6th & 7th December ASA Regions and GNSC Open
(Posted on Monday, 15 December 2014)
The 6th & 7th of December was a busy weekend for Team Ojays. Exams and illness aside the club had two target competitions set for this training cycle. London ASA Regionals held at the Aquatic Centre where nine of our fastest and more experienced swimmers swam in this very competitive event achieving good performance all round and some excellent pbs.
Gravesend Open saw 20 swimmers competing in over 100 events again producing many pbs, medals and those all-important Kent times.
Well done to all the swimmers who competed in both events and also thank you to helpers, officials, parents and coaches who supported these successful events.
New Post Box for Gala Entries
(Posted on Wednesday, 10 December 2014)
Some off you may be aware of the new Post Box which has been recently acquired which has now been fixed adjacent to the Trophy cabinet in The Walnuts reception area. It will be emptied on a regular basis so all entries should be received on time and not go missing until two weeks later as some have in the past.
PLEASE make sure you put the contents into an envelope first and mark it appropriately. Model Yvonne Ridley is pictured using the box for the first time !!
Club Champs 2014
(Posted on Tuesday, 02 December 2014)
The grand finale of this years club championships was held on Saturday evening at Trinity school from Tadpoles to masters - all squads were represented and what a fun evening it was.
It's always great to see our young tadpoles competing in a gala for the first time - the older swimmers are always on hand to guide them through and to ease their nerves. Masters were ably represented by Gina Charleston, Tracey van Rooyen and Mandy Jackson - well done ladies - fantastic performances.
Congratulations to Molly Haynes who was presented with the Keighley Mayes Trophy for Perseverance and Endeavour from president of the Kent ASA Kathy Hook - see picture.
It all culminated in the skins event which has the top 6 swimmers from the 200im competing against each other. Congratulations to Boys : Jake McDonnell, Samuel Gaster, Ollie Randall, Ben Strover, James Waller& Callum Baronti and the girls : Katie Napier, Molly Haynes, Daniella Shipley, Elizabeth Bennett, Clio Bacon & Chloe Ashley. After that sparkly fly ball kept being pulled out of the bag for the girls - Katie Napier won for the girls and Ollie Randall for the boys -well done!
Thanks to all of our officials and band of willing volunteers who without your help we wouldn't be able to host any of these galas - and of course to our coaches Sergio, Clare, Dave and Shauna. All there's left to do now is to make sure you have your ticket to the presentation evening to help celebrate the swimmers achievements.