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NewsTeddington Swimming Club will be needing to make room for all the medals and trophies they have been winning lately!

As the Masters Squad clinching victory for the fourth year in a row wasn’t enough, head coach Ed Sinclair has led his swimmers to a record-breaking weekend that rounded off the year’s Middlesex County Championships with 12 gold, 7 silver and 13 bronze medals – a total of 92 medals for the whole championship.

Since this championship the club has also won 5 Gold Medals as Mollie Allen booked their places at UK National Championships and produced another medal winning weekend thanks to Gerrit Seipel and Tanya Ferguson who competed at the Guildford City Level 2 Open Meet.

Local Olympian Tim Brabants has chalked up the first of the two victories he needs to join Team GB at the London Olympics. Two more races will be held in May and the first to two victories will guarantee a rare chance to compete at home at the Olympic level.

As well as representing GB at the marathon distance this Olympic games, Scott Overall was also chosen as pace runner for the London Marathon to help the British competitors reach the Olympic qualifying time 2hrs 12mins. Unfortunately he had to retire after 9miles due to tightness in his hamstring to risk avoiding any injury.

Teddington Bowling Club was founded in 1910 and was originally played in Park Road next to The Park Hotel. In 1935 Teddington Bowling Club moved to the Grove where it flourishes today. The Club is a small mixed friendly Club and is always happy to welcome spectators and new members.

The outdoor season runs from May to the end of September. The Club is holding a “Come and Try” weekend on 12-13th May when Club members will be happy to explain the rules and how to bowl.

Teddington Rugby Club have had in coach Giselle Mather’s own words “the greatest escape” after narrowly avoiding relegation from the London 2 South West division that they only earned a place in last year.

The final game of the season saw Teddington beat Effingham & Leatherhead by 39 points to 15. Clambering away from relegation, instead Twickenham suffer this fate after a heavy defeat to Wimbledon. It’s no surprise that Teddington were in the relegation zone after suffering a huge number of injuries with 12 needing surgery but they fought bravely to a late comeback.

Registration is now open for Teddington’s first Dog Olympics! Organised by Vet4Life, 12-4pm on Sunday 10th June will see a smorgasbord of different breeds descend on Udney Hall Gardens (by the Landmark Arts Centre) to compete in a variety of events including: Best Trick, Marathon Down, Olympic Musical Hoops, Waggiest Tail, Doggie Limbo, Scurry Run, Temptation Alley and “Have a go, fun” Agility.

If you fancy joining in the action you can register your dog for one of more events or just come along to watch this great family day out. There will also be lots of doggie-related stalls and animal face-painting. Places are still available for stalls – call the clinic on 020 8977 3955 if you are interested, also if any experienced dog handlers can help out. A proportion of the money raised will go to our local animal charities.

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