Regional Qualifying Times 2014
Posted By : Cheshunt SC On 2013-09-09 00:46:00
As you have all noticed, the Qualifying times for BAGCATs & Youths for the 2014 Championships have been tightened up. This has been done to control the numbers of swimmers qualifying as the events are getting bigger every year and are now at the point where we are struggling to accommodate everyone that qualifies. We were keen to avoid the situation where swimmers achieve a qualifying time but are then rejected from the competition due to it being over-subscribed.

This year, times for 12-14 year old BAGCAT swimmers have been set at 106% of the National Qualifying times using the National Short Course times as the baseline. For the 11 year olds we have used the 11/12 year old Long Course time and for the 10 year olds we have used the same difference from the 11 year olds as was used for the 2013 Regional Championships.

All Youth times have been set at 107% National Qualifying times using converted Long Course times as the baseline. Converting the Long Course times gives us a slower baseline time hence some of the Youth times are slower than the 14 year olds – particularly for the girls. The 50m form events are all based on the National Open Time – this is the only time available.

These times have been agreed by the Technical Swimming Committee in light of the fact that we recognise we have to reduce the number of swimmers, particularly in the BAGCAT Championships (hence the different percentages).

We decided to run our competitions at a set off-set from Nationals in order to preserve the integrity of the events as Regional Championships. At present we do not want to adjust times to fit a set number of swimmers in for each event as we feel that undermines the quality of the competitions.

We are looking at alternative ways of setting QT’s and have set up a subcommittee to look into this for 2015 and beyond.

ASAER Technical Swimming Committee.





  Most Improved Swimmer Of The Year
Posted By : Cheshunt SC On 2013-08-19 00:45:00
Every year the club awards trophy sheilds to swimmers who the coaches think have improved the most. Read more HERE.

Most Improved Swimmers 2013/2014


  Cheshunt Swimming Club Is Now Recruiting For September 2013 - Be The Best You Can
Posted By : Cheshunt SC On 2013-08-09 00:43:00
Cheshunt Swimming Club has been involved in some great successes this year. Our dedicated, enthusiastic coaching team of Richard Walker and Jane Shine 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 the largest squad of swimmers from the local area to qualify for the recent Regional BAGCAT Championships.

Cheshunt is a club that is ambitious and has designs on going places. It provides good 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 at a cost of less than £40 per month for squads which is excellent value for the money.


If you are interested in joining us or would like to talk to our head coach, Paul Wollaston, then please get in touch at


  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.


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