A Howell-ing success!
Halesworth's veteran swimmer Neil Howell became a triple national champion last week. The venue was the Ponds Forge, International Sports Centre in Sheffield, recognised home of British swimming.
Halesworth's veteran swimmer Neil Howell became a triple national champion last week. The venue was the Ponds Forge, International Sports Centre in Sheffield, recognised home of British swimming. The championships were held over a three-day period and are based in five-year age groups.
Howell won the national titles in the 200m, 100m and 50m breaststroke events. In addition, he collected a bronze medal in the 50m backstroke.
He was representing the Norwich-based East Anglian Swallow Tails. Over 700 competitors took part in the event with ages from 18 to 85.
These successes bring his total number of national and British titles to 10 over the past 10 years, although this is the first time Howell has won three titles at a single meet.
You may also want to watch:
Former Halesworth resident Debbie Matless competed in five events at the championships, proving herself to be one of the leading butterfly swimmers in the UK by winning bronze medals in the 200m and 100m.
In the 100m and 50m freestyle together with the 50m butterfly she achieved personal best times in all three events. Her opposition included former international competitors.
- 1 Roundabout memorial bid for the 'Ole Chicken Man of Bungay'
- 2 'A momentous occasion': Pharmacies to start Covid vaccinations in Suffolk
- 3 How I became Ralph Fiennes' assistant on Netflix's The Dig
- 4 Restaurant fined for refusing to close in third lockdown
- 5 Nine Norfolk flood alerts ahead of Storm Christoph
- 6 Police investigate Southwold sign swearing at visitors to stay away
- 7 'Be vigilant' plea after rise in vehicle thefts
- 8 'Anti-social rider' has quadbike seized in the snow
- 9 Man recovering after suffering serious leg injury in crash
- 10 Paramedics respond after woman suffers medical emergency
Debbie is a member of the UEA City of Norwich club.