The club championships were held on two consecutive Sundays in October, and the results are on the following links:
Buxton Swimming Club have been in action yet again the past two weekends. For our 1st Open Meet of March we headed to Macclesfield in which we took one of the biggest teams in Buxton’s history – 36 swimmers. The 1 day event saw PBs broken again just a few weeks after the Derbyshire Championships.
Medal winners were; Ellenor Turner for 100m Backstroke (Gold); Oliver Ecob 100m Backstroke (Gold), 200IM (Silver), 50m Backstroke (Gold), 50m Butterfly (Silver), 100m Freestyle (Silver); Louis Ecob 50m Free (Bronze); Bronya O’Wellen 100m Fly (Bronze), Emily Braddock 50m Breaststroke (Gold), 200IM (Bronze), 100m Breaststroke (Gold); Hamish Thomson 200IM (Bronze); Charlie Boam 50m Backstroke (Bronze).
Buxton then returned to league action in the Crusader League, travelling through the snow to Market Drayton. Yet again PBs were broken just a week on from Macclesfield and debuts were made by Charlie Pearson, Finn Bothamley, Bethan Pollard & Flo Harris-Wood. The 12/U girls won all of their races including 50m Butterfly, 50m Freestyle, 4x50m Freestyle Relay & 4x50m Medley relay. The 10/U boys also had 4 wins out of 6. We ended the competition with an exciting cannon relay, a 8 swimmer team for double points and the swimmers performed amazingly by winning with almost a length’s lead. Buxton won the first round with 266 points, our second league win in a row. Head Coach Liam McWee said ‘This is an amazing result. The swimmers work so hard in training and it pays off each week. We came so close to cancelling due to weather but we are glad we managed to get there. To see the beaming smiles on all of our swimmers’ faces when we found out we won; it’s those moments we work for!’.
The club returned to action in Matlock to take on the second weekend of the Derbyshire County Championships. After a successful first weekend the team did not disappoint. A total of 30 races resulted in 24 new personal bests, 4 finals and club records broken. Liam McWee, Head Coach said: ‘This is an incredible achievement for the club, to take 13 swimmers to our county championships and for them all to PB, make finals and break records’.
Making their debut for the club at the counties were Chloe Montgomery-White & Seth Partridge. Finalists this week were Charlie Boam, Louis Ecob & Oliver Ecob.
Despite recent illnesses, Chloe Montgomery-White, Boris Holliday and Mia Stokes also managed to pull out brilliant races.
‘The Buxton swimmers have trained so hard leading up to this month and their hard work has paid off massively. They will have a few days rest and then it’s back to training hard for our next competition on March 10th’.
Buxton Swimming Club took a team of 13 swimmers to the first leg of the Derbyshire Counties at the Arc in Matlock last weekend and had some cracking results
48 races were swum in total of which 7 were finals. 35 personal bests were broken, mostly by 5-10 seconds.
Special mentions should go to:-
Louis Ecob who made the finals for 100m backstroke, 100m individual medley, 100m freestyle & 50m breaststroke
Charlie Boam who made the finals for 100m backstroke & 100 individual medley
Lauren Hurley (pictured) who made the finals for 100m butterfly + came away with 2 silver medals for 200m freestyle and 200m individual medley
For 8 of the swimmers it was their first Counties gala and they all did us proud with some massive pbs. The atmosphere on poolside was electric – roll on next weekend – more results to follow!
The BSC committee are pleased to announce the appointment of Liam McWee as Head Coach.
Liam has been coaching with the club for over 5 years now as well as swimming with and competing for the club. During this time Liam has gained the respect and admiration of the swimmers and fellow coaches and teachers alike. It is great to be able to offer this position to a ‘home grown’ coach who has seen most of our swimmers graduate from their very first lessons through to the strong competitive team we have today.
Since his appointment as Head Coach, we have seen gala participation rise substantially and there is a great atmosphere both in training and in competition.
Buxton competed yet again at Macclesfield Development competition, Sputniks, were many of Buxton’s youngest had their chance to shine in their first ever competition environment. Buxton took a team of 16 enthusiastic, young, energetic swimmers all wanting to do their bit for the team. The 100IM race seemed to be a very popular choice for these young swimmers by going from only have 4 swimmers compete in it from Round 1 to an staggering 13! Swimmers doing the IM had massive PB times from their first round swims an hopefully this will continue going into the 3rd round on March 19th.
The committee are very pleased to announce we have appointed Daf Bourchier as Head Coach for Buxton Swimming Club to succeed Hugh Dokter who leaves at the end of February.
Daf is a very experienced Level 3 Coach and joins us after 2 years as Head Coach at Ashbourne. Her previous roles have included Coaching at Dove Valley ASC (where she was also Head Coach) Coaching at Leek ASC, as well as setting up and coordinating Learn to Swim programmes at Dove Valley, Leek and Ashbourne. She has also been a mentor for all poolside staff for many years helping clubs develop from within.
This appointment we feel will help Buxton now continue the energy and positive development that Hugh brought to the club and put us on a very stable footing for the future.
Daf will start with the club on the 16th February so she can shadow Hugh in his last few weeks with us and then take over fully from the 1stMarch. Can everyone, swimmers, teachers and coaches alike please help Daf settle in and give her everything she needs to help shape your future swimming development.
City of Stoke Open Meet – Our open meet in April will be Stoke’s annual open meet held at Fenton Manor. Swimmers are to be minimum of 9yrs old on the 3rd April. This open meet has upper and lower time limits so please check the qualifiing times. Deadline for the entries is Sunday 28th February. Please see the attached for full entry pack. COSACSS Open 2k16