Devon Tour 2019

Christmas training schedule

Club Championships 2018

Great weekend of swimming! by Paul Wilson on 18/12/2018 @ 14:24

Winter Nationals
There were 2 Senior Elite swimmers who travelled to Sheffield this weekend. Lauren Cox finished off a fantastic year with best times in both the 50m and 100m backstroke breaking the West Midlands record and her own club records in the process! Ryan Griffiths also swam huge best times in the 100m and 200m breaststroke to finish a season of rapid improvements on a high.

Hillingdon Open Meet
The swimmers from both Senior and Junior Elite had a storming meet down in Hillingdon. Over 90% of the swims resulted in best times bringing finals and medals! Numerous younger swimmers obtained qualification times for regionals for the first time. The coaches were impressed with the professional approach and discipline showcased by the swimmers in what was a great weekend for the club.

Northampton Winter Festival
Last but by no means least to conclude a busy weekend for the club, swimmers from Senior Performance, Junior Performance and both High Achievers groups attended the Northampton Winter Festival over in Rugby. Again there were best times from all groups, with yet more swimmers qualifying for regional competition.

This all caps off a great 2018 for the club. From national finals for the junior swimmers in the leagues all the way through to European medal success for Lauren, 2018 has truly been a great year. Here’s to more of the same next year to go with the exciting introduction of the new pool later in the year!

Mega Raffle draw - Win a year by Jo Deakins on 18/12/2018 @ 11:05

Last few days to get a mega raffle draw ticket! To be drawn on Friday 21st December, courtesy of a club sponsor; Aquarius Interiors Limited.

Prize is 12 months free training fees (Jan-Dec 2019 inclusive). Tickets can be bought from Parent reps or the Club Night desk and cost £5.00 each. Draw to be made on Friday 21st December. 

Saturday 15th AM training by Paul Wilson on 14/12/2018 @ 10:13

Due to the coaching staff being at various competitions this weekend, there will be no training for any group on Saturday morning. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Christmas card Design Winner! by Jo Deakins on 7/12/2018 @ 19:39

We are pleased to announce the winner of the Christmas Card design competition to Kinga Boryczko who swims in Club Night. There were some great designs and the decision was a tough one. Well done Kinga and thanks to all the budding designers... 

Arena League B team Bus by Paul Wilson on 7/12/2018 @ 14:03

The coach for the Arena League B team will leave from Fairfax Street at 4.15pm tomorrow. Please ensure you arrive on time.

Sunday 9th December by Adam Ruckwood on 7/12/2018 @ 12:23

Just a quick reminder that training is cancelled this coming Sunday (9th December) for all groups, due to the club championships taking place.

Warm-up is 1-1.30pm for a 1.45pm start.

Club Champs Cups by Paul Wilson on 4/12/2018 @ 15:37

Hope youre looking forward to the club champs this Sunday!

If you are a previous winner of one of the cups could it be returned asap please.

We are awaiting the following:
Male- 50m butterfly junior and senior, 100m fly senior, 50m and 100m backstroke senior, 100m freestyle junior and senior, 200 IM junior and senior, 200 freestyle senior.

Female- 100m butterfly junior and senior, 50m backstroke junior, 50m breaststroke senior, 50m freestyle junior, 100m freestyle senior, 200IM junior, 200m freestyle senior.

Thanks in advance

Success for Nerys by Jo Deakins on 4/12/2018 @ 10:58

Congratulations to Nerys Underwood on completing and successfully passing her Judge 2 officials qualification, well done! 

Diving Award Success by Jo Deakins on 4/12/2018 @ 09:09

Congratulations to the following who all passed their Diving Awards this week:

Amelia Smith, Lucy Blacker, Jessica Kidd, Isla Brandish, Thomas Faries, Ilya Certoves, Ryan Buckley, Aaron Buckley, Mateusz Szwajkowski, Cheska Tanamor, Hollie Graham, Emma Lansberry, Martha Pharoah, Sophie Stone, Ruby Oliver, Lily Swales, Phoebe Lawton, Noah Green, Cassius Pemberton & Elia Hajdus-Beqiraj

Mega Raffle draw - Win a year by Jo Deakins on 30/11/2018 @ 13:16

We are launching a mega raffle draw to be drawn on Friday 21st December, courtesy of a club sponsor; Aquarius Interiors Limited.

Prize is 12 months free training fees (Jan-Dec 2019 inclusive). Tickets can be bought from Parent reps, at the Club Championships or the Club Night desk and cost £5.00 each. Draw to be made on Friday 21st December.

Devon Tour 2019 Forms Available by Jo Deakins on 28/11/2018 @ 07:32

The selection criteria and availability forms for the Devon Tour 2019 are now available on the website. They can be found under the squads & then Devon tabs on the website. 

Selections will be made from swimmers born in 2007-2009 respectively.

Any queries please see Calie Smith, Tour Organiser.

Junior League National Final! by Paul Wilson on 25/11/2018 @ 09:26

Good luck to the swimmers racing today in the National Final of the Junior League! Swim fast and have fun!

Reminder for parents the coach leaves at 10.15am please arrive promptly so swimmers can receive team kit and collect any outstanding tickets

Winter Meet- Help needed! by Paul Wilson on 21/11/2018 @ 12:51

Thanks already to those who have volunteered their time by supporting the running of the winter meet at the weekend. Your support is invaluable!

We are short of a few volunteers on Sunday. Roles include: helping with refreshments, manning the medal table and a team manager for the kids. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Calie at calie.smith@coventry-swimming.org.uk 

City of Coventry Masters by Paul Wilson on 19/11/2018 @ 11:47

Four Coventry Masters were selected to represent Warwickshire in the Masters Inter-County Champs this weekend. 
Faith Goodliffe
Mel McWhirter
Joy Ravenhall
Chris (Zim) Ryall. 
Warwickshire won the Midlands round. Points for the National Rankings need to be calculated and will confirmed in a few weeks. 

Christmas Card Design Competition 2018 by Jo Deakins on 15/11/2018 @ 16:00

Each year the Club send out a Club Christmas card and for the past few years we have had a competition for the design. this year we are running the same competition and looking for a winning design!

Details of the competition can be found here https://www.coventry-swimming.org.uk/files/file/COCSC%20Christmas%20Card%20competition%20form.pdf 

Looking forward to seeing some of the creative ideas our members may have! Forms can also be collected from the Club Night Desk.

Thank you Parents- Helping/Supporting at Events by Calie Smith on 12/11/2018 @ 20:13

Just like to say Thank You to those parents who helped out 
at Time Trials, Sprint Night and yesterdays Development 
Gala- What ever role you where doing your support is much 
appreciated in the running of the events. Thank You again.

Thank you Parents- Helping/Supporting at Events by Calie Smith on 12/11/2018 @ 20:13

Just like to say Thank You to those parents who helped out 
at Time Trials, Sprint Night and yesterdays Development 
Gala- What ever role you where doing your support is much 
appreciated in the running of the events. Thank You again.

Raffle Prizes- Donations Reminder- by Calie Smith on 12/11/2018 @ 20:07

Each Squad has be asked to donate themed items to make up 
baskets/hampers/tubes etc.. for the Winter Meet/Club 
Champs- This is whats been asked:

Reception Achievers 1 and 2: Your squad has been asked for 
sweets/lollipops
Colour Achievers: Your squad has been asked for 
Chocolates/Biscuits
HA Ben: Your squad has been asked for Christmas Novelty 
things
HA Jess: Your squad has been asked for Beauty Things
JP: Your squad has been asked for Non/Alcohol Bottles
Junior Elite: Any Confectionery- Packet sweets, 
chocolates, Candy sticks etc
Senior Squad: Your squad has been asked for Cakes/Biscuits
SP: Your squad has been asked for Non/Alcohol Bottles
Senior Elite: Christmas Novelty or Winter themed foods..

Any other groups: Christmas/Winter themed items

Anything with a Winter theme would also be welcome!  
Please before donating check dates that they can be used 
and in a good condition.   
Thank you to those who have already donated, also thank 
you in advance for any donations received. If they can be 
handed into the Club night desk or Hand to Calie by Sunday 
(18th November) that would be appreciated.  

With Kind Regards Calie Smith

Arena League by Paul Wilson on 10/11/2018 @ 14:02

Good luck to both teams racing in the second round of the Arena League tonight. The A team are at Pingles and the B team at Abbey Stadium in Redditch. Please arrive no later than 5.45pm for a 6pm start.

- Raffle Prizes- Donations - by Calie Smith on 8/11/2018 @ 22:55

Hi Everyone, We have a few events coming
up: Winter meet /Club Champs / and we are asking for 
raffle prize donations.
 
Each Squad will be asked for themed items to make up 
baskets/hampers/tubes etc….. for these events- Which 
Claire Burden kindly makes up (Parent).
 
Anything with a Winter theme would also be welcome!
 
Please before donating check dates that they can be used 
and in a good condition.
 
Thank you to those who have already donated, also thank 
you in advance for any donations received. If they can be 
handed into the Club night desk or
Hand to Calie by Sunday (18th November) that would be 
appreciated.
 
With Kind Regards
Calie Smith 

Plea for Development Gala- Helpers by Calie Smith on 8/11/2018 @ 22:15

Hi All, The Development gala –  This Sunday 11th November 
at Warwick University- I have emailed out for plea for 
helpers for*Recorders/Timers / Team Managers/ Marshalling-  
/ Door help /Runners / Data-Using the computer and 
officials/Trainee J1s-  Warm-up 2:30 pm and Start time 
3:00pm. 
*We need 6 people to record, 6 to time keep, 4 team 
mangers, 2 Marshalls and 3 people for the door,2 Runners, 
2 Data.  And of course JI Trained officials* Please If you 
haven’t helped before, not to worry, we will pair you up 
with an experienced volunteer who will show you the ropes.
Could you please let me know if you are able to help out  
for this event: calie.smith@coventry-swimming.org.uk.
 

More fast swimming! by Paul Wilson on 7/11/2018 @ 15:43

Last weekend saw the Midland short course championships in Nottingham. #COCSC sent a strong team of 13 swimmers competing in various events. There were a total of 9 medal winning performances and multiple finals. Josh Fairchild picked up 4 medals including 3 Gold medals in the 400 free, 200 IM and 100 backstroke Ryan Griffiths had a clean sweep in the junior age group breaststroke events winning 3 Golds and breaking a Warwickshire record in the process. Also, Lauren Cox added two more Gold medals in the backstroke events, claiming a further two Warwickshire records in the process. Well done to all who raced, loads of #fastswimming!

Officials for Winter Meet by Jo Deakins on 5/11/2018 @ 12:24

We are desperately short of officials for our Winter Meet in a couple of weeks time, if anyone is available to help please email Avril ASAP avril.ementon@coventry-swimming.org.uk many thanks

Coach 2024- Adam by Paul Wilson on 30/10/2018 @ 15:17

Our Head Coach Adam will be away from eamils until Thursday this week as he is currently on the Swim England Coach 2024 programme. Only 15 coaches across the country are on the programme which consists of a 14 month period where coaches will be working to develop there knowledge and skills to continue to develop swimmers to a high level in the sport.

Fantastic Masters Swimming! by Paul Wilson on 29/10/2018 @ 15:20

A successful weekend of racing for the City of Coventry Masters section last weekend at the National Short Course Championships in Sheffield. 23 swimmers competed over the weekend winning a total of 7 medals including 1 Gold (Joy Ravenhall 50bk), 3 silver medals (Womens 400 medley team, Womens 800 free team and Faith Goodliffe in the 200 back) and 3 bronze medals (Faith 100 back, Mel McWhirter 100 medley and Anthony Howland 100 butterly) across their respective age groups. There were also numerous best times for the Coventry swimmers. Well done to all who raced!

Full results can be found here: https://www.swimmingresults.org/mastersdata/results/?y=2018&v=1&c=95FEEBD9-51B1-4231-8C2C-444C6867D14A

Sprint Night/Time Trials Reminder by Calie Smith on 28/10/2018 @ 11:54

Hi All, Just a reminder of Sprint Night: will be on Friday 
9th November due to Half term breaks with Coventry/ 
Warwickshire being different so not being first Friday of 
the month for November.

Time Trials will be on Next Sunday 4th November- which is 
normal times to swim training- so for Reception 1 &2 / 
Colours/ HA Ben is 3pm to 4:30pm session 1 and For JP /HA 
Jess session 2 is 4:30pm to 6pm.


City of Coventry Masters by Paul Wilson on 26/10/2018 @ 11:13

Good luck to all the City of Coventry Masters racing at the short course National Championships in Sheffield this weekend!

Medal Found in Girls Changing Room by Calie Smith on 16/10/2018 @ 19:17

A Medal was found: an 8th place Cov and district
medal. It was in the girls changing rooms at Cov baths this 
morning. If you have lost one it be on the club night desk
this Friday for collection.

Thank you Parents- Helping/Supporting at Events by Calie Smith on 14/10/2018 @ 19:50

Hi All, I would just like to say ’Thank You’ To those who 
helped and supported in the roles as Time Keepers, 
Recorders, Team Mangers, Stewards/Marshalls, Door Stewards 
and officials over the last two weekends of galas: Sprint 
Night, Cov & Districts, Nuneaton Junior Team and Arena 
League

All your help/support is a vital part of the running of 
the galas- Which is much appreciated by all.

 


Arena League- Reminder by Paul Wilson on 13/10/2018 @ 07:57

Its the first round of the Arena league tonight, good luck to the swimmers racing in both team!

Both galas have a 6oclock warm up so plrease arrive promptly no later than 5.45pm. The coach for the B team leaves Coventry Sports Centre at 4.15pm

HA Ben Session- Sunday 14th by Paul Wilson on 12/10/2018 @ 14:41

Due to the cov & distrcts the HA Ben session this Sunday will run alongside the HA Jess session 4:30-6:00 apologies for nay inconvenience caused.

End of Cycle Meet by Paul Wilson on 10/10/2018 @ 12:11

Wolverhampton have had to close their meet early so the club have refunded any entries to this meet. 

As an alternative we have put on the Northampton Winter Festival (Info here: http://www.northamptonswimming.com/winter%20open%20meet2.htm), late or unpaid entries will not be accepted. The deadline is 12 noon this Friday 12th. Any questions please email paul.wilson@coventry-swimming.org.uk

Senior Performance Morning Training by Paul Wilson on 9/10/2018 @ 12:26

The AM session this week for Senior Performance will be Wednesday 10th instead of Thursday. Back to normal next week.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Adam Ruckwood - Annual Leave by Jo Deakins on 8/10/2018 @ 11:59

Adam is away this week on annual leave so wont have any access to emails until Monday 15th October. If you have any queries or need to send any emails that require an answer before next Monday please send to either myself joanne.deakins@coventry-swimming.org.uk or Paul Wilson paul.wilson@coventry-swimming.org.uk 

Busy Weekend of Swimming! by Paul Wilson on 8/10/2018 @ 11:49

Junior-Inter League Southern Final
City of Coventry took a team of 34 swimmers aged ranging 9-12 to Norwich on Sunday for the Junior League National Semi-Final. There was excellent team spirit throughout and some fantastic racing against extremely stiff opposition. The team finished 2nd on the night meaning they have qualified for the National Grand Final on Sunday 25th November. The future certainly looks bright for these young Coventry Swimmers!

Guildford City- 261
City of Coventry- 159
Camden Swiss Cottage- 156
City of Derby- 152
Bournemouth- 151
City of Norwich- 147

Inter counties

Evan McWhirter, Lauren Cox and Ryan Griffiths represented Warwickshire at Sheffield in this year’s Inter-county competition on Sunday. Team Warwickshire finished 11th in Division 2 at the gala with some great racing from the Coventry Swimmers.

Cov & Districts

To finish an incredibly busy weekend of swimming for COCSC, many of the clubs swimmers took part in the first weekend of the Cov and Districts at Pingles Leisure Centre. Coaches were impressed with the skill transfer from training to racing this early in the season with swimmers working hard on their process goals to ensure they will obtain the best possible results at the end of cycle meets. There were also numerous swims which obtained county qualifying standard and potential regional qualifying times when these are published later in the year.


Diving Award this Sunday by Jo Deakins on 5/10/2018 @ 17:00

Due to the Junior League Semi final this Sunday we are having to move the Diving awards planned for this Sunday to a later date, the exact date to be confirmed.

Cov & District Trophies by Paul Wilson on 2/10/2018 @ 14:28

If you received a trophy form the Coventry & District 
Primaries last year, please make sure you bring it back 
this weekend. If you wont be there at the weekend please 
pass the trophy to either Paul or Adam.

Thanks in advance

Reception 2 Training Cancelled tonight - Tuesday 2nd October by Adam Ruckwood on 2/10/2018 @ 12:34

We are very sorry for the disruption, but the Reception Achievers 2 session at Foxford will be cancelled tonight.


Plea for officials by Paul Wilson on 28/9/2018 @ 13:10

Anyone ho is going to the Arena League B team round at 
Chesyln Hay on Saturday 13th October and can help officiate 
we desperately need your help. We are hosting this round 
and have more roles to fill. If you can contact 
avril.ementon@coventry-swimming.org.uk it would be greatly 
appreciated.

Thanks in advance

SAVE THE DATE by Paul Wilson on 23/9/2018 @ 13:49

Ive just been informed today that the Junior League 
Southern Area final is due to take place on Sunday 7th 
October 2018. 

Team-list and further details will follow shortly.

Adam back on line by Jo Deakins on 20/9/2018 @ 14:24

Adam is now back online with emails so can receive and send messages.


HA training Sat 22nd by Paul Wilson on 18/9/2018 @ 14:29

Training will be cancelled this week for the high achievers 
groups due to the 50m Sprint meet taking place. Apologies 
for any inconvenience caused.

Warwickshire Junior representatives by Paul Wilson on 18/9/2018 @ 13:55

Well done to Kenza, James, Louka, Patrick and Evan who were 
COCSC representatives for Warwickshire at the Junior Inter-
County gala at the weekend! #fastswimming

Adam Ruckwood - No access to emails by Jo Deakins on 17/9/2018 @ 13:22

Due to an IT and hardware issue Adam is currently without access to his emails. In the meantime whilst this is sorted out can you please send any emails that you are awaiting a reply to myself at joanne.deakins@coventry-swimming.org.uk and I will try and answer them as best I can. We apologise for this inconvenience in advance.

Plea for officials by Paul Wilson on 17/9/2018 @ 12:53

If anyone is able to help out this weekend at the sprint 
meet it would be greatly appreciated, we are short of 
qualified officials particularly for the 200 medley 
session. Without the help and support if the volunteers 
the 
club cannot run these meets, and meet the standards for 
the 
licencing requirements.

Thanks in advance.

If you can please contact Avril at: 
avril.ementon@coventry-swimming.org.uk

Plea for officials by Paul Wilson on 17/9/2018 @ 09:49

If anyone is able to help out this weekend at the sprint 
meet it would be greatly appreciated, we are short of 
qualified officials particularly for the 200 medley 
session. Without the help and support if the volunteers the 
club cannot run these meets, and meet the standards for the 
licencing requirements.

Thanks in advance. 

Awards Night Nominees 2018 by Paul Wilson on 13/9/2018 @ 14:12

Paul Lipscombe (Sprint Night):	
Lara Parker
Daniel Hambridge
Alois Olivieri		

Gavin Thomas (Contributions to club):
Lucy Mangan
Lily Smith
Naomi Davies
				
Warner Award Female(Progress)	
Emily Ingram
Megan Davies
Rebecca Burden
		
Warner Award Male(Progress)	
Ryan Griffiths
James McClure
Ben Jones

Achiever Award Female (Progress)
Kenza Ajimi
Caitlin Symons
Hazel Knowles

Achiever Award Male (Progress)	
Ulysses Sharma-Barkess
Jay Waite
Daniel Hambridge
				
Cov & Dists	
Lara Parker
Evan McWhirter
Niall Connell	

Warwickshires	
Rebecca Winn
Louka Bramwell
Louis Fenson
				
Midland Championships
Aimee Hood
James McClure
Niall Connell
	
National Championships
Eva Vicary
Aimee Hood
Niall Connell
				
GB Championships
Lauren Cox
Joshua Fairchild
Eva Vicary	

Masters Swimmer of the Year
Claire Coventry
Emma Hooton
Martyn Brunt
Neil Symons
				
				

Leicester Diddy League & Nuneaton Junior League
Mercian League
Men & Women’s Water Polo Players of the Year
Swimmer of the Year

New Senior Performance/Swim Coordinator Post by Jo Deakins on 10/9/2018 @ 17:45

We are pleased to announce the club are looking for a new Senior Performance and Swim Coordinator to help continue the development of the Senior Performance Squad and also the ever growing Learn to Swim Programme. This is a joint role for both posts so applicants should have experience in coaching swimmers to at least Regional standard and also a background in leading a teaching programme. For further details of the post and application process please email Ruth Jelley on ruth.jelley@coventry-swimming.org.uk 

Closing date for applications is 5pm Friday 14th September.

Junior League Champions! by Paul Wilson on 10/9/2018 @ 12:22

Great job from the Junior League team on Saturday night 
to win the Nuneaton Junior League Final. A big well done 
and thank you to all for the part you have played - 
excellent coaching! Our kids were well drilled and it 
made the difference - well done again!! 
Coventry 226
Leicester Sharks 210
Worcester 181
Boldmere 165
Northampton 158
Orion 124

Junior League Regional Final by Paul Wilson on 5/9/2018 @ 12:55

The 4th round of the junior league takes place this weekend 
on Saturday 8th September at Pingles Leisure Centre, 
Nuneaton CV11 4LX. 

Could we please ask that the swimmers arrive to be 
registered by no later than 5.10pm in order to prepare them 
for the gala.

Junior Club Session Altered - Tuesday 4th September by Adam Ruckwood on 3/9/2018 @ 14:39

Tomorrows session for Junior Club will be brought forward slightly and run 6.45-8pm at Coventry Sports Centre.  This is for the Tuesday 4th September session only.

Sorry for the disruption.


NJL Tickets this Saturday by Paul Wilson on 3/9/2018 @ 10:42

There are still a few remaining tickets for the Junior 
League regional final this Saturday. If you would like one, 
please contact me at paul.wilson@coventry-swimming.org.uk

Training by Paul Wilson on 31/8/2018 @ 14:04

The normal training timetable will recommence next week 
from Monday 3rd September. This means there will be no land 
training for any group on Sunday 2nd.

For anyone driving to Rutland... by Paul Wilson on 31/8/2018 @ 13:02

Burghley Horse Trials is taking place this weekend and 
there will likely be heavy traffic around the Stamford and 
Peterborough area, especially the A1 North and South bound. 
We advise you to plan your route in advance.

Awards night Info by Paul Wilson on 31/8/2018 @ 12:44

Awards Night is fast approaching and will take place at 
Cheylesmore Social Club on Saturday 15th from 7.30pm

Tickets can be purchased from your squad reps or the desk 
on Friday night. We look forward to seeing you all there!

Sprint Night Reminder - Next Friday 7th September- by Calie Smith on 31/8/2018 @ 09:45

Just a reminder next Friday Club Night 7th September is 
Sprint Night: If Parents are available to help either*For 
Recording and Timing this would be great * 
* For Recorders-( Writing names and times down) and Timers 
( To use a stop watch)*
If you haven’t helped before, not to worry, you will be 
shown. 
Could you let me know if your able to help out on 
calie.smith@coventry-swimming.org.uk and What role you 
would like to do. 

 

RWP further info by Paul Wilson on 29/8/2018 @ 14:24

Please bring: change for Snacks, ice creams, spare clothes 
and shoes and a picnic. Also, you will need to bring £5 if 
you havent yet signed the disclaimer!

Rutland Water Park- Coach information by Paul Wilson on 28/8/2018 @ 14:18

The plan is to leave Coventry 8.15ish as we need to be at 
Rutland around 9.45-10am for a 10:15 start of debrief. The 
water park booking is then 11.00-12.00pm with lunch and 
games afterwards. The coach will return to Coventry for 
3.00pm.

Please ensure you have completed your disclaimers to avoid 
a £5 charge on the day.

Club Night -24/8/18 by Calie Smith on 24/8/2018 @ 15:31

Just a reminder theres No Club Night Tonight 24th August 
( No Learn to Swim Lessons) Squad Training As Normal 
- Club Night be back on Friday 31st August- 

Diving Award Success by Jo Deakins on 6/8/2018 @ 19:45

Congratulations to the following swimmers who passed their diving awards yesterday:

Sophie Kidd, Ethan krol, Shubham Kumar, Hannah Donnelly & Tilly Billingham.

Well done all.


SE + JE training cancelled 4/8/18 by Paul Wilson on 3/8/2018 @ 15:26

There will be no 6-8am session tomorrow for SE or JE. The 
HA session will run as normal. Apologies for any 
inconvenience caused.

Devon Tour: Last night gala by Calie Smith on 2/8/2018 @ 09:10

Gala 3: Dawlish Swimming Club, after a very busy day at Quaywest 
WaterPark both Coventry Teams did fantastic 1st and 2nd place from 
Dawlish, Dinnaton and Oddicombe Clubs. 

Devon Tour arrived safely by Calie Smith on 29/7/2018 @ 20:01

Hi, just to let you know we have arrived safely at accommodation, the gala 
hosted by Exmouth swimming club went very well. Coventry came 1st and 
2nd from Exmouth, Tiverton and Newton Abbot. 

Timetable changes week commencing 29/07/18 by Paul Wilson on 27/7/2018 @ 13:43

Hi all,

We have had word from Foxford school that they have been 
forced to undertake essential maintenance work next week 
which was unscheduled. Due to this there has had to be a 
reshuffling of the timetable. Please see the updated 
timetable on the website by the end of the day today 
(Friday 27th) with any changes highlighted.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused

Session cancellation by Paul Wilson on 26/7/2018 @ 13:11

Apologies, the sessions for Junior Performance and Junior 
Club are cancelled tonight. The covering coach has made a 
British Nationals final and will not be able to get back in 
time from Sheffield and unfortunately nobody else is 
available.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Junior League regional final tickets- 8th September 2018 by Paul Wilson on 20/7/2018 @ 14:35

If you are interested in attending the junior league 
regional final, tickets are £3.50 each including the 
programme and a raffle ticket.  Unfortunately it is not 
possible for children to sit on laps, they need a ticket 
also. 

We have an allocation of 53, and are sold as one per 
child swimming to begin with with the rest being first 
come first serve.

Please contact jackie.fairchild@coventry-swimming.org.uk 
if you are interested. 

Plea for trophies by Paul Wilson on 17/7/2018 @ 13:54

If you received a trophy at awards night last year could 
these please be returned asap

Thanks in advance

Mercian League Champions by Paul Wilson on 16/7/2018 @ 09:38

It was yet another great weekend for the City of Coventry 
Team. After impressing in the early round, Coventry 
clinched victory in the final with 24 first place finishes 
and a further 12 second places. The team finished with an 
incredible 249 points out of a possible 300 to retain the 
Mercian league trophy for the third year in a row!

Thanks to all the swimmers, officials, coaches and parents 
for your hard work during the league this year. 
#fastswimming #COCSC

Midland Open Water Results by Adam Ruckwood on 12/7/2018 @ 14:18

Excellent swim from Rebecca Burden to win Gold at the West Midland Open Water Championships over the weekend.  The meet took place at Bala Lake and combined swimmers from the East Midlands as well.  Becky put in a tough performance to win her 16 years age group (5k) and also beat everyone from the East Midlands as well.
The swim qualifies Becky for the National Open Water Championships at Rother Valley at the end of July.  

Nice job Becky and good luck in a few weeks time at Nationals!



Devon Tour Fundraiser by Jo Deakins on 12/7/2018 @ 11:28

The Devon Tour this year are doing a cash for clothes collection to help raise funds for the trip. If you have any old clothes that you are thinking of getting rid of please bring them down to Coventry Sports Centre on Club night and pass to Calie Smith.

All donations gratefully received, thanks in advance for any made. Last date to bring any in to Calie is Monday 23rd July.

Mercian League Round 3 by Paul Wilson on 11/7/2018 @ 14:36

Good luck to those swimming in the Mercian League this 
Saturday! 

The Gala is at the Diamond Jubilee Centre in Rugby CV22 
5LJ. Please arrive promptly at 5.40pm and report to the 
coaches and team managers.

Swim fast and race hard!

Lauren at the European Junior Championships by Paul Wilson on 9/7/2018 @ 14:05

There was great success for the club last week as Lauren 
Cox (Senior Elite) was selected to represent Team GB at the 
European Junior Championships. Lauren swam in two events, 
the 50m and the 100m backstroke finishing 10th on the 100m 
and finishing with a silver medal on the 50m! Lauren swam a 
time of 28.51 which put her only 0.04 seconds off the 
British Age Group record. 

A huge congratulations to Lauren and to her coach Adam 
Ruckwood!

Graham Sykes Meet by Paul Wilson on 9/7/2018 @ 14:02

Great swimming from the Coventry Swimmers this weekend. A 
grand total of 35 Gold, 37 Silver and 47 Bronze medals were 
won by the swimmers with lots of lifetime bests and fast 
swimming!

Particular thanks to the swimmer, coaches, officials and 
parents for your support during what was en extremely hot 
weekend at the pool but ultimately a successful one!

Lauren at European Juniors by Paul Wilson on 6/7/2018 @ 14:29

Great work from Lauren Cox at the European Junior 
Championships so far today, 4th into the 50 backstroke 
final! Watch live at: http://www2.len.eu/?p=12044 
The final starts at 16:00. Good luck Lauren!

Contact for Calie- Graham Sykes Urgent Plea For Helpers by Calie Smith on 3/7/2018 @ 23:20

Error in the email address in the last message posted its:
calie.smith@coventry-swimming.org.uk

Contact for Calie- Graham Sykes Urgent Plea For Helpers by Calie Smith on 3/7/2018 @ 23:20

Error in the email address in the last message posted its:
calie.smith@coventry-swimming.org.uk

Urgent Plea- Helpers Needed for Graham Sykes This Weekend... by Calie Smith on 3/7/2018 @ 23:00

We need help at the gala this weekend: for supporting roles: 
on the Door admission, Refreshments, Data-Results,Team 
Managers for Sunday- Also we are really struggling for 
Stewards/Marshalls for both days.  If you can help out at 
one of the sessions over the weekend getting back to me on: 
calie.smith@coventry.org.uk

If we dont have enough people, this could possibly delay 
the smooth running of the gala.

Urgent Plea- Helpers Needed for Graham Sykes This Weekend... by Calie Smith on 3/7/2018 @ 23:00

We need help at the gala this weekend: for supporting roles: 
on the Door admission, Refreshments, Data-Results,Team 
Managers for Sunday- Also we are really struggling for 
Stewards/Marshalls for both days.  If you can help out at 
one of the sessions over the weekend getting back to me on: 
calie.smith@coventry.org.uk

If we dont have enough people, this could possibly delay 
the smooth running of the gala.

Graham Sykes Open Meet - 7th and 8th July by Adam Ruckwood on 3/7/2018 @ 15:07

With the Graham Sykes Open Meet being held this weekend, there will be some changes to training:

On Saturday training will be cancelled for both High Achiever groups and on Sunday training will be cancelled for all groups except Masters and Water Polo.

Sorry for the disruption.



Officials for Graham Sykes meet by Jo Deakins on 2/7/2018 @ 10:40

If any officials are available to help at the Graham Sykes meet this weekend please contact me ASAP avril.ementon@coventry-swimming.org.uk we are particularly short in sessions 2, 3 & 4. Thank you

- Plea for raffle prizes- for Graham Sykes Meet - Raffle by Calie Smith on 27/6/2018 @ 17:33

We are planning on holding a raffle at the
Graham Sykes meet in a couple of weekends and are looking 
out for donations please. If you have any bottles, sweets 
or BBQ themed items that can go into making up some 
hampers they would be very much appreciated!

If they could be brought in by weds of next week (4th 
July) that will give Clare enough time to work on pulling 
together the hampers. 

If you pass any items to the Club Night desk or to any of 
the parent reps that would be great.

Thanks in advance for any donations!

Development Gala- This weekend-Info by Calie Smith on 22/6/2018 @ 21:16

Please can we ask that if your child cant make the 
development gala due to illness or other reasons you need to 
withdraw- so you need to contact: calie.smith@coventry-
swimming.org.uk- if possible before the event. This is so we 
know and the gala can run smoothly as possible.

Also we are struggling for a few roles to be filled helping 
on poolside, if you able to help out please contact: 
calie.smith@coventry-swimming.org.uk

Development Gala- This weekend-Info by Calie Smith on 22/6/2018 @ 21:16

Please can we ask that if your child cant make the 
development gala due to illness or other reasons you need to 
withdraw- so you need to contact: calie.smith@coventry-
swimming.org.uk- if possible before the event. This is so we 
know and the gala can run smoothly as possible.

Also we are struggling for a few roles to be filled helping 
on poolside, if you able to help out please contact: 
calie.smith@coventry-swimming.org.uk

Summer Swim Camps by Paul Wilson on 20/6/2018 @ 13:25

There are still currently spaces on all 4 weeks of the 
summer swim camps, although these are filling up fast so 
please book early to avoid disappointment. 

If you are interested, more information can be found here: 
https://www.coventry-swimming.org.uk/?p=63

What a weekend! by Paul Wilson on 18/6/2018 @ 12:15

It was a fantastic weekend of fixtures for City of 
Coventry with both the Nuneaton and Leicester junior 
league teams winning their respective galas.

The Nuneaton team had an extremely tough 3rd round, with 
4 of the league’s top teams all drawn against one 
another. The Coventry swimmers were excellent picking up 
18 wins and a further 13 second place finishes out of a 
total 51 races ending the gala with an impressive 235 
points. There were exceptional performances from the 11 
year old boys team, winning both of their relays. Also a 
special mention to Kenza Ajimi who won every race she was 
in! It was an extremely hard fought gala with the top 4 
close throughout. The team now progress to the regional 
final on September 8th for a second consecutive year, 
good luck to all!

The Leicester team also capped off their final fixture of 
the season with a great win. A grand total of 19 first 
place finishes and 12 second places meant a storming 
victory for the swimmers wearing the big red C! The 
coaches were proud of the performances in what has been a 
first experience of league competition for many of the 
team and all thoroughly deserved the success they 
achieved. Noticeable performances came from Kira Lukacs, 
Jay Waite, Isabella Goult, Daniel Andrews and Edie 
Fenson. Well done to all!

Today This afternoon -Course- Helping with Time Keeping / J1 Judge -Training by Calie Smith on 17/6/2018 @ 11:40

Hi, Today we are holding a Time Keeping /J1 course - 3-5pm 
at the Sports Centre in the Board Room, level 2 over in the 
elephant.
-Its not too late to come onto the course- If your 
interested please come along- 
If all can meet at the old cafe just before 3pm then we will 
walk over to the room.

Regards
Calie Smith

Swimming Coach course by Jo Deakins on 15/6/2018 @ 15:38

Today we have a level 2 coaching course starting tonight, below is a list of sessions the course will be using for practicals:

Sunday 17th June – just observing the 3pm sessions from 3.30-4.15pm, 4.15pm doing an efficiency test with 5 of JP swimmers

Fri 22 June – using the 6pm & 7pm sessions
Sunday 24th June – using the JP & SS swimmers to complete stroke & skill analysis – they won’t be coaching

Fri 29th June – using the 6pm & 7pm sessions
Sun 1st July – 3pm session – coaching both the 3pm & 4.15pm sessions

Fri 13th July – using the 6pm & 7pm sessions
Sun 15th July – using the 4.15pm sessions only

The normal coaches will be about on deck plus I will also be around to ensure the swimmers receive the training they would normally be accustomed to.

These courses bring in revenue to the club whilst also upskilling some of the clubs coaches too. Any queries please let me know.

Junior Leagues by Paul Wilson on 15/6/2018 @ 12:29

Good look to those racing in the Nuneaton Junior League and 
the Leicester Diddy League this weekend. The Nuneaton team 
have a good chance of reaching the regional final in 
September! 

Please arrive promptly at no later than 5.45pm.
Nuneaton- Pingles leisure Centre CV11 4LX
Leicester- Braunstone Leisure Centre LE3 1JN

Good luck to both teams and swim fast!

ESSA Relay Team Nationals by Jo Deakins on 12/6/2018 @ 18:50

Good luck Team Hearsall!  This Saturday 4 of our Coventry boys will be swimming at the ESSA primary school’s national team Championships at Ponds forge.  The boys qualified by being one of the fastest three freestyle relay schools teams in the West Midlands.  They will be racing against 23 other school teams from across the 8 English regions.  Good luck to Ben Nicholson, Joel Cunningham, Max Smith and Teddy Tromans, race hard! 

Busy weekend of swimming! by Paul Wilson on 11/6/2018 @ 13:27

It was a busy weekend of racing for Coventry Swimming 
club, with the second round of the Mercian League on 
Saturday and also several of the masters swimmers 
competing in the British Masters championships in 
Plymouth over the weekend.

Mercian League
After an impressive first round win back in April, the 
team carried on where they left off with another 
convincing win against some strong opposition. Out of a 
possible 51 races, the team achieved a top 2 finish in 38 
of them including 25 first place finishes!
There are special mentions for the Boys and Girls 
10/under age groups who won all of their relays leaving 
the future looking very bright indeed!
Well done to all who raced, let’s get ready for the 3rd 
round on July 14th.

British Masters Championships
The masters section took a strong team of 10 swimmers 
down to Plymouth for the British Masters championships at 
the weekend. It was a high quality meet with several 
British, European and even World records broken. Coach 
Jelly was very pleased with the performances and special 
mentions go to Rebecca Ewers (3rd 200, 400 and 800 
freestyle), Fiona Cunningham (3rd 100 breastroke, 3rd 200 
IM), Claire Coventry (3rd 400 freestyle), John Smith (2nd 
50 fly, 3rd 100 fly), Sophie Matthews and Susan Geill 
(both 3rd 200 freestlye). Well done to all!

Merican League by Paul Wilson on 8/6/2018 @ 13:41

Good luck to all those racing in the Mercian League 
tomorrow night! Please arrive promptly at 5.40pm for a 6 
oclock warm up. Venue is Tamworth, B79 7ND. Good luck and 
swim fast!

Masters Training Cancelled Tonight - Wednesday 6th June by Adam Ruckwood on 6/6/2018 @ 14:35

We are really sorry for the disruption, but we have had word from Warwick University that there is a problem with the pool and they have had to close it.
Training will therefore be cancelled tonight - really sorry.



Warwick Uni cancelled by Paul Wilson on 6/6/2018 @ 14:25

Hi all,

Unfortunately due to technical issues, Warwick University 
have had to close the pool tonight therefore there will be 
no sessions today. Friday will be on as normal unless you 
here from us otherwise.

Thanks for your understanding.

Warwick Uni cancelled by Paul Wilson on 6/6/2018 @ 14:24

Hi all,

Unfortunately due to technical issues, Warwick University 
have had to close the pool tonight therefore there will be 
no sessions today. Friday will be on as normal unless you 
here from us otherwise.

Thanks for your understanding.

Last day for Aqua park survey by Jo Deakins on 4/6/2018 @ 07:49

I will be closing the Aqua park survey tomorrow morning so that we can collate the results and then decide on whether the trip is viable to go ahead. We have had some great responses so far so thanks to everyone who has taken the time to respond. If you intend to respond, and havent done so yet, then please do so by 8.30am Tuesday 5th June. It has been taking people on average 1 minute to complete. Link to the survey is https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/TKYXNST 

Coventry City Bus Parade by Jo Deakins on 30/5/2018 @ 11:16

Just to let you know that those swimmers who have sessions at Coventry Sports Centre at 6pm may wish to allow more time to get the training as Coventry City have a bus parade starting at 5pm making its way into the City centre (outside the Council house) for 6-6.30pm.

Joe Evans by Adam Ruckwood on 25/5/2018 @ 19:36

We are sorry to announce that Joe Evans will be leaving the club.

Joe has been with us for over 3 years now, firstly as a swimmer and more recently as a coach.  As a swimmer he enjoyed huge success regularly winning medals at Regional level and qualifying for English and British Nationals.  Joe has done a great job with Junior Performance coaching the swimmers with passion and professionalism and will be sorely missed.

Joe will be finishing on Friday 22nd June to take up a full-time coaching role with Wycombe Swimming Club.  This is a great opportunity for Joe and we would like to wish him all the very best from everyone at City of Coventry Swimming Club.

All the very best Joe!

No training - Monday 28th May by Adam Ruckwood on 25/5/2018 @ 09:23

Just a quick note to let everyone know there will be no training on Monday 28th May for any group due to the Bank Holiday.

Sorry for the disruption.

Thanks to all that helped at the Cov & Districts by Jo Deakins on 23/5/2018 @ 15:47

Thank you to all that volunteered their time and help at the Cov & Districts at the weekend, you all did a great job, especially considering the heat! 

We couldnt run these meets without you, thanks again to all involved.

Looking for Feedback - Club Trip to Aqua Park by Jo Deakins on 22/5/2018 @ 13:49

The Club are looking to organise a club trip for members 13 yr and over. This is because it has been felt that something would be good for the older ones to do. The younger ones have the opportunity to go on the Devon Tour so the suggestion of an older trip has been put forward. 

We would like to gather the thoughts of the members to see if this would be a popular choice, please could you find a couple of minutes to complete this online survey. There are only 5 questions so it shouldnt take you very long.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/TKYXNST 

If the trip goes ahead parents/careers and friends/younger siblings can attend but not as part of the official club trip. Places would need to be booked independently from the club.

Thanks in advance for any responses. Survey will close on Monday 4th June.

Well done! by Adam Ruckwood on 21/5/2018 @ 04:07

Congratulations to Cathy Coutts and Tony Moriarty who have both completed and successfully passed their Judge 1 qualification. Well done to you both!

Also a big thank you to all those officials who volunteered their time at Coventry and District this weekend - thanks a lot!



Final details for Cov & Districts this weekend by Jo Deakins on 16/5/2018 @ 08:54

Entry fees for spectators are £2.50 per Session or £4.00 for the day and a weekend programme will be £1.

Warm-up times are as follows:

Saturday 19th May 2018
Session One 1.00 pm
Session Two 5.30 pm (approx.)

Sunday 20th May 2018
Session Three 8.15 am
Session Four 1.00 pm (approx.)

C by Calie Smith on 10/5/2018 @ 18:33

If you Ordered a Named C Hat-The order is ready for 
collection, I will be on poolside-Club desk from 5:30 pm 
till 7:30 this Friday- tomorrow.

Also be around Sunday 3-6 pm ish on the balcony

Contact me through email any problems.

Calie

C by Calie Smith on 10/5/2018 @ 18:32

If you Ordered a Named C Hat-The order is ready for 
collection, I will be on poolside-Club desk from 5:30 pm 
till 7:30 this Friday- tomorrow.

Also be around Sunday 3-6 pm ish on the balcony

Contact me through email any problems.

Calie

Easy fundraising by Jo Deakins on 8/5/2018 @ 13:36

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Eve Hodson by Adam Ruckwood on 3/5/2018 @ 12:01

We would like to thank Eve Hodson for her hard work and commitment as she is standing down fro the coaching staff.  Eve has been coaching Junior Club on Monday nights at Caludon for over a year now and has done a great job.  Eve has a new job which means she sadly doesnt have the time to commit to the Monday nights anymore.

Thanks again Eve and good luck in the new role!


Frank Gale by Jo Deakins on 2/5/2018 @ 08:30

It is with sadness that we report the passing of Frank Gale 
aged 95. Long time member of the Club, Frank ran the Three 
Spires Swimming Club before it merged to form City of 
Coventry Swimming Club. As an active member of our Club, he 
held many roles including Club President in 1982.
The funeral will be held at 2:15pm on Friday 11th May at 
Canley Crematorium. We pass our condolences to the family.

Awards Night - Save the Date - Saturday 15th September by Jo Deakins on 1/5/2018 @ 13:30

The date has been set for the Annual Awards Night - 15th September. Further details to follow......

Pathways 2 sessions cancelled Sunday 29th April & Sunday 6th May by Jo Deakins on 23/4/2018 @ 13:56

Due to the Regional Championships being on this Sunday and next in the pool we are having to cancel the Pathways 2 session 4.30-6.00pm.

There will also be no Pathways 1 session either 3.00-4.30pm.


Sessions cancelled over next 2 weekends by Adam Ruckwood on 23/4/2018 @ 13:40

Due to the West Midland Regional Championships taking place at Coventry Sports Centre, training will be cancelled on Saturday 28th April, Sunday 29th April, Saturday 5th May and Sunday 6th May.

High Achievers session will run 6.00-7.50am on Saturday 28th and Saturday 5th.

Training for every group will also be cancelled on Monday 7th May due to the Bank Holiday.

Sorry for the disruption.

Graham Sykes Meet - July - Filling Up Quickly by Adam Ruckwood on 18/4/2018 @ 11:38

The club have received a large entry this morning from a couple of visiting clubs and so the Graham Sykes meet we run in July is filling up quickly.  

We would advise entering very soon if you are planning on racing at this meet.

If you are unsure of what events to enter, please speak to your group coach.



Diving Award Success by Jo Deakins on 17/4/2018 @ 08:50

Congratulations to the following swimmers who all passed their Diving Awards last Sunday:

Lewis Farrell, Lailah Power, Daisy Bird, Daniel Scragg, Olly Perkins, Amar Krajisnik & Amelia Bolek

Wellingborough Coach April 14th by Ruth Jelley on 10/4/2018 @ 06:45

The Leicester Diddy League coach will leave Coventry Sports 
Centre at 1630 hrs.

Masters training cancelled tomorrow morning - Tuesday 10th April by Adam Ruckwood on 9/4/2018 @ 16:57

Tomorrow mornings Masters training session will be cancelled.  Jelly is unfortunately ill and we are short of coaching cover - very sorry for the disruption.


No Morning session Thurs 5th April by Jo Deakins on 4/4/2018 @ 17:16

Due to Matt being ill there will be no morning session tomorrow, Thursday 5th April.

Apologies for this.

Pathways 2 will run this Sunday (1st April) by Jo Deakins on 30/3/2018 @ 11:54

There will be a Pathways 2 session this Sunday - 1st April 4.30-6.00pm.

Changes to training over the Easter weekend by Adam Ruckwood on 27/3/2018 @ 15:13

There will be a few changes to the training timetable over the Easter weekend due to some pool closures:

Friday 30th March – no training for any group
Saturday 31st March – training as normal for Junior Elite and the High Achiever groups
Sunday 1st April – training as normal for all groups except Masters which is cancelled
Monday 2nd April – no training for any group

We are sorry for the disruption.



ESSA Schools Nationals by Adam Ruckwood on 26/3/2018 @ 16:42

Great swim from Niall Connell to win Gold in the Junior Mens 200m IM at the England Schools Swimming Championships this weekend in Crawley.  Niall knocked a huge 4 seconds off his best to take the win.

Aimee Hood, Louis Fenson and Eva Vicary also swam at the meet as part of the West Midlands team.

Well done to all the swimmers!


Diving Award Date Change by Jo Deakins on 21/3/2018 @ 09:26

Due to Anita being away this Sunday we are changing the date of the Diving Award. This will now take place on Sunday 15th April. Please come to poolside and see Anita at 3pm.

Delia Reynolds Open Meet still on today by Adam Ruckwood on 18/3/2018 @ 07:05

We have been advised that the Delia Reynolds Open Meet at Nuneaton is still going ahead today.

Please drive safely on the way and swim fast when you get there!!


Founder Members by Ruth Jelley on 14/3/2018 @ 14:29

It is with sadness we report that two of our founder 
members, Dennis Franklin and Eleanor Payne, have passed 
away.
Eleanor stayed very active in the Club for a number of 
years being Secretary at one point. She also served on the 
Midland District Executive for many years and was President 
of the District.
 
Her funeral is on March 22nd at St George’s Coundon at 12 
noon.

British Championships Results by Adam Ruckwood on 12/3/2018 @ 12:51

Last weekend saw the British Swimming Championships in a snowy Edinburgh.  The Championships were a final preparation meet for the swimmers leaving for next months Commonwealth Games as well as incorporating the Trials for the Great Britain Junior Team to compete at July’s European Junior Championships in Helsinki, Finland.

City of Coventry had six swimmers racing at the Championships - Lauren Cox, Lauren McConnachie, Eva Vicary, Ana Vicary, Dan Moore and Rebecca Winn.  

Lauren Cox had a great met swimming two huge lifetime best times in the 50m Backstroke and 100m Backstroke to secure selection to the GB team for the European Juniors in the summer.  Her performance in the 50m Backstroke won her the Bronze medal, while her times in both swims were new Warwickshire County Senior Records.  

Well done to all the swimmers and especially Lauren on her selection to the Great Britain team!



Saturday 17th March by Adam Ruckwood on 12/3/2018 @ 10:24

There is an England Talent Camp being held this Saturday (17th) and our swimmers have to be out of the pool earlier than normal.  We are therefore having to re-arrange the session times to accommodate the Swim England camp:

High Achiever groups will swim 7.30-9am.  Land-work will be cancelled.
Senior and Junior Elite will swim 5.30-7.30am with land-work afterwards.

Sorry for the disruption.


Sessions moved from Foxford - Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th March by Adam Ruckwood on 10/3/2018 @ 06:17

Unfortunately Foxford is closed again on Monday and Tuesday of next week so we are going to have to move some of the sessions around: 

Monday 5th – Red Achievers will move to Lyng Hall 6-7.15pm Tuesday 6th – Reception Achievers 2 will move to Caludon 6.45-7.45pm on Monday 5th 

We are sorry for the disruption


Sprint Night - New Date - 16th March by Jo Deakins on 6/3/2018 @ 08:38

As we had to cancel sprint night last Friday due to the weather we have now moved it to the 16th March. This is because originally we were going to do one on the 2nd March and then another on the 23rd March and miss April due to the Easter Holidays being early. Therefore, it makes sense for us now to do one in the middle of the original time frame and just run one sprint night for march/April.

If you are willing to help out with the timing or recording on the 16th please email Calie on calie.smith@coventry-swimming.org.uk

WINNER of the Golden Ticket - Mr Howard Cobble by Jo Deakins on 5/3/2018 @ 09:55

The Golden Ticket was drawn yesterday at the Development gala and the winner was Mr Howard Cobble , Father of Lily Cobble in  Red achieves.

Thank you to everyone for your support, we have raised £220 towards the Devon Tour 2018.

Swim Camp Bookings by Jo Deakins on 5/3/2018 @ 09:06

Places on the Clubs Swim Camps are filling up for the two weeks planned for the Easter Holidays.

We are running 2 x 4 day skills camps at the University of Warwick Tues 3rd-Fri 6th April & Mon 9th-Thurs 12th April, one stroke per day. You can also attend individual days also. 

Details of the camps and booking information can be found here https://www.coventry-swimming.org.uk/?p=63 

Ages range up to 12 years old, but if spaces are available we may take bookings from 13 yr olds.

All back to normal today by Jo Deakins on 4/3/2018 @ 10:29

All sessions and events are back to normal today and will run. 

The development gala at the University will run at 2.30pm, please do not arrive before 2.00pm.

All training and pathways sessions at Coventry Sports Centre will be as normal except for the Reception & Coloured Achievers and high Achiever squads who are cancelled due to the Development gala.

Thanks for your patience over the past few days with the weather.

Saturday Morning Sessions 3rd March by Jo Deakins on 2/3/2018 @ 17:13

Due to a logistical issue with the keys to open up we are having to change the training times for the squads in the morning:

Junior & Senior Elite - swim 7.00-8.30am with land work 8.30-9.15am. Come in through the side doors onto poolside (we are reliant on the pool staff opening up so this may be 6.55-7.00am time so a quick change and into the pool will be necessary, no pre pool).

High Achievers Ben & Jess - land work 7.30-8.15am and swim 8.30-10.00am. Come in through the main doors at the front of the building.

Due to the weather please dont feel that you have to come training if the weather/roads where you live are not great. 


Club Night/Pathways Cancelled/Condensed Session for 6.00pm & 7.00pm Squads by Jo Deakins on 2/3/2018 @ 16:39

Further update to the weather situation..... Due to the snow falling in the last hour we have decided to cancel Club Night and Pathways tonight. 

We have also decided to run just one session tonight 6.00-7.00pm for all the squads that normally swim 6.00-8.15pm. As we have cancelled club night we will have the two shallow ends of the pool  plus the 8 lanes to run a session. Please dont feel that you have to come training if you feel the roads around your area are too bad.


Sessions & Club Night ON tonight as normal by Jo Deakins on 2/3/2018 @ 15:15

The decision has been taken to run the sessions as normal tonight at Coventry Sports Centre, including club night.

The snow hasnt come down as bad as forecast and at the moment the roads are fairly clear.

We will keep an eye on the weather and if it does take a turn for the worse then we will close early but as it stands we will run all sessons/lessons.

Update on Sessions today - Friday 2nd March by Jo Deakins on 2/3/2018 @ 10:57

We are keeping an eye on the weather but at the moment we have decided to run the 4.00-6.00pm sessions as normal today.

A decision is going to be made at 3.00pm on whether the 6.00-8.15pm sessions will run, depending on what happens with the snow forecast to start at 1pm.

A decision will also be made at 3.00pm on whether Club night/Pathways will run.

Sprint Night has been CANCELLED.

Further updates will be added later.

Update on Sessions today - Friday 2nd March by Jo Deakins on 2/3/2018 @ 10:56

We are keeping an eye on the weather but at the moment we have decided to run the 4.00-6.00pm sessions as normal today.

A decision is going to be made at 3.00pm on whether the 6.00-8.15pm sessions will run, depending on what happens with the snow forecast to start at 1pm.

A decision will also be made at 3.00pm on whether Club night/Pathways will run.

Sprint Night has been CANCELLED.

Further updates will be added later.

University of Warwick Closed - Due to the weather by Jo Deakins on 2/3/2018 @ 09:12

Apologies, we have had a message that University of Warwick is closed now due to the snow and bad weather.

Therefore, the sessions tonight will be cancelled for the Masters.

The Adult swimming lessons are also cancelled at Lyng Hall School.


Lyng Hall Closed - Due to the weather by Jo Deakins on 1/3/2018 @ 16:51

Apologies, we have just had a message that Lyng Hall is closed now due to the snow and bad weather.

Therefore, the sessions tonight will be cancelled for Red & Reception Achievers 1.

The Adult lessons are also cancelled.

We will update on the sessions and Club Night tomorrow when  we see what happens overnight.

Diving Award Success by Jo Deakins on 1/3/2018 @ 14:54

Congratulations to the following swimmers who all passed their Diving Awards last Sunday:

Douglas Beddow, Sofia Rosamilia, Niamh McIntyre, Natalia Pawlowska, Julia Krusinowska, Qaylah Bhyat, Niamh Pharoah, Marissa Scope, Ben Nicholson, Karan Perera, Milan Patel, Timurs Cekurovs, Delshad Tahil & Maria Meknassi


Sessions moved from Foxford - Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th March by Adam Ruckwood on 28/2/2018 @ 19:38

Unfortunately Foxford is closed on Monday and Tuesday of next week so we are going to have to move some of the sessions around:

Monday 5th – Red Achievers will move to Lyng Hall 6-7.15pm
Tuesday 6th – Reception Achievers 2 will move to Caludon 6.45-7.45pm on Monday 5th

We are sorry for the disruption

Plea for Helpers: Sprint Night this Friday 2nd March and Sunday 4th March Development Gala by Calie Smith on 27/2/2018 @ 23:48

Parents: We Need Your Help: 
For This- Friday Sprint Night 2nd March 2018- *For 
Recording and Timing * *For Recorders-( Writing names and 
times down) and Timers ( To use a stop watch) * If you 
haven’t helped before, not to worry, you will be shown.

Could you please let me know if you are able to help out- 
For Sprint Night And What role you would like to do.

Please could you be on poolside for around 5:50 pm, to 
ensure we have enough time to get replacements if needed.- 

Development gala –This Sunday 4th March at Warwick 
University. 

For helping: *For any of these roles below*:-

*Recording- Writing names  / Timing- Using a stop watch / 
Team Managing- sorting swimmers to marshal area / 
Marshalling- Checking off swimmers for events/heats /  
Door-help with the door Admission- programmes / 
Runners- taking results to data people / Data-Using the 
computer/laptop – entering results and officials- 
Judging*- 

Warm-up 2:30 pm and Start time 3:00pm. 

Please can you contact me by email if you can help at the 
events above: calie.smith@coventry-swimming.org.uk

*Thank you to those Parents that have come forward- 
already*


Last few remaining Golden Tickets available! by Jo Deakins on 26/2/2018 @ 10:35

The Golden Ticket draw to win a £250.00 voucher to spend at Allens swim shop is coming up on Sunday!

The Golden ticket is a voucher  worth £250 to spend online or in store at Allens of kingsbury swimwear specialists. Allens sell everything you could possibly need from kick boards to Fina approved racing suits. There are only 100 tickets available at a cost of £5 each, so get yours this week if you want to enter. The tickets are now available to purchase, please see Jackie Fairchild and your squads parent rep to buy one. Tickets will also be available on the club desk on Friday nights.

The draw will take place this Sunday (4th March) at our development gala.

John Vaughan Gala - Saturday 17th February by Adam Ruckwood on 17/2/2018 @ 10:19

Just a reminder that the team bus leaves from Coventry Sports Centre at 4.15pm this afternoon.

Good to luck to all the swimmers!!


Junior Club Sessions moved - Tuesday 20th February by Adam Ruckwood on 16/2/2018 @ 10:05

We are a little short of coaching staff next week, so the Tuesday Junior Club sessions will be moved to new times/venues just for that week:

Junior Club Younger will move from Lyng Hall to Caludon 6.45-8.30pm
Junior Club Older will stay at Coventry, but move to 6.45-8.30pm

Sorry for the disruption

Training cancelled this weekend - 10th + 11th February by Adam Ruckwood on 6/2/2018 @ 22:13

We are sorry for the disruption again, but training for all groups will be cancelled this weekend due to the 2nd and final weekend of the Warwickshire County Championships.

Many thanks for your understanding.




Good Swims at the Coventry & District Relays by Adam Ruckwood on 5/2/2018 @ 12:25

Great showing from the team at the Coventry & District Relays at the weekend.  The team came away with 27 medals from the 32 races - 19 Gold, 7 Silver and 1 Bronze.

Well done to all the swimmers, coaches and team managers!


Warwickshire withdrawals by Simon Sinclair on 25/1/2018 @ 20:13

Please can any competitors who are not going to swim at this weekends championships ensure that they have withdrawn at least one hour before the start of the session that the swim is due to take place in. 
Withdrawals must be via email to withdraw@warwickshireswimming.org.uk. withdrawals are not permissible via any other method.
Please be aware that failure to follow this process may result in a financial penalty that the competitor is responsible for.

Training cancelled this weekend - 27th+28th January by Adam Ruckwood on 25/1/2018 @ 10:54

Due to the Warwickshire County Championships taking place at the Sports Centre this weekend, training for all groups on both Saturday and Sunday will be cancelled.



Coach for John Vaughan Gala by Ruth Jelley on 24/1/2018 @ 17:45

Coach will leave Coventry Sports Centre at 4:15pm on 
Saturday 17th February.

Leicester Sharks Regional Qualifier by Adam Ruckwood on 23/1/2018 @ 12:55

We have had word that this meet is almost full and so we have had to close the entry early - we are extremely sorry for this.  
If we didnt send the entry immediately we ran the risk of the 43 swimmers from our club who have already entered not getting in.
We are sorry for the disruption, but it was out of our control.

Leicester Sharks Regional Qualifier by Adam Ruckwood on 22/1/2018 @ 10:24

Please note that the closing date for Leicester Sharks Regional qualifier meet has been brought forward to Thursday 25th January due to the meet filling up fast. Please ensure your entry is done and paid for by this date, any unpaid entries will not be sent.



Golden Ticket Raffle now on sale!! by Jo Deakins on 22/1/2018 @ 09:25

£250.00 Allens Voucher to be won!!!

The Golden ticket is a voucher  worth £250 to spend online or in store at Allens of kingsbury swimwear specialists. Allens sell everything you could possibly need from kick boards to Fina approved racing suits. There will only be 100 tickets available at a cost of £5 each, so get yours quick before they all go. The tickets are now available to purchase, please see Jackie Fairchild and your squads parent rep to buy one. Tickets will also be available on the club desk on Friday nights.

The draw will take place on the 4th March at our development gala.

Time Keeping/J1 Training- Cancelled by Calie Smith on 21/1/2018 @ 12:32

Todays Training- 21st January is cancelled due to the 
trainer being ill- Sorry for the inconvenience- A date will 
be prearranged for another training session in the next 
couple of weeks.

Time Keeping/J1 Training- Cancelled by Calie Smith on 21/1/2018 @ 12:32

Todays Training- 21st January is cancelled due to the 
trainer being ill- Sorry for the inconvenience- A date will 
be prearranged for another training session in the next 
couple of weeks.

Royal Visit - Tues 16th Road closures by Jo Deakins on 11/1/2018 @ 14:42

Due to the Royal visit to Coventry on Tuesday there are a number of road closures and getting into the City may be restricted from Monday Night through to Tuesday. 

Details of the visit can be found here http://www.coventry.gov.uk/news/article/2371/help_give_royal_visitors_a_warm_welcome 

Message From Su Bolton- Membership 2018 by Calie Smith on 8/1/2018 @ 16:40

Before Christmas around the 17th December-Emails were sent 
out early with Membership invoices for this year. We have 
had some enquiries that people havent received their 
emails/invoices- Please can you check you Junk/Spam Folders.
If you know you havent received or if your unsure on the 
invoice: Please Contact su.boulton@coventry-swimming.org.uk

Officials for January Meet this Sunday by Jo Deakins on 8/1/2018 @ 12:55

We are still short of officials for our meet this coming Sunday 14th, if you are available to help please let me know asap at avril.ementon@coventry-swimming.org.uk 

many thanks, Avril

New Club & County Record for Lauren Cox by Jo Deakins on 19/12/2017 @ 12:51

Well done to Lauren Cox who on Saturday broke the Senior County record for 50m backstroke short course and the Club record at the same time that had stood for seven years - 28.35 is the new time to beat!

C by Calie Smith on 18/12/2017 @ 17:21

Hi All, Your named hat order is ready collection, if you 
can let me know when your available to meet, I may be able 
to meet you at a training pool over the week or I will be 
on poolside from 6-8pm this Friday at the main pool.

I will be at Lyng hall school tonight at the end of Blue 
Achievers 6:50 and the start of Reception Achievers 1 
session for a bit. Then Tomorrow at Caludon Castle 
tomorrow.

Contact me through email and mobile to arrange collection.

Calie

Club Membership- Message from Su Bolton by Calie Smith on 17/12/2017 @ 22:20

Please accept my apologies for the membership invoices going 
out with the wrong due date on. The due date should read the 
20th of January 2018. Thanks Su Bolton Membership Secretary

Success for Joshua Fairchild by Jo Deakins on 13/12/2017 @ 11:44

Joshua swam 7 events this weekend at the National Para swimming Disability Champs hosted by the English Federation of Disability sport. Joshua achieved personal best times in 5 of his swims and broke the 30 second barrier for the first time in his 50 Freestyle having a strong swim to win the heat with the time of 29.56.
As usual the main focus was on his 200 Freestyle which was his last event of the championships and once again he managed to pull out a great Pb of 2:16.17 and achieving 604 British disability points putting him in the top 20 for his Classification nationally. 

Well done Joshua - great swimming!

Foxford open tonight - Sessions as normal by Jo Deakins on 13/12/2017 @ 11:11

The Reception Achiever 1 and Red Achiever sessions will run as normal tonight at Foxford. All back to normal.

Lyng Hall open today so sessions running as normal tonight by Jo Deakins on 13/12/2017 @ 08:11

We have had confirmation that Lyng Hall is open tonight so the sessions will be back to normal from Wednesday 13th.

Awaiting confirmation from Foxford & Bablake.

Clarification on Sessions tonight by Jo Deakins on 12/12/2017 @ 13:43

Apologies for the confusing messages earlier re the session cancellations tonight.

To clarify we have both Lyng Hall & Foxford Schools closed so we are having to do the following:

Rec Ach 2 is cancelled completely
HA3 is being moved to swim with HA2 at Caludon 6.45-8.30pm
JCYounger is being moved to swim with JCOlder at Coventry Sports Centre 8.30-9.30pm.

Further updates tomorrow once we have an update from the schools.

Rec Ach 2 & Junior Club Sessions tonight - Tues 12th Dec by Jo Deakins on 12/12/2017 @ 12:06

Due to School closures we have had to do the following:

Cancel the reception Achiever 2 session at Foxford
Cancel the Junior Club Session at Lyng Hall, you are welcome to join the older Junior Club session at Lyng Hall 8.30-9.30pm

We will update tomorrow once we know where we are with the weather and Schools.

HA3 session tonight (Tues 12th Dec) moved to Caludon by Jo Deakins on 12/12/2017 @ 11:52

Due to Foxford School being closed today we cant run the HA3 session tonight. You are welcome though to attend the HA2 session at Caludon Castle tonight instead 6.45-8.30pm.

We are going day by day in terms of the weather at the moment so will update tomorrow if sessions are moved/cancelled tomorrow.

Club Championships Cancelled by Simon Sinclair on 10/12/2017 @ 09:26

Due to the weather, the club championships scheduled for today have been cancelled.

We will look at re-scheduling for early next year.

Arena League A Team by Rikki Morris on 9/12/2017 @ 12:22

The coach for the A Team will be leaving Coventry Sports Centre at 
4.30pm. Please make sure that you are there for 4.15pm, the Coach will 
not be waiting, and will leave at 4.30pm

Those of you traveling by car, the post code is WR3 8DX. Please make 
sure that you are at the pool by 5.45pm, ready for the 6pm warm up.

Coventry B team Stafford Gala Dec 9th by Ruth Jelley on 8/12/2017 @ 21:44

Due to snow, the Arena West Midlands League gala due to 
take place on Dec 9th has been cancelled.

Thank you Parents- Helping/Supporting at this weekend Winter Meet by Calie Smith on 3/12/2017 @ 22:38

We would just like to sayThank you to those parents/people 
that came forward to help/support this weekend Winter Meet 
Gala. Your help and support is much appreciated by all.

Thank you Parents- Helping/Supporting at this weekend Winter Meet by Calie Smith on 3/12/2017 @ 22:38

We would just like to sayThank you to those parents/people 
that came forward to help/support this weekend Winter Meet 
Gala. Your help and support is much appreciated by all.

Thank you Parents- Helping/Supporting at this weekend Winter Meet by Calie Smith on 3/12/2017 @ 22:38

We would just like to sayThank you to those parents/people 
that came forward to help/support this weekend Winter Meet 
Gala. Your help and support is much appreciated by all.

Christmas Card Competition - Winner Announced! by Jo Deakins on 1/12/2017 @ 16:02

Congratulations to Lucy Hargreaves who is this years winner of our annual Christmas card competition, Lucys fantastic drawing will be used as the Clubs official Christmas card for 2017 and will also feature on the home page of the website - Well done Lucy.

This years competition was very difficult to judge as we had some amazing designs but a special mention must go to the following swimmers who all made  the top ten (in no particular order ) :- Lailah Power, Lottie Joyce, Brain McSharry, Kenza Ajimi, Isaac kitchen, Charlie Smith,Szonja Lukacs, Delvina Tahir and Paisley Roper.

Last call for any officials by Jo Deakins on 1/12/2017 @ 14:07

Last hopeful shout out for officials for this weekend, especially to help out on the Sunday sessions. Anyone willing to help please contact Avril on avril.ementon-coventry-swimming.org.uk, whether it’s just one session or all, any help will be greatly appreciated in assisting us to run a successful meet.

Training cancelled this weekend by Adam Ruckwood on 1/12/2017 @ 08:33

Just a reminder that training will cancelled on Saturday and Sunday (2nd and 3rd December) due to the clubs Winter Open Meet taking place.  Masters and Water Polo training will run as usual though on Sunday evening.

Sorry for the disruption.

Sprint Night Plea by Calie Smith on 29/11/2017 @ 00:01

For This- Friday Sprint Night 1st December 2017-
 *Plea For helpers - Recorders and Time keepers * 
* For Recorders-( Writing names and times down) and Timers
(To use a stopwatch)* If you haven’t helped before, not to 
worry, you will be shown. Please can everyone be on 
poolside for 5:50 pm, to ensure we have enough time to get 
replacements. 
Please can you get back to me what you would like to do. 
Thank you. Regards Calie Smith 
calie.smith@coventry-swimming.org.uk or 
calie.smith@ntlworld.com

Named Club Hats- Orders by Calie Smith on 28/11/2017 @ 23:57

Just to let you know the deadline for Christmas Orders for 
named hats will be 7th December 2017. If you with to 
purchase a named hat, please go onto the member centre, 
theres a tab -Club Hats and you order what name you wish 
to put on, as well pay through on-line. 
After the 7th December there wont be an order till next 
year. - So nice to have for a Christmas Present-
Have any questions please dont hesitate to contact me on 
Friday nights on club desk or email:
calie.smith@coventry-swimming.org.uk/ 
calie.smith@ntlworld.com

Urgent Appeals plea for Officials for Winter Meet this weekend by Jo Deakins on 27/11/2017 @ 11:06

We are extremely short of qualified officials for our Winter open meet this weekend, if you can help please let me know ASAP on the following email avril.ementon-coventry-swimming.org.uk, whether it’s just one session or all, any help will be greatly appreciated in assisting us to run a successful meet.

Raffle Prizes- Donations Reminder- by Calie Smith on 22/11/2017 @ 22:06

Hi Everyone, Just a reminder we have a few events coming 
up: Winter meet /Club Champs / Jan Meet and we are asking 
for raffle prize donations.
 
Each Squad has been asked for themed items to make up 
baskets/hampers/tubes etc….. for these events- Which 
Claire Burden kindly makes up (Parent).
 
Anything with a Winter theme would also be welcome!
 
Please before donating check dates that they can be used 
and in a good condition.
 
Thank you to those who have already donated, also thank 
you in advance for any donations received.
 
If they can be handed into the Club night desk by this 
Friday (24th November) that would be appreciated.
 
With Kind Regards
Calie Smith

Mixed Cannon Relay at Club Championships by Jo Deakins on 22/11/2017 @ 09:45

At the Club Championships this year we will again be running the Festive themed Cannon Relay. 8 teams made up of swimmers from all groups will compete in a fast and furious 50m freestyle relay. If you wish to take part please send your name and squad details to Claire.smith@coventry-swimming.org.uk before 5/12 

Thanks............... by Adam Ruckwood on 21/11/2017 @ 16:10

"Thank you to all our officials and team managers who helped at the November short course meet at the weekend. Also thanks from Team Luton to those who officiated and gave up their relaxing weekend by the pool to help make sure the meet went ahead. Well done to those officials who got the opportunity to take charge of the lap cards for the first time on the 800 and 1500m swims!  And finally well done to all the swimmers and of course the coaches who produced some great racing and lots of Pbs and medals."

Thanks
Avril

Official photographs at the Club Championships, December 2017 by Jo Deakins on 21/11/2017 @ 09:09

This year were pleased to be offering official photographs at the Club Championships. 
Mel Fenson Photography will be at the meet on Sunday December 10th, doing her best to photograph your childs best side!

Within a few days of the meet the images will be available to view via a Dropbox link that we will email out, and which will also be available via: https://www.facebook.com/MelFensonPhotography/. Youll also be able to register your email with Mel on the day if youd like the link emailed directly to you. 

The high resolution digital images will be priced at £4.50 for one image, or £12.00 for three images. A percentage of sales will be donated to the club. 
If you DO NOT want your child to be photographed on the day, please email Mel directly at: melfensonphotography@gmail.com.

See examples of Mels images at: https://melfensonphotography79.pixieset.com/melfensonphotographysampleimages/

Christmas Card Design Competition - Closing Date 17th November by Jo Deakins on 15/11/2017 @ 15:19

Only a couple more days to hand in any designs for the Christmas Card design competition.... 

Details can be found here https://www.coventry-swimming.org.uk/files/file/XmasCardcomp17(1).pdf 

Council Presentation on the New Pool by Jo Deakins on 15/11/2017 @ 14:04

The Club have been working closely with the Council over the past 12 months on the plans for the new 50m pool which has been announced this week as going forwards to planning permission stage for the Alan Higgs site. Liz Sykes (Chairman) and myself met with the Council for an update last week and they have offered to come along and give a presentation to members before the AGM next Thursday (23rd November)

The Presentation will be held at 7pm for approx 20 mins with 10mins opportunity for questions before we start the AGM as near to 7.30pm as possible. Both will be held in the Board Room on the second floor - dry side Coventry Sports Centre.

AGM Thursday 23rd November 7:30pm by Ruth Jelley on 13/11/2017 @ 17:16

The AGM is open to all members of the Club and we look 
forward to seeing you there

Thank you Parents- Helping/Supporting at Events by Calie Smith on 13/11/2017 @ 12:45

Just would like to SayThank You to all those parents who 
have kindly offered and helped supporting roles such as:
Time Keepers/Recorders/Admin/Team Mangers/Marshalls 
/Stewards/Door/Officials-over the last few events: Sprint 
Night/Time Trials/Team Galas/ Development Gala this 
weekend.
Without your help and support these events wouldnt be 
possible. Again thank you.

Officials Needed!! by Adam Ruckwood on 3/11/2017 @ 08:53

As we are hosting the second round of the Arena National League at Rugby on Saturday 11th November at 6pm, we need to provide more officials than usual. Thank you to those who have already replied and offered their help. 
Could we ask anyone who has not yet replied or has not received a request to let Avril know if you are available ASAP by email avril.ementon@coventry-swimming.org.uk

Many thanks!

Foxford session cancelled tonight - Wednesday 1st November by Adam Ruckwood on 1/11/2017 @ 16:37

Unfortunately we are going to have to cancel tonights session at Foxford for Red Achievers and Reception Achievers 1.  Ben Ryder is stuck at work and Murray has sadly hurt his back and unable to make it.  We have 2 other coaches away so we are very short staffed.

Very sorry for the disruption.

Christmas Card Design Competition - Closing Date 17th November by Jo Deakins on 1/11/2017 @ 12:18

Just a reminder the Club is running a Christmas Card Design competition and details can be found here https://www.coventry-swimming.org.uk/files/file/XmasCardcomp17(1).pdf 

Closing date Friday 17th November, hard copies of entry form available from the Club Night desk.

Belfry golf day in aid of the Lily Mae Foundation by Adam Ruckwood on 30/10/2017 @ 10:08

Sam Richards has been in touch as he still has 4 places available for the Golf Day at the Belfry on Saturday.  The day is in aid of the Lily Mae Foundation and costs £35.

If you are interested then please contact Sam on sam.richards@lilymaefoundation.org




Diving Award Success by Jo Deakins on 23/10/2017 @ 12:36

Congratulations to the latest swimmers to pass their Diving Awards: Chloe Phillips, Lily Cobble, Lucy Wade, Sophie Reh, Freya Fawcett, Lucy Gibb, James Wade & Oscar Wilson

Callout for Officials & timekeepers for Club Championships 10th December by Jo Deakins on 16/10/2017 @ 12:25

We have been relying heavily on officials visiting our meets to help run them efficiently and it is becoming more and more difficult to staff them correctly. With this in mind I wanted to inform you that our club champs will be held on Sunday 10th December (time to be confirmed) which we will need to try to cover with our officials as best we can. As it will be a level 4 meet we can use anyone who is qualified from a club timekeeper upwards. If you could let me know if you can help on that day asap that would be great.

Regards, Avril Ementon

avril.ementon@coventry-swimming.org.uk

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 23rd November 2017 - Coventry Sports Centre Board Room at 7:30pm by Jo Deakins on 16/10/2017 @ 08:58

The Clubs AGM is scheduled for 23rd November, all members and parents/carers of members are welcome. Below is an outline of what will be discussed:

The purpose of the Annual General Meeting is to transact the following business:

• To receive the Chairman’s report of activities of the Club during the previous year;
• To receive and consider the accounts of the club for the previous year and the report on the accounts of the independent examiner and the Treasurers report as to the financial position of the Club;
• To remove and elect the Independent Examiner (who must not be a member of the committee or a member of the family of a member of the committee) or confirm that he/she remain in office; 
• To elect the Executive Officers and other members of the Committee;
• To decide on any resolution which may be duly submitted in accordance with Rule 9.3 

Rule 9.3 Nominations for election of members to any office or for membership of the committee shall be made in writing by the proposer and seconder to the Secretary not later than 21 days before the date of the AGM. The nominee shall be required to indicate in writing on the nomination form their willingness to stand for election. Notice of any resolution proposed to be moved at the Annual General Meeting shall be given in writing to the secretary not later than 21 days before the AGM. 

We look forward to seeing as many people as possible.

Development Gala Entry fee by Jo Deakins on 12/10/2017 @ 10:32

There have been a few enquires to the addition of an entry fee now per swimmer for the Development Gala

The reason for the fee being added this season:

1)	Pool cost has gone up this year so it is helping to reduce the cost to the club as the number of spectators has reduced and therefore the revenue from the door take
2)	It starts the learning process for parents on using the paypal system for entering meets so when comes to entering external competitions the process should be easier and less issues occurring through non payment
3)	The gala/pool booking is 3.25 hours long and therefore is longer than normal training time and therefore the club incur extra costs to run it i.e. pool time and coach time 
4)	Can confirm it is only £1 per swimmer (not per event) so should only be being asked to pay £1. If anyone is being asked to pay more than £1 then we need to know so we can look into it.

Hope this helps to explain, any further queries please let me know or contact your parent rep.

Development Gala 12th November by Julia Betteley on 11/10/2017 @ 18:47

Entry to the Development Gala is now open and will close on 
October 28th. Remember to the read the Information Pack 
before entering. Any queries please contact 
julia.betteley@coventry-swimming.org.uk 

Cov & Districts Champs - Nuneaton by Adam Ruckwood on 4/10/2017 @ 14:15

Just a reminder that the warm-up and start times have been brought forward on Saturday - it is now 12.45pm warm-up and 1.30pm start.

On Sunday morning it is a 9am start, so warm-up will be from 8am.

Swimmers have been asked to try and put additional bags in the lockers provided in the changing rooms as it is going to be very busy on poolside.  Finals have been scrapped to give additional time to fit everybody in due to the massive entry the organisers have received, so space on poolside is going to be very limited.

Many thanks



Development Gala Dates set for 2017-2018 season by Jo Deakins on 3/10/2017 @ 14:52

We are able to confirm the dates for the development galas for this season to be on the following dates:

Sunday 12 November 2017
Sunday, 4 March, 2018
Sunday, 24th of June, 2018

The galas will be run between 2.30-5.45 PM at Warwick University and will be in replacement of the normal training sessions.  Please put these dates in your diary as it is mandatory for swimmers in the reception, coloured and high achievers to attend.

Entry details for the November gala will be available soon.

Monthly Coaching Fees by Adam Ruckwood on 26/9/2017 @ 04:20

This time of year sees the clubs annual coaching fee review and the new fee structure has been sent to you via email.  If for some reason you havent received it please contact the treasurer, Hayley Ward, on Hayley.ward@coventry-swimming.org.uk

If you could please change your standing order to the new amounts in time for the October payment, we would be very grateful.

Thank you.


Thank you - Sprint Meet Gala 2017 by Calie Smith on 24/9/2017 @ 11:07

Just like to say ’Thank You’ to parents that came and 
helped/supported at the Sprint Gala Yesterday in the roles 
that you were doing these were: 
Door admission- Pam Offer, Lucy Jones, Nikki Symons, Emily 
Knowles and Sheryl Pickett - Stewards/Marshall: Craig 
Healey, Andrew Williams, Dawn Sewall,Kathryn Smith, Dean 
Underwood and Claire Harvey-
Medal Table and Refreshments : Tony Moriarty, Sandie Wilden, 
Amy and Rob Stevens - 
Data/Computer Handling: Clive Winters and Paul Wilding.
Team Managers: Jacqui Smith and Ryan Jackson.
Again: Thank you to All.


Meet referee needed by Jo Deakins on 20/9/2017 @ 09:00

We are in need of at least one more referee for our very busy sprint meet this Saturday to ensure it goes as smoothly as possible, if  there are any referees who have a free day and would like to come and join us please let us know asap by email avril.ementon@coventry-swimming.org.uk Thank You.

Road Closures this Sunday - 17th September by Jo Deakins on 13/9/2017 @ 09:01

Due to the Coventry Sky Ride there are a number of road closures that might affect your route into training. Please check the following link to see which ones are affected:

https://www.letsride.co.uk/coventry-road-closures


by on 11/9/2017 @ 18:50


Belfry golf day in aid of the Lily Mae Foundation by Adam Ruckwood on 11/9/2017 @ 14:24

Sam Richards (former coach of Green Achievers) is now working closely with the Lily Mae Foundation, which is a charity that supports parents and families after a stillbirth or neo natal death.  Sam has organised a golf day to raise funds for the foundation and asked I share this with the club members.

The golf day is on Saturday 4th November at The Belfry - Derby Course.  The cost is £35 and there are 48 places on a first-come-first-served basis.  If you are interested please contact Sam on sam.richards@lilymaefoundation.org for more information.  If you wish to book a place you can do so with Sam, or via the Club Night desk with a deposit of £10 (or the full £35) in an envelope with your name and Sam Richards Golf Day on it.  If you just pay the deposit the remainder is obviously payable on the day.

Kind regards

City of Coventry Swimming Club


Nominees for Awards Night Awards by Rikki Morris on 8/9/2017 @ 14:18

Gavin Thomas - Ellie Tranter/ Richard Albrighton/ Rihon Scullion

Warner Award Male - Daniel Moore/ Ryan Griffiths/ Joshua Fairchild

Warmer Award Female - Charlotte McClure/ Isobel Holden/ Danielle Armstrong

Coventry and District Award - Tommy Smith/ Tom Mitchell/ Erin Jones

Warwickshire Award - Eva Vicary/ Tommy Smith/ Evan McWhirter

Midland Champs Award - Hymie Connell/ Aimee Hood/ Eva Vicary

GB Champs - Joshua Fairchild/ Eva Vicary/ Lauren Cox

National Champs - Ana Vicary/ Rebecca Winn/ Joshua Fairchild

Blue Achievers and Reception 1 - Monday 4th September by Adam Ruckwood on 3/9/2017 @ 15:41

Lyng Hall is closed until Tuesday, so training for Blue Achievers tomorrow will move to Coventry Sports Centre 6-7pm and Reception 1 will also swim at Coventry Sports Centre 7-8pm.
Very sorry for the disruption,

Nuneaton Junior League Final by Ruth Jelley on 31/8/2017 @ 20:08

Tickets for the Junior League Final will be available to 
purchase from Jackie Fairchild on Sept 1st. There will 
initially be an allocation of one ticket per swimmer.

Nuneaton Junior League Final - Confirmation of Venue by Jo Deakins on 15/8/2017 @ 18:37

The venue for the Nuneaton Junior League Final is confirmed as Pingles, Nuneaton.

Swim England TYR Discount process has changed by Jo Deakins on 10/8/2017 @ 07:18

We have been informed of a change in the process to receive a discount on TYR goods via Swim England. A login for the TYR discount code needs to be created by clicking on the link http://www.swimming.org/members/activating-your-online-account/

This is the link swim England has sent through. Once created a unique discount code will appear in the members area. Its also now 25% and free postage.

Swim England TYR Discount process has changed by Jo Deakins on 10/8/2017 @ 06:54

We have been informed of a change in the process to receive a discount on TYR goods via Swim England. A login for the TYR discount code needs to be created by clicking on the link http://www.swimming.org/members/activating-your-online-account/

This is the link swim England has sent through. Once created a unique discount code will appear in the members area. Its also now 25% and free postage.

World Masters Championships, Budapest by Rikki Morris on 9/8/2017 @ 21:42

A massive good luck to all of our swimmers racing at the World Masters 
Championships in Budapest over the next couple of weeks!

To follow our swimmers results from the meet please click on the link 
http://mastersbudapest2017.microplustiming.com/

Fantastic Summer Nationals for City of Coventry! by Rikki Morris on 9/8/2017 @ 21:34

Well done to everyone that swam over the last 2 weeks at all 3 of the 
summer national championship events!

British Summer Championships - Eva Vicary (200 Free), Ana Vicary (800 
Free), Rebecca Winn (200 Breaststroke), Lauren Cox (50 and 100 Back), 
Lauren McConnachie (200 Fly), Sophie Stables (50 Fly), Tom Mitchell (200 
Back), Louis Fenson (400 Free) and the girls 4x100 Meldley Relay (Lauren 
Cox, Erin Jones, Lauren McConnachie, and Madeleine Hoare). Excellent 
swim from Ana Vicary in the 800 free with a new best time finish 9th in her 
age group. Louis Fenson also had a great swim in his 400 free swimming a 
new best time. Lauren Cox came away from the Championships with 2 
medals a Bronze in the 100 backstroke and a gold in the 50 backstroke. 
Well done to everyone at the British!

Swim England Summer Championships - Eva Vicary (400 free and 50 
breaststroke), Ana Vicary (400 free), Erin Jones (200 and 400 IM), Lauren 
McConnachie (400 IM and 100 fly), Lauren Cox (50 free), Hymie Connell 
(200 and 400 free), Rebecca Winn (400 IM), Joshua Fairchild (200 free, 
200 IM, 100 back, 100 breaststroke, 100 fly), Tom Mitchell (50 and 100 
back), Louis Fenson (200 and 400 IM and 200 free), Tommy Smith (200 
free), Aimee Hood ( 1.5k Open Water, 800 free, 200 fly and 400 IM), and 
Isobel Holden (50 fly)
Finals - Eva Vicary 400 free (7th) 50 breaststroke (5th), Ana Vicary 400 free 
(2nd), Erin Jones 200 IM (7th), Hymie Connell 200 free (5th) and 400 free 
(8th), Rebecca Winn 400 IM (3rd), Joshua Fairchild 100 breaststroke (8th), 
200 IM (9th) and 200 free (3rd), Tom Mitchell 100 back (8th), Louis Fenson 
400 IM (6th) and 200 IM (8th), Tommy Smith 200 free (6th), Aimee Hood 
1.5k Open Water (5th), 200 fly (8th), 800 free (10th), and Isobel Holden 50 
fly (9th). Well done to everyone who swam at the Swim England Summer 
Championships! One of the most successful years weve had st these 
Championships!

Welsh Summer Championships - Rebecca Burden, Lana Wilson-Shrubb, 
Caitlin Newport, Lottie McClure, Alana Timms, Ryan Griffiths, Adam Nash, 
Thomas Strachan and Faith Goodliffe.
Finals - Caitlin Newport 50 breaststroke (6th), Lottie McClure 50 back (5th) 
and 100 breaststroke (4th), Alana Timms (5th), Ryan Griffiths 50 
breaststroke (3rd), 100 breaststroke (1st), 200 breaststroke (2nd), 200 IM 
(1st), 400 IM (1st) and 100 fly (5th), Adam Nash 50 breaststroke (2nd) and 
100 fly (7th), Thomas Strachan 200 breaststroke (2nd), and Faith Goodliffe 
200 breaststroke (6th) and 400 IM (7th). Well done to everyone that swam 
at the Welsh Summer Nationals! Another successful meet this summer for 
the City of Coventry Swimming Club! 

Diving Award Success by Jo Deakins on 8/8/2017 @ 10:15

Congratulations to the following who all passed their Diving Award last Sunday:

Isaac Evans, Amelia Hall, Milly Anderson & Alexa Duggan

You can purchase a certificate from the Club Night Desk on a Friday Night.

Devon tour update by Calie Smith on 5/8/2017 @ 19:58

All back safely from the tour. Any lost property let me know, I have some 
items: sleeping bags.... with names so will get them to you: You know who 
you are.

Devon tour update by Calie Smith on 5/8/2017 @ 19:55

Already packed on the coach and on way back to Coventry. ETA will be 
confirmed near to Coventry.

Devon tour update by Calie Smith on 5/8/2017 @ 18:39

Already packed on the coach and on way back to Coventry. ETA will be 
confirmed near to Coventry.

Devon tour update by Calie Smith on 5/8/2017 @ 08:06

Already packed on the coach and on way back to Coventry. ETA will be 
confirmed near to Coventry.

Devon tour update by Calie Smith on 5/8/2017 @ 08:05

Sixth day: Off ready to wimberball lake for the day.

Devon tour update by Calie Smith on 4/8/2017 @ 08:39

Sixth day: Off ready to wimberball lake for the day.

Devon tour update by Calie Smith on 3/8/2017 @ 14:52

Fifth day:  onsite activities for the morning and off to westward Ho ! for the 
afternoon.

Devon tour update by Calie Smith on 3/8/2017 @ 14:49

Forth day: All ready off to the water park rain or shine. Later today visiting 
Dawlish swimming club gala.

Devon tour update by Calie Smith on 3/8/2017 @ 14:48

Forth day: All ready off to the water park rain or shine. Later today visiting 
Dawlish swimming club gala.

Devon tour update by Calie Smith on 3/8/2017 @ 14:47

Forth day: All ready off to the water park rain or shine. Later today visiting 
Dawlish swimming club gala.

Devon tour update by Calie Smith on 3/8/2017 @ 14:45

Forth day: All ready off to the water park rain or shine. Later today visiting 
Dawlish swimming club gala.

Devon tour update by Calie Smith on 2/8/2017 @ 20:08

Forth day: All ready off to the water park rain or shine. Later today visiting 
Dawlish swimming club gala.

Devon tour update by Calie Smith on 2/8/2017 @ 08:27

Forth day: All ready off to the water park rain or shine. Later today visiting 
Dawlish swimming club gala.

Devon Tour 2017 by Calie Smith on 1/8/2017 @ 09:32

Hi everyone, 3rd day of the tour, yesterday went well with laser games and 
the beach visit and today off to Woodlands theme park.

Devon Tour Gala 1 Results by Calie Smith on 1/8/2017 @ 09:27

Coventry Phoneix first place 148 points, 
Coventry Godiva second place 136 points,
Ilfracombe team A points 111
Ilfracombe team B points 64

by on 31/7/2017 @ 07:58


Devon Tour Gala 1 Results by Calie Smith on 30/7/2017 @ 22:58

Coventry Phoneix first place 148 points, 
Coventry Godiva second place 136 points,
Ilfracombe team A points 111
Ilfracombe team B points 64

Devon Tour Gala 1 Results by Calie Smith on 30/7/2017 @ 22:57

Coventry Phoneix first place 148 points, 
Coventry Godiva second place 136 points,
Ilfracombe team A points 111
Ilfracombe team B points 64

Devon Tour Gala 1 Results by Calie Smith on 30/7/2017 @ 22:55

Coventry Phoneix first place 148 points, 
Coventry Godiva second place 136 points,
Ilfracombe team A points 111
Ilfracombe team B points 64

Devon Tour by Calie Smith on 30/7/2017 @ 16:47

Just to let you know we have arrived at iIfracombe swimming club.

Addition of Sprint Night in September by Jo Deakins on 23/7/2017 @ 17:08

We have now added a sprint night date for September, we will now be running one on Friday 8th September. If you are willing to help out please contact Calie on calie.smith@coventry-swimming.org.uk 

by on 19/7/2017 @ 14:37


September 50m Sprints Meet - entry closed by Adam Ruckwood on 19/7/2017 @ 14:24

Please be aware that the September Sprints meet is now full and so the entry has been closed.


Bablake Closed Tonight 12th July by Rikki Morris on 12/7/2017 @ 14:45

Unfortunately Bablake School is closed tonight, so all our sessions there will have to be
cancelled.

Swimming will be as normal for the rest of the week.

Sorry for any inconvenience caused by the closure

by on 10/7/2017 @ 12:56


Great Mercian League Final by Adam Ruckwood on 10/7/2017 @ 07:38

Saturday night saw the final of the 2017 Mercian League at Nuneaton.  City of Coventry have won the Mercian League three of the past four years, but lost to Leamington in the first round in April this year.  The final saw a tight and hard fought gala with the team finally coming out on top with 217 points to 2nd placed Leamingtons 211.  Worcester were 3rd with 175.

Very well done to all the swimmers, coaches and team managers!!

2nd Day of International Childrens Games..... by Adam Ruckwood on 8/7/2017 @ 04:50

Another good days racing for the swimmers representing Coventry at the International Childrens Games in Lithuania.

Lauren McConnachie finished 5th in the 200m Butterfly with a time of 2.27.20 and Jasmine Marajh finished 2nd in the B final in the 50m Free with 28.33.  Both the 4x100 Free relays had strong performances as well with the girls finishing 7th and the boys 15th.

Good luck to all the swimmers racing today!!!

Junior Water Polo trials by Jo Deakins on 7/7/2017 @ 15:53

Ever fancied trying water polo? The Club has a thriving junior polo section for 12-16 yr olds who train on a Sunday night at Coventry Sports Centre. Feel free to come along any week at 6.30-7.00pm to try it out and meet the team and coaches.


International Childrens Games - Lithuania by Adam Ruckwood on 6/7/2017 @ 20:08

Great first day at the International Childrens Games in Kaunas, Lithuania.

Lauren McConnachie, Jasmine Marajh, Isobel Holden, Ellie Fodor, Anthony Nghiem, Ryan Griffiths, Joseph Mcauley and Sam Astill are representing the City in Lithuania and had a great first day.  Highlights of the day were a wonderful Bronze medal for Isobel Holden in the 50m Butterfly in 29.68.  Jasmine Marajh was 5th in the same final with 29.87, while Ryan Griffiths also made the evening finals with 7th in the B Final of the 100m Breaststroke in 1.17.48.  Great job guys!!

There are 2 more days of racing - keep an eye out on this news section for more results!!

Midland Open Water Championships by Adam Ruckwood on 6/7/2017 @ 19:48

Great performances from the swimmers who braved the conditions, weeds and big fish at the Midland Open Water Championships at Bosworth Water over the weekend.

Many congratulations to all the swimmers who raced, but special mentions to the medallists: Aimee Hood (Gold - 13 years 1.5k), Jenny Wilson (Gold - 19 years and over 5k), Martyn Brunt (Gold - 40-49 years 3k), Keith Burdett (Bronze - 50-59 years 3k), Dawn Smith (Silver - 40-49 years 3k), Claire Coventry (Silver - 50-59 years 3k), Pietro Rosamilia (Gold - 30-39 years 1.5k).

Very well done from all at City of Coventry Swimming Club!!


No land training tonight at Caludon for HA groups by Adam Ruckwood on 5/7/2017 @ 13:20

Due to a staff shortage, the land-work session tonight at Caludon will be cancelled.  We are very sorry for the disruption.  The swim session will go ahead as normal.


All set for the Graham Sykes Meet by Jo Deakins on 5/7/2017 @ 10:30

We are looking forward to the Graham Sykes Meet this weekend. If we could get a couple of more officials it would be great but we now should have enough to run the event.

Good luck to all competing!

Training Cancelled - Sunday 9th July by Adam Ruckwood on 4/7/2017 @ 14:55

Due to the clubs Graham Sykes Open Meet being held this weekend in the main pool and a large number of the swimmers racing at the meet, training for the majority of groups will be cancelled this Sunday.

Training will run for the Water Polo section as normal, while the Masters session will run for 2.5 hours 5-7.30pm.  Senior Squad training will run from 5-6.30pm and any Senior Performance swimmers not racing at the meet are welcome to join the Senior Squad session at 5pm.
Training for all other groups will be cancelled.

Sorry for the disruption.


Another record for Lauren Cox by Adam Ruckwood on 30/6/2017 @ 14:35

Another record for Lauren Cox amongst a great weekends racing for the City of Coventry swimmers who attended the Hillingdon Meet over the weekend.

Lauren swam 1.03.18 for 100m Backstroke to break the Warwickshire Junior Record of 1.03.45 that had stood for 15 years.

The swimmers came home with 52 medals - 20 Gold, 19 Silver and 13 Bronze.  Great swimming!

Very well done to Lauren and all the swimmers, coaches and team managers!


Urgent Appeals plea for Officials for Graham Sykes Meet by Jo Deakins on 26/6/2017 @ 10:25

Unfortunately we are in grave danger of having to
cancel the meet due to the lack of officials. If
you are able to help please let me know asap. A
decision of whether or not we can go ahead with
the meet will be made on Friday

Graham Sykes Meet - 8th and 9th July by Adam Ruckwood on 26/6/2017 @ 10:03

Unfortunately we are in grave danger of having to cancel the meet due to the lack of officials.  If you are able to help could you please contact Avril Ementon ASAP on avril.ementon@coventry-swimming.org.uk  

A decision of whether or not we can go ahead with the meet will be made on Friday.

July/Graham Sykes Open meet Raffle Plea by Jo Deakins on 23/6/2017 @ 15:21

Its that time again for a plea for raffle prize donations for the raffle to be held at the Graham Sykes Meet. We especially are after any bottle donations as these always draw people to buy tickets. Anything with a summer theme would also be welcome!

Thanks in advance for any donations received. If they can be handed into the Club night desk by next Friday (30th June) that would be appreciated.

3rd Round of the Junior League by Adam Ruckwood on 21/6/2017 @ 13:32

Great team showing again last weekend with the 3rd round of the Junior Leagues.  

The Nuneaton League team racing at Rugby and having won their previous 2 rounds, finished 2nd to Leamington (256 to 221) with Blythe Barracudas 3rd on 172.  This was enough to secure a Top 6 finish in the League and put the team through to the Regional Final in September.

The Leicester League team racing at Braunstone finished a close 2nd to eventual winners Wellingborough (195 to 186) with Loughborough Town 3rd on 176.  This was the third time the Leicester League team had come 2nd this season - a great improvement from previous years.

Well done to all the swimmers, coaches and team managers and we wish the Nuneaton League team all the very best for the Regional Final in September!!


Great Swims at National Masters by Adam Ruckwood on 21/6/2017 @ 04:52

5 of the Masters swimmers had a great weekend in Aberdeen at the Nationals last weekend.  Among a host a best times and great swims, the team came home with 10 medals - a super job.

Kelly Dughmosh led the way with 4 medals - 3 Gold in the 400m, 800m and 1500m Free and a Silver in the 200m Free.  Kelly only narrowly missed the British Record in the 400m Free.
Kieron Carroll came away with a full set of medals - Gold in the 50m Free (breaking 25 seconds - 24.96), Silver in the 100m Free and Bronze in the 200m Free.
Steve Goult finished off the medal haul with 3 Silvers in the 50m, 100m and 200m Breaststroke.

Great job from all the swimmers and Coach Jelly - well done from all at City of Coventry Swimming Club!



Sessions on as normal for the new few Sundays by Jo Deakins on 12/6/2017 @ 11:36

There are some notices that are up around Coventry Sports Centre letting the public know that the Pool is closed from 12.30pm on certain Sunday dates. This is because the pool has been hired out to other clubs/users so has been closed to the public. However, this is only to 3pm. Our sessions will run as normal and are not cancelled apart from Sunday 9th July when the sessions are cancelled due to our Open Meet being in the pool. 

Any further queries please let us know

2nd Round of Mercian League by Adam Ruckwood on 11/6/2017 @ 06:23

Super team performance last night at the 2nd Round of the Mercian League held in Nuneaton.  City of Coventry ran out convincing winners with 254 points, over 2nd placed Worcester on 211 and 3rd placed Nuneaton and Bedworth on 194.

Very well done to all the swimmers, coaches and team managers!

Any last Sainsburys Active Kids vouchers by Jo Deakins on 8/6/2017 @ 15:11

If there are any last Active Kids Vouchers to come in please could these be brought in on Friday (9th June) please so we can have a final count up and then place our order.

Thanks for all the vouchers that have been given in, we have had a great response and we will update with what we have ordered once we know the totals.

Bablake CLOSED WEDS 7th JUNE by Jo Deakins on 7/6/2017 @ 14:50

We have just had a phone call from Bablake that their boiler has just packed up so the pool is too cold for us to use tonight. Therefore, we are having to cancel the sessions tonight for the Junior Club Older group and the Reception Achievers 2 squad.

Apologies for this, it is out of our control. Please pass on this message to anyone you know who attends.

Junior Club (Younger) and HA3 - Tuesday Session Changes by Adam Ruckwood on 5/6/2017 @ 10:08

There will be some venue changes for Junior Club (Younger) and High Achievers 3 for the following 2 Tuesdays - the 6th and 13th June.  Jacob is away and so we will need to find alternative venues for the sessions.

Junior Club will move to Coventry Sports Centre 8.30-9.30pm for those 2 Tuesdays and HA3 will join HA1 6.45-8.30pm.  We are sorry for the disruption.



New Record for Lauren Cox by Adam Ruckwood on 2/6/2017 @ 11:09

Great swim from Lauren Cox in London last weekend where she set a new Warwickshire Senior and Junior Record over 50m Backstroke - 29.67.

Awesome swimming Lauren and well done from all at City of Coventry SC!!

by on 2/6/2017 @ 11:07


Cancelled Reception Achievers 2 session tonight by Jo Deakins on 30/5/2017 @ 11:45

Apologies for the short notice but we are having to cancel the Reception Achievers 2 session tonight (Tues 30th May) due to coach unavailability. Please pass this message on to anyone concerned.

No Training Bank Holiday Monday by Rikki Morris on 27/5/2017 @ 13:02

All groups are cancelled for bank holiday Monday (29th May). Training will 
be back to normal from Tuesday (30th May).

by on 26/5/2017 @ 01:42


Awards Night 2017 - Date confirmed by Jo Deakins on 24/5/2017 @ 10:18

Awards night has been confirmed as being Saturday 16th September at the Cheylesmore Club, Quinton Park, Coventry CV3 5PZ. Please put the date in your diaries and further details for tickets will be available shortly.

Cov & Districts Lost Property by Adam Ruckwood on 22/5/2017 @ 08:34

The coaching staff have collected some items that were left by the swimmers yesterday and are available for collection on Friday at the Club Desk:

One Large Blue Towel
One Large Striped Multi-Coloured Towel
Blue Nike Drinks Bottle
White Coventry Bottle from 2016 Devon Tour
Blue Coventry Top with Chloe on the back




Saturday Morning session cancelled - 20th May by Adam Ruckwood on 19/5/2017 @ 18:02

We know your coaches have already told you this, but just to confirm the HA session is cancelled tomorrow morning due to most of the swimmers and coaches being at the Cov & Districts.

Swim Fast!!



Saturday Morning session cancelled - 20th May by Adam Ruckwood on 19/5/2017 @ 18:02

We know your coaches have already told you this, but just to confirm the HA session is cancelled tomorrow morning due to most of the swimmers and coaches being at the Cov & Districts.

Swim Fast!!



Cov & Districts by Adam Ruckwood on 19/5/2017 @ 18:00

There has been some confusion regarding the warm up times tomorrow at the Cov & Districts - the warm up is 12.30.


Red Achiever session moved - Monday 22nd May by Adam Ruckwood on 19/5/2017 @ 13:06

With Ben still away, Mondays session will be moved to either Green Achievers at Tile Hill 7-8pm or Blue Achievers at Lyng Hall.  Ben is back on Tuesday so Wednesdays session will be back to normal.

Sorry for the disruption.


Great job in the 2nd round of the Junior Leagues by Adam Ruckwood on 18/5/2017 @ 12:09

Last weekend saw the Junior League swimmers maintain their great form from the 1st round in April, by flying again in the 2nd round. 

The A team racing at Solihull in the Nuneaton League won their gala with 243 points over 2nd placed Worcester on 234 and 3rd placed Rugby on 186.

The B team racing at Hinckley came close again with a battling display, but were just pipped for first by Corby on 231.  City of Coventry were 2nd on 221 with Kimberley 3rd on 203.

The swimmers and coaches will now be working hard and preparing for the 3rd round on 17th June.

Well done to everyone involved!


by on 18/5/2017 @ 00:53


Great results for Josh Fairchild by Adam Ruckwood on 15/5/2017 @ 14:17

Josh Fairchild had another great weekends racing, this time in Braunstone at the East Midlands Disability gala.  
Josh had a heavy programme but still came away with 5 PBs and a clutch of medals - 5 Gold, 4 Silver and 1 Bronze.

Well done Josh from all at City of Coventry SC!


Coventry and District Secondaries - Withdrawals by Julia Betteley on 14/5/2017 @ 19:11

If you are not going to swim, please remember to withdraw 
from one or more events by emailing your name and details of 
the events to withdraw@canddswimming.org.uk

Normal Training Sunday 14th May 2017 by Calie Smith on 12/5/2017 @ 20:28

       -There will be No Time Trials this Sunday- 

Due to not having enough numbers of helpers for both 
sessions- for time keepers or Recording..

Also as well swimming groups not able to swim the last two 
weeks due to Midlands gala- The decision is to make this 
Sunday 14th May as a normal training session.

Thank you to those who already offered or contacted me 
either way confirming to help or not.

Good results from the West Midlands Championships by Adam Ruckwood on 12/5/2017 @ 12:50

47 swimmers from City of Coventry raced at the recent West Midlands Championships and came away with some excellent results.

After the two weekends of racing the swimmers brought home 59 medals in total - 16 Gold, 29 Silver and 14 Bronze.  There were also a host of best times and finalists.

Individual Gold Medallists were Eva Vicary, Josh Fairchild, Aimee Hood, Niall Connell, Lauren McConnachie, Erin Jones, Tom Mitchell, Adam Nash, Hymie Connell and Dan Moore.

Very well done to all the swimmers and coaches!


Good result for the Mens Water Polo Team by Adam Ruckwood on 12/5/2017 @ 12:42

Weekend before last saw the 2nd game of the season in the Division 1 of the Midland League, with Coventry away at Champions Solihull.  
An exciting game saw the lads came away with a battling 9-9 draw with a very late equaliser in the last 5 seconds of the game.  Goals came from Matt Hannah (2), Ben Greenhill (3), Les Williams (3) and Dave Lambie (1).

Well done from all at City of Coventry SC!


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by on 9/5/2017 @ 07:39


Graham Sykes Meet - July by Adam Ruckwood on 8/5/2017 @ 08:14

The club have received some large entries over the last few days from visiting clubs and the meet is almost full.  If you are planning on entering then please get your entry in ASAP to avoid disappointment.


by on 6/5/2017 @ 23:42


Great Swims for Josh Fairchild by Adam Ruckwood on 5/5/2017 @ 10:12

Josh Fairchild had a dynamite meet at the British Para-Swimming International in Sheffield last week.  
Josh raced in 7 events (50/100/200/400m Free, 100m Back, 100m Breast and 200m IM) and came home with best times in all 7.  Josh also made the final in his favoured event of the 200m Free.

Great weeks work Josh - well done from all at City of Coventry SC!!

Regional Championships over the next 2 weekends by Adam Ruckwood on 27/4/2017 @ 13:22

We have received the following message from the organisers at the Regional Championships this weekend:

"With the start of the championships being this Saturday, I would like to draw your attention to a few key points for this weekends gala:
 
1 – As stated in the conditions, withdrawals from all races (apart from the 800m & 1500m Freestyle) must be submitted by 18:00 the day before the race is due to be swum. Please can you ensure that all of your competitors are aware of this. Withdrawals should be sent via email to withdraw@wmswimchamps.org.uk 
 
2 – Event timings and information can be found on the championships website – www.wmswimchamps.org.uk. Note that Saturday & Sunday is 09:00am warmup for a 10:00am start."
 

Sainsbury by Jo Deakins on 25/4/2017 @ 14:30

Sainsburys Active Kids vouchers will stop to be handed out in shops and online on May 2nd. Please collect any vouchers you have and then after 2nd May bring them into the box on a Friday night or pass to your coach/parent rep asap so we can see how many we have collected.

Thanks in advance for any received.

Diving Award Success by Jo Deakins on 25/4/2017 @ 07:33

Congratulations to Jamie Billington, Gabrielle Duggan, Teddy Tromans, Isaac Kitchen, Jack Phillips, Millie Guise, Luke Healey, James Hayseldon, Eve Smith, Caitlin Symons & Robbie Douglas who all passed their Diving Awards last Sunday.

Red Achiever Session moved - Monday 24th April by Adam Ruckwood on 24/4/2017 @ 11:07

Unfortunately Ben Ryder has been called away with work and so cant make tonights session.  Therefore Red Achiever swimmers can attend either the Blue Achiever session tonight at Lyng Hall 6-7pm or the Green Achiever session tonight at Tile Hill 7-8pm.

Sorry for the disruption.



Bank Holiday Monday and Training over the next 2 weekends by Adam Ruckwood on 24/4/2017 @ 10:36

The West Midlands Championships will be running at Coventry Sports Centre over the next 2 weekends, so there will be some cancellations to training.

There will be no training for any group on Saturday 29th April, Sunday 30th April and Saturday 6th May.  On Sunday 7th May training will be cancelled for all groups except Masters, Senior Performance and Senior Squad.

Please also note that training will be cancelled for all groups on Monday 1st May due to the bank holiday.

Sorry for the disruption.




by on 23/4/2017 @ 04:09


Club Email Problems by Adam Ruckwood on 20/4/2017 @ 17:12

The club have had some problems with their server over the last few days, so some messages have not reached members of the coaching and/or volunteer staff.

If you have emailed the club in the last week and not had a reply, could you possibly resend it please?  It will be the intended recipient didnt get the message, so if you could resend it we would be grateful.

Many thanks

More great swims at British Championships by Adam Ruckwood on 20/4/2017 @ 17:08

Yesterday saw three more of our swimmers racing at the British Championships in Sheffield.  Sophie Stables swam a lifetime best in the 50m Fly, while Rebecca Winn swam a PB at the 50m and 100m split on the way to a huge lifetime best in the 200m Breaststroke.
Lauren Cox also swam a lifetime best to qualify for the 100m Backstroke Junior Final where she eventually finished in 8th place.  Laurens heat swim of 1.03.82 was also a new Warwickshire Junior Record.
Very well done to all the girls!!


New Club Record for Eva Vicary at British Champs by Jo Deakins on 19/4/2017 @ 09:08

Yesterday Eva Vicary had an outstanding swim in the 200m Free at the GB Championships setting a new club record and making the Junior Final in a time of 2:04.41, finally finishing 7th overall.

Well done Eva, great start to the week of swimming!

Great Junior League Results! by Jo Deakins on 7/4/2017 @ 11:12

Awesome job from our Junior League teams last weekend with a really strong showing in the first round of this year’s leagues.  The Nuneaton League team came out on top with 226 points against some very tough opposition in Worcester (2nd on 214 points) and Northampton (3rd on 183 points).  Northampton have won the league three out of the last four years, so this was a great result against a top team.  The Leicester League team also swam brilliantly narrowly losing out on the final race of the gala to Leicester Neptunes in a close fought gala (213.5 points to 208.5 points).
Especially pleasing to see some great swims from our 9 year olds in both teams, who in a lot of cases were racing for the very first time.  
Very well done to all the swimmers, coaches and team managers!  Keep the date of the next round free – Saturday 13th May.

Price increase on Club Kit from 1st May 2017 by Jo Deakins on 5/4/2017 @ 09:55

We have had notification from GForce that there is to be a 5% price increase on the club kit from 1st May, this is the first price increase in the two years since they have been supplying us with the kit. This is down to the cost prices within their supply chain reacting adversely to the wider economic uncertainty. This has had a particular impact on labour, raw materials and shipping.Current prices will be in affect until the 30th April.



March 31st Sprint Night results by Jo Deakins on 5/4/2017 @ 07:50

On the results from Fridays sprint night (31st) you may notice that some swimmers have two times down on the link. This is due to the fact that we have had two sprint nights in March. On the link on the 31st the system has done a summary for March, not just isolated the 31st March results so those swimmers who have done both sprint nights in March have both results showing, those that just did the 31st will have the one.

We are looking into how to separate them apart, its not very often we have two sprint nights in the same month so this is a rare problem that we have had.

Change to the Red Achievers Session Monday 10th April by Jo Deakins on 3/4/2017 @ 13:30

Ben is away on a training course on Monday 10th April, so we will need to re-arrange the Red Achiever session for that night unfortunately.
The session will be moved to either the Blue Achiever session at Lyng Hall 6-7pm or the Green Achievers session at Tile Hill 7-8pm.

Sorry for the disruption.

Pathways & Club Night Sessions Cancelled - Easter Weekend by Jo Deakins on 3/4/2017 @ 13:03

There will be no Pathways sessions on Good Friday or Easter Sunday and Club Night is also cancelled on Good Friday as the pool is closed.

Masters Sessions cancelled over the Easter Weekend by Jo Deakins on 3/4/2017 @ 12:58

There will be no Masters sessions on Good Friday, Easter Saturday, Sunday or Monday due to the pools being closed.

by on 3/4/2017 @ 12:51


Easter Camp Week A Full by Rikki Morris on 31/3/2017 @ 22:13

Week A of the Easter Camp is now full.

There are still plenty of spaces left on Week B of the Easter Camps. If you are interested in booking a place, please get your booking forms in as soon as you can, because they will fill up quickly.

Leicester Diddy League 1st April 2017 by Ruth Jelley on 31/3/2017 @ 14:42

Coach leaves Coventry Sports Centre at 4:30pm

Next Diving Award Date by Jo Deakins on 31/3/2017 @ 08:24

Unfortunately, we had to postpone the last Diving Awards that was planned on the 26th March, the new date for these Diving Awards will be Sunday 30th April at 3.00pm.

If anyone wants to do their Diving Award please see Anita on poolside at 3pm.

Rotary Club Swimarathon Details by Jo Deakins on 31/3/2017 @ 08:07

We have had details of a Swimarathon on the 13th May 2017 1pm - 5pm at Coventry Sports & Leisure Centre. They are looking for teams of 4 to 6 swimmers...  each team will be given 45 minutes to swim...   raising sponsorship for a charity of their choice! 
For more information or to download a registration form visit www.coventryjubileeswim.co.uk or call Leanne on 07909333010 
Open to all ages and abilities; friends, families, sports clubs, youth clubs, voluntary organisations, businesses, schools, charities ...you’re all welcome! 
 
Prizes will be given for best team name, most lengths swam and the most sponsorship raised! 
Registration Fee - £15 per team  will go to Rotary Charities. This is a great cause and it would be great to see lots of teams from swimmers within the club!

Sheffield Premier Meet Refunds by Adam Ruckwood on 29/3/2017 @ 15:59

Just a quick not to let everyone know that refunds from rejected entries for the Sheffield Premier Meet will be available to people as soon as the club gets the money from City of Sheffield


Great Swims in Lyon by Adam Ruckwood on 17/3/2017 @ 14:59

10 members of Senior Elite attended a meet in Lyon, France over the weekend and came home with some great results.  The team won 15 medals in all - 8 Gold, 5 Silver and 2 Bronze.  There were also 13 other Top 8 finishes made by the swimmers.

There were medals for Rebecca Winn (Gold in the 100m Breast, 200m Breast, 400m IM and Silver in the 200m IM), Eva Vicary (Gold in the 200m Free, 400m Free, 50m Breast and Bronze in the 100m Free), Lauren Cox (Gold in the 50m and 100m Backstroke), Ollie Hall (Silver in the 50m Breast), Sophie Stables (Silver in the 50m Fly), Ana Vicary (Silver in the 400m Free), Lauren McConnachie (Silver in the 200m Fly) and Maddy Hoare (Bronze in the 400m Free).

Special mention to Lauren Cox who broke her own Warwickshire Junior Record in the 50m Back in a time of 29.77.

Well done to all the swimmers on a very successful trip!


by on 9/3/2017 @ 15:28


Message from the ASA for discount on swim suits by Jo Deakins on 9/3/2017 @ 08:32

Save 40% on your kit with TYR!

Thanks to our partnership with TYR, we are excited to offer all ASA members an exclusive 40 per cent discount.

However you swim, the TYR range has you covered. From technical swim suits through to general sportswear, the most in-demand bags on the market to goggles for all ages - don’t miss out on this incredible offer, exclusive to ASA members. Check out the full range at tyr-shop.co.uk. 

Founded in California by swimwear designer Joseph DiLorenzo and 1972 Olympic Bronze Medallist Steve Furniss, TYR Sport was established in 1985 to provide the competitive swim market with vibrant, performance-driven prints. This philosophy remains today, with TYR dedicated to building the industry’s most durable, uniquely designed swimsuits, cutting edge equipment and innovative caps and goggles.

How to redeem this benefit:
You will simply need to enter your individual discount code before proceeding to checkout. 

Your individual discount code is the first three letters of your surname followed by your ASA membership number. Membership numbers must include seven digits. If your membership number is less than seven digits long, please add the appropriate amount of 0s (zeros). For example, John Smith’s, ASA membership number is 98765 so his TYR code is SMI0098765. 

Your individual code can be used three times every calendar year at tyr-shop.co.uk.



Great weekend results for Joshua Fairchild by Jo Deakins on 7/3/2017 @ 11:05

Joshua swam in the Midlands Spring Para Champs in Nottingham at the weekend and came away with a Gold in his 200 Free, a silver in his 100 back and a great swim on his 200 IM with a big Pb and gaining another Silver.

Well done Joshua and Coach Matt!

Great swims at Swansea and Rugby by Adam Ruckwood on 7/3/2017 @ 06:02

Great weekends racing at Rugby and Swansea this weekend!

The Masters section raced at Swansea and came home with a host of best times and medals.  At the Rugby Open our swimmers came away with the most medals of any visiting club – 60 in total (21 Gold, 22 Silver and 17 Bronze).

Very well done to all the swimmers, coaches and team managers!


Change of Date for June Development Gala by Jo Deakins on 6/3/2017 @ 12:51

The University of Warwick have asked us to change our date booked for the June Development Gala as they are holding a Family Day at the Uni on the original date planned and wish to use the pool.

The new date for the Development Gala will be Sunday 11th June. The squad calendars have been updated and can be found here http://www.coventry-swimming.org.uk/?p=122 

Beach Party Cancelled by Jo Deakins on 3/3/2017 @ 09:00

Unfortunately due to low ticket sales the Club have had to make a decision to cancel the Beach Party planned for the 11th March. Thanks to Claire Smith for organising the event.

Anyone who has purchased tickets you can get a full refund from whoever you got the ticket off in the first place.

The club are always looking for ways to enhance the experience for the members so if anyone has any ideas for social events that the club could run please let us know.

Lyng Hall HA3 + Junior Club session changed tonight by Adam Ruckwood on 28/2/2017 @ 06:04

We are very sorry but we are struggling for coaching cover tonight at Lyng Hall, so are going to have to move the sessions to Caludon.  This will just be for this week only.

Both the HA3 session and Junior Club (younger) session will move to Caludon - the HA3 session will run 6.45-8.30pm and the Junior Club session will run 6.45-8pm.

We are very sorry for the disruption.


Beach Party Tickets by Jo Deakins on 27/2/2017 @ 08:34

Tickets are still available for the beach party on 11th March. We have kept the price as low as possible to make it affordable for families, but this means there is a minimum we must sell to make it viable for the club. If you havent yet bought tickets but do intend to do so, please e mail Claire.smith@coventry-swimming.org.uk before the end of Wednesday 1st March with how many you intend to purchase. Unfortunately if we do not reach the minimum by this time there is a real possibility the event may be cancelled. Tickets will not be able to be purchased on the day so do need to be bought in advance.

Information for Rugby Open Meet by Jo Deakins on 24/2/2017 @ 19:31

Message from Rugby Swimming Club regarding their open meet below:

Withdrawals.
We need all swimmers who are not swimming to tell us, either by email to rugbyopen@rugbyswimmingclub.co.uk before midday on 3rd March, or by handing in a withdrawal form at the timing desk after 3rd March. Withdrawal forms are attached and need to be handed in at least one hour before the start of the session. For session 1 withdrawals, please email rather than use forms on the day.
 
Session Timing (sessions 3 and 5 are estimated times). 
Session 1, 3rd March, Warm-up 6:30pm, Start 7:00pm
Session 2, 4th March, Warm-up 12:45pm, Start 1:45pm
Session 3, 4th March,  Warm-up 5:00pm, Start 6:00pm
Session 4, 5th March, Warm-up 8:30am, Start 9:30am
Session 5, 5th March, Warm-up 1:00pm, Start 2:00pm
Warm-up will be in age-group time slots, and will be detailed in the programme. If the first event is boys, then boys will warm up first, and vice versa.
 
Poolside Organisation
We have a full meet, so we need to keep close control on poolside access. We ask that you don’t bring fold-up chairs. There are ledges around the pool to sit on. Please place bags high up on the window sills to save space.

Great showing at Cov & District Relays by Adam Ruckwood on 9/2/2017 @ 07:26

Awesome job from the team on Saturday at the annual Coventry & District Team Races.  The event compromises of four age bands - 9s, 10+11s, 12-14s and 15+, with A and B races of 4x50 Freestyle and 4x50 Medley in each age group.

Of the 32 events City of Coventry finished with 18 Gold, 8 Silver and 1 Bronze.

Very well done to all the swimmers, coaches and team managers!


Reminder for withdrawals for Warwickshires by Jo Deakins on 8/2/2017 @ 11:15

This is just a reminder to withdraw from Warwickshire this weekend from any swims you are not intending to compete in. Please withdraw via email to withdraw@warwickshireswimming.org.uk, listing the swimmers name, competitor number and event numbers you wish to withdraw from. 


Sainsbury by Jo Deakins on 8/2/2017 @ 10:59

The Club are collecting the Sainsburys Vouchers again this year so if you have any you would like to donate then the box will be out on the Club night Desk on Fridays whilst they are collectable till the 20th June.

Vouchers can be collected in local stores, supermarkets and also online.

Thanks in advance for any vouchers donated.


Warwickshire Young Volunteer Programme 14-16 yr olds by Jo Deakins on 3/2/2017 @ 08:50

The Region have organised a Young Volunteer Programme for young people aged 14-16yrs by the 27th Feb. The programme is designed to give an introduction to volunteering within sport and swimming and give the basics to helping out on poolside.

The dates of the courses are Monday 27th Feb 7.00-9.00pm for a First steps into Coaching course and then Friday 10th & 17th March 5.30-8.30pm for the Aquatics Helper course. All courses are at Coventry Sports Center.

There is a £20 charge for this. If you are interested in doing this programme then please email me for more details and the form. If you want to commit to being put forward for the courses then please email me before 12pm Monday so I can ensure we meet Mondays deadline.

by on 28/1/2017 @ 21:23


Warwickshire Championship Withdrawals by Jo Deakins on 25/1/2017 @ 12:53

If you have entered an event at the forthcoming Warwickshires and for whatever reason  do not intend to compete in that event please can you use the withdrawal facility on the Warwickshire ASA website.

We have had a message from the County that both weekends are extremely busy and if empty lanes could be avoided it would be a help to cut down the timings.

Changes to Training on Sunday 5th February by Adam Ruckwood on 20/1/2017 @ 18:29

With the Development Gala being on Sunday 5th February and all the groups from High Achievers and below racing there, we will change the session times around for the remaining groups.  This will give these groups the opportunity to have a longer session.

3-5pm will be Senior Performance, Junior Performance and Senior Squad.  Land-work for these groups will run from 5.15-6pm.
5-7pm will be the various Masters groups.
7pm onwards will be the Water Polo sections.


Changes to Sunday training - Warwickshire County Championships by Adam Ruckwood on 19/1/2017 @ 15:22

Just a quick note to let you know that training on Sunday 29th January and Sunday 12th February will be cancelled for all groups due to the Warwickshire County Championships.  

Water Polo will run as usual from 7.30pm.



Club Social Event - Beach party Saturday 11th March by Jo Deakins on 17/1/2017 @ 11:14

Tickets are now available for the City of Coventry Swimming Club Beach Party! This will be held at the Cheylesmore Social Club on Saturday 11th March 2017 and is open to all members of the club and their families. The night will start at 6pm with a surf simulator and other beach games, followed by a fish and chip supper (alternatives available) and then a disco until late. Fancy dress is encouraged, come dressed for the beach, whether thats a bikini and grass skirt, or a loud shirt and shorts. It will be a great opportunity for the whole club to get together and have fun. Tickets are competitively priced at £8 for adults, £5 for under 16s and a family ticket (2A 2C) at £24 and this includes all entertainment and food. They are available from your parent rep or by e mailing Claire.smith@coventry-swimming.org.uk

New Judge 1! by Jo Deakins on 16/1/2017 @ 11:48

Congratulations to Gabor Lukacs who has successfully completed and passed his Judge 1 qualification, well done!

Accepted Entries for Rugby by Jo Deakins on 16/1/2017 @ 11:29

The accepted entries for Rugby are now available on their website www.rugbyswimmingclub.co.uk, please check and if there are any errors email rugbyopen@rugbyswimmingclub.co.uk before 4th February.

Plea for Officials by Adam Ruckwood on 9/1/2017 @ 09:48

The club is running one of our Level 3 Open Meets on Saturday and are very short of officials.  Could we ask that anyone that is willing to help out and volunteer to help contact Avril Ementon at avril.ementon@coventry-swimming.org.uk

Many thanks!


Caludon Castle by Adam Ruckwood on 6/1/2017 @ 11:59

We have had word from the staff at Caludon Castle to say they have had a couple of instances where parents of our swimmers have brought dogs into the centre.  They have asked we remind you that no dogs (except guide dogs) are allowed on the premises at any time.

If you could ensure this policy is adhered to, we would be grateful.

Membership Invoices now sent last night by Jo Deakins on 6/1/2017 @ 08:47

The Membership invoices for 2017 have now successfully been sent via email last night. Please check your email address inbox registered with the club. If you do not have an email from the club or if you have any queries with it please contact Su Boulton either on the Club Night desk on a Friday night or via email su.boulton@coventry-swimming.org.uk

International Children by Jo Deakins on 5/1/2017 @ 09:49

An exciting event is happening at the Albany Theatre this February on Friday 17th, a charity Gala in order to raise funds to send children to the International Games this summer! The event will be a variety performance, featuring young people from the local area. They have singers, dancers, exerts from musicals! More information can be found here on a Facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/191940054604427/. 

It would be great for any past ICG participants and families to attend as a reunion as well as a fundraiser! Details are all on the Facebook page above. If you are a past swimmer and would like to attend please contact Rebecca Finley on rebecca.finley@albanytheatre.co.uk 

Should be a good night!

Fault with sending out of Membership invoices last night by Jo Deakins on 5/1/2017 @ 09:17

This year the Club want to send out the Membership invoices for 2017 by email instead of via the post. We had ran a test to ensure all would be well which worked fine. When we tried last night to run them live it ran with an error. As soon as we discovered the fault, we stopped the system from sending any further messages, and have now fixed the error. 
We will re-send the invoices in the next few days, once we are confident that the fix that has been put in place has worked. 

Apologies to those that received a few emails last night.

Correction to Devon Tour Dates by Jo Deakins on 5/1/2017 @ 08:48

Apologies, I had put out the wrong dates for the Devon Tour yesterday, the tour is the 30th July to the 4th or 5th August 2017. Return date to be confirmed.

Devon Tour 2017 - Availability Forms Now available by Jo Deakins on 4/1/2017 @ 13:12

This years Devon Tour is due to take place 30th July to 5th or 6th August (TBC). We know have availability forms which can be completed available on the club website under - squads - Devon - bottom of the page. The forms will also appear on the home page as soon as possible. The closing date for these forms is the 18th February 2017 so please take a look if you are aged 10, 11 or 12 years old by 31st Dec and a current club member who has competed in sprint night since September.

Any queries with the tour or if you want more information about what it is all about please speak to Calie Smith on calie.smith@coventry-swimming.org.uk or talk to Calie on he club night desk on a Friday Club Night. 

Red Achievers session moved to Blue to Green - Wednesday 4th January by Adam Ruckwood on 4/1/2017 @ 13:12

Sorry for the late notice but Ben has been called out to work and so wont be able to make the session tonight.  Please go to either the Blue session 6-7pm at Lyng Hall or the Green session 7.15-8.15pm at Tile Hill.

Sorry for the disruption.

Junior Club (older) session cancelled tonight - Wednesday 4th January by Adam Ruckwood on 4/1/2017 @ 12:09

We are really sorry for the disruption, but the Junior Club (older) session at Bablake 6-7pm tonight will be cancelled.  Rihon is ill, as well as a number of other coaches, and so we are short of staff.

We are very sorry for the cancellation.


Junior Club (younger) session cancelled tonight - Tuesday 3rd January by Adam Ruckwood on 3/1/2017 @ 14:53

We are very sorry for the late notice but we are going to have to cancel the Junior Club (Younger) session at Lyng Hall tonight.  We have a number of coaches off ill and cant find any cover - we are very sorry about this and the disruption caused.

January Open meet Raffle Plea by Jo Deakins on 3/1/2017 @ 10:27

New Year - new raffle plea! If you have any bottles, sweets or any other donations for the raffle for the January open Meet on Saturday 14th January we will gratefully accept them. If they can be brought into the club office by Tuesday 10th Jan by the latest that would be appreciated. Donations can be brought into Club night this week.

Thanks in advance for any donations.

Happy New Year! by Jo Deakins on 3/1/2017 @ 09:45

Happy new Year to all our members, parents and volunteers we hope you all had a great Christmas and New Year Period. Back to normal for all squads today - all the best for 2017!

Congratulations to our Christmas Card winner! by Jo Deakins on 13/12/2016 @ 11:48

Congratulation to Megan Davies from the Reception Achievers 1 squad who won the Clubs recent Christmas Card and Website banner design competition. The winning design can be seen at the top of the website!

Great job Megan!

We have some new Qualified officials! by Jo Deakins on 13/12/2016 @ 11:44

Congratulations to Beth Brown, Martin Brown and Helen Atherton for successfully completing and passing their Judge 2 qualification and to Linda Conmy who successfully completed and passed her Judge 1 qualification, well done!

Rugby Open Meet by Adam Ruckwood on 8/12/2016 @ 12:09

We have had word that the Rugby Open in March is filling up quickly so our entry will need to be sent off tomorrow.  Please get your entry in today to avoid missing out.


Plea for Officials and Sunday 11th December by Adam Ruckwood on 5/12/2016 @ 11:39

The Club Championships are being held next Sunday (11th December)and we are still very short of officials to run the meet.  We license the meet with the ASA so all the times the swimmers produce go onto ASA rankings, but this means there is a certain level of officiating needed to assure the correct standards are met.

Could we ask that anyone who is interested in helping out please contact Avril Ementon ( avril.ementon@coventry-swimming.org.uk ) ASAP.

Training that day will be cancelled for all groups except Water Polo.


Details of John Hughes Funeral by Jo Deakins on 28/11/2016 @ 13:54

For those who wish to know we have had details of Johns funeral from his family, it is to be held on Monday 12th December at 9.45am at Canley Crematorium, details of the gathering afterwards are to be advised.


Rugby Open Meet by Adam Ruckwood on 28/11/2016 @ 13:29

Please note that the entry is now open for the Rugby Open Meet which is in early March 2017 - please enter as usual through the our club website.  This meet last year was over-subscribed so we will be closing the entry in mid-December to ensure we get all our entries in.

Please get your entries in ASAP to avoid disappointment.

Congratulations to our New Officials by Jo Deakins on 28/11/2016 @ 12:09

Congratulations and well done to the following officials who have successfully completed their judging assessments,

Agnes Mihalyi Judge 2
Neil Hoare Judge 2
Colin Hall Judge 1
Nerys Underwood Judge 1

All of our officials are volunteers so the work and commitment they give to the clubs open meets and league galas is greatly appreciated

Club Christmas Card Design Competition by Jo Deakins on 25/11/2016 @ 16:16

One more week to submit your Christmas card designs for this years club Christmas card which we send out. Closing Date Friday 2nd December.

The entry form can be found on the club website under fundraising here http://www.coventry-swimming.org.uk/?p=119 

Looking forward to seeing all the designs coming in!

Officials Needed!!! by Adam Ruckwood on 25/11/2016 @ 14:25

Due to some late withdrawals due to illness, the club are very short of officials for this weekends Open Meet.  This is a plea to anyone who can help to come forward and volunteer.  We are especially short on Sunday, with the afternoon session being in dire need of support.
If there is anyone who can help please contact Avril Ementon on avril.ementon@coventry-swimming.org.uk

Red Achievers Session moved for next 2 Wednesdays by Adam Ruckwood on 22/11/2016 @ 14:34

Ben Ryder is having a few problems getting to the session on a Wednesday evening at Foxford for the next 2 weeks (23rd and 30th November), so we are going to have to move the session on those nights.

Red Achievers can attend either the Green session at Tile Hill 7.15-8.15pm or the Blue session at Lyng Hall 6-7pm.

Sorry for the disruption.


Sad News received today regarding John Hughes by Jo Deakins on 21/11/2016 @ 17:39

The Club had some sad news today of the passing of John Hughes.

John has been a member of Co Coventry SC since the mid seventies when his daughters joined to learn to swim. 
He became a qualified official, but also took on admin work in the club – running the Tuesday and Friday night sessions at the old Foleshill pool. When this facility was no longer required, John came to the central baths and helped there – where he was seen on many a Friday night.
He became club treasurer and has looked after the club’s finances for many years very successfully – guarding our expenditure as if it was his own only recently passing over the reins. He had been an active member at Coventry & District ASC and for many years had served on the Warwickshire executive.
In the 1980s the club did a lot of fundraising to purchase an electronic timing system. John immediately took charge of this and has nursed and cared for it ever since. He would be seen at every event held in the Coventry pool operating the timing system – be it a club event, county championships or regional championships – he also operated it for other events such as the National Schools’ championships, National Lifesaving Championships, National Police Championships to name a few.
John give his time willingly to many other activities – the Coventry schools’ galas, development galas and various other bodies such as Guides swimming events.
John was a true volunteer in every sense and brought much expertise and time to our sport.
John will be sadly missed by one and all, our condolences to his Family at this time RIP John.

Development Gala start times this Sunday by Jo Deakins on 16/11/2016 @ 09:48

The warm up for the Development Gala is 2.30pm on the 20th November (this Sunday) and the start time for the first heat will be 3.00pm.

Entry cost for spectators is £2 and there will be no raffle as indicated in the entry info due to us running one hopefully at the November Open Meet the week after and also at the Club Championships.


Raffle Donations plea by Jo Deakins on 16/11/2016 @ 09:13

We are hoping to run a raffle at the November Open Meet and also at the Club Championships. We are looking for donations of bottles (any alcoholic and non alcoholic) plus sweets.

If you have anything to donate please could you bring it into the Club Night desk on a Friday or hand to your parent rep to bring in. Last date for November meet will be this Friday (sorry for the short notice) and then for the Club Championships Friday 2nd December.

Thanks in advance to all who donate, all monies raised will go into the fundraising pot.

Diving Award Success by Jo Deakins on 16/11/2016 @ 09:07

Congratulations to Dilara Pennison, Megan Davies, Hollie Simpson , Naomi Tsegaye, Nathan Tsegaye, Jack Graham & Sahiba Jabeer who all passed their Diving Awards on Sunday.

If you would like a certificate and badge please see club night on a Friday.

Sunday 27th November by Adam Ruckwood on 15/11/2016 @ 05:54

Training will be cancelled for all groups except Masters and Water Polo on Sunday 27th November due to the clubs Level 3 Open Meet being run that weekend.

Sorry for the disruption.



by on 14/11/2016 @ 14:59


Changes to Sunday Training - 20th November by Adam Ruckwood on 14/11/2016 @ 14:52

The Water Polo section are running an open session on Sunday at 6pm so we are moving some of the session times forward for the swimming groups just for this coming Sunday.

Training for the two Reception Achievers groups, the Coloured Achiever groups and the High Achiever groups will be cancelled as most swimmers will be racing at the Development Gala at Warwick University.

The sessions for Junior Performance and Senior Performance will be moved forward to a 3.00-4.30pm time slot.  Land-work will then be afterwards till 5.30pm in Studio 1.

The sessions for Masters and Senior Squad will be moved forward to 4.30-6.00pm.

Any swimmers aged 12 or over from any group wishing to attend the Water Polo Taster session are encouraged to do so.  This session is free of charge will take place in the main pool from 6pm onwards.


Club Christmas Card Design Competition by Jo Deakins on 11/11/2016 @ 10:58

Each year the Club send out Christmas cards from the President to various people and Organisations. This year it has been decided to run a competition for the design of these cards with the winner being announced at the Club Champs. The winning design will be the design of the card. Closing date for entries is the 30th November. 

An entry form can be found on the fundraising page on the website or available from your parent rep or the club night desk.

Good luck!

Club Champs Finale! by Jo Deakins on 1/11/2016 @ 14:31

This year there will be an exciting finale to Club Champs with a Cannon Relay Race! 8 teams of swimmers made up from all squads will compete in a fast and furious 50m freestyle relay. If you have entered Club Champs and would like to be considered for this event please send a brief e mail to Claire.smith@coventry-swimming.org.uk with the swimmers name and squad. We will try and include as many swimmers as possible but keeping the teams as even as we can. Therell be festive prizes for the winning team!

Lyng Hall Update by Adam Ruckwood on 31/10/2016 @ 15:10

We have had word from Lyng Hall that the roof is now fixed and everything will be back to normal for tomorrow night.  For tonights sessions please go to the same venues/times you have been attending on Mondays for the last couple of weeks, but from tomorrow (Tuesday 1st November) all groups will be back to their normal Tuesday sessions.

Many thanks.




Lauren Stewart by Adam Ruckwood on 27/10/2016 @ 13:20

As most of you will know Lauren Stewart, coach of Junior Club and Reception Achievers 2, has decided to step down from the coaching staff.  Lauren has been a member of the coaching team for a year now as well as being a swim teacher for the club at Lyng Hall School and a swimmer herself for many years previously.  

We would like to thank Lauren for all her hard work with the club – she will be sorely missed.  Could we take this opportunity to wish Lauren all the best!


Good swims for Josh by Adam Ruckwood on 24/10/2016 @ 14:26

Very well done to Josh Fairchild after another good showing, this time at the Midland Para Championships.

Josh came away with a huge best time in his 200m IM as well as 3 Silvers in the 200m IM, the 200m Free and 100m Back.
Very well done Josh!



1st Round of National Arena League by Adam Ruckwood on 24/10/2016 @ 14:23

Solid swims from both the A and B teams in the first round of the National Arena League last weekend.  

The A team racing at Rugby finished 2nd by just 2 points to Worcester in a very close-fought gala.  The B team racing at Leamington also finished 2nd to Pershore.

Well done to all the swimmers and good look for the 2nd round in mid-November.



Coventry Recycling Club - Update! by Jo Deakins on 21/10/2016 @ 12:58

Thanks to everyone who donated their Coventry Recycling Club points to us. We have received an email today to let us know we received 40,589 points from Coventry Recycling Club members. As a result we have been awarded £300!

This is a great achievement and will go into the fundraising pot for future use.

Once again, thanks to all those that donated!

Water Polo Taster Sessions by Adam Ruckwood on 21/10/2016 @ 07:35

Our Water Polo section have organised a number of taster sessions over the next couple of weeks and any members of the swimming section are very welcome to go along to try things out.
The first taster session is at Caludon Castle on Monday 31st October 6.45-8.30pm.  It is open to any swimmers who are 12 years or over.
The next sessions will be at 6pm on Sunday evenings at Coventry Sports Centre on the 6th and 20th November.
For further information drop an email to adam.ruckwood@coventry-swimming.org.uk


Lyng Hall Closure by Adam Ruckwood on 13/10/2016 @ 14:03

We have had word that there are some structural problems in the roof at Lyng Hall and they have had to close the pool immediately.

The school have provisionally put a re-opening date for the pool of the end of half term (30th October), but we will obviously have to see how this goes.

With Lyng Hall shut we will need to move some groups around to accommodate the closure.  We are sorry for the disruption but obviously some of the sessions might be busier for the next few weeks until Lyng Hall is re-opened – we ask that you bear with us.  The changes are listed below:

Monday – Red and Blue Achievers move to Tile Hill 7-8pm.
Monday - Reception Achievers 1 move to Foxford 6.30-7.30pm.
Tuesday – Junior Club 1 move to Coventry 8.30-9.30pm.
Wednesday – Blue Achievers move to either Red Achievers at Foxford 6.30-7.30pm, or Green Achievers at Tile Hill 7.15-8.15pm.
Wednesday – Junior Club 1 move to Bablake 7-8pm.
Thursday – High Achievers 2 move to Caludon 6.45-8.30pm.

Many thanks for your help and patience in this matter.

Lyng Hall Pool Closed till 30th October by Jo Deakins on 13/10/2016 @ 11:51

Unfortunately we have had contact from the School this lunchtime with info that they have had to close the pool due to a problem with the roof. The School are working to get it rectified as soon as possible but the earliest we are being told will be after the 30th October. 

Therefore, tonights HA2 session will be moved to Caludon Castle 6.45-8.30pm. Apologies for the change, it is obviously out of our control.

Further details of session changes over the next two weeks will be published shortly.

This will also affect the Adult Improver lessons tonight and the swim school activities over the next three weekends.

Diving Award Success by Jo Deakins on 10/10/2016 @ 08:05

Congratulations to the following swimmers who all passeed their diving awards yesterday: Jack Buswell, Elizabeth Caine, Olivia-May Nortey, Alice Smith, Lottie Joyce, Keira McDermott, Grace Christian, Maya Swales, Lyla Davis, Lara Parker, Joshua Fawcett, Kira Lukacs, Leah Hopkins, Elijah Dallen & Nathan Tsegaye

Sprint Night- First one of the Season- 07/10/16 by Calie Smith on 5/10/2016 @ 21:23

Asking for help: For This Friday Sprint Night 7th October 
2016 - *For Recorders and Timers *
If you haven’t helped before not to worry, you will be 
shown. If you can help or you would like to help please 
contact me by email: calie.smith@coventry-swimming.org.uk or 
calie.smith@ntlworld.com
And What role you would like to do.
 
 
 

New Squad Fees by Jo Deakins on 28/9/2016 @ 08:53

All swimmers who train in a squad should have received an email this week to inform them of their new squad fees from 1st October. Please check your spam/trash boxes if you havent or contact Hayley Ward; Assistant Treasurer on hayley.ward@coventry-swimming.org.uk so you can be advised on what the your new standing order should be set up for.

Alternatively, the new fee rates can be seen here http://www.coventry-swimming.org.uk/?p=114
or by clicking the fees button under the squads tab.

Please ensure the new standing order is set up in time for collection in October.

Lost Kit Bag! by Rikki Morris on 22/9/2016 @ 15:06

We have found a kit bag on poolside. It has been here for most of the week. The bag contains a pair of nabaiji fins, a kick board with hands drawn on it, a pullbouy with KALS written on it, and some black arena finger paddles.

If you believe this is your kit bag, please come and retrieve it from our club office, or ask at the club night desk on poolside.

September Sprint Meet - Plea for officials by Jo Deakins on 13/9/2016 @ 11:15

Just over a week to go to our popular Sprint Meet and we are very short of officials. If you are able to provide some free time to volunteer for the meet it would be very much appreciated.

Please contact Avril Ementon on avril.ementon@coventry-swimming.org.uk if you are able to help out, even if just for one of the sessions.

Thanks in advance, Regards Jo

Sainsburys Active Kids Vouchers by Jo Deakins on 12/9/2016 @ 13:56

Thanks to all who donated vouchers from the Sainsburys Active Kids scheme. We have taken delivery of the kit these vouchers bought this week, we have received:

3 stop watches to go towards being used on sprint nights & time trials
4 foam rollers to be used for land work
12 skipping ropes again to be used for generic land work sessions.

We look forward to taking part in this again next year so look out for the vouchers when they become available.

Green Achievers session cancelled tonight - Monday 5th September by Adam Ruckwood on 5/9/2016 @ 16:57

We have just had word from Tile Hill that the pool clarity is very poor and so they have had to cancel the session due to health and safety concerns.

If any Green swimmers want to try and make the Red session at Foxford 6.30-7.30 they are welcome.

Very sorry for the very short notice.

Training on Friday 9th September by Adam Ruckwood on 5/9/2016 @ 09:34

Just a reminder that training on Friday 9th September will be altered for some groups due to the annual awards evening taking place that night.

Training for the 4pm groups will run as normal till 6pm.  All the groups and teaching classes from 6pm will cancelled this week.

Bablake closed tonight by Jo Deakins on 17/8/2016 @ 16:22

Sorry for the late notification but I have had a message that Bablake pool is closed tonight due to a dosing problem. Therefore, we are going to have to cancel the sessions tonight for Reception Achievers and Junior Club.

Apologies for the late notice, please let anyone that you know was planning on going.

Wasps Flag waving opportunity by Jo Deakins on 12/8/2016 @ 14:11

We have been invited to take part in a Giant flag wave before the Wasps vs. Exeter match.
This will be taking place on Sunday 4th September  at  3 Oclock and held at the Ricoh Arena, and children can then stay to watch the match for free.  If any parents also want to come and watch the price for a ticket is £16 
We are looking for 40 children to take part and will be chosen on  first come first serve basis, aged 10 years plus.  Children will be required to meet outside the front of the stadium at 2:15 and will need to wear a swimming club shirt/hoodie. 
There is a consent form for parents to return to either your parent Rep or the club desk no later than Friday the 26th of august. 

Consent forms or any queries please contact Jackie Fairchild on Jackie.fairchild@coventry-swimming.org.uk 

Big thank you! by Jo Deakins on 5/8/2016 @ 12:44

Georgia, Lauren & Carys (Junior Elite) would like to say a massive thank you to all the parents, coaches and swimmers who generously gave to their 12km charity run for Zoes Place Baby Hospice in Coventry. The final total was an amazing £824.10!! 

Thanks again for your generous support.

Coventry Recycling Club by Jo Deakins on 4/8/2016 @ 11:31

From today for the next 8 weeks we have been chosen to be one of the causes that you can donate points to for being part of the Coventry recycling club.

Please cut and paste this link if it is not available to find out more details http://recyclingclub.coventry.gov.uk/home2 then click on support a cause and then you will see us as an option.

At the end of the 8 weeks we will receive a proportion of the funding available based on our percentage of points donated. 

Please share with family and friends so we can receive as many donated points as possible.

Happy recycling!


Devon tour travel update by Calie Smith on 30/7/2016 @ 14:20

Our eta is 21:30. Please be there on time and could you keep the coach 
drop off bay clear for when we arrive. Thanks

Devon tour travel update by Calie Smith on 29/7/2016 @ 19:13

Our eta is 21:30. Please be there on time and could you keep the coach 
drop off bay clear for when we arrive. Thanks

Devon tour: Travel update by Calie Smith on 29/7/2016 @ 18:13

Long delays on the m5 which continue to slow our progress. We will update 
you when we are closer to the Midlands likely to be back around 21:30 ish.

Devon tour update by Calie Smith on 29/7/2016 @ 08:41

Good morning Devon Tour Parents: We have just left the accommodation 
and on route to woodlands theme park for the day. I will post information on 
departure time of leaving the theme park and and expected time of arrival 
this evening to Coventry.

Devon Tour Update by Calie Smith on 28/7/2016 @ 08:32

Today, Thursday on route to ultimate adventure centre for total wipeout 
course, high ropes, nerd arena and more activities....for the day. Gala 4 at 
Barnstaple swimming club.

Devon tour updated by Calie Smith on 27/7/2016 @ 19:45

After a fabulous day at quay west water park, gala 3 at Dawlish swimming 
club: Dawlish B 5th place with 45 points, Oddicombe 4th place 64 points, 
3rd place Phoneix team 118 points, 2nd place Godvia team 131 points and 
1st place Dawlish A swimming club 148 points. Well done. All now eating 
chips. Thank you Dawlish for hosting for us. 

Devon tour update by Calie Smith on 27/7/2016 @ 09:00

All enjoyed yesterdays outside activities gorge scrambling, rock climbing 
and a trip to the cinema seeing BFG.
Wednesday: currently on way to the water park, this evening will be gala 3 
at Dawlish Swimming Club.

Devon tour update by Calie Smith on 25/7/2016 @ 20:39

Monday: All having a great time, today been very busy with laser games, 
visit to the beach and competing. Both teams winning Phoneix team 1st 
place 169 points and Godvia 2nd 161 points. On way now back to the 
accommodation. Children will contact you once we are back as there is 
limited signal on route to the accommodation and some may need to 
charge there devices.

Devon tour update by Calie Smith on 24/7/2016 @ 21:22

Hi all, just to let you know we have all arrived safely, all feed and now ready 
for bed. All swimmers will contact tomorrow morning , whilst on the way to 
the activity. Both teams did well for there 1st gala- came 1st team Godvia 
204 points and Pheonix 192 points. Sorry havent been in touch sooner.

Devon Tour 2016- Donations of Clothes / Shoes - Fund Raising Error by Calie Smith on 20/7/2016 @ 11:33

Slight Error... I found more bags hiding... 
So all totalled 418 Kilos- raising £209.00 
Again Thank you to those who donated clothes and shoes for 
this years Devon Tour - Well Done! 

Devon Tour 2016- Donations of Clothes / Shoes - Fund Raising by Calie Smith on 20/7/2016 @ 08:49

Hi Everyone, Thank you to those who donated clothes and shoes 
for this years Devon Tour: With lots and lots of bags, we 
totalled 375.5 Kilos - Raising £187.75.  Well Done!

Red Achievers session moved - Wednesday 20th July by Adam Ruckwood on 18/7/2016 @ 11:57

Unfortunately Sam is away this Wednesday so the normal Red Achievers session at Foxford will be cancelled this week.
Red Achievers swimmers are welcome to attend either the Blue session at Lyng Hall 6-7pm, or the Green session at Tile Hill 7.15-8.15pm.

Very sorry for the disruption.



City of Coventry SC hits Instagram!! by Jo Deakins on 15/7/2016 @ 14:32

We are now live on Instagram, if you would like to follow us the user name is Swimcoventry 

Thanks in advance.


Another final at ICG for Lauren by Adam Ruckwood on 14/7/2016 @ 10:05

2nd day of the International Childrens Games and another great swim from Lauren McConnachie to make the final of the 200m IM.  Lauren went on to finish 8th in the final.
Great job!!


Great 1st day at ICG by Adam Ruckwood on 13/7/2016 @ 14:31

Great first days results from Taipei and the International Childrens Games.  Lauren McConnachie made the final of the 400m Free and finished in 8th place.  There were also B final appearances for Lauren in the 100m Breast and Isabel Holden in the 100m Backstroke.

Ana Vicary, Hadden Smith, Ryan Pahile, Anthony Nghiem, Charlie Anderson and Ollie Hurst also all raced well today.

Good luck for the rest of the meet!


Thank You - For Your Help. by Calie Smith on 11/7/2016 @ 15:35

Just like to say a big Thank You to the people that helped 
out,over this weekends Graham Sykes Gala, much appreciated in 
supporting these roles: Stewards, Team Managers, Refreshments, 
Doors, Medals, Data Handling and officials.

Some other great swims.......... by Adam Ruckwood on 11/7/2016 @ 12:44

Very well done to Tom Stacey (Bronze 17-18 years 5k), Jose Gonzalez (Silver 35-39 years 1.5k) and Keith Burdett (Bronze 50-59 years 3k)on their medals at the recent Midland Open Water Championships at Bosworth.

Also very well done to Joe Iacovides who won the senior 400m IM title at the Cyprus Nationals.

Very well done to all the medal winners!!



Mercian League Champions 2016 by Adam Ruckwood on 11/7/2016 @ 11:07

Great team performance on Saturday night in the final of the Mercian League.  After being champions in 2013 and 2014 but losing out to Leamington in 2015, the team were desperate to win back the trophy.  After a hard fought gala City of Coventry came out on top with 221 points over 2nd placed Leamington on 194.  Stratford Sharks were 3rd on 167 points.

Very well done to all the swimmers, coaches and team managers on a great win!!



Devon Tour 2016- Help Donations of Clothes / Shoes for Fund Raising by Calie Smith on 8/7/2016 @ 10:59

We are asking for people for donations of unwanted clothes, 
bags and shoes to be recycled to help turn into cash for 
fund raising towards this years Devon Tour 2016.
The first collection of clothes, shoes  hand bags being 
picked up on Monday Morning 11th July, so if you have any 
clothes etc in bags ready, please bring down to the club 
desk tonight, Saturday and Sunday at the gala at Cov Baths.

If you dont think you may not have enough time to sort, 
theres a second collection day Monday 18th July for pick 
up. So next week if your child is swimming at either Lyng 
Hall, Foxford school, Caludon castle I can arrange to pick 
up from you at these venues. 
If you can get back to me on : calie.smith@coventry-
swimming.org.uk or 07855835769 phone or text - that be great 
so I know to meet with you on that day, place and time to 
pick up from you.  :)



Training on Sunday 10th July by Adam Ruckwood on 7/7/2016 @ 08:28

Training will be cancelled for all groups this Sunday except for the Masters and Water Polo sections.  The Graham Sykes meet isnt due to finish till quite late and with most swimmers/coaches involved with the meet, training will be cancelled.

The Masters and Polo sessions will run as normal.


Graham Sykes Meet and Mercian League Final by Adam Ruckwood on 7/7/2016 @ 08:17

There are some swimmers who have entered the Graham Sykes meet at the weekend and are also selected for the Mercian League Final on Saturday evening.  If these swimmers wish to withdraw from their events at the Graham Sykes Meet on Saturday afternoon (session 2), the club will refund the entry fee for those events.  The club wont refund events for any other sessions, or for swimmers who arent racing in the Mercian League Final.

If this applies to you and you wish to withdraw, please send an email to withdraw@coventry-swimming.org.uk stating which events you wish to withdraw from.

Good luck to all the swimmers racing this weekend!


Changes to Green Achievers sessions by Adam Ruckwood on 4/7/2016 @ 14:11

Sam Richards is away on holiday for just over a week so there will be a few changes to the Green Achievers sessions over the next week:
Wednesday 6th and Wednesday 13th July - sessions moved to either the Blue (Lyng Hall 6-7pm) or Red (Foxford 6.30-7.30pm) Achievers.  Monday 11th will also be moved to Blue (Lyng Hall 6-7pm) or Red (Foxford 6.30-7.30pm).
Friday 8th and Sunday 10th will run as normal.

Sorry for the disruption.



Graham Sykes Open Meet Raffle donations by Jo Deakins on 4/7/2016 @ 14:04

We are looking for any donations for the Raffle to be held at the Graham Sykes meet this weekend. Any donations  that you would think can be included gratefully received, we find bottles of liquids are quite attractive!

If you can bring anything in to either your coach if not there on Friday or to the Club Night desk and hand over to Calie that would be great.

Thanks in advance for any donations we receive. 

Plea for Officials for Graham Sykes Meet this weekend by Jo Deakins on 4/7/2016 @ 09:37

We are short of a few officials for the Graham Sykes Meet this weekend, if you are free and wish to help out please contact Avril Ementon on avril.ementon@coventry-swimming.org.uk 

Thanks in advance, your help is greatly appreciated.

Sponsored Swim-Last Sunday and tonight (Friday) by Calie Smith on 1/7/2016 @ 20:36

Just would like to say thank you to everyone, who has taken part in the 
sponsored swim sessions and those who supported by helping. Most of the 
swimmers were raising funds for this years Devon Tour 2016. Well done.

Sponsored Swim-Last Sunday and tonight (Friday) by Calie Smith on 1/7/2016 @ 20:20

Just would like to say thank you to everyone, who has taken part in the 
sponsored swim sessions and those who supported by helping. Most of the 
swimmers were raising funds for this years Devon Tour 2016. Well done.

Diving Award Success by Jo Deakins on 28/6/2016 @ 07:41

Congratulations to the following swimmers who all passed their Diving Award on Sunday:

Kenza Ajimi, Caitlin Gray, Patrick Die, Lewis Payne, Michael Greda & Caitlin ONeill


2nd place in Junior League Round 3 by Adam Ruckwood on 27/6/2016 @ 15:52

Good team performances from both the Leicester and Nuneaton Junior League Teams on Saturday.

The Leicester League Team racing at Hinckley came 2nd only 14 points behind eventual winners Kettering.
The Nuneaton League Team racing in Stafford were drawn against reigning champions and eventual gala winners Northampton and like the Leicester League Team, came out in 2nd place.

Very well done to all the swimmers, coaches and team managers involved!


Awards night - New Awards launched! by Jo Deakins on 22/6/2016 @ 13:36

This year we have introduced some new awards to Awards Night so everyone has a chance of going home with a trophy. As well as more progress awards covering all squads, all swimmers have a chance to vote for their Swimmers Swimmer of the Year. This should not necessarily be your best friend, or the best swimmer in your squad, but someone who trains hard, is friendly and polite, helps others out and shows good swimming etiquette. The voting will go live on the club website over the next few days, look out for it!!

Sainsburys Active Kids Vouchers by Jo Deakins on 15/6/2016 @ 14:28

Please could we ask if there are any more Active Kids vouchers from Sainsburys to come into the Club could we have them by Friday 24th June at the latest. We can then see how many we have an put in an application for some corresponding kit.

Thanks for all the ones we have had so far and in advance for any to come in.

Regards

Jo

Sponsored Channel swim for Charity by Jo Deakins on 15/6/2016 @ 13:08

On Saturday the 16th July Lauren Baraclough, from Senior Performance, and a team of fellow swimmers will be hoping to swim the channel as a team and want as many people involved as possible. All money will go to a fantastic cause to support a 3 year old who is in desperate need to have a £12000 operation enabling him to walk. The event starts at 8AM and will finish around 10.15AM. Sponsor forms will be available from the club noticeboard as of Friday. Obviously, the more sponsors the better and the entry fee to enter will be £5.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Lauren on laurenbaraclough@hotmail.co.uk
07447464914

Change to Diving Award date by Jo Deakins on 13/6/2016 @ 14:00

We are having to move the Diving Award date for June to one week later - they will now be held on Sunday 26th June. Please report to Anita on the day if you would like to take part in this at 3pm.

Correction by Adam Ruckwood on 13/6/2016 @ 10:01

Sorry - the last post should read Georgia Ementon

Georgia and Lauren McConnachie by Adam Ruckwood on 13/6/2016 @ 09:32

Georgia and Lauren McConnachie are doing a Ram Run on 3rd July in aid of Zoes Place Baby Hospice.  They would be very appreciative for people to visit their JustGiving page and donate.  The run is a tough 12km course and involves lot of obstacles, mud, water and carrying a log!

https://www.justgiving.com/GEELM2016?utm_id=17

Many thanks!




Abbie Grantham - World Challenge by Adam Ruckwood on 8/6/2016 @ 08:05

Senior Performance swimmer Abbie Grantham is taking on a huge challenge this summer and will be travelling to Costa Rica to work alongside a local community or conservation project.  She will be selling raffle tickets this Friday night to raise money to help fund this trip - please dig deep!
For more information on the challenge please visit www.world-challenge.co.uk


Green Achievers session moved - Wednesday 8th June by Adam Ruckwood on 7/6/2016 @ 12:57

We are really sorry for the late notice but the Green Achievers session at Tile Hill on Wednesday 8th June will be cancelled.
Green Achievers swimmers 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.
Very sorry for the disruption.



Great West Midlands Age Groups Results by Adam Ruckwood on 6/6/2016 @ 14:13

Very well done to all the swimmers who raced at the West Midlands Age Groups over the last two weekends in May.

The club had some super results coming away with 19 medals in all - 1 Gold, 12 Silver and 6 Bronze.

There were medals for Eva Vicary (1xGold), Tom Stacey (1xSilver), Ana Vicary (1xSilver), Aimee Hood (3xSilver and 1x Bronze), Tom Mitchell (1xSilver and 2xBronze), Hanna Dixon (3xSilver), Niall Connell (1xSilver and 1xBronze), Fiona Hall (1xSilver), Ryan Griffiths (1xSilver) and Tommy Smith (2xBronze).

Very well done to all the swimmers and coaches!


Medals won at first weekend of Midland Age Groups! by Jo Deakins on 23/5/2016 @ 14:28

Well done to all swimmers over the weekend, some great swims and personal bests, people making their first Regional finals and 7 medals won across the board. Niall Connell won 2 (Silver and bronze), Aimee Hood, Tom Mitchell, Ryan Griffiths, Fiona Hall (all winning silvers) and Tommy Smith winning a bronze.

Good luck for the final weekend coming up! 

Monday 30th May - all sessions cancelled by Adam Ruckwood on 23/5/2016 @ 12:38

All sessions will be cancelled on Monday 30th May due to the bank holiday.  Sorry for the disruption.

EDL Match in the City Centre tomorrow (Sat 21st) by Jo Deakins on 20/5/2016 @ 16:19

There is an EDL march planned for the City centre tomorrow which coincides with the Midland Championships. The march plans to protest at Speakers corner, opposite the Council house between 1.30-2.00pm and 4pm. 

There is also a UAF counter demo in Broadgate.

Just so you are all aware.

Changes to Red Achievers over half term by Adam Ruckwood on 20/5/2016 @ 11:29

Sam Fairchild is away on holiday over half term so the Red Achievers sessions at Foxford will be cancelled on Monday 30th May and Wednesday 1st June.  

Swimmers are welcome to attend either the Blue Achievers sessions at Lyng Hall (6-7pm on both Monday and Wednesday), or the Green Achievers sessions at Tile Hill (7-8pm on Monday and 7.15-8.15pm on Wednesday).  The Friday and Sunday sessions will remain unchanged at Coventry Sports Centre.

Very sorry for the disruption.



Changes to Sunday Training for the next 2 weeks by Adam Ruckwood on 20/5/2016 @ 09:19

Sorry for the disruption but the 3.00-4.30pm session for the Reception and Coloured Achiever groups for the next two Sunday’s will be cancelled due to the West Midland Age Group Championships.  All other groups will run as normal.

The sessions will be back to normal on Sunday 5th June.



Parents Talk at Midlands by Jo Deakins on 20/5/2016 @ 09:12

Fred Furniss, England Programmes Talent Officer, will be giving a parents talk at the West Midland Championships.

Date: Saturday 28th May 2016

Time: 08.30am (during warm up)

Venue: Studio 1, Coventry Sports Centre (access is up the steps from the swim shop and turn right)

Subject: Developing Age Group Swimmers
1. Growth/development
2. Technical efficiency
3. Training progresson

Save the Date - 2016 Awards Night by Jo Deakins on 18/5/2016 @ 09:55

Please save the date - Friday Sept 9th has been booked for the Annual Awards Night where the club celebrates the successes of the previous season with our swimmers, water polo players and Masters.

venue is the Wyken Working Mens club.

Hope to see you there!

Excellent Performances from Josh Fairchild by Adam Ruckwood on 16/5/2016 @ 14:17

Josh Fairchilds excellent form continued at the weekend with another large medal haul, this time at the East Midlands Disability Championships.
Josh came away with 9 medals in all - 6 from individuals and 3 from relays.  There was Gold in the 100 Free, 200 Free and 50 Breast as well as Silver in the 50 Free, 100 Breast and 100 Back.
Great job Josh from all at City of Coventry SC!!



Diving Award Success by Jo Deakins on 16/5/2016 @ 09:23

Congratulations to the following who all passed their Diving Awards; Jenson Davis, Olivia Cunningham, Mary Verall, Phoebe Moriaty, Sanad Shibani, Luis Worland, Amna Jawfer and Max Smith.

Important Change to Leicester Diddy Coach - New Time by Ruth Jelley on 13/5/2016 @ 19:39

Please note the coach for the Leicester Diddy League has 
been moved to the earlier time of 4:30pm

Leicester Diddy League 14th May by Ruth Jelley on 11/5/2016 @ 06:11

The postcode for the new pool is LE10 1BZ

Diddy League This Weekend by Rikki Morris on 10/5/2016 @ 14:56

Please see below the post codes for each venue for Saturday

Leicester League
New Hinckley Leisure Centre - LE10 1BZ

Nuneaton League
Newbold Leisure Centre, Leamington - CV32 4EW

Coventry Sports Foundation Recruitment Day by Jo Deakins on 10/5/2016 @ 13:13

Coventry Sports Foundation have a recruitment day on Thursday 19th May at the Xcel Centre either 10am-1pm or 6pm-9pm. They are looking for Lifeguards and swim teachers (over 16 yrs) and have some potential courses involved to (if over 18 yrs old).

If you want more details please contact the Foundation directly; Martin Neale on mjneale@covsf.com


Super results at West Midland Youth Championships by Adam Ruckwood on 6/5/2016 @ 13:21

An excellent weekends racing at the West Midlands Youth Championships in Coventry last weekend.  The team came away with 44 medals from the meet - 16 Gold, 18 Silver and 10 Bronze.
Leading the way was Eva Vicary with 4 Golds, Lauren Cox with 3 Golds, Josh Fairchild with 3 Golds and 2 Silvers and Brad McLeavy with 1 Silver and 3 Bronze medals.
Overall City of Coventry had 15 individual medallists - best haul in many years.
Very well done to all the swimmers and coaches!


Midland Youth Championships Photo by Rikki Morris on 6/5/2016 @ 13:12

We are going to have a photo of evenyone who swam at the Midland Youth 
Championship for the paper. Can we ask that you bring your City of 
Coventry t-shirts and if you won medals, bring those as well. The photo will 
be taken at 6pm after the session.

Cov & Districts Wthdrawl and Warm up times by Jo Deakins on 6/5/2016 @ 08:40

It is the Coventry & District Secondaries this weekend and the warm up times are:

Session 1 (Sat) and 3 (Sun) 12.30pm warm up, 1.15pm start
Session 2 (Sat) and 4 (Sun) 4.30pm warm up, 5.15pm start

If you do not intend to swim some of your events please can you send an email to withdraw@canddswimming.org.uk so you can be withdrawn and there are no empty lanes.

Good luck to all competing!

Tom Herbert by Adam Ruckwood on 5/5/2016 @ 08:51

We are sad to announce that Tom Herbert will be leaving the club and the coaching staff.  Tom has been a member of the club for over 5 years first as a successful swimmer who regularly swam at Nationals, then the coach of HA3 for the past 9 months.  

Tom has got a full-time job with the Sports Trust and unfortunately this will not allow him the time to coach.  He will be stopping on as coaching cover when he is able, but will not be able to lead his own group.

Could we thank Tom for all his hard work and wish him well with his new job!






Great First Round Win from the Mercian League Team by Jo Deakins on 3/5/2016 @ 13:27

Well done to all the team for a great first place in the first round last Saturday of the Mercian League. Coventry finished first with 237 points, Worcester were second with 209 and Bilston third with 175 points.

There were individual wins for Jade Pickett, Aidan Tan, Sarah Brown, Danielle Armstrong (x2), Kieran Smith (x2), Alfie Jackson, Sam Astill & Mel McWhirter along with eight relay wins.

Well done to all the team, staff and volunteers on the night! 

Apologies, wrong email address for Liz Sykes..... by Jo Deakins on 27/4/2016 @ 11:17

If you are wanting to help out at the Midlands the correct email address to use for Liz Sykes is liz.sykes@coventry-swimming.org.uk

Help needed for Midlands this weekend by Jo Deakins on 27/4/2016 @ 10:49

The team running the Midlands are short of a couple of helpers this weekend, if you are free to give up some time to help please can you contact Liz Sykes and I am sure she will appreciate it. Lizs email is liz.sykes.t21@coventry-swimming.org.uk

Josh Fairchild continues his run of PB by Jo Deakins on 27/4/2016 @ 08:01

Well done Josh on completing a straight run of personal bests in Glasgow at the Para Meet. Yesterday he swam the 200m freestyle and made the final after dropping his personal best in the heat to 2:24.81 and then again in the final to 2:22.46.

Six swims, six personal bests and two finals, great swimming, well done Josh and Coach; Matt Bruce.

Great swims from Joshua Fairchild in Glasgow! by Jo Deakins on 25/4/2016 @ 14:04

Josh has had some excellent swims so far in Glasgow...... 4 swims and 4 personal bests.... 

100m Free Josh has dropped from a 1:07.9 at Warwickshires to a 1:05.0, 100m Breast 1.33.7 at Warwickshires to a 1:31.4 in the heats to then earn a second swim in another pb time of 1:29.5 and then in the 100m back Josh has dropped from a 1:25.0 at Warwickshires to 1:20.64 in Glasgow. Josh has his main event to come tomorrow. Great results Josh!

Update on Lyng Hall by Jo Deakins on 22/4/2016 @ 10:42

Great news, we have just had confirmation that Lyng Hall will be back up and running as normal from Monday 25th April. 

Thanks for your patience with this and apologies for any inconveniences caused.


New Scottish Masters Records by Jo Deakins on 21/4/2016 @ 10:15

Congratulations to John Smith who achieved two new Scottish Masters Long Course Records in the 200m Freestyle and 50m Butterfly in the 40-44 age group at the recent Masters Nationals in Sheffield. A full report from the meet will be posted on the website soon.

The club have 14 Masters qualified for the upcoming European Masters championships in May being hosted in London and preparations are looking good.

Training - Sunday 1st May and Monday 2nd May by Adam Ruckwood on 21/4/2016 @ 09:18

There will be no training for most of the swimming groups on Sunday 1st May due to the pool hosting the West Midlands Youth Championships.  Sessions will be cancelled for all groups except Water Polo, Masters, Senior Squad and Senior Performance.  These sessions will run as usual at the regular times. 

Training for all groups will be cancelled on Monday 2nd May due to the bank holiday. 

Sorry for the disruption.



Conclusion to Trials News by Jo Deakins on 18/4/2016 @ 14:54

Congratulations to all the swimmers who competed in Glasgow over the past week. Finishing up over the weekend were Abi Humphreys in the 200m IM in a time of 2:23.87, Eva Vicary in the 400m Free 4:28.74 and Matt Bruce in the 50m Free in a time of 23.50.

Next up is Joshua Fairchild in the Para Meet starting on Saturday. All the best Josh in Glasgow.

Development Gala - change of date by Jo Deakins on 18/4/2016 @ 11:05

Due to the Movement of the Cov & District secondaries into May we have had to move the next Development Gala to Sunday 12th June still at the University of Warwick. The details for entry will be available soon.

Update on Lyng Hall by Jo Deakins on 18/4/2016 @ 10:03

Just had an update from Lyng Hall, unfortunately they are going to be closed all week up to and including Sunday 24th April. The repairs should be completed by Friday, but it will then take a couple of days to bring the pool temp back up and complete all necessary cleansing.

Therefore, training changes for the squads/groups affected are:

Blue Achievers - can swim with either Red at Foxford (6.30-7.30pm Monday & weds) or Green at Tile Hill (7.00-8.00pm Monday & 7.15-8.15pm on Weds)
Reception Achievers 1 on Monday - we will move your session to Caludon still at 7.00-8.15pm.

Junior Squad on Tuesday can swim with Junior Club at Cov Sports Center 8.30-9.30pm.

Weds Adult Improver Lessons - Unfortunately we are going to have to cancel these again this week.

HA2 on Thursday - Same as last week you can move to Caludon and swim 6.45-8.30pm.

Junior Club - same as last week you can move to Cov Sports Center at the same time 7.30-8.30pm.

Friday Adult beginner lessons & Cov Swim School lessons on Saturday and Sunday we will have to postpone until the following weekend.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused. Fingers crossed all will be back to normal next week.

News From Trials so far...... by Jo Deakins on 15/4/2016 @ 11:13

Well done to the swimmers in Glasgow at Olympic Trials. So far we have had Abi Humphreys achieve second in the Tokyo Final (aimed at swimmers who potentially aiming for the Olympics in 2020) in a time of 4:52.97 and also in the 200m Butterfly in a time of 2:20.30, Eva Vicary in the 200m Free in a time of 2:07.46 and Alex Carroll in the 400m IM, 4:44.12.

Still to come is Abi in the 200m IM, Eva in the 400m Free and Matt Bruce starts in the 50m Freestyle all going in the heats tomorrow (Saturday). British swimming are live streaming the heats and finals on you tube if you want to check them out!

Update on Lyng Hall by Jo Deakins on 15/4/2016 @ 10:42

We have had an update from Lyng Hall, the pool company have been in today and are going to attempt to put things right over the weekend. The school will reassess first thing Monday morning and will update us as soon as this has been done. 

It is looking hopeful that everything will be back to normal as of Monday.

I will update when we hear from the school. 

Lyng Hall Closed over the weekend by Jo Deakins on 14/4/2016 @ 11:51

The School have confirmed that the ongoing problems with their pool have meant they will have to close it over the weekend. Therefore, there will be no Adult lessons tomorrow night (Fri 15th) or Childrens lessons on Sat (16th) or Sunday (17th).

The school are going to update us as soon as they know whether it will be back open next week.

Lyng Hall Closed today and tomorrow (Weds & Thurs 13th/14th April) by Jo Deakins on 13/4/2016 @ 13:29

We have just had notice that Lyng Hall have had to close their pool today and tomorrow due to the pool malfunctioning and a load of grit has poured in. They are working on it at the moment but have closed for the next two days.

Blue Achievers you can join either green or red tonight
HA2 tomorrow you can join the Ha1 group at Caludon
Junior Club tomorrow you can move to Cov Sports Centre 7.30-8.30pm.

They are going to update us when they have more info.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused, furhte rupdates will follow once we hear.

Junior League Results by Jo Deakins on 12/4/2016 @ 13:27

Congratulations to both league teams on Saturday; both finishing in the top 3 for their rounds.

The Nuneaton team finished in second place behind Boldmere and there were first placings for Alfie Jackson, Erin Jones, Anna Harvey, Niall Connell (x2), Evan McWhirter, Abigail Charlesworth and also for the 11/u medley & free Team and the 12/u free Team. 

The Leicester Team finished in third place behind Daventry & Swadlincote. First placings in this round went to Joel Cunningham, Mollie Tranter, Tommy Smith (x2), Katelyn Dalton, Fiona Hall, Sam Astill, Jamie Mitchell and the boys 12/under free & medley teams and girls 10/under Free and medley teams.

Congratulations to all the swimmers in the teams, all contributing to a great start of the league season.

Eve of Olympic Trials! by Jo Deakins on 11/4/2016 @ 19:04

Good luck to the Coventry Swimmers who have qualified for the Olympic Trials which start tomorrow through to Sunday in Glasgow.

Competing are Abi Humphreys in the 200m Butterfly, 200m and 400m IM & 800m Free, Alex Carroll in the 400m IM, Eva Vicary in the 200m & 400m Free and Matt Bruce in the 50m Free.

The heats start at 10am and the finals are at 6.30pm.

From these Championships the GB Team for Rio will be selected.

Further updates to follow.......

Leicester Diddy league Coach by Ruth Jelley on 8/4/2016 @ 18:19

The coach for the Leicester Diddy league will leave the 
Sports Centre at 16:45pm tomorrow. For those travelling by 
car the postcode for SatNavs is LE18 2DP.

No Session tonight at Bablake for Reception or Junior Club by Adam Ruckwood on 6/4/2016 @ 15:47

We are really sorry for the late notice, but Lauren has had to run a family member to A&E after an accident and so wont be able to make the session.
The sessions are Bablake for the Reception groups and Junior Club will therefore be cancelled for today.
Very sorry for the late notice and disruption.

Great National Masters Championships Results by Adam Ruckwood on 6/4/2016 @ 13:49

An awesome showing from our Masters at last weekends National Championships in Sheffield.

Highlights included Gold for Anthony Howland over 100m Butterfly in the 55/59 years category, two Silvers for John Smith over 50m Butterfly and 100m Freestyle in 35/39 years category and Silver and Bronze for Steve Goult over 200m and 100m Breaststroke in the 40/44 years age band.

Great swims and big best times also from Julie Diamond, Martyn Brunt, Alexander Le Marinel, Kim Paginton, Adam Brear and Fiona Cunningham.

Well done guys and also Coach Jelly!!


Drum request for Arena League Final by Jo Deakins on 4/4/2016 @ 11:25

Does anyone have a drum/s they are able to lend to the Clubs Arena League Team when they travel to Cardiff for the Arena League Final on Sat 23rd April? If so, could you let Rebecca Winn (Junior Elite) or Rikki Morris know so they can liaise with you.

Thanks in advance, we want to make as much noise as possible to support the team!

Diving Award Success by Jo Deakins on 4/4/2016 @ 11:10

Congratulations to the following swimmers who all passed their diving awards yesterday:

Isobelle Eaves
Phoebe Turner
Daisy Burke
Hazel Knowles
Lucy Harrison
Melissa Scrimshaw
Emily Ingram
Hayden North
Joel Cunningham



Junior Club Session moved - Thursday 31st March by Adam Ruckwood on 30/3/2016 @ 12:41

Unfortunately the Junior Club session will have to be moved on Thursday 31st March due to a staffing shortage.

The session will be moved to Coventry Sports Centre alongside Junior Squad and run from 7.30-9.00pm.

We are sorry for the late notice and disruption.


HA2 Session changed - Thursday 24th March by Adam Ruckwood on 21/3/2016 @ 11:05

We are sorry for the disruption but due to a staff shortage the High Achievers 2 session will be moved this Thursday night.
The session will be moved to Caludon at swim alongside the HA1 session 6.45-8.30pm.

by on 19/3/2016 @ 05:27


Easter Training by Adam Ruckwood on 18/3/2016 @ 19:11

Training will be cancelled for all groups over the Easter weekend.  There will be no training on the Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Monday - all training apart from these days will be as normal for all groups and pools.

Many thanks



Great News about the 50m Pool announcement! by Jo Deakins on 18/3/2016 @ 10:39

You may have seen in the news last night that the Council have announced that a 50m Pool could be built at the Alan Higgs Centre to be built to coincide with Coventry Sports Centre closing in 2019. This is great news and what we have been waiting to hear!

There is still a long way to go, and funding needs to be secured in order for it to come to fruition, but the fact it has been announced goes a long way to seeing a replacement to Fairfax Street.

We look forward to a great future for swimming in the City!

Solihull Junior Gala by Adam Ruckwood on 14/3/2016 @ 10:46

Great win for the Junior Team on Saturday at the Solihull Junior Gala.  The team came on top after a hard fought gala with 243 points ahead of 2nd placed Rugby with 219 and Solihull in 3rd on 202.

The team won 24 of the 51 events and there were individual wins for Aidan Tan, Alfie Jackson, Darcy Moriarty, Fiona Hall, Hanna Dixon, Evan McWhirter, Niall Connell, Alana Timms and Euan Mitchell.

Very well done to the all the swimmers, coaches and team managers!!



Easter Camps by Rikki Morris on 7/3/2016 @ 14:17

There are still places available on all 3 of our Easter Swim Skills Camps. Please get you booking forms in as soon as you can, because spaces are filling up fast.

Camp Week A - 21st-24th March
Camp Week B - 29th March-1st April
Camp Week C - 4th-7th April

Coventry and District Secondaries - Change of date and venue by Julia Betteley on 6/3/2016 @ 11:40

Please that the date and venue of this meet has 
unfortunately moved again due to circumstances beyond the 
control of the organisers. The meet is now at Rugby on 7th 
& 8th May starting at lunchtime.

If you have already entered this meet and now wish to amend 
your entry please email me at julia.betteley@coventry-
swimming.org.uk

President Kennedy session cancelled on Thursdays until Easter by Adam Ruckwood on 3/3/2016 @ 13:30

We are sorry but the problems with the pool at President Kennedy continue, with the pool now being out of action until at least Easter.

When we get word the pool is operational again we will obviously let everyone know.



Squad and Pathways Sessions Cancelled Sunday 6th March by Jo Deakins on 29/2/2016 @ 15:00

Just a reminder that all Pathways and Squad sessions are cancelled this Sunday (6th March) due to the Warwickshire Counties taking place in the pool all day.

Masters session to be confirmed as may run a reduced session.

Tuesday Night (22nd Feb) Junior Squad session moved to Coventry by Adam Ruckwood on 19/2/2016 @ 21:39

The Junior Squad session on Tuesday 22nd February will be moved to Coventry Sports Centre alongside the Junior Club session 8.30-9.30pm.  We are sorry for the disruption but Rodney is away that night.




 

New order of hats is in! by Jo Deakins on 19/2/2016 @ 11:31

If you are in need of a new C hat in time for the Warwickshires we have had a delivery of 50 this week. They will be available to buy from the Club Night Desk on Poolside Fridays, price £7.50.


President Kennedy session cancelled on Thursday 25th February by Adam Ruckwood on 16/2/2016 @ 09:26

We have had word that President Kennedys pool will be closed on the Thursday after half-term - the 25th.  The technique session that night will therefore be cancelled.

The school are going to keep us informed each week about the pools progress, so we will continue to let you know about the session when we are updated.

Sorry for the disruption.




Reminder Club Memberships are due by Jo Deakins on 12/2/2016 @ 12:08

This is just a reminder to those who have not paid their Club and ASA memberships for 2016 yet, the fees are due, especially for those who wish to take part in the Warwickshire Championships starting next Saturday. If you have not received an invoice by now please see Su Boulton on a Friday at the Club night desk to sort a new one. 

Payment can be made by cheque to the Club Night desk on a Friday Night or by bank transfer to the same account as the training fees. If you need the bank details again please contact me and I will send them through.

If you do not intend to renew your membership this year and have received an invoice please can you email su.boulton@coventry-swimming.org.uk so we can void your invoice and retire you from the membership.

Please ignore this message if you have paid for this year.

Jo Deakins

Jimmy Hill Memorial Service by Jo Deakins on 11/2/2016 @ 16:28

Please be aware of the Jimmy Hill Memorial service that is taking place on Friday (12th) at 3pm at the Cathedral. We would envisage there be an increase in traffic around this time and afterwards and also a limit on car parking spaces.

 

HA1 Session Cancelled - Tuesday 16th February by Adam Ruckwood on 9/2/2016 @ 14:51

We are very sorry but due to a staff shortage, the HA1 session will be cancelled on Tuesday 16th February.


Junior Club Session moved - Tuesday 16th February by Adam Ruckwood on 9/2/2016 @ 14:48

We are sorry for the disruption but the Junior Club session will be moved on Tuesday 16th February to Lyng Hall 7.30-9pm.  This is alongside Junior Squad.


HA3 session on Tuesdays switched to Caludon by Adam Ruckwood on 8/2/2016 @ 14:02

We are sorry for the disruption but due to a staff shortage we will be moving the HA3 session to Caludon on a Tuesday night.  The session will run 6.45-8.30pm alongside the Junior Performance session.

This will run for the foreseeable future.




Warwick Uni - Rubbish left behind after development gala by Jo Deakins on 8/2/2016 @ 13:47

We have had reports today from the University that poolside and the pool balcony were left in a very messy state yesterday after the gala – one example given to us was a banana skin dumped into the poolside guttering which is simply not acceptable.

This is just a quick note out to parents/swimmers that no food or drink other than water is permitted on poolside and that all litter from the pool balcony must be left in the bins provided.

We have a good relationship with the University and we would like to withhold this as best we can.

Landwork for Junior Performance cancelled on Sunday 7th February by Adam Ruckwood on 5/2/2016 @ 19:04

We are sorry for the disruption but the land-work session will be cancelled for Junior Performance on Sunday 7th February.  Joe is away in Sheffield attempting to qualify for the Olympic Trials so cant take his normal session.  Sam Fairchild will cover the swim session which will run as normal, but sadly the land-work will be cancelled for this week.



President Kennedy session cancelled on Thursdays for next few weeks by Adam Ruckwood on 4/2/2016 @ 07:44

We are sorry to report the problems continue with the pool at President Kennedy, so tonights session will be cancelled again.  The Thursday session will also be cancelled until after half-term.  The school are hoping the repairs will be completed by then and we can recommence the sessions.

Sorry again for the disruption.



Warwickshire Entries - 2016 by Jo Deakins on 2/2/2016 @ 14:24

All the entries have now been processed and a draft entry is available on the Warwickshire website here http://www.warwickshireswimming.org.uk/?page_id=24

If there are any amendments to be made these have to be done by Friday 5th Feb 12.00pm. Please check everything is correct as things cant be changed after this point.


Sainsburys Active Kids Vouchers are Back! by Jo Deakins on 28/1/2016 @ 10:03

We are collecting the Active Kids vouchers again from Sainsburys. If you have any that you wish to donate the box will be available for donations on the Club night Desk on Fridays. For those of you that do not come in on a Friday night please pass to your coach and they can ensure we receive them.

Thanks in advance for any that are donated, we will keep you posted on how many we collect!

President Kennedy session cancelled on Thursday 28th January by Adam Ruckwood on 26/1/2016 @ 20:01

We are really sorry but we have again received word that the pool at President Kennedy School will continue to be down for the rest of the week.  Thursdays technique session will therefore have to be cancelled.

Sorry for the continued disruption.


President Kennedy session cancelled on Thursday 21st January by Adam Ruckwood on 20/1/2016 @ 16:21

We have had a message from President Kennedy School to say their pool is out of action so we will have to cancel the Thursday night technique session.  Very sorry about this.

The school have assured us the pool will be back to normal by Monday, so next Thursdays session on the 28th will run as usual.




Well Done to All at the Coventry Open Meet by Jo Deakins on 18/1/2016 @ 11:08

Congratulations to all the swimmers who raced this weekend at the Club Open Meet. 40 Gold, 32 silver and 41 bronze medals were won in total. It was also good to see so many Coventry swimmers winning heats too. 

Great start to the year!

Problems with Email by Jo Deakins on 15/1/2016 @ 09:36

I have a problem with accessing my emails at the moment so apologies if I have not replied to any since 4pm yesterday (Thurs 14th Jan). As soon as the problem is rectified I will let you know I am back on line.

If your query was urgent please text or phone me on 07815 835526 and I can try and help or I will be at Club Night tonight.

Regards

Jo Deakins

Training on Sunday by Adam Ruckwood on 14/1/2016 @ 09:54

Due to our Level 3 Open Meet this weekend training will be cancelled for all groups except the Masters and Water Polo.

For those swimmers from Senior Performance and Senior Squad who are not racing at all over the weekend, they are welcome to swim with the Masters at 6pm should they wish to.  All other groups will be cancelled.

Sorry for the disruption.




Plea for raffle prizes for January Meet raffle by Jo Deakins on 6/1/2016 @ 15:17

We are on the look out for any donations you may have for a raffle we wish to run at the Level 3 meet next weekend. If you have any to gie we are on the look out for any bottles (both alcoholic and non alcoholic), smellies & sweets. We will take any chocolates but these do tend to melt if left on poolside/balcony too long...

If any donations could be brought in either to Club Night on Friday or to a member of the coaching staff no later than Tuesday 12th Jan.

Thanks in advance for any donations made. 

Training Scheme standing order payments by John Hughes on 31/12/2015 @ 15:21

Parents and swimmers are reminded that unlike in previous 
years PAYMENTS IN JANUARY SHOULD NOT BE SUSPENDED and should 
be made at the usual amount applicable since October.

Best wishes for the New Year

John Hughes

Change to Thursday morning session - 31st December by Adam Ruckwood on 30/12/2015 @ 14:26

We are sorry for the very late notice but the session tomorrow morning (31st December) will be put back an hour and run 6-8am.

Very sorry for the disruption.


January Open Meet by Simon Sinclair on 28/12/2015 @ 21:07

We have just published the confirmed entries for the 
January Open Meet, and also the list of rejections. 
If you are a licensed official and able to help at the open 
meet with officiating then please can you contact Avril 
Ementon with your availability.

Tonights Senior Performance Session by Rikki Morris on 17/12/2015 @ 12:29

Land training for Senior Performance will be cancelled tonight.
The swim session will also be moved from 8pm to a 7.30pm start. Which will mean the session will finish at 9pm rather than 9.30pm.

These changes are due to Matt Bruce being away at the National Short Course Championships.

Sorry for any inconvenience caused by this change. 

No training tonight for HA2 (Thurs 17th) by Jo Deakins on 17/12/2015 @ 08:01

Due to staff shortages we are unfortunately unable to cover the HA2 
session tonight therefore we are having to cancel it.

Apologies for any disruption, please can you pass this on to any of your 
fellow squad members who may not see the message.

Regards

Jo Deakins

No training at President Kennedy tomorrow (17th Dec) by Jo Deakins on 16/12/2015 @ 21:45

Just to confirm there will be no training tomorrow night at President Kennedy School. The school have a problem with the pool and have closed it now till the New Year.

Things will hopefully be back to normal for January.

Great Arena League by Adam Ruckwood on 15/12/2015 @ 21:10

Saturday saw the West Midlands final of the National Arena League.  In a hard fought and closely contested final City of Coventry came out in 2nd place only 7 points behind eventual winners, City of Derby.  The 2nd place means the team goes through to the National B Final in Cardiff in April.

The clubs B team also contested a tough final round in Division 2.  A very close gala meant a few disqualifications unfortunately cost the team a potential 2nd place, eventually finishing in 5th.

Very well done to all the swimmers, coaches and team managers!


 

Senior Squad landwork moved tonight - Monday 14th December by Adam Ruckwood on 14/12/2015 @ 12:06

The sports centre have some essential maintenance going on tonight so the hall that Senior Squad usually use is out of action.  For tonights session we will combine Senior Squad and Senior Performance together for the land-work so the session will start at 7pm and be in the Activity Gallery.

Many thanks.



Green Achievers Session moved tonight - Monday 14th December by Adam Ruckwood on 14/12/2015 @ 11:15

We are very sorry but due to a lack of lifeguard cover, we will have to move the Green Achievers session tonight.
Swimmers are welcome to attend either the Red Achievers session at Foxford 6.30-7.30am, or the Blue Achievers Session at Lyng Hall 6-7pm.

Very sorry for the disruption.



Senior Performance / Squad morning sessions this week by Adam Ruckwood on 13/12/2015 @ 16:41

There will be no Monday morning session this week (14th) due to most swimmers racing at todays Club Championships.

Thursday morning will run as normal but will be taken by Tom Herbert as Matt is away racing at the National Short Course Championships in Sheffield.

Many thanks.




President Kennedy Session Cancelled - Thursday 10th + 17th by Adam Ruckwood on 10/12/2015 @ 14:55

We are sorry for the late notice again but we will have to cancel the technique session at President Kennedy tonight due to staff shortages.

We will also cancel the session next week and look to make some permanent arrangements for the New Year.

Sorry again for the disruption.


 

Adult Improver classes at Lyng Hall CANCELLED tonight by Jo Deakins on 9/12/2015 @ 14:43

Due to staff illness we are unfortunately having to cancel the Adult improver sessions at Lyng Hall tonight, both the 7pm & 8pm sessions. Things should be back to normal next week.

If you are interested in joining the Adult improver sessions then please contact me for details. They are aimed at people who can swim but wish to improve their techniques and fitness who may see the Masters as a step too far!


Reminder- Devon Tour 2016 Forms by Calie Smith on 6/12/2015 @ 12:59

Hi Everyone, Just a reminder that next Friday 11th December 
2015 is the Deadline date for the Devon Tour 2016 
Application/interest forms to be handed in, if you havent 
already, to the club desk or emailed to:
calie.smith@coventry-swimming.org.uk 

Any queries/questions about the tour please dont hesitate to 
contact myself - Calie Smith by the email address above.

President Kennedy Session Cancelled - Thursday 3rd December by Adam Ruckwood on 3/12/2015 @ 08:49

We are very sorry for the cancellation again, but the President Kennedy technique session will not run tonight.

We are short of coaching staff at the moment and are struggling to man that session.

Very sorry for the disruption.



Raffle news & donations by Jo Deakins on 30/11/2015 @ 14:03

Thanks to all the donations we had for the raffles recently, we raised £190 over the weekend at the open meet.

We would like to run one too at the Club Championships on the 13th December and are looking for further donations for Clare to create her hampers from. Things we are looking for are alcoholic and non alcoholic bottles and sweets for the sweet cones. If they could come into the Club Night table this Friday (4th Dec) that would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance for any donations made.

Jo Deakins

Club Championships by Julia Betteley on 29/11/2015 @ 13:39

To run the Club Championships an army of volunteers is required in particular qualified officials and club timekeepers. Please contact avril.ementon@coventry-swimming.org to ensure these championships are staffed to a level to allow the meet to go ahead

Sunday Training - 29th November by Adam Ruckwood on 27/11/2015 @ 07:42

This weekend is our Level 3 Open Meet and so training will be slightly altered.  The meet is not due to finish until 4pm, so training for the Reception groups, the Coloured Achievers and High Achievers will move to 4.30-6pm.  

There will be no land-work for any group.

Any swimmer from Junior Performance not racing at the meet can also swim in the 4.30-6pm session.

The Masters session at 6pm will run as normal.  Any swimmer from Senior Performance or Senior Squad not racing at the meet can also swim at 6pm.

Sorry for the disruption.  Good luck to all those racing at the competition!



President Kennedy Session cancelled - Thursday 26th November by Adam Ruckwood on 25/11/2015 @ 18:40

We are sorry for the late notice but the President Kennedy technique session will be cancelled on Thursday 26th November.

Sorry for the disruption.



Club Kit & Golden Ticket by Jo Deakins on 20/11/2015 @ 12:24

The new Club kit will be available for viewing tonight on the balcony. Please come and have a look at it, especially for the sizing as it is coming out on the smaller size. Could make some ideal Christmas Presents! Delivery is at least 2-3 weeks at the moment if they are being personalised so if you are thinking of Christmas presents you may wish to bear this in mind.

Also on sale tonight on the balcony will be the Golden Tickets, tickets cost £5.00 each and the prize is a £200 voucher for Allens, a swimwear shop. Draw to be made on Sunday 29th November at our Open Meet.

Pathway 1 Sessions by Jo Deakins on 16/11/2015 @ 12:32

Please note the Pathways 1 session is as normal this Sunday (22nd November). We will then miss a session on Sunday 29th November due to the Open Meet not scheduled to finish until 3.45pm. The last session of this current course will be on Sunday 6th December.


Arena League by Rikki Morris on 13/11/2015 @ 19:21

A Team Information 

Warm Up 6pm, Start 6.30pm
Venue - Abbey Stadium Redditch, B97 6EJ
Transport - Own Transport (No Coach)


B Team Information

Warm Up 6pm, Start 6.30pm
Venue - Stafford Leisure Centre, ST16 3TA
Transport - Coach will leave Coventry Sport Centre at 4.45pm
 

3.00pm sessions Cancelled Sunday 22nd November by Jo Deakins on 13/11/2015 @ 10:48

Due to everyone being at the Development Gala on Sunday 22nd November the 3.00pm training sessions for Reception 1 & 2 plus the coloured achievers has been cancelled.

The Pathway 1 & 2 plus the 4:15pm/4:30pm sessions will run as normal.


The Golden Ticket Raffle is back... by Simon Sinclair on 12/11/2015 @ 21:37

Up for grabs is a £200 voucher at Allens of Kingsbury in 
our Golden Ticket Raffle. The draw will take place on 
Sunday 29th November at the November Open Meet. Tickets are 
on sale now for £5.00 from the club night desk or our 
designated sales team. There is a limited number of tickets 
available, so get yours soon before they run out.

Devon Tour Meeting - Friday 20th November by Jo Deakins on 12/11/2015 @ 12:23

There is a Devon Tour 2016 Meeting planned for next Friday - 20th November in Spire Suite 1 (4th Floor on the fry side of Coventry Sports Centre) at 6.15-6.45pm. 

The aim of the meeting is to give you some background information about the tour and what it is about, how the team is selected etc and your chance to meet the Tour leaders Gary & Calie Smith and ask any questions you may have.

Selection availability forms are also now available from the Club website or from Calie on a Friday night.

New Parent Information Evening - Friday 13th November by Jo Deakins on 3/11/2015 @ 14:40

I will be hosting a meeting for any new parent or anyone who wishes to come along and learn more about the Club and how it operates on Friday 13th November 6-7pm. Venue is Spire Suite 1 on the far side (dry side) of the Sports Centre - 4th floor.

Topics to be discussed are competitions (how to enter and which ones plus all you need to know about race day), squad structures & processes for moving groups, who is who, how to order the new kit amongst others. 

There will be an open forum at the end to ask any questions and also talk to other parents to help guide you with any queries.

We will finish at 7pm to allow you to collect your swimmers at the end of their sessions.

Look forward to seeing you there.

Good swims at Wycombe and Gloucester by Adam Ruckwood on 27/10/2015 @ 05:34

Last weekend saw some great swims from the team at both the Wycombe and Gloucester Open Meets.

The team came home from Wycombe with 27 Gold, 7 Silver and 3 Bronze medals.  There was also a Top Girl award for Lucy Cowen.

Meanwhile in Gloucester the team won 28 Gold, 29 Silver and 24 Bronze medals on the way to securing the Top Club award.  There were also Top Swimmer awards in their respective age groups for Erin Jones, Holly Gregory and Tom Mitchell.

Very well done to all the swimmers, coaches and staff!




Junior Squad Session moved tonight - Thursday 22nd October by Adam Ruckwood on 22/10/2015 @ 07:54

We are sorry for the late notice but Rodney is not very well today, so the Junior Squad session will be moved to Caludon tonight to swim alongside the Junior Performance group.  The session will be 6.45-8.30pm.

Sorry for the disruption.



Raffle prize plea by Jo Deakins on 21/10/2015 @ 09:32

We are starting to plan for the raffles again this season at various events through the year and are asking for any donations to raffle prizes. What we are mainly looking out for are any bottle pleas (either alcoholic or non!) plus any jelly sweets that children like. Clare burden who makes up the hampers for the open Meets can then work her magic with the sweet cones too.

If any donations could come into the Club Night Desk or passed to your coach to bring in that would be appreciated. If we could have any donations by Friday 13th November that will give Clare plenty of time to compile the donations.

Thanks in advance for any contributions made.

Monday Nights Blue Achievers Session by Adam Ruckwood on 16/10/2015 @ 14:49

Unfortunately we are going to have to cancelled the Blue Achievers session on Monday at Lyng Hall - very sorry about this.

Blue Achiever swimmers can attend the Red Achievers session at Foxford on Monday 6.30-7.30pm or the Green Achievers session at Tile Hill on Monday 7.00-8.00pm, to make up for the missed session at Lyng Hall.

Very sorry for the disruption.



Development Gala Dates 2015-2016 confirmed by Jo Deakins on 14/10/2015 @ 09:53

This is just a short note to let you know the Development Gala dates have changed this season to a Sunday 2.30-5.00pm and will be held on the following dates:

Sunday 22nd November 2015
Sunday 7th February 2016
Sunday 8th May 2016

Venue is still the University of Warwick and entry will be open to the Reception Achievers 1 & 2, Blue, Green and red Achievers and High Achiever 1, 2 & 3 groups if appropriate.

Entry for November 22nd will be opening soon so please look out for it. If you are unsure on what/how to enter please speak to your coach.

Great Cov & Districts Results by Adam Ruckwood on 13/10/2015 @ 14:12

Very well done to all the swimmers, coaches and team managers who made the last 2 weekends of the Cov & District Primaries such a success.


The changes made this year meant some of our swimmers werent eligible to swim, but we still came away with a whopping 73 medals from across the 3 days of competition - 23 Gold, 26 Silver and 24 Bronze.


Great job all!!! 




Well done & thanks to Kyle Offer - Green Achievers by Jo Deakins on 12/10/2015 @ 14:25

Kyle Offer ran the Coventry Fun Run last weekend in less than 30 minutes and has raised over £100 in the process of which £50 goes to the Swimming Club and the other 50% goes to the Coventry Jubilee Rotary Club. Great fundraising Kyle!

Good Results at National Arena League Opening Round by Adam Ruckwood on 12/10/2015 @ 12:56

Really solid results from the 1st round of the National Arena League at the weekend from both the City of Coventry teams.

The A team were racing at Leamington and came out on top with 229 points ahead of 2nd placed Gloucester City on 188 and 3rd placed Leicester Sharks on 176.  The team had 17 wins from the 50 races which was very pleasing.

The B team were racing in Derby and also had a good evenings work.  The team finished 3rd on 159 points behind eventual winners Sutton in Ashfield on 246 and City of Derby B on 211.  

The teams will be out later this week for the next round which is on Saturday 14th November - swimmers are asked to please make every effort to be available for selection so we can field our strongest teams.

Well done to all the swimmers, coaches and team managers!



Diving Award Passes by Jo Deakins on 12/10/2015 @ 08:12

Congratulations to the following swimmers who passed their Diving Awards Yesterday:

Tom Ramsey, Zain Bhatti, Dan Ramsey, Harry Tippetts, Jasmine Headley, Angel Agyemang, Eksahib Lakhpuri, Eesha Patel, Louisa Hall, Hayden Nghiem, Caitlin Nghiem, Kulraj Dhesi, George West & Charlotte Cooke


Great National Schools Results by Adam Ruckwood on 8/10/2015 @ 13:50

Well done to all the swimmers who represented Team West Midlands at the ESSA National Schools Championships in Leeds last weekend.

There was Silver for Tom Mitchell in the Junior 200m Back and 400m Free, Silver for Charlie Waddingham in the Senior 100m Breaststroke and Bronze for Eva Vicary in the Intermediate 400m Free.
Lauren McConnachie, Madeleine Hoare, Rebecca Winn, Alex Carroll and Joseph Iacovides were also part of the team.  Joseph also set new Warwickshire Junior Records in the 800m and 1500m Free.

Very well done to all the swimmers from all at City of Coventry!


Arena League Derby Coach by Ruth Jelley on 7/10/2015 @ 06:34

The coach for Derby (DE1 3PA) leaves the Sports Centre at 
16:30hrs on Saturday October 10th.

Jim Tranter by Adam Ruckwood on 5/10/2015 @ 07:29

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Jim Tranter for his work with the coaching staff over the past couple of years.  

Jim has unfortunately had to stand down from the coaching staff due to his work commitments.  Jim started out helping with the land-work for Junior Performance 1+2, then moved on to be the coach of Green Achievers, before spending the last year as coach of High Achievers 1.

Many thanks to Jim for all his hard work and commitment!!



Ignore Previous Message re Warm time tomorrow! by Jo Deakins on 2/10/2015 @ 08:34

Apologies, the warm up start time for tomorrow is 1:15pm, 
please aim to be on poolside for 1:00pm!


Cov & Districts Warm Up - Saturday 3rd Oct by Jo Deakins on 2/10/2015 @ 08:28

Just a reminder that the warm up for tomorrow afternoon at 
the Coventry & Districts starts at 2:00pm, not 2:15pm.


Change in SP1 and SP2 training tonight by Adam Ruckwood on 24/9/2015 @ 12:25

We are sorry for the late notice but there will be a slight change to the sessions tonight for SP1 and 2.

Land-work will be 7-7.45pm for both groups in the Activity Gallery.  The pool session will then be 7.45-9.15pm.  Tom Rooke will take both sessions.

There is a National coaching conference in Birmingham over the weekend and there is a world-renowned coach mentor speaking there.  He has agreed to do a session tonight with a few of our coaches so Matt Bruce will be attending that.

Sorry for the late notice and slight disruption.



Sky Ride Sunday 27th Sept - Road closures by Jo Deakins on 23/9/2015 @ 09:45

We have been notified of road closures this Sunday in the 
City Centre due to a Sky ride cycling event taking place. 
Please allow extra time to travel into the city this 
Sunday to get to Training and park etc. Fairfax street is 
open but various roads to get to it are closed due to the 
route being taken. Details of these road closures will 
appear on the website in the next few hours or you can go 
to the Sky ride website and see the route in more detail 
https://www.goskyride.com/coventrySkyRide


Julia Betteley - away from emails by Jo Deakins on 23/9/2015 @ 08:20

This is just a message to let everyone know that Julia is 
away from emails at the moment and then will be on holiday 
from 1st October for two weeks.

If there are any queries from Coventry Club members with 
regards meets/competitions please contact Avril Ementon who 
will be able to help with any queries. Avrils email 
address is avril.ementon@coventry-swimming.org.uk


Arena League Derby Coach by Ruth Jelley on 21/9/2015 @ 14:21

The coach for Derby (DE1 3PA) leaves the Sports Centre at 
16:30hrs on Saturday October 10th.

Diving/Competitive Start Awards by Jo Deakins on 21/9/2015 @ 09:11

The next date for the Diving Awards will be Sunday 11th 
October at 3pm. If you wish to do these please see Anita 
Ryder (Reception Achiever 1 coach) on poolside and Anita 
will take you through it.

Level 1 Coaching Course by Jo Deakins on 18/9/2015 @ 09:08

Some of you may have noticed last Sunday I was on 
poolside for the Reception & Achiever session with a 
group of coaches. Last weekend I started a Level 1 
Coaching course and it will continue this weekend and 
next. 

There are 16 people on the course and they will be using 
the reception Achiever & coloured Achiever sessions today 
and the next two Sundays (20th & 27th Sept) for their 
practical side of the course. All of the coaches will be 
under my guidance and the sessions they will be 
delivering will fit in with the Coventry coaches plans. 
The normal squad coaches will also be on poolside as 
normal to help with the swimmers and also offer guidance 
to the coaches on the course. This should allow no 
disruption to the coaching the swimmers will receive.

Jo Deakins

Young Volunteer Programme - Deadline extended by Jo Deakins on 15/9/2015 @ 17:26

The Region have extended their Young Volunteer Programme to 
closing on Friday 18th September. There are currently 5 
places left on the course which is open to all clubs in the 
Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire area. Places are 
allocated on a first come first served basis so if you are 
aged 14-16 yrs and interested please email me for an 
application form and more details joanne.deakins@coventry-
swimming.org.uk

Coventry Fun Run - Sunday 4th October by Jo Deakins on 14/9/2015 @ 10:16

Kyle Offer (Green Achievers)  has entered the Coventry 
Fun Run and will be raising money for The Rotary Club of 
Coventry Jubilee with 50% being donated to City of 
Coventry Swimming Club.
 
If anyone would like to join Kyle in the run and raise 
money for the Rotary Club and Swimming Club at the same 
time please feel free to contact Kyles mum; Pamela for 
further information on 07894 793325 or enter
online https://www.coventryfunrun.co.uk 

Cost to enter is under 16 years £5.00 over 16 years is 
£8.00.

Thanks in advance for any monies raised and good luck!


Matt Bruce Charity Run by Adam Ruckwood on 11/9/2015 @ 13:00

Matt Bruce (Elite 1 swimmer and coach of Senior Performance 1) sadly lost his uncle to Prostate Cancer late last year and is running a half marathon on 18th October to raise money for a charity called Prostaid that helps sufferers of Prostate Cancer.

If you would like to sponsor Matt you can find details at his JustGiving page which is listed below:

https://www.justgiving.com/Matt-Bruce-HalfMarathon/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=fundraisingpage&utm_content=Matt-Bruce-HalfMarathon&utm_campaign=pfp-share
 
Many thanks.




Training on Friday 11th September by Adam Ruckwood on 10/9/2015 @ 14:42

Just a quick reminder that Club Night will be cancelled for all groups who normally swim from 6pm onwards tomorrow night due to the Clubs Annual Awards Evening.

The sessions will still run for Elite 1, Elite 2, SP1 and SP2 as normal from 4-6pm.

Many thanks.





JP1 and JP2 Training - Monday 7th and 14th September by Adam Ruckwood on 7/9/2015 @ 13:22

With Paul Wilson away on holiday we will be running a joint JP1 and JP2 session on Monday 7th and 14th September.  The session will be 6.45-8.30pm at Caludon.

Sorry for the late notice.



JP1 and JP2 Training - Monday 7th and 14th September by Adam Ruckwood on 7/9/2015 @ 12:41

With Paul Wilson away on holiday we will be running a joint JP1 and JP2 session on Monday 7th and 14th September.  The session will be 6.45-8.30pm at Caludon.

Sorry for the late notice.



ATTENTION! All League Swimmers by Rikki Morris on 7/9/2015 @ 12:30

Just to make all of you aware, if you represented the City of Coventry in any league competition from October 2014 to August 2015 you will receive a medal at the Awards Night on Friday evening.

The league competitions are;

Arena League (A and B team)
Nuneaton Diddy League
Leicester Diddy League
Mercian League

Coaching Staff Changes by Adam Ruckwood on 1/9/2015 @ 14:21

We would like to thank Jacob Scullion and Cat Pabla for their time and effort both as swimmers and coaches with the club, as they move onto new things.

Jacob has been with the club since 2005 while Cat has been here since 2006.  Both were excellent swimmers before moving into coaching when they decided to finish competitive swimming.  Cats work with Junior Club and Reception Achievers has been excellent over the last few years, while Jacob has really moved Junior Performance 2 on during the past 2 years.  Both Cat and Jacob also worked hard with the Club Night swimmers on a Friday night.

Jacob is leaving to spend a year in Spain as part of his degree studies, while Cat has just got a full-time job which sadly doesnt allow her time to coach.

Once again could we thank them both for their hard work and commitment to the club!!

Lauren Stewart (Junior Club) and Joe Evans (JP2) will be taking over from Cat and Jacob.  Could we ask that you make them feel very welcome as they settle into their new roles.






No Pathways sessions this Sunday by Jo Deakins on 28/8/2015 @ 16:32

As with the Squad sessions there will be no Pathways 
session this Sunday (30th August) due to the bank Holiday 
weekend.

All will be back to normal on Friday 4th September.


Parents Meeting - Friday 4th September by Adam Ruckwood on 28/8/2015 @ 07:30

We have been made aware that not everyone received the email about the parents meeting on Friday 4th September - we are sorry for this.  
If you didnt get the message could you please send a note with your correct email address to adam.ruckwood@coventry-swimming.org.uk as we may have an incorrect or old contact email address for you.  We can then change this on our records and ensure you get all relevant communications.

The meeting is about the proposed changes to the club structure and coaching groups and parents will have the opportunity to ask any questions they may have.  The meeting is in Studio 1 and is from 6-7pm.
Due to the meeting, Sprint Night (which is scheduled for that night), will be cancelled for September.

Many thanks.



Red Achievers Change of Session by Adam Ruckwood on 28/8/2015 @ 07:00

Starting next week (2nd September) the Red Achievers session on a Thursday will be moved to a Wednesday.  The session will still be at Foxford and will be 6.30-7.30pm.  This is to bring into line with the other Coloured Achievers groups who have there session on a Wednesday.

Many thanks.



Red Achievers Change of Session by Adam Ruckwood on 28/8/2015 @ 06:59

Starting next week (2nd September) the Red Achievers session on a Thursday will be moved to a Wednesday.  The session will still be at Foxford and will be 6.30-7.30pm.  This is to bring into line with the other Coloured Achievers groups who have there session on a Wednesday.

Many thanks.



Young Volunteer Programme 2015 by Jo Deakins on 22/8/2015 @ 08:42

The West Midlands Region are running their annual young volunteer 
programme in October and November for 14-16 yr olds. The programme is 
split into three sections; poolside helper, timekeeping and safeguarding. The 
first dates are the 9th and 16th October for the poolside helper.

If you are interested and would like further details please email me and I can 
send you the form joanne.deakins@coventry-swimming.org.uk.

Places are limited to 10 and it is on a first come first served basis with the 
opportunity being offered to all clubs in Warwickshire.

Devon tour ETA by Calie Smith on 1/8/2015 @ 11:59

Arriving back in Coventry for around 1:45 PM :)

Devon tour- way home by Calie Smith on 1/8/2015 @ 08:39

Hi everyone, we have left okehampton. We were will be stopping at the 
services half way back up the M5. I will post and text you all with a time 
near to Coventry. Thanks

Devon tour update by Calie Smith on 29/7/2015 @ 20:20

Another great day with the water park and beach. Finishing gala at Dawlish 
with both teams being first and second. Thank you Dawlish swimming club 
for hosting the gala with other visiting teams: Exmouth and Oddicombe. 
Back to the accommodation for an early night rest ready for the theme park 
tomorrow.

Devon tour 2015 by Calie Smith on 29/7/2015 @ 00:28

After arriving safely in Devon we now completed 3 of our 4 galas. First gala 
came second and third at Tiverton, second gala we came first and third at 
ilfracombe and todays gala at Barnstaple both of our teams came joint first.
All activities seem to be enjoyed by all.