News Archive 2014 January-February

Cotswold Series 2014 Round 1 January 18th - Report

Written by Richard Edwards   

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

This gala was the held at Cirencester Leisure Centre and was the first of the Series of 5 galas, the final gala to be held on Saturday May 17th.  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. The teams we against for this gala were Lydney, who beat us last year both in Round 1 and the C final, Norton Radstock and Cirencester. Norton Radstock and Cirencester are some of the strongest clubs in the league and were both in the A final last year.

 In the gala our team had 20 PBs from individual swims and 20PBs from relay legs, 7 first places and 16 second places.

The individual wins were:-

Two for Dan Hicks in the 13/U 50m Backstroke and 50m Fly 100m back.

 Anna Hubble in the 15/U 50m Backstroke

 Eloise Molyneux-Gibbs in the 13/U Freestyle

Paddy Heath in the 13/U 50m Backstroke

The individual second places were.

Lulu Watts in the 11/U 25m Freestyle. Lewis Gledhiil in the 11/U 25m Freestyle,

Lucinda Larnach in the 13/U 50m Breaststroke, Anna Hubble in the Open 100m

Back, two for William Darby in the Open 100m Backstroke and Freestyle,

 Finlay Morrow in the 11/U 25m Fly, Eliza Barratt in the 11/U 25m Back,

Luca Gunawardena in the 25m Back, Lucy Thornton in the 11/U 25m Breaststroke,

 

There was only one 1st place in the relays and it was for Boys 13/U Freestyle team of

Joe Hubble, Max Faria, Dan Hicks and Jacob White

 

 

 

The Draft  results for the four  teams in this gala were

Cirencester              182 Points

Norton Radstock      148 Points

Bristol Henleaze       121 Points

Lydney                        61 Points

 

We now move on to Round 2 on Saturday February 22nd at Easton which Bristol Henleaze is hosting doors open at 6.00p.m. A big thank-you to our helpers and

officials poolside at Cirencester.

 

Congratulations Jono

Written by Jez   

Tuesday, 04 February 2014

Congratulations to BHSC Mens Team Captain Jono Dixon, who after a string of excellent performances has been promoted to the UBSC performance Squad. Jono will join the 6 other Bristol Henleaze swimmers forming the Performance element of the club and with the increase in training commitment and his sights set firmly on attaining National qualification, he is sure to have a busy season ahead. Well done Jono - a great advocate for hard work and an impeccable attitude to the sport.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 05 June 2014 )

 

Four Seasons Burnham Report

Written by Sandra O'Connor   

Tuesday, 04 February 2014

FOUR SEASONS – 25th January 2014

First Four Seasons gala of 2014 and wow what a win we had J

We had 29 first places out of 51on the night which was outstanding.  We managed 18 PB’s for individual races with PB’s of the night going to Jonathan Butt with a 7.22 PB in his 25 fly, Joey Brayley 3.25 PB in his 50 back, Jasper Drew 2.69 PB in his 25 free, Sean Simmons 2.57 PB in his 25 back and Mara Wuelfing 2.25 in her 25 fly. 

We dominated in the relays winning 11 out of the 17 relays with an amazing win in the canon at the end.

Well done to Grace Caple (5 races) , Laura Waters (6 races), and Alice Russell (3 races), Leonie Milne (4 races) all for winning all of their events.

Well  done to our swimmers that swam in their first gala, Rosanna Milne,  Jasper Drew,  Gabrielle Chance and Jonathan Butt you all swam amazing and were excellently behaved throughout the gala.

It’s sad to lose 2 excellent swimmers of Archie Watts and Maddie Hollick who swam in their last Four Season gala and excelled on the night winning all of their races.

It was a new venue for Burnham Swimming Club and the pool was a lot nicer that their old one and I can confirm that the water was very refreshing!!!!

Thank you to all the helpers on the night.

Well done Team.

Provision results:-

Bristol Henleaze       215

Backwell                    167

Clevedon                   130

Bishopsworth            122

Burnham                   122

Sandra O’Connor

Team Manager

sanoconnor@yahoo.com 

Last Updated ( Thursday, 05 June 2014 )

 

Gloucester Blocks report Feb 8th/9th

Written by Jez   

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Wow – what a weekend of racing! The standard across the entire County has shot up over the past 12 months, but the BHSC swimmers were more than up to the task with a whopping 92 personal best swims, some as much as 13 seconds in an individual swim!!! The atmosphere was excellent (except when the timing kept going wrong!!!) and the Henleaze swimmers cheered each other on to better and better swims. The attention to detail was very impressive also – starts, underwater phases the lot! A really great weekend to be involved in sport – everyone swam with guts, determination and most importantly with a smile on their faces. Have a look below to see just some of the medal winning highlights from the weekend, those involved in the huge 92 best swims and right at the end a medal table for the Championship Finals – 10 were contested, see how BHSC fared!!!! A massive well done to everybody who took part.

Below is a list of achievements. Please note that this is not a full and complete list. Full results are on the Gloucester County website <here>

Championship Medals

Gold

Annie Brown – 50 fs; 50 fly; 50 bk

Bartek Karpisz – 50 fly; 100 IM

Silver

Annie Brown – 50 br; 100 IM

Bronze

Bartek Karpisz – 200 fly

Age Group Top 3 Medals

10-11 yrs

Francesca Gilpin: 50 fly – Bronze

Lulu Watts: 50 fs – Bronze

12 years

Oriana Munden: 400 IM – Bronze; 50 bk – Gold; 50 fly – Silver

Alysia Maestri: 50 bk – Silver; 50 fly – Bronze; 50 br – Bronze; 50 fs – Bronze

17 yrs

Holly Tanner: 50 fly – Silver; 50 fs – Silver

Annie Brown: 50 bk – Gold; 50 fly – Gold; 50 br – Gold; 50 fs – Gold

18 and over

Jono Dixon: 50 fl – Silver; 200 fly – Silver

James Flanaghan: 50 br – Bronze

Top 8 Age Group Swimmers

Laura Waters: 50 fs – 5th; 200 IM – 7th; 200 fs – 5th; 50 fly – 5th

Eliza Barratt: 50 fly – 4th

Leonie Milne: 50 br – 5th

Sam Marshall: 50 br – 7th

Oscar Waugh: 50 br – 7th

Sam Youngman: 50 bk – 7th

Maddie Nairn: 50 bk – 8th; 50 br – 4th; 50 fs – 5th

Morgane Sha’ban: 50 bk – 7th; 50 fly – 7th

Will Darby: 50 bk – 7th

Jess Hicks: 50 bk – 5th; 50 fly 6th; 50 br – 4th

Personal Bests

Will Darby – 50 bk; 50 fs; 100 IM

Jamie Athay – 50 fs

Catherine Brooke – 50 fs; 200 fs

Grace Caple – 50 bk; 50 fs

Lewis Gledhill – 50 fs

Luca Gunawardena – 50 fs

Maddie Hollick – 100 IM; 50 fs

Georgia Holliday – 50 bk; 50 fs

Molly Huckle – 50 bk; 100 IM; 50 fs

Lucinda Larnach – 50 br; 100 IM; 50 fs

Saskia Maestri – 50 br

Rory Maxwell – 50 bk; 50 fly; 100 IM; 50 fs

Robbie Mcleod – 50 fs

Eloise Molyneux-Gibbs – 50 bk; 100 IM; 50 fs

Ellen O’Regan – 50 fs

Tom Pitt – 50 fs

Isobel press – 50 fs

Luke Taylor – 50 br

Lucy Thornton – 50 br

Charlie waters – 100 IM

Rebecca Wheatcroft – 50 fly; 100 IM; 50 fs

Isabelle Whitmore – 50 br

Championship Medal Table

TEAM

GOLD

SILVER

BRONZE

TOTAL

BHSC

5

1

1

7

SOUNDWELL

3

3

2

8

GLOUCESTER

2

2

4

Last Updated ( Thursday, 20 February 2014 )

 

Cotswold Series 2014, Round 2, Feb 22nd - Report

Written by Richard Edwards   

Thursday, 27 February 2014

This gala was the held at Easton Leisure Centre and was the second of the Series of 5 galas, the final gala to be held on Saturday May 17th.  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. The teams we were against for this gala were Cheddar Kingfishers, who were in the B final last year, Wellington and Cheltenham. Wellington and Cheltenham are some of the strongest clubs in the league and were both in the A final last year.

 In the gala our team had 15 PBs from individual swims and 6PBs from the first leg of the relays, 6 first places and 18 second places.

The individual wins were:-

Two for Matt Eskell in the 100m Open Fly and the 100m Open Breaststroke back.

Will Darby in the 100m Open Backstroke

Eliza Barratt in the 11/U 25m Backstroke and Joey Brayley in the 11/U 25m Backstroke

 The individual second places were.

 Three for Martha Eustace in the 15/U 100m IM and the 15/U Fly and Freestyle

 Two for Lucinda Larnach in the 13/U and 15/U 50m Breaststroke

 Two for Eloise Molyneux-Gibbs in the 13/U 50m Freestyle and Butterfly

 Matt Eskell in the Open 100m IM,  Dan Hicks in the 13/U 50m Breaststroke,

 Anna Hubble in the 15/U 50m Backstroke, Will Darby in the Open 100m Freestyle

 

There was only one 1st place in the relays and it was for Girls 11/U Medley team of

Eliza Barratt, Lucy Thornton, Francesca Gilpin and Catherine Brooke

 

 

The Draft  results for the four  teams in this gala were

Wellington                  162 Points

Cheltenham               161 Points

Bristol Henleaze         120 Points

Cheddar Kingfishers    73 Points

 

So after the first two rounds we have a total of 241 points 26 points more than after the first two rounds last year so we are certainly going in the right direction. We now move on to Round 3 on Saturday April 5th at Pontypool which Cwmbran Otters are hosting the two other teams we are against are Bristol North and Severnside Titans. Bristol Henleaze hosted this gala at Easton and the support from helpers was excellent. It certainly made the gala run very smoothly.  Great job team.