Regional experience II

Our regional youth qualifiers hit the road on the weekends of 14th and 22nd May to attend the South West Regional Age Group Championships. On the first weekend journeying to Hengrove, Bristol was Tyler Checchia. PB’s in both to finish 15th out of 49 in the IM and 21st out of 52 in the 100 Free. Tyler came back the next day with more PB’s finishing 12th from 34 in 100 Fly and 19th out of 30 in the 200 Backstroke.

The following weekend saw Tyler joined on his travels this time to Millfield by debutant regional swimmer Caitlin Warrington. More PB’s followed, Tyler racking em up; 13th out of 52 in the 50 Backstroke, 12th in the 200 Fly and 100 Backstroke. Tyler narrowly missed out on a place in the final of the 50 Butterfly, 10th in a field of 42 with a PB of 31.80. In his last event Tyler came 14th of 46 in the 50m Free.
Caitlin joined Tyler on the PB campaign, finishing 23rd in a field of 48 was a great result.

Joining our swimmers for a picture was Molly Checchia.

Caitlin, Molly and Tyler at Millfield
Caitlin, Molly and Tyler at Millfield

Congratulations both and well done. Really nice to see our younger swimmers represented at this level.

A big THANK YOU to the parents and supporters. Also a special thank you to Lesley and the other Tigersharks coaches for making our swimmers and coaches welcome on poolside.

Coaching Team
Swindon ASC

Regional Age Group Championships

Good luck at Regionals this weekend and next!

Go Tyler, Go Caitlin…

Remember what you have been told by your coaches and go along an enjoy the experience.

Please bring back some Personal Best times.

Swindon ASC

Moonraker success continues

Round 2 of the Summer league was a much greater challenge for our squad with the hosts Warminster, in fine form and looking for the win. We didn’t have to wait long for Annabel and Max S to make the first double win of the night with both taking 1st place in the U12 Butterfly. Boys and girls double wins seemed to be the theme of the evening with Caitlin and Aaron both taking 1st place in the U14 Breaststroke along with Liberty and Alyx in the U16 Backstroke, Tyler and Sasha in the U14 Backstroke, Tomas and Emily in the 4 length open freestyle and Alyx and Rowan in the U16 Breaststroke.

Both the girls and boys U16 relay teams took 1st place in the Freestyle event (Rowan, Sasha, Liberty, Beth, Tyler, Max A, Will and Alyx) along with the U16 Medley teams of Sasha, Rowan, Liberty, Beth, Will, Alyx, Max A and Tyler.

However the night wasn’t all plain sailing and there was drama too with Lydia loosing her goggles in the Open fly, Adi and Alex stepping in as a last minute blood replacement for Harvey (who was away receiving treatment for a nosebleed) not to mention Jackie having to switch the relays teams around to cover for some no shows and the boys Open medley team receiving the only Swindon DQ of the night.

Other wins on the night went to Caitlin in the 2 length freestyle, Max S in the U12 Breastsroke. The boys U14 Medley relay team of Aaron, Alex S, Tyler and Charlie, Max A in the U16 butterfly, Tomas in the Open Breast stroke, Tyler in the U14 Butterfly (He came home 1/2 a length ahead of the rest) and the boys U14 Freestyle relay team of Alex S, Aaron, Charlie and Tyler.

Other notable performances on the night were Emmy with the first leg of the U14 medley relay, Amy in the U12 Freestyle and Backstroke. The girls U12 freestyle relay team of Aleyiah, Molly, Amy and Annabel and Joe, who swam on his birthday weekend. Happy birthday Joe.

Final points on the night were.

Swindon ASC – 152
Warminster – 127
Melksham – 115
Durrington – 92

Thank you to everyone (swimmers, , officials, volunteers, supporters) for a great night.

Swindon ASC

Regional Experience

Our top older swimmers were down in Plymouth for the first weekend of May to take part in the South West Regional Championships.

Emily, Tomas and Grace from Swindon ASC at South West Regional Championships 2016
Emily, Tomas and Grace – All hoodied up!

Emily, Grace and Tomas enjoyed the experience and the superb facilities. All achieved personal best times in a somewhat larger pool than they are used to swimming in.

A BIG THANK YOU to coaches, parents and siblings who went along in support.

A note of thanks to Louise, Jacky and Anthony from Swindon Dolphin for showing us the ropes on arrival. Nice to see some welcoming faces.