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Friday, 20 March 2015 08:24

Counties 2015 - Weekend 3

It's all over for another year and what a fantastic one it's been for CABSC swimmers.  The championships came to a close last weekend in a very loud, exciting and nail biting atmosphere at Beechdale which set the scene for some brilliant racing.  Well done to everyone who represented the club this year and congratulations to the following swimmers who finished in the top 10 for the BAGCAT awards:

Lewis Warner (9th), Becky Whittaker (3rd), Will Parker (3rd), James Cox (4th), Lilly Cherry (7th), Jack Edis (7th). Jamie Lodge (9th), Kris Moodley (8th), Jacob Carrington (3rd), Isobel Filer (9th) and Jess Doherty (10th).   Senior swimmer Rosie Rudin was awarded the Best Female Swim award. 

The medal table finished with 10 Gold, 11 Silver and 10 Bronze medals.  We also managed to clock up an amazing 245 Personal Best times and no DQ's in the relay's!

Relay day saw some of our youngest swimmers coming together to swim for the first time in an open meet and the nerves certainly didn't get the better of them.  Well done to the 10 year old boys team of Ryan Lang, Tristan Teasdale, Lewis Warner and Elliot Sibley who won the gold medal in the 4 x 50 Medley Relay and collected silver in the Free Relay.  There were also some fantastic swims from Jessica Watson, Maddie Benton, Nicole Hamilton, Maddison Snelgrove and Becky Whittaker in the 10 year girls relay teams.   12 year old boys Jack Edis, Will Halstead, James Cox and Will Parker collected silver in the 4 x 50 Free Relay and along with Jamie Lodge in the Medley Relay they were just pipped into bronze position by Leander.  The 14 year old girls, Kelsey Giles, Isobel Filer, Kya McBride and Jess Doherty took bronze in 4 x 50 Free Relay and the last race of the championships produced the most exciting finish of the day with the 16 year old boys Medley Relay team of Adam Clarke, Jacob Carrington, George Partridge and Jack Reddington claiming bronze in a closely fought race with Sherwood Black.  Jack Reddington's last leg had everyone on the edge of their seats and there were some very proud Mum's in the gallery who probably didn't mind giving up their Mother's Day to sit and watch some fantastic performances!   The boys also won bronze in the Free Relay.  Thanks also to Joe Stevenson who came back from University to swim for us and to Dan, Jess and Katie who helped our younger swimmers throughout the day.

I think I had one of the best seats in the house down on poolside in the thick of it with all the teams and it was great to share the excitement, the nerves and the team spirit among all the CABSC swimmers.

Thank you to all the team managers who have made sure the swimmers made it to the block on time (Sam E, Sam M, Tracie, Hannah, Tania, Katey, Rosie and Sara P), to our officials (Kate, Denniss, Kath, Pat Roberts, Liz, Steve and Pete), to all our parent supporters and to Mark Moore and Kate Vines and all the coaching team for all their hard work in helping the swimmers to qualify and produce some fantastic swims.  Finally a big thanks to Rob who has captured some great memories of the Championships.


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Sunday, 08 March 2015 14:39

Forthcoming JDS Squad moves

IMPORTANT Message for JDS parents and swimmers.

The recently notified JDS to CDS quad moves reflect our first step back to using the County Development Squad for its original purpose, this being the development of our promising 9 and 10 year old's. For historical reasons the last 2 years have seen us trying to accommodate over aged swimmers in CDS who may have been overlooked in the past. However, having reviewed this year’s county champs and our internal results - we must now plan for the future to keep pace with other clubs.

I would like to add that the door will always remain open to all swimmers to progress through the club in relation to their ability, but we are, and will continue to be, a competitive swimming club.


Mark Moore

Wednesday, 04 March 2015 21:32

Counties 2015 - Weekend 2

It was another successful weekend for CABSC at Counties so a big well done to all those swimmers who represented the club.  There were some fantastic swims and 93 PB’s recorded out of 110 swims which is a fantastic achievement and brings the total PB tally so far to 193!!

Congratulations to all our medalists.  Jacob Carrington from County Squad won gold in the 14U 100 FC in 59:11.  This was the first time Jacob had gone under 60 seconds which is an amazing achievement for a 13 year old and he now qualifies for the Midland Championships. Rosie Rudin added to her medal collection winning gold in the Open 100 and 200 BK and gave our younger swimmers a great demonstration of shoulder rotation and underwater work on backstroke.  Rosie set a new club record in the 100 BK (1:02:38).

Silver medals went to Jack Wilson in the Open 400 IM and CDS swimmer Becky Whittaker in the 10 years 200BK and 400FC.   Becky also took bronze in the 200 Fly along with Jack Wilson in the Open 400FC and Amber Keegan in the Open 200BK.  Isobel Filer qualified for the final of the 14U 200 fly and took the bronze medal in a PB of 2:35:31, narrowly missing out on the Midland qualifying time.  

Congratulations also go to Jess Doherty who achieved her first Midlands time for this year in the 14U 200BK.    County Swimmer Will Halstead could hardly contain his excitement when he saw the electronic timing board after the 12U 50 Breast.  Will led from the front and swam 38.93 to qualify for Midlands.  We also had a number of swimmers narrowly missing qualification but who are on course for later on in the year.
Finally, after a long day at Beechdale, 10 year old Lilly Cherry stayed on into the evening to swim the 800FC and shaved a massive 25 seconds off the 800FC club record which she currently holds!!

Here’s a note from CDS Coach Kate Vines, who coached the team this weekend…..

“It’s been a few years since I was last at the county age groups… in fact, apart from a momentary blip when I thought it would be fun to compete as a 32 year old (!?) , it’s been over 20 years since competing at my own counties! Returning as a coach was such a great experience; I felt every swim as though it was my own!  Memories came flooding back as to how the nerves felt, how the races felt (especially that 200 fly!) and that feeling of touching the wall and knowing that all that hard training had paid off. Seeing swimmers who have worked hard on various aspects of their swimming, putting it into action in their races and getting the results they deserved was particularly impressive… We had some AMAZING starts and turns in some of those races!  The real highlight for me was seeing so many PBs being totally smashed to pieces ... it made for some really exciting races... the result of which is that I now have no voice!  Not only was blown away by the CABSC performances, but also by the way the team conducted themselves throughout the weekend.  They really did do themselves, their parents and the CABSC coaches proud.
WELL DONE to all the swimmers and a massive THANK YOU for easing me in gently!”

The next Counties video will be appearing here soon….

Written by Katey Cox

Tuesday, 03 March 2015 10:50

BIG congratulations

Well done to CABSC County Squad swimmers JAMIE LODGE and JACK EDIS, on their invitation to take part in the EMASA Regional Training Camp on the 4th and 5th April at Loughborough University.

Congratulations guys, a fantastic achievement.









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