BARNSTAPLE SWIMMING CLUB
DNS Swimming dates/times for the Xmas/ New Year Period 2013/2014
Thursday December 19th 5.30-7.00pm
Friday December 20th 7.00-8.30pm
Sunday December 22nd 6.00-8.00pm
Monday December 23rd 5.30-7.00pm
Thursday January 2nd 5.30-7.00pm
Friday January 3rd 7.00-8.30pm
Sunday January 5th 6.00-8.00pm
Monday January 6th 5.30-7.00pm
Wednesday January 8th 6.00-8.00pm
Land Training – Friday 20th December, and Friday January 3rd.
COST for all swimmers = £28.00
MASTERS Sessions Saturdays 21st, 28th December and 4th January 3 SESSIONS :- Cost = £ 13.20.
All sessions resume as normal as from Thursday January 9th when the four weekly payment will be due.
We wish you all a very happy Xmas and a successful New Year
Joan (Joan Squire) on Behalf of the Committee
BARNSTAPLE SWIMMING CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013
WELL DONE TO ALL THE SWIMMERS WHO PARTICIPATED IN THESE GALAS.
778 PERSONAL BEST TIMES WERE RECORDED.
FOUR RECORDS BROKEN.
MANY THANKS TO ALL OFFICIALS AND HELPERS WHO HAVE GAVE THEIR TIME FREELY TO ORGANIZE AND RUN THESE CHAMPIONSHIPS AND TO ALL THE SPECTATORS AND SWIMMERS FOR THEIR ATTENDANCE AND SUPPORT.
HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE
The day I represented Devon by Katie Holland
After getting picked to swim the 100 fly at Sheffield for Devon I was so happy, I had finally been selected after many years of wanting to swim for Devon. The Devon team had 25 people in mainly swimmers coming from Plymouth, Kelly, Exeter and Newton Abbot so I was really pleased to get picked coming from a relatively small club. The 5 hour coach journey on the Saturday allowed for everyone to meet new people and make new friends. After our meal on the Saturday night the coaches gave us a motivational speech to get us prepared for fast swimming on Sunday. We all received badges for representing Devon which again gave everyone a boost and made us all feel proud to be representing our county.
We arrived at the pool early on Sunday morning all ready and prepared wearing our Devon kit with pride. When walking onto the swimming pool I was amazed at how big the pool was it was such a great opportunity to be racing here for the very first time. With over 1100 swimmers filling Ponds Forge the atmosphere was buzzing even before warm up had started. After the warm up the open ceremony began introducing all the counties we would be up against.
Walking up for my race I was nervous as there was so many fast swimmers who had reached national level however I stayed focused and remembered everything Mark and Keith had told me in order to hit my national time. Before I knew it I was on the block ready to race. I felt strong on the first 50 so went all out on the last 50 coming back on a time of 1.06.80 this was a two second PB for me so I was absolutely over the moon. This was a national time however, as I am now youth I have to get it at a long course pool so I will be training hard to hit this at western counties or hopefully before.
Overall Devon came 5th narrowly missing out on getting promoted to division one as sadly we scored no points in the final relay due to a disqualification.
Representing Devon was such an amazing experience and a fantastic opportunity. I met some great people and learnt so many new things from both the swimmers and the coaches.
This is open to all club swimmers and is held over two weekends.
Entries to be handed in by 31st October.
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Please come and join us at the Royal and Fortescue Hotel for a great evening out.
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