Club News:

Wiltshire County Championship and Age Group Sprints 2018

 

Wiltshire County Championship and Age Group sprints were held on Sunday 25th March at The Link Centre, Swindon. At short notice the event was moved from the usual Milton Road swimming pool to The Link Centre due to pool problems, this meant that the sprints would be held over 25m instead of the previos 36 2/3 yds. There were a total of 8 races, one length in the 25m pool for each of the four strokes for boys and girls.

Chippenham ASC had a large team of swimmers who qualified and swam. It was an amazingly successful day with Chippenham bringing home a total of 46 medals (16 golds, 18 silver and 12 bronze), over the different age groups. 

Also Chippenham ASC had swimmers who placed in the Junior Championship (aged 15 and under). Chippenham ASC dominated the podium winning a total of 15 medals (3 golds - Junior Champions, 3 silvers, 1 bronze, 4 fourth places and 4 fifth places).

For the overall championship, the fastest 6 competitors (regardless of age) swam again for a chance to win the county championship in that stroke. Chippenham were well represented in the 8 championship races. The swimmers were rewarded with 2 gold medals and Championship Titles, 2 silver medals, 4 bronze medals, 2 fourth places, 3 fifth places and 1 sixth place.

Well done to all swimmers.

Full results can be found at  http://www.wiltshireswimming.co.uk/?page_id=913

Wiltshire Masters 2018

 

On Sunday 14th April a team of 12 swimmers represented Chippenham at the Wiltshire County Masters Championships. The team entered 29 individual events and 4 relays and they placed in 24 events (8 gold, 5 silver and 11 bronze) giving them 45 points and leaving them 4th overall just 10 points behind Salisbury. This was a great result and the most points the team had scored on the first round of the championships. The team set 11 new masters club records and broke a further 5, as well as setting countless personal bests and qualifying for numerous national and European times.

Highlights include:

* Malcolm Cruse set a 5s pb in his 50m backstroke which he set last year
* Catherine, Natalie, Dan and Richard knocked off 5secs from the previous club record for the 120 year 200m mixed medley relay on their way to securing 2nd place.
* Malcolm, Matt C, Richard and Jack took bronze in the 160 year old 100m freestyle relay
* Catherine and Emma are currently 2nd in the under 39 points competition
* Jack Cook won 100m freestyle for the fourth consecutive year

Catherine Elmes - gold 50m backstroke, 25m breaststroke and 100m freestyle
Emma Holloway - gold 50m backstroke, 25m breaststroke and 100m freestyle
Heather Rogers - gold 100m butterfly, silver 50m backstroke, bronze 25m breaststroke and 100m freestyle
Jack Cook - gold 100m freestyle
Malcolm Cruse - silver 25m breaststroke, 100m freestyle and bronze 50m backstroke
Dan Pickup - silver 100m butterfly, bronze 50m backstroke, 25m breaststroke and 6th 100m freestyle
Richard Brown - bronze 50m backstroke, 100m butterfly and 100m freestyle
Charity Moore - bronze 100m freestyle and 5th 25m breaststroke
Abbie Cross - bronze 50m backstroke and 5th 100m freestyle
Natalie Pidgeon - 4th 25m breaststroke
Shaun Cairns - 4th 50m backstroke, 100m freestyle and 5th 25m breaststroke

Winter League A Final

Winter League A Final was held at The Link Centre, Swindon on 10th March 2018.

 

At Winter League all the races are swam as relays and there was a change of age groups this year. The youngest age group is now Under 11 with this group being made up of 2 girls and 2 boys. Chippenham ASC had a strong team of swimmers that represented the club, 42% of all the Chippenham swims were PBs in the final round. The total number of races in each placing was:

 

First                       3

Second                  9

Third                     6

Fourth                   6

Fifth                      6

Sixth                     4

 

Chippenham came from 4th place after round 1 and 2 to finish in a fantastic 3rd place in the final. The overall points from the final were;

 

Tigersharks A                     178.5 

Wootton Bassett                 152.5

Chippenham                       121

Calne                                  108

Marlborough                        96

Tigersharks B                       68

Well done to all the Chippenham ASC swimmers, a great result.

Tigersharks Spring Open Meet

 

Chippenham ASC had one swimmer attend the Tigersharks Spring Open Meet on 17th and 18th March, at the Link Centre, Swindon.

 

Harrison Jones swam in five races and won a fantastic total of four medals (1 Gold and 3 Silvers).  He swam well to secure Regional Consideration Times in 50m Backstroke, 200m IM and 400m IM, he also secured a good solid PB in the difficult 400m IM. 

 

Well done Harrison.

Wiltshire Championship 2018 

Wiltshire County Competition was held at the Link Centre, Swindon on 21st January, 3rd and 4th of February 2018.

Chippenham ASC had a large team of 23 swimmers that qualified and competed at this event, they were;

Abbie Cross, Adam Graham, Amy Gibbons, Amy Hall, Ella Parker, Ethan Garrett, Finley Shorland, Harrison Jacomb, Harrison Jones, James Wright, Jason Hall, Katharine Sheppard, Katie Butcher, Lillia Barnett, Luke Brown, Maddy Lavelle, Matt Cruse, Megan Wright, Michaela Sheppard, Natalie Pidgeon, Niamh Irwin, Rachel Wrench and Tegan Cairns.

The swimmers swam a huge amount of races over the 3 days. Wiltshire ASA ran finals for each of the 4 age groups; 14 year olds, 15 year olds, 16 years and 17 years and over, in all the 50m and 100m events. The fastest 6 swimmers in each of these 4 age groups, in each 50m or 100m event, then raced again at the end of the session. Chippenham ASC had swimmers who made the finals and also won medals in the longer events and placed in the junior (15 and under) championships or open championships (fastest 6 swimmers of any age) they were;

Katie Butcher                100 IM - 5th

                                      100m Butterfly - 6th

                                      50m Backstroke - Gold Medal, 3rd place junior champion and 5th place open champion 

                                      200m Backstroke - Gold Medal, 2nd place junior and open champion

                                      50m Butterfly - 6th place

                                      100m Backstroke - Gold Medal, 4th place junior champion and 6th place open champion

Niamh Irvin                  100m Backstroke - Bronze Medal

Amy Gibbons                100m IM - Silver Medal, 4th place junior champion and 5th place open champion

                                       200m Breaststroke - Gold Medal, 2nd place junior and open champion

                                       100m Butterfly - 5th 

                                       50m Backstroke - 6th 

                                       100m Breaststroke - Gold Medal, 1st place junior and open champion 

                                       200m IM - Silver Medal, 2nd place junior champion and 3rd place open champion

                                       200m Butterfly - Silver Medal and 6th place junior champion

                                       50m Breaststroke - Bronze Medal and 5th place junior champion

                                       400m IM - Silver Medal, 3rd place junior and open champion

                                       50m Butterfly - 4th 

Ella Parker                    100m IM - Bronze Medal and 5th place junior champion

                                      50m Freestyle - 4th 

                                      100m Butterfly - Silver Medal and 5th place junior champion

                                      50m Backstroke - Silver Medal, 2nd place junior champion and 4th place open champion 

                                      100m Breaststroke - 5th 

                                      200m Backstroke - Bronze Medal, 4th place junior and open champion 

                                      200m Butterfly - Gold Medal, 2nd place junior champion and 3rd place open champion

                                      100m Freestyle - 5th 

                                      400m IM - Bronze Medal, 6th place junior and open champion

                                      50m Butterfly - Gold Medal, 3rd place junior champion and 5th place open champion

                                      100m Backstroke - Bronze Medal, 3rd place junior champion and 5th place open champion

Maddy Lavelle              100m Breaststroke - 6th 

                                      100m Backstroke - 6th 

Megan Wright               200m Freestyle - Bronze Medal

                                      100m Butterfly - Bronze Medal and 6th place junior champion

                                      50m Breaststroke - 4th place and 6th place junior champion

                                      100m Freestyle - 4th 

                                      50m Butterfly - 5th

Rachel Wrench             100m Butterfly - 4th 

Michaela Sheppard        100m IM - Gold Medal and 6th place open champion 

                                       50m Freestyle - Bronze Medal

                                       200m Freestyle - Gold Medal

                                       50m Backstroke - Gold Medal and 3rd place open champion 

                                       100m Breaststroke - Gold Medal 

                                       200m Backstroke - Gold Medal

                                       200m IM - Bronze Medal

                                       50m Breaststroke - Silver Medal

                                       100m Freestyle - Silver Medal

                                       50m Butterfly - 4th 

                                       100m Backstroke - Silver Medal

Katharine Sheppard       100m Butterfly - 5th 

                                       50m Backstroke - 5th

                                       100m Breaststroke - 6th 

                                       50m Butterfly - 6th 

                                       100m Backstroke - 4th 

Tegan Cairns                 100m Butterfly - 6th 

                                      400m Freestyle - Bronze Medal

                                      200m Butterfly - Bronze Medal

                                      100m Backstroke - 6th 

Abbie Cross                  50m Backstroke - 6th 

Natalie Pigeon              100m Breaststroke - Gold Medal and 5th place open champion

                                      200m IM - Bronze Medal

                                      50m Breaststroke - Gold Medal and 6th place open champion

                                      100m Freestyle - 6th 

Amy Hall                       50m Freestyle - Bronze Medal                  

                                      100m Butterfly - Silver Medal and 5th place open champion

                                      100m Freestyle - Silver Medal

                                      50m Butterfly - Silver Medal and 3rd place open champion

Finley Shorland             100m Butterfly - 4th

                                       400m IM - Bronze Medal

                                       50m Butterfly - 4th place and 6th place junior champion

Ethan Garrett                 100m Butterfly - 6th

                                       50m Backstroke - 6th

                                       400m Freestyle - Bronze Medal

                                       100m Backstroke - 6th 

                                       200m Butterfly - Bronze Medal and 6th place open champion

Harrison Jacomb            100m Freestyle - 4th 

Jason Hall                      100m IM - 4th place

                                       100m Breaststroke - 6th place

                                       50m Breaststroke - 4th place

Luke Brown                   400m IM - Bronze Medal

                                       100m Backstroke - 6th 

Harrison Jones               50m Backstroke - Bronze Medal and 6th placed open champion            

                                       100m IM - 5th 

                                       200m Backstroke - Bronze Medal and 3rd place open champion

                                       200m IM - 6th place open champion

                                       400m Freestyle - Bronze Medal and 5th place open champion

                                       400m IM - Gold Medal

                                       50m Butterfly - Silver Medal

                                       100m Backstroke - Bronze Medal and 4th place open champion

                                       100m Freestyle - 5th 

Matt Cruse                     100m Butterfly - 6th 

                                       100m Freestyle - 6th 

In addition to this some regional consideration times and regional qualification times were achieved, they were;

Katie Butcher         Regional Entry Time -                  50m Backstroke

                                                                                     100m Backstroke

                                                                                     200m Backstroke

                               Regional Consideration Time -     50m Butterfly

                                                                                     100m Butterfly

                                                                                     200m Butterfly

Niamh Irwin           Regional Consideration Time -    50m Butterfly

                                                                                     100m Butterfly

                                                                                     200m Butterfly

                                                                                     100m Backstroke

                                                                                   

Amy Gibbons          Regional Entry Time -                 50m Breaststroke

                                                                                     100m Breaststroke

                                                                                     200m Breaststroke

                                Regional Consideration Time -    50m Butterfly

                                                                                      200m Butterfly

                                                                                      200m IM

                                                                                      400m IM

Ella Parker              Regional Entry Time -                  50m Butterfly

                                                                                      200m Butterfly

                                                                                      50m Backstroke

                                Regional Consideration Time -    100m Butterfly

                                                                                      100m Backstroke

                                                                                      200m Backstroke

                                                                                      200m IM

                                                                                      400m IM

Megan Wright            Regional Entry Time -               50m Breaststroke

                                   Regional Consideration Time -  50m Butterfly

Michaela Sheppard      Regional Consideration Time - 50m Backstroke

Natalie Pidgeon           Regional Consideration Time - 50m Breaststroke

                                                                                       100m Breaststroke

Amy Hall                     Regional Consideration Time - 50m Freestyle

                                                                                       100m Freestyle

                                                                                       50m Butterfly

                                                                                       100m Butterfly

Ethan Garrett               Regional Consideration Time - 200m Butterfly

Jason Hall                    Regional Consideration Time - 50m Breastsroke

Harrison Jones             Regional Consideration Time - 50m Backstroke

                                                                                        200m IM

                                                                         400m IM

Well done to all swimmers.

Full results can be found at;

http://www.wiltshireswimming.co.uk/?page_id=913

Wiltshire Championship and Age Group Long Distance Competition 2018

 

Wiltshire Championship and Age Group Long Distance Competition was held at Marlborough College, Marlborough on Saturday 27th January 2018.

 

Chippenham ASC had 11 swimmers that qualified and took part at the event, they were;

 

Holly Parker, Isabelle Chappell, Lillia Barnett, Katie Butcher, Maddy Lavelle, Ella Parker, Amy Gibbons, Tegan Cairns, Ethan Garrett, Luke Brown, and Harrison Jones.

 

The girls raced in the 800m Freestyle and the boys in the 1500m Freestyle. Excellent performances were delivered by the swimmers with a fantastic 9 PB's over the day.

 

Luke Brown secured a Regional Consideration Time.

 

Well done to all swimmers that took part.

 

Full results can be found at;

http://www.wiltshireswimming.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Wilts-Championship-LD-2018-Results-.doc

County Age Group Competition 2018

 

Wiltshire County Age Group Competition was held at The Five Rivers Leisure Centre, Salisbury and The Link Centre, Swindon on 13th, 14th and 20th of January 2018.

 

Chippenham ASC had 8 swimmers that qualified and competed at this event, they were;

Jack Chappell, James Wrench, Peter Weston-Burt, Louis Nicholls, Paige Lavelle, Holly Parker, Isabelle Chappell and Amelie Bartlett.

 

The swimmers swam a total of 75 races (not including finals) over the 3 days. Wiltshire ASA ran finals for each age group in the 50m and 100m events. The fastest 6 swimmers in each age group, in each 50m or 100m event, then raced again at the end of the session. Chippenham ASC had swimmers who made the finals and also won medals in the 200m and 400m events they were;

 

James Wrench            100m Butterfly - 6th

 

Peter Weston-Burt      100m Butterfly - 5th

 

Louis Nicholls            100m Freestyle - 6th

                                    50m Butterfly - 6th 

                                    200m Backstroke - 2nd - Silver Medal

                                    100m Backstroke - 4th

                                    100m IM - 5th

                                    50m Backstroke - 5th

                                    400m Freestyle - 3rd - Bronze medal

                                    100m Butterfly - 5th

 

Amelie Bartlett           100m Freestyle - 6th

                                    200m Breaststroke - 2nd - Silver Medal

                                    100m IM - 4th

                                    50m Breaststroke - 1st - Gold Medal

                                    100m Butterfly - 5th

                                    200m IM - 3rd - Bronze Medal

                                    100m Breaststroke - 2nd - Silver Medal

 

Holly Parker               400m IM - 2nd - Silver Medal

                                    100m IM - 5th 

                                    200m Butterfly - 3rd - Bronze Medal

                                    100m Backstroke - 3rd - Bronze Medal

                                    100m Butterfly - 4th

 

Isabelle Chappell         50m Butterfly - 4th

                                     400m IM - 3rd - Bronze Medal

                                     100m IM - 4th

                                     100m Backstroke - 5th

                                     100m Butterfly - 1st - Gold Medal

                                     50m Backstroke - 4th

 

A fantastic total of 11 Medals were won over the 3 days (2 Gold, 4 Silver and 5 Bronze).

 

In addition to this some Regional Consideration Times and Regional Qualification Times were achieved, they were;

Louis Nicholls -     Regional Consideration Time -    100m Backstroke

                                                                                     400m Freestyle

                                                                                     100m Butterfly

Amelie Bartlett -    Regional Entry Time -                  50m Breaststroke

                                                                                     100m Breaststroke

                                                                                     200m Breaststroke

Isabelle Chappell -  Regional Consideration Time -   100m Backstroke

                                 Regional Entry Time -                 100m Butterfly

Peter Weston-Burt - Regional Consideration Time -  100m Butterfly

                                                                                      200m Butterfly

                                                        

Well done to all swimmers.

Full results can be found at;

http://www.wiltshireswimming.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Wilts-Age-Groups-2018-Results-.doc

Corsham Open Meet

 

Corsham held a level 3 open meet on 9th and 10th December at Springfield Leisure Centre, Corsham. Chippenham ASC had a small team of 8 swimmers attend, competing in a total of 43 swims. They secured an amazing 22 medals (8 Gold, 11 Silver and 3 Bronze). In addition they achieved 3 new County Qualifying Times and many PB's.

 

Well done to all swimmers.

Tigersharks Last Chance Open Meet

 

Tigersharks held a combined level 2 and 3 open meet on 2nd and 3rd December 2017 at the Link Centre, Swindon. This open meet was heavily over subscribed with lots of swimmers trying to get county qualifying times before the entry deadline. Chippenham ASC had some entries scratched, leaving 17 swimmers competing in 50 swims.

 

It was a very busy two days in difficult conditions as there was a problem which resulted in severe condensation. The swimmers competed well and achieved 10 new County Qualifying Times, 6 Regional Consideration Times and 7 Regional Entry Times. 

 

Well done to all swimmers.

Wiltshire Long Distance Open Meet

 

Tigersharks ASC hosted the Wiltshire Long Distance Open Meet on Sunday 19th November, at The Link Centre, Swindon. This open meet offered girls, aged 10 and over, the 800m Freestyle event and boys, aged 10 and over, the 1500m Freestyle event.

 

Chippenham ASC had two girls attend, Amy Gibbons and Rachel Wrench. Both girls swam well and secured good PB's to finish in 2nd and 7th place respectively, in their 13/14 age group.

 

Well done girls.

Calne Alpha Four Level 3 Open Meet

 

Calne Alpha Four held an open meet on 4th & 5th November, at Calne Leisure Centre.

Chippenham ASC had a small team of 8 swimmers competing over 29 races.  Everyone swam well and they brought home a total of 16 medals (5 gold, 6 silver and 5 bronze). Also lots of PB's and county qualifying times were achieved.

Well done to all swimmers.

Swindon Dolphins Open Meet

 

Swindon Dolphins held a level 3 Open Meet on 23rd & 24th September at The Link Centre, Swindon.  

Chippenham ASC had a small team of 8 swimmers attend and they competed in 23 races.  The whole team did extremely well and secured 16 medals between them (7 gold, 6 silver and 3 bronze). Many new PB's were also secured.

 

Well done to all swimmers.

Team Bath Open Meet

 

Team Bath held a level 3 short course open meet at Horfield Leisure Centre, Bristol, on Sunday 10th September. This was a sprint open meet with 50m and 100m races in all strokes and 100m IM.

Chippenham ASC had a small team of 9 swimmers competing in 50 races. Between them they secured 16 medals (3 gold, 6 silver and 7 bronze) and numerous PB's.

Well done to all swimmers.

ASA South West Region Fast 5

Chippenham had a strong team of 15 swimmers who qualified to enter and swam at the ASA South West Region Fast 5 Competition on Sunday 2nd July at GL1 Leisure Centre, Gloucester.  The swimmers were;

 

Amelie Bartlett, Niamh Irwin, Katie Butcher, Rachel Wrench, Amy Gibbons, Ella Parker, Michaela Sheppard, Tegan Cairns, Natalie Pidgeon, Louis Nicholls, Harrison Jacomb, Ethan Garrett, Jason Hall, Luke Brown and Harrison Jones.

 

The swimmers swam 5 races which were 50m in each of the four strokes and 100IM. Fina points are awarded for each swimmer in every race and the points are added together to give a total for each swimmer. Each age group then ranks the swimmers based on their final points. An award is presented to the top 3 swimmers in each age group.

 

Michaela Sheppard came 3rd in the 15 year old girls age group, a fantastic achievement.

 

Chippenham ASC also had a number of top 10 swimmers in their age group;

 

Amy Gibbons - 8th overall in age group

Ella Parker - 7th overall in age group 

Tegan Cairns - 6th overall in age group

Natalie Pidgeon - 9th overall in age group 

Jason Hall - 10th overall in age group

Luke Brown - 10th overall in age group

Harrison Jones - 10th overall in age group

 

All swimmers swam well with lots of amazing pbs, well done to everyone.

City of Bristol Level 3 long course open meet 

 

City of Bristol held a level 3 long course open meet on 8th to 9th July at Hengrove, Bristol. Chippenham ASC had one swimmer attend; Jamie Edwards. 

 

Jamie swam in a total of 5 events ranging in distance from 50m to 200m. Jamie secured 2 pbs and further experience in a long course event.

 

Well done Jamie!

Results from Saturday Nights Gala at Salisbury - Round 2

39% of swims were pbs (highlighted green)

5 x firsts

13 x seconds

15 x thirds

16 x forth

1DQs

 

Points on the night:

    1. Bradford on Avon   [138] - [Total: 291]
    2. Swindon Dolphins [121] - [Total: 245]
    3. Trowbridge [126] - [Total: 241]
    4. Chippenham [115] - [Total: 221]

Results from Saturday Nights Gala at Salisbury - Round 4 - Final

55% of the swims were PBs (highlighted in green)
  • Positions on night of 50 events:

14 x firsts

17 x seconds

18 x thirds

10 x forth

1 DQs

Chippenham ASC have stayed up in Div 1. A HUGE WELL DONE TO EVERYONE..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Head Coach)

Results from Saturday Nights Gala at Trowbridge - Round 1

Positions on the night:

  1. Wootton Bassett                              130
  2. CHIPPENHAM                                120
  3. Marlborough                                      84        
  4. Bradford-on-Avon                             82
  5. Melksham                                         77

Across the 35 events, we had:

  • Firsts                     11
  • Seconds                 5
  • Thirds                    11
  • Fourths                   6
  • Fifths                      0
  • DQs                        2
Of the 145 individual swims – we had 56 PBs/SBs [39%]

Salisbury Level 3 Sprint Open Meet

 

Chippenham ASC had a small team of 6 swimmers, ranging from 9 to 17 years of age, attend the Salisbury Level 3 Sprint Open Meet on 4th June 2017.  This was a one day open meet that offered 50m and 100m races in all strokes. The 6 swimmers competed in a total 36 events and secured 19 medals in total – 5 gold, 8 silver and 6 bronze.  Numerous PB's were obtained, well done to all swimmers!

South West Regional Age Group Competition

 

Chippenham ASC had 8 swimmers who qualified and swam at the South West Regional Age Group Competition, held at Hengrove, Bristol on 13th/14th May and Millfield on 20th/21st May 2017. They were;

 

Adam Graham, Amelie Bartlett, Amy Gibbons, Ella Parker, Katie Butcher, Louis Nicholls, Niamh Irwin and Rachel Wrench.

 

Sadly due to the number of entries from the South West, Chippenham ASC had 5 entries deleted from the races. The team therefore competed in a total of 25 races over the four days. Everyone swam well with a number on PB's in this long course event. Amy Gibbons secured a place in the final of the 200m Breaststroke by finishing in 8th place in the heats. Swimming again in the final Amy finished in 5th place, a fantastic achievement!

 

Well done to all swimmers.

 

Chippenham results (times and placing) can be found in the results section or using the link below;

http://www.chippenhamasc.org.uk/images/eventresults/regional_2017_v2.pdf

South West Regional Youth Competition

 

Chippenham ASC had 8 swimmers who qualified and swam at the South West Regional Youth Competition, held at Plymouth on 29th April  to 1st May 2017. They were;

Ethan Garrett, Harrison Jacomb, Harrison Jones, Jason Hall, Luke Brown, Michaela Sheppard, Natalie Pidgeon and Tegan Cairns.

 

They competed in a total of 13 races over the three days. Everyone swam well with a number on pb's in this long course event.

 

Well done to all swimmers.

 

Chippenham results (times and placing) can be found in the results section or using the link below;

http://www.chippenhamasc.org.uk/images/eventresults/regional_2017_v2.pdf