Two Beverley Barracudas Swimmers recognised by Swim England

Two Beverley Barracudas Swimming Club members have been selected to train with some of the top coaches in Britain. Whilst Great Britain was celebrating their most successful Olympics in the pool at Tokyo 2020, two youngsters, Ellie-Mae Macqualter and Kieran Grant, were being awarded coveted places on the Swim England Talent Pathway and National Development Programme respectively.

Head coach, Wayne Smith, spoke of his immense pride in the outstanding success of the two Beverley swimmers who inspire and motivate their younger members. The dedicated coaching team deliver tailored training programmes, providing the best opportunities for every young swimmer. Wayne says, ‘With the right attitude and determination, every one of our members can achieve their best. These nationally recognised awards inspire our swimmers to train hard and swim fast!’

Ellie-Mae Macqualter is delighted to have been selected to join Swim England’s National Development Programme. She qualified for the prestigious programme by gaining a FINA point total of more than 450 in a long course swim for an Olympic event. Ellie-Mae’s hard work in the pool has paid off and she is ever-more determined to use this opportunity to develop her swimming skills at the highest level.

Kieran Grant has qualified for the Diploma in Sporting Excellence Programme which is integrated into the Swim England’s Talent Pathways. This government-funded programme nurtures an environment of lifelong learning leading to some fantastic performance outcomes. Kieran’s evident popularity around the pool and his determination to keep improving has rubbed-off on the younger swimmers.

Beverley Barracudas Swimming Club seeks to develop swimmers at local, regional and national levels. Without a doubt, Ellie-Mae and Kieran are driving the standards of the Beverley club higher and higher. Team-mates admire their commitment and are inspired to not only enjoy swimming but keep reaching for the highest standards. No doubt, there will be many more Beverley swimmers following their Olympic dreams very soon.