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.
22 OCT - TIMETRIAL UPDATE
Due to not being given a license for the timetrial. It will still run as planned but it is now free to enter, if you have already paid then please see club desk for a refund. Sorry these times will not be allowed to count for Cheshires, but at another gala later in the season that accepts timetrial entries they will count towards.
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.
20 OCT - NEW CHESHIRE TIMES OUT
16 OCT - TIME TRIAL DETAILS
Winsford are holding a licenced time trial so the times will count towards enteries to coming galas, visit gala updates page for more details. Entries and payment in by Sunday 26th October, any late entries will not count.
13 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.
13 OCT - WINTER CHAMPS
Date set for entries to be in for, aimed at all juggernaut who have QTs.
13 OCT - ARENA ROUND 2 DRAW
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12 OCT - ARENA ROUND 1 SUCCESS
Congratulations to all swimmers who raced in Macclesfield for Round 1 of the North West Arena League Premier Division. Competing against some of the top clubs in the region Winsford swimmers performed outstanding, achieving a top 4 finish. It was so pleasing to see our swimmers battling it out against the bigger clubs and going toe to toe. The team spirit, the fight, the hunger and desire to perform for our club was unbelievable. Standing at the end of the lane and watching our swimmers race was a joy and as a coach I was so very proud of every single swimmer. Every swimmer competing made a huge contribution to our overall success on the night and for that I am very grateful to everyone. Without you all we would not have swum so fast and achieved so much. Thank you to the marshalls for getting the swimmers behind the block on time, thank you to the parents who cheered on our swimmers, thank you to Daniel for helping out pool side and most of all thank you to all our swimmers you were all fantastic, racing hard and achieving great placings and great PB's. Remember this club is nothing without you the swimmers. You are the reason why we are all here!
12 OCT - SWIMMER SELECTED ENGLAND TALENT DEVELOPMENT CMAP
Congratulations to Jay Cushen who has been selected for the England Talent Regional Development Programme - North West Camp. This England Talent Camp is for swimmers aged 11-12 as of 31st December 2014 and only for those swimmers who have the highest rankings in the North West. Jay will be taking part in two camps over the season, one in December and one in March where he will go through a number of pool and strength and conditioning sessions, along with presentations and workshops. This selection adds to the two (Alisha Hawkins & Adam Blackshaw) who were selected for the 13-14 years age group camp. This is a fantastic achievement for Winsford Swimming Club. I know all swimmers selected will go on the talent camps and represent Winsford SC to the highest order. Well Done. Dan
12 OCT - ASA WEEKLY ROUND UP
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7 OCT - CHRISTMAS ORDERS FOR PERSONALISED ITEMS
Last date for ordering named hats for Christmas is Sunday 26th October, I currently have 22 names on the list I need 25 to place the order the hats are £10 each. Last date for tracksuits and TRY Bags is the 2nd November to ensure delivery for Christmas. Other items are currently in stock please come and see me on Saturday nights at Winsford 5 - 7pm on the balcony, or Sundays 12.30 - 3pm at SJD in the viewing area. I will not be around the 18th and 19th October due to a gala. Thanks Diane.
7 OCT - ASA REGIONALCOMPETITION REVIEW
Here is the new review as posted today on the north west regional site.
7 OCT - EARLY SEASON SUCCESS AT ROBIN HOOD
Congratulations to all 21 swimmers who represented Winsford SC at the Robin Hood LC Open Meet in Sheffield. Robin Hood is a L1 Long Course meet with many good clubs throughout the North and beyond competing. Winsford SC have annually taken a large team for this meet and this season was no different with swimmers from across the spectrum of the club competing over the weekend. This meet was a chance to see where we are all at 4 weeks into the new season and to practice our racing skills in a competitive environment. See news for full report.
3 OCT - ARENA DIV 1
At the conclusion of the Leagues Postal Survey in that as from 2015 the Division 1 competition programme is the same as the Premier Division competition programme
2 OCT - MEDAL ORGANISER
Now the club champs are all done and dusted, we are currently in process of finding a venue for the clubs presentation eveninig seeing how we have out grown out current place which has served us for many years. But we need a person or persons to help arrange the medals and certificates the swimmers have achieved. If you can manage to help the club out contact me - Neil
30 SEPT - NEW STRUCTURE CHANGES
Could you please put the link to the Competition Structure Changes on our web-site so all our members have an idea of what will be happening in 2015 and beyond.
Age on 31st December is for Counties, Regionals & Nationals.
29 SEPT - ESSA RELAY SUCCESS
Congratulations to Cameron Jones, Oliver Rose, Brandon Sharkey & Sam James who all represented SJD College at the English Schools NW Region Relay Qualifiers at Everton last Friday. All 4 Winsford swimmers raced out of their skin achieving top placings and achieving some very fast relay and split times. Due to their outstanding performance they have all qualified for the ESSA National Relay Championships which will take place at the New London Olympic Pool in November. We at Winsford wish them all the best and I am sure they will go there and battle for top honors. Dan.
28 SEPT - SWIMMERS SELECTED FOR CHESHIRE COUNTY DEV DAY
Congratulations to Lottie Howman, Olivia Morley, Ethan Wright, Ethan Jones, Jay Cushen & Will Deeming who have all been selected for the Cheshire County Development Day. They have all been selected due to their fantastic results at the County Championships in March of this year. Cheshire is one of the top swimming Counties in England and to be one of a few swimmers selected in the younger age groups is a fantastich achievement. I know all of Winsford Swimmers selected will go there and perform to a very high standard and take a lot of knowledge from the day which will help them in their future swimming career. Well Done. If there is anyone else who has been selected please contact me (Dan) and your name will be added to the list. Dan.
25 SEPT - WEDNESDAY DESK VOLUNTEER - URGENTLY REQUIRED
Is there any parent who can spare an hour during wednesday night 6.30-7.30pm, taking payments for entries, please contact Neil or Lorraine, someone will show you the ropes. Thank you.
17 SEPT - ALISHA AND ADAM SELECTED FOR ENGLISH TALENT SCHEME
Congratulations to Alisha Hawkins and Adam Blackshaw who have both been selected to take part in the English Talent Development Camp. Due to their performance at this years British National Swimming Championships they will be taking part in developmental days through the season. This is a fantastic achievement, for both swimmers and Winsford Swimming Club. I know both Alisha and Adam will gain a lot from there time on the England talent camps. Well Done. - 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