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Duncan Verel

Come join us for our sponsored swim try to manage the equivalent distance of Dunkery Peak, the three peaks of even Everest. Raise some much needed funds for the club and enjoy the party atmosphere as we gear up for Autumn training. If you'd like to donate please follow this link https://justgiving.com/crowdfunding/wellsswimmingclub

Duncan Verel

Gavin & Stacey fans have been arriving in Barry, South Wales in recent weeks to glimpse at the filming of the sitcom’s new Christmas special. Wells Masters swimmers Marcus Williams and Matthew Lewis made their way to Barry Island on Sunday 21st July without the sitcom’s young lovers in mind but with the intention of enjoying the romance of a Welsh 1500m open water swim. The romance of a sea swim is nothing new for triathlete and sea-swimming veteran, Marcus, as his relationship with the open water has been long...

Wells SC

City of Wells Open Meet 2019 Wells Swimming Club hosted another fantastic 2 day swimming meet over the first weekend of April with clubs attending from all over the south of England and Wales.   Almost 500 swimmers and their families visited Millfield School for the event which was kindly sponsored by several local companies including Bovis Homes, Crest Nicholson plc and Nigel Marks Accountancy. The Wells team was a full one with a number of younger swimmers competing for the first time.  There were numerous personal bests (too many to...

Wells SC

Wells Swimming Club produced some outstanding performances to win their 3rd round gala in the Cotswold League 2019, travelling to Stroud for the gala.  Despite a significant number of regular team members being absent due to the National Schools Biathlon in London the same weekend the team rose to the challenge and led from the start against Dursley Dolphins, Cwmbran and Wellington swimming clubs The U11 boys team of Max Banwell, Theo Trun-thatcher, Lachlan Taylor and Sam Cavill won every race – Banwell took the 25m free and 25m backstroke,...

Duncan Verel

The second round of the Cotswold League Series was held at Horfield Leisure Centre in Bristol on 16th February.  Wells SC faced strong opposition from Brockworth, Weston-super-Mare and Bristol North and produced some fantastic swimming to finish second having spent part of the evening in the lead. Wells boys were in fantastic form.  In the 11/u age group Max Banwell came 1st in both the 25m freestyle and 25m backstroke, Theo Truan-Thatcher came 2nd in the 25m butterfly and Lachlan Taylor came 2nd in the 25m breaststroke.  The three boys...

Duncan Verel

Wells Swimming Club have been in action at the Somerset County Championships over the last two weekends.  For the first time in several years the club entered several of the relay events and acquitted themselves well against some much larger clubs.  The boys 10-12 year olds team of Tom Maitland-Smith, Max Banwell, Theo Truan-Thatcher and Lachlan Taylor came 4 th in the medley relay and 5 th in the freestyle and showed they are definitely a team to watch for the future.  In the 13-14 years, the girls team of Ailsa...

Duncan Verel

Saturday 19th January saw Wells Swimming Club taking on 5 other local clubs, Burnham, Bristol, Cheddar, Clevedon and Backwell in the second round of the Four Seasons galas for swimmers aged 9-12 years. This time the young team travelled to Backwell for the gala and battled hard against all the other clubs. Wells were in contention for the lead from the start and tried hard to stay with Backwell and Burnham who eventually finished first and second. A fantastic third place with 176 points was a great result for the...

Duncan Verel

On Saturday 12 January 2019 Wells SC kicked off their Cotswold League Series of swimming galas at Kings of Wessex pool in Cheddar against strong opposition from Clevedon, Cinderford and Norton Radstock clubs. Wells had a full team albeit with some swimmers having to swim up in age groups. The team put in a great performance all round and finished in a very creditable 3rd place. Fantastic first places were achieved by Max Banwell in the 11/u 25m freestyle and 25m backstroke, older sister Maisie in the Open 100m butterfly...

Neil Chambers

Wells Swimming Club was back in action at the December County Qualifier Gala held at Millfield.  New Head Coach Miles Denyer said he was pleased with the overall performance of the swimmers who competed for Wells particularly as, looking for future strengthening of the club, he admits that he has been working them very hard in training since taking over in November.  The club as a whole was happy to see Declan Truan-Thatcher back in competition again after an unwanted absence from the water.  His goal since returning to training...

Neil Chambers

Please could all swimmers (in company with their parents were appropriate), please fill in the an expectations form. This will take about 5 minutes maximum and enable us, as a club, better plan and deliver swimming and activities to suit each level of swimmer from Development Squad to Masters and everyone in between. SWIMMING EXPECTATIONS FORM It will help also help guide our short term and long term club plans. Kind regards Duncan Vérel Club Chairman Wells Swimming Club www.wellsswimmingclub.com