Nifty Fifties Report

Hello and welcome to the start of 2018/19 season.


We have already dived straight in with our first competition last weekend at the Nifty 50’s….


We had 52 swimmers which is the most we have every taken to a competition. It was great to see and I hope we can continue to take lots of swimmers to future meets (without me having to pest everyone). It is very important for the swimmers to attend with their friends and have fun and It makes a huge difference to see how they are progressing, particularly the younger swimmers.


We had 124 PB’s including 13 new swims which is a great start after the summer holidays. There was some great swims with a lot of big improvements, the biggest of the day was Mya taking off 17.36 seconds in her IM.


Here is a list of how many each swimmer achieved:

5 PBs – Mauricio, Livia, Cassidy, Anna N, Mya, Freya

4 PBs – Evie, Tom C, Ethan, Katherine, Patryk, Rebekah, Zubair, Mary O, Maia, Chris, Megan

3 PBs – Mary B, Zavi, Phoebe, Livia

2 PBs – Anna B, Ruby, Nina, Matteo, Sam, Freddy, Lewis P, Millie, Joseph, Justine, Arwen, Lilla, Eleanor, Amy, Bethan, Anouk

1 PBs – Jack, Matthew, Ellen C, Alex, Tom H, Izzy, Lewis K, Freddy, Katie, Andrew


Between all the swimmers we had 30 top 6 place finishes within their age groups and all getting a medal.

Top 6 finishes

Alex – 3rdin Backstroke and 6thin Freestyle

Anouk – 1stplace in all events WOW!

Jack B – 6thin Backstroke

Lewis P – 5thin Freestyle and 6thin Backstroke

Lilla – 4thin IM and 5thin Breaststroke

Matteo – 2ndin Backstroke, 3rdin Breaststroke, 4thin Fly, 5thin IM and Freestyle

Nick – 2ndin Breaststroke, IM and Fly, 3rdin Backstroke and Freestyle

Patryk – 4thin Backstroke, 5thin Breaststroke and Fly, 6thin Freestyle and IM

Phoebe – 3rdin Backstroke

Tom C – 6thin IM

Tom H – 2ndin Breaststroke


I hope everyone enjoyed the day, It was great to have such a big number and for each of them to get feedback from Myself or Suzy.

Thank you to all the parent volunteers and Suzy for helping manage everyone’s swims and to the officials.


Next up we have our Club Championships, Invitations will be sent out in the very near future.

A reminder that parents evening is this Sunday. Please attend so you don’t miss important information, new swimmers and old.

Summer Training Schedule

Training changes:

Our summer schedule will operate from SUNDAY 22 JULY 2018 to THURSDAY 30 AUGUST 2018.

Monday, IVC, A Squad – no change
Tuesday Open Water at MCP – no change
Wednesday, BVC – C, C+ and B3/4 -6-7pm; B1/2 and A – 7-8pm
Thursday, BVC – Land Training 7-8pm; those in C+ and B/A not attending land training swim 7-8pm; those attending land training swim 8-9pm.
Sunday, IVC – C, C+ and B3/4 -5-6pm; B1/2 and A – 6-7pm.

If you are unsure what sessions you should be attending, please speak to Karl.

County Development Weekend 2 and Mini Meet

Well done to all the swimmers at the County Development Meet day 2 on Sunday the 10th. We had a small group of 8 swimmers with 18 PB’s out of 23 swims and 10 medals.


A brilliant 3 for Ithan, Phoebe, Patryk and Jack

A super 2 for Matteo, Cassidy and Mary




Jack Bruce with Gold in 50m Free, Silver in 200m Breaststroke and Silver in 200m IM.

Phoebe Edwards with Gold in 200 IM and Bronze in 200m Freestyle

Matteo Browne with Gold in 50m Fly and 200m Breaststroke

Ollie Francis with Silver 200m Free and 100 Back

Patryk Jerszynski Bronze in 50m Free



County Times


Another 3 county times achieved.

Matteo in 200m Breaststroke

Phoebe Edwards 200m Individual Medley and 100m Backstroke.

Well done to both of you.

Thank you to the volunteers and to Paige handing out the sweets.


Mini Meet

We also had two swimmers at a Mini Meet with Cambridge Swimming Club on the 9th.

Coach Ciara said there was some really good swimming from both of them and it shows, Freya White getting 2 PBs out of her 3 swims and Lucie Browne achieving 3 out of 3.

Great job Girls