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.
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, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
17 NOV - STOCKPORT METRO DISTANCE MEET
On Friday 14th November Winsford SC took 7 swimmers (Charlotte Pagett, Jay Cushen, Ethan Jones, Dan Hulme, Ryan Wheeler, Henry Oliver, Ethan Wright) to take part in the SM L1 Long Distance meet. We used this meet specifically to give our swimmers important LC racing practice over the 800 & 1500m Free races in preparation for the County Champs in January. Overall it was a very exciting meet and very successful with Winsford SC operating at a 86% PB Rate but more importantly was the race experience. All swimmers who attended are so very young and learning all the time and I have to say it was great being pool side with them all. Winsford achieved 1 Gold, 2 Silver a 4th, 5th, 7th & 8th Place on the night, well done to all. Dan.
11 NOV - WINSFORD QUALIFY 2nd YEAR RUNNING FOR NW ARENA PREMIER LEAGUE A FINAL
Congratulations to all swimmers who raced in Blackpool for round 2 of the NW Arena Premier League. For Round 2 we were drawn against 6 of the current top 8 teams in the North West and a number of those clubs regularly qualifying for the National Finals, so we knew it would be a challenge but that did not deter our swimmers. As always our swimmers raced outstanding, often having to swim up in age group and racing with very little rest. It is easy to race when rested but racing becomes more of a challenge trying to do back to back races which many had to do. On the night we accumulated 175 points which is a fantastic achievement and with more swimmers to come into the team for round 3 it was a very positive nights work for all, especially considering the strong teams we were up against. After tallying up both points scores from round 1 & 2 Winsford SC have qualified in overall 8th place in the NW Premier League, so we have for the second year running qualified for the NW Premier League A Final which will take place in Manchester on the 14th December. I can't emphasise what a fantastic achievement this is for a small town of a population of only 33,000, it really does show what can be achieved against swimming clubs with much larger catchment areas to pull swimmers from.
I was very proud of all swimmers, all gave me 100% and then some added on top, so thank you so much. We now look forward to the NW Premier League A final, we go there with absolute confidence and fully determined to give a very good account of ourselves, please keep the date free in your diary. We now train for the final - See the invisible, believe the incredible, achieve the impossible. Thank you to all helpers pool side and parents support from the balcony - All Swimmers will need an army for the final cheering them on from the stands! 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 email@example.com
For all enquiries for swimmers who completed stage 7 or above and for squad trails contact Lorraine on firstname.lastname@example.org
31 OCT - NW REGIONALS 2015
The 2015 competition will be a combined competition including the Youth Championships which take place on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th May at Liverpool Aquatic Centre and Saturday 30th May/Sunday 31st May and Saturday 6th June/Sunday 7th June at Manchester Aquatic Centre.
Entry Pack is currently being compiled in conjunction with the Competition Review document
20 OCT - WINSFORD TOP CLUB AT CONWY MEET
Congratulations to all swimmers who raced in Llandudno at the Swim Conwy L2 Meet. Due to every swimmers efforts over the weekend we gained Top Club out of a total of 27 clubs who attended. This is the first time we gained this accolade and just shows how far we have come as a club. Winsford as always raced with great determination, guts and the desire to swim as fast as possible. Winsford SC have had a superb start to the season and the results keep coming. For this meet our team achieved an overall PB rate of 78.44% which is an incredible achievement, even more so as it has only been 3 weeks since the last SC meet (Club Champs). The amount of medals and top 6 placings was also fantastic but what pleased me most was the fight every swimmer had in their hearts, at this swimming club we all have massive hearts and it showed in the races. So many highlights over the weekend but for me it was so enjoyable watching our 800 & 1500 metre swimmers, some superb swims all round and so pleasing to see lots of swimmers enjoying the distance events. The other highlight for me was seeing the younger lads all battling it out in the pool, competition in those age groups is very fierce and without a doubt it is bringing out faster and faster times for them. The whole weekend was superb, such fast swimming makes coaches happy. Thank you to all who supported this meet, thanks to the parents and the swimmers and to those who brought me breakfast on Sunday morning, always great to be fed!
A team is a group of individuals that support each other. It is us against the world. 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