Competition update

Karl says: Well done to everyone who swam at the Neate Meet at the weekend. We had 21 swimmers across 86 races. There were some brilliant swims along with a few county times, but a few disappointed faces, we are less than a month into the season and I know we will turn those frowns upside down. Faith was also swimming at Parkside in the Cambridge Grand Prix gala with her blue hat on 🙂

PBs top scorer this weekend – Tom C with 7
Next: Nick with 5
Ellen C and Freddy M with 4
Matthew C, Jack H, Mary O, Leila, Josh, Sasha, Yvonne, Anouk and Faith got 3
Sam K and Katie got 2
Mary B, Ruby, Liam, Ella G, and Livia all got 1.
Well done!

NEW CLUB RECORDS: loads! Well done swimmers –
First one for Mary O – age 16 100 fly
Two more for Yvonne – age 17 200IM and 400 free
Two more for Nick – age 13 200 breast and 200 back
Three more for Anouk – age 10 100 breast , 100IM and 200IM
and four more for Faith – age 13 50 free, 50 fly, 50 breast and 200 breast.

Tara – Bronze in 200m Breast
Jack – Bronze in 200m Breast
Nick – Bronze in 50m Breast and Silver in 200m Breast
Anouk – Bronze in 50m Back, and Gold in (deep breath…) 50m Fly, 100m Fly, 200m Fly, 50m Breast, 100m Breast, 50m Free and 100m IM!

Thanks go to Sharon, Fay, Lisa, Fiona, Sally, and Cathryn  for
organising and keeping an eye on swimmers, and to Patrick , Trish and
Emma for officiating.  All times are now on SCM.

This weekend we have Corby and the JFL final so good luck swimmers!

Karl will be accompanying the team to Corby while Coach Pippa takes the reins for the JFL final at Newmarket, with Emma M as your new JFL team manager – a job she’s kindly agreed to take over from Trish next season.

Information for those coming to Corby:

Warm up is 13:45hrs and racing will start at 14:30hrs. The public/swimming lessons are in the pool till 13:00hrs so therefore they will be getting changed till around 13:20hrs. It will be very busy with the public leaving. Swimmers arriving before this time will not be allowed in to the pool complex and will have to wait outside the building until this time to allow the public time to clear the building.

Clubs have been allocated space around the pool, so please make your way to that area. It will also be very busy pool side setting the pool to 50m,  so once on poolside please leave space to allow free access to staff turning the pool around for this event.

There will be restricted access to the changing rooms. Only swimmers, Officials and Coaches will be allowed past this point. Coaches should sign in and collect their coaches pack which will contain a badge to get in and out with. Officials should sign in for their session or sessions and have their badges on them. Parents will not be permitted to enter the changing room areas.

The Spectators door will open at 13:20hrs following entry into the pool complex

Swimzi shop and High5 will both be present in the building so new swimming accessories can be purchased on the day along with energy drinks.


MINI-MEET, 21 Oct 17

Please will any swimmers aged 12 and under who want to come to the Mini-Meet at Parkside on Saturday 21 October register via SwimClubManager by Thursday at 5pm. I will be sending over the entries to CoCSC then. We’ve got a team of 18 so far – come and join us, it will be fun and great practice for club champs!


Newmarket Gala: Deadline on Sunday

The deadline for entering the Newmarket Open is Sunday evening. Those who have received invitations, please make your choices through SCM and pay the appropriate amount via bank transfer. This is the last chance for county qualifying times after Club Champs – if you haven’t received an invitation and would like to swim, please talk to Karl. Thanks.

Newmarket December Open 2017 – 2-3 December

Entries are now open for the Newmarket Open on 2/3 December. This is a high-level meet, targeted at those going for or improving county times just before the end of the qualifying window at Christmas, and is extremely popular. Club entries will close on Sunday 24 September so that we can get in as early as possible as it’s first come, first served. All those aiming to compete at the Cambridgeshire County Championships in Jan/Feb 2018 should apply for this meet – if you’re not sure, have a word with Karl.

With some trepidation, we’ll be trying to organise this meet through the Swim Club Manager system. This means swimmers will shortly get an email from the system asking whether you want to compete and what events – there will be a button at the bottom of that email you’ll need to click to reply and choose your events. If all goes well, this will fill the entry file automatically with your times, meaning it drastically cuts down on our admin and the likelihood of mistakes. The cost is £4.50 per race: please pay via bank transfer where possible.

December 2017 Girls Qualifying Times v1

December 2017 Boys Qualifying Times v1

December 2017 Conditions

December 2017 Programme of Events