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17 DEC - MESSAGE FROM HEAD COACH
Dear Swimmers - This is a message from me to you! As you know we are now only 5 weeks away from the Cheshire County Championships at which time we will all go to war against all the other clubs. I want to go to Macclesfield and perform, achieving some super fast swims. For us to do this it is so important to maximise all training over the Christmas period and in the weeks in January leading up to the Championships. Swimming like all sports require hours and hours, days and days, weeks and weeks, months and months, years and years of perfect practice to reach your true potential. I am very excited and very much looking forward to the Counties but please do yourself justice by attending as regular as possible, I want to coach each and every one of you but that is difficult to do if you are in bed! I have started taking registers over December and will now be doing this every month, it is clear to see those swimmers who attend regular and never miss training are the ones who are making huge improvements. There is nothing worse than going into a race unfit and under prepared and there is nothing better knowing you are in the shape of your life and completely prepared for race day. Remember your goals and dreams, they can only be achieved through hard work, commitment and consistency in training. So come down to the pool and make a real difference to your swimming because I want to help you all. Winsford has so many superb swimmers and I know with some real good training behind us we can all have a great Counties and celebrate our success together.
Today is YOUR day, to start a fresh, to eat right, to train hard, to live healthy and to be proud of yourself.
Finally I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I hope you all have a really nice time with your family and friends and enjoy watching Liverpool beat Burnley on Boxing Day!!
15 DEC - LAND TRAINING
No land training on Tuesday 16th & 23rd December due to a pantomime taking place in the hall. Swimmers who have got a gym membership and have had a gym induction are welcome to use the gym. This session will be supervised by Daniel Stone. - Dan.
15 DEC - NORTH WEST ARENA A FINAL
Congratulations to all swimmers who raced in the North West Arena A Final in Manchester on Sunday. For the second year running we made it to the A Final, battling it out against some of the biggest Swimming Teams not only in the NW but in England. The atmosphere was electric throughout the competition and the swimming was extremely fast. I have to say the performance, attitude and team spirit among the swimmers was absolutely first class, everyone cheering each other on to some very exciting racing. I wanted us to go there and race hard and that is what we did, that is what everyone did. After 50 events Winsford SC accumulated an outstanding 137 Points (last year gaining 108), 28 more than last year and only one point behind the team above (Warriors).
This put us 8th place overall out of all 57 Clubs in the North West Region, an outstanding achievement. This just shows the progress we are making as a club. I have said this before but I will say this again, I honestly believe we are the best pound for pound club around. We are the Floyd Mayweather of the swimming world! On Sunday we battled and showed heart, huge heart and at the end of the day that is what this club is about. At the end of the meet we were awarded the President Trophy for the best supported team, an award we deserved (In my opinion but I am biased!) because we were without doubt the team with loudest supporters and the team with the brightest T'Shirts and the Team with the greatest spirit, it was so great to see everyone pulling together.
I have to say a huge thank you to all our supporters, your cheering helped all our swimmers immensely. A huge thank you to all coaches, team managers and anybody else who helped out on the day. Finally the biggest thank you goes to each and every swimmer who raced over the 3 rounds and also to those swimmers who didn't make the team. Every swimmer at this club is like gold and every swimmer makes a huge contribution to our overall success. On Sunday even though we didn't come first I did feel like we were Champions. Be strong enough to stand alone, be yourself enough to stand apart, but be wise enough to stand together when the time comes. Dan.
15 NOV - ARENA PRESIDENT TROPHY
8 DEC - NORTH WEST WINTER CHAMPIONSHIPS
Congratulations to all 15 swimmers who raced in Liverpool a the North West Winter Championships over the last weekend. These Championships have open QT's so therefore this meet is geared towards the more senior swimmer, however we did have a good number of age groupers who achieved the entry standard. The meet was organised into heats in the morning and finals in the afternoon (Split as Junior 16 under & Senior 17 over) so this meet gave all our swimmers the opportunity to practice at racing both heats and finals which are rare in meets these days.
The results were again very promising right across the board with some superb LC PB's, finalists and medalists. The results from all swimmers gave Winsford SC a Top 8 overall finish in the Top Club award throughout the North West which again is a fantastic achievement.
Medals and Finalists were as follows:
Jordan Gaskell: Age 15 (Junior) GOLD 200 Fly - 5th 1500 Free - 7th 50 Fly
Brandon Sharkey: Age 16 (Junior) SILVER 100 Fly - BRONZE 50 Fly - BRONZE 400 IM - BRONZE 200 IM - 5th 50 Free
Oliver Rose: Age 17 (Senior) SILVER 50 Brst - SILVER 50 Fly
Alisha Hawkins: Age 13 (Junior) BRONZE 800 Free - 4th 400 Free
Alex Law: Age 18 (Senior) 4th 200 Fly - 4th 50 Fly - 5th 100 Fly
Adam Blackshaw: Age 14 (Junior) 4th 200 Fly
Nick Law: Age 15 (Junior) 5th 100 Free
Cameron Jones: Age 16 (Junior) 6th 50 Free - 6th 50 Bk
The results above were the finals we raced in, due to such a tight racing schedule in the afternoon there were many more finals which our swimmers qualified for but could not race in due to the time frame between events. All Qualifiers from Winsford SC were:
Adam Blackshaw - Alex Law - Alisha Hawkins - Brandon Sharkey - Cameron Jones - Hannah McEnaney - Isobella Burton - Jamie Young - Jordan Gaskell - Kate Young - Lauren Haves - Nick Law - Oliver Rose - Rebecca Broadhurst - Rebecca Howman
8 DEC - WINSOFRD SWIMMER TO ATTEND THE BRITISH GAS CHAMPIONSHIPS
One final mention has to go to Alisha Hawkins who gained a British Gas Championships Qualifying time in the 400 Free. The time needed was 4.39.21, Alisha achieved a time of 4.38.84. This books her a place in London in April, swimming in the Olympic Pool against the elite swimmers of Britain. Well done.
2 DEC - WINSFORD TOP CLUB AT WARRIORS
Congratulations to all swimmers who raced in Warrington this last weekend at the annual Warriors Percy Mason Memorial Meet. Winsford SC took well over 30 swimmers to Warrington which is proving to be a very popular and successful meet for our swimming club. The swimmers ranged in age right across the club and this was an ideal meet to gain more County QT's and to gain NWR QT's in the summer. As always our swimmers raced with great courage and I have to say the results overall on the Saturday were phenomenal. I also heard reports from Daniel Stone that the results were equally as good on the Sunday. The results were so good in fact that we managed again to gain the Top Visiting Club Trophy. This just shows what Winsford SC can achieve with many swimmers supporting the meets set out by the coaches. It is also so much more fun with a large group of swimmers. We gained many, many medals it would be impossible to count but I have to say what pleased me most was the racing, racing for all is so exciting and there were many close and exciting racing to be had in Warrington and very pleasing to see so many swimmers having great back end speed in their races. Thank you to all swimmers, parents, coaches and team managers over the weekend. So many people contribute a massive amount to this swimming club and our swimmers, it is greatly appreciated. I have said this before and I will say it again, volunteers are the back bone of this swimming club. Without the volunteers we would be a jelly fish and nobody wants to be a jelly fish! The achievements over the many years at Winsford SC are the results of a combined effort of each and every individual. Dan.
24 NOV - SUCCESS AT CHESHIRE JUNIOR
Congratulations to Anna Crossland (Gx3, Sx2, Bx1), Charlotte Caulfield (Sx2, Bx2), James Adamson (Gx1), Jonny Mullett (Gx1, SpTicketx1), Keeva Stott, Kyle Hawkins (Gx2, Sx2, SpTicketx1), Lily Strickson, Louie Goodfellow, Megan Wall (Gx1, SpTicketx1), Mollie Kay, Orla Stott, Sophie Grindley (Gx3, Sx2. SpTicketx1) and Thomas Carss (Gx1) who raced in Macclesfield at the annual Cheshire Junior Meet. This meet is designed for swimmers who are very new in the world of competitive swimming and for them to gain race experience and practice skills learnt in training. From reports coming in, Winsford SC have had a fantastic day with many new PB's and many, many medals (25) and lots of speeding tickets. Well Done to all swimmers who took part and gained such valuable experience from the day. Keep up the good work. The future is bright the future is orange. 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
New Records Oct14
Link to ASA
Letter from Head Coach 2012