Fitness, Questions and Fun

Hi everyone

Hope you are all keeping fit and staying healthy

On the keeping fit front I have some suggestions:

If you have any questions about swimming – most of them will be answered here:

The fun section

The Warm-up Sprinter, Mr Excuses, The Complainer, The Never waits 5 seconds, The hard Set Bathroom Breaker, Excessive Celebrator, Save it up Sally, Confused Guy, Lane Line Puller

Which one are you?
Which of these can you do?

Swim England Survey

Ahead of Tokyo 2020, Swim England want to understand how being part of a club, across any discipline, helps contribute to an individual’s well-being.

To help with this research, two surveys have been created, one for those aged 16 and over and a separate survey for those under 16.

We would encourage all Swim England members to complete the relevant survey to help us gain more understanding around the social value of being in a club.

The surveys will close at midnight on Sunday 22 March.

The findings will help the promotion of clubs during the Olympic and Paralympic Games and also help with the development of our club strategy for 2021-2025.

By completing this survey, Swim England members will help their club enter a prize draw to win £100 of Institute of Swimming vouchers.

Members will also be offered the opportunity to enter into another prize draw to win two tickets for the British Swimming Championships (14 –19 April 2020) and two £20 love2shop vouchers.

Swindon shine in Winter League Round 2

27 Swindon ASC swimmers were in action on Saturday 29th February in the Wiltshire Moonraker Winter League’s Round 2 at the Link Centre.

The Winter League programme is quite unique in that it’s all about Relays, with 34 relay events swam by 4 swimmers over 25m/50m distances and a mixed “Canon” relay at the end with 8 swimmers racing 25m each. The competition was going to be close with Marlborough and Bradford on Avon swimming A & B Teams plus also Melksham chasing for every point. After 10 events, Marlborough A opened an early lead with 57 points with BOA A and Swindon chasing 2nd and 3rd places with 42 and 40 points respectively. This set the theme for the evening with Marlborough A extending their lead after 20 events to 102 points with Swindon hot on the tails of BOA A with just 3 points separating the 2nd and 3rd placed teams – 83 and 80 points for each team.

Team Talk by Swindon Lead Coach Ryan

After 34 events, the final points and positions on the evening were as follows:

Marlborough A176
Bradford on Avon A155
Marlborough B91
Bradford on Avon B59
Swindon ASC swimmers in action

Finishing in a credible 3rd place on the night, Swindon can take a lot of positives away from the competition which includes Jess / Freya / Alyssa and Emily winning the Girls Squadron 4x25m Breaststroke and Seb / Ashton / Rhys and Matt winning the Boys U13 4x25m Breaststroke. With a further twelve 2nd place finishes and nine 3rd place finishes, Swindon can look forward to the next round with confidence.

Keeping everything running smoothly from poolside #dreamteam

Well done to all Swindon ASC swimmers with a special shout out for Buster, who swam his first team competition.

A big THANK YOU to all the officials and helpers, without whom we would not be able to have such fun!