RGS - Pool [Sept 25]

Written by rrsc. Posted in News

Afternoon All

We have received a complaint from Reigate school around the state of both changing rooms last night.  Please could you ensure all swimmers & parents remove their shoes before entering the changing rooms, as we don't want to run the risk if losing this pool time. 

Kind Regards

Andy

Results Epson and Brighton [Sept 23]

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Just a brief update re recent results and the Qualifying times for the County Championships.

Brighton Open - a difficult meet due to conditions and the problems with the organisation (running times), however I am pleased to report the out of 86 swims we had 49 (57%) personal best times with is very good considering how early it is in the swimming year, ever those that did not PB provided good information that will be used to assist their training over the comming months.

The Epson gala was also a good result for use finishing 4th, considering a lot of swimmers came back from Brighton for the event and that we were trying out combinations for the fortcomming National League galas. Well done to all those that took part especially those that undertook the long trip back from Brighton.

 Results from Brighthon can be found here, while results from Epsom are here.

 

January Coaches Update

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The invited swimmers for the long distance events on the 19th is as follows, these swimmers have or are the closest to the qualifying times. Please email me and let me know if you want to swim or not:

1500 free
Charlie Broughton
Jacob Newcombe
Ben Gibbs
Patrick Dancer
Sam Jones
Josh Patel

800 Free
Ashleigh Smith
Chloe Smith
Isabel Wood
Abigail Durham
Jenna Hinton
Charlotte Durham

400 Free - male
Patrick Florida-James
Charlie Broughton
Jacob Newcombe
Jack Day
Patrick Dancer
Noah Stevenson
Callum Cornelius
Sam Jones
Ross Cornelius
Luke Felgate

400 Free - female
Ashleigh Smith
Zoe Cawsey
Georgina Robinson
Charlotte Robineson

400 Individual Medley - male
Josh Patel
Ben Gibbs
Patrick Dancer
Sam Jones

400 Individual Medley - female
Ashleigh Smith
Zoe Cawsey
Matilda Parker


IMPORTANT

We have a number of spaces for this event in the 400 free and 400 individual medley for both male and females, also we will be running a reserves list for the 1500 and 800 free as some of the swimmers in those events have also qualified for other events so places may become available.

If you wish to be considered for any of the events that become available please email me with the events you would like to do and I will see what can be arranged. REMEMBER this is a licenced event so any times you achieve here can be used for your entry in to the surrey county championships, also dont forget there is a £3 entry fee for each event you are accepted for.

Regards

Dale

Revised Squad Structure and Swimmer List [Aug 26]

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The increase in pool time and the addition of a new venue has resulted in a revised squad structure. The new structure together with the swimmers list and the squad rules can be found here.

Please read the squad information page that contains you or your swimmers name, as this has information on any relevant criteria you need to be aware of as well as information on type of competition you should be attending. Then please ensure you read the Squad Rules (the last 2 pages of the document) and also take a look at the notes on entering the club and movement between squads (3 pages from the end of the document).

If you have any problems with the new structure or the squad you or your swimmer is in please let me know, BUT ensure you have read the 3 parts of the attached document first AND the section below this marked important information. I can be contacted by email or spoken to AFTER a training session has finished (my preferred method). I spend a lot of time travelling to the various sessions (as I live in Hastings) and my day job does not allow for me to receive non work phone calls so please do not ring me.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION - PLEASE READ
  1. DON'T PANIC - as with any change there will be tweaks and adjustments over the coming weeks, some swimmers/parents may be concerned with the squad they are in or with the criteria the squad now has, this is normal when this kind of change is made. We (the coaching team) will be speaking with any concerned parents or swimmers to discuss the situation and to see what can be arranged to resolve it. Just let me know in the first instance and I will start the process off.
  2. Some swimmers have not been moved yet, this is due to the holiday period as I need to speak with them and or their parents to see what they want to do going forwards - for some this will be due to changes in schools (moving schools or coming in to a major exam year), for others it will relate to the amount of training they can undertake (parents commitments, problems getting to certain pools etc). If in doubt just speak to me or send me an email.
  3. Swimmers that were in squads before this change and are concerned about their ability to remain in that squad under the new structure, please see point 1 especially the first two words, no one will be moved to alternate squads until I have had time to listen to their (and their parents) concerns and see what can be arranged for them.
  4. There may be swimmers missing from the list, typically this will be ones that have joined in late July or August. We will correct this as soon as we have everyone back from holiday. Again if in doubt contact me.

Hopefully the change to the new structure will go as smoothly as possible and the changes will allow our swimmers to go on to achieve even greater personal goals and swimming success.

Regards

Dale

Head Coach

Coaches Update December - National Arena League Final Round Results

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National Arena League 2012

After a fantastic and very tight round 3 gala with lots of great performances from our swimmers, I am pleased to report that we have finished this years competition in 10th place (out of 18) in division 1. This is a fantastic performance from all our swimmers and the best result for the club in league competition in 15 years!

I would just like to thank all the swimmers that have competed in each round you all helped us achieve this brilliant result, in all 3 rounds every point has been vital, in the last round 4 teams were split by just 10 points.

Surrey County Championships

We are getting close now to the deadline for all those swimmers wanting to enter the county championships, I would like to wish good luck to all those going to the opens after Christmas and in January in pursuit of their qualifying times. We have done very well this year with many more swimmers gaining county qualifying times than in previous years.

Long Distance Club Championships

We still have some of these to finish off before Christmas, once we have compiled the results I will contact those swimmers who are to be offered the chance to swim in the licenced event we have put on in January.