Medals Galore For Cheshunt In Second Weekend Of County Championships
Posted By : Cheshunt SC On 2015-03-27 01:13:00
Last weekend saw the first full weekend of the County Championships at The Venue, Borehamwood.  In action for Cheshunt were 22 of their 23 qualifiers. First up were the girls in the 100m Freestyle where Cheshunt had 9 competitors. Setting the tone of the weekend was Emily Lush (12yrs) with an excellent swim finishing in 1.08.93 which is a new personal best.  Up next, also with a new pb, was Courtney Burke (13), 1.07.98, Alara Norton (13) also gained a new pb, 1.06.77, as did Emily South (14), 1.03.01. Finally in the 100 freestyle was Olivia Pawson (15) coming 4th in her age group and whose time of 1.01.91, was also a regional qualify time!

Following the girls success were the boys with the 50m Fly. All 5 boys had excellent swims with Taylor Coe (10), 40.44, Adam Bailey (14), 32.00, Callum Wollaston (13), 31.72,  Daniel Lush (14), 30.51 & Lewis Pope (15), 30.17, all boys gained new personal best times and Callum his regional qualifying time!

The final event of the morning session was the girls 200m Breaststroke. Rosie Batt (10) claimed PB's on her 50 & 100 split but just missed out on her final time of 3.53.49.  Ela Norton (11), 3.36.67, and Chloe Berko-Boateng (12), 3.11.25, both had very strong swims and gained new personal bests with Chloe taking 4th place in the 12yr old age group. Whilst just outside her pb Alara Norton (13) swam a strong race claiming Cheshunt’s 2nd medal of the championships and a bronze in her age group with a time of 2.56.96.

Unfortunately, due to a water temperature problem the swimmers then had to wait until Sunday to continue the championships. Upon their return to the pool on Sunday the Cheshunt boys competed in the 50m breaststroke. Continuing the run of personals best times were Taylor Coe (10), 49.41,  Aaron Pickard (10), 49.40, Daniel Lush (14), 35.95, and Lewis Pope (15), 34.54 with Lewis also finishing 4th in the 15yr old age group. It was the girls turn next, swimming the 100m backstroke with a whole host of personal bests from Emily Lush (12), 1.18.35, Courtney Burke (13), 1.16.23, Megan Pope (13), 1.14.20, Eleanor Turpin (13), 1.16.17 and Tegan Wollaston (15), 1.12.17. Olivia Pawson then swam a strong heat which then qualified her for the County final. A fantastic swim saw Olivia finish in 5th position in the open age group but she also picked up a Silver medal in the 15yr old age group with her time of 1.08.46.


This session ended with the boys 200m individual medley. Taylor Coe (10) continued the success he had had in previous events with yet another personal best, this time finishing 5th place in the 11yr old age group swimming a time of 3.13.73. Zane Batt (11), 3.00.94, Callum Wollaston (13), 2.34.19, Daniel Lush (14), 2.25.60, also swam personal bests with Callum and Daniel 5th place in their respective age groups.

In the final session of the weekend Courtney Burke, Megan Pope, Tegan Wollaston and Millie Donovan swam in the 100m Butterfly. An excellent swim from Courtney (13), 1.18.14, saw her take nearly two and a half seconds off of her previous best time! A great swim from Millie (16) saw her claim the bronze medal in the 16yr old age group.


  Cheshunt head into second weekend of County Championships in 2nd place
Posted By : Cheshunt SC On 2015-03-27 01:12:00
Following the huge success of last year, Cheshunt Swimming Club have been training hard and preparing for the Herts ASA County Championships. Cheshunt Swimming Club are proud to say that this year a record number of swimmers have qualified for the championships and between them will be competing in over 180 events! Head Coach Paul Wollaston commented “I am really pleased with the progress the swimmers have made. The record number of entries are down to the hard work and dedication shown by the swimmers. I can’t wait to see what the County Championships brings for the club!”

Last weekend the club and its swimmers had their first taste of what was to come when they attended the first session of the 2015 Hertfordshire County Championships which took place at The Venue, Borehamwood.  Cheshunt Swimming Club had 4 swimmers competing in the distance events. Tegan Wollaston, Megan Pope & Alara Norton competing in the 800m and Callum Wollaston in the gruelling 1500m. First up was Megan Pope who started off strongly and by half way was beginning to move through the field, a strong second 400m saw her finish in 10:18.99, a 20 second PB.  Alara was next up and again set a good pace in her heat. This was only her second ever race at 800m and she finished in a very respectable 10:21.70.  Megan and Alara finished 8th & 9th respectively in the 13yrs age group. Next up was Tegan Wollaston who was seeded fastest, taking pole position, in the final heat. After 200m Tegan turned in 3rd position, a body length behind the leader. The next 200m saw her slowly claw back the lead, going on to win in a fantastic time of 9:13.51 becoming both Junior and Senior County Champion. This is an amazing achievement which not only demonstrates her ranking within the county but her outstanding hard work and dedication to the sport.


Last up was Callum Wollaston in the 1500m Freestyle (the longest event).  He started off steadily turning in 6th place at 400m. From here onwards Callum showed endurance moving up through the field and finally finishing 3rd in his heat and 4th in the 13yrs age group, in a time of 18:18.51 a whole minute quicker than his entry time!

Cheshunt head into the second weekend of the County Championships in 2nd place on the Championship Table. 1st Hatfield – 15 Points, 2nd Cheshunt – 8 Points, 3rd Bishops Stortford – 7 Points, 4th Hemel Hempstead – 5 Points, 5th Potters Bar – 5 Points, 6th CoStA – 4 Points & 6th Hitchin – 2 points.


  Now Recruting For September, Learn 2 Swim - Love 2 Swim
Posted By : Cheshunt SC On 2014-08-17 01:09:00
Cheshunt Swimming Club has been involved in some great successes this year. Our dedicated, enthusiastic coaching team of Richard Walker, Jane Shine and Lessons Coordinator Ryan James under the expert guidance of head coach Paul Wollaston has lead the club to one of its most rewarding years ever. A record number of swimmers competed in the County Championships. This then lead to Cheshunt having one of the largest numbers of entries from the local area in the recent Regional BAGCAT Championships.

Cheshunt is a club that is ambitious and has designs on going places. It provides excellent quality teaching and coaching from our “Learn to Swim” programme through to those aspiring to reach National Championships. We have 13 hours of water time available for our top squad and this provides excellent value for the money.

Whether it's lessons, competitive or Adult & Child Swimming your interested in or you'd simply like to find out more information about our club then please do get in touch with our head coach, Paul Wollaston at

Learn 2 Swim - Love 2 Swim!


  Cheshunt Swimmers dominate at the Regional Open Water Championships
Posted By : Cheshunt SC On 2014-08-17 01:08:00
Sunday saw the East Region Open Water Championships held at Wittlingham in Norfolk.

Three swimmers from Cheshunt SC entered.  The first race was the 800m in which both Callum Wollaston & Holly Atkins were competing in their very first open water event.  Callum went in the 1st Heat and started out very strongly leading the pack of 40 swimmers to the 1st marker.  As they returned to the finish he touch just behind the 2 girls who were in the older age groups.  By the time the results were all in Callum came away with a large haul of silverware finishing:

Cheshunt SC Open Water


1st in the Region in the 13/14yr age group

1st in the County in the 13/14yr age group

1st in the County for the Junior (U16) age group 

1st in the County for the open age group




In the next heat for the 800m was Holly Atkins.  Again this was Holly’s 1st venture into open water swimming.  At the start she got a little boxed in but as the swimmers spread out she soon found her rhythm and swam a strong race.  Again once all of the results were in Holly found herself finishing:


Cheshunt SC Open Water


13th in the Region in the 13/14yrs age group

1st in the County in the 13/14yr age group

3rd in the County for the Junior (U16) age group

3rd in the County for the open age group





Emily South was last years County Junior & Senior champion at 800m and stepped up to the 1500m this year.  Her experience from the previous year meant that she got herself into a good position in the opening 200m which kept her out of any trouble.  As she disappeared off into the distance she settled into a good pace in the middle of the pack.  Emily finished strongly in the final stages and when the results were all in she achieved:

Cheshunt SC Open Water


14th overall in the 13/14yrs age group

1st in the County in the 13/14yr age group

1st in the County for the Junior (U16) age group





Head coach Paul Wollaston said “ It was a fantastic result. We had two County Champions and a Regional Champion from our swimmers”.


  Cheshunt goes all out for the second round of the Peanuts League.
Posted By : Cheshunt SC On 2014-06-18 01:06:00
Cheshunt swimmers pulled out all the stops last weekend for the second round of the Peanuts League in Stevenage. Having finished 2nd in the first round they were determined to gain a top 3 position on the night and they did not disappoint. The team posted some strong swims with a grand total of 16 first place positions along with 6 second places and 7 third’s!

Millie Clark started the night off finishing 3rd in the Girls Under 11’s 25m Freestyle, in a time of 16.68. Emily Lush & Zane Batt then both came into 1st place in the Under 12’s 25m Backstroke finishing with times of 17.88 & 18.30 respectively.Next Megan Pope took 1st place in the Under 13’s 50m Breaststroke with a new personal best (PB) of 38.80.

Not to be outdone, by the older ones, Aaron Pickard & Lara Stevens then brought home 2nd and 3rd places for the 9 Years 25m Freestyle finishing in 17.81 & 19.54. The Under 11’s 25m Butterfly saw Rosie Batt& Taylor Coe finishing 2nd. Rosie came in at 21.81 & Taylor 21.27. Emily Lush & Zane Batt raced again pulling in another two 1st place positions for Cheshunt in the Under 12’s 25m Freestyle.

Megan Pope once again finished in 1st place, this time in the Under 13’s 50m Backstroke, finishing in a time of 35.47. The 9 Years Freestyle Relay team with Lara Stevens, Imogen Gildersleeve, Ruby Taylor & Emilia Gitev showed off their future potential finishing in 3rd place position while the boys team of Aaron Pickard, Rohan Misir, Bradley Hewitt & William Brookman proved a force to be reckoned with pulling an impressive 1st place out the bag. Whilst the Under 11’s Girls Medley Relay team of Rosie Batt, Ela Norton, Millie Clark & Emma Lenahan held on for 3rd place.

Emily Lush, Courtney Munson, Ellie Clark & Lauren Lee finished the Girls Under 12’s Freestyle Relay in a great time of 1:05.94 with Lauren bringing them home in 2nd place.

Peanuts Squad Round 2Competing in the Under 13’s Girls Medley Relay team was Emily Lush, Megan Pope, Courtney Burke and Neave Brookman who gave the crowd a exciting race to watch smashing home a 1st place in a fantastic time of 1:05.94.

The excitement remained as Aaron Pickard then gained 1st in the 9 years 25m Backstroke in a time of 21.80 and was followed by Ela Norton in the 25 Breaststroke also finishing 1st in a time of 21.84. Courtney Munson, in the Under 11’s age group, then flew into 3rd in the 25m Butterfly and 1st in the 25m Breaststroke in a time of 20.73.

Courtney Burke swam in the Under 13’s bringing home two 1st place positions finishing the 50m Freestyle in an impressive 32.08 and the 50m Butterfly in 36.86. Faith Ruoff made her debut for the Peanut’s squad and swam in the Girls Under 11 25m Backstroke grabbing a 3rd place in a time of 22.67. Taylor Coe also swam the 25m Backstroke in the same age group pulling in a 2nd place in a time of 21.18.

The 9 year old boys special relay team finished in 1:36.37 with William Brookman bringing them home in 2nd place.The Girls Under 12’s Medley Relay team then secured another 1st Place finishing in 1:17.54. The Boys team of Zane Batt, Anastasios Karameros, Taylor Coe & George Popa finished in 1:21.41 with George swimming them home in a comfortable 1st place.

Megan Pope, Emily Lush, Neave Brookman & Courtney Burke then showed what they can really do finishing in a brilliant time of 1:01.25 in the Under 13’s Freestyle Relay with an impressive lead throughout and Courtney bringing them home into a fantastic 1st Place.

The highlight of the evening though had to be the 8x25m Squadron Freestyle Relay. To the roar of the crowd Megan, Terry, Lara, Aaron, Millie, Taylor, Emily & Zane brought the team home in 1st place!

Assistant Head Coach Richard Walker said “Despite missing some swimmers who were competing at the East Regional Championships, the squad showed that all their hard work and determination to swim is paying off. Finishing the second round in 2nd place is a fantastic achievement and I’m really proud of all of them”.


The team are now preparing for the final round on the 12th July.


  County Call-Up for Holly Atkins
Posted By : Cheshunt SC On 2014-06-15 01:03:00
Holly Atkins has been selected to represent Hertfordshire ASA at an Inter-County competition on July 6th at Basildon.

County Call-Up for Holly Atkins

Well Done Holly!


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