Crawley Swimming Club Retain Sussex County Championship Title
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.
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.
Head Coach CSC
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.
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
Cold buffet lunch, complimentary glass of Prosecco/Beer for over 18s
Family activities throughout the event
Bring your own bottle!
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!
Please note there is no squad training on Monday May 30 due to Bank Holiday.
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!!
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!
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.
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
No training at Cottesmore from July 27th - begins again September 07th
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.
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
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.
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
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
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!
Please see the members area here https://www.crawleysc.co.uk/members/members/fees/ for details on fees from January 2017