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Zac’s Success achieves invite to GB Squad.

30th March

Zac’s Success achieves invite to GB Squad.

Zac Lacey 14, competed at The Down Syndrome European Swimming Championships at The Quays in Southampton over the weekend of 28th and 29th of March. The event had representatives from Scotland, Ireland, Estonia, Spain, Sweden, Russia and Brazil.

The Isle of Swim Team Member had a very successful weekend swimming in five individual events and also competing in the relay event. Zac can now say he is European Champion at the 25m Backstroke event when he produced the fastest time of the day for the event in a new personal best time of 21.22 sec. Zac then went onto produce a personal best in the 100m individual medley (1 min 50.41 sec).

Zac was also selected to swim in the England junior relay team (200m freestyle relay) which did extremely well as the only under 16 team to make the final and the four swimmers did exceptionally well to finish fifth against more established international teams.

Zac’s performance over the weekend was recognised by the Great Britain Down Syndrome Swimming Team coach and Zac has been invited to attend a Great Britain Training Camp in Batley, Yorkshire at the end of April which will hopefully be the start of bigger things to come.

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Invitational Meet goes ‘Well(s)’

23rd March

Invitational Meet goes ‘Well(s)’

A young IW Swim Team attended the Hants and South Coast League Invitational Meet at Woking Swimming Club on Saturday 21st March. The meet was for 11 years and under and the team was Mia Stillwell, Elysia Blacklock, Lottie Van der Helstraete, Mia Curtis, Lucy Kral, Holly Moody, Harry Elliott, Josh Begg, Sean Joyce, and the Wells brothers Solomon and Gabe.

Coach Gavin Muncaster said ‘everyone swam exceptionally well and all those that attended achieved at least 1 personal best on the night’.

Special Mentions should go to Solomon Wells in the 11 years boys section who swam personal bests in all three of his races and finished 1st in the 50m backstroke in a time of 40.44 sec and fifth in the 100m Individual Medley in a time of 1 min 31.81 sec. Brother Gabe (9 years category) also finished 2nd in the 50m Butterfly in a new personal best time of 1 min 0.46 sec and 4th in the 50m freestyle in a time of 46.35 sec. For the Girls Mia Stillwell in the 9 years age category finished 3rd in the 50m Backstroke event in a new personal best time of 45.76 sec.

Congratulations to all that attended and for ensuring the future looks bright for the IW Swim Team.

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Isle of Wight Sprints 2015

The 2015 Isle of Wight sprints will be held on the weekend of 31st Jan / 1st Feb at Medina Leisure Centre.

2015 Sprints Entry Form.

Please note a slight correction – 25m races are for those born 2006 only, not 2005

Closing Date for entries is 23rd Jan. Coaches will have entry forms available for swimmers.

 

Christmas Break 2014 – Squads

Christmas Break 2014

UPDATED – DUE TO THE UNEXPECTED POOL CLOSURE THIS WEEK THE FIRST SESSION BACK IS THURSDAY 8th AM.  Well done for all your hard work so far this season – enjoy the break, relax and look forward to seeing you in the New Year ready for some good training!

Club Champs Results 2014

Results for the first weekend of Club Championship are below: Full Results are now available – Download results – 2014 SSC Champs Well done to all swimmers – great results, 309 PB’s were achieved and 24 records were broken. Individual Session results below.    

Senior and Pre-Senior Dinner

Date: Saturday 6th December 2014

Time: 7pm

Place: Pizza Express, Newport

Dress code: Smart

There is a table booked at Pizza Express in Newport on Saturday 6th December at 7pm. It is open to all seniors and pre-seniors swimmers for a social event outside of training. If you wish to attend please follow the link and see the menu to choose your food, then take your choice and full payment to Pizza Express before 1st December (leave your name) to reserve your place. The table is booked under ‘Seaclose Swim Club’. For the full details click here

Long Distance Champs Results 2014

Seaclose / IW Swim Team members  had a fantastic champs achieving 61 new personal bests and 23 Gold medals. Seaclose / IW swim team members set 12 new championship records with Alex Stewart leading the way with four new records, Lottie James 3, Abigail Lacey 2, Megan King 1, Tom Kral 1 and Frank Morrison 1. New records (previous record in brackets): Alex Stewart 15-16 age Group 400m free 4.28.97 (4.49.28) 800m free 9.34.84 (10.14.98) 200m Back 2.18.54 (2.31.80) 400m IM 5.06.84 (6.45.38) Lottie James 13-14 Age Group 400m IM 5.16.08 (5.28.69) 200m Breast 2.52.77 (2.54.53) 200m Back 2.24.51 (2.32.18) Abigail Lacey 11-12 Age Group 200m Back 2.33.23 (2.35.34) 400m Free 5.00.82 (5.01.59) Megan King 13-14 Age Group 1500m Free 20.17.40 (21.51.56) Tom Kral 13-14 Age Group 200m Breast 3.02.05 (3.03.78) Frank Morrison Novice 200m Open 200m Free 3.15.60 (3.32.68) Full results for the IW Distance Champs 2014 Result can be downloaded here. Well done to all the swimmers.