2016

Jan

Feb

Crawley take the lead in Sussex Counties

With only one more weekend of competition Crawley are in the lead in the Sussex County Age Group Competition.

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Eleanor Morris breaks County 200 IM record

Fantastic achievement today at Sussex Counties. Eleanor Morris smashed the existing 200IM time to achieve a new County record in the final. Well done and feel proud

 

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Mar

Crawley Swimming Club Retain County Championship Title

Crawley Swimming Club Retain Sussex County Championship Title

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Three County Records Broken by Crawley Swimmers

A massive congratulations to Eleanor Morris and Georgina Gratton for breaking County Records at the 2016 County Championships

 

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Congratulations Ron Philpot

Well done to our Head Coach Ron Philpott who has been added to the BSCA Hall of Fame for swim coaches - a great achievement‬, well deserved https://www.gbswimcoaches.co.uk/hall-of-fame

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Apr

Congratulations to our new mens club captain George Hopkins

I would like to announce, and congratulate George Hopkins who has been selected as the 2016 - 2017 Crawley SC men's Club Captain. His loyalty to the club and his dedication to his training has shone through into producing some great performances this year. I am sure he will take up this role with the same commitment and attitude. I hope you will all join me in wishing him Good Luck.

Ron Philpot

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"Why do you pay so much for your kids to swim"

See the article everyone is talking about https://www.facebook.com/crawleyswimclub/photos/a.1670510976536650.1073741828.1666426186945129/1700342753553472/?type=3&theater

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Eleanor Morris New Club Captain

I would like to announce that Eleanor Morris is now Crawley Swimming Clubs New Women's Club Captain. I hope you will join me in congratulating her in being selected for this Role. Eleanor has shown over the last few months that she has the leadership Skills and attributes to help all age groups within the club and deserves the recognition this role will give her. Good Luck Eleanor I'm sure you will do a great job.

Ron Philpot
Head Coach CSC

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May

Masters Successful First Day at Europeans

Great first day for our Masters at LEN Europeans at London Aquatics Centre

Sharon Burchell suffering from ligament damage in her knee wouldn't let that get in her way and finished an incredible 4th in the 50m Breaststroke. 

Linda Hooker came 13th in the 50m Breaststroke which is an incredible improvement on her seeding of 27th place. 
Valerie McLaren came 14th in the 200m free for her age group 65-70 years! What a super achievement. 
Lisa Mickel post full hip replacement was seeded  39th in her age group 40-44 years 200m Freestyle, Lisa achieved an incredible 3 second PB and finished 19th. Way to go Lisa! 
Sharon Burchell, Linda Hooker, Lisa Mickel and Valerie McLaren are the current British National Relay Champions and swam today in the 4 x 50 Freestyle event, 200-239 years (combined age). The ladies came a respectable 19th. Well done Girls. 
Onwards to tomorrow for another fantastic days competing. We're so incredibly proud of you Ladies #FeelProud #GoCrawley 

 

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End of Season Family Fund Day and Club Champs Awards

Crawley Swimming Club End of Season Summer Family Fun Day 

To include Club Championship Awards Presentations 

Sunday 10th July

1pm to 6pm

Faygate Village Hall, Park Road, Faygate, RH12 4SG

£2.50 per person, Under 5s free

Ticket includes:

Cold buffet lunch, complimentary glass of Prosecco/Beer for over 18s

Family activities throughout the event

Bring your own bottle!

Dress athletically! 

Tickets can be purchased from the committee members who will be wearing Crawley T-Shirts on Friday nights. 

Come and find us in the balcony!

 

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No Squad Training Monday May 30 due to Bank Holiday

Please note there is no squad training on Monday May 30 due to Bank Holiday.

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Crawley Swimming Club AGM June 10th 2016

The 52nd AGM for Crawley Swimming Club is on Friday 10th June 2016 at 7.15pm in Function Room 2 at K2.

All members of Crawley Swimming Club are invited to attend.

Come and join us for a glass of wine, snacks and refreshments.

Are you interested in becoming a Committee member? Election Forms can be found on Fridays at the desk outside the pool area.

Save the date!!

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Training as normal today May 17th evening

The boom at K2 is now repaired so training will resume as normal from today May 17 pm

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Crawley Swimming Club Masters take on Europe!!

Crawley Masters are tapering their training sessions, packing their GB kit and are mentally preparing themselves ahead of the upcoming European Championships 2016 at London’s iconic Olympic Park next week. With 28,000 entrants from all over Europe taking part, it promises to be an exciting and awe inspiring experience for all swimmers.

The four Crawley ladies, and current National relay medal winners, Sharon Crowhurst, Linda Hooker, Meryl Alexander and Lisa Mickel are a formidable team taking part in the 200-239 combined age group in the 4 x 50 Freestyle and 4 x 50 Medley Relays.  

Individually, they also want to achieve great things.

Linda will take part in the 50m Breast, seeded  27th, 100m Breast, seeded  13th and 200 Breast, seeded  6th. She has trained very hard this year and is hoping to reap the rewards for her hard work.

Sharon will be returning to the Europeans having collected a Silver medal in the 50m Breaststroke in her age group and a fourth place in the 100m Breaststroke previously. She is now seeded joint third in the 40-44 age group 50m, but has struggled with injury this year so would be happy to take a top ten place next week.  

Meryl Alexander is the Butterfly Queen and is seeded 5th in her 50m individual event for her age group 65-69 . She will also be taking part in the 50m Freestyle and is seeded 10th .

Lisa will be competing in the age group 40-44 and will swim 50m Freestyle, 100m Freestyle, seeded 22nd  in both, and 200m Freestyle, seeded 31st. This is an opportunity for her to get some new PB’s following her total hip replacement two years ago.

We also have Valerie McLaren, another lady representing Crawley Masters. Valerie will be swimming in the 65-69 age group and is seeded 14th in both the 200m Freestyle 400m Freestyle.

Crawley SC would like to wish you all the very best of luck but most of all, have an amazing time!

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Great results from 15/overs at South East Regional Champs

Great Results at The South East Region Youth Championships: 
What a Great Weekend at the SER Championships. The Crawley Swimmers dared to dream, had faith & believed in themselves and came away with 13 PB's, 
3 Silvers from Abby Jackson in the 100, 200 Butterfly, 800 Freestyle and a Bronze in the 50 Butterfly, Breaking the County Record in both the U/16 & Open Age Groups in the 100 Butterfly. 
Georgina Gratton won Bronze in both the 50 & 100 Backstroke 
Eleanor Morris won Bronze in the 200 IM whilst Breaking the County Record in the Open Age Group. 7 medals in total 5 more than last year. 
We competed in 12 Finals, and our swimmers finished in the TOP 10 in 27 Events. WOW!!!!! 
Well Done to ALL the swimmers who swam giving their best for our club: Isabella Berlin, Zoe Cawsey, Georgina Gratton, Charlie Hopkins, George Hopkins, Abby Jackson, Eleanor Morris, Sam Murray, Alex Sypher, Joseph Wollard, Harrison Peel, Lily Turner, Alice Renshaw & Freya Hopkins - Full Results can be found on the SER web Site.

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OPPORTUNITIES TO BECOME AN OFFICIAL

OPPORTUNITIES TO BECOME AN OFFICIAL TIMEKEEPER OR LEVEL 1 JUDGE (J1)
We have places available on a training course on Friday 3rd June, 6:30pm - 8:30pm at K2 for Timekeeping and judge level 1 course on Friday 10th June  6:30pm - 8:30pm at K2.
We are always in need of parent helpers at the club and there are many different ways in which you can do this.  One of them is to train as an 'Official' - you will have seen us in our white shirts at galas and open meets.  All of us are volunteers so know how tricky it can be to fit around work and other family commitments but between us, we make it work.
The responsibilities of level 1 judges are to take accurate times of swimmers during events and check that swimmer's turns and finishes of races are done in accordance with the rules.  
Don't worry if you are new to swimming, full training is provided by the Sussex ASA and you will then be mentored for a number of sessions at swimming events to give you practical experience and guidance.
If you are interested, please contact me at: cscofficials@hotmail.com  or you can find Jemma Sait in the pool viewing gallery on Friday evenings, Monday / Wednesday mornings and Wednesday evenings.

 

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Jun

Club Champs Week 1 Results are in

Well done swimmers, to explain how the Club Champs awards are given out please read the following. 
The results are listed in age group order (11-12 etc) in boys and girls. The cup winners are in the age groups as shown, the winner being in the number one position as listed. The cups go back over 50 years and have all the winners engraved on them, the cup winners get to keep the cups for one year and will be presented at our summer BBQ party on Sunday 10th July. There are cups for many events, there are some cups ie 100IM that are for Junior (14/U) and Senior (15+) winners.  
Also presented at the summer party there are awards for swimmers finishing in their respective age groups over the three Club Champ dates. These are in the ages 8/U, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-16, 17+ for places 1st through to 6th. Points being awarded 1st 6 points, 2nd 5 points down to 6th place receiving 1 point. These are also separated into boys and girls. 
 
These cumulative points will be posted on The App later in the week before Club Champs Week 2. 
The medals are given in individual age groups 8/U, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17+ in boys and girls categories. 
The medals for week one will be presented on poolside next Friday at Club Champs week 2. Please pick up your medals after signing in. Georgina, Dawn and Jacqui will be on hand to help.  
Any questions or queries please email crawleyhomeentries@outlook.com
Many thanks, Jacqui, Dawn and Georgina Scutt
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Summer 2016 Training Schedule now in Members Area

The 2016 Summer Training Schedule is now on line in our Members area

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Crawley through to Sussex League Finals

Well done to all our swimmers for taking the team into the Sussex League Final where we will take on Mid Sussex Marlins and Atlantis.

Amazing team spirit and sheer grit and determination - the club is very proud of all of you.

 

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Provisional National Qualifiers Announced - Well done to our Swimmers

Provisional Draft only but too excited and proud not to share! 

 British Champs Selection;

Abby Jackson - 50/100/200 Fly

 English Nationals Selection;

Abby Jackson - 200 Free

Georgie Gratton - 50 Back

George Hopkins - 50 Breast/100 Breast

Charlie Hopkins - 1500 Free

Freya Hopkins - 100 Breast/200 Breast/400IM

Eleanor Morris - 400IM/200 Back

 Fantastic achievement Team Crawley #FeelProud

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Jul

Water Polo summer training times - please read

For the month of August the water polo training times will be:
Friday 7-8pm Juniors
Friday 8-9pm Seniors
Wednesday and Thursday NO TRAINING. Normal schedule resumes in September.

 

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No training at Cottesmore from July 27th - begins again September 07th

No training at Cottesmore from July 27th - begins again September 07th

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Another County Record for Eleanor Morris

Well done to Eleanor Morris for breaking yet another County Record at Club Championships last night with an amazing time of 2.17.29 in the 200IM.

We are very proud of you Eleanor - well done

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Lis Hartley Open almost full - entries ASAP

Our Lis Hartley Open Meet is almost full - any visiting clubs wishing to enter, please do so ASAP to avoid disappointment.

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Aug

Success for Gill at Transplant Games

Last weekend I took part in the swimming at the British Transplant Games in Liverpool.  The games are open to people , children and adults, who have had a life saving transplant. 
It is a national event that takes place every year. 
I swam :
50m breaststroke - gold
100m breaststroke - gold
50m free - silver
100m free - silver
200m free - silver
I am hoping that I will be selected to swim in the world transplant games in Spain next year.

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Success at Nationals for Crawley Swimmers

Crawley Swimming Club, Congratulations to Eleanor Morris, Abby Jackson, Georgina Gratton, Freya Hopkins, Charlie Hopkins and George Hopkins for their brilliant performances during the British and Summer Nationals. Life time Best on every swim claiming 10 final spots. Breaking 7 Sussex County Records and 2 Regional Records

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Valerie takes Masters Open Water Title

The National masters championships took place at Rother Valley Park, Sheffield, on Saturday 23rd July over a distance of 3000m NO wetsuit allowed,  not even if the water is freezing, (FINA Rules ).
I won my age group 65-69 years, so making me national champion. The medal was presented to me by the Vice President of the ASA
The conditions were perfect even the water had warmed to 22.6 degrees 
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Sep

Exciting news re Finis - see members area

Exciting news re Finis - see members area

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9 Crawley swimmers selected for Inter County Competition

An unprecedented 9 Crawley Swimmers have been selected for Sussex Inter County Event in Sheffield. Well done Daisy Gilder, Jamie Scutt, Dominik Strba, George Hopkins, Eleanor Morris, Freya Hopkins, Abby Jackson, Martin Schofield and Niamh Ryan .

Well done to all of you.

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Time Trials Results now in

Time Trial Results are now in the members area here https://www.crawleysc.co.uk/members/members/open-meets-latest-entries/

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Time Trials Sign In

Sign in for tonight’s time trials is poolside 6.15 – 6.40

No sign in, no swim. We have well over 100 swimmers taking part so we will need to start on time and can accept no late arrivals. When warm up starts sign in closes. No exceptions.

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Oct

Crawley break records at Winter Counties

16 Club Records Broken.

Emma Allatt File 10 years 50 Breast

Keira Narraway 12 years 200 Free

Daisy Gilder 13 years 100 & 200 Free

Jamie Scutt  13 Years 50 & 100 Breast

Dominik Strba 13 Years200 Breast & 400 IM

Abby Jackson  14 Years 400 IM, 100 Free & 200 Fly

Harrison Peel 14 Years 200 Free

Charlie Hopkins 17+ 400 Free

Eleanor Morris 100 Breast & 200 Breast

 141 Personal Best Times

 

28 Golds, 28 Silvers & 20 Bronze Medals

 

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Finis Reward Programme Details

FINIS DISCOUNT CODE AND REWARD PROFRAMME – TECHNIQUE SESSION DELIVERED BY AN OLYMPIAN

Following our very informative and inspiring Finis demonstration given by Ex Olympian, Ross Davenport, on Friday, we are happy to announce that all Crawley SC members can now purchase the specialised Finis equipment through Mailsports with a 10% discount.

To place your order, and get the special discount price given on our kit list, please click on the following ink and use the discount code  CST2016

https://www.mailsports.co.uk/clubs/crawley-swim-team

 

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Winter Counties Warm up times

See Winter Counties Warm up times

Good luck to everyone

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Nov

Easy Fundraising - help raise funds for our Club

As a club we are always striving to keep fees down and with the ever increasing running costs we are always looking for ways to raise funds to meet these.

Easy Fundraising is a free and easy way to help by shopping on line, at no extra cost to you and is endorsed by the ASA and with retailers such as Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, Debenhams, Asda and Ebay (to name just a few) participating.

As we go in to the Christmas shopping season, now would be an ideal time to start raising funds to support our Club.

For more information and to register, please go to http://swimming.easyfundraising.org.uk/support/

Happy Shopping and Thank you! 

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Arena League Round 2 Results

Well done to everyone who swam - the current league positions here http://www.nationalswimmingleague.org.uk/south/results

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Dec