Tabby ‘THE DESTROYER’ Vaughan Smashes Club Record

The 5th session of the Club Championships took place on Tuesday 26th February with the 800m Freestyle as the main event.  During this event Tabitha Vaughan destroyed her previous PB and Female Club Record by over 28 seconds with a finishing time of 10:47.30.  Tabby’s dad took a little longer with a finishing, yet still respectable time of 14:39.13.

Jack Gregorius also achieved a fantastic Male Club Record with a finish time of 12:11.76 only two heats after Oli Vercoe had beaten the Club Record with a time of 12:29.55.Record Broken

Well done to all who took part.

Steven Splashes Club Record

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 Splashtheir 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.

PB’s for all swimmers in Championship session

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.

Well done to all who took part.Personal Best

Club Championship Results – Session 1

The Club Championship results for session 1 held on Friday 15th Feb have now been published.  Go to the Results page to view the report.Trophy

The All Swimmers Personal Best report now includes an additional report which places PB’s into age categories.  See the different reports on the Results page.


Time Trial Results Published

The time trials results that took place on Friday 1st February have now been published.  Go to the Results link to view the full report.StingraysTimeTrials

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.

February Events

Fri 1st February, 7 – 9pm, Time Trialsswimmer

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

Ralph Lynch

Diary Dates

1st February – Time Trialsdiary

15th February – Club Championship Starts / Trophies Returned

16th & 17th February / 2rd & 3rd March / 9th & 10th March – Devon County Event

27th April – AGM & Presentation Night  (TBC)

23rd June – Aquathlon & BBQ