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Great start to the 2015 season
The first round draw of the Leicestershire Winter League looked like a very tough challenge for both the A team and B team. Head Coach Jim West summed up the outcome:
I had the pleasure of watch a fantastic team performance at Loughborough with the A team, a performance that made me proud. I could not fault the starts, the turns and the true grit performance from all of those involved. Having spoken to the people that were present at the B team event a similar story unfolded. In the end both teams finishing in third place:- all I can say is fantastic, this is the reward for the hard work that we have all worked for.
Bryony Wilkes A Team Manager
At the halfway point Lboro were in third place, 10 points ahead of the team in fourth. With the Medley Relay teams and the Freestyle Cannon finishing off the night, Loughborough comfortably held on to their 3rd place, behind Braunstone A and Hinckley A teams. The club have made great progress over the last few months and are working hard to focus on improving starts, turns and stroke technique. It just goes to show it's all starting to pay off - which makes the coaches very proud. We can't wait for the next round on Saturday 7th February.
The A-team had a fantastic night against some very tough opposition. Megan Morrison led the team out in the first event - the ladies Open 100m Individual Medley and came home with a well deserved win. It gave the whole team a boost and set the scene for the rest of the evening. Alex Mason did well in the Mens Open 100IM considering he was swimming against someone who narrowly missed the Commonwealth Games. As well as Megan there were also wins for William Bell, Adam Wilkes, Maddie Gregory and the girls 13/U freestyle relay team. There were so many standout performances during the evening it would be impossible to mention them individually without listing the whole team. Hard fought battles in the freestyle and medley team events in all ages made for pretty exciting races which didn't help the blood pressure of those who were cheering them on!
Nick White, B Team Manager:
Loughborough Town Swimming Club B team were back in action in the pool last weekend, competing in the first round of the Leicester and District Swimming League, Division Two, Winter League at Enderby, with another strong performance from a team of over thirty swimmers. There was a good turn out with entries in every individual and relay race of the event, with some swimmers competing in a higher age category. It was a great team effort with every swimmer giving 100%. Stand out performances from Scarlett Pagett-Wright, Eleanor Capell, Hannah Seager and Libby Braimbridge to name just a few. Special mention to first time swimmers Hollie Bacon and Ollie Lesley who were called up at short notice and performed really well. A big thank you to all who helped out on the poolside, it was very much appreciated.
Annual membership renewal
2015 membership renewal is due by 26th February. The form is available here.
Please return completed forms to Lisa Harrison (Conor and Niamh's mum) or Heather Stone (William Stone's mum) as soon as possible.
For any swimming members under the age of 18 a parent or guardian membership is also required this can be swimming or non swimming. The parent or guardian who carries the membership will be set up with parental log in on the swimclub manager webpage.
If you wish to order club kit click here.
The arrangements for swim hats will be added here shortly.
Megan called up
Megan Morrison will represent England Central for the 2nd year running in the UK School Games in September up in Manchester 5th - 7th September 2014.
For those who didn't get the opportunity to watch Megan swim in the National Youth Championships a few weeks ago Megan pulled out some great swims with notable swims in the girls 15/16 years 200m breaststroke, 200m IM and 100m breaststroke with 4th, 5th and 6th places in the finals.
Going for Gold
Loughborough Town swimmer Sandy Jarvis was a member of East Midlands team which won gold at the Inter Regional Championships at the British Triathlon National Festival
of Youth, while sister Peta a reserve in the girls team.
William Bell Crowned National Champion
William competing under the City of Leicester banner in the British Gas ASA National Age Championships in Sheffield have been nothing short of astounding. For those of you who watched the live streaming of the Championships on line you would have seen William reach finals in all 5 events he qualified for, powering his way to a silver in the boys 11/12 years 1500m freestyle, 4th in the 200m freestyle, 4th in 400m freestyle, 5th in the 100m freestyle and 7th in 400m IM.
As the 3 other swimmers ahead of William in the 200m freestyle were competing from outside the country William was crowned English Champion.
Annual Gala 2014
Please find here the annual gala forms for 2014 – closing date 7th September. This gala is open to all swimmers who are registered with the Club. We will be running a distance gala on 6thDecember for swimmers to provide an opportunity to gain times in the 800m and 1500m freestyle.
Joe Humphries Memorial Trust
Loughborough Town Swimming Club were proud to present a cheque to the Trust for £550. This comprises money from the sales of LTSC/JHMT hats, annual gala sponsorship, and raffle money from the presentation evening and sprint gala. The Club received the following message from the Trust " Just a quick note to say thank you for your kind donation to the Joe Humphries Memorial Trust, which is greatly appreciated. The money will be used to help reduce the incidents of Sudden Arrhythmic Death in young people and help train young people in CPR and other lifesaving skills
Bronze for Megan
Congratulations to Megan Morrison on her bronze medal in the 16 years and under 100m breaststroke at British Gas International Meet in Manchester.
Head Coach appointed
Loughborough Town Swimming Club is pleased to announce the appointment of Jim West as Head Coach.
Over the past few years Jim has demonstrate a great commitment and enthusiasm to improve our swimmers. During this time Jim has also demonstrated an ability to develop himself into a coach capable of leading the Club’s overall coaching and training programme. With the support of the current coaches and the planned recruitment of an assistant coach we are looking to improve the quality of our training programme with aim helping current and future swimmers reach their full potential.
Jim said on his appointment "I am honoured to be offered the opportunity to be selected for this position and look forward to working closely with all the coaches and supporting volunteers, and together I believe we can guide the club forward to a very successful future. We already have a strong foundation that will enable us to develop Loughborough Town Swimming Club into one of the leading clubs supporting the regional pathway in Leicestershire. I am excited at this challenging opportunity, and would welcome any suggestions from anyone connected with the club.”
I congratulate Jim on his well-earned appointment and trust you will lend your support to Jim and the rest of the coaching team.
Steve Conway (Chair)
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Last Updated 01 February 2015