Annual General Meeting
Posted By : Cheshunt SC On 2013-06-15 00:40:00
This years Club AGM will be held on the 15th July at Turnford School Pool between 18:30 & 19:30

We would like to encourage as many parents as possible to attend as ultimately this is your club and we would like you to have a say in how it’s run.

We are always looking for people to help out so if you think you can help, even in the smallest way with the running of the club, please speak to any member of the committee or the coaching team.

We hope to see you there.


Chairman - Paul Wollaston

Vice Chairman - Vacant

Secretary - Melissa West

Treasurer - Karen Armitage

Head Coach - Paul Wollaston

Social Secretary - Jenny Griffin

Welfare Officer - Suzane Bailey

Club Champs Coordinator - Clare Pawson

Tadpole Coordinator - Ryan James

Nomination of officials need to be with Melissa by 5th July 2013.

Click HERE for the nomination form.

As a club we do rely on the goodwill and help of parents.  Currently the Vice Chair position is vacant and would welcome parents who are willing to help to talk to any of the committee.  There are a lot of things that need to be done behind the scenes and the more parents who are willing to help then the better it will be for the swimmers.

Membership fees

We are very mindful of costs to parents but pool hire and ASA membership fees are increasing.  Whilst we are trying to absorb cost, as well as look at ways of raising funds, we are looking to introduce a £50 club membership fee which will be due to all squad swimmers at the start of the Autumn term (currently swimmers pay £35 for ASA registration) and those that pay their fees on time in the Autumn term will receive a free club hat.  The only other increase to fees this year that is being proposed at the AGM is to increase the Intermediate and senior squads termly payments by £10 to £140 per term. The clubs fees still compare very favourably to other local clubs in terms of not only the cost but also in terms of the amount of pool time available to swimmers.


Annual General Meeting

15TH July 2013 – 6.30pm – 7.30pm

Turnford School, Mill Lane, Turnford


1. Minutes of Previous AGM


2. Minutes arising from Previous AGM meeting


3. Hon Secretary’s Report


4. Hon Treasurer’s Report


5. Election of Officers


6. Head Coaches Report


7. Proposal for introducing membership fee/increase in termly fees


8. New Web Site


9. Any Other Business


10. Date of Next Meeting


  Regional Championships 2013 - Weekend 1
Posted By : Cheshunt SC On 2013-06-09 00:38:00
This year's East Regional Championships were held last weekend at the Sports Park in Norwich. Callum Wollaston got Cheshunt underway in the 11 yrs Backstroke and finished 9th, just missing out on a place in the final. Our next swimmers were Tegan Wollaston, Olivia Pawson and Millie Donovan in the in the Girls 200m Individual Medley. They all posted long course PBs finishing 12th, 20th and 14th respectively in their age groups. In the final event of the first session, Tegan and Olivia competed in the 800m Freestyle. Olivia went first with an excellent swim knocking 10 seconds off her PB to finish in 4th place. Tegan swam next and again posted a new PB and won the silver medal in the 13 yrs old age group.

Regional Championships 2013In the final session of the day, all five girls competed in the 100m Freestyle. Emily South and Megan Pope both competing in their first Regional Championships posted strong times alongside Tegan, Olivia and Millie. Callum also produced another good swim in the 200m Backstroke.  Tegan was the final swimmer of the session in the gruelling 200m Butterfly and her heat time gained her a place in the final. Having started as 7th fastest for the final she dug deep to record an excellent PB and narrowly missing a medal, coming 4th.

Day 2 saw the girls in the 100m Butterfly.  Tegan and Millie both swam very good times with Olivia’s PB good enough for to qualify for her first ever final taking 7th place.  All 3 girls were then also involved in the final event of the session the girls 400m Freestyle and all were drawn in the same heat.  All 3 went out well and dominated the heat with Millie winning it and achieving 12th place in the 14yr old with Tegan and Olivia 5th & 6th respectively in the 13yr old age group.

In the final session of the weekend, Daniel Lush swam in his first ever Regional Championships in the 100m Freestyle. He swam  an excellent race and a new PB finishing 16th in the 12yr old age group with Callum 14th in the 11yr olds.  The girls finished off the session with the 200m Freestyle. Again strong swims from Olivia and Tegan saw then finish 10th & 11th.  Millie again produced an excellent swim just missing out on the final by less than a second. Results HERE.


  Peanuts & JSL Diddy League Rd 2
Posted By : Cheshunt SC On 2013-05-07 00:35:00
The weekend saw Cheshunt Swimming Club putting out strong teams in both the Peanuts and Didy Leauge second rounds. It started with the Peanuts on Saturday night. Cheshunt always knew it was going to be a tough fight having been promoted from the second division last season, but the team went out with confidence and determination.

Peanuts League Rd 2There were excellent swims and second places from Spencer Mills (10) U/11 25m freestyle (16.46), Callum Wollaston (11) U/12 50m freestyle & butterfly, Emily South (12)  U/13 50m freestyle (31.08), Daniel Lush U/13 50m freestyle (30.20) & 50m breaststroke (39.14), Alara Norton (11) U/12 50m breaststroke (42.41) & Emily Lush (10) U/11 25m freestyle (15.97). Emily also got our only first place of the night beating off the competition in the U/11 25m backstroke (19.26).

There were also good swims and 3rd places for Courtney Burke (11) U/12 backstroke (39.76) & Butterfly (39.38), Millie Clark 9 years 25m freestyle (18.24) & Ela Norton 9 years 25m breaststroke (26.53).

Sunday saw the team travel to Braintree Swimming Centre  for the second round of the Didy League.

Having finished 4th in the last round, the squad were confident of a similar result even though they we’re up against some tough competition. Diddy League Rd 2

The gala saw second places for Emily Lush (10) U/11 Backstroke (40.24) & Freestyle (35.69), Callum Wollaston (11) U/12 Butterfly (38.09), Emily South U/13 (31.13) & Alara Norton U/12 50m breaststroke (42.22) as well as the girls U/11 4x25 freestyle team of Emily Lush, Millie Clark, Lauren Lee & Courtney Abrahams & girls U/12 4x25 team of Courtney Burke, Holly Atkins, Alara Norton & Neave Brookman.

3rd places Millie Clark 9 years freestyle (18.41) Courtney Abrahams (10) U/11 breaststroke   (47.54), Zane Batt (10) U/11 backstroke (43.89) as wells as the boys 9 year old 4x25 freestyle team of Taylor Coe, Jack Pym, Aaron Pickard & Ben Brookman.


Heading into the third and final round, Assistant Head Coach Richard Walker said “It’s been a tough season for our Junior Squads, But they have all swum with dedication and determination. They really have shown that when you train hard, it really does pay off”. The final round for the Peanuts League is on the 15th June, and they Didy League is on the 30th June.


  Peanuts League Rd 1 & Redbridge Open Meet 2013
Posted By : Cheshunt SC On 2013-04-09 23:50:00
Cheshunt Swimming Club kicked off the new season of the Peanuts league at the weekend. No less than 11 youngsters, Kye Rozasty, George Popa, Anastasios Karameros, Ben Brookman, Bradley Hewitt, Jack Pym, Taylor Coe, Millie Clark, Rosie Batt, Ella Norton and Aimee Williams made their debut for the club competing for the very first time. Other star performers of the night were Callum Wollaston (11) who came 2nd in the U12 50m Freestyle (32.64) and 2nd in U12 50m Fly (36.70), Emily South (12) came 2nd in U13 50m Freestyle (31.99).

Peanuts League Rd 1 2013


Daniel Lush also came 2nd in U13 50m Freestyle (30.55). Racing ahead in the U11 25m Backstroke was Emily Lush (10) coming 1st, with a time of 18.85 and Alara Norton (11) 1st in U12 50m Breaststroke with a time of 44.10. This followed Alara’s incredible swimming day at the Redbridge open meet where she gained her first ever Regional Qualifying Time storming into 1st place in the 10-11 years 100 Breast, with a time of 1.29.42 striking Gold. Alara followed this the next day coming 3rd in the 200 Breaststroke with a time of 3.19.24. Cheshunt’s success story did not end here, Tegan Wollaston took Bronze in 12-13 400 IM (5.39.76), 3rd in 50m Freestyle, 2nd in 100 Backstroke (1.16.63) and 1st in 200 Backstroke (2.37.16). Not to be outdone by his sister Callum Wollaston came 2nd in 10-11 years 100 Fly (1.20.14), 1st in 100 Backstroke (1.19.59), 1st in 100 Freestyle (1.09.61). Continuing Cheshunt’s medal winning streak were Millie Donovan who took 3rd in the 14 years 200 Fly (2.45.23) and 2nd in 100 Freestyle (1.03.01), Lewis Pope came 3rd in 12-13 years 200 Freestyle (2.13.43), 2nd in 100 Freestyle (1.01.57), 2nd in 200 Fly (2.31.64). Once again a fantastic weekend for Cheshunt swimmers!


  Cheshunt Celebrate At Hertfordshire BAGCATS Awards Night
Posted By : Cheshunt SC On 2013-03-27 23:40:00
Cheshunt Swimming Club continued to celebrate their County Championships success at the Hertfordshire BAGCATS awards ceremony.

BAGCATS is a system which rewards each County success with points. Throughout the County Championships, swimmers were awarded points according to the times they swam across the whole variety of strokes and varying distances. Points are awarded to individuals for the following.

Best 50m sprint

Best 100m race

Best 200m Form - Backstroke, Breaststroke or Butterfly race

Best 200m Distance - 200m freestyle or 400m/800m Freestyle

Best Individual Medley race

The hard work in training and the determination in racing really paid off for Cheshunt Swimming Club. An incredible 7 swimmers finished in the top 8 in their age group.

The best placed boy was Zane Batt who came 2nd in the 9 years old group. Callum Wollaston collected 3rd place in the 11 years old age group  and Daniel Lush came 7th in the 12 years old group.

The hard work in training and the determination in racing really paid off for Cheshunt Swimming Club. An incredible 7 swimmers finished in the top 8 in their age group.

The best placed boy was Zane Batt who came 2nd in the 9 years old group. Callum Wollaston collected 3rd place in the 11 years old age group  and Daniel Lush came 7th in the 12 years old group.

In the girls' groups, Olivia Pawson collected 3rd place in the 13years old group and in the same age group, Tegan Wollaston came 6th. In the 10 years old age group, Emily Lush came 7th and in the 11 years old age group, Megan Pope was placed 8th.

The swimmers were all awarded with a silver plate at the end of the ceremony.

Well done to all of them, this was a great way to finish off the County Championships!

 BAGCATS Awards Night 2013

The Club now looks forward to the Junior Gala Season starting with the Peanuts League in a few weeks.The BAGCAT winners are an inspiration to the younger swimmers in the club, as many of them will be competing for the first time.


  Cheshunt Swimmers Excel At The 2013 County Championships
Posted By : Cheshunt SC On 2013-03-25 23:37:00
The final weekend of the County Championships at The Venue in Borehamwood proved to be yet another success for all our swimmers.

In the first event, the girl’s 50m Butterfly, Alara Norton, Olivia Pawson, Millie Donovan and Tegan Wollaston all lowered their personal best times. Callum Wollaston continued with this theme and knocked 8 seconds off his 200m Butterfly with a time of 3.05.47  to finish 2nd in his age group. The 200m Freestyle saw the girls back in action. Emily Lush, Courtney Burke, Megan Pope and Emily South all lowered their entry times by 2 to 12 seconds.

Tegan Wollaston, Olivia Pawson and Millie Donovan showed their class in this event, as all of them achieved even faster regional times.  Olivia and Tegan showed that they are the 2nd and 3rd quickest respectively over this distance in the County with silver and bronze medals.

The final event in the session was the boys 100m Individual Medley. Zane Batt continued his good form and Daniel Lush, Callum Wollaston, Wallace West and Lewis Pope all achieved new personal best times. The next session saw the boys in the pool again for the 50m Freestyle. Adam Bailey had his first race of the day and it proved to be an excellent event for him, as he took nearly one and a half seconds off his previous personal best time to finish in a time of 33.62. Zane continued to show that he is one of the best 9 yr olds in the County and came away with another silver medal. At the other end of the age range, Liam Nugent, aged 19, proved that he still has it by getting a Regional Qualifying time in this event.

The girl’s 50m Backstroke was next and it came along with another hatful of personal best times. Emily Lush won a bronze medal in the 10 yr old age group with Courtney Burke knocking almost 3 seconds off her swim in the 11 Yr old age group. The 400m Freestyle saw a clean sweep of PBs with Courtney Burke taking 14 seconds off hers and Megan Pope a very impressive 24 seconds off hers. The older girls continued to display their strength, with Tegan Wollaston only 0.29 of a second behind Olivia Pawson and both girls well inside the Regional Qualifying time. They yet again took 2nd and 3rd place in their age group. Millie Donovan showed her class in the 400m Freestyle by knocking 18 seconds off her PB to finish in 4.42.93 and joining the others as a Regional Qualifier.

The final session saw strong swims from Olivia Pawson, Emily South, Tegan Wollaston and Millie Donovan in the Medley Relay and not to be outdone, the boy’s team of Lewis Pope, Wallace West, Chris Armitage and Ryan Ranger all swam sub 30 second legs in the Freestyle Relay. In the girl’s 400m Individual Medley, Tegan Wollaston achieved another Regional Qualifying time and Millie Donovan finished 2nd in her age group with a really strong swim. Lewis Pope finished off the day with a gold medal and a regional qualifying time in the 200m Breaststroke with a time of 2.46.28.

County Championships Medals Photo 2013

On Sunday morning the boys led the way with the 400m Freestyle. Callum Wollaston again showed his all round strength by taking 14 seconds off his PB with a time of 5.10.87 which gave him a Regional Qualifying time and a bronze medal. In the girl’s 50m Breaststroke and the boy’s 50m Backstroke, every single Cheshunt swimmer lowered their PB and Callum Wollaston picked up yet another Bronze Medal!

In the final session of the Championships, all six girls achieved further PBs in the 100m Individual Medley and in the boy’s 100m Freestyle, Daniel Lush added another Regional Qualifying time to his list. Alara Norton was the pick of the girls when she won a well deserved silver medal in the 100m Breaststroke in the 11yrs old race, knocking almost 6 seconds off her PB finishing in a time of 1.31.63.

Overall, the 2013 County Championships was a resounding success for all of our Cheshunt swimmers.

Out of the 142 swims, our competitors achieved the following results:

·113 PBs

·10 Club Records

·24 Regional Qualifying times

·5 County Champions

·8 Silver Medals

·13 Bronze Medals

·72 swims that put them in the top 8 in the County


Many thanks to all the Coaching Team and Parents for their continued hard work and support!

Well done to everyone!  Results HERE.


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