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Great showing at Cov & District Relays by Adam Ruckwood on 9/2/2017 @ 07:26

Awesome job from the team on Saturday at the annual Coventry & District Team Races.  The event compromises of four age
bands - 9s, 10+11s, 12-14s and 15+, with A and B races of 4x50 Freestyle and 4x50 Medley in each age group.

Of the 32 events City of Coventry finished with 18 Gold, 8 Silver and 1 Bronze.

Very well done to all the swimmers, coaches and team managers!


Reminder for withdrawals for Warwickshires by Jo Deakins on 8/2/2017 @ 11:15

This is just a reminder to withdraw from Warwickshire this weekend from any swims you are not intending to compete in.
Please withdraw via email to withdraw@warwickshireswimming.org.uk, listing the swimmers name, competitor number and
event numbers you wish to withdraw from. 


Sainsbury by Jo Deakins on 8/2/2017 @ 10:59

The Club are collecting the Sainsburys Vouchers again this year so if you have any you would like to donate then the box
will be out on the Club night Desk on Fridays whilst they are collectable till the 20th June.

Vouchers can be collected in local stores, supermarkets and also online.

Thanks in advance for any vouchers donated.


Warwickshire Young Volunteer Programme 14-16 yr olds by Jo Deakins on 3/2/2017 @ 08:50

The Region have organised a Young Volunteer Programme for young people aged 14-16yrs by the 27th Feb. The programme is
designed to give an introduction to volunteering within sport and swimming and give the basics to helping out on
poolside.

The dates of the courses are Monday 27th Feb 7.00-9.00pm for a First steps into Coaching course and then Friday 10th &
17th March 5.30-8.30pm for the Aquatics Helper course. All courses are at Coventry Sports Center.

There is a £20 charge for this. If you are interested in doing this programme then please email me for more details and
the form. If you want to commit to being put forward for the courses then please email me before 12pm Monday so I can
ensure we meet Mondays deadline.


by on 28/1/2017 @ 21:23


Warwickshire Championship Withdrawals by Jo Deakins on 25/1/2017 @ 12:53

If you have entered an event at the forthcoming Warwickshires and for whatever reason  do not intend to compete in that
event please can you use the withdrawal facility on the Warwickshire ASA website.

We have had a message from the County that both weekends are extremely busy and if empty lanes could be avoided it would
be a help to cut down the timings.


Changes to Training on Sunday 5th February by Adam Ruckwood on 20/1/2017 @ 18:29

With the Development Gala being on Sunday 5th February and all the groups from High Achievers and below racing there, we
will change the session times around for the remaining groups.  This will give these groups the opportunity to have a
longer session.

3-5pm will be Senior Performance, Junior Performance and Senior Squad.  Land-work for these groups will run from
5.15-6pm.
5-7pm will be the various Masters groups.
7pm onwards will be the Water Polo sections.


Changes to Sunday training - Warwickshire County Championships by Adam Ruckwood on 19/1/2017 @ 15:22

Just a quick note to let you know that training on Sunday 29th January and Sunday 12th February will be cancelled for
all groups due to the Warwickshire County Championships.  

Water Polo will run as usual from 7.30pm.



Club Social Event - Beach party Saturday 11th March by Jo Deakins on 17/1/2017 @ 11:14

Tickets are now available for the City of Coventry Swimming Club Beach Party! This will be held at the Cheylesmore
Social Club on Saturday 11th March 2017 and is open to all members of the club and their families. The night will start
at 6pm with a surf simulator and other beach games, followed by a fish and chip supper (alternatives available) and then
a disco until late. Fancy dress is encouraged, come dressed for the beach, whether thats a bikini and grass skirt, or a
loud shirt and shorts. It will be a great opportunity for the whole club to get together and have fun. Tickets are
competitively priced at £8 for adults, £5 for under 16s and a family ticket (2A 2C) at £24 and this includes all
entertainment and food. They are available from your parent rep or by e mailing Claire.smith@coventry-swimming.org.uk


New Judge 1! by Jo Deakins on 16/1/2017 @ 11:48

Congratulations to Gabor Lukacs who has successfully completed and passed his Judge 1 qualification, well done!


Accepted Entries for Rugby by Jo Deakins on 16/1/2017 @ 11:29

The accepted entries for Rugby are now available on their website www.rugbyswimmingclub.co.uk, please check and if there
are any errors email rugbyopen@rugbyswimmingclub.co.uk before 4th February.


Plea for Officials by Adam Ruckwood on 9/1/2017 @ 09:48

The club is running one of our Level 3 Open Meets on Saturday and are very short of officials.  Could we ask that anyone
that is willing to help out and volunteer to help contact Avril Ementon at avril.ementon@coventry-swimming.org.uk

Many thanks!


Caludon Castle by Adam Ruckwood on 6/1/2017 @ 11:59

We have had word from the staff at Caludon Castle to say they have had a couple of instances where parents of our
swimmers have brought dogs into the centre.  They have asked we remind you that no dogs (except guide dogs) are allowed
on the premises at any time.

If you could ensure this policy is adhered to, we would be grateful.


Membership Invoices now sent last night by Jo Deakins on 6/1/2017 @ 08:47

The Membership invoices for 2017 have now successfully been sent via email last night. Please check your email address
inbox registered with the club. If you do not have an email from the club or if you have any queries with it please
contact Su Boulton either on the Club Night desk on a Friday night or via email su.boulton@coventry-swimming.org.uk


International Children by Jo Deakins on 5/1/2017 @ 09:49

An exciting event is happening at the Albany Theatre this February on Friday 17th, a charity Gala in order to raise
funds to send children to the International Games this summer! The event will be a variety performance, featuring young
people from the local area. They have singers, dancers, exerts from musicals! More information can be found here on a
Facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/191940054604427/. 

It would be great for any past ICG participants and families to attend as a reunion as well as a fundraiser! Details are
all on the Facebook page above. If you are a past swimmer and would like to attend please contact Rebecca Finley on
rebecca.finley@albanytheatre.co.uk 

Should be a good night!


Fault with sending out of Membership invoices last night by Jo Deakins on 5/1/2017 @ 09:17

This year the Club want to send out the Membership invoices for 2017 by email instead of via the post. We had ran a test
to ensure all would be well which worked fine. When we tried last night to run them live it ran with an error. As soon
as we discovered the fault, we stopped the system from sending any further messages, and have now fixed the error. 
We will re-send the invoices in the next few days, once we are confident that the fix that has been put in place has
worked. 

Apologies to those that received a few emails last night.


Correction to Devon Tour Dates by Jo Deakins on 5/1/2017 @ 08:48

Apologies, I had put out the wrong dates for the Devon Tour yesterday, the tour is the 30th July to the 4th or 5th
August 2017. Return date to be confirmed.


Devon Tour 2017 - Availability Forms Now available by Jo Deakins on 4/1/2017 @ 13:12

This years Devon Tour is due to take place 30th July to 5th or 6th August (TBC). We know have availability forms which
can be completed available on the club website under - squads - Devon - bottom of the page. The forms will also appear
on the home page as soon as possible. The closing date for these forms is the 18th February 2017 so please take a look
if you are aged 10, 11 or 12 years old by 31st Dec and a current club member who has competed in sprint night since
September.

Any queries with the tour or if you want more information about what it is all about please speak to Calie Smith on
calie.smith@coventry-swimming.org.uk or talk to Calie on he club night desk on a Friday Club Night. 


Red Achievers session moved to Blue to Green - Wednesday 4th January by Adam Ruckwood on 4/1/2017 @ 13:12

Sorry for the late notice but Ben has been called out to work and so wont be able to make the session tonight.  Please
go to either the Blue session 6-7pm at Lyng Hall or the Green session 7.15-8.15pm at Tile Hill.

Sorry for the disruption.


Junior Club (older) session cancelled tonight - Wednesday 4th January by Adam Ruckwood on 4/1/2017 @ 12:09

We are really sorry for the disruption, but the Junior Club (older) session at Bablake 6-7pm tonight will be cancelled. 
Rihon is ill, as well as a number of other coaches, and so we are short of staff.

We are very sorry for the cancellation.


Junior Club (younger) session cancelled tonight - Tuesday 3rd January by Adam Ruckwood on 3/1/2017 @ 14:53

We are very sorry for the late notice but we are going to have to cancel the Junior Club (Younger) session at Lyng Hall
tonight.  We have a number of coaches off ill and cant find any cover - we are very sorry about this and the disruption
caused.


January Open meet Raffle Plea by Jo Deakins on 3/1/2017 @ 10:27

New Year - new raffle plea! If you have any bottles, sweets or any other donations for the raffle for the January open
Meet on Saturday 14th January we will gratefully accept them. If they can be brought into the club office by Tuesday
10th Jan by the latest that would be appreciated. Donations can be brought into Club night this week.

Thanks in advance for any donations.


Happy New Year! by Jo Deakins on 3/1/2017 @ 09:45

Happy new Year to all our members, parents and volunteers we hope you all had a great Christmas and New Year Period.
Back to normal for all squads today - all the best for 2017!


Congratulations to our Christmas Card winner! by Jo Deakins on 13/12/2016 @ 11:48

Congratulation to Megan Davies from the Reception Achievers 1 squad who won the Clubs recent Christmas Card and Website
banner design competition. The winning design can be seen at the top of the website!

Great job Megan!


We have some new Qualified officials! by Jo Deakins on 13/12/2016 @ 11:44

Congratulations to Beth Brown, Martin Brown and Helen Atherton for successfully completing and passing their Judge 2
qualification and to Linda Conmy who successfully completed and passed her Judge 1 qualification, well done!


Rugby Open Meet by Adam Ruckwood on 8/12/2016 @ 12:09

We have had word that the Rugby Open in March is filling up quickly so our entry will need to be sent off tomorrow. 
Please get your entry in today to avoid missing out.


Plea for Officials and Sunday 11th December by Adam Ruckwood on 5/12/2016 @ 11:39

The Club Championships are being held next Sunday (11th December)and we are still very short of officials to run the
meet.  We license the meet with the ASA so all the times the swimmers produce go onto ASA rankings, but this means there
is a certain level of officiating needed to assure the correct standards are met.

Could we ask that anyone who is interested in helping out please contact Avril Ementon (
avril.ementon@coventry-swimming.org.uk ) ASAP.

Training that day will be cancelled for all groups except Water Polo.


Details of John Hughes Funeral by Jo Deakins on 28/11/2016 @ 13:54

For those who wish to know we have had details of Johns funeral from his family, it is to be held on Monday 12th
December at 9.45am at Canley Crematorium, details of the gathering afterwards are to be advised.


Rugby Open Meet by Adam Ruckwood on 28/11/2016 @ 13:29

Please note that the entry is now open for the Rugby Open Meet which is in early March 2017 - please enter as usual
through the our club website.  This meet last year was over-subscribed so we will be closing the entry in mid-December
to ensure we get all our entries in.

Please get your entries in ASAP to avoid disappointment.


Congratulations to our New Officials by Jo Deakins on 28/11/2016 @ 12:09

Congratulations and well done to the following officials who have successfully completed their judging assessments,

Agnes Mihalyi Judge 2
Neil Hoare Judge 2
Colin Hall Judge 1
Nerys Underwood Judge 1

All of our officials are volunteers so the work and commitment they give to the clubs open meets and league galas is
greatly appreciated


Club Christmas Card Design Competition by Jo Deakins on 25/11/2016 @ 16:16

One more week to submit your Christmas card designs for this years club Christmas card which we send out. Closing Date
Friday 2nd December.

The entry form can be found on the club website under fundraising here http://www.coventry-swimming.org.uk/?p=119 

Looking forward to seeing all the designs coming in!


Officials Needed!!! by Adam Ruckwood on 25/11/2016 @ 14:25

Due to some late withdrawals due to illness, the club are very short of officials for this weekends Open Meet.  This is
a plea to anyone who can help to come forward and volunteer.  We are especially short on Sunday, with the afternoon
session being in dire need of support.
If there is anyone who can help please contact Avril Ementon on avril.ementon@coventry-swimming.org.uk


Red Achievers Session moved for next 2 Wednesdays by Adam Ruckwood on 22/11/2016 @ 14:34

Ben Ryder is having a few problems getting to the session on a Wednesday evening at Foxford for the next 2 weeks (23rd
and 30th November), so we are going to have to move the session on those nights.

Red Achievers can attend either the Green session at Tile Hill 7.15-8.15pm or the Blue session at Lyng Hall 6-7pm.

Sorry for the disruption.


Sad News received today regarding John Hughes by Jo Deakins on 21/11/2016 @ 17:39

The Club had some sad news today of the passing of John Hughes.

John has been a member of Co Coventry SC since the mid seventies when his daughters joined to learn to swim. 
He became a qualified official, but also took on admin work in the club – running the Tuesday and Friday night sessions
at the old Foleshill pool. When this facility was no longer required, John came to the central baths and helped there –
where he was seen on many a Friday night.
He became club treasurer and has looked after the club’s finances for many years very successfully – guarding our
expenditure as if it was his own only recently passing over the reins. He had been an active member at Coventry &
District ASC and for many years had served on the Warwickshire executive.
In the 1980s the club did a lot of fundraising to purchase an electronic timing system. John immediately took charge of
this and has nursed and cared for it ever since. He would be seen at every event held in the Coventry pool operating the
timing system – be it a club event, county championships or regional championships – he also operated it for other
events such as the National Schools’ championships, National Lifesaving Championships, National Police Championships to
name a few.
John give his time willingly to many other activities – the Coventry schools’ galas, development galas and various other
bodies such as Guides swimming events.
John was a true volunteer in every sense and brought much expertise and time to our sport.
John will be sadly missed by one and all, our condolences to his Family at this time RIP John.


Development Gala start times this Sunday by Jo Deakins on 16/11/2016 @ 09:48

The warm up for the Development Gala is 2.30pm on the 20th November (this Sunday) and the start time for the first heat
will be 3.00pm.

Entry cost for spectators is £2 and there will be no raffle as indicated in the entry info due to us running one
hopefully at the November Open Meet the week after and also at the Club Championships.


Raffle Donations plea by Jo Deakins on 16/11/2016 @ 09:13

We are hoping to run a raffle at the November Open Meet and also at the Club Championships. We are looking for donations
of bottles (any alcoholic and non alcoholic) plus sweets.

If you have anything to donate please could you bring it into the Club Night desk on a Friday or hand to your parent rep
to bring in. Last date for November meet will be this Friday (sorry for the short notice) and then for the Club
Championships Friday 2nd December.

Thanks in advance to all who donate, all monies raised will go into the fundraising pot.


Diving Award Success by Jo Deakins on 16/11/2016 @ 09:07

Congratulations to Dilara Pennison, Megan Davies, Hollie Simpson , Naomi Tsegaye, Nathan Tsegaye, Jack Graham & Sahiba
Jabeer who all passed their Diving Awards on Sunday.

If you would like a certificate and badge please see club night on a Friday.


Sunday 27th November by Adam Ruckwood on 15/11/2016 @ 05:54

Training will be cancelled for all groups except Masters and Water Polo on Sunday 27th November due to the clubs Level 3
Open Meet being run that weekend.

Sorry for the disruption.



by on 14/11/2016 @ 14:59


Changes to Sunday Training - 20th November by Adam Ruckwood on 14/11/2016 @ 14:52

The Water Polo section are running an open session on Sunday at 6pm so we are moving some of the session times forward
for the swimming groups just for this coming Sunday.

Training for the two Reception Achievers groups, the Coloured Achiever groups and the High Achiever groups will be
cancelled as most swimmers will be racing at the Development Gala at Warwick University.

The sessions for Junior Performance and Senior Performance will be moved forward to a 3.00-4.30pm time slot.  Land-work
will then be afterwards till 5.30pm in Studio 1.

The sessions for Masters and Senior Squad will be moved forward to 4.30-6.00pm.

Any swimmers aged 12 or over from any group wishing to attend the Water Polo Taster session are encouraged to do so. 
This session is free of charge will take place in the main pool from 6pm onwards.


Club Christmas Card Design Competition by Jo Deakins on 11/11/2016 @ 10:58

Each year the Club send out Christmas cards from the President to various people and Organisations. This year it has
been decided to run a competition for the design of these cards with the winner being announced at the Club Champs. The
winning design will be the design of the card. Closing date for entries is the 30th November. 

An entry form can be found on the fundraising page on the website or available from your parent rep or the club night
desk.

Good luck!


Club Champs Finale! by Jo Deakins on 1/11/2016 @ 14:31

This year there will be an exciting finale to Club Champs with a Cannon Relay Race! 8 teams of swimmers made up from all
squads will compete in a fast and furious 50m freestyle relay. If you have entered Club Champs and would like to be
considered for this event please send a brief e mail to Claire.smith@coventry-swimming.org.uk with the swimmers name and
squad. We will try and include as many swimmers as possible but keeping the teams as even as we can. Therell be festive
prizes for the winning team!


Lyng Hall Update by Adam Ruckwood on 31/10/2016 @ 15:10

We have had word from Lyng Hall that the roof is now fixed and everything will be back to normal for tomorrow night. 
For tonights sessions please go to the same venues/times you have been attending on Mondays for the last couple of
weeks, but from tomorrow (Tuesday 1st November) all groups will be back to their normal Tuesday sessions.

Many thanks.




Lauren Stewart by Adam Ruckwood on 27/10/2016 @ 13:20

As most of you will know Lauren Stewart, coach of Junior Club and Reception Achievers 2, has decided to step down from
the coaching staff.  Lauren has been a member of the coaching team for a year now as well as being a swim teacher for
the club at Lyng Hall School and a swimmer herself for many years previously.  

We would like to thank Lauren for all her hard work with the club – she will be sorely missed.  Could we take this
opportunity to wish Lauren all the best!


Good swims for Josh by Adam Ruckwood on 24/10/2016 @ 14:26

Very well done to Josh Fairchild after another good showing, this time at the Midland Para Championships.

Josh came away with a huge best time in his 200m IM as well as 3 Silvers in the 200m IM, the 200m Free and 100m Back.
Very well done Josh!



1st Round of National Arena League by Adam Ruckwood on 24/10/2016 @ 14:23

Solid swims from both the A and B teams in the first round of the National Arena League last weekend.  

The A team racing at Rugby finished 2nd by just 2 points to Worcester in a very close-fought gala.  The B team racing at
Leamington also finished 2nd to Pershore.

Well done to all the swimmers and good look for the 2nd round in mid-November.



Coventry Recycling Club - Update! by Jo Deakins on 21/10/2016 @ 12:58

Thanks to everyone who donated their Coventry Recycling Club points to us. We have received an email today to let us
know we received 40,589 points from Coventry Recycling Club members. As a result we have been awarded £300!

This is a great achievement and will go into the fundraising pot for future use.

Once again, thanks to all those that donated!


Water Polo Taster Sessions by Adam Ruckwood on 21/10/2016 @ 07:35

Our Water Polo section have organised a number of taster sessions over the next couple of weeks and any members of the
swimming section are very welcome to go along to try things out.
The first taster session is at Caludon Castle on Monday 31st October 6.45-8.30pm.  It is open to any swimmers who are 12
years or over.
The next sessions will be at 6pm on Sunday evenings at Coventry Sports Centre on the 6th and 20th November.
For further information drop an email to adam.ruckwood@coventry-swimming.org.uk


Lyng Hall Closure by Adam Ruckwood on 13/10/2016 @ 14:03

We have had word that there are some structural problems in the roof at Lyng Hall and they have had to close the pool
immediately.

The school have provisionally put a re-opening date for the pool of the end of half term (30th October), but we will
obviously have to see how this goes.

With Lyng Hall shut we will need to move some groups around to accommodate the closure.  We are sorry for the disruption
but obviously some of the sessions might be busier for the next few weeks until Lyng Hall is re-opened – we ask that you
bear with us.  The changes are listed below:

Monday – Red and Blue Achievers move to Tile Hill 7-8pm.
Monday - Reception Achievers 1 move to Foxford 6.30-7.30pm.
Tuesday – Junior Club 1 move to Coventry 8.30-9.30pm.
Wednesday – Blue Achievers move to either Red Achievers at Foxford 6.30-7.30pm, or Green Achievers at Tile Hill
7.15-8.15pm.
Wednesday – Junior Club 1 move to Bablake 7-8pm.
Thursday – High Achievers 2 move to Caludon 6.45-8.30pm.

Many thanks for your help and patience in this matter.


Lyng Hall Pool Closed till 30th October by Jo Deakins on 13/10/2016 @ 11:51

Unfortunately we have had contact from the School this lunchtime with info that they have had to close the pool due to a
problem with the roof. The School are working to get it rectified as soon as possible but the earliest we are being told
will be after the 30th October. 

Therefore, tonights HA2 session will be moved to Caludon Castle 6.45-8.30pm. Apologies for the change, it is obviously
out of our control.

Further details of session changes over the next two weeks will be published shortly.

This will also affect the Adult Improver lessons tonight and the swim school activities over the next three weekends.


Diving Award Success by Jo Deakins on 10/10/2016 @ 08:05

Congratulations to the following swimmers who all passeed their diving awards yesterday: Jack Buswell, Elizabeth Caine,
Olivia-May Nortey, Alice Smith, Lottie Joyce, Keira McDermott, Grace Christian, Maya Swales, Lyla Davis, Lara Parker,
Joshua Fawcett, Kira Lukacs, Leah Hopkins, Elijah Dallen & Nathan Tsegaye


Sprint Night- First one of the Season- 07/10/16 by Calie Smith on 5/10/2016 @ 21:23

Asking for help: For This Friday Sprint Night 7th October 
2016 - *For Recorders and Timers *
If you haven’t helped before not to worry, you will be 
shown. If you can help or you would like to help please 
contact me by email: calie.smith@coventry-swimming.org.uk or 
calie.smith@ntlworld.com
And What role you would like to do.
 
 
 


New Squad Fees by Jo Deakins on 28/9/2016 @ 08:53

All swimmers who train in a squad should have received an email this week to inform them of their new squad fees from
1st October. Please check your spam/trash boxes if you havent or contact Hayley Ward; Assistant Treasurer on
hayley.ward@coventry-swimming.org.uk so you can be advised on what the your new standing order should be set up for.

Alternatively, the new fee rates can be seen here http://www.coventry-swimming.org.uk/?p=114
or by clicking the fees button under the squads tab.

Please ensure the new standing order is set up in time for collection in October.


Lost Kit Bag! by Rikki Morris on 22/9/2016 @ 15:06

We have found a kit bag on poolside. It has been here for most of the week. The bag contains a pair of nabaiji fins, a
kick board with hands drawn on it, a pullbouy with KALS written on it, and some black arena finger paddles.

If you believe this is your kit bag, please come and retrieve it from our club office, or ask at the club night desk on
poolside.


September Sprint Meet - Plea for officials by Jo Deakins on 13/9/2016 @ 11:15

Just over a week to go to our popular Sprint Meet and we are very short of officials. If you are able to provide some
free time to volunteer for the meet it would be very much appreciated.

Please contact Avril Ementon on avril.ementon@coventry-swimming.org.uk if you are able to help out, even if just for one
of the sessions.

Thanks in advance, Regards Jo


Sainsburys Active Kids Vouchers by Jo Deakins on 12/9/2016 @ 13:56

Thanks to all who donated vouchers from the Sainsburys Active Kids scheme. We have taken delivery of the kit these
vouchers bought this week, we have received:

3 stop watches to go towards being used on sprint nights & time trials
4 foam rollers to be used for land work
12 skipping ropes again to be used for generic land work sessions.

We look forward to taking part in this again next year so look out for the vouchers when they become available.


Green Achievers session cancelled tonight - Monday 5th September by Adam Ruckwood on 5/9/2016 @ 16:57

We have just had word from Tile Hill that the pool clarity is very poor and so they have had to cancel the session due
to health and safety concerns.

If any Green swimmers want to try and make the Red session at Foxford 6.30-7.30 they are welcome.

Very sorry for the very short notice.


Training on Friday 9th September by Adam Ruckwood on 5/9/2016 @ 09:34

Just a reminder that training on Friday 9th September will be altered for some groups due to the annual awards evening
taking place that night.

Training for the 4pm groups will run as normal till 6pm.  All the groups and teaching classes from 6pm will cancelled
this week.


Bablake closed tonight by Jo Deakins on 17/8/2016 @ 16:22

Sorry for the late notification but I have had a message that Bablake pool is closed tonight due to a dosing problem.
Therefore, we are going to have to cancel the sessions tonight for Reception Achievers and Junior Club.

Apologies for the late notice, please let anyone that you know was planning on going.


Wasps Flag waving opportunity by Jo Deakins on 12/8/2016 @ 14:11

We have been invited to take part in a Giant flag wave before the Wasps vs. Exeter match.
This will be taking place on Sunday 4th September  at  3 Oclock and held at the Ricoh Arena, and children can then stay
to watch the match for free.  If any parents also want to come and watch the price for a ticket is £16 
We are looking for 40 children to take part and will be chosen on  first come first serve basis, aged 10 years plus. 
Children will be required to meet outside the front of the stadium at 2:15 and will need to wear a swimming club
shirt/hoodie. 
There is a consent form for parents to return to either your parent Rep or the club desk no later than Friday the 26th
of august. 

Consent forms or any queries please contact Jackie Fairchild on Jackie.fairchild@coventry-swimming.org.uk 


Big thank you! by Jo Deakins on 5/8/2016 @ 12:44

Georgia, Lauren & Carys (Junior Elite) would like to say a massive thank you to all the parents, coaches and swimmers
who generously gave to their 12km charity run for Zoes Place Baby Hospice in Coventry. The final total was an amazing
£824.10!! 

Thanks again for your generous support.


Coventry Recycling Club by Jo Deakins on 4/8/2016 @ 11:31

From today for the next 8 weeks we have been chosen to be one of the causes that you can donate points to for being part
of the Coventry recycling club.

Please cut and paste this link if it is not available to find out more details
http://recyclingclub.coventry.gov.uk/home2 then click on support a cause and then you will see us as an option.

At the end of the 8 weeks we will receive a proportion of the funding available based on our percentage of points
donated. 

Please share with family and friends so we can receive as many donated points as possible.

Happy recycling!


Devon tour travel update by Calie Smith on 30/7/2016 @ 14:20

Our eta is 21:30. Please be there on time and could you keep the coach 
drop off bay clear for when we arrive. Thanks


Devon tour travel update by Calie Smith on 29/7/2016 @ 19:13

Our eta is 21:30. Please be there on time and could you keep the coach 
drop off bay clear for when we arrive. Thanks


Devon tour: Travel update by Calie Smith on 29/7/2016 @ 18:13

Long delays on the m5 which continue to slow our progress. We will update 
you when we are closer to the Midlands likely to be back around 21:30 ish.


Devon tour update by Calie Smith on 29/7/2016 @ 08:41

Good morning Devon Tour Parents: We have just left the accommodation 
and on route to woodlands theme park for the day. I will post information on 
departure time of leaving the theme park and and expected time of arrival 
this evening to Coventry.


Devon Tour Update by Calie Smith on 28/7/2016 @ 08:32

Today, Thursday on route to ultimate adventure centre for total wipeout 
course, high ropes, nerd arena and more activities....for the day. Gala 4 at 
Barnstaple swimming club.


Devon tour updated by Calie Smith on 27/7/2016 @ 19:45

After a fabulous day at quay west water park, gala 3 at Dawlish swimming 
club: Dawlish B 5th place with 45 points, Oddicombe 4th place 64 points, 
3rd place Phoneix team 118 points, 2nd place Godvia team 131 points and 
1st place Dawlish A swimming club 148 points. Well done. All now eating 
chips. Thank you Dawlish for hosting for us. 


Devon tour update by Calie Smith on 27/7/2016 @ 09:00

All enjoyed yesterdays outside activities gorge scrambling, rock climbing 
and a trip to the cinema seeing BFG.
Wednesday: currently on way to the water park, this evening will be gala 3 
at Dawlish Swimming Club.


Devon tour update by Calie Smith on 25/7/2016 @ 20:39

Monday: All having a great time, today been very busy with laser games, 
visit to the beach and competing. Both teams winning Phoneix team 1st 
place 169 points and Godvia 2nd 161 points. On way now back to the 
accommodation. Children will contact you once we are back as there is 
limited signal on route to the accommodation and some may need to 
charge there devices.


Devon tour update by Calie Smith on 24/7/2016 @ 21:22

Hi all, just to let you know we have all arrived safely, all feed and now ready 
for bed. All swimmers will contact tomorrow morning , whilst on the way to 
the activity. Both teams did well for there 1st gala- came 1st team Godvia 
204 points and Pheonix 192 points. Sorry havent been in touch sooner.


Devon Tour 2016- Donations of Clothes / Shoes - Fund Raising Error by Calie Smith on 20/7/2016 @ 11:33

Slight Error... I found more bags hiding... 
So all totalled 418 Kilos- raising £209.00 
Again Thank you to those who donated clothes and shoes for 
this years Devon Tour - Well Done! 


Devon Tour 2016- Donations of Clothes / Shoes - Fund Raising by Calie Smith on 20/7/2016 @ 08:49

Hi Everyone, Thank you to those who donated clothes and shoes 
for this years Devon Tour: With lots and lots of bags, we 
totalled 375.5 Kilos - Raising £187.75.  Well Done!


Red Achievers session moved - Wednesday 20th July by Adam Ruckwood on 18/7/2016 @ 11:57

Unfortunately Sam is away this Wednesday so the normal Red Achievers session at Foxford will be cancelled this week.
Red Achievers swimmers are welcome to attend either the Blue session at Lyng Hall 6-7pm, or the Green session at Tile
Hill 7.15-8.15pm.

Very sorry for the disruption.



City of Coventry SC hits Instagram!! by Jo Deakins on 15/7/2016 @ 14:32

We are now live on Instagram, if you would like to follow us the user name is Swimcoventry 

Thanks in advance.


Another final at ICG for Lauren by Adam Ruckwood on 14/7/2016 @ 10:05

2nd day of the International Childrens Games and another great swim from Lauren McConnachie to make the final of the
200m IM.  Lauren went on to finish 8th in the final.
Great job!!


Great 1st day at ICG by Adam Ruckwood on 13/7/2016 @ 14:31

Great first days results from Taipei and the International Childrens Games.  Lauren McConnachie made the final of the
400m Free and finished in 8th place.  There were also B final appearances for Lauren in the 100m Breast and Isabel
Holden in the 100m Backstroke.

Ana Vicary, Hadden Smith, Ryan Pahile, Anthony Nghiem, Charlie Anderson and Ollie Hurst also all raced well today.

Good luck for the rest of the meet!


Thank You - For Your Help. by Calie Smith on 11/7/2016 @ 15:35

Just like to say a big Thank You to the people that helped 
out,over this weekends Graham Sykes Gala, much appreciated in 
supporting these roles: Stewards, Team Managers, Refreshments, 
Doors, Medals, Data Handling and officials.


Some other great swims.......... by Adam Ruckwood on 11/7/2016 @ 12:44

Very well done to Tom Stacey (Bronze 17-18 years 5k), Jose Gonzalez (Silver 35-39 years 1.5k) and Keith Burdett (Bronze
50-59 years 3k)on their medals at the recent Midland Open Water Championships at Bosworth.

Also very well done to Joe Iacovides who won the senior 400m IM title at the Cyprus Nationals.

Very well done to all the medal winners!!



Mercian League Champions 2016 by Adam Ruckwood on 11/7/2016 @ 11:07

Great team performance on Saturday night in the final of the Mercian League.  After being champions in 2013 and 2014 but
losing out to Leamington in 2015, the team were desperate to win back the trophy.  After a hard fought gala City of
Coventry came out on top with 221 points over 2nd placed Leamington on 194.  Stratford Sharks were 3rd on 167 points.

Very well done to all the swimmers, coaches and team managers on a great win!!



Devon Tour 2016- Help Donations of Clothes / Shoes for Fund Raising by Calie Smith on 8/7/2016 @ 10:59

We are asking for people for donations of unwanted clothes, 
bags and shoes to be recycled to help turn into cash for 
fund raising towards this years Devon Tour 2016.
The first collection of clothes, shoes  hand bags being 
picked up on Monday Morning 11th July, so if you have any 
clothes etc in bags ready, please bring down to the club 
desk tonight, Saturday and Sunday at the gala at Cov Baths.

If you dont think you may not have enough time to sort, 
theres a second collection day Monday 18th July for pick 
up. So next week if your child is swimming at either Lyng 
Hall, Foxford school, Caludon castle I can arrange to pick 
up from you at these venues. 
If you can get back to me on : calie.smith@coventry-
swimming.org.uk or 07855835769 phone or text - that be great 
so I know to meet with you on that day, place and time to 
pick up from you.  :)



Training on Sunday 10th July by Adam Ruckwood on 7/7/2016 @ 08:28

Training will be cancelled for all groups this Sunday except for the Masters and Water Polo sections.  The Graham Sykes
meet isnt due to finish till quite late and with most swimmers/coaches involved with the meet, training will be
cancelled.

The Masters and Polo sessions will run as normal.


Graham Sykes Meet and Mercian League Final by Adam Ruckwood on 7/7/2016 @ 08:17

There are some swimmers who have entered the Graham Sykes meet at the weekend and are also selected for the Mercian
League Final on Saturday evening.  If these swimmers wish to withdraw from their events at the Graham Sykes Meet on
Saturday afternoon (session 2), the club will refund the entry fee for those events.  The club wont refund events for
any other sessions, or for swimmers who arent racing in the Mercian League Final.

If this applies to you and you wish to withdraw, please send an email to withdraw@coventry-swimming.org.uk stating which
events you wish to withdraw from.

Good luck to all the swimmers racing this weekend!


Changes to Green Achievers sessions by Adam Ruckwood on 4/7/2016 @ 14:11

Sam Richards is away on holiday for just over a week so there will be a few changes to the Green Achievers sessions over
the next week:
Wednesday 6th and Wednesday 13th July - sessions moved to either the Blue (Lyng Hall 6-7pm) or Red (Foxford 6.30-7.30pm)
Achievers.  Monday 11th will also be moved to Blue (Lyng Hall 6-7pm) or Red (Foxford 6.30-7.30pm).
Friday 8th and Sunday 10th will run as normal.

Sorry for the disruption.



Graham Sykes Open Meet Raffle donations by Jo Deakins on 4/7/2016 @ 14:04

We are looking for any donations for the Raffle to be held at the Graham Sykes meet this weekend. Any donations  that
you would think can be included gratefully received, we find bottles of liquids are quite attractive!

If you can bring anything in to either your coach if not there on Friday or to the Club Night desk and hand over to
Calie that would be great.

Thanks in advance for any donations we receive. 


Plea for Officials for Graham Sykes Meet this weekend by Jo Deakins on 4/7/2016 @ 09:37

We are short of a few officials for the Graham Sykes Meet this weekend, if you are free and wish to help out please
contact Avril Ementon on avril.ementon@coventry-swimming.org.uk 

Thanks in advance, your help is greatly appreciated.


Sponsored Swim-Last Sunday and tonight (Friday) by Calie Smith on 1/7/2016 @ 20:36

Just would like to say thank you to everyone, who has taken part in the 
sponsored swim sessions and those who supported by helping. Most of the 
swimmers were raising funds for this years Devon Tour 2016. Well done.


Sponsored Swim-Last Sunday and tonight (Friday) by Calie Smith on 1/7/2016 @ 20:20

Just would like to say thank you to everyone, who has taken part in the 
sponsored swim sessions and those who supported by helping. Most of the 
swimmers were raising funds for this years Devon Tour 2016. Well done.


Diving Award Success by Jo Deakins on 28/6/2016 @ 07:41

Congratulations to the following swimmers who all passed their Diving Award on Sunday:

Kenza Ajimi, Caitlin Gray, Patrick Die, Lewis Payne, Michael Greda & Caitlin ONeill


2nd place in Junior League Round 3 by Adam Ruckwood on 27/6/2016 @ 15:52

Good team performances from both the Leicester and Nuneaton Junior League Teams on Saturday.

The Leicester League Team racing at Hinckley came 2nd only 14 points behind eventual winners Kettering.
The Nuneaton League Team racing in Stafford were drawn against reigning champions and eventual gala winners Northampton
and like the Leicester League Team, came out in 2nd place.

Very well done to all the swimmers, coaches and team managers involved!


Awards night - New Awards launched! by Jo Deakins on 22/6/2016 @ 13:36

This year we have introduced some new awards to Awards Night so everyone has a chance of going home with a trophy. As
well as more progress awards covering all squads, all swimmers have a chance to vote for their Swimmers Swimmer of the
Year. This should not necessarily be your best friend, or the best swimmer in your squad, but someone who trains hard,
is friendly and polite, helps others out and shows good swimming etiquette. The voting will go live on the club website
over the next few days, look out for it!!


Sainsburys Active Kids Vouchers by Jo Deakins on 15/6/2016 @ 14:28

Please could we ask if there are any more Active Kids vouchers from Sainsburys to come into the Club could we have them
by Friday 24th June at the latest. We can then see how many we have an put in an application for some corresponding
kit.

Thanks for all the ones we have had so far and in advance for any to come in.

Regards

Jo


Sponsored Channel swim for Charity by Jo Deakins on 15/6/2016 @ 13:08

On Saturday the 16th July Lauren Baraclough, from Senior Performance, and a team of fellow swimmers will be hoping to
swim the channel as a team and want as many people involved as possible. All money will go to a fantastic cause to
support a 3 year old who is in desperate need to have a £12000 operation enabling him to walk. The event starts at 8AM
and will finish around 10.15AM. Sponsor forms will be available from the club noticeboard as of Friday. Obviously, the
more sponsors the better and the entry fee to enter will be £5.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Lauren on laurenbaraclough@hotmail.co.uk
07447464914


Change to Diving Award date by Jo Deakins on 13/6/2016 @ 14:00

We are having to move the Diving Award date for June to one week later - they will now be held on Sunday 26th June.
Please report to Anita on the day if you would like to take part in this at 3pm.


Correction by Adam Ruckwood on 13/6/2016 @ 10:01

Sorry - the last post should read Georgia Ementon


Georgia and Lauren McConnachie by Adam Ruckwood on 13/6/2016 @ 09:32

Georgia and Lauren McConnachie are doing a Ram Run on 3rd July in aid of Zoes Place Baby Hospice.  They would be very
appreciative for people to visit their JustGiving page and donate.  The run is a tough 12km course and involves lot of
obstacles, mud, water and carrying a log!

https://www.justgiving.com/GEELM2016?utm_id=17

Many thanks!




Abbie Grantham - World Challenge by Adam Ruckwood on 8/6/2016 @ 08:05

Senior Performance swimmer Abbie Grantham is taking on a huge challenge this summer and will be travelling to Costa Rica
to work alongside a local community or conservation project.  She will be selling raffle tickets this Friday night to
raise money to help fund this trip - please dig deep!
For more information on the challenge please visit www.world-challenge.co.uk


Green Achievers session moved - Wednesday 8th June by Adam Ruckwood on 7/6/2016 @ 12:57

We are really sorry for the late notice but the Green Achievers session at Tile Hill on Wednesday 8th June will be
cancelled.
Green Achievers swimmers are encouraged to attend either the Blue Achievers session at Lyng Hall 6-7pm or the Red
Achievers session at Foxford 6.30-7.30pm.
Very sorry for the disruption.



Great West Midlands Age Groups Results by Adam Ruckwood on 6/6/2016 @ 14:13

Very well done to all the swimmers who raced at the West Midlands Age Groups over the last two weekends in May.

The club had some super results coming away with 19 medals in all - 1 Gold, 12 Silver and 6 Bronze.

There were medals for Eva Vicary (1xGold), Tom Stacey (1xSilver), Ana Vicary (1xSilver), Aimee Hood (3xSilver and 1x
Bronze), Tom Mitchell (1xSilver and 2xBronze), Hanna Dixon (3xSilver), Niall Connell (1xSilver and 1xBronze), Fiona Hall
(1xSilver), Ryan Griffiths (1xSilver) and Tommy Smith (2xBronze).

Very well done to all the swimmers and coaches!


Medals won at first weekend of Midland Age Groups! by Jo Deakins on 23/5/2016 @ 14:28

Well done to all swimmers over the weekend, some great swims and personal bests, people making their first Regional
finals and 7 medals won across the board. Niall Connell won 2 (Silver and bronze), Aimee Hood, Tom Mitchell, Ryan
Griffiths, Fiona Hall (all winning silvers) and Tommy Smith winning a bronze.

Good luck for the final weekend coming up! 


Monday 30th May - all sessions cancelled by Adam Ruckwood on 23/5/2016 @ 12:38

All sessions will be cancelled on Monday 30th May due to the bank holiday.  Sorry for the disruption.


EDL Match in the City Centre tomorrow (Sat 21st) by Jo Deakins on 20/5/2016 @ 16:19

There is an EDL march planned for the City centre tomorrow which coincides with the Midland Championships. The march
plans to protest at Speakers corner, opposite the Council house between 1.30-2.00pm and 4pm. 

There is also a UAF counter demo in Broadgate.

Just so you are all aware.


Changes to Red Achievers over half term by Adam Ruckwood on 20/5/2016 @ 11:29

Sam Fairchild is away on holiday over half term so the Red Achievers sessions at Foxford will be cancelled on Monday
30th May and Wednesday 1st June.  

Swimmers are welcome to attend either the Blue Achievers sessions at Lyng Hall (6-7pm on both Monday and Wednesday), or
the Green Achievers sessions at Tile Hill (7-8pm on Monday and 7.15-8.15pm on Wednesday).  The Friday and Sunday
sessions will remain unchanged at Coventry Sports Centre.

Very sorry for the disruption.



Changes to Sunday Training for the next 2 weeks by Adam Ruckwood on 20/5/2016 @ 09:19

Sorry for the disruption but the 3.00-4.30pm session for the Reception and Coloured Achiever groups for the next two
Sunday’s will be cancelled due to the West Midland Age Group Championships.  All other groups will run as normal.

The sessions will be back to normal on Sunday 5th June.



Parents Talk at Midlands by Jo Deakins on 20/5/2016 @ 09:12

Fred Furniss, England Programmes Talent Officer, will be giving a parents talk at the West Midland Championships.

Date: Saturday 28th May 2016

Time: 08.30am (during warm up)

Venue: Studio 1, Coventry Sports Centre (access is up the steps from the swim shop and turn right)

Subject: Developing Age Group Swimmers
1. Growth/development
2. Technical efficiency
3. Training progresson


Save the Date - 2016 Awards Night by Jo Deakins on 18/5/2016 @ 09:55

Please save the date - Friday Sept 9th has been booked for the Annual Awards Night where the club celebrates the
successes of the previous season with our swimmers, water polo players and Masters.

venue is the Wyken Working Mens club.

Hope to see you there!


Excellent Performances from Josh Fairchild by Adam Ruckwood on 16/5/2016 @ 14:17

Josh Fairchilds excellent form continued at the weekend with another large medal haul, this time at the East Midlands
Disability Championships.
Josh came away with 9 medals in all - 6 from individuals and 3 from relays.  There was Gold in the 100 Free, 200 Free
and 50 Breast as well as Silver in the 50 Free, 100 Breast and 100 Back.
Great job Josh from all at City of Coventry SC!!



Diving Award Success by Jo Deakins on 16/5/2016 @ 09:23

Congratulations to the following who all passed their Diving Awards; Jenson Davis, Olivia Cunningham, Mary Verall,
Phoebe Moriaty, Sanad Shibani, Luis Worland, Amna Jawfer and Max Smith.


Important Change to Leicester Diddy Coach - New Time by Ruth Jelley on 13/5/2016 @ 19:39

Please note the coach for the Leicester Diddy League has 
been moved to the earlier time of 4:30pm


Leicester Diddy League 14th May by Ruth Jelley on 11/5/2016 @ 06:11

The postcode for the new pool is LE10 1BZ


Diddy League This Weekend by Rikki Morris on 10/5/2016 @ 14:56

Please see below the post codes for each venue for Saturday

Leicester League
New Hinckley Leisure Centre - LE10 1BZ

Nuneaton League
Newbold Leisure Centre, Leamington - CV32 4EW


Coventry Sports Foundation Recruitment Day by Jo Deakins on 10/5/2016 @ 13:13

Coventry Sports Foundation have a recruitment day on Thursday 19th May at the Xcel Centre either 10am-1pm or 6pm-9pm.
They are looking for Lifeguards and swim teachers (over 16 yrs) and have some potential courses involved to (if over 18
yrs old).

If you want more details please contact the Foundation directly; Martin Neale on mjneale@covsf.com


Super results at West Midland Youth Championships by Adam Ruckwood on 6/5/2016 @ 13:21

An excellent weekends racing at the West Midlands Youth Championships in Coventry last weekend.  The team came away with
44 medals from the meet - 16 Gold, 18 Silver and 10 Bronze.
Leading the way was Eva Vicary with 4 Golds, Lauren Cox with 3 Golds, Josh Fairchild with 3 Golds and 2 Silvers and Brad
McLeavy with 1 Silver and 3 Bronze medals.
Overall City of Coventry had 15 individual medallists - best haul in many years.
Very well done to all the swimmers and coaches!


Midland Youth Championships Photo by Rikki Morris on 6/5/2016 @ 13:12

We are going to have a photo of evenyone who swam at the Midland Youth 
Championship for the paper. Can we ask that you bring your City of 
Coventry t-shirts and if you won medals, bring those as well. The photo will 
be taken at 6pm after the session.


Cov & Districts Wthdrawl and Warm up times by Jo Deakins on 6/5/2016 @ 08:40

It is the Coventry & District Secondaries this weekend and the warm up times are:

Session 1 (Sat) and 3 (Sun) 12.30pm warm up, 1.15pm start
Session 2 (Sat) and 4 (Sun) 4.30pm warm up, 5.15pm start

If you do not intend to swim some of your events please can you send an email to withdraw@canddswimming.org.uk so you
can be withdrawn and there are no empty lanes.

Good luck to all competing!


Tom Herbert by Adam Ruckwood on 5/5/2016 @ 08:51

We are sad to announce that Tom Herbert will be leaving the club and the coaching staff.  Tom has been a member of the
club for over 5 years first as a successful swimmer who regularly swam at Nationals, then the coach of HA3 for the past
9 months.  

Tom has got a full-time job with the Sports Trust and unfortunately this will not allow him the time to coach.  He will
be stopping on as coaching cover when he is able, but will not be able to lead his own group.

Could we thank Tom for all his hard work and wish him well with his new job!






Great First Round Win from the Mercian League Team by Jo Deakins on 3/5/2016 @ 13:27

Well done to all the team for a great first place in the first round last Saturday of the Mercian League. Coventry
finished first with 237 points, Worcester were second with 209 and Bilston third with 175 points.

There were individual wins for Jade Pickett, Aidan Tan, Sarah Brown, Danielle Armstrong (x2), Kieran Smith (x2), Alfie
Jackson, Sam Astill & Mel McWhirter along with eight relay wins.

Well done to all the team, staff and volunteers on the night! 


Apologies, wrong email address for Liz Sykes..... by Jo Deakins on 27/4/2016 @ 11:17

If you are wanting to help out at the Midlands the correct email address to use for Liz Sykes is
liz.sykes@coventry-swimming.org.uk


Help needed for Midlands this weekend by Jo Deakins on 27/4/2016 @ 10:49

The team running the Midlands are short of a couple of helpers this weekend, if you are free to give up some time to
help please can you contact Liz Sykes and I am sure she will appreciate it. Lizs email is
liz.sykes.t21@coventry-swimming.org.uk


Josh Fairchild continues his run of PB by Jo Deakins on 27/4/2016 @ 08:01

Well done Josh on completing a straight run of personal bests in Glasgow at the Para Meet. Yesterday he swam the 200m
freestyle and made the final after dropping his personal best in the heat to 2:24.81 and then again in the final to
2:22.46.

Six swims, six personal bests and two finals, great swimming, well done Josh and Coach; Matt Bruce.


Great swims from Joshua Fairchild in Glasgow! by Jo Deakins on 25/4/2016 @ 14:04

Josh has had some excellent swims so far in Glasgow...... 4 swims and 4 personal bests.... 

100m Free Josh has dropped from a 1:07.9 at Warwickshires to a 1:05.0, 100m Breast 1.33.7 at Warwickshires to a 1:31.4
in the heats to then earn a second swim in another pb time of 1:29.5 and then in the 100m back Josh has dropped from a
1:25.0 at Warwickshires to 1:20.64 in Glasgow. Josh has his main event to come tomorrow. Great results Josh!


Update on Lyng Hall by Jo Deakins on 22/4/2016 @ 10:42

Great news, we have just had confirmation that Lyng Hall will be back up and running as normal from Monday 25th April. 

Thanks for your patience with this and apologies for any inconveniences caused.


New Scottish Masters Records by Jo Deakins on 21/4/2016 @ 10:15

Congratulations to John Smith who achieved two new Scottish Masters Long Course Records in the 200m Freestyle and 50m
Butterfly in the 40-44 age group at the recent Masters Nationals in Sheffield. A full report from the meet will be
posted on the website soon.

The club have 14 Masters qualified for the upcoming European Masters championships in May being hosted in London and
preparations are looking good.


Training - Sunday 1st May and Monday 2nd May by Adam Ruckwood on 21/4/2016 @ 09:18

There will be no training for most of the swimming groups on Sunday 1st May due to the pool hosting the West Midlands
Youth Championships.  Sessions will be cancelled for all groups except Water Polo, Masters, Senior Squad and Senior
Performance.  These sessions will run as usual at the regular times. 

Training for all groups will be cancelled on Monday 2nd May due to the bank holiday. 

Sorry for the disruption.



Conclusion to Trials News by Jo Deakins on 18/4/2016 @ 14:54

Congratulations to all the swimmers who competed in Glasgow over the past week. Finishing up over the weekend were Abi
Humphreys in the 200m IM in a time of 2:23.87, Eva Vicary in the 400m Free 4:28.74 and Matt Bruce in the 50m Free in a
time of 23.50.

Next up is Joshua Fairchild in the Para Meet starting on Saturday. All the best Josh in Glasgow.


Development Gala - change of date by Jo Deakins on 18/4/2016 @ 11:05

Due to the Movement of the Cov & District secondaries into May we have had to move the next Development Gala to Sunday
12th June still at the University of Warwick. The details for entry will be available soon.


Update on Lyng Hall by Jo Deakins on 18/4/2016 @ 10:03

Just had an update from Lyng Hall, unfortunately they are going to be closed all week up to and including Sunday 24th
April. The repairs should be completed by Friday, but it will then take a couple of days to bring the pool temp back up
and complete all necessary cleansing.

Therefore, training changes for the squads/groups affected are:

Blue Achievers - can swim with either Red at Foxford (6.30-7.30pm Monday & weds) or Green at Tile Hill (7.00-8.00pm
Monday & 7.15-8.15pm on Weds)
Reception Achievers 1 on Monday - we will move your session to Caludon still at 7.00-8.15pm.

Junior Squad on Tuesday can swim with Junior Club at Cov Sports Center 8.30-9.30pm.

Weds Adult Improver Lessons - Unfortunately we are going to have to cancel these again this week.

HA2 on Thursday - Same as last week you can move to Caludon and swim 6.45-8.30pm.

Junior Club - same as last week you can move to Cov Sports Center at the same time 7.30-8.30pm.

Friday Adult beginner lessons & Cov Swim School lessons on Saturday and Sunday we will have to postpone until the
following weekend.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused. Fingers crossed all will be back to normal next week.


News From Trials so far...... by Jo Deakins on 15/4/2016 @ 11:13

Well done to the swimmers in Glasgow at Olympic Trials. So far we have had Abi Humphreys achieve second in the Tokyo
Final (aimed at swimmers who potentially aiming for the Olympics in 2020) in a time of 4:52.97 and also in the 200m
Butterfly in a time of 2:20.30, Eva Vicary in the 200m Free in a time of 2:07.46 and Alex Carroll in the 400m IM,
4:44.12.

Still to come is Abi in the 200m IM, Eva in the 400m Free and Matt Bruce starts in the 50m Freestyle all going in the
heats tomorrow (Saturday). British swimming are live streaming the heats and finals on you tube if you want to check
them out!


Update on Lyng Hall by Jo Deakins on 15/4/2016 @ 10:42

We have had an update from Lyng Hall, the pool company have been in today and are going to attempt to put things right
over the weekend. The school will reassess first thing Monday morning and will update us as soon as this has been done.


It is looking hopeful that everything will be back to normal as of Monday.

I will update when we hear from the school. 


Lyng Hall Closed over the weekend by Jo Deakins on 14/4/2016 @ 11:51

The School have confirmed that the ongoing problems with their pool have meant they will have to close it over the
weekend. Therefore, there will be no Adult lessons tomorrow night (Fri 15th) or Childrens lessons on Sat (16th) or
Sunday (17th).

The school are going to update us as soon as they know whether it will be back open next week.


Lyng Hall Closed today and tomorrow (Weds & Thurs 13th/14th April) by Jo Deakins on 13/4/2016 @ 13:29

We have just had notice that Lyng Hall have had to close their pool today and tomorrow due to the pool malfunctioning
and a load of grit has poured in. They are working on it at the moment but have closed for the next two days.

Blue Achievers you can join either green or red tonight
HA2 tomorrow you can join the Ha1 group at Caludon
Junior Club tomorrow you can move to Cov Sports Centre 7.30-8.30pm.

They are going to update us when they have more info.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused, furhte rupdates will follow once we hear.


Junior League Results by Jo Deakins on 12/4/2016 @ 13:27

Congratulations to both league teams on Saturday; both finishing in the top 3 for their rounds.

The Nuneaton team finished in second place behind Boldmere and there were first placings for Alfie Jackson, Erin Jones,
Anna Harvey, Niall Connell (x2), Evan McWhirter, Abigail Charlesworth and also for the 11/u medley & free Team and the
12/u free Team. 

The Leicester Team finished in third place behind Daventry & Swadlincote. First placings in this round went to Joel
Cunningham, Mollie Tranter, Tommy Smith (x2), Katelyn Dalton, Fiona Hall, Sam Astill, Jamie Mitchell and the boys
12/under free & medley teams and girls 10/under Free and medley teams.

Congratulations to all the swimmers in the teams, all contributing to a great start of the league season.


Eve of Olympic Trials! by Jo Deakins on 11/4/2016 @ 19:04

Good luck to the Coventry Swimmers who have qualified for the Olympic Trials which start tomorrow through to Sunday in
Glasgow.

Competing are Abi Humphreys in the 200m Butterfly, 200m and 400m IM & 800m Free, Alex Carroll in the 400m IM, Eva Vicary
in the 200m & 400m Free and Matt Bruce in the 50m Free.

The heats start at 10am and the finals are at 6.30pm.

From these Championships the GB Team for Rio will be selected.

Further updates to follow.......


Leicester Diddy league Coach by Ruth Jelley on 8/4/2016 @ 18:19

The coach for the Leicester Diddy league will leave the 
Sports Centre at 16:45pm tomorrow. For those travelling by 
car the postcode for SatNavs is LE18 2DP.


No Session tonight at Bablake for Reception or Junior Club by Adam Ruckwood on 6/4/2016 @ 15:47

We are really sorry for the late notice, but Lauren has had to run a family member to A&E after an accident and so wont
be able to make the session.
The sessions are Bablake for the Reception groups and Junior Club will therefore be cancelled for today.
Very sorry for the late notice and disruption.


Great National Masters Championships Results by Adam Ruckwood on 6/4/2016 @ 13:49

An awesome showing from our Masters at last weekends National Championships in Sheffield.

Highlights included Gold for Anthony Howland over 100m Butterfly in the 55/59 years category, two Silvers for John Smith
over 50m Butterfly and 100m Freestyle in 35/39 years category and Silver and Bronze for Steve Goult over 200m and 100m
Breaststroke in the 40/44 years age band.

Great swims and big best times also from Julie Diamond, Martyn Brunt, Alexander Le Marinel, Kim Paginton, Adam Brear and
Fiona Cunningham.

Well done guys and also Coach Jelly!!


Drum request for Arena League Final by Jo Deakins on 4/4/2016 @ 11:25

Does anyone have a drum/s they are able to lend to the Clubs Arena League Team when they travel to Cardiff for the Arena
League Final on Sat 23rd April? If so, could you let Rebecca Winn (Junior Elite) or Rikki Morris know so they can liaise
with you.

Thanks in advance, we want to make as much noise as possible to support the team!


Diving Award Success by Jo Deakins on 4/4/2016 @ 11:10

Congratulations to the following swimmers who all passed their diving awards yesterday:

Isobelle Eaves
Phoebe Turner
Daisy Burke
Hazel Knowles
Lucy Harrison
Melissa Scrimshaw
Emily Ingram
Hayden North
Joel Cunningham



Junior Club Session moved - Thursday 31st March by Adam Ruckwood on 30/3/2016 @ 12:41

Unfortunately the Junior Club session will have to be moved on Thursday 31st March due to a staffing shortage.

The session will be moved to Coventry Sports Centre alongside Junior Squad and run from 7.30-9.00pm.

We are sorry for the late notice and disruption.


HA2 Session changed - Thursday 24th March by Adam Ruckwood on 21/3/2016 @ 11:05

We are sorry for the disruption but due to a staff shortage the High Achievers 2 session will be moved this Thursday
night.
The session will be moved to Caludon at swim alongside the HA1 session 6.45-8.30pm.


by on 19/3/2016 @ 05:27


Easter Training by Adam Ruckwood on 18/3/2016 @ 19:11

Training will be cancelled for all groups over the Easter weekend.  There will be no training on the Friday, Saturday,
Sunday or Monday - all training apart from these days will be as normal for all groups and pools.

Many thanks



Great News about the 50m Pool announcement! by Jo Deakins on 18/3/2016 @ 10:39

You may have seen in the news last night that the Council have announced that a 50m Pool could be built at the Alan
Higgs Centre to be built to coincide with Coventry Sports Centre closing in 2019. This is great news and what we have
been waiting to hear!

There is still a long way to go, and funding needs to be secured in order for it to come to fruition, but the fact it
has been announced goes a long way to seeing a replacement to Fairfax Street.

We look forward to a great future for swimming in the City!


Solihull Junior Gala by Adam Ruckwood on 14/3/2016 @ 10:46

Great win for the Junior Team on Saturday at the Solihull Junior Gala.  The team came on top after a hard fought gala
with 243 points ahead of 2nd placed Rugby with 219 and Solihull in 3rd on 202.

The team won 24 of the 51 events and there were individual wins for Aidan Tan, Alfie Jackson, Darcy Moriarty, Fiona
Hall, Hanna Dixon, Evan McWhirter, Niall Connell, Alana Timms and Euan Mitchell.

Very well done to the all the swimmers, coaches and team managers!!



Easter Camps by Rikki Morris on 7/3/2016 @ 14:17

There are still places available on all 3 of our Easter Swim Skills Camps. Please get you booking forms in as soon as
you can, because spaces are filling up fast.

Camp Week A - 21st-24th March
Camp Week B - 29th March-1st April
Camp Week C - 4th-7th April


Coventry and District Secondaries - Change of date and venue by Julia Betteley on 6/3/2016 @ 11:40

Please that the date and venue of this meet has 
unfortunately moved again due to circumstances beyond the 
control of the organisers. The meet is now at Rugby on 7th 
& 8th May starting at lunchtime.

If you have already entered this meet and now wish to amend 
your entry please email me at julia.betteley@coventry-
swimming.org.uk


President Kennedy session cancelled on Thursdays until Easter by Adam Ruckwood on 3/3/2016 @ 13:30

We are sorry but the problems with the pool at President Kennedy continue, with the pool now being out of action until
at least Easter.

When we get word the pool is operational again we will obviously let everyone know.



Squad and Pathways Sessions Cancelled Sunday 6th March by Jo Deakins on 29/2/2016 @ 15:00

Just a reminder that all Pathways and Squad sessions are cancelled this Sunday (6th March) due to the Warwickshire
Counties taking place in the pool all day.

Masters session to be confirmed as may run a reduced session.


Tuesday Night (22nd Feb) Junior Squad session moved to Coventry by Adam Ruckwood on 19/2/2016 @ 21:39

The Junior Squad session on Tuesday 22nd February will be moved to Coventry Sports Centre alongside the Junior Club
session 8.30-9.30pm.  We are sorry for the disruption but Rodney is away that night.




 


New order of hats is in! by Jo Deakins on 19/2/2016 @ 11:31

If you are in need of a new C hat in time for the Warwickshires we have had a delivery of 50 this week. They will be
available to buy from the Club Night Desk on Poolside Fridays, price £7.50.


President Kennedy session cancelled on Thursday 25th February by Adam Ruckwood on 16/2/2016 @ 09:26

We have had word that President Kennedys pool will be closed on the Thursday after half-term - the 25th.  The technique
session that night will therefore be cancelled.

The school are going to keep us informed each week about the pools progress, so we will continue to let you know about
the session when we are updated.

Sorry for the disruption.




Reminder Club Memberships are due by Jo Deakins on 12/2/2016 @ 12:08

This is just a reminder to those who have not paid their Club and ASA memberships for 2016 yet, the fees are due,
especially for those who wish to take part in the Warwickshire Championships starting next Saturday. If you have not
received an invoice by now please see Su Boulton on a Friday at the Club night desk to sort a new one. 

Payment can be made by cheque to the Club Night desk on a Friday Night or by bank transfer to the same account as the
training fees. If you need the bank details again please contact me and I will send them through.

If you do not intend to renew your membership this year and have received an invoice please can you email
su.boulton@coventry-swimming.org.uk so we can void your invoice and retire you from the membership.

Please ignore this message if you have paid for this year.

Jo Deakins


Jimmy Hill Memorial Service by Jo Deakins on 11/2/2016 @ 16:28

Please be aware of the Jimmy Hill Memorial service that is taking place on Friday (12th) at 3pm at the Cathedral. We
would envisage there be an increase in traffic around this time and afterwards and also a limit on car parking spaces.

 


HA1 Session Cancelled - Tuesday 16th February by Adam Ruckwood on 9/2/2016 @ 14:51

We are very sorry but due to a staff shortage, the HA1 session will be cancelled on Tuesday 16th February.


Junior Club Session moved - Tuesday 16th February by Adam Ruckwood on 9/2/2016 @ 14:48

We are sorry for the disruption but the Junior Club session will be moved on Tuesday 16th February to Lyng Hall
7.30-9pm.  This is alongside Junior Squad.


HA3 session on Tuesdays switched to Caludon by Adam Ruckwood on 8/2/2016 @ 14:02

We are sorry for the disruption but due to a staff shortage we will be moving the HA3 session to Caludon on a Tuesday
night.  The session will run 6.45-8.30pm alongside the Junior Performance session.

This will run for the foreseeable future.




Warwick Uni - Rubbish left behind after development gala by Jo Deakins on 8/2/2016 @ 13:47

We have had reports today from the University that poolside and the pool balcony were left in a very messy state
yesterday after the gala – one example given to us was a banana skin dumped into the poolside guttering which is simply
not acceptable.

This is just a quick note out to parents/swimmers that no food or drink other than water is permitted on poolside and
that all litter from the pool balcony must be left in the bins provided.

We have a good relationship with the University and we would like to withhold this as best we can.


Landwork for Junior Performance cancelled on Sunday 7th February by Adam Ruckwood on 5/2/2016 @ 19:04

We are sorry for the disruption but the land-work session will be cancelled for Junior Performance on Sunday 7th
February.  Joe is away in Sheffield attempting to qualify for the Olympic Trials so cant take his normal session.  Sam
Fairchild will cover the swim session which will run as normal, but sadly the land-work will be cancelled for this
week.



President Kennedy session cancelled on Thursdays for next few weeks by Adam Ruckwood on 4/2/2016 @ 07:44

We are sorry to report the problems continue with the pool at President Kennedy, so tonights session will be cancelled
again.  The Thursday session will also be cancelled until after half-term.  The school are hoping the repairs will be
completed by then and we can recommence the sessions.

Sorry again for the disruption.



Warwickshire Entries - 2016 by Jo Deakins on 2/2/2016 @ 14:24

All the entries have now been processed and a draft entry is available on the Warwickshire website here
http://www.warwickshireswimming.org.uk/?page_id=24

If there are any amendments to be made these have to be done by Friday 5th Feb 12.00pm. Please check everything is
correct as things cant be changed after this point.


Sainsburys Active Kids Vouchers are Back! by Jo Deakins on 28/1/2016 @ 10:03

We are collecting the Active Kids vouchers again from Sainsburys. If you have any that you wish to donate the box will
be available for donations on the Club night Desk on Fridays. For those of you that do not come in on a Friday night
please pass to your coach and they can ensure we receive them.

Thanks in advance for any that are donated, we will keep you posted on how many we collect!


President Kennedy session cancelled on Thursday 28th January by Adam Ruckwood on 26/1/2016 @ 20:01

We are really sorry but we have again received word that the pool at President Kennedy School will continue to be down
for the rest of the week.  Thursdays technique session will therefore have to be cancelled.

Sorry for the continued disruption.


President Kennedy session cancelled on Thursday 21st January by Adam Ruckwood on 20/1/2016 @ 16:21

We have had a message from President Kennedy School to say their pool is out of action so we will have to cancel the
Thursday night technique session.  Very sorry about this.

The school have assured us the pool will be back to normal by Monday, so next Thursdays session on the 28th will run as
usual.




Well Done to All at the Coventry Open Meet by Jo Deakins on 18/1/2016 @ 11:08

Congratulations to all the swimmers who raced this weekend at the Club Open Meet. 40 Gold, 32 silver and 41 bronze
medals were won in total. It was also good to see so many Coventry swimmers winning heats too. 

Great start to the year!


Problems with Email by Jo Deakins on 15/1/2016 @ 09:36

I have a problem with accessing my emails at the moment so apologies if I have not replied to any since 4pm yesterday
(Thurs 14th Jan). As soon as the problem is rectified I will let you know I am back on line.

If your query was urgent please text or phone me on 07815 835526 and I can try and help or I will be at Club Night
tonight.

Regards

Jo Deakins


Training on Sunday by Adam Ruckwood on 14/1/2016 @ 09:54

Due to our Level 3 Open Meet this weekend training will be cancelled for all groups except the Masters and Water Polo.

For those swimmers from Senior Performance and Senior Squad who are not racing at all over the weekend, they are welcome
to swim with the Masters at 6pm should they wish to.  All other groups will be cancelled.

Sorry for the disruption.




Plea for raffle prizes for January Meet raffle by Jo Deakins on 6/1/2016 @ 15:17

We are on the look out for any donations you may have for a raffle we wish to run at the Level 3 meet next weekend. If
you have any to gie we are on the look out for any bottles (both alcoholic and non alcoholic), smellies & sweets. We
will take any chocolates but these do tend to melt if left on poolside/balcony too long...

If any donations could be brought in either to Club Night on Friday or to a member of the coaching staff no later than
Tuesday 12th Jan.

Thanks in advance for any donations made. 


Training Scheme standing order payments by John Hughes on 31/12/2015 @ 15:21

Parents and swimmers are reminded that unlike in previous 
years PAYMENTS IN JANUARY SHOULD NOT BE SUSPENDED and should 
be made at the usual amount applicable since October.

Best wishes for the New Year

John Hughes


Change to Thursday morning session - 31st December by Adam Ruckwood on 30/12/2015 @ 14:26

We are sorry for the very late notice but the session tomorrow morning (31st December) will be put back an hour and run
6-8am.

Very sorry for the disruption.


January Open Meet by Simon Sinclair on 28/12/2015 @ 21:07

We have just published the confirmed entries for the 
January Open Meet, and also the list of rejections. 
If you are a licensed official and able to help at the open 
meet with officiating then please can you contact Avril 
Ementon with your availability.


Tonights Senior Performance Session by Rikki Morris on 17/12/2015 @ 12:29

Land training for Senior Performance will be cancelled tonight.
The swim session will also be moved from 8pm to a 7.30pm start. Which will mean the session will finish at 9pm rather
than 9.30pm.

These changes are due to Matt Bruce being away at the National Short Course Championships.

Sorry for any inconvenience caused by this change. 


No training tonight for HA2 (Thurs 17th) by Jo Deakins on 17/12/2015 @ 08:01

Due to staff shortages we are unfortunately unable to cover the HA2 
session tonight therefore we are having to cancel it.

Apologies for any disruption, please can you pass this on to any of your 
fellow squad members who may not see the message.

Regards

Jo Deakins


No training at President Kennedy tomorrow (17th Dec) by Jo Deakins on 16/12/2015 @ 21:45

Just to confirm there will be no training tomorrow night at President Kennedy School. The school have a problem with the
pool and have closed it now till the New Year.

Things will hopefully be back to normal for January.


Great Arena League by Adam Ruckwood on 15/12/2015 @ 21:10

Saturday saw the West Midlands final of the National Arena League.  In a hard fought and closely contested final City of
Coventry came out in 2nd place only 7 points behind eventual winners, City of Derby.  The 2nd place means the team goes
through to the National B Final in Cardiff in April.

The clubs B team also contested a tough final round in Division 2.  A very close gala meant a few disqualifications
unfortunately cost the team a potential 2nd place, eventually finishing in 5th.

Very well done to all the swimmers, coaches and team managers!


 


Senior Squad landwork moved tonight - Monday 14th December by Adam Ruckwood on 14/12/2015 @ 12:06

The sports centre have some essential maintenance going on tonight so the hall that Senior Squad usually use is out of
action.  For tonights session we will combine Senior Squad and Senior Performance together for the land-work so the
session will start at 7pm and be in the Activity Gallery.

Many thanks.



Green Achievers Session moved tonight - Monday 14th December by Adam Ruckwood on 14/12/2015 @ 11:15

We are very sorry but due to a lack of lifeguard cover, we will have to move the Green Achievers session tonight.
Swimmers are welcome to attend either the Red Achievers session at Foxford 6.30-7.30am, or the Blue Achievers Session at
Lyng Hall 6-7pm.

Very sorry for the disruption.



Senior Performance / Squad morning sessions this week by Adam Ruckwood on 13/12/2015 @ 16:41

There will be no Monday morning session this week (14th) due to most swimmers racing at todays Club Championships.

Thursday morning will run as normal but will be taken by Tom Herbert as Matt is away racing at the National Short Course
Championships in Sheffield.

Many thanks.




President Kennedy Session Cancelled - Thursday 10th + 17th by Adam Ruckwood on 10/12/2015 @ 14:55

We are sorry for the late notice again but we will have to cancel the technique session at President Kennedy tonight due
to staff shortages.

We will also cancel the session next week and look to make some permanent arrangements for the New Year.

Sorry again for the disruption.


 


Adult Improver classes at Lyng Hall CANCELLED tonight by Jo Deakins on 9/12/2015 @ 14:43

Due to staff illness we are unfortunately having to cancel the Adult improver sessions at Lyng Hall tonight, both the
7pm & 8pm sessions. Things should be back to normal next week.

If you are interested in joining the Adult improver sessions then please contact me for details. They are aimed at
people who can swim but wish to improve their techniques and fitness who may see the Masters as a step too far!


Reminder- Devon Tour 2016 Forms by Calie Smith on 6/12/2015 @ 12:59

Hi Everyone, Just a reminder that next Friday 11th December 
2015 is the Deadline date for the Devon Tour 2016 
Application/interest forms to be handed in, if you havent 
already, to the club desk or emailed to:
calie.smith@coventry-swimming.org.uk 

Any queries/questions about the tour please dont hesitate to 
contact myself - Calie Smith by the email address above.


President Kennedy Session Cancelled - Thursday 3rd December by Adam Ruckwood on 3/12/2015 @ 08:49

We are very sorry for the cancellation again, but the President Kennedy technique session will not run tonight.

We are short of coaching staff at the moment and are struggling to man that session.

Very sorry for the disruption.



Raffle news & donations by Jo Deakins on 30/11/2015 @ 14:03

Thanks to all the donations we had for the raffles recently, we raised £190 over the weekend at the open meet.

We would like to run one too at the Club Championships on the 13th December and are looking for further donations for
Clare to create her hampers from. Things we are looking for are alcoholic and non alcoholic bottles and sweets for the
sweet cones. If they could come into the Club Night table this Friday (4th Dec) that would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance for any donations made.

Jo Deakins


Club Championships by Julia Betteley on 29/11/2015 @ 13:39

To run the Club Championships an army of volunteers is required in particular qualified officials and club timekeepers.
Please contact avril.ementon@coventry-swimming.org to ensure these championships are staffed to a level to allow the
meet to go ahead


Sunday Training - 29th November by Adam Ruckwood on 27/11/2015 @ 07:42

This weekend is our Level 3 Open Meet and so training will be slightly altered.  The meet is not due to finish until
4pm, so training for the Reception groups, the Coloured Achievers and High Achievers will move to 4.30-6pm.  

There will be no land-work for any group.

Any swimmer from Junior Performance not racing at the meet can also swim in the 4.30-6pm session.

The Masters session at 6pm will run as normal.  Any swimmer from Senior Performance or Senior Squad not racing at the
meet can also swim at 6pm.

Sorry for the disruption.  Good luck to all those racing at the competition!



President Kennedy Session cancelled - Thursday 26th November by Adam Ruckwood on 25/11/2015 @ 18:40

We are sorry for the late notice but the President Kennedy technique session will be cancelled on Thursday 26th
November.

Sorry for the disruption.



Club Kit & Golden Ticket by Jo Deakins on 20/11/2015 @ 12:24

The new Club kit will be available for viewing tonight on the balcony. Please come and have a look at it, especially for
the sizing as it is coming out on the smaller size. Could make some ideal Christmas Presents! Delivery is at least 2-3
weeks at the moment if they are being personalised so if you are thinking of Christmas presents you may wish to bear
this in mind.

Also on sale tonight on the balcony will be the Golden Tickets, tickets cost £5.00 each and the prize is a £200 voucher
for Allens, a swimwear shop. Draw to be made on Sunday 29th November at our Open Meet.


Pathway 1 Sessions by Jo Deakins on 16/11/2015 @ 12:32

Please note the Pathways 1 session is as normal this Sunday (22nd November). We will then miss a session on Sunday 29th
November due to the Open Meet not scheduled to finish until 3.45pm. The last session of this current course will be on
Sunday 6th December.


Arena League by Rikki Morris on 13/11/2015 @ 19:21

A Team Information 

Warm Up 6pm, Start 6.30pm
Venue - Abbey Stadium Redditch, B97 6EJ
Transport - Own Transport (No Coach)


B Team Information

Warm Up 6pm, Start 6.30pm
Venue - Stafford Leisure Centre, ST16 3TA
Transport - Coach will leave Coventry Sport Centre at 4.45pm
 


3.00pm sessions Cancelled Sunday 22nd November by Jo Deakins on 13/11/2015 @ 10:48

Due to everyone being at the Development Gala on Sunday 22nd November the 3.00pm training sessions for Reception 1 & 2
plus the coloured achievers has been cancelled.

The Pathway 1 & 2 plus the 4:15pm/4:30pm sessions will run as normal.


The Golden Ticket Raffle is back... by Simon Sinclair on 12/11/2015 @ 21:37

Up for grabs is a £200 voucher at Allens of Kingsbury in 
our Golden Ticket Raffle. The draw will take place on 
Sunday 29th November at the November Open Meet. Tickets are 
on sale now for £5.00 from the club night desk or our 
designated sales team. There is a limited number of tickets 
available, so get yours soon before they run out.


Devon Tour Meeting - Friday 20th November by Jo Deakins on 12/11/2015 @ 12:23

There is a Devon Tour 2016 Meeting planned for next Friday - 20th November in Spire Suite 1 (4th Floor on the fry side
of Coventry Sports Centre) at 6.15-6.45pm. 

The aim of the meeting is to give you some background information about the tour and what it is about, how the team is
selected etc and your chance to meet the Tour leaders Gary & Calie Smith and ask any questions you may have.

Selection availability forms are also now available from the Club website or from Calie on a Friday night.


New Parent Information Evening - Friday 13th November by Jo Deakins on 3/11/2015 @ 14:40

I will be hosting a meeting for any new parent or anyone who wishes to come along and learn more about the Club and how
it operates on Friday 13th November 6-7pm. Venue is Spire Suite 1 on the far side (dry side) of the Sports Centre - 4th
floor.

Topics to be discussed are competitions (how to enter and which ones plus all you need to know about race day), squad
structures & processes for moving groups, who is who, how to order the new kit amongst others. 

There will be an open forum at the end to ask any questions and also talk to other parents to help guide you with any
queries.

We will finish at 7pm to allow you to collect your swimmers at the end of their sessions.

Look forward to seeing you there.


Good swims at Wycombe and Gloucester by Adam Ruckwood on 27/10/2015 @ 05:34

Last weekend saw some great swims from the team at both the Wycombe and Gloucester Open Meets.

The team came home from Wycombe with 27 Gold, 7 Silver and 3 Bronze medals.  There was also a Top Girl award for Lucy
Cowen.

Meanwhile in Gloucester the team won 28 Gold, 29 Silver and 24 Bronze medals on the way to securing the Top Club award. 
There were also Top Swimmer awards in their respective age groups for Erin Jones, Holly Gregory and Tom Mitchell.

Very well done to all the swimmers, coaches and staff!




Junior Squad Session moved tonight - Thursday 22nd October by Adam Ruckwood on 22/10/2015 @ 07:54

We are sorry for the late notice but Rodney is not very well today, so the Junior Squad session will be moved to Caludon
tonight to swim alongside the Junior Performance group.  The session will be 6.45-8.30pm.

Sorry for the disruption.



Raffle prize plea by Jo Deakins on 21/10/2015 @ 09:32

We are starting to plan for the raffles again this season at various events through the year and are asking for any
donations to raffle prizes. What we are mainly looking out for are any bottle pleas (either alcoholic or non!) plus any
jelly sweets that children like. Clare burden who makes up the hampers for the open Meets can then work her magic with
the sweet cones too.

If any donations could come into the Club Night Desk or passed to your coach to bring in that would be appreciated. If
we could have any donations by Friday 13th November that will give Clare plenty of time to compile the donations.

Thanks in advance for any contributions made.


Monday Nights Blue Achievers Session by Adam Ruckwood on 16/10/2015 @ 14:49

Unfortunately we are going to have to cancelled the Blue Achievers session on Monday at Lyng Hall - very sorry about
this.

Blue Achiever swimmers can attend the Red Achievers session at Foxford on Monday 6.30-7.30pm or the Green Achievers
session at Tile Hill on Monday 7.00-8.00pm, to make up for the missed session at Lyng Hall.

Very sorry for the disruption.



Development Gala Dates 2015-2016 confirmed by Jo Deakins on 14/10/2015 @ 09:53

This is just a short note to let you know the Development Gala dates have changed this season to a Sunday 2.30-5.00pm
and will be held on the following dates:

Sunday 22nd November 2015
Sunday 7th February 2016
Sunday 8th May 2016

Venue is still the University of Warwick and entry will be open to the Reception Achievers 1 & 2, Blue, Green and red
Achievers and High Achiever 1, 2 & 3 groups if appropriate.

Entry for November 22nd will be opening soon so please look out for it. If you are unsure on what/how to enter please
speak to your coach.


Great Cov & Districts Results by Adam Ruckwood on 13/10/2015 @ 14:12

Very well done to all the swimmers, coaches and team managers who made the last 2 weekends of the Cov & District
Primaries such a success.


The changes made this year meant some of our swimmers werent eligible to swim, but we still came away with a whopping 73
medals from across the 3 days of competition - 23 Gold, 26 Silver and 24 Bronze.


Great job all!!! 




Well done & thanks to Kyle Offer - Green Achievers by Jo Deakins on 12/10/2015 @ 14:25

Kyle Offer ran the Coventry Fun Run last weekend in less than 30 minutes and has raised over £100 in the process of
which £50 goes to the Swimming Club and the other 50% goes to the Coventry Jubilee Rotary Club. Great fundraising Kyle!


Good Results at National Arena League Opening Round by Adam Ruckwood on 12/10/2015 @ 12:56

Really solid results from the 1st round of the National Arena League at the weekend from both the City of Coventry
teams.

The A team were racing at Leamington and came out on top with 229 points ahead of 2nd placed Gloucester City on 188 and
3rd placed Leicester Sharks on 176.  The team had 17 wins from the 50 races which was very pleasing.

The B team were racing in Derby and also had a good evenings work.  The team finished 3rd on 159 points behind eventual
winners Sutton in Ashfield on 246 and City of Derby B on 211.  

The teams will be out later this week for the next round which is on Saturday 14th November - swimmers are asked to
please make every effort to be available for selection so we can field our strongest teams.

Well done to all the swimmers, coaches and team managers!



Diving Award Passes by Jo Deakins on 12/10/2015 @ 08:12

Congratulations to the following swimmers who passed their Diving Awards Yesterday:

Tom Ramsey, Zain Bhatti, Dan Ramsey, Harry Tippetts, Jasmine Headley, Angel Agyemang, Eksahib Lakhpuri, Eesha Patel,
Louisa Hall, Hayden Nghiem, Caitlin Nghiem, Kulraj Dhesi, George West & Charlotte Cooke


Great National Schools Results by Adam Ruckwood on 8/10/2015 @ 13:50

Well done to all the swimmers who represented Team West Midlands at the ESSA National Schools Championships in Leeds
last weekend.

There was Silver for Tom Mitchell in the Junior 200m Back and 400m Free, Silver for Charlie Waddingham in the Senior
100m Breaststroke and Bronze for Eva Vicary in the Intermediate 400m Free.
Lauren McConnachie, Madeleine Hoare, Rebecca Winn, Alex Carroll and Joseph Iacovides were also part of the team.  Joseph
also set new Warwickshire Junior Records in the 800m and 1500m Free.

Very well done to all the swimmers from all at City of Coventry!


Arena League Derby Coach by Ruth Jelley on 7/10/2015 @ 06:34

The coach for Derby (DE1 3PA) leaves the Sports Centre at 
16:30hrs on Saturday October 10th.


Jim Tranter by Adam Ruckwood on 5/10/2015 @ 07:29

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Jim Tranter for his work with the coaching staff over the past couple of
years.  

Jim has unfortunately had to stand down from the coaching staff due to his work commitments.  Jim started out helping
with the land-work for Junior Performance 1+2, then moved on to be the coach of Green Achievers, before spending the
last year as coach of High Achievers 1.

Many thanks to Jim for all his hard work and commitment!!



Ignore Previous Message re Warm time tomorrow! by Jo Deakins on 2/10/2015 @ 08:34

Apologies, the warm up start time for tomorrow is 1:15pm, 
please aim to be on poolside for 1:00pm!


Cov & Districts Warm Up - Saturday 3rd Oct by Jo Deakins on 2/10/2015 @ 08:28

Just a reminder that the warm up for tomorrow afternoon at 
the Coventry & Districts starts at 2:00pm, not 2:15pm.


Change in SP1 and SP2 training tonight by Adam Ruckwood on 24/9/2015 @ 12:25

We are sorry for the late notice but there will be a slight change to the sessions tonight for SP1 and 2.

Land-work will be 7-7.45pm for both groups in the Activity Gallery.  The pool session will then be 7.45-9.15pm.  Tom
Rooke will take both sessions.

There is a National coaching conference in Birmingham over the weekend and there is a world-renowned coach mentor
speaking there.  He has agreed to do a session tonight with a few of our coaches so Matt Bruce will be attending that.

Sorry for the late notice and slight disruption.



Sky Ride Sunday 27th Sept - Road closures by Jo Deakins on 23/9/2015 @ 09:45

We have been notified of road closures this Sunday in the 
City Centre due to a Sky ride cycling event taking place. 
Please allow extra time to travel into the city this 
Sunday to get to Training and park etc. Fairfax street is 
open but various roads to get to it are closed due to the 
route being taken. Details of these road closures will 
appear on the website in the next few hours or you can go 
to the Sky ride website and see the route in more detail 
https://www.goskyride.com/coventrySkyRide


Julia Betteley - away from emails by Jo Deakins on 23/9/2015 @ 08:20

This is just a message to let everyone know that Julia is 
away from emails at the moment and then will be on holiday 
from 1st October for two weeks.

If there are any queries from Coventry Club members with 
regards meets/competitions please contact Avril Ementon who 
will be able to help with any queries. Avrils email 
address is avril.ementon@coventry-swimming.org.uk


Arena League Derby Coach by Ruth Jelley on 21/9/2015 @ 14:21

The coach for Derby (DE1 3PA) leaves the Sports Centre at 
16:30hrs on Saturday October 10th.


Diving/Competitive Start Awards by Jo Deakins on 21/9/2015 @ 09:11

The next date for the Diving Awards will be Sunday 11th 
October at 3pm. If you wish to do these please see Anita 
Ryder (Reception Achiever 1 coach) on poolside and Anita 
will take you through it.


Level 1 Coaching Course by Jo Deakins on 18/9/2015 @ 09:08

Some of you may have noticed last Sunday I was on 
poolside for the Reception & Achiever session with a 
group of coaches. Last weekend I started a Level 1 
Coaching course and it will continue this weekend and 
next. 

There are 16 people on the course and they will be using 
the reception Achiever & coloured Achiever sessions today 
and the next two Sundays (20th & 27th Sept) for their 
practical side of the course. All of the coaches will be 
under my guidance and the sessions they will be 
delivering will fit in with the Coventry coaches plans. 
The normal squad coaches will also be on poolside as 
normal to help with the swimmers and also offer guidance 
to the coaches on the course. This should allow no 
disruption to the coaching the swimmers will receive.

Jo Deakins


Young Volunteer Programme - Deadline extended by Jo Deakins on 15/9/2015 @ 17:26

The Region have extended their Young Volunteer Programme to 
closing on Friday 18th September. There are currently 5 
places left on the course which is open to all clubs in the 
Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire area. Places are 
allocated on a first come first served basis so if you are 
aged 14-16 yrs and interested please email me for an 
application form and more details joanne.deakins@coventry-
swimming.org.uk


Coventry Fun Run - Sunday 4th October by Jo Deakins on 14/9/2015 @ 10:16

Kyle Offer (Green Achievers)  has entered the Coventry 
Fun Run and will be raising money for The Rotary Club of 
Coventry Jubilee with 50% being donated to City of 
Coventry Swimming Club.
 
If anyone would like to join Kyle in the run and raise 
money for the Rotary Club and Swimming Club at the same 
time please feel free to contact Kyles mum; Pamela for 
further information on 07894 793325 or enter
online https://www.coventryfunrun.co.uk 

Cost to enter is under 16 years £5.00 over 16 years is 
£8.00.

Thanks in advance for any monies raised and good luck!


Matt Bruce Charity Run by Adam Ruckwood on 11/9/2015 @ 13:00

Matt Bruce (Elite 1 swimmer and coach of Senior Performance 1) sadly lost his uncle to Prostate Cancer late last year
and is running a half marathon on 18th October to raise money for a charity called Prostaid that helps sufferers of
Prostate Cancer.

If you would like to sponsor Matt you can find details at his JustGiving page which is listed below:

https://www.justgiving.com/Matt-Bruce-HalfMarathon/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=fundraisingpage&utm_content=Matt-Bruce-HalfMarathon&utm_campaign=pfp-share
 
Many thanks.




Training on Friday 11th September by Adam Ruckwood on 10/9/2015 @ 14:42

Just a quick reminder that Club Night will be cancelled for all groups who normally swim from 6pm onwards tomorrow night
due to the Clubs Annual Awards Evening.

The sessions will still run for Elite 1, Elite 2, SP1 and SP2 as normal from 4-6pm.

Many thanks.





JP1 and JP2 Training - Monday 7th and 14th September by Adam Ruckwood on 7/9/2015 @ 13:22

With Paul Wilson away on holiday we will be running a joint JP1 and JP2 session on Monday 7th and 14th September.  The
session will be 6.45-8.30pm at Caludon.

Sorry for the late notice.



JP1 and JP2 Training - Monday 7th and 14th September by Adam Ruckwood on 7/9/2015 @ 12:41

With Paul Wilson away on holiday we will be running a joint JP1 and JP2 session on Monday 7th and 14th September.  The
session will be 6.45-8.30pm at Caludon.

Sorry for the late notice.



ATTENTION! All League Swimmers by Rikki Morris on 7/9/2015 @ 12:30

Just to make all of you aware, if you represented the City of Coventry in any league competition from October 2014 to
August 2015 you will receive a medal at the Awards Night on Friday evening.

The league competitions are;

Arena League (A and B team)
Nuneaton Diddy League
Leicester Diddy League
Mercian League


Coaching Staff Changes by Adam Ruckwood on 1/9/2015 @ 14:21

We would like to thank Jacob Scullion and Cat Pabla for their time and effort both as swimmers and coaches with the
club, as they move onto new things.

Jacob has been with the club since 2005 while Cat has been here since 2006.  Both were excellent swimmers before moving
into coaching when they decided to finish competitive swimming.  Cats work with Junior Club and Reception Achievers has
been excellent over the last few years, while Jacob has really moved Junior Performance 2 on during the past 2 years. 
Both Cat and Jacob also worked hard with the Club Night swimmers on a Friday night.

Jacob is leaving to spend a year in Spain as part of his degree studies, while Cat has just got a full-time job which
sadly doesnt allow her time to coach.

Once again could we thank them both for their hard work and commitment to the club!!

Lauren Stewart (Junior Club) and Joe Evans (JP2) will be taking over from Cat and Jacob.  Could we ask that you make
them feel very welcome as they settle into their new roles.






No Pathways sessions this Sunday by Jo Deakins on 28/8/2015 @ 16:32

As with the Squad sessions there will be no Pathways 
session this Sunday (30th August) due to the bank Holiday 
weekend.

All will be back to normal on Friday 4th September.


Parents Meeting - Friday 4th September by Adam Ruckwood on 28/8/2015 @ 07:30

We have been made aware that not everyone received the email about the parents meeting on Friday 4th September - we are
sorry for this.  
If you didnt get the message could you please send a note with your correct email address to
adam.ruckwood@coventry-swimming.org.uk as we may have an incorrect or old contact email address for you.  We can then
change this on our records and ensure you get all relevant communications.

The meeting is about the proposed changes to the club structure and coaching groups and parents will have the
opportunity to ask any questions they may have.  The meeting is in Studio 1 and is from 6-7pm.
Due to the meeting, Sprint Night (which is scheduled for that night), will be cancelled for September.

Many thanks.



Red Achievers Change of Session by Adam Ruckwood on 28/8/2015 @ 07:00

Starting next week (2nd September) the Red Achievers session on a Thursday will be moved to a Wednesday.  The session
will still be at Foxford and will be 6.30-7.30pm.  This is to bring into line with the other Coloured Achievers groups
who have there session on a Wednesday.

Many thanks.



Red Achievers Change of Session by Adam Ruckwood on 28/8/2015 @ 06:59

Starting next week (2nd September) the Red Achievers session on a Thursday will be moved to a Wednesday.  The session
will still be at Foxford and will be 6.30-7.30pm.  This is to bring into line with the other Coloured Achievers groups
who have there session on a Wednesday.

Many thanks.



Young Volunteer Programme 2015 by Jo Deakins on 22/8/2015 @ 08:42

The West Midlands Region are running their annual young volunteer 
programme in October and November for 14-16 yr olds. The programme is 
split into three sections; poolside helper, timekeeping and safeguarding. The 
first dates are the 9th and 16th October for the poolside helper.

If you are interested and would like further details please email me and I can 
send you the form joanne.deakins@coventry-swimming.org.uk.

Places are limited to 10 and it is on a first come first served basis with the 
opportunity being offered to all clubs in Warwickshire.


Devon tour ETA by Calie Smith on 1/8/2015 @ 11:59

Arriving back in Coventry for around 1:45 PM :)


Devon tour- way home by Calie Smith on 1/8/2015 @ 08:39

Hi everyone, we have left okehampton. We were will be stopping at the 
services half way back up the M5. I will post and text you all with a time 
near to Coventry. Thanks


Devon tour update by Calie Smith on 29/7/2015 @ 20:20

Another great day with the water park and beach. Finishing gala at Dawlish 
with both teams being first and second. Thank you Dawlish swimming club 
for hosting the gala with other visiting teams: Exmouth and Oddicombe. 
Back to the accommodation for an early night rest ready for the theme park 
tomorrow.


Devon tour 2015 by Calie Smith on 29/7/2015 @ 00:28

After arriving safely in Devon we now completed 3 of our 4 galas. First gala 
came second and third at Tiverton, second gala we came first and third at 
ilfracombe and todays gala at Barnstaple both of our teams came joint first.
All activities seem to be enjoyed by all.


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