Record Number of Invites to Country Level Talent Squads and Programmes

After one of its most successful years ever, City of Oxford Swimming Club has seen the 2015-2016 season start with a record number of swimmers selected for talent programmes. Swimmers with the potential to develop into world class athletes are identified at various stages of the swimming pathway and opportunities provided to support and enhance their talent. With representation in England, Scotland and Wales, City’s swimmers have shown considerable strength and depth across the squads.

Congratulations to the following swimmers who have been invited to join the following programmes:

ASA England Talent programme Phase One:

Tasha Fenton, Emily Ford, Delphine Little

ASA England Talent programme Phase Two:

Callum Smart

Welsh Youth Development squad:

Connor Bryan

Scottish Youth Development squad:

Emily Nisbet

South East Regional Talent camps:

12 y/o: Megan Smit, Delphine Little, Nicholas Skelton, Billy Wootton
11 y/o: Lara Mills, Evie McLean, Gretal Goodgame, Jamie Conway, Freddie

Oxon and North Bucks County Squad:

In addition to the talent programmes, a number of City of Oxford swimmers have been selected to represent Oxon and North Bucks County at the National Inter-county Championships held at Ponds Forge in Sheffield. Out of a team of 29 swimmers, City has received an incredible 14 selections. Congratulations to:

Billy Wotton, Callum Smart, Ewan Springett, David Murphy, Emily Ford, Tash Fenton, Delphine Little, Annie Sharp, Maia Little, Eleanor McNally,  Shannon Motha,  Emily Wood, Emily Nisbet , Ellie Millington

 South East Schools Swimming Association

Congratulations also go to the following swimmers selected to compete for the South East Division at the English Schools Swimming Association National Swimming Championships to be held in Leeds in October.

Delphine Little, Callum Smart, Billy Wotton, Daniel Jenkins, David Murphy, Emily Nisbet

Swimmers invited for Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence ( AASE Programme)

The Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence is a government-funded initiative that has been designed to help young people aged 16 to 18 combine education and sport. It’s aimed at athletes who have a realistic potential of achieving excellence in their sport – and want to make a career of performing at the highest level – but who also want to continue with their education.

Emily Wood

Sainsbury’s School Games

Finally, congratulations to Emily Nisbet who recently took part in the Sainsbury’s 2015 School Games, Manchester. The School Games is a multi-sport event for the UK’s elite young athletes of school age that seeks to create an inspirational and motivational setting and provide young sports people with the opportunity to thrive and perform at the highest levels .

Congratulations to you all for your achievements.


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