Summer League Round 3

A slower than expected start to Round 3 of the Summer League at Calne meant we waited until the 11th race, the boys U12 medley relay, to get our first win. This race saw Aaron, Alex S, Rory and Max S quickly take the lead and stay out in front, an achievement which was immediately equalled by the girls team of, Molly, Alice, Annabel & Georgia. Tyler led from the start to take the U14 50m Fly with Olivia taking second for the girls. Grace took first place for the girls in the U16 Breast stroke whilst Tomas gave a tremendous performance for the boys in a race that was too close to call.

The Girls Open 100m Fly was another close one which saw Tracey race neck and neck with the Calne swimmer for 3 lengths just narrowly missing out in the final length to take a well-deserved second place. Other close races on the night included Annabel’s battle for 3/4 in the U12, 1 length Butterfly, Rowan’s battle for 2/3 in the U14 2 length freestyle along with Sasha, Olivia, Regan and Rowan in the U14 Girls Freestyle and the U14 girls Medley relays.

Other wins on the night included Alyx in the U16 50m Backstroke, Sasha in the U14 2 length back stroke, the boys U16 freestyle relay team, of Archie, Max A, Alyx & Tomas all of which helped Swindon take second place on the night with points total of 107 – Well done everyone.

Mike Sullivan

Summer League Round 2

The Summer League trip to Durrington on Saturday 13th June proved eventful with SASC finishing in 3rd place on the night.

Representing the U12’s were:
Girls: Molly, Alicia, Alice and Annabel
Boys: Aaron, Louie, Rory, Max S, Harvey and Alex
Girls: Bethany, Olivia, Rowan and Sasha
Boys: Jake, Tyler and Andrew
Girls: Liberty, Grace and Cloe
Boys: Alyx, Tomas, Archie and Max A
Girls: Emily and Tracey
Boys: Brad and Jack

14 swimmers acheived personal best times during the event:

Rory – 25m Butterfly
Annabel – 25m Butterfly
Archie – 50m Freestyle
Rowan – 50m Breaststroke
Brad – 100m Backstroke
Grace – 100m Backstroke
Alex – 25m Breaststroke
Molly – 25m Breaststroke
Rory – 25m Freestyle
Max A – 50m Butterfly
Liberty – 50m Butterfly
Tyler – 50m Butterfly
Brad – 100m Freestyle
Annabel – 25m Backstroke

Lots of second and third places from the start. It took until event 23 for us to record a 1st place finish – well done Jake, Alex, Tyler and Andrew in the Boys U14 Medley.

Some very close finishes (and some not so close) saw us pushed back to second and third and fourth again and again.

Sasha was the next to take a first place in #32 Girls U14 50m Backstroke.

Boys U16 4×1 Freestyle relay team were on fire to take first place in event 37.

No suprises in the U14 50m Butterfly, Tyler coming in first and getting a PB.

Not to be outdone fellow Regional competitor Grace took 1st in the U16 50m Breaststroke.

U14 Girls 4×1 Freestyle recorded the last win for us on the night in event 48.

Calne are proving pretty tough to compete against this year, need to be at our best during the next round which is at Calne on 27th June.

Ryan / Mike Sullivan
Swindon ASC


Wiltshire ASA Open water taster session

Looks like water, but did it taste like water?

Three of our swimmers were brave enough to accept the challenge of an open water taster session arranged by Wiltshire ASA at Cotswold Water Park, South Cerney on 7th June.

Bethany Brewer, Sasha Stone and Max Adams went along with others from various clubs (including Swindon Dolphins, Tigersharks, Bradford-on-Avon and Warminster).

Having completed the sessions, the girls were less than impressed with the water quality and will stick to the pool in future.

Beth and Sasha – after their dip..

Wiltshire Masters – Block 2

Our older swimmers faced a long trip to Salisbury to swim in Block two of the Wiltshire ASA Masters.

Tracey Sharland and Paul Chilcott were the only representatives (long way Salisbury!), but they came away with a haul of medals between them.

Tracey was in for 4 events (100m Backstroke, 50m Butterfly, 25m Freestyle & 100m Breaststroke), coming away with 4 gold medals.

Paul was in for 3 events (100m Backstroke, 50m Butterfly & 25m Freestyle), coming away with three bronze medals.

Congratulations to you both, and keep up the good work.

Anyone fit and able (and over 18) who fancies joing the masters section please speak with Tracey.