London Swimming End of Season Competition Early on Sunday 19th July, six of our swimmers gathered at Crystal Palace for the last gala of the season. The level 3 long course (“LC”) event had tough qualifying times and with clubs
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We are a friendly Swim 21 accredited swimming club for children and teenagers based in the Sutton, Caterham, Epsom, Croydon and Warlingham areas. The club and its coaches are passionate about providing the community with a quality teaching and coaching experience to allow all abilities the opportunity to develop and improve their skills. We also offer adult swimming lessons.
Our teaching school gives the opportunity for beginners and those that want to improve their skills to learn at an accelerated rate with low swimmer to teacher ratios, and follows the ASA National Swim Plan.
The coaching squads allow for all abilities, from swimmers who want to keep fit to those that enter the county and regional championships. The squads provide a structured approach to allow swimmers to reach their full potential with training geared to the required level as well as competitions at club, inter-club, open and county championship galas.
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London Swimming End of Season Competition
Early on Sunday 19th July, six of our swimmers gathered at Crystal Palace for the last gala of the season. The level 3 long course (“LC”) event had tough qualifying times and with clubs from all over London, the competition was very strong. For Anna and James, this was their first LC gala so all of their times were PB’s! Greg supervised a very slick warm-up and then the kids waited their first events.
50m Free – first up James and Aarav. Two good times. Next was Tom Gough. A very tough heat, but Tom swam an excellent 2.71s off his long course PB; that’s nearly a 9% improvement! The girls were next. Anna and Bethany were 6th and 5th respectively in their age groups. PBs for both girls, but in Bethany’s case, the PB was by 4.03s. That is nearly a 12% improvement, best of the day! You can tell how good the 30.57 time is, from the huge 477 FINA points Bethany’s time is worth.
50m Butterfly – again James is up first – 43.85s, a good time, followed by Thomas Baldwin. A great swim by Thomas and he wins silver with a PB.
Anna then won her first medal – a bronze!
100m Breaststroke – James swims a brilliant race, taking the lead and keeping in front from start to finish to win his first medal of the day, a GOLD! His time of 1.41.51 also gives him this event ranking of 10th in the country!
Anna cannot let James out do her! Anna wins her first GOLD too! Relays either side of the lunch break follow (there are no SASC relay teams).
50m Backstroke – James and Anna again. A good time for James gains him a sixth place ribbon. Anna wins just in a very close finish. Back to back GOLDs for Anna!
50m Breaststroke – last event for the club. First up James. Wins again in another great time, GOLD! 46.23s also gives James a 14th GB ranking for this event. Next is Aarav. Good start and wins his heat easily and is just quick enough for the GOLD medal. A 5.47s PB (11%) gives Aarav a 6th place ranking in Surrey. The final swimmer was Anna who finished an equal third, to earn a second bronze medal.
Summary – final medal tally: 5 golds, 1 silver and 2 bronzes. However, Denise, Greg and Peter will look at this stat with much more satisfaction: 15 swims, 15 PB’s!
Well done to all of the swimmers. A special mention to Anna and James; both only 9 years old. They were swimming in a 50m gala for the first time, but they showed the other big swimming clubs from across London that we may be small, but we have some very talented swimmers! A big thank you to Greg for being poolside for the whole day. The kids swam their best times because they were all calm and relaxed and that comes from a very calm and relaxed Greg (unlike the England cricket team’s coaches that afternoon)!!
Please note that there will be no further senior training sessions on Thursday nights at Warlingham School. This is a result of the planned closure of the pool during school holidays which will culminate in a ‘deep chlorination’ of the pool during
As of this Saturday, 18th July, we will be offering an additional senior squad training session at Epsom College from 7am-9am on Saturdays. Existing development sessions and lessons which take place at Epsom from 8am-9am are unaffected by this. Head
Well done to everyone who took part in the Rother Junior Trophy on Saturday night. With a depleted squad we punched well above our weight finishing 3rd behind the winners Wey Valley and 2nd placed Godalming SC. It was an excellently