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Bramcote Swimming Club is a competitive yet friendly swimming club, based in Nottingham. We cater for all ability swimmers, from beginner to national competitor. From the young to the young at heart!

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:35:00 +0000
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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 20:02:00 +0000
Ben Foulston invited to World Class Programme
Following a review by British Swimming of his performances in 2014, Bramcote swimmer Ben Foulston (14) has been invited to join the British Para-Swimming 2014/15 World Class Podium Potential Programme from 1st November.

Ben has trained very hard this year and produced some outstanding results in competition. He has been striving to achieve the consideration times for this World Class Programme, with plenty of encouragement and support from Bramcote Head Coach, Michelle Preston. The year began with Ben joining the ASA England Talent Programme and moving into Mansfield Nova B squad to train under the guidance of Glenn Smith and Pauline Gourley. This training soon began to pay dividends at the DSE Junior Short Course Nationals with Ben gaining some great pb's and winning a good few medals too.

Shortly after his performance at SC Nationals Ben was awarded a Sports Aid grant to offset against the expenses of Ben's Para-Swimming. Sports Aid are a charity who support the next generation of athletes in all sports and their patron is HRH The Duchess of Cambridge. Previous (swimming) recipients of awards are Michael Jamieson, Rebecca Adlington, Mark Foster, Ellie Simmonds and Bramcote's Emma Bird and Luke Howdle. You can view Ben's profile and find out more about Sports Aid on their website.

In April, Ben competed at the British Para-Swimming International Meet in Glasgow. Again, Ben produced some excellent performances and qualified for 5 of the 16/u finals. Next up, in July, was the British Gas MC National Championships in Sheffield. Ben swam in 6 events, achieved personal bests in them all and swam in 5 finals, all the time edging closer to the World Class Programme consideration times. At the start of September, Ben represented England Central in the Sainsbury's school games in the Manchester Aquatic Centre. This was Ben's first multi-sport international event and was a fantastic experience. He competed in 3 events and won a bronze medal in the 100m Free. After yet more personal best times and 2 gold and 2 silver medals at the recent West Midlands Disability Short Course championships, Ben is now ranked inside the top 10 British Para-swimmers (open age group) in 7 events- 50m Free, 100m Free, 400m Free, 100m Fly, 100m Back and 200m IM.

An invitation to the World Class Podium Potential shows that Ben's performances and attitude in the past year indicate that he has a realistic chance of selection for Rio 2016 and of podium position in 2020 and beyond. This is not the end of the hard work-just the end of the beginning!

Congratulations Ben
Go Bramcote!

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