Staffs Counties 2016

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Masters Championships

8 Masters from WSC headed up to Stafford on Saturday to compete in the Staffordshire County Championships. (Justine, Diane, Rob, Simon, Ian H, Lionel, Ian D and Adrian).   A full day of events saw some fantastic swims from all the team with lots of PB’s, medals, Staffs Championship Titles and even some Masters records broken.  There was great team spirit and support on poolside, all watching and cheering each other on.  Some of the team surprising themselves with their great times, especially as it was the first time they have competed in ‘many’ years!  Both the morning and afternoon sessions were finished off with a very exciting men’s relay team (Ian H, Rob, Simon & Lionel). The boys all swam fantastic, bringing back the Gold medal in both the medley and freestyle events.  

It was a very successful day with a fantastic tally of medals, Championship Titles and Staffs records broken :

 13 Gold,  7  Silver,  8  Bronze,  21 Staffordshire Championship Titles,  4  Staffordshire Records broken.

 Full results can be found here

Big thanks to Tim for attending as team manager and showing his support.

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Weekend 3

Great results for WSC in the county Championship aggregate trophies. These are calculated on the number of points scored. SENIOR LADIES CHAMPIONS, runners up in the Men’s senior championship and runners up in the Ladies age group championship. We were also the runners up in the most improved club. We won this last year and it is based on how many points you improved from last year so 2nd is quite an achievement and one of only 4 clubs who gain more points than last year. Overall we scored more points than any other club at the championships. Well done swimmers you should be very proud of yourselves.

 

Weekend 2

Day 5 county Championships. Well I thought the first weekend was great but today was simply fantastic. It started well with championship titles for Ben and Kane in the 200 free and then simply got better and better.  I lost count of the amount of our swimmers on the podium today and the number of finalists and medallists in the age groups. The three things that really stood out for me were firstly finding out Ben Roberts broke the championship record for 100 free the first weekend then broke the 50m fly championship record today and the 200 free age group record. Secondly Lauren Swift smashing her PB in every event she swam in today make the final for the 200 and 50 breaststroke, then breaking her PB’ s again. All that in her first county Championships.  Finally one of my proudest moments as a coach was 4 of our swimmers making the 50m championship finals with another swimmer as first reserve. In the final we came away with the senior championship title ( and new record) and a bronze then first second and third place in the Junior Championship.  Absolutely fantastic!  I just can’t tell you how well each and every swimmers performed with some huge personal best times.  I am immensely proud of each and everyone of them.
More of the same tomorrow please. Adam

Jnr Champs 50m Fly

Snr Champs 50m Fly

 

Weekend 1

Well what a fantastic first weekend at Staffs County Championships.  I am not going to go through every winner as this post would be more like war and peace. We have been very well represented in both the championship and age group finals with as many as four Wolverhampton swimmers in some of the Championship finals have won numerous medals and to give you an example Matt has won 16 medals to date. In total by my reckoning with both Senior and Junior Championship titles we have won at least 12 trophies in this first weekend not to mention 2nd and 3rd place podium spots. There have been numerous personal best times and lots of regional championship qualification times achieved.

The Swimmers have done Wolverhampton Swimming Club very proud and as Head Coach I feel extremely proud to be part of it. All the hard work is paying off. Big thank you to Tim and Corrina who have worked tirelessly this weekend and to all the parents for showing your support. Well done everyone! Adam

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