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Harry McLagan is regional champion
26th May 2015
Congratulations to Harry McLagan who has become Regional Champion in the 11/12 year age group at the recent ASA Eastern Regional Age Group Championships, held at the University of East Anglia in Norwich .
CSC takes 43 medals at the Essex Masters Championships
13th May 2015
11 swimmers, representing the Masters division of Chelmsford Swimming Club, took part in the Essex Masters Championships, at Southend-on-Sea on Saturday 9th May and were rewarded with a total of 43 medals between them.
The team, aged from 23 to 75, won a total of 19 GOLD medals, 16 SILVER medals, and 8 BRONZE medals across several events and age bands and finished third out of the 12 participating clubs with a total of 342 points, which was 131 points more than the club achieved the previous year at the same event.
Further details can be found here.
CSC Simply Swimathon 2015
1st May 2015
Well done to all the swimmers, parents and helpers that came along and supported the SWIMATHON 2015 and helped to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care.
So far we have raised nearly £2500 and there is still more to come!!!
Chelmsford Swimming Club had a great turn out from all areas of the club, with swimmers from Synchronised Swimming to Water Polo and Masters to junior squad and even some from the competitive squad, despite a major gala taking place in Crawley.
It was fantastic seeing swimmers from 75 to 7 getting in the water and doing their bit to complete their Swimathon Challenge and we are looking forward to getting the final total raised by the club from doing what we love best ......being in the water!!
In addition, swimmers and supporters that turned up on the day donated £105 to take part and swim, so an extra thank you to everyone that came..... Every little helps!
Don’t forget all swimmers should register their time on the Swimathon website and download their certificate.
Click here to view a gallery of photos from the event.
Birketts LLP sponsor Swim Camp 2015
31st March 2015
Chelmsford Swimming Club are delighted to have gained the support of Birketts LLP’s Chelmsford office, as sponsors of the 2015 Competitive Squad Swim Camp in Spain this Easter.
James Davison, Associate and Rafael Ruiz, Partner at Birketts LLP, came along to one of the competitive squad training sessions to meet some of the swimmers and to hand over the cheque for £1,000 to the Club Chairman.
Rafael Ruiz, a partner in Birketts' award-winning corporate and commercial team, commented:
“We’re delighted to support Chelmsford Swimming Club. The Club has been very successful in recent times and there are a large number of hugely talented and committed swimmers. On behalf of everyone at Birketts I wish them every success at the Eastern Regional Long Course Championships in May.”
Medals for the Synchronised Swimming Team at Regional Championship
30th March 2015
The synchronised swimming section of club had great success at the Regional Championships held at Stevenage this week.
Congratulations to all the swimmers who competed and well done to Maia Card-Gowers (Under 12) who came 2nd in her figures section in Skill Level 0, and in the 13 Years and Over age group, to Georgia Harman who came 3rd with her Solo in Skill Level 0 and to Evie Reynolds who came 2nd with her solo in Skill Level 1.
There were further successes in the duets with Claire Kelly and Anna Leinemann coming 1st in Skill Level 0 to the music “Walk like an Egyptian” and in Skill Level 1 duets there was another gold medal for Emily Jennings and Jenny Chandler and a bronze for Evie Reynolds and Lena Leinemann.
Swim Camp Fund Raising
6th March 2015
The last visit to raise "cash for clothes" for the 2015 swim camp made another £14.00.....So our grand total is.....Drumroll !!
Well done and a big thank you to everyone that has donated and especially to Esther Harrod and Julie Kitching for their sterling efforts in collecting all our old clothes and turning it into cash for our swimmers.
Essex County Swimming Championships
6th March 2015
Congratulations to all swimmers that took part in the Essex County Swimming Championships during January and February. Full results can be found on the Essex County Swimming Association website: www.essexswimming.org. With 69 swimmers qualifying from Chelmsford Swimming Club to take part, there are too many swimmers to mention them all by name however, we are proud of all the swimmers that qualified and took part in the event, won medals over the three weekends, achieved places in the finals or beat their own personal bests over the course of the three weekends.
By the end of the final weekend, Chelmsford Swimming Club were placed as one of the top three clubs in Essex out of the 24 clubs that entered. They brought home over 80 medals and saw a total of 26 events where Chelmsford swimmers were announced as Essex County Champions, achieved numerous Regional qualifying times and most swimmers smashed their individual Personal Best times. The club also saw four of their girls, in the 13 years age group, finish in the top 6 for overall performance out of the 70 competitors within their age group and had five boys finishing in the top 3 for their respective age group, including Charlie Boden, who was announced Top boy for the 4th consecutive year and set a new event record for 100m backstroke.
To read the full press release click here.
Eastern Region Inter-County Water Polo Champions
23rd February 2015
Congratulations to the Essex Ladies Water Polo team, who after some hard fought games at Luton last night retained their Inter-County Water Polo title for the 2nd year running. The 11-woman team was made up entirely of CSC players.
Their first match, against Hertfordshire, was a relatively easy affair and after leading 9-4 at half time gave the opposition very little opportunity to score in the second half and finished winning 18-5. Golascorers were Dani Brazier (10), Rachel Moore (3), Helena Wright (3) and Hannah Parkinson (2).
Their next game saw them facing new entrants to the competition, Bedfordshire, and after a rocky first half which Bedfordshire led 3-0 Essex pulled back to within one goal to lose 4-3. Goalscorers were Dani Brazier (2) and Hannah Parkinson (1)
Because of the scores and results in the other games it meant that going into the final two games, any one of Essex, Bedfordshire or Cambridgeshire could lift the trophy, especially when Bedfordshire put the pressure on Essex by winning their match against Hertfordshire by 11 goals !
Essex played Cambridgeshire in the last match of the evening knowing that a loss would give the title to Cambridgeshire, and a low goal difference win could give Bedfordshire the title. They started well, although couldn't pull away from Cambridgeshire in the first half ending the first 7 minutes at 3-1 up. The second half was also close, but Cambridgeshire were never closer than two goals and eventually Essex won 6-3. Goalscorers were Dani Brazier (5) and Hannah Parkinson (1).
The final result was that Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Essex all finished with two wins (6 points). Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire had a goal difference of -1 and Essex had a winning goal difference of +2 !!
Swim Camp 2015
15th January 2015
Congratulations and a very BIG THANK YOU to all the swimmers, parent helpers and Coach Richard for contributing their time to the Asda bag pack at the weekend.
A tremendous effort from all involved and who knew the swimmers were so good at packing bags or that they would have so much fun!!!
We smashed the target set and over the weekend the swimmers raised for themselves the grand sum of £1,199 which will contribute towards things such as coach transfers; hoodies and various activities and help ensure they have a fantastic swim camp in Torremolinos.
Essex County Synchronised Swimming Championships 2014
3rd December 2014
On Saturday 15th November Chelmsford Swimming Club's Synchronised Swimming Section competed in the County Championships.
This was the first year the competition has been an ASA Licensed event and the girls competed in ability groups.
A massive well done to all the girls who competed and for the fantastic results achieved, both in the individual and team events. Also a special mention for Emily Jennings who delivered an amazing performance, winning her figures section the duet section and claimed a gold in a team routine! Click here for full results.
If you would like more information about Synchronised swimming or would like to come and see these winning routines please do come and watch our Christmas display on Sunday 7th December at Riverside Ice and Leisure Centre 6.50-8pm.
Regional Swimming Championships 2015
25th November 2014
The Eastern Region Technical Swimming Committee has been working hard to secure pools for 2015 to fit into the new Competition Pathway calendar
They are pleased to announce that they have now secured confirmation from the pools that they can have Luton on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of May 2015 and UEA Norwich on the 23rd, 24th and 25th of May 2015.
In consultation with a group of coaches from the Region, they have been reviewing the Qualifying times and schedule for next year's Championships, and whilst they have not been able to incorporate all of the suggestions, they have managed to accommodate most of them.
The qualifying times have now been published (they are available on the Fixtures page, and they feel it is important to explain how they were arrived at.
The major points to bear in mind are:
- Events, age groups and age at date are as per the new ASA Competition pathway.
- The Qualifying times mirror what British Swimming/ the ASA are doing for Nationals, but with published qualifying times.
- Trying to create a Championships where the top ** swimmers in each event and age group compete for a place in the final.
- Qualifying times have been calculated from ranking positions at the end of last year's East Region Championships.
** Approximately 24 in events with finals, 20 in events with Heat Declared Winners and 8 in distance events.
In a few events and age groups where there was insufficient data to get sensible times, the qualifying time has been calculated to result in a reasonable progression time across the age range.
Important Announcement regarding Arena POWERSKIN Carbon Pro Suit
9th May 2013
A recent communication from Arena and FINA regarding the banning of certain models of Arena Power skin Carbon-Pro swimsuits will not affect entrants to the forthcoming BAGCATS. Any swimmer in possession of one of the banned suits will still be able to compete in it.
As of 7th of May 2013, the Arena website announced that certain Arena POWERSKIN Carbon-Pro models were not valid anymore for FINA sanctioned events.
The following statement has today, been issued by the ASA and British Swimming:
- British Swimming and the ASA advise that the FINA bylaw BL 8.1 only applies to Olympic Games and FINA events.
- There is no requirement for officials to check that costumes are on the approved FINA list. Bylaws BL 8.2 and BL 8.3 cover our requirement for design and material.
- A suit check will only be made if a World or European record is being claimed.
New Procedure for Claiming Club Records
16th May 2011
Please note it is now the responsibility of the swimmer to notify the club when they have broken a club record. You will need to complete the new club record form within the Club Records section and return it to email@example.com for approval.
If this procedure is not followed then the new time/record may not be recognised.
The Importance of the Underwater Kick !
9th February 2011
Sean sent this out recently. It shows what can be achieved with a good underwater kick in backstroke. Watch Hill Taylor in Lane 6.
New Swimsuit Rules
26th November 2009
New FINA bylaws on swimwear with effect from 1st January 2010 for all competitions except Masters events.
- BL 8.1 - All FINA approved swimwear to be used at the Olympic Games and FINA World Championships must be approved by FINA at least twelve (12) months prior to the start of the respective competition. In addition, it must be available for all competitors by 1st January of the year of the Olympic Games or FINA World Championships.
- BL 8.2 - In swimming competitions the competitor must wear only one swimsuit in one or two pieces. No additional items, like arm bands or leg bands shall be regarded as parts of a swimsuit.
- BL 8.3 - From January 1st 2010 swimwear for men shall not extend above the navel nor below the knee, and for women, shall not cover the neck, extend past the shoulder, nor shall it extend below the knee. All swimsuits shall be made from textile materials.
Training and Sickness do not mix !!
26th October 2009
Over the last few weeks quite a few swimmers have been turning up to training with the start of a cold or flu, and getting out early or not training fully, which in the hot damp environment of the pool spreads the illness rapidly around the rest of the swimmers
Unless you are well enough to train properly, you should not attend a training session. Swimming is an intensive sport and requires 100% fitness, so if you are unwell please do not come to training and spread your germs to others. A few days off usually means you are not contagious, so please respect the other swimmers in your squad.