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.
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.
27 JULY - NO SATURDAY MORNING TRAINING 16 AUGUST
Due to 3 coaching staff away on holiday, saturday 16 August 6-8am will be cancelled. Saturday evening training will be on as normal. - Dan
27 JULY - LAND TRAINING UPDATE & TEAM PHOTO
Land training will be the last one, this tuesday 29th July, then over summer hols no more land training. It will resume Tuesday 2nd Sept. Also on this date, Dan would like a whole competitive club photo (Juggernaut, Platnium, Gold and Silver), just before land training, so if all can be prompt for 6pm in the sports hall, for a Winsford Comp Squad photo.
25 JULY - 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.
Failure to increase standing orders on time causes a huge amount of work for Jayne, your assistance with this is much appreciated. Thank you Helen
25 JULY - SQUAD NAMES AND 50M TRAINING GROUPS
Please revisit members section to now reveal updated Squad, which now contains 50m training groups A and B. Please note which group your swimmer is part of. 50m dates and groups are now on meets cal.
23 JULY - NEW SQUADS AND STRUCTURE
Please visit members section to view files relevant to hours, squad structure and swimmer in squad
23 JULY - NEW SQUAD NAME
Thank you to all swimmers who helped name the new Squad for next season. There were some fantastic suggestions such as Tigers (Because we are coloured Orange and Black) Sharks (there is already a Sharks club close by so that was a no go!) Dan's Ducklings (I couldn't accept that name for a fierce squad!!!) and Piranhas to name a few. However we came up with a short list of 3 and they were: Delta Squad, Spartans and Juggernaut! After much deliberation of a about 30 seconds and a vote, Juggernaut came out the winner. Not many people knew what Juggernaut was but it still got the most votes!!! Just so you all know according to Wikipedia a Juggernaut is a literal or metaphorical force regarded as mercilessly destructive and unstoppable. Juggernauts are also widely used in Call of Duty for you video game fans!! This name is perfect for the Squad and perfect for Winsford SC as a whole because together we are unstoppable and we don't give out any mercy when in the battle of racing!! Thank you again for all suggestions it was great to see so many swimmers excited and contributing. Winsford SC home of Juggernaut Squad! Remember, you the swimmers are Winsford Swimming Club. Dan.
23 JULY - ANOTHER DAN, ISNT ONE ENOUGH
Daniel Stone has agreed to join us as a Junior Coach, assisting Dan Goodwin, who is taking over from Dave as Head Coach for the new and up and coming season.
23 JULY - STILL PLACES AVAILABLE AT SPEEDO EVENT IN STOCKPORT
Just to let you and your club know, we still have some spaces left on Swim Tour 2014 that we are holding at Stockport Grand Central Pool on Saturday 16th August 2014.
Contact - Ryan.Lovatt@totalswimming.co.uk
23 JULY - COMPETITION REVIEW UPDATE
There have been some rumours circulating “on the tom tom drums” regarding the Competition Review Programme being suspended totally. As of today I have been informed that it will be discussed at the next meeting of the British Swimming Board in September and once that meeting has taken place we will be notified of the outcomes.
The following information has been stated to only action at this time
1. County and Regional events dates to be moved into the new competition period (if pools can be booked) otherwise leave as the current dates.
2. A number of county and regions cannot move their pool bookings so will remain in the current format
i.e. Youth at the beginning of May and Age Groups 1st 2 weekends in June.
3. No confirmation if it will be DOB as 31st Dec or age on last day of competition.
I hope this information is of some help to you all when organising your competition structure. Once I have any more information I will circulate to all concerned. - Diane Stafford
20 JULY - AUGUST SWIMMING FOR T SQUAD B
Important information in members section for T Squad B swimmers who wish to take part in the extra swim session through August. - Michael
15 JULY - EXTRA SWIMMING LESSONS
Due to pool closures beyond our control we have decided to increase the lessons by one week. The current term of lessons will now finish week ending 27th July. The last lesson will be a fun session.
15 JULY - SUMMER LESSONS
We will be running extra lessons over the summer for every Sunday in August. This five week block will cost £20 and will run as follows:
4pm - 4.30pm - Stage 4 small pool - Stage 4 main pool - Stage 5 - Stage 6 - Stage 7
4.30pm- 5.00pm - Stage 1 - Stage 2
5pm - Stage 3
If you wish to book a place speak to the club desk
13 JULY - Winsford storm Manchester
Congratulations to all swimmers who raced in the Manchester summer LC meet. A very young group of 20 swimmers performed fantastically well against some strong opposition in the north west. For many this was their last meet of the season and last chance to experience racing LC. The team was made up of predominantly some of our best up and coming youngsters with a few more experienced senior swimmers also taking the plunge. As always the team spirit was second to none and as always Winsford performed to a excellent standard. As a club we achieved so many medals and new LC PB's. It was a very long meet with each session 4 hours in length and so hot but every swimmer raced with great courage.
8 JULY - SUMMER TRAINING SCHEDULE
Please visit members section to view summer traininig schedule - Dan
8 JULY - TWO RUB SHOULDERS WITH THE BEST
Two Winsford swimmers swam at the British Gas International Meet held in Manchester, see news.
8 JULY - TRAINING WITH 2 OLYMPIANS
We have been invited to attend a special event being held by Speedo in Stockport. It is being held at Grand Central Pools, Stockport, on Saturday 16th August 2014. The event is a training session style event that lasts for 2 hours (11am-1pm OR 2pm-4pm). Full details on development page, in members.
6 JULY - WINSFORD YOUNSTERS ON FIRE
Congratulations to all 34 swimmers from Winsford who competed in our development meet on Saturday. The performances overall were incredible with some outstanding racing and some huge PB's, countless medals and top 6 placings were achieved over the 2 sessions. The winsford Development Meet is a meet for the less experienced but what a great experience it was for all swimmers. For many this their first taste of competitive swimming and I have to say all took on the challenge superbly and with great enjoyment for the racing. Racing isn't just about standing on the block and swimming it is how you prepare the whole day, each meet more and more will be learnt and that is what it is about for our youngsters, learning and progressing up the ladder.
1 JULY - WINSFORD CRUSADER LEAGUE CHAMPIONS
Congratulations to all swimmers who helped Winsford Swimming Club win the Crusader League 2014. The Crusader League is made up of 3 leagues, 1-3 (Winsford being in Division 1), over 3 rounds each division of teams battle it out, each round of points being tallied up to form a final league position. After 3 rounds of intense battle Winsford SC were crowned overall champions in Top Division 1.
1 JULY - SWIM CHESHIRE AND NWR OPEN WATER
3 Swimmers from Winsford took the plunge in a sunny Salford Quays to race the 1500-2000m distance at the combined County and Regional championships this weekend. Representatives of Winsford SC were Alisha Hawkins, Becky Alderman & Charlotte Pagett. All 3 are fairly inexperienced at racing Open Water but all swam fantastically well. Alisha gained Gold in both the County and Regional Championships, Becky Alderman gained Gold in the County Championships, Charlotte was also very highly ranked. It was a very successful Open Water event for Winsford. I know there are so many more swimmers at our club who could have done very well this weekend in Salford, Open water is growing all the time, it would be great to see more swimmers give it a go and possibly see many more from our club taking part in these Championships next year. Dan.
If there are any parents interested in volunteering within the club, to help in any way please contact Neil Hawkins at email@example.com