Wrexham Meet full write up in the December newsletter.

Club Championships - Phew…...another hectic Club Championships successfully completed. 

The Club Champs culminated on Sunday 13th November with the majority of our club swimmers competing. Unfortunately we were without the electronic timing due to technical problems so had to run the gala with manual timing. This achieved the same result but did mean the events took slightly longer to get through. There were some excellent performances on the day, in particular from our younger swimmers who were facing their very first gala. I hope they all enjoyed the occasion.

The full results and times will be available from the website should you wish to see how you did. Worthy of particular mention are those swimmers who all achieved County times, Holly Blanks, Lowri Morris and Izzy Trimboy for the first time in the 200m Breaststroke. Emma Scriven in the 50m and 100m Breaststroke and 50m Freestyle, Emma also set a new club record in the 14 year old girls 100m IM. Katie Deakin also set a new club record for the 13 year old girls 200m Butterfly.

The boys did well too, Ed Saxon achieving County times in 100m and 200m Breaststroke, the 200m IM, the 100m Backstroke. Rob Wenlock in the 50 and 100m Freestyle, 50m Butterfly and Jack Booth in the 50m and 100m Freestyle and 50m Butterfly.

Lots of thanks go to everyone who helped out over the two weeks of running the events; this is really appreciated as without this help we would not be able to run the championships.

The medals and trophies achieved in the Club Championships will be presented to swimmers at the annual presentation evening in January. The medals are funded from the individual event entry fee and the contribution parents make by paying an entrance fee on the final Sunday. Unfortunately the costs of running a gala are quite high, when we factor in the cost of hiring the pool for 3 hours and then add on the awards for swimmers, we have to charge to fund the event. Fortunately the officials who come to judge and referee the galas do this on a voluntary basis so we manage to keep costs to a minimum.

Thank you all for contributing and making the Club Champs so successful for all the swimmers.

Latest Newsletter now available, go to club info.

Latest PB update - more to follow after club champs.

Clubchamps start next week, check your entries here - it is the swimmers responsibility to make sure they have been correctly entered.

The following advert will appear in the Swimming Times shortly:

Head Coach Required to lead a small motivated team.
A friendly competitive swimming club
run from Market Drayton Swimming Centre.
UKCC level 3 qualification or working towards essential.
Salaried position.

For job description click here.

Swimmers PB's have been updated to 30th September.

Swimmers PB's have been updated to 31st August, if you feel you have a faster PB than is recorded, please let Sarah Bentley know of the new PB and where and when it was achieved.

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Well done to  RACHAEL KELLY (former swimmer of Market Drayton SC, checkout the holder of the National Times award in the Medals 2006 gallery). Rachael Kelly GoldRachael stormed to victory on the last day of the competition at the FINA World Junior Swimming Championships 2011 held in Lima (Peru) coming home in a time of 59.37 for 100m butterfly - a new championship record.  WELL DONE RACHAEL we are so proud of you, keep up the good work.

Pictures added to the gallery for the Aquafit session and Rock Climbing event - see them here

Latest newsletter is now available - look under Club Info

AQUA FITNESS WORKOUT - Louise has planned an aqua fitness workout for Monday 8th August during the normal squad session 5-6pm - it should be great fun and a brilliant session.  The session will be run by Sarah Jones who is a qualified aqua instructor.  There is no extra charge for this session - just be prepared to work hard!!!!!

ROCK CLIMBING - Louise is also trying to organize a trip to Newport Climbing Centre (Shropshire) for a group of swimmers to take part in an organized rock climbing session - this will be sometime during the week commencing 15th August and the cost will be £5 per person, own transport will be required and swimmers will need to bring along a parent!  Check out the notice board for final details of day and date and sign your name on the list - places are limited to 20 so first come first served.  Looks like it will be a very enjoyable session and a great upper body workout as well as good fun.

BBQ - Louise D/Louise S are trying to also organize a fun family squad BBQ on 24th August - watch the newsletter or notice board for further details when known.

Gala Plan for 2011/12 now updated, see the Diary section.

AGM - date now changed to Monday 19th September 2011, 5pm in the meeting room at the pool.

AGM - The swimming club will be holding it's AGM on Thursday 22nd September 2011 at 6pm in the meeting room of the pool.  All parents/careers are welcome to attend.  The elections for officers will take place and anyone interested in knowing more abut any of the positions please speak to either Lorraine Vine or Sian Brannan.  There are also a number of non executive posts which also need filling so anyone who has any skills which they feel they could offer the club these would be most welcome.

In particular the post of Treasurer will need filling, a vital role without which the club can not run.  Anyone interested in knowing more about this can contact Debbie Grindrod for further details.

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Well done to all those swimmers who entered and took part in the county sprints meet held on Sunday 3rd July at Market Drayton pool.  There were some super swims and excellent times and medals achieved.  A big thank you to the coaches, volunteer helpers for spending all day in such hot conditions to support the swimmers.

All letters regarding annual membership have now gone out, please ensure you have completed the 2011/2012 forms and signed the Code of Conduct forms with your child and returned these to the Membership Secretary (Chris Blanks) as soon as possible but no later than 14th July.


Personal Best tables have been updated as to the end of May

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL   - membership renewal forms are being handed out over the next week, please ensure that you complete yours as quickly as possible and return with payment to Chris Blanks.

 EXTRA SESSIONS - this week there are additional swim sessions on Tuesday 31st and Thursday/Friday 2nd/3rd June from 9am to 10am.  Louise is aiming to run these sessions alongside our normal training programme as well as incorporating extra activities like water polo and other fun races.  These sessions are open to all squads and are being run in addition to our normal hours and will cost £2.50 payable on the day if you would like to come.

CRUSADER LEAGUE - round 4 takes place on Saturday 25th June at MD pool, it is being hosted by Whitchurch Swimming Cub. Warm up is at 6pm with a 6.30pm start.  Please ensure you are at the pool by 5.45pm at the latest.  Check the notice board for team list and let Louise know if you have any problems.

STOURBRIDGE MEET - Sat 22nd May 2011 - full report in the May/June newsletter.

SWIMMER(S) OF THE MONTH - April - Josh Parry and May - Louise Bolton - well done guys for all your hard work.

WOLVERHAMPTON SPRINT MEET - 10th July 2011 - deadline for completed forms is 31st May 2011.

Latest Newsletters added, see club info

SQUAD HOURS - swimming hours over the Easter break will be as normal with the exception of Good Friday and Easter Monday when there will be no sessions as the pool will be closed.  There will be no additional sessions during the day.

- this will continue until Saturday 21st May when the swimming centre require the pool space back again.

LAND TRAINING - the last session at Drayton Health and Leisure Centre (Pulse 220) will be Wednesday 27th April - watch out for news regarding new land training sessions and times.

Congratulations to Barbara Slawson and Tony Derricutt who have now both successfully passed their UKCC Level 1 Coaching certificate.  They are an invaluable asset to the coaching team and we would like to thank you both very much for the time you give so freely to the club.

CONGRATULATIONS to Richard Grindrod who has successfully passed his ASA UKCC Level 1 Teaching as well as his NPLQ (National Professional Lifeguard Qualification) which means not only can he teach swimming but is also qualified to lifeguard too. Well done Richard.

Counties 2011 Report - The first weekend of counties saw   Daniel Scriven complete 200m BR in 2:37:17, gaining a silver medal, and Jack Booth complete 100m BF in 1:08:44, gaining a bronze medal. Richard Grindrod swam 50 breaststroke in 35:13, a personal best time and a silver medal, with Daniel Scriven swimming the 50m Breaststroke in 31.13, a gold medal and securing a midland district qualifying time.

In the 100m Freestyle, Daniel Scriven swam in a time of 56.63,a silver medal, Robert Wenlock swimming in a time of 1:00:36, Richard Grindrod swimming it ion a time of 1:00:90, and Jack Booth swimming it in a time of 1:01:12, a personal best time.

In the 100m breaststroke Katie Deakin swam in a time of 1:31:19, and Emma swam in a time of 1:28:89. Going for the boys in the final race of this weekend, 50m Freestyle Daniel Scriven achieved a time of 25.97, Richard Grindrod a time of 27.67, Robert Wenlock a time of 27.39 and Jack Booth a time of 27.47, securing a personal best time.

In the second weekend, in the 50m freestyle race, Robert Wenlock achieved a time of 2:16:36, and Daniel Scriven a time of 2:05:10 and a bronze medal. In the 200m breaststroke Katie Deakin achieved a time of 3:28:19 and a respectable 10th place. In the 100m BK Robert Wenlock swam a time of 1:09:77, and Daniel Scriven swam in a time of 1:03:03, a personal best time and a gold medal. In the 200m IM Daniel Scriven achieved a time of 2:25:59, and a bronze medal. In the 50m butterfly, Robert Wenlock swam in a time of 32.16, Daniel Scriven in a time of 30.82 and Jack Booth a time of 29.41(still just outside his midland district qualifying time.

In the 100m Breaststroke Daniel Scriven swam a time of 1:09:48, a midland district qualifying time and a bronze medal. He swam against Darren Mew, ex-Olympic swimmer, which added alot of pressure. In the same event, 100m breaststroke Harry Riley achieved the time of 1.33.14.  In the 100m freestyle girls event, Katie Deakin achieved a personal best time of 1:13:54, just outside her personal best t4, Frances achieved a personal best time of 1:13:91, and Emma Scriven achieved a time just outside her personal time, of 1:11:13. In the final event of the championships Daniel Scriven swam in the 50m backstroke and achieved a personal best time of 29.72, and Robert Wenlock achieved a personal best time of 31.39 and a silver medal. Both swimmers saved the best until last.

Pleasing to see that Daniel Scriven’s county record for the 50m Breaststroke as a 15year and as a 16year old still stand


Crusdaer Gala - 9th April is our home gala, please see the notice board to sign up to help

Presentation Evening - Many thanks to all who helped organize and coordinate the evening held last Saturday 22nd January.  Despite a double booking by the golf club we had a great evening and the swimmers  enjoyed their moment of glory.  Can we remind everyone who received a trophy to get it engraved and returned to the display cabinet at the pool by the end of February. 
Trophies were as follows:

Male Marlin of the Year
*** Harry Vine ***

Male Porpoise of the Year

*** James Parton ***

Male Dolphin of the Year

*** Toby Cordova & Sam Mabbutt ***

Male Shark of the Year

*** Jack Booth ***

Male Most Dedicated Swimmer

*** Connor Bentley ***

Male Swimmers Swimmer

*** Sam Mabbutt ***

Female Marlin of the Year

*** Rachel Derricutt ***

Female Porpoise of the Year

*** Holly Blanks ***

Female Dolphin of the Year

*** Lorna Smith ***

Female Shark of the Year

*** Katie Deakin and Sophie Heathcote ***

Female Most Dedicated Swimmer

*** Rhiannon Morris ***

Female Swimmers Swimmer

*** Frances Derricutt and Holly Blanks ***

Dual Club Swimmer

*** Ed Saxon ***

Swimmer with most PBs

*** Katie Deakin ***

National Achievers Award
*** Daniel Scriven ***

MDQT Award

*** Daniel Scriven ***

Club Person Award

*** Liz Deakin ***

Overall Top Swimmer

*** Daniel Scriven ***


Junior Development Squad - due to a change in the swimming centre teaching plan and a move to the STA (Shropshire Swim Academy) we are introducing a new squad to bridge the gap from the final level, Shark 3.  New swimmers will be able to have their four trial sessions at £2.50 per session and then will need to join the club as an ASA member.  The introduction of this new squad will commence on Friday 4th March from 5-6pm.

Marlin swimming times - to work alongside the new development squad the Marlin session time on Thursday (6-7pm) will be changing to a Friday 5-6pm from week commencing 28th February, therefore no Marlins should be swimming on Thursday 3rd March but transfer thereafter to Friday 4th.

Additional swimming - Saturdays 9-10am and February half term - starting on Saturday 15th January for approximately 12 weeks we will have additional swimming time from 9-10am in 3 lanes of the pool.  This hour of swim time is to be taken into account in the band of hours for which you currently pay and if you would like to swim but have swam your quota then please pay Louise £2.50 on the day. 

There will also be additional swimming during the February half term on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from-10am as with Saturday the extra cost of these sessions is £2.50 per day and please ensure you pay Louise on the day. If you could indicate if you are interested by signing up on the club notice board.

Crusader League - round one is at Crewe on Saturday 6th February - please check the notice board for team list and indicate as soon as possible your availability.  Officials will also be required : 2 x time keepers and team manager x2.

BREAKING NEWS - additional swimming hours will be available from Saturday 15th January from 9am-10am for a period of approximately 12 weeks.  This is ideal for all those swimmers who would like extra hours in the lead up to the county championships and those who would like to improve their technique and stamina. The hour will count as part of your normal weekly swim hours, however if some swimmers would like to do these in additional to their quota then you can pay £2.50 to Louise on the day.  We have half of the pool so numbers may have to be restricted depending upon the take up.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Saturday 22nd January at Market Drayton Golf Club 7pm 'til Midnight. Have you all bought your tickets? These are on sale from Louise Derricutt who is at the pool most nights at a cost of £10 per adults, £7 per child and club swimmers go FREE. We have a maximum of 100 tickets and they are selling very fast!!