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.
5 DEC - SWIMMING LESSONS
Lessons will run until week ending 22nd December 2013. The last week of lessons will be a fun swim. Lessons will restart week beginning 6th January 2014. Michael
3 DEC - OFFICIALS TRAINING AND CPD EVENINIG WITH FOOD
Dear Technical Swimming Official
Cheshire Water Polo and Swimming Association is hosting a training and CPD evening on Monday 6 January 2014 at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 1 Hightown, Sandbach CW11 1AG from 1900 hrs onwards.
The evening consists of a buffet upon arrival followed by a choice of either the 2013 FINA rules update OR the Mentoring CPD, which is designed to assist those who mentor trainee officials on poolside. Mileage will be paid to cover your travel to and from the venue at the standard ASA rate and a buffet will be available, though you will have to buy your own drinks – Sorry!
To book a place or for further details then please contact Mark Davies on: firstname.lastname@example.org.
3 DEC - ALL THE FRILLS AT SHEFFIELD
An elite, mean, fighting machine of 14 swimmers from Winsford SC travelled across the Pennines to compete in the Snow Frills L3 LC meet at Ponds Forge Sheffield, home of the National Championships. The spirit was very high amongst the camp and it showed in the racing. Our swimmers were on form, that was very clear to see with lots of medals, top 8 finishes and so many PB’s achieved and most of all so much experience gained racing LC.
It was a chance to compete in a 50m pool against strong opposition. L3 LC meets are very rare, so it was an ideal opportunity for our swimmers to gain experience. We had a group of 14 swimmers taking part ranging from Callum and Cameron who have attended National Championships in the past, down to swimmers who have never raced LC before. We had a team with a range of ages and experience, so like a fine Vindaloo it was a beautiful mix of spices.
I do like to see the positives in all races but I have to say at this meet every swimmer performed fantastically well. Every swimmer can take a lot away from the meet. We had so many fast swims, great racing and medals. What pleased me the most though was the attitude of all swimmers, I did not hear one word of negativity it was very positive all weekend and that is why we swam and raced and performed. They say training is 90% physical, 10% mental and racing is 90% mental, 10% physical, our mentality was first class, so well done to all 14. (see News for full report)
1 DEC - NORTH MIDS ACCEPTED ENTRIES
Check gala update page (members section)
1 DEC - NORTH MIDS UPDATE
As there has been a record number of entries, in order to avoid large numbers of rejections it has been necessary to amend the programme. The main change is that the 100m I.M. for Women has been moved from session 2 to session 10. The warm up times for some sessions have been changed and in some cases extended to accommodate the number of swimmers - see gala updates page.
1 DEC - SWIMS SESSIONS OVER XMAS PERIOD
Sunday 22nd - as normal (evening)
Monday 23rd - morning 5-7am
Tuesday 24th - mornng 5-7am (no evening centre closes 1.30)
Wednesday 25th - no swim
Thursday 26th - no swim
Friday 27th - morning 5-7am / evening 6pm-7.30pm (3 lanes) silver and bronze squad only
Saturday 28th - morning 6-8am (no evening centre closes 4.30)
Sunday 29th - morning 6-8am (YES sunday) - as normal (evening)
Monday 30th - morning 5-7am
Tuesday 31st - morning 5-7am (no evening centre closes 1.30)
Wednesday 1st Jan 2014 - no swim
Thursday 2nd - no swim
Friday 3rd - ALL BACK TO NORMAL TRAINING TIMES
28 NOV - NWR WINTER CHAMPS - INFO ON GALA PAGE
28 NOV - NEW WINSFORD LEVEL 1 JUDGES
We would like to congratulate Lorraine McGowen and Craig Blackburn, for achieving level 1 judge.
24 NOV - TRIM A FEW POUNDS AND SAVE A FEW TOO! WITH BRIO MEMBERSHIP
Click on image to view leaflet details, also details on their website
24 NOV - ARENA WINSFORD TEAM
See team photo and newspaper article, on News page.
18 NOV - GYM SESSIONS PHASE TWO
Swimmers who are currently attending tuesday and sunday nights in the gym there is now a phase two session sheet available on competition page. Dave
15 NOV - WINSFORD MAKE HISTORY - MAKING THE ARENA A FINAL
Winsford swimmers have out performed themselves in making the Arena A Final, for the first time in club history. Winsford swimmings have already swam against tough competition to make the final, now swimming against Preston, Stockport Metro, Liverpool, Ellesmere College, Warrington to name some of the big clubs that now Winsford swimmers will have to pit themselves against, on December Sunday 15th at Manchester. This is a huge achievement for Winsford Swimming Club. Check arena page for details.
14 NOV - CLUB DESK
We urgently need volunteers to come forward to help run the club desk, it is currrently being ran by only two people, it is the first point of call for information and help, club entries, payments. If any parent can help out on Wednesday, Saturday or Sunday, if it is for an hour, it will all help. So if you are currently experiencing difficulties in paying and entering galas, as the club desk isnt always available - this is why. If anyone can aid drop me an email with day and time and can hopefully keep the desk open.
11 NOV - ARENA ROUND TWO RESULT
I would like to congratulate the swimmers for a fine performance at the 2nd Arena gala last Saturday. Despite some swimmers carrying injuries, we gave a good account of ourselves and to amass over 200 points against very strong opposition, was a great achievement.
I haven't checked other results yet, but we may got sufficient points to secure a place in the A final...if we have, then that would be brilliant. Well done, Dave
If there are any parents interested in volunteering within the club, to help in any way please contact Neil Hawkins at email@example.com