The Wyre Forest Swimming Club 2018 Spring Sprint is on Sunday 25th February
Entries can be viewed HERE
This is a Level 3 Meet with the following events:
Individual Medley 100m
Please download the Meet Entry File
Full Meet entry pack can be found HERE
What an achievement!
Wyre Forest Swimming Club entered one swimmer for the 2018 County Distance Championships at Worcester on the 21st of January.
Twelve months ago Will Guest had not achieved any county qualifying times at all, so the County Distance Championships was a huge mile stone for him. Will overcame his nerves to put in an amazing performance.
In the 800m freestyle he shaved five seconds from his entry time to win the Bronze medal in the boys 16 years and over age group and in the 1500m he smashed his entry time by a massive 18 seconds to finish 4th in the 16 years and over age group. Both of the times he achieved are regional qualifying times and he will now go on to represent Wyre Forest at the West Midland Regional Long Course Championships at Coventry in April.
Will truly has proved that hard work and commitment pay off.
Please visit our website www.wfsc.org.uk for further information on the club and you could begin your own swimming success story!
Congratulations Will, Wyre Forest is so proud of you!
What an achievement!
Wyre Forest had a fantastic 39 swimmers qualify for the Worcester County Championships at Wolverhampton held over the weekends of 27/28th January and 3/4th of February.
WF swimmers brought home a massive total of 41 medals – 12 Gold, 16 Silver and 13 Bronze. Our medal winners in each age group were:-
Lillie Grover (10/11 yrs) 5 x Gold in 50 back, 100 back, 200 back, 50 fly, 200 fly; 2 x Silver in 100 fly, 200 IM; 2 x Bronze in 100 free, 200 free;
Isabella Hoare (10/11 yrs) Bronze 200 back;
Tyler Elwell (10/11 yrs) Silver 200 back;
Fraser Thompson (10/11 yrs) Bronze 200 breast;
Alexandra Hayes (12 yrs) 2 x Silver in 100IM, 200 fly; 2 x Bronze in 50 fly, 100 fly;
Ryan Bloomer (12 yrs) Silver 100 back; 2 x Bronze in 200 free, 400 free;
Jasmin Yates (13 yrs) 6 x Gold in 50 back, 100 back, 200 back, 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 fly; 3 x Silver in 100 IM, 200 IM, 400 free;
Matilda Calder (15 yrs) Silver 200 fly; 2 x Bronze in 100 fly, 400 IM;
Lucy Nicholls (15 yrs) Bronze 50 back;
Nathaniel Crowther (15 yrs) 5 x Silver in 100 back, 200 back, 100 fly, 200 fly, 400 IM;
Robert Darbyshire (15 yrs) Silver 200 free; Bronze 400 free;
Amber Wright (16/over) Bronze 200 fly;
Sam Osborne (16/over) Gold 400 free.
Head Coach Brian McGuinness stated, ‘After the closures of HTS & KCS and big improvements in Hereford I was concerned that the lack of pool time leading into the Christmas break would hit us around now especially after the nasty bug that has swept through the Club, but I am extremely pleased at the attitude & commitment shown by the swimmers to stand up & race hard weekend after weekend. You should be extremely proud of yourselves; you are a credit to yourselves, your families and WFSC.’
Also achieving county times for the championships and helping to secure the Club’s 118 top 8 finishes were:- Bradley Baddams, Charles Brown, Thomas Brown, Tia Clayton, Lucy Connolly, Imogen Cook, Oliver Dobbins, Erin Freer, Millie Gardner, Will Guest, Mollie Kilgour, Rosie Lane, Chloe Lawson, Adam Newey, Marieke Parker, Shay Parker, Abbie Rowley, Ella Rowley, Helena Shackleton, Dylan Smith, Lois Stevens, Jeremy Summers, Holly Tandy-Smith, Mia Walton, Emily Watkiss, Lucy Watkiss.
Fear Nothing; Fear No One; Go Forest
A great first round!
Wyre Forest Swimming Club travelled to Redditch for the first round of the Ross PGL League on Saturday, 10th February 2018.
The Ross League is a Junior League aimed at new and inexperienced swimmers aged 9-14, giving many of them their first taste of competitive swimming. The league is made up of teams from clubs across Worcestershire, Herefordshire and the West Midlands. Each race has a time limit on it and any swimmer going faster than the pre-set time is awarded a ‘speeding ticket’ and does not pick up any points towards their team’s total.
First places in their respective age groups went to:- Erin Duffy (9yrs) 25m freestyle & 25m butterfly; Millie McDonald-Booth (12/u) 50m backstroke; Millie Gardner (12/u) 50m breaststroke; Adam Newey (13/14) 50m breaststroke; Ryan Bloomer (12/u) 50m butterfly; James Green (11/u) 25m backstroke; Iona Denton (10/u) 25m breaststroke and also the mixed 9yrs medley relay team of Chloe Manning, Erin Duffy, James Marsters and Asa Grover.
Picking up speeding tickets were: Jeremy Summers, Lucy Connolly, Isabella Hoare, Brecon Westwood, Chloe Manning, Lily Colley and Ella Rowley.
Coach Georgina Denton gave a special mention to James Marsters and Asa Grover who both made their debut for Wyre Forest and both swam up an age group too!
Completing the team and gaining valuable points were:- Tyler Elwell, Flynn Rushgrove, Marieke Parker, James Vaux, Josh Round, Toby Gammond, Eve Williams, Mia Walton, Shay Parker, Esme Marsters, Fraser Thompson, Tom Brown, James Rushton, Pheobe Westwood, Fran Cook.
Final Result was:- Northgate 159, Bromsgrove 149, Wyre Forest 128, Haden Hill 112.
Congratulations to all our swimmers and thank you to all our travelling, very loud (Rick Walton) supporters and to Captains Dylan and Abbie and Vice Captains Nathaniel and Imogen for their support poolside. Go Forest!
Swimmers raise funds for swim camp
Eighteen young swimmers from Wyre Forest Swimming Club have begun fund raising after the Club’s planned swimming camp to Cyprus was threatened by the collapse of Monarch Airlines in October 2017. Alternative flights have been found with British Airways but the club now has to travel to Heathrow Airport in order to catch this more expensive flight. They are hoping to raise enough money to cover the cost of hiring a coach to take them to the airport in March later this year.
Swimmers took part in a sponsored bike ride/row held at the Wyre Forest Leisure Centre in Kidderminster on Sunday, 14th January. Between them they covered the mileage from the centre at Silverwoods, England to Paphos in Cyprus , with each kilometre cycled/rowed being equivalent to ten kilometres and breaking a total of 3,367 kilometres!
The Wyre Forest Leisure Centre lent their support to the club by opening up their reception area and providing the equipment to make the event possible.
WF swimmers are due to fly out to Paphos on 28th March for 7 days where they will train for 20 hours a day in Geroskipou Olympic sized, 50m pool as well as undertaking land and open water training.
Head Coach Brian McGuinness said, “This was a great example of team bonding in advance of a fantastic training opportunity in an Olympic sized pool outdoors in the sunshine at an important point in the season. Off the back of this I fully expect the swimmers from Kidderminster and surrounding areas to represent the district with honour and pride. Thank you to everyone for their support.”