Trophy Winners announced at the Leander annual BBQ

Squad trophies given out for hard work, commitment and attendance go to:

Bronze – Maisie Waddup
Silver – Beth Wood
Gold –   Bella Hodges
Jnr Squad – Tymek Filipowicz
Snr Squad – Aymeric Bouyer

The Mole  Cup awarded for consistent hard work, commitment and determination throughout the year, to reach their personal goals – regardless of what they are. Winner this year: Megan Whittaker

Ben Umunna Jnr:  The most successful club swimmer in the under 15 age group, awarded to Kirstin Harvie after a stunning season.  In the previous year she qualified for 1 Surrey time.  This year she qualified for 16 events plus 8 regional times, and went on to be a Regional Finalist in 3 events.

Ben Umunna Snr:  The most successful club swimmer in the over 15 age group, awarded to Tyler Podmore.  Tyler has spent the whole season struggling to recover from an injury, all his hard work and perseverance paid off as he made it to the Regional Finals this May.

The Eddie Lucas Shield – This is for the “Swimmer of the Year”, voted for by the swimmers at the BBQ.    This year’s winner is Imogen Marcar from Jnr Platinum squad.

Leander Gala and BBQ Success

A massive thank you to everybody who contributed to making the Academy Gala and the BBQ such a success.  Plaudits to our team of Academy teachers, coaches,  parent-volunteers and our troupe of willing helpers from Blue, Yellow and Gold who made the gala such a positive experience for our young Academy swimmers. Continue reading

Leander kicks-off MK League Division One Season. 

Leander started its MK League campaign at Uxbridge on Saturday, 6th June.

With many swimmers split between Wandsworth schools gala and the MK league, we still managed to put out a great team.

We took third place to a very strong Hillingdon and a full strength Barnes, beating Wantage by one point.

A very exciting start to the competition, roll on the next one.  Round two is on Saturday 4 July. Continue reading

Surrey Development weekend 1

Leander swimmers had a fantastic start to the 2015 Surrey Development Championships last weekend claiming a total of 45 medals (most out of all the clubs); 13 Gold, 15 Silver and 17 Bronze. Leander is also on the top of the Team score table with 245 points ahead of Woking with 192 and Guildford City with 176 points. See the results.

Bring on the 2nd weekend!

Martin Jurco
Head Coach

London Regionals 2015

LondonRegionAgeGroups2015Martin writes: The 2015 London Regional Championships showed our club’s amazing progress since last year. In 2014 we had 3 age group qualifiers and 9 swimmers overall, of which only 2 managed to get into the finals. This year we had 24 qualifiers and our swimmers achieved an impressive 54 PB’s and swam in 26 finals.

The last day at the London Aquatic Centre continued our success in a programme of exciting 50m splash ‘n dash sprints and 4×100 relays. Well done to all swimmers and the coaching team!

Leander swimmers achieved fantastic results with many PBs. Our 14-16 years old boys team placed 10th: Ben Davis, Tymek Filipowicz, Jake White and Rui Cachopo swam super fast to placed in the final.

10 individual swimmers reached the finals – a testament that Leander is improving in depth across all age groups from the 11 year olds in Gold Squad through the 13 to 15 year olds in Junior Squad to the 17 and over age group in Senior Squad.  Continue reading