Dear Swimmers and Parents/Guardians
Dear Parents/ Guardians,
As part of our ongoing development of swimmers we have decided that at the start of next season, September 2016, all swimmers will be required to have their own poolside kit. This is due to a lack of equipment available at the pool (we only have a few odd size short fins and hand paddles which isn’t very helpful to everyone).
The equipment required should consist of a netted bag, kickboard, short fins and pullbouy. For Development squad upwards, including Fitness swimmers, they require finger paddles as well. The equipment should be brought to every training session.
I appreciate there is an extra cost to all of this but it is an important part of the swimmers development. This equipment requirement applies to all other swimming clubs.
If you have any queries please feel free to speak to me or Ralph Lynch and I thank you for your cooperation.
I know as your child grows things might not fit so we will try and set up a system where by equipment can be bought and sold.
We have just been informed by the ASA that we are now a fully accredited SWIM 21 Club.
Well done to all involved!
Fourteen of our swimmers attended a friendly Relay Gala at Sidmouth yesterday afternoon at the invite of Sid Vale Sharks swimming club.
They all did really well despite the circumstances. Unfortunately, due to a lack of swimmers, they all had to do a lot of swimming to make up the numbers. They did this with great enthusiasm and courage.
It was a good opportunity for some of our younger swimmers to gain experience of what galas are about, as some of them have never done one before.
They should all be very proud of themselves. They were a credit to the club.
The Results Page has now been updated with reports for:
- Individual Events
- Individual Personal Bests
- Club Personal Bests
- Categorised Personal Bests
- Current Club Records
- Historic Club records
- Female Qualifying Times
- Male Qualifying Times
Please take a look at your reports and let the Website Administrator know if there are any inaccuracies or missing times.
The remaining Club Championship sessions took place last week with more PB’s and several club records broken in the events. In the 1500m event almost all participants achieved a PB with Carys Lilley and Tiegan Chipping competing throughout the 60 lengths with Cary’s winning by 500th of a second and achieving a CR with a time of 21:51:59. Congratulations also goes to Amy Stewart and other swimmers who combined the event with raising funds for Sports Relief.
The last session of this years championships witnessed club records by Jack Gregorius and Carys Lilley in both the 200m Butterfly and 400m Freestyle events.
For the full results please click on the links below.
A message from head coach Ralph Watson
Nine of our swimmers, together with Ralph Lynch and myself attended the day, which was organised by the East Devon Network at Taunton School.
The day consisted of two, hour and a half, swim sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, with Pre pool warm up routines before each session.
An hour Land Training session and a Motivational talk with Olympic swimmer Antony James, who also did a demonstration in the pool.
Our swimmers really enjoyed the experience and with that I shall try and get some more of these days.
11th/13th March 2016
The Championships continued on Friday with the 100m Backstroke, 200m Breastroke and Sunday with the 50m freestyle and 100m IM events. The Friday session witnessed 3 Club records and 49 PB’s with the Sunday session seeing 43 PB’s. There were numerous swimmers who achieved PB’s in all the events which can be viewed by clicking the results below.
Don’t forget some of the swimmers taking part in Tuesdays 1500m event are also hoping to raise funds for Sports Relief at the same time. They hope to raise £500 so please follow the link below to help them achieve this target and contribute to a great charity….. but remember the event takes place tomorrow so you need to be quick.