Published on Tuesday, 21 May 2013 21:13
Robyn Petitt Jumping at Loughborough
On Sunday 19th May, Robyn Petitt was jumping as a guest athlete at Loughborough International. The event is used as a springboard to the Outdoor Season by many international athletes.
Robyn did really well, coming 2nd amongst the International Guests. There was a total of 10 jumpers in the competition (5 internationals and 5 guests). Robyn came 4th out of the whole field, which was incredible, especially as she beat the Olympian Katrina Johnson-Thompson - that was the cherry on the cake.
Take a look at the pictures below of Robyn clearing 1.74.
Published on Saturday, 09 February 2013 20:29
2012 saw the centenary of the East Grinstead Swimming Club. Celebrations started one weekend in May of that year when the club held the ' Big Swim' where club members were tasked with swimming 100 miles in 50 hours in the town's High Street. What a great start to the celebrations.
They continued on the evening of Saturday 5th January 2013 when the Club held a party at the Jubilee Centre in the town. The hall was decorated with balloons of the old club colours of blue and gold together with the current colours of black and silver as well as a display board depicting the history of the club over the past 100 years. This was collated by Allan Rees starting with pictures of the town's outdoor pool in1912 for men only, through to the life-saving division and then the spin-off of the Tadpoles (Swimming for Disabled) which is now run separately.
The event was attended by both past and present members including swimmers and parents alike, some spanning across 3 generations within one family. It was a wonderful opportunity to meet 'old' friends and colleagues and share memories. Allan spoke of his time with the club, and its history, followed by Clive Mattock, who held the Chair for 10 years from mid-nineties. Several star swimmers from this era attended the evening, with their families, and this was the time when the Club performed at the highest league level of its existence. Finally, the future was outlined by current Chair, Paul Crowther, who had organised the Big Swim, mentioned earlier, and whose words he had very eloquently put into verse.
I would like to thank all those involved in its organisation as well as all those who came along to make the event such a success. The club is now looking forward to the next 25 years and another reason to celebrate.
Jenny Herbert – Club President
Published on Wednesday, 06 February 2013 21:41
EGSC Newsletter - April 2012 Click Here
Published on Saturday, 09 February 2013 08:21
EGSC were delighted to welcome representatives from Sainsbury's in East Grinstead on Friday 30th November at our third night of Club Championships.
Sainsbury's have awarded the a Community Grant of £250. These grants are made by Sainsbury's to charities and charitable organisations which promote healthy eating and active lifestyles in the community. That's definitely EGSC then.
The money granted will be put towards new joiners club t-shirts and will feature the Sainsbury's logo to recognise their support.
Paul Crowther - Club Chairmant thanked Sainsbury's East Grinstead for their generosity and support which they have given to EGSC on two occasions in 2012, our very significant Centenary year.
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