wyatt
Devon County ASA
Swimming Secretary



The Regional Round of the Masters Inter County Championship 2019 will take place on the 10TH NOVEMBER at Millfield.      If you have not taken part in this before and would like to be considered for the Devon team, please send recent 50m times to your Devon Masters Representative, Sue Haigh.

AND a date for your diary in 2020…..the Devon County Championships  will be held at Plymouth on SUNDAY 5TH JULY.  

By the way there is still time to enter the SW Regional Championships taking place on 29th September ….. the closing date is 16th September

Sue Haigh


The first Open Devon County Masters meet was held at Plymouth Life Centre on 30th  June.
Entries were more than double the previous year and there was some excellent swimming on show which certainly more than justified the Devon County Swimming Committee’s decision to make this an open event. 
Graham Milne( 65-69) of Truro set a new British record (subject to ratification ) in the 100m fly with a time of 1:09.09  with Allie Price (50-54) of Cardiff Masters setting two new Welsh records in  the 400m freestyle 05:11.58 and the 100m Individual Medley 1:12.54
Congratulations to all those who set Regional records; a special mention goes to Anne Humphis from Barnstable who posted South West Regional records in every one  of her events.
Grateful thanks go to all the officials and everyone who helped in the setting up and smooth running of this event. 
Sue Haigh 
Devon Masters Rep