Due to pool closures training will be cancelled for all groups this coming Monday due to the Bank Holiday. Sorry for the disruption.
Please find below the numbers drawn for April 2013 1st - Rebecca Burden - No 102 - Wins 13.00 2nd - Jackie Fairchild - No 134 - Wins 7.80 3rd - John Hughes - NO 255 - Wins 5.20 Congratulations to all winners. Winnings can be collected from Club Desk on Friday evenings. If you are interested in joining the 500 club please do not hesitate to contact me. My e-mail address is listed on the website under Club 500.
There is a meeting for interested parents who may wish to know more about the competitions side of the sport on Friday 24th May 6.00-7.00pm in Spire Suite 1 (over the bridge to the far side of the Sports Centre at Coventry Sports Centre and up on the 4th Floor). If you are baffled by the different types of competitions, not sure which ones are the right ones for your child to enter, not sure on the processes on how to enter them and any other areas you may need help with then this is a meeting for you! Hopefully things will be clearer at the end of the hour!
Calie Smith (the Tour Organiser) would like to ask if possible that all Devon tour swimmers and parents could meet for about 10-15 minutes next Friday 17th May 2013 between 5:30 and 5:50pm, on the balcony. (obviously before swimming) This is so everyone can meet before the tour and future fund raising events . We need to have this meeting as Calie has had questions from parents and swimmers. This will then clarify any concerns but we need to have it on this date due to galas and half term coming up. Please can you reply by email letting Calie know that you and your child can attend or not firstname.lastname@example.org
We am sorry but the Green Achievers session at Tile Hill will be cancelled tonight. Swimmers in that group are encouraged to attend either the Blue Achievers session at Lyng Hall 6-7pm or the Red Achievers session at Foxford 6.30-7.30pm instead. Sorry for the disruption.
Great results from the 2nd round of this years Junior Leagues - both our Nuneaton League team and Leicester League team won their respective gala\s last night. The Nuneaton League team put in a strong performance to win by over 30 points from 2nd placed Leamington. The Leicester League team won in a hard fought gala by 3 points from Loughborough. Very well done to all the swimmers, coaches, team managers and parents! Good luck also for the 3rd round in June.
Congratulations to Anita Linton who swam in the Mencap LD Nationals in Sheffield last weekend where she set 3 new European Records in the 50m breast, 50m butterfly and 100m IM and 2 world records in the Butterfly & IM. Well done Anita!!
Training will be slightly changed this Sunday due to the Open Meet. Details are below: Coloured Achievers and Reception Achiever sessions will be cancelled. High Achievers swim session will run as usual but with no land-work session. Junior Performance, Senior Performance and Masters groups will run as normal. Sorry for the disruption.
This is to inform you that there will be no cards for the Coventry and District Secondary’s next weekend, so therefore you must withdraw form the events you are not going to be swimming in. If you let us know by Friday lunch time we can withdraw you from the event, any later than that you will have to withdraw yourself via the Coventry and District. The warm up and start times have changes also for next weekend due to the amount of entries. Saturday Afernoon warm up is 1.15 start 2.15 and the Evening warm is 5.15 start 6.15. Sunday Am warm up is 8am start 9am and the Pm warm up is 12.15 start 1.15. Please check the Coventry and District Website for more information. There is now also a pay and display system in place at the pingles for anyone who is there for more than 3 hours. Please check the pay and display board in the car park for all the information you need regarding the parking fees. The charge will only apply on the Saturday as Sunday is free parking.
Please could you let me know if you are able to team manage for any of the sessions at the Coventry and District Secondary? We have a large contingent and would like the coaches to be free to coach!! Thanks. email@example.com
We are still short of people to help on the door for both days at the May Meet. Please can you email me on firstname.lastname@example.org asap if you are able to help. Thank you.
For those travelling by car, please note that we have been allocated parking at \The Waterfront\ car park on Mill Lane. This is next to building 12 and the River Soar on the DMU map. http://www.dmu.ac.uk/documents/study- documents/undergraduate-study-documents/visit-us/2012-dmu- access-map-web.pdf It is apparently best to come down Western Boulevard and turn (depending on approach) left or right into Mill Lane and the car park is on the left. Leicester Tigers have a Premiership Semi Final at home that afternoon so be prepared for some traffic delays!
Please note tattoos will be for sale on Poolside on Friday 10th May from 6.00 - 7.00pm £1 each or 3 for £2.00 in preparation for the Diddy League and Mercian League meets. Tattoos are available from Clare Burden.
Owing to a health issue I need help on Friday evening to get the timing equipment onto the poolside and set up ready for the Open Meet this weekend. The equipment can be moved on to the poolside before the club session starts at 6 o\clock and set up can be done after 7.15 pm. If you are sitting in the balcony at these times please come down and help, it only needs a couple or so of people to do the necessary work and it will be very much appreciated. I will be on poolside from about 5.15.pm
We have been given some lost property from the Warwickshires some of it has names in it so we will return the the rightful owners in the next few days however there are a couple of T-shirts with no names so if you lost your shirt at the Warwickshires please see either Adam or Jo to get it back.
This Saturday (4th May) Anita Ryder, our Reception Achiever Coach, is going to be on the television programme The Cube. Tune in to ITV at 8.15pm to see her in action. Good Luck Anita, hope you beat the Cube!!
Great job from all the swimmers at the Mercian League on Saturday. We were convincing winners in the end beating second placed Lichfield by 68 points. Well done all!!
Please be aware that training will be cancelled for all groups on Monday 6th May due to the bank holiday pool closures.
Training will be cancelled tonight (Monday 22nd April) at Coventry Sports Centre for all groups. The boiler has broken down and so there is no hot water for the pool or showers. The centre dont have a timeframe at the moment for it to be fixed so please assume training is on as usually tomorrow, but keep an eye on the club website and your email as we will inform you if training is cancelled again. We are sorry for the disruption.
Venues for May 11th 2013 (Please note this is the same day as the May Meet) Leicester League will be at De Montfort University Leisure Centre LE3 5LX Warm up 6pm Nuneaton League will be at Leamington Spa CV32 4EW Warm Up 6.15pm
Please note that due to the change in date we have had to take a later booking for the pool than usual. Warm up is 4.30pm and start 5.00pm at the usual venue, University of Warwick Sports Centre
Please note due to the change in date we have had to take a later booking with the pool. Therefore, the warm up tomorrow is at 4.30pm and will start at 5.00pm at the University of Warwick
Congratulations to our Masters Section who came away from the best attended Gloucester Masters Open Meet ever with the Top Club Award 2013. The team of 18 swimmers from 19 to 63 years old came away with a host of p.b\s. and medals. The swimmers entered multiple events with 123 swims for the Club. More details and photos on the Coventry Masters website. Well done to all the swimmers and coaching staff!
City of Coventry had some good results over the weekend in the 1st round of the Junior Leagues. In the Nuneaton League 1st round at Halesowen the team finished second behind Boldmere, while at Wellingborough in the 1st round of the Leicester League the team finished third behind Wellingborough and Rushden. We had quite a few swimmers unavailable on Saturday so please do everything possible to be available for selection on League days. The 2nd round is Saturday 11th May and the 3rd round is Saturday 22nd June. We will get the selections out as early as possible but please try and keep these dates free so we can field our strongest teams. Well done to all the swimmers, coaches and team managers at the weekend!
Congratulations to the following swimmers who all completed their Diving Awards last Sunday: Behrad Koohy Anthony Nghiem Jennifer Nghiem Franceska Tchapdeu Elizabeth Cooke Akeel Jawfer There is a certificate and badge you can purchase from the Club Night Desk should you wish to do so.
LATEST UPDATE Coach leaves at 1615 hours Watch this space!!
Please note the start time of the Wellingborough Gala had been brought forward. Coach now leaves at 1630 hours. Warm up is 1730 hours
As you are aware the May meet is fast approaching. We would like to make up a couple of bottle hampers and sweet hampers to raise money for the club during this meet. Any donations would be gratefully received, please hand into the club desk on a Friday evening. Many thanks for your support.
Please find below 500 club winners:- Feb 2013 Draw 1st 38 14.25 D.Bond 2nd 91 8.55 R.Jelley 3rd 318 5.7 V.Hazel March 2013 Draw 1st 31 14.25 A.Topping 2nd 200 8.55 Julian Oscroft 3rd 166 5.7 C.Hinett Congratulations to all winners, monies can be collected from the club desk on Friday evening.
The Masters squad have recently returned from a training camp in Mallorca at a Masters clinic at the BEST centre. The squad had 8 swimming sessions and swam a total of 32k. The focus was on technique, starts and turns. They were given some very useful drills on all four strokes, with the emphasis on maximising technique and gaining an efficient stroke. Allison and Frank Stoney led the camp, with some members staying on to compete in the Mallorca Masters gala. Results to follow. This week the Elite 2 squad are also in Mallorca on a training camp led by John Adye and again some excellent work will be being done.
With Bablake being closed we had originally said the Reception Achievers swimmers who train on Wednesdays at Bablake would be free to attend any of the other Achiever sessions on Wednesday (Blue or Green), or Thursday (Red). Swimmers are fine to still do this but please be aware the Green Achievers session on Wednesday 10th will now be at Coventry Sports Centre, not Tile Hill. The time of the session will still be 7.15-8.15pm Very sorry for the disruption.
There will be a few changes to training on Wednesday for Green Achievers, SP1 and SP2: The Green Achievers session will move from Tile Hill to Coventry Sports Centre, but the time of the session will be the same 7.15-8.15pm slot. The SP1 pool session will be extended from the usual 5.15pm finish to a 5.45pm finish. Land-work will be afterwards as normal. The SP2 pool session will be extended as well and run from 5.45-7.30pm. There will be no land-work afterwards for SP2.
There will be no land work tonight for either of the Senior Performance Squads tonight (Monday 8th April) but there will be a longer swim session of 2 hours running from 7.00-9.00pm.
Leicester Diddy League Wellingborough Waendel Leisure Centre NN8 1DZ Nuneaton Junior League Halesowen Leisure Centre B63 3AB Warm up is 1800 hours. Both coaches leave Coventry Sports Centre at 1645 hours. Please notify Benjamin Jelley (Leicester) or Steve Burke (Nuneaton) if you are not going to be travelling on the coach.
Awesome swim from Abigail Humphreys at the Portsmouth Open over 800m Free this weekend. Abi swam 8.59.20 to set new West Midland Senior and Junior Records and Warwickshire Senior and Junior Records. Well done from everyone at City of Coventry Swimming Club!
With Bablake pool closing over the Easter holidays there will be some changes to the Reception Achievers session on Wednesday 3rd and Wednesday 10th April. Swimmers can attend either the Green Achievers session at Tile Hill 7.15-8.15pm, the Blue Achievers session at Lyng Hall 6-7pm or the Red Achievers session at Foxford on Thursdays 6.45-7.45pm. Sorry for the disruption.
Mark Branch will be stepping down from his administration role in the club office from the end of this month. Mark has been working in the club office for over four years but has recently got a new job working in a school in Warwick. Mark will continue to be part of the coaching staff and coach Junior Performance 1. Could we take this opportunity to thank Mark for his hard work and wish him well in his role.
There is a Level 1 Teaching course next week at Foleshill Leisure Centre and they are in need of swimmers who are in stages 3, 4 and 5 Therefore if you in these groups on Club Night or on a saturday morning and want to have a free lesson please contact Foleshill Leisure Centre direct to put your name down on the list. The days and times needed for swimmers are: Wednesday 3rd April 3.00-3.30 or 3.30-4.00pm Thursday 4th April 2.00-2.30, 2.30-3.00, 3.00-3.30pm or 3.30-4.00pm Friday 5th April 2.00-2.30, 2.30-3.00, 3.00-3.30pm or 3.30-4.00pm Foleshill Leisure Centre number is 024 7666 7121.
The pool at Bablake shuts during school holidays and so there will be a couple of changes over the Easter school holidays. Training will be as usual at Bablake on Wednesday 27th March although there is an event on at the school and so they have warned us it might be quite busy. The following two Wednesdays (3rd and 10th April) will be moved to Warwick University alongside Junior Performance1 5-6.15pm. Mark Branch who coaches JP1 is away on holiday over Easter and so Charlotte Cheshire will be taking the sessions at Warwick. There will be no changes to the Tuesday or Thursday sessions.
Well done to all the swimmers, coaches and parents that braved the weatehr conditions on Saturday to race at the Solihull Senior Gala. The team raced hard and finished 5th - well done to all.
Just to clarify there will be no Pathway 2 or 3 sessions on Friday 29th or Sunday 31st March and no Pathway 1 session on Sunday 31st due to it being the Easter weekend.
Due to the postponement of the Development Gala last saturday the new date will be Saturday 20th April. There will be a different start time of 4.30pm as that is the earliest we can enter the pool at this time. Entry will re-open for this competition at the weekend when Julia returns off holiday so if you could not make Saturday\s date but you can make the 20th you will be able to enter.
We have had confirmation that the gala tonight will go ahead. Good luck to all the swimmers - race hard!!
With the forecasted snow tonight and tomorrow Solihull SC are going to let us know tomorrow at 2pm of their decision as to whether to go ahead with the gala. For those swimmers racing please assume the gala is on unless you hear from us. If Solihull decide to cancel the gala we will email/text every swimmer as well as post the details on the club website as soon as possible. Thank you.
We have had to make a call on the forecast of heavy snow and the effects this may have on the Development Gala planned for tomorrow. As it is forecast for heavy snow from 1.00am tonight and then all day tomorrow we have taken the decision now to cancel the gala tomorrow. An alternative date is being sort so the gala will happen but just later in the year, we are looking at the availability of the pool for Saturday 20th April but this has to be confirmed by the Univeristy of Warwick on Monday. Further details of this will be made available once confirmed. We hope you agree with us that this is the sensible option to take in light of the forecast!
There will be no Pathway sessions for Pathways 1, 2 or 3 on Sunday 31st March due to it being the Easter weekend. All other Pathway sessions will run as normal throughout the holidays.
There will be no training for any groups within the club on Friday 29th, Saturday 30th, Sunday 31st or Monday 1st April. Training will be back to normal for the evening of Tuesday 2nd April. Sorry for the disruption.
COVENTRY BLAZE V BELFAST GIANTS (last game of the season) Saturday 23rd March @ 7PM To book tickets please email COVENTRYBLAZEHOCKEY@GMAIL.COM or call 07808 774132 BY 5PM on wednesday 20th March £12 ADULTS AND £6.50 CHILDREN (UNDER 16). Can not be exchanged for cash, maximum of 5 tickets per booking, valid for the Blaze Home Game on 23rd March only. Please quote City of Coventry Swimming Club when booking tickets.
Hi All Coventry Swimming Clubs Easter Swim Camp is running from the 2nd to the 5th of April this year, available to those 8-12 years old. This camp is a great way to help concentrate on and reinforce the essential skills needed to progress and reach your full potential in swimming. Over the four days each stroke will be covered, fly, back, breast and free, concentrating on the fundamentals of each. Starts, turns and finishes on each stroke will also be covered, as well as land training, nutrition, race preparation etc. This is a great way to introduce or improve the key skills in swimming, as well as being fun! If you are interested, please find the booking form under the SWIM CAMP tab on the left hand side of the clubs home page. A discount is available for those who are members of the club and those who wish to attend the whole camp. For any further information please email myself at email@example.com Thanks
Rachel Groves has two tickets available that she can no longer use for tomorrow night (Friday 8th March)Finals session in Leeds. Doors open 4.15pm for a 5.45pm start. If you are interested in these tickets please contact Rachel directly on firstname.lastname@example.org and a donation to this year\s Devon Tour in exchange for the tickets would be appreciated.
The normal Green Achievers session at Tile Hill tomorrow will be changed due to a coaching staff shortage. Swimmers are encouraged to make up the session either with Blue Achievers at Lyng Hall 6-7pm or on Thursday with Red Achievers at Foxford 6.45-7.45pm. Sorry for the disruption.
Well done to Martha Ryan who competed at the National Junior and Youth Disability Swimming Championships at Ponds Forge in Sheffield. In the 10/13 years age group, S15 classification, Martha won Gold in the 100m IM, Silverin the 50m Breast and Bronze in the 50m and 100m Free. Well Done again to Martha and her coach Steve Burke.
At the last few Executive Meetings one of the things we have been discussing has been rewarding some of our regular volunteers with free club membership. We are putting the final ideas together and this is a post just to let any of our volunteers out there know that you may be receiving free membership soon. Thanks for all the hard work you all put into the club, of which without it we would not be able to provide the services that we do for the Membership.
Please find below winning numbers for the last couple of months - congratulations to all the winners. Winners please collect your cheques from John on Club night Dec 2012 Draw 1st 102 12.75 Rebecca Burden 2nd 2 7.65 Tony Williamson 3rd 11 5.1 Yvonne Dunkley Jan 2013 Draw 1st 213 12.75 Jo Deakins 2nd 195 7.65 Liz Sykes 3rd 478 5.1 John Hughes As you can see the 500 club is yet again dwindling, any inspiration regarding this potentially massive fundraiser would be appreciated.
Could we please remind everyone that photographs and videoing are not allowed on poolside or from the balcony during training sessions. The centre have strict rules on this and we obviously have to abide by them. Could we please ask that all members refrain from this during any training sessions. Many thanks.
Sincere apologies to Megan Crofts who we missed off the list of medal winners from the Rugby Open. Megan had a great swim to win Bronze in the 200m Breaststroke - very well done!
We are in the process of issuing re-entry cards for the Warwickshire Championships. A number of swimmers who have entered the Championships have not renewed their club membership and cards for those swimmers will not be issued until membership has been paid. If your membership has not been renewed yet please do so immediately.
Very sorry to Hugh Williams - he won a Silver medal at last weekends Rugby Open, not Bronze as was stated. Sorry for the mistake but great swimming Hugh!
Very well done to the swimmers that raced at the Rugby Open Meet this weekend - the club had some great results with 72 Personal Best Times. A special mention to Lauren McConnachie with 4 Golds and 1 Silver, Charlie Fulwell with 1 Silver and 1 Bronze, Sam Fairchild with 1 Silver, Holly Cameron with 1 Silver and Hugh Williams with 1 Bronze. Congratulations to all the swimmers and coaches!
Congratulations to the following swimmers who successfully passed their diving awards on Sunday: Hannah Dixon, Luke Chapman, Mia Sweeney, Sophie Arora, Amelia Shaw and Georgia White. Very well done to all the swimmers.
Due to Bablake School being shut for the half term holiday training will be moved on Wednesday 20th February for Reception Achievers and Junior Club: Junior Club swimmers can attend the Junior Performance 1 session at Warwick University 5-6.15pm. Reception Achievers swimmers can attend either the Blue Achievers session at Lyng Hall 6-7pm, Green Achievers at Tile Hill 7.15-8.15pm or Red Achievers at Foxford on Thursday 21st 6.45-7.45pm.
On the back of the success of the WISH Campaign and previous years of collecting the vouchers from Sainsbury we are again collecting the vouchers from Sainsbury. If you shop at Sainsbury, or know of people who do, please bring in the vouchers and post in the box on the club night table on Friday nights, or if in a squad that do not train on a friday please pass to your coach to hand in. All vouchers collected will go towards kit for the club. Thanks in advance for any vouchers donated.
Congratulations to the following swimmers who have passed their Diving Awards recently: Hanna Dixon Luke Chapman Mia Sweeney Sophie Arora Amelia Shaw Georgia white
The University of Warwick have confirmed that the balcony will be available for spectators on Saturday. Entry to the balcony will be £2 per person as detailed in the meet information pack.
There have been some reports on the radio about Lyng Hall being shut today. The pool is open as usual though and so the sessions for HA2 and JP2 will go ahead as normal.
Entry to the Diddy Practice Gala has been extended until the end of Wednesday February 6th with a view to the provisional programme being available by Friday 8th
The Adult session at Lyng Hall on Wednesday 30th January is cancelled. Sorry for the inconvenience.
The next Diving Award Date is Sunday 10th February at 3.00pm starting in the Diving Pit at Coventry Sports Centre. All swimmers who wish to dive in competitions need to have this award before they can do so. If you wish to be added to the list please email me on email@example.com or see Anita Ryder (Reception Achiever Coach) on Friday or Sunday nights.
Due to the snow last friday we cancelled all training and the parents meeting. Therefore, we are now planning on holding them tomorrow (25th Jan) & in two weeks time (8th Feb) to avoid sprint night. Time of meeting is 6.00-7.00pm and is in Spire 1 on the dry side of the Sports Centre on the 4th Floor.
News is in from the Coventry Telegraph on how much we received as our slice of the £25000 they were giving away to 100 fundraising organisations in the City. We will receive the fantastic total of £350.17 so thanks to all that collected the little wishes and brought them into the club.
If your child has recently joined the Club and you are interested in volunteering to help on poolside, you are invited to attend a free Team Manager\s Course on Jan 29th at 7pm. The course is particularly useful for parents of 8, 9 and 10 year olds as we are hoping to train volunteers to assist with the Diddy Leagues. For more information or to book a place, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Caludon have advised us they are still having some issues with the pool and it is still very warm. We are going to go ahead with training as usual there, but please be advsied training may be cut a little shorter at the coaches discretion if it does too hot. Please speak with the coaching staff before the session if you need anymore information.
Training will be as normal for all groups tonight. Sorry for the disruption over the last few days.
We are rally sorry but have just had a call from Caludon to say the water temperature is 37 degrees and far too hot to train. Training is therefore cancelled for Reception Achievers, JP1 and JP2. Really sorry for the late notice
Please note that due to the weather tomorrow\s course has been postponed. It will now take place on 29th January. As far as I am aware it will be same time and same place.
Training will be on as usual for all groups who normally train at Coventry Sports Centre tonight. The session will also be on as usual for those groups who use Caludon Castle on Monday nights, but the centre have advised it may be easier to park on the road at the top of the car-park rather than trying to get down the slope. The achiever groups who train at Tile Hill, Foxford and Lyng Hall will be cancelled as the schools are closed due to the bad weather. Sorry for the disruption.
We are sorry but the training for all groups will be cancelled again due to the weather. The safety of our members and coaches is paramount and we dont want anyone travelling when they havent go to. We will post on the club website about training tomorrow as soon as a decision has been made.
Due to the weather the lessons in the morning have been cancelled.
Due to the adverse weather conditions we have taken the decision to cancel all training and learn to swim tonight for all groups. Even though some roads are still passable we are concerned in making sure everyone gets home safely after the sessions. Sorry for the disruption.
The distance time trials scheduled for 19th January are cancelled
Spaces on this years Devon Tour are still available, the following spaces are vacant: 10 year boys - 3 spaces 12 year boys - 4 spaces 10 year girls - 3 spaces If you wish to submit an application please fill in a Devon Tour form and hand it in to the club night desk on a Friday. All applications from now are received on a first come first served basis. Deadline for applications is the 1st February. Thanks
The weather forecast for tomorrow is a little unfavourable with snow predicted throughout the day. We are aware a lot of our members travel a long way to the pool so we will make a decision whether Club Night will run by lunchtime tomorrow. Please keep a check on the club website and your email as we will let everyone know if Club Night will run or not.
Very well done to all the swimmers and coaches for a hard fought 2nd place in the Ginger North Relay gala in Leamington on Saturday. Some disqualifications meant we lost out to Leamington in the end, but a big improvement from last years gala where we finished in 6th place. Well done all!
Apologies, forgot to put where the Parent Meetings are and what time! They are being held in Spire Suite 1, which is over in the dry side of Coventry Sports Centre. Directions are to go past the cafe and down the steps, over the bridge and into the lift to the 4th floor (or you can take the stairs!). Once you come out of the lift the door to Spire Suite 1 should be just in front of you. The timings of both meetings will be 6.00-7.00pm so that you can be ready to collect your child when they finish at 7.00pm.
This friday (18th Jan) there will be a presentation available for all new(ish) parents to the club. The aim of the talk is to give an outline to the club, who\s who and what they do, what we are trying to achieve here at the club, how swimmers move through the squads and some general information about the sport of swimming and how it is set up. There is also a follow up meeting on Friday 25th for parents to try and help explain the set up for competitions and how to enter you child in the correct competitions and the way to go about it. If you want more information about the club and more specifically about competitions then please try and attend these two meetings. Both are being led by our Head Coach Adam Ruckwood so it will be a chance for you to meet Adam and ask him any questions at the same time.
Due to the Club Open Meet happening this sunday there will be no Pathway group sessions. We will return to normal on Sunday 20th January.
Training will be cancelled for all groups this coming Sunday - the 13th January. This is due to the Level 3 Open Meet the club are running which isnt due to finish until 7pm. Water Polo training will run as usual from 7.30pm. We apologise for the disruption.
From Monday 7th January 2013 entry into the centre for morning training sessions will be through the emergency exit straight onto poolside. We are having to do this as there has been a number of occasions where members of the public have been coming in through the front doors and wondering around the centre until the centre staff arrive around 6.30am. Parents will still be able to drive their children round to the emergency exit as there is a service road between the pool and University. The usual policy of locking the doors 5 minutes before the start of the session will apply. Thanks for your help in this matter.
This is just a reminder that there is no swimming this Saturday at Lyng Hall. We start back on Saturday 12th January.
There is an ASA England Talent Camp in Coventry this weekend and so the Sunday afternoon session will be slightly altered. The session for Reception Achievers and the Coloured Achiever groups will start at 3.15pm rather than the usual 3.00pm. The finish time will be the normal 4.30pm. There will be no changes for all other groups. Very sorry for the disruption.
The last fundraising game the Blaze had raised £30 towards our Club funds. The next date the Blaze are happy to help us raise funds is the COVENTRY BLAZE V BELFAST GIANTS Game on Sunday 20th January @ 5.15PM To book tickets please email SARAHHANCOCK@COVENTRYBLAZE.CO.UK or call 07808 774132 BY 5PM ON THURSDAY 17TH JANUARY quoting COVENTRY SWIMMING CLUB OFFER £12 ADULTS AND £6.50 CHILDREN (UNDER 16) (CANNOT BE EXCHANGED FOR CASH) (MAXIMUM OF 5 TICKETS PER BOOKING) (VALID FOR THE BLAZE HOME GAME ON 20TH JANUARY ONLY)
The last fundraising game the Blaze had raised £30 towards our Club funds. The next date the Blaze are happy to help us raise funds is the COVENTRY BLAZE V BELFAST GIANTS Game on Sunday 20th January @ 5.15PM To book tickets please email SARAHHANCOCK@COVENTRYBLAZE.CO.UK or call 07808 774132 BY 5PM ON THURSDAY 17TH JANUARY quoting COVENTRY SWIMMING CLUB OFFER £12 ADULTS AND £6.50 CHILDREN (UNDER 16) (CANNOT BE EXCHANGED FOR CASH) (MAXIMUM OF 5 TICKETS PER BOOKING) (VALID FOR THE BLAZE HOME GAME ON 20TH JANUARY ONLY)
If you pay your training scheme fees by standing order you should have received an email recently reminding you to ensure that you do not make a payment in January. If you haven\t received this email it means that either the club does not have an email address for you or your address has changed but not been notified to the club. If this is the situation please send your current email address to our membership secretary Su Boulton at email@example.com to update our records
Please note that due to circumstances beyond the club\s control, there will be no spectator facility at the Deveopment Gala on 5th January. Swimmers may be dropped off at reception or if parents would like to help there are a limited number of volunteer opportunities. If you would like to help or if your swimmer has entered but no longer wishes to swim, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Next week (21st December) will be our last Club Night of 2012. It will be a fun night and we have the option for the swimmers to go in the Splash pool if the Teachers would like to take it. We will miss Friday 28th December and then will return on Friday 4th January as normal.
ELITE LEAGUE ICE HOCKEY @ THE SKYDOME ARENA COVENTRY BLAZE V CARDIFF DEVILS THURSDAY 27TH DECEMBER @ 7PM TO BOOK TICKETS PLEASE EMAIL SARAHHANCOCK@COVENTRYBLAZE.CO.UK OR CALL 07808 774132 BY 5PM ON THURSDAY 20TH DECEMBER COVENTRY SWIMMING CLUB OFFER £12 ADULTS £6.50 CHILDREN (UNDER 16) (CANNOT BE EXCHANGED FOR CASH) (MAXIMUM OF 5 TICKETS PER BOOKING) (VALID FOR THE BLAZE HOME GAME ON 27TH DECEMBER ONLY)
We are sorry but as Kate is away club shop orders wont be available for pick-up tonight. Sorry for the disruption.
Congratulations to the following who have all passed their Diving Awards recently: Kunwar Nagi Lauren Eburne Megan Eburne Ellie Fodor Roma Pooni Jake Williamson Katie Brown Shenara Rodrigo You can purchase an award from the Club Night Desk on Friday\s if you wish.
Please note the following numbers have been drawn in the 500 club - all winnings to be collected from John Hughes on the club desk:- Oct 2012 1st Prize - Number 20 - Sarah Hancox - 13.50 2nd Prize - Number 21 - Mark Vicary - 8.10 3rd Prize - Number 38 - Daisy Bond - 5.40 Nov 2012 1st Prize - Number 42 - Claire Gregory - 13.50 2nd Prize - Number 213 - Jo Deakins - 8.10 3rd Prize - Number 34 - Paula Donovan - 5.40 Well done to these winners.
Please note club calendars will be on sale from the club desk tomorrow evening from 6.30pm til 8.00 pm. Jackie Fairchild will kindly be selling these on behalf of the club. The calendar displays the dates of home meets along with dates for Cov & Districts during 2013. Price 2.00 each or 3 for 5.00 Many thanks for your continued support.
If you are interested in attending a Team Managers Course on 22nd January 7-9pm, please contact me so I may book you a place. We are particularly looking for parents of 9-12 year olds who will be eligible to compete in the Diddy Leagues but all parents are welcome to attend. ruth.jelley@coventry- swimming.org.uk
Thank you to all the volunteers that made today\s club championships possible. Your help made an enjoyable day for the swimmers. thank you Julia
We have club calendars for sale at a price of 2 pound each. The calendar displays dates of open meets that are held at Coventry during 2013. These calendars will be on sale from the club desk on Friday evening along with tattoos. Thank you for your continuing support.
Many thanks for your support today, we raised 294 pounds from the raffle. Many thanks to Clare Burden who makes these beautiful hampers. All the prizes were claimed and gratefully received.
Please note there will be a delay in the Sprint Night results being posted this month. They will not be on the website until Saturday lunchtime at the earliest.
We are sorry for the late notice but Lyng hall have just called to say the pool boiler has broken and so the sessions tonight for High Achievers 1 and Junior Club will be cancelled. We are very sorry for the late notice and disruption.
The Club have learnt of the sad news that Dorothy Clifford has passed away yesterday. Dorothy has been a member of City of Coventry Swimming club since it first started back in 1973. Part of the Three Spires Club in the early seventies Dorothy has been a willing volunteer starting out as a swimming official in many capacitites before moving onto the Water Polo side of the club where she served most of her time with the Club. During this time Dorothy has served on many committees from club through to Warwickshire and also on the Midland Exec for Water Polo. Dorothy was also a Past President of the Club, Warwickshire and was President of the Midlands Region in 2001. Dorothy was a Life Member of City of Coventry and will be sadly missed with all involved, especially by the Water Polo guys. The clubs thoughts are with her family at this time.
City of Coventry swimmers had a good meet at the Midland Short Course Championships coming away with 11 medals. In the seniors Earl Radtschenko won Gold and Bronze in the 400m IM and 200m Fly, James Burden won Silver in the 50m Back and the Mens Relays won Silver in the Medley Team race and Gold in the Freestyle Team race. The Freestyle Team (Ryan Morris, Mohammed Ahmed, James Burden, Rikki Morris) also set a new West Midlands record. In the Junior section there were medals for Sam Richards (Gold 400m Free, Bronze 200m Breast), Sian Rainsley (Bronze 50m Free), Seamus Simpkins (Bronze 200 Free), Lucas Gregory (Bronze 100m Fly) and Leah Gowing (Bronze 50m Fly). Very well done to all the swimmers!
Due to high demand, entry for the above meet has closed. The meet is now full and we are unable to accept any further entries. A provisional programme will be published in due course.
The programme for the club championsips has now been finalised. If you need to withdraw from event(s) please email email@example.com by 3pm on Saturday 8th December to prevent the gala running with empty lanes. Start lists will be produced following this cut off time. There will no changes on the day.
Members and parents, please remember when you are buying from Amazon, now or at any other time, that if you use the link on this page of the website onto Amazon\s website you will be earning valuable commission on your purchases for the club. This all helps to keep down training fees. Thank you for helping our fundraising efforts.
15000 wishes received and still counting!!!! Massive thanks to all who have collected.
Due to the Club Championships taking place this Sunday (9th Dec) there will be no pool or land training for any squads. Also, there will be no Pathways or Junior Polo Training in the Diving Pit until 7.30pm.
Thanks to all who have collected the Wish tokens, we are now over 8500!! Can we ask for any remaining tokens to be brought to the Cub Night desk before Friday 13th (2 weeks time) so we can have a final count before we have to submit them early January 2013.
Can we please remind everyone that today is the last day for Devon Tour Application Forms. If you havent handed these in yet, you can find the form on the drop-down menu on the left hand side of this page under Squads. Please note the dates are the 18th-23rd August 2013, not 19th-24th 2012 as it says on the form.
Due to the large entry for the club championships next Sunday (9th Dec) we have had to bring the start time forward an hour. Therefore, the warm up is now going to be 2.00pm with a hopeful start time of 2.30pm. If everything runs to time we should then be finished by 7.30pm. Please let everyone you know who has entered this new start time.
Fantastic swims from Anita Linton at the Downs Syndrome International and World Championships in Loana, Italy. Anita swimming for Team GB won Gold in the 4x50m Medley Relay as well as a hard fought 6th place in the 50m Breaststroke. Very well done Anita from all at City of Coventry Swimming Club!
The Club had two swimmers compete in the recent Regional Disability Championships held at Solihull. Martha Ryan won 1 Gold (200m Free), 2 silvers (100m Free & 100m IM) & 1 bronze (50m Breast) in the Multi disability categories for each event. Joshua Fairchild was the other swimmer to compete and he also did well coming first overall in the 50m Back and second overall in the 50m, 100m & 200m free & 50m Breaststroke. Well done to both swimmers on some excellent results.
We are really sorry for the late notice but the sessions at Bablake for Junior Club and Reception Achievers will be cancelled tonight. Charlotte is sick and we cant find coaching cover. Junior Club swimmers can attend the Junior Performance 2 session tonight at Caludon Castle 6.45-8.30pm if they wish. Reception Achievers can attend the Blue Achievers at Lyng Hall tonight 6-7pm or Green Achievers 7.15-8.15pm at Tile Green tonight if they wish. Very sorry for the disruption.
After the heart problems suffered by the Bolton midfielder, Fabrice Muamba and the tragic death of Norwegian World Champion swimmer Alexander Dale Oen, the club have arranged for the charity CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) to attend the club to test members should they wish to be screened. The minimum age is 14 years old and the cost is £35 which is considerably cheaper than having the tests done privately. The club have some places remaining for the CRY testing that is taking place on Saturday 5th January. If you wish to take us this offer please pass a cheque onto your group coach ASAP with a cheque made payable to City of Coventry Swimming Club. For more information dont hesitate to contact Adam on firstname.lastname@example.org
The Green Achievers session will be cancelled on Monday 26th November at Tile Hill. Swimmers are encouraged to attend the Red Achievers session at Foxford 6.30-7.30pm or the Blue Achievers session at Lyng Hall 6.00-7.00pm. Very sorry for the disruption.
There will be no Masters session on the evening of Friday 30th November due to the Masters Christmas Dinner and Dance. Sorry for the disruption.
Do you wish to advertise your business. We are planning to sell a club calendar to swimmers (one A3 sheet displaying some meets throughout the year - a nice stocking filler for Christmas - 2 pound per calendar. Cost is 25.00 per advert, if you are interested, please e-mail me asap. Thank you for your support. Yvonne
The club have now collected 4500 tokens for the Wish Campaign in the Coventry Telegraph - many thanks for your help! We are still collecting so please continue to bring your tokens in and hand them into the Club Desk on Friday Nights. This will help raise funds for the club so every token is very much appreciated.
Hi All Arena results from the last two rounds are as follows: Arena A Team Round 1 - 1st Place Round 2 - 1st Place Arena B Team Round 1 - 3rd Place Round 2 - 3rd Place The A team have qualified for the Division 1 regional final along with Boldmere A, Co Derby A, Redditch SC, Stourbridge A, Leicester Penguins A. Having unfortunately not reaching the Division 2 final this year the B team have their final round at Stechford. We wish both teams the best of luck in their final regional rounds.
We have had a message from the Pool Management at Coventry Sports Centre that people are storing their kit bags etc in the changing room lockers between sessions. The Management at the Pool have been receiving complaints from their customers during the day that there are no spare lockers for them to use. The Pool Management have asked the Club to let its members know that they can no longer store kit between sessions in this way. Please can you adhere to this request so that our strong relationship with the Trust and Pool Management remains. If you have any problems with kit bags during the day please let Adam or your coach know and an alternative can be sort. Thanks in advance for your cooperation.
Saturday 17th Nov is the last day for collecting the Wish Tokens in the Coventry Telegraph and they are printing some more BONUS tokens. If everyone bought 1 Telegraph tomorrow and cut out the vouchers it would really boost our number. Please spend 47p on a Telegraph and help your club raise as much as we can! Please bring in tokens to the club night desk. Thanks in advance to all who have collected for us.
The following people have been nominated for the respective positions upon the Executive Committee of the Club. These positions will be confirmed at the AGM on the 22nd November: President: Steve Burke Chairman: Frank Stoney Treasurer: John Hughes Secretary: Liz Sykes Membership secretary: Su Boulton Racing Group Administrator: Julia Betteley Women’s Water Polo: Sarah Mullen Men’s Water Polo: Dan McSorley Volunteer coordinator: Ruth Jelley Education & development: John Towle Officials: Kevin Sherwood Swim 21: Ben Jelley Fund raising: Yvonne Matthews Head coach: Adam Ruckwood Club Programme Manager: Jo Deakins Welfare officer: Liz Sykes
The Masters session on Tuesday 11th December is cancelled. The Tuesday night session is on as normal.
We currently have had 20 people kindly volunteer for the Club Champs on the 9th December. In order to ensure these happen we need another 10 people as a minimum to sign up to help. If you would like to help out in any role, no previous experience is needed, then please sign up via the link at the top of the Club\s home page. Any queries into what you may have to do please email Ruth Jelley on email@example.com or see Ruth on the Club Night desk at 6.00-7.00pm on Fridays. Thanks in advance to all that offer to help.
We currently have had 20 people kindly volunteer for the Club Champs on the 9th December. In order to ensure these happen we need another 10 people as a minimum to sign up to help. If you would like to help out in any role, no previous experience is needed, then please sign up via the link at the top of the Club\s home page. Any queries into what you may have to do please email Ruth Jelley on firstname.lastname@example.org or see Ruth on the Club Night desk at 6.00-7.00pm on Fridays. Thanks in advance to all that offer to help.
The next Diving Awards were planned for the 9th December. Due to the Club Championships now being on that date we are going to bring the Diving Awards a week earlier to allow anyone who needs to do them before the Club Championships the chance. These Awards will be at 3.00pm starting in the Diving Pit. Please see Anita if you wish to do your award on the day.
This week is the last week to collect the Wish Tokens out of the Coventry Telegraph, the last day being Saturday 17th November. There are BONUS tokens tomorrow (weds) in the paper so look out for these! Please bring any wishes you have into the Club Night desk on Friday\s, at the last count we are now up to 2500! Big thanks to all who have brought them in so far.
We are sorry for the disruption but the Adult Learn To Swim session at Lyng Hall on Wednesday 14th November 7-8pm will be cancelled. Everything will be back to normal the following week.
If you are interested in attending a two hour course on Team Managing, please could you contact me on ruth.jelley@coventry- swimming.org.uk or speak to me at the Club Night Desk? The course is free and suitable for those new to team managing and anyone who thinks team managing may be be area in which they could volunteer for the Club. No experience is necessary and the course is free.
The start time of the Coventry Blaze game that tickets are on sale for City of Coventry Swimming CLub is actually 7.30pm, not 7.45pm as previously stated.
Another chance to attend a Coventry Blaze Game COVENTRY BLAZE V EDINBURGH CAPITALS WEDNESDAY 28th NOVEMBER @ 7.45PM TO BOOK TICKETS PLEASE EMAIL email@example.com OR CALL 02476 223220 BY 5PM ON MONDAY 26TH NOVEMBER COVENTRY SWIMMING CLUB OFFER £12 ADULTS & £6.50 CHILDREN (UNDER 16) (CANNOT BE EXCHANGED FOR CASH) (MAXIMUM OF 5 TICKETS PER BOOKING) (VALID FOR THE BLAZE HOME GAME ON 28th NOVEMBER ONLY)
Thank you to all the volunteers who helped out at the November Open Meet. We are always in need of more volunteers so if you are able to help at any of the forthcoming meets, please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org
As of Friday we had over 800 tokens given in so far. Thank you to all that have contributed. We have a few more weeks left to collect these tokens so if you have the Coventry Evening Telegraph please bring in the tokens on Friday Nights so we can build up as much as we can.
As we are a coach short this week we will have to cancel the Foxford session for Red Achievers on Monday 5th November. Swimmers from that group are encouraged to attend either the Blue Achievers at Lyng Hall 6-7pm, the Green Achievers at Tile Hill 7-8pm or Reception Achievers at Caludon Castle 6.45-8pm. Paul Wilson will be at the Reception Session at Caludon. Very sorry for the disruption.
City of Coventry now has 9 of their youth and junior water polo players in the England Talent squad. The girls are represented by Rhianne Oscroft, Georgia Linney, Hebe Davies Colley, Megan Clarke, Helen Mockler, Olivia Carter and Rachel Thompson; the boys are Jordan Elliot and Ben Greenhill. Well done to these swimmers.
City of Coventry women’s team finished a very credible third in Division 1 in the first phase of the 2012/13 season of the British Water Polo League and qualify for the Super 5’s Championship for the second year running. Coventry opened the season with a narrow 8-7 defeat to defending Champions City of Manchester followed by victories over Bristol, Sheffield, Liverpool Liver Birds, London Penguin and Liverpool Lizards and well deserved 6-6 draw against London Otter, who are lead by the GB Olympic captain Fran Leighton. With the GB Olympians now playing for the club team’s competition is likely to be even fiercer in the Super 5’s this year than last year. Coventry are aiming for a top four finish this season guaranteeing entry into the British Championships and potential qualification for European club competition in 2013. Coventry has a policy to develop their younger players and the addition of these junior players is paying dividends developing the entire squad. The club is represented by two teams in the Midland League this season and will compete in regional and national events at Youth and Junior levels for the first time this season.
The ASA still have some Olympic Merchandise left and are having a massive sale in a bid to try and clear the stock! As well as the massive reductions in prices, they are also offering a “3 for 2” offer (cheapest item free). Details can be found here: http://shop.swimming.org/Other-Products/2012-Merchandise Purchases can be made via the webshop but in order to take advantage of the of the 3 for 2 offer, please call the freephone order line: 0800 220 292.
More bonus tokens on offer tomorrow in the Telegraph (Tues 30th October). Please collect and help us claim more money from the Telegraph. Please post all tokens in the box on the Club Night desk.
Very sorry - the Red Achievers session is 6.30-7.30pm at Foxford, not 6.45-7.45pm.
We are sorry for the late notice but the Green Achievers session will be cancelled tonight at Tile Hill. Swimmers are encouraged to attend either the Blue Achievers session at Lyng Hall 6-7pm, or the Red Achievers session at Foxford 6.45-7.45pm.
Due to the repairs to the diving towers at the pool there will be some changes to the training times tonight: Elite 1, Elite 2, SP1, SP2 = 5.00-6.30pm Reception, Red, Blue, Green Achievers = 6.30-7.30pm JP1, JP2, HA1, HA2 = 7.30-8.30pm I am sorry for the late notice but the centre have only just got the ok from the health and safety to go ahead with the sessions.
The A Team gala will be taking place at Nuneaton and we are the hosts. If your child is swimming and you are able to help sell programmes on the door, team manage or officiate, please contact Kevin Sherwood or Ruth Jelley. Thank you.
We are in need of volunteers to help at the November Open Meet on 3rd November. If you are able to assist by selling programmes on the door or helping with poolside activities please contact me on email@example.com
Due to health and safety work being conducted on the diving towers today the sessions for all groups tonight will be cancelled. We are sorry for the late notice. The repairs are carrying on until tomorrow but we envisage the sessions tomorrow night being ok. Please continue to check the club website for updates.
Due to the problems with the Diving Boards the Olympic Pool is going to be configured to 50m lanes tomorrow if it is open at all. Therefore, we are having to cancel Club Night & the Pathway sessions for this week. For the Squads that normally swim on a friday please keep checking the website for updates on what is happening. Details will be posted as and when we know any further information. We apologise for the cancellation of Club Night this week but it is out of our control.
Since the heart problems suffered by Fabrice Muamba (the Bolton Midfielder) and a number of other high profile sportspeople, the club have been looking at trying to arrange some support for the swimmers in this area. With the great help of the ASA England Talent Programme and the club’s Beacon Programme, CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) are to visit the sports centre on Saturday 5th January 2013. CRY are a registered charity and a not for profit organisation. They will attend the sports centre and offer screening for swimmers in the form of ECG tests to check for any potential problems. If during the testing their cardiologists find any issues they then perform a further test and can offer advice on what to do. The cost of this screening is £35. The tests are open for swimmers aged 14 and over and if you would like your child to be tested please bring in a cheque made payable to City of Coventry Swimming Club and pass to Mark Branch or Adam Ruckwood. There are only 35 places available so slots will be allocated on a strictly first come, first served basis when cheques are received. Due to the limited number of spaces we will have to restrict this offer to club swimmers / polo players only. If you would like anymore information please contact Adam on firstname.lastname@example.org
City of Coventry water polo player Danielle Elliot represented Great Britain in the recent Under 19 European Junior Water polo Championships in Chelyabinsk – Russia in September. With victories in their group games against Turkey and Ukraine GB qualified for the 7/8th playoff finishing in 7th position after a tense match against France in which Danielle played a significant part scoring the equalising goal and taking the game to penalties which GB duly won.
City of Coventry’s Jordan Elliot has represented Great Britain in a six team water polo tournament held in Lviv in the Ukraine. The junior tournament for boys born in 1996 or later was contested between GB, Russia, Slovinia, Poland, Holland and hosts Ukraine. Although a year out of age (born 1997), Jordan played in all 5 matches for the largely inexperienced GB squad and was second top goal scorer for GB with 5 goals, finding the net in all matches bar the Russian match. Congratulations to Jordon on this performance.
Due to an ASA England Talent Camp being held in Coventry next week there will be some slight changes to the morning training sessions next week: Monday will be unchanged. Tuesday morning for Elite 1 will be 5-7am. Masters will be 5.30-7am. Wednesday morning will be unchanged. Thursday morning will be 5-7am for Elite 1, SP1 and SP2. Friday morning will be 5.30-7am for Masters. Very sorry for the disruption.
Due to a Tile falling off the 10m Diving Board at the weekend Health and safety have closed the pit off till further work is done to make the boards safe. This work is due to commence at 9.00am in the morning. Therefore, the Pathways 3 session planned for today at 5.30pm has been cancelled. We are awating an update from the Pool Management tomorrow afternoon to see if this affects any other sessions in the next few days. The Management will not know themsleves until the workmen are on site tomorrow morning and begin the work. Further updates will appear here when we have them.
City of Coventry SC Masters had their most successful Midland Masters Championship in the Clubs 29 year history, ending the dominance of the other Masters Only clubs in the region. The Club came away with 80 medals, 35 of them gold. The team also entered 20 relay events at the Newbold Common Pool Leamington on the weekend 28-30th September. The Masters continued their success with a small team of 9 during their visit to Europe in the Luxemburg International Masters Meet. Competing against 59 other continental clubs the section returned with the 2nd place team trophy and 45 medals from 58 events entered between them. Congratulations to the team on their excellent results!
Well done to all the swimmers who competed in the Wycombe Open Meet this weekend. Every Swimmer brought back a medal and more, with outstanding PB’s from some. The Team brought back 11 speeding tickets (which are a good thing as it means the swimmers have swam faster than a required level!). These went to: Day 1: Ellie Tranter 50 Back, Megan Wright 100 free, Alysha McDermott, Sam Fairchild 200 free and Thomas Twaites 50 free Day 2: Sam Fairchild 200 IM and 100 free, Megan Wright 200 free, Alysha Mc Dermott 50 free, Hannah Williamson 50 free and Hadden Smith 100 breast The Team also brought back 78 Medals over the weekend: Gold medals: 36 Silver medals: 22 Bronze medals: 20 Out of 13 Visiting Clubs COCSC came 3rd Overall for Visiting Club with points of 588 – and first place got 613 points. Thanks also to the Team staff & parents who went to support the team, the swimmers can not do it without you!
In the Coventry Telegraph today are bonus Wish Tokens to collect. Please hand in all tokens in the box on the Club Night table and help us turn these into cash!
The club needs to file a statuatory return which includes a document in iXBRL format. If any parent or reader of this has access to this software programme and is able to help in converting our document would they please contact John Hughes on email@example.com
There will be a couple of changes to the training schedule due to Bablake bring closed for Half-Term for Junior Club and Reception Achievers for the next two Wednesdays - the 24th and 31st. Junior Club will move to the Junior Performance 1 session at Warwick University 5.00-6.15pm. Reception Achievers can attend either the Green Achievers session at Tile Hill on Wednesdays 7.15-8.15pm, the Blue Achievers session at Lyng Hall on Wednesdays 6-7pm or the Red Achievers at Foxford on Thursdays 6.45-7.45pm. Sorry for the disruption.
We have noticed that there are some errors in the draft programme for the Wycombe Meet this weekend. If you are racing at Wycombe this weekend please have a look at their website and ensure your entries are correct. Many thanks
Congratulations to the following swimmers who sucessfully passed their diving awards yesterday: Robin Paier, Miles Golby, James Eaton, Ella Nicholds, Sophie Duggan, Emily Noble, Lauren Birtles, Ellise Wallis, Rebecca Sinclair, Euan Mitchell, Tia Ghataura, Ellyan Wallbank, Tom Mitchell, Joshua May and Zane Vern-Morton. Very well done to all!
Just to let you know that as well as the four Wish tokens that are included in the Coventry Telegraph every day until Saturday 17th November today there are BONUS TOKENS. Pick up your Coventry Telegraph today to collect 24 tokens (4 plus 20 Bonus tokens) The more tokens we collect the more we can turn into Cash!!
Please note the draw has taken place for September 2012, the winners have been added to the link on the website under 500 club draw. If you have any ideas how we can promote this with our members, please let me know. Many thanks for your continued support.
Last friday we had a situation where the door between the main 50m pool and the splash pool was locked due to there being too many people going from one pool to another. This caused us problems with people who genuinely needed to get to their children who were swimming in the baby pool and also to their lessons on time. Please can you ask your children not to go into the splash pool from the 50m pool unless they have bought a ticket. There is a limit of number of people that can go into the splash pool at any one time and the reception do sell tickets dependent on this number. If there are also people joining from the Club who have not paid this could lead to the bather load being exceeded or paying customers from the Trust not being able to enter the pool. The best thing to do if you wish for your child to swim in the splash pool is to buy a ticket and then there will be no problems. Thanks for your cooperation with this matter.
As you are aware we are seeking raffle prizes for the November meet. If possible, we would be very grateful if you could pop any donations into us by this Friday, as we need to prepare hampers. We are asking for donations early as Clare is on holiday for 2 weeks, and needs time to make-up the hampers. Any donations can be made to the club desk on Friday evening, and I am hoping to be on poolside around 7.30pm, for an hour or so, to collect them. Your support would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Please sign up on the meet entry page to help run the Club Championships. In order to run the event we need 30 parents to volunteer for a variety of roles including handing out programmes, refreshments, marshalling, timekeeping and judging. many thanks, Julia
We have teamed up with the Coventry Blaze Ice Hockey Team to get discounted tickets for some of their games this season. The first one is below with details on how to get tickets. Please quote Yvonne Matthews if you are asked for a reference from the club CHALLENGE CUP ICE HOCKEY @ THE SKYDOME ARENA COVENTRY BLAZE V NOTTINGHAM PANTHERS SUNDAY 14TH OCTOBER @ 5.15PM TO BOOK TICKETS PLEASE EMAIL SARAHHANCOCK@COVENTRYBLAZE.CO.UK OR CALL 02476 223220 BY 5PM ON THURSDAY 11TH OCTOBER COVENTRY SWIMMING CLUB OFFER £12 ADULTS AND £6.50 CHILDREN (UNDER 16) (CANNOT BE EXCHANGED FOR CASH) (VALID FOR THE BLAZE HOME GAME ON 14TH OCTOBER ONLY) (£4 PER ADULT TICKET & £1.50 PER CHILD’S TICKET WILL GO STRAIGHT BACK TO THE CLUB Enjoy the Game!
The Club have registered this week with easyfundraising which is a way of the club receiving donations from purchases that are made online. There are thousands of companies through easyfundraising that will donate to COCSC a percentage of any purchases made. Basically, money for the club from online shopping you may do anyway! All you need to do is go to the website of the online shop you wish to purchase from via the easyfunding website and a donation will come to us as long as you have indicated we are the cause you wish to support. There is a couple of quick things to tell you before you start: 1) Our unique easyfundraising link is http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/coventryswimming and this is the link you should use to register with easyfundraising 2) To raise funds through your own personal shopping, just log in before you start shopping, using the username and password you will set up, and up to 15% from each purchase you make will be donated to City of Coventry Swimming Club. Take a few minutes to have a look at the easysearch page also as every time you search the web with easysearch instead of Google, funds will also be raised for COCSC. You can raise around £20 a year just by searching 10 times day. If you can let as many friends/family/colleagues know about this the more money we can raise. We are working hard at the club at the moment to do as much fundraising as we can to try and keep the costs of running the club as low as possible therefore any help is gratefully received. Any queries please let me know. Jo Deakins
In preparation for the November Meet raffle, I would like to ask for donations of food, wine, toys, sweets, crackers or anything that has a Christmas theme. If you have any donations, can you please hand in to the club desk on a Friday evening over the next couple of weeks. Many thanks - Yvonne
Many thanks to those that suppported the Sprint Meet Raffle last Saturday - we raised a fantastic 174 pound. Specific thanks go to Clare Burden for making up the hampers, and secondly Hymie Connell for selling the raffle tickets on the balcony. Once again, thank you for your continuing support. Yvonne
There is a meeting being held for Parents of interested swimmers for the Devon Tour next year in August. The Devon Tour is a week long trip organised by the Club for 36 swimmers (6 boys & girls aged 10, 11 & 12 yrs old) and led by 4 adults. This Tour this year is being led by Rachel Groves & Calie Smith. If you would like further information on what the Devon Tour is, what the children get up to, what is involved,costs etc then please come along to this meeting. When: Friday 12th October Where: Spire Suite 1 (room opposite the exit of the lift on 4th floor of dry side of Coventry Sports Centre) Time: 6.15-7.00pm If you can not make this meeting then please ask Rachel/Calie for any details, they are both around most Friday nights. There will be availability forms out soon for completion if you would like your child to potentially be included so please look out for these.
Do you have any old kids Bath toys that you do not use any more that you wish to donate to the club? We are in desperate need of some toys for the children at our Learn to Swim programme at Lyng Hall on Saturday mornings to use so any that you want to give to a new home will be gratefully received. Please bring anything you wish to donate on a friday night and pass to Su Boulton on the Club Night desk. Similarly, if you have anything that would help children learn to swim that your kids have grown out of, do not use anymore again we will be grateful. Anything we receive will be less to purchase out of the club funds. Thanks in advance for any donations.
In order to enter meets online you need to register online with the club as part of the process if you have not already done so. The registration process matches on the email address you have provided to the club. If this has changed, or you have not provided an email address, you will be unable to register or enter meets online. Please make sure we have your up to date email in plenty of time before a meet closes thank you, Julia
Do you have any old kids Bath toys that you do not use any more that you wish to donate to the club? We are in desperate need of some toys for the children at our Learn to Swim programme at Lyng Hall on Saturday mornings to use so any that you want to give to a new home will be gratefully received. Please bring anything you wish to donate on a friday night and pass to Su Boulton on the Club Night desk. Similarly, if you have anything that would help children learn to swim that your kids have grown out of, don\t use anymore again we will be grateful. Anything we receive will be less to purchase out of the club funds. Thanks in advance for any donations.
The Coventry Evening Telegraph are giving not-for-profit groups the chance to receive a share of £25,000 and we have been successful in being one of these groups. Wish tokens will be printed in the Coventry Telegraph every day from Tuesday 2 October 2012 to Saturday 17 November 2012. All you need to do is cut out these tokens and bring them in on a Friday night and we will collect them altogether. Please tell family & friends about this and get them to collect the tokens on our behalf too! Thanks in advance for any tokens donated.
Thank you to those erstwhile announcers who have come out of retirement to help out on Saturday. We now have a full complement of announcers and door personnel. Any CRBd parents who would like to bolster the poolside team would still be very welcome. Please speak to me on Friday night or email me on firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to assist.
We are still in need of an announcer for Saturday\s Gala. If you are willing to help, even for one session, please contact me on email@example.com No previous experience required, just willingness to get involved!
Club Shop has now moved to online purchasing. Please click on link for Red Club Shop button on the left hand side of this webpage. Please remember to register so you can purchase your items. Any queries please contact Katie Richards on firstname.lastname@example.org Goods, once ordered and paid for, can be collected from 6.00-6.15pm on Friday nights next to the Club Night desk.
Volunteers required for the following jobs please Announcer Door Stewards Poolside runners If you are able to help for one or more sessions, please contact me on email@example.com
Have you had a sort out and wishing to get rid of clothes, bedding, shoes, handbags??? Then we have the answer we are arranging a bag collection on Saturday 15th September at 9.00 am. Where: Sports Centre, Fairfax Street (by the ramp & blue gates). Time: 9.00 am Please bring any donations along. We can exchange donations for cash. Many thanks Yvonne
Please note there is a bag collection taking place on Saturday 15th September. Please bring your unwanted clothes, shoes and household textiles such as curtains, bedding etc to the Swimming Baths on Saturday morning same collection point as last time. Please place items in bin bags and bring to the Swimming baths on Saturday morning - same collection point as last time. We are going to trial a local Company, so if successful we will arrange a number of collections throughout the year. Look forward to seeing you there and thank you for continuing support.
Sorry for the date mix-up for the training changes this week. The changes are as follows for Monday 10th - Thursday 13th: Monday 10th September: Blue Achievers at Coventry Sports Centre 6.15-7.15pm. High Achievers 2 at Coventry Sports Centre 5-6.15pm. Tuesday 11thth September: High Achievers 2 and Junior Performance 2 go to Caludon Castle. JP2 6.45-8.30pm. HA2 6.45-8.15pm. Wednesday 12th September: Blue Achievers go to either Green Achievers at Tile Hill 7.15-8.15pm or Red Achievers on Thursday at Foxford 6.45-7.45pm. Thursday 13th September (all at Coventry Sports Centre): Elite 1 3.45-5.15pm Elite 2 5.15-6.45pm High Achievers 1 and Junior Club 6.45-8pm Senior Performance 1+2 and Senior Club 8-9.30pm. We are sorry for the disruption but are hoping to be back to normal next week.
We have updated the meet entry online process and have added a couple of changes/additions. Please see below details: 1 – All times MUST now be in 6 digit format, e.g. 1 minute, 45 seconds and 20 milliseconds would be 014520. The system will NOT accept anything else 2 – Each member will need to key in their member centre password. We have had a few instances where people have selected the wrong name from the drop down! There is a link for registration on the entry pages, hopefully this process is fairly self explanatory. Any difficulties with processing entries please let us know, the next meet to enter online is the Coventry November Meet.
Just to let everyone know that attended the Annual Awards Night, with the sale of the tickets and the monies raised on the night through the fundraising raffles, darts, open the box, rolling of money etc we managed to make a £10 profit. This was after the costs of the room hire, buffet, awards etc were all taken into account. Thank you to everyone who made it another successful evening. Next year\s date is looking like being the third weekend in September, venue permitting so hope to see you all there again in 2013.
Calie Smith has currently quite a lot of lost property from the recent Devon Tour including towels, trainers, a jacket and many other items. Last Chance for parents to have a look if anythign is yours on the balcony this Friday 14/9/12 5.30pm till 8pm, after this date they will be given to charity.
The contents of the club shop can now be viewed online. The shop, which opens Fridays during clubnight, sells club branded merchandise. You can also order any items you would like online, so you can collect them on Friday evenings. To view the shop, please click the Club Shop link on the website menu.
There will be some changes to training this week due to the continued closure of Lyng Hall. These are listed below: Monday 3rd September: Blue Achievers at Coventry Sports Centre 6.15-7.15pm. High Achievers 2 at Coventry Sports Centre 5-6.15pm. Tuesday 4th September: High Achievers 2 and Junior Performance 2 go to Caludon Castle. JP2 6.45-8.30pm. HA2 6.45-8.15pm. Wednesday 5th September: Blue Achievers go to either Green Achievers at Tile Hill 7.15-8.15pm or Red Achievers on Thursday at Foxford 6.45-7.45pm. Thursday 6th September (all at Coventry Sports Centre): Elite 1 3.45-5.15pm Elite 2 5.15-6.45pm High Achievers 1 and Junior Club 6.45-8pm Senior Performance 1+2 and Senior Club 8-9.30pm. We are sorry for the disruption but are hoping to be back to normal next week.
Just a reminder that there is a New Parents Meeting tonight at 6.00-7.00pm in Spire Suite 1, on the 4th floor on the dry side of Coventry Sports Centre. Go past the cafe on the second floor and down the steps past the men\s toilets, over the bridge and then into the lift on the right hand side (there are stairs for those of you feeling energetic!). Go up to the 4th floor and then as you come out of the lift there is a door in front of you, this is Spire Suite 1. The meeting is aimed at new parents to the club and sport of swimming to give you a general overview of the club and the sport of swimming and what we are trying to achieve here in Coventry. Next week, 14th September, there will be another meeting for Parents, this time focusing specifically on competitions and what they are, how you enter, what you do the day etc. This again is in Spire Suite 1 and is 6.00-7.00pm. Please come along and meet some of the team and have a chance to ask any questions.
Bablake will not be open for training tomorrow so unfortunately we will have to cancel the Reception Achievers session there 6-7pm. Junior Club swimmers can attend the Junior Performance 1 session at Warwick University 5-6.15pm. Very sorry for the disruption and late notice.
Congratulations to the following who were all category winners from Saturday and the Club Awards Evening: Paul Lipscombe Award - Hadden Smith Gavin Thomas Award - Natasha Boulton Girls Warner Award - Rhoanna Groves Boys Warner Award - Jacob Randle-bissell Most Improved Mens Water Polo - Sam Spjikers-shaw Most Improves Womens Water Polo - Emma Marshall Most Improved Youth Water Polo - Sam Spjikers-shaw Most Improves Mens Master - Martyn Brunt Most Improved Womens Master - Kadi Hutchinson Cov & District Performance - Luke Timbrell Warwickshire Performance - Jack Dolly Midlands Performance - Isabel Jones Nationals Performance - Abigail Humphreys GB/Senior Nationals Performance - Earl Radtschenko Youth Water Polo Player of Year - Rachel Thompson Mens Master swimmer of year - Michael Fawkner Womens Master swimmer of year - Jane Winn Mens Water Polo Player of Year - Luke Clifford Womens Water Polo Player of Year - Danni Elliot Swimmer of the Year - David Maxwell Congratulations to all winners once again from all at COCSC
Due to the high number of entries that we have received for our Open Meet on the 29th September we have had to close the meet entry. This is earlier than the official closing date of 7th September but as the meet was running under a first come first served policy we have now reached our quota of entries allowed. Thanks to everyone who has entered to make this meet a successful entry.
Due to some continued school-pool closures there will be a few changes to training next week: Monday 3rd September: Red Achievers join Green Achievers at Tile Hill 7-8pm. Blue Achievers at Coventry Sports Centre 6.15-7.15pm. High Achievers 2 at Coventry Sports Centre 5-6.15pm. Tuesday 4th September: High Achievers 2 and Junior Performance 2 go to Caludon Castle. JP2 6.45-8.30pm. HA2 6.45-8.15pm. Wednesday 5th September: Blue Achievers go to either Green Achievers at Tile Hill 7.15-8.15pm or Red Achievers on Thursday at Foxford 6.45-7.45pm. Thursday 6th September (all at Coventry Sports Centre): Elite 1 3.45-5.15pm Elite 2 5.15-6.45pm High Achievers 1 and Junior Club 6.45-8pm Senior Performance 1+2 and Senior Club 8-9.30pm. We are sorry for the disruption and thank you for your continued patience.
The event is taking place at:- The Railway Club Spon End Coventry CV1 3HF Start: 7.30pm Parking is limited, but surrounding streets do offer free parking.
Entry to the Coventry and District Championships will close on Friday 31st August. All entries and monies must be with the club by that date.
Two members of COCSC represented Great Britain at an international competition in Munich, both bringing home medals. Paris Allen and Connor Jelley both made an impact at the Biathle competition, which consists of a run, a swim and a run, Paris winning gold in the under 15s category and Connor winning silver in the under 11s category. The GB squad faced 250 competitors from Germany, Bulgaria, Hungary, the Czech Republic and South Africa, with Paris and Connor both contributing to a medal haul which consisted of 11 golds, 3 silver and a bronze. A very well done to both Paris and Connor, keep up the good work.
Just to remind all the City of Coventry Swimming club members that it is the annual award night on Saturday . Its at the Railway club at 7.30. The tickets are £6 each which includes a buffet, I still have some tickets left so if you still need to get your\s please let me know asap ! I will be on the Balcony most nights this week as will Jackie Fairchild. We have got some great raffle prizes pro swimwear, the sports trust and Cov blaze. Remember if your child has been nominated for an award they will get a free ticket, also all children who swam in any of the leagues (Arena, Mercian, Leicester) they will receive an award on the evening. It will be a great night so please don\t miss out.
I have had a latest text that the Devon Tour bus should be arriving in Coventry 8.15-8.30pm time as long as the last part of the journey is traffic problem free.
Just a quick reminder there will be no training on Sunday 26th or Monday 27th August. Training will resume on Tuesday 28th. Sorry for the disruption.
The team are now travelling back from Devon and traffic permitting are hoping to be back apprpx 8.00-8.30pm.
Just to let Parents of swimmers on the Devon Tour know they have been delayed in leaving Devon and with the traffic on the M5 building up for the Bank Holiday weekend they will be late arriving back. Any updates on arrival time back to Coventry will be posted on the website.
Please note Award Night tickets will be on sale from the Club Desk tomorrow evening - tickets are 6.00 per ticket which includes a buffet. Please buy in advance to avoid disappointment.
The third Gala on the Devon Tour saw the two teams ad and 4th respectively. This time we were only second by 10 points! A good day has been had at the Water park today and the team were off to enjoy pizza tonight! I am sure there will be a lot of tired swimmers returning to Coventry tomorrow night!
Thanks to all the parents who have turned up down in Devon to support the Team; Tom Twaites, Oliver Nicols & Rebecca Winn\s parents have all been shouting the teams and swimmers on!
Yesterday saw the second of the Gala\s on the Devon Tour and the A & B Team finished 2nd and 4th respectively. They all swam really well, although a little tired and went straight to bed afterwards! Off to the Theme Park today.
Congratulations to Aaronjit Chatha, Luke Cooling and Joshua Rollins who all passed their Diving Awards last week. You can purchase an award and certificate from the Club Night desk on a friday night.
News from the first day of the Devon Tour is that the A Team were second in the gala and the B Team were 5th. All swimmers swam well and it was a good gala. The Team left Coventry yesterday and all is going well so far. Further news to follow.
I am in need of raffle prizes for the Awards Evening. If any of you have any contacts, or know of any businesses that would like to donate anything towards the raffle, I would be extremely grateful. If you are fortunate enough on this task, then please let them know that we will advertise where the prize was donated from. Also, just a reminder we have 17 days left until the Awards Evening, please purchase your tickets within the next few days, to avoid disappointment. As always - thank you for your support.
Please note tickets will be on sale tomorrow evening from 6.00pm - 7.15 pm either from the Club desk, Jackie Fairchild or myself. Tickets are 6.00 each (this includes buffet) - all nominees receive a free ticket. The awards evening is being held at the Railway Club, Spon End on Saturday 1st September 2012. Look forward to seeing you there.
The following are the nominees for the Paul Lipscombe Award on Awards Night. These are the top 4 most improved swimmers across all four strokes on sprint night. Hadden Smith Tom Twaites Daisy McDonald Edward Clarke Each swimmer is enitled to one free ticket. These are available from Yvonne Matthews on Club Night or a member of her team of willing volunteers/helpers.
Just a reminder to say that Award Night tickets will be available tonight from poolside or Club Desk. Tickets are 6.00 each and the nominess listed are free of charge. I will be on poolside from 6.00 pm - 7.15 pm.
There is a new Warwickshire Young Volunteers project opening to any club member aged 14 – 25 years. The project aims to give you the skills, experience and qualification to help volunteer at COCSC all for free. If you are interested in doing this project you will be required to attend all the courses and also do at least 3 hours volunteering at COCSC. The dates and venues for the courses are as follows: Pool Helpers Course Venue: Stratford Leisure Centre Dates: 14th and 28th September 2012 Times: 6pm – 9pm Team Manager and Timekeeper courses Venue: Tudor Grange Leisure Centre, Solihull Date: 17th November 2012 Times: 2pm-9pm If you are interested please email me for an application form. There are 20 places available (of which 8 places have been taken already) on a first come first served basis and the closing date is the 3rd September.
Further to Earl\s three Warwickshire Junior Records, it has now been confirmed that the three swims at the recent National Championships were also West Midland Junior Records too. Congratulations to Earl once again.
Those of you watching the Women\s Olympic Triathlon yesterday will have seen a great performance by former Club Member Lucy Hall. Lucy was one of the three member team that competed on Saturday. Lucy\s role within the team was to try and help Britain\s No 1 Helen Jenkins get as close to the medals as possible. Lucy came out of the swim in the lead and then was in the leading pack of triathletes on the bike section. Lucy\s work was then done and she finished 33rd overall out of 55 finishers. Lucy swam with the club for 7 years competing at National level before moving to Loughborough University in 2010 to concentrate on her Triathlon. Well done Lucy from all involved with City of Coventry Swimming Club!
Congratulations to Earl Radtschenko who has set three new Warwickshire Junior Records at the recent National Championships. These have now been ratified for the following events: 200m FLY 2:03.29 100m FLY 57.41 400m IM 4:32.26 Well done Earl!
Award Night tickets are available from the Club Desk tomorrow evening. Please see John Hughes or Sue Boulton. Price is £6.00 per ticket which includes a buffet. Please note nominations for awards will attend free of charge. These nominations should be posted on the website next week. I will also be on poolside next Friday (10th August) between 6-7.15 pm. Jackie Fairchild will also be selling tickets during the week.
Congratulations to all swimmers who competed at the recent Age & Youth National Championships. Summary of their achievements are below: 3 silver medals - Earl Radtschenko and Abigail Humphreys(400m IM) plus the Age boys 4 x 100m Free Team of Tom Herbert, Seamus Simpkins, Seb Harding & Matthew Slevin. 2 Bronze Medals - David Maxwell (400m IM) & Abigail Humphreys (200m IM) Other individuals involved in finals were William Foster, Emily Graham, Kate Mackenzie, Shannon Fox in the Age Groups and Jennifer Todd, Alex Hammond, Mohammed Ahmed, Matthew Bruce, Callum Quinn, Tom Rooke & Rikki Morris in the Youth Championships. Once again congratulations to all swimmers who qualified.
Due to a family commitment for Anita the Diving Awards planned for Sunday have been moved a week to Sunday 12th August, still at 3.00pm. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
Eva and Ana Vicary, Kelton Aldridge, Evie Topping, Lydia Clarke, Ellie May Hayward & Bethan Hinett all competed at the Welsh Nationals last week and achieved some excellent results as below. Eva got a gold in 100 breast (set a new record) and silver in 200 breast Lydia got bronze in 800 free Bethan got Bronze in 200 breast Evie Topping also got a bronze Congratulations to all
Just to update the membership on my plans with regards returning after my maternity period. I am planning on returning to the club in a working capacity from Monday 30th July. I am however returning part time to begin with for August and September so I will be about but not in a full time capacity just yet. Please feel free to contact me from Monday with any queries etc and I will do my best to answer them. Looking forward to coming back, can\t believe its been 4 months..........
Message from Calie, Tour Organiser Can all remaining sponsorship money please be handed in as soon as possible before we go on the tour, please either hand to me in an envelope or John Hughes at the club desk. As we have only 24 days till we go. Thanks You in advance.
If any boys born in the year of 2002 would be interested in the tour please contact Calie Smith as soon as possible on 07855835769 or email on firstname.lastname@example.org The cost of the tour is £200.00. Departing Sunday 19th August 2012, returning Friday 24th August 2012. Thanks
Hi All The Fairfax Street car park (Across the road from the sports centre) will be closed on the following dates due to Olympic match days: Wednesday 25th July Thursday 26th July Saturday 28th July Sunday 29th July Tuesday 31st July Wednesday 1st August Friday 3rd August Thursday 9th August This could possibly cause delays. Please take adequate action to ensure swimmers turn up to their sessions on time. Thanks
Hi All The Thursday AM session is running this week. The squads who usually attend this session may participate. Thanks
Hi All Friday night will be running for all squad groups at the usual times. Apologies for the mix up.
Hi All Just a quick reminder that training is cancelled this Friday (27th July). Due to school closures changes have been made to the majority of the groups, please refer to the summer timetable for all training times up until the 2nd September. Thanks
A huge thank you to those that supported the Race Night last night. The evening was a great success and we raised 380 pounds - this will be split between Devon Tour and Explorer Scouts.
Please be aware that the car park opposite the Central pool will be closed all day Saturday and Sunday for re-surfacing works.
Race Night is being held this Saturday at the Highway Club,at 7.30pm. All proceeds are going towards Devon Tour and Explorer Scouts. Tickets are on sale at one pound each, tickets available from Calie Smith, Jackie Fairchild, Lee Matthews or myself. You can also pay on the door on the night. Would be good to see you all there. It is a real fun evening for swimmers and parents. Thank you for your continuing support.
Just a reminder to say tattoos are available from the club shop or Clare Burden. Thought that swimmers participating in Nationals or Devon Tour would like to purchase these prior to swimming. Costs are one pound each or 2 for 3 pound. Thank you for your continuing support.
Anita Linton recently competed in Wycombe at the Downs Syndrome British Championships last weekend. Anita won a gold in the 100m Breaststroke, silver in both 50 Breaststroke and 50 Freestyle and bronze in the 100 Freestyle. Competing in the company of tough opposition, including many of Great Britain\s elite, Anita won many medals, all good preparation for this years World Championships in November. Very well done Anita, keep up the good work.
There will be some considerably changes to the normal training timetable over the summer. We condense the sessions as a lot of the school pools we use close over the summer and a large number of the swimmers are away on their summer holidays. The summer timetable is up on the club noticeboard for you to look through and will be on the club website early this week. We have tried to accomodate every group as best we can with minimal disruption. If you do have any problems please speak to your group coach. There will be a couple of early changes this week: Red Achievers Monday(16th)night session - please go to either the Blue Achievers session at Lyng Hall 6-7pm, or the Green Achievers session at Tile Hill 7-8pm. Junior Clubs Wednesday (18th) night session moved to Warwick University 5-6.15pm. Reception Achievers Wednesday (18th) night session moved to either Blue Achievers at Lyng Hall 6-7pm, or Green Achievers at Tile Hill 7.15-8.15pm. Red Achievers Thursday (19th) night session moved to Lyng Hall 6-7.30pm. Thanks for your cooperation.
Well done to Jennifer Todd on her Silver medal in the 5k event at the Midland Open Water Championships at Bosworth Water this weekend. Braving cold water (18 degrees), poor weather and some very large fish, Jen had a strong final 1,000metres to move from 3rd into the Silver medal position. Callum Quinn and Michelle Todd also competed well finishing 6th and 8th in their respective events. Well done to all the swimmers!
There will be a sponsored swim this Sunday (8th July) 3.00-4.30pm for the tour - Hannah and Ben will organising things on Sunday. There will be a parents meeting on the balcony while the swim is going on to go through some final details. Calie Smith will be around between 4.30-6pm for those who struggle to make the earlier time. Please ensure you bring your childs NHS number, last date of tetanus injection, details any of special dietary needs, details of any special medical needs, doctors address, emergency contact information and their t-shirt and hoody sizes. Many thanks.
50m Sprints on 29th September. This is an unlicensed meet open to all Category 2 swimmers. You must enter a 50m time (not a sprint night time). Closing date 7th September. Coventry & Districts 6th,7th & 14th October. Level 2 meet open to appropriate squads. Qualifying times to have been achieved by 31st July. Closing date August 31st November Meet 3rd Level 1. Open to appropriate squads. Closing date 3rd October. Entry available at www.coventry-swimming.org.uk
Please note there is a Race Night being held on Saturday 21st July 2011 at the Highway Club, Fletchamstead Highway, CV4 9BY at 7.30 pm. Tickets will be available from either Calie Smith or myself from this Friday. Tickets are one pound per ticket. All proceeds will be split between Devon Tour and Explorer Scouts. Hope to see you lots of you there, this includes both swimmers and coaches. For those that have attended one before they have fed back that it is a real fun family night out.
Thank you to all the volunteers that helped at the Graham Sykes Meet. Without your help we could not run, so thank you for your contributions.
Very many congratulations for David Maxwell and Jennifer Todd on their successes this weekend at the ESSA National Schools Championships in Liverpool. Representing the West Midlands region David won Gold in both the 200m and 400m IM, the latter in a new England Schools record. Jennifer also came home with a medal after winning Bronze in the 200m Free. Very well done to both swimmers from all at City of Coventry!
Congratulations to our club chairman and masters section member, Frank Stoney, on three medals at the French National Masters Championships this weekend. Frank won Silver in the 200m Fly and Bronze in the 50m and 100m Breaststroke in the 60-64 year age group. Michael Fawkner also won a Bronze medal in the 200m Breaststroke in the 40-44 year age group. Very well done to both on their great swims!
Please note the Awards Evening will be held on:- Saturday 1st September 2012 Place: Coventry Railwaymen\s Club, Spon End, Coventry Please enter this date in your diary, and more details will follow, once we have them finalised. Any ideas for fundraising on this evening would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Please note that Clare Burden will be selling City of Coventry Swimming Club tattoos on poolside Friday evening. The cost for the tattoos are either a pound each or 3 for 2 pound. These may also be of interest to Devon Tour swimmers and Mercian League final swimmers. Tattoos are also available from the club desk. Thank you for your continuing support.
We are sorry but due to the Graham Sykes Meet on Sunday training for all groups will be cancelled. Sorry for the disruption.
Could we ask that all final payments for the Devon Tour are made to John Hughes by no later that the 6th July please. John is available every Friday night at the Club Desk. Thank you.
Just a quick reminder for those attending the Devon Tour this year. Payment is due in full by Friday 6th July if not already settled. If this can be paid to John Hughes on the Club Night desk by the deadline it would be much appreciated.
The Masters morning sessions will be cancelled on Friday 29th June and Friday 6th July as Allison is away on holiday. Very sorry for the disruption.
Will any parents who are able to help at the Graham Sykes Meet please contact me on email@example.com? We need Team Managers, Programme Sellers and Poolside helpers. Thank you.
Please check the provisional programme which can be found by clicking the Online Programme link on the entry page for this meet at www.coventry-swimming.org.uk. Any errors or omissions to be notified to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday July 1st. No changes can be made after that date.
The Green Achievers session tonight at Tile Hill will sadly have to be cancelled as Hannah is sick. Swimmers are encouraged to attend either the Blue Achievers session at Lyng Hall 6.00-7.00pm or the Red Achievers session at Foxford 6.30-7.30pm. Sorry for the late notice.
Congratulations to the following swimmers who gained their diving awards on Sunday: Dylan Wilson Andrew Cope Lucy Stewart Halle Woodhead Hannah Farmer Rebecca Hedley Lucie Mellor Jack Wiles Joe Clay Jake Louis Ryan Paticle Lucas Bennett Lauren Hemings Conor Jelley Abdul Yusuf Riziki Xaaji Very well done.
Very well done to all the swimmers who raced this weekend at the Cardiff International Open Meet. The swimmers raced to a host of medals and personal best times and came away with the Top Visiting Club award. Congratulations to all the swimmers and coaching staff!
City of Coventry Swimming Clubs age groupers did the club proud again this weekend with another fighting display at the Midland Age Groups. The swimmers won a further 10 medals to add to the 13 from the first weekend to end the Championships with 5 Gold, 8 Silver and 11 Bronze. City of Coventry continued the good work from the first weekend in the relays as well with the girls teams adding a further 2 medals to the 3 won previously by the boys teams. 5 medals from the 6 available relays was an excellent showing from the team. Many congratulations to all the swimmers and coaching staff.
We are still in need of marshals and programmes sellers for the Midlands Meet tomorrow. If you are available for a session please email me immediately or make yourself known to Liz Sykes on poolside as early as possible tomorrow morning.Thank you. email@example.com
City of Coventry had a great first weekend at the Midland Age Group Championships. The team won 13 medals - 4 Gold, 4 Silver and 5 Bronze. Winning 3 medals in the 3 boys relays was especially pleasing. A special mention to the Gold medal winners - Isabel Jones in the 11 years 200m Fly and 400m IM, Abigail Humphreys in the 13 years 100m Fly and Emily Graham in the 13 years 100m Free. The second weekend of the championships is on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th June. Good luck to all the swimmers competing.
We are in desperate need of parents to sell programmes on the door at the Midland Championships over the next couple of weekends. Please could anyone who is at the meet and able to help, contact me asap with a list of their availability? Thank you. firstname.lastname@example.org
There will be some changes to the training schedule over the coming week due to the Midland Age Groups Championships, the Queens Jubilee and some pool closures over the half term period. The changes/closures are listed below. If you have any queries please speak to your group coach. Sunday 3rd June: Training cancelled for all groups except Senior Performance 1 and 2. Monday 4th June: Training cancelled for all groups although a special session has been secured for those swimmers who have qualified for the Midland Age Groups. This session will be 4-6pm at Caludon Castle. Tuesday 5th June: Training cancelled for all groups except Elite 1 (PM session only) and those swimmers who have qualified for the Midland Age Groups. This session will be 4-6pm at Caludon Castle as on Monday 4th. Wednesday 6th June: Junior Club will move to the JP1 session at Warwick University 5-6.15pm. Those swimmers from Reception Achievers who swim at Bablake on Wednesdays are invited to attend the Green Achievers session at Tile Hill 7.15-8.15pm. Blue Achievers can attend the Red Achievers session on Thursday 7th June at Foxford 6.45-7.45pm. Thursday 7th June: Junior Club will move into the Senior Club session 9-10pm. The HA1 session will be cancelled. Sunday 10th June: Training cancelled for all groups. Sorry for the disruption.
We have just received word from Bablake that there is a problem with the pool and it will be shut tonight. Very sorry for the late notice. Junior Club Swimmers who normally swim at Bablake are welcome to attend the Junior Performance 1 session at Warwick University 5.00-6.15pm. Those swimmers from Reception Achievers who attend the Bablake session are welcome to attend the Green Achievers session at Tile Hill 7.15-8.15pm. Sorry for the disruption.
Many congratulations to Earl Radtschenko on the new West Midlands and Warwickshire Junior Record he set over 200m Butterfly at the weekend. Earls excellent swim of 2.05.54 came at Sheffield and bettered his own best (and Warwickshire Junior Record) of 2.07.82 and the West Midlands Junior Record of 2.06.80. Very well done Earl from all at City of Coventry SC!
Please note there will be tatoos for sale on poolside this Friday, 1st June 2012. The cost being 1.00 each or 3 for 2.00. These tattoos will also be available from either Clare Burden, Club shop or myself before and after this date. The company that we have purchased these from have said the tattoos comply with EU rules and should be fine for use by most but if any children have an extreme case, allergic to band aids etc then they shouldnt use them. We are hoping this is a successful fundraiser, especially at team events etc, and again, as always, your support would be very much appreciated - thank you.
Please note there will be tatoos on Sale on poolside and at the Club Shop on Friday 1st June 2012. The price is 1.00 each or 3 for 2.00. Tattoos will also be available from Clare Burden, the shop or myself before and after this date. The company where we purchased them from have said \"the tattoos comply with EU rules and should be fine for use by most, but if any children have an extreme case, allergic to band aids etc then they shouldnt use them\". We are hoping this is a good fundraising idea, especially at team galas etc, so again, as always, your support is much appreciated. Thank you.
Parents, swimmers I am holding refunds for rejected entries for the following meets: Coventry January, Warwickshire Championships, City of Birmingham, Rugby, Sheffield Premier and No Frills. If you are entitled to a refund from any of those meets please see me on the club table on a Friday Night. Any refunds not collected by the end of June will be paid back into club funds as donations
Hi All Coventry Swimming Club now has a twitter account. This will be updated with news surrounding the club, general information etc. If you have a Twitter account please follow us on @SwimCoventry or search for Coventry Swimming. Thanks
The sessions tonight at Lyng Hall have to be cancelled owing to a low level of water in the pool again. We apologise for the lateness of letting you know, but no notification has been received from the school and we have only found out by Rodney arriving early for the HA2 session
Another one of our members, Yasmin Boff, has been selected to carry the torch. She is carrying it in Gloucester on 24th May.
Doug Chamberlain, a long standing member of our disability swimming group, has been chosen to carry the olympic torch in Birmingham on the 30th June. Doug hasn\t been seen at the club for a while due to ill health, but we wish him a very enjoyable time on his special day. A number of supporters will be going to watch the spectacle.
Thanks to everyone that supported the Raffle at last week\s meet, we raised 199.00 over the 2 days. Many thanks to Clare Burden for the beautiful hampers she produced. If you have any baskets that you can donate, it would be very much appreciated. Many thanks for your continuing support.
Last call for Sainsbury\s vouchers - please hand in to the Club desk on Friday night, to enable Sue Adams to send off the vouchers prior to the deadline of 1st June. We are currently on 999, which is a big difference from last year, where it was around 5,000. With thanks.
Hi All The club shop will be shut for the next two Fridays, apologies for any inconvenience. It will open again on the 1st of June.
There is a serious shortage of officials for the meet this weekend. This year the meet has been licensed at level 3 for the first time so that times achieved will be recorded in National Rankings. IF THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH OFFICIALS AVAILABLE THE MEET IS IN SERIOUS DANGER OF BEING CANCELLED. Parents, if you are an official and haven\t already volunteered for even one session please seriously consider offering your services. If you can attend for one session can you extend to two or more sessions. Please remember that there are people who have no children swimming who are giving up their weekend to make this meet run for your children\s benefit. If there are any other officials who would offer their services they will be very welcome. Please contact Kevin Sherwood on email@example.com to offer your services
City of Coventry swimmers Earl Radtschenko and Sam Richards represented the England Central team at the recent UK School Games in London. The multi-sport event was held in the Olympic venues so the lads got to compete in the iconic aquatic centre. The lads came home with some excellent results - there was Gold for Earl in the 400m Medley and Silver in the 200m Medley, while Sam claimed two Bronze medals in the 100m and 200m Breaststroke. City of Coventrys Sian Rainsley also competed at the UK Schools games but on the athletics track. Sian, an accomplished runner as well as swimmer, finished an excellent 5th in 1500m. Well done to Earl, Sam and Sian from all at City of Coventry!
Due to the City of Coventry Open Meet at the weekend there will be some changes to the training sessions on Sunday afternoon. Training for Reception and the Coloured achievers groups will be cancelled. We are very sorry for this but the meet is not due to finish until late. Training for High Achievers 1+2 and Junior Performance 1+2 will move to a 5pm start. The pool session will run till 6pm then land-work for all four groups afterwards till 7.00pm. There will be no change to the Senior Performance 1+2, Masters or Senior Club sessions. These will run as normal. Sorry for the disruption.
City of Coventry swimmer Anita Linton has been selected for the GB Team for the Down Syndrome World Championships in Loano, Italy. The Championships take place from the 15th-23rd November and Anita has been named in Team GB\s 23 strong team. Very many congratulations from everyone at City of Coventry Swimming Club!!!
I am sorry for the late notice but there will be no session for High Achievers 2 or Junior Performance 2 tonight at Lyng Hall. We have just received a call to say the pool water level is way below where it should be and so is out of action. Very sorry for the disruption.
In order for this meet to go ahead we still need more qualified officials. If you are a qualified official and can spare a few hours at the weekend please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org thank you
We are still very short of volunteers and officials for the May Open Meet. If you are able to help, even for one session, please contact me on email@example.com as soon as possible. The meet is entirely run by volunteers and without your help we can not operate. Thank you.
Please note, there is a birthday party in the pool up until 5.45 pm - so do not expect to get access until after this time. The pool has to be set up for the gala so warm-up may be slightly delayed. Please ensure that people travelling by car know this. The pool is not booked until 6.00 pm so do not expect to get in until this time.
Just a quick note to remind everyone that there will be no training for any of the groups on Sunday 6th May due to the Midland Youth Championships. There will also be no training the following day, Monday 7th May, due to the pools being closed for the Bank Holiday.
The Junior Club session will be moved from Bablake tonight to Warwick University 5-6.15pm. We are very sorry for the late notice but Cat and Charlotte are both away and all of the other coaching staff are coaching somewhere else. Very sorry for the late notice.
Very many apologies to Bailey Connell for missing him off the list of winners from yesterdays Arena League Final. Bailey had an excellent swim in the 11 years 50m Breast to win in 39.34. Well done Bailey!
Very well done to all the swimmers, coaches, team managers and organisers involved with yesterdays Arena League B final in Sheffield. City of Coventry were there to represent the West Midlands region after finishing runners-up in the area round held at Coventry in December. The whole team had a great day out and swam really well. City of Coventry finished 9th overall but for a lot of the gala were trading places with the 3 teams above them. The whole team swam their hearts out but special mentions go to Yasmin Boff, Isabel Jones, Earl Radtschenko and the 11 years girls freestyle relay who all won their events. Yasmin also won a special award for the most improved swimmer in her age compared to last years final. Congratulations to everyone concerned!
City of Coventry had some excellent first round results on Saturday in the Leicester and Nuneaton Junior Leagues. An excellent performance from our Leicester League team saw them post a convincing win in their first round gala. The team look in great shape going into the next round in 4 weeks winning by over 70 points from the next placed team. A great performance from the Nuneaton League team as well saw them secure third place in a tough gala at Halesowen. Their next round is also in 4 weeks. Well done to everyone involved and good luck for the next round.
Sincere apologies for the late announcement of the 500 club winners March 2012, they are as follows:- No 25 - Emmanual Harper - Prize 20.75 No 2 - Tony Williamson - Prize 12.45 No 56 - John Hughes - Prize 8.30 Please collect prize money from the club desk on Friday evenings. Congratulations to all winners, if you would like to be a member of the 500 club, please click the link on the website to find out how it works. Alternatively, please do not hesitate to contact me via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Long time no speak - as you know the May meet is fast approaching. We do have some lovely prizes that have been donated previously that we will use for this raffle, but as always, was wondering if there were anymore that could be donated, along with any baskets that could hold the prizes. If you are able to donate any prizes or baskets, could you please drop them at the club desk on Friday evening (27th April), I will be on poolside to collect them. Thank you for your continuing support.
Leicester League coach to Hinckley 1630 Nuneaton League coach to Halesowen 1615
As many of you already know the venue at Hinckley is not ideal for number of spectators and it gets very hot. With it being a diddy gala its likely to be worse so can you warn all those attending to take plenty of drinks for spectators and swimmers and that spectators might be disappointed at not having a seat in the main spectator area.
Congratulations to Callum Quinn on his new Leicestershire Junior County Record in the boys 400m Freestyle. Callum surpassed the previous record at the Sheffield Premier Meet with a time of 4.12.13 at the start of April. Very well done Callum!
Just a quick reminder about the meeting tomorrow night in the Spire Suite 6-7pm. It is for parents of new members and is an introduction to what the club does and how it runs. The meeting is also open to anyone else who wishes to attend.
Sorry but there will be no Club Night Swim Shop this Friday as Kate is away. The Shop will be open again on Friday 20th April. Sorry for the disruption.
With Bablake now closed for Easter the sessions for Junior Club and Reception Achievers will change this Wednesday: Junior Club will go to the JP1 session at Warwick University 5-6.15pm. Those swimmers who normally attend the Reception Achievers session can choose to attend either the Green Achievers session at Tile Hill on Wednesday 7.15-8.15pm, the Blue Achievers session at Lyng Hall on Wednesday 6-7pm or the Red Achievers session at Foxford on Thursday 6.45-7.45pm. Many thanks.
Please accept my apologies for the disappointment caused to the swimmers by the lack of results at the Development Gala today. Unfortunately the surface car park at the university was full and I was unable to carry the printer the distance from my car. At future Development Galas please can I ask that all parents and volunteers use the multi-storey car park to allow those of us who have to bring equipment for the gala to have a better chance of parking close by. Results are now available online. many thanks, Julia
Refunds for rejected entries to the Warwickshire Championships are now available for collection on Friday nights. I also have some refunds from the Maxwell meet that have not been collected.
Just a quick note to let you all know Jo Deakins had a bouncing baby boy on Tuesday morning. The lad made his appearance just before 1am on Tuesday morning at a healthy 9lbs 6oz. Both mom and son are doing well. Very many congratulations to Jo and Paul from everyone at City of Coventry Swimming Club!
We have just had word that Bablake is closed again this Wednesday therefore the Reception Achievers and Junior Club sessions there are cancelled. Reception Achievers swimmers are encouraged to attend the Caludon Castle session on Monday 6.45-8pm. For any swimmers who normally attend Wednesday nights then they can access either the Blue, Red or Green Achiever sessions on Wednesday or Thursday night to make up. Venues/Times are on the websites training timetable. Junior Club swimmers can make up their missed session with Junior Performance 1 on Wednesday night at Warwick University 5-6.15pm. Very sorry for the disruption.
There was an Extreme Optimum kit bag with 2 pairs of boys suits left at the Warwicks on Saturday. One pair is a TYR training suit and one an ARENA racing suit. Please contact Adam at email@example.com if they are yours and we can arrange a reunion.
The below post should obviously read March, not May. Very sorry!
The club shop will be closed for the next two Fridays (23rd and 30th May). Sorry for the disruption.
I am sorry for the late notice but we have just received to call from Bablake to say there is an issue with the pool and it has been closed. Therefore the Reception Achievers and Junior Club sessions will be cancelled tonight. We have been assured the problem will be resolved by next week so hopefully it will be back to normal next week. Very sorry for the disruption.
Many congratulations to the following swimmers who passed their Competitive Start Award on Sunday: Max Askew, Rhys Collings, Himmat Heer, Layla Askew, Daisy McDonald, Lily Smith, Molly McDonald, Ella Dalton, Erin Jones, Ben Bodart, Brendon Collett, Kelsy Gilbert, Davina Haywood, Jessal Kullar-Bell, Jasmin Hamson, Tom Dunn, Piers Golby and Jonathon Kong. Well done to all!
Please be aware that Aprils Sprint Night will be moved from its usual slot of the first Friday in the month due to Easter. Sprint Night will now take place on Friday 30th March. Many thanks.
Please check the link on the website regarding the 500 club - February winners have now been published. If you would like to find out more about the 500 club, please click the link on the website, alternatively please do not hesitate to contact me firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for your continuing support.
Refunds from the Maxwell meet are now available and can be collected from the club table on Fridays. Please come and collect asap
If you want to purchase Arena Final tickets at a discounted price, please sign up on the notice board and get your payment to Ruth Jelley, at the Club Night Desk,by Friday 30th March.
Just to let everyone know today (Friday 9th March) is my last working day before I go onto maternity leave. I will be around at Club Night tonight but then I am finished until I return. In order to keep communication open as much as we can whilst I am away please contact the following people within the club who should be able to deal with any of your queries: Learn to swim/Pathways - Mark Branch Club Night - Mark Branch Financial queries - John Hughes email@example.com Joining the club - Mark Branch Level 1 & 2 courses - Mark Branch Club Development queries - Frank Stoney/Adam Ruckwood Sponsorship ideas - Mark Branch Other general queries - Adam Ruckwood All of the above can be reached on email by using their name as firstname.lastname@example.org I will be periodically keeping in touch with what is happenning etc but it may not be in time to deal with any queries. I wish the club and it\s members all the best for the next few months whilst I am away, I will be looking out for some great results as we go towards the end of the season! Jo Deakins
Spaces are still available on the Level 1 Teaching Aquatics at Foleshill Leisure Centre, Coventry on 9th/10th/11th/12th/13th April. For further details please visit www.theiosonline.com
News from the Olympic Trials this morning from London is that Earl Radtschenko in the 200m Butterfly swam a time of 2:07.82 which, subject to ratification, is a new Warwickshire County Long Course Junior Record. Well done Earl!
The tickets I had earlier for Saturday\s Olympic Trials have now been taken up (within minutes of me putting out the original message!). As a reminder the Trials can be seen on the BBC Red Button and also heard on BBC Five Live.
I have had an email today from someone who has two tickets for Saturday (3rd March) finals tickets for the trials next week that they can\t use due to the Warwickshires. They don\t necessarily want anything for them, just that they don\t go to waste. These are on a first come first served basis so if you are interested please can you email me (email@example.com) to
With Olympic Trials starting on Saturday there are opportunities to watch the swimming on BBC. There is a preview show on Saturday afternoon then all the Finals sessions will be live on the Red Button from 6.25pm. Swimmers racing for City of Coventry are Tom Rooke, David Maxwell, Earl Radtschenko, Victoria Rayson, Mark Branch, Sam Richards, Rikki Morris, Mohammed Ahmed, Abigail Humphries, Ruth Scanlan and Emily Graham. City of Coventry Womens Water Polo team will also be gracing our screens over the next few days. They will be competing in the British Water Polo League which is being screened on SKY TV at the following times: 5th March = 6pm and 9pm - Sky Sports 2 6th March = 9am - Sky Sports 3 6th March = 12.30am and 3pm - Sky Sports 4 All the very best of luck to everyone involved!!
We have re-scheduled the Diving Awards that were cancelled in February to Sunday March 11th. Time will be at 3.00pm in the Diving Pit of the 50m pool at Coventry Sports Centre. Please report to either Steve Burke or Anita Ryder on the day.
We are collecting the above vouchers once again this year. The collecting box will be located by the club desk on Friday evenings. Thank you for your continuing support.
The club are in the process of looking into possible ways of gaining Commercial Sponsorship for all areas of the club. We have a draft plan of where we would like to take this for the future and are looking at setting up a seperate committee/group of people who are interested in helping out the club with this. If you are willing to spare the time to help out, either with the sending of letters etc or just ideas then we have the first meeting planned for 6.00pm Friday March 2nd at Coventry Sports Centre. If interested in attending please email myself; firstname.lastname@example.org as I can then send you a draft document I have been putting together for you to view prior to the meeting.
Please can members check the notice board to see if they have been selected for Warwickshire Relays. If so, can those who have not confirmed availability please do so by Sunday 26th Feb. If availability has not been confirmed by this date we will assume you are not swimming and find a replacement. Thanks
With Bablake closing over half-term there will be some changes to training for those groups that use Bablake school. On Wednesday the Junior Club session will move to the Junior Performance 1 session at Warwick University 5.00-6.15pm. Swimmers who attend the Reception Achievers session can attend either the Blue Achiever session at Lyng Hall on Wednesday 6.00-7.00pm, or the Red Achievers session on Thursday at Foxford 6.45-7.45pm. Sorry for the disruption.
Hi all - if you are having a clear out this week could you please bag any clothes, shoes etc for our next bag2school collection. I am in the process of liaising with a company in Coventry to arrange a date. Will post date on wall as soon as I have one. Thank you for your continuing support.
Due to a sudden bereavement within Anita Ryder\s family we are going to postpone the Diving Awards planned for this Sunday (12th Feb) until a later date. Please watch the website for a future date in the next few weeks as a replacement. Our thoughts are with Anita and her family at this time.
The winners for the January 2012 draw are as follows:- 1st - No 360 - Hayley Ward - 21.00 2nd - No 91 - Jelley - 12.60 3rd - No 117 - Mandy Wooltorton - 8.40 Congratulations to all winners. If you wish to support the 500 club please do not hesitate to download an application form from the website or e-mail via the website under \"contacts\". Thank you
The cards for the Warwickshire Championships will arrive at the club within the next two weeks. Please ensure all membership fees have been paid as these are now overdue. Warwickshire cards will be withheld until membership fees are paid.
As some of you will be aware there has been a couple of thefts of swimmers bags off poolside over the last two weeks at Coventry Sports Centre. Could we remind swimmers and parents that bags are the swimmers responsibility and our advice is that bags are left safely in the changing room lockers, or well away from the doors/exits if left on poolside.
Unfortunately we will have to cancel the Green Achievers session tonight at Tile Hill - sorry for the late notice. Swimmers are welcome to make up that session by attending either the Red Achievers session at Foxford 6.30-7.30pm, or the Blue Achievers session at Lyng Hall 6.00-7.00pm.
The coach for the John Vaughn Gala in Wolverhampton leaves Coventry Sports centre at 1600 hours.
The Region are running a Team Managers Course at Coventry Sports Centre. If you currently team manage and have not attended one of these courses or would like to consider team managing, please book yourself a place by contacting the Regional Office on 01527 888929 or email email@example.com The course is very worthwhile and highlights pitfalls, responsibilities and the pleasures of team managing!
For all swimmers who have already entered (no additional entries on the day) - warm up is at 11am and the event is expected to finish for 3pm
City of Coventry Swimming Club would like to thank Sean Asher for his dedication to the club after his decision to hang up his trunks and retire from competitive swimming. Sean has been a member of City of Coventry since he was 8 years old and has worked his way right through the squads. He has been a great member, always turning out for the club and being a tough competitor when he raced. He has also been very successful along the way, making numerous National Finals and winning medals at Regional Championships. Sean will be continuing his association with the club through his work as a member of the coaching staff and his work with Senior Performance 1. Everyone from the club would like to wish Sean all the best and that he enjoys his retirement.
Just a reminder that if anyone is interested in trying out Water Polo there is a taster session organised for this Sunday (22nd January) at 6.30-7.30pm in the Diving Pit at Coventry Sports Centre. All welcome from ages 11-16 yr olds. If you can\t make this taster session but would like more information about our Youth section then please contact the guys on firstname.lastname@example.org
The January open meet raffle raised a fantastic 133.00 Many thanks for your support and a special thanks to Claire Burden for preparing the beautiful hampers.
From Tuesday 24th January the training sessions for Senior Performance 1 and 2 on Tuesdays will start at 6.45pm instead of 7.00pm. The finish time wont change from 8.30pm. This increase in the session duration is due to the centre staff being able to change the pool around from short course to long course at 6.30pm instead of 6.45pm.
Please be aware that the club online entry closes for the Warwicks on Friday. Please ensure you get your entries in before then.
University of Birmingham SPORT is running a Junior Athlete Education Academy, run in conjunction with the Youth Sports Trust. This is a series of 3, FREE one-day workshops for talented school pupils - 22nd January, February 26th and March 25th 2012. Don\t worry if you can\t attend all 3 dates, just let the University know. The aim of the workshops is to give talented sports people the support they need to succeed in sport. Each day includes workshops and practical sessions on such as: * strength and conditioning, * fitness testing, * anti-doping education, * sports nutrition and * sport psychology. Working in small groups, the athletes will have the opportunity to learn new things and apply them to their own training and competition. Each athlete receives their own resource pack as well as being provided with lunch. Delivery is overseen by members of the University\s Hi Performance Centre who are all accredited practitioners, ensuring that your son / daughter receives the best possible advice on their sporting journey. To apply athletes should be in year 10/11, county standard in their main sport or better. The link is available on the West Midlands Swimming Website http://www.westmidlandswimming.org.uk/swim/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=189:junior-athlete-academy&catid=20:news&Itemid=36
Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd January Warm Up Start Last Sign In Sessions 1 and 4 07:30 08:30 07:45 Sessions 2 and 5 10:20 11:30 10:45 Sessions 3 and 6 14:50 16:00 15:15 Please note the slightly earlier warm up start times for the second and third session of each day.
The club shop will not be open tomorrow Jan.13th and the following week Jan 20th as Katie is not available on those dates. If you have specific requirements, rather than the need to try on for size, you could email your order to John Hughes at email@example.com and he will try to have them available for collection after 7.00pm. We now have a new supply of \C\ hats arrived and some will be available on the club table. If we had more volunteers to work with Katie on manning the shop we could avoid this situation. If you can help please contact Katie Richards.
Due to the City of Coventry Level 3 Meet on this SUnday there will be no Pathways 2 session on at 4.30pm.
There will be no club entry for the City of Birmingham Meet. Entry details can be found on the City of Birmingham website http://www.swimbirmingham.org.uk/. All queries and entries to be sent direct to City of Birmingham.
The training sessions for all groups will be cancelled this Sunday due to the Level 3 meet. Sorry for the disruption.
If you do not already pay by standing order, you will have received a form included with your December invoice. If you have recently setup your standing order please ensure you have notified firstname.lastname@example.org If you have not setup your standing order yet, now is the time to do so in time for the February billing. If you need another copy of the standing order form please contact email@example.com
There will be no morning training this coming Thursday morning. Senior Performance 1+2 swimmers are asked to come to the Tuesday morning session instead 5.30-7.30am. Sorry for the late notice and disruption.
For entry into this meet please print off an entry form from the West Midlands website, attach a cheque made payable to Midland Swimming and pass onto Julia Betteley. If you are unsure whether to do this meet please speak to your group coach. Closing date for entries is 20th January.
There is a level 1 Teaching Course planned for the Easter Holidays if anyone is interested in becoming a Swimming Teacher. The venue is Foleshill Sports Centre, Livingstone Road, COVENTRY, CV6 5AR Dates: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th April 2012 TImes: 9am - 5pm each day Tutor: Tony Green This course is aimed at anyone aged 16 or over (at the start of the course) who is interested in actively supporting a more senior qualified, experienced teacher of aquatics, at any level, in the delivery of a pre-prepared session. The cost of the course is £395.00 but if you are a club member we can access some funding from the Region and also if you are prepared to volunteer to help on Club Night on Fridays the club will assist with some of the costs of the course too. If you are interested in doing this course and are 16 by the 9th April 2012 then please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
The City of Coventry water polo club are currently recruiting players aged 11 and upwards to play in our youth team. Come and try the sport for free, and with no obligation to join, on Sunday the 22nd of January in the Olympic pool diving pit. Who knows where you’ll end up playing….Coventry feed players into the regional training centres and on to the GB squad. Perhaps you could end up at Rio 2016?? For further information please email email@example.com
The ASA England Level 2 Talent Programme is in Coventry this weekend and so they will be some slight changes to training times on Sunday for some of the groups. The Level 2 programme have the pool until 3.30pm so all the Achiever sessions will be moved back to 3.30-4.45pm. For the High Achiever and Junior Performance groups the session will be 4.45-6.00pm. The land-work session for High Achievers will also be moved slightly to 3.45-4.30pm. There will be no changes to any of the other groups. Sorry for the disruption.
We have had confirmation this morning that Foxford School will be back open to our normal bookings from Monday January 9th. Therefore, the Red Achievers will return to their normal slot as of next week. Apologies for any disruption caused, this was due to a changeover in the management of the facility over the Christmas period.
Due to illness there will be a delay in the posting of the Development Gala results online and at the Gala as they will have to be added manually after the event. We will endevour to have them up as soon as possible. Apologies in advance as we realise swimmers will want to know how they have done etc but this is unavoidable. If there is anyone who may wish to help with this side of the club please contact Julia Betteley on firstname.lastname@example.org so that training can be arranged.
The 2012 Coventry & District Training starts this saturday and there is a list of names of swimmers selected on the board. If you are interested in attending if someone drops out please add your name to the list on the board under which date you would like to be considered. Saturday 28th Jan sees an 800m and 1500m time trial so if you are interested in doing this then please see either your coach or Mark Branch by Friday 6th Jan at the latest.
The 2012 Coventry & District Training starts this saturday and there is a list of names of swimmers selected on the board. If you are interested in attending if someone drops out please add your name to the list on the board under which date you would like to be considered. Saturday 28th Jan sees an 800m and 1500m time trial so if you are interested in doing this then please see either your coach or Mark Branch by Friday 6th Jan at the latest.
We are really sorry but the Adult swim session tomorrow night at Lyng Hall 7-8pm will be cancelled. The session will be back to normal next week. Very sorry for the disruption.
As Bablake doesn\t open until next week training for Reception Achievers and Junior Club will be moved to Lyng Hall this Wednesday 7-8pm. Next week will be back to normal. Sorry for the disruption.
The session for Red Achievers on Thursday at Foxford will be cancelled this week due to a mix-up with the pool booking that was beyond the clubs control. It will be back to normal for next weeks sessions. Swimmers from Red Achievers are encouraged to make up the session at either the Green Achievers session on Wednesday at Tile Hill 7.15-8.15pm or Blue Achievers on Wednesday at Lyng Hall 6-7pm. Sorry for the disruption.
Very sorry for the delay in announcing the results but there was a mix-up with the final Division 1 standings and no-one was quite sure about the final outcome. The A team had a strong final round but narrowly missed out on winning the West Midlands league to a very tough City of Derby team who came out on top by just 6 points. City of Coventry will now go through to the National B Final in Sheffield in late April to represent the West Midlands. The B team performed well and fought hard but finished in 6th place in the final round and are relegated to the 2nd division for next season. We all look forward to them bouncing back at the first attempt next season. Very well done to all the swimmers, coaches and team staff involved with our teams.
For the January meet we would like to prepare a \"food and drink\" hamper. Could we please ask for donations to be given into the club desk no later than Friday 6th January. This gives Clare the chance to prepare the hamper for the meet. Also if you have any baskets that you no longer require, then all donations would be greatly received. I am sure you would agree that the Club Champs Raffle prizes were beautiful. Thank you for your support and Happy New Year to one and all.
We have had confirmation from the Council that the parental contribution for next year and the ICG will be £250.00. This has increased on previous years but due to the games being in South Korea and the financial situation the Council are in this is an increase that has had to happen. Details of the selected team will be made in Mid January.
Many thanks for supporting the raffle at the Club Championships on Sunday - we raised an amazing 190.00. This is donated to the club to try and keep fees as low as possible. Particular thanks to Clare Burden for producing the fabulous hampers. Thanks again and hope you all have a very Happy Christmas.
We have added a new item to the shop stock which has just arrived earlier than expected. The item is a backpack with 15 pockets including ones for a drinks bottle and for wet kit, has a padded back support and finished off with the club \C\ logo. Price is £23.00. If anyone needs to make last minute purchases on Friday would they please email their order to Katie Richards on email@example.com so that if possible it can be prepared in advance for collection on the night.
Very sorry to Emily Graham for missing her off the list of medallists at the recent Midland Short Course Champiosnhips in Corby. Emily won Silver in the Junior (under 16) 50m Butterfly - excellent work for a 12 year old!! Very well done Emily.
If you have entered the club championships but are not going to swim please let me know asap by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. This will prevent empty lanes which is not good for competition and having to run more heats than we need. The provisional programme is available on the meet entry page for the club championships.
City of Coventry had a great meet at last weekends Midland Short Course Championships in Corby. Overall the team came away with 22 medals - 3 Gold, 8 Silver and 11 Bronze. Especially pleasing was the fact that the team won a medal in each of the 4 available relays. Individual medallists were Victoria Rayson, Tom Rooke, David Maxwell, Mark Branch, Callum Quinn, Earl Radtschenko, Rikki Morris, Grace Callaghan and Sean Asher. Well done to all!!
In the new year we have two parent information meetings planned to help members understand certain areas of the club and the sport in more detail. We will be holding a General Club Information meeting on Friday 13th January which is aimed for new parents that have swimmers just join the club or for some of our exisitng parents who wish to learn more about what we do etc. The second meeting is planned for the week after on the 20th January and this is to highlight the competition structure within our sport and how we tailor things within the club. Both will start at 6.00pm and will last an hour and will be held in the Spire Suite 1 which is on the 4th floor on the dry side of the Sports Centre (across the bridge after going past the pool). Any queries please let me know.
Many thanks for all your support in the fundraising activities that we held during the 2010-2011 season. We raised a fantastic 3,183.00. I am hoping next year will just be as good, if you have any ideas regarding fundraising, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am also seeking your thoughts on setting up a Sub-Committee for fundraising. If anybody is interested, please let me know. As always, thank you.
We would like to hold a raffle at the Club Champs on Sunday 18th December and thought it would be nice if we had a Christmas hamper as the prize. If you could donate towards this hamper it would be really appreciated. Any donations please hand them into the club desk on Friday. Also if we have anybody out there that has some artistic talents to pack this hamper, please do not hesitate to contact me, and the job is yours!! As always many thanks for your support.
Due to staff shortages we are unable to put on the Pathways 2 session on Friday 2nd December 7.00-8.00pm. However, Sprint Night is on as normal and all Pathway 2 swimmers are welcome to attend this as normal. Apologies for any inconvenience due to this.
There will be no training on Sunday 18th December for any groups due to the Club Championships taking place.
A massive thanks to all the swimmers who took part in the sponsored swim a couple of weeks ago. A whopping £1,217.37 was raised which will be split between Children In Need and club funds. Thanks also to the coaches and parents who helped out on the day - your help is very much appreciated. A special well done to Eleanor Brown (Green Achievers) who raised the most money!
If you use online shopping as a source, and in particular Amazon, we have a link to their website that if used through the club website will generate funds for the club with a percentage of your order coming back to the club from Amazon. Last Christmas period the club received just under £90 back! The link can be found on the home page of the club website in the bottom right hand corner. Once clicking through this link you can access the Amazon website as you would do normally and safely. Thank You in advance for any orders done this way!
There is a link on our club website for anyone interested in attending the Tour next year. The tour is a week long event that happens in August every year and swimmers who are 10, 11 or 12 years old on 31st December 2012 are eiligble to be selected. There is a form to be completed which can be found under the Devon Tour section of the club website. Click on the squads button on the left hand side and then scroll down towards the bottom where there is a link that will take you to the Devon Tour part of the website. On this page at the top is the availability form to download and give into the club before 30th November.
Anita is going to do some Diving Awards on Sunday 11th December at 3.00pm instead of the Friday 9th December as previously advertised. Please let Anita know if you are wishing to attend for your diving award.
A quick reminder that the availability forms for the 2012 Devon Tour need to be in by Wednesday 30th November. You can find the forms on the website under Squads and Devon. Completed forms should be handed to Mark Branch.
There will be no morning training session on Thursday 1st December. For those swimmers that normally attend, the session will be switched to Tuesday morning (29th) instead for this week only. The session times will remain the same. Sorry for the disruption.
The pool operators at Caludon Castle School have reminded us that the whole school site is a non smoking site. As parents please respect this site rule.
Very well done to Martha Ryan and Joshua Fairchild who had some great swims at the West Midland Disability Championships in Solihull at the weekend. Martha (Reception Achievers) won two Bronze medals in the S15 class. Joshua (High Achievers 2) although winning 2 events and coming 2nd in two others, couldnt receive his awards as his classification had not come through in time. Very well done them both!
We have now made refunds by PayPal in respect of entries that were paid for by card after September 20th. Entries paid for by card on and before September 20th will be refunded by cheque which will be available from Friday November 25th. A list of refunds and how they are paid will be posted on the club noticeboard at Coventry Sports Centre. Thank you for being so patient in waiting for your refund.
Lyng Hall will be closed on Wednesday 30th November due to Industrial Action. The Blue Achievers session will therefore be cancelled. Swimmers are asked to try and make up the session at either the Green Achievers session at Tile Hill on the Wednesday 7.15-8.15pm, or the Red Achievers session at Foxford on the Thursday 6.45-7.45pm. Sorry for the disruption.
We have received word that Kirsty Coventrys flight has been delayed and so she wont be at the pool now until around 5pm. If you were planning on coming to see her swim could you please adjust your timings accordingly. Many thanks.
Tomorrow night the 7-time Olympic Medallist Kirsty Coventry from Zimbabwe will be visiting the club. It is part of her visit to the city which lasts from tomorrow through till next Tuesday. Kirsty will be at the pool from just after 4pm through until around 5.30pm. She will be hopefully doing a few demonstrations and maybe taking the groups for some skills and drills work. If there is time we may also have a questions and answer session. Swimmers from the groups not training during 4-6pm are more than welcome to come along to watch Kirsty swim, although sadly due to room we cant fit you in for a swim. As you can imagine this is a wonderful opportunity to meet and see one of the worlds best swimmers - dont miss out!
Well done to all the swimmers who took part in the sponsored swim a few weeks ago - a great amount of money was raised. Could we ask that the swimmers who still havent brought their sponsorship money in, bring it in by Sunday at the latest please. As soon as it is all in we will put a final total up on the website. Many thanks.
Unfortunately the shop will not be open this week November 11th or next week November 18th owing to non availability of Katie Richards. We are sorry about this however Katie does this job as a volunteer. If anyone would like to volunteer to help Katie in this role to enable the shop to open every week please talk to Katie or Ruth Jelley who is Workforce Co-ordinator. As it is Arena League this week there will be some \C\ hats available on the club table.
Just to let you all know we now have 72 numbers sold, with a few more being sold on Saturday at the November meet. This is a fantastic fundraiser that costs just 12 pound for the whole year. Half the money raised goes to the club and the other half is distributed on a 50%, 30% and 20% basis to the winners each month. The October draw has meant that the 1st prize is 18 pound, 2nd prize 10.80 and 3rd prize 7.20 (the more members we have the bigger the prize). If you wish to take part either see Lee or myself for a form or follow the link through the website. Thank you for your continuing support.
Due to Charlotte not being very well today we are having to cancel the Junior CLub Session tonight at Bablake School. I have tried to arrange cover but at this short notice it has not been possible. Apologies for this cancellation.
At the West Midlands Regional Coaching Awards held yesterday at Summerhill School, Kingswinford, the club were presented with the Coaching Environment of the Year Award for 2011. This award was won as a recognition of the work we have done to improve on the environment for our swimmers to work within to achieve their goals from learn to swim to Elite swimming. Thanks to all the teachers, coaches, parents, swimmers & volunteers who have helped make this recognition possible in the past 12 months.
Thank you to everyone who gave up their time to help at the meet last Saturday. These meets are a major source of income for the club and without your help we could not run them.So thank you!
The Thursday morning session for Elite 1, SP1 and SP2 will be moved this week to the Wednesday morning instead. The session on Wednesday will be 5.15-7.15am. Sorry for the disruption.
Thanks to all involved with the Sponsored Swim last Sunday for Children on Need. In total 59 swimmers took part and congratulations to Alysha Townsend who swam the furthest with 3600m. There are distance badges & certificates (1000m, 1500m, 2000m & 3000m) available to purchase if you wish for £3.00. If you would like one then please see Su Boulton on the Club Night desk on or before next Friday (11th Nov) and Su will sort you some out. Congratulations to all involved again and watch this space for news of the grand total raised.
At the moment we have been unable to issue bills for training scheme fees for November. This will be rectified within the next few days. Also, WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT, if you pay by post to Mr/Mrs Legg please now send your payment to John Hughes at 6 Buckhold Drive, Allesley Park, Coventry CV5 9LU
A team of girls from the water polo section have been successful in their application to become Young Games Makers. They have been selected as one of the teams to be Ball Retrievers throughout the water polo competition at the Olympics. The team is lead by Caroline Linney and Danielle Elliot is deputy. The Young Games Makers are: Sophie Linney, Emma Marshall, Georgia Linney and Hebe Davies-Colley.
The coach for Hucknall will leave Coventry Sports Centre at 1630hrs for Hucknall Leisure Centre, NG15 7TX.
We are still in need of someone to help with the refreshments on Saturday. If you are able to give some time to serve drinks to the volunteers, please email me asap. Thanks. Ruth.email@example.com
The Masters section had a great National Championships in Sheffield over the weekend. Overall the team won 19 medals and subject to ratification broke numerous West Midlands Regional Records. Especially pleasing were the medals in the relays showing the clubs strength in depth including Gold for Charlotte Hobbs, Daisy Bond, Matt Wolstenholme and John Smith in the 72+ years 4x200 Free Relay. Well done to all!
We have just had confirmation that Lyng Hall is now back open and running at normal temperature. Therefore, as of Monday 31st October all sessions and learn to swim are back on as normal. The school have apologised for any inconvenience caused.
We have just received an email from the School to confirm that the part to replace the faulty bit has arrived but the temperature of the pool will not be up to normal until the earliest Sunday 30th October. Therefore, the pool will remain closed until then. Therefore, all swimming at Lyng Hall School is cancelled, including the Saturday lessons, until Monday 31st Oct. We will update you as and when we receive updates.
Please visit the drop down AGM section at the top of this page to find out more.
Due to the Lyng Hall pool closure the Master\s Session there on 26th October is also cancelled.
As Lyng Hall is closed there will be some changes to training this week. Apologies for the late notice and disruption: Blue Achievers please go to the Red or Green Achievers tonight. High Achievers 2 session cancelled. HA2/JP2 to go to Warwick University 5.30-7.00pm on Tuesday 25th October. Blue Achievers and those of Red Achievers who were going to attend their session, go to Coventry 5.15-6.15pm on Wednesday 26th October. High Achievers 1 go to Coventry 4.30-6.00pm on Thursday 27th October. Junior Club cancelled on Thursday 27th October
City of Coventry Womens polo squad celebrated their first season back in the top division by clinching a place in the Super 5s – the exciting new second stage of the British Water Polo League. Over four weekends between December and February the team will now compete twice against Liverpool, Manchester, London Penguin and London Otter. Further information can be found at www.bwpl.org
We are very sorry for the late notice but the pool is closed at Lyng Hall due to some maintenance issues, so all lessons will be cancelled tomorrow. Sorry for the disruption.
As Rikki Morris is away from Tuesday 25th October to Wednesday 2nd November we will have to change the sessions at Foxford around during this time. Very sorry for the disruption. Instead of the Thursday 27th session could the girls please go to the Blue Achiever session on Wednesday 26th at Lyng Hall 6-7pm and the boys go to the Green Achiever session at Tile Hill on the 26th 7.15-8.15pm. Instead of the Monday 31st session could the girls please go to the Blue Achiever session the same day at Lyng Hall 6-7pm and the boys go the Green Achiever session at Tile Hill 7-8pm. Everything will be back to normal for the Thursday 3rd November session. Many thanks
We need volunteers for the following jobs: Handing out medals at the medal table, Distributing refreshments, Selling programmes on the door, Team Managing, Poolside helpers. Team Managers need to be CRBd but all other jobs are open to all! Please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to help in any way. Thank you.
If following rejections you are left with only 50m swims please note that yu must contact email@example.com before October 29th to be eligible for a refund.
Congratulations to all the swimmers, coaches, parents and team managers that attended the Wycombe Level 3 meet at the weekend. Everyone who swam won a medal which is excellent and in the end the team came home with a whopping 27 Gold, 20 Silver and 16 Bronze medals. Well done to all!
We have had notification today that Bablake school are changing some of their security procedures and when we return to their pool after the half term break there will be a security lock on the door to the pool of which our staff have the access code to. Please ensure you are at your swimming session early enough to be let in through the door, any late comers may not be able to get into the building as the Coaches/staff will be on poolside and cannot leave to open up the door.
The November Meet is heavily oversubscribed therefore to keep within the time limits regulated by the ASA there are a number of rejections. Please check the rejection list in the pre meet information on the November Meet page. Refunds will be paid where appropriate after the meet by the method the entries were paid i.e. most refunds will be back to your debit/credit card and not from the club night desk.
Please remember that all swimmers need to check in at the check in desk before each session. Qualified officials are still required for sessions 2, 3 & 5. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help
Bablake is closed over the half term break so we will have to re-arrange those sessions. Very sorry for the disruption. The Reception Achievers swimmers that normally attend the Bablake sessions on Wednesdays are asked to attend Monday nights at Caludon 6.45-8.00pm instead as Wednesday 19th and 26th will cancelled. The Wednesday Junior Club session on the 19th will be relocated to Warwick University alongside JP1 5.00-6.15pm. The session on the 26th will be moved to Coventry 5.15-6.15pm.
There were a number of items of lost property left at the Cov & District at the weekend of which Paula Donovan has them. There is a list of what Paula has on the Noticeboard outside the changing rooms so please check this list if you have lost anything to see if Paula may have it.
City of Coventry A put in a dominant performance on Saturday in the first round of this seasons Arena League at Worcester. The team won 29 of the 50 available races amassing a score of 261 from a potential 300, to win by over 50 points from their nearest competitor Stourbridge. The B team at Leamington, swimming in the first division after promotion last season, put in a fighting performance against a very strong City of Derby team to finish 6th. Well done to all the swimmers. Looking forward to Round 2 in mid-November!
The dates for the 2012 Devon Tour have now been set as 19th-24th August. There is a parent meeting on Friday 14th October for any interested parents in Spire Suite 1 (4th Floor on the dry side of Coventry Sports Centre) at 6.15-7.00pm. Tour Leaders Calie & Gary Smith will be leading the meeting to give info on the Tour and what they have planned so far. The Tour is open to 6 boys & 6 girls (36 maximum) aged 10, 11 & 12 years age on 31st Dec 2012. There is a selection criteria and this is available for viewing on the website. There will also be an availability form that will need to be completed and handed in by all interested swimmers who would like to be considered for tour next year. This will need to be handed in by Mid December. This is great opportunity for swimmers and this year was our 25th Anniversary of the Tour running so is a well established part of the calendar.
Coach The coach will leave Coventry Sports Centre at 1645 Cars If travelling by car give yourself enough time to find parking - DO NOT assume you will be able to park in the small public CP by the pool. There is parking on some roads by the pool but these tend to be for 30-60min periods on a Sat. There are Pay & Display CP near to the baths which will involve a 5-10min walk. Again, watch out for the one way systems where you find yourself driving in the opposite direction to the pool.
The accepted entries for the club for this meet are now available on the Wycombe event entry page at www.coventry-swimming.org.uk under Online Programme Wycombe Swimming Club are having technical difficulties with their website. I\ll post information as received to our website. regards, Julia
The bag2school collection has raised an amazing 170 pound. Thank you to all that contributed towards this fundraiser. The amount raised by all these fundraising activities aim to keep fees as low as possible. However, external costings i.e. hire of pool-time etc are out of the swimming clubs control. So every little helps!!! Once again thanks for your support, it is greatly appreciated.
Training for the Masters group will be cancelled on the morning of Friday 14th October as Allison is away on holiday. The sessions on Friday 28th and Sunday 30th will also be cancelled as the majority of the group will be away at the Masters Nationals in Sheffield with Allison. Sorry for the disruption.
Please be aware that today cars that have parked on Cox Street where there used to be double yellow lines have been receiving parking tickets and some have even been towed away. It has mainly been cars that have parked half on the road and half on the pavement but to avoid anything we advise using the car parks provided.
Former Club Member Robert Sansby represented Wales (in gymnastics) at the Youth Commonwealth Games in the Isle of Mann in September. He finished 8th in the all around final and also competed in the floor final and pommel final. The following weekend he competed in the British Championships where he became British Junior(under 18) Champion on floor and also won the bronze medal on rings and finished 4th in the all around competition.He has also been selected to represent Wales as a full senior at the Northern European Championships being held in Sweden at the begining of November. Robert will now continue his gymnastics at Loughborough University where he has just started to study for his degree. We wish Robert all the best for his future in this sport and know that his time with us a swimmer will have put him in good stead.
A few members e-mailed me to say they wish to take part in the 500 club, but have not yet paid subscriptions to the Club. Could I please remind members that if they do wish to take part to pay subscriptions to the club desk no later than Friday 7th October. This will ensure that you are in the draw from October 2011 - September 2011. Cost is 12.00 per year/per number. Thanks for your continuing support.
We would like to produce a club calendar as a fundraising opportunity the calendar will be a single A2 or A3 sheet detailing specific meets etc. Around the edge of the calendar will be an opportunity for sponsors. We would like to know if anybody would wish to sponsor the calendar at 25.00 per advert for 12 months. If so, please e-mail me the details with logo etc and we will invoice accordingly. Thanks for your continuing support.
We have just had notification that Lyng Hall is closed tonight due to low dosage of Chorine. Therefore, we have had to cancel High Achievers 1 & Junior Club Sessions tonight with very short notice. Apologies for this but it is out of our control.
Just a reminder the Parents Forum will be taking place tomorrow in the Spire Suite (top floor of the sports centre) from 5-6pm for Elite 1, Elite 2, SP1 and SP2. For all other groups the Forum will run from 6-7pm. The Forum is to improve communication within the club, but more importantly is your chance to ask any questions you may have, raise issues, debate etc. Adam Ruckwood will lead the Forum but other officers of the club will be there to answer questions as well.
Please remember the Bag2school collection is on Friday 30th September 2011 at 4.15pm. The van is collecting bags from the top of the slope towards the bag of the swimming club. I hope to be there from 4.00 pm.
It is with much sadness that the water polo section announce the sudden death on Sunday of Matt Measures, aged 17. Matt joined the Club earlier this year from Banbury. He will be sadly missed and we offer our sympathies to his family.
Hi Arena A and B teams have been displayed on the club notice board. If you could please check and see if you have made the team and confirm availability ASAP it would be appreciated. Thanks
Hi All Unfortunately the Reception Achievers Session at Bablake School from 6-7pm tonight has been cancelled. Apologies for the inconvinience.
We have had some comments that some of our swimmers are joining in with the diving lessons on a Sunday afternoon before our club training sessions commence. Can you make sure that your child doesnt join in with the diving please? As they have not paid for the lesson they shouldnt be there, but also if anything happens they are not insured. Many thanks for your help in this matter.
There is a Level 1 Teaching Course planned for Oct Half Term at Lyng Hall School. You have to be 16 years of age by the first day of the course but if you are interested please email me by 30th September for further information. email@example.com
Last Saturday at the West Midlands Swimming AGM it was announced that Su Boulton had won the Regional Club Volunteer of the Year Award. Su works every week on the Club Night desk and also running our Learn to Swim Scheme on a Saturday morning at Lyng Hall School. This is a great honour for Su and the Club especially if you think about the number of volunteers in all the clubs in the West Midlands that could have been nominated. As a Regional Winner Su now goes forward to the National Awards and we wish Su all the best for this event in November. Also at the Regional AGM last Saturday Liz Sykes was awarded the Presidency of the Region for the 2011/2012 season and again this is a great honour for Liz and the Club. With this season having a Home Olympic Games at the end of it I am sure Liz will be busy visiting all the aqautic sports & events within her year of office and I am sure will be looking forward to it all. Congratulations to both and all the best for the forthcoming months.
Please note I will be on poolside tomorrow if you wish to sign up for the 500 club, or wish to pick up a form to participate. Alternatively, you can hand a cheque or cash to the club desk and I will contact you accordingly. Thanks for your support.
Please note that the Bag2school collection is due next Friday - 30th September. If you have bags could you please drop them off at the top of the slope at the side of the baths around 4.00 pm. If you require bags I will be on poolside from 5.30pm - 7.00 ish tomorrow to hand out. However, if you cannot make it next Friday you can bring full bags tomorrow and we will store them until next week. Many thanks for your continuing support.
We have managed to find a coach to cover the JP1 session tonight at Warwick University so it will be on as normal. Very sorry for the conflicting reports!
We are very sorry but the sessions for Reception Achievers at Bablake and JP1 at Warwick University will be cancelled tonight. We have had a number of coaches go down ill today and so will have to cancel the sessions. We are very sorry for the disruption.
We are going to run a parents forum on Friday 30th September in the Spire Suite - top floor of the sports centre. The Forum is something we are going to run regularly to give people the opportunity to ask any questions they may have, raise any concerns and generally improve the communication within the club. Adam Ruckwood will run the meeting but other key members of the club will be present. Due to the possible numbers we will split the meeting into two parts. Elite 1, Elite 2, SP1, SP2 and Senior Club will have their meeting 5-6pm. All other groups will be 6-7pm. We have tried to place the meeting during training times to keep disruption to a minimum.
Two COCSC Members need your votes for their respective categories in the 2011 CSW Sport Awards. Both James Burden & Danielle Stewart have been nominated for Sports Men & Women Awards for this year\s awards and a voting system is now in place to decide the winner. Please can you register your vote at www2.cswsport.org.uk/awards/2011voting.html Voting closes on 30th September and the Awards are announced on 3rd November.
Please find below 500 club draws for months of May through to August 2011. Apologies for delay in draws, we are looking to change how this is run over the next couple of months, so will contact members accordingly. May 117 Mandy Wooltorton - 13.25 71 KE & TJ Foster - 7.95 91 Jelley - 5.30 June 247 P.A.McDermott - 13.25 151 Jane HIlls - 7.95 13 Sandeep Kaur - 5.30 July 217 Mark Branch - 13.25 17 Stuart Dunkley - 7.95 56 John Hughes - 5.30 August 79 - Helen Jones - 13.25 166 - Claire Hinett - 7.95 87 - Adam Ruckwood - 5.30 Please collect cheques from the Club desk on Friday evenings. Thanks for your continuing support.
Anybody wishing to contribute to the 500 club can do so at anytime during September. I will be on poolside on Friday evening from 6.00pm if you wish to bring in the forms and money/cheque or details of standing orders. I will also have some forms for members who do not know what the 500 club does. However, there is a link on the website that details what the 500 club is all about. It\s your chance to invest 12.00 per year into the club and could win a money prize each month if your number is drawn out. Remember you have to be in it to win it !!!!
From Friday of this week there will be a small change jar located by the Club Shop to let members/swimmers drop any unwanted small change into. This is a simple fundraising opportunity for all which was suggested by a member of the club. I will report how much money has been raised at various time during the year.
Many thanks to all who attended Awards Evening. We raised a fantastic 574.00. Gayle (our photographer) has posted some photos on the site at the following address for you to view - http://gaylepage.zenfolio.com/p442939062. We are looking to sell these photos at 2.00 each as long as we receive a minimum order of 30. Details of how to order will follow over the next couple of days. Thank you for your continuing support and hope you enjoyed the evening.
All the tickets for the Awards Night have now been sold. Unfortunately due to the fire regulations at the venue we cannot accept entries on the door if you dont have a ticket, or havent reserved one in advance. Hope everyone has a great evening tomorrow night!
The session at Tile Hill has been cancelled tonight for Green Achievers - we are very sorry for this. If swimmers would like to make up the session they are welcome to attend the Red Achievers session tomorrow night at Foxford 6.45-7.45pm. Sorry for the disruption.
There will be a session tomorrow morning for anyone who normally does morning sessions should they wish to attend. With missing Monday due to the bank holiday and Friday due to the awards evening, swimmers are encouraged to make up a session tomorrow morning. See you there!
The club have another Bag2School collection organised for 30th September. This was very successful the last time we ran it and raised almost £400 for the club. If you have any spare clothes, shoes, materials etc please bag them up and bring them into the club before the collection date. Yvonne Matthews has some of the official collection bags so please see Yvonne if you need some - she will have some at Awards Night so grab some from her then if you need some. Many thanks!
Tickets for the awards night on Friday 2nd September are still available. They are £5 each but individual awards nominees will receive a free ticket. You can purchase your tickets from Lee and Yvonne Matthews on Friday nights. This Friday will be the last chance to buy tickets. If people are away or unable to make it on Friday please email Yvonne or one of the club committee and they can reserve some tickets for you.
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Roger Hargreaves. He will be sadly missed. We offer our sympathies to his family. The funeral will take place at Nuneaton Crematorium, Heart of England Way, Nuneaton CV11 6WZ. Thursday 25th August at 12:00 noon. Roger was a long-standing member of the club who worked tirelessly for the ASA and British Swimming. For his obituary follow the link to the ASA website http://www.swimming.org/asa/news/general-news/british-swimming-and-asa-mourn-roger-hargreaves/10457/
There will be no Masters training session on Friday 9th September as Allison will be away on camp in Majorca. Sorry for the disruption.
Tickets are now available for purchase at £5 each. Individual Award Nominees will receive a free ticket to attend (this does not include the League swimmers). Tickets can be purchased from Lee & Yvonne Matthews on Friday Nights. Just a note to remember for the 2nd Sept that the roads on Gosford Street are closed to traffic so please plan your route before the night. All squad sessions & Club Night have been cancelled on the 2nd September. There is also Grand Raffle tickets available to purchase from your club coach that will be drawn at the Awards Night. There is one prize of an underwater filming session of your number 1 stroke & start & turn. Tickets cost £2.00.
Hi to everyone, Just to let you know that I have 3 big bags full of lost property –this includes… towels, bags, trainers, clothes and other items. I will bring the items next Friday and Sunday. If you know that your child is missing anything please let me know by email or text and I can bring it to any of the training sessions. If your child cant make this week please let me know then I can put it away until the next training session. I would like all the lost property to go back to its owners, as I can not store for long and afterwards- the summer holidays will be given to charity or in the bin. Regards Calie Smith
Awards Night tickets will be on sale on Friday night on poolside 6.00-7.00pm via Lee & Yvonne Matthews. Tickets are £5.00 each.
Please note entry to the morning sessions on Tuesday and Fridays is via the side door onto the 50m poolside (open at 5.15am) as Allison does not have a front door key to open up the normal front door. Apologies to anyone who may have turned up and was not able to get in. For note also the Tuesday mornings are 5.30-7.30am and the Friday mornings are 5.30-7.00am.
The Team in Scotland have finished with 2 silvers & 1 bronze medal. Congratulations to Earl for a silver in the 200m IM and Sam for a silver in the 200m Breast & bronze in the 400m Free. There were also some excellent performances from the rest of the team and all eight swimmers have been a credit to Coventry.
Due to the lack of a venue for land work tomorrow it has all been cancelled. Swim training is on as normal.
Calie Smith will be on the balcony 2.45-6pm on Sunday 7th August with three bags of towels/sleeping bags/clothes etc. left behind from the Devon Tour. Please check your bags to see if you are missing anything and if so claim your belongings from her! Alysha Townsend\s blue hoodie has gone astray. Could you all please check that the hoodie you have has your name in it? If anyone finds Alysha\s hoodie, please return it to her or Calie. Thank you.
Devon Tour coach has made it to Bristol. Despite high volumes of traffic, the ETA is still 6pm at Coventry Sports Centre.
The session this saturday morning has been changed to 8.00-10.00am with no land work.
If anyone is interested in doing a Level 1 Coaching Course please let me know and I can give you more details. Minimum age is 16 yrs at the start of the course. Details of the course: Cost of the course: £230* as opposed to the usual £395 – *if we do not achieve maximum candidates the price may have to increase slightly to reflect this. Practical Venue: Pingles Leisure Centre Theory Venue: Bedworth Leisure Centre Tutor: Tony Green Course Details: Below... 24th September 9am – 5pm theory 25th September 9am – 3:30pm theory 4pm – 6pm practical 1st October 9am – 5pm theory 2nd October 9am – 3:30pm theory 4pm – 6pm practical 9th October 9am – 3:30pm theory 4pm – 6pm practical If you are interested I need to register your interest by Friday 19th August so please email me firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 15th August. There may be help available to access grants for this course to reduce the cost further.
The International Childrens Games start tomorrow in Lanarkshire, Scotland and eight swimmers from the club will be representing Coventry; Earl Radtschenko, Sam Richards, Sam Fairchild, Charlie Fulwell, Shannon Donovan, Faye Edwards, Hannah Matthews and Helen Jones. Steve Burke & Anita Ryder are part of the Team Staff for these Games. Good Luck to all team members and more news to follow on their results.
City of Coventry had a successful National Youth Championships led by Mohammed Ahmed winning a Silver medal in the 50m Freestyle. Great swims also from: Ben Lowe who was 8th in 200 Free and 7th in the 400 Free Mohammed Ahmed who was 10th in the 100 Free David Maxwell who was 10th in the 200 IM and 6th in the 400 IM Jen Todd who was 7th in the 2k Open Water Elliot Glenn who was 16th in the 200 Breast Natalie Clarke who was 30th in the 200 Back and 32nd on the 100 Back Matt Bruce was 31st in the 50 Free The boys 4x100 and 4x200 Free relays were 16th on both events Very well done to all the swimmers, coaches and parents!
Due to the temperature of the water at Tile Hill still being too high we will move the Green Achievers & Junior Club sessions tomorrow to the University of Warwick. Both groups will now swim 5.00-6.15pm. Please let fellow members in your group know of the change if you are in contact with them.
The team arrived safely in Exeter for an exciting first gala. Visitors Dawlish won with Coventry A 2nd, Exeter A 3rd, Exeter B 4th and Coventry B 5th. The evening was followed by a trip to the cinema and activities continued this morning with rock climbing!
Training for Elite 2 in the morning is 6.00-8.00am with no land training
Due to the low numbers in attendance and Steve being away we have moved High Achievers 1 session to 7.00-8.30pm at Lyng Hall with Junior Club
No further medals on Sunday, however in the finals Earl Radtschenko placed 4th and 5th in the 100m butterfly and 200m freestyle, Seamus Simpkins was 7th in the 100m breaststroke and the girls 4x 200 freestyle team was 8th. On Monday Earl won another silver in the 400m I.M. whilst Sam Richards, Abigail Humphreys and Bethan Hinett were placed 14th, 14th and 19th in their respective 400m IM\s and the 4 x 100m boys Medley team was placed 7th in their final. Finally Earl Radtschenko won the award for top boy in the 14 years age group to conclude a very good Championships for the club. Well done to all swimmers, coaches and parents.
City of Coventry swimmers picked up four medals during the first three days of the National Age Groups at Ponds Forge pool Sheffield Individual medals were won by Sam Richards 200m breastroke bronze and Earl Radtschenko 200m butterfly silver and team medals by the boys 4 x 100m (bronze) and 4 x 200m freestyle (silver) teams of Earl Radtschenko, Sam Richards, Connor Connell and Callum Quinn. Finals places were gained by Earl Radtschenko 4th 400m free, 5th 200m IM and 9th 100m back, Sam Richards 9th 400m free, Connor Connell 8th 200m breastroke and Bethan Hinett 9th 200m butterfly. Today\s (Sunday) heats saw finals places gained by Earl Radtschenko 100m butterfly and 200m freestyle, Seamus Simpkins 100m breastroke and the girls 4 x 200m freestyle team. Other swimmers who qualified for the championships are Katherine MacKenzie, Abigail Humphreys Leah Gowing and Abigail Harkins. Congratulations to all
London 2012, the British Olympic Association and the ASA are running a scheme offering young adults (18-26 year olds) the opportunity to attend the Olympic/Paralympic Games for free. Details can be found at: http://www.london2012.com/visiting/tickets/ticketshare/ The club is allowed to nominate one member to put forward who might be lucky enough to be selected to participate in the scheme. I have copied the club nomination process below: \"As an example the BOA have suggested asking all nominations to provide 100-150 words on how the individual (who is 18-26) already ‘live’ one or more of the Olympic Values of Excellence, Friendship and Respect\" If you are interested could you get your 100-150 words to Adam or Jo by 5th September at the latest please. email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Please feel free to contact either of us for further details.
Refunds from the Graham Sykes meet will be available for collection from the club table on Fridays from July 22nd. There are also refunds from other meets such as Derventio, Birmingham, Rugby, Coventry May and No Frills that have not been collected. Please come and collect. Any refunds not collected by the end of August will be paid back into club funds. If you are not sure whether you are due any refunds, come and ask.
There will be no training at Tile Hill tonight as the pool is a sizzling 34 degrees. This is too hot to train so we have had to cancel the session for Green Achievers and Junior Club who would have been there. Very sorry for the disruption.
Can I remind everyone that the summer timetable begins on Sunday so there are a number of changes to session times and venues for most groups. The timetable is on the website so please have a look through and ensure you know where your group are training and when. Junior Club training tonight has been moved to Tile Hill at 7.15pm alongside Green Achievers as Bablake has now shut for the holidays. If there are any problems please speak to your group coach.
Thanks to everyone who attended the Race Night in aid of the Devon Tour, £486.00 was raised on the Night. Half of the money raised will go direct to the Devon Tour and the other half will go towards the Club Funds to keep the training fees as low as possible.
Congratulations to all the swimmers, parents and coaching staff involved in Saturdays win at the final round of the Mercian League. A great team effort saw us come home in first place in the Gala 2 final 26 points ahead of our nearest competitor, Stratford Sharks. Well done to all!
The Junior Club session tomorrow night (13th July) will be moved to Tile Hill 7.15-8.15pm alongside the Green Achievers session. We are sorry for the disruption.
Tonight there is a meeting for Parents of swimmers attending the Tour this Year at 7.25pm at the Highway Club followed by a Race Night to raise funds for the team at 8.00pm that is open to all Club Memebrs and their families and friends. There is also a Bag Pack organised on 23rd July at the Coop in Balsall Common again to raise funds for the Devon Tour. All parents are encouraged to attend the events tonight as important info will be given and also there will be forms to be completed.
We are low on volunteers tonight for Sprint Night. If you are willing to give up some time to help with either the timing or the recording side it would be appreciated. Please can you come onto poolside at 5.45pm and report to Avril Ementon. New volunteers are welcome and you would be paired up with a more experienced member to help you so please don\t be put off. This can be a great way to get involved in your child\s sport. We will only run with the lanes that have two volunteers on so the more we get the quicker Sprint Night will be.
The Awards Night this year has been booked for Friday 2nd September at the SQ Club (same place as last year). All Training and Club Night has been cacnelled that night to allow all to attend who wish to. Further details to follow but please put this date in your diaries.
Training will be cancelled for the morning of Thursday 30th June - very sorry for this. Swimmers are encouraged are to attend the Elite 2 morning session on Wednesday 29th June 5.15-7.15am as a replacement. Sorry for the disruption.
Hi The Mercian Team has been put on the notice board. Please could you check if you are in the team and confirm availability.
Thanks to everyone who brought in Sainsbury Vouchers, we have the grand total of 5242 vouchers, almost a 800 more than last year!
There is a meeting organised for all parents of swimmers attending this years tour on Friday 1st July at 7.25pm at the Highway Club, Fletchamstead Highway, Coventry. This has been planned here as it will be followed by the Race Night fundraiser for the Tour at 8.00pm. Tickets for the Race Night are available from the Club Night table.
Very sorry for the continued disruption but we have received a message to say Foxford is going to be closed for the Red Achievers session on Thursday 23rd June. Swimmers from this group are more than welcome to make the session up at the Blue Achievers session at Lyng Hall 6-7pm on Wednesday 22nd, or the Junior Club session at Lyng Hall on Thursday 23rd June 7.30-8.30pm.
This Wednesday\s (22-06-11) Junior Club session has been changed. Junior Club Swimmers will attend the Green Achievers session at Tile Hill from 7.15 - 8.15pm. Apologies for any inconvinience caused.
Mercia are hosting a Walk for Warwickshire on the 26th June in aid of the Snowball Appeal and are looking for any willing volunteers that are over the age of 18 yrs who may wish to help. If you are interested please contact Hayley on 024 7686 8221 and further details can also be found on their website www.mercia.co.uk/walk
Congratulations to Victoria Rayson who this week at the ASA Nationals in Sheffield has broken two Club Records in the 50m & 100m Backstroke. The times Victoria set in the 50m Back of 30.03 and 1:03.63 in the 100m broke records previously set in 2000 & 2003 respectively.
Well done to the Mercian Team who came first in the second round of the Mercian League competition, winning the majority of the races. Keep up the good work and we wish the team the best of luck for the 3rd round!!
Hi All Just a message that the club night shop will be closed this Friday the 17th. Apologies for any inconvenience.
Congratulations to Earl Radtschenko on his 2.09.77 200m Butterfly at the Midland Age Groups from the weekend - a new Warwickshire Junior Record. Great swim!
The pool at Foxford is back open this week as normal but we are cancelling the session tonight for the Red Achievers due to Abbie being unavailable to take the session. Therefore, any Red Achiever swimmers can attend the Blue Achiever session at Lyng Hall School if they wish 6.00-7.00pm.
Congratulations to Earl Radtschenko who has lowered his own Warwickshire Junior Record for 200m Butterfly at the weekend to 2:09.77, subject to ratification by Warwickshire County.
Thanks for everyone who has brought in vouchers, we have counted up what we have so far and we have 4317 which is slightly more than we got last year. If there are any last ones to come in please can we ask that you bring them in no later than next Friday night so we can see the final total and then redeem them.
The Grand Total of money raised from the Walkathon is now in and all the walkers on the day raised a great total of £519.00. Thanks to Yvonne Matthews and her team of helpers that mae this event possible and it is hoped to make this an annual event so please look out for this in 2012 and join us in the War Memorial Park.
There is an annual Race Night planned for Friday 1st July starting at 8.00pm at the Highway Club on Flecthamstead Highway, CV4 9BY. All money raised will go towards the Devon Tour. It is a great night for families and all club members to get together and it is suggested that it is best if you have a group of you playing together so you can form a syndicate. It would be nice if parents/families could come whose children are attending this years tour but all are welcome. Tickets will be available from club desk on friday night, Bridie McSorley, Jackie Fairchild, Sue Adams or Lee & Yvonne Matthews £1.00 per ticket. Hope to see you there.
We are very sorry for the disruption again, but we have received a message to say Foxford is closed again so training for Red Achievers will be cancelled on Thursday 9th June. They are hoping the pool with be ok ready for next weeks training. Like last week the swimmers from Red Achievers are encouraged to make up the session being missed tomorrow night at either the Blue Achievers session at Lyng Hall tonight 6-7pm, or with Green Achievers tonight at Tile Hill 7.15-8.15pm.
Thanks for all the money we have received so far for the Walkathon. Can we please ask for the final remaining amounts to be collected are done so by tnhis friday at the latest with the Sponsorship forms. We would like to submit the forms/money for the Gift Aid but need all of it in to do so. Thanks in advance.
We have received a message saying Foxford is closed again tonight so the Red Achievers session there will be cancelled. Swimmers from Red Achievers are encouraged to make up the session at either Tile Hill (7.00-8.00pm) with Green Achievers, or Lyng Hall (6.00-7.00pm) with Blue Achievers. Very sorry for the disruption.
Hi All Just a reminder that the Mercian League will be at Leamington, Newbold Comyn Leisure Centre, on the 11th June. Warm up: 6.00pm for a 6.30pm Start. If all team members could please be there for 5.45pm it would be much appreciated.
Sorry for the typing error! High Achiever land-work will be 4.30-5.15pm this coming Sunday, not 3.30-4.15pm as listed previously.
There will be some alterations to training on the above dates due to the Midland Age Group Championships. We are sorry about this and have tried to accommodate as many groups as we can with as little disruption as possible. Sunday 5th June: All Achiever Groups = 4.30-5.30 pm JP and HA Groups = 5.30-6.30 pm Masters, Senior club and SP Groups = 6.30-7.30 pm Land-work for the HA groups will be 3.30-4.15 pm. Land-work for the JP groups will be cancelled. Land-work for the SP groups will be 5.30-6.15 pm. Sunday 12th June: All Achiever groups = session cancelled JP and HA groups = 5.00-6.15 pm Masters, Senior club and SP groups = 6.15-7.30 pm Land-work for the HA groups will be cancelled. Land-work for the JP groups will be 4.00-4.45 pm. Land-work for the SP groups will be 5.15-6.00 pm.
Foxford will be closed next week due to one of the pumps breaking down. The Monday session was cancelled anyway for Bank Holiday, but the Thursday session will need to be moved to other pools. Swimmers from Red Achievers are encouraged to make up the Thursday session on Wednesday by attending the choice of either the Blue Achievers session at Lyng Hall 6-7pm, or the Green Achievers session at Tile Hill 7.15-8.15pm. If there are any problems please speak to your group coach.
We have added an extra date for Diving Awards due to us missing the last one. We will now be running the awards on the 10th June as planned plus the following week, Friday 17th June. Anita Ryder (Reception Achiever Coach) will be taking these awards at 6.00pm. Please meet Anita by the Diving Boards on the left hand side as you look at the Diving pit from across the 50m pool. If your child is currently in any of the squads and has not passed their Diving Award please can you let me know so we can allocate them one of the dates above. Swimmers need this award to be able to start off the side/blocks for competitions. Regards Jo Deakins
The date for collecting these vouchers from Sainsbury is soon coming to an end (31st May). After this date no more will be given out with shopping therefore can we ask that if you have any vouchers to give us that you bring them to us within the next couple of weeks please. Once we know how many we have we can then select what we will get with them. Thanks to everyone for collecting vouchers.
Congratulations to the Leicester Diddy League team for making the Division One final. Will all team members ensure that they are available for the final on June 25th at Braunstone.
The Club Swim Shop wont be open tomorrow night as Katie is away at Sheffield at the No Frills Meet. Very sorry about this.
There will be no training this coming Bank Holiday Monday (30/5/11) for all groups except JP1, JP2 and Reception Achievers. All the pools we use are closed for the day except Caludon Castle so those groups with sessions there will go ahead as normal.
A huge big thank you for those that have brought their sponsor money into the club desk to date. Can we please remind the swimmers that took part that their sponsor money needs to be in by next Friday 27th May at the very latest, so we calculate how much we have raised. Please can you bring in your sponsorship by this Friday. Further updates to follow next week with the total!
Refunds are now available from the Derventio, Birmingham, Rugby and Coventry meets. Please come and collect on club nights
The Coaching Staff have decided that they would like to run some Time Trials for certain events on Sunday afternoons in 2011 for the Achiever & Junior Performance Groups. It has been planned that the following Sunday dates will have time trials run in them instead of a normal training session: July 3rd September 11th November 6th December 11th All swimmers are to attend their normal sessions.
Some of you may be aware of the incident of theft from the pool-side last night at Lyng Hall. We have spoken with the school who have handed over the CCTV tapes to the police and are reviewing their security procedures. As soon as they have decided on a course of action we will pass that information onto you all.
There is a meeting planned for parents to attend who are interested in learning about the competitions in Swimming. The different types, different levels, which ones to enter for your child, how to enter and the processes involved. If you have ever been confused over what the different competitions are and how they work then hopefully this meeting will give you some answers. The meeting is planned for Friday 27th May 6.15pm in Spire Suite 1 (across the bridge to the dry side of the sports centre and then up in the lift to the 4th floor).
Thank you for all that participated in the walk yesterday and hope that everyone enjoyed themselves. We felt that it was good for the swimmers to gel together, as they don\t have much chance to do this when traning, and any monies we raise will be put towards the club funds. This will hopefully now be a yearly event for all to get involved and raise money for the club. Can we please ask for all sponsor money (and forms if possible so we can apply for gift aid) to be handed into club desk on Friday night (20th May). Lee or Yvonne will be there to collect this money. We will then sort the money we have in and post the amount raised on the website next week. Once again thanks to everyone who turned out yesterday. Thanks also to Lee and Rodney for manning the bbq!
Due to the numbers of people planning to take part on Sunday we will need you to be there from 9.00 am onwards and no later than 10am at the very, very latest. Booking in starts at 9.00 and we do have alot to register. We are planning to do BBQ and games afterwards and will be selling hot dogs at £1.00 & burgers £1.50 so please bring some money if you want to eat! All proceeds of the day go towards keeping Squad Fees as low as possible. Here\s to some decent weather!
Just to clarify the timings for the day, 10.30am is the last time to meet as we need to register all walkers. Steff Phillips and Yvonne Matthews will be in the park from 9.15am to start organising people and the fancy dress. Please wear Coventry Club Kit, bring along Water Pistols, rubber rings and swimming attire for the walk. There is a judging of the Fancy dress at 10.15am and the walk begins at 11.00am. Followed by BBQ and Games
This is just a reminder to all club members that the club are entering the Walkathon at the War Memorial Park this Sunday. The Club have paid the entry fee in return for members to raise sponsorship money. Sponsor forms are available from the link on the front of the website. Any queries please contact Yvonne Matthews on email@example.com Fingers crossed the weather will be good and a fun time will be had by all. Please be at the park for 10.30am for a 11.00am start. Training sessions on Sunday will be held as normal but anyone who does the walk and does not make their training session will be credited with a session as a thank you for raising some money.
The coach for Loughborough will be at Coventry Sports Centre at 4.30pm on Saturday. The gala is at Loughborough Leisure Centre in Browns lane LE11 3HE.
A Coventry Polo shirt, left at the Warwickshires, has been handed in. If you are missing one please see Pavlina Jackson.
If you achieve a midland age group entry time in the May Open Meet this weekend, please can you come and see the recorders on poolside. This is so we can ensure that we enter you for your event.
There will be a few changes to training times this Sunday due to the Coventry Open Meet: Coloured and Reception Achievers = 4.30-5.30pm HA1, HA2, JP1, JP2 = 5.30-6.30pm Senior Club, SP1, SP2 = 6.30-7.30pm Masters = cancelled due to the Midland Masters There will be no land-work sessions for any group. We are very sorry for the disruption to the times but as the Open Meet doesnt finish till around 4pm our hands are tied.
There is a meeting for all new parents and existing parents of swimmers in the Squads/Training Scheme on Friday 13th May at 6.15pm. The meeting is designed as a welcome to the club and to pass on information on what the club is trying to achieve, information on how we are formed and who does what, general information on the sport of swimming and what is available to your children in the first years of their competitive experience. It will also be a chance for you to meet key people of the Team and also to ask any questions that you may have. All parents are welcome to attend. The Spire Suite is located in the dry side of the Sports Centre on the 4th floor. If you go past the cafe and continue down the steps and over the bridge you can then take either the stairs or the lift to the 4th floor and then the spire suite is directly in front of you as you come out of the lift. We aim to make the session 45mins so that you can collect your children at 7.00pm.
There will be no Masters training session this Sunday due to the majority of the squad being at the Midland Masters.
Just a quick reminder that there will be no training on Sunday due to the Midland Youth Championships.
There will be no morning training session tomorrow morning for JP1. This was omitted from the changes to the training schedule over the Easter period - very sorry for this.
If anyone would like to view the official photographs taken at the Arena Final, please email me using the email address you have registered with the club and I will forward details to you.
Members are reminded that Coventry Sports Centre is closed today owing to the Bank Holiday,therefore there are no teaching and training sessions available. The same situation also applies for next Friday April 29th.
Due to a very high number of entries for the above meet, regrettably we are unable to consider any late entries for this event.
There will be no training on Sunday 24th - Easter Sunday. A large number of the coaching staff are away either on holiday or attending the Birmingham Open so the decision has been made to cancel the session.
Well done to all the team for a great display at the Arena League Final yesterday where we finished in 9th place. Everyone raced well and the team spirit was superb throughout - a credit to the club and the West Midlands region. Thanks also to everyone who helped in the organisation of the day - coaches, team managers, volunteers and officials. Great job!
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the excellent display of support at the Arena Final. Particular thanks to those of you who bought supporters shirts, organised and inflated the balloons, waved flags and made lots of noise. Thank you too to the coaches, team managers, officials and committee members who gave up their time to help. A grand day out!
The Draft Programme together with the rejection list for this event will be put onto the club website www.coventry-swimming.org.uk during the weekend. This meet is being run without competitor cards, but to avoid empty lanes and make for better competition, it would be appreciated if any withdrawals prior to the day of meet could be reported to the organisers, by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org , by texting to 07894960944 or on the day of meet by using the withdrawal form which is attached. Thank you for your entries; Regards. Georgina Holtom
The team coach will leave the sports centre at 10 am on Sunday morning for the Arena League Final in Sheffield. Swimmers will need to bring food with them as we estimate we wont be back until around 7.30 pm. Hope everyone has a great day and swims fast!!
The reception achievers session tonight at Caludon will be 7-8pm rather than the usual 6.45-8pm. Very sorry for the late notice and disruption.
The club would like to congratulate Sarah Betteley (who used to swim and coach for the club and also ran the 500 club) on the arrival of their second child on Monday, a baby girl called Emily. Emily is the new granddaughter to Julia Betteley who you will know for doing the competition entries and the running of Racing Group. The second new arrival into this world was two days later on wednesday and again the club would like to congratulate Jane Wilkinson and her family of the arrival of a baby boy called Joseph. Jane used to coach the Green Achievers and also was the club\s secretary up until 2 years ago.
Some weeks ago the club applied for funding from the British Gas/Swim 21 Grants that were being awarded. We have received a letter this week to say that we have been successful in our application and have been awarded £1000.00 towards the purchase of a new wedge design starting block. This will be the only one in the West Midlands region and will benefit our members and hopefully give them a head start!
There is a possibility of running some closed Coaching courses for Coventry, Solihull & Warwickshire Clubs. This would mean that, if we could guarantee a full course, we could offer a reduced cost per candidate. There would need to be 16 candidates for a Level 1 and 12 candidates for a Level 2. It would only be the Coaching elements of the course i.e. Units 105-107 of the Level 1 and Units 205 – 208 of the Level 2 so therefore you would need to have already a Level 1 and/or Level 2 in Teaching Aquatics to be able to attend these courses. The Level 1 would take 2 full days to complete and the Level 2 approx 5 days plus some practical assessments. The courses would be run at a central venue – probably in the Coventry area. If you are interested in either a Level 1 or Level 2 course please can you let me know by email by Weds 13th April.
Apologies to James Burden for missing him off the list of 2011 CAP Funded athletes from the beginning of the week. James also was presented with an Award as was Ryan Morris for his achievements in 2010.
Due to work commitments for Anita Ryder tonight we are having to postpone the Diving Awards planned for tonight. A future date will be posted on the website when known.
Please collect your tickets from Club Night desk tonight.
To swimmers who have entered the Rugby Open Meet - please check their website www.rugbysc.com for details of acceptances/rejections
To swimmers who have entered the City of Birmingham Meet - please check their website www.swimbirmingham.org.uk for details of acceptances/rejections
Congratulatins to the following Club Members who have all been awarded an award under the 2011 CAP Bursary Scheme: Danielle Stewart for Triathlon Georgia Linney for Water Polo Sian Rainsley for Triathlon Lee Marrs for Windsurfing All the best to all of the above for 2011 in their respective disciplines.
All places on the Easter camp have now been booked. If you have missed out on a place for this Easter then please look out for our Summer Holiday Camps and book a place on these instead.
Thanks to everyone who brought a ticket on Saturday for the raffle at the Development Gala, we raised £45 on the day.
The tickets for the Arena League Final have arrived. Please collect from the Club Night desk on Friday.
Refunds for rejected entries from the Warwickshire Championships are now available from the club night desk. There are also two from the Plymouth meet available. Please come and collect.
The Diddy League and Mercian League teams are on the noticeboard awaiting swimmer confirmation. Please can you confirm your availability with either a tick or cross, depending on availability, as soon as possible. Thanks
The places for our Easter Skills Camp (18th-21st April) at the University of Warwick are being snapped up. We currently only have 5 places remaining! If you would like a place for your son/daughter and they swim in the Achiever/Junior Performance squads in the club and are aged 8-12 yrs then please download an application form off the club\s website and send it to Mark Branch asap. This is a great week for working on stroke skills, starts, turns and finishes plus an introduction to land work.
Thanks to everyone who donated bags of clothes/materials etc for the Bags2school collection. A huge thanks also to the volunteers on Friday who helped to lug the bags up the ramp from the store (and then back down again as there was not enough room on the van for all the bags we collected!). The final bags were collected yesterday and we have had a call today to say that we had 760kg of material which equates to £380! We have another date planned for later in the year so please put Friday 30th September in your diaries and start collecting for the next pickup! All monies raised goes towards helping to keep the Squad training fees as low as possible.
Tonight is the last opportunity to obtain advance tickets for the Arena final. Unfortunately I am unable to be on poolside tonight so please hand your cheques to John Hughes on the Club Night desk. Thank you.
This is just a reminder that the Bag2school pick up point will be at the top of the ramp (on Cox Street), opposite the small car park at 4.00 pm onwards. The company are due to arrive at 4.15pm. We have a fair few bags in the store cupboard already so thank you to everyone who has donated so far, this is just a reminder to anyone else that has any bags to bring in.
This is just a reminder that the Bag2school pick up point will be at the top of the ramp (on Cox Street), opposite the small car park at 4.00 pm onwards. The company are due to arrive at 4.15pm. We have a fair few bags in the store cupboard already so thank you to everyone who has donated so far, this is just a reminder to anyone else that has any bags to bring in.
Coventry Walkathon is taking place this year on Sunday 15th May 2011 starting at the Memorial Park. We will plan to meet around 10.30 am and the walk begins at 11.00 am. The walk is a 1.75 mile lap around the Memorial Park and you can walk as many laps as you wish up until 3:15 pm. The walk is wheelchair and pushchair friendly. The Entry Fee is being paid by the Club and all walkers are asked to raise Individual entries of at least £10 or if walking as a family to raise at least £30. There will be a prize to the highest individual fund raiser and to highest family fund raiser. Hope we have many entries to this event. Coaches are being asked to take part in this event, and hopefully will be able to turn this event into a few fun hours as the club did a few years ago. If you remember this successful event, along with the BBQ and fun day, can you please contact Yvonne Matthews to let her know how this event was organised, and if you are willing to help, please also let us know. Any swimmer who completes the Walkathon will be credited with a training session for that day. There is a sheet on the club noticeboard for people to sign up to, or email Yvonne Matthews to let her know of your intentions and then sponsor forms will be passed out. The email address for Yvonne is email@example.com
We have just had word that there are staffing issues at Foxford and so the Red Achievers session tonight will be cancelled as the pool is closed. Very sorry for the late notice.
Please remember to sign up and pay for your tickets and shirts by March 25th.
Congratulations to Earl Radtschenko for, subject to ratification, braking the Warwickshire Junior Record for 200m Butterfly at the County Championships last saturday. Earl\s time of 2:10.72 broke the record that has stood for 19 years.
Congratulations to Earl Radtschenko for, subject to ratification, broking the Warwickshire Junior Record for 200m Butterfly at the County Championships last saturday. Earl\s time of 2:10.72 broke the record that has stood for 19 years.
The club entry for these meets will close on Friday 18th March. Please ensurre your entry is online and paid by the end of Friday 18th. thank you Julia
Congratulations to the following swimmers who continued on from the 1st weekend of Warwickshires to pick up Gold Medals: Earl Radtschenko David Maxwell Kate Mackenzie Natasha Hickey 11-16 yrs 4x50 mens IM team Jennifer Todd Rikki Morris Open 4x100 mens IM team With 1 more day to go this saturday more medals are up for grabs.
Congratulations to the following swimmers who all won their events at the first day of the warwickshires: 9/10 Girls FC relay Alex Carroll Earl Radtschenko Rikki Morris Kate Mackenzie Sam Richards David Maxwell Abbie Brown 4x100 Mens and Womans Open relay Jo Sayer Madeline Fox Sean Asher Tom Lamb Further updates of future winners to follow!
I have received details today of some funding available for anyone wishing to do their Level 2 teaching or coaching. There is a hurry on this one though as the funding application needs to be submitted by the 13th March! If you want further details please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Are you interested in starting a career in Swimming Teaching/Coaching and are at least 16 years of age by April 15th? There is a Level 1 course running at Foleshill Leisure Centre 11-15th April and bookings are being taken now for anyone who is interested. There is also funding available for any club member who is also willing to volunteer at least 10 hours of their time to help the club on Friday nights. There is also another level 1 course starting 30th July, again at foleshill and another one planned for October half term at Lyng Hall if you wish to book on early and claim a spot. Please email me for further details if you are interested (email@example.com). The April course registration will be closing on 26th March.
Since we have had a link on the front page to Amazon we have received £88.40 back as a percentage of the sales recevied by Amazon! This is a great start and a really easy way for the club to raise money without having to do anything. Please can we thank the people already using this facility and try and encourage more of you (plus please tell family & friends) to use the link to bring in more funds to the club. All monies raised in this way goes towards working to keep the training fees as low as possible.
I have put a list on the notice board for supporters to order polo shirts and tickets for the final. There is a prize for the best supporters so once again we want to you buy the shirt so we all look the same. Those of you who already have a red polo shirt from the last final, please dust it off we need you to wear it again. Those of you who are new to Arena Finals, please buy a shirt and hopefully you will get to use it next year too!! Please bring your cheques for tickets and shirts to me at the club desk by 25th March. Note: swimmers do not need tickets nor shirts. They will be given a pass for poolside and a club shirt for the occasion.
To all our members who attend the Learn to Swim programme on Saturdays at Lyng Hall School we are pleased to let you know that the problems at the swimming pool have been resolved and it is now open again Lessons restart tomorrow March 5th at 9.00am and we look forward to seeing every one again at their normal lesson time. We will be restarting the course that was beginning back in November when the problems started. Thank you for being so patient whilst the pool has been closed.
Lyng Hall is now back online and operational. All squads who had training sessions at Lyng Hall will be reverting back to their normal sessions from Monday 7th March. Very sorry for the disruption over the last couple of months.
This is a plea for donations for Mothers Day Gifts i.e smellies, chocs, cuddly toys for Yvonne & her team to wrap and sell for a small price on the last day of the Warwickshire Championships (Sat 19th March). We are setting up a stall alongside the swim shop to sell these gifts, any interest to man the stall over the day would be appreciated (please email Yvonne if interested on firstname.lastname@example.org) and then Yvonne will set up a rota so that everyone has a chance to see their child swim. If any donations can be handed into the Club desk over the next couple of weeks it would be very much appreciated.
The music for the Arena final has now been chosen. Congratulations to Tom Rooke for his winning suggestion.
If you are unable to bring in your clothing bags (Bags4school) for 4.15pm on the 25th March we can take collection of them prior to this on Friday Club Nights as we have some storage space at Coventry Sports Centre secured. If you have not yet had your bag, or need any subsequent bags you can use any plastic bag and drop them into us. We will receive payment for every kilo of materials/clothing. Thanks for any donations in advance.
Hi All, There are 3 spaces available for both girls and boys for the 10yrs age group (age at 31st December 2011) for this years Devon Tour and they will be distributed on a first come first served basis. Details of the tour are listed below. If you would be interested or would like a place please email me back ASAP. Details for the Devon Tour are as follows: Cost = Approx £200.00 Dates = 31st July - 5th Aug Leave around 10.30am Arrive back in Cov 5.00 - 6.00pm 4 Galas on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday ,Wednesday Plenty of activities everyday includung Canoeing, waterpark, Climbing wall etc. If any other info is required please dont hesitate to ask.
We have received an email today to say that the school have now had the part fixed for the pool. They are now trying to get the temperature back to normal and this could take 2-3 days to achieve. Please continue to go to your training sessions as previous weeks until further details of returning to normal is posted on the website.
This event is due to start around 4.00pm - so please come and watch. We hope you will support this fun event today and cheer on the swimmers in this race. There will be a blackout card that will be circulating on the balcony to raise funds for the club - £2.00 per team with a prize money of £15.00 We hope that you will have a go on the card, to raise funds for the club, and I think £2.00 is worth investing to see these coaches/parent up against the pressure of these fantastic swimmers don\t you!!!! Yvonne
************Advanced notice**************** To all parents and supporters of Arena Final swimmers. I will soon be collecting money for tickets (at a reduced price of £7 for adults and £3.50 for concessions) and supporters polo shirts(exact price tbc but I estimate around £10-15). We would like to encourage as many of you as possible to support the team (there is a prize for the best team\s supporters)so please buy your tickets and shirts and get out those air horns - anything but whistles goes!!
Due to family commitments, Katie is unavailable to open the club shop this Friday 25th. Please place any orders by contacting email@example.com before noon on Friday for collection at the club night desk. thank you, Julia
Just a quick reminder that the club offer a Body Screening Process for swimmers who need it. The process is carried out by Bev Randle-Bissell (parent of Jacob and Bronte) who is a childrens physio specialising in paediatrics at Coventry and Warwick Hospital. This is not a treatment service but a screening to identify possible imbalances that may lead to injury. Further details are under the Swimming section of the website along with the downloadable form to be completed in conjunction with the swimmers group coach. For more information please speak to your group coach.
The redesign of the Volunteer section on the ASA website is well underway and they have now launched the competition to create the new logo design for the Young Volunteer website page. Entries must be from people under the age of 25 and the design must include the words ‘Young Volunteers’ but can be in any colour or any style, the more creative the better. The website changes and ideas are being driven by Young People and this why they feel it is important for the logo to be designed by them. There is also the chance of winning some signed GB goodies as a result! For more details on how to enter and the terms and conditions you can visit our website at http://www.swimming.org/asa/news/volunteering/creative-young-volunteer-competition/7954/
Applications are currently open for the Solihill Talented Athlete Recognition Scheme which grants free access to successful applicants to its facilities. The deadline for applications is April 1st 2011 and full details can be found here: http://www.solihullactive.co.uk/stars
Only 56 days to go! Thank you to everyone who has sent suggestions for music; there is still time to make a request if you have not yet done so. Please make sure you are collecting your red/white/blue attire; we will be selling event T shirts and tickets very soon. Also please start resourcing your air horns, clappers and drums as we want to be as loud as possible to show the swimmers our support.
There is a correction to this post from earlier in the week, the squad taking part against the coaches team with Leigh Matthews is Senior Performance 2, not 1, apologies for this mistake.
The Club are collecting the Sainsbury\s Vouchers again this year so please if you have any of these Active Kids Vouchers can you bring them along to the Club Night table on Friday Nights 6.00-8.00pm where there will be a box to put them in. Last year we managed to collect enough to be able to get 20 hula hoops and a couple of mats that can be used for land work. Thanks in advance to anyone who will be collecting these vouchers for us.
The club have been in contact with Lyng Hall about the progress of the repairs to the pool. The part needed for the repairs is due to be fitted over the half term week so the school are hoping the pool will be ok to re-open some time the week starting 28th February. We will obviously keep you informed of the progress.
The times for the Coventry & District Secondaries galas are not available from their website at present. Hopefully they will appear soon. Please check back later thanks, Julia
The cards for the Warwickshires (5th,12th,19th March) are now with the club and will be distributed shortly. Entry for the Derventio Meet (Elite and SP1 only) will close on February 21st. The next Development Gala (Achiever and JP2 squads only) is on 2nd April. Online entry is now open and will close on 11th March. Entry to the Birmingham Meet over the Easter weekend is available online and will close on 18th March. This meet has both Level 2 and Level 3 events. The Rugby Meet Level 3 (30th April/1st May) is also available online and will close 18th March. The City of Coventry May Meet (Level 1) will be held on May 7th & 8th. Online entry will close on 7th April. Coventry & District Secondaries (21st/22nd May)- times for this meet must be achieved by 31st March and online entry will close on 1st April. Please 1) Read the conditions/qualifying times 2) Enter and pay online. No paper entries 3) Enter before the closing date to avoid disappointment 4) Membership invoices must be paid 5) If you are unsure which competitions/events to enter ask your coach Any other queries please contact me firstname.lastname@example.org
3 Coaches & Parent (Lee Matthews) vs Swimmers from SP1 This very competitive event will be taking place on Sunday 27th to raise money for the club. Details of the exact fundraising behind this will follow in due course so please support this event on that Sunday. All money raised helps to keep the training fees as low as possible.
On Friday the swimming coaches will be handing out a \"bag\" for you to fill with clothing, curtains, bedding (any textiles) that you wish to get rid of. The charity \"bag2school\" will then collect these bags from the Swimming Club on Friday 25th March @ 4.00 pm. If you need to fill more than one bag, then don\t worry the charity will accept the normal bin bags too, so don\t panic that you can\t fit everything in - This is what you need to do:- • Fill bag with textiles only • Drop this bag outside the swimming baths on Friday 25th March @ 4.00 pm (Yvonne Matthews will be there as contact point) And thats it ......... don\t worry I will post something on website nearer to the collection date to remind you. The Charity operates on 2 pick-ups, to enable us to get the maximum price per kilo (another pick up date will be early September). The charity pay 50p per kilo, so lets hope we can make it an easy, worthwhile fundraiser for now and the future. If for any reason you do not get a bag from your Coach, dont worry as you can fill any bag and still drop it off on the date above. Please contact Yvonne Matthews if you have any concerns. Thank you for your support.
Congratulations to the following swimmers who all passed their Diving/Competitive Start Awards last Friday: Charlotte McSherry Jessica Docherty Isobel Wardle Sophie Dunham Daisy Mead Kanissan Vicnakumaar Kogulan Vipulan Olivia Cozza Oliver Schiffmann Ellie Warmington Tammy Sembi Emma Sheriff Anthony Grant Joel Cox James Sheriff The Badges & certificates can be purchased from the Club Night desk on Friday evenings.
Hi All, There are a few spaces left open for the Devon Tour for a few of the age groups. We will open selection until the 18th February with the following spaces left open: 4 vacancies for 10yrs Girls 4 vacancies for 10yrs Boys 3 vacancies for 11yrs Boys 2 vacancies for 12yrs Boys If you would like to be added please contact Mark Branch on email@example.com (age as as 31st December 2011). Below are all the forms which we have received to date. If you have returned a form and your name is not on the list please contact Mark Branch. Girls Abbi Cameron Abigail Harkins Abigail Smith Alice Rainsley Alysha Townsend Anna Cowen Bethan Hinett Bronte Randle Bissell Charlotte Anderson Davina Mistry Demi Leah Green Ella Slater Eva Vicary Eve Hodson Fayth Richardson Georgia Parton Hannah Williamson Katie Bennett Leanne Cope Libby Bird Lily Phillips Lucy Anderson Lucy Mangan Lydia Clarke Madeleine Harper Madeline Fox Naomi Davies Shannon Austin Sian Smith Boys Tom Grainger Liam McSorley Bryan Kong Alex Carroll Edward Davies Joshua Lowe Nathan Golsby-taylor Luke Wyman Samuel Baines Nirmal Mistry
City of Coventry Swimming Club finished on top of the medal table with their best results for five years in the Coventry & District Relay Championships last Saturday Night at Coventry Sports Centre. The club finished with 18 gold, 4 silver & 3 bronze positions to Nuneaton who were in second place with Stratford in third. The 15 years & over Men & Women won all of the 8 events in their age category and the 13-14 year olds won seven of the 8, the other gold medals were won by the 10-12 year olds girls free relay and Medley Relay for both the girl & boys Congratulations to all swimmers
I am sorry for the added disruption but the sessions for HA1, HA2, JP1 and JP2 will also have to be cancelled this Sunday. The West Midlands Distance Time Trials are now not due to finish until between 5.15 and 5.30pm. Very sorry for the late notice and missed session.
Due to the West Midlands Distance Time Trials there will be a reduced training schedule this Sunday. We are sorry for the disruption. The following groups will be affected: All coloured and reception achievers sessions will be cancelled. High Achievers 1 and 2 will run for just one hour 5-6pm instead of the usual hour and a half. Junior Performance 1 and 2 will also run for one hour 5-6pm in the pool with landwork afterwards as usual. If any High Achievers swimmers wish to join in with land-work afterwards with the JP groups they are more than welcome. Senior Club, Masters and SP1+SP2 will run as usual. Many thanks.
Further to the posts yesterday regarding fundraising if particular squads wish to raise money as a group then this is fine as long as they have agreement from the Racing Group Committee in advance. This can be done by submitting your ideas and requests to Yvonne Matthews who will take it to the committee on your behalf.
Due to the West Midland Long Distance Time Trials this Sunday the both Pathway 1 & 2 sessions will be cancelled. Another pathway 1 session will be added to the end of the course to make up for this one.
Those observant members of the club will have seen the count down to the Arena League Final on the LHS of this webpage! The first task is to find a song to play when the team march onto poolside. Last time we played Queen\s \Don\t stop me now\ which was particularly appropriate due to its reference to Lady Godiva. Other songs that have been used included \I Predict a Riot\ and \We are the Champions\. So get thinking and send all your suggestions to me at ruth.jelley@coventry- swimming.org.uk
As you may be aware Yvonne Matthews is now the official Fund Raising Co-ordinator for the City of Coventry Swimming Club. Thus meaning that she will be looking into various funding & grants available for us to submit as a club - if you are aware of any grants that may be of interest to us, please let us know. Yvonne will be co-ordinating raffles for the open meets that we hold throughout the year, and would like to extend these raffles to development galas and any other competitions that are held at the Club. Yvonne will not always be available at these meets, which leads into a request, where she would like to form a fundraising committee or group. If you are interested in joining this please let myself or Yvonne know. There are many parents in the club that I am sure are on PTA committees which hold invaluable ideas for fundraising opportunities. In order to keep our training fees down, the Club has to raise at least £2,000 per year, so any ideas will be very grateful. Hope you are able to join
Whilst the Club were winning in Wolverhampton we also had swimmers winning medals in Corby at the newly created Zonal competition. This was a competition that had swimmers from the West Midlands, East Midlands and East Region all competing against each other. City of Coventry Swimming Club returned with 3 Gold, 3 silver & 3 Bronze Medals which placed them 7th in the overall Medal table and second club in the West Midlands just one silver medal behind City of Birmingham. Our Gold Medal winners were Mark Branch in the 100m & 200m Breast & Ryan Morris in the 200m IM. Congratulations to these two.
Congratulations to all the team members on Saturday Night who travelled to Wolverhampton for the John Vaughan Trophy Gala. They returned to Coventry as Champions by 33 points ahead of Litchfield & Oldbury. Individual winners on the night were Tom Acford, Faye Edwards, Tim Smith, Paul Wilson, Hannah Matthews & Tom Grainger. Whilst the following relays all won: 9 yrs Free Boys & Girls and their two mixed relays, 13 yrs Medley relay Boys & Girls and 13 yrs boys free relay, 15 yrs boys Medley Relay & girls free relay plus in the Open age group we won the Medley relay both Boys & girls & girls free relay. Congratulations again to all the team members and thanks to all the staff, volunteers & supporters to help make it a winning night!
City of Coventry Women’s national league squad finished the season in Manchester yesterday as unbeaten champions of the British Water Polo League Division 2 earning well deserved promotion back to Division 1. Out of 14 matches played over 5 weekends between October and January the team dropped only one point when drawing against Bristol last November. Congratulations to the girls and we wish them well in their Midland League campaign. The results table and detailed scores can be found on the polo section’s notice board or at www.bwpl.org/Results/Womens%20Div2.html
Due to the pool at Lyng Hall now being out of action for the next few weeks training will continue for High Achievers 2 at Coventry Sports Centre 6-7pm on Monday nights. The same will apply to the venue movements on Mondays for the boys from Blue Achievers - moved to the Green Achievers session at Tile Hill 7-8pm. The girls from Blue Achievers moved to Foxford 6.30-7.30pm.
The HA1 session tonight and next Thursday (20th and 27th)will be moved to Caludon 6.45-7.45pm due to the continued closure of Lyng Hall. Many thanks.
A team has been selected for the Coventry and District Relays on the 5th of February. A team list has been published and is on the notice board for swimmers to confirm their availability. Thanks Mark
The Blue Achievers session on Wednesday 19th and Wednesday 26th January will be moved to Bablake 6-7pm due to the continued closure of Lyng Hall. Sorry for the disruption and I hope this is ok with everyone.
Training tomorrow night (Monday 17th January) and Monday 24th will change for High Achievers 2 where it will be moved to Coventry Sports Centre 6-7pm due to Lyng Hall being closed. The boys from Blue Achievers will move to the Green Achievers session at Tile Hill 7-8pm. The girls from Blue Achievers will move to Foxford 6.30-7.30pm.
Due to the Open Meet taking place on Sunday some of the training sessions will be cancelled this week. The sessions for JP1, JP2, HA1, HA2 and all the achiever groups will be cancelled. The meet is due to finish around 6.15pm so the sessions for SP1, SP2, Masters and Senior Club will still go ahead, but please be aware you might be a little later getting into the pool than usual. The land-work for SP1 and SP2 will go ahead as normal.
City of Coventry Swimming Club regretably have to inform their Learn to Swim members who go to Lyng Hall School on Saturdays that the school pool is closed until at least January 31st. We understand that ongoing problems have been encountered with the heating plant which will not be resolved until at least January 31st. We apologise to our members for this lack of service but the matter is outside the club\s control
As Lyng Hall is still closed then training tonight for Blue Achievers will be moved to Bablake 6-7pm. The Adult Learn to Swim at Lyng Hall will be cancelled - sorry.
I can only apologise for the continued disruption but there will be no training tonight for HA2 and JP2 as Lyng Hall is closed once again.
Entries for the West Midlands Distance Time Trial have to be in this Friday so can I encourage everyone thinking of entering to do so ASAP. The time trials are designated so times count for rankings and qualifying at meets. They are more important now as qualification for Nationals in the 800/1500m have to be done long course. If you are unsure please speak to your group coach tonight.
From this Wednesday the High Achievers 1 session will be moved to Caludon Castle 6.45-8.30pm. This session has been a little nomadic recently with the renovations at Bablake and so we have taken the decision to move it to Caludon on a permenant basis. I hope this is ok with all members.
Lyng Hall is now shut until at least the 31st January. We are going to have to re-arrange sessions so please bear with us while we look for suitable temporary replacements. Tonight High Achiever 2 will move to Coventry Sports Centre 6-7pm. Also for tonight the boys from Blue Achievers will move to the Green Achievers session at Tile Hill 7-8pm. The girls from Blue Achievers will move to Foxford 6.30-7.30pm. Details of the rest of the weeks sessions will appear on the website as soon as possible. Very sorry for the disruption.
The Nuneaton Borough Leisure Trust Talented Athletics Programme (for those who live in this district) and Coventry Solihull & Warwickshire Sport County Athlete Programme (for those who live in this area) are now open for applications for the 2011/2012 programmes. The forms can be downloaded by going to www.cswsport.org.uk/cap and will need to be returned to CSW Sport Offices for both TAP and CAP. Please note all applications will need to be sent in by Friday 11th February 2011 to the CSW Offices (not the Club) with completed forms and coaches support letter. The onus is on the swimmer/parents to submit these forms with all the paperwork. All applicants will be review for both TAP and CAP off the one form. TAP funding is still to be confirmed at present but please still apply. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me for more information.
Owing to ongoing problems with the heating of the school pool we have to cancel the lessons for this Saturday once again. We are extremely sorry for this but it is outside of our control
For those swimmers entered into the Coventry & District Time Trials this Saturday the timings/arrangements are as follows: 12.00pm warm up 800m 12.30pm start 800m 2.00pm estimated finish time 13.30pm warm up for 1500m (in Diving pit) 2.00pm start 1500m (as long as the 800m have finished) 2.45pm estimated finish time 1500m 2.45-4.00pm Remaining training time for those swimmers wishing to stay on after the 800/1500m Good Luck to all those involved.
We have just received a call from Tile Hill to say the pool chlorine is far too high and they are closing the pool. The Green Achievers session tonight will be cancelled because of this. Very sorry for the late notice.
We are in need of timekeepers for the January Development Gala. If your child is swimming and you can operate a stopwatch, please contact Richard or Avril Ementon to confirm your availability. Both those who have previous experience from Sprint Night and those who would like to shadow someone more experienced are welcome. Thank you.
This event is open to swimmers who are aged 9,10,11 or 12 on 25th June 2011. The event is free to enter. 9 year olds enter 25m events only 10 year olds enter 50m events only except for butterfly which is 25m. 11 and 12 year olds enter 50m events only All entries must be online by Friday 4th February. Any queries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to Lyng Hall being closed the following changes will take place this week: Wednesday = Adult Learn To Swim - Cancelled Blue Achievers to Caludon Castle 6.45-7.45pm Thursday = High Achievers1 to Caludon 6.45-8.30pm
Training this week at Lyng Hall will be cancelled for all groups. The school are still having problems with the pool and have closed it again until next Monday. JP2 and HA2 sessions tonight will be cancelled. We will try and rearrange sessions for the rest of the week to other venues - please check this page for updates.
I hope you have all had a great festive period and wish all a happy and successful 2011. I am now back off maternity leave working part time to start with so if people wish to contact me I am happy to help. My new role within the Club is now Club Programme Manager and although I am finding my feet into this new role I will still be involved with the Training Scheme and supporting the work that Adam and the team of coaches continue to do alongside working with the club as a whole. If there are any suggestions on any areas that we could improve on then I am happy to hear them. Good Luck to a successful 2011!
The Junior Performance 1 session will be cancelled this Wednesday due to that groups Christmas Party. Hope all the swimmers enjoy themselves!
The Reception Achievers session on Monday 20th December is cancelled
Water polo training sessions will take place as normal today
Owing to the difficult road conditions we cannot be sure of staffing today\s sessions. We have therefore decided to cancel training for all squads today. Please keep watching for further news about sessions during the coming week.
Owing to the closure of the swimming pool by the school owing to ongoing problems until after the Christmas holidays, the Learn to Swim sessions tomorrow Saturday December 18th have had to be cancelled. All being well the sessions will recommence on Saturday January 8th.
Congratulations to everyone who swam at the Arena League rounds and finals; we have completed the double. The A team won the West Midlands Final by one point and are now through to the National Final in April and the B team have got promoted into Division 1. Well done swimmers and thank you to all the officials, team managers, recorders, event management team and parents for their help and support.
Due to the ongoing problems at Lyng Hall the school has taken the decision to close the pool until the New Year. There will be the following changes to the training schedule this week :- Monday - Blue Achievers to Foxford 6.30-7.30pm Monday - HA2 to Coventry Sports Centre 7.00-8.15pm Tuesday - all sessions cancelled Wednesday - Adult Learn to Swim cancelled Wednesday - Blue Achievers to Caludon 6.45-7.45pm Thursday - HA1 to Caludon 6.45-8.30pm We are very sorry for the disruption again. If there are any issues please dont hesitate to contact your group coach.
Further information on the events available for swimmers to swim at 2011 International Childrens Games are: 50, 100, 200, 400 metres freestyle 50, 100, 200 metres butterfly 50, 100, 200 metres backstroke 50, 100, 200 metres breaststroke 200 metres individual medley 4 x 100 metres freestyle relay 4 x 100 metres medley relay If you are eligible to swim and wish to be considered for selection then please download a form from the top of the website and submit no later than Friday 17th December. Any queries please ask.
Lyng Hall School pool is now closed until at least Monday December 13th. The Learn to Swim lessons tomorrow are therefore unfortunately cancelled. Please watch this space for news about Saturday December 18th.
The programme for this gala has now been finalised. No further changes can be made. The estimated start time for Session 2 is 17:30. If you do not intend to swim please email email@example.com by 3pm on Saturday 11th December Julia
Lyng Hall have taken the decision to close the pool now until Monday 13th December. All our sessions until then will obviously be off. The High Achievers 1 session tonight will be moved to Caludon 6.45-8.30pm - hope thats ok with everyone.
Lyng Hall is closed again today so training for Blue Achievers tonight will be moved to Caludon Castle 6.45-7.45pm. I hope thats ok for everyone and sorry for the late notice.
The coach for Hucknall will leave Coventry Sports Centre at 4.30pm
Could we remind everyone there will be no training this Sunday due to the Club Championships taking place. This includes the Senior Club and Masters sessions. Water Polo will take place as normal as the meet will be finished by 7.30pm. Many thanks.
Hi All, Our apologies, but tonights Jp2 and Ha2 sessions at Lyng Hall are cancelled due to the showers and toilets not being in working order. Apologies for the inconvenience
Can the following 2009 Club Championship Trophy winners, please return their trophies this week: Sian Rainsley Jacob Scullion Robert Sansby Emma Sansby Aiden Page Jennifer Todd Samuel Richards Natalie Clarke Polly Darby Please hand the trophies to your coach. Thank you
Lyng Hall will be closed today as they are having problems with the air and pool temperature. We will therefore have to move the following groups to new sessions for tonight: Blue Achievers to Foxford 6.30-7.30 pm High Achievers 2 to Coventry Sports Centre 7.00-8.15 pm The pool is being fixed today so hopefully there will be no more disruption to sessions for the rest of the week. Sorry for the inconvenience.
The 3rd round of the Arena League takes place on Saturday 11th December. Both our A and B teams are top of their respective division; so its all to swim for! The A team is swimming at Coventry Sports Centre and the B team is at Hucknall Leisure Centre (NG15 7TX for those with Sat Nav. Good luck to all the swimmers.
Following last week\s cancellation due to the low temperature in the pool area and the continuing extremely cold weather during the week we have decided to cancel this week\s lessons as well. We hope to be back to normal next week but please check this website next Friday
Lyng Hall have informed us it is a little chilly on poolside at the moment. This is due to the cold weather outside which is making it colder on poolside. The water temperature is absolutely fine so sessions will go ahead as normal this week.
The following swimmers have passed their competitive start award:- Nathan Golsby Taylor Kavin Chatha Ciaran Beasley Nadia Groves Dhuvegen Vicnakumaar Esra Powell Abby Granthan Maya Purcell Caitlin Riley - Martin Nathan McGovern Keeley Cox Lainey Cox Victor Michalap Certificates can be purchased from the club desk on Friday nights. Very well done to you all!
Please see the Pre Meet Info on the November Meet page for timings for this open meet. The meet is being run without cards. To prevent empty lanes if you do not intend to swim an event please follow the instructions in the Pre Meet Info. thank you, Julia
Both the Club Championships and Maxwell Meet will close to entry on Friday 26th November. Please ensure you enter and pay (Maxwell only) on time to avoid disappointment.
Much apologies but due to low numbers of swimmers able to make the Rugby Novice Gala on such short notice, unfortunately we have had to cancel our participation at the competition. Our sincerest apologies, i hope this is not of inconvenience.
The club shop will be closed Friday 19th November as Katie is giving up her time for Children in Need. More volunteers are required to help run the club shop in order to help keep it open each week. If you would like to help with the shop please contact firstname.lastname@example.org thank you, Julia
ASA West Midlands held their first Region Workforce Awards over the weekend at Villa Park, Birmingham. Our own Anita Ryder was the very deserving recipient of the Fundamenatals Coach of the Year. The award goes to the coach from the region who has done the most to develop young swimmers throughout 2009/10. Congratulations from everyone at the club!
ASA West Midlands held their first Region Workforce Awards over the weekend at Villa Park, Birmingham. Our own Anita Ryder was the very deserving recipient of the Fundamenatals Coach of the Year. The award goes to the coach from the region who has done the most to develop young swimmers throughout 2009/10. Congratulations from everyone at the club!
Another successful evening at our Arena fixtures. The B Team came second to Redditch is a closely fought match and the A Team won at Stechford with 260 points. This should place the A Team on top of the league and the B Team in an excellent position for promotion. Well done to all the swimmers and thanks to all the volunteers who helped at the galas.
Round 2 takes place tonight with the A Team at Stechford and B Team at home. Please show your support for the Club. The raffle prizes tonight include a homemade Christmas cake, so remember to buy a ticket! Good luck to both teams.
Just a reminder that sessions on Sunday 14th November are cancelled with the exception of Pathways, Masters and Senior Club which will run as normal. Mark
All sessions on Friday 12th November are cancelled. Sessions from Saturday morning will run as normal. Keep checking the website for updates Again apologies for the inconvenience Mark
Elite 1, Elite 2, Sp1+2 and Senior Club training tonight is cancelled due to a burst water main. Sessions are on tomorrow unless other wise stated. Please keep checking the website for updates. Apologies for the inconvenience
This weekend in Corby saw the Midland Short Course Championships. City of Coventry took a strong team of over 30 swimmers even after some notable withdraws due to illness and injury. The team came away from Corby with 11 medals – 5 Silver and 6 Bronze. These medals were won by Holly Lynch (2 Silvers), Tom Rooke (1 Silver and 1 Bronze) and Mark Branch (1 Silver and 1 Bronze). There were also junior championships medals for Mohammed Ahmed (1 Silver and 1 Bronze) and Benjamin Lowe (1 Bronze). Bronze medals were also won in 2 relays by Natasha Hickey, Holly Lynch, Emily Spencer and Natalie Clarke (Women’s 4x100 metres Freestyle Relay) and Rikki Morris, Tom Rooke, Tom Lamb and Sean Asher (Men’s 4x100 metres Medley Relay). The men’s time in the medley relay was also a new West Midlands Regional Record. Well done to all the swimmers!
Last weekend saw the Masters swimmers from City of Coventry compete at the National Short Course Championships in Sheffield. The team came home with some outstanding results – 1 Gold, 3 Silver and 3 Bronze medals. There was also a West Midlands Regional record for Frank Stoney in the 60-64 age group over 50 metres Breaststroke. Medallists included Michael Fawkner with 1 Gold and 1 Bronze, Frank Stoney with 2 Silvers and John Smith with 1 Silver. Our strength in depth was evident with 2 Bronze medals in the relays – great swims from Keith Burdett, Jeremie Clement, Frank Stoney, Michael Fawkner and Paul Williams. Well done to all the swimmers who competed over the weekend, coach Allison Stoney and special congratulations to all the medallists from everyone at the club!
The Masters and Pathways sessions on Sunday the 14th Nov will run as normal. Apologies for the confusion. Mark
Unfortunately there will be no training on Sunday 14th November. West Midlands ASA is running a Learning Day for coaches and a lot of the staff are attending the day as part of the professional development. We also have two coaches away at the British Universities Championships in Sheffield so we are very short staffed. We are sorry for this cancellation. This is the only session affected and training will be back to normal on Monday 15th November. Many thanks Adam
We are sorry but the scheduled Diving Awards will not go ahead this Friday as Anita is away. Instead she will run the awards the following Friday on the 19th. Sorry for the inconvenience. Kind regards Mark
The club are attending the following meets during January. Please enter the appropriate ONE for your level. Swimmers should only enter a second meet where requested by their coach. All meets to be entered at www.coventry-swimming.org.uk. No paper entries accepted. Level 3 January 16th Coventry Closing date 16th December or sooner if the meet becomes full Level 2 January 22nd & 23rd Maxwell Meet at Aylesbury. Club closing date 26th November. Some squads may be attending an alternative meet. Please check with your coach. Level 1 January 29th & 30th ASA Zonal Meet at Corby. Online entry will be available later this month. Entry for the January Development Gala will be available later this month
The Club Championships will be held this year on Sunday 12th December. Online entry is now available and will close on Friday 26th November. Competing age is age at 12th December 2010. This gala is free to enter. There are separate online entry forms for 8 years and under and 9 years and over due to the licensing restrictions. Please choose the correct link ! All age groups will swim their events in one gala. Any queries please contact me at email@example.com thank you, Julia
Hi All There will be no team coach going to Stechford on Saturday the 13th for the Arena League A Team. A new list with no columns for \coach and car\ has been put on the notice board. Hope this hasn\t caused any confussion Mark Branch
From this Friday training will be back to the normal two hours for SP1 and SP2. The session will be 4-6pm as usual. We are very sorry for the reduction in the session time over the last few weeks and thanks for your understanding while we sorted it out.
Congratulations to this month\s winner, Diane McDonald. Please make your way to the Club desk on Friday to collect your prize.
Following our excellent results last Saturday, the A Team are top of Division One and the B Team are standing in third place in Division Two just 5 points behind the leaders. Please can everyone keep November 13th at 6pm free to swim, if selected, or to cheer on our teams. It would be great to have lots of vocal support for our next home round.
Rhoanna Groves in HA1 has been chosen by the ASA to be their \"young swimmer of the year\".She was chosen because of all she has achieved with the swimming club in the last year despite having to overcome some quite severe problems. She will be going to swim with Olympians on 20th November and to receive her award from them at a gala dinner. Congratulations Rhoanna from everyone at the Club.
We had an excellent start to the National Arena Swimming League with both the A and B Teams winning their Round 1 galas. Well done to all the swimmers. Bring on Round 2!
The pool at Lyng Hall School is open again and the Learn to Swim lessons on Saturday 9th October will take place as normal.
The High Achievers 1 session will be at Caludon Tonight as previous agreed with Steve.
The pool at Lyng Hall has been repaired and will be re-opening today. All sessions there are as normal from today. Very sorry for the disruption to training.
Online entry is now available for the club\s Licence 1 Open Meet on Saturday 27th November at www.coventry-swimming.org.uk Entry is £4.75 per event. Please check qualifying times before entering. Entry closes on October 31st.
The Warwickshire young volunteers’ project is for any young person aged 14—25 years from clubs, schools and local colleges. You are invited to assist with activities within a club environment and gain an insight into the role, structure and management of a voluntary aquatic sports club. There are four parts to the programme and you can choose to attend any or all of the courses; they are all free. If you are interested in attending please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or you can book directly with West Midlands ASA using the link: http://www.westmidlandswimming.org.uk/swim/index.php? option=com_content&view=article&id=11&Itemid=68
Lyng Hall Pool will be out of action until at least Friday 8th October 2010. Engineers are due to attend today 4th October. If they are able to repair the boiler it will take several days to reheat the pool. We have managed to relocate Blue Achievers to work with Red Achievers at Foxford during their sessions. We are trying to relocate High Achievers 1 and 2, Junior Performance 2 but at the moment their Lyng Hall sessions are cancelled. Please watch the web page for updates. Wednesday Masters session is cancelled.
HA2 sessions at Lyng Hall are cancelled until the boiler is fixed. We apologise for the inconvenience.
Due to the closure of Lyng Hall next week, Blue Achievers will be training with Red Achievers on Monday 6.30-7.30 and Thursday 6.45-7.45. Both sessions will be held at Foxford. We apologise for the inconvenience.
Buying DVDs, CDs, Blueray or other electrical goods? Want the latest film or computer game? Want to help lower your training fees? If YES to any of he above then why not buy your next CD, DVD, Blueray from Amazon, by using the link on the right hand side. In doing this the club will get a proportion of your sale back, that is added to club funds.
We are running a Club Timekeeper\s course aimed at those of you who time keep at the monthly sprint nights. There are two parts to it. The theory part takes place on Tuesday 16th November 6.30-8pm and the practical part has yet to be confirmed but is likely to be undertaken during sprint night. We are hoping to get all Friday timekeepers involved so please contact me if you are able to take part on email@example.com
We are running a Team Managers training course aimed at Young People and Parents on Tuesday 5th October 6.30pm -8pm in the Crèche at Coventry Sports Centre. If anyone is interested please can you contact me on ruth.jelley@coventry- swimming.org.uk
Just to avoid confusion pathways swimming WILL be taking place on Sunday as normal
Please note Lyng Hall is closed tomorrow October 2nd 2010. All lesson are cancelled. Su Boulton
Hi All, Due to the pool being hired out until 4pm for the England Talent Camp a couple of changes have been made to training times for Sunday 3rd Oct. The first training slot will be from 4.00-5.45pm for: Green, Red, Blue and Reception Achievers. The second training slot will be from 5.45-7.30pm for: SP1+2, JP1+2, HA1+2, Masters and Senior Club, with Masters and Senior Club swimming together. For the second training slot, a lot of the group swimmers will be competing at the Coventry and District Championships, so there should be enough space for everyone. Lastly, all land training will be cancelled for this week. I hope this is not an inconvenience for anyone. Thanks Mark Branch
Will parents of swimmers who represented Coventry at the League Final please contact me using the email address they have registered with the Club, if they would like access to the official \in action\ photographs of the swimmers. firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to everyone who helped at the meet last Saturday. We do appreciate it!
If you are interested in becoming an official, the Club offer a rolling programme of training which is flexible to enough to fit around your gala availability. Please contact Kevin on email@example.com for more details.
Currently there are vacancies for Parent Reps for the following groups: JP2, HA1, HA2, Red and Green Achievers. If anyone is interested in taking up one of these positions, please contact Caroline Linney. firstname.lastname@example.org
As you might have seen on the notices around the centre the pool is closed on Tuesday 28th and Wednesday 29th next week. This is due to a TV show being filmed in the pool. The centre staff have been good enough to allow us to continue with the morning sessions but we will not be allowed into the pool on the Tuesday and Wednesday evening. Please speak to your group coach who will advise on any extra sessions to pick up. Elite 1 swimmers will pick up Monday morning in addition to their normal work-load and take Wednesday off. Elite 2 swimmers will pick up Friday morning to make up a session and go for a run with John on Wednesday night at 5pm - venue to be confirmed. Senior Club swimmers are free to come into the morning swim session on either Monday or Wednesday morning. Senior Performance 1 and Senior Performance 2 swimmers are free to come in on Monday and Tuesday morning to make up their sessions. I am sorry for the disruption to the training schedule, but with the additional mornings available no-one will miss more than one session from their regular training regime. If there are any queries please don’t hesitate to contact me or speak to a member of the coaching team.
Many thanks to all who contributed and bought raffle tickets at the Sprint Meet on Saturday. The raffle raised a fantastic £107.00, as you know this all helps to save increases in swimming fees. Thanks for your continuing support - Yvonne Matthews
Are you interested in learning how to run the electronic timing system? We are after volunteers to sit with our current team to learn how it works with a view to helping out at future meets. We are hosting an Arena gala on the evening of October 9th so if you are interested this would be an excellent short meet to get involved with. For further information please contact me on ruth.jelley@coventry- swimming.org.uk
We are in need of some poolside runners to help direct swimmers at the sprint meet. If you are able to help please email me on email@example.com
We would like an IT literate volunteer to administer and submit the Midland Short Course entries. All meet entries are submitted electronically so swimmers\ data from the entry forms has to be checked and administered. This could be a one off job or, if you enjoy the experience, extended to other meets.Can you help?
Congratulations to Benjamin Jelley, coach for Blue Achievers, who won the \Outstanding Contribution by an 18-25 year old\ category for the West Midlands Region.
Apologies for missing the follwoing award winners from the main list: Youth Player of the Year: Jordan Elliot Youth Most Improved Player of The Year: Sam McKinnon Congratulations to both
Sian( Elite 2 ) won a Bronze medal at the British Triathlon Championships in Tredegar, South Wales, on Sunday 19th September whilst representing the West Midlands. The conditions were wet, windy and cold on what was a very technical bike course with steep climbs and descents. Sian has received excellent support from John Adye ( Elite 2 Coach) in preparation for this event - Hopeful to go 2 positions better next year!!
Owing to the changing room problems at Bablake School it has been decided that HA1 squad will train long course at Coventry Sports Centre from 6.30pm to 8.15pm on Wednesdays commencing this week September 22nd until the work at Bablake has finished.
The IT and female team manager posts have now been filled, thank you. We still require volunteers to learn the electronic timing system and to run the 500 Club. Can you help?
Each squad has its own set of targeted galas that the coaches wish their swimmers to attend. In an attempt to help parents and swimmers plan their activities we have calendars on the website detailing which events are happening and when. We would like to be able to maintain a squad by squad calendar so are looking for a computer literate volunteer who would be willing to input and maintain the calendars. Are you that person? For an informal chat or more information please contact me at the Club night desk or on ruth.jelley@coventry- swimming.org.uk. Thank you.
Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to help at the 50m sprints. We are, however, still short of a female team manager and some poolside runners (required to help out with cards and results). If you have not yet responded and are able to help please contact me asap.
\" The DVD\s will unfortunately not be ready until Friday 24th September - Keep your fivers in your purses, unless you\ve already paid of course! \" Leigh Rainsley
Due to a parents\ meeting, the club shop will be closed on Friday 17th September. If anyone would like to buy anything from the shop this week, please email firstname.lastname@example.org asap with your order and she will do her best to help. thank you
This meet is for those swimmers who are unable to enter the club\s level one meet being held on the same day. This is a first come first served meet and therefore the club entry will be sent before the official closing date. All entries must be handed into the club night desk at the latest Friday 1st October. Cheques to be made payable to City of Coventry SC. Meet information and entry forms can be found at: http://www.sheffieldswimming.org.uk/index.php?page=150 thank you, Julia
We need a volunteer to run the Club 500. The job is suitable for (but not limited to) anyone who sits in the balcony on a Friday night and is sociable! Essential skills: ability to encourage parents to pay £12 a year (ie £1 a month!)to buy a \number\ which is entered into the monthly draw. ability to draw the 3 winning numbers each month. Desirable skills: ability to initiate innovative fund raising ideas. For more details please contact me on email@example.com or speak to me at the Club night desk.
The new season is upon us and with it are new opportunities. Over the next few days I will be posting a series of volunteer posts that urgently need filling. We are particularly looking for parents and older swimmers who are maybe not so keen on poolside jobs but would like to contribute to the smooth running of the Club. Some jobs are more onerous than others and some will be less time consuming but each one is important to us. Please do consider volunteering.
Thank you to everyone who kindly donated their Sainsburys Active Kids Vounchers to the club. The order has arrived this week and will help the swimmers with landwork. Your vouchers bought 20 exercise mats and one hula hoop. Many thanks to Sue Adams who volunteered to take on the organisation of this activity.
Congratulations to our award winners this year: Paul Lipscombe Award Aidyn Robertson Gavin Thomas Award Sue Boulton Warner Award (progress) G Leah Gowing Warner Award (progress) B Bailey Connell Men\s improved polo Jack Hinett Women\s improved Polo Georgia Linney Men\s improved Masters John Smith Women\s improved master Anita Ryder Cov & Dists Emma Sansby Warwickshires Bronte Randle-Bissell Midlands Bethan Hinett Nationals Callum Quinn GB & Senior Championships BJ Lowe Masters Swimmer Year Paul Beacham Men\s Polo Player Year Bobby Hale Women\s Polo Player Year Catherine Linney Swimmer of the Year James Burden On behalf of the club I would like to thank Yvonne Matthews for all the hard work and time she put into organising this event. It was the first year of a new format for the event. The numbers are still being finalised but any money raised at this event goes into the pot to help keep training fees down.
There will be a meeting at 6pm in the Spire Suite on Friday 17th September for parents interested to know more about the Devon Tour being organised for next year. The 2011 team will be selected from swimmers born in 1999, 2000 and 2001. Bridie and Daniel McSorley are the Tour Organisers. Please see the link above for the selection criteria. Availability forms will be emailed out the week beginning 20th September.
DVDs from this year\s Devon Tour will be ready for Friday 17th September - For those of you that have not paid for them, they are £5 each Leigh Rainsley
Please note the coach for the swimmers leaves Coventry Sports Centre at 16.30 hours.
Entry to Awards night is by Ticket only. Please do not arrive unless you have a ticket otherwise you will be turned away. More raffle prizes are still required, please bring them along on the night. thank you Yvonne Matthews
This is a reminder that all swimmers and parents are able to purchase an access card that will allow them to go through the turnstiles at Coventry Sports Centre. The cost of this card is £2.50. If you do not wish to purchase this card then please prepare to wait patiently in a queue with other members of the public and speak to a receptionist. Follow the link above this message to download an application form. Thank You
Karen Throsby, one of our Masters swimmers, is currently in the water swimming the English Channel. Karen was due to start early this morning from Dover and hopes to make French soil in 13-18 hours. Progress in the swim can be seen on twitter at www.twitter.com/thelongswim.
The weekly training timetable for all squads will be back to normal as of this coming Monday 6th September. While Adam is away next week, morning sessions are only being run on Monday and Wednesday. They will start at 5.15am for ALL swimmers. Swimmers are expected to be on poolside at 5.05am, the front door will be locked at 5.10am. The session will run until 7.15am for those who can stay in. Swimmers are encouraged to plan their morning to school so that they are able to stay in for as long as possible.
The City of Coventry Sprint Meet on 25th September will take entries for a further week. Please ensure your entries and payment are with the club by Tuesday 7th September thank you Julia
Leigh Rainsley will have the Diddy League Final tickets that have been ordered on Friday night this week. He will be sat in the viewing gallery from 6.15 to 8.15. They are £3 each so please bring your purses/wallets.
Would you be interested in helping to run the Devon Tour? We are looking for parents who would be willing to assist the McSorleys organise the Devon Tour 2011. You need to be enthusiastic and free the first week in August! For an informal chat and more details, please contact Bridie McSorley on 07801933159.
Parents and supports please order your t-shirt from firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday 29th August. thank you
Entry to the Sprint Meet on 25th September will close on August 31st. Entry to the Coventry & District galas will close on August 27th. Any unpaid entries on the closing date wil be removed
Further to the earlier notice cancelling club night swimming this Friday this is to clarify that it refers to Learn to Swim lessons,Sharks and Pathways 2, in other words all activities at the two ends of the pool and in the teaching pool. THE TRAINING SCHEME WILL RUN AS NORMAL.
Tickets are now on sale for the Awards Night on 4th September. The ticket price includes a buffet. Tickets are £3 for 12 and unders and £5 for all other age groups. Thank you for your continued support. Funds raised by the club are used to keep training fees down. Yvonne Matthews
As many intersted members were unable to attend due to holidays etc. we will be repeating the Beacon Programme Information Meeting next Friday 27th August. Same time same venue. Thank you to those who attended on 20th August.
We are pleased to announce that Jo and Paul are now the proud parents of a healthy 7lb 11oz baby boy. Congratulations from all at CCSC.
There will be a meeting for parents and other adult club members with information about the club\s Beacon Programme Status led by Adam Ruckwood, the new Beacon Programme Head Coach. It will be held on Friday 20th August at 6.30 in Studio 1 at the Coventry Sports Centre. The Beacon Programme will have elements for all members from Learn to Swim, Club Night through Water Polo, Masters to Elite Swimmers so the meeting is open to everyone who is interested.
Please note that tickets are now available for the awards night via the Club Desk or through some parent reps. They will also be available to purchase from the balcony on Sunday afternoon from Lee Matthews/Yvonne Matthews, Bridie McSorley or Jackie Fairchild. If you are not sure who these people are, please ask and someone will point them out to you. Nominees of the individual awards will receive their complimentary tickets from the organisers. Also swimmers who represented the club in leagues that made a regional final ie the Arena A, Nuneaton, Leicester and Mercian League will be presented with a medal on the evening. Ticket cost: £5.00 (includes Buffet & Quiz) thank you for supporting the club Yvonne Matthews
Owing to the Bank Holiday weekend we are unable to ensure enough staff to run satisfactory sessions.There will therefore be no Club Night swimming on Friday August 27th.
After a day in the theme park (with rain in the morning but improved weather after lunch) the two Coventry teams came joint first - with each other- at Dawlish. The day was finished off with a BBQ.
After a very wet beach day the team set off for their third gala at Barnstable where they secured another win and achieved lots of pbs. The day was finished off with pizza and a late night.
The team are showing their true form and produced an excellent win at Torrington.
The Devon Tour Team made a good start to their week by coming second in their first gala at Exeter.
In the last two finals sessions we have won another two medals. Last night Callum Quinn won a silver medal in the 200m Free and tonight Connor Connell has added to his bronze earlier in the week with another bronze in the 400m IM. Earl Radschenko also swam tonight in his first individual final in the 400m IM finishing in 10th place. That brings the medal tally for the Bagcat Championships to 1 silver and 3 bronze medals. Well done to all swimmers who swam in Sheffield, John, the parents and all around them for supporting them. Callum Quinn is competing in the Open Water Championships tomorrow and then next up it is the turn of the Youth guys with their Nationals starting on Tuesday.
The team have arrived safely in Devon and are setting off for the first gala!
The Boys 4x200m Free Team have won Bronze tonight by 0.01 second over Ipswich. In a finger tip finish our team of Earl Radtschenko, Jacob Scullion, Sam Richards & Callum Quinn have taken third place. Well done to all four lads. Also in tonight\s finals Callum Quinn finished in 4th place in the 400m free and Sam Richards was 10th. There are two more days of the Bagcat Championships to come before the Youth guys start on Tuesday morning.
I am just posting this message to say thanks to everyone from Paul & I who have passed on their best wishes & presents to us for the next few weeks as we await the new arrival. Today has been my last day working before going to Sheffield next week for the Nationals and then as of next Saturday I am then starting my maternity leave. In terms of who is dealing with what whilst I am off please contact the following for help etc: Financial concerns - John Hughes Entry/Training Scheme concerns - Julia Betteley Membership concerns - Allison Stoney Welfare concerns - Liz Sykes General Admin concerns - Mark Branch General Club concerns - Frank Stoney Adam Ruckwood is due to start officially on the 16th August so after this date any coaching issues can be raised with him. All of the above can be contacted on email by doing: email@example.com Again, thanks again from Paul & I and I\ll see you all when I return after my maternity leave.
Bronze for Connor Connell! Connor Connell last night won a bronze medal in the 200m IM in a personal best time of 2:28.43 which was also on the back of him making the final and finishing in 5th place in the 200m Breaststroke on Wednesday night. Also making finals in Sheffield has been Callum Quinn in the 100m Free where he finished in 7th place in a pb of 58.00, and 5th place in the 1500m free with a pb of 30 secs. Callum has also made tonight\s 400m Free final lying in 4th place. Sam Richards, in his first National Championships, has made the 400m Free final tonight after swimming a pb this morning and is lying in 7th place. The boys 4x200m Free team of Earl Radtschenko, Jacob Scullion, Sam Richards & Callum Quinn also have the final tonight and pushing for a bronze medal as they go into it in 4th place. More results from Sheffield to follow......
To mark the forthcoming happy event and raise funds for your club, Yvonne Matthews is running a Guess the Time of the Baby competition with a great cash prize. Friday 30th July will be Jo\s last day at the pool before her maternity leave. Please bring along £1 to the club shop and predict what time Jo will give birth. Thank you for your support
Due to Lyng Hall school being closed for maintenance this week and next week the masters session at the school from 7.00-8.00pm has been cancelled. In its place you can attend an additional session on Sunday 1st August at Coventry Sports Centre 6.00-7.30pm.
Date Saturday 4th September 2010 Where: SQ Club (The old Coventry Boys Club) Time 7.30 pm - 8.00 pm start This is to replace the Christmas Awards Night. All club Members are welcome, further details on tickets etc to follow.
Dear Hirer Can I please remind all hirers of the Caludon Castle Sports Centre that this is a no smoking site. This means that there is no smoking at all within the perimeter of the school premises, indoors and out. Anyone caught smoking in the school grounds will put their club at risk of being suspended or in extreme circumstances cancelled. This is a legal requirement on all school sites. Thank you for time reading this e-mail and I hope we can all work together on the issue Please can we adhere to the above so that we have no problems with hiring the pool.
The contact number of Team Managers for parents of Devon Tour swimmers is: 07774 005987
Please support the City of Coventry Devon Tour / Help for Heroes Race Night which is being held at the Highway Club on Friday 16th July Tickets are £1 each and the first race will be at 20.00 Leigh Rainsley Devon Tour Organiser 2010
City of Coventry swimmer Tom Varley is part of the Oxford University Team taking part in the Oxbridge Channel Race. Follow their progress on www.ousc.co.uk Good luck Tom!!
Thank you to everyone who gave up their time to help and support at the Graham Sykes Meet and Mercian League Final. The meet was very successful; lots of swimmers gained PBs, we were able to offer mentoring sessions and assessments for officials and the Mercian team stormed through to third place in the final. The next opportunity for you to volunteer your services is the 50m Sprint Meet in September. If you would like to help at this meet, please contact me on ruth.jelley@coventry- swimming.org.uk
At the last round of the Nuneaton Junior League it was announced on the night that we were placed second overall to Stourbridge by 2 points. After checking the results from the last round after the gala there were some events where the results did not match the placings and therefore the points. These have now been queried with the league officials and they have now confirmed there was a mistake and published the official results which places us in first place for the last round and Stourbridge in 2nd place. This news now means we are now 6th in the overall league table instead of 8th and have made the final! This will take place on September 10th. Well done to all swimmers, parents, coaches, team staff and offcials who have been involved in any of the three rounds. Some hard work over the summer putting the team together is now needed and then we can see how we do at the final. Well done again to all involved!
We have been told today that Bablake is now closed for the summer due to the end of term and also due to them doing some maintenance on the changing rooms. Due to this we will be moving the High Achievers 1 group to Caludon Castle as of tonight 6.45-8.30pm until we go onto the Summer Timetable. Apologies for the short notice, please can you pass the message on to all squad members.
Reminder to all Devon Tour parents that there is a meeting this Friday at 18.30 at the Sports Centre Thanks Leigh
Congratulations to the Leicester Junior League team on your magnificent second place. Will you all please bring your finalist shirt and red shorts to the pool at 5.45pm on Friday 2nd July for a team photograph before sprint night.
The final will be held at Braunstone Leisure Centre LE3 1JN. Swimmers will be given a finalist\s polo shirt but please bring a pair of red shorts so you look smart for the parade. Spectators are requested to wear red/white/blue or their Coventry C shirts in support of the team and to be vocal in their support during the gala! The coach leaves Coventry Sports Centre at 5pm
Due to Sean being at the Cardiff Open Meet next weekend we are having to cancel the land work for SP2 on Thursday 1st July and for both SP1 & SP2 on Sunday 4th July. The swim sessions will run as normal with Adam Brear taking the sessions.
As no volunteers have come forward the club shop will be closed tonight and next Friday 2nd July. Julia
Congratulations to all swimmers, coaches, team staff & parents who have been involved in the Mercian League. This is our first year entering this competition and we are currently in 6th place in the league table and have made the final! The Final is on the 10th July and has been scheduled to be held at Nuneaton Pingles Leisure Centre therefore the team will be going by own transport. Please can you let me know asap or tick the board your availability if you have been selected so that we can organise the team. Again, congratulations to all involved.
Due to the England Game kicking off at 3.00pm and myself at a mid wife appointment and therefore unable to cover the session we are having to move the SP1 session today to swim alongside SP2 from 5.15-6.30pm. Please pass the message on to any of your fellow squad members.
\"On behalf of the City of Coventry Swimming Club, Leigh Rainsley, Bridie McSorley and Yvonne Matthews would like to invite all club members to a Race Night to be held on Friday July 16th at the Highway Club on the A45. All profits will be used to support the annual Devon Tour and Help For Heroes. Tickets will be on sale for £1 each through ourselves and the Club Desk.\"
Volunteers are required to help run the club shop. Due to other commitments, the club shop will not be open on the next two Fridays. If you would like to help so the shop can open please contact Katie Richards asap. If you require a hat for competition this weekend please email Katie. firstname.lastname@example.org Tickets for the Development Gala will be available from the club night desk if the shop is unmanned. thank you
Congratulations to the following swimmers who passed their Diving Awards last friday: Mathew Hough Eddie Davies Nikhil Mistry Erin Lyons Hannah Ledbrooke James Hancox Balazs Naughton Fayth Richardson Hayley Oldham Olli Goodsir There is a certificate that can be purchased from the Club Night Desk on Friday nights.
Places are filling up on our swim camps planned for the summer. We currently only have 4 places left on the first week of the camps, 26-29th July so if you were planning on this week you need to send back your forms soon to avoid disappointment. The other weeks we have planned and places are still available are: 9th-12th August 16-19th August 23rd-26th August If you wish to see further information please click on the link on the front page on the top right to go to Swim Camps.
Apologies for the late notice but due to unforeseen circumstances the Club Shop will NOT be opening tonight.
Due to Mark returning north of the border for his Scottish Nationals and Kos leaving we have to cancel the land work sessions on the following dates: Sunday 20th & 27th June Thursday 24th June All swim sessions will be as normal. Land work will resume as normal on Thursday 1st July.
There will be a letter for all swimmers on the Devon Tour handed out on Friday 18th June. There will be a copy of the itinerary for the tour and notice of a parents evening on Friday 9th July where I would expect as many parents to attend as possible
To all Club Members and coaching staff I have been involved with over the past year and a half. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the club as a whole for taking me on as a coach and all the help and support that I have received throughout my stay after graduating from the University here. It has been a pleasure to work with JP2 and JP1 along side Mark Branch, its been a joy to develop many of the swimmers I have worked with and for them to be successful no matter what their goal was in swimming. As some of you are aware I am leaving on saturday the 19th, making friday 18th June my last session, its with great regret that I leave the club as my time here has always been a good one. I Plan to move back to my home town of Bournemouth over the summer, as I have one more hurdle to go with my application with RAF Regiment, and believe as I have got this far (as many don\t), I need to be prepared the best I can be, physically and academically, due to the arduous nature of the trade in air force protection. If successful in august I should start officer training in January. I don\t plan to lose contact with the club due to friends made and would like to think I could potentially represent the club at Speedo League in the near future (if I get back in the pool!). Once again I would like to say how appreciative I am of the clubs help over the past year and I wish it every success which it deserves in the near future. Many thanks and Goodbye Konstantinos (Kos) Stamatakis I would also like to add my thanks to Kos for all his hard work within the Training Scheme over the past 12 months or so and wish him all the best with his new career in the RAF! Jo Deakins
The club are hoping to run a raffle at the Coventry Graham Sykes Meet on Saturday 10th July. If you have anything that you wish to donate for this raffle as prizes, big or small, then please bring them in on a Friday Club night and hand it to the Club night Desk. Thanks in advance to any donatins made.
Avril and Richard Ementon have kindly agreed to organise Friday Sprint Nights from September. Please would all sprint night volunteers let me know if they are happy for me to pass their contact details on to the Ementons to enable them to efficiently execute their new role? If you are new to sprint night and would like to find out how you can help, please contact me on email@example.com or the Ementons directly. Thank you Avril and Richard for stepping into the role and thanks also to Paul Croom-Carter for the hours you have given to organising sprint nights over the years. We hope you enjoy your retirement!
The following are details of the Funeral of David Parker who sadly died on Tuesday 25th May. The funeral of David will take place at 9.00am on Wednesday 9th June at Canley Crematorium & afterwards the family would like to invite everyone to Christ the King community centre, Coundon for food & drink.
This is a reminder to all members of both the Nuneaton & Leicester Teams, especially the 9 and 10 yr olds, that there are special sessions available for them to attend to improve on their Starts & turn skills etc. The sessions are on Weds at Lyng Hall 7.00-8.00pm & Sundays, normally at 2.30-3.00pm, but this week due to the Midland Bagcat Championships it will be 4.30-5.00pm. We want to do the best job we can come the 26th June and improving our Starts is one area that we can greatly improve our chances in!
Due to the Midland Bagcat Championships not scheduled to finish until 4.30pm on the next two Sundays we are changing the session times to: All squads normally in at 3.00pm to swim 4.30-6.00pm. All other squads to swim 6.00-7.30pm All land work cancelled.
The next Development Gala will be held at the University of Warwick at 3pm on Saturday 3rd July 2010. Swimmers must report in Reception by 2:15pm. This event is open all all achiever groups plus JP2. Please enter online at www.coventry-swimming.org.uk by 18th June. Please check the provisional programme when released and advise any errors. Reception achievers swim 100m free plus ONE 50m event. Other squads swim 200m free plus ONE 50m event plus 100IM. If you do not have a time for an event please event No Time Any queries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org thank you, Julia
The deadline for handing in your Open Water form is on poolside on Sunday 30th May. Allison Stoney
Please see http://www.wycombe-swimming.org.uk for details of this forthcoming meet. This is intended for those not swimming Coventry & Districts in October. The club will be sending an entry early as the meet is first come first served. All entries should be returned to the club night desk with payment (cheques made payable to City of Coventry SC) by Friday June 25th. Please do not send entries direct to Wycombe as this causes more work for the volunteers in both clubs. Swimmers must be category 2 to enter this meet. If you are not please contact the club night desk to upgrade. If you do not know your category please contact me. email@example.com Julia
For all those attending the BBQ, please note the location is the Blessed Robert Grissold Church, Balsall Common CV7 7FX
If you are interested in the above course then please get in tiuch with me as I know have some booking forms that need completing. If you have not received an email from me with this form then please get in touch. There is a course fee of £60 but there will be a club contribution towadrs this for anyone who then commits to helping out on Club Night and we are also trying to negotiate this fee down. Minimum age for this course is 14yrs age on the 4th June
It is with sadness that I write this post as we have learnt of the sad news of the sudden death from a heart attack on Tuesday night of a former Club Member David Parker. David was an exceptional 1500m swimmer back in the mid 1970s and represented Great Britain at the Montreal Olympics in 1976. The biggest achievement from David was him winning a Bronze Medal in the 1500m Free at the 1975 World Championships in Cali, Columbia at the age of just 16yrs old. Some Club members may know his nephew Lee Marrs and his Sister Ann Marrs and our thoughts are with his whole family & friends at this time.
Congratulations to all swimmers & team staff of the Leicester League Team, we have made the final of the league this year!! After two excellent performances in the first two rounds the team have made the final in 6th place, it has been at least 10 years since the Club have made this final so full credit to all involved for this result. The final is scheduled to be on Saturday 26th June at Braunstone leisure Centre and the team selection will be available by the end of the week. If you are selected please ensure that you are available as the task now is to try and finish as high up as we can on the night! We are ordering some special T-shirts for the team and all support from parents and willing supporters would be appreciated on the night. Well done to all concerned again and bring on the 26th June!
Entry forms for the Midland Open Water competition are available from the above link. Entry forms need to be returned to Allison Stoney by this Friday, 28th May with your £10 entry fee - Cheques made payable to \City of Coventry SC\
Due to Bablake School being closed during the half term we will re-locate the session to Caludon Castle 6.45-8.30pm.
Due to the Bank Holiday this weekend and half term next week the following are changes to the normal schedule: Saturday 29th May: Elite 1 & 2 swim 6.00-8.00am with land work 8.15-9.00am Sunday 30th May: All as Normal Monday 31st May: morning session as normal All sessions at School pools are cancelled and the following relocated to Coventry Sports Centre. Elite 1 & 2 & SP1 to swim 3.00-5.00pm JP1 & JP2/HA2 & SP2 to swim 5.00-6.45pm We have to be clear and out of Coventry Sports Centre by 7.00pm.
Katie Richards has kindly volunteered to co-ordinate the club shop volunteers and activities. Her aim is to provide you with a first class service so that you do not need to shop elsewhere. All orders for club kit and equipment must go through Katie who will be working with the current club shop volunteers and our Treasurer John Hughes to offer items competitively priced. Please contact Katie if you would like to offer the odd hour or so to help run the shop at Katie.Richards@coventry-swimming.org.uk. Any enquiries on shop items or further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org Please support the shop to support the club. thank you, Julia
Will you please bring your own chairs/rugs, and any outdoor games, with you to the BBQ on Saturday. Thanks, Leigh
Please ensure all sponsorship money is with the club night desk by Friday 28th May. thank you, Julia
Lisa Aldridge will be doing Hair Braids on Friday Club Nights 6 - 8pm, Sundays 4.30 - 6.30pm, the BBQ on May 29th and the Graham Sykes Meet on July 10th. If you want to have your hair braided, please find Lisa who will be located on the balcony or in the field at the BBQ! All proceeds go to Devon Tour.
Hoodies ordered through Darren Timbrell will be available for collection at Friday Club Night. 21st May 2010.
Message from Allison Stoney: Open water training will start this Thursday at Bosworth Water Trust 6.30pm - 8.30pm. We shall then train on Saturday 22nd May, 7-9am and every following Thursday and Saturday, finishing on Thursday 8th July. Please email me and let me know 24 hours in advance for each session that you are planning to attend, and also the distances you are intending to swim, ie 1500m, 3km or 5km, both in training and in competition. If you are 11 years old and 12 years old this year, you can only enter the 1500m. Anyone else can enter either of the 3 distances. The 1500m and 3km have medals for the top 3 in each age group, male and female. Masters are awarded in 10 years age bands. The 5km is just top 3 males and top 3 females, regardless of age group. I shall be supervising most of the training sessions. There are a few sessions which I am unable to make, but will endeavour to arrange cover. The sessions that I can\t attend are Thursday 24th June, Thursday 1st July and Saturday 3rd July. Make a note of these dates just in case. If you do not have an entry form and are unable to acquire one from you coach, please email me and I will provide you with one, but do please ask your coach for one first. It is also important to tell your coach that you are attending the training, and also if you are then going to enter the Open Water meet. We are doing a \Club Entry\, so please get your entries and cheques for £10, payable to City of Coventry Swimming Club, to me as soon as possible, as I will need to sign it to confirm that you are competent to swim in an Open Water Event (or not!). The deadline is the 28th May to reach me, but please try not to leave it until then as the meet will close when it is full, and that may well be before the closing date. Please put City of Coventry SC and not \COCSC\ on your entry forms. Bring warm clothes to change into, vaseline, and if possible, a flask of hot chocolate or something warm to drink immediately afterwards. The address is Bosworth Water Trust, Wellsborough Road, Market Bosworth, Nuneaton, Warwickshire CV13 6PD. You will need 3 x £1 coins to get through the barrier to get onto the car park, and £2.50 for each swim session. Allison Stoney. email email@example.com
The Graham Sykes Meet is now full and entry has been closed.
When: 29th May at 2:30pm How much: Barbecue £5 Adult, £3 Child (see Lee/Bridie or phone 0780 1933159) Where: Field next to church (park in church car park) Meeting House Lane, Balsall Common (We are running a ‘bottle’ stall so donations of anything that comes in a bottle would be appreciated – these can be left at the club night table. If you can help with running a stall, please contact Bridie) All money raised will be going towards the Devon Tour Fund.
Entry to this meet will close within the week as it is reaching maximum capacity. Please enter and pay online within the next few days to avoid disappointment.
Just to clarify for the Regional open Water Championships the following are the minimum ages: Swimmers who are 12+ yrs by 31st Dec 2010 can swim 1500m Swimmers aged 13+ yrs by 31st Dec 2010 can swim in the 3000m & 5000m Entry forms for the Regional Champs are now available from your coach, due to a high demand expected by the region we are asking for these forms to be back to the club by 28th May so we can send them in early rather than waiting until the official closing date and then missing out.
We are planning to start some Open Water Training sessions at Bosworth Water in readiness for the Regional Open Water Championships on Sunday 11th July. Distances to be covered at the Regional Championships are 1500m, 3000m or 5000m. Sessions have been planned for: Thursday evenings starting 20th May through to 8th July inclusive Saturday mornings starting 22nd May through to 26th June inclusive For further details please contact Allison Stoney on firstname.lastname@example.org Age is restricted to swimmers aged 13 years by the 31st Dec 2010 as this is the minimum age for swimmers to enter the Regional event.
Due to Kos & Steve being away this week I have arranged the following cover: JP2 = Monday & tuesday will be Ben Ryder, Weds & Thursday will be Anita Ryder, Kos is back for Friday night HA1 = Tuesday-Friday will be Allanor Jenkins. Steve is back for Sunday. Steve is away due to work and Kos is away for his RAF qualifications.
There is going to be a Poolside helpers course run at Coventry during Club night on Friday 4th & 11th June. This course is ideal for people to get on the first rung of the ladder to helping out on the poolside with the teaching and coaching staff. We are still awaiting further details of exact times/costs etc but if you are an interested parent or swimmer and are over the age of 14 yrs on the 4th June please let me know and I can forward you more information once I have it.
We are pleased to announce that following selection at interview, Adam Ruckwood has accepted the position of Head Coach of the City of Coventry Swimming Club Beacon Programme. Adam, an ex Olympic Swimmer himself, at present Head Coach and Swimming Development Officer with City of Birmingham will be joining the Club at the end of the season. We hope that this will coincide with the start of Jo Deakins maternity leave. On her return Jo will rejoin the Club Management Team in a senior role. Frank Stoney Chairman City of Coventry Swimming Club
This meet is being run without competitor cards, but to avoid empty lanes and make for better competition, it would be appreciated if any withdrawals prior to the day of meet could be reported to the organizers, by e-mail to email@example.com , by texting to 07856602352 or on the day of meet by using the withdrawal form.
Please note that the movement letters that were sent out last week have the old times for Caludon Castle on them. Please add on 30mins to each of the times to make them correct or check the time table on the website which is correct. Apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused.
The Elite 1 & 2 training time for Saturday is 6.00-8.00am, not 6.00-8.00pm! Apologies for the typo.
Due to our Club Open Meet this weekend the following are changes to the normal training times: Saturday 8th May - Elite 1 & 2 train 6.00-8.00pm, no land training. Sunday 9th May - No sessions as normal, all have been changed to: 4.30-6.00pm: Reception & Coloured Achievers plus High Achievers 1. 6.00-7.30pm: High Achievers 2 plus Junior & Senior Performance 1 & 2, Senior Club and the masters. Lane space may be limited but this is in order to give all squads 1.5 hrs of training. There will be no land training.
Due to the large entry we have for this weekend\s meet, helpers are still required. Ruth Jelley is co-ordinating the volunteers so please ensure she has your name. Please confirm your availability to Ruth. Please contact Ruth at firstname.lastname@example.org Many thanks in advance
Candy floss will be on sale during sprint night, on Friday, and at the Coventry Open Meet on May 8th and May 9th. All funds raised will go towards the Devon Tour.
Please be advised that training for Elite 2 will be 4.30 to 6.30 pm, with no land training on Tuesday 4th May
The University of Warwick have found a phone after the competitions last saturday so if you have lost your phone please get in touch with me and I can try and get it back to you asap.
Due to the Midland District Youth Championships and the Bank Holiday the following are changes to the normal training times: Saturday 1st May - 6.00-8.00am All Midland Bagcat Qualifers (including those from outside Elite 2) and Elite 1 & 2 Youth swimmers as directed by coach. Sunday 2nd May - All training Cancelled Monday 3rd May - No morning training No sessions at Caludon Castle, Foxford, Tile Hill & Lyng Hall. No Elite 1 or Elite 2 sessions. All Midland Bagcat Qualifers to swim 4.00-6.00pm. All swimmers who have entered the Coventry Open Meet who have not qualified for Midlands bagcats to swim 6.00-8.00pm. All other sessions at Coventry Sports Centre are cancelled on Monday. If there are any queries regarding this please let me know.
Please return your sponsorship moeny for this event to the club night desk as soon as possible.
This is just a reminder that we will be doing Diving Awards this Friday night (30th April) at 6.00pm. Priority will go to swimmers who are on the Junior League Teams. Any queries please email myself.
The Graham Sykes Meet is again proving an extremely popular meet with other clubs and the entries to date are higher than normal. Many City of Coventry swimmers missed out on this end of season meet last year due to not entering early enough. The meet is first come first served and is likely to close to entries well before the published closing date. Please enter and pay online asap to avoid disappointment.
The Nuneaton Junior League Gala is in Halesowen B63 3AB and the Leicester Diddy League Gala is at Braunstone Leisure Centre LE3 1JN. Details of both these locations can be found by clicking on the swimming tab (down the LHS of the website) followed by the \maps\ link. Will those taking part in the May Open Meet please ensure that coaches and/or team managers are aware of your travel arrangements. If you are travelling to the League Galas by car, we need to know!!
Calling all parents and supporters. There are four sessions and we need volunteers for team managing, helping on poolside and manning the door. Please would you let me know which sessions you are available to help at and which job you would prefer! Hot and cold refreshments are available all day and those doing both sessions in a day will have lunch provided. If you have not helped before and would like to shadow someone or find out more about whatb the job entails, please also get in touch. Thanks. email@example.com
Anyone who is taking part in both the Mercian league and the Biathlon tomorrow please note that their swim will be at 3pm followed by a run at 4pm. All other Biathlon entrants - the swim will follow the Development Gala at approximately 5pm.
There has been a change to the age conditions for this event. Age is now age as at 31st December 2010 - previously it was age as at 24th April 2010. This means that anyone who celebrates their 13th birthday between these two dates will now swim 100m and run 1000m. There will be a full-colour souvenir programme for sale on the day for £2.
Plans for both Pathways groups are: Pathways 1 to remain in the splash pool this sunday (25th April) and then return to normal on Sunday 16th May. Pathways 2 to return to normal this sunday (25th April). Please speak to Laura/Liz on Sunday for further clarification.
News of the maintenance work being carried out at Coventry Sports Centre is that they are ahead of schedule and the pool will be re-opening this Thursday morning (22nd April). Therefore, Club Night will be back to normal this week (23rd April). We will also be bringing the Reception Achiever, Red, Green & Blue Achievers back into the Central pool from Tile Hill on Friday (23rd) & Sunday (25th). All other squads will stay as the tempory timetable so we can honour the pool bookings made with the external pools. News on Pathways and Water Polo sessions to be confirmed. We will be back to normal timetable from Monday 26th April.
The Nuneaton Junior/Diddy League gala tomorrow 17th April will be held at Cheslyn Hay Leisure Centre. Warm up 6:45pm anticipated start 7:15pm Please watch this space in case there are any further moves :)
Please note that, due to a problem outside our control, the venue has changed from Wyndley to WALSALL WS1 1DH. Please could you spread the word!
The biathlon on April 24th will take place immediately after the conclusion of the development gala. Children will be put into heats (which will be posted on the wall alongside the pool). We will start with the youngest first (50m), moving up to the oldest (who will swim 100m). Once your child has completed their run we advise that they get changed into their running clothes. We recommend that all children run in shorts and a t-shirt/vest. However, they must have a track-suit with them so that they remain warm (please note we not only have to compile the swimming results but we must also allocate and distribute numbers to each child for the run). After they have changed at the pool into running clothes, you can make your way over to the running track. It is a 10 minute walk or a 1 minute drive. Please wait inside reception, until you are called to the organisers hut to acquire your race number. You can put your bags in the organiser\s tent if you wish. After the race we will quickly produce the results and follow this with an awards ceremony. We hope you enjoy the event and if you have any other questions please do not hesitate to contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Peter Evans West Midlands Pentathlon GB
All Tuesday mornings at Foleshill until further notice 5.30am-6.45am. Monday 12th April – 8.35-9.35pm @ Foleshill Weds 14th April – no session Friday 16th April – 7.30-8.30pm at Warwick Uni (3 lanes) Sunday 18th April 6.00-7.30pm at King Henry’s (whole pool) Monday 19th April – 8.35-9.35pm @ Foleshill Weds 21st April – no session Friday 23rd April – 7.30-8.30pm at Warwick Uni (3 lanes) Sunday 25th April 6.00-7.30pm at King Henry’s (whole pool) I am also taking orders for City of Coventry SC Masters Swimming polo shirts, hats and bags, if you want one. The shirts are £13.50, and come in Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large; Hats with \Coventry Masters\ on them are £5.60, or £8.55 if you want your name on them, and Bags are £30, navy blue with a large red \C\ on each end, and quite big. If you want either or all, please let me know asap. Payment with order please. \Cheques to City of Coventry SC\. Allison Stoney. Masters and Triathletes Coach. City of Coventry SC.
Just a reminder to everyone who booked a place on the Team Manager course: It will take place on April 15th 2010 from 6.30pm till 8.45pm in the creche at Coventry Sports Centre. The course is free but anyone wishing to purchase a certificate for CPD purposes must bring a cheque for £3.85 payable to the Amateur Swimming Association.
The Rugby Open Meet is cardless. Please check their website www.rugbysc.com for warm up and session timings.
Any supporters may like to know that the gala is taking place at: Waterfield Leisure Pools, Dalby Road, MELTON MOWBRAY, LE13 0BG
Entry to our level 1 open meet will close on Friday 9th April. Please enter and pay online at www.coventry-swimming.org.uk checking the qualifying times carefully before entering. Cost is £4.75 per event. Any unpaid entries at the closing date will be rejected from the meet. If you are unable to pay by paypal or have not yet paid please contact me to arrange payment. email@example.com Any questions - please ask.
Club members and parents are reminded that the 50m pool is closed during April for work to replace the netting in the roof. This will have a major effect on club activities. Club Night Swimming (stages 1-7 plus sharks) on Friday nights is cancelled, starting tonight April 2nd, for at least 4 weeks. Training Scheme. There are no sessions today. Sunday or Easter Monday. There is a revised timetable for April for all squads. This can be viewed on this website by clicking the April Training Changes link above or by looking through the News Archive. Water Polo. There are no sessions at Coventry Sports Centre during April. Sessions have been arranged at Foleshill Leisure Centre and King Henry VIII School. Details are available from Sarah Mullen. We apologise for the changes but the reasons for them are totally out of our control. When we have news about sessions getting back to normal, we will post the information on the website. Keep watching.
I am currently in Sheffield this week at the GB Championships and have limited access to emails therefore I may not be able to reply as quick as normal. The trials finish on Saturday and then I am at the Birmingham Open Meet over Easter. After this week I am then only coaching so won\t be back to emails/club work properly till Monday 13th April. Please bear this in mind, if you have a query that is urgent then please see your squad coach or if it is related to competition entries Julia Betteley. Financial queries can be directed to the Club Treasurer John Hughes. Good news so far from Sheffield is that BJ Lowe swan a new personal best time in the 400m Free in 4:09.03 which sets him up for the 200m Free tomorrow. Also going tomorrow is Tom Rooke & Mark Branch in the 100m Breaststroke.
Online entry is now available for the Coventry & District Galas to be held 22nd/23rd May at the Pingles in Nuneaton. Please enter at www.coventry-swimming.org.uk Entry is £3.25 per event. Refunds are not provided by the organisers so please be careful when entering - check age and qualifying times before entering. Age as at 23rd May 2010. Times submitted must be achieved by 31st March 2010. Do not use times achieved after this date. If you have any queries please contact me Julia.firstname.lastname@example.org The club\s closing date is Friday 16th April.
Please note closing dates are approaching for several events. Please ensure you enter by the closing date so as not to miss out: Biathlon closes 23rd March Development Gala closes 26th March Midland Youth closes 26th March May Open closes 9th April
A Team Manager course is being run at Coventry Sports Centre on April 15th. The course is free and recommended for anyone who has or would like to team manage. If you are interested in attending or would like more details, please contact me on email@example.com or contact me on club night.
Team managers are required for the above meets. If your child/ren are swimming, you have been CRBd and are willing to help, please could you email me on firstname.lastname@example.org with your availability.
The City of Coventry Swimming Club have teamed up with British Modern Pentathlon to offer you the opportunity to take part in a Fun Biathlon on April 24th following the Development Gala. This is open to all club swimmers. This is a sponsored event raising funds for both the club and a national charity supported by Rebecca Adlington. Please read the details by following the swimming event entry link on www.coventry-swimming.org.uk The event is free to enter. you do need to join the Modern Pentathlon but your membership fee for this year will be paid for you. Memberships have to be registered and therefore no late entries can be taken. You must enter by 23rd March
I have just had a message through from Tile Hill that the pool is closed tonight therefore, there will be no Green Achiever session.
Further to a post last week the training times for sessions at Caludon Castle have moved further back by 15 minutes. This was due to a misunderstanding on my part of which I apologise. The new training times for each session at Caludon are (from Monday 15th April): Monday: Reception Achievers: 6.45-8.00pm Junior Performance 1: 6.45-8.15pm Junior Performance 2: 8.00-9.00pm Tuesday: High Achievers 1: 6.45-8.15pm Junior Performance 1: 6.45-8.30pm Wednesday: High Achievers 2: 6.45-8.30pm Junior Performance 2: 6.45-8.30pm Thursday: Junior Performance 1: 6.45-8.30pm Junior Performance 2: 6.45-8.30pm Land work for above: 6.15-6.45pm As stated in previous posts/letters this change in session time is to avoid an increase in pool costs for an extra 12 months at Caludon School.
The next Development Gala will be held at the University of Warwick on Saturday 24th April. Swimmers must report by 2:15pm for a 2:30pm warmup and 3pm start. The event is open to all achiever groups and Junior Performance 2. You must complete your entry by March 26th. Please enter online at www.coventry-swimming.org.uk by following the Swimming Event Entry link. Any queries please contact me email@example.com
Coventry Sports Trust have agreed to allow members of COCSC Training Scheme to have swipe cards to get through the barriers easier. At a cost of £2.50, and the completion of an application form returned to the Reception of Coventry Sports Centre, a card will be issued. The application form will appear on the Club website in the next day or so.
Due to the closure of the 50m pool at Coventry Sports Centre we have moved the Diving Awards scheduled for 16th April to Friday 30th April instead. If there is anyone who would like to book onto doing the Diving Award on this date please see Anita Ryder on Friday nights. Diving Awards are open to any Training Scheme member, Pathways swimmer or selected swimmers from Club Night.
I have received an email to inform us that there are no showers working at Tile Hill.
Dear Swimmers/Parents/Guardians I am writing to you today to let you know that as of Monday 8th March Caludon Castle have asked us to put back our training times by 15 minutes on each of the four days. The background to this is that they asked us before Christmas if we would be willing to do this at the same time that they informed us that they would also be putting up the charges for hiring the pool. After some negotiation we have agreed that we would be willing to change the times by 15 minutes but for them to charge us at our current rate of hire with no increase for a 12 month period. This has now been agreed by both sides and hence the change to take place from 8th March. Therefore, as of 8th March the following now are the Training times at Caludon Castle: Monday: Reception Achievers: 6.30-7.45pm Junior Performance 1: 6.30-8.00pm Junior Performance 2: 7.45-8.45pm Tuesday: High Achievers 1: 6.30-8.00pm Junior Performance 1: 6.30-8.15pm Wednesday: High Achievers 2: 6.30-8.15pm Junior Performance 2: 6.30-8.15pm Thursday: Junior Performance 1: 6.30-8.15pm Junior Performance 2: 6.30-8.15pm Land work for above: 6.00-6.30pm I hope you will appreciate the reasons for us agreeing to this as an increase over the next 12 months would have cost approx £1800 which may have meant a further increase in the fees. Please contact me on the above if there are any queries. Regards Jo Deakins Director of Coaching City of Coventry Swimming Club
Some of you may have heard or seen notices that Coventry Sports Trust are planning a period of maintenance to the roof over the 50m pool at Coventry Sports Centre. At the moment all I have had confirmed is that the dates will run from Friday 2nd April and are scheduled to run for 4 weeks. There is a meeting being held on Monday where further details of exactly how this will affect us will be known and then the task of finding alternative solutions to the sessions which are cancelled will be sort. I will be working on this as soon as I have the information from Monday\s meeting and further details will be available ASAP. Please be assured that everything will be done to try and keep as many sessions running as is possible with the resources that we will have.
Bookings now being taken for the popular Easter Swim Camps being run out of the University of Warwick. Follow the link on the right hand side of the website and find all details and booking forms. Any queries please email me firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations to the following swimmers who have recently passed their Diving Awards: Blyth Fox Jamie Stevenson John Tebbutt Sophie Griffiths Clare Seery Clio Bowater Jamie Cox Jordon Mohomed Kynan Phillips Josephine Cadman Ben Sanders Joseph Barron Nathan Fifie Aimee Gowans Ollie Goodsir Grace Dunkley Elliot Smith Chloe Lawler The awards can be purchased from the Club Night Desk on Friday nights.
The Friday Night Club Shop will now be open from 7-8pm. If anyone wishes to provide cover from 6-7pm, please contact me on email@example.com
The City Of Coventry Swimming Club is collecting Active Kids vouchers and we hope you\ll support us by donating any vouchers you collect while shopping at Sainsbury\s. You can collect Active Kids vouchers from 17 February until 8 June. You\ll receive one voucher for every £10 spent at any main Sainsbury\s store or £5 spent in Sainsbury\s Locals. Vouchers can be collected at petrol stations too and when you shop for groceries online. Nectar points can also be converted into vouchers – visit nectar.com for details.
The final programme for Saturday\s gala is now available on the website. Please print your own copy and bring it with you.
The Spire Suite at 6.15pm on Friday 26th Feb has been booked for a chance to meet and learn more about the Training Scheme of City of Coventry Swimming Club. Present will be Jo Deakins (Director of Coaching), Julia Betteley (Head of Racing Group), Kevin Sherwood (Club President & Head of officials) & Frank Stoney (Club Chairman). We will be there to give you information and background to how the club is run etc and to answer any questions you may have. Please let any parents know about this that would like to come along. Everyone is welcome.
The heats from last Sunday have now been rescheduled to Monday 15th February at 2pm. Please read the notice issued on the region\s website www.westmidlandswimming.org Any questions please contact me
I have received the following message from Paul Croom-carter and felt it needed going onto the newsboard. Please could you express my thanks to all those who helped out at sprint night on Friday. We had a full compliment of helpers at the beginning which made sprint night start on time and run smoothly. It is encouraging to see so many people willing to help. This is the first time since I took over that we have not struggled to occupy all available lanes. It was much appreciated and I would like to encourage everyone to help as frequently as possible so sprint night can always run smoothly. thanks Paul I would also like to add my thanks to all who helped out last Friday. The Sprint night, and other activities we do within the Training Scheme, are all important parts and help with the development of our swimmers to reach their full potential. Again, thanks to all involved and if you would like to offer your services in any way then please feel free to do so.
Swimmers in the aborted 800m heats today. Information will be provided once definite information is available. Please watch this space
Entries for the City of Birmingham Meet will close on 12th February. Please ensure your entry is completed by the closing date.
If you have missed the viewings of the Club photographs on Friday nights, but would like to view photo\s taken of your child, please email, firstname.lastname@example.org whereupon a proof sheet can be sent to you.
The Club Shop operates from 6pm-7pm on Friday evenings and over the years has proved a popular and convenient place to buy swimming equipment. However,in order to maintain this service, we are in need of volunteers who would be prepared to man the shop on a rota basis. No prior experience is required and the more volunteers we get the less onerous the job! So if you and a friend would be willing to help out for an hour or so on Friday while your children are swimming, please contact me on email@example.com
From this sunday the land work will be as follows: 3.30-4.15pm: High Achievers 1 & 2 - Studio 1 5.00-5.15pm: Senior Performance 1 & 2 - Activity Gallery 6.15-7.00pm: Junior Performance 1 & 2 - Studio 1 This will now run in conjunction with the new training times on Sundays.
This gala is open to all 9 -12 year old club members. Age as at 26th June 2010. 9 year olds enter 25m free,breast and back. 10 year olds enter 25m fly, 50m free, back and breast. 11 & 12 year olds enter 50m for each event. Please enter online at www.coventry-swimming.org.uk Any problems/queries/issues please contact me firstname.lastname@example.org
Could all members be reminded that their Annual Membership Renewal fees were due by 31st January 2010. Delay in payment can result in you not being allowed to enter the Warwickshire Championships (or other meets) as your membership will not have been renewed by the ASA in time. If you are not renewing your membership, please be kind enough to email email@example.com and inform us of this so that you are not sent repeat requests for payment, otherwise it will be assumed that you are still a member, and if you are in the Training Scheme (Reception Achievers upwards) you will be invoiced by the Billing Secretary for your monthly training fees until we are informed otherwise. If you have changed your name and/or your email address, and/or your home address, and/or your telephone number we need to be informed of this too, so that we can make the changes on the database. Many thanks for your cooperation. Allison Stoney. Membership Secretary.
I am having trouble today sending & replying to emails that I have had therefore if you have sent me an email in the last three days I am able to receive them but can\t reply. We are working on the problem and hopefully I will be able to reply ASAP.
We are in need of a volunteer to catalogue (and possibly house) our growing number of second hand books. At present the books are sold at our open meets but, mindful of the fact that not all our members attend these meets, we would like to extend the service so that books can be selected online and collected at Club Night on Fridays. Therefore, if anyone would like to become our book monitor, could you please email firstname.lastname@example.org or make yourself known to us at the desk any Friday.
Due to Steve being away High Achievers 1 tonight have moved sessions to Caludon Castle 6.15-8.00pm.
Online entry is now available for this event to be held at the University of Warwick on 20th February. The gala is open to 9 -12 year olds. Age as at 26th June 2010. Events are free to enter. Enter at www.coventry-swimming.org.uk For further information on Diddy Leagues please follow the link on the event entry page. 9 year olds enter 25m free,breast and back. 10 year olds enter 25m fly, 50m free, back and breast. 11 & 12 year olds enter 50m for each event. Entry will close on 5th February. Please check the provisional programme when published as mistakes cannot be rectified on the day.
It has been brought to my attention that a club member had their bag stolen from the Men\s changing rooms at Coventry Sports Centre last night whilst they were in the showers. Please ensure your belongings are safe so that we can avoid this happening to others.
We have received a message from the school letting us know that the boiler has been repaired successfully and that the temperature of the water is back to normal. Therefore, Green Achievers sessions will be as normal from today.
Apologies for the very late notice but Lyng Hall has been closed again so training is cancelled for JP2 and HA2 today.
Due to competitions on the next three saturdays the Elite 1 & 2 training sessions have been changed to: Saturday 23rd - All in 6.00-8.15pm, Elite 1 land 8.30-9.15am Saturday 30th - All in 6.00-8.15pm, no land work. Saturday 6th Feb - Elite 1 swim 5.30-7.30am, land 7.45-8.30am. Elite 2 - 7.00-9.00am swim, land 9.15-10.00am
Tile Hill are due to have a new boiler fitted over the weekend to fix the problem they are currently having. Due to this and there then not being enough time to bring the water temperature up to normal they are not opening the pool for use. Therefore, Green Achievers there are the following options available to you: Swim at Coventry Sports Centre 5.15-6.15pm Swim with Blue Achievers at Lyng Hall 6.00-7.00pm Swim with Red Achievers at Foxford 6.30-7.30pm Any queries with this please ask.
Sunday Training in cancelled on Sunday due to our Club Level 3 meet taking place and not scheduled to finish until 6.15pm. This will include Pathways and would advise to the Water Polo swimmers to contact them direct for advise on their 6.00pm session.
Due to the Club\s Level 3 Gala on Saturday not scheduled to finish until 6.15pm we have decided to cancel all the sessions on Sunday. This affects the Pathways squads also. For Junior water Polo that is normally at 6.00pm please check with them direct.
I have had confirmation today that Lyng Hall is open as normal and that the temperature has risen. Therefore, at the moment in time we are back to operating as normal out of this pool.
Photos, fridge magnets and larger group keyrings will be ready for collection this Friday at Central. I have ordered more of the smaller keyrings, but these are yet to be received, hopefully they will be available next Friday. Photographs taken at all galas will be available for viewing again this Friday. Please note that all 2009 photographs are due to be deleted within the next couple of weeks. Any queries, email email@example.com
Due to the Weather conditions and air temperature inside the pool Lyng Hall is closed tonight. Therefore, Blue Achievers and any Green Achievers who were going to attend the session is now cancelled.
I received a message late last night to say there is a problem with the boilers at Tile Hill and therefore the pool is closed until further notice. They are hoping to get work done on them later this week and are hoping to be open as normal for Monday. If Lyng Hall School is open today then any Green Achiever swimmers can swim at the Blue Achievers session 6.00-7.00pm at Lyng Hall School today. Please check the website for further updates on monday.
Due to both Sean & John undergoing their Dessertation Testing tomorrow and next weds (20th) there will be no landwork for Senior Performance 2 or Elite 2. Land work for Elite 2 on Saturday 16th is cancelled, swimming is as normal 8.15-10.15am. There is also a Parents Meeting planned for this Saturday (16th) for all Elite 2 parents & swimmers at 10.30am for approx no longer than an hour.
Maddie Harper, Red Achievers, is raising funds to help little Jamie Inglis receive life-saving cancer treatment in the USA. She be swimming 5K (100 lengths of our olympic pool, 200 in a normal pool) on Saturday 30 Jan at Coventry Sports Centre 8-10am. Please support her effort if you can, and circulate the details please. http://www.justgiving.com/maddie-the-mackerel
We have had confirmation today that the school will be open tomorrow for the swimmming lessons. Therefore, the learn to swim at Lyng Hall will run as normal, pending any overnight changes in the weather.
I have received notification today that Bablake is closed until further notice due to a frozen/damaged valve. Therefore, we will re-locate the High Achievers 1 session next weds (13th Jan) to Caludon Castle 6.15-8.00pm. When I have any further updates I will post again.
As of 2.00pm today it is only Lyng Hall that is closed due to the weather. Therefore, High Achievers 1 swimmers can attend Caludon Castle if they wish and swim with the Junior Performance swimmers. Coventry Sports Centre, Caludon & Foxford are open as normal despite the schools being shut during the day.
There has been a very high standard of entry to this meet and therefore there are now several rejections. Will all swimmers who have entered this meet check the information now on the meet website www.burns-meet.org.uk. Any errors please notify me firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 11th January so changes can be made before the programme goes to the printers. Refunds will be paid once the cheque has been received.
Training Scheme Fees From February 1st 2010 Training fees for 2010 will rise by 3%. Pool hire charges continue to rise and the club needs to reduce the deficit at which the Training Scheme operates. Squad Current fees 2010 fees Elite 1 70.25 72.25 Elite 2 59.25 61.00 Senior Performance 1 50.75 52.25 Senior Performance 2 44.25 45.50 Senior Club 30.00 31.00 University Students 32.75 33.75 Junior Performance 1/2 41.00 42.25 High Achievers 1/2 37.50 38.50 Coloured Achievers 28.75 29.50 Reception Achievers 19.25 20.00 Masters 1 (I session per week) 14.40 15.00 Masters 2 (2 or sessions per week)30.00 31.00 Triathletes 14.50 15.00 Casual 19.75 20.50 The facility to pay by standing order is now available to all members of the training scheme. If you wish to pay by this method please contact John Hughes at email@example.com for details.
Due to the weather and the school being closed we will cancel the Blue Achiever session tonight (weds 6th Jan) at Lyng Hall School. I have had confirmation that Caludon Castle & University of Warwick are open as normal unless there is a change in the weather.
There are just a few rejections from this meet this year. Rejections have been emailed to those concerned. Cards will be distributed within the next two weeks.
Due to the weather conditions Tile Hill Wood is closed tonight (weds 6th Jan) therefore Green Achievers will be cancelled.
As of Sunday 10th January the following will be adaptions to training changes: 2.30-3.00pm diving pit available to any swimmer who wishes to have extra diving practice from Reception Ach & Achiever squads. 3.00-4.30pm Reception Achievers, Blue, Green & Red Achievers 4.30-6.00pm High Achievers 1 & 2, plus Junior Performance 1 & 2 6.00-7.30pm Senior Performance 1 & 2, Senior Club & Masters. The land work sessions I am just working on securing space and will get back to you with locations and times etc. The Pathway groups will not be affected and will run as normal. Any queries regarding this please get in touch.
In the future any newsboard posts that are relevant to specific squads will also be emailed to members of that squad. If you wish to opt out of this facility then please email Simon Sinclair at firstname.lastname@example.org
As of 1st January 2010 there are new rules that apply to what swim suits can now be worn in competitions. There is an official list at the following website link that lists all that can know be worn. http://www.fina.org/project/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2768&Itemid=9 The main change is that body suits for men & women are no longer permitted and now have to be no longer than above the knee. Women suits now have to have open backs.
If you have ordered either of the above for Christmas, they will be available for collection from Central after 5.15pm Wednesday. I am at the pool until 6.30pm. If any have not been collected by then, I will pop them into the cupboard on poolside (the tall metal cabinet), please do not leave any money in the cupboard, I will collect it from you at a later date. If anyone else would like to order in time for Christmas, please email me by 11am Wednesday 23rd December - email@example.com. If you would like to order for after Christmas, just drop me an email at any time. All photo\s taken will be available for viewing on the first Friday that the Club Desk is open after the New Year.
Details for the Regional long distance time trials are now available on the West Midland website. Please print the form and complete. Make sure the form is signed by yourself and your coach before posting to the address given including payment. Entries close 19th January 2010. http://www.westmidlandswimming.org/
Thank you to everyone who gave their time to help at the Club Championships today and well done to all the swimmers.
It is not too late to offer your help at the Club Championships! Several of our regular volunteers are unable to attend due to illness. If you are able to help in anyway, please make your way down to poolside by 3pm. Thank you.
It has been brought to our attention that there have been some people hanging around outside the Coventry Sports Centre begging for money. Some of our members have already been approached on their way into and out of the building. Please be aware of this and be extra careful.
Photographs will be taken at the Championships. Fridge magnets and keyrings will be available to order priced at £2.00 each. These would make ideal stocking fillers or presents for Grandparents etc. If you would like to pre-order for Christmas, please email me with your order at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that numbers are limited for Christmas orders. If you are pre-ordering for Christmas or think you may like one later on, please ensure that your child is aware that they should have their photograph taken. I have many parents wanting the swimming pictures, but some very camera shy children. The Christmas orders will be available at the sessions within the Christmas week.
We have details of a Level 1 & Level 2 Course both being held at Lyng Hall School next year: Course: ASA Level 1 Certificate for Teaching Aquatics Cost: £370 Venue: Lyng Hall School Blackberry Lane, Coventry CV2 3JS Start Date: Monday, 15 February 2010 Completion Date: Friday, 19 February 2010 Start Time: 9.30am End Time: 5.30pm Tutor: Tony Green Minimum age 16. Course: ASA Level 2 Certificate for Teaching Aquatics Cost: £650 Venue: Lyng Hall School Blackberry Lane, Coventry CV2 3JS Start Date: Monday, 05 April 2010 Completion Date: Friday, 16 April 2010 Start Time: 9.30 am End Time: 6.00 pm Tutor: Carole Mcardle. Candidates must be 17 or over. For Both courses funding is available for Club Members. If interested please contact me on email@example.com for further details.
I have two tickets for Saturday\s Duel in the Pool in Manchester which I am sadly unable to use. Doors open at 1pm fora 2pm start at the Manchester Aquatics Centre. If anyone is interested please contact me firstname.lastname@example.org
Elite 1 training at University of Warwick next Tuesday has been changed to 4.00-6.00pm with no land work.
We are hoping to use the electronic timing at the Club Championships. This will add to the authenticity of the event and allow novice swimmers to experience using the \pads\ before an external gala. However, we do need at least two volunteers to help put the pads in, set up the system and help remove pads at the end. No previous experience is needed but you will need to be at the pool by 1.30pm. Please could you contact me on email@example.com if you can be of assistance.
We are hoping to use the electronic timing at the Club Championships. This will add to the authenticity of the event and allow novice swimmers to experience using the \pads\ before an external gala. However, we do need at least two volunteers to help put the pads in, set up the system and help remove pads at the end. No previous experience is needed but you will need to be at the pool by 1.30pm. Please could you contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org if you can be of assistance.
I have been informed today that the pool is now closed on the 27th December therefore we will not be able to have the scheduled sessions planned for that day. An amended Christmas timetable will be displayed on the website but please take this as early notification.
We are still short of volunteers to help at the Club Championships on Sunday. If your child is swimming and you have attended a Team Managers course, have time kept at Sprint Night or simply want to help, please email me on email@example.com or Kevin on Kevin.Sherwood@coventry-swimming.org.uk. This is an opportunity to have a go or, for the less brave, a chance to shadow a more experienced volunteer and find out what we do!!
James Burden has returned from Qatar this weekend with a bronze medal in his bag! Over the past week James has been competing for England Schools at the World Schools Games where he was part of a strong National Team. James competed in the 100m Freestyle, where he made the B final, the 4x100m Free relay where the team made the A final and then fnished off the week in style by winning the bronze medal in the 50m Freestyle in 23.4. Congratulations to James.
Please can we remind all members to show their membership passes at the Reception at Coventry Sports Centre in order to obtain a token to get through the barriers. If passes are not show the reception may not issue a token and charge access to the Building. If you do not have a pass or have lost it please see John Hughes on the CLub Night Desk to obtain one.
Due to the Christmas Gala all the sessions that start at 3.00pm at Central will be cancelled to allow the coaching staff to be in Warwick for the Gala. The 5.00pm sessions will run as normal.
Due to the work commitments of Steve and not having available coaches to cover we are having to relocate the High Achiever 1 session tonight (9th Dec) and tomorrow night (10th Dec) to Caludon Castle for both nights. Both sessions will be 6.15-8.00pm. Please can I ask if you could let anyone know who is in High Achievers 1 so they get this message.
Entry to our open meet on January 17th has been closed as the meet is now full. No further entries can be taken due to time constraints.
Due to coaches being away this Sunday due to the BUCS league etc I have arranged the following cover: Red Achievers – to swim with Blue High Achievers 1 – Ben Ryder to cover Junior Performance 2 – Ben Ryder to cover Senior Perf 1 & 2 – Ben Jelley to cover Also, land work is cancelled for both Senior Performance squads.
The next development gala is on 9th January at the University of Warwick. Swimmers in all achiever groups and JP2 may enter. Follow the Swimming Event Entry link to enter online. Please enter only one 50m event due to time constraints. Only Anita\s group swim 100m free. All other groups 200m free please. Any queries please contact me firstname.lastname@example.org or your parent rep
Postcodes for your Sat Nav: A Team CV1 5RY B Team WR9 0RZ C Team CV32 4EW
Entry will close this evening. If you do not have times for the events without qualifying times please enter No time in the time box. thank you, Julia
Tickets for the Christmas Race Night will be available from November 29th.They cost £1.00 per ticket and can be purchased from either parent reps, coaches, club night desk or alternatively from Yvonne Matthews. Everyone is welcome and we hope to see many there for this fun evening.
Due to the Regional Level 1 Camp starting at 9.00am on Saturday we are having to move the Elite 2 session earlier on Saturday. It is planned for land work to now be 6.00-7.00am with the swim session 7.00-9.00am.
Congratualtions to the following who all passed their Diving Awards last Friday: Nirmil Mistry Aidyn Robertson Jack Winiarski Astan Thayarithy Michael Johnson Katy Bennett Alysha Townsend Kerri Griffiths Neve McLaughlin Sally Evans Katie Masterson Harriet Storey-Brown Kieran Smit Awards can be purchased from the Club Night desk on Friday evenings.
The postcodes for the Arena galas are: Worcester WR1 1NN Leighton Buzzard LU7 2AF
Over the last two days new barriers have been installed in the Reception Area at Coventry Sports Centre. The purpose of these is allow genuine customers into the building. However, this has a knock on effect to how our members enter for sessions etc. I have been told by the management of the Centre this afternoon that for our members to enter through the barriers we will have to gain a token from Reception on production of a valid COCSC Membership card. If you do not have one, or have lost it then please see the Club Night desk for a new one. The token will then open the barriers and you can through. Parents, I am hoping that you will also be given a token free of charge but as this moment in time I have still to have this confirmed. For swimmers attending mornings how we access through when there are no receptionists on duty has still to be decided but if you turn up as normal on Friday am unless otherwise told I will find a way of you getting in! I would advise that you allow more time prior to sessions in the initial period as there is likely to be tething problems to overcome. In the long term the idea is that all members will be issued swipe cards to allow direct access through the barriers but these are not available at this time. We are working with the Trust to try and find a quick and easy solution to the problem so please bear with us whilst we sort things out.
Due to staff being away there will be no land training on Sunday for the Junior Performance 1 & 2 and Senior Performance 1 & 2 squads.
Due to the British University Championships this weekend and members of the coaching staff competing and away there are changes to the coaching cover on Friday/Saturday/Sunday: Friday 13th - Elite 1 & 2 Helen Slatter, SP1 & 2 Ben Jelley (TBC), Red Achievers James Burden (TBC) & Junior Performance 2 Hannah Powner. Saturday 14th - Elite 1 & 2 Anita Ryder. All to swim 6.00-8.00am with no land work Sunday 15th - Reception Achievers James Burden & Hannah Powner (TBC), Red Achievers swimmers to swim with Blue Achievers and Ben Jelley, Junior Performance 1 & 2 Hannah Powner & Ben Jelley, Senior Performance 1 & 2 plus Senior Club James Burden. If there are any queries please ask.
Congratulations to the following who have set new records at Corby during the weekend: James Burden - Equalled West Midlands Senior 50m Free & new Warwickshire Senior 50m Free records (23.05). This was also a new Club Record. Benjamin Lowe - New West Midlands Junior 400m Free & two new Warwickshire Junior 200m & 400m Freestyle records (1:55.52 & 4:02.91). Lucy Hall set a new Club record in the 1500m Free (17:25.76)
Due to Steve away working we are having to relocate the following sessions: Tuesday 10th November - As normal (Phillipa to cover) Wednesday 11th November - Group moved to Warwick university 5.00-6.15pm (Allison to cover) Thursday 12th November - Move to Caludon Castle 6.00-8.15pm (Hannah Powner to cover).
We urgently require volunteers on 28th November for the following positions: Door Stewards Refreshments Operators for sound system during breaks between sessions Manpower to manoeuvre speakers If you can help in any way, even for part of the day, please contact me on email@example.com
The following cover has been arranged for the following: Tuesday 3rd November - Ben Jelley covering HA2 Sunday 8th November - Mark Branch is away at Midland short course therefore Kos Stamatakis will cover both JP groups with an assitant (TBC). Land work for both JP groups will be as normal. John Adye & Sean Asher will also be at the Midland Short Course therefore cover will be arranged for their swim sessions, there will be no land work for SP1 & 2. On Saturday 7th November any swimmers from Elite 2 not swimming in Midland Short Course your swim session is 6.00-8.00am with no land work, Steff Phillips will cover the session.
Please enter online for this meet as soon as possible. The meet is first come first served and proving popular with other clubs. It is likely to close to entries before the official closing date of December 17th. This meet will be the last meet to gain a qualifying time for the Warwickshire County Championships (Maxwell will be too late). Qualifying times for the County Championships can be found by following the Links red button to the left. Onine entry will be available soon on the City of Coventry website.
This meet is now full and no further entries will be taken.
Following the racing at the weekend in Sheffield Jeremie Clement has set a new West Midlands Masters record for the 1,500m Free (25-29 year age group) with a time of 18:19.31, subject to ratification. Congratulations to Jeremie for joining the list of club members with Regional Records.
I am posting this message on behalf of Bernard Morrissey Building Manager of Coventry Sports Centre: On Sunday 8th November the Fire Brigade will be using the basement to do a training exercise. This will not have any impact on the building or any of our services but there will be fire engines outside the building. It is anticipated that the exercise will be over by the time our sessions finish but if not and you see fire engines outside the building you now that it is just a practice and nothing to be alarmed about.
Last weekend the Club had seven swimmers compete in the British Gas ASA Masters and Senior Age Group Championships at the weekend - all swimming for City of Coventry: Paul Beacham Jeremie Clement Steve Goult Helen Sinclair John Andrew Smith Frank & Allison Stoney Paul won Gold in the 200 IM (35-39 year age group) with a time of 2:21.36; while Steve picked up a Bronze in the 200 Breast (also 35-39 year age group) with 2:35.32 It was the first time that the men had raced as a relay team, and achieved respectable times of 1:47.84 in the 4x50m freestyle relay and 2:00.02 in the 4x50m medley relay. This was the first year we had done this as a club and we are looking to build on these results for next year. If you are interested in joining these guys with Masters swimming then please contact me for details (firstname.lastname@example.org)
A number of medals were not claimed by COC swimmers at the meet including three golds and one bronze. Contact John Hughes on a Friday night at the club desk if you want to collect. Thanks
I would just like to update the High Achiever 1 & Junior Performance 1 squads that as of next Tuesday (20th October) there will be a new member of staff on poolside at Caludon Castle. Phillipa Scott has volunteered to observe and help out with these sessions. Phillipa is a ASA Level 1 coach and half way through her Level 2 and has previously coached at Rugby Swimming Club. Phillipa also worked alongside Alex Gray last season and the Elite 2 squad. We welcome Phillipa onto the coaching team. If you are interested in joining the Teaching/Coaching team in any capacity (either for one session or more) please contact me and you would be welcomed on board.
Due to various events happening in the next couple of weeks the following changes have to be made: Total Swimming event on at Cov Sports Centre Sat/Sun 17/18th October: Sat 17th: Elite 1 swim 5.30-7.30am with land work afterwards, Elite 2 land work 7.00-7.30am with swim afterwards 7.30-9.30am. Sunday 18th: Reception Achievers, Achievers & High Achievers to swim 3.30-5.00pm, all other groups as normal including the Pathways groups. All land work as normal. Wednesday 21st & 28th october Bablake is shut due to half term therefore High Achievers 1 to move to Caludon Castle 6.15-8.15pm. Advance notice for Saturday 21st November there is a Regional Camp at Coventry Sports Centre therefore we have been asked to finish our sessions by 9.00am. Further details to follow.
Midland Short Course - entries have now been sent. November Meet Level 1 - the closing date (October 31st) for this meet is fast approaching. Please enter asap i.e. before half term. Nuneaton & Bedworth L2 - all forms must be with the club by Friday 16th October. January Meet L3 - this meet is proving very popular . It is a first come first served meet so please do not miss out - enter now PAYPAL - we have a temporary problem with paypal and it will be removed as a payment option for a short time. When we know it is working again it will be made available again. Apologies for any inconvenience this causes. Any queries please contact me email@example.com
We have had confirmation of entries for the above meet and have notified all those who are swimming. If anyone has entered and hasn\t had an email from Allison, or had direct confirmation from the organisers, please could they get contact Allison Stoney ASAP.
Due to John being away on holiday now for a week there will be no SP1 land training today. There will be land work as normal on Monday, Sean will be taking.
Due to John being away on holiday land training has been cancelled from weds 7th October till weds 14th October inclusive. Land training will commence on Thursday 15th October. All swim sessions will be normal and covered by Helen, Jo and Kos.
Due to Steve\s work commitments we will be moving HA1 to Caludon Castle 6.15-8.15pm to train with HA2.
The following coaches will be at the Cov & Districts on poolside and as a guide will be responsible for the following swimmers: Saturday 3rd October - 1st session: John Adye - Elite & Senior Performance Steve Burke - Junior Performance & High Achievers Anita Ryder - Achievers 2nd session: Jo Deakinsc - Elite 1 & Junior Performance John Adye - Elite 2 & Senior Performance Steve Burke - High Achievers & Achievers Sunday 4th October - both sessions: John Adye - Elite Steve Burke - High Achievers & Junior Performance Allison Stoney - Senior Performance Anita Ryder - Achievers Sunday 11th October - 1st session: Jo Deakins - Elite Kostas Stamatakis - Senior Performance Steve Burke - High Achievers/Junior Performance Allison Stoney - Achievers 2nd Session: Jo Deakins - Elite Steve Burke - Senior Performance Allison Stoney - High Achievers/Junior Performance Anita Ryder - Achievers Mark Branch & Sean Asher will also be around on poolside to help out but will be there primarily as swimmers themselves.
Galas 1 & 2 Post cards by 1.30/4.30pm Warm up 1.45/4.45pm Start 2.30/5.30pm Galas 3 & 4 Post cards by 8.45am/12.30pm Warm up 9.00am/12.45pm Start 9.45am/1.30pm Galas 5 & 6 Post cards by 8.45am/12.30pm Warm up 9.00am/12.45pm Start 9.45am/1.30pm The promoter reserves the right to alter the above times on the day should the need arise. Entry cards must be posted by the times stated, late cards cause friction and upset if the swimmer cannot be inserted in their event. Late cards will only be accepted to fill empty spaces in the early heats, start sheets will not be reworked to accommodate late arrivals. Spectator admission cost will be £2.00 per person per session, with a concession for OAPs
If you have any news that you would like including in the September Newsletter, please could you contact Gayle Page.
Thank you to everyone who helped make the Sprint Meet yesterday a success. It is always the busiest meet of the year and an army of volunteers is required to make it happen both before, during and after the event. The income from Meets such as yesterday helps keep the training fees down for the parents of swimmers at the club. If you would like to become one of the volunteer army then please contact us, on poolside, through the website or via email.
The cards for this meet have now arrived and will be distributed early next week. Any rejections were emailed on Thursday to those concerned.
If anyone has a qualifying time for this event but did not receive the emailed entry information from me, or has a query about entry, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will be at the pool Friday evening and Saturday
Your club has recently paid to Coventry & District ASC in excess of £2000 for your entries. There are 15 swimmers still owing £336 for their entries. Competitor cards are about to be made available. To help the administration of this, which is all done by volunteers, please pay for your entries if you are one of the non-payers. Thank you to all those who have paid promptly.
The Elite 2 parents Meeting has been changed to Tuesday 29th September 6.30-7.30pm in the Creche on the ground floor of Coventry Sports Centre (in through main entrance and turn right, past the lift and through double doors, the creche is on your first left). Also, due to John attending the BSCTA Coaches conference this saturday training for Elite 2 is moved earlier to 6.00-8.00am with no land work in order for him to take the session.
The cover arranged for this week is: Monday - High Achievers 2 = Ben Jelley Tuesday - morning session = Kos Stamatakis HA2 & JP2 = Abbie Brown Wednesday - JP1 & Masters = Abbie Brown Friday - HA2 = Abbie Brown Sunday - HA2 = Nathan Petch (TBC)
A meeting has been arranged for all Elite 2 Parents on Friday 2nd October at 6.15pm in the Spire Suite at Coventry Sports Centre. John & Helen will lead the meeting to explain their thoughts and plans for the group and to answer any questions etc.
Every year the club organises a residential trip to Devon for a selected group of swimmers aged 10-12 yrs old to represent the club. We have organised a meeting to take place on Friday 25th September at 6.15pm in the Spire suite at Coventry Sports Centre for any interested parents to attend and find out a bit more about the Tour, what happens on it, how swimmers get selected etc. Running the meeting will be Yvonne Matthews, who ran this year\s tour and Leigh Rainsley who will run the 2010 tour to answer any of your questions. Please feel free to attend if you have a son/daughter who is born in 1998/1999 or 2000 who has swum in a Sprint Night.
Due to coaches being away the following will be covered: Monday: Reception Achievers - Anita is on a UKCC Equity Course therefore Hannah Powner & James Burden will be covering. Tuesday: Ben Jelley to start taking JP1, Abbie Brown to cover High Achievers 1 for Steve on holiday. Wednesday: Nathan Petch to cover High Achievers 1 & Abbie Brown to cover Junior Performance 1 Thursday: Nathan to cover High Achievers 1 Friday: High Achievers 1 TBC
Katherine Boulton has received the good news that a very good bone marrow match has been found and the transplant is scheduled to take place at the beginning of November. Katherine sends her thanks to all who took the test and offered to become a donor. We wish Katherine & her family all the best for the transplant.
Congratulations to the following swimmers who all passed their Diving Awards last Friday: Ryan Lall Jack Ensor Jake Bains Joseph Lapworth Sam Bains Callum Dalton Abby Smith Mickey Ford Jason Groom-Carter Joshua Fairchild Amy Smith Grace Wardle Sasha Gregory Davina Mistry Shelby Fox Chloe Fellows Lucy Bent Laura Oughton Luke Meaton Spencer Smith Leanne Cope Kirsty Robinson Awards can be purchased from the Club Night Desk on Friday evenings.
Please note Lyng Hall School is back open as normal so the Learn to Swim classes at the School will commence this Saturday (12th September).
The following Coaching Cover has been arranged: High Achievers 1 Thursday 10th - Joseph Jelley Friday 11th - Allison Stoney Sunday 13th - Nathan Petch Junior Performance 1 Thursday 10th - Kostas Stamatakis Friday 11th - Kostas Stamatakis Sunday 13th - Kostas Stamatakis
Unfortunately on Wednesday 23rd September 2009, there will be no community lettings at Lyng Hall School due to the school holding an open evening. Therefore, any swimmers from Blue Achievers who wish to swim in another session can do with the Red Achievers at Foxford School on Thursday 24th 6.45-7.45pm.
Apologies for the confusion over the Training sessions at Caludon Castle last night (Monday). There was a break down in communication on coach cover which was eventually sorted out. Thanks to the parents who were there to help out. To confirm what is happening on Monday nights at Caludon from next Monday (14th September): Reception Achievers are now moving to Caludon Castle to the time of 6.15-7.30pm Junior Performance 1 will remain as normal 6.15-7.45pm. Junior Performance 2 will now swim 7.30-8.30pm. Senior Performance 2 will remain at Coventry Sports Centre with land work 7.45-8.15pm and swim 8.15-9.30pm. This will take affect from next Monday.
We are all getting back into the swing of things after the Summer and this is a reminder that we are due to have time trials on Sunday (6th). Please can I ask for any willing parents/helpers to bring stopwatches/pens etc to help out with them so we can run these as smooth as possible. Thank you to all who help out in advance, it is appreciated.
Due to Steve being on holiday we are going to re-locate the session on Weds 9th from Bablake to the University of Warwick 5.00-6.15pm.
I have had an update today from the school to say that the temperature has dropped 7 degrees and the part to fix the problem is being fitted today. Due to the lowness of the temperature it will take some days for it to rise to normal therefore they have made the decision to keep the pool closed until Monday to allow the temperature to increase. Therefore, there will be no Saturday lessons on Saturday 5th September. We apologise for this but it is out of our control.
Due to problems with the boilers at Lyng Hall school over the weekend they have taken the decision to close the pool for the remainder of the week. Therefore, we are having to relocate the following sessions: Tuesday - High Achieves 2 to swim at Central 5.30-6.30pm Wednesday - Blue Achievers to swim at Foxford on Thursday 6.45-7.45pm Thursday - High Achievers 1 to swim at Central 6.00-7.30pm We are awaiting to hear from the School if this closure will affect the swimming lessons on Saturday.
Sprint night is back on this Friday at 6pm. Will all volunteers please sign up for the usual duties on the sheet pinned to the notice board. If your child is new to Sprint Night and you would like to help, please make your way to the diving pit and ask for Paul Croom-Carter who is our new Sprint Night Co-ordinator. Many thanks to our outgoing Co-ordinators Lee and Yvonne who have performed this job so well for the last few years.
Katherine\s blood tests have come up with such good results that she is regarded as being in remission again. As a result Walsgrave will be giving her only a short chemotherapy treatment before she goes to QE Birmingham for a bone marrow transplant which will be sooner than expected.
City of Coventry Swimming Club is running a Level 1 Meet on Saturday November 28th. Online entry is now available. Please support the club by entering this meet. Entry forms for a level 3 meet at Sheffield on the same day are available at http://www.sheffieldswimming.org.uk/. This is a first come first served meet. Forms to be sent as part of the club entry must be at the club by 18th September. Cheques to be made payable to City of Coventry SC. Parent reps please ensure all those without internet access are aware. Any questions please ask.
Entry for Coventry & District (3rd/4th/11th October) will close on August 21st. The City of Coventry Sprint Meet (September 26th) is FIRST COME FIRST SERVED. Entries will close when the meet is full or August 31st whichever is the sooner. Please follow the Swimming Event Entry link to enter online. Swimmers wishing to enter the Wycombe Meet (Level 3) on 17th October please print off the details from the Wycombe website www.wycombe-swimming.org.uk and send direct to Wycombe. This meet is FIRST COME FIRST SERVED and will close on or before 3rd October. Any queries please contact me. email@example.com
Due to swimmers being on holiday the High Achievers 1 session tonight has been moved to swim with Junior Performance 1 at Central (Coventry Sports Centre) 6.00-7.30pm.
High Achievers 1 to swim with Junior Performance 1 tonight Thursday 6th August 6-7:30 Coventry Sports Centre. Please pass the message on. Apologies for the late notice.
Apologies to all those swimmers and parents who turned up to Lyng Hall last night for their session. It was my fault that there was no coach there as I had been told by the expectant coach that they would not be there but with me being away at Nationals last week I had not arranged further cover. I have spent today double checking the time table to ensure this does not happen again. I apologise again if this caused any problems. Regards Jo Deakins
The club will be attending the Wycombe Level 3 Meet for those swimmers not entering the Coventry & District galas. This meet is a first come first served meet so please print off the entry form, complete and post directly to Wycombe. The club will not be sending an entry so do not hand in at the club desk. Parent Reps please ensure those without internet access are aware of this meet and print entry information for them. Full details can be fouund at http://www.wycombe-swimming.org.uk/ Any queries please contact me.
If you wish to enter the Tomson Trust 100m free event at the forthcoming Coventry & District Championships, please follow the Swimming Event Entry on the home page. This event is for 16 years and under and has separate qualifying times.
The summer swim Camp 10-13th August is now full and there are only a few places left for the course next week. However, due to the demand this year for the courses we have arranged a further week to take place and are now taking bookings for the 17th-20th August. The cost and venue etc are still the same. Again bookings will be taken on a first come first served basis so if you would like to book a place on this extra course please do so as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
The movements from the following competitions have been looked at today and letters going out to swimmers: Coventry May Meet Cov & District Secondries Midland Championships Graham Sykes Meet Swimmers moving due to ages Any movements from the Development Gala in July will be looked at next week when I have had a look at the results. If there are any queries regarding the movements please let either your coach or myself know.
We have just found out that the small teaching pool at Coventry Sports Centre will be closed on Friday July 17th. We therefore have to cancel the lessons tomorrow for swimmers in levels 1 and 2. All other levels in the main pool will run as normal. We apologise for this cancellation which is outside our control.
I now have the details for the swimmers who attend Coventry & West Midlands Schools for the Divisional 6 championships. Please see info to download off the website in the next 24 hrs if you would like to enter. Can I remind anyone who attends a Warwickshire School who wishes to attend the Divisional 4 Trials they have until Friday to let me know the details.
Please disregard previous message for Green Achievers not being able to use Tile Hill on Weds 23rd July. We have now had further confirmation from the school that we will now be ok to use the pool as normal.
Entry is now available for the club\s Sprint Meet on 26th September. This is a very popular meet and entries are taken on a first come first served basis. Entires will close no later than 31st August but will close if the meet becomes full whichever date is the sooner. To avoid disappointment please enter before you go on holiday ... when you come back may be too late. To reduce the administrative load on the club\s volunteers please pay by paypal where possible. We are still waiting for information on the Coventry & District meets in October. The closing date will be before the end of August. Please look out for entry information so as not to miss out. Wishing you all a great summer holiday. Julia
Black Contact Camper Earth shoes were found in the back room after the Graham Sykes Gala. If you are the owner and would like to be reunited with your shoes, please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org
There has been a lane put aside on Sunday 12th July for anyone who wishes to do a sponsored swim for the Devon Tour. You would need to count your own lengths (or have someone do it for you!) and the start time is 5.00pm.
We have been informed that due to maintenance being carried out at Tile Hill Wood School the pool will be shut on Weds 22nd July therefore the Green Achievers Session will cancelled that evening. Any swimmers from Green wishing to take part in a session can join the Red Achievers on Thursday 23rd at Foxford School 6.45-7.45pm.
The following Coaches will be on poolside at the Graham Sykes Meet and will be looking after the following swimmers: Steve Burke - Achievers/High Achievers 1 & Elite 2 female Bagcats Allison Stoney - High Achievers 2/Junior Performamce 2 Mark Strachan - Junior Performance 1 & Elite 2 Male Bagcats Sean Asher - Senior Performance 1 & 2 & Elite 2 Youth Please ensure you see the relevant coach above before and after you swim for pre & post swim information.
We have now got maps and registration info for the Open Water meet this Sunday. The confirmed entry list is on the ASA WM region website. Can I please refer you to the club newsletter for the Open Water tips re Vaseline and Flat Coke that are included. The 5k and 3k swimmers are going off at the same time and are first up. You need to be at the tent to collect your hat and race numbers before the briefing which is at 8.45am. I would advise these swimmers to arrive no later than 8.00am. The 1500 swimmers need to be there for registration and collection of hats and race numbers whilst the 5k and 3k swim is taking place. The 1500k briefing is at 10.15am. Please listen for the call. If there are any further queries please let me know.
The dates for the summer camps this year are: Monday-Thursday 27-30th July Monday-Thursday 10-13th August They will be held at the University of Warwick 8.30am-3.30pmn each day. Details & booking forms will be available in the next 24 hours. Any enquiries please email me.
Pease note that due to steve working & then cover coach illness we are having to re-locate the High Achievers 1 session to the University of Warwick 5.00-6.15pm. Apologies for any disruption this has caused, please pass this onto anyone who may need to know this info.
Please note that there are roads closures around the War Memorial Park due to the Godiva Festival. Before setting off for the gala, it may be advisable to check available routes.
Please note that the last date for submission of items for inclusion in the June newsletter will be this Saturday 27th June. Please email your item to email@example.com. Any items will be gratefully received, however small.
Please note that the minimum age for anyone to do the Open Water taster session is 13 by the end of the year. It is open to all club members 13 yrs plus. Apologies for missing this off the previous message.
We have arranged an Open Water Taster session next Saturday morning (27th June) at Bosworth Water for those swimmers who would like to have a go before entering the Midlands. The session is from 7.30-9.00am but if you arrive at 7.00am we may be able to get in earlier. The charge is £2.50 per swimmer to enter the water and there is a charge per car of £3.00 to enter Bosworth Water, no parking outside the barriers is allowed. Allison Stoney will be in charge on the day so if you are interested in having a go please could you email her to let her know. Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org The Midland entry forms will be sent off after this swim so please ensure your entry forms are given to Allison on the day (those forms that I have had before the 22nd June will be passed to Allison). No late entries after this day will be accepted.
Due to myself being away at the Scottish Nationals next week there will be no morning training on Friday 26th June. Elite 1 & 2 on Saturday 27th June to swim 6.00-8.15am. Landwork to be confirmed by squad coaches at a later date.
Due to Sean being away at the Scottish Nationals we are having to re-locate the Senior Performance 2 squad to Coventry Sports Centre on Monday 22nd June 8.15-9.30pm. This will also continue through July and also during the Summer. Apologies if this causes any inconvenience.
Due to Steve being away at the International Childrens Games, and shortages of coaches due to the Scottish Nationals also that week, we are having to relocate the High Achievers 1 session on Wednesday 24th June to the University of Warwick 5.00-6.15pm. Apologies if this causes any inconvenience.
If you would like to enter these championships at Bosworth Water on 12th July can you please let me have your entry form by Monday 22nd June please with a cheque made payable to the Club. Details of the Championships can be downloaded from the West Midlands website www.westmidlandswimming.org or see your coach for details.
The provisional programme for the next Development Gala will be available by the end of this week. Any errors or omissions should be notified to me email@example.com by Friday 26th June. After this date no changes will be made.
We have been informed that the water clarity issue at Caludon has been solved. Training will be as normal tonight.
Unfortunately there is a problem at Caludon Castle Pool. Training for all squads that use the pool tonight is cancelled. 2nd June 2009. Please watch the notice board for further details on Caludon for the rest of the week.
Training for the next two Sundays due to the Regional Bagcat Championships will be: All swimmers normally in at 3.00pm will swim 4.30-5.45pm All swimmers normally in at 5.00pm will swim 5.45-7.30pm All Elite 2 swimmers not involved in the Regionals on the Saturday to swim 6.00-8.15am with no land work. Regards Jo Deakins
The Swimming Times is the official magazine for the ASA and IoS.The magazine is published monthly and contains reports and results of major championships and events, news, information and technical articles. If anyone is interested in receiving a copy at the reduced annual rate of £17.50, please contact Liz Sykes on Liz.Sykes@coventry-swimming.org.uk by June 15th.
We have been asked to help sell programmes, on the door, at the Midland BAGCATS Meet. Please could you check the programme of events and volunteer your services for one session? If you are able to help, please email me with your name, session number and date. Thank you. firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note all sessions on Bank Holiday Monday will be at Coventry Sports Centre as all other pools are closed.
Re-typing of message: Changes to Training times for next week are: Saturday & Sunday (23/24th) all sessions as normal Monday 25th morning session as normal Monday 25th pm sessions as Elite 1 & 2 swim 3.00-5.00pm, High Achievers 1 & 2, Junior & Senior Performance 1 & 2 and Senior Club to swim 5.00-6.30pm. All Achievers & Reception Achievers sessions cancelled due to pool closures. Wednesday 27th High Achievers 1 to swim University of Warwick 5.00-6.15pm. All other sessions to run as normal.
If you would like to purchase copies of the photographs taken at the Pingles this weekend, please email email@example.com with details of your order. Photgraphs are 50p per copy and can be collected from the club night desk.
As you are aware we are now producing a monthly newsletter. It would be great if all swimmers and parents would get involved with the content of the newsletter. Please don’t wait to be asked. If you have been at a gala or swimming club related event please submit your report, however brief. Any snippits of information would be welcome. Please remember, we will not know, if you do not tell us. Lets make this newsletter really interesting, informative and a bit of fun…. its up to you! email firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CLUB NOTICE BOARD HAS BEEN MOVED. IT CAN NOW BE FOUND OPPOSITE THE TROPHY CABINET THROUGH THE DOUBLE DOORS LEADING TO THE POOL AND CHANGING AREA. PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU CHECK THE BOARD REGULARLY FOR INFORMATION AND TEAM SELECTIONS.
Tickets are now available, from the Club Night Desk, for the Race Night. The event will be held at the Highway Club on Fletchamstead Highway on Saturday 6th June from 7.30-11pm. Tickets are £1 per person and everyone is welcome to this family fundraising event. For further details, please contact Yvonne Matthews.
We are running a Team Manager Training Session for all volunteers who think they may like to have a go at Team Managing. The course will run during the Development Gala on July 4th at Warwick University. If you are interested in attending the course, please contact me on email@example.com
Many thanks to everyone who helped over the weekend at the Open Meet and Diddy Rounds. We had an excellent team of helpers but special thanks go to the Grandmothers and siblings who boosted our numbers! The next opportunity to volunteer is at the Midland Bagcat Galas in June. If anyone to able to man the door for a session, please will you contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org
A big thank you to all our parents and volunteers who gave up their weekend to help make the May Open Meet such a success.
Online entry is now available for the Development Gala on 4th July at the University of Warwick. This gala is open to all achiever groups plus JP2. Reception Achiever swimmers should check with Anita before entering. Please note this gala is not running at the normal time. The gala will start at 4:30 (3:45 sign in)and will finish by 7pm.
Due to the swimmers competing at the May Open Meet there will be no Elite 2 training on the evening of monday 11th. All swimmers should attend morning training on the 11th as normal.
The cards for this meet have now arrived with the club. Please send any remaining money into the club asap to allow cards to be released. Late payment causes extra work for the volunteers. Cards will be distributed at the end of the week.
Will all junior swimmers please check the notice board to see if they have been selected for the Diddy League galas this weekend. The Nuneaton and District Junior Swimming League team are at Wyndley (B73 6EB) competing with Wyre Forest, Stourbridge A, Northgate, Orion and Northampton A. The Leicester and District Swimming League team are at Braunstone (LE3 1JN) competing with Braunstone B, Corby, Kimberley, Wellingborough and Oadby and Wigston. Both coaches leave Coventry Sports Centre at 4.30pm.
Due to our City of Coventry Open Meet on this weekend the training sessions for Sunday have been changed to: All Achiever & High Achiever groups to swim 5.00-6.00pm All Junior & Senior Performance 1 & 2 groups and Senior Club to swim 6.00-7.30pm. There will be no land work this week. Any queries please let me know.
Due to the Midland Youth Championships & Bank Holiday weekend the following are training changes: Saturday 2nd May - Elite 1 & Elite 2 Bagcats to swim 6.00-8.00am with no land work Sunday 3rd May - All sessions cancelled Monday 4th May - No morning training Reception, Green, Red & Blue Achiever sessions cancelled High Achievers 1 & 2, Junior Performance 1 & 2 groups to swim 5.00-6.30pm at Coventry Sports Centre Senior Performance 1 & 2 plus Elite 2 Bagcats to swim 3.30-5.00pm at Coventry Sports Centre. Please note on the Monday we have to be clear of the building by 7.00pm so the staff can lock up and go home! Further details of changes in May to follow.
Congratulations to James Burden who has had his selection for the Great Britain European Junior Championships Team confirmed by British Swimming. After his life time best performances at the recent GB Nationals in March James had achieved the criteria set down and this has now been confirmed. The European Championships will take place in Prague, Czech Republic on the 8th-12th July and James has been selected for the 50m Free and also the 4x100m Free Relay. Also joining James in the Team is Cameron Brodie. Cameron joined COCSC to increase his training whilst living & training in Evesham but during term times is now based in Devon at Kelly College, although he continues to train with us during the holidays. Cameron will be taking part in the Butterfly events and potenially the Medley Relay. Congratulations to both and further notes will be posted on the news board once competition gets underway.
Please remember to bring your £1 coins to training this Friday. Bags of Candy Floss will be available for you to purchase. All proceeds will be going towards the Devon Tour Fund.
We are still in need of volunteer timekeepers and scribers for sprint night this Friday. If you are able to help, there is a sheet on the Notice Board where you can add your name. Full training will be given and you do not need to have a stopwatch to help!Thank you.
Cards are now being printed for this meet. Please send in any outstanding payments to the club asap. Any queries please contact me. thank you
Sale of Summer Plants and Hanging Baskets - orders are being taken again for summer bedding plants and hanging baskets. Please pick up an order form from the club night desk or your squad rep. Forms should be returned to the club with remittance by Friday 8th May. Delivery date is Friday 15th May. Book Sale - the club are holding used book sales at forthcoming open meets. Please bring along any unwanted books in good condition to the club night desk. Children and adult books, fiction and non fiction - all wanted. The next meet starts on May 9th so please send in books asap. Thank you for supporting your club
The Nuneaton and District Junior Swimming League gala is being held at Gala Baths, Tower St., Walsall, WS1 1DH. The Leicester and District Swimming League gala is being held at The Waendel Centre, Thomas St., Wellingborough, NN8 1DZ. Both coaches leave Coventry Sports Centre at 4.30 pm. Will all junior swimmers please check with their coaches, to see if they have been selected, and notify Anita Ryder or Steve Burke of their availability as soon as possible.
Today is the last day to enter the City of Coventry May Open Meet and will be the last chance to qualify for Midland Age Group Championships. Follow the link on the homepage.
Swimming at the City of Birmingham S.C. Easter Open Meet on 13th April, Charlotte Graham (City of Coventry S.C.) set a new County Senior Short Course record for 50m-FS in a time of 26.22 secs.
Swimmers at the Lyng Hall School Learn to Swim lessons are reminded that there are no lessons tomorrow, Saturday April 11th as the school premises are closed.
Please could you ensure you have either returned your deposit or called the Tour organisers to acknowledge that you would like the place offered by Friday 17th April. After this date if no communication has been received it will be assummed that the place is not wanted and it will then be offered to the next reserves.
Swimmers attending this meet should bring a foldable chair or a mat to sit on in case there are no chairs available on poolside.
Apologies for this but it has just come to my attention that Caludon Castle is shut today for maintenance and therefore we are unable to use the pool tonight. Please pass on the message to anyone from these two groups. Regards Jo Deakins
The cards for the Rugby Open Meet have now arrived. I have not been notified of any rejections. Cards will be available at the club early next week ie after the Easter weekend. Please check the Warm up and Start times of the sessions on each card as some of these have changed slightly.
The closing date for the City of Coventry Open Meet on 9th & 10th May has been extended to 17th April. The Birmingham meet runs without cards. Please check the information on their website for warm up and session times. City of Birmingham have requested that City of Coventry swimmers sit on poolside. No information has yet been received regarding the Rugby meet.
Due to the Easter Holidays and Bablake being shut the Wednesday evening Sessions for High Achievers 1 are being moved to the University of Warwick 5.00-6.15pm on: Wednesday 1st April Wednesday 8th April Wednesday 15th April Further changes to other sessions for all squads will be available soon. Please check the website for details.
Has anyone got any spare mirror tiles that they can donate to line the bottom of the trophy cabinet? If so please contact email@example.com collection can then be arranged.
The acceptance list is now available on the City of Birmingham website at : http://www.swimbirmingham.org.uk Please check your entries and let me know any errors asap thank you, Julia
Elite 2 will be training 6-8am in the pool and then 8.15-9 land training on saturday 28th March 2009.
All this week City of Coventry swimmers have been in Sheffield competing at the GB Championships. The club had six swimmers in Sheffield and all six finished in the top 20 of each of their events. James Burden swam lifetime bests in both the 50m & 100m Freestyle. His 50m swims earned him a place in both the Semi finals and then the finals setting New County, Regional & British Age Group Records along the way with his time of 23.37. This swim also put James on the top of the rankings for the selection for the European Junior Championships to be held in July in Prague with the only swimmer to achieve the automatic time. Other lifetime best swims were achieved by Rikki Morris in the 200m Backstroke who swam a personal best in the heats to progress him to the semi finals which he then swam in a lifetime best and new club record of 2:05.09 and Charlotte Graham in the 50m Free whos swim also was a new Club & County Record. Mark Branch swam in the 200m Breastsroke and made the Semi Finals and again swam in a seasons best time and his fastest for three years to finish in 11th place overall. Sean Asher swam yesterday in the 400m IM and he also swam a seasons best time to finish in 4:35.86. Mark Strachan was the other Coventry Swimmer to compete and despite being ill with stomach problems still managed to make the semi final stage of the 100m Breaststroke. All of these swimmers will now get back into training ready for swims in April and May.
Swimming in the British Championships at Sheffield, City of Coventry swimmers set new County Senior LC records for 50m Freestyle; as follows:- Charlotte Graham 26.89secs James Burden 23.37secs Subject to national ratification, James time is also a British & English 16yrs Age Group Record.
Midland Youth forms are now available and must be returned by 27th March. Online entry is now available for the Coventry Open Meet in May. The closing date for this meet is 10th April. Also available online is the entry for the Coventry and District Secondaries. This will close on April 1st as times achieved after 31st March cannot be used for entry to this meet. Please check the entry criteria when entering this meet as NO REFUNDs will be given by C & D. Any queries please contact me firstname.lastname@example.org
This Friday is Sprint Night and once again we are short of helpers. We require: Two parent volunteers per lane One parent times the swim with a stop watch One parent records the time If you are able to help, please sign up on the notice board. No experience or stop watch required!
Due to the Sports Centre hosting a Regional Water Polo tournament on Sunday 15th March we are having to amend our training sessions. Therefore, the following will now take place: We will have to cancel the Reception, Achiever Sessions & Senior Club sessions. We will then run a session from 6.00-7.30pm for Both High Achiever squads – 2 lanes Both Junior Performance squads – 3 lanes Both Senior Performance squads – 3 lanes There will then be no land work due to the numbers. The numbers of lanes allocated to each squad may change depending on the numbers of swimmers who attend on the day. Apologies if this causes any inconvenience, but it is out of our control.
Congratulations to Benjamin Jelley who has qualified as a British Swimming Referee.
The swimming pool at Lyng Hall School will be open on Saturday February 28th and the lesson programme will take place as normal
Online entry is now available for the Development Gala on the 4th April at the University of Warwick. This event is open to all achiever groups and JP2. The closing date is 6th March.
The club is running a course for officials (Judge 1) later this year. Without officals we cannot run open meets so please step forward. If you are interested or require further information please contact email@example.com
I have received an email this morning to state that Foxford School will be closed on Thursday this week due to a new dosing system being installed. We were originally told the dates would be in March but it has now been brought forward. Due to this the Red and Blue Achievers session that was due to be on there will now be cancelled. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause but it was beyond our control.
Congratulations to the following swimmers who all passed their Competitive Start Awards on Friday: Lara Smith Madelaine Fox Lucy Farrington Abbi Cameron Amber McWhirter Lucy mangon Eve Hodspn Ashleigh Greenaway Zoe Wilson Faye Wilson Kayleigh Lewis Abigail McSharry Lucy Jones Sam harris James Garland Emily Messam Elizabeth Simkins Awards can be purchased from the Club Night Desk on Friday nights.
Due to commencement of a Masters section to the Club the following permanent changes to the squad timetables have now been taken: Senior Performance 1 will now train at Coventry Sports Centre 4.00-5.15pm on Wednesdays Senior Performance 2 will now train at Coventry Sports Centre 4.00-6.00pm on Fridays If there are any queries with this please let me know.
If you have not yet renewed your Club & ASA Memberships for 2009 please could you do so as a matter of urgency. Without this being paid you should not be in the water as there is no insurance cover for you. You will also not be allowed to compete for the Club until this is paid. If there are any queries regarding this please contact the membership secretary, Allison Stoney, via email firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks
The cards for the Warwickshires have arrived with the club. There are many swimmers who have not yet paid for their entries. Please send payment asap to allow cards to be distributed. Email me at email@example.com if you are unsure of the amount owed. Please also ensure you have paid membership fees as these are now overdue.
Can all swimmers and parents from Elite 2 please note that training will be as follows on Saturday 14th February 2009. Pool - 6.00am - 8.00am Land - 8.15am - 9.00am Thank you for your co-operation.
Can all swimmers and parents for Senior Performance 2 please note that training will be at Coventry Sports Centre alongside Senior Performance 1, 4.00pm - 6.00pm with John Ayde on Friday 13th Fenruary 2009.
Subject to any overnight weather the lessons tomorrow at Lyng Hall School should take place as normal. If they have to be cancelled a further notice will be posted on this website. Please check for any updates.
We have agreed the Diving Award Dates for 2009, they are listed below: Friday 13th February Friday17th April Friday 12th June Friday 11th September Friday 13th November If you would like to do these then please let Anita Ryder (Reception Achiever Coach) know and she will add you to the list.
I have just received an email from Caludon Castle confirming that they are also shut tonight due to the weather. Therefore, there will be no training for Junior Performance 1 or 2.
I have just received an email confirming that Foxford School is shut today and tonight due to the weather. Therefore, there will be no training for Red Achievers tonight.
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Due to unforseen circumstances training will be cancelled for Green Achievers tonight, Monday 2nd February 2009.
Congratulations to Paris Allen who received her Warwickshire County Colours at the Inter-County Gala at Stoke today. Also representing the county from Coventry were: Brandon Hamilton, Joshua Jelley, Samuel Richards, Luke Sapiano, Jacob Scullion, Alexander Hammond and Benjamin Lowe.
Entries for the Diddy Trials on February 21st will close on Friday January 30th. Enter at http://www.coventry-swimming.org.uk/. Follow the Open Meet Information link.
Please could all swimemrs and parents be aware that training for HA1 will be moved from Bablake to Warwick University (4.45 to 6.15) on Wednsday 28th January and 4th February 2009 due to Staff absence. The sessions will be coached by Alex and will be along side JP1.
We will be running time trials for anyone who would like to post a time for consideration for the International Childrens Games. The time trial will be on Sunday 1st February at Coventry Sports Centre from 5.00pm. Steve will be in charge of these. If you want to do an event please let Alex know on Alex.firstname.lastname@example.org so we can see what we have.
SPRINT NIGHT As you know there is a Sprint Night held on the first Friday of every month (apart from August). This is where your Son or Daughter is timed for their swim. The time recorders and time keepers are parent volunteers, and commit their time so that Sprint Night can take place. For the last few months we have been falling short of the required volunteers (14-16 required each month depending on the amount of lanes being used). There is a sheet that is placed on the notice board a couple of weeks prior to the sprint night taking place asking for volunteers to help out If you feel you could help it would be very much appreciated and we can explain just before the sprint night takes place of what is required, or if you feel you want to see how it is done first, you could “shadow” someone so they can explain the process. I have also explained the process below:- • Two parent volunteers per lane • One parent times the swim with a stop watch • One parent records the time o The information required from the child is their full name and date of birth o The time recorder then writes this down on the sheet provided o The time recorder will also record the time of the child’s swim. Your help is very much appreciated and without this help the Sprint Night would not take place. Please place your names on the sheet and do not hesitate to ask us, or anyone about sprint night if you feel you can commit the time. If you are able to help it may be best if you bring a stop watch with you, if that causes a problem do not worry we can allocate one if needed. With thanks Yvonne and Lee Matthews (Sprint Night Co-ordinators)
Due to Sean being away at the Burns Open Meet we are having to move the SP2 session for Friday 23rd Jan down to Central 4.00-6.00pm with SP1. Apologies for any problems this may cause.
Congratulations to the following swimmers who all won British Age Group Category Awards at the Graded Meet: Liam McSorley, Bethan Hinett, Fay Price, Samuel Fairchild, Sophie Greer, Joshua Lee, Helen Jones and Aiden Page. Also to Benjamin Seaman and Kahtryn Bilic who won the Open Age Awards.
We have received notification from Lyng Hall School that they have to have extensive work carried out on the swimming pool heating batteries. This involves the removal of the roof and cause a great deal of mess. The pool will close on Sunday 15th February 2009. It will remained closed throughout w/c 16.02.09, including Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd February. It will be closed Monday 23.02.09 up until Friday 27.02.09. The pool will reopen on Saturday 28.02.09. We will be working out where we will be re-locating the Squad sessions this week so please look out for notices on the website & notice board.
Please note the closing date for the Warwickshire Championships is this weekend. If you wish to enter this meet then the latest you can do so on line is tomorrow (Sunday 18th). After this date no entries will be taken.
Due to Galas the following Training Alterations will be in effect over the next 2 weeks. Sunday 18th January 2009 Coloured Achivers - Cancelled Reception Achivers - Cancelled Land Training (All Squads) - Cancelled High Achievers 1 & 2 - 6.00 - 7.30pm (2 Lanes) Junior Performance 1 & 2 - 6.00 - 7.30pm (2 Lanes) Senior Performance 1 & 2 - 6.00 - 7.30pm (3 Lanes) Senior Club - 6.00 - 7.30pm (1 Lane) Sunday 25th January 2009 Coloured Achivers - As Normal Reception Achivers - As Normal Land Training (All Squads) - Cancelled High Achievers 1 & 2 - Cancelled Junior Performance 1 & 2 - Cancelled Senior Performance 1 & 2 - Cancelled Senior Club - As Normal
When entering the 100m time trial events for 10 year old girls and 10 & 11 boys, please remember that you must have entered the corresponding 200m event. To enter the 100m event please enter the 200m time in the 100m box. Age is age at 21st March 2009. If you have already entered the 100m but not entered the 200m time, then please email me email@example.com
All swimmers who won an award at Awards Night will be required for a Photo on friday 16th February 2009 at 6.00pm. Everyone needs to wear a white City of Coventry T-shirt and navy blue tracksuit.
From Tuesday 20th January 2009 the following venue changes will take place. JP1 will move from Coventry Sports Centre to train at Caludon Castle 6.15 - 8.00pm with HA1 and Steve Burke. SP2 will move from Caludon Castle to train at Coventry Sports Centre 6.45 - 8.15pm with SP1 and John Ayde.
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The team sheet is on the notice board for this years Coventry & District Teams. Please confirm your availability as soon as possible.
Swimming returns this Saturday (10th Jan) for all levels
Land Training will be cancelled this Sunday as we have a number of Coaches attending a Land Training Course.
The team selection for this Gala will be on hte notice board from Thursday 8th. Please confirm availabilty as soon as possible. If you are unable to attend please email Alex immediately. Thanks
Can all Elite 2 swimmers wishing to take part in the Midland Time Trial who do not have an entry time and wish to do a time trial on Saturday at 6.00am please let Alex know so he has an idea of numbers. Training will follow as normal at 7.00am. Thanks
Could all swimmers and parents please note that the High Achiver 1 Squad will be training with the High Achiver 2 Squad on Wednesday 7th January 2009 at Caludon 6.15 to 8.15.
Could all swimmers and parents please check the notice board and confirm if they will be attending these training days as there are many swimmers as of yet unconfirmed. There are also a number of free spaces available so any of the reserves that wish to attend should contact Jo or Alex to let them know.
Online entry for the Warwickshire Championships is now available by following the Open Meet Information link. Entry will closing promptly on 19th January to allow time for the information to be transferred to the Warwickshire system. Entries are £4 per event. Cards for the Graded Open Meet will be available by Saturday 10th. Please note all competitor cards are blue - this is not an error. Any outstanding entry fees should be forwarded to the club asap. Entry for the Diddy Trials (9-12 year olds) is now available by following the Open Meet Information link. Entries for the West Midland Distance Time Trials must arrive at the address given on the West Midland website by 13th January. This meet is likely to be over subscribed and no late entries will be accepted.
Congratulations to Rikki Morris for winning the Swimmer of the Year Award for 2008 at last nights Annual Club Awards Night. Rikki won this award for his achievements throughout 2008 which culminated in him going to India to be part of the England team at the Commonwealth Youth Games. Other winners last night were: Internationals - Adam Desmond GB & Senior Nationals - Sean Asher National Youth Championships - James Burden National Bagcat Championships - BJ Lowe Midland Youth & Senior Championships - Nathan Petch Midland Bagcat Championships - Paris Allen Warwickshires - Ryan Morris Cov & Districts - Luke Sapiano Warner Progress Award (Boys) - Luke O Neill Warner Progress Award (Girls) - Bronte Randle-bissell Gavin Thomas Award - Zachary Jelley Paul Lipscombe Award - Gleb Popov Congratulations to all of the winners & nominees.
Just to clarify any confusion that may have arisen over the venue of the High Achievers 1 session tonight this will now be at Caludon Castle 6.15-7.45pm. Regards Jo Deakins
Online entry for the Warwickshire Championships is now available by following the Open Meet Information link. Please check the events and any qualifying times before entering. Entry will close on 19th January to allow time for the information to prepared for the organisers.
Anyone wishing to take part in the Christmas Gala on Saturday at Warwick Universty needs to fill out and return a form as soon as possible. We are currently short on entries and the Gala will not run unles there are sufficient entries.
Can I please remind all swimmers and parents that the Elite 2 session on a Monday morning is a compulsary session and all swimmers should attend!
The Lyng Hall Pool is now up and running again and sessions will take place as usual this week.
Thank you to everyone who supported the Teams by ferrying swimmers around, officiating, Team Managing, recording, announcing, making drinks, organising raffles, selling programmes, putting time pads in and out and any other duties that I may have missed! We can not run the galas without you, so thank you. Our next event is the Development Gala on January 10th; anyone who wishes to get involved with timekeeping, team managing or selling tickets, please contact me firstname.lastname@example.org we are always keen to have more volunteers.
The burst water pipe has been fixed so training will resume tonight at the usual times.
There will be no land training for either Elite 1 or 2 on saturday morning (13th). The swim sessions will be as normal.
I have just been informed that we are unable to use the pool at Coventry Sports Centre today due to a burst water main coming into the building. The engineers are working on the problem at the moment and the Management will update me in the morning on if we will be back to normal tomorrow. Apologies for all the disruptions this week with various pools but it is out of our control.
We learnt last night that Lyng Hall school is not really able to be used for the squad sessions. Therefore, we will run the same programme as last week for the sessions at Lyng Hall until further notice. Any queries please let me know. Jo Deakins
With Christmas fast approaching and the New Year nearly upon us i thought it would be a good time to remind all swimmers and parents of the kit that should be brought to every session. City of Coventry Swimming Club – Swimmer Training Kit List The following items should be brought to training every session. Most items are available to buy or order from the club shop. Compulsory (Available to buy or order form the club shop) • 1 Litre Drinks Bottle (All squads) (Contents of which should be consumed before the end of every session) • Short Fins (High Achievers and above) • Junior (U13) Snorkel (High Achievers to Elite 2) (Dependent on head size) • Senior (13+) Snorkel (Elite 2/Senior Performance 2 and above) (Dependent on head size) • Kick Board (All Squads) • Junior (U13) Finger Paddles (Junior Performance to Elite 2/Senior Performance 2) (Dependent on hand size) • Senior (13+) Finger Paddles (Elite 2/Senior Performance 2 and above) (Dependent on hand size) • Pull Band (Junior Performance and above) • Junior (U15) Pull Buoy (High Achievers to Elite 2/ Senior Performance 2) (Dependent height, weight and build) • Senior (15+) Pull Buoy (Elite 2/ Senior Performance 2 Youth (15+) and above) (Dependent height, weight and build) • Large Paddles (Elite 1 Only unless directed by coach) Recommended • Recording Boards (High Achievers and above) (We have 20 available to buy on first come first served for £5 – See Alex Gray) • Heart rate monitor (Optional) Land Training • Sports/Running Trainers (Not fashion trainers as these do not provide the correct support and will lead to injury) • Shorts • T-Shirt
There is a meeting arranged for 6.15pm for the A Team swimmers in the Spire Suite (4th Floor dry side) on Friday 12th December. Please ensure that all team members are present. It should not last more than half an hour and will be to discuss the Final on Saturday. Please can I ask that all swimmers for all three teams indicate their availability by Weds 10th December so that we can notify reserves if needed.
Hi everyone We were the Offical photographers last weekend at the City of Leicester Distance meet. A really good competition and well supported (particularly by some very enthusiastic parents from the Mid-Beds team--see the attached pic!) All the photos are now on-line to view and to purchase at www.dephoto.co.uk. To access them you will need the username leicester and the password mike All in lower case. Please note that our last date for Christmas orders is this Friday 12th December 2008. So if any of you are stumped for a present to buy............... Please could you pass this e-mail around the participants from your club. Many thanks and for those of you we will not see before, have a great Christmas and a happy New Year Kind Regards Dave and Karen
Any remaining entry forms for the Maxwell Meet will be collected from Coventry Sports Centre (poolside) at 6:30pm on Monday 8th December. No forms will be accepted after this time. If this causes a difficulty please email events and times together with name and DOB to email@example.com by the end of Monday 8th December.
For Development Gala Entry please follow the Open Meet Information link to the right
Although there is now limited use of the pool available at Lyng Hall the area affected will still cause problems to our learn to swim classes. The learn to swim sessions will therefore now re-commence after christmas (10th January)
Grahams funeral will be on Thursday, December 11th, at St Mary the Virgin, Stonleigh Church, at 2.00pm, followed by a private cremation. There is a book of Condolence available to sign at Reception, Coventry Sports Centre.
I have had an email update today from Lyng Hall. We will return to the normal timetable for the squad sessions as of Monday 8th December. There will be one lane that we will not be able to use but the rest of the pool will be accessible. Thanks for your understanding with this matter.
Development Gala will close on Friday 5th December. Maxwell Meet will close on Monday 8th December. Graded Meet will close on Wednesday 10th December.
Thank you to everyone who helped at the Open Meet. Your efforts are very much appreciated.
Unfortunately I have just received an email from Lyng Hall School stating that they have just discovered some damage to the tiles at the bottom of the swimming pool. The tiles are broken and the pool contains sharp fragments. The pool will need to be closed until further notice whilst the repairs are carried out. They will endeavor to correct this problem as soon as possible, and they will keep me updated as soon as they know when the work will be carried out. In the mean time for next weeks sessions can we re-locate to the following: Monday - Blue Achievers to swim with Red Achievers at Foxford 6.30-7.30pm. High Achievers 2 to swim at Caludon Castle 6.15-7.45pm Tuesday - High Achivers 2 to swim at Caludon Castle 6.15-7.45pm. Junior Performance 2 to swim at Coventry Sports Centre 5.00-6.30pm. Wednesday - Blue Achievers to swim on Thursday at Foxford with Red Achievers 6.45-7.45pm Thursday - High Achievers 1 to swim at Caludon Castle 6.15-7.45pm. Should I be notified that the school have completed the repairs prior to the end of next week I shall put up further details on the website and notice board.
Qualifying times and entry forms for this Level 1 meet on 7th February are now available from the West Midlands website http://www.westmidlandswimming.org/ Please follow the entry details on the website and post to the address given. Cheques to be made payable to West Midland Swimming. *** Forms must be signed by your coach before posting ***
Due to Alex being ill there will be no land training today. The swim session will be as normal, I will be taking it.
The Midland Qualifying Times are now live for 2009. Please follow the link below to take you to them. http://www.westmidlandswimming.org/vsite/vcontent/content/transnews/0,10869,5104-163597-19728-35297-291794-12854-5124-layout42-180812-news-item,00.html Alternatively, visit the West Midlands Swimming Website (www.westmidlandswimming.org) and click on the links. Regards Jo Deakins
Congratulations to the following swimmers who represented Warwickshire for the first time last weekend at the Ron Hooper Gala in Wolverhampton: Leanne Burden Samuel Richards Joshua Jelley
Online entry is now available for this gala. This meet is for Achiever groups and JP2 only. Entry will close on 5th December.
The cards for the November Meet will be distributed next week. Please send any outstanding payments into the club asap to allow the cards to be released. thank you
Thank you to everyone who helped last weekend at the National Swimming League Round 2 Galas. Your efforts are very much appreciated. The next round is on December 13th 2008. Ruth Jelley
Entry forms for the Level 1 Burns Meet (24th/25th) and the Level 2 Maxwell Meet (24th/25th) are now available. if you do not receive a form please ask. Closing dates are 1st and 8th December respectively. Online entry is now available for the Level 3 City of Coventry Meet (18th) and this will close on 10th December. Please note this will be your last chance to qualify for the Warwickshire Championships in March. Information and entry for the January Development Gala (10th) and the Warwickshire Championships will be available shortly.
Elite 2 training on Saturday 15th November 2008 will from 6.00 - 9.00am. The pool session will be first with land training at 8.15am.
Please note that training for Senior Performance 2 on friday 14th November 2008 will be at Coventry Sports Centre 4.00 - 6.00pm due to the BUCS Meet in Sheffield.
The acceptance/rejection information for this meet has now been received by the club. It is a cardless meet. There are a few rejections as this meet is oversubscribed. I will contact those with rejections asap. If anyone knows at this point that they are not going to swim an event please let me know by November 13th. If you withdraw from an event on the day you must do so by completing a form by the start of warm up. Any qualified officials who can help at this meet please let me know asap.
The Annual Awards Night will be held on Monday 29th December 2008. 7.00 - 11.00 pm. At the Jaguar Social Club. Radford, Coventry. CV6 3LL. Have a great time with the family. Disco, Raffle, Prizes, Bar for Adults. Food available at extra cost (chips, burgers, batches). Tickets are available from 14th November at the Club Night Desk. £2.00 each
The cards for this meet will be available from Friday 7th November. All entries have been accepted.
Training for all Elite 2 swimmers not competing at the Midland Short Course Championships on Saturday, will be from 6 - 8am. Please note there will be no Land Training.
The closing date for this meet has been extended to Monday 10th November.
Thursday 20th November 2008 - 7.30pm - in the Spire Suite at Coventry Sports Centre. For more information see notice boards at the various squad venues and extracts from the Club Constitution.(above)
Entries should now be made for the our open meet on 29th November. Entries wil close on 29th October. Please enter before half term holidays. thank you, Julia
Congratulations to the following swimmers who all won medals at the Wycombe Open Meet last Saturday: Olivia Thompson - Gold 50m Free Gemma Jones - Gold 200m IM Samuel Fairchild - Gold 50m Free Gemma Jones - Silver 100m Backstroke Samuel Fairchild Bronze 100m Free & 100m Back There were also, along with the above, personal bests for Jemma Hancox & Katerina Jackson. Well done to all swimmers & coaches.
Elite 2 will be training 6.00am - 8.00am in the Pool with Land Training 8.15am - 8.45am on Saturday 25th October.
Due to Bablake School being closed, High Achievers 1 will be training at Caludon Castle 6.15 - 8.15 on Wednsady 22nd October and Wednesday 26th October.
Congratualtions to Rikki Morris who returns today from India where he has been competing for England in the Commonwealth Youth Games. Rikki made finals in the 100m & 200m Backstroke finishing in 7th place in the 100m and 5th place in his main event, the 200m, in a time of 2:07.75. This was Rikki s first experience of competing for England abroad and Rikki returns to training with the next competion being the Midland Short Course in a couple of weeks.
Well done to all of the following swimmers who all noted personal bests in the PB Book at the Cov & Dists: Chris Young Liam McSorley Sophie Greer Sam Richards Tim Smith Hannah Matthews Luke Sapiano Earl Radtschenko Leona Hinds BJ Lowe Jacob Randle-Bissell Natasha Boulton Alex Hammond Conner Connell Matthew Sapiano Elizabeth Somers Joshua Jelley Ben Ryder Joshua Lee Jack Hall Luke O Neill Shannon Donovan Rob Sansby Darwyn Richards Lauren Carr Mohammed Ahmed Daisy Bowater Meredith Lynn Fay Price Gemma Jones Emma Sansby Kathryn Fitch Kathryn Bilic Leanne Burden Grace Williams-Brown Conor McSorley Beth Hammond Adam Timbrell Matthew Bruce Kim Paginton Charlotte Cheshire Harry Barnes Bethan Hinett Jacob Scullion Faye Edwards Jessica Bednell Rebecca Williscroft Mary Hughes Sophie Richards George Nicholls Harrison Walker Leanne Goodlad Luke Timbrell Samuel Fairchild Paris Allen Charlie Fulwell Will Wheeler Gleb Popov Catherine Pabla Aiden Page Sophie Linney Lee Marrs Georgia Linney Marc Farrer Bronte Randle-Bissell Sean Asher Zach Jelley James Burden Katerina Jackson Alice Rainsley Hebe Davies-Colley Jake Dygas Paul Wilson Jennifer Todd Michelle Todd
Thank you to all the parents who helped at the National Swimming League rounds on Saturday 11th October. The next round is on November 8th, so please book the date in your diaries.
We are still in need of helpers for the National Swimming League gala at Coventry on Saturday October 11th. Will any parents who have not yet volunteered their services but expect to be present on Saturday and are willing to help, please contact Ruth on firstname.lastname@example.org Your help would really be appreciated.
We have done an analysis of the 50m Sprint Results and one of the things we have looked at is the overall % of PBs by squad. Congratulations to the Blue Achievers who were the Top Squad of the Club with the biggest improvement. Break down of results: Squad % BLUE ACH 9.23 HA2 6.33 HA1 3.51 E1 1.67 SP1 0.57 JP2 0.41 JP1 0.40 E2 -1.45 SP2 -2.18
Both buses for Saturday leave Coventry Sports Centre at 3.45pm. Please arrive in plenty of time so that we can leave on time and avoid any delays. Any problems on the day please contact myself on 07815 835526
There will be no land training on Saturday 4th October for Elite 2 but there will a training 8-10 as normal for all swimemrs.
Due to the Cov & District Championships taking place we are having to cancel the land work sessions for these two days. The swim sessions will continue as normal.
Saturday 4th October: Alex Gray - Elite 1 & 2 and Senior Performance Sarah Brown - Junior Performance 1 & 2 and Senior Performance 2 Steve Burke - High Achievers 1 & 2 Sukhbir Atwal - Coloured & Reception Acheivers Sunday 5th October: Jo Deakins - Elite 1 and Senior Performance 1 & 2 Alex Gray - Elite 2 and Junior Performance 1 & 2 Steve Burke - High Achievers 1 & 2 Anita Ryder - Coloured & Reception Acheivers Sunday 12th October: Jo Deakins - Elite 1 & 2 and Senior Performance 1 Sarah Brown - Junior Performance 1 & 2 and Senior Performance 2 Steve Burke - High Achievers 1 & 2 Anita Ryder - Coloured & Reception Acheivers
To all Blue Achiever, High Achiever 2 and Junior Performance 2 swimmers we have just had contact from Lyng Hall school to say they have had an electrical fault at the pool and have had to cloe it for two days. Therefore, we can not access the pool today or tomorrow. As things currently stand we should be back in for Weds 1st October as normal.
If anyone is able to help officiate at this meet please let me know on their entry form at which sessions they will help. The following statement is taken from the meet information. If an official has a child swimming in this competition then that child can swim for free in the sessions that the official has volunteered to help with.
Due to both Alex and myself being at the BSCTA Coaches Conference this weekend training for both Elite 1 & 2 will be swim 6.00-8.00am with no land work. Please could you pass the message on to all that you see.
Online entry is now avaiable for the November Meet. Payment is by paypal at the time of entry only. You do not need a paypal account - you can pay by credit/debit card by following the on screen instructions. If you do not wish to pay by Paypal please print off an entry form and return to the club night desk with payment by cash/cheque.
There will be a parents meeting for Senior Performance 2 at Coventry Sports Centre on weds 17th Sept at 6.15pm. All parents are invited to attend. Purpose of the meeting is to explain the yearly plans etc.
All outstanding money should now be forwarded to the club night desk to allow the distribution of cards. Cards will be available from Friday 12th
Could all parents and swimmers please be aware that there will be no Land Training session this sunday (7th Spetember). Land Training will resume a normal from next week.
Due to us not being able to access the pool at Bablake on Weds 3rd Sept we are having to keep the session at Caludon Castle 6.15-8.00pm for a further week. We will return to Bablake next week as normal on the 10th September. Please could you pass this message on to all concerned.
Orders can be collected from the club night desk on Friday 29th August.
Please could all Elite 2 swimmers be aware that they should only be entering the Leicester L2 meet if they do not qualify for the City of Coventry L1 meet on 29th November. The City of Coventry Meet will be the squads target meet and all swimmers should be entering this if they have acheived the consideration times which are available on the club website now. Please ensure you check before you enter!
The City of Coventry Sprint Meet will close on Wednesday 20th August. All outstanding money must be paid to your parent rep/coach/club night desk asap. The closing date for Coventry & District entries is 1st September. Only swimmers registered as Category 2 may enter online. **** NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED ****
This Level 2 meet is first come first served. The club will shortly be distributing forms to the above squads and the club entry will be sent on Tuesday September 16th. You may send in your own entry if you do not want to wait for the club entry. ***ALL FORMS MUST BE SIGNED BY A CITY OF COVENTRY COACH*** Information is available at http://www.swimsquadleicester.co.uk/
Due to problems covering the session at Ernesford on Monday 18th August due to Holidays we have had to cancel the session. Any swimmers from the Reception Achievers that would like to swim can do so that night as a one off with the Achiever groups. These are either Red Achievers at Foxford School (6.30-7.30pm with Abbie) or Green Achievers at Tile Hill Wood school (7.00-8.00pm with Mark). Please note there are no sessions Bank Holiday Sunday or Monday for any group.
Unfortunately the organisers have informed me that this event is full for this year so we will be unable to take part.
The club entry has now been sent for this event but there are still a number of Elite 2 members who have not entered. If you are one of these people please download an entry form from www.pnsc.org.uk and send it off yourself. You should be entering whether you are a distance swimmer or not. It is a bit of fun for everyone and is no more than a warm up for a standard session so I want everyone to go if possible. See you all in 3 weeks.
All Elite 2 swimmers must retrun their completed enty forms and signed declarations for this event by the end of training monday 4th August 2008. If you have lost your forms or not had any they can be downloaded from www.pnsc.org.uk. All swimmers should be entering this event.
The last day of Nationals saw Adam Taylor finish in 5th position in the 17/18 yrs 100m Butterly final in a life time best of 57.07. The boys then stood up in the last male event of the 5 days in the 4x100m Medley relay finishing in 9th position after only being ranked 20th before the heats. This finished off an excellent week of results that coulminated in 2 gold medals, 1 silver and 1 bronze, 1 British Age Group Record, 1 West Midlands Regional Record, 1 Warwickshire Record & 2 Club records. This was underpinned by a huge number of life time best swims for all members of the team. Well done to all swimmers and coaches who have contributed to these results over the years.
If you have not received your ASA Memebership card this year please ask at the Club Desk on a Friday evening - preferably when they are not busy :)
Tonight in Sheffield at the finals session James Burden has set a new 16yrs British Age Group record for the 50m Freestyle in a time of 23.65. This also gave him the National title for the 15/16 yr olds. Rikki Morris also won his first National Title earlier in the day in the 17/18 yrs 800m Free in a lifetime best time. Also, through the semi finals tonight is Adam taylor who has made the 17/18 yrs final for the 100m Butterfly tomorrow.
Previews of the photographs will be available on Fridays from 6pm-7pm at Coventry Sports Centre. Orders will be taken at a cost of 50p per print payable at time of order - please bring correct change ! thank you,Julia
Tonights finals (Thurs) has been an exciting night for Coventry swimmers at the National Youth Championships. Rikki Morris has won a silver medal in the 200m Backstroke 17/18 yrs in a life time best time 0.03 secs off a gold. This was also a new club record. James Burden has won a bronze medal in another close finish in the 15/16 yrs 100m free. The boys 4x200m free team of Shane Faul, Rikki Morris, Rory Grealy & Adam Taylor set a new West Midlands Regional record by 5.50 secs (subject to ratification). Lucy Hall also finished in 6th place in the 16/17 yrs 800m Free today and then made the semi finals in the 200m free, both in life time best swims. More news from Sheffield tomorrow.
After the first two days of competition the swimmers have swum life time bests, made semi finals and finals. Yesterday (tuesday) the lads in the 4x100m Free finished a creditable 4th place after being ranked 7th before the heats. The team of Adam Taylor, Rory Grealy, Rikki Morris and James Burden all swam lifetime best relay splits to finish in fourth spot. Also, Lucy Hall swam a life time best by 22 secs in the 1500m free to finish in 6th position, her first time finishing in the top ten in an event at Nationals. Today (weds) we have had Rikki Morris produce a life time best swim in a very close 100m Back to finish in 4th place, 0.2 secs off the gold medal. Adam Taylor also made his first National final in the 200m Butterfly finishing in 5th place in another life time best swim. Tomorrow we have James Burden in the 100m free final and Rikki Morris going in the 200m Backstroke, his main event.
All swimmers now need to show they are part of Coventry Swimming Club when they come to train. They need to show their membership pass as the sports trust are having a lot of people saying they swim with the club when it is clearly not the case. We are aware that this may be inconvinient, but would appreciate co-operation with this from all members.
Bored of the holidays already?? fancy some free swimming I need swimmers from level 4 to achiever level 11.00am-12.00pm for swimming teachers to work with, during the next 3 weeks (Mon-Fri), improve your strokes and skills - no need to book just come along to Lyng Hall, Blackberry Lane
Elite 2 Swimmer BJ Lowe made his debut apearance at the ASA National Age Group Championships held at Ponds Forge, Sheffield today. Swimming in the 200m Backstroke against a tough field which included national record holder Matthew Johnson, BJ swam a personal best time of 2.25.45 which was a fantastic effort. BJ was joined at the Championships by link swimmer Peter Clarke from Leamington who registered a lifetime best of 1.15.94 which earned him a place in the final on friday night where he finished a credible 9th. Peter also swam in the 200m backstroke. Well done to BJ and Peter.
Congratulations to the following swimmers who all won Top boy or girl at the recent B Grade Open Meet: Boys 9 years Gleb Popov 11 years equal Earl Radtschenko 12 years Marc Farrer 13 years Aiden Page Girls 11 years Fay Price 12 years Natasha Boulton Congratulations to all our individual medal winners, there were quite a few!
Congratulations to the following swimmers who all won events at the recent Club Level 3/B Grade Meet: Earl Radtschenko (5 golds) Marc Farrer (3 golds) Gleb popov (3 golds) Catherine Pabla ( 2 golds) Hannah Williams (2 golds) Jake Dygas ( 2 golds) Luke Wilkins (2 golds) Charles Fulwell (2 golds) Alice Rainsley (2 golds) Natasha Boutlon (2 golds) Tim Smith (2 golds) Michelle Todd (2 golds) Leanne Goodlad (1 gold) Daisy Bowater (1 gold) Chloe Smith (1 gold) Luke O\
This is a reminder that all National open water entries are due back to the club for processing by tomorrow (18th July). If there are any queries please see or contact Alex or myself ASAP.
Congratulations to the following swimmers who all competed in the the Midlands Open Water Championships last Sunday (the girls all swimming for the first time!): 3K Swim Grace Williams-brown 1st 13-16 yrs age (and also first home out of all the girls & boys) Kim Paginton 1st 17-19 yrs age Charlotte Cheshire 4th 13-16 yrs age Jennifer Todd 6th 13-16 yrs Age Charlotte Rogers 7th 13-16 yrs age 5K swim Emma Bysouth 8th in the womens Ian Adshead 10th in the mens 1.5k swim Frank Stoney 2nd 50-59yrs age Well done to all swimmers.
Just a reminder to anyone who is at school in Warwickshire come 1st September 2008 (not including schools in Coventry LEA) to send me details of their recommendations for the selectors that were due today. If you have not already done so can you email me the details ASAP please. For those of you that are at a Coventry or West Midlands school (come the 1st september) your entry forms for the selection for the Division 6 trials can be found at the following link http://www.essa-schoolswimming.com/2007%20div%206%20trials%20entry.pdf If you require a paper version of this please see myself or Alex for a copy. Any queries please let me know.
Photographs of the presentations at the recent club championships are now available to purchase by club members. The cost will be to cover the cost of printing and will depend on the number of orders placed. Please contact me if you are interested
The City of Coventry Swimming Club would like to thank Ian Fairchild for his generosity in donating the two new banners which are now mounted on the diving boards at Coventry Sports Centre.
The City of Coventry Swimming Club would like to thank Ian Fairchild for his generosity in donating the club\
There are still places left on the Summer Camps that we are running. The assistant coaches for these camps are: Week 1 - Allison Stoney Week 2 - Grace Callaghan Week 4 - Helen Bingley Week 5 - Hayley Ward If you would like to book a place on any of the courses please email Alex Gray to reserve a place on email@example.com
Due to the School Strikes Lyng Hall School will be shut next Wednesday & Thursday. Therefore, the Blue Achievers on wednesday can swim with Green Achievers at Tile Hill Wood 7.00-8.00pm and the HIgh Achievers 1 on thursday can swim at Caludon Castle School 6.15-8.00pm. I have checked with both Caludon Castle & Tile Hill and they are not affected by the strikes.
Please note there will be no land training for members of the Elite 2 Squad on Thursday 10th July 2008 as Alex will be coaching Elite 1 due to Jo attending Senior Nationals in Liverpool.
I have recieved an email today from a researcher from the Gadget show on Channel 5. Details below: I am emailing you from the UK TV programme ‘The Gadget Show’ (Monday, Ch5, Series 10, 8pm) produced by North One TV. ‘The Gadget Show’ is the UK’s leading technology programme and we regularly attract 1.5 millions viewers. The programme features, examines and test the latest gadgets and advances in technology. We are currently looking for a group of 12-16 swimmers (aged 18-40) willing to test three of the latest swimming gadgets alongside our presenters, Suzi Perry, Jason Bradbury and Jon Bentley. Filming will be on the 8th July between 12.00-4.00pm at Edgbaston Priory (Birmingham) – I do apologise for the lack of notice. All we would require from the swimmers is to have a play with three of the latest swimming gadgets - we would then film them giving their opinion of the products. The three gadgets consist of a Swimming mask with integrated camera/camcorder capabilities, a completely waterproof ipod shuffle and an underwater Pogo Stick. Unfortunately, we will be unable to provide payment or travel expenses but we will give all participants lunch (we will need to need if anyone has any special dietary requirements) – it should be a really fun and exciting shoot. If you are interested can I ask that you contact the researcher direct; Charlotte Clappison firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks
We have been asked by the Warwickshire organiser to submit nominations for the Warwickshire Schools Team for the ESSA Division 4 trials. Details of eligibility are below. If you are interested in being nominated please could you let me know no later than Weds 16th July as we have to get our nominations in by Tuesday 22nd. This years Division 4 Championship will be held on the afternoon of Saturday 20th September 2008 at the Braunstone Leisure Centre, Leicester. Warm-ups 2:00pm. Eligibility Swimmers must be in full time attendance at a school in Warwickshire. Age Groups Ages for Girls and Boys at the commencement of the academic year as at midnight 31st August / 1st September JUNIOR 11years and under 14 years (School Years 7,8,9) INTERMEDIATE 14years and under 16 years (School Years 10 and 11) SENIOR 16Years and under 19 years (School Years 12 and 13) Events Events for each age group, boys and girls 200m IM 100m Backstroke 100m Breaststroke 100m Butterfly 100m Freestyle 400m Freestyle 4 x 50m free relay 4 x 50m medley relay Swimmers may enter one individual event plus relays in their own age group. Nominations At this stage all I need is the following information for each nomination: Name DOB Stroke/event @100m and fastest time Fastest 50m free time to consider for relay Fastest 400m free time for consideration for that event. We can nominate a swimmer for more than one individual event at this stage, but the selectors will only select a swimmer for one individual event when it comes to the final team selection. Any queries please let me know.
Members of City of Coventry Swimming club meet Sharron Davies at the official opening of the reception building at Shire Hall Warwick.
Wednesday 9th July - Senior Performance 1 to train with Junior Performance 1 5.00-6.30pm Saturday 12th July - Due to the B Grade Meet both Elite 1 & 2 to train 6.00-8.15am pool and 8.30-9.30am land work.
Due to the Summer term ending on this Friday (4th July) at Bablake school all of the wednesday sessions for High Achiever 1 squad have been moved to Caludon Castle School 6.15-8.00pm. This will be in place until Bablake School return on Wednesday 3rd September.
Just a quick reminder to parents/swimmers about our ‘Summer Swim Camps’. There are four weeks available so don’t forget to book your place.
To all Parents of swimmers in the Achiever & Junior Performance Squads. We have arranged a meeting for all parents of the Green, Red, Blue & High Achiever & Junior Performance squads for Friday 11th July 7.00-8.00pm in the Inspire Suite (top floor on dry side of Coventry Sports Centre). The purpose of this meeting is to talk about Long Term Athlete Development and how this relates to your swimmer.
Just a quick reminder to parents and swimmers about our Summer Swim Camps. There are still places available so don\
Due to an Open Evening at Caludon Castle School on Thursday 3rd July we have been asked to cancel our sessions that evening. Therefore, there will be no training for Junior Performance 1 or 2 on this night. Apologies for this but it is out of our control.
To all Parents of swimmers in the Achiever & Junior Performance Squads. We have arranged a meeting for all parents of the Green, Red, Blue & High Achiever & Junior Performance squads for Friday 11th July 7.00-8.00pm in the Inspire Suite (top floor on dry side of Coventry Sports Centre). The purpose of this meeting is to talk about Long Term Athlete Development and how this relates to your swimmer\
Due to an Open Evening at Caludon Castle School on Thursday 3rd July we have been asked to cancel our sessions that evening. Therefore, there will be no training for Junior Performance 1 or 2 on this night. Apologies for this but it is out of our control.
As of Monday 16th June Alex Gray has joined the Caoching Team of the Club in the position of Senior Coach. Alex joins us from the City of Sheffield Swim Club where he has had many successes at both Regional and National Level. Alex has taken up a full time position with us and will be the new Elite 2 coach. His role will also be to assist myself in the running of the Training Scheme and development of the club. Further details of specific job roles will follow once Alex has settled into the position. We welcome him to Coventry and I am sure will help to develop all the members within the Scheme for the future.
Due to the success of the first Open Water Taster session that we ran we are planning on having a second one this saturday (21st) again at Bosworth Water. Anyone who is interested in attending (the swimmers have to be a minimum of 13 years of age) can either meet outside Coventry Sports Centre at 6.15am or meet at the lake for 7.00am. Please can you let me know by Friday (20th)4.00pm so that we can let Bosworth know the numbers that are involved. The cost of the session is £3 per car onto the car park and then £2 per swimmer entering the lake. Any swimmer taking part the session will be included in their weekly session total. There will also be a meeting for these swimmers wishing to take part in Open Water competitions on Friday 20th at 6.15pm to give further information about the discipline. Also, a reminder that anyone wishing to do the Midlands Open Water Championships the official closing date is the 2nd July so all forms need to be returned to the club no later than friday 27th June.
Congratulations to Ryan Morris & James Burden who have been selected to compete for the Midlands Region at the UK Schools Games at the end of August. Ryan & James will compete at the National event in Bath & Bristol with the swimming taking place in Millfield.
Congratulations to BJ Lowe who achieved a National Qualifying time on Saturday at the Midlands for the 200m Backstroke. This swim also won him a bronze medal for his age group, 13 yrs.
I have received an email over the weekend from Denise Flude (early support coordinator) from Coventry City Council who is putting together a summer activity programme for families of children who have complex health needs and disabilities. Part of that schedule is swimming and canoeing. Denise is asking if any of our members would be interested in coming along to help in the pool at those sessions? There will only be 12 in the pool at any one time, including parents, but extra pairs of hands belonging to competant swimmers would help them to help the children. If you are interested in helping out send myself an email; email@example.com and I can forward you further information and contact details.
Due to the Midland Bagcats being on this weekend and next weekend the following are training changes: Saturday 7th June: All Elite 1 & 2 together 6.00-8.15am swim, 8.30-9.30am land work Sunday 8th June: Reception, Red, Green, Blue and both High Achiever groups to swim 4.30-5.45pm (no land work). Both Junior Performance groups, Senior Performance groups & Senior Club to swim 5.45-7.30pm (no land work) Saturday 14th June: All Elite 1 & 2 together 6.00-8.15am swim, 8.30-9.30am land work Sunday 15th June: Reception, Red, Green, Blue and both High Achiever groups to swim 4.30-5.45pm (no land work). Both Junior Performance groups, Senior Performance groups & Senior Club to swim 5.45-7.30pm (no land work) Please let all members of your groups know about these changes.
The following swimmers all passed their Diving Awards the last time we ran tests: Emma Williams Katy Small Caitlin Hinson Olivia Kane Olivia Thompson Gemma Jones Francesca Demiranda Reece Quinn Alex Carrill Kathryn Fitch Congratulations to all swimmers. The Diving Awards are available to purchase from the Club Night Desk on Friday nights 6.00-8.00pm. The next Diving Awards will be done tonight (23rd May).
Coventry finished second in the Medal table with 18 gold, 19 silver and 17 bronze medals. Well done to the following for all winning gold medals at the weekend; Chris Young with 4 gold, Alex Hammond & Lewis Bednell each with 3 gold, Kathryn Bilic with 2 gold and Matthew Bruce, Luke O’Neill, Danny Page, Joshua Lee, Bronte Randle Bissell & Earl Radtschenko with one gold each. On top of these there were loads of personal best times set so well doen to all of those that lowered their times.
Due to the Spring Bank Holiday and half term the following are changes to the normal training programme: Saturday24th - Elite 1 & 2 (plus any Midland Bagcat & ICG swimmers) all train 6.00-8.15am with land work 8.30-9.30am Sunday 25th - All sessions cancelled Monday 26th - No morning session, all evening sessions cancelled except Elite 1 & 2 (plus any Midland Bagcat & ICG swimmers) all train 3.00-5.00pm. Wednesday 28th - High Achievers 1 session moves from Bablake to Caludon Castle 6.15-8.00pm Saturday 31st - Elite 1 & 2 all train 6.00-8.15am with land work 8.30-9.30am. All other sessions at this point in time will be as normal
Congratulations to Rikki Morris who has been selected to represent England in the forthcoming Commonwealth Youth Games in India. Rikki was selected after his performances at the recent Olympic Trials and will travel with the England team in October to India. Rikki will compete in the 100m & 200m Backstroke and relay events.
Congratulations to all the swimmers who competed for the club on Sunday in the Speedo League. It was a fantastic team performance and the support from the parents in the balcony was excellent and well appreciated by swimmers & staff on the poolside. In total 68 personal bests (both individual & relay splits) were achieved which is 67% of the swims. Biggest improvement in pb was from Chris Young (100m Butterfly) followed by BJ Lowe who broke the minute mark for 100m Free for the first time (which was also inside his National Qualifying time). Other notable personal bests were from Luke O\
Due to the Speedo League Final and staff being in Sheffield there will be no land training this Sunday (11th May).
Due to the number of entries, the start time of the first session on Saturday 17th May 2008 has been brought forward to 2:15pm. Warm up 1:30pm CARDS MUST BE POSTED BY 1:15pm
If you would like to join in the Walkathon print off an entry form from http://www.leofriclions.org.uk/Walkathon2008.shtml and return to your parent rep or club night desk by Friday 2nd May
Advanced Details: We have booked the dates for the Summer camps as: 21 - 24 July 28 - 31 July 11 - 14 August 18 - 21 August 26 - 29 August (note Tuesday to Friday) For further details please look at for information on the website in the future.
I am looking for anyone out there who could help out this Wednesday at Stechford (1.00pm-3.30pm approx) I have timekeepers lined up from Henley College, but would like some supervisory staff to oversee these inexperienced helpers. If you are able to help please contact me on 0780 592 6887
The 500 Club was set up to raise funds for City of Coventry Swimming Club and started in March 2004. It’s a chance for you to win something for yourself as well as helping the club to develop young swimmers to enable them to reach their full potential. It costs £12 per number per year, or £1.50 per number for one month, payable in advance. Half of the money collected will be used as prize money for the monthly draws. The amounts depend on how many of the numbers are purchased but if all 500 numbers are sold you could win £125, £75 or £50. To join the 500 club please complete an application form available from the Club Desk on Friday nights, Club shop or download an application form from our website www.coventry-swimming.org.uk BUY YOUR NUMBERS THIS FRIDAY OR OVER THE WEEKEND AT THE COVENTRY OPEN MEET NEXT DRAW ON: Sunday 27th April 2008
Due to our Open Meet this weekend the sunday sessions have been changed to: Reception, Red, Green, Blue, High Achievers will swim 5.00-6.00pm. Junior Performance 1 & 2, Senior Performance 1 & 2 and Senior Club will swim 6.00-7.30pm. There will be no land work. Due to the Midlands & Bank Holiday Weekend: Saturday 3rd May - Elite 1 & 2 swim 6.00-8.00am, land work 8.15-9.15am Sunday 4th May - No Sessions Monday 5th May - No sessions (including morning session)except for Elite 1 & 2 swim 4.00-6.00pm
Events: Girls 4x25m Medley Relay and 4x25m Freestyle Relay - Boys 4x25m Medley Relay and 4x25m Freestyle Relay. to be held at Stechford Pool - 1.00pm - 3.30pm Wednesday 30th April 2008. There are currently NO Coventry Schools entered, all it takes is your fastest 4 swimmers chosen from year 5 or year 6 - top 2 schools at this gala go on to the National finals in Sheffield in June - Come on guys there must be at least one school out there that can put a team together !!!! contact Dave for entry details (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Just a reminder to all parents, swimmers & supporters of the Speedo League Final team there is a meeting planned for Friday 18th April at 6.15pm in the Inspire Suite (4th Floor in the dry side). The meeting is designed to provide information for the day, set expectations for the day and have general discussions on who we can improve our performances. All contributions welcome! Any outstanding monies for tickets & t-shirts etc please bring with you to pass to Ruth Jelley.
Due to some swimmers from Elite 2 competing at the Rugby Open Meet (and steff being at Rugby too) we have decided to merge the remaining Elite 2 swimmers who are training on Saturday morning with Elite 1. Therefore, the session time will be 6.00-8.15am swim, 8.30-9.30am land work.
Would all parents/supporters for Speedo Final please ensure they get their cheques to a member of the Jelley family by Monday 14th April. Adults £6.60 Concessions £3.50 Supporters Shirt £9.50 (S, M, L, XL, XXL)
The coaches for both the Nuneaton and Leicester Leagues leave Coventry Sports Centre at 4.30pm
Congratulations to the following club members who recently completed their Level 1 course. Katherine Bolton, Monty Hodson, Beth Hammond, Sam Wallen, Frances Lynn, Luke Fortune, Zachary Jelley, Natalie Cope Tom Varley, Paulina Jackson, Alex Smith Teacher/Coach education courses are available throughout the year, see David White for more details
Just a reminder there is now club night tomorrow due to the continuing work on the main pool. See you all next week
On the last day for Coventry Swimmers at the Olympic Trials James Burden finished off an excellent week with a Regional & County Junior Record in the 100m Freestyle of 53.22. The record had been set since 1983 and was one of the oldest in the record book. Adam Desmond was the last to go in the 1500m freestyle and although a little off his best due to being ill put in a good performance. All in all Coventry swimmers put in a good display this week and we now move on to aim for the ASA Nationals at the beginning of July and then the Bagcat and Youth Nationals at the end of July.
We have had further finalists at the Trials this week with Mark Branch & Sean Asher. Mark Branch did a seasons best time to make the "B Final" of the 200m Breaststroke whilst Sean Asher did a 7 sec personal best to make the "B final" of the 400m IM. Rikki Morris just missed making the B final of the 200m back in a life time best of 2:05.84 which was also just 0.4 of a second off making the European Junior Team. He may be in the frame to make the England Commonwealth Youth Games Team in October. Other news is that James Burden has set yet another Regional & County Junior record this time in the 100m Butterfly when he swam last night in a time of 58.17. Mark Strachan swam a seasons best in the 200 Breaststroke and Ryan Morris set a new personal best in the 400m IM last night. We have one more night of heats left to go with James Burden swimming in the 100m Freestyle and Adam Desmond starting in the 1500m freestyle.
The second day of the trials has brought more life time persoanl best swims for Mark Strachan and James Burden. Mark Strachan set a life time best in the 100m Breaststroke of 1:03.59 which put him 11th over all and into the "B" FINAL. James Burden lowered his own personal best and County Junior Record in the 50m freestyle in a time of 24.46. Ryan Morris is our other swimmer to compete so far in his first GB National Championships in the 200m IM. He was just outside his best in 2:17.62.
Coventry Swimmers get off to a fast start in the the first session of the Olympic Trials in Sheffield this week with Rikki Morris posting two personal bests in the heats of the 400m Freestyle (4:03.38) and the 100m Backstroke (59.78). His 100m backstroke time was the first time he has broke the minute mark long course. The other swimmer to swim in the first session was James Burden who swam 0.11 off his personal best for 100m backstroke (1:02.64). Botrh swimmers still have their best events to come.
Please note due to Lyng Hall being closed this weekend, the sharks sessions will be 3.00pm-4.00pm at Coventry sports Centre, Sharks return to Lyng Hall as usual on Sunday 6th April
Due to the Police Federation Gala happening at the Sports Centre the training times for Sunday 6th April have had to be changed to: Reception/Red/Green/Blue & High Achievers 1 & 2 are at 5.00-6.00pm Junior Performance 1 & 2, Senior Performance 1 & 2 & Senior Club will be 6.00-7.30pm. There will be no land work on this day.
Is there anyone interested in purchasing a weekend ticket for Saturday 12th & 13th April for the FINA 9th World Short Course Champs in Manchester? Due to a clash of dates there is a ticket available selling at the face value of £75. If interested please contact Steve Burke 07808 095938.
At the Birmingham Open Meet at the weekend both Ryan Morris & James Burden continued the trend of breaking Regional and County Junior Records. Ryan Morris set a new West Midland Region & Warwickshire Junior 200m Individual Medley record in a time of 2:10.79 whilst James Burden set a new West Midland Region & Warwickshire Junior 50m Freestyle in a time of 23.86. James also set a new Junior Warwickshire County record in the 100m-Freestyle, time of 52.31,and in the 50m-Backstroke, time of 27.45. Congratulations to both swimmers.
We have just had confirmation that Caludon Castle is back open. Therefore, sessions will return to normal tonight.
The club have just had a call from Caludon Castle to say there is a problem with the PH of the water and it it too high for us to swim in it. therefore, all the sessions at Claudon tonight have had to be cancelled. Any swimmers who have entered the Birmingham open Meet can swim with Elite 2 tonight 6.15-8.15pm. The scholl are going to contact the club again tomorrow if there are any problems with the water so further updates will be added to the website when known.
The Easter Training Course is now full. There are no more places available. Details of the Summer courses will be out in due course. Thanks to all those people who have registered for the course this time.
JAMES BURDEN swam another Junior Long Course record for 100m Freestyle, at Coventry on 15 March 2008. Time:-53.89 Congratulations again to James.
Due to Coach illness we are having to cancel this session at the University of Warwick. Any swimmers who can make the 4.00-6.00pm session at Central are more than welcome to train then. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
JAMES BURDEN swam a Warwickshire Junior Long Course record for 200m Freestyle, at Coventry on 08 March 2008. Time 1:59.65. Congratulations to James
There are currently 5 places left on the Easter swim Camp therefore if you are intending to secure a place please could you send in your money and application form ASAP. The Following swimmers have so far secured a place: Madeleine Harper, Liam & Conor McSorley, Rihon Scullion, Megan Wright, Sam Fairchild, Hannah Matthews, Alice Rainsley, Lauren Carr, Jamie Wall, Hebe Davies-colley, Heather Rodgers, Bethan Hinett, Richard Albrighton, Harry Barnes, Casey McKernan, Matthew Sapiano, Seamus Simpkins, Adam Sellwood, Matthew Meaton, Shannon Donovan & Stefan Hill. As a reminder the dates are Tues 25th-Friday 28th March inclusive 8.30-3.30pm at the University of Warwick, cost is £20 per day or £70 for all four days.
Please return decorated hard boiled eggs to Gayle Page as soon as possible. The trophy cabinet is looking bare whilst our trophies are being engraved. The eggs will fill the space. thank you
Online entries are now available for Development Gala Closing 14th March Sprint Open Meet Closing 17th March Coventry & District Secondaries Closing 25th April All entry fees (except Development Gala) must be with the club before the closing date.
The club are currently looking for volunteers to become Parent Reps for the following squads: Sharks Blue Achievers High Achievers 1 If you are interested in helping out or finding out about becoming a Parent Rep please contact Caroline.Linney@coventry-swimming.org.uk
Congratulations to the following swimmers who have been selected for the Swim Team: Meredith Lynn Polly Darby Sophie Edge Frances Hannon Chris Young Paul Wilson Matt Bruce Ben Ryder The ICG dates this year are 10-12th July.
Congratulations to the following swimmers who all passed their Diving Award last Friday: Everlyn Rotolo Eleanor Bonas Madelane Harper Jeremy Barnes Caroline Taylor Earl Radtschenko Reece Quinn Katie Small Jemma Hancox Gleb Popov Harison Walker Chloe Roberts Jake Dygas The awards can be purchased from the Club Night Desk on Friday's.
City of Coventry Swimming Club is representing the West Midlands at the National Speedo League Final. We need a tune or song for the audio visual man to play as the team parades out onto poolside. If you have any requests or suggestions, please email me on email@example.com
Due to an Event happenning at Coventry Sports Centre we are having to make training earlier for Elite 2. They will now be swimming 6.00-8.00am with land work 8.15-9.30am.
James Burden has recently broken the following Junior Long Course Records: West Midland Region: 50m backstorke 0:28.43 Warwickshire County: 50m freestyle 0:24.82 100m freestyle 0:54.73 Congratualtions to James
Please note that the University of Warwick is currently only accessiable via A45 Gibbet Hill as Kirby Corner R/about is closed due to massive roadworks. Please bear this in mind when going to your training sessions and also for the Diddy Gala on Saturday 16th Feb. http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/insite/gibbethillroadclosure/phaseone/
Monday 11th Feb – Due to Caludon Castle being shut for maintenance the following sessions have been changed: Junior Performance 1 – 4.45-6.15pm Junior Performance 2 – 6.15-7.15pm Senior Performance 2 – 7.15-8.45pm Elite 1 will only have a 4.00-6.15pm session, there is no early session. Wednesday 13th Feb – Due to Bablake being shut we will re-locate the High Achiever 1 session to Caludon Castle 6.15-8.15pm Due to the BUSA Championships a number of sessions will have different coaches (although the training times will remain the same): Friday 15th Feb Elite 1 – Adam Whitehead Elite 2 – Sarah Brown Senior Performance 1 – Grace Callaghan Senior Performance 2 Robin Leonard TBC Red Achievers – Grace Callaghan High Achievers 2 – Grace Callaghan Saturday 16th Feb Elite 1 – Adam Whitehead (both pool & land) Elite 2 – Grace Callaghan (both pool & land) Sunday 17th Feb Red Achievers – Matthew Wolstenholme High Achievers 2 – Steve Burke with High Achievers 1 Senior Performance 2 – Matthew Wolstenholme Junior Performance 2 – Sukhbir Atwal TBC Also, advance warning that the pool at Coventry Sports Centre will be shut for 1 week from 7th-11th April inclusive for maintenance. Pool space has been secured at the University of Warwick and further details will follow in due course.
We have just been informed that due to some work at Caludon Castle on Monday 11th February that the pool may not be back in action for our evening sessions. Please watch this space for any update
Squad Current fees New rates Elite 1 63.50 68.25 Elite 2 53.50 57.50 Senior Performance 1 46.00 49.25 Senior Performance 2 40.00 43.00 Senior Club 27.00 29.00 Blue Students 29.50 31.75 Junior Performance 1/2 37.00 39.75 High Achievers 1/2 34.00 36.50 Achievers Red/Blue/Green 26.25 28.00 Reception Achievers SEE BELOW 13.00 18.75 Sharks 10.00 10.75 Casual 18.00 19.25 Triathletes 13.00 14.00 The club has been forced to increase fees by 7.5% owing to the effect of cost increases for the whole year of, for example, water time at Coventry Sports Centre, Caludon Castle School and the squad reorganisation in July 2007. The Reception Achievers ‘Current Fees’ was not increased when the number of sessions increased from 2 to 3 and this squad therefore has had a free session for some time. The increase includes a charge for the extra session. We are still unable to extend payment by standing order to all who might wish to pay that way, however the facility is still available for members of Elite, Senior and Junior Performance squads and siblings of swimmers in those squads. If anyone wishes to change to standing order payments please contact John Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org Issued on behalf of the Racing Group January 2008
The Director of Coaching, Jo Deakins, is away now at the Burns Meet and then on international coaching duty until returnng back to the club on February 5th. Steff Phillips will stand in for Jo whilst she is way.
There will be no training for the Elite squads on Sat 26th January. There is no morning training on Thursday 31st January, Saturday 2nd february both Elite groups to swim 6.00-8.15am with land work 8.30-9.30am
Due to a family bereavement of the sales organizer the ladies clothes sale has been postponed. Mandy sends her apologies.
Mandy wooltorton would like to invite you to 11 Brayford Avenue Stivichall CV3 5BS Thursday 24th January 6-9pm Friday 25th January 6-9pm Saturday 26th January 10-4pm To raise funds for City of Coventry Swimming Club. Please bring a friend. Refreshments available. Thank you for your support
The application form for the International Childrens Games 2008 is now available for download. The form must have been returned to Jo by Friday at the latest
1 - A big THANK YOU to all members who have promptly returned their invoices and Annual Membership and ASA registration fees. 2 - A reminder that all Annual Club Membership and ASA fees have to be paid by 29th February 2008. 3 - Club members are not invoiced by the Club for their monthly Training Fees in January in consideration of this and so most swimmers/parents/guardians/sponsors will not be financially inconvenienced. 4 - Please make cheques payable to 'CITY OF COVENTRY SWIMMING CLUB'. 5 - If anyone has entered the Warwickshire Championships in March and the Club is not in receipt of their Membership/ASA fees by this date, their cards will be withheld, entry fees forfeited and they will not be allowed to compete by the ASA as they are not insured to swim. All coaches are aware of this deadline although they have no obligation to enforce this message. 6 - If any member has not received their invoice for 2008, and/or they wish to change their Governing Body Status, i.e. they wish to compete but don't have competitive (Category 2 ASA) registration, please contact me at email@example.com or see me on poolside Fridays 6-8pm and I will invoice you without delay. 7 - If members are joining City of Coventry SC and leaving another club, or leaving us to join another Club, they must complete a Green Resignation Form and submit it to the Club's membership Secretary without delay.
Due to Steve's work Commitments Matt Wolstenholme will be covering the High Achiever 1 session on Tuesday 22nd Jan and we are having to re-locate the High Achiever 1 session on Weds 23rd to Caludon Castle 6.15-8.15pm. If there are any queries regarding this please ask.
We have received information regarding Funding Opportunities for swimmers who live within the County of Warwickshire who are Midland District standard or above who are also under 21 yrs of age and in Full time education. Please click on the link below to see the details. http://www.cswsport.org.uk/cap/ If there are any queries with this then please speak/email Jo who will try and answer them.