City of Oxford Breaststrokers Dominate Swim England Winter Championships

City of Oxford Swimming Club took 16 swimmers to the Swim England Winter Championships in Sheffield for three days of competitive swimming in this short course event that was also live streamed on the BBC website. As has been seen at the recent National Arena Swimming League, our Ragingbulls are on fire at the moment and 10 County or South East Regional Records (subject to ratification) were broken during the meet and we brought home 8 medals in total across the junior and senior age categories. Our strength in the breaststroke was shown throughout the finals where we had David Murphy in the 50, 100 and 200m finals and also Toby Mackay Champion and Connor Bryan in the 100 and 200m finals. Illizan Pinfold also dominated in the breaststroke and Nick Skelton continued with his success in the backstroke and individual medley events. Head Coach Amanda Booth and Michael Peacock (Strength & Conditioning Coach) returned from Sheffield with a sense of achievement and are excited to see how the squad of 16 swimmers will continue to develop during the rest of this season

Winter Championships

Records (STR):


Illizane Pinfold (14 years) 100m breaststroke 1.10.89 Oxon & North Bucks Junior and Senior records.

Nick Skelton (15 years) 200m backstroke 1.58.78 Oxon & North Bucks Junior record.

Mimi Morely Iszatt (15 years) 50m backstroke          28.80 Oxon & North Bucks Junior record.

David Murphy  (20 years) 50m breaststroke 26.85 Oxon & North Bucks Senior & South East Regional Open records.

Safiya Sillah (15 years) 50m freestyle 26.34 Oxon & North Bucks Junior and Senior record.

David Murphy  100m breaststroke 58.19 Oxon & North Bucks Senior South East Regional Open records.

Nick Skelton 200m Individual Medley 2.05.15 Oxon & North Bucks & South East Regional junior records.

Illizane Pinfold 50m breaststroke 31.67 Oxon & North Bucks Senior and Junior & South East Junior records.

Nick Skelton 100m backstroke 55.71 15yrs Oxon & North Bucks Junior record.

Toby Mackay Champion (21 years) 100m breaststroke 2.10.40 Oxon & North Bucks senior record.




Nick Skelton 2nd 200m Backstroke, Junior Champion 200m Individual Medley & 3rd 50m Backstroke.


David Murphy 2nd 50m Breaststroke & 100m Breaststroke.


Mimi Morley Iszatt 3rd 50m Backstroke.


Illizane Pinfold 2nd 50m Breaststroke.


Toby Mackay Champion 3rd 200m Breaststroke.

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