Israeli swimmers make history

By Simon Griver, August 19, 2013

History was made at the World Swimming Championships in Barcelona after two Israeli competitors made the final of the same race.

But there was disappointment for Guy Barnea and Jonatan Kopelev who finished seventh and eighth respectively in the 50m backstroke.

Barnea’s time of 25.14 seconds was slower than the 24.73 seconds he had achieved in the semi-finals.


Israel gets gold in Paralympic swimming

By Anna Sheinman, August 16, 2013

Israel took its first gold medal at the 2013 World Paralympic Swimming Championships on Friday in the 100-metre freestyle.

Yitzhak Mamistvalov, who has cerebal palsy, was competing at the event in Montreal, Canada.


Warner 'ready' for Maccabiah

By Danny Caro, July 2, 2013

Maccabiah-bound Adam Warner finished 25th out of 88 in a high quality field at the international German open water championships in Duisburg.

Competing in the 5k event, Warner produced a strong performance against some of the top swimmers in Europe.


Double delight for Grant

By Danny Caro, June 20, 2013

Ellie Grant, 11, recorded event best times on her way to double gold at the London Regional Championships at Crystal Palace.

Grant’s performances in the 100m and 200m breaststroke events saw her achieve national qualification times in the 12-year-old age group.

She will compete in the ASA National Swimming Championships in Sheffield next month.


GB swimmers looking to make a splash in Israel

May 21, 2013

Maccabi GB has selected the Team GB Swimming squads who will be aiming for gold at this summer’s 19th Maccabiah Games.

There will be six Junior athletes and two Open athletes competing. The side’s talent pool is overflowing, featuring some of the best young Jewish swimmers in the country.


Warner celebrates win double

By Danny Caro, May 10, 2013

Adam Warner successfully defended his 1,500m title at the London Region Championships.

Warner, who will represent Team GB in his first Maccabiah Games in July, also won the 400m freestyle race.

He said: "I'm really pleased with how I swam at the weekend. I hope my good times will put me in a fast heat for the Maccabiah.


Grant makes a splash

By Danny Caro, March 28, 2013

Ellie Grant was the star performer at the Essex County Championships.

She won 10 golds, four silvers and two bronze medals in the girls 11-year-old age group.

Grant, 11, was named the top female swimmer in her age category and best overall competitor. She excelled in the 200m, her strongest event, breaking the long-standing event record time of 2:52:05.


Are you ready for the new big Macc test?

January 24, 2013

Maccabi GB are looking for athletes to challenge in the ultimate test at the 19th Maccabiah Games - the Man/Woman Endurance Challenge.

With most athletes already selected to represent the country in Israel this summer, the new Endurance Challenge will identify men and women with the highest stamina.


2013 is all about the Maccabiah

By Danny Caro, January 3, 2013

It's virtually impossible to follow a year like 2012 on the sporting front, but quite clearly, the main focus in Jewish terms will be the 19th Maccabiah Games in Israel.

A number of my ones to watch in 2013 will be lining up for what is expected to be a star-studded event, kicking-off at Jerusalem’s Teddy Stadium in July.


Halter still going strong

By James Masters, January 2, 2013

Forget Rebecca Adlington and Kerri-Anne Payne, it’s Susan Halter who should provide inspiration to the next generation of swimming stars.

At the age of 85, the former Olympian hits the pool every morning with the gold medals still rolling in.

Just last October during the Masters and Senior Championship in Sheffield, Halter blew away her competition in the 85-89 age group.