The 2017 PSUK Swimming & Water Polo Championships were for the first time in my police career hosted by our friends from over the water, Police Service of Northern Ireland. The event was held at the outstanding facility built especially for the 2013 World Police and Fire Games in Bangor. PSNI have for many years travelled to the mainland to take part in the event and it was good to finally see the championships being held on their soil. Garda Siochana, were also invited to take part which added to the friendly competition.
RAMM has midas touch!!
Aimee RAMM (Leicestershire) brought in the gold medals at the 2016 Great Britain Masters Long Course Championships at Sheffield 1-3rd April. RAMM won gold in all events she did; 50m & 100m freestyle and 50m butterfly; she was also part of the Great British Record Breaking relay team: 4 x 200m freestyle 160 years. Joining her were Claire Thorn and Nigel Gaskin (West Midlands) and Paul Frith (GMP), the four took 5 seconds off the previous record recording a time of 9 minutes 11 seconds.
PSUK Swimming Team Have Silver Touch on Home Ground
Ten police swimmers survived the crazy and painful entry process to compete at the European Masters Championships at the Olympic pool in London 24-29th May 2016. Some might say that it was an achievement just to have been there, sharing the fantastic facility with 10,000 swimmers. Who wouldn't want to have an opportunity to swim in such an iconic building in one of the great cities of the world and to follow in the strokes of the likes of Adam Peaty and Fran Hassall who only the week before competed in the same water?
The ASA National Masters and Senior Age Group Championships took place at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Sheffield from 23rd – 25th October 2015.
A team of 13 PSUK swimmers travelled from near and far to represent GB Police team. The National Masters event is the final event in the 2015 diary for the PSUK swimmers. The team finished on a high with some excellent Individual and team performances.