Congratulations to all involved in the Arena League as we were recognised as the Top Junior Team of the Year by Wyre Forest District Council – super acceptance speech by Girls Captain Abbie Rowley – Top night & well done to Wyre Forest Sports Development Officer Dale Evans for putting on a great show. All the swimmers in attendance were a credit to WFSC, well done
Wyre Forest Swimming Club – Chairman’s Update
Well it’s been a few months since the Chairman penned an update, so dare say it’s well over due!
So take some time out of your busy day and follow this link below and take a look at what he has to say and find out why the Club won these trophies….
Christmas Shutdown 2018
The festive season is rapidly approaching and whilst we all enjoy Christmas, the school sites and the leisure centre close for various amounts of time and we also like to let the coaches and teachers enjoy the time too!!
Please follow the link below for an information sheet regarding the closures and amended sessions per squad using the resources we have available to us.
Club Championships Distance Events – Training Schedule Amendments
The distance events of the club championships take place on
Sunday 25th November
Sunday 9th December
Sessions will be amended/cancelled on those nights as following:
Academy 3 – as normal 5.30-6.30pm
Bronze – 5.30-6.30pm
Silver – Session cancelled
If you are swimming in these events further emails regarding assembly and warm up times will be communicated
LTS Swimmers have fun at the First Learn to Swim Acorns Gala
Saturday 6th October 2018 saw the first Learn to Swim Acorns Gala, held at King Charles I School, organised by Ella Rowley, who was supported by her mother, Sylvia Rowley which was especially designed for the swimmers in Wyre Forest Swimming Academy Learn to Swim (LTS) section which is lead by the LTS Coordinator, Emma Elwell.
This fun event was aimed to give the young swimmers a taste of the thrill and excitement of what a real swimming gala might feel like. The event was well supported and swimmers were able to show their parents and grandparents the skills they had learnt from attending their classes.
The idea came about from Ella watching her Aunt’s children taking part in a similar event in California, USA. All the children had a fabulous time and the parents enjoyed watching what their children had achieved.
The parents were also able to watch older swimmers who compete in County, Regional and National events in short demonstrations of the different strokes, whilst the Head Coach; Brian McGuiness, described what they were doing.
The purpose of the Learn to Swim Acorns Gala was to inspire the little ones to compete like the older swimmers and educating them on how a gala works by sitting with their team mates and giving each other encouragement. For the top age group, the swimmers in Stage 5 were exposed to an official start, just like they might see in the Olympics.
There were three mini gala’s which catered for Stage 1-2, Stage 3-4 and Stage 5, in each of the gala the children were awarded points and the winners of Stage 1 were, in order, Olivia Cant, Henry Pratt, and Esme Agirtas, Stage 2 Amber Teale, Olaf Tombak, Aaron Hall, Stage 3 Luca McGowan, Jack Salter, Euan Westwood, Stage 4 Mary Tomholt Christensen, Nancy Thomas Milly Stanway, and Stage 5 Olive Thomas, Isaac Price and Ollie Weaver
The event was deemed a great success and Wyre Forest Swimming Club are considering making this an annual event.
#ROCKTHEBLOCKS – WFSC COUNTY QUALIFIER – PROGRAMME & POOLSIDE SEATING PLAN NOW AVAILABLE
Level 3 Open Meet
Licence No. 3WM180845
Wolverhampton Central Baths
The meet will take place at Wolverhampton Central Baths, 3 Bath Avenue, Wolverhampton, WV1 4EG on 1st and 2nd December 2018.
It will be run in accordance with ASA Laws, FINA Technical rules of swimming and the following terms and conditions.
The meet will be run over 4 sessions.