Superb swimming from our swimmers in the Puffin Gala held in Horsham on 16th May 2015. Congratulations on your 2nd place.
Atlantis Spring Meet 25/26th April
There were some great swims and PB's recorded by all of our swimmers across the board. It was particularly encouraging to see our younger swimmers, and also those who have only done a few galas, compete so very well done. Rob came away overall as a very happy coach.
At times all swimmers will have low points or disappointment with times on some events. However, swimming like any sport is about learning and being committed. Swimmers will naturally make mistakes, it's how we improve and become more experienced competitors and be the best we can be. It's never easy when you get a DQ, and it can feel terrible, but there are not many swimmers, if any, who have not been disqualified in their swimming careers multiple times. There were DQ's at the British Nationals recently! Treat them as a learning experience and you will improve and become a better swimmer for it.
It was lovely to once again see all the swimmers up and supporting each other during the gala, and offering support when needed.
Well done; Ben B, Ben C, Ed dB, Becky F, Abbey H, Erin , Isabel H, Ciara L, Joseph M, Jake N, Nicole N, Lulu P, Isobel R, Barnaby R, Megan S, Sophie T, Emily T, Oliver T, Danielius T, Luke W, Ruby W
East Grinstead Swimming Club had an extremely successful year at the Sussex County Galas in March 2015. The club had 31 swimmers in individual races. Both boys and girls teams also had success at the Sussex County Relays events. Congratulations to all swimmers involved, you were all fantastic and a huge credit to EGSC!
Medal Total (excluding Relays) - 27
Abby Jackson 5 gold 7 silver 2 bronze
Keira Narraway 2 gold 1 silver 2 bronze
Charlotte Alexander 2 silver 2 bronze
Maddie Sims 1 silver 1 bronze
Luca Plater 1 silver
Ed de Barra 1 bronze
12/13 Boys Free Relay Silver - Dylan Page Thomas Exall Oli Thomas Tallen Harris
10/11 Girls Medley Bronze & Free Gold - Keira Narraway Isobel Reeves Maddie Sims Abigail Hall
Overall Club Results:
Age Group Girls finished in 4th Place
Age Group Boys finished in 9th Place
Fina Individual Rankings (in top 8 )
10yr Girls Isobel Reeves 4th
11yr Girls Keira Narraway 3rd
13yr Girls Charlotte Alexander 8th
14yr Girls Abby Jackson 2nd
11yr Boys Luca Plater 6th
200 IM Open Championship
200 Free Open Championship
All strokes 14yr Age Group 100m Finals
11yr Girls Age Group 100m Finals for Free, Breast and Back
13yr Girls Age Group 100m Back and Fly Finals
14tr Girls Age Group 100m Breast and Back Finals
Ed de Barra
12yr Boys Age Group 100m Back and Fly Finals
14yr Boys Age Group 100m Back and Fly Finals
12yr Boys Age Group 100m Breast Final
13yr Boys Age Group 100m Free Final
11yr Boys Age Group Final 100m Back Final
11yr Boys Age Group Final 100m Free Final
14yr Boys Age Group 100m Back Final
12yr Girls Age Group 100m Back Final
11yr Girls Age Group 100m Back and Fly Finals
Keira had a fantastic day at the Atlantis Regional National Chaser on the 8th Feb 2015. She amassed 7 medals and was presented with the trophy for Top Gun 10 year old. Congratulations Keira!
She won the following medals:
Winter County Gala 2014
Following a huge reorganisation of British Swimming, Sussex County ASA held a Winter Champs competition for the first time over the last 2 weekends, at the Horsham pool. The qualifying times were hard, but 23 EGSC swimmers, aged 9 to 17, made the standard, some in several events.
There were some stunning personal bests, including 10 secs improvement in the 200m Breaststroke for 2 young swimmers for whom this was their first championship - Joseph Lancaster and Ben Bailey, and another 10 sec improvement from a much more experienced swimmer, 14 year old Becky Frost, in the 200m Butterfly.
Many other EGSC swimmers picked up medals, including Isabel Harvey, Keira Narraway, Maddie Sims, Heidi Crowther, Liam Foulds, Amy Cowley, Charlotte Alexander and Elena Kent in their various age groups and events.
However, the Club stars were 2 swimmers who had qualified in multiple events, and who performed well throughout the competition - 12 year old Abby Jackson, and 9 year old Luca Plater. Both amassed enough performance points to be crowned overall age group winners, Abby by some margin, having won her age group for all except one of the events she entered, and they received their championship plates from the County President.
The following swimmers represented EGSC at Winter County Champs - well done to all of you:
Charlotte Alexander, Matt Anthony, Benjamin Bailey, Amy Cowley, Heidi Crowther, Kirk Foulds, Liam Foulds, Ryan Foulds, Rebecca Frost, Abigail Hall, Isabel Harvey, Abby Jackson, Elena Kent, Joseph Lancaster, Keira Narraway, Jake Newman, Luca Plater, Chloe Pollard, Caleb Rebelo, Josh Rebelo, Isobel Reeves, Maddie Sims and Luke Stacey.