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Sofia Marcal Whittles 30-Oct-2018

2018 - 2019 Swimming Season Kick Starts on a Super High Across the board, over the last few weekends, CWSC swimmers have displayed fantastic back to back race resilience and process focus pursuit for results.  National and Regional Performance swimmers attended the Nottingham (NOVA) short course meet w/e 20/21st October. A team trip and enjoyable weekend for all, swimmers were a perfect representation of a professional focussed club - well done all. The preparation around processes occurred in advance of the weekend, where swimmers, working with their coaches, identified targets to execute when racing under...

CWSC Membership 09-Oct-2018

The club welcome Olympic, World and Commonwealth Champion Cameron van der Burgh to CWSC Cameron will be working with our Director of Swimming, Lisa Bates, leading into the World Short Course Championships in Hangzhou, China.  Members will see Cameron on a daily basis at our centres - I’m sure you’ll all make him feel very welcome. An opportunity for a swim clinic is pending and we will contact you directly when we have details.

08-Sep-2018

Kicking off the first week of the season in style, Coaches organised a 'season starter' camp for  Performance squad swimmers  in Mallorca at the highly reputable BEST Centre.   All pool sessions were intensively skill focussed and cross training on land varied between kayaking and walking. The beautiful setting in the area of Colonia Sant Jordi really enhanced all cross training activities - a safe, warm and fun environment.   The pool sessions lead to the swimmers receiving 1-2-1 video analysis and feedback. All strokes and turns were addressed as well...

26-Aug-2018

Swimmers across the club scored a number of personal bests, club records and podium finishes at the end of season meets. They displayed process, persistence and determination and all coaches have commented on the growth of each squad and individual swimmers - it’s great to see the swimmers attaining the results they trained for. Firstly, our in-house club champs was a fantastic opportunity for every swimmer to race, compete against their peers as well as learn from their club role models. Stand out swimmers (to name a few) were Max...

21-May-2018

CWSC Swimmers Shine Bright at London Region Summer Championships   Over the last three weekends the majority of the club's performance squad swimmers have raced against the best in the London Region.    There were outstanding swims across all three weekends. Noticeably, in weekend one (Youth Regionals) Alex Rowson won the 100 and 200 freestyle smashing his personal best times by over a second. The 17+ girls picked up a relay medal and now stand a chance at qualifying for Nationals. Andrew Hong had fantastic 100 fly and 200 backstroke...

16-May-2018

Club Swimmers Excel In Recent Development Competitions   Full credit to all swimmers who have recently been involved in the club hosted development gala or Latymer time trials. Over 80 swimmers attended last week, and 120 swimmers attended the club competition on the 21st April - fantastic commitment.  May 2018 Latymer Time Trials- CWSC Results With 'performing in the arena' being the pinnacle of our sport, it was fantastic to see the determination and drive from the younger swimmers, some of whom were competing in their first ever gala. Swimmers had the...

24-Apr-2018

British Swimming have once again selected our Director of Swimming Lisa Bates to be a coach for their target meet, the European Championships in Glasgow.   Swimmers and coaches were selected pending the results from the Commonwealth Games - the European Championships are regarded as the benchmark meet for British Swimmers closing the 2018 season.   Before the Champs the team will assemble for a holding camp and have a preparatory competition in Rome at the end of June. Tickets are still available to watch some of Europe’s most decorated Olympians in action,...

19-Apr-2018

Personal Bests and Club Records tumble at Beckenham Easter Meet   An abundance of personal best times and 14 club records were smashed by JP swimmers at the recent Beckenham Easter Meet. The maturity and execution of race processes was well recognised by the Director of Swimming, ‘It’s good to see the swimmers racing smart and thinking about how they are approaching their races. Taking the emphasis away from time, and focussing on skills, seems to be having a positive effect with the age group swimmers. At this stage positive times...

23-Mar-2018

ALL club members were invited tonight to either meet or swim in the Aimee Willmott IM turn Masterclass. What a great turn out for the club, with nearly 100 swimmers in the water practising their backstroke-breastroke turns!   Double Olympian, Olympic finalist and Commonwealth medallist Aimee visited Kensington Leisure Centre on her way to this year's Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast. Flying to Australia tomorrow, Aimee projected her enthusiasm across the group, motivating the club's swimmers to spend an hour rehearsing the perfect backstroke-breastroke turn. Working individually with swimmers and across...

18-Mar-2018

Twenty six competitors aged between 9 and 17 swam in a number of events at the Garrison Sports Centre in Aldershot this weekend. For many it was their first experience of an Olympic-sized pool (50m) and for the more experienced swimmer the start to the long course racing season. Coach Chris Bennett said “Long course swimming is straight-up tough. Without the walls to save you oodles or so of strokes it forces you to maintain the rhythm, stroke length and stroke rate. If this is not sustained, it will expose...