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CWSC Membership 18-Dec-2018

What a weekend for the NP and RP swimmers at Hillingdon. A true reflection of all their effort around skills and commitment to training over the last 15 weeks.  With personal bests being smashed every time somebody stood on the blocks, momentum and drive was at an ultimate high all weekend across the team. The class and focus of the team has made it hard to select a few swimmers that ‘stood out’... Lavinia Ricca was exceptional in her freestyle and backstroke events...swimming close to times that would have qualified...

CWSC Membership 12-Dec-2018

Club swimmer Cameron van der Burgh has just claimed GOLD at the Fina World sc Championships in China.   The hardest of his two entered events, Cameron had to emotionally control himself through 2x100m breaststrokes yesterday in order to qualify for the final today. Starting off 9th with the heat swim, going in to the final 6th, Cam had it all under control and dominated the first 75m of the final. Proving he is the worlds best with his race processes and underwater phases, his rates were spot on with 15m to go. You'll...

CWSC Membership 02-Dec-2018

There was more successful club representation at the Wycombe L3 meet last weekend from some National Performance swimmers and most of the Regional Performance squad.  Friday evening saw some swimmers compete in their first ever 800m or 1500m race. The distance events are not only a measure of fitness and work ethic, but also require a level of maturity when racing. Despite the 'first time' anxiety for some, all swimmers had a solid first hit out. The boys 1500m in particular was fantastic to watch with Edward Whittles, Mehmet Zeren, Henry Gray...

CWSC Membership 20-Nov-2018

Last weekend saw an abundance of CWSC swimmers shine bright across London, in both Guildford and Hitchin. With over 70 up and coming swimmers at the Hitchin meet on the 18th November, coaches were full of praise not only for skills and racing, but camaraderie and team spirit also. Great skills = Great results = Happy swimmers - well done team.  With many swimmers racing their peers, CWSC showed dominance across the younger age groups. Such depth bodes a fantastic future for the club. Racing your peers in the same heat...

CWSC Membership 16-Nov-2018

Arena League Round 2 CWSC Performance and Development swimmers showcased a fantastic example of fearless racing last weekend at the Arena League Round 2 in Watford. Regarded as the underdogs in the Premier League due to almost all swimmers having to swim in the age group/s above...or even the senior age group (!), the team finished in an outstanding 5th position. With team spirit at it's highest - half a mind on processes, half a mind on resilience - every swimmer stepped up and swam out of their skin. Well done! Multiple racers pulling...

CWSC Membership 16-Nov-2018

Some of the promising next generation of CWSC held their own against youth and senior swimmers across the London Region last weekend.  The group, representing National Performance and Gold squad competed at the London Aquatics Centre on the 3rd and 4th November. Across the region, Chelsea had the strongest cohort of young and upcoming swimmers  - with some swimmers racing 4 years younger then their categorised age group, highlighting a very strong and promising future. With a multitude of successful, process lead swims it's hard to narrow down the stand out...

CWSC Membership 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...

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,...

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...

15-Mar-2018

  Wycombe Swim Meet 10 swimmers from the Junior Performance Squad attended the Wycombe Premier Open Meet on the weekend 3rd/4th March. Edward Whittles produced 3 new club records in the 400m IM, 200 Freestyle and 200m Butterfly. The 200m Butterfly event saw Edward race against a strong 14 year old. He maintained a very consistent pace throughout, with strong technique which helped him to leave the other swimmer behind and win the heat. Mehmet Zeren had a very strong 200 backstroke hitting a solid personal best and working towards executing his...