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Results from Saturday Nights Gala at Trowbridge - Round 1

51% of swims were pbs (highlighted green)

5 x firsts

16x 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]

 

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]
 

 

We will remain in Div 2 next year.

 

English Nationals, held at Ponds Forge in Sheffield,

 

Congratulation to James Edwards and Matthew Hardick at the English Nationals at Sheffield

James Edwards has swam brilliantly and taken 3 medals:

100m Back - Silver
100m Fly - Silver
50m Free - Bronze

plus 4 other finals:

400m Free - 7th place in the final
200m Free - 5th place in the final
200m IM - 6th place in the final
100m Free  5th in the final

plus

100m Breast - 11th overall

Matt swam well in the 100m Breast, but was just off his entry time.

 

 

 

Swindon Dolphins Open Meet
 
Swindon Dolphins held their end of season open meet at The Link Centre, Swindon on 30th and 31st of July.

This was a diverse meet with teams from outside the region (Birmingham, Leicester, Hatfield, Enfield, Stratford, Berkshire, Bournemouth, St Ives, Hackney and South Dorset) in addition to the usual local clubs participating.  Chippenham ASC had a small team of 9 swimmers attend and they swam a total of 45 events over the 2 days.  It was a successful weekend with a total of 24 medals won by the team - 13 gold, 7 silver and 4 bronze. Also 28 swims were PB's.

 

Well done to all swimmers.

 


Tigersharks Non National Qualifier open meet

Chippenham ASC had 11 swimmers at the Tigersharks Non National Qualifier open meet on 23rd and 24th July at The Link Centre, Swindon. This was a fairly quiet open meet, the swimmers swam a total of 46 races and in over half of these they won medals! The swimmers won 25 medals (12 gold, 8 silver and 5 bronze).

 

Team Managers were Gary Brown, Gary Barnett, Nicky Butcher and Lyn Cairns.

Officials were Scott Garrett, Helen Sheppard and Darren Hall (who kindly attended even though neither Amy nor Jason were swimming).

 

Well done to all swimmers.

 

Wiltshire County Sprint Day

Chippenham had a large team of 32 swimmers who qualified and swam at the Wiltshire County Sprint Day on Sunday 10th July at Milton Road, Swindon.

It was an amazingly successful day with Chippenham bringing home a total of 44 medals (13 golds, 11 silver and 10 bronze), over the different age groups.
Chippenham had swimmers who placed in the junior championship (aged 15 and under). They won a total of 10 medals (3 gold - Junior champions, 1 silver, 2 bronze, 2 fourth places, 1 fifth place and 1 sixth place).
For the overall Championship, the fastest 5 competitors (regardless of age) swam again for a chance to win the Championship in that stroke. Chippenham were strongly represented in the 8 championship races. The swimmers were rewarded with 1 gold medal and championship title, 4 silver medals, 3 bronze medals, 2 fourth places and 5 fifth places.
 
A very rewarding day, well done to all swimmers.
 

Chippenham had a strong team of 14 swimmers who qualified to enter the ASA South West Region Fast 5 Competition on Sunday 3rd July at GL1 Leisure Centre, Gloucester.  The swimmers were;

Niamh Irwin, Katie Butcher, Rachel Wrench, Amy Gibbons, Ella Parker, Megan Wright, Michaela Sheppard, Tegan Cairns, Amy Hall, Luke Brown, Jamie Edwards, Harrison Jones, James Tucker and Matt Hare.
 
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.  Chippenham ASC had a number of top 10 swimmers in their age group;
 
James Tucker - 3rd overall in age group
Michaela Sheppard - 4th overall in age group
Amy Hall - 4th overall in age group
Matt Hare - 6th overall in age group
Luke Brown - 8th overall in age group
Ella Parker - 9th overall in age group
Tegan Cairns - 9th overall in age group
Harrison Jones - 9th overall in age group
 
Also many PBs were swum, well done to all swimmers!

Salisbury Open Meet

 

Chippenham ASC had 4 swimmers attending the Salisbury open meet on Sunday 5th June at The Five Rivers Leisure Centre. They were;

Jack Chappell, Louis Nicholls, Amy Gibbons and Jamie Edwards.

They had a busy day swimming a total of 27 races, but were rewarded with 12 medals! 2 gold, 5 silver and 5 bronze. They also achieved a total of 17 PBs.

Well done to all swimmers.

 

 

Wiltshire ASA Masters Championships

 

Chippenham ASC had 7 swimmers enter round two of the Wiltshire ASA Masters Championships held at Trowbridge on Saturday 4th June.

 

They were;

Matt Hare, Peter Holden, Ben Holloway, Sally-Ann Mann, Matt Cruse, Jack Cook and Shaun Cairns.

 

Congratulations to them all on making this Wiltshire Masters Championship the most successful Masters Championships Chippenham has attended. Not only did Chippenham enter a record 22 events, but they brought home a record 15 medals, as well as setting/breaking 9 Club Masters Records.

 

The medals won were;

 

Gold

Jack Cook – 25m Frontcrawl Overall Champion and Age Group 

Matt Hare – 100m Backstroke Age Group

Matt Cruse – 50m Butterfly Age Group 

Jack Cook – 50m Butterfly Age Group

Matt Hare – 25m Frontcrawl Age Group 

Matt Cruse – 25m Frontcrawl Age Group 

Matt Cruse – 100m Breaststroke Age Group 

Men’s 120-159 4x25m Freestyle Relay (Shaun Cairns, Matt Hare, Matt Cruse, Jack Cook)

Silver

Matt Hare – 50m Butterfly Age Group 

Sally – 25m Frontcrawl Age Group 

Bronze

Peter Holden – 100m Backstroke Age Group 

Shaun Cairns – 100m Backstroke Age Group 

Peter Holden – 50m Butterfly Age Group 

Peter Holden – 25m Frontcrawl Age Group 

Peter Holden – 100m Breaststroke Age Group

 

Chippenham have now moved up to fourth in the Men’s Team scores with 58 points only 7 points behind Corsham in third. Our Women’s Team (just Sally) has moved into joint tenth place with 2 points. And our Combined Team Score is now 60 points placing us sixth in the county out of 13 teams.

 

The next Championship Block is Saturday 1st October in Salisbury which will consist of 100m IM, 50m freestyle, 25m backstroke, 25m butterfly, 50m breaststroke and hopefully a relay or two.

 

Well done to all swimmers and good luck in the next round!

 

Trowbridge May Day open meet

Chippenham ASC had a small and young team of 6 attend the Trowbridge May Day open meet held on 2nd May at Clarendon Sports Centre, Trowbridge. They were;
Beth McFadzean, Jack Blackburn, Jack Chappell, Isabelle Chappell, Lillia Barnett and Bethany Barnett.

Swimming a massive 52 races, in one day, which were a mixture of 25m, 50m and 100m they managed to secure an amazing 38 medals (14 gold, 12 silver and 12 bronze). Over 70% of their swims were also PBs so a fantastic result all round.

Well done to all swimmers.

 

 

Millfield and Taunton Deane open meet

Chippenham ASC had 2 swimmers who attended the Millfield and Taunton Deane open meet held at Millfield school on 22nd to 24th April. This was a long course (50m pool) Level 1 open meet and swimmers came from all over the south west hoping to gain national qualification.

The swimmers were Amy Gibbons and Michaela Sheppard. They swam a total of 7 races altogether some being PB's. This was their first experience of a Level 1 open meet and was a great experience that they could use to prepare themselves for their regional championship races next month.

Well done to both Amy and Michaela!

 

 

 

Swindon Swim Squad low level 4 invitational development open meet

Chippenham ASC had 5 children competing in 26 races in the Swindon Swim Squad open meet held at the Link Centre, Swindon on Sunday 17th April.

The team - aged between 8 and 10 were;
Paige Lavelle, Alisha Birkett, Beth McFadzean, Holly Parker and James Wrench.

It was the first open meet for 2 of the swimmers and everyone swam well gaining lots of PB's. Each PB entitled the swimmer to a free lolly which kept them all happy! Also there were medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd and ribbons for 4th, 5th and 6th in each age group. We won a total of 4 Bronze medals, two 4th place ribbons, two 5th place ribbons and two 6th place ribbons.
Paige and James placed in the top six in their age group in every race, a great achievement.

Well done to all swimmers.

 

Calne Alpha open meet.

It was another busy but successful weekend for Chippenham ASC at the Calne Alpha Open Meet on 9th and 10th April.

CASC had a large team of 25 swimmers competing in 101 swims over the weekend. There was a good showing of younger swimmers and at the other end of the scale the performance squad were out in force with 18 of them competing, this being their last chance to obtain Regional Qualifying Times.

An impressive 55 medals were won over the weekend! 23 gold, 17 silver and 15 bronze. Many PB's were obtained and they also managed to secure 9 Regional Consideration times and 2 Regional Entry times. These were;

Amy Gibbons - 100m Breaststroke - Regional Consideration Time.

Amy Hall – 50m Backstroke - Regional Entry Time.

George Claverley - 50m Freestyle - Regional Consideration Time.

Jack Cook - 50m Freestyle - Regional Consideration Time.

James Tucker - 100m Breaststroke - Regional Consideration Time.

Katie Butcher - 100m Backstroke - Regional Entry Time.

Luke Brown – 50m Breaststroke - Regional Consideration Time.

100m Breaststroke - Regional Consideration Time.

Natalie Pidgeon – 200m Breaststoke - Regional Consideration Time.

Niamh Irvin - 50m Butterfly - Regional Consideration Time.

Rachel Wrench – 200m Butterfly - Regional Consideration Time.

Well done to all swimmers.

Chippenham ASC had swimmers competing at the Tigersharks Spring Open Meet on 12th/13th March at the Link Centre, Swindon. It was a mixed team of younger swimmers together with performance swimmers trying to obtain Regional Qualifying Times. 

 

The swimmers had requested entry into 99 races but following a 60% oversubscription to the meet, some swimmers were unable to complete in some or all of the races they requested.  During the weekend Chippenham ASC had swimmers competing in 74 races (taking into account illness and withdrawals on the day).  

 

The swimmers managed an impressive medal haul of 7 gold, 8 silver and 10 bronze. 

 

Many PB's were achieved across the weekend and also an amazing 9 Regional Qualifying Times, 6 of which were either new or improved times. These were;

 

 Amy Hall  100m Butterfly - Regional Consideration Time.
 Harrison Jones  400m Individual Medley - Regional Consideration Time.
 Katie Butcher  100m Backstroke - Regional Consideration Time.
 Luke Brown  50m Breaststroke - Regional Consideration Time.
 Michaela Sheppard  200m Backstroke - Regional Consideration Time.
Natalie Pidgeon

 200m Breaststoke - Regional Consideration Time.
 100m Breaststroke - Regional Consideration Time.
 50m Breaststroke - Regional Consideration Time.

Rachel Wrench

 200m Butterfly - Regional Consideration Time.

                             

Well done to all swimmers!

Results from Saturday Nights Gala at Wroughton

27% of swims were pbs (highlighted green)

First in 34 events; second in 4 events; third in 1 events;  Last in no events


Points on the night:

  1. Chippenham [150]
  2. Marlborough [97]
  3. Wroughton [79]
  4. Corsham [56]

Chippenham ASC had 7 swimmers who entered Round 1 of the Wiltshire Masters Championships held on Saturday 20th February at the Link centre, Swindon.

The swimmers were;
Henry Moore, Matt Hare, Peter Holden, Shaun Cairns, Matt Cruse, George Claverley and Jack Cook.
They swam a total of 18 events and won an impressive 11 medals: 6 gold, 4 silver and 1 bronze.
 
Individual achievements were;
Henry Moore - 50m Backstroke 1st over all age groups, 100m Butterfly 2nd in age group, 100m Freestyle 6th in age group.
Matt Hare - 50m Backstroke 3rd in age group, 100m Butterfly 1st over all age groups, 25m Breaststroke 2nd in age group, 100m Freestyle 4th in age group.
Peter Holden - 50m Backstroke 5th in age group, 25m Breaststroke 1st in age group, 100m freestyle 7th in age group.
Shaun Cairns - 50m Backstroke 4th in age group, 25m Breaststroke 4th in age group, 100m Freestyle 6th in age group.
Matt Cruse - 100m Butterfly 1st in age group, 100m Freestyle 2nd in age group.
George Claverley - 100m Freestyle 1st over all age groups.
Jack Cook - 100m Freestyle 1st in age group.
Henry Moore, Shaun Cairns, Matt Hare and Jack Cook swam in the 4x1 Medley Relay and came 2nd in their age group.
 
Chippenham ASC came 7th overall with 27 points.
 
Well done to all swimmers.
Wiltshire County Age Group Championships

CASC had 15 swimmers who qualified and competed on 31st January, 6th and 7th February at the Wiltshire County Age Group Championships held at the link centre, Swindon.

The swimmers were; Isabelle Chappell, Jack Chappell, James Wrench, Maddy Elliott, Louis Nicholls, Lillia Barnett, Katie Butcher, Amy Gibbons, Adam Graham, Ella Parker, Finley Shorland, Joshua Dreelan, Madison Lavelle, Megan Wright and Rachel Wrench.

Everyone swam well over the three days with lots of personal best times achieved. The highlights of the results are;

Maddy Elliott - 100m Butterfly, finalist and 3rd in age group.
Louis Nicholls - 50m Backstroke, reserve finalist. 100m Breaststroke, reserve finalist.
Katie Butcher - 50m Backstroke, finalist and 2nd in age group. Regional Entry Time achieved. 100m Backstroke - reserve finalist, Regional Consideration Time achieved. 200m Backstroke - 3rd in age group.
Rachel Wrench - 200m Butterfly, Regional Consideration Time achieved.
Megan Wright - 100m Butterfly, finalist.
Adam Graham - 50m Breaststroke, reserve finalist.
Ella Parker - 50m Butterfly, finalist, Regional Consideration Time achieved. 100m Butterfly, finalist, Regional Entry Time achieved. 200m Butterfly, 3rd in age group, Regional Entry Time achieved. 50m Backstroke, finalist, Regional Entry Time achieved. 100m Backstroke, finalist, 3rd in age group, Regional Entry Time achieved. 200m Backstroke, Regional Consideration Time achieved. 50m Freestyle, reserve finalist. 100m Individual Medley, reserve finalist.
Amy Gibbons - 50m Breaststroke, finalist, Regional Entry Time achieved. 100m Breaststroke, finalist, Regional Consideration Time achieved. 200m Breaststroke, Regional Consideration Time achieved. 100m Individual Medley, reserve finalist.

Well done to all swimmers.
Wiltshire County Youth Championships
 
CASC had 18 swimmers competing on 16th, 17th and 30th January at the Wiltshire County Youth Championships held at the Link Centre, Swindon. 
 

The swimmers were;

Ethan Garrett, Harrison Jacomb, Michaela Sheppard, Luke Brown, Tegan Cairns, Katharine Sheppard, Abbie Cross, Amy Hall, Andrew Hare, Bryony Cairns, Harrison Jones, James Edwards, James Tucker,  Natalie Pidgeon, Ben Holloway, Emma Holloway, Jack Cook and Matt Hare.

 

Everyone swam well over the three days with lots of personal best times achieved. The highlights of the results were;

Amy Hall

100m Fly – 2nd in age group. Finalist and 5th place Senior Champion. Regional Consideration Time achieved. 100m Individual Medley – Reserve finalist. 50m Freestyle – 3rd in age group. Finalist and 4th place Senior Champion. Regional Entry Time achieved. 50m Butterfly – 2nd in age group.  Finalist and 5th place Senior Champion. 100m Freestyle – 3rd in age group. Finalist and 6th place Senior Champion. 50m Backstroke – Finalist. Regional Consideration Time achieved.

Andrew Hare

50m Breaststroke – Reserve finalist. 200m Butterfly – 3rd in age group.

Bryony Cairns

200m Freestyle – 3rd in age group. 400m Freestyle – 1st in age group. 200m Fly – 2nd in age group.

Emma Holloway

200m Freestyle – 2nd in age group. 100m Backstroke – 3rd in age group. 50m Freestyle – 2nd in age group. 400m Freestyle – 1st in age group. 100m Freestyle – 2nd in age group.

Ethan Garrett

100m Fly – Reserve finalist.

Harrison Jones

200m Backstroke – 3rd in age group. 5th place Senior Champion. 50m Backstroke – Finalist and 4th place Senior Champion. Regional Consideration Time achieved. 200m Fly – 2nd in age group.

Jack Cook

50m Freestyle – 2nd in age group. Finalist.

James Edwards

100m Individual Medley – 1st in para results. 200m Backstroke – 2nd in para results. 100m Butterfly – 1st in para results. 200m Freestyle – 2nd in para results. 100m Breaststroke – 2nd in para results. 50m Butterfly – 1st in para results. 100m Backstroke – 2nd in para results. 50m Freestyle – 1st in para results. 200m Individual Medley -  2nd in para results. 100m Freestyle  – 2nd in para results. 50m Backstroke –  1st in para results. 50m Breaststroke -  1st in para results.

James Tucker

100m Individual Medley – 3rd in age group and finalist. 50m Freestyle – Finalist. 50m Breaststroke – 1st in age group. Finalist and 2nd place Senior Champion. Regional Consideration Time achieved. AGE GROUP BEST TIME!

Katharine Sheppard

100m Butterfly – 2nd in age group and finalist. 200m Backstroke – 3rd in age group. 100m Backstroke – 3rd in age group. 50m Fly – 3rd in age group. 400m Freestyle – 1st in age group. 400m Individual Medley – 1st in age group.

Luke Brown

100m Breaststroke – Reserve finalist. 100m Backstroke – Reserve finalist. 100m Freestyle – Reserve finalist. 50m Breaststroke –  Finalist and Regional Consideration Time achieved.

Matthew Hare

200m Backstroke – 1st in age group and 6th place Senior Champion. 100m Butterfly – 3rd in age group.  Finalist and 5th place Senior Champion. 50m Butterfly – 2nd in age group. Finalist and 6th place Senior Champion. 100m Backstroke – 2nd in age group and reserve finalist. 200m Individual Medley – 2nd in age group and Regional Consideration Time achieved. 50m Backstroke – 2nd in age group. Finalist and Regional Consideration Time achieved. 200m Butterfly – 3rd in age group.

Michaela Sheppard

100m Individual Medley – Finalist. 100m Backstroke – Finalist. 50m Backstroke – Reserve finalist.

Natalie Pidgeon

100m Breaststroke – Reserve finalist. 200m Breaststroke – Regional Consideration Time achieved.

Tegan Cairns

100m Butterfly – Finalist and 6th place Junior Champion. Regional Consideration Time achieved. 100m Backstroke – Finalist and Regional Consideration Time achieved. 50m Butterfly – Reserve finalist. 200m Fly – 5th place Junior Champion. 50m Freestyle – Finalist.

 

Fantastic results, well done to all swimmers.

CASC had 10 swimmers competing at the Wiltshire County Long Distance Championships on 9th January 2016, at Marlborough College Pool. They were;
Katie Butcher, Rachel Wrench, Amy Gibbons, Ella Parker, Michaela Sheppard, Tegan Cairns, Katharine Sheppard, Bryony Cairns, Luke Brown and Harrison Jones.
It was difficult for the swimmers having only just returned to training following the Christmas two week closure.
 
The girls swam the 800m freestyle event and the boys swam the 1500m freestyle event. The results were;
  • Amy Gibbons -  2nd in 13 year age group
  • Ella Parker - 3rd in 13 year age group
  • Katharine Sheppard – 1st in 16 year age group
  • Bryony Cairns – 2nd in 17/18 year age group
  • Tegan Cairns – 8th place Junior Champion
  • Harrison Jones – 1st in 17/18 year age group

Well done to all swimmers.

Jamie had a very successful time in Manchester at the National Para Swimming Championships, held on 12th and 13th December 2015. There were lots of well known swimmers competing; Ellie Simmonds, Oli Hynd, Aaron Moores and Stephanie Millward to name a few. A World Record and a European Record were achieved and new GB Records gained.

Jamie finished in his S14 category and age group (16) in the following positions:

  • 5th 100 Breast
  • 7th 50 Freestyle
  • 7th 100 Back
  • 7th 100 Fly
  • 9th 200 IM
  • 10th 200 Freestyle

After converting his times to short course times, Jamie achieved 5 PB’s, with the exception of 200 IM. Well done Jamie!

CASC had 10 swimmers competing in the Tigersharks Distance Open Meet. Two boys competed in the 1500m freestyle event and eight girls competed in the 800m freestyle event.

CASC secured 7 medals: 1 gold, 5 silvers, 1 bronze and also achieved 9 County Qualifying Times. Every swimmer achieved a PB. 

 

Well done to all swimmers.

 

Results from Saturday Nights Gala at Calne

21% of swims were pbs (highlighted green)


Points on the night:

  1. Chippenham [173]
  2. Wotton Basset [143]
  3. Marlborough [114]
  4. Trowbridge [71]
  5. Corsham [70]