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.
25 NOV - HELPERS NEEDED @ WINTER REGIONALS
We need more volunteers to help at the winter championships. Expenses will be paid at the normal NWR rates.
1. Currently there is no announcer on the Saturday.
2. We also need several volunteers to work in the coaches room to issue poolside passes, post results and be a point of contact for the swimmers/coaches.
Di Stafford is coordinating the poolside volunteers - please let her know of anyone willing to assist. Keith
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 (Sx1, 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.
24 NOV - INTER ASSOCIATION (WINSFORD) CHAMPS
Over the weekend we also had the annual Inter Association gala taking place in Huyton, Liverpool. This is a meet where the best swimmers in all the different NW districts battle it out as a team but also individually swimmers can gain medals. The swimmers are selected based on their results at the North Mids and the current ranking system, with 15 clubs in the NM district, Winsford had 25 swimmers taking part which is an incredible achievement. I was only there on the Sunday but I have to say that the standard of swimming was first class with Winsford swimmers picking up many medals and top 8 placings and PB's against some strong opposition. I have to say a massive thank you to all our swimmers & parents for supporting the NM Inter Association team, it was great to see so many familiar faces around. It fills me with great pride seeing our swimmers compete and race hard and fight for every length because that is what this game is about, challenging, racing, fighting and having some fun a long the way!
Winsford Medal winners were:
Alisha Hawkins (2 GOLD, 1 SILVER, 1 BRONZE),
Jay Cushen (2 SILVER, 1 BRONZE),
Lottie Howman (1 SILVER, 2 BRONZE)
Ethan Jones (1 SILVER)
Adam Blackshaw (2 BRONZE),
All swimmers selected were: Rory Armitt, Alex Clarke, Kyle Hawkins, Thomas Carss, Lottie Howman, Isabel Kay, Jay Cushen, Olivia Morley, Abbie Christopherson, Ethan Jones, Finn Armitt, Ryan Wheeler, Dan Hulme, Katie Wilson, Abbey Brown, Will Deeming, Alisha Hawkins, Olivia Capper, Domi Dean, Charlotte Pagett, Rebecca Howman, Adam Blackshaw, Isobella Burton, Lydia Rose & Eleanor O'Grady. "I am a member of a TEAM, I rely on the TEAM, I defer to it and sacrifice for it, because the TEAM, not the individual, is the ultimate champion." Dan.
24 NOV - BRITISH SUMMER CHAMPIONS
20 OCT - CHRISTMAS SWIM SCHEDULE
Visit members section - to see if you are swimming on christmas day?? Please note when which squad is swimming and when, and only come on days set.
20 OCT - INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS SWIMMING
Congratulations to all swimmers who represented their School this week at the Independent Schools competition in Liverpool. Reports coming back to me are that all our swimmers performed fantastically well with many LC PB's and a number of swimmers qualifying for the National Finals. Swimmers racing in the Senior Champs were: Ellie Cushen, Jay Cushen, Becky Howman & Izz Burton. In the Junior section Lottie Howman, Anna Crossland, Thomas Carrs, Remi Livsey, Oscar Joliffe and Eve Ranson were competing. As I wasn't at the meet, if anyone else took part please contact the web-master and your name will be added! Dan.
19 NOV - CHESHIRES & REGIONALS ENTRY TIMES
Entry to these events has to be from a licensed meet, this does not include time trials, crusader and Arena. So please do not enter a time from these meets.
19 NOV - CHESHIRE CHAMP INFO IN GALA UPDATES
19 NOV - INTER ASSOCIATION
Gala updates - full list of swimmers and times/info
19 NOV - LESSON PROMOTIONS
Due to the difficulty in contacting people to inform them when their child has moved groups, the lessons schedule will be available on the website. When promotions happen there will be messages on the website and facebook to remind you to check any changes.
If your child is absent from this list or if there are any mistakes please contact email@example.com Thank you - Michael
17 NOV - PLEASE VISIT MEMBERS SECTION FOR IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT
If you enter galas through the club desk please read.
17 NOV - SUMMER REGIONAL TIMES ARE RELEASED
17 NOV - WINSFORD SWIMMERS REPRESENTING NORTH MIDS INTER ASSOCIATION
Congratulations and Good Luck to all 25 Winsford Swimmers who have been selected for the North Midlands Swimming Team 10-14 Years. They will all be racing this weekend (22nd-23rd Nov) in Huyton, Liverpool and looking to put in some very fast performances for the North Mids Swimming Association. Winsford SC in previous years have had many representatives but I believe this year has been our largest number ever. This just shows the strength we are developing in the younger age groups across the club. I know all swimmers will represent Winsford SC to the highest order. Dan.
Swimmers representing the North Midlands are:
10 years Boys: Rory Armitt, Alex Clarke, Kyle Hawkins, Thomas Carss.
10 years Girls: Lottie Howman, Isabel Kay.
11 years Boys: Jay Cushen.
11 years Girls: Olivia Morley, Abbie Christopherson.
12 years Boys: Ethan Jones. Finn Armitt, Ryan Wheeler, Dan Hulme.
12 years Gilrs: Katie Wilson, Abbey Brown.
13 years Boys: Will Deeming.
13 years Girls: Alisha Hawkins, Olivia Capper, Domi Dean, Charlotte Pagett, Rebecca Howman.
14 years Boys: Adam Blackshaw
14 years Girls: Izz Burton, Lydia Rose, Eleanor O'Grady
17 NOV - WINSFORD PERFROM IN STAFFORD
Over the weekend of 15th & 16th November Winsford SC took 30 swimmers to race at the annual Stafford Apex L2 Open Meet. This meet is a very strong meet with clubs coming from all over the Midlands and North West to compete for honors. With the Regional times out now it gave all our swimmers the chance to gain race practice, practice race skills, achieve Regional Qualifying times and to swim fast. The team overall was very young with some experience sprinkled in but as always all swimmers gave their all and raced with courage and skill. The PB rate over the weekend was at 70% which again is a superb achievement because it was only 3 weeks ago when we were in Conwy so it does show that overall the swimmers are moving forwards in such a short amount of time. The Regional QT's have just come out and it was very pleasing to hear of so many swimmers already achieving these times so early in the season. Not only were many PB's and Regional's achieved but numerous top 8 placings and medals were won. The results at Stafford were fantastic with Winsford finishing in the top 4 clubs. A reminder for all swimmers, to achieve your dreams: Hard Work + Dedication + Consistency = SUCCESS! As always a quote to finish and get you all thinking! "I've missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over again in my life and that is why I Succeed." Michael Jordan.
A big thank you to all swimmers over the 3 days and to all helpers pool side and to all parents for your support in your child's swimming. As mentioned above the Regional times are now out. We plan on again doing a table on the web-site for all Regional Qualifiers, could you please email Neil Hawkins of any Regional qualifying times achieved and in which event/s then we can up date the qualifiers list throughout the season. Dan.
11 NOV - PRESENTATION EVENING DATE
As the cheshires are now at the end of January and first week of Feb, the date set for the Club Champs Presentation Evening is 12th February, Middlewich venue, as a larger venue was needed due to large Winsford presence came to show and support the childrens achievements. And make it a great night had by all. Details to follow.
5 NOV - LESSONS AND ASSESSMENTS
Due to busy family life and volunteering Lorraine is no longer lessons coordinator, she will be still contactable for assessments. We thank her for all the time she donated in keeping lessons running. For swimmers from beginner up to and including stage 7 contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For all enquiries for swimmers who completed stage 7 or above and for squad trails contact Lorraine on email@example.com
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
Round 3 draw
New Records Oct14
Link to ASA
Letter from Head Coach 2012