The entries for the Gloucester Sprint Meet on 24 September 2023 are now on the MeetMobile app and everyone will have received an email about the arrangements for the day.
Swimmers need to be on poolside by 9.45am. The girls individual races will finish at 6.30pm with the relays finishing at 7.35pm. The boys races will finish at 7.20pm.
The link for the live stream will be sent to you as soon as it becomes available.
Please click below for the swimmers competing on the day:
The aims of our Club Championships are to provide teaching group swimmers within Cinderford and Lydney Clubs the opportunity to take part in an appropriate, quality competition, and for squad swimmmers to gain times to enable them to compete at a higher level.
As the event is licensed at level 4, times will count towards entry into Gloucester County ASA Championships 2024.
Please follow the link below to view the Meet Pack for our upcoming Club Championships:
We have received entries from all the Teaching group 1 & 2 swimmers. The races for the Teaching group will be 50m Frontcrawl and 50m Breaststroke on Monday and 50m Backstroke and 50m Butterfly on the Friday starting at 6.00pm both days – good luck everyone.
We are still waiting for several swimmers in Development and County squads to reply to the link for availability, please do this asap. This is an opportunity for the younger swimmers to get their first taste of racing and for everyone to practice before the Club Championships in November.
We are also very lucky to have 11 new timekeepers doing their practical assessments over the 2 nights.
Good luck to everyone and please enjoy the experience.
All County squad should have received a link to the long course training on Saturday 14th October. As more spaces become available these will be offered to swimmers in the Development squad. This is the first opportunity this term for swimmers to train in a 50m pool ahead of the County Championships in January.
The Club is very proud of Nia who finished off the seasion at the SW Summer Open Nationals at Swansea with great results. She achieved a silver medal for her 200m butterfly and a bronze medal for her 400m IM against very strong opposition with new long course PBs in both.
She also PB’d in the 200m breaststroke in both her heat and again in the final.
Wow what a great team spirit was shown by all our swimmers at the final event of the Junior League – the relays at GL1. To add to the atmosphere all our swimmers were given hats and cheered each other on with great enthusiasm.
10 new swimmers got their first opportunity to swim for the Club, showing no nerves and we hope this has given them a flavour of competing and that they will be keen to participate again. They were:
- Grace W
- Alex J
- Alex H
Well done to ALL our swimmers, who swam at their very best and were a credit to the Club. We hope you all enjoyed the evening and look forward to the next competition.
A great weekends swimming for Cinderford in a relaxed atmosphere at GL1 at the Gloucester City Open Meet.
All the swimmers stepped up to the blocks with confidence and this showed in the many, many PBs and new times achieved over the weekend.
6 Club Records were broken:
- Thomas Rawlings in the 200m freestyle took the record for the 13 year age group held since 2008 and also the 400m freestyle record held since 2010.
- Nia Westlake improved on her own 200m IM Club Record, also the 100m butterfly record held since 2016 and improved on her 200m butterfly record by over 3 seconds.
- Morgan Peck swimming in the Open age group in the 400m free took the record held since 2013
Gold Medals were won by: Chase Lane (100m Breast, 200m Breast, 100m Fly, 50m Breast), Flora Loveridge (50m Fly), Penelope Tudor (100m Fly), Nia Westlake (200m Fly, 400m IM), Libby Hughes (400m IM)
Silver Medals were won by: Daisy Stuart-Gunter (50m Back), Penelope Tudor (200m IM), Nia Westlake (200m IM, 100m Fly, 50 Breast, 200m Breast), Chase Lane (100m Free, 50m Fly), Thomas Rawlings (200m Free)
Bronze Medals were won by: Thomas Rawlings (100m Free, 50m Fly), Chris Hadfield (400m IM), Morgan Peck (100m Back), Daisy Stuart-Gunter (100m Breast, 100m Back), Grace Plant (200m Back), Aaryan Halai (50m Fly), Libby Hughes (100m Free, 50m Free)
Adding to the growing number of swimmers with County Qualifying Times for 2024 were youngsters:
- Lilly-Ann Rogers 100m free and 50m Back
- Flora Loveridge 50m Fly
- With Morgan Peck adding another 2 new events to his portfolio: 100m Free and 100m Back
Swimmers taking part in their first Open Meet were:
- Flora Loveridge
- Florence Gardener
- Betsie Matthews
- Kyriee Childs
And competing in strokes or distances never competed at before were:
- Ella Plant 400m Free
- Lily Bevan 200m IM
- Penelope Tudor 200m IM and 100m Fly
- Chris Hadfield 400m IM
- Thomas Rawlings 400m Free
- Chase Lane 400m Free
- Libby Hughes 200m Fly
Well done to everyone who took part, who coached or officiated on the weekend, to see the swimmers reap the rewards of their efforts in training was great to see.
These are the times for the 2024 County Blocks. There are seperate times for 16 year swimmers and 17 years and over swimmers. The dates for these Championships are in our calendar.
Thank you to everyone who came to Beechenhurst for this years annual event, as always it was a memorable event for all involved. Thanks to the team on the BBQ and refreshments for all their efforts and thank you to Andy and the bike team for their endeavours despite the rain shower, we hope you all enjoyed yourselves.
Congratulations to Nia and Phoebe who competed at the Regionals in Plymouth, unfortunately Morgan has to withdraw due to injury.
Nia competed in 9 events – 50, 100 and 200 Breaststroke, 50, 100 and 200 Butterfly, 200 and 400 IM and 800 Freestyle. Nia achieved a finals place in the 200 Butterfly and long course PB’s in her 50m and 200m Breaststroke and her 800m Freestyle.
Phoebe swam in the 50m Freestyle, Backstroke and Butterfly. Well done to both of you.