Club News:

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)

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

Trowbridge Open Meet

 

Chippenham ASC had 14 swimmers attend the Trowbridge Level 4 open meet, held at Clarendon College pool on 1st May.

Trowbridge ASC offered 25m, 50m and 100m events in all strokes over 3 sessions. It was an extremely busy and well supported open meet.

Chippenham's 14 swimmers swam a total of 113 races and won a staggering 62 medals (20 gold, 22 silver and 20 bronze). Also many new PB's were achieved.

 

Well done to all swimmers.

British Para-Swimming International Meet 2017

 

Chippenham ASC had Jamie Edwards competing in the British Para-Swimming International Meet 2017, held in Sheffield on 27th-30th April.  

This was a great experience for Jamie being around the International and GB Swimmers, the amazing atmosphere, and watching the new talent being selected for the GB team.

Races at British Swimming Competitions for S14 swimmers are only 100m Breaststroke, 200m IM, 200m Freestyle, 100m Backstroke and just introduced at this meet 100m Butterfly. Swimmers with the S14 classification can swim in 50m, 100m and 400m Freestyle heats but are not allowed through to the finals.

There were 3 finals in each event, 2 world class and 1 British.  To go through to the World class finals the swimmer has to have an IPC classification (which you get if you are in the GB Team). The British finals were for the GB club swimmers. All races were Multi-Classification and results were by Disability Points.

Jamie competed in a total of 7 races and swam an incredible 5 PB's. A great achievement at such a world class event in a long course pool. Jamie made 2 British finals; 200m IM and 100m Backstroke. He won a bronze medal in 100m Backstroke, amazing!

Congratulations Jamie!

Results from Saturday Nights Gala at Trowbridge - Round 1

51% of swims were pbs (highlighted green)

5 x firsts

16 x seconds

18 x thirds

11 x forth

0 DQs

Points on the night:

    1. Bradford on Avon   [138]
    2. Salisbury [121]
    3. Trowbridge [126]
    4. Chippenham [115]

Swindon Swim Squad Open Meet

 

Swindon Swim Squad held a Level 4 open meet at The Link Centre, Swindon, on 23rd April. Chippenham ASC had a small team of 6 swimmers attend and it was a first open meet for 3 of the team.  The swimmers ranged in age from 8 to 12 and they competed in a total of 28 races.

The swimmers competed well at this busy open meet and awards were given to the top 6 swimmers with medals for the top 3 in each age group. Any PBs were rewarded with a lolly which went down very well with the participants. The team won an impressive 9 gold medals and many PBs were also swam.

Darren Hall and Sue Edwards very kindly gave up their time to officiate even though their own children were not swimming. Tegan Cairns also gave up her time to help the team managers with the young team, providing them with valuable support and advice.

 

Well done to all swimmers.

Taunton Deane/Exeter open meet

 

Chippenham ASC had 3 swimmers attend the Taunton Deane/Exeter open meet, held at Millfield school, on 14th to 16th April. 

 

This was a long course event and great experience for the swimmers ahead of the regional competitions next month. All the swimmers swam well and competed in a total of 15 events. Jamie Edwards won gold medals in the multi-class, S14 category, in all 4 races he took part in.

 

Well done to all swimmers.

Calne Open Meet

 

Chippenham ASC had 10 swimmers attend the Calne open meet held at Calne Leisure Centre on 8th and 9th April. This was one of the last opportunities to obtain regional qualifying times. 

 

They swam in 53 events and secured an impressive 36 medals (15 gold, 14 silver and 7 bronze).  In addition, they also came away with 9 regional consideration times and 6 regional entry times.  They were;

 

Katie Butcher -  Regional consideration time - 100m Butterfly

                                                                        -  50m Backstroke

                           Regional entry time              - 50m Butterfly

                                                                        - 100m Backstroke

 

Ella Parker - Regional consideration time      - 200m Breaststroke

                                                                        -  200m Backstroke

                                                                        - 100m Backstroke

                             Regional entry time           - 50m Butterfly

                                                                        - 200m Butterfly

 

Ethan Garrett - Regional consideration time - 100m Butterfly

 

Jason Hall - Regional consideration time       - 50m Breaststroke

 

Harrison Jones - Regional consideration time - 50m Backstroke

                                                                         - 200m IM

 

Jamie Edwards - S14 - Regional entry time    - 200m Freestyle

                                                                         - 100m Backstroke

                      

Well done to all swimmers.

City of Wells long course open meet

 

Chippenham ASC had 2 swimmers attend the City of Wells long course open meet held at Millfield School on 8th & 9th April. 

 

They swam a total of 10 events and secured an impressive 5 medals (1 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze).  This was a great experience of swimming in a long course event. Each swimmer also secured a regional consideration time;

 

Louis Nicholls - regional consideration - 200m Freestyle 

Adam Graham - regional consideration - 50m Breaststroke

 

Well done to both swimmers.

South Area Spring Para-swimming Event

 

South Area Spring Para-swimming Event was held on 12th March, at Horfield Pool, in Bristol.  The competition is open to Para-swimmers from all over the South of England and the West Midlands. Chippenham ASC had Jamie Edwards compete at this competition. Jamie raced in all four strokes over 100m and won 2 medals, 1 silver and 1 bronze, a great achievement. His results were;

100m Backstroke      2nd - Silver Medal        (2nd position in British Disability Points)

100m Breaststroke    6th                                 (5th position in BDP)

100m Butterfly          3rd - Bronze Medal       (3rd position in BDP)

100m Freestyle         5th                                  (5th position in BDP)

Well done Jamie, great results.

The next big event for Jamie is at the end of April, he has entered into the British International Para-swimming competition at Sheffield.  Jamie has qualified for all 8 races open to him. Good luck Jamie.

Wiltshire County Championship and Age Group Sprints 2017

 

Wiltshire County Championship and Age Group sprints were held on Sunday 12th March at Milton Road, Swindon. There were a total of 8 races, one length in the 36.67 yard 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 48 medals (14 golds, 19 silver and 15 bronze), over the different age groups. 

 

Also Chippenham ASC had swimmers who placed in the Junior Championship (aged 15 and under). They won a total of 12 medals (3 gold - Junior Champions, 4 silver, 1 bronze, 3 fourth places and 1 fifth place).

For the overall championship, the fastest 5 competitors (regardless of age) swam again for a chance to win the county championship in that stroke. Chippenham were represented in some of the 8 championship races. The swimmers were rewarded with 1 gold medal and Championship Title, 2 bronze medals, 2 fourth places and 1 fifth place.

 

Well done to all swimmers.

 

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

Swindon Dolphins open meet

 

Swindon Dolphins held an open meet on 4th and 5th March at the Link Centre, Swindon. Chippenham ASC had 10 swimmers take part and they entered a total of 37 races. The swimmers achieved an impressive medal haul of 24: 7 gold, 12 silver and 5 bronze. 

Some swimmers were also hoping to achieve Regional consideration and entry times ahead of the closing dates next month. The Regional times achieved were;

 

Regional Consideration Times

 

Amelie Bartlett           - 100m Breaststroke

Louis Nicholls             - 200m Freestyle

Amy Gibbons              - 100m Backstroke

                                        200m Breaststroke

Harrison Jones            - 400m IM

Natalie Pidgeon           - 200m Breaststroke

 

Regional Entry Times

 

Amy Gibbons              - 100m Breaststroke

 

This was Amelie Bartlett's and Louis Nicholls' first Regional Consideration Times.

Officials from Chippenham ASC were Sue Edwards, Lindsay Gibbons and Darren Hall. The team managers were Lyn Cairns, Gary Brown and Rachel Nicholls.

Well done to all swimmers.

Wiltshire County Masters Competition 2017 - Round 1

 

Block 1 of the Wiltshire County Masters Competition was held on 18th February 2017 at The Link Centre, Swindon.

Chippenham ASC had a team of 8 people that took part, they were;

Bryony Cairns, Emma Holloway, Cameron Perkins, Matt Hare, Peter Holden, Matt Cruse, Jack Cook and Shaun Cairns.

 

It was a first time appearance in the masters competition for Bryony and Cameron. The team entered 21 races on the night with a target of placing (1st, 2nd or 3rd) in 13 of the races. The team had fantastic results and placed in 20 events, winning 6 golds, 8 silver and 6 bronze medals. These amazing results meant that they scored 40 points (the most the team has ever scored in one night) and also finished clear in 4th place, the best result so far for the team.

 

Individual and team medals were won in the following races;

Peter Holden: Gold 50m Backstroke & 25m Breaststroke, Silver 100m Butterfly.

Matt Cruse: Gold 100m Butterfly, Silver 50m Backstroke, Bronze 25m Breaststroke & 100m Freestyle.

Emma Holloway: Gold 100m Freestyle, Silver 100m Butterfly.

Matt Hare: Gold 100m Butterfly, Bronze 25m Breaststroke.

Jack Cook: Gold 100m Freestyle.

Cameron Perkins: Silver 25m Breaststroke & 100m Freestyle.

Bryony Cairns: Silver 25m Breaststroke.

Shaun Cairns: Bronze 50m Backstroke & 25m Breaststroke.

Relays: Silver 120-159 years 4x2 Mixed Medley 

(E. Holloway, S. Cairns, B. Cairns & J.Cook) 

Silver 72-99 years 4x2 Mixed Freestyle 

(B.Cairns, E. Holloway, M.Cruse & J.Cook)

Bronze 120-159 years 4x1 Men’s Medley 

(M. Hare, S. Cairns, M. Cruse & J. Cook)

 

Well done to the whole team for a fantastic result and good luck in the next round.

 

Full results can be found at;

http://www.wiltshireswimming.co.uk/?page_id=78

Wiltshire County Masters Competition 2017 - Round 2

 

The 2nd Round of Wiltshire Masters County Championships was on 3rd June; Chippenham finished 5th on the night with 23 points and are now 5th in the overall standings with 63 points just 3 points behind Bradford on Avon heading in to the final round in October at Salisbury. Chippenham swimmers competed in 21 individual events and 4 relays and won 2 golds, 5 silvers and 7 bronze, and 5 club records were broken/set. We also had first swims at Masters from Amy Hall and our oldest swimmer Malcolm Cruse (60 years old)
 
Jack Cook won gold in 50m Butterfly and 25m Freestyle
Matthew Cruse won silver in 100m Backstroke and bronze in 25m Freestyle and 100m Breaststroke
Amy Hall won silver in 25m Freestyle and bronze in 50m Butterfly
Matt Hare won silver in 50m Butterfly
Sally Mann won silver in 25m Freestyle
Malcolm Cruse won silver in 25m Freestyle
Shaun Cairns won bronze in 100m Backstroke
Bryony Cairns won Bronze in 100m Breaststroke
 
The 120-159years Men’s 100m Freestyle relay team of Shaun, Matt, Matthew and Jack took bronze
The 160-199years Men’s 100m Medley relay team of Malcolm, Shaun, Matt and Jack took Bronze.
 
Chippenham now has 3 swimmers qualified for 13 events at the Masters World Championships and 10 swimmers qualified for 87 events at the Masters National Championships.

 

Full results can be found at;

http://www.wiltshireswimming.co.uk/?page_id=78

Wiltshire Championship 2017

 

Wiltshire County Competition was held at the Link Centre, Swindon on 22nd January, 4th and 5th of February 2017.

Chippenham ASC had a large team of 24 swimmers that qualified and competed at this event, they were;

Abbie Cross, Adam Graham, Amy Gibbons, Bryony Cairns, Cameron Perkins, Ella Parker, Emma Holloway, Ethan Garrett, Finley Shorland, Flo Ellis, Harrison Jacomb, Harrison Jones, Jamie Edwards, James Tucker, Jason Hall, Joe Newman, Katharine Sheppard, Luke Brown, Maddy Lavelle, Matt Hardick, Michaela Sheppard, Natalie Pidgeon, 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 3 age groups; 14 year olds, 15 year olds and 16 years and over, in all the 50m and 100m events. The fastest 6 swimmers in each of these 3 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 (14 and 15 year olds) championships or open championships (fastest 6 swimmers of any age) they were;

Amy Gibbons               100m IM - Bronze Medal and 6th place junior champion

                                       200m Breaststroke - 4th place junior champion 

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

                                       200m Freestyle - Gold Medal and 5th place junior champion 

                                       100m Breaststroke - finished 4th

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

                                       200m Backstroke - 6th place junior champion

                                       400m IM - Gold Medal

                                       1st place junior champion and 6th place open champion

                                       50m Breaststroke - finished 4th

                                       200m Butterfly - Silver Medal and 3rd junior champion

                                       100m Backstroke - finished 4th

                                       50m Butterfly - Gold Medal and 5th junior champion

                                       200m IM - Silver Medal and 3rd place junior champion

Ella Parker                   100m IM - finished 6th

                                       100m Butterfly - Silver Medal and 4th place junior champion

                                       50m Backstroke - finished 5th

Rachel Wrench             200m Butterfly - Gold Medal and 2nd place junior champion

                                       50m Butterfly - finished 5th

Michaela Sheppard     100m IM - finished 4th

                                       50m Freestyle - finished 4th

                                       50m Backstroke - finished 4th

                                       400m Freestyle - Bronze Medal

                                       200m Backstroke - Gold Medal and 3rd place junior champion 

                                       100m Freestyle - finished 5th

                                       50m Breaststroke - finished 5th

                                       100m Backstroke - Silver Medal and 4th place junior champion

Katharine Sheppard    100m Butterfly - Silver Medal

                                       50m Backstroke - Bronze Medal

                                       200m Freestyle - Gold Medal

                                       200m Backstroke - Bronze Medal

                                       100m Backstroke - finished 4th

                                       50m Butterfly - Silver Medal

Tegan Cairns                200m Butterfly - Bronze Medal

Natalie Pigeon              50m Breaststroke - Bronze Medal

                                       200m IM - Bronze Medal  

             

Bryony Cairns             100m Breaststroke - Bronze Medal

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

Emma Holloway         200m Freestyle - Silver Medal

Harrison Jacomb        50m Freestyle - finished 4th

                                     100m Backstroke - finished 6th

                                     100m Freestyle - finished 6th

Matt Hardick             100m IM - Bronze Medal and 4th place junior champion

                                     200m Breaststroke - Silver Medal

                                     2nd place junior champion and 4th place open champion 

                                     100m Breaststroke - Silver Medal

                                     2nd place junior champion and 5th place open champion

                                     200m IM - Silver Medal and 4th place junior champion

                                     50m Breaststroke - Silver medal and 2nd place junior champion

Luke Brown                200m Backstroke - Bronze Medal

Jamie Edwards            200m Backstroke - Bronze Medal

                                      100m Backstroke - Bronze Medal

      Category 14            100m Butterfly - Silver Medal

                                      50m Backstroke - Gold Medal

                                      100m IM - Silver Medal

                                      50m Freestyle - Gold Medal

                                      200m Freestyle - Silver Medal

                                      200m Backstroke - Gold Medal

                                      100m Breaststroke - Silver Medal

                                      400m Freestyle - Silver Medal

                                      100m Backstroke - Gold Medal

                                      50m Butterfly - Gold Medal

                                      200m IM - Silver Medal

                                      100m Freestyle - Silver Medal

                                      50m Breaststroke - Gold Medal

Harrison Jones            50m Backstroke - Silver Medal 

                                      200m Backstroke - Gold Medal and 4th place open champion

                                      400m IM - Gold Medal and 5th place open champion

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

                                      200m Butterfly - Gold Medal and 5th place open champion

James Tucker              50m Freestyle - Gold Medal and 2nd place open champion

                                     100m Freestyle - Silver Medal

                                     50m Breaststroke - Bronze Medal and 3rd place open champion

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

Amy Gibbons          Regional Entry Time -              100m Breaststroke

                                                                                    400m IM

                                  Regional Consideration Time - 200m Breaststroke

                                                                                    100m Butterfly

                                                                                     50m Breaststroke

                                                                                     200m Butterfly

                                                                                     50m Butterfly

                                                                                     200m IM

Ella Parker              Regional Entry Time -               100m Butterfly

                                  Regional Consideration Time -  50m Backstroke

Rachel Wrench        Regional Consideration Time -   200m Butterfly

Michaela Sheppard  Regional Consideration Time - 50m Backstroke

                                                                                     100m Backstroke

Natalie Pidgeon        Regional Consideration Time - 50m Breaststroke

Harrison Jacomb     Regional Consideration Time - 50m Freestyle

Matt Hardick           Regional Entry Time -              200m Breaststroke

                                                                                    100m Breaststroke

                                                                                    200m IM

                                                                                    50m Breaststroke

Harrison Jones        Regional Consideration Time - 50m Backstroke

                                                                                

James Tucker          Regional Consideration Time - 50m Breaststroke

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 2017

 

Wiltshire Championship and Age Group Long Distance Competition was held at the Five Rivers Leisure Centre, Salisbury on Saturday 28th January 2017.

Chippenham ASC had 9 swimmers that qualified and took part at the event, they were;

Katie Butcher, Flo Ellis, Rachel Wrench, Ella Parker, Amy Gibbons, Tegan Cairns, Luke Brown, Jamie Edwards 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 5 PB's over the day.

Chippenham won a total of 5 medals (1 Gold, 2 Silver and 2 Bronze). Also a placing in the girls Junior Championship, a placing in the mens Championship and a Regional Consideration Time. The medal winners were;

Amy Gibbons      - Bronze in 14 year old age group 

                             - 7th in the junior championship

Luke Brown        - Silver in 16 year old age group

                             - 8th in the Championship

                             - Regional Consideration Time

Jamie Edwards   - Silver in 17/18 year old age group

                             - Gold in S14 category

Harrison Jones   - Bronze in 17/18 year age group

 

Well done to all swimmers that took part.

County Age Group Competition 2017

 

Wiltshire County Age Group Competition was held at the link centre, Swindon on 14th, 15th and 21st of January 2017.

Chippenham ASC had 10 swimmers that qualified and competed at this event, they were;

Jack Chappell, James Wrench, Peter Weston-Burt, Louis Nicholls, Holly Parker, Isabelle Chappell, Maddy Elliott, Amelie Bartlett, Katie Butcher and Niamh Irvin.

The swimmers swam a total of 91 races (not including finals) over the 3 days. Wiltshire ASA ran finals again this year 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 events they were;

Peter Weston-Burt    100m Breaststroke - finished 5th

Maddy Elliott              50m Butterfly - finished 3rd - Bronze Medal

                                    100m Butterfly - finished 1st - Gold Medal

                                    100m IM - finished 5th

                                    200m IM - finished 3rd - Bronze Medal

                                    50m Freestyle - finished 5th

                                    200m Freestyle - finished 3rd - Bronze Medal

                                    400m Freestyle - finished 3rd - Bronze Medal

Louis Nicholls           50m Backstroke - finished 4th

                                   100m Backstroke - finished 4th

                                    50m Freestyle - finished 6th

Amelie Bartlett          100m Breaststroke - finished 4th

Holly Parker               50m Backstroke - finished 4th

Isabelle Chappell       200m Butterfly - finished 3rd - Bronze Medal

Katie Butcher             50m Backstroke - finished 2nd - Silver Medal

                                    100m Backstroke - finished 3rd - Bronze Medal

                                    200m Backstroke - finished 3rd - Bronze Medal

Niamh Irwin                50m Backstroke - finished 6th

 

A fantastic total of 9 Medals were won over the 3 days (1 Gold, 1 Silver and 7 Bronze).

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

Katie Butcher - Regional Qualifying Time -       50m Backstroke

                          Regional Consideration Time - 100m Backstroke

                                                                            200m Backstroke

Niamh Irwin -    Regional Consideration Time - 100m Butterfly

                                                                            200m Butterfly

                                                                            50m Backstroke

 

Well done to all swimmers.

 

Full results can be found at;

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

 

 

 

 

Swindon Dolphins open meet

 

Swindon Dolphins held a level 3 open meet, on 19th & 20th November at The Link Centre, Swindon. Chippenham ASC had a team of 13 swimmers attend this busy open meet. CASC secured 21 medals (9 gold, 5 silver and 7 bronze) from 56 swims. Also many County Qualifying Times were achieved.

 

Well done to all swimmers!

 

 

Calne Alpha Open Meet

 

Calne Alpha held an open meet at Calne leisure centre on 5th & 6th November 2016. It was a very busy open meet with many Wiltshire clubs attending. Tigersharks, Swindon Dolphins and Calne all had a large team of swimmers. Chippenham ASC also had a large team of 17 swimmers attend, ranging in age from 10 years to 26 years.  They swam a total of 103 races and between them they secured 29 medals – 12 gold, 9 silver and 8 bronze.  Many County Qualifying Times and PB's were secured.

Well done to all swimmers.

 

 

Marlborough Penguins open meet

 

 

 

Marlborough Penguins held an open meet on 29th & 30th October, at Marlborough College. This was Marlborough Penguins first ever open meet.  Chippenham ASC only had a small team of 6 swimmers attend and it was a first open meet for Peter Weston-Burt. The Chippenham swimmers competed in a total of 32 swims and secured 13 medals (7 gold, 3 silver and 3 bronze).

 

Well done to all swimmers.