The 4th session of the Club Championships took place on Sunday 24th Feb which saw over 40 swimmers taking part. At the end of the session Tabitha Vaughan, Steven Upperdine and Dan Clarke decided to have a rematch of their earlier 100m Freestyle event. This time Steven triumphed with an exceptional 1:05.60 finish time. Following a stewards enquiry by the other two swimmers which claimed Steven had created a tsunami during his start it was agreed the result would still stand. However, as a result of Stevens pool entry the pool level will be approximately 1 metre lower the next time you swim.
The 2nd session of the Club Championships held on Tuesday 19th February saw all swimmers achieve a PB in both events. Whilst many of the swimmers had never competed in a timed 200m and 400m individual medley the success of the evening was highlighted by the fact novice and experienced swimmers all finished with fantastic times.
The Club Championship schedule will run from Friday 15th February until Tuesday 12th March. See details below of dates and events.
Please remember to return your trophy if you were a previous winner.
Please note that although 50 PB’s were recorded for the event, some of these may have been awarded because this was the first timed event for a swimmer.
Well done to everyone who took part and a special thank you to those who helped with the timings.
Janet Bargemann will be joining forces with her Mum to help with future newsletters and press releases. This is yet another vital role in the club which ensures events and achievements are advertised appropriately and timely.
Thank you Janet for your assistance
We will be holding time trials during what is normally the routine training slot. These time trials are held at regular intervals throughout the year, their aim being to help swimmers and coaches assess how swimmers are improving. Time trials nights are also a lot of fun.
Action: Please could all swimmers make a special effort to attend, even if you normally swim only on a Sunday or Tuesday.
We understand that 9pm is a late finish for some of the younger swimmers, and with this in mind, we normally run the shorter distance events first, and the longer distance events later on. This way if younger swimmers really need to escape to bed at 8 pm, they should have done most of their main swims by then. However, if everyone can stay to 9pm so much the better.
If most of the club is to be there on the same evening it will be quite busy, and so we could use some extra help on poolside from some adults for time-keeping.
Action please: If you are able to help, please let us know – either Stuart, Coach Ralph, or myself, or present yourself on the evening.
Fri 15th February, start of Club championships
Info: These are a series of internal club races continuing through into March – we’ll be sending out a full program shortly. For newcomers to the club who may be unfamiliar to the club championships, please try to ensure you attend these events as they are an important and central part of our club’s activities, and they are a lot of fun too. There will be an awards presentation night in April, which is our main social event of the year where swimmers’ endeavours and achievements throughout the year are recognised.
Action please: For those who were awarded trophies back in November from the last club championships, please could you return them to us by 15th Feb. We will ensure that your own name gets engraved on them if not already done, and we can also them get them prepared for this year.
Thanks and regards
The club has recently developed an in-house system to assist with the management of swimming events and results. This system will use a more advanced and accurate method for recording times during time trial and club championship events, with the additional benefits of producing detailed reports for ‘The Coach’, Individual Swimmers and the Club.