Hoddesdon Open Meet - September 2015
Posted By : Cheshunt SC On 2015-09-19 20:21:46
Well done to everyone who took part in the Hoddesdon Open Meet today. There were some great swims. This Open Meet is intended for our Junior Swimmers and for some was there fist taste of competition.

Here are the results so far:

200 IM
Chloe Berko-Boateng - 2.54.69 
50m Freestyle
Ashlee Willett 48.85 13th 9yrs
Victoria Townsend 45.71 13th 10yr
Evie Brown 39.68 6th 11yrs
Chloe Berko-Boateng 32.68 2nd 12yrs
50m Fly
Jake Evans 53.35 7th 10yr
100m Backstroke
Chloe Berko-Boateng 1.22.79 6th 12yrs
100m Breaststroke
Woody South 1.48.25 1st 9yrs
50m Breaststroke 
Katie Burgess DQ
Victoria Townsend 1.06.59 15th 10yr
Evie Brown 51.29 2nd 11yrs
Evie Brown 1.31.23
Chloe Berko-Boateng 1.13.37
100m IM
Jake Evans DQ
50m Backstroke
Jake Evans50.24 11th
Alex Smith 1.00.07 11th 12yrs

200m Freestyle
Chloe Berko-Boateng 2.38.99 2nd
50m Freestyle 
Rory Connely-Harding 49.07 16th
Alex Smith 51.91 20th
Finlay Jackson 48.42 5th
Ben Crossman 46.37 13th
Woody South 40.41 2nd
50m Fly
Victoria Townsend DQ 1.00.52
100m Backstroke
Ben Crossman1.58.53 8th
100m Breaststroke 
Dayna Sheppersom1.50.29  1st split 52.82
50m Breaststroke
Rory Connelly-Harding 1.10.21 
Ben Crossman 1.09.07
Woody South 51.35 1st
50m Backstroke
Ashlee Willett DQ 
Dayna Sheppersom 45.45 2nd
Victoria Townsend 57.38 10th
Katie Hewitt1.02.90 11th
100m Freestyle
Woody South 1.31.04 2nd
Ben Crossman 1.54.26 8th split 54.31
100m IM
Victoria Townsend 2.01.26
Dayna Shepperson1.39.13


  Welsh Nationals
Posted By : Cheshunt SC On 2015-09-06 15:25:36
This year saw Tegan & Callum Wollaston make the trip to Swansea during the 1st week of the summer holidays to compete in the Welsh National Championships. They had both qualified in a whole host of events which were spread out over the 7 days of the competition.

Callum opened his account with the 100m FLY finishing 14th and Tegan in the 200m BK finishing 15th.  Session 2 on the 1st day saw Callum back in the pool for the 50m FS clocking a new PB of 29.94 and taking 21st place.

Day 2 saw Callum in the 1500m FS just missing out on a medal in 4th place & going one better in the 50m FLY than his FS in 20th place. Tegan then competed in the 200m IM 23rd with another PB of 2:38.75

Day 3 started with Callum in the 100m BK and Tegan in the 200m FLY. A strong swim in the heats from both of them saw them qualify for the evening finals. Before taking to the blocks for the 200m FLY Tegan was back in the water in her strongest event the 800m FS in the afternoon session. A superb swim saw yet another PB of 9:29.63 and her pick up the silver medal.  The finals session saw both swimmers improve on their heat times with Tegan finishing 7th in the 200m FLY in another PB of 3:33.62 and Callum finishing in 1:10.90 in 7th place.

Day 4 was another FLY race for Tegan and she continued her good form with another PB 1:09.46 taking 11th. She was also involved in the 50m FS and set yet another PB of 29.36 taking 18th. Callum took to the blocks in the 400m IM and put in an excellent swim finishing in another PB 5:28.37 and taking 6th place.

Day 5 saw Tegan continue the trend of PB’s in the 100m FS clocking 1:02.92 which was good enough for 14th place and 34.75 for the 50m BK. Callum saw the highs and lows of swimming in his 200m BK. He finished his race in a new PB and a time that was good enough for the finals only to be disqualified for a faulty turn. Callum went back into the water in the afternoon for the 400m FS. He picked himself up after the morning disappointment and put in and strong swim to finish in 7th place.

Day 6 saw Callum back and focused in the 200m FS and excellent swim and new PB of 2:16.86 saw him in 9th place just missing out on the final. Callum was then back in the pool for the 200m FLY which saw him qualify for the evening final. Tegan not to be out sum took to the 400m FS. A fantastic swim saw her take her 2nd podium finishing in a PB of 4:35.43 and her second medal a bronze. In the final session Callum upped the intensity and after a really close fought race just got beaten into 4th place setting a new PB of 2:36.91.

The final day saw Callum qualify for yet another final in the 50m BK setting a PB of 33.43 finishing in 8th place.  egan not to be outdone qualified for the final of the 200m FS in 4th place.  She yet again upped her game by smashing her PB 2:12.68 and picked up her 3rd medal of the championships finishing 3rd in the final.

Both swimmers had earned a summer break after the week. Callum came away with 6 new PBs and Tegan will hope to emulate this again swimming PBs in every race a real fantastic achievement which she has earnt through her commitment and dedication to training.


  East Region Open Water Championships 2015
Posted By : Cheshunt SC On 2015-09-05 22:59:18
Early morning on Sunday 19th July, 12 intrepid swimmers set off for Norwich to compete in the Regional Open Water Championships.

Cheshunt has one of the largest team entered and first up was Tegan in the 3k event.  After her success at the Welsh Open water Championships she was up against a strong field from the east Region.  After the 1st lap (of 3) she was sitting in 3rd place a few seconds behind the leading 2 swimmers.  Despite her efforts on the next 2 laps she could not close the gap finishing in an excellent 40min 23 sec putting her 3rd in the Region and 2nd in the County.

The 800m was the next race with Aaron Pickard, Taylor Coe, Rosie & Zane Batt, Chloe Burko-Boateng, Eleanor Turpin, Megan Pope, Alara Norton Stewart Fixter & Daniel Lush all competing in their first ever open water event.

In the 11/12yrs age group strong swims from Taylor & Aaron saw them finish 10th & 13th place respectively with Chloe in 15th place & Rosie in 22nd place in the girls event.  Zane Batt went even better in the age group by claiming 3rd place in the Region and 1st in the County, an excellent result for him.

Cheshunt had 3 girls competing in the 13/14yrs age group with Eleanor coming home in 11th position Megan in 8th position and Alara again in her first open water event coming away with a 3rd place in the County competition and 4th in the Region.

In the older 15/16yrs age group 1st timer Daniel Lush set off very strongly in the 800m event.  By the time he was coming into the finishing funnel he was leading and just held off a strong finish from the 2nd place swimmer.  Again Cheshunt has a Regional and County Champion with him not only winning the age group but also the Junior & Senior trophies as well.


The final swimmer in the water was Callum Wollaston in the 1500m event.  Again a strong swim saw him finish in 16th place in the Region U17 age group and 4th in the County competiton.

Not only did the rain stay away but the sun was spotted at times during the day.  The Cheshunt swimmers came away from the day with lots of excellent swims and hopefully the will to want to enter again next year as warm weather has been booked again…!


  East Region Open Water Championships Update
Posted By : Cheshunt SC On 2015-07-21 01:28:00
Well what a weekend for Cheshunt Swimming Club. We had our largest number of entries into the Open Water Championships with some of the entries swimming in open water for the first time. In the Boys 800m 11/12 age group Aaron Pickard finished 13th in the Region, Taylor Coe finished 10th in the Region and Zane Batt finished 1st in the County & 3rd in the Region. In the Girls 800m 11/12 age group Chloe Berko-Boateng finished 15th in the Region and Rosie Batt finished 22nd in the Region. In the Boys 800m 15/16 age group Daniel Lush finished 1st in the County & 1st in the Region.

In the Girls 800m 13/14 age group Alara Norton finished 3rd in the County & 4th in the Region, Megan Pope finished 8th in the Region and Eleanor Turpin finished 11th in the Region. In the Boys 1.5K 12/16 age group Callum Wollaston finished 16th in the Region. And in the Girls 3K 13/16 age group Tegan Wollason finished 2nd in the County & 3rd in the Region. It was a great day of swimming and our swimmers showed their determination and professionalism and did themselves and the club proud. We are still waiting on the rest of the County placings and will let you know as soon as we have them. A huge well done to all of you and a great end to the season...!!!


  AGM Meeting
Posted By : Cheshunt SC On 2015-06-20 01:27:00
Annual General Meeting

This years Club AGM will be held on the 21st June at The Laura Trott Leisure Centre between 4.15pm 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.



Annual General Meeting

21st June 2015  4.15pm-6pm

The Laura Trott Leisure Centre, Cheshunt


  1. Minutes of Previous AGM


  1. Matters arising from Previous AGM meeting


  1. Hon Secretary’s Report


  1. Hon Treasurer’s Report


  1. Election of Officers


  1. Head Coach’s Report


  1. Any Other Business


  1. Date of Next Meeting


  Cheshunt Peanuts Swim Strong
Posted By : Cheshunt SC On 2015-06-13 01:25:00
Saturday 6th June 2015 saw our youngsters take part in the 2nd round of the Peanuts League where they were up against Harpenden, Hitchin, Hertsmere Flyers, Hatfield B and Ware. The competition was strong and Cheshunt team finished 5th on the night, where just 5 points separated 3rd and 6th place!

During an exciting race an excellent last 10 metres saw Aaron Pickard pick up our first win of the night, boys U/11 Freestyle, with a time of 16.55. This success was followed by Ela Norton, girls U/12 Breaststroke (20.55) and Emily Lush, girls U/13 50m Backstroke, (35.84) and the 50m Freestyle, (31.29), both girls having comfortable wins. 

2nd place finishes came from  Jake Evans, boys 9 Years Freestyle, (17.52), Zane Batt, boys U/13 Backstroke, (37.00), Ben Crossman, boys 9 Years Backstroke, (24.35) & Sinran Misir, girls 9 Years Breaststroke, (25.56). Just missing out on first place were our 8 x 25m Squadron team of Sinran Misir, Jake Evans, Dayna Shepperson, Aaron Pickard, Millie Clarke, Taylor Coe, Emily Lush and Zane Batt who competed in a very exciting race.


Other good swims, showing their hard work in training, came from Millie Clarke, girls U/12 Backstroke, (19.18), Taylor Coe, boys U/12 Backstroke, (19.61), Anastasios Karameros, boys U/13 Breaststroke, (45.55) & Butterfly, (42.18), Ben Brookman, boys U/12 Freestyle, (17.18). Together with Dayna Shepperson, girls U/11 Breaststroke, (25.04), Victoria Townsend, girls 9 Years Freestyle, (22.78), Josh Horner, boys 9 Years Breaststroke, (31.64), Evie Grattan, girls U/13 Butterfly, (46.46), Emilia Gitev, girls U/11 Butterfly, (27.29) & Jack Pym, boys U/12 Breaststroke, (23.61)

There was also improvement on times from the previous round for Aimee Williams, girls U/13 Freestyle, (16.81), Ashlee Willett, girls 9 Years Backstroke, (27.63), Rosie Batt, girls U/12 Butterfly, (19.33) Hugo Connolly Harding, boys U/13 Freestyle, (35.53) Tara Safavi-Zadeh, girls U/11 Backstroke, (23.46), William Brookman, boys U/11 Backstroke, (24.01) & Rohan Misir, boys U/11 Breaststroke, (24.21).

Assistant Head Coach Richard Walker said “It was a good night overall from the swimmers and the final placing on the night did not reflect how they swam. Some errors and disqualifications set us back in what was a tight finish between 6th and 3rd place. Looking towards the 3rd round on the 4th July, with a full team to choose from I am confident that we will be able to improve a lot more”.


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