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The National Arena Swimming League season started last weekend, with South Croydon Swimming Club in action in Division 1 East in the Southern League. Split into 6 regional leagues, and divisions within these, the National Arena Swimming League sees 53 galas swum on the same day, featuring over 340 teams, 10,000 swimmers, 1,100 officials as well as countless helpers, all with the aim of finding the most competitive swimming clubs across the country The National Arena Swimming League season comprises three galas swum in October, November and December, after which...

South Croydon SC Octopus Team secure a fabulous Runner's Up place in the final gala and overall in the league 2018 on 22 September at Beckenham Spa. Team Manager, Hannah Davies said that she was so proud of the whole team and every swimmer who attended in galas 1-5. Great Result All. Thank you to Hannah Davies who organised the whole team and helped with organisation of the league and refereed at the galas. Thank you to Mariana and John (at the last gala) for coaching poolside and to our...

Swim Serpentine this year was not blessed with good weather and the rain did set in around mid-day. This did not deter the Corby family who were set to complete the 2 mile swim (Ella, Richard and Anna) Richard was set on receiving a coveted London 'Classic' Medal for completing the London Marathon (4 times) London Prudential 100 mile Bike Ride and the 2 mile Swim Serpentine. First home was Ella who was 2nd Lady overall (1st British Lady swimmer) and won the wave in 44.51 minutes. Anna was next...

Good Luck to our Teaching and Pre Squad Swimmers who are set to compete at the SCSC Teaching Gala on Sat 29 September at Royal Russell School, Coombe Lane, Croydon, CR9 5BX 3-6pm Please remember to bring water bottles and T-shirt for Poolside. Thank you to all the volunteers who have arranged this event and for all those giving up their time to help on the day

SCSC's Amy Davies qualified for the 16 years age group at the British Swimming Summer Championships in the 50 (16th) 100 (11th), 200 (7th), 400 (6th) and 800 (13th) freestyle as well as the 200 IM (22nd). Amy began the week by swimming to a brilliant 7th place finish in the final of the 200 freestyle in a 2.05:80 just marginally outside her PB. On Day 2 Amy produced a solid swim in the 800 freestyle to finish 13th and 16th in the 50 free on Day 3 followed by...

Great results were achieved in the London Youth Games for Croydon's Swimming and Aquathlon team on the 7/8 July at Crystal Palace The 'Minis' (Primary) swimming boys and girls teams secured overall Gold whilst the Girls Juniors/Senior combined team also took Gold and the top podium spot. The Boys Juniors/Seniors combined came 4th. The Croydon LYG Aquathlon Team achieved an impressive overall Team Silver equalling Croydon's best ever performance from last year in this event. There were many individual medallists and promising performances across all the teams which has produced...

The London Swimming region held their annual Open Water Championships at Surrey Quays Water Sports Centre on Saturday 30th June and two swimmers from South Croydon Swimming Club took part this year. The Championships provide a qualification route into the National Open Water Championships which are to be swum at Rother Valley Country Park, Sheffield, on 30th July. The longest event of the championships was the 5k for swimmers aged 17 and over. Ella Corby was South Croydon’s representative in this event and she was aiming to improve on her...