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2007 News Archive

Training Session with Steve Parry

Posted 12 December 2007

Details here

Speedo League Division 1 Promotion

Posted 12 December 2007

Worthing promoted after final round thriller

Open Championships

Posted 27 November 2007

Session 1-3 presentation - Photo Album

South East Region Swimming

Posted 8 November 2007

On 3rd and 4th November 2007, 5 Worthing Swimmers attended the South East Region Swimming competition
held in the 50 metre pool at Crawley. Rachel Piper, Rachel Buckland, Emma Piper, Dominic Cranford and Alastair Hardinge, all had to achieve tough qualifying times to be able to attend this event.

Rachel Piper swam in 3 events - 50 & 100 Freestyle & 50 Backstroke
Rachel Buckland swam in 2 events - 50 & 100 Breaststroke
Emma Piper swam in 1 event - 50 Freestyle
Dominic Cranford swam in 2 events - 50 Freestyle & 50 Fly
Alastair Hardinge swam in 2 events - 50 & 100 Freestyle

Congratulations to all 5 on this achievement, keep up the good work

Regards
Chris Luesley

Alexander Cranford - Team GB

Posted 29 September 2007

World Deaf Swimming Championships
Taipei – 12th – 16th August 2007
Alexander Cranford represented Team GB for Deaf swimming at the World Deaf Swimming Championships held in Taipei. Congratulations to Alexander for this major achievement at just 13 years of age.
All of these swims were in an outdoor 50 metre pool. Alexander achieved a number of National deaf swimming age group records with all of the swims being personal best times .
See w2007.ncpes.edu.tw for full results and information.
Results
Mens 100 Metres Breaststroke 18th 1min 26.97
Mens 100 Metres Backstroke 14th 1min 18.35
Mens 200 Metres Freestyle 24th 2min 26.99
Mens 200 Metres Individual Medley 17th 2min 46.85
Mens 50 Metres Backstroke 20th 35.96 seconds
Mens 100 Metres Freestyle 28th 1min 08.46
Mens 200 Metres Backstroke 10th 2min 52.62

Rother League Round 3

Posted 23 September 2007

Basingstoke Leisure Centre
Round 3 Rother League.
Saturday 22nd September 2007

Worthing put in a strong performance under the guidance of Nic Piper and Phil Jones in their 1st League Gala as Head Coaches. Worthing finished 4th on the evening against tough opposition.

There were a number of good individual performances with a handful of 1st places as well as a number of relay wins.

This result showed the potential of the current gala squad who can now look forward to the Speedo League Galas in October, November and December.

Thankyou to all of those swimmers that made the effort to attend the gala, despite it being up at Basingstoke again.

Regards
Chris Luesley

Brighton Sprint Open Meet

Posted 23 September 2007

Brighton Sprint Open Meet

15th September 2007

WSC swimmers in attendance were Charlotte Barnett, Joe Hazeldine and Alastair Hardinge.

All of the swimmers entered 4 or more races so had a long swimming day.

Joe won 4 of his 5 races in personal best times, Charlotte was 5th in the 50 metres backstroke and Alastair’s best position was 10th which was reflective of his age group being 15 and over, with Alastair being just 15.

Well done to Joe, Charlotte and Alastair for their efforts at this open meet.

Regards
Chris Luesley

Sussex League Gala 3

Posted 23 September 2007

Pavillions in the Park - (Horsham)
Sussex League Round 3.

On Saturday 7th July 2007, Worthing Swimming Club had a gala against Hastings and Atlantis (Horsham)
Having won the 1st 2 rounds of galas, 2nd place was likely to have resulted in promotion back into division 1.
Unfortunately Horsham and Hastings were too strong on the night despite some good swims from our gala squad.
The result secured us 3rd place overall in the Sussex League Division 2 for 2007, with Eastbourne and Atlantis being promoted.
Well done to all of the squad for getting so close to promotion to division 1 and keep working hard towards the final Rother League Gala for 2007 on September 22nd.

Regards
Chris Luesley

Allan's Presentation

Posted 16 September 2007

After 3.5 years of coaching and taking the club to a new height, Allan Tate has stepped down as Head Coach.  To show our appreciation for his leadership and Carole, his wife's hard work; presentations were made on the 15th September 2007 at Lancing poolside by the Boys and Girls caption, Chris Luesley and Zoe Yeandle. Here are the photos of the presentation - Photo Album.

Both Allan and Carole will still be involved with coaching and helping with the running of the club, and offering their invaluable advices. We shall be immensely grateful for their service.

Sea Swim Photo

Posted 30 July 2007

Sea Swim 15 July 2007 - Photo Album.

Worthing Swimming Clubs Annual Sea Swim was held on Sunday 15th July 2007
starting at 1 p.m from Worthing Lido. The mayor of Worthing - Heather
Mercer started the womens race 1st,
with a few minutes gap until the mens race was started. The Ladies swam a
distance of 400 metres west of the lido,
whereas the men swam 800 metres towards the Burlington hotel.

The ladies race was won by Girls Captain Zoe Yeandle in a time of 5 minutes
29 seconds, 24 seconds clear of Rianna Poppeliers in 2nd.
There were 6 competitors in the race including Zoe's mum Nikki Yeandle who
finished 6th in 8 minutes 30.

The mens race was won by Boys Captain Chris Luesley in 7 Minutes 56, with
Stuart Stirling 2nd in 8 Minutes 51.
With a personal best over the same distance of 10 minutes in a pool, the
time of under 8 minutes highlights how significant
the strength of the tide was, especially for those swimmers that chose to
swim further out to sea.

Both races were greatly affected by the strong easterly wind and current
that were both of benefit to the swimmers.
The times in last Years race on the otherhand were significantly affected
by the headwind that caused quite rough conditions.
Although the weather this year has been adverse, the sun managed to shine
for the race and the sea wasn't as cold as you would expect
during such a poor summer.

Congratulations to all the swimmers for taking part and special mention to
John Matthews who won the clubs 1st sea swim 40 years ago in 1967
and managed 5th place in this years race. A fantastic achievement.

Ladies Results
1st Zoe Yeandle 5 Min 29
2nd Rianna Poppeliers 5 Min 53
3rd Elizabeth Fairs 6 Min 07
4th Karen Wardley 6 Min 08
5th Ann Maloney 7 Min 01
6th Nikki Yeandle 8 Min 30

Mens Results
1st Chris Luesley 7 Min 56
2nd Stuart Stirling 8 Min 51
3rd John Coppin 8 Min 58
4th Neale Maloney 9 Min 41
5th John Matthews 9 Min 51
6th Joshua Goldsmith 10 Min 04
7th Allan Goldsmith 10 Min 13


Chris Luesley

Age Group Competition Presentation

Posted 28 April 2007

Presentation evening 28 April 2007 - Photo Album.

Championships Competition Presentation

Posted 21 January 2007

Presentation evening 20 January 2007 - Photo Album.