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73 swims, 27 Finals, 8 Gold, 13 Silver, 8 Bronze…

Congratulations and Thank You to all our swimmers who represented the club in the Wiltshire County Championships.

Some new-comers and some old hands in a strange environment with no spectators to cheer them on. Some very determined efforts with lots of personal best swims – remember you are racing against the clock!

Great to see all those who took part getting on so well and supporting each other.

Age Group swimmers in the medals at Wiltshire County Championships

Our younger swimmers have been picking up medals at the Wiltshire County Championships.

A weekend in Salisbury on 11th,12th January was followed by a day at the Link Centre on Saturday 18th January.

Eleven swimmers were entered into 78 events – yes that’s right 78 events!

Some really great swims, and the kids were an absolute pleasure to be with on poolside. The best moment for me as a coach was escorting six different swimmers out to swim in finals during one of the sessions. I’ve never had to do that before! And I’m sure that as a club we’ve never had swimmers qualified to swim in 17 finals before!

Congratulations to everyone who qualified. Thank you to everyone who took part and represented the club to such a high standard. A massive well done to our medalists Freya Howie and Oscar Symons.

Results table…

Age Swimmer 50FC 100FC 200FC 400FC 800FC 50BK 100BK 200BK 50BR 100BR 200BR 50BF 100BF 200BF 100IM 200IM 400IM
10/11 Jess 18 28 8 (H)
7 (F)
10 5 19
Lily 17 18 14 9 16 16 DQ 11 6 (H)
5 (F)
5 15 11
12 Ava 17 11 9 8 22 9 7 DNC
Beth 12 7 28 10 6
Hollie 11
13 Alex 5 (H)
4 (F)
5 (H)
4 (F)
Freya 15 8 (H)
2 (F)
2 (H)
2 (F)
2 (H)
3 (F)
9 4 (H)
4 (F)
4 (H)
7 (H)
6 (F)
6 3
Molly 16
10/11 Oscar 1 (H)
1 (F)
5 (H)
5 (F)
3 (H)
2 (F)
DQ 5 DQ 9 5 (H)
5 (F)
8 5 (H)
5 (F)
12 Seb 12 14 11 14 9 8 13 10
13 Matt 14 16 12 12 5 (H)
5 (F)

Swindon ASC

2019 Wiltshire Sprints

What a way to spend a Sunday! 32 swimmers 100 swims!

Date: Sunday 9th June
Venue: Health Hydro, Swindon

Kicking it all off was the junior relay team of:
BK: Alex Scutt, Max Sullivan, BR: Alyssa Halliday, Aaron Bailey, BF: Thea Rhodes, James Nicholson, FC: Luize Rutka, Harry Carpenter

The team were left to their own devices regarding takeovers and performed admirably to take silver with a time of 3:02.13.

2019 Junior Relay presentation

Nice to see some new faces poolside with debut swims for Amelie Pocock and Zak Sly. Some great racing between swimmers from 10 of the Wiltshire clubs.
Lots of medals and yet again lots of 4th and 5th places! (see table below)

Swimmer BK BF BR FC Swimmer BR FC BK BF
Oscar 1 2 4 1 Amalie DQ 4
Evan 3 6 19 5 Jess 4 9 9 8
Zak 17 10 19 Lily 10 3 4 5
Seb 3 6 5 8 Ava 6 5 9
Rhys 5 DQ 7 7 Hollie 9 10 14 12
Matt 12 4 8 4 Beth 17 13
Calum 15 13 16 Freya 1 6 6 7
Ashton 16 9 10 14 Alex 10 8 3 10
Max 6 4 13 10 Molly 18 9 10 8
Jack 11 5 9 Eve 11
Harry 12 5 4 5 Ella 16
Oliver 21 Alyssa 4 13 10 10
Aaron 3 6 2 3 Luize 7 7
James 5 3 5 Thea 3 2 2 3
Tyler 1 1 2 1 Amy 10
Brooke 6
George 2 2

Thank you to Wiltshire ASA for the organisation of the event. A thank you to all the officials and volunteers who made the day possible.
And thank you to the swimmers who represented the club to such high standards.

Coaching Team
Swindon ASC

End of Season Dolphin Meet

14 Swimmers took part in the End of Season Meet hosted by Swindon Dolphins at the Link Centre on 28th & 29th July 2018
. Between them, they took part in 68 Events and achieved 53 Personal Best Times, 24 2019 County Times, 3 Golds, 5 Silver, and 7 Bronze.

Aaron got Saturday session 1 off to an amazing start taking 58 seconds off his 400IM time from January 2017.
Next up Girls 50m Butterfly, Jessica 7 second PB, Beth 6 Second PB, Freya 1 second PB and narrowly missing out by 0.28 on her county time, half a second PB from newcomer Brooke.

Boys 50m Butterfly, where did this come from, Matt knocking off 8 seconds and getting a County time in his number 4 stroke.

100m Breaststroke next this time Freya secured her county time with a 17 second PB. PB also for Matt.
Freya up again for the 200m Freestyle, 13 second PB and another County Time, a PB for Brooke and County time for George. Onto the Boys and good swim from Matt but no PB this time and Aaron knocking off 7 seconds but just missing out on his county time by 0.46.

Beth and Sara kick off session 2 with PB’s in the 100m Backstroke followed by PB from Olivia, 1st place and a good County time.

Jess and Freya equal each other and both take home 3rd place in the 200m Breaststroke and another County Time for Freya.

Oscar keeps getting quicker and quicker and takes 2 more seconds off of his 50m freestyle and qualifies for counties.
More PB’s in the 100IM for Beth, Jess, Brooke, Olivia with the best 2 being Aiden 6 seconds and Oscar 16 seconds.
Session 3 off to a good start with County times in the 400FC for George and Aaron.

Then onto the Girls 50m Breaststroke, PB’s for Beth, Scarlett, Brooke, and Lily and an 8 second PB for Jess and her first county time.

Freya misses out on the 100 Butterfly county time by 0.27 and Olivia swims a very good race with a county time,1st place and a 2 second PB.

County times from Freya, Aaron and Olivia in the 200M Backstroke and another Gold for Olivia and Bronze for Aaron.
The Last session saw more PB’s, more medals for George and Olivia and 5 more county times.

A fab weekend of racing well done everyone!!

Summer League 2018 – Round 3

Round 3 of this years summer league was held at Warminster. A pool where the spectators are literally in amongst the action even getting the occasional splash as the racing goes past.

Tyler (2nd) and Emily (1st) opened the night for us in the open 4 x 1L medley.

Callum (3rd) and Molly (2nd) up next in the U12 butterfly. Molly was in a very close run race with the swimmer from Warminster.

Tyler (1st) and Alice (3rd) in the U16 4L free. Tyler romped home with our second win of the night whilst Alice secured 3rd place in a close run race.

Kyle (3rd) for the boys and Alicia (2nd) for the girls in the U14 breaststroke.

Alyx (1st) and Thea (1st) in the 4 x1L Backstroke. Thea in a head to head for the whole race with the swimmer from Warminster.

The fab 4 of Seb, Ashton, Calum and Rhys up next in the U12 medley relay and the fantastic 4 for the girls were Alex, Freya, Molly, Abigail who finished 2nd and 1st respectively.

Max S (2nd) and Brooke (3rd) in the U14 freestyle. Both were very close races.

Ashton and Freya up next in race 19&20 of 50. Freya digging deep to hold off Warminster and take 1st place in the U12 50m breaststroke.

Aaron led from start to finish to take 1st place in the U16 4L backstroke. An excellent race as he was under pressure from the other competitors for the whole time. Similar story for Thea who won after taking the lead in the 4th length and holding on to take the win.
The U14 boys medley team of Harry C, Kyle, Max S & Rhys were 2nd whilst the girls’ team of Alex, Alicia, Thea, and Brooke took 1st.

Harry C (3rd) and Thea (1st) in the U14 backstroke.

After 30 races Swindon ASC are leading on the night with 94 points.

Max S (2nd) and Thea (3rd) picking up some more important points in the U14 2L fly.

Brother and sister duo Seb and Alex up next in the U12 backstroke. Seb, took 3rd and Alex 2nd.

Open girls finished the night with a fine win in the freestyle relay.

Overall points on the night.

Corsham 71 points
Marlborough 81 points
Warminster 112 points
Swindon 117 points

See you all in September for the final round

Summer League 2018 – Round 2

Round 2 of the summer league was away at Corsham. A very hot day and a very hot venue would lead to some very hot racing.

Max A and Liberty were first up in the open medley. Followed by Callum and Molly in the U12 50 fly. Both giving a great race with Molly coming second. Our highest finish on the night so far.

Kyle and Annabel were both third in the U 14 50 breast followed by Alyx B and Olivia, who was 2nd, in the open 100 back.

Both the girls and boys U16 medley relay teams took second place. With Max S 2nd in the U14 50 free and Thea was 1st with a convincing win.

Callum and Freya up next in U12 50 breast. 2 great performances with Freya taking 1st place for the team.

Tyler and Olivia both took 2nd in the U16 100m backstroke.

Boys U14 Medley relay team led off with Harry C, followed by Kyle, Max S and Oliver Rowlands to finish 4th. The girls Thea, Freya, Annabel and Maddie Williams taking 1st place.

Next up the Open Medley relay with the same pattern of results – 4th for the boys – Tyler, Alyx, Max and Will and 1st for the girls – Olivia, Grace, Liberty, and Emily.

Harry Wrighthouse and Maddie Williams were placed 4th and 2nd in the U12 50m freestyle.

Tyler was 1st, leading from start to finish in the U16 100m fly and Olivia was 3rd in a close fought race.

Harry Carpenter and Thea raced in the U14 50 back with Thea providing a convincing win.

Points after 30/50 are 71 Swindon, 73 Corsham, 77 Warminster and 78 Marlborough. A very close night of racing so far and with 20 races left there is plenty to compete for.

The U12 freestyle relay teams finished boys (Oscar, Oliver, Harry, Seb) 3rd and girls (Ava, Abigail, Maddie, Freya) 2nd after an excellent final leg by Freya.

Max S was 3rd and Annabel 2nd in the U14 50 fly. Seb and Freya were 1st and 3rd respectively in U12 50 back. Emily rolled back the years with a fine win in the open 100 freestyle.

Aaron and Annabel swam well in the 100 breast and it’s over to the relays for the final 4 races.

U14 boys 4th
U14 girls 4th
Open boys 3rd
Open girls 1st

Final scores:

Marlborough 134
Warminster 130
Swindon 119
Corsham 112

Southern Junior League 2018 – Round 1

Southern Junior League kicked off on Saturday 9th June. The league consists of 25 teams from throughout the South West Region. As there is no 25 lane pool available, the event is swum as separate galas with all the times recorded and the results worked out afterwards with the team recording the fastest time awarded 25 points and the slowest 1 point.

We were swimming at Swindon Link Centre against Swindon Dolphin A, Cirencester and Bassett JSK (from Southampton). Some great performances on the night with our best result coming from the 9-year-old boys who managed to finish 4th in the medley relay event, well done Zac Abrey, Seth Moore, Oscar Symons and Seb Scutt. Due to a false start, the boys 9 years 50m freestyle was swum twice, Oscar Symons did not seem affected by this and got the team 20 points recording 6th place overall. Another of our 9-year-old boys, Seb Scutt came 8th in the 50m backstroke. These boys had started the evening with a great result of 8th in the 4 x 25m freestyle.
Enough with the 9-year-old boys….
Our 9 years girls (Jessica Howie, Lily Miles, Niamh McNamara, Felicity Lovelock Blair) finished 16th in the freestyle relay. Jessica Howie was placed 7th overall in the 9-year-old girls 50m breaststroke.
Representing the club for 10-year-old boys were George Hart, Ashton Brooks, Finley Goodheart and Jack Jones. Ashton swam well in the 50m butterfly achieving 14th place.
Ava Kayani was 13th in the 10-year-old girls 50m freestyle. Our other 10 years girls were Ella Spencer, Flo Williams, Naila Hidouci, Beth Sullivan, Scarlett Allen and Cody Durrant.
11 years boys were Rhys Brooke, Oliver Rowlands and Samuel Morris, with Ashton Brooks swimming up in the relays. Great result of 15th in the 4 x 25m free.
11 years girls were Maddie Williams, Madi Bindon, Abigail Garland, Molly Checchia, Alex Scutt and Freya Howie which sounds like a lot of girls, but as we now only have one 12-year-old girl (Verity Pocock) many of them spent the evening swimming up an age group.
Not so the 12-year-old boys, there are four of them Harry Carpenter, Kyle Nicholson, Max Sullivan and Jacob McNamara. Best result from them was 10th in the 50m butterfly from Max.

With all the results tallied up, we are currently in 21st place, which is about where we expected to be. We entered the league to give our younger swimmers the opportunity to swim in a competitive environment and have some fun with their friends from swimming.

A big thank you to our hosts on the evening – Swindon Dolphins, the officials and all the helpers. Thank you to the parents for supporting the event and a big well done to all the swimmers.

And the most amazing thing happened before we even got in the pool. The team photo, the very first photo taken has everybody looking at the camera with their eyes open!

Looking at the camera with eyes open