Medals Galore At Stevenage Open Meet
Posted By : Cheshunt SC On 2016-07-22 15:39:40
On the 18th June 2016, 27 of our swimmers competed in the annual Stevenage Sprint Open Meet. In what was a very competitive and enjoyable meet our swimmers finished the day with an excellent medal haul.
Competing in 120 events between them, they completed the day with 32 golds, 27 silvers and 9 bronzes. 55 personal bests were achieved and 17 races were competed in for the first time by certain swimmers.
Sam Safavi-Zadeh, 9, won gold in the 50m breaststroke (55.50) & the 100m breaststroke (1.58.59) achieving new PB’s at the same time. More PB’s were gained in the 50m backstroke (49.54) and 50m freestyle (44.25) where Sam picked up silver in both races. Competing for the first time he also saw second place in the 100m Individual Medley (1.51.47) and 100m freestyle (1.40.56).
Fresia Radzi-Goldsmith, 9, who was competing in her first open meet, saw her win silver in the 50m butterfly (1.07.13), she also finished 6th in the 50m breaststroke (1.15.26) and 5th in the 50m freestyle (54.24).
Her sister LyliaRadzi-Goldsmith, 11, who was also competing in her first open meet, finished 10th in the 50m butterfly (1.02.66), 9th in the 50m backstroke (55.74) and 12th in the 50m freestyle (45.24).
Emily Pickard, 9, won 2 silver medals in the 50m backstroke (48.30) and 100m Backstroke (1.45.98).
Finlay Jackson, 10, gained a new PB in the 50m backstroke (48.86) where he finished 6th. He then won medals when he finished 2nd in the 50m breaststroke (1.02.15) in a new PB and 3rd in the 50m freestyle (42.33).
Woody South, 10, won 5 golds this saw PB’s in the 100m breaststroke (1.42.28), 100m freestyle (1.21.01) and 100m individual medley (1.33.11). He was just outside his PB’s on the 50m breaststroke (47.87) and 50m freestyle (37.20).
Jake Evans, 10, gained new PB’s in the 50m butterfly where he finished 1st and 50m backstroke where he finished 3rd. He also won medals when he finished 3rd in the 100m individual medley (1.42.49) and 2nd in the 50m freestyle (37.92).
Indya Bowmaker, 10, saw big PB’s gained in the 50m freestyle (47.38) where she finished 12th and 50m breaststroke (55.79) where she finished 7th.
Victoria Townsend, 10, gained new PB’s in the 50m backstroke (52.33) and 50m freestyle (44.02) where she finished both races 10th overall.
Tara Safavi-Zadeh, 11, achieved a new PB in the 50m butterfly (47.88). She also finished 5th in the 100m breaststroke (1.49.93), 8th in the 100m individual medley (1.38.84), and 10th in the 50m breaststroke (42.82). Tara also competed in the 100m butterfly for the first time; she completed the race in an excellent time of 1.49.53, finishing 4th overall.
Evie Brown, 11, competed for the first time in the 100m individual medley (1.32.75) where she finished 4th. She then gained 2 PB’s in the 50m breaststroke (49.36) where she finished 6th and the 50m freestyle (38.33), finishing 8th.
Dayna Shepperson, 11, gained PB’s in the 50m butterfly (43.12) finishing 5th and 100m freestyle (1.15.11) finishing 4th. Further PB’s we achieved by winning bronze in the 50m freestyle (34.82), silver in the 50m breaststroke (46.05) and gold in the 50m backstroke, Dayna also won a second gold this time in the 100m backstroke (1.29.57).
Luis Fitzgerald, 12 won gold in the 100m butterfly (2.06.73) in what was the first time he had competed in the event, he also competed for the first time in the 100m (1.49.66) backstroke where he took silver. He then gained PB’s in the 50m Breaststroke (52.51) where he finished 4th & 50m freestyle (42.99) finishing 5th.
Alex Smith, 12, gain PB’s in the 100m freestyle where he finished 4th and 50m freestyle where he finished 7th. Alex also finished 6th in the 50m backstroke (56.27) and competing for the first time he also finished 6th in the 50m breaststroke (56.00).
Aaron Pickard, 11, achieved 3 new PB’s where he finished 2nd in both the 50m backstroke (43.37) and 100m Individual Medley (1.31.46). Aaron then won gold in the 50m freestyle (34.24).
Rosie Batt, 12, gained PB’s in all of her races where she finished 6th in the 50m butterfly (41.43), 5th in the 100m freestyle (1.15.91) and 8th in the 50m freestyle (35.95). Rosie also won bronze in the 100m butterfly (1.35.51).
Taylor Coe, 12, won gold while achieving a new PB in the 100m butterfly (1.36.37). The boys junior captain also gained PB’s in a further four events where he finished 4th in the 50m Backstroke (38.93), 100m individual Medley (1.25.24), 50m breaststroke (46.73) and 50m freestyle (33.04).
Millie Clarke, 12, the girls’ junior captain gained three new PB’s on the day. The first came in the 50m butterfly (35.62) and the second came in the 100m individual medley (1.22.96). Millie then won gold in the 50m breaststroke (42.70).
Anastasios Karameros, 13 achieved a new PB in the 50m butterfly (37.32) where he finished 2nd, he then won his second medal of the day when he took bronze in the 100m breaststroke (1.34.44). He was then 6th in the 100m freestyle (1.11.50), 5th in the 100m individual medley (1.29.70), 4th in the 50m breaststroke (44.43) and 5 in the 50m freestyle (34.80).
Chloe Berko-Boateng, 13, won 4 medals on the day taking gold in the 50m butterfly (32.16) and the 100m breaststroke (1.27.75). Chloe then won bronze in the 50m backstroke (37.03) and 100m freestyle (1.09.08).
Emily Lush, 13, started the day with a PB in the 50m butterfly (33.54) where she finished 4th. Emily then went on to win three golds in the 50m backstroke (34.22), 100m backstroke (1.15.52) and 50m freestyle (29.58), she also took home sliver by finishing 2nd in the 100m individual medley (1.17.70).
Zane Batt, 13, won 5 golds on the day the first of these was in the 50m backstroke (34.45) and 100m freestyle (1.06.84) where he gained new PBs, other golds were won in the 100m individual medley (1.18.18), 100m backstroke (1.15.35) and 50m freestyle (31.07). Zane won silver in the 100m butterfly (1.25.79) and gained 2 more PB’s when he finished 2nd in both the 50m (43.04)& 100m breaststroke (1.30.42), he gained his final PB in the 50m butterfly (37.60) where he finished 4th.
Courtney Burke, 14,achieved 2 PB’s on the day when she finished 1st in the 50m butterfly (33.38) and 2nd in the 100m freestyle (1.06.94). A further gold was won in the 50m breaststroke (40.15) and silver in the 100m individual medley (1.18.89). In her final race of the day Courtney finished 4 in the 50m freestyle (31.86).
Eleanor Turpin, 14, won silver in the 50m backstroke (1.16.19) and 5th in the 50m freestyle (32.16) where she was just outside her PB.
Megan Pope, 14, won 4 medals on the day. Gold was gained in the 100m breaststroke (1.28.97) and 100m individual medley (1.18.48). Megan also took home silver in the 50m freestyle (31.36) and bronze in the 100m freestyle (1.08.07)
Adam Bailey, 15, gained a new PB in the 50m butterfly (31.55) where he finished 7th. Adam also finished 4th in both the 50m backstroke (33.23) and 100m individual medley (1.18.14). In his final event of the day he finished 6th in the 50m freestyle (28.40).
Claire Massey, 31, took home gold in both the 50m backstroke (32.82) where she gained a new PB and 100m backstroke (1.13.04). Claire then won silver in the 50 butterfly (32.87).
Daniel Lush, 15, the boys club captain gained PB’s when he won gold in the 50 backstroke (30.51) and silver in the 100m individual medley (1.05.26). Daniel triumphed again when he saw another gold in the 50m freestyle (25.55), silver in the 50m backstroke (1.06.86) and bronze in the in the 50m butterfly (28.88).
Coach Richard Walker said that he was proud of the swimmers achievements. “They all put a lot of hard work in to their training and that showed today with some excellent times and with the medals won. It was also good for some of the younger swimmers to compete with the more experienced ones; I hope that they have taken something from this meet that they can use in future competitions”.
IMPORTANT - OPEN MEETS
Posted By : Cheshunt SC On 2016-07-15 11:01:34
Dear Parents and Swimmers,
We have a busy period of swimming coming up after the summer break and as the County Championships are now in January this has created a busy qualifying period resulting in many Open Meets filling up and closing their entries early.
The club diary has been updated to reflect this on the website here - www.cheshuntsc.co.uk/diary.html
With this in mind we have already uploaded most of the entry packs for the Meets between now and Christmas onto the website here - www.cheshuntsc.co.uk/csc-swimmers-area.html
We need to make sure our entries are in early to avoid the disappointment of being rejected.
If you can, please get some of your entries to us before the summer break.
Below is the list of meets and Club Champs with their deadlines:
The Hoddesdon September Open Meet on 17th September - For all Dolphins, Sharks and Junior squads has a deadline of this Friday 15th July. We will extend this until Friday 22nd July to allow extra time.
Club Championships 2016 - 30th September & 2nd October - For all Frogs, Dolphins, Sharks, Juniors, Intermediates and Senior squads. DEADLINE SUNDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER
Luton October Open Meet - 15th & 16th October - All Intermediates and Seniors to enter. DEADLINE TBA
Cheshunt Open Meet - 29th October -For all Dolphins, Sharks, Juniors, Intermediates and Senior squads. DEADLINE FRIDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER
Hoddesdon County Qualifier Open Meet - 19th & 20th November - For all Dolphins, Sharks, Juniors, Intermediates and Senior squads. DEADLINE FRIDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER
CoStA Open Meet - 26th & 27th November - For all Intermediates and Senior squads. DEADLINE FRIDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER
Hitchin Open Meet - 27th November - For all Dolphins, Sharks, Junior squads. DEADLINE FRIDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER
Basildon Distance Open Meet -3rd December - For all Intermediates and Senior squads. DEADLINE FRIDAY 21ST OCTOBER
Club 1500's, 800's, 400,s 200's & 50m Dash Championships - For all Dolphins, Sharks, Juniors, Intermediates and Senior squads. DEADLINE FRIDAY 20TH NOVEMBER
Please make sure you get your entries in ASAP for these meets.
There will be no late entries as this will delay sending off all the other entries and possibly meaning we are then rejected from the Open Meet.
Most of the entry packs are online so you can look at them all and decide which events you would like to enter at which meet.
Cheshunt Secure 2nd Place in the 2nd round of the Peanuts League.
Posted By : Cheshunt SC On 2016-06-16 12:44:55
Saturday 11th June saw our younger swimmers take part in the2nd round of the Peanuts League at Borehamwood Swimming Pool. A very competitive gala saw our swimmers exceed expectations and finish 2nd on the night, 3 points behind winners Ware.
The girls Captain, Millie Clark, brought home our opening 1st place of the night in the U/13 50m Breaststroke (41.12), Millie then followed this up with another win in the girls U/13 50m Backstroke (38.45), this was then followed with individual 1st places from Aaron Pickard U/12 50m Freestyle (34.85) and 9 year olds Emily Pickard 25m Backstroke (23.15), Sam Safavi-Zadeh 25m Breaststroke (24.69) and in her Peanuts League Debut, Natalia Broadowska, in the girls 25m Freestyle (19.20).
Individual 2nd places were achieved by Woody South U/11 25m Freestyle (16.64) & Breaststroke (22.94), Evie Brown U/12 50m Backstroke (41.80), Igor Mordeja 9 years 25m Backstroke (21.70) & 25m Freestyle (17.13), Max Coltman U/11 25m Backstroke (21.02), Dayna Shepperson U/12 50m Freestyle (34.63) & Taylor Coe in the U/13 50m Butterfly (38.25).
Individual 3rd places were also completed by Jake Evans U/11 25m Butterfly (18.18), Aimee Williams U/13 50m Freestyle (34.88) and again Taylor Coe also in the U/13 Freestyle (33.87).
The Relay team of Emily Pickard, Natalia Broadowska, Fresia Goldsmith and Phoebe Brookman stormed to a first place in the 9 years 4 x 25m Freestyle relay, the young team then completed the double when Fresia Goldsmith brought home the team of Emily Pickard, Emily Pym and Natalia Broadowska in the 4 x 25 Special relay.
2nd& 3rdplace finishes were carried off by Max Coltman, Woody South, Jake Evans and Finlay Jackson in the boys U/11, and Dayna Shepperson, Mille Clark, Rosie Batt and Aimee Williams in the Girls U/13 4 x 25 Medley & Freestyle relays retrospectively.
The night concluded with the boy’s Captain, Taylor Coe, leading the team of Emily Pickard, Igor Mordeja, Simran Misir, Woody South, Dayna Shepperson, Aaron Pickard and Mille Clark to 1st place in the 8 x 25m Squadron Relay.
Coach Richard Walker said that the “team was fantastic tonight. We looked faster and shaper than what we did in the first round and that is a testament to the way the swimmers are training. They have a good team spirt and I firmly believe that we can be stronger and faster still in the final round. We will look forward to it and I am sure we will compete with whoever we are swimming against”.
Land Training Dates
Posted By : Cheshunt SC On 2016-06-15 09:04:05
Below are the Land Training dates for the rest of this term:
Kind reagrds, Paul.
Learn how to Time Keep
Posted By : Cheshunt SC On 2016-06-02 19:11:22
YOUR CLUB NEEDS YOU...!!!
All volunteers are welcome from age 14 upwards.…
It won’t cost you anything.
Places are limited, so please apply early.
All you need is two spare hours before the club sprints, a stopwatch (we can provide one if necessary), clipboard and pen.
The practical session will be run during the club sprints.
Please fill in the form on the website HERE.
The Club needs Timekeepers to help with Galas, Sprints & Club Championships, as well as occasionally helping at Open Meets.
Our Club Sprints & Club Championships are licensed so we need a number of timekeepers to time the lanes, so we can use these official times to help the swimmers achieve their PBs, County, Regional and National times. This is also the case when Time Trials are undertaken in the training sessions.
The more people we get to volunteer, the fewer times they will be asked to help out, as the workload can be spread around, so you may only be asked once in a while.
Posted By : Cheshunt SC On 2016-06-02 12:02:23
Congratulations to Chloe Berko-Boateng who has been invited to the ASA Summer Nationals to swim in the 50m Buttery.
Congratulations also to Tegan Wollaston who has qualified for Welsh Nationals in the 800m & 200m Freestyle and the 200m Butterfly and to Callum Wollaston who has also qualifed for the Welsh Nationals in the 50m, 200m, 400m & 1500m Freestyle, The 50m, 100m & the 200m Backstroke, the 20m & 100m Butterfly and the 200m Individual Medley.
Well done to all of them!