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  1. We had a great club championships this year with many of our younger swimmers taking part and giving competition a go. It is a great experience for them and we hope that they enjoyed it!

    Full results can be found by clicking here

    We will be holding a presentation evening on Tuesday 18th July. This is a social evening as well, with hopefully some fun and games on the beach. It is likely to be held on Porthpean beach (but maybe Carlyon Bay) depending on the tide. And will probably start at about 6pm. These details will be updated when a definite decision has been made. There are medals for the first three in each age group. Bring along a picnic and the sunshine!!

    We are also going to be presenting winners medals to all our swimmers who took part in the victorious Kernow and Diddy League team. So, if you took part in that, you might like to come along as well

  2. So, the County Championships are over for another year, but what a brilliant time we had as a club.

    Over the two weekends we had a total of 31 swimmers competing, ranging from Elena aged 10yrs competing in her first Championships through to Courtney-Lee aged 20yrs and George aged 18yrs who have competed in many Championships. It is great to see such a mix of ages.

    Our swimmers achieved so many PB's and some of them quite staggering ones. You could see how much that pleased many of the swimmers. They also took home a large number of medals - 11 gold, 23 silver and 15 bronze in the age groups, 9 gold, 8 silver and 3 bronze in the Senior Champs and  5 gold, 2 silver and 5 bronze in the Junior champs. We also had many, many top six placings.

    13 of our swimmers have also secured Regional consideration or qualifying times, which is a terrific achievement.

    We are continually being told what happy swimmers we have and how they seem to gel really well as a team. We know this, but it is great to be told it by other teams and officials.

    So, we have many tired but happy swimmers this year and Allan is very happy.

    We finished 4th again in the Ellis Cup. Allan was happy that we retained the same position as last year, but what was very encouraging was that we were only 6 points behind Carn Brea & Helston. Something to aim for next year?

     For full results from the Championships, click on the session numbers -

    Sat 18th Session 2; Session 3; Session 4; Sun 19th Session 5; Session 6; Session 7

    Sat 25th Session 8; Session 9; Session 10; Sunday 26th Session 11; Session 12; Session 13

    For St Austell's standalone results, please click here

  3. The first weekend of the County Champs is now over and all in all, I think we had a really good weekend. We had a good mix of entrants throughout most of the age groups and both the boys and girls were well represented. We had 27 swimmers competing in total.

    I thought I would just produce some facts and figures -

    Out of 149 swims (which includes swims in finals) our swimmers achieved a total of 94 PB's (63%)

    We had 42 finalists in 30 finals. We even succeeded in having four swimmers in one of the finals!!

    Our swimmers achieved 15 Regional qualifying times and 15 Regional consideration times, and we therefore look forward to many more next weekend.

    Our Juniors went home with 5 gold, 12 silver and 8 bronze medals. They also achieved 12 top six placing in the Junior Championships

    Our seniors achieved 16 top six placings in the Senior Championships, taking home four 1st, five 2nd and one 3rd place

    Hopefully, I've calculated all those figures right! It gives us a very good grounding to build on next weekend.

    Well done to you all - there were some really impressive swims and PB's. All your hard work paid off. Keep focused this week and you will achieve even more next weekend

     

     

     

  4. My first blog post of the County Champs is one of thank you. As many of you will know, and some will not, these events could not go ahead without the teams of volunteers who are behind them all - and they are all volunteers!

    Many of the officials started doing so when their children were swimming. In many cases those children have grown up and stopped swimming, but the officials carry on giving up their time, as they know that without them these meets would not be able to go ahead. So thank you to our band of officials who were doing their bit today - Chris, Scott, Tash, Charlotte and Ben. (Thanks also to Matt and Karen, who weren't there today but do their bit very often). These officials represent our club and it is very important that we have officials who do represent us, otherwise we may not be able to compete in certain galas.

    These meets could also not go ahead without clubs hosting certain days and today was our day! So thank you to Anne, Vicky and Maisie for manning the gate, selling programmes for the County and selling raffle tickets where the proceeds of which come to our club. (Vicky's daughter was not even swimming today); to Helen T and Kat for taking around the very necessary drinks to the officials: to Ellen and Rhonda for "running" the results from the recorder to the medals desk and for general view; to Monique, Michelle, Rachael, Vicky and Jo for looking after the presentation of medals; and to Clive, Julie, Cheryl, Michelle, Hayley and Gracie for marshalling the swimmers in a very professional manner.

    Thanks also to our Team managers, James, Vicky, Michelle and Andrea and to Allan for being so supportive of the swimmers and giving them every encouragement. All this meant is was very easy for me to Team lead.

    I think we did an amazing job and I would like to thank you all. I would also like to thank all the parents/guardians of the swimmers for taking them to training and to meets. They would not be able to enjoy the sport they do without all your committment too!

    We did a great job today - thank you!