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Message from our head coach

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.

Thanking you

Kind regards

Ralph W

Sid Vale Gala

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.


Results Page Updated

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.

AGM Announcement

Due to unforeseen circumstances we have had to change the date of the planned presentation evening/AGM to: Saturday 14th May 2016 starting at 4pm
Please come along and support the swimmers and club.

Club Championships – Sessions 8 & 9 Results

15th/18th March

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.

15-Mar-16 – Club Championship

18-Mar-16 – Club Championship

East Devon Network Development Day

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.


Championships Result – Sessions 6 & 7

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.

11-Mar-16 – Club Championship

13-Mar-16 – Club Championship

Sports ReliefDon’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.

Club Championships – Session 5 & Devon County Sprint Times

8th March 2016

The 800m championship event took place yesterday evening which witnessed 9 out of the 12 swimmers achieving PB’s.  A special well done to Matthew Bloomfield for beating his previous time by over 1 minute and Hannah Trude who beat hers by 36 seconds.  Congratulations must also go to Ellen Bloomfield and Darcie Morton for taking part in this event.

For the results please click on the link below.

08-Mar-16 – Club Championship

The Devon County Sprints took place last Sunday with Faith Rosenwald, Hannah Trude and Kerys Gibbs taking part.  Well done to them all for representing Honiton Swimming Club and achieving some great times.  The results can be found below

06-Mar-16 – Devon County Sprints