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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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:  or you can find Jemma Sait in the pool viewing gallery on Friday evenings, Monday / Wednesday mornings and Wednesday evenings.


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