BBQ, Fun Swim and Prizes – Sunday June 22nd

The annual club BBQ will be held at JAGS on Sunday, June 22nd from 2pm. The event starts with a fun swim followed by presentation of awards. The BBQ takes place from 4pm on the playing fields next to the club and is a fun afternoon/ evening for all ages.

Social Secretary Sue Metcalfe is organising the event and desperately needs volunteers to help make the party go with a swing! If you can offer help with the following please email Sue asap.

  • Transporting 2 large gas bbqs to and from Balham.
  • Baking fairy cakes and muffins/ managing cake stall.
  • Organising tombola
  • Help organising obstacle courses, tug of war, cricket, rounders etc
  • Serving on bar
  • Cooking on BBQ
  • Providing fabulous raffle prizes

All extra ideas for fun and games are welcome – let’s make this a day to remember!

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A new term begins

All competitive squad training sessions are on again after the Easter break. NB The Academy term begins on Wednesday 30th April – don’t forget to return your forms!

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Fun out of the water

imageRuth Simpson writes: Squad members had loads of fun at Clip and Climb in Chelsea on Friday. George Simpson says a big “Thank You!” to Joe’s mum (Sue Metcalfe) for organising the session. Junior Platinum loved it; everyone thought it was terrific and such fun to do something other than swimming together.

Can they do it again? :-)

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Pictures from the Surreys


Imogen and her medals


11 and under freestyle medals!

11 and under medley silver medal winners.

11 and under medley silver medal winners.

Please send any more pictures you have from the Surreys to Lorraine or Martin and we’ll add them.

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A final score of 20 (medals)!

The final Saturday of the championships saw the Surrey County relays – an all day at Crystal Palace with the club sending 59 swimmers and 6 coaches for the 30 different relays. The highlights of the day were two further medals to add to the club’s total, making 20 in all.

  • Silver in the girls 9-11 year old 200m medley relay (Reese George/Imogen Marcar/Abigail Cunningham/Lily Picchioni)
  • Bronze in the girls 9-11 year old 200m freestyle relay (Lily Picchioni/Kirstin Harvie/Bella Hodges/Reese George)

Congratulations to our final set of medal winning stars:

  • Bella Hodges 7 – 1 gold
  • Reiss Ormonde-Cunningham  6 – 2 gold
  • Imogen Marcar 4  – 1 gold
  • Reese George 3
  • Lily Picchioni 2
  • Alex Archer 1
  • Abigail Cunningham 1
  • Kirstin Harvie 1
  • Kasia Procter 1

Winning 8 more medals than last year put the club at 8th in the county medal table out of 25 competing clubs. The teams above us won 30 medals or more, so another 8 medal jump would take us very close to the likes of Guildford, Woking, Wandsworth, Epsom, Leatherhead and Kingston – a target for next year?

Medals aside, well done to all the swimmers who competed, many setting personal best times, many reaching finals and always showing exceptional team spirit. Thanks also to the coaches whose sterling work with our athletes over the past months and years have got them and the club to this position.

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Well done Enerel!

Well done Enerel, who completed the 5K sport relief challenge last week. Great swim and a great cause – you can contribute on Enerel’s giving page.

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