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Devesh's Physio Services

To all parents and members of RSC

 

Devesh's physiotherapy services are now available to all swimmers and parents who may want this service. 

 

For all who don't know, Devesh has been coaching at Rugby Swimming Club since he was 17 years old. Devesh is a qualified physiotherapist and has been working at Walsgrave Hospital and St Cross Hospitals for 3 1/2 years working with some of the lead Consultants and their Physiotherapists across England. 

 

For a short time only, Devesh is providing his assessment and treatments at half price! This is either a full 1 hour assessment for any pain or discomfort, a stretching session or soft tissue massage for those tight muscles. 

 

This offer is only for a short period of time and it may be a good opportunity to get ready for next season. 

 

If you would like to take this offer please contact  Devesh via email or mobile and his details are below.

 

Email: devesh.chohan@outlook.com

 

Mobile: 07795650456

 

Kind regards

 

Simon Rigg (Chairman of Rugby Swimming Club)


Club Champ's Trophies

Evening all

 

With the summer break now upon us, it would be a good time to ensure your trophies are duly engraved with your swimmer's name for last year.

Please return all trophies to Cat Rimen, the first week in September, so we can do an audit on them. Can I remind you that Cat is not a cleaning service, so please ensure they are returned as sparkly as possible.

 

Thanks

 

Mr C

End of Season Round Up

As well as winning first place in the Mercian League B final two weeks ago, a fantastic result, as Rugby entered ranked 4th, a number of Rugby Swimmers competed in Nuneaton in the Summer Splash, as an end of season finale, in no particular order, they achieved the following:

 

Logan-Hendrix Wilson-Shrub, got a silver in the 100 butterfly it was his first ever time doing it and got a pb in in his 50 m Butterfly.

 

The Laird twins were at their first gala with Rugby and their Mum just wanted to say how well they were looked after by James, Devesh and Darren.  The whole team spirit in cheering each other on was fantastic to see, and how much they love RSC having moved to the club recently. Katie had the following PBS - 15 seconds off her 100m backstroke 7seconds off her 100m fly and Ellie had - 35 seconds off her 200 freestyle

 

The other twins, the Marlows, were also on form, Ella swam 7 races and won 7 medals! Gold for 100br, silver in 50 Fly 100fs 200fs 50br 200br and a bronze in 50fs. She must have rattled on the way home, and Toby won gold in 50br and silver 200br with a 8 second pb!

 

Matthew Seaton showed his class as he won Gold in 200 back, 200 free and 50 back, adding Silver in 50 free and  50 fly and Bronze in 100 free

 

Annabel Crees won a bronze in the 50m backstroke sandwiching herself between four Leicester Shark swimmers. She also took 3 seconds off her 50 butterfly which she was really pleased with as she’d been trying really hard with her fly recently.

 

Mackenzie Patchett-Smythe, "Macker" got 3 Bronze and a silver. His biggest pb was 13 secs off 100m fly. He also took 12 secs off 200m IM. Silver  - 50m breast, Bronze - 50m fly, 200IM, and 100 IM

 

Charlotte O'Brien, won Silver in 200IM and got a 4sec PB in her 200BK.

 

Medals for Luke Anspoks a silver in 100 free, bronze in 200 free, bronze in 50 free in 26.89 his first sub 27!

 

Lucy Anne Cunliffe won a superb 1 gold, 4 silver, 3 bronze.  Good PB in 200 Bk at 2.35

 

Kieran Jarvis joined in the party, with a silver in 200 free, with a huge PB

 

Erin Lloyd, 50m free Gold short course PB, 100m fly Bronze first time ever so PB, 100m breast first time ever so PB, trying a few new events, which is always good.

 

Harriet Troupe won a silver in 200bc and a new pb and a bronze 50 m back and also a new pb in 200 IM.

 

Toby Rigg continued his recent improvement, with another pb in the 50 free, taking a further 0.65 off his time for bronze, which means over 3 seconds in the past month alone, sub 30 beckons next time.

 

Jasmine Rigg just missed out on the medals, despite doing several unflavoured events, and will be very keen to beat her brother to the sub 30 mark.

 

Briony Dew won her first gold medal on her first try at swimming the 200 fly competitively. She alsomanaged 5 new PBs out of 6 races, it could have been 6 apart from a major goggles related incident in the 100 IM.  She knocked over 30 seconds off her 200 free time, getting below 3 minutes.

 


New Coach

Morning all

Subject to a few minor pieces of paperwork, I can confirm that RSC has a new Lead Coach.

Lucas Gregory has been appointed, and will start on 07/08/17. Many of you will know Lucas, as he has swum and coached at RSC for several years, as well as making the National Champs, whilst swimming over at Coventry.

James will remain Head Coach until his last day which is 06/08/17, so please do not inundate Lucas with messages before he starts.

Lucas will break a new and fresh approach to the club ready for the new season.

I am sure you will all join me in welcoming Lucas into his new role,

regards

Simon

Chairman

RSC

Juniors and Masters

Rugby Swimming Club completed their Junior League seasons, with Galas at Hinckley for the Leicester Diddy League team, and down in Worcester for the Nuneaton Junior team. It is a real positive that both teams could complete all 3 Galas, as the club is still short of swimmers in certain age categories, so to compete with much larger clubs is a massive plus. On the down side, both teams had to reshuffle swimmers due to non arrivals on the night, losing the team valuable points, and ultimately positions in the final league table. Whilst Club Chairman, Simon Rigg, and President, Ross Turner were competing in the delightfully sunny surrounds of the Aberdeen Aquatics Centre in the GB Masters’ Championships. (pic on separate mail)

 

Starting with the LDL, where they finished a very creditable 4th place having been ranked 6th going into the final round, so a great result. There were wins for Lucy Matthews, 9yrs 25m bra, Savannah Holden girl’s 12s 50m back, Rachel Dalziel, in the 9s 25m back, and 3 relay teams, the girls 12 years 4 x 25 free, and the 9 you girls in the same, plus girls’ s11 years medley team, and lastly the girls 12s medley team won the double also winning the Medley. There were seconds for Olivia Robbins, Yanna Vallasis x 2, Phoebe Faupel, Elena Ridges, and a number of the relay teams. Vital thirds were secured by Farrell Hennigan, Rachel Dalziel, Rebecca Eaton, and more relay teams. One particularly pleasing aspect from my point of view, is I am pretty sure I am typing some of these names for the first time, so well done to them.

 

Nuneaton romped away from Hinckley B, 227 to 173, then it was much closer, Oadby 152, Rugby, 144, Shepshed, 137, and Leicester Sharks 121, so I think it is safe to say if we could have fielded a swimmer in every event, 3rd would easily have been achievable, possibly even 2nd.

 

Rugby finished 5th in the NJL, final league places to be confirmed, again only 4 points behind 3rd, which is a shame. There were wins for William Stamp, 10s, 50m br, Erin Lloyd, 11s 50m Back, Jess Mackenzie, in the 12s 50m free, in 29,16, over 3 seconds clear of the next swimmer!!, and slightly disappointingly only one relay team the girls, 12s 4 x50 freestyle. There were seconds for Annabel Crees, Logan Wilson Shrubb x 2, William Gower,  Ava Rogerson, and the girls 12s just missed out on the double, being pipped by Worcester by 0.3 of a second, the girls 9s Free relay also claimed a second. Again there were many important thirds, for Jess, Anna Farrow, Max Green, Jake Smith, Ella Marlow, Amelia Kerr, Toby Marlow, and a number of the relay teams.

 

Neither team had a DQ all evening, which is excellent work all round.

 

Simon and Ross flew up to Aberdeen for the GB Masters’ Long Course Championships at the weekend, and it was definitely a case of not quite as good as hoped, but absolutely better than feared. Having moved into the 50-54 age group, Simon was keen to swim despite lack of training having been injured for nearly 12 months, and sensibly limited his entries. Unfortunately also moving up in the same age category was the ever dominant Mike Hodgson from Guilford, who went on to win a dozen Golds, including 7 European records and 3 British. Ross being at the upper end of his age category the 34-39s, was expecting medals in the breaststroke events, and hoping in some of his others. They started with the 50m breaststroke, a banker for both swimmers, hopefully?? Simon started well, but a reoccurrence of his back injury after only a couple of strokes, left him swimming pretty much arms only for the remaining 35 m, though he held on to claim third, Ross uncharacteristically started poorly, and despite catching the competition, also had to settle for bronze, 0.01 off silver, and this was to be the story of Ross’ weekend.

 

The next day saw the real splash and dash of the 50m free, as chaps of 18-94 years of age, attempt to make as many people as wet as possibly, whilst hurtling down the pool. Simon basically had to fall into the pool, and was never in the race finishing a disappointing 6th, a normal swim time, would have seen him claim second. Ross was 4th just 0.03 outside the medals. Deciding enough was enough Simon withdrew from the 100m free, and watched Ross just miss out in 4th, and yes by a few 1/100s of a second.

 

On the final day, saw Ross in the 100m breaststroke with the fastest entry time, unfortunately another swimmer had used the “enter a slow time and keep them guessing technique”, entering 1.15, and swimming 1.11. Ross in the last heat was up on the time until the last few strokes, and missed gold by a quarter of a second. Ross then swam 50m fly, a rare outing for him, and an excellent swim on sub 29, saw him secure another 5th place, again only a few tenths of a medal.

 

A thoroughly enjoyable weekend, old friends, old foes, and mostly “old” people having fun being very competitive during the race and hugely respectful and friendly afterwards.


CLUB KIT

All club kit can be ordered online via a company called LISS Sport. Unfortunately we won’t be holding any stock as a club.  

 

Please make sure you select speed rather than synchro as the logo’s are different.

 

The following items available to order :

Black over the head hoodie (name on back printed in green)

Black zip hoodie (name on back printed in green)

Green Pool side t-shirt (name on back printed in black)              

Black poolside shorts

Green towels, can be personalised and will have the club logo on

 

When you are selected to represent the club you are required as a minimum to have a green poolside t-shirt.  If you have the old style, there is no need to purchase new kit until it is time to replace. 

 

Link to the website is : https://www.lisssport.co.uk/rugbyswimming

C&D Secondaries

 

Just a quick note to say a hearty congratulations to all those who swam at the C&Ds at the weekend, and a huge thank you as always to the Coaches, helpers, officials and organisers for such a great event.

 

As always there were more medals and PBs than you can shake a very large stick at, and some great but friendly racing. As ever apologies to anyone I miss off this short list, but if your child did particularly well, please let me know, and I will try to do a full report for the paper and Web site.

 

Some of the highlights included

 

Charlotte O'B smashing 3 mins for 200m br

 

Barnie D and Lucy-Ann C, for bettering 5 mins for 400m free

 

Annabelle C , winning her 400m free by 35 seconds, in her first attempt at the event, amongst other successes

 

Adrian K at 15, and George W 14,swimming in their first Gala, and thoroughly enjoying the experience.

 

Ben J winning 100 and 200m br

 

Luke A winning his 200m IM coming from 10m behind at half way

 

Harriet T winning her 200m back by 6 seconds

 

Max T, pushing for top spot in just about every event swam

 

Alfie H and Kieran J getting 1-2 in the 200m back, half a length clear of their opposition

 

Swimmers likeToby R and Adam K-F, and many more smashing their PB in every event they swam

 

Though the race of the whole weekend was Ceri H and Aofie W in the girl’s 50m free, dead heating for first in a sub 30.

 

Special thanks to Mike Ireland from Stratford, for helping haul me out of the pool after my 100 free, well maybe 60m free, 40 m barely controlled drowning.

 

Mr C.


RSC across the ages

The previous weekend saw RSC members competing at differing ends of the age range, as the Juniors and Diddy’s competed in the next round of their league and the Masters were out in force at the Midlands Championships at Nuneaton. The youngest would barely have been nine, with Barry Davies at the other extreme, being over 8 times that, (sorry Barry). The Juniors had a solid 3rd, and the Diddys, struggled a little with a sixth place finish. The Diddys lost some swimmers to late withdrawal, and over to the Junior team. The aim of the LDL is to ensure as many swimmers are exposed to racing and gain valuable experience as early as possible, the final round is grouped relative to the league table, so RSC will be against equal opposition in this round. Rugby scored 94 points, Leicester Penguins 105 Hinckley 116, in a different battle to Coventry, Corby and Kimberley, who all scored over 200. There were some highlights, with Yana Vallasis and the girl’s 9 and under medley team securing second, and Lucy Matthews, Savannah Holden and Arpith Nair claiming third place finishes.

 

The Juniors, were 3rd pretty much all the way through, a little behind Coventry A, and Worcester, but well clear of Bythe, Northgate, and Stourbridge. There were wins for William Stamp, Wiliam Gower, Erin Lloyd, Jess Mackenzie, Logan Wilson Shrubb, Mia Emery, and the Girl’s 12s relay. Second places were elusive, with a few of the relays claiming second, along with Jess, Alfie Hebb, Libbie O’Brien, with thirds from more relay teams, and William S, Ava Rogerson, Anna Farrow, Erin, and Logan

 

The picture shows most of the masters, led by Club President Ross Turner, as ever dominant in the breaststroke events, winning both the 50 and 100m with ease, in the 35-39 age group. Others swimming for the first time, were Devesh Chohan, 25-29, Lee Rogerson, 40-44, some still getting used to competing again, Helen Brittain (missing from the pic), who won her 200m breaststroke event and Ben Cunliffe, Rachel Lloyd, competing with little training due to injury, and others just rolling back the years, and still winning medals, in Derek Lyndsay and Barry. Over 50 medals were collected across the ages, with nearly half of them being Golds.

 

They also competed in some of the relays, both in the mixed, and gents events, unfortunately the respective ages of the swimmers meant they were in difficult age groups, as the total age is what counts. In one relay the combined age was 199, so they had to compete in the 160-199, whereas next year the same four would be right at the bottom of the 200-240 category.

 

 

Mr C


West Midlands Championships

Congratulations to all the swimmers who qualified for the Midland's this year, a massive 20 plus qualified, a number we have never even been close to before.

Some great results, from what I have seen, so well done all.

As ever, could you please e-mail your child's successes for a report.

 

Mr C

4th at the Mercian League

Just a quick note, as I have only just received the results, to say well done to all, on the solid 4th place at the Mercian League.

 

Some strong opposition, so a decent result all round.

 

A number of first places, for Ceri House, Barnie Dudkowski, Ava Rogerson, and a couple of relay teams.

 

 

Simon

Solid start to Junior Leagues

As has been the case for the past few years Rugby expansion in terms of members allowed the younger end of the club to compete on two spate fronts, confirming why RSC has just won the converted Rugby Borough Council’s “Club of the Year”. The “A” team competing in the Nuneaton Junior League (NJL) and the “B” team in the Leicester Diddy League (LDL). Strictly speaking it is not a true A and B situation due to the differing age bandings, but I think it is fair to say the LDL is to ensure swimmers get a regular chance to compete, some for the very first time in a competitive Gala situation. Both teams recorded a very solid 4thplace in their respective meets, with the LDL team doing extremely well against 5 “A” teams, and especially considering they only had a team of 5 boys in total, whereas 14 or even 16 would be ideal. Clearly this means several events had an empty lane, but with new recruits joining every week, it is hoped to have a full roster by the third round in June, where the league is split by table standing, so everyone competes against similar standard teams. So a great effort from the 5 chaps, who swam a variety of events, distance, and up, one, two or even three age groups. These were Jujanna Desphande, Farrell Hennigan, Jamie Bexon-Walsh, Alex Bowler-Smith, Arpith Nair. 

 

Over at the NJL, the more experienced team, assuming you can be experienced at 9?, were competing in the premier division, and as such were pitted against some very strong opposition, in Leicester Sharks, Halesowen, Nuneaton and Bedworth, Northgate, and Braunstone. Sharks wining by a clear margin with 243 points, Rugby 4th with 161. There were no DQs all evening for Rugby, always a positive in the gathering of points, as well as event wins for Erin Lloyd, Jess Mackenzie, Amelia Kerr, and some of the relay teams, girls 10s medley, Ava Rogerson, Libby O’Brien, Emma Jones and Annabel Crees, girls 12s free Jess, Anna Farrow, Ana Rath-Juanloa, and Harriet Troup. Seconds for Logan Wilson Shrubb, Annabel Crees, twice, Jess, Ava Rogerson, Anna Farrow, Erin, and more relay teams the boys 9s free, William Gower, Logan, Noah Unwin and Tristan Underhill girls 12s medley. 

 

Individual success was just as hard to attain in the LDL, with Issy Hobbs, and Isobelle Clements having the honour of securing maximum points. Maybe we change everybody’s name to Isabelle before the next round?, is that allowed? There were 2nds for Jujanna, Savannah Holden, Briony Dew, and thirds for Yanna Villasis, Issy, Phoebe Faupel, Baileigh Kirkup.

 

The LDL relay teams struggled at times, with so many swimmers having to swim up and against such strong competition, but there were, 3rd in girls 12s medley and freestyle and also girls 11s medley and freestyle.

 

Rugby finished a distance behind the winners, but pipped Oadby and Wigston in a head to head for 4th, and also in front of Loughborough town, who failed to attend. Head Coach James Dyer said, “everyone enjoyed themselves and swimmers, parents and supports all had a great time”, which in essence is the whole aim of the LDL team, finishing high up in the league is a bonus, if these swimmers compete for the next 5,10 or more years.

 

 

Cheers

 

 

Simon


Club of the Year Award

Just in case you missed this when first announced. RSC won the coveted "Club of the Year" award at the Rugby Borough Council annual awards.

 

This is a whole club award for both Speed and Synchro sections of the club, as a recognition of all our success in and out of the pool in 2016.

 

So well done to all, young and old, swimmers, helpers, parents, coaches, officials, team managers, club captains, and committee.

 

Thanks

 

Simon

Long awaited - awards night video!

Apologies for the delay, but we had technical difficulties!


This is a fantastic reminder of the awards evening, curtesy of Kelly Williams. Thank you Kelly for taking the time to put this together for us, I'm just sorry it's taken so long to be aired.


Please click the link below and enjoy!

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Happy 50th Birthday!

TODAY OUR CHAIRMAN CELEBRATES HIS 50th BIRTHDAY!


We helped him to celebrate this at the weekend by showing how much we care by helping him into the pool!


Take a look.....

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Last week our Treasurer, Rachel Cutler also celebrated her 'special' birthday, but as she is a lady, we wouldn't be so mean to her x


H A P P Y   B I R T H D A Y   T O   Y O U   B O T H ! x

RUGBY OPEN MEET - OFFICIAL PHOTOS NOW AVAILABLE!

MEL FENSON OFFICIAL PHOTOS - NOW AVAILABLE!

 

 Fantastic photos......take a look!

 

rugby open meet previews day 1

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/oe4o6gjlubxcl0j/AAAUTZ7aHKitSB6xZ9S-oCs7a?dl=0

rugby open meet previews day 2

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/qy1njd4cjzh0tui/AABFfYkeh5HOodQxBhPqCxRxa?dl=0

 

For details of how to order and the order form, please click the link below.

How to order.docx

Coventry & District Relay Gala - Saturday 4th February 2017

 

 

What a fantastic night we had over at the Coventry 50m pool for the annual Coventry & District relay gala.

Rugby swimmers you did us proud! It was a thoroughly enjoyable night to watch as a spectator. The team spirit was high both on poolside and in the gallery.

There were some very close races with Rugby A & B teams both featuring regularly amongst the top 4 places (21 out of the 32 races).

We did particularly well coming 2nd in both relays in the following age groups... so well done to:

12/14 year old boys A team, Matthew Seaton, Luke Anspoks, Ben Jones and Daniel Carey.

12/14 year old boys B team, Barney Dudkowsky, Toby Rigg, Max Green and Aaron Kirkaldy.

15 yrs over boys A team, Lucas Williams, Ross Turner, Gleb Popov and Jack Carey.

15 yrs over boys B team, Thomas Parker, Devesh Chohan, Rhys James and Mr Chairman (Simon Rigg).

The 10/11 year old girls B team came 3rd in their freestyle race, a big well done to Phoebe Faupel, Clara Haywood, Yanna Villasis and Elizabeth O’Brien.

As did the 12/14 year old girls A team, Jessica Mckenzie, Lucy Ann Cunliffe, Ceri House and Charlotte O’Brien, well done girls!

The 15 yrs over girls freestyle A team came 3rd also which is definitely worth a mention as we haven't won a medal in this age group in living memory. Well done Maddie Haywood, Jasmine Rigg, Holly Cochrane and Megan Williams.

A special mention should also go to our newcomers in the younger age groups as this was their first gala, so a very big deal for them… Well done, Amelia Kerr, Logan Wilson-Shrubb, Noah Unwin and Marco Rodriguez Hernandez. 

2017 Award's night

Rugby Swimming Clubs – Awards Evening

 

 

Rugby Swimming Club held their annual awards evening on Friday 13th January, at the Railway Club, Hillmorton Road attended by squad members and their families. There was no red carpet, but everyone had certainly come dressed to impress. The club has been going since 1971 with members from 6 to…..well it would be rude to say who but some soon to enjoy a “special 50th” birthday.

 

A delicious buffet and bar was enjoyed, as each member brought “a plate of something” maybe next year we should limit the sausage rolls to under 1000??. This was followed by speeches from the club chairman, Simon Rigg, who, after welcoming everyone, and thanking various members including Leisa House, Sandra Kelleher, Steve James, and Jon Seaton. The swimmers were then all invited up to thank their parents and guardians for  all their help and support over the year. He went on to the prize giving, ably assisted by Club President Ross Turner, aptly enough, as these two were joined by Karen Taylor and Rachel Lloyd earlier this year in winning Rugby’s first ever GB Master’s relay title. One of a number of notable achievements in 2016, including Cov and District trophy wins, National Open Water titles, for Rachel and Kelly Dughmosh and first final appearances in the Mercian and Leicester leagues, and culminating in promotion to the Arena Premier League.

 

Trophies won by swimmers at the club championships in September/October were presented, with a fabulously supportive atmosphere being shown by the whole squad throughout the prize giving ceremony. Prizes are based on a decathlon type scoring system to find the true all-rounder in each age group. Many swimmers came away with silverware:

 

Best in age group

 

Girls 8yrs – 1st place, Lucy Carlyon

Boys 8yrs – 1st place, Logan Wilson Shrubb, 2nd Finlay Lloyd, 3rd Noah Unwin

Girls 9yrs -  1st place Annabel Crees, 2nd Emma Jones, 3rd Elizabeth O’Brien

Boys 9yrs – 1st Alfie Hebb, 2nd Ben Carley 3rd Farrell Hennigan

Girls 10yrs – 1st Erin Lloyd, 2nd Ella Marlow, 3rd Yanna Villasis

Boys 10yrs – 1st Toby Marlow, 2nd Kieran Jarvis, 3rd William Stamp

Girls 11yrs – 1st Jessica Mackenzie, 2nd Anna Farrow, 3rd Harriet Troup

Boys 11yrs – 1st Max Green, 2nd Ben Aitchison, 3rd James Armeson

Girls 12yrs – 1st Lana Wilson-Shrubb, 2nd Charlotte O’Brien, 3rd Erin Moran

Boys 12 yrs – Mackenzie Patchett Smyth, 2nd Tom Tyler, 3rd, James Phillips

Girls 13yrs – 1st Ceri House, 2nd Hannah Webber, 3rd Cerys James

Boys 13yrs – 1st Daniel Carey, 2nd Barney Dudkowsky, 3rd Toby Rigg

Girls 14yrs – 1st Regan Walker, 2nd Lauren Phillips, 3rd Eva Rath-Juanola

Boys 14yrs – 1st Matthew Seaton, 2nd Ben Jones, 3rd Max Taylor

Girls 15yrs – 1st Megan Williams, 2nd Maddie Haywood, 3rd Holly Cochrane

Boys 15yrs - 1st Thomas Parker, 2nd Rhys James, 3rd Ross Turner

 

Most Improved

The following swimmers won prizes for most improved, voted for by the coaches.  Ella Marlow was first followed by Anna Farrow, and Emma Jones for the girls and the boys were Barney Dudkowsky, Ben Jones and Max Taylor, in that order.

 

New captains and vice captains

 

New captains were announced for 2017, these again being picked by the coaches, the successful candidates were, senior boys captain Jack Carey and vice-captain Ben Jones, senior girls captain Megan Williams and vice-captain Lucy House. The junior boys captain was James Armeson and vice was Max Green, Junior girls captain was Jessica Mackenzie and vice-captain was Anna Farrow.

 

Team Player of the Year

 

This was jointly awarded to Jon Seaton, for all his work on the Rugby Open, and the committee in general, and Sandra Kelleher, for her sterling work, as Membership and Open Meet secretary.

 

 

Attending the evening after completing his first year with us was head coach James Dyer.  James and his team Tony Hall, Devesh Chohan, Rory Grealy were thanked by the Chairman, as without them the achievements of the swimmers would not be possible. Not to mention the numerous poolside helpers we have who give their time generously.

 

The celebratory atmosphere continued after the prize giving with a disco and games, which were thoroughly enjoyed by both swimmers and parents! In some cases a little too much by some of the parents, as competitive instincts had to be curtailed at times, Cat Rimen, as always, generally speaking keeping order.

 

 

League update

For only the third time in their history Rugby Swimming Club have made it to the dizzy heights of the West Midlands Arena Premier League. Going into the final at Derby in 4th place, RSC knew they would have to throw everything at the final to make the top 2. A difficult decision was made to move swimmers across from the Leicester league team to strengthen the team as much as possible, some swimmers only having one race, but if they could save half a second and were happy to help out, then so be it. It is only 3 seasons ago that Rugby missed promotion to Division 2 by one point in the play-off final, only to move up when another team dropped out. That year relegation was avoided back to Division 3 by the smallest of margins. Last year a solid mid table position was secured, as the club moved on and attracted some new blood, and just as importantly kept swimmers into their mid to late teens. It is not long ago that the 6 x 2 cannon, was a mixture of masters and mid teenagers, now there is one master and 5 late teenagers making up the team. This is also true on the ladies side. The final has double league points, so Rugby knew the only way of finishing in the top 2 was to finish first or second in the gala, as all the top six teams were there. These being, Belper Marlins, City of Derby B, Rugby, Arnold, Stratford Sharks and Pershore. To put it into perspective a certain Olympic Champion and WR holder, Adam Peaty swims for Derby A. Rugby were on fire all evening, and were always in the top two places at every point check, and at each the hope grew as did the fear factor of dropping back. Rugby had 10 winners on the night, as well as 22 other top three places, and crucially on twice did they finish 6th, with no DQs all evening. Head Coach James Dyer was justifiably pleased with the whole team effort, and augers well for the upcoming County Champs in the new year.

The team being

11/U Years   Boys 11/U Years    Girls

Toby Marlow Erin Lloyd      

Ben Aitchinson Harriet Troup

Jake Smith Anna Farrow 

James Armeson Anna Rath     

Kieran Jarvis 

                       

13/U Years   Boys                   13/U Years    Girls     

Daniel Carey                          Jessica Mackenzie    

Max Green                             Charlotte O'Brien      

Adam Kenworthy-Fahy        Lucy Ann Cunliffe     

Barney Dudowsky                             

Toby Rigg      

                       

15/U Years   Boys                   15/U Years    Girls     

Jack Carey                              Holly Cochrane         

Ben Black                               Ceri House    

Matthew Seaton                    Jasmine Rigg

Jack Dolly                               Ellen Armeson

                                                AAofie WIlliams

 

Open   Boys                           Open    Girls  

Ross Turner                          Maddie Haywood     

Thomas Parker                     Megan Williams       

Gleb Popov                             Rachel Lloyd 

Rhys James                          

We will of course await official confirmation of the results before counting our proverbial chickens.

 

The Leicester League team went to Braunstone set on having a great time, and maybe unsettling a few teams. As one of only 2 non “A” teams in the final, they knew the going was going to be very tough. Some teams do not enter the National Leagues for various reasons, whereas Rugby entered the LL to ensure more swimmers can compete, and in the 4 years, we have moved up each year, from the bottom quarter, to lower mid table, to upper mid table and now into the grand final. As discussed Rugby had moved some swimmers over to the AL, and with other teams welcoming back students from Uni, it was going to be an uphill task. To give you an idea both the open men’s and ladies 100m were won in times 2 to 3 seconds faster here than at Derby. Rugby were intent on being the best supported and loudest team on show, which it is fair to say was achieved. The team was led by two members of the committee, Chairman Simon Rigg, and Secretary Karen Bates, whose huge experience helped the younger and less experienced swimmers enjoy the evening despite unfortunately finishing 8th, and of course chief cheerleader Ethan Fletcher was superb in rallying the troops. He led a rousing chorus of “you can only beat our B team” during the final event, the 8x 1 cannon, which prompted the coach from Burton to congratulate the club on the team spirit and sense of fun. Rugby were in an evening long battle with Burton and Leicester Sharks, but the real battle at the sharp end saw Rushden just pip Nuneaton to victory. Team Manager Darren O’Brien was extremely pleased to see every swimmer giving their all despite the team managing only 3 x 3rd places all evening, but team spirit never dropped.

The team being

10/U Years   Boys 10/U Years    Girls

William Stamp Elizabeth O’Brien

Ben Carley Annabel Crees

Elliot Ray Emma Jones

Alfie Hebb Yanna Villasis

                       

12/U Years   Boys 12/U Years    Girls

Tom Tyler Clara Haywood

Mackenzie Patchett-Smyth Erin Moran

James Phillips Ella Marlow

Alexander Bowler Smith Elena Ridges

Zak Taylor Briony Dew

 

14/U Years   Boys                     14/U Years    Girls

Max Taylor                                   Victoria Perxylo

Edward Haynes                            Hannah Webber

Ben Jones                                     Lauren Phillips

Aaron Kirkaldy

Luke Anspokes                            Regan Walker

 

Open   Boys                          Open    Girls

Devesh Chohan                             Karen Bates

Max Markham                               Lucy House

Ethan Fletcher                             Maya Patchett-Smyth          

Simon Rigg               

 


Coventry Open Weekend

COVENTRY NOVEMBER OPEN MEET

This weekend Rugby took a team of predominantly younger swimmers over to the Coventry 50m pool for the November Open Meet.

With medals up for grabs for each individual age group, off we went with the intention of bringing some home! Some needing times for the upcoming Warwickshire’s and others just wanting to get long course times and experience in this daunting 50m pool!

The competition was tough as Coventry train here all the time, so this makes it a comfortable environment for them. Rugby on the other hand swim long course only a few times a year, and this can make it slightly more difficult as you need a different approach to your swims in a 50m pool. The competition were teams such as Biddulph, Co Birmingham, Camp Hill, Leek, Stafford Apex and the elite group of swimmers Derventio! Derventio seemed to have a  particularly high number of swimmers in the upper age groups making it even harder competition for those older swimmers that had come along!

So medals we went for, and medals we got!!....To start off day one, a few of our swimmers bravely took on the 400IM, Mackenzie & Maya Patchett-Smyth along with Briony Dew and Yanna Villasis.  Yanna received a Gold in her age group! 200 Back saw Kieran Jarvis (10yr) receiving a Bronze and Alfie Hebb (10yr) just missing out with 4th place, with less than a second between them, both knocking 8/10 seconds off their pb’s! For the girls Yanna (10yr) received a Bronze along with a Silver for Harriet Troup (11yr)! In the 50 Fly Max Green (11yr) got a Bronze for the boys. For the girls was a Gold for Annabel Crees (9yr) and Bronze for Emma Jones (9yr), a close race with only 0.50 between them! 200 Free was a tough event with Emma (9yr) getting a Gold with a 7 second pb! Annabel just missing out on 4th place. Issabelle Hobbs (10yr), Alfie and Ella Marlow (11yr) all had excellent pb’s in this event! 100 Fly I think I can fly….. and she did, Yanna (10yr) was successful again with a Bronze. In the 200 Breast both Emma (9yr) & William Stamp (10yr) got a Silver, Toby Marlow (11yr) just missed out on a 3rd place. 50 Back again saw medals for Annabel & Emma (9yr) with 2nd/3rd places. And Hannah Webber (14yr) received a Gold!

On to day two, another good day….100 Breast, William (10yr) received Bronze as did Toby (11yr), whilst Ben Jones (14yr) had a tough race and just missed out to the Derventio lads with 4th place. Erin Moran (12yr) just missed 3rd place also. Ella (11yr) however, was very successful with a Gold! Then came the very tough 200 Fly the only two daring enough (must be mad!!) to take this on were Yanna and Mackenzie! Both getting Gold medals so worth the effort!! In the 50 Free we gained a number of medals with Gold going to Annabel (9yr), Silver going to Adam Kenworthy-Fahy (12yr) and Bronze to Emma (9yr) and Max (11yr). 200IM Kieran (10yr) got Gold, Annabel (9yr) Bronze and Alfie (10yr), Adam (12yr), Anna Farrow (11yr) just missing a medal with 4th ! Poor Hannah (14yr) had a goggle problem meaning she had to step down! The O’Brien sisters took the 100 Back by storm with a 2nd for Charlotte (12yr) and a 3rd for Libby (9yr), the boys also did well with Kieran (10yr) in 2nd and Alfie (10yr)/Adam (12yr) getting 3rd. And to finish on a high…. a very successful event for us the 50 Breast we had Emma (9yr)/Ella (11yr) with Golds, Annabel (9yr)/Adam (12yr)/Hannah (14yr) with Silvers, Toby & Anna (11yr)/Erin (12yr)/Ben (14yr) with Bronze and William just missing out on Bronze by 0.10!!!

The Rugby Cheer Leading team were in good voice and made themselves heard, it was a great atmosphere as the club in the main were seated together, which made the long days, not such long days for the parents! We know kids… you can’t hear us!!

And not forgetting to thank of course our supportive coaching team who did a great job! Tony, Darren & James.


Warwickshire Masters Swimmers travelled to the QDJC on Sunday the 20th to defend their Midland’s Title. Master swimmers are those over 18, and in some cases in this meet, over 70. This is a fantastic, friendly but fiercely competitive meet, with some rivalries going back 50 or even 60 years. With 68 events, including mixed aged based relays, the logistics is somewhat complex, two male 2 female swimmers with of total age exceeding a set figure. Warwickshire, as ever marshalled by Team captain, Trevor Clarke, went on to retain their title with relative ease, scoring 402 points, well clear of Notts, 352, and Derby, 302.5. We will not know the full National results until the master central computer compares all the times form the North, East, West and South regions, but it will be a great surprise if Warks are outside the top three.

Rugby Swimming Club, provided 5 of the victorious team, from Gleb Popov, 18 last month, through Ross Turner, 37, Rachel Lloyd, 44, Simon Rigg 49, to Barry Davies 70. Not many people make their county debut at 70, and Barry was a little nervous at first, but soon got into the swing of things coming second in the second event, despite giving 5 years away to his victor, clocking a very rapid 34.05 for 50m freestyle. Barry was also instrumental in helping the age totals in his relays, as well as making up valuable time. Ross seemed to swim 50m breaststroke any number of times, as he swam in the 18+ event, 25+ and 35+ and just about every Medley relay going, as well as a freestyle relay or two, going sub 25 for free on a couple of occasions. Rachel swam a variety of strokes and relays in her debut, and was integral in these relays gaining very valuable points, clocking a very quick 28.7 freestyle and possibly a lifetime best 50m back in the medley relay in 33.96, in also her first appearance for the county. Simon Rigg in only his second race since being out injured for 6 months, was competitive if not on top form. Clocking 27s for freestyle when he would hope to be doing low 26s or even high 25s in relays. Still working off one good leg, his starts and turns were badly affected, but valuable points gained, despite only being able to swim freestyle and not his specialist breaststroke events. Gleb drafted in at the very last moment, showed just why he is such a force, swimming 50m backstroke in a couple of different relays, and doing most of it underwater, as his kick is just a sight to behold, dipping under 30 on one occasion. All in all Rugby contributed heavily in this resounding victory for Warwickshire, as can be seen from the picture, despite the age range, a great team spirit was felt between the five.


League round up

In the second round of the Arena National League (ANL) and the Leicester League, (LL) Rugby Swimming Club had a very challenging draw, but hopes were high. The Arena team were at home, and seemed to make home advantage count, as they came first, having won out in a battle with Stratford Sharks that lasted all evening. Eventually winning by 223 to 201, with Orion 3rd with 183, Leicester Sharks 152, Warley Waspes 148, and Coalville 139. Over at Hinckley Rugby were always up against it, being in the next lane as Nuneaton A, so the aim was to finish second, which was nip and tuck with Nene Valley all evening, again Rugby prevailed, as Nuneaton romped home with 316 points, Rugby 250, and NV 232. Possibly the highlight of the LL was the whole team, up and chanting during the last relay. An 8x1 cannon, as Kelly Doughmosh, GB Master Champion at 3km, racing over 25m much to her own amusement, and finding it just a tad short for her taste. As ever Ethan Fletcher led the support, as a strong Rugby team, were undoubtedly the loudest team on show, if not always the fastest.

Rugby had 18 winners at the ANL, well clear of the next best who had 8 each. These were, the Ladies and Gents open medley relay teams, the 9/10 girls equivalent, boys 13s free relay, the 15s girls medley, and the Open ladies completing the double, Harriet Troup, Lucy Ann Cunliffe, Ellen Armeson, Anna Farrow, Jess Mackenzie, Dan Carey, Holly Cochrane, Jack Carey, Barney Dudowski, Megan Williams. Seconds for several of the other relay teams, and Ross Turner, Maddie Haywood, Ben Black, Jack Dolly and Erin Lloyd. These were backed up by solid thirds, for Rhys James, standing in at the last minute, and smashing his 100m free pb, with 57.2, Rachel Lloyd, Tom Parker, Toby Marlow and the ailing Jack Carey.

The highlight of the evening epitomises the recent rise of the club, this has to be the senior ladies team, for several years this has been, how shall we delicately put it?, not our strongest area. Held together by Masters swimmers and girls swimming up in recent years. Now the girls are older, and have been joined by one or two additions, several have now been with the club for 8 or 9 years, despite being only 15 or 16 years old. The Medley team, of Maddie, Rachel, Holly and Megan, were joined by Jasmine Rigg, and Ellen, to win the cannon, and thus both relays with relative ease.

Over at Hinckley an interesting mix of Youth and experience took on the mighty Nuneaton, admittedly success was limited, but we did have them worried on several occasions. The real competition was between Rugby and NV for second, and ultimately it was Rugby’s consistency that won the day. Rugby had 6 firsts, compared to Nuneaton’s 32, but NV only had 3, and Rugby were outside the top 4 on just 2 occasions, and as always, steady accumulation of points is the key. Maximum points were secured by Lauren Phillips, Ben Jones, Mairead Williams, Annabelle Crees, Erin Moran, and the girl’s 14 and under relay team. William Stamp, Ceri House, Max Taylor, Hannah Webber, and several relay teams backing this up with seconds, with too many thirds to mention, Rugby were solid all evening, without a single DQ, and team spirit was superb. Club Chairman Simon Rigg confirms that RSC have made the top 8 final for this year, in only the fourth year in the league, and will be one of only 2, non “A” teams in the final.


 


Target Setting

Could all swimmers fill out the target sheet for the upcoming season.

Could you please email them back to headcoach@rugbyswimmingclub.co.uk when they are filled out. Also you can have a chat to your squad coach.

Deadline for submission is 18th September please.

Thanks

James

AGM

Morning all

The Club AGM will be held at the RSSC Café at 7.30 on the 14th of November.

The Club Secretary role is still vacant, if we do not find a volunteer before the AGM, then we will be constitutionally defunct and the Club, as a whole, may have to be wound up.

Anyone interested in volunteering or wanting to discuss it further please contact myself or Rachel ASAP.

regards

Simon

RSC - Club Secretary.pdf

League update

Just a quick note say well done to both the Arena League and Leicester League teams. On the return to the premier league the Arena team came 6th, against very strong opposition, and the team effort, along with some outstanding individual performances auger well for remaining in the division.

Over at Corby a delayed start and several stoppages, didn't prevent the team coming 5th, behind all the A teams and well ahead of the others, again a mix of individual performances and rousing team spirit kept everyone on their toes.

I would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that these are team events and everyone should stay to the end to support the team, as over in Corby we were left swimming swimmers up, in the cannon, as several swimmers decided they had finished and disappeared, without telling the team managers of their intention.

cheers

 

Simon

CORBY POSTCODE

Hi Guys

 

If your going to the Leicester league tonight the postcode is incorrect.

 

Corby's Postcode is NN17 1QB.

 

Thanks

 

Lucas

Announcer

Hi all

 

We are short of an announcer for the Arena league on Saturday, if anybody fancies hearing their dulcet tones over the airwaves. Please respond to me at the chairman e-mail.

Thanks in advance

 

Mr C

Session 4 Results

Morning all

 

Please see attached for results of the endurance events from Sunday. Those who swam for time only are listed as DNC as this was the only way of creating a result sheet for those officially entered. The time only results are on the Swim England rankings list, so can be used for future entries.

cheers

Mr C

Results Session 4 2017.pdf

Fins

Evening all

Can you please check your kit bags for Tom Tyler's fin. Blue and Orange Maru size 4-5, with TT on the back? He has the same in a size 9 or so, so if your feet hurt, there may be a reason. It looks like the swap was last Thursday

cheers

Mr C

Northampton Winter Open

Hi Guys

 

For the Northampton meet as it is first come first served.

 

The deadline is 05/10/2017.

 

http://www.northamptonswimming.com/winter%20open%20meet2.htm

 

If you have any questions about entries just pop me an email.

 

Thanks

 

Lucas

Contacting Lucas

Please use

 

Leadcoach@rugbyswimmingclub.co.uk

 

The old Head Coach e-mail is now obsolete.

 

thanks

 

Coventry and District

It appears the documents will not load properly onto the website, so please read

 

Simon 

Coventry and District Association of Swimming Clubs

 

Affiliated to ASA WM Region      Held under ASA Laws and Technical Rules

Licensed at Level 3

To be held at Pingles, Nuneaton

 

 

 

Due to the large amount of Entries received, the position has been discussed with all eight Clubs attached to the Association and with Licensing Officer and it has been decided that rather than reject a large proportion of entries, the meet will be run without finals.

 

Warm up for Session One on Saturday 7th October 2017 will be brought forward to 12.45pm for a 1.30pm start.

 

All clubs are responsible for supervising their own swimmers during the warm up session in the lane which will be allocated to them.

 

As the space is limited, it is requested that swimmers do not take large bags onto poolside but these should be left in the lockers provided in the changing rooms. 

 

Coaches and Team Managers will not be allowed to obstruct the area used for the marshalling of swimmers on the Balcony Side of the pool area.

 

To prevent empty lanes it is essential that any swimmer who has entered but is unable to compete on the day withdraws. These withdrawals can be made either by e-mailing withdraw@canddswimming.org.uk . 

 

Or on the day of meet, but this must be done at least one hour before the start of the Gala.  Please be aware that we have chosen not to enforce fines for non-withdrawals, however abuse of this rule will result in fines being applied for future events.

Coventry and District Accepted Entries 2017.docx

Club Captains

If you would like to be considered for the role of Club Captain, please write a quick paragraph expressing your interest and why to Lucas. This will need to be in with him by Fri 13th Oct.

 

The roles are Senior Boys' and Girls' Capt and Vice Capt, plus the same for juniors.

Gala reports

Are you a budding journalist? or looking for experience in writing reports for school?

We are looking for a swimmer or swimmers to take on the role of writing gala reports for the Web site and paper, these will then be sent to the coach for any tweaking and on to Alexa, our Webmaster for the web site and the Advertiser.

If you are interested please respond to myself or Lucas.

Leadcoach@rugbyswimmingclub.co.uk

Cheers

Mr C

Northampton Winter Open

Hi Guys

We are going to be targeting Northampton's Winter Open.  It is going to be at Rugby this year, December 16th and 17th.  Lets get the entries in fast as places will go quick.

 

Lucas

Disqualification codes

Please see attached, to aid you and your swimmer, with regards to any unfortunate DQs, this will at least explain why and then you can speak to your coach

Cheers Mr C.

DQ-SSSQ-1.pdf

This evening

Morning all

When your swimmer arrives on poolside, please ask them to find Rory as soon possible for a bit of pre competition advice and assurance.

cheers

Simon

 

Payment confirmation

Good morning

There has been some confusion regarding payments for external open meets, these should go to the standard club account, not the Rugby Open account, which is used purely for our Open meet and Club Champs

Thanks

Simon

Rugby Swimming Club payment details v2.docx

 

Leicester League team

Morning all

 

Please see attached, please tick availability ASAP.

cheers

Mr C

Leicester League round 1 2017.docx

Club Champs Program

Please see attached, schedule for the Club Champs

Regards

Simon

 

Prog Club Champs 2017 v3.pdf

Annual Fees

Good afternoon,

The treasurer has just sent a list of swimmers who have not paid their annual fees that were due on the 1st of September.

I am afraid to say it is a pretty long list.

Swimmers who have not paid their annual membership are therefore not current members of the club, and risk being removed from the Club Champs this weekend.

Clearly if you have paid as required, you can ignore this message. Any questions please contact

Treasurer@rugbyswimmingclub.co.uk or

Membership@rugbyswimmingclub.co.uk

Arena League team

Evening all

 

Arena League team, Leicester League team to follow shortly. Please ensure you tick availability ASAP.

Regards

Simon

Trophies

Good morning

Catrina informs me that we are still waiting on over 50 trophies to come back for the Club Champs.

Please ensure these are returned ASAP, or we will have nothing to give out this year.

Thanks

Mr C

Final Draft

Please see attached, final list of entries and start list

 

regards

 

Simon

RC17MEET4.pdf

Club Champs 2017 Entries 4.pdf

Club Champs V3

Evening all

 

As promised, please see version 3 of the entries list. As before please highlight any errors ASAP, please also see the last version sent out regarding the schedule of events, please quote event number and name in any query

Chairman@rugbyswimmingclub.co.uk

Cheers

Simon

Club Champs 2017 Entries 3.pdf

Club_Champs_info_pack_3__2017.pdf

Club Champs entries

Afternoon all

 

Please see attached, please check your entries ASAP, and please let us know of anything obvious.

cheers

Mr C

Club Champs 2017 Entries 2.pdf

 

Club Champs

Me again

There has been a "glitch" in the sports system entry file, which means a few entries have not pulled through from the entry file to the start list. Thus, it is imperative that you please check your entries ASAP, and send any omissions to me at

Chairman@rugbyswimmingclub.co.uk asap

No more amendments can be made after Wednesday 13th.

regards

 

Simon

Withdrawals

And again

Anybody wishing to withdraw from an event, please do so, rather than having an empty lane. General withdrawals by this weekend please, and any last minute illness type ones, by 12 noon on the day of that event, if possible, please,

Same e-mail

Chairman@rugbyswimmingclub.co.uk

Cheers

Simon

For newbies to a gala

and again again

Please see attached, any question, please ask your coach.

Cheers

Simon

Swimming Kit.pptx

RSSC Changing rooms

Afternoon all

Unfortunately the Club has receieved a complaint from RSSC about the state of the changing rooms, both male and female, but predominately the female side.

I won't go into gory details, but suffice to say additional cleaning has been required, and we are being charged for this. now clearly, this is completely unacceptable, and anybody caught causing such a mess may face a time away from training.

It is also worth remembering that the showers do not turn off automatically, and it would appear that every single shower in both sides were left on yesterday.

The club does not want to have to resort to posting an adult in the changing rooms, but will do if required.

Regards

 

Simon

Training Wednesday evening

Good evening all,

As most of you will be aware, training was cancelled this evening. This was due to an unforeseen lack of lifeguard availability, despite best attempts to fill the gap.

Obviously it is appreciated that this is not the best situation with it being the first week back, and club champs up coming, so the club will to working towards offering additional time to fill the gap in the coming weeks.

The club is grateful for your patience.

Regards

Simon

Annual Fees

Hi all

Just a polite reminder that the annual fees were due to be paid by September 1st. You can pay all of the £50 or £25 now and £25 on Jan 1st 2018.

Thanks

Rachel

Treasurer

Training Wed morning

Dear All

Unfortunately training tomorrow morning, Wed 6th, is off due to coach availability. We hope to resume next week.

Regards

Simon

Club Champs amendments

Evening all

 

A couple of minor changes to the age brackets, to correct errors that slipped through on the final draft.

 

The 50m freestyle and 100m IM events are Open ages, i.e. anyone can enter, and not 8 and over as stated.

 

cheers

 

Mr C

Long Course Meet in Nov

Morning all

 

Lucas has asked me to send this out, as a possible Meet for swimmers.

Any questions, please contact Lucas, it is the same weekend as Nuneaton, so you have a choice.

Cheers

 

Mr C

Snow Frills2017MeetPack.pdf

Synchro Success at Fina World Masters 2017

Just to let you know about RSC success at the World Masters Championships. The RSC team of

WILLIAMS Joyce / RIDLER Kay / ANDREW Diana
RICHARDSON Alison Gail / BOWLER-SMITH Julie / MEDGETT Zoe

Secured a top ten finish in the Free Combination, Free routine (You will have to ask Julie) in Budapest over the weekend.

The team scored a new best of 50.1250, the target being to get over 50 for the first time, ever, and what a place to do so.

So congratulations to these ladies, a superb performance, and if anyone wishes to join them, I am sure Hannah will set up a trial session.

 

cheers

 

Mr C

Mr President flies to Budapest

Whilst on the subject of the World Masters, Mr President, Ross Turner is flying out later this week to compete.

Such is his dedication to the 50m Breaststroke event, he is flying out one day, competing in one event and flying back the next.

I am sure you will all join me in wishing Ross good luck, and hopefully a top ten finish to match the Synchro Ladies.

 

Mr C

Training Monday 14th

Hi all

 

Just a quick note to say that the QDJC has a group of travellers on site. So just as a precaution, please ask your swimmer to lock their clothes and bags in the lockers, and only bring the wet-bags onto poolside.

 

cheers

 

Mr C

New Season Sept 2017

Good evening all

With the new season only a few weeks away, we are starting to think about squads, numbers and pool time. The Club has waiting lists for several squads, so planning is vital.

To assist in this process, can I ask, if any swimmers is definitely not returning in September to let us know ASAP, so spaces can be allocated as smoothly as possible.

I hope you understand the need for the request. Any swimmer will obviously have a chance to change their mind, but it will give the coaches an idea of where there may be spaces.

Regards

Simon

Summer Nationals 2017

 

 

Congratulations to Jess Mackenzie, Holly Cochrane and Lucas Williams, who have all qualified for the Summer Nationals at Ponds Forge in Sheffield this weekend. The three of them are picture in their commemorative T-shirts along with Head Coach, James Dyer, without who this would not have been possible.

RSC has not had 3 swimmers at the same Nationals for many years, if ever, so a huge achievement by all.

Holly has qualified for the 200m backstroke, despite never having swum the event before this year, and she has improved with every swim, smashing the time required at the Midlands Champs earlier this year. Lucas is also competing in the same event, and goes into the race as the fastest qualifier, though a recent illness has curtailed his training in recent weeks, Hopefully it won't effect him too greatly, and he can still swim to his huge potential.

Jess has qualified for the 100m freestyle, the Blue Ribband event, and she is the first swimmer from the club to do so, since her sister, Kate, several years ago. To put it into contest, Jess is currently the fastest female swimmer at the club, and she is only 12. She goes into the champs as 17th fastest qualifier, but she is in a 12/13 age group, so will be in the same one next year.

I am sure you will join me in wishing them all well at the weekend

Club Champs 2017

Please see below for the revised Club Champs information pack. Please use this form for entries.

Changes are:

  • 30 minutes later starting time on 23rd September (session 1).
  • Boys can do 800m free, and girls 1500m free, but for a timed swim only (ie no medals, trophies or points towards best swimmer award).  11 yr olds can do these events as well, but also for a timed swim only.
  • 50m free, parents' dash and coaches' relay has moved from session 3 to session 2.

Club_Champs_info_pack_3__2017.pdf

Summer Splash Meet

Well done to all who swam at Nuneaton over the weekend, some great swimming.

If your child won a medal or claimed a huge PB, please let me know today, so I can write a report.

cheers

Mr C

Club Secretary

Morning all

We are still looking for a volunteer to fill the role of Club Secretary, as can be seen from the attached, this is an integral part of running the club, but isn't too onerous in terms of time or experience.

The Club really can not continue to run without a Secretary, as it is in the Club's constitution, not to mention a very important role, so it is vital we fill this position, or we will simply not be able to function as RSC.

Regards

Mr C

RSC - Club Secretary.pdf

Club Champs 2017

The dates of the Club Champs have been changed.

They are now on:

23rd Sept, 5pm

24th Sept, 5pm 

25th Sept, 7pm 

1st Oct, 5pm 

An information pack will be out in the next few days.

Mercian League Victory

Hi All

Great news from the Mercian League, where we secured a fantastic victory in  Final 2, meaning we finished 7th overall in a very competitive league.

There will be a photo beffore training on Monday, for anyone who swam in any round of the league. Remember no Rugby T-Shirt, no picture.

 

Thanks

 

Mr C

Midlands Open Water Champs medals for RSC

HI all

 

Just a quick note to congratulate Rachel Lloyd for her Silver medal in the 3km race, as the winner was not a Midlands swimmer, and to Ross Turner for winning gold in the 1500m event.

Well done both

 

Mr C

Head Coach

Hi All

 

Just to let you know the process for finding a replacement Head Coach has already started. In fact one prospective candidate has already been met with for discussions.

Regards

 

Simon

Summer timetable

Good afternoon all,

I have been asked if the summer time table will affect the monthly fees.

As with all previous years the fees remain the same, this is due to the fact the fees are really an annual cost divided by 12 months.

This has been the case in previous years and this year will be no different.

Thanks and regards

Simon

Club Swimming hats

Hi all

 

If you ordered a named hat, they are now ready for collection. Simon Williams, will be a Teaching this evening at the 6pm session, and the squad session on Thursday, at 8pm.

 

Mr C

Hello All,

Here is the competition calendar for next season.

This may change throughout the season. If it does change, it will be re-sent

Thanks

James

Competition Calendar 2017/18.xlsx

Hello,

Here are a couple of open meets for next season.

Coventry and District Primaries

Meet Information Primary Galas 2017.docx

When entering this meet please use the generic entry form attached and put C+D and your child's surname in the reference box when paying.

Nuneaton and Bedworth Open Meet

http://www.nun-bed-sc.co.uk/StaticContent/Nuneaton%20Nov%20meet%202017%20promoters%20conditions%20final.pdf

When entering this meet please use the generic entry form attached and put N+B and your child's surname in the reference box when paying.

RSC Open Meet.pdf

The club closing date for both of these open meets is Monday 17th July. We will not be accepting any entries after this date.

Thanks

James

 

Hello All,

Here is the Summer and Christmas Training schedule

 Summer and Christmas Training.xlsx

Thanks

James

Membership Secretary

Evening all

 

I would like to announce that Hayley Troup, has taken on the role of Membership Secretary taking over from Nicky. Please be patient as she finds her feet.

We are still looking to fill the following roles within the club

 

Club Secretary

Web page coordinator

Pool booking coordinator

Open Meet Organiser

 

Any Volunteers, please do not be shy.

 

thanks

Simon

Mr C

 

English Summer Nationals

Hi all

 

Huge congratulations to Lucas Williams, Holly Cochrane and Jess Mackenzie for their invites to the Nationals.

 

I can't remember the last time RSC had 3 swimmers make nationals.

Well done to all 3.

 

Mr C

Midlands 2017

Hello,

The West Midland Championships has taken place over the last 2 weekends at Coventry Sports Centre.  Rugby had 20 swimmers enter the meet.  A total of 67 races were entered. 12 swimmers made finals and 32 races were swam in the finals.  A total of 12 medals were won by the following seven swimmers:

Matthew Seaton-  15 year age group 100 Back Silver and 200 Back Bronze 

Lucas Williams- 17/over age group 50 Back Silver, 100 and 200 Back Gold

Holly Cochrane- 16 year age group 100 and 200 Back Gold

Maddie Haywood- 17yr/over age group 200 Back Silver

Ellen Armeson- 16 year age group 50 Back Bronze

Jack Carey- 16 year age group50 Free Silver and 100 Free Bronze

Jessica Mackenzie- 13 year age group 50 Free Bronze

Well done to all swimmers for an excellent performance. 

James

Development - Time Trials

The next time trials are planned for 30th May. We are looking to do something slightly different on the 18th April, more details to follow.

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You will hopefully remember before Christmas we gave you details of an easy way you could help the club to raise funds through your high street purchasing. 

 

It’s the time of year when people are thinking of booking their summer holidays.  We would really appreciate your support and ask you to consider using the fund raising link as there are numerous travel agents connected with this site.  For the average family holiday you could generate £40 for the club!

 

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Lots of us already shop with Proswimwear,  you will now find a link on the website which if you use it to do your shopping, will help us benefit in a similar way to the easy fund raising site. The club receives a commission of 5% for every purchase (excluding VAT) made through the link.

 

If you would like help on how to use either of these links please ask me.

 

I hope you will consider helping out!

 

Nicky

Photo Permission

Hi there!

 

Just a quick request....

With the increasing success of the club we are finding ourselves recording our successes with a quick snap shot. Therefore, can I please ask that if there is anyone who would prefer their child/children not to be photographed for our own purposes or newspaper reports etc. or to be shown on our social media sites would you please email me at secretary@rugbyswimmingclub.co.uk so that it can be recorded and ensure we adhere to your request.

Thankyou everyone

Nicky