A fantastic Counties 2019 - next stop Regionals!
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Ben Newell - 800m Freestyle Second in the 16yrs Age Group!
Congratulations Ben Newell on taking silver in his age group at Regionals with a time that puts him 3rd in Britain - fantastic swimming!
What a great start to the South East Regional Championships and testament to our terrific coaching team and the hard work Ben puts into training!
— 03 May 2019, 23:25
Headington School pool closure - [UPDATE - ALL OPEN AGAIN 2 May 2019]
Unfortunately the pool facility at Headington suffered a malfunction of the air conditioning units that requires a replacement part and engineer visit.
As a consequence the school has closed the pool until further notice so training there is cancelled until otherwise communicated by the Club.
Please look out for updates by email, on the website, on our Twitter feed and via our Facebook page.
If it is possible to accommodate some squads at our sessions at the Oratory or at Didcot Wave, we will communicate this using these methods too.
Apologies for the inconvenience this causes and thank you for your patience and understanding.
— 28 Apr 2019, 17:15
MAXWELL GALA REPORT
Thought I'd let you have a few statistics from the weekend's gala at Maxwell.
We had 28 swimmers entered into 135 events - 15 of them being swam for the first time. We had swimmers from 7 squads there with Grace, Mattie & On Bong competing in their first "real" gala.
Of the 135 swims, 102 new Personal Best times were achieved.
Biggest margins were from:
· Oscar - 200 IM - 16.4 secs / 200 Free - 12 secs / 100 IM - 9 secs
· Adrien - 100 IM - 13.8 secs / 200 Free - 12.4 secs / 100 Back - 8.4 secs
· Isabelle - 200 Free - 10.2 secs / 100 Free - 9.4 secs
· Poppy - 100 IM - 15 secs
· Charlotte - 200 IM - 10.4 secs
· Isobel - 200 Back - 8.8 secs
· Emmanuella - 50 Free -7.88 secs - which is phenomenal over such short a distance!
There were only 4 disqualifications - the daftest of which was from Ben T who seemed to forget that he couldn't swim the whole of the first length underwater in the 50m backstroke!!
In the 50m events, there were finals for the 9, 10 and 11 year age groups, and 6 of our swimmers achieved between them 10 Top 8 places and therefore qualified – Esther (50m Back & 50m Breast), Emmanuella (50m Breast & 50m Free), Amelie (50m Free), Adrien (50m Back & 50m Breast), Isobel (50m Back) and Harvey (50m Breast & 50m Free).
We had 66 Top 10 placings (nearly 50%!) which included 2 Golds, 6 Silvers and 7 Bronzes.
There was, as always, great team camaraderie - from both swimmers and parents - and hopefully you all enjoyed yourselves.
I do know that Mark was extremely pleased with all the fabulous backstroke starts and it was great to see all your hard work in training reap rewards.
— 15 Mar 2019, 17:10
Fantastic swimming from the Masters at Bracknell
PBs, medals & county records - our magnificent Masters gave their all and came away with 10th spot in the Top Club competition. Well done to everyone who swam so brilliantly and thanks to Steve Gilbert, our terrific Team Manager for keeping us all in order!
— 04 Mar 2019, 17:45
Wow! PBs and Bling for Livs!!
A great set of results for Livs at the CP Sport development gala in Winchester. 3 PBs and 3 Gold medals!
— 24 Feb 2019, 23:09
Good luck Livs at the CP Sport Development Gala
Olivia races in Winchester at the weekend at the CP Sport development gala. Good luck and swim well - hoping for PBs and maybe some bling!!
— 21 Feb 2019, 22:29
Ben Newell - 50m Backstroke Winner of the 16yrs Age Group and Junior Championship Silver Medalist!
Congratulations Ben Newell on gold in his age group and second place in the Junior Championship for 50m Backstroke.
— 19 Feb 2019, 22:16
Lilia Gilbert - 200m Freestyle Age 12 Silver Medalist!
Congratulations Lilia on a silver medal for 200m Freestyle.
— 19 Feb 2019, 22:30
Maddie Pike - 200m Fly Age 15 Silver Medalist!
Congratulations Maddie on a silver medal for 200m Butterfly.
— 19 Feb 2019, 22:30
SUMMER 2019 We would like to organise a Barramundi family picnic – everyone welcome! An afternoon of food, fun, football and frisbie; relaxing, rounders and rejoiceful (!)
Our Annual Awards Ceremony and End of Season Celebration will help to celebrate the achievements of EVERY swimmer in the club over the season 2018 / 2019.
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