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James (Jay) Andrew Newman

Sport:
Swimming
Level:
GO GOLD Athlete
NGB:
British Swimming
District:
Harborough
School:
Robert Smyth Academy
Achievements from Application:
  • Bronze medal at International Children's Games in Taiwan
  • Scottish Open Champion 2016 for 100m Breaststroke

This athlete also receives free leisure facility access from: Harborough District Leisure Trust

Blog

James (Jay) Andrew Newman

James (Jay) Andrew Newman

GO GOLD Athlete

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Midlands Championships in Nottingham

Last weekend I swam at the Midlands Long Course Championships. I qualified for 7 events, but entered 5 events. I wanted to try and concentrate on my backstroke. The backstroke is my least favourite stroke and I am trying to improve upon it this year, to make my Individual medley better. I was really pleased with my 200m Backstroke and I came 10th out of 17. As these are the best backstroke swimmers in the Midlands I was really pleased with this swim and it was a long course pb. I got 2 bronze medals, 200.I.M , 200m Breaststroke.

12th Nov, 2017

James (Jay) Andrew Newman

James (Jay) Andrew Newman

GO GOLD Athlete

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National Inter-counties Gala

I had a fantastic time as part of a team of amazing swimmers representing Leicestershire at the Inter-counties national gala in Sheffield on Sunday. The team represented the top swimmers from all parts of Leicestershire. I swam in the 100 Fly and was really pleased to get a pb and win my heat and I did the butterfly leg of the medley relay. The Leicestershire team swam with great determination and good team spirit to obtain their best ever result of eighth in Great Britian. In the photo I am in lane 4, wearing the orange trunks

More Information: http://www.swimming.org/sport/county-team-champs-meet-the -teams, swimming

13th Oct, 2017

James (Jay) Andrew Newman

James (Jay) Andrew Newman

GO GOLD Athlete

Leicestershire County Selection

The season has just started again after a three week rest for the summer. I was pleased to get an invitation to swim for Leicestershire in the inter-counties gala in Sheffield in October. I was also very pleased to accept a invitation form the East Midlands Beacon programme to train with them on a Saturday morning in Nottingham. This programme offers the elite East Midlands swimmers training in a 50m pool and access to nutritionists, physio's and sports psychologists, although it does mean getting up at 3.30am to get there in time for the session!!

8th Sep, 2017

James (Jay) Andrew Newman

James (Jay) Andrew Newman

GO GOLD Athlete

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British Summer Nationals Championships

I have just got back from the British Summer Nationals, I competed in 6 events getting to 5 finals. I was thrilled to get 3 British medals in the following events: silver 400 i.m (10 second p.b) Bronze 200 Fly (4 second p.b) and Bronze in the 200 i.m (2 second p.b) and had personal best times in the other events entered. I would like to thank Go Gold and my coaching team, Jamie Evans and Rob Vaughn for their ongoing support that has help me achieve my goals for this season.

6th Aug, 2017

James (Jay) Andrew Newman

James (Jay) Andrew Newman

GO GOLD Athlete

British Nationals

I have started to taper my training programme now and am entering a less intense period of training activity, this is so I am in the best physical condition I can be ready for the British Nationals. The Nationals start on the 25th July at Ponds Forge in Sheffield. The Nationals are the main competition that I have been training for since September 2016 and I am really looking forward to racing hard.

16th Jul, 2017

James (Jay) Andrew Newman

James (Jay) Andrew Newman

GO GOLD Athlete

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National qualifying times

I was really pleased with my times at the East Midlands Championships as it was the last meet in the Nationals Qualifying window. I managed to get 6 qualifying times for the British Championships in July 2017 and this is what I have been striving to achieve since the beginning of the season in September 2016. I hope to do well at the British Nationals and have been training hard and trying to alter my nutrition to achieve the best results I can.

26th Jun, 2017

James (Jay) Andrew Newman

James (Jay) Andrew Newman

GO GOLD Athlete

EAST MIDLANDS SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Last weekend I competed in the East Midlands Swimming Championships I had a good weekend competing in 7 individual events and 3 relays, overall I had 4 P.Bs in the 100 & 200 Breaststroke and the 200 & 400 I.Ms which I was very pleased with and with the help of my brilliant team mates we won the 4x100 Medley relay and came second in the 100 & 200 freestyle relays. So altogether I won 4 silvers and 1 gold medal and have secured my place in 5 events at the British Summer Nationals in July.

31st May, 2017

James (Jay) Andrew Newman

James (Jay) Andrew Newman

GO GOLD Athlete

Sheffield Premier Meet

In March, I attended the Sheffield Premier Meet with the City Of Leicester Swimming Club. I was really pleased to get some good times and Personal Bests on the 100 Fly, 200 Fly, 200IM and 400m IM. These were excellent times to go on the Swimming Rankings and I am hoping that they will help me qualify for the British Nationals In July 2017.

25th Apr, 2017

James (Jay) Andrew Newman

James (Jay) Andrew Newman

GO GOLD Athlete

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English Schools Swimming Association Championships

I spent last weekend in Liverpool, swimming in the ESSA's inter-divisional championships. It was great to be part of the East Midlands team and I really enjoyed my time with them. I was very pleased to get a bronze medal in the 100m Fly. The Team Managers were fantastic and we were looked after really well- Thanks!

16th Mar, 2017

James (Jay) Andrew Newman

James (Jay) Andrew Newman

GO GOLD Athlete

County Championships

I had 2 further races in the County Championships and added 2 silver medals for the 200m and 400m Freestyle to my County Cup.

I really enjoyed travelling with the East Midlands Team the week before to race in France. It was inspiring to watch World Class and Olympic athletes swim. I won a junior under 18 final and came 5th and 7th in Open age finals. It was my first event of 2017 swimming in a 50m pool and it was great experience before the National qualifying time window starts in March.

11th Feb, 2017

James (Jay) Andrew Newman

James (Jay) Andrew Newman

GO GOLD Athlete

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County Champion for 200m Breaststroke

On Sunday the 15th January, I won the Trophy for the 200m Breaststroke at the Leicestershire ASA County Championships. I was pleased to get a 3 second personal best.

18th Jan, 2017

James (Jay) Andrew Newman

James (Jay) Andrew Newman

GO GOLD Athlete

France in January

I am really looking forward to swimming at Le Coliseum, Amiens, France on the 21st to 22nd January. I have been chosen to represent the East Midlands and keen to swim in my first international competition for this season. I am swimming in six events and hope to represent the East Midlands to the best of my ability.

4th Jan, 2017

Partners

  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    QUEST
    East Midlands Platform
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    Leicester City Council
  • County Sport Network
    Loughborough University
    Blaby District Council
    British Heart Foundation
    Sport England
  • Leicestershire County Council
    Age UK L&R
    Equality Standard
    Safeguarding
    North West Leicestershire District Council
  • Rutland County Council
    Harborough District Council
    Charnwood Borough Council
    Melton Borough Council

Partners

  • Equality Standard
    Rutland County Council
  • Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    East Midlands Platform
  • British Heart Foundation
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
  • Harborough District Council
    Charnwood Borough Council
  • Blaby District Council
    Sport England
  • Melton Borough Council
    Leicestershire County Council
  • QUEST
    Leicester City Council
  • Age UK L&R
    Safeguarding
  • County Sport Network
    North West Leicestershire District Council
  • Loughborough University