Beckenham Rising Stars 2015

Caroline Findlay writes: On a cold, icy morning a large number of swimmers from bronze, silver and a few from gold squad arrived at Beckenham Spa for a day of racing. This was a great day with several Leander swimmers in each heat. Team spirit was amazing with everyone cheering on one another.

Great swims from all that attended with PBs being achieved by many. At the end of the day the medal tally was:

  • 13 Gold
  • 12 silver
  • 12 bronze

View the results.

National Arena League 2015 Round 2

NAL15_Rd2Head Coach Martin Jurco writes: A fantastic performance by Leander swimmers in the NAL second round, winning by 30 points over Hackney and a further 92 over Hertford. Leander came first in 26 races! Some fantastic PBs and a great show of skills. All the work in the training pool is paying off.

We are now a step closer to winning this division. Bring on the final round where it will be all decided against the best teams on 12th December.

See the Leander results. You can also see the Round 3 draw as well as other news on the NAL website.

Dorking Open 2015

Caroline Findlay writes: Leander’s team of 26 swimmers swam well. Some were competing for the first time; many took home personal bests and we also achieved several top 6 places. Most importantly these swimmers now have licensed times for their ASA records.

This was a relaxed gala, thanks in part to splitting the sessions so that 9-11 year olds swam in the morning and older swimmers in the afternoon. Congratulations to all and thanks to the parents who volunteered to officiate.

Read the full results.

Winter Regionals 2015

Regionals2015Head Coach Martin writes: Leander sent a team of 12 swimmers (up from 9 last year) to this year’s Winter Regionals: 9 swimmers as young as 12 making the tough qualifying times for 16&Under along with 3 Senior swimmers. The club also entered 6 relay teams. We emerged from the weekend with 28 Personal Best times and 22 individual top 10 finishes. Continue reading

AGM 2015

The club’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday 17 November at 7.30pm in the Sixth Form Lecture Theatre at Ernest Bevin College. Refreshments will be served. Download the Agenda.

All are welcome to participate. However, if you are a paid up member of the Club (download a form and letter regarding membership) you are entitled to vote.

Wandsworth SC Club Champs 2015

WandsworthsOct15Ruth Simpson writes: A tiny group of swimmers joined together without a coach to partake in the 400 Free as guests at Wandsworth SC’s club champs.

Khaled, Suzannah, George, Jack and Joseph formed their own small team for warm up and the race, cheering each other on, all doing fantastic PBs!