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 FEB - SATELLITES ENTRY FORM
All parents going to Fenton and also wishing to enter satellites, if you download this version of satellites entry form, you can fill it in electronically and email it to dave @ firstname.lastname@example.org he will then print it off as your paper entry, no later than sunday night otherwise it will be a late entry and not processed. satellites entry form
27 FEB - STOCKPORT AGE CHANGE OF MEET CONDITIONS
Please read if you have recently entered the Stockport meet, apparently the meet pack they issued had date of age as 12th April, but we have now discovered they have changed the date of age to 31st Dec. Thye didnt inform clubs of this change, and no mention on their website, a few details within the meet conditions have now changed from the very first edition, carol has contacted the promoter and is awaiting a reply, as this has an effect on peoples times and they might now be eligible to enter.
27 FEB - SATELLITES MEET LAST CHANCE
Could all swimmers/parents please remember the Satellites Open Meet entries close for all Winsford Swimmers on Sunday 1st March. This meet is the very last chance to gain North West Regional Qualifying Times. Dan.
27 FEB - OPEN WATER CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015
Please find flyer advertising the 2015 Open Water Championships which incorporates the ASA NWR and ASA NER Championships as well as Cheshire County and Lancashire County Championships. OpenWater flyer
24 FEB - STOCKPORT MEET ENTRIES CLOSE TOMORROW NIGHT
Entries for stockport metro long course meet close Wed 25th Feb.
24 FEB - WINSFORD SWIM CAMP 2015
Over February Half Term Winsford Swim Team took 44 swimmers from Juggernaut Squad to Kingham School in the Cotswolds. This swim camp was designed to be challenging but also fun, giving all swimmers many happy memories a long the way. It was put in the calendar to give all our swimmers that extra boost for the Spring and Summer competitions ahead and I personally thought this years swim camp was a huge success in more ways than one.
As said above the camp was challenging but everyone rose to that challenge and were very focused for the task in hand. We had double sessions daily, plus land training and team games, so the days were very busy but free time was scheduled so everyone could relax and socialise with each other.
I would be lying to say that there was no moaning from time to time, due to the difficulty of the sets! But I have to say the vast majority of swimmers did train their very best and got a huge amount from the camp, and at the end of the day that is all I can ask off any swimmer.
This year was different to last year, we took double the number of swimmers, we were in two houses and we had two schedules with double the amount of pool time and double the amount of land training time to accommodate all the swimmers. So it could have been a logistical nightmare but I have to say a massive thank you to Helen Jones for organising everything with the School and parents, a big thank you to Sarah Hawkins, Claire Brown, Kelly Wilson and Angela Moss, for supporting me and all the swimmers over the 5 days, and a big thank you to Mike Secker for all the support and keeping the swimmers entertained, without you all this Swim Camp would not have gone ahead and would not have run so smooth. The final thank you goes to the parents for supporting the swim camp and to each and every swimmer for putting up with me for 5 days and for giving me your all in each and every training session. This season has already brought so much success to Winsford Swim Team and all our swimmers, but please all swimmers don't let this training now go to waste, keep attendance as high as possible and lets have an outstanding Spring and Summer, there is lots of exciting times ahead for those swimmers from Winsford Swim Team who put in the work everyday. Dan.
24 FEB - SWIM CAMP MISSING CLOTHES
Can everyone check if they havent mistakenly packed Brandons clothes, they are 2 x pairs Jack Jones jeans - 1 blue Jack Jones t-shirt - 1 pair blue jogging pants - 1 pair Adidas grey/black jogging pants - 1 checked Superdry shirt.
24 FEB - BIG THANK YOU
A massive thank you to everyone who helped at the time trial and to everyone spectating for bearing with us. Pretty much everything that could go wrong did go wrong. Well done to all the swimmers. Thanks Sue
16 FEB - COSACSS ACCEPTED AND REJECTED LIST
See gala updates page.
15 FEB - WINFORD SPRING QUALIFIER MEET - CANCELLED
Due to issues outside of the clubs control, we have had to cancel our march meet. To all those clubs intending to come and swim then, as i know there was a lot of intrest, we do apologise, but keep the same weekend planned into your swim gala calendar (12/13 March 2016) as we are currently applying for the license, and pack details will be available in december 2015.
15 FEB - CHANGES TO TRAINING 16-20 FEBRUARY - REMINDER
Due to the Juggernaut Swim Camp over half term there will be some changes to training for these five days. There will be No weekday morning training from Monday 16th-Fri 20th.
Tuesday 17th Feb 6-7pm Land Training (Hall) & 7-8:30pm Swim will be for all Platinum and all Development.
Wednesday 18th Feb 6-7pm Swim will be for all Transition A, B & C, 7-9pm Swim will be for all Platinum and all Development.
Friday 20th Feb 7-8pm All Development (3 lanes) - 8-9:15pm will be for all Development and Platinum. (Development will have a 2 1/4 hour session)
15 FEB - CITY OF DERBY MEET FOR REGIONAL TIMES
Due to our own Regional Qualifier Meet unfortunately not being able to go ahead (due to things outside of our control) I have decided to add a meet in its place. The City of Derby Open Meet on the 28th & 29th March. This is specifically for those swimmers who are targeting Regional QT's. On previous years we have had the County Champs in March but this year as you know they were in January. This has in effect caused the Cheshire County Clubs to have a dry month for meets (where as other counties are racing) which is not ideal especially for those swimmers wanting to achieve Regional QT's. I have had to come to the decision to go to Derby. So many of our swimmers are close to Regional QT's and it is very important for us as a club to do at least one SC meet in March to give our swimmers the opportunity to gain qualification. There is one problem though! The Derby Meet does clash with the last round of Crusader and does clash with the LC Premier Meet so anyone who does go to Derby is expected to swim at the Crusader if selected, so it might be an idea to just do sessions 1, 3 & 4 or cut session 2 short so you are available to swim at Fenton. Fenton is just 40 minutes from Derby and is on the way home so it is do-able. Please note due to the Premier meet and Crusader, Derby will not be attended by a coach. Dan.
15 FEB - OULTON PARK HELP - CLUB GET DONATION
Oulton park are currently recruiting staff for ticket and programme sales at our big events.
4th May British Superbikes
7th June British Touring Cars
6th Sep British Superbikes
They have an arrangement with a local Roundtable group whereby they provide staff to us in exchange for a charitable donation. They would like to extend this to more local clubs. The staff have to be over 18 years of age and we will provide them with uniform and lunch. The day is an early start, but also an early enough finish for the staff to stay and watch some of the action.
Would your group be interested in this as a way of boosting club funds? If anyone interested parent or swimmer please contact Neil, to pass your name and details as a group from the Club. (The promoter needs to know of any interested parties by end of feb).
10 FEB - RECORD BREAKING CHESHIRE CHAMPS FOR WINSFORD SWIM TEAM
A huge total of 100 medals,
top 3 overall age group club (first time ever achieved by Winsford SC),
most improved club for second year running
Under 14 boys and girls skins finalists
Top 6 rankings for 16 under boys and girls
Why Do We Succeed?
We succeed because we are willing to do the things others are not. We will fight against the odds. We will sacrifice. We are not shackled by fear, insecurity or doubt. We feel those emotions, drink them and swallow them away. We are motivated by accomplishment, if we fall - we will get up, if we are beaten (which is very rare) - we will return, we will never stop getting better, we will never give up, ever.
That is why WE SUCCEED. - Dan (full report on news page)
10 FEB - SWIM CAMP IS UPON US - ORANGE ARMY READY TO CONQUER
8 FEB - Y2K OFFICIALS
Calling club officials - I'm hoping that you can spare a little time over the above weekend to volunteer to officiate at our Y2K Gala? I can't promise a relaxing weekend - but can promise refreshments, free car parking (passes available - please pre book), a hot meal and even a little something alcoholic to take home and enjoy! please contact - email@example.com
1 FEB - ALISHA GAINS SECOND BRITISH CHAMPS QT
Congratulations to Alisha Hawkins who gained another British National Qualifying time in the 800 free. Alisha needed a time of 9.31.78 to book her place at the London Olympic pool, on Friday evening she clocked a time of 9.23.45 which is well inside the qualifying standard. This adds to her 400 British time she gained in December. Well Done - Dan
1 FEB - WINSFORD STORM THE COUNTY DISTANCE EVENTS
Winsford Swim Team took 17 swimmers to Liverpool to race in the 800 & 1500 Free distance events at the Cheshire County Championships. I have to say it was fantastic to see so many of our young swimmers taking part and relishing racing the distance events. - continue on news page.
1 FEB - ATTENDANCE LIST FOR JAN
Please see members area for the whole juggernaut attendance record for january 15.
27 JAN - WINSFORD EXCEL AT COUNTIES
see news page
23 JAN - COASCSS OPEN MEET
Could all juggernaut swimmers who are targeting North West regional qualifying times consider entering this meet. Please be specific with your entries. There are other meets targeted for regional qualification but after counties (March-April) opportunities are limited. The COSACSS meet is also a good opportunity for Development and Platinum swimmers. Dan.
18 JAN - REGIONAL QUALIFICATION
As you all know the NW Regional Qualifying Times have been out for a number of months and it is great to see so many already gaining qualification. This year the qualifying times are in LC format, however time conversions from a SC pool are accepted. I hope for a lot of swimmers in Juggernaut Regional Qualification will be the first goal for the season and I believe is attainable for a large number of swimmers. The Cheshire County Champs are over the next 3 weeks and all the events are SC except for the 800 & 1500 which are LC. It is very important for all swimmers to know what time/s they need to try and achieve. So I think it would be a good idea if all swimmers who are wanting to achieve NWR QT's for them to write/type down all the LC times and then convert all of them into SC. This way you will know exactly what is required over the Counties and in the other SC meets leading up to the deadline of 21st April 2015.
To do these conversions see the link on gala page. As soon as you qualify for the Regionals please contact Neil Hawkins (Web-Master) and let him know the events you have qualified for. I would like to keep up to date on who has qualified.
There are a number of meets in March and April which are very important to enter to give you the best possible chance of Qualifying for the North West Regional Summer Championships. So please take up every opportunity and please make sure you train as much as possible throughout the rest of January and February and before, during (Swim Camp will be HARD!!) and after Swim camp and throughout March. Results will come with great, consistent training week after week, there are no short cuts to success. There will be OBSTACLES, there will be DOUBTERS, there will be MISTAKES, But with Hard Work there will be SUCCESS. Dan.
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