Recently, there has been an increase in swimming numbers at our masters sessions and it was nice to see that transfer into increased numbers at the first round of the Wiltshire Masters at Trowbridge last night. As usual, the events on offer were 50 back, 100 fly, 25 breast and 100 free - with a splattering of relays too. And, as usual, you don't have to swim all the events (I mean, come on, there's a 100 fly in there!)
County Long Distance 1st February
Congratulations to Megan Trollope, Alice Chadwick and Jolie Partington who swam in the 800m and Mark Edmundson who swam in the 1500m. They all produced great swims in this tough event at Bath University, Megan taking silver in the 17/18 year age group.
County Sprints 2nd February
Well done to all 15 swimmers who took part in this event for many of whom it was their first taste of County competition. Isobel Slateford won gold in the 9 year old Fly, Leo Feasby won gold in the 10 year old Back and Alice Chadwick won silver in the 11 year old Fly.
The results and times from the club time trials are in the attached spreadsheet. Some very good swims and new County qualifying times - well done!
Many congratulations to Nikki Harris who has been awarded the Wilts County ASA Girl Swimmer of the Year 2013. So very well deserved.
Her achievements at County and National Level in 2013 are:
3 British Long Course Records set in Plymouth. 50 free, 100 free and 50 back. 3 Golds too.
3 Golds at Short Course championships in Sheffield in 50 free, 100 free and 100 back
Wiltshire County Youth
Gold in the 100m Freestyle 19+, competing against swimmers many years younger.
7 events, 7 Gold Medals, 7 Records – a perfect achievement
Representing Wiltshire in the Inter County Championships
Nikki is a stalwart of the Corsham ASC Club, helping develop younger swimmers from widths training onwards. She has just achieved her L2 Swim Teaching Award and continues to support swimming at Club, County and National levels. She is unassuming, a pleasure to work with, and supports many swimmers within the Club and County, furthering the development of both Youth and Masters swimming.
Thanks to everyone who swam, officiated, coached, marshalled, cooked, cheered and supported at the Corsham Open Meet 2014. We hope you had a great time and achieved many PBs and qualifying times.
Full results from the 4 sessions are below - the overall awards now added as well.
Now uploaded to the ASA Database at www.swimmingresults.org/showmeetsbyclub/index.php
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone.
Training sessions resume at Bath on Thursday 2nd January and Corsham on Sunday 5th January.
The Corsham Open Meet 2014 will be held at the Springfield Centre on the weekend of January 25/26th 2014. This is the first major event in our 40th Anniversary Year.
This is an ASA Level 3 Licensed Meet and we welcome entries from across the County and further afield, and especially from our own Club. This meet has the reputation of being a friendly and as far as possible relaxed event, and while being a great Meet for all swimmers it is therefore ideally suited for those attending their first such event. This is scheduled in late January so that competitors will have an opportunity to attain County qualifying times for the County Youth and Bagcat Championships that will take place in March.
Your coaches will be talking to you about the events to enter and preparation for this Meet, which is one of the Premier events in the Wiltshire County calendar. This has always been a successful and highly enjoyable event to participate in, with all times being officially recorded using electronic timing equipment.
Full details of the Open Meet including schedule of events and qualifying times are attached below.
Last night the Annual Presentation Evening took place at the Community Centre (possibly the last time there as the Hub should be up and running next year). Celebrating the achievements of the swimmers in the recent Championships and across the year we welcomed the Wiltshire ASA President Michele Greenan as our Guest Of Honour to present the awards.
The evening was organised and catered by Henrietta, Dawn and Shilvanti and many thanks go them all for making it a memorable occasion with a delicious meal followed by chocolates! Thanks also to Amy and Robyn for helping set up.
In addition to the already announced Championship results the further awards were also presented
Overall Championship Awards (FINA Points)
|Boys U11||Leo Feasby|
|Girls U11||Jolie Partington|
|Boys U13||Mark Edmundson|
|Girls U13||Alice Chadwick|
|Boys 13+||Stuart Gibbs|
|Girls 13+||Lauren Jones|
Best Swim of the Championships - Nikki Harris
|Club Cup - Boys||Charles Brown|
|Club Cup - Girls||Megan Trollope|
|Most Improved Boy||Richard Meiklereid|
|Most Improved Girl||Nesta Unwin|
Chair's Award - Nikki Harris
There is no training (TAGS/Junior/Senior) on Friday 15th November as we are holding the Annual Presentation Evening.
Many thanks to everyone who helped out at the Championships this weekend, and to all the swimmers and spectators brought along great enthusiasm - please find attached the results from the weekend sessions.
The distance events are still in progress so watch the noticeboard for details of signing up. There have also been some items of lost property collected - if you have mislaid anything email email@example.com
All the medals, trophies and overall awards will be presented at the Annual Presentation Evening at the Corsham Community Center on Friday 15th November at 7:30pm. This is always a great night so don't waste time in buying your tickets from Henrietta.