Four Seasons Report
Tuesday, 29 January 2013
FOUR SEASONS – 26th January 2013
What a good start to 2013 with us winning the Four Seasons - with first and second place very close we took the lead from Race 8 and then stayed within 10 points of Backwell the host club. We had 19 first places on the night which was outstanding.
We managed 27 PB’s for individual races with PB’s of the night going to Madeleine Hollick with an amazing 5 sec PB in the 100IM and Alex Mamuda with a 5 sec PB in the 25 fly, Charlie Stokes with a 3 sec PB in 100IM and Josh Linton with 3 sec PB in the 50 breast.
We dominated in the relays with the 9U girls relay team Francesca, Saskia, Catherine and Lulu, the 11U girls Lola, Alysia, Maddie and Grace, the 11U boys Oliver, Archie, Tom and Jacob and 12U boys Jacob, Josh, Joe and Charlie all winning both their relays.
Thank you to the 11U girls who swam their relay and then raced back to the start to then do the 12U relay as well nothing like getting lots of swims in!!!!!
Thank you to all the helpers on the night and to Jayne for a superb first gala of getting the swimmers to their races.
Well done Team.
Bristol Henleaze 199
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 29 January 2013 )
Mini Series Report Round 1 2013
Wednesday, 13 February 2013
A great start to the 2013 mini series season by the team coming 2nd with a great performance throughout. Our competition for the open meet was BishopCentral and we fought till the end and just missed out, but with a strong performance the 2nd round is looking very promising.
Ellen O'Regan kick started the whole gala for henleaze with a 2.09 sec PB and not just that but the 1st win of the night! Giving us a good start for the gala! No one ever want's to open the gala with 1st race so to win is an incredible achievement.
One swimmer who is performing to their top level at every gala including this one is Sam Marshall. He opened the gala for the boys with the 100im producing an incredible 4.44 second PB which was reflected in the race with an excellent swim. Well deserved Sam!! Sam yet again continued his form and produced another PB 34 races later in the 50fly with a 3.03 PB which really helped us chase down central.
For the next 2 IM's for the 12 and under, Oriana Munden produce an incredible 4.00 second PB and with Archie Watts also getting a 1.21 PB. In the first 4 races the team managed 21 points out of 24! Which is an incredible start with 11 seconds worth of PB's done already! Archie also went onto get a 2.77 second PB in his 25 fly as well.
In total the club had 20 Pb's throughout the gala which is something to be proud of and give us motivation to go onto the next round. Maddie Hollick swam 50 back twice and gained 2 Pb's with the best being 1.62, she won her race from the start with an amazing under water phase giving her at least a metre on the start and the turn giving her the win easily!
Overall a massive well done to the swimmers for their races and swimming with some great pb's! Also thank you to all the helpers! And now we can turn our attention to the 2nd round seeking our 1st win for the 2013 season!
Last Updated ( Friday, 06 June 2014 )
Gloucester Blocks - the story so far
Thursday, 21 February 2013
The Gloucester County Champs (Blocks) run from mid-January through to the end of March and we have a huge number of swimmers that have qualified to enter from the club this year. This in itself is a huge achievement, regardless of whether medals are won or not.
All of our swimmers should be congratulated on their performances and conduct in and out of the pool and also for the high percentage of PB’s they have delivered so far. We are very proud of every one of them.
The distance events take up the first two weekends and consist of the 800M (32L) and 1500M (60L) freestyle races for both boys and girls.
The medallists were as follows:-
1 gold medal:
Rory Maxwell in the 12 year old age group with a time of 11:13.33 for the 800 free.
5th place - Alysia Maestri in a time of 11:33:56 for the 800 free in the 11 year old age group - and she was still only 10 at the time!
* Oriana Munden just missed out on a medal to finish 9th in a time of 11:51:29 for the 800 free
1 bronze medal: Rory Maxwell in a time of 21:06.58 for the 1500 free.
The weekend of 9th and 10th February saw some great swims from both the boys and the girls:-
2 silver medals:
Both went to Matt Eskell in the 17 year old age group with a 33.46 in the 50 breast and a 2.23.43 in the 200 fly
3 bronze medals: Archie Watts in the 12 year old age group swam a 40.79 in the 50 breast and a 2.50.41 in the 200 IM. Matt Eskell swam a 27.36 in the 50 fly
4th places - 2 : Jono Dixon in the 17 year old age group for the 200 fly with 2.29.74 and Matt Eskell in the 50 back in 29.91
5th places – 4 : Jono Dixon with a 28.25 in the 50 fly, Matt Eskell with a 1.06.33 in the 100 IM, Rory Maxwell with 2.31.62 in the 200 free and Archie Watts with 35.96 in the 50 fly
6th places - 2 : Jono Dixon with a 1.07.41 in the 100 IM and Matt Eskell with a 26.70 in the 50 free
7th places - 4 : Will Darby in the 16 year old age group with a 31.64 in the 50 back, Jono Dixon in the 50 free with a time of 26.83, Matt Eskell in the final of the 200 fly with a 2.21.86, 1.57s faster than in his heat! Charlie Stokes swam a 31.51 in the 50 free
8th places - 2 : Sam Marshall in the 13 year old age group with a 29.57 in the 50 free and 39.69 for the 50 breast
The girls had a great weekend with a total of 23 medals with 39 PBs across 55 races. Abi Bowring not surprisingly got through to the finals in both her races of 200 Fly (2nd) and 400 IM (2nd) and Maddie Nairn did brilliantly to come 7th in the Final for 50 Breast. Other notable races were Alysia Maestri for her 50 free at 31.04 and Oriana Munden for her amazing performance at 400IM to come 3rd having raced this beast of a race for first time, just missing out on silver in a very close race with a time of 6.15.79 with her cap coming off in the last 50m … not a race for the faint hearted as the swimmers were stroke for stroke in the last 50 metres and managed to result in Dan Munden losing his voice! There were great swims from all, many attending their first ever Gloucester Blocks and quite a few swimming at an age less than their age group due to the age as of dates set by Gloucester County.
2 gold medals:
Abi Bowring for 200 Fly Age Group with time of 2.28.30 and Alysia Maestri for 50 free with 31.04 PB time
4 silver medals: 2 for Abi Bowring with silver for 400IM age group and then silver for the 400 IM Final with a time of 5.04.55 and Abi retains the CW Webb Cup. Alysia got silver for 50 breast with PB of 40.44. Finally, Laura Waters had a brilliant race in the 10 year olds age group picking up silver for 50 fly at 40.54
4 bronze medals: Maddie Nairn in the 14 year old age group for 50 breast with 37.22, Ellen O’Regan in the 13 year old age group also for 50 breast at 39.50. Oriana Munden got bronze for 50 fly for the 11 year old age group with 36.77 and another bronze for 400IM at 6.15.79 and a huge 23s PB
4th places – 2 : Abi Bowring for a brilliant 200 Fly Final in 2.27.18 and Alysia Maestri in the 200IM with 2.57.01
5th places – 3 : Maddie Nairn for the 100IM in 1.12.13, Laura Waters for 50 Free in 35.57 and Alysia Maestri for the 200 Free in 2.33.34
6th places – 5: Maddie Nairn with 3 medals - 50 Back 34.00, 50 Fly at 33.88 and 50 Free at 29.17. Oriana Munden was 6th for 200IM at 2.58.60 and Alysia Maestri was 6th for 50 Fly with 37.74
7th Places – 2 : Maddie Nairn with 7th place in the 50 Breast Final at 37.67 and Oriana Munden with 7th for 50 Free at 32.65
8th place – Ellen O’Regan for 50 Back with 36.11
8 points for gold through to 1 point for an 8th place with the girls ahead of the boys at present with a total of 114 points and the boys are on 88. However, we are sure the boys will be stepping up the pace for the next weekend of this competition (2 & 3 March) and will do their best to knock the girls off the top!
Lastly as ever a big thank you to all the parents who ensure the swimmers get there on time and our helpers poolside along with those who help behind the scenes. Without this invaluable assistance these competitions would just not happen. It was great to see Marco Maestri officiating and Julie Hibbard now on board working towards her J1. Thanks to Hilary, Danny and Tina poolside for their patience and support and Andy Nairn for his excellent warm up marshalling skills!
Don’t forget to collect your cards from Hilary before 1 March and good luck to everyone competing.
Cotswold Round 2 Report
Wednesday, 27 February 2013
Cotswold league – Round 2 – Cheddar – 23rd February 2013
The relatively short trip to the town of cheese heralded a tough night of competition for Bristol Henleaze. Not only due to the all round quality of the other teams but because we were a relatively small team with many swimmers on multiple race duty – and many of these up an age group or two to boot! After holding our own and leading the way through the first half of the competition the lacking numbers and tired arms began to tell (although the heads never dropped) and we secured a solid third spot behind Cheddar and Dursley. With some excellent debut performances and many individual personal bests – highlights too many to mention – the swimmers gave their all, cheered each swim to end and really put on a proud performance. Well done team, round 3 in Minehead beckons…
Cotswold Round 3 Report and Results
Tuesday, 19 March 2013
This gala was the held at Wellington Leisure Centre and was the third of the Series of 5 galas, the final gala to be held on Saturday May 4th. In the Series there are 20 clubs from the Gloucester and Somerset area. These galas are the designed to give good club swimmers and inexperienced swimmers the chance of taking part in competition galas. At the end of first 4 rounds of the Series the total number of gala points gained by each club is calculated. The 5th round of the Series consists of three finals. The top 8 clubs swim in the A Final, the middle 6 clubs in the B Final and the bottom 6 clubs in the C Final.
This was a hard gala for us as a lot of our swimmers had to swim up into higher age groups to cover for absent swimmers due to unavailability and illness. Despite this our team at the gala on Saturday had 20 PBs from individual swims and 12 PBs in the relay splits, 3 first places and 6 second places.
There were individual wins for Will Darby in 100m 15/U backstroke and Oliver Baker in 25m11/U backstroke.
There was a relay win for Joey Brayley, Lewis Gledhill, Matthew Youngman and Max Faria in the 11/U 4x1 Freestyle team.
Individual second places for Grace Caple in the 25m11/U Freestyle, Matthew Youngman in the 11/U 25m Freestyle, Max Faria in the 11/U 25m Butterfly.and Lewis Gledhill in the 11/U 25m Breaststroke.
There were relay second places for:
Grace Caple, Leonie Milne, Francesca Gilpin and Catherine Brooke in 11/U 4x1 Medley relay.
Joey Brayley, Lewis Gledhill, Max Faria and Oliver Baker in 11/U 4x1 Medley relay
The Draft results for this gala were
Wellington 167 Points
Minehead 162 Points
Bristol Henleaze 96 Points
Cinderford 70 Points
Please note our next two Cotswold galas are Saturday 6th April at Lydney and Saturday 20th April our home gala at Keynsham.
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 19 March 2013 )
Gloucester Blocks 2nd/3rd March report
Tuesday, 19 March 2013
Well done to all swimmers who took part in the Gloucester Blocks on March 2nd and 3rd.
The girls had another successful weekend and managed a haul of 25 medals including 4 Finals and 24 PBs.
For those of you new to the Gloucester Blocks, medals are awarded to the top 8 per age group up to 14 years and top 3 for 15 and over. When you consider for some races in the 12/over category there can be as many as 40+ swimmers for the girls, getting in the top 8 is a great achievement and we did this 21 times!
If you take this a step further and actually get through to the Final in 12/over, you can see how impressive reaching the final is as this is based on time not age. BHSC got through to 4 finals through the amazing swims from Abi Bowring [15 yrs] and Maddie Nairn [14 yrs]. Abi Bowring for all 3 races she entered - 200IM [2nd], 200 Breast [3rd] and 200 Back [7th] and Maddie Nairn got through to the Final of 100 Breast coming 7th. Well done both of you.
Here’s the girls medal tally!
· 4 golds with 3 for Abi Bowring for 200IM [2.26.54], 200 Back [2.28.16] and 200 Breast [2.44.28] and Oriana Munden with gold for 200 Fly.
· 3 Sliver with Abi Bowring silver for the Final of the 200IM [2.24.04] and Maddie Nairn silver for 100 Breast at 1.20.44 and Alysia Maestri for 100 IM 1.19.24
· 4 Bronze with Abi Bowring yet again, this time for 200 Breast Final [2.42.89], Oriana Munden bronze for 100 Fly 1.25.25 and Alysia Maestri with 2 bronze for 100 Back 1.18.11 and 50 Back 36.53.
· 3 girls - 4th places with Maddie Nairn 200 Breast at 2.57.03, Oriana Munden for 100 Back at 1.21.03 and Alysia Maestri for 100 Breast 1.31.02
· 3 girls - 5th place with Oriana Munden 50 Back 38.21, Alysia Maestri for 400 Free 5.26.40 and Laura Waters for 50 Back 39.83
· 1 girl - 6th with Maddie Nairn for 100 Free at 1.03.02
· 3 girls - 7th. Abi Bowring for 200 Back Final 2.28.46, Maddie Nairn for 100 Breast Final 1.20.82 and Ellie O Regan also for 100 Breast with 1.29.44
· 4 girls - 8th – Maddie Nairn for 400 Free 4.57.81 and 200 IM 2.40.21 [2.49 PB], Oriana Munden for 100 IM 1.25.80 and Laura Waters for 100 IM 1.33.22
Abi also did brilliantly to re-claim the FB Keeble Cup for the 200 IM which she also won last year.
There was some great swimming from the boys over the weekend. Top 8 placings are as follows:-
· 2 Bronze medals: Both the 100 breaststroke: Matt Eskell [1:13.59] and Archie Watts [1:29.00]
· 4th places: Matt Eskell in the 200 breast [2:43.33], Rory Maxwell in the 400 free [5:12.46] and Archie Watts in the 100 fly [1:18.55]
· 5th places: Rory Maxwell in the 50 back [35.71] and 100 back [1:17.53] and Archie Watts in the 100IM [1:17.80]
· 6th places: Matt Eskell in the 100 free [58.19], Sam Marshall in the 100 free [1:04.59]
· 8th places: Matt Eskell in the 200IM [2:27.33], Archie Watts in the 50 back [36.45]
Matt Eskell also won the Breaststroke Stroke Award – a fantastic achievement.
There was a fantastic percentage of PB’s from both the girls and the boys over the weekend and all our swimmers deserve congratulations for their efforts.
A very big thanks again to all our pool-side helpers who gave up so many hours of their time to organise, motivate and congratulate the swimmers. Without them we wouldn’t be able to take part.
We are now looking forward to the last weekend of the blocks with the individual races on Saturday 23rd and the relays on 24th March.
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Wednesday, 20 March 2013
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Last Updated ( Friday, 14 June 2013 )
Cotswold Series 2013 Round 1 April 6th Report
Thursday, 11 April 2013
This gala was the held at Lydney Leisure Centre and was the 1st Round (rescheduled due to snow) of the Series of 5 galas, the final gala to be held on Saturday May 4th. In the Series there are 20 clubs from the Gloucester and Somerset area. These galas are the designed to give good club swimmers and inexperienced swimmers the chance of taking part in competition galas. At the end of first 4 rounds of the Series the total number of gala points gained by each club is calculated. The 5th round of the Series consists of three finals. The top 8 clubs swim in the A Final at Hutton Moore, the middle 6 clubs in the B Final at Horfield and the bottom 6 clubs in the C Final at Keynsham. At present we are 13th in the league.
This was another hard gala for us as a lot of our swimmers again had to swim up into higher age groups to cover for absent swimmers due to holidays and illness. Despite this our team at the gala on Saturday had 6 first places and 8 second places.
There were 5 individual wins for Grace Caple in the 11/U 25m freestyle, Matthew Youngman in the 11/U 25m freestyle, Will Darby in 100m the open backstroke,
Max Faria in the 11/U 25m fly, Lola Worthington in the 11/U 25m breaststroke and Joe Holliday in the11/U 25m breaststroke.
There was a relay win for Joe Holliday, Oliver Baker, Matthew Youngman and Max Faria in the 11/U 4x1 Freestyle team.
Individual second places for Will Darby in the open 100m IM and the open 100m freestyle, Eloise Molyneux-Gibbs in the 11/U 25m fly, Oliver Baker in the 11/U 25m backstroke, Sam Hewings in the 15/U 50m freestyle, Keshan De Alwis in the open 100m breaststroke and Ben Whitaker in the13/U 50m backstroke
There was a relay second places for:- Matthew Youngman, Oliver Baker, Joe Holliday and Max Faria in 11/U 4x1 Medley relay
The Draft results for this gala were
Backwell 172 Points
Clevedon 142 Points
Lydney 108 Points
Bristol Henleaze 89 Points
Please note our next gala is our home gala on Saturday 20th April at Keynsham
Leisure Centre. This the last gala before the finals on May 4th.
Last Updated ( Thursday, 11 April 2013 )
Cotswold Series R4 Report
Monday , 22rd April
This gala was the held at Keynsham Leisure Centre and was the fourth of the Series of 5 galas, the final gala to be held on Saturday May 4th. In the Series there are 20 clubs from the Gloucester and Somerset area. These galas are the designed to give good club swimmers and inexperienced swimmers the chance of taking part in competition galas. At the end of first 4 rounds of the Series the total number of gala points gained by each club is calculated. The 5th round of the Series consists of three finals. The top 8 clubs swim in the A Final, the middle 6 clubs in the B Final and the bottom 6 clubs in the C Final.
In the gala our team had 21 PBs from individual swims and first leg of relays, 2 first places and 7 second places.
There were two individual wins for Will Darby in the open 100m IM and open 100m back
There were 4 individual second places. These were for Emily Gale in the 15/U 50m back, Grace Caple in 11/U 25m back, Will Darby in the open 100m freestyle and Joe Holliday in the 11/U 25m breaststroke.
There 3 relay second places for:-
The girls 11/U 4x1 medley team of Annie Sutton, Saskia Maestri, Lucy Thornton and Grace Caple
The boys 11/U 4x1 medley team of Oliver Baker, Joe Holliday, Lewis Gledhill and Matthew Youngman
The boys 15/U 4x2 medley team of Sam Hewings, Dan Hicks, Finlo Heath and
The Draft results for the four teams in this gala were
Cirencester 182 Points
Cwmbran Otters 132 Points
Bristol North 98 Points
Bristol Henleaze 93 Points
We now move on to the finals on Saturday May 4th. Our final gala could be either
at Keynsham again or at Horfield I will let you know as soon as I do.
For the final round we can only swim those swimmers who have swam in at least one of the first four rounds.
Bristol Henleaze hosted this gala and I would like to say a big Thank-you to all 15 of our club helpers and officials who helped in the smooth running of the gala.
Cotswold C Final - Report
Thursday, 09 May 2013
This gala was the held at Keynsham Leisure Centre and was the C Final. In the Series there are 20 clubs from the Gloucester and Somerset area. These galas are the designed to give good club swimmers and inexperienced swimmers the chance of taking part in competition galas. At the end of first 4 rounds of the Series the total number of gala points gained by each club is calculated. The 5th round of the Series consists of three finals. The top 8 clubs swim in the A Final, the middle 6 clubs in the B Final and the bottom 6 clubs in the C Final. Bristol Henleaze swam 46 different swimmers over this series of galas.
The rules of this series of gala meant we could not select any of our 45 swimmers that had swum in the Division 1 National Arena galas in the last 2 years. A lot of the 20 clubs in the Cotswold league we swum against don’t have such exclusions when selecting Cotswold teams.
In the gala our team had 21 PB's from individual swims, 9 first places and 11 second places.
There were individual wins for Eloise Molyneux-Gibbs, Lucinda Larnach, Emily Gale, Will Darby, Max Faria and Grace Caple.
There was a relay wins for 3 of our teams:-
The Girls 11/U 4X1 Medley Relay Team Grace Caple, Saskia Maestri,
Eloise Molyneux-Gibbs, Catherine Brooke.
The Boys 11/U 4X1 Medley Relay Team Oliver Baker, Joe Holliday, Max Faria and Matthew Youngman
The Boys 11/U 4X1 Freestyle Team Max Faria, Oliver Baker, Matthew Youngman and
There were individual second places for Lara Coode (2) , Will Darby, Oliver Baker (2), Grace Caple (2), Eloise Molyneux-Gibbs, Lincinda Larnach and Ben Whitaker.
There was a relay second place for The Girls 11/U 4X1 Freestyle Relay Team
Eloise Molyneux-Gibbs, Catherine Brooke, Lola Worthington and Grace Caple.
The Draft results for the six teams in this gala were
Cinderford 240 Points
Lydney 218 Points
Bristol Henleaze 209 Points
Bristol North 191 Points
Bristol Penguins 68 Points
Severnside Tritons DNS
I would like to say a big Thank-you to all those 46 swimmers that swam in this series of galas, officials, parents and poolside helpers.
IAPS success for BHSC swimmers
Sunday, 12 May 2013
Congratulations to Alysia and Grace who travelled to Crawley to compete in the IAPS National Schools Final on Saturday.
Grace had a fantastic swim, getting a PB in her 50m freestyle.
Alysia came away with a bronze medal for 50 backstroke.
Well done to both girls and also to Marco who supervised the warm up, proudly wearing his BHSC T-shirt
Four BHSC swimmers selected for county team
Sunday, 09 June 2013
Congratulations to Alysia Maestri, Archie Watts, Annie Brown and Abi Bowring, who have all been selected to swim for the Gloucester County team at the 3 counties meet in Stafford on 23rd June. Good luck to you all
Annie and Rebecca at British Championships
Friday, 21 June 2013
The British Gas Swimming Championships starts on Wednesday 26th July at Ponds Forge in Sheffield and two Bristol Henleaze swimmers will be taking part.
Rebecca Guy (who now trains in Manchester) will be competing in the 50 and 100 freestyle and Annie Brown (who trains with Jez at UBSC) competes in the 50 breaststroke.
We would like to wish both swimmers all the best for their events
You can follow their progress on the British Swimming website <here> by clicking on the links and signing up for live streaming.
Last Updated ( Friday, 21 June 2013 )
Latest news from British Championships
Wednesday, 26 June 2013
Wed 26th June
Rebecca is through to the semi-finals of the 50 freestyle in 7th place
Now through to the finals, and finished in 8th place.in a time of 25.90s. Well done Rebecca - PB and the first meet sub 26s!
Friday 28th June
Well done to Annie Brown who swam in the 50 breaststroke in 34.58s more than a second faster than in last month's South West Regionals Championships.
Saturday 29th June
Rebecca through the heats and semi finals of the 100freestyle - final tomorrow!
Sunday 30th June
7th in the final again! Congratulations Rebecca.
Results - <click here>
Last Updated ( Monday, 01 July 2013 )