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The talented City of Birmingham swimmer, Charlotte Rigg is part of the Team GB squad hoping to make a big splash in this month’s World Junior Championships in Budapest

Charlotte Rigg is 17 and holds both junior and senior county and regional 200m breaststroke records – and this month she is off to Budapest as part of a squad of 10 elite youngsters hoping to come home with medals for Britain.

She earned her GB place on the back of a blistering performance at the British Swimming Championships in Glasgow earlier in the year where she secured the times she needed to compete against the world’s best juniors. Thrilled to be part of the team in the Hungarian capital, Charlotte had already been selected for the European Juniors in Helsinki last year and representing Swim England in Nice this year. There’s no doubt her star is rising!
Charlotte began club swimming aged just five, where she progressed quickly and was soon scouted by City of Birmingham. By the age of 11 she was training six times a week. She said: “I developed a passion for swimming when I was in Year Five. It’s hard and it pushes me to my limits but it’s always worth it. I find it really rewarding and the successes always drive me forward.”

TOUGH TRAINING
Currently she trains a whopping nine times a week, including pool and gym sessions with coach Carl Grosvenor, as well as studying for A-levels. Her teachers at Solihull School have been very supportive and encouraged her every step of the way. She explains: “I get time off during the day to go to the gym and when I miss school due to competitions abroad, the teachers see me after school to help. They have been really good.”
Director of sport at Solihull School, Steven Thompson, says: “Charlotte is extremely dedicated to her sport and her recent successes and GB recognition are testament to that. Everyone at Solihull School will be keeping a keen eye on results from Budapest and we wish Charlotte and the team the best of luck.”

PARENT POWER
As always, behind every superstar youngster there are parents who have also put in the hard yards supporting, fetching, carrying, picking up the pieces when things don’t quite go to plan and Charlotte’s parents are no different. “My parents have always been 100 per cent supportive,” says Charlotte. Not just with the practical ferrying around the country, but the emotional stuff. She adds: “Mum and dad have been there through the setbacks too. They’re always there to encourage me to take a step back, take a breath and regroup. Dealing with the knocks is an important part of sport.”
The level of commitment is extraordinary and there are sacrifices, such as socialising with friends that are necessary to fit in the training. So what is it about the sport that Charlotte enjoys? “I just love racing,” she says. “It brings out another side of me. And I Iove pushing myself to the limit and seeing the rewards.”

LONG LEGS
Breaststroke is Charlotte’s strength which she in part puts down to having long legs. “It’s where the power comes from,” she explains. Competing for Team GB in the 50m, 100m and 200m breaststroke events in Budapest is a bit of a dream, but there’s another goal not too far from home that she would relish too – the Commonwealth Games in Brum in 2022.

“A home Games is always awesome, but this would be a ‘home’ home games if you see what I mean! It would mean my friends and family can come and support too.” She also says the swimming facilities in Birmingham currently aren’t brilliant, but plans for the new aquatic centre look great which is an added bonus of the Games.

In the short term, Charlotte has her sights set on making the finals in Budapest. We’ll be watching eagerly and cheering her on…

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I am thrilled to announce that the New Ladywood Leisure Centre funded by Birmingham City Council and Sport England and operated by Birmingham Community Leisure Trust will open its doors to the public on Friday 9th of August 2019.

At the pre-opening event (8th of August 19) it was our first look at the center/swimming pool and to meet some of the teams that have delivered the project so far and the ones who will be operating the center once open.

Facility looks amazing and we can’t wait to get started! Bring on 2019/2020 Season – A new beginning for City of Birmingham Swimming Club…

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The National Summer Meet (50m) 2019 is Swim England’s biggest domestic swimming event of the year. It takes place at Ponds Forge, Sheffield from 31st July – 4th August 2019. The Summer Meet forms part of a swimming competition structure in Great Britain whereby the top ranked swimmers in each event are invited to compete at the British Swimming Summer Championships. The next ranked swimmers at English affiliated clubs – or those who have chosen to be ranked as an English swimmer – are invited to compete at the English Nationals.

The rankings are on swimmers’ performances at level 1 meets between the qualification window, between March and May 2019.
City of Birmingham have entered 20 swimmers (6 Boys and 14 Girls)

  1. Millie Checkley
  2. Gracie Comyn
  3. William Cooper
  4. Ruby Couzens
  5. Jacob Davies
  6. Keira Hancock
  7. Harvey Higgins
  8. Alexander Hindle
  9. Aimee Hood
  10. Elizabeth Kingham
  11. Lauren Knight
  12. Lily Massey
  13. Aidan Mitchell
  14. Maia Noonan
  15. Charlotte Rigg
  16. Ellie Sibbald-Perkins
  17. Alisha Stephenson
  18. Nadya Sterling
  19. Alice Toon
  20. Imogen Viney

Medals Table

Day GOLD SLIVER BRONZE
1 2 2 1
2 1 0 0
3 0 1 2
4 0 0 3
5 0 0 1
Total 3 3 7

Final Results

DAY 1 – 31st July 19

Event Place Swimmer Age Time
EVENT 162 FINAL OF EVENT 104 Womens 17 /Over 100m Breaststroke 2 Elizabeth Kingham 17 1:12.56
EVENT 163 FINAL OF EVENT 107 Mens 13/14 Yrs 50m Freestyle 2 Harvey Higgins 14 0:25.89
EVENT 165 FINAL OF EVENT 107 Mens 16 Yrs 50m Freestyle 1 William Cooper 16 0:24.42
EVENT 168 FINAL OF EVENT 108 Womens 12/13 Yrs 200m Freestyle 1 Maia Noonan 13 2:09.03
EVENT 169 FINAL OF EVENT 108 Womens 14 Yrs 200m Freestyle 3 Keira Hancock 14 2:08.96
EVENT 170 FINAL OF EVENT 108 Womens 15 Yrs 200m Freestyle 6 Imogen Viney 15 2:09.75
EVENT 172 FINAL OF EVENT 108 Womens 17 Yrs/Over 200m Freestyle 6 Elizabeth Kingham 17 2:08.85

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Day 2 – 1st August 19

Event Place Swimmer Age Time
EVENT 255 FINAL OF EVENT 203 Womens 15 Yrs 100m Butterfly 5 Millie Checkley 15 1:05.30
EVENT 260 FINAL OF EVENT 204 Mens 16 Yrs 200m Freestyle 1 William Cooper 16 1:56.03
EVENT 264 FINAL OF EVENT 205 Womens 14 Yrs 200m Breaststroke 8 Ruby Couzens 14 2:46.89
EVENT 273 FINAL OF EVENT 209 Womens 12/13 Yrs 50m Freestyle 4 Maia Noonan 13 0:27.67

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Day 3 – 2nd August 19

Event Place Swimmer Age Time
EVENT 356 FINAL OF EVENT 302 Womens 12/13 Yrs 400m Freestyle 8 Maia Noonan 13 4:39.93
EVENT 357 FINAL OF EVENT 302 Womens 14 Yrs 400m Freestyle 5 Keira Hancock 14 4:34.31
EVENT 358 FINAL OF EVENT 302 Womens 15 Yrs 400m Freestyle 2 Millie Checkley 15 4:33.92
EVENT 371 FINAL OF EVENT 306 Womens 16 Yrs 50m Backstroke 3 Lily Massey 16 0:30.91
EVENT 311 Mens 16 Yrs 800m Freestyle 3 Aidan Mitchell 16 8:47.82

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Day 4 – 3rd August 19

Event Place Swimmer Age Time
EVENT 412 Womens 15 Yrs 1500m Freestyle 3 Millie Checkley 15 18:08.44
EVENT 464 FINAL OF EVENT 405 Womens 15 Yrs 50m Breaststroke 3 Ellie Sibbald-Perkins 15 0:34.27
EVENT 485 FINAL OF EVENT 411 Womens 14 Yrs 100m Freestyle 3 Alice Toon 14 1:00.06
EVENT 485 FINAL OF EVENT 411 Womens 14 Yrs 100m Freestyle 4 Keira Hancock 14 1:00.19

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Day 5 – 4th August 19

Event Place Swimmer Age Time
EVENT 557 FINAL OF EVENT 502 Womens 14 Yrs 200m Backstroke 3 Gracie Comyn 14 2:25.99
EVENT 570 FINAL OF EVENT 506 Womens 15 Yrs 50m Butterfly 7 Nadya Sterling 15 0:29.63
EVENT 573 FINAL OF EVENT 509 Mens 13/14 Yrs 400m Freestyle 7 Harvey Higgins 14 4:23.10

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The 2019 Swim Wales Summer Open meet incorporating Home Nations Summer event will be held at the Welsh National Pool, Swansea from the 29th of July to the 2nd of August.

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City of Birmingham have entered 6 swimmers (3 Boys and 3 Girls)

  1. Elyn Carreon
  2. Abigail Davis
  3. James Frogatt
  4. Ruby Gurung
  5. Shyan Marrie
  6. Cory Smith

Medals Table

Day GOLD SLLVER BRONZE
1 0 0 0
2 0 0 1
3 0 0 2
4 0 0 0
5 0 0 0
Total 0 0 3

Final Results

DAY 1 – 29th July 19

Event Place Swimmer Age Time

DAY 2 – 30th July 19

Event Place Swimmer Age Time
Event 9 FINAL Boys 14 Year Olds 50 LC Meter Breaststroke 3 Shyan Marrie 14 0:33.97
Event 11 FINAL Boys 14 Year Olds 200 LC Meter Butterfly 5 James Froggatt 14 2:28.46

DAY 3 – 31st July 19

Event Place Swimmer Age Time
Event 14 FINAL Boys 13 Year Olds 100 LC Meter Breaststroke 5 Corey Smith 13 1:18.64
Event 14 FINAL Boys 14 Year Olds 100 LC Meter Breaststroke 4 Shyan Marrie 14 1:14.87
Event 20 FINAL Boys 13 Year Olds 400 LC Meter IM 3 Corey Smith 13 5:26.89
Event 20 FINAL Boys 14 Year Olds 400 LC Meter IM 3 James Froggatt 14 5:15.35

DAY 4 – 1st August 19

Event Place Swimmer Age Time
Event 26 FINAL Girls 13 Year Olds 100 LC Meter Backstroke 6 Ruby Gurung 13 1:14.16

DAY 5 – 2nd August 19

Event Place Swimmer Age Time
Event 32 Boys 13 Year Olds 200 LC Meter Breaststroke 4 Corey Smith 13 2:46.86

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Day 6

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Medal Table

Day GOLD SLLVER BRONZE
1 1 0 0
2 0 0 2
3 0 0 1
4 0 0 1
5 0 0 0
6 0 1 0
Total 1 1 4

Final Results

Event Place Swimmer Age Time
Event 651 Mens 13/14 Yrs 200m Freestyle 7 Harvey Higgins 14 2:01.74
Event 654 Mens 17/18 Yrs 200m Freestyle 2 Samuel Osborne 18 1:51.70
Event 664 Mens 17/18 Yrs 200m Backstroke 4 Jacob Davies 17 2:03.27

Heats Results

Event Place Swimmer Age Time
EVENT 601 Mens Open 200m Freestyle 13/14 Yrs 6 Harvey Higgins 14 2:03.00
EVENT 601 Mens Open 200m Freestyle 17/18 Yrs 3 Samuel Osborne 18 1:53.43
EVENT 602 Womens Open 100m Breaststroke 17/18 Yrs 6 Charlotte Rigg 17 1:12.69
EVENT 603 Mens Open 200m Backstroke 17/18 Yrs 4 Jacob Davies 17 2:05.59
EVENT 603 Mens Open 200m Backstroke 17/18 Yrs 19 Leo Sarigins 18 2:10.88
EVENT 604 Womens Open 100m Butterfly 17/18 Yrs 22 Alisha Stephenson 17 1:04.89
EVENT 606 Womens 14/16 Yrs 400m Medley Team 11 City of Birmingham A Op/n 4:28.57
Lily Massey 1.06.99
Erin Davies 1.16.03
Millie Checkley 1.05.94
Imogen Viney 0:59.61
EVENT 606 Womens 14/16 Yrs 400m Medley Team 20 City of Birmingham B Op/n 4:31.75
Gracie Comyn 1.07.42
Ruby Couzens 1.17.67
Lauren Knight 1.06.62
Keira Hancock 1.00.04

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