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.
17 SEPT - ALISHA AND ADAM SELECTED FOR ENGLISH TALENT SCHEME
Congratulations to Alisha Hawkins and Adam Blackshaw who have both been selected to take part in the English Talent Development Camp. Due to their performance at this years British National Swimming Championships they will be taking part in developmental days through the season. This is a fantastic achievement, for both swimmers and Winsford Swimming Club. I know both Alisha and Adam will gain a lot from there time on the England talent camps. Well Done. - Dan.
16 SEPT - CLUB CHAMPS
Well Done to all Winsford swimmers on the first weekend of the Club Champs 2014. There were some outstanding performances which is even the more impressive with it only being two weeks into the new season. This should give all our swimmers so much confidence going into the Autumn & Winter where all will get fitter and stronger and faster. Around 110 swimmers were taking part, it was the busiest championships there has ever been with so many young swimmers racing, it was fantastic to see. A full report will follow after the second weekends racing in two weeks time. Dan.
16 SEPT - NEW CLUB CAPTAINS 2014-15 SEASON
It is with great pleasure to announce Club Captains for the new season.
Girls Captain: Becky Alderman
Girls Vice Captain: Kate Young
Boys Captain: Alex Law
Boys Vice Captain: Oliver Rose
All 4 swimmers selected have a huge ability to inspire and motivate and lead by example. I know all will be outstanding in their new roles and I know they will contribute a lot to the club and all swimmers across the club. Dan.
16 SEPT - SELECTED SWIMMERS FOR NORTH MIDS TEAM
Congratulations to 15 of Winsford Swimming Clubs young age group swimmers who have been selected to represent the North Midlands at Knowsley Leisure & Culture Park in October. The huge number of swimmers selected just shows the strength Winsford SC have in our young ranks. This is a fantastic achievement and I know all our swimmers will perform to an exceptionally high standard.
Well Done to: Alex Clarke, Lottie Howman, Kyle Hawkins, Jay Cushen, Alissa Blackshaw, Ethan Jones, Finn Armitt, Ryan Wheeler, Alisha Hawkins, Olivia Capper, Will Deeming, Adam Blackshaw, Eleanor O'Grady, Izz Burton, Lydia Rose. Dan.
16 SEPT - TRAINING ATTENDANCE
Well done to all swimmers over the past two weeks. Attendance at both morning and evening sessions have gone through the roof. As a coach it is so motivating to see lanes full of dedicated swimmers. Over the past 5 weekday mornings attendance has been as follows: Monday morning 21 swimmers, Tuesday morning 15 swimmers, Wednesday morning 12 swimmers, Thursday morning 19 Development and Platinum Squad swimmers, Friday morning 30 swimmers. It is so pleasing to see so many swimmers at early morning weekday training and even more pleasing to see 19 swimmers from our very youngest group of Platinum and Gold and Silver attending Thursday morning. Swimming is the most technical sport in the world, many months and years of practice is required to meet your full potential, the swimmers attending mornings are making the biggest gains. Well Done to one and all. Dan.
16 SEPT - NORTH MIDS ASSOCIATION
As many of you will be aware Lisa Atkinson, head coach at Satellites, has resigned to take up a new position in the south of England. Lisa had agreed to oversee the team for the 2014 Inter Association competition and organise the swim clinic for this year. Many thanks to Lisa for her help over the last couple of years and we wish her well for the future. Phil Balcombe, acting head coach at Satellites, has kindly agreed to take over these roles. As a result of these changes and the proposed ASA changes from 2015 it has been necessary to alter some of the dates for the rest of 2014 and 2015.
2014 Inter Association Competition. This will be held on Saturday and Sunday 22nd & 23rd November 2014 at Knowsley Swimming Centre Liverpool. The teams will be selected using current rankings and competition results from the 2014 meet. Invitations will be sent out in early September.
16 SEPT -NORTH MIDS SWIM CLINIC
This was originally scheduled for October 2014. In view of the above changes it has been decided to reschedule this for February 2015. The invitees will be selected from the swimmers in the age category 9/10 years from the 2014 competition (will be 10/11 age the date of the swim clinic). In the event that places are available clubs will invited to nominate up to 3 swimmers in the same age category. In future years the criteria will be 9/10 year olds from the competition held in October for attendance the following February.
3 SEPT - TEAM WINSFORD
1 SEPT - HEAD COACH MEETING WITH SWIMMERS
Meeting schedules with Head Coach, see attached for swimmers and times. If any swimmer has returned from holiday and not be allocated a time slot please contact Dan and arrange one from the available ones left - Dan
1 SEPT - PARENTS TO VISIT MEMBERS SECTION
Announcement for parents attention to be brought too.
29 AUG - WEDNESDAY DESK VOLUNTEER
Many thanks to sarah carrs for helping out on club desk, but she cannot continue to help any more, so is any parent stuck for something to do on a wednesday night whilst their child is swimming if you can spare an hour helping run the desk, taking payments and entries, or general queries, please contact Neil or Lorraine, you can shadow one of our other helpers who will show you the ropes. Thank you.
27 AUG - NEW LESSONS SCHEDULE
Please check members section for new lessons schedule - Lorraine
24 AUG - REMINDER - SQUAD FEES UPDATE
Squad fees have been adjusted on the fees page in line with the new training hours, please check in the members section which squad your child is swimming in and the correct fee for that squad on the fees page. Fees have been increased for Comp B, Gold, Silver, Bronze and T Squad B swimmers. Please ensure your standing orders are amended WEF 1st September 2014, as this includes the swimmers insurance and without this they cannot swim.
5 AUG - SUCCESS AT NATIONAL AGE GROUPS 2014
Winsford Swimming Club had two National Age Group Qualifiers this season with Alisha Hawkins competing in the 400 Free, 800 Free and 1500 Open Water and Adam Blackshaw competing in the 200 Fly. For both Alisha and Adam this was there first time at the Nationals however they were both very determined to do good, very, very good.
The National Championships in Sheffield is where the very fastest swimmers in Britain age 12-14 battle it out for National honors. The qualifying times are very tight and so to achieve a NQT is a great achievement in itself however we were not going there just make up the numbers. Both Alisha and Adam were going there to perform and that is what they did. - full report on news page.
27 JULY - MEETS CAL AND GALA UPDATES
The meets calendar page, will now be for a general overview of what Winsford swimmers are taking part in through the season. The information with cut of dates for galas will be now found on the gala updates page, along with the usual, meet info, coach, marshalls.
27 JULY - HEAD COACH OUTLINED SQUADS TO ATTEND WHICH MEETS
On the meets calendar is now contains a guide for parents to which meets your squad swimmer should be attending, do not attend a meet without first speaking to Head Coach if the indicated squad is not attending.
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