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Wednesday, 04 December 2013 10:31

Sportsperson of the year award

Our very own Rosie Rudin was named Sportsperson of the Year in the 2013 Nottingham Post Student Awards presented last week; Rosie also scooped the Student of the Year award.

For the record, Rosie swims 40 miles a week in 10 2-hour sessions and 4 land training sessions at NOVA. She gets up at 5am every day, still manages to keep up with her school work and is predicted to get high grades in her GCSEs next summer. She was the youngest GB squad member at the European Junior Swimming Champs in Poland this year. Rosie also turns out to swim for CABSC when she can.

Rosie is a fantastic role model for all of our youngsters with Olympic dreams! Congratulations Rosie from us all at CABSC.  

Friday, 29 November 2013 12:34

CABSC members honoured at Notts ASA AGM

Honours went to some CABSC members at the Notts ASA AGM last Saturday.

Amber Keegan (County squad and Nova A squad swimmer) was awarded the TE Clark Trust Trophy for her achievements in the pool during 2013.

Kate And Denniss Bull (CABSC Officials) were winners of an Aquaforce Award for their contribution to Swimming in the Community.

Tony Lord (CABSC Official) and Kath Needham (CABSC Chairman) were awarded Notts ASA blazer badges.

Finally Chris Freebury (CABSC WP Head Coach) was nominated as Notts ASA President Elect for 2015.

Its great to have so many CABSC members recognized for their contributions to swimming in Notts. SO WELL DONE TO ALL!



Friday, 22 November 2013 12:47

Sheffield City Open Meet

CABSC compete at Sheffield City SC Open meet

On Sat 16th Nov, 19 CABSC swimmers made the journey to Ponds Forge swimming centre, Sheffield to compete in the B-grade open meet hosted by Sheffield City S.C., a target meet for SDS and CDS squads, in addition to a few County and JDS swimmers. This was an excellent chance for swimmers to compete at a first class venue with great facilities and for some a first at competing in a long course pool AND a first experience of open meets! Undaunted, the swimmers found a poolside home (and a spot in the balcony above for watching parents!) warmed up and were ready for action.

The events were all 50’s and 100’s of each stroke and we had a selection of swimmers competing from across the squads. The morning session produced some strong swims from the start with PB’s tumbling and some CQT’s achieved, always a challenge in a new environment and particularly on bk when it seems like a long time until the last 5m flags appear! After refuelling at lunch and watching a very impressive training session in the diving pool and a few swimmers off the top boards(!) the afternoon session got underway....more great swims, PB’s and CQT’s and lovely to see some swimmers putting training tips into action, working hard underwater at the start and getting the head down to finish last 5m. 

Medals were awarded for top 6 places and went to the following swimmers:

Boys: 9 yrs – Will Parker 3rd 50 Br; 10yrs – Tom Giles 2nd 50 bk, 5th 50 fr, Seb Brett 2nd 50 fr, Will Halstead 2nd 100 fr, 3rd 50 fly, 2nd 100 bk, 1st 50 br; Jamie Lodge 2nd 50 fly, 3rd 100 bk; 11yrs – Fabio Medri – 2nd 50 fr, 5th 50 br. Special mention to Will Parker who went so fast on his 50fr that he achieved a speeding ticket!!

Girls: 9 yrs – Lottie Farley – 5th 50 br; 12 yrs Kelsey Giles – 6th 100 fr, 5th 50 fly; 15/over – Becca Schinagl – 4th 50 fly, 3rd 50 bk.

Whatever the result, everyone tried their best and the times achieved proved this and showed the benefits from the hard work put in during training sessions. The swimmers represented CABSC proudly, enjoyed seeing their names and times appear on the giant scoreboard and showed themselves to be a great supportive team with the more experienced meet-goers making sure the younger ones were doing swim downs, snacking and keeping hydrated between swims!

Thanks to Julie for help poolside and to all parents who made the journey and supported enthusiastically. Overall CABSC were placed 7th out of 22 visiting clubs at the meet so fantastic team effort all round, leaving a very proud (& tired!) squad coach.

Vicki Schinagl

Please visit www.sheffieldswimming.org.uk for times for our pblists.


Sunday, 10 November 2013 11:49

Arena League Round 2

Saturday the 9th of November saw CABSC compete in the second round of the Arena League. The Arena League is the premier swimming club competition and CABSC put in a strong performance with many first places.

The competition took place at the Pingles Leisure Centre in Nuneaton and most of the team travelled on a raucous coach. CABSC were drawn in lane 6 against Biddulph, Leicester, Braunstone, Bedworth and Solihull. After a 30 minute warm up, the competition was ready to begin.

Amber Keegan gave us a taste of what to expect from the Ladies Open section with a strong 2nd place in the 200m IM. Her second was followed by some strong performance in the relay races. Notable performances from the 13 and under boy's team and the 15 and under girls team who finished 2nd in medley and freestyle relays.

As expected, the standard of swimming was of a very high standard from all teams and first places were cherished by all. Our first of the night came in the Ladies 4x50m medley relay team. They were never behind and swam strongly throughout.

Our first individual winner was Rosie Rudin (100m back stroke) and her fine example was quickly followed by Hannah Meek (100m butterfly). Jacob Carrington followed the trend by winning the 100m back stroke. Another winner in the Ladies Open 100m Back stroke meant that CABSC reached the halfway point in the gala with 185 points – only 15 points off second place.

Will swam a fluent 50m Breaststroke in the 10-11years race to gain another first place in event number 28. Amber Keegan repeated Will's performance with a first in the 100m breaststroke.

The highlight for many was the Open 100m freestyle races. CABSC dominated with two firsts. Karl Morgan made it look easy with the audience amazed of how you can swim a time of 53.24 and look comfortable.

The penultimate race of the evening was the Ladies Open 6x50m Freestyle Relay which was won by CABSC.

Overall CABSC finished fourth and Coach Mark Moore was satisfied with the team's performance and was rewarded with the obligatory trip to a certain fast food burger joint.
Matthew Britten


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