WELCOME!

CLUB CHAMPS:  Results now published on our Club Champs page.

Don’t forget to the closing date for the Taunton & Street Meet in January is SUNDAY 30TH NOVEMBER.  Last chance for County times, or first opportunity to get some times in the New Year!  Also the United Bristol Meet at the same time for those selected from Performance.  Details on the Competitions page of both events.

Need ideas for Christmas – click here!  Orders by 5 December please.

Thanks to the following businesses for their support of the Clevedon & Chard Open Meet – click on the link for their websites:  WORKBRANDSBAILEY OF BRISTOL, HILLFIELD VILLAGE, FINE GARDENING, INTERIOR HARMONY FLOORING, FINE & CLASSIC CARS and AQUA BATHROOMS.

Welcome to the website of Clevedon Amateur Swimming Club! We are a friendly club aiming to promote and encourage the sport of competitive swimming. Based in Clevedon in North Somerset, we are affiliated to the Somerset County ASA and the ASA South West, and are accredited to Swim21 club.

The Club operates in a friendly atmosphere which encourages its members to develop in a relaxed but committed environment. Members that show commitment will undoubtedly personally benefit from the results of their hard work, as well as having the satisfaction of being a member of a great team of friends.

We welcome swimmers of all ages and abilities. Swimmers enter into competitive swimming through our progressive squad structure. The Club holds or attends competitions for all ages and abilities. The purpose of this is to provide a natural progression for the swimmer ranging from the Club’s Novice Gala to National Competition.

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Arena final round team announced, plus Yeovil entries confirmed

importantThe Arena final round draw has been made and we are in the B Final at Horfield on Sat 13th December, warm up 5pm.  The team sheet has been emailed to those selected and is on our Competitions page with other details.   Please let Pete know your availability asap by emailing him or ticking the sheet on the board.  Let’s get a great team out and celebrate our success!

Also, we have received confirmation of entries for the Yeovil Xmas Meet at Millfield on the 20/21st December.  Please check the confirmed entries on our Competitions page as there have been a handful of scratches.  Entry fees are now due.  Please pay at the club desk.

Harriet, Ben and Amelia miss Champs

congratulationsYou may have noticed some familiar faces missing from our Club Championships!  Harriet Dickinson was up at the Manchester Aquatics Centre competing in the English Federation of Disability Sport’s Open Short course Championships where she had a successful weekend with a gold medal in the 50m free S10 category and 4 silver medals (100m free, 200 IM, 100m Back and 400m Free). A great result for Harriet in a year which has been plagued by injury, but the fight back is on!

Amelia Chappell also headed up north to the home of British Swimming – the Sport Park in Loughborough – following selection for an England Talent camp which will present many opportunities in the future.  Ben Penhale, meanwhile, travelled south to Bournemouth for some top class training, following his selection for the South West Regional talent camp.  Tabitha Pollard has also been selected for the same regional training, but being in a different age group she was able to swim at our Champs.

We congratulate them all and wish them all the best.  We missed you guys – but what an opportunity for you all!

New venue proves a success as swimmers excel in Club Championships 2014

thank_you_05Firstly – a thank to everyone involved in our Club Championships today.  To all the helpers, the officials, the coaches and of course the swimmers.  It was always going to be daunting going to a new venue, but we have such a great team who all pulled together, and talking to parents and swimmers, it appears to have been a success.  We would appreciate your views on the day, and the new venue, so please email Fiona with your views for consideration by the committee over the next couple of months – thanks.

Now onto those amazing swimmers – although at this point we have to also mention all our coaches, as without their guidance the swimmers would not achieve!  The results are now on our CLUB CHAMPS page and speak for themselves – hundreds of personal best times, many county qualifying times, even some regional times and an amazing 9 Open Championship Best Times and 27 Age Group Championship Best Times today alone!  The most long standing record broken today was that of the 10 yr old girls, 50m breaststroke, which has stood since 2000 (to Stacey Trudgian), but after 14 years was broken today by Ella Jenkins!

The points will now all be tallied to produce the overall Age Group and Open winners and we will publish this as soon as possible.  We look forward to celebrating our Club Championships success at our Presentation Evening and Disco on Friday 19 December – keep that evening free!!

Once again our thanks to everyone and do let us have your comments.

Final distance event, 400 IM, brings impressive performances

polls_Awesome_mc_HT_Smiley_5316_120461_answer_2_xlargeWill leave it to Head Coach, Pete Bowen’s, comments when emailing the results to other coaches to sum up another great evening at our Club Championships, which says it all.  “Another impressive night of swimming.  8 heats of 400IM – unprecedented.  And didn’t the little ones do well!  PBs,  Championship Best Times  and County Qualifying Times.”

Well done to all the brave swimmers who took part and thanks as always to our team of officials and helpers!  Bring on tomorrow!

Results now on our Club Champs page.   The Championship Best Times and Records will be updated after Club Championships tomorrow!

Badge & Certificate Sale next week

1000Mark Symonds, our Badgeman, is geared up and ready to (hopefully!) have all the times updated from Club Championships for the Badge Sales planned on Tuesday 25th, Thursday 27th and Friday 28th at Strode between 6.45pm to 7.45pm.  Don’t miss this last sale this year to update your swimmers’ certificates and badges or get new ones!!

Mark tells us that our swimmers have surpassed the 1,000 new awards mark this year which is amazing.  Well done all.   For info about what the awards are all about, visit our Badge and Certificate page, which is regularly updated.