Sussex League Gala - 6th June 2015

EGSC hosted the second in the series of three sussex league galas last night, Saturday 6th June at Haywards Heath. After being announced in third place up to the half way point, it was looking like it may not be our night.

However we managed to close the gap and grab the all important 2nd place against the backdrop of an unusually depleted team across some of the senior age groups. A fantastic achievement, and all swimmers, coaches and volunteers had a part to play to ensure the team spirit remained consistently high and heads didn't drop.
I was particularly impressed with the grit shown by all of our senior swimmers under competition conditions and in many cases meant swimming strokes outside of comfort zones and age groups in both girls and boys.

A special mention should go to the girls U16 and open age group: Lenny, Willow, Lara and Megan who had the toughest job. Lara Maynard swam more than a dozen individual and relay events across U16 and open age groups and gave 100% in each one and really defined the phrase taking one for the team!

However, we now need to look ahead and focus on our next sussex league on 27th June.

We have had confirmation this afternoon that EGSC has accumulated enough points to stay out of the bottom three relegation gala which means we will continue to swim in sussex league division 1 next year.

Each and every point gained in all events mattered last night to make this possible. As a team, we should all be very pleased with the result and I thank you for your effort and support.

I would point out while we are safe, let's continue the team momentum we have and not switch off just yet for the summer.
Finally, lets's not forget our officials, referees, time keepers and poolside volunteers that put so much in, week in week out to make it all possible.

Thanks for your support - Team EGSC.

Puffin Gala 2015

Superb swimming from our swimmers in the Puffin Gala held in Horsham on 16th May 2015.  Congratulations on your 2nd place.

Atlantis Spring Open Meet 25/26th April 2015

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

Sussex County Gala Report 2015

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


Relays Medals

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



Abby Jackson

200 IM Open Championship      

200 Free Open Championship

All strokes 14yr  Age Group 100m Finals

Keira Narraway

11yr Girls Age Group 100m Finals for Free, Breast and Back

Charlotte Alexander

13yr Girls Age Group 100m Back and Fly Finals

Amy Cowley

14tr Girls Age Group 100m Breast and Back Finals

Ed de Barra

12yr Boys Age Group 100m Back and Fly Finals

Kirk Foulds

14yr Boys Age Group 100m Back and Fly Finals

Joseph Lancaster

12yr Boys Age Group 100m Breast Final

Dylan Page

13yr Boys Age Group 100m Free Final

Rhys Page

11yr Boys Age Group Final 100m Back Final

Luca Plater

11yr Boys Age Group Final 100m Free Final

Caleb Rebelo

14yr Boys Age Group 100m Back Final

Issy Sims

12yr Girls Age Group 100m Back Final

Maddie Sims

11yr Girls Age Group 100m Back and Fly Finals



Winter County Gala 2014

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.


                         County 1                               asa1