Welcome to the official website for the Winsford Swimming Club. Here you will find all you need from our swimming lessons, squad training schedules, open meets, all about us to club news. Get in touch by visiting our contacts page and one of our volunteers will be only to willing to help with your enquiry.
1 FEB - ALISHA GAIN SECOND BRITISH CHAMPS QT
Congratulations to Alisha Hawkins who gained another British National Qualifying time in the 800 free. Alisha needed a time of 9.31.78 to book her place at the London Olympic pool, on Friday evening she clocked a time of 9.23.45 which is well inside the qualifying standard. This adds to her 400 British time she gained in December. Well Done.
1 FEB - WINSFORD STORM THE COUNTY DISTANCE EVENTS
Winsford Swim Team took 17 swimmers to Liverpool to race in the 800 & 1500 Free distance events at the Cheshire County Championships. I have to say it was fantastic to see so many of our young swimmers taking part and relishing racing the distance events. - continue on news page.
1 FEB - ATTENDANCE LIST FOR JAN
Please see members area for the whole juggernaut attendance record for january 15.
28 JAN - PRESENTATION EVENING
The club presentation evening is to be held at on Thursday 12th February 2015 at Middlewich British Legion, 100 Lwein Street, CW10 9AS. Parking is in front and rear off Sutton Lane. Arrive 6.30pm for 7pm prompt start, a lot to get through. Admission will be £1 per person on the door.
27 JAN - TIME TRIAL 21ST FEB DEV AND T SQUAD
Reminder: the closing date for entries to the licenced time trial on Feb 21st is this Sunday 1st Feb. Paper entries to Michael Secker by Sunday please with payments to the desk asap. We still need additional volunteers to help run the event. If you can help please contact email@example.com. Thanks Sue
27 JAN - WINSFORD EXCEL AT COUNTIES
see news page
23 JAN - COASCSS OPEN MEET
Could all juggernaut swimmers who are targeting North West regional qualifying times consider entering this meet. Please be specific with your entries. There are other meets targeted for regional qualification but after counties (March-April) opportunities are limited. The COSACSS meet is also a good opportunity for Development and Platinum swimmers. Dan.
19 JAN - TRAINING CHANGES OVER THE CHESHIRE WEEKENDS
Training is Cancelled on Saturday 24th January 6-8am.
Training will change for Platinum on Sunday 25th January - Juggernaut & Plat 5-7pm - Dev 7-8pm
Training is Cancelled on Saturday 7th February 6-8am
Training will be combined on Sunday 8th February - Juggernaut & Plat & Dev will swim 5-7pm.
All other training is not effected.
18 JAN - REGIONAL QUALIFICATION
As you all know the NW Regional Qualifying Times have been out for a number of months and it is great to see so many already gaining qualification. This year the qualifying times are in LC format, however time conversions from a SC pool are accepted. I hope for a lot of swimmers in Juggernaut Regional Qualification will be the first goal for the season and I believe is attainable for a large number of swimmers. The Cheshire County Champs are over the next 3 weeks and all the events are SC except for the 800 & 1500 which are LC. It is very important for all swimmers to know what time/s they need to try and achieve. So I think it would be a good idea if all swimmers who are wanting to achieve NWR QT's for them to write/type down all the LC times and then convert all of them into SC. This way you will know exactly what is required over the Counties and in the other SC meets leading up to the deadline of 21st April 2015.
To do these conversions see the link on gala page. As soon as you qualify for the Regionals please contact Neil Hawkins (Web-Master) and let him know the events you have qualified for. I would like to keep up to date on who has qualified.
There are a number of meets in March and April which are very important to enter to give you the best possible chance of Qualifying for the North West Regional Summer Championships. So please take up every opportunity and please make sure you train as much as possible throughout the rest of January and February and before, during (Swim Camp will be HARD!!) and after Swim camp and throughout March. Results will come with great, consistent training week after week, there are no short cuts to success. There will be OBSTACLES, there will be DOUBTERS, there will be MISTAKES, But with Hard Work there will be SUCCESS. Dan.
18 JAN - WINFORD FIRST - ORANGE ARMY MARCH ON
Congratulations to all swimmers who raced in the first round of the Division 1 Crusader League on Saturday 17th January 2015. In Round 1 I decided to go with a very young but strong team, giving our youngsters the challenge of swimming against bigger and older opposition. I have to say the result on the night was emphatic, it was so pleasing to see so our swimmers racing with great skill, determination and fight for each other and the Orange Army. As this was a team gala I will not pick out individual performances and to be honest it would be an impossible task anyway due to the fantastic performances right across the team but I would like to say well done to those swimmers who for this was their first ever gala in the 10 under age group, I am sure you all enjoyed it and have got super futures ahead of you. Saturday night was a joy to watch, race after race of fantastic results. These results should give all swimmers huge confidence going into the first weekend of the Cheshire County Championships this Saturday, WELL DONE to all swimmers.
Winsford 295 - Leek 216 - Stoke 196 - Crewe 195
35 first places - 15 second places
Thank you to ALL who helped on the night it was great to so many parents/swimmers from Winsford making a huge contribution to the club. You are all the back bone of our club.
If you have seen the Planet of the Apes film - Apes Together Strong. We are all Apes! (orange apes)
18 JAN - PLEASE CHECK GALA CALENDAR - MEET INFO AND DATES
cut off dates for up and coming galas. Short course for entries still to long course, regional times to be gained, and long course for national qualification.
17 JAN - ROUND 2 CRUSADER DATE CHANGE
13 JAN - OVER WHELMING DONATIONS
A big thank you for all that donated towards the raffle prizes for the first round of the Crusader at Winsford, so much some will be used for the Presentation Eveninig - Sarah
4 JAN - MBE AWARD
It gives me great pleasure to advise that Dr Alan Boyle, Past President and current Chairman of the County Association and Chairman of Warrington Swimming Club, has, for this services to swimming and water polo, been awarded the MBE in the Queens New Year Honours list. A well deserved award for 60 years involvement in Swimming. - Carol Hughes SwimCheshire
23 DEC - WIRRAL METRO MEET
On the weekend before Christmas, Winsford SC took a good number of swimmers to the Wirral Metro Meet in Birkenhead. This meet was put in the competition schedule primarily to give our swimmers the last opportunity to gain Cheshire County QT's and also for some end of year race preparation for the up and coming County Championships in Late January. I wasn't at the meet but reports coming into me were excellent with a number of swimmers gaining more CQT's and some swimmers gaining their first County QT's also a number of swimmers knocking on the door of Regional QT's. I also understand the number of medals won over the weekend was very high from all swimmers. The results at Wirral and over the last 4 months are purely down to the efforts our swimmers are putting into their training on a daily basis. I probably do sound like a broken record but those swimmers who are at training day after day, week after week are making huge strides forwards. Some people may think those swimmers who never miss training are a bit obsessive, they are wrong, those swimmers who never miss training are committed. Merry Christmas! Dan.
23 DEC - RECORD NUMBER OF QUALIFIERS FOR CHESHIRES
Congratulations to all Winsford Swimmers who have qualified for the 2015 Cheshire County Championships. We have a record number of 55 swimmers taking part in Macclesfield and Liverpool which is a fantastic achievement for the club, especially considering the age on day has changed to age as at 31st December, resulting in many swimmers racing up an age group to what they would normally be doing. I have to say a special congratulations to all those swimmers who are first time qualifiers, your efforts in training have brought you the rewards, I know you will have a great time in January. Now that qualification has been assured please make the most of every single day over the two week Christmas period and the three weeks after, try and train as much as possible because we want to race very fast. Those swimmers who put in the work now will be picking many juicy apples, pears and plumbs off the trees in January and February! See you all at the Counties. Dan.
23 DEC - BALCONY SEATING
With some maintenance due to undergo on the glass in the spectators area, it has been taped off, prohibiting seating, Brio have now made available the top row of the seats, please do not go past this point.
23 DEC - ARENA STORY IN LOCAL PAPER
To see the oragne army here is the link to the story on their website
If there are any parents interested in volunteering within the club, to help in any way please contact Neil Hawkins at firstname.lastname@example.org