Cheshunt Swims Strong At Regional's - Weekend 1
Posted By : Cheshunt SC On 2014-06-13 01:01:00
Last weekend saw Cheshunt swimmers compete in the East Region championship at the University of East Anglia, Norwich. The first weekend saw 7, of the 8 swimmers who qualified, in action.

Olivia Pawson was first in the water in the 200m Individual Medley.  A strong swim saw her finish in 15th place in the East Region 14yr age group, in a time of 2:38.59. Next up was Tegan Wollaston also in the 14yrs East Region age group swimming 800m Freestyle, her strongest event. An excellent swim saw her not only knock 8 seconds off her PB but also put her on the podium with a 3rd place, in a time of 9:45.47, and a bronze medal.

Regionsl Qualifiers 2014Emily Lush, Megan Pope, Olivia Pawson and Tegan Wollaston were all in action the 100m Freestyle with Emily finishing 23rdin the U12 East Region age group, in a time of 1:12.69.
Megan finished 16thoverall in the U13’s, in a time of 1:08.33. Olivia was 15thwith a time of 1:05.28 & Tegan 24thwith a time of 1:06.51 respectively in their age groups.  Last race of the day was the gruelling 200m Butterfly.  Tegan swam well in the heats qualifying for the final in which she came 7th in a time of 2.39.63.

The Sunday morning session saw the team back in action. Tegan swam in the 100m Butterfly finishing in 9th place with a time of 1:12.10.  Daniel Lush then opened his Regional account in the 13yrs 200m Breaststrokefinishing in 11th place with a time of 2:57.40.  The final event of session 3 was the girls 400m Freestyle with Tegan & Olivia back in the pool.  Olivia again producing a solid swim in 12th place finishing in a time of 4:53.63 and Tegan continued to show her strength at the longer distance coming 8th in the 14yr age group in a time of 4:46.52.
The final session on Sunday saw Alara Norton & Holly Atkins in the 12yrs 100m Breaststroke.  For Holly this was her first Regional Championships and she ended up in 11th place with a time of 1.29.35. Alara who was seeded behind Holly swam an excellent heat placing her into the final in which she came a very respectable 7th with a time of 12:26.21.

 Regional Qualifiers 2014

Today sees the final weekend with a further 17 swims to be completed by Cheshunt swimmers.


  Millie At The Youth Regionals
Posted By : Cheshunt SC On 2014-06-10 00:59:00
Millie Donovan has moved up this year into the Youth Regional Championships which were held at the Inspire Pool in Luton, home of the popular TV show Splash. This year Millie achieved her biggest haul of Regional Events yet qualifying in no less than 5 events; 100m, 200m  & 400m Freestyle as well as the 200m & 400m Individual Medley.

Millie Donovan at the Youth Regional Championships 2014

Unlike the BAGCAT championships all these events are held over the same weekend. Millie performed well over the weekend with finishing times of 2:45.77 for the 200m Individual Medley, 5:50.22 for the 400m Individual Medley, 2:21.51 for the 200m Freestyle & 4:59.81 for the 400m Freestyle. The pick of the swims for Millie has to be the 100m Freestyle finishing in a time of 1:05.39.

Head Coach Paul Wollaston said "With this being Millie's first year at the Youth Regional Championships it was really great to see her qualify for so many events and having some strong swims over the weekend".


  Cheshunt Shines with Regional Entries
Posted By : Cheshunt SC On 2014-06-10 00:58:00
This year’s Regional Swimming Championships in Norwich are being held over the first two weekends in June. Cheshunt Swimming Club have achieved their biggest number of qualifiers ever for this competition.

Regional Qualifiers 2014Having had five Regional swimmers last year this year we have a total of eight swimmers competing in a magnificent total of over 30 separate events. There are only four other clubs in the County with more Regional swimmers than Cheshunt.

Competing for Cheshunt are Tegan Wollaston who is swimming in 7 events.  She has qualified for all the Freestyle events as well as the 100m & 200m Butterfly and 400m Individual Medley.  Last year she won silver in the 800m Freestyle as well as making the final of the 200m Butterfly.  This year she is hoping to make more finals and be in contention for some more medals in the U15 category. Also swimming in the U15 category is Olivia Pawson. Olivia will be competing in no less than 6 events this year. The 100m,200m & 400m Freestyle, 100m,200m Backstroke as well as the 200m Individual Medley.  Last year she made 3 finals coming 5th in the 100m Backstroke & 200m Backstroke as well as 7th in the 100m Butterfly.  This year she too will be hoping to contest more finals.

Also in the U15 age group is Daniel Lush, swimming in his first Regionals. Daniel is competing in the 100m,200m,400m Freestyle, 100m,200m Breaststroke as well as the 200m Individual Medley. Callum Wollaston will be swimming in the U13 events racing in all the Freestyle events,  as well as the 200m Individual Medley.  For the first time Callum will be swimming in the 1500m Freestyle and his qualifying time puts him in contention for the medals.

Alara Norton has continued to show that she is a talented Breaststroke swimmer with again qualifying for the 100m & 200m Breaststroke.  Last year she made 2 finals the 100m Breaststroke coming 7th & 5th in the 200m Breaststroke  This year she is again hoping to contest the finals.Regional Qualifiers 2014

Holly Atkins has been one of the real success stories this year.  Before this year’s County Championships she only had a couple of County qualifying times.  She now goes to her first Regional Championships having qualified in both the 100m & 200m Breaststroke.  Her times also put her in competition for a place in both finals being seeded 6th for the 100m Breaststroke & 7th for the 200m.

Megan Pope, swimming in the U13,  has continued to show that she is a strong Freestyle swimmer by again making the 100m event.  Continued hard training will see her increase her number of events next year as she has a lot more to offer in the other strokes. Emily Lush has again made the Regional times.  In the past her strength has been in her Backstroke and whilst this is still improving her Freestyle has made even bigger leaps forward with her qualifying with an impressive 100m Freestyle time.  Emily is another one to watch over the coming year as she has been working on her technique and her other strokes will, I am sure, start to improve.

Head Coach Paul Wollaston said “The commitment and dedication shown by the swimmers at Cheshunt Swimming Club has really been exceptional this year. This shows with the increase in our County and Regional entries. I wish them all the best of luck.”


  Annual General Meeting
Posted By : Cheshunt SC On 2014-06-09 00:56:00
This years Club AGM will be held on the 22nd June at The Laura Trott Leisure Centre between 5pm and 6pm.

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 – Mark Nelson

Secretary – Suzanne Bailey

Treasurer - Karen Armitage

Vice Treasurer – Jenny Griffin

Head Coach - Paul Wollaston

Welfare Officer – Evelyn Pope

Club Champs Coordinator - Clare Pawson

ASA Registration Officer – Sophie Lush

Tadpole Coordinator - Ryan James

Open Meets Coordinator - Alan Martin

Nomination of officials need to be with Suzanne by 15th June 2014.


Click HERE for the nomination form.


As a club we do rely on the goodwill and help of parents. 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.


Annual General Meeting

22nd June 2014  5pm-6pm

The Laura Trott Leisure Centre, Cheshunt 

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 Coach’s Report

7. Any Other Business

8. Date of Next Meeting


  Cheshunt Storm Into Major League Division One Success
Posted By : Cheshunt SC On 2014-02-25 00:53:00
Cheshunt Swimming Club celebrated their success after winning promotion into Division 1 of the Herts Major League. Swimmers competed in all 3 rounds of the league, coming 2nd in the first round and topping the leader board in the next. The final round saw some stiff competition and Cheshunt fought hard, finally winning their well, deserved,promotion to the 1st division!

Major League Final 2014

Amy Riddick kicked off the evening coming 2nd in the girls Open 100m freestyle with a time of 1.06.00. Helping the girls out was Emily Lush who, with a time of 17.87, came 2nd in the girls U12 25m backstroke. Following this was a trio of exciting 1st places. Tegan Wollaston, in the girls U16 1oom butterfly, swam 1.12.25, Lewis Pope flew into 1st in the boys U16 100m butterfly with a time of 1.05.28 and Emily South swimming 1.26.44 in the girls U14 100m breaststroke. Continuing the fantastic swims was Daniel Lush in the boys U14 100m breaststroke with a time of 1.22.44, coming in 2nd. The girls U16 100m freestyle saw Emily South in 3rd place, 1.06.16. Also stepping up to the mark was Callum Wollaston in the boys U14 50m butterfly, coming 2nd,34.09. The relays were next and the boys came 3rd in the open 4x 25m medley relay, next were the girls coming 2nd in the U16 4x 25m medley relay. Then came another 3rd from the U16 boys in their medley relay and a 1st from the girls in the U13 4x 25m freestyle relay. Another 3rd came from the U14 boys in their freestyle relay.

 Major League 2014 Runners Up

More individual swims followed, Liam Nugent finished 3rd in the boys Open 100m breaststroke, 1.20.15. Tegan Wollaston was up next, swimming 100m backstroke and coming 2nd in the girls U16 age group with a time of 1.16.38. Yet another trio of 1st places followed; Emily South in the girls U14 100m freestyle, 1.04.97, Daniel Lush, for the boys, in the U14 100m freestyle, 1.01.69 and Tegan Wollaston in the girls Open 100m butterfly, 1.11.19. Not to be outdone by the older swimmers, Emily Lush and Zane Batt competed in the U12 25m freestyle. Emily came 1st, 15.47 and Zane 2nd, 16.03. Next up Holly Atkins swam the girls U16 100m breaststroke, finishing 2nd, 1.27.31. Lewis Pope continued the U16 breaststroke swims finishing in 1st place, 1.18.03. Megan Pope then came 3rd, 1.20.34, in the girls U14 100m backstroke. Rounding up the success of the league were the final relays. Coming 2nd were the girls Open 4x25m freestyle relay, the girls U16 4x25m freestyle relay, boys U16 4x25m freestyle relay and the girls U14 4x25m medley relay. One of the highlights of the evening had to be the final race, the Squadron relay, a race where all age groups come together in a freestyle relay. Zane Batt, Daniel Lush, Chris Armitage, Liam Nugent, Emily Lush, Emily South, Tegan Wollaston and Amy Riddick powered through to win 1st place! There were some amazing swims in the league including some great Major League debuts from Taylor Coe, Anastasios Karameros, Ellie Clark, Millie Clark, Michael Gavartin, and Kye Rozasty.


  Arena League Round 3 - Final
Posted By : Cheshunt SC On 2013-11-11 00:50:00
Cheshunt Swimming Club stormed into 1st place in the final round of the Arena League, in Borehamwood on Saturday. Swimmers put in a stunning performance, clocking up many PBs and top 3 final race positions. Millie Donavan opened the evening with an easy 1st place in the Ladies Open IM with a time of 2.36.22 and the clubs success continued from there. The 13U Medley relay saw Megan Pope, Holly Atkins, Courtney Burke and Emily South finish in a close 3rd. Next came the older girls in the 15U 4x50m Freestyle relay, bringing home 1st place was Millie Donavan, Olivia Pawson, Tegan Wollaston and Emily South. The boys 15U 4x50m Freestyle relay was an exciting race which saw Lewis Pope, Chris Armitage, Wallace West and Daniel Lush finish in 2nd. Olivia Pawson, Millie Donavan, Kerry Ranger and Amy Riddick also came 2nd in their Ladies Open Medley relay. Emily Lush and Zane Batt both put in excellent times for the 9 – 11 yrs 50m Backstroke, Emily’s time of 39.90 gave her 3rd and Zane’s 40.78 brought him home in 1st place. The 13U 100 Breaststroke followed with Holly Atkins 1.28.72 seeing her nicely into 2nd. A strong 15U 100 Backstroke from Oliva Pawson gave her 1st place with 1.12.19. Tegan Wollaston came 2nd in the Ladies Open 100 Fly with a time of 1.12.28. Megan Pope was next for the girls and competing in the 13U 100 Backstroke came in 3rdwith 1.21.35. Millie Donavan came in 1st once again with a time of 1.13.35 in the 15U 100m Butterfly.

Arena League Round 3 2013 - Final

Lewis Pope followed this with a 2nd place in the boys 15U Butterfly and a time of 1.08.11. Two more 2nd places followed in the Open Backstroke, Olivia Pawson producing a time of 1.12.22 for the ladies and Alex Moss 1.06.43 for the men. The Wollaston’s came next with Callum coming 2nd in the 13U 100m Butterfly, 1.20.44 and Tegan coming 1st in the 13U freestyle with a time of 1.05.22. Emily Lush swam in the 9-11yrs 50m Freestyle and came 3rd with a time of 33.98. Emily South and Daniel Lush competed in the 13U 100 Freestyle both swimmers stormed into 1st, Emily with a time of 1.06.32 and Daniel with a time of 1.02.63. The 15U 100 Breaststroke saw another great swim from Millie Donavan coming 1st with 1.25.42. Lewis Pope swam in the boys 15U 100 Breaststroke and came 3rd with a time of 1.18.28. Amy Riddick came into 3rd place in the Ladies Open 50m Freestyle with a time of 1.05.95. the evening saw another 1st place in the 13U 4x 50m Freestyle relay which was swum brilliantly by Emily South, Megan Pope, Alara Norton and Courtney Burke. Yet another 1st place came from the 15U girls in the 4x 50m Medley relay which saw great swims from Olivia Pawson, Alara Norton, Tegan Wollaston and Millie Donavan. The Boys also swam well in the 15U 4x 50m Medley relay coming in 3rd was Chris Armitage, Lewis Pope, Wallace West and Daniel Lush. The final exciting 1st place of the evening went to the girls in the Ladies Open freestyle relay from Olivia Pawson, Tegan Wollaston, Millie Donavan, Kerry ranger, Emily South and Amy Riddick.


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