A busy month…….
The Club Autumn Championships ran over three weeks and resulted in 358 PBs and 223 first time races. Showing some outstanding swimming by both old and new members.
Thank you to all parents, our committee and coaches that helped with the running both behind the scenes and on the very warm pool sides.
We took a small squad to the Level 2 Meet at Gloucester, a quality event which produced another 18 PBs including the first girl from 4 Shires to break the 60 second barrier for 100m freestyle, Rebecca Hoadley your senior swimmer of the month.
The COSC have started their popular licenced development meets at the Leys and we took a squad of 25 to the first one. With 48 PBs from 72 swims it was good to see us collecting a plethora of wins. These are ideal for new swimmers to see how meets are run.
Another big thank you to our ever growing number of officials and TMs without whom we wouldn’t be able to enter the various meets.
This half term has brought the usual low attendances at training, because of this I will be asking that we rethink the sessions planned during school holidays.
Talking of holidays, I’m having a break towards the end of November for three weeks. I’m sure the coaching team will keep you busy during this time.
For those of you that have yet to get County times use the next few meets and go for them.
The coaches when asked all agreed that
The Senior & Junior Swimmers of the Month are:-
Senior Rebecca Hoadley
Junior Kirsty Lamb
Really well done to you both, and this shows all who train hard can be selected.
All of you should have received a Photography and Filming consent form via email from our Club welfare Officer Louise Berry. This is because we would like to use a program called “coaches eye”, which gives us the ability to show swimmers and parents their faults during both training and racing frame by frame and in slow motion. Then after talking it through with the swimmers, correcting errors and showing any changes they should notice improvements. This is an excellent system available as an app (have a look) and in our trials has proved very effective. In order to use this we must have your permission, the coaches will only use the 4 Shires 10 inch Samsung Galaxy Tab S which is password protected and nothing will be distributed. Please feel free to ask me to show you and answer any questions.
It is really great to send all our congratulations to Fee Darwent and Rebecca Hoadley, as they have qualified for next weekend’s South East Winter Regionals competition in Portsmouth. Good luck. Hopefully this will encourage all of you and give you something to aim for.