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.
4 FEB - WREXHAM SPRING MEET
Wrexham have ony just released their meet details, and it is a first come basis. So with that in mind and the official cut off date set for 5th April, our cut off date is imminent. See calendar and gala updates.
3 MAR - CONWY WHITSUN MEET
New version of programme on gala updates 100 and 400 IM times now included.
3 MAR - MEMBERSHIP FEES TO INCREASE SLIGHTLY
The club membership fees have increased by £2 per month per swimmer WEF 1st March 2014 (apologies for the short notice) the increase in fees was explained and agreed at the club AGM last Thursday. Club membership fees have not increased for 2 years but due to increased costs from BRIO and continued investment in teacher training the increase was unavoidable. Please amend your standing orders with immediate effect. Membership fees are detailed on the fees page. If your standing order for March has already been paid please include the arrears with your April payment or pay at the club desk. Helen.
2 MAR - NEW VIDEO SWIM CAMP
New video clip added to link in members section.
28 FEB - CHESHIRE CHAMPS MARSHALLS FIRST WEEKEND REQUIRED
People who have helped before marshall would anyone like to help out at the first weekend of the cheshires - if so please email me, which session you could possible do. - Neil
28 FEB - YOUTH ACTIVATOR
Please see below information regarding a new programme which has launched today; the ‘Youth Activator’ programme. This has been developed by the ASA National Youth Forum and is seeking to improve the communication between proactive young leaders in aquatics.
26 FEB - INTER ASSOCIATION COMPETITION
The Inter Association Competition is to be held over the weekend of 22nd and 23rd November 2014 at Knowsley Culture Park, Huyton (just off the M62 Motorway).
25 FEB - YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS UPDATE FROM ASA NORTH WEST
Due to the number of events being held at Manchester Aquatic Centre this year we have had to move both the Youth Championships and Winter Championships to another venue. (age groups still remain at Manchester). We tried to source Stockport but unfortunately they would not approve the pool hire, therefore both events will be moved to Liverpool Aquatic Centre. We are aware that a number of clubs do not like using Liverpool Aquatic Centre but we have to book whatever pool is available for our Long Course events.
23 FEB - WE'RE BACK
After 5 days at swim camp the swimmers have arrived safely back.
On the 17th February 2014, 28 of the fiercest swimmers Winsford swimming club have ever had set off to Kingham Hill School in the Cotswolds to take part in a battle of the fittest. It was tough, very tough at times but the challenges were met head on by all swimmers. Full report and photos in members section.
18 FEB - WINSFORD AGM THURSDAY 27 FEB
Winsford swim club AGM has been set for Thursday 27 Feb - 7pm-9pm at the leisure centre in the function room, all parents welcome, to find out all club information current and future plans. If you would like to be put forward for a position to be nominated, as volunteer or on committee, please email me your request, full list is available on contact us page. - Neil
13 FEB - ITS UPON US
Team photo available members section
11 FEB - DERVENTIO SWIMMERS PERFORM WELL
Winsford ASC took a small but very able team to the Derventio Excel Gala last weekend and brought home some silverware to boot. One of the Club’s rising stars, 12 year old Alisha Hawkins, was ranked first in the 200m Freestyle event and she did not disappoint. She sailed through to victory taking her competitors by storm, gaining a gold medal as well as a personal best time. She later followed up with a silver medal in the 400m Individual Medley. Ten year old Jay Cushen also showed his mettle, taking gold in the 50m Breaststroke and silver medals in the 100m Freestyle and 100m Backstroke. Fifteen year old Ashley Hogg, a consistent winner, gained silver in the 50m Breaststroke and bronze medals in the 100m Butterfly and 500m Freestyle. He also clocked up three personal best times and entry into the 100m Breaststroke final. It was a momentous occasion for 12 year old Charlotte Pagett. She swam out of her skin to be rewarded with not only a personal best, but a Regional Qualifying time in the 400m Freestyle. A personal best time was also attained in the 200m Freestyle. Brandon Sharkey swam well to earn himself a spot in the 15/16 year old 100m Butterfly final. Sixteen year old Oliver Rose and 18 year old Charlotte Carter also took part in this high profile gala. Some of the UK’s Olympic swimmers were competing, so just to qualify to race was an achievement.
10 FEB - TOP SWIMMERS TOP CLUB @ CANNOCK
Congratulations to all swimmers who represented Winsford swimming club at the Cannock phoenix open meet in Wolverhampton. A team of 40 swimmers contributed to Winsford being awarded top club for the second year running, winning by over 200 points. Also well done to Harrison Aspinall who was top boy in the 9 years category, and Kyle Hawkins who was 2nd top 9 year old boy. Jay Cushen top 10 year old boy. Alissa Blackshaw 2nd in the 11 year old girls category. Finn Armitt top 11 year old boy. Alisha Hawkins top 12 year old girl and Olivia Capper 3rd. Will Deeming top 12 year old boy. Isobella Burton top 13 year old girl and Adam Blackshaw top 13 year old boy. Eleanor O Grady 2nd 14 year old girl and Jamie Young 2nd 14 year old boy. In the overall top female category Isobella Burton was top female and Alisha Hawkins 3rd and in the overall male category, Jay Cushen was 1st, Finn Amrit was 2nd and Adam Blackshaw was 3rd, giving Winsford Swimming Club a clean sweep in the boys overall category. The results above show how strong Winsford ASC are becoming across all age ranges. It was a great team effort, every swimmer can take something positive away from the meet. Well done to every single swimmer who raced in Wolverhampton - Dan Goodwin
3 FEB - CHESHIRE VICTORIOUS
Swimmers selected from all clubs around Cheshire including our own Alisha Hawkins competed at Fenton Manor in the Staffordshire ASA Junior Invitation Gala, in past years Cheshire have seen Warwickshire run away with the trophy, but not this year, Cheshire team won by a clear margin. Cheshire 243.5 - Warwickshire 200 - Staffordshire 174 - Leicestershire 173 - Worcester County 159.5 - Shropshire 89.
If there are any parents interested in volunteering within the club, to help in any way please contact Neil Hawkins at email@example.com