Redditch Swimming Club - Open Meets
Gala. 4thJul Boldmere Water Carnival - 3WM West Midlands Region Short Course Level 3. Open Meet. 4thJul Boston Club Championships. Coventry Sports Centre on 26/27 January & 9/10 February All swimmers - Information for the PB session - for everyone not at the Warwickshire County championships (Sharks; Club, Junior Club; Masters; Competitive Bronze, Silver, Boldmere Junior Invite Meet Swim Team Management Powered by TeamUnify, LLC. Solihull Swimming Club is affiliated to ASA Midland District and has achieved Solihull competed in their last open meet of the season at the Coventry and Districts .. The latest issue of the Splash Newsletter (issue 13 December ) is pool against Redditch, Blythe Barracudas, Nuneaton, Boldmere and Rugby .
Caitlin won 3 Silver medals fly, fly and 4x medley relay and Luke won 1 Gold brst and 1 Silver brst. Luke also won the highly prestigious 'Performance of the Meet' award for his brst victory, out performing every other male athlete from all 4 nations. Congratulations to both swimmers on their National team selection, and medal winning performances.
World's Selection for Chloe!! Her outstanding performances in winning her age group and getting under the seriously tough qualifying times on both the and freestyle proved well worthy of selection. The event is being held in Singapore with a 5 day holding camp prior to the event in Phuket, Thailand.
Congratulations from us all Chloe on your selection to this great event. British Championships - London Aquatic Centre City of Birmingham's 13 qualifiers performed outstandingly as they took part in a memorable Championships.
Boldmere Water Carnival
We qualified for 14 finals split into Youth Olympic, European Games and Senior categories gaining 7 top 3 finishes. Top 3 finishes came from: Chloe, in finishing 4th overall on the fr and 6th overall on theposted the 3rd fastest time ever by a 16yr old female British swimmer in both events and ranked herself 2nd in the World for her age. We are awaiting confirmation on other possible Team GB selections.
Congratulations to all qualifiers and coaches on what has been a breakthrough championships for this City of Birmingham team.Boldmere Open 2015 - Girls 11 Yr 100m Free Final
We had outstanding reports on all 3 of our swimmers performance while away. We started counting medals but lost count and turned to counting GOLD medals with 21 in total! This far exceeded every other competing swim programme with Loughborough University our nearest challengers in 2nd position on the medal table.
These are exceptional results against very strong opposition. Birmingham's Phoebe Bradley-Smith representing the England Talent Team was third in the international category for her solo and figures. The records are listed below. Birmingham dominated the team events with a clean sweep of golds in all five of the team combination routines. Full results and videos of team routines can be found HERE. Novice Championships, Walsall Wonderful performances by all girls at the Novice Championships in Walsall produced a creditable result for the club.
The National event camps objective is to bring together a very small group of the best senior swimmers and best junior swimmers in Britain to train side by side. We are happy to say we won the award over many other excellent organisations throughout the city. The Junior category covers sports clubs with athletes aged 18 and under so this truly is a CLUB effort.
Well done everyone on our award!
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- Boldmere Junior Invitation Meet 2015
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The event is a multisport event that sees teams representing English and Scottish regions plus a combined Wales team and combined Ireland team. Birmingham swimmers Chloe Finch, Becky Kamau, Brittany Horton and Jake Dixon played their part and made an impact on the medal table with medals coming from: Another First for Caitlin! After a couple of First place finishes at this summer's Nationals, Caitlin Hubbard achieved another first by becoming the first swimmer to progress from City of Birmingham Development to Junior and now to Senior Squad!
As the Development Squad only began fully in January Caitlin is the first of what we hope is a long line of swimmers progressing through our programme and excelling like Caitlin along the way! Chloe Finch lead the way with two Golds and freestyle just ahead of Birmingham teammate Isobel Griffiths with two Silver also and freestyle. The meet will prove a great experience and stepping stone onto future International team selections. Points are awarded for Medals and finalists.
Outperforming so many great programmes from all over the country is something for us all to be extremely proud of. This meet was a huge benchmark to how far we have progressed as a club. Congratulations to all involved! City of Birmingham once again proved it is developing young swimmers who have the potential to have a great future in the sport. Bethany Morrin - I.
Boldmere Junior Invitation Meet – Northgate Swimming Club
M, Fly Ashley Markall - I. Brittany was selected at April's British Championships in Glasgow. City of Birmingham Head Coach Carl Grosvenor also selected onto the team coaching staff for this event.
Swimmers are expected to use this event as a springboard onto success with the GB senior team. Brittany raced 50,Backstroke and was chosen to do the Backstroke leg in 4x medley team. After a fast Semi final she finished 1st reserve for the final on She progressed to the final finishing 5th 0. The GB girls medley relay also made the final. Brittany has done a fantastic job ranking herself 4th and 5th in Europe on her first GB team call up. Attention at City of Birmingham now turns to Rebecca Kamau who races at next weeks Commonwealth Games as well as the 4 Birmingham swimmers selected to represent England at the Portuguese Nationals next week.
All these International events are followed by the season ending British National Championships. In the Warwickshire competition Birmingham won 10 gold, 5 silver and 4 bronze medals. In the invitation competition, involving teams from throughout England, Birmingham took 10 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze. Phoebe also swam well in the figures and solo competitions improving from 12th place second highest England score after the figures to a creditable 7th following a near perfect performance in her solo routine.
Congratulations and good luck!! England Programmes are investing in a team of England's best young swimmers and this event was chosen as a fantastic development opportunity that sets the swimmers up for future International representation. The Club Championships is the only time I have seen Maya swim up to this point, so I am not too sure how her times compare. The swims looks good overall but the breaststroke needs a little bit of work on it.
I bet you're looking forward to that, aren't you Maya. See you at tonight's session. Madeline Williams had three swims and three P.
All of the swims were of a good standard, so well done Madeline. I know you do other sports and the print on the wall at the girls pool is great, but if you ever enter a talking competition no one would stand a chance.
Natasha Wrigley had, I believe, her first open meet and swam in two events and managed two P. Both swims were of a good standard and you have improved a lot over the last few months Natasha.
Keep training and become a force to be reckoned with. No excuses in the training pool. Were you skiving last night? A little blood that wouldn't stop bleeding, any old excuse only joking, don't have a go at me. Alice Miller had three swims over two days.
Never been known for Alice not to enter more than fifteen to twenty events. Perhaps Alice is getting canny in her 'old' age because the three swims were of a high standard. Now, on the results page you will see that Alice hasn't any yellow against her times but all three times were equal to a P.
Alice perfomed extremely well and achieved gold in the Open m backstroke and silver in the 50m backstroke. Tani Henderson had two swims on the Sunday, in the m individual medley and the 50m butterfly. Both swims were just down on Tani's usual high standard. You can't perform at your peak all of the time Tani. Keep the training up, as you are, and let's see what happens.
Asha Gurung had nine swims in total over the two days of competition. There were seven P. The 50m and m freestyle swims were the only events not to P.
Keep up the good work Asha. Nick Draisey had a good open meet, having four swims and three P. The m backstroke was the swim where Nick was down on his P. Nick turned miles too close to the wall and knew what he had done before I pointed it out. The best moment came in the m freestyle. Nick made the final with a time of 1. Althaf Bukhari had nine swims, but where do I start. Bitter was having his goggles dislodged on the 50m butterfly. Althaf stopped to try and take the goggles off but failed.
Stopped again to take the goggles off successfully. Stopped again to take his hat off. Was given a time of 37 secs, not bad for someone stopping three times in a race. Bitter was being disqualified in the 50m breaststroke, for going before the gun sounded. Sweet was achieving gold in the m butterfly and the m breaststroke. Sweet was the silver in the m freestyle and sweet was the bronze in the 50m backstroke.
Some awesome times achieved too, but will stop there before it goes to Althaf's head. Gabriel Hicks had a successful Open Meet too. There were four P. The m freestyle was the highlight of Gabriel's meet. Going into the final with a massive P. But Gabriel managed to go the same time in the final for a gold medal. There was a gold in the m freestyle and the m butterfly too. The 50m butterfly produced a bronze medal.
Ravi Gurung had a busy weekend at this Open Meet. Somehow Ravi managed to get into the lane next to Althaf for most of the meet. Their effort to beat each other produced some good times. Ravi is getting stronger so we should see some more times coming down.
Matthew Street had five swims and three P. The swims Matthew didn't get a P. That's usually the case. Matthew is coming through pretty fast and I am sure there are good things to come. Michael James-Thomas swam in just the one swim which was the 50m freestyle and went 31 seconds for the first time.
Michael's hectic lifestyle meant that he did not compete in some of the events entered.