Borough of Barnsley Swim Club Heads to English National Championships 

Two members of BoBSC have qualified for the English National Championships, which take place at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre in Sheffield next week.

Macy Yoxall, aged 14, has qualified in the womens’ 100m and 200m Freestyle event; and Matt Selous, aged 16, has qualified for the mens’ 200m Breaststroke.

The pair, in addition to the rest of BoBSC, train up to six times a week at BPL operated leisure centres, with sessions often starting at 5:30am.

Adrian Wightman, BoBSC Spokesperson, said: “This is the 5th consecutive year that BOBSC has sent swimmers to the English Nationals.  It is a remarkable achievement and testament to both Macy and Matt’s strong training and competitive ethic that they have qualified for the Nationals.  

“Both swimmers had to secure entry times in a very short competition window with no guarantee of a place known until all entry time results had been compiled.

“Everyone at the club is immensely proud of both swimmers and we wish them every success in their races.”

Macy is looking forward to competing at the Championships next week. She said: “I’m really pleased to have made Nationals this year, I have had my best season so far and seven years hard work is finally paying off.

“I enjoy training so much because I swim at least 7 times a week with some of my best friends who make training fun. Thanks to everyone who has coached and supported me I will try my best to do BOBSC proud.”

Matt, who is also Captain of BoBSC, said: “I am very excited to be swimming at the Nationals. I would like to thank everyone at BOBSC for their support over the last few years.”