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Wednesday, 15 October 2014 10:07

ARENA league 2014 gala 1

At 3.00 Saturday afternoon our team of committed youngsters and diehard seniors left Bingham to make the long, but happy, trip to Thetford in Norfolk for round 1 of the 2014 Arena League. Despite leaving behind 8 ‘A’ squad or equivalent swimmers and with the team ages ranging from 9 to 29 there was a terrific atmosphere on the coach which was carried over onto poolside for the entire gala. 

With stiff opposition from UEA City of Norwich B, the lead changed hands several times during the evening, although we didn’t know how close it had been until the final results were announced at the end. Going into the last race we trialled by 1 point and despite a valiant effort from our open boys we just lost out in the race and on the night to worthy winners. Congratulations to Norwich, but what a fantastic performance by CABSC.

Without exception every swimmer performed to a high standard and for the second gala running I watched on as our swimmers won races out of turns and in the last 5 meters. There were individual wins for:

Ella Croft (x2), Jack Edis, George Partridge, Jamie Lodge, Jacob Carrington (x2), Olivia Wallace (x2), Katie Loker and Will Halstead. More encouragingly we had relay wins for the boys 9/11s (x2) and the boys 13s and under freestyle team.

As we know, sometimes 2nd, 3rd, 4th etc. can be equally important, so a special mention to Kelsey (the go to girl on the night) for her 3rd place, whilst swimming up in the 15’s 100 Backstroke. 

A special thank you to our support team on the night and hopefully if we return to the delightful county of Norfolk again they will be less reliant on my interpreting skills to understand the announcer. On the way home we had the obligatory stop at McDonalds and it must be said that their one till performed heroically. 

Many thanks to the coach driver for his patience and understanding on the night.

Well done team and bring on round 2.





Wednesday, 17 September 2014 12:20

Club Job Vacancy

We have an 'opening' coming up soon for a new General Secretary for the club, this would also be a Committee position. If anyone is interested in this important role, please take the time to have a look at the job description on this website and/or speak to Kath or Jason of more info. 

It would involve attending our 6-weekly Committee meetings, dealing with incoming and outgoing club correspondence, liaising with other committee members and external bodies, taking meeting minutes, sending out meeting Agenda's etc. 


Tuesday, 19 August 2014 13:44

Masters swimming summer 2014 part 2

Big Swim, Nottingham 2014

A few weeks ago several Masters swimmers competed in the Big swim at Holme Pierrepont. There was a choice of 5000m, 3000m and 1500m, and we had swimmers in all 3 categories. Fliss Prior competed in the 5000m, and was the fastest women swimmer overall, having completed the course in 1hr 17mins. The picture shows Fliss receiving her prize as the winner.

In the 3000m both Sue Parker and Alie Patterson competed, and in the 1500m there was Chris Gillard, Karen Blakemore and Ed Parker (who swam it with his eldest daughter).There was a mass start for each event and for the 3000m and 5000m the swimmers completed 2 circuits, and after the first they had to climb out run along the pontoon and dive in to start the next circuit.

The whole event was well organised and it was a wonderfully hot day for all the spectators. Well done to all those who competed.


Tuesday, 19 August 2014 13:38

Masters Swimming Summer 2014

Alcatraz Open Water Swim

Rhys Hughes from the Masters' Squad recently swam from off Alcatraz Island to Aquatic Park in San Francisco on Sun 21st July as part of the Escape the Rock Duathlon. The water was 62F (16C)  and choppy with a cross current. There was no sign of sharks but a few seals on the way. The swim was a mile and a half and his time was 34m 45s. Carol (his wife) then did the 7 mile run and they came 3rd overall in the 'co-ed' (don't you love the american) relay category..  

Picture of Rhys after his swim.


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