A small group of Chalfont Otters (Maya Semyonova-Hoyland, Hugo Lane, Sammy Farnfield, Zebina George and James McClenn) went to Guildford to compete at the Guildford City Short Course Level 2 Meet at the weekend.
They achieved PBs, won medals (1 gold and 2 bronzes), got county times and set club records (for one of the club records: Maya broke a 22 years old club record in the 50 backstroke with 31.31).
Zebina qualified for the 200 breaststroke final and achieved a time of 2:53.57 and finished in 6th place. Also, Maya reached the 100IM final with the 5th fastest time where she came joint 3rd place with 1:08.17 which is national short course qualifying time.
Well done to all the swimmers for some great results and to Maya for qualifying for the National Short Course Championship which will take place in Sheffield next month.
The gallery in the members area now has photo's from Friday nights brilliant Presentation Evening. Thanks to all those who attended.
This weekend some of our Young Poolside Assistants, who help out with our younger squads, attended the first of two development days arranged for young volunteers by the South East region of the ASA.
The programme includes:
- ASA Young Aquatic Helper Certificate
- ASA Timekeepers Course
- St. Johns Emergency First Aid
- Sports Coach UK – Safeguarding for Young Volunteers (13+)
- ASA Team Manage Training (Module 1)
- Bespoke workshops on communication / social media
This is a great opportunity for them to learn new skills and have fun, and gives them confidence to stay involved in aquatics.
PHOTO: Jack, Carys, Lizzie, Lucy, Tabby, Katie, Jamie, Maya
Kristi, Ellie, Matthew, Abbie and Holly from Otters attended the County Camp this weekend in a group of 33 swimmers from across the County clubs aged between 9-11.
Chalfont Otters will be holding their AGM on 23rd November. Please do come along and support the club.
Date: Monday 23 November
Venue: Gold Hill Baptist Church
(in the entrance hall just behind main doors off the common)
We will move to the Village Hall Pub afterwards to celebrate all the work of the year considering all that the swimmers, dedicated volunteer committee/officials/team managers and our coaching team have achieved.
We are very pleased to announce that 1st Choice Facilities have agreed to become a Gold Sponsor for 2016, and on behalf of the committee and club members, we wish to thank 1st Choice Facilities for all the support they give to Chalfont Otters.
If you would like to learn about this company, click on this link and please remember to support our sponsors whenever possible.
Well done to all the Arena League Round 2 swimmers who went to compete at Guildford Spectrum last night.
Our draw was very tough but we had some outstanding swims and won 8 races:
11&U frontcrawl girls relay team: Sadie Lucas, Daniella Hoyland, Olivia Lee, Emily Sharpe;
13&U medley boys relay team: Jack Eden, Sam Clark, James McClenn, Max McGarvie;
11&U girls 50 backstroke: Sadie Lucas;
13&U boys 100 backstroke: Sam Clark;
13&U girls 100 fly: Olivia Lee;
11&U girls 50 freestyle: Daniella Hoyland;
13&U boys 100 freestyle: Sam Clark;
13&U frontcrawl boys relay team: Sam Clark, Max McGarvie, Jack Eden, James McClenn.
Also, we achieved nine 2nd and six 3rd places.
The final result was:
1st Reading - 211 points
2nd Midsussex Marlins - 197 points
3rd Kingston Royals - 193 points
4th Guilford City - 179 points
5th Chalfont Otters - 154 points
6th Littlehampton - 108 points
Unofficially we are going to be in the middle gala at the final round of the league which is a great achievement as this is our first year in division one. Still unofficially our possible opposition at the last round are going to be: Jersey Tigers, Epsom, Kingston Royals, Guildford City and Newbury.
There are many more pictures in the Members Area Gallery.
Once again, big thank you for all support we had last night!!!