2009 gala results

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RRSC Christmas Special Open Meet
13 December 2009, Donyngs

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Arena National Swimming League South, Round 3
12 December 2009, The Spa, Beckenham

RRSC is delighted to be staying in Division One of the Arena NSLS, but it was a close call!  We came 15th out of 18 clubs and the bottom three go down to Division Two.

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Bexley Open (at Crystal Palace)
21-22 November 2009

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Godalming Stoodley Girls Grade B gala
21 November 2009

Saturday 21 November saw our girls perform in what can only be described as a fast and furious battle. We were one of four teams and although we came third our girls put on a fantastic performance. For some it was their first gala outside of the club but our more experienced girls supported them well. The atmosphere was electric and the noise deafening but there really was no time to think about anything other than getting the right girls to the right place at the right time! My thanks must go to Vikki Brittain and Dave Willsher for stepping in to Whip for the first time. ‘A baptism of fire I believe!’ Also huge thanks to Urma’s dad for timekeeping for us.

Report by coach Christine Amey

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Arena National Swimming League South, Round 2
14 November 2009, The Spa, Beckenham

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Senior Winter Regional Championships
Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 November

Three RRSC swimmers competed in the Regionals weekend at Aldershot and we had a fantastic (but very long) weekend: 3 swimmers, 3 finals and 4 top 6 finishes. 

Ben Tilley achieved an 11 second pb on the 800 f/c, a really strong performance as he headed the heat from the gun to the finish, 4th place overall, his first time under 9 minutes - 8.54.58
Ben got a pb in the 100 medley (1.04.10) and made the final, where he finished 5th in another pb of 1.03.87, this topped off a very good first day for Ben.

Tom got a pb in the 200 br/s heat (2.35.60) and made the final where he improved his pb to 2.35.54 and finished 6th.

Will Robinson qualified in the 200 backstroke (fittingly the last event of the weekend) with a heat time of 2.11.88 which was a 4 second pb and 18 HUNDREDTHS outside of his National Qualifying time. This is more extraordinary as he swam the last 50 metres with his goggles round his neck!  He made the final which was swum 30 minutes after the heat.  His first 100 was 1.02.65 (which is a new 100m backstroke pb for him!) and he pushed on to a finals time of 2.12.03 and 7th place and also just outside his National Qualifying time.
Dorking Open Meet
8 November 2009

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Eastbourne Open Meet
18 October 2009

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Godalming B Gala
17 October 2009

Despite coming 4th and with half the original team missing, we still managed to achieve 20 personal bests, which really showed the club's potential. Many swimmers had to swim up an age group and even participate in the open swims. 

A special thank you goes out to Oliver, for turning up to help us at very short notice especially as it was your first gala. Well done everyone, you all worked so hard, despite the result. Some you win and some you lose, but watch this space; we'll be back.


Arena National Swimming League South,  Round One
Dolphin Leisure Centre, Haywards Heath
10 October 2009

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RRSC Pre-NSLS President's Trophy gala
26 September 2009

This was a demanding meet with 2 teams from Redhill competing; it was the first chance the club had to try out different swimmers that may be used in the upcoming National Swimming League. There were a large number of personal best times generated by both Redhill teams, with a lot of close races where the established swimmers were pushed hard by the clubs pool of promising debutantes.   It's difficult to single out individuals as there were so many good performances.  However the following swimmers deserve a mention due to the sheer size of their personal best time improvement: Matt Campion on the 100 fly (1.14.40) a drop of 3 seconds; Max Valentine 50 fly (49.42) a massive 8 second drop; James Gibbons 50 breastroke, nearly 5 seconds; Emily Richardson also shaved nearly 5 seconds off her 100 free time (1.14.22).
Overall this was a very useful gala and one that has now presented the team selectors with a number of new options when it comes to selecting the round one and two national league teams. Report by Chief Coach Dale Simpson

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Dorking Pre Speedo Gala
12 September 2009

This was our first competitive gala of the new swimming year and provided the swimmers a chance to see how much fitness had been retained over the summer. There were a number of strong swims across all ages and events.  However the swimmer of the meet for me had to be Dominic Turner who produced a lifetime personal best in the 100br/s at 1.26.73 (best time by nearly 4 seconds) which was nothing short of astounding this early in the season, he then went on to produce strong swims in the 100 fly 1.24.91 and relay events. Overall it was a good performance from the team.

Report by Chief Coach Dale Simpson

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Orpington Ojays Gala
18 July 2009

Well done to all the swimmers who swam at Trinity pool on Saturday 18th July. We had a small but very enthusiastic team of swimmers due to a lot of people already being away on holiday. The team performed fantastically to achieve a very commendable second place behind Ojays first team, just beating Dartford into 3rd position on the final 2 tandem relay swims. All swimmers competed at a very high level but special mentions go to Team Captain Ben Tilley and Emily Mabbutt for achieving PBs and to ‘swimmer of the night’ Bailey Rumbelow for stepping in to do the 100 Fly at short notice, after many other swims and achieving a 1 second PB.
Dorking ZNA B Grade Gala
Saturday 4 July, Dorking

A fantastic win was achieved by the 23 swimmers competing at this event for the club.  The squad was well led by the gala captains, Abigail Tilley and Archie Evans ,who kept everyone well motivated and led by example, both swimmers putting in impressive swims. The whole squad swam extremely well and were always in the lead on the overall points throughout the event.  There were impressive first places from Ella Walmsley and Calum Cornelius (50 back), Mark Irvine (50 breastroke), Megan Kilpatrick (25 butterfly, 50 backstroke), Maia Cooper (50 breastroke), Eleanor Durham (50 breastroke) and Sam Jones (50 freestyle, 50 butterfly). All helped to secure a solid win for the squad.  However this was a very good team performance with all swimmers performing well.

The final points:

1st - Redhill & Reigate 124 points
2nd - Dorking 116 points
3rd - Staines 95 points
4th - Wimbledon Dolphins 92 points
5th - Sutton Atlantis 86 points

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Redhill & Reigate Swimming Club Championships 2009


Leatherhead Summer Open Meet
28 June, Dorking

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Luke Lawless A Grade Gala
Saturday 9 May, Dorking

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Atlantis Spring Open Meet
Sunday 3 May, Horsham

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Andy Holden Shield Gala
Saturday 2nd May, Crowborough

There was an exciting close finish to the gala with Beacon unfortunately being pipped at the post by 1066 on the last race much to their disappointment. RRSC came 5th overall but this was by no means a poor result as we achieved 19 PBs! Well done to all swimmers and captains and a special mention to:
India Marsh - 7 sec PB for 50 Fly Sam Jones - 5 sec PB for 100 IM Josh Patel - 3.5 sec PB for 50 Br Ross Cornellius - 13 sec PB for 100 IM Joanna Amey - 11 sec PB for 100 IM       (all times approx.)
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Ojays Open Spring Meet
5 April 2009, Gillingham, Kent

Please click on the link below to view individual meet times. The times in brackets under the swimmers' names are their 'split' times for that event.

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RRSC Charles Smith Junior B Grade Gala
Saturday 28 March, Donyngs

We had a fantastic night at our home gala on Saturday 28th March. We came 3rd overall with Edenbridge Piranhas winning the shield. Thanks to everyone who helped and swam and made the evening go with a swing. We had many PBs especially Ben Davies who knocked 7 seconds off his PB. Well done swimmers!

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Moyce Cup C Grade Gala 
Saturday 14 March 2009, Dorking

Report by RRSC coach Sarah Nicoll

Thank you to everyone who attended the Moyce Cup gala. We achieved 3rd place just missing 2nd by a few points. Alex Boosey was team captain for the evening and stepped up to this task extremely well ensuring the younger swimmers were ready to be off the blocks at the other end for relays. Mark Irvine and Nathan Patel were also a great help. All swimmers swam fantastically well with many obtaining PB's, so many in fact I haven't got time to mention them all here individually.  Well done swimmers!  I would like to thank Tina for judging and Angela and Sam Edmond's mum for all your help and hard work on the night.

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2009 Surrey County Championships 
Final result

In total we had 39 RRSC swimmers competing for us at this year's SCC.  Huge congratulations go to all of you who helped RRSC gain a very creditable 15th position out of 23 teams.  In particular, congratulations go to Ben Tilley who gained 2 golds (100m and 200m backstroke) and 3 silvers (1500m, 400m IM and 200m Freestyle).  Will Robinson gained 2 silvers (100m and 200m backstroke).  Max Pringle won gold in the 1500m Freestyle,Tom Stuart got silver in 200m Breaststroke and Abigail Dahl gained bronze in 50m backstroke.  This year RRSC came away with a total of 3 gold, 7 silver and 2 bronze medals. Well done to everyone who competed. 
Max and Ben with their medals

Fourth weekend - report by Chairman Nick Mabbutt
The last day of the championships saw our 14-15 year old boys really step up to the mark endeavouring to defend their title as 200m Freestyle Relay County Champions.  With a superb atmosphere from the spectators' gallery our four swimmers James Gordon, Carl Campion, Michael Land and Captain Max Pringle lined up to take up the challenge.  James led off the relay coming in at 28:05, followed by Carl 26:52 and Michael 25:89.  Max was really fighting all the way in the last 15 metres coming in with a fantastic 25:26 and placing RRSC yet again on the podium in second place with well deserved silver medals in a final time of 1:45:72 beating our previous winning time in 2008 of 1:46:21.  

Third weekend
The third weekend of the Surreys provided another haul of medals and lifetime personal bests for RRSC swimmers. Leading the way were Ben Tilley with 2 golds (100m and 200m backstroke), Will Robinson with 2 silvers (also 100m and 200m backstroke) - Will just missed out on his national qualifying time on the 100 backstroke by 2 tenths of a second - and Tom Stuart with silver in the 200m breastroke. Not to be outdone the remaining club swimmers provided 25 lifetime best times over the weekend.

Second weekend
The second Saturday of the Surrey County Championships provided more strong swims from our swimmers. Ben Tilley brought home 2 silver medals (400 IM and 200 free) and he just missed the magic sub 2 minutes for the 200 free recording 2:00.86 and taking 3 seconds off his previous best time. Twelve of the 15 swims were lifetime PBs, these came from Lianne Purvis (400 free 5.03.32 and 200 medley 2.40.83), Sam Green (a very strong 200 free 2.40.93), Bailey Rumbelow (200 free 2.35.05, an 11 second personal best!), Dominic Turner, Matthew Campion, Carl Campion, Max Pringle (all 200 free personal bests), Abigail Dahl (100 fly 1.21.37 a 6 second personal best).  Other strong swims came from Leah Barker (200 IM), Tom Hornsey (200 free) and Natalie Mabbutt.

First weekend
RRSC would like to congratulate a number of swimmers who competed in the first weekend of the Surrey County Championships 2009 at Aldershot Garrison, (800m and 1500m f/c).  Well done to Natalie Mabbutt in the girls' 800m achieving a 9sec PB and to Lianne Purvis in girls 800m and 1500m.
Carl Campion (boys 15yrs age group) achieved a PB in the 800m and a strong swim in the 1500m.  Ben Tilley achieved a bronze medal in the boys 16yrs age group for 800m, and a silver medal in the 1500m.  Club Captain Max Pringle came 4th in the boys 15yrs age group for 800m, and had a fantastic swim in the 1500m event winning a gold medal and becoming Surrey County Champion 2009. 
RRSC wins the Hodges Cup
Saturday 21 February 2009, Aldershot

RRSC won the Hodges Cup on Saturday 21 February, competing in Aldershot against some very good teams. This win was particularly special as for some of our younger swimmers it was their very first gala competition. The atmosphere was very good and swimming in a 50m pool gave all the swimmers added experience. A number of swimmers performed to a very high standard and gained excellent personal best times.

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 East Grinstead Puffin Gala Junior A
17 January 2009, East Grinstead

Congratulations to all swimmers who took part in this gala, especially the younger swimmers participating in their very first gala. Special mention goes to Stephanie Strange who was nominated as swimmer of the night by the coaches.