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Become part of WFSC history by naming our Learn to Swim Academy Acorns

Give a name to each of our little chums and win a 30 minute "1-2-1" with our WFSC International Head Swimming Coach. 

Be inventive, be exciting but make sure they are relevant to swimming and if you can, the Wyre Forest District.  Remember once they're out there they'll be representing you.  

Details of how to enter this competition can be viewed here

 

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Crystal vases and coloured plaques won

Over the weekend of 24/25th March, WF swimmers travelled to Wolverhampton for the Stourbridge Crystal Open Meet.  Instead of the usual medals, at this meet first place swimmers received a crystal goblet and second and third places received an appropriately coloured plaque.  There were a massive 56 top three places for WF swimmers, with the club finishing as the third highest club overall! 

Lily Colley (9 yrs) – Gold 50 back, Gold 100 IM, Bronze 100 breast, Bronze 200 breast; Chloe Manning (9 yrs) – Silver 200 back, Bronze 100 IM; Erin Duffy (9 yrs) – Bronze 200 back; Isabella Hoare (10 yrs) – Gold 100 IM, Gold 200 back, Gold 50 free, Gold 100 free, Silver 200 IM, Silver 100 back, Bronze 200 breast; Eve Williams (10 yrs) – Bronze 200 fly; Lillie Grover (11 yrs) – Gold 100 fly, Gold 200 fly, Silver 50 back, Silver 100 back, Silver 200 back, Bronze 200 free, Bronze 50 fly; Ryan Bloomer (11 yrs) – Silver 100 back, Silver 100 IM, Silver 100 fly, Bronze 50 fly, Bronze 200 free; Tyler Elwell (11 yrs) – Silver 100 free, Bronze 50 breast; Alexandra Hayes (12 yrs) – Bronze 100 IM; Jeremy Summers (13 yrs) – Bronze 100 IM; Matilda Calder (14 yrs) – Gold 200 fly, Silver 100 fly, Bronze 200 back; Adam Newey (14 yrs) – Gold 100 fly, Silver 50 back, Silver 100 back, Silver 200 back; Imogen Cook (15 yrs) – Gold 200 back, Bronze 50 breast, Bronze 200 breast; Emily Watkiss (15 yrs) – Bronze 50 free, Bronze 200 free; Charles Brown (15 yrs) Gold 200 breast, Silver 50 breast, Silver 100 breast, Bronze 200 IM; William Guest (15 yrs) – Gold 200 free, Silver 200 back, Bronze 50 free; Daniel Hardiman (15 yrs) – Silver 200 IM; Abbie Rowley (16 yrs/over) – Gold 50 free; Dylan Smith (16 yrs/over) – Silver 50 back, Bronze 200 free, Bronze 200 back; Oliver Dobbins (16 yrs/over) – Silver 100 back.


Also taking part were:- Erin Freer, James Green, Brecon Westwood, Marieke Parker, Ella Rowley, Charlotte Holford, Holly Tandy Smith, Shay Davies, Thomas Brown, Shay Parker, Theo Crowther, Millie McDonald Booth, James Rushton, Iona Denton, Esme Marsters, Jessica Sadler  and Isobel Bradley.


Thanks must go to Andrew Gilbert-Bevan, Stewart Parker and Georgina Denton for all their hard work pool side with the swimmers and also to Captain Dylan Smith who helped to sort out the swimmers as well as competing in his own races.  Coach Andrew Gilbert-Bevan stated, ‘A very well done to all swimmers today. You are a credit to yourselves and the club.’  Stewart Parker also added, ‘Another well done to all swimmers today. As Andrew said yesterday you really are a credit to yourselves and the club. You should all be very proud of yourselves and each other!!’

 

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Read more: Stourbridge Crystal Open Meet

Swimming the distance
 
Over the weekend of the 17/18th March WF swimmers attended their first Level 1 Meet of the qualifying window at Aldershot Barracks Sports Centre.  This long course meet pitted the travelling Foresters against some strong teams from the South East & London area. They did the Midlands proud winning 12 medals in total over the two day event, despite the mini beast from the east trying to stop them competing on the Sunday!
 
Nathaniel Crowther led the way with a superb Gold medal performance in the 200 back recording a new PB of 2:19.85 and a very high ranking position.  After two Bronze medal swims in the 50 breast & free, Abbie Rowley left the best for last with a strong 30.8 in the 50 fly to take Gold.  Jasmin Yates entered 8 events and won 6 medals with 3 Silver (200 fly, 400 IM & 200 back) & 3 Bronze (50 & 100 back and 100 fly).  Rob Darbyshire picked up Silver in a well paced 400 free as did Imogen Cook in the 200 back.  Bradley Baddams and Lucy Nicholls moved on from their recent swims in Swansea and Matilda Calder & Ryan Bloomer set some notable PB’s at the start of this long course season.

Head Coach Brian McGuinness stated, “All the swimmers approached their swims like professional athletes and grew through the meet. I was very proud of them! Not only that we had great fun too.”   Well done all!
 
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Two from our Silver squad selected

Congratulations to Lillie Grover and Isabella Hoare who have both been selected by Worcester County Swimming Association following their performances at the County Championships earlier in the year, to attend three development sessions during April, July and October 2018.   Swimmers have been chosen in the 10, 11 and 12 year old age groups from swimming clubs across the county and the sessions will include lectures, technical instruction and gym sessions.

Well done Lillie and Isabella on your selection!

 

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Read more: Worcester County Development Camp

Kae Neustadt, Jess Benyon and Tracey Moore swam at Staff Masters at the weekend.

Read more: Masters Win Medals

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