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2016 CLUB NEWS:

WOSC Club Champs CC1
Results.xls Results.doc

EDSC/Orpington OJ 2016 Charity L3 Open Results and Report.
Results. Use: Find "White Oak" to see WOSC swimmer times and places.

Report by Speph Beckley, Dep. Chair
White Oak had seven swimmers in total and those of us there for all 3 sessions it was a long day!
All swimmers received a participation medal and certificates given for the top 3 places in each age group.

George Beckley had a good day with PBs in all 5 events and a second place for his 50 breaststroke and 4th for 100 breaststroke.
Sophie Huxley achieved PB's in 100 backstroke and 100 freestyle despite having been rather ill the previous week.
Ella Milbank achieved an 8 second PB on her 50 Fly and PB's in her other 3 events.
Louise Coquillaud came 6th in her 50 breaststroke with a 4 second PB and also PB's in her other 3 races.
Lucy Beckley managed a 2nd for 100 fly, 3rd 50 back and 3rd 200 back with 5 out of 6 events achieving a PB.
Brooke Robinson achieved a good time in 50free , not quitea PB, but great to see her back competing, and in good form.
Emma Huxley came 6th in her 50 fly with a 3 1/2 second PB, 7th in 50 free and 100 IM.
Well done to all our White Oak Swimmers.


The 2016 British Championships/Olympic Trials take place in Glasgow 12-17 April. The closing date for entries is noon 23 March. Explore the QTs, Schedule and entry process HERE. Have a look to see what you have to aim for in future years!!
Harry Rennolls has the 50Free QT (23.97<QT=24.30: Girls 50free QT=27.17 sec) for the Euro Jn Champs Trials.

A spreadsheet of current entrants.span> This has been sorted by time in 50m Free. Note Thomas Fannon, no 2 in 50free, was born in 98!
European Junior Championships..
Boys born 98/99/00/01: Girls born 99 / 00 / 01 / 02
(Just extended to include the youger swimmers... but do they have any chance?).  Boys 50Free EJC QT is 23.22 sec, better than the current British Junior record (15&U), 23.27 sec (Craig Mclean (2014).. who was born in 98!!!). Harry needs to set a new Br.Jn 50free LC record(<=23.22 sec) on Sat 18th march (at the Rushmore Royals L1 open) for it to be worth him entering the British Champs... no pressure!!!



March Time Trial Results
are available on the Results tab,
or HERE (as pdf) or HERE (as xls).


White Horse League Round 1. 5/3/16
This was held at the Eltham Pool, and was a highly
contested match. All WOSC swimmers gave 100%
effort and there were several pbs. Well done to all
swimmers!
The overall results were:
1. Sevenoaks SC 296
2. Barking & Dagenham Aquatics 268
3. Erith & District SC 243
3. Bromley SC 243
5. Orpington Ojays 225
6. Southwark Aquatics SC 175
7. White Oak SC 136
8. Gravesend & Northfleet SC  114

Full Results HERE, by team.

Luke Melvin swam two outstanding races in the Men's 16+ Category, both of which he won. His times were: 100m Freestyle 55.46 sec. with the second placed swimmer being almost 2 secs behind. 100 butterfly 1:03.75 These times would have got Luke into the Men's Open Finals for these events in Kents16!

London Schools Swimming Association Championships 2016
 (Individual Entry)

Crystal Palace National Sports Centre

 Sunday 17 APRIL 2016

(Closing Date: 16/03/2016)

  Licensed by the ASA for entry into National and Region Championships

A swimmer must be in full time education in a London Borough or City Corporation. 

Any queries please contact; Jackie Bedford

j.bedford@essa-schoolswimming.com

If you currently go to school within the London boroughs and are interested in representing ESSA London at the English Schools Inter-Divisional Championships please contact Simon Bedford 

simontbedford@gmail.com  to register your interest.

ESSA LONDON PRIMARY TEAMS SWIMMING 2016 (School Entry)

 Whitgift School

 Haling Park, South Croydon, CR2 6YT

 Friday 22 April 2016. (Closing 15 April)

LSSA PRIMARY INDIVIDUAL

CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016 (Individual Entry)

Various Dates in May and June.

Closing 24th March.

 

BLACK LION LEVEL 3 OPEN MEET

30 APRIL/1 MAY
 (Medway Park, Mill Road, Gillingham, Kent)

Closing date for Individual entries is Saturday 26th March 2016. However, this meet will fill up quickly, so the club entry will enter early.
AGE GROUPS: 9 years, 10 years, 11years, 12 years, 13years, 14 years and 15+ years. Age on 1 May.
EVENTS: 50m, 100m, 200m of all 4 strokes plus 100m and 200m Individual Medley. £5.75 for all events (Club Entry).
FACILITIES:  The pool is a 6 lane, 25 metre facility fully equipped with electronic timing, display board and anti-wave ropes.

Email your completed entry form, AS AN ATTACHMENT TO A NEW EMAIL, Subject "Black Lion Entry", to Wendy Elvin on OpenMeetSecretary@wosc.co.uk , as soon as possible, and not later than Wednesday 09 March 2016.
CLOSING DATE FOR YOUR ENTRY FEES, to the Café in WOSC (WITH SIGNED PAPER COPY OF FORM PLEASE) BY :WEDNESDAY 09 MARCH 2016.
EntryPack (inc. QTs) pdf

WOSCEntryGuide

Ind.Entry Form (WORD)


February Time Trial Results are available on the Results tab, or HERE (as xls) or HERE (as pdf).

White Horse League 2016.
This league is highly competitive, (as indeed all the leauges are), since the clubs are all local.
In the Whitle Horse League WOSC competes with Erith & District, Bromley, Sevenoaks, & Dagenham + others.
Coaches Dean and Tony select the teams, with the aim of fielding the strongest teams we can.
The dates are:
Round 1, 5th of March at Eltham pool,
Round 2, 16th April at Becontree pool Barking,
Round 3, 4th June at Eltham Pool,
Round 4, 2nd July at Becontree pool Barking
You should hear by 2-weeks before a match, if you are selected.

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS... A message from Kelly.  
The next club championship gala will be on Wednesday 16th March 2016.  The book will open this Wednesday in the café for swimmers to enter their races.  An email will follow shortly with an event list.

All swimmers must enter prior to the evening late entries will not be accepted.  

For all our new swimmers to the club, Club championships is an in house gala held at our pool.  It is open to all swimmers in all squads. A programme of events is advertised and swimmers can choose the events they wish to enter.  Swimmers compete against swimmers of the same age or ability. There is a small charge for each race the swimmers enters into. Medals are presented to swimmers who place 1st, 2nd or 3rd in their event.  Swimmers have to enter any pay prior to the evening in order to enter.   Please see any committee member for further details.  
Kelly Chandler caspiancrew@aol.com

How were KENTS16 for YOU? ... from KASA.
The individual championships are now complete.  I think you will all agree on one thing it was fundamentally different from any previous championships. Because it was so different we would really like your feedback, as clubs. Ideally a few different perspectives, yourselves, coaches, swimmers, parents officials and helpers. Please complete the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/XXDQN9H
Thank you all for your support, its been a real team effort to make this all happen.
Alan Davidson alan.davidson@kentswimming.org

KENTS16. A report by Ian Enticknap.
The 2016 Kent championships promised to be both exciting and arduous at the same time.  Held over 4 successive weekends, the first three at Crystal Palace and the sprint weekend at the London Aquatic centre.  
White Oak SC were represented by 10 swimmers in total, several of whom were swimming in the Kents for the first time, which was bound to be nerveracking.
Many personal bests were achieved and there were many "near misses".  

Harry Rennolls (having won 6 golds+ in the previous 3 Kent Champs) missed most of these champs, because of a shoulder injury and a ski holiday. Though his Heat time 54.00 in 100m free, his sole event, was the fastest by a 16 year old in the Championships, (by 2.4 sec.), he faded in 16+ and Open Finals, against older swimmers. There were strong swims from Isla and  Evina Kasapidis:  Evina in the 11 and under girls 100 metres breaststroke and Isla in the  13 and under girls 50 metre freestyle.
Lucy Beckley swam well in the 100m backstroke with a new personal best.  
Alice Howe and Demi Farrow both competed in the girls Breaststroke.  Alice in the 50 metres and Demi in the 50, 100 and 200 metres.  
There was a very good personal best for Ben Luxford in the boys 50 metre freestyle and another very good personal best from Nathan Wesley in the 50 metre backstroke.  
Madeline Wesley was excellent in the 15 year old Girls 50 metre breaststroke with a massive best time in the heat, qualifying 4th for the final. Not quite as quick in the final but by far the best two swims of her life for that event. Fantastic.   
Noah Enticknap qualified for all 14 events in the Boys 11 and under age-group: 4 strokes at 50m, 100m and 200m plus the 400m freestyle, and 200m IM.  Some big PBs were achieved and came away with a fifth, 2 fourths, 6 bronzes and 5 silvers.
CONGRATULATIONS to all WOSC KENT16 swimmers!
WOSC were well represented this year, but we need more swimmers to enter Open meets to gain qualifying times. Next year,” IT COULD BE YOU”!

 

KENTS16.   Programme of Events
All the events, warm up times and venues, are now on the event website here: http://www.kentswimming.org/results/KC2016/ . This page will have start lists and results throughout the event. (Subject to technical glitches). The Programme, with WOSC swimmers inserted can be found HERE (Excel) or HERE (pdf). Note: You can find the Heat no. by dividing the Competitor Number by the number of lanes (8 at CP, 10 at LAC).

January Time Trial Results are available on the Results tab, or HERE (as xls) or HERE (as pdf).

CLUB PRESENTATION & DISCO EVENING. POSTER
Friday 5th February 2016 from 7.00pm until 10.30pm.

Swimmers, Parents and Carers,  you and your family are invited to the White Oak Swimming Club Annual Presentation/Disco Evening.  

The presentations, at the start of the evening, celebrate the achievement of WOSC swimmers over the past year. Awards will be presented for club championship winners for the overall points achieved this year.

The presentations are followed by the Club Disco, and is a lot of fun for all.

WHEN & WHERE?: Friday 5th February 2016 from 7.00pm until 10.30pm, at Orchards Academy, St Mary's Road, Swanley, BR8 7TE.  Bring your own drinks and nibbles along, there is no bar!

Tickets are £20 per family or £5 per individual. Under 16's must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are on sale from the committee in the café on Wednesday evening.   We look forward to an enjoyable evening of celebrations.  

Kind Regards   Kelly Chandler (Membership Sec) caspiancrew@aol.com


CLUB CHAMPS 2016. The following are the dates of the club championships in 2016: Wednesday...
16th March
20th April 440s
15th June
14th September
7th December

Good News: All Kent16 entries (on both auto and Consideration times) are accepted!!!
Well done to all Kent16 swimmers.
List of Accepted Wosc Entries.

KENTS 2016: ALL ENTRIES THROUGH THE CLUB.  Individual entries are not permitted.
The details about the New Kent ASA Championships may be found HERE.
This year (the 125th!) the Kents have gone long course (LC=50m pool), and will be held in Crystal Palace, for three weekends, 23th January - 7th Feb.
The 50m sprints and 200IM are at the London Aquatic Centre on 13th-14 February.
The preferred method of Entry is to hand the entry form(s) and payment cheque
(in a labelled envelope) to NICOLA BRIDGE,
or ME (Keith Rennolls) in the cafe on
16th Dec 2015, the Club FIun Night.
You also need to send me the completed
entry form(s) by email, asap, but by 23 Dec.,
at the latest.

Conditions       Programme       QT's
WOSC Guidance Notes
WOSC Detailed Instructions and Deadlines
WOSC Individual Entry Form


DECEMBER Time Trial Results are available on the Results tab, or HERE (as xls) or HERE (as pdf).

Reminder. Club Champs 4... Wednesday 9th December.
This coming Wednesday 9th December is Club Championships so there is no training, just racing!

Christmas Pool Party
Dear Swimmers, Parents and Carers, as Christmas is fast approaching and we are all getting festive, The White Oak SC committee and coaches would like to invite all the swimmers to come along and enjoy a festive fun night in the pool on Wednesday 16th December.  

The pool will be filled with large floats, balls and the large inflatable assort course as well as the use of the diving boards.   The evening will be split into two sessions, 

Session 1 for Bronze and Silver squad swimmers will be from 6pm-7.30pm and then
Session 2 for Gold and Platinum swimmers will be from 7.30pm - 9pm.

There will be no training on this evening.
If you have any questions about the fun night please email or see a member of the committee.

OLDER NEWS ITEMS:

Christmas Swimming Timetable.
The last training session for swimmers will be on Friday 18th December. There will be a 2 week break over the Christmas holiday and swimming will recommence on Monday 4th January 2016 (If this is your squads usual training night)

Swimmers in Platinum squad only may attend the following sessions over the Christmas break with Dean.
Sunday 27th December 9am-10.30am
Monday 28th December 9am-10.30am
Tuesday 29th December 9am-10.30am
Wednesday 30th December 9am-10.30am
Thursday 31st December 9am-10.30am

If you have any questions about Christmas training times please talk to your coach, or email or see a member of the committee.

A FOCUS on GOOD TECHNIQUE
: You may have noticed that
there has been rather more work on Technique recently, in the form of drills for starts, turns and strokes, particularly on Tuesday sessions. By building good technique will speed come.
If you would like to share your views on this, try using the WOSC Facebook page, where you will find many links to technique pages on Youtube.

November Time Trial Results
are available on the Results tab, or HERE (as xls) or HERE (as pdf).

NEWS FLASH: Harry swam in the SE Region Winter SC Championships over the weekend, 7/8 Nov 2015, at the Mountbatten Centre in Portsmouth.
In the 50m Freestyle (SC) Heats Harry swam 23.32 sec to break the English Junior SC record of 23.38 sec, which had stood since 2008.
For the Final, Harry polished his turn & his breakout and swam a blinder of 23.16 sec, a New British (and English) Record, beating the 23.20 of the Scot Sulliman Butt, which had stood for 2 years.

NOTE: The ASA Calander in the heading of this page has
had the wrong Hyperlink address. THis is now corrected. Hopefully you can now find meets to match your diary.

Openmeets seems to be lagging badly.

QUESTION: Where are all the reports of all the Level 3 meets WOSC has been involved in this term? ...
Super Sprint Sunday, OJJ's, Fireworks, Kent Dev. etc...   ....waiting for YOU to write them!!!!
Just send them to webmaster when you have,
and I will post them.

WOSC Shop News

We now have a number of green hoodies (£15) and polo tops (£12) with the club logo, in sizes from small to extra large, ideal for wearing to training now the weather is turning colder and to wear to Galas and Opens to show your club colours! 

We also have a few bags in stock - rucksacks (£20)and holdalls (£25) in club colours and with the club logo.

A mesh kit bag, kickboard and pull bouy can be purchased for the combined price of £18.

For our younger swimmers we also have a few pairs of training fins left (£10) - small sizes only (approx. UK size 13-2).

Club swimming hats will be available again soon as will Tbag tops - watch this space for updates. The shop is open Wednesdays from 6 - 7.45pm - if you can't get there on a Wednesday but know you want something email WOSC SHOP and we can arrange to get it to you another night.  The shop will also be available at the next Club Champs.

Jane Howard (Shop-manager)

Inter-Counties Success
On 18th Oct. 2015 the top swimmers in 40 "Counties" converged on Pond's Forge SC swimming pools, in Sheffield, wearing war-paint, to battle for supremacy or survival in two Divisions.
Kent is in Div. 1, and has been so for several years.
The bottom 3 teams in Div1 get demoted and the top 3 in Div 2
go up.
WOSC's Harry Rennolls swam a blinding 100m freestyle to
win the Gold medal in 51.75 sec., a second ahead of the 2nd
fastest (a new Kent Junior Record!)
. His start was perfect, giving
him a 1m lead after 15 m. His first 50 was reasonably fast at
24.9sec, but not too fast, to conserve some energy for his second 50m.
In the third length Harry still felt strong, surprising himself,
so in the final leg he was able to unleash his powerful new
windmill stroke
.

In the Medley relay Harry swam the final 50m freestyle leg
in a blistering 22.99 sec split! In the mixed 6x50m freestyle
his split was 23.22 sec.

Good omens for the SE Region WInter SC Championships, in
Portsmouth on 7&8 Nov 2015.

Kent came 6th out of 20 in Div 1., just two points behind the
4th County team. Lancashire and Yorkshire took first and
second place for the 14th year in a row.




The New Bexley SC Open
. November 27/28 Deadline for club entry 21 Oct.
Entry Instructions, Guidelines, Programme, IndEntryForm


Apology
:
I appologise to WOSC members about the website not being kept up to date during this season (mostly September), particularly in terms of information on Club Supported open meets. Wendy Elvin (the Club Open Meets Sec) has been circulating details and entry information by email on these meets (EDSC Super Sunday, OOJ L3 Open, Gravesend and Northfleet, Kent development meet, and the Bexley L3 meet).
If you have not received email information, please email Wendy (wendyelvin@hotmail.com) and Kelly (caspiancrew@aol.com) so they have your up to date email address.
I have been unable to mirror Wendy's email shots to you all, since Wendy's deadlines are many, very tight, and posting is very time consuming. Also, I (KR) have not been well and neither have my computers.
It is very important that swimmers who might wish to enter the Kent Championships this year enter one or more open meet before Xmas to get some valid entry times. Club Champs and Leauge matches are not licensed, so do not count as valid for Kent entry.
The Kents are changing this year...SEE THE FOLLOWING NOTE. They are earlier, starting in mid January, and end before the February half term. So, the last chance event, the Bexley Level 3, has been moved to the end of November!!


NEW KENT CHAMPS STRUCTURE FOR 2016.
See the planned new structure document.
Summary:
1. The start in early january, and end BEFORE half term, on 17th Febuary.
2. They are Long Course, (50m pool) at Crystal palace.
3. There are Automatic Entry times and Consideration times. The numbers entering each event for each age group are to be restricted to 28 for the 50m sprints, less for the longer distances.
Effectively, the QTs have been made harder.
4. No Relays are planned for, as yet.


Basildon Phoeinix SC Open Level 2. Today at 1.00am
Register for time-trials at 1.00am £6 each.

Harry R has been invited to join Phase 2 of the England Talent Programme 2015. This consists of an Induction Day at Loughborough (ASA HQ) on 22 Nov 2015, and a Swim Camp, 21-23 Dec 2015 at an as yet "unspecified location".
(Harry was invited last year also, but did not take up the invitation fully. It seems selection on a GB Youth team for an International Meet depends on acceptance and successful completion of Phase 2.)
[NOTE: the new British SC Championships take place 17-20 Dec 2015, in Sheffield. Harry is qualified for his usual favourite events 50fl, 50fr & 100fr, but will not compete, since the ASA says the Phase 2 camp "takes precidence".]


Harry R has been selected to represent Kent, in the annual National Inter-Counties Championship, which takes place at Ponds Forge in Sheffield on 18th Sept. 2015. This is the 3rd year in succession that Harry has been selected for for the Kent team in this Championship meet.

EDSC Sprint Super Sunday Results(20/9/15): by Event; by Name.
(also on the Results page) A Gold for Demi F, & a Silver for Alex A.

WHITE HORSE 4. This took place from 6.00pm on Saturday 19th Sept. 2015, at the London Aquatic Center (i.e. the 2012 Olympic pool!) with WOSC being the "Host Club". Unfortunately, the starting equipment was unreliable and this meant the Gala did not finsih until near 10.00pm. Result Sheets are awaited.

Club Champs 3 (16 Sept. 2015). Results are here, as a Word doc,
and on Results page.

KJL 12 Sept 2015. This was held in Margate. Unfortunately WOSC could not raise a team for this Gala and had to withdraw. Unfortunately for Angela Spells, and daughter Charlotte, they did not see the cancelation notice and rolled up in Margate alone!

September 5th Time-Trials Results are on the Results Page.
Or here as pdf, or xlsx.


Anja Ward, a long time swimming and coaching member of the club, has gone to Herriot University, after her success in her A-levels.  In recent years Anja has obtained a Level 1 coaching qualification, and has supported the club by coaching some of the younger swimming squads. She will be much missed.
Fortunately, the long University vacations will probably see her returning to swim or coach with the club.
A message from Anja:
"I would like to thank everyone who contributed towards my leaving gift, it was really fun to look through all the bits and pieces! I am really enjoying the university life so far and the food has already come in very useful! I will miss coaching and training with everyone, but I will enjoy carrying on training with Heriot-Watt's swimming team! Thank you everyone! Anja


Michael Moxon, former Boys/Men Club Captain, and several times Boys Club Champion recently took his leave of us, for an adventurous career. Congratulations Michael, and good luck in your career.
Michael has been with WOSC, boy and man, and in recent years he has been the lead male swimmer in the club.
He will be sorely missed in the training sessions where he set a searing pace; and in the WOSC League matches, where his strength pace and stamina underpinned many successful results for the club.
In the last few years Michael qualiified as a Level 1 coach and will be warmly remembered for his many coaching sessions to young swimmers. As Club Captain he was also a major support to the younger swimming teams in their league matches.
We all hope your career commitments allow you to return and swim with us again, sometime in the future.


NEW SEASON: 2015-2016.
Welcome back, WOSC swimmers and parents, to the new 2015-2016 season. Hope you are well rested after the summer break, and ready for some hard training, and successful competition.

Normal training resumed on Monday 31st August.  

Margaret McInness (of Club Records) is our new Chairperson.
Steph Beckley is our new Deputy Chair.

Club Championships: CC3 on 16th Sept. 2015.
6.00pm for 6.30 start.
DEADLINE for ENTRIES is Wed. 9th Sept.
Sorry, but no email entries accepted this time. Some entries went astray in CC2 and we want to avoid this by focusing entry and payment in the Cafe on Wed. 2nd & Wed. 9th.
PLEASE USE THE ENTRY FORM to enter. Scribbled entries on the back of an envelope can easily "get lost".
Full Details



News Flash!!!:
Harry won the Gold medal and the Intermediate (Yrs 9 & 10) Boys 100m Free (LC) title at the 2014-2015 ESSA National Inter-Divisional Championships, on 28th June 2015.
His time was 53.7? sec.. He did 53.6? in the 1st leg of the 4x10m free relay, in which London Div. came 2nd.

Since new Age-Groups were used this year, Harry's winning time must necessarily be a new ESSA record!... as must ALL winning times in the new age groups!!!
For the old Intermediate age-group (Yrs 9, 10 &11) the ESSA record for 100m Free had been 53.10sec., set by Clough in 2014.


Harry has qualified for the 50m & 100m Free and 50m Fly at the British Summer National Championships, (28/7 - 2/8), and the 50m Back and 200m Free at the ASA English National Championships (4/8 - 10/8), both taking place in Sheffield.
Though prior holiday arrangements meant he would miss both Championships. However, the holiday arrangements have been changed so that he can now attend the BSNC15.

Harry will also be competing in the Portuguese Open and Youth National Championships in Coimbra, from 22/7-26/7, in the same events as in BSNC15.

WHITE OAK SWIMMING CLUB:  SUMMER SWIM SCHOOL  (POSTER)

Is your child aged 7-10? Do they enjoy Swimming?                   Can they swim 25 meters Front Crawl and Backstroke?

Join us for our summer School at White Oak Leisure Centre, Hilda May Avenue, Swanley to:

 Improve stroke technique for all strokes  Improve stamina  Learn to dive  Learn tumble turns

 Join the Acorns or White Oak Swimming Club

Dates: Wednesdays 29th July, 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th August 2015 Fridays 31st July, 7th, 14th, 21st , 28th August 2015

Times: Wednesday 6pm – 6.45pm Fridays 5.15pm – 6pm

Price: ONLY £40.00 for ALL sessions. Payable to White Oak Swimming Club. Places are limited and must be pre-booked and paid in advance. Contact Coach Paula by e-mail: Summerschool@wosc.co.uk        Website:  www.wosc.co.uk


Harry's Regionals: Harry won gold medals for the 50free, 100free and 50 fly, by a considerable margin in each event.
Result30May Results31May
However, he was hoping to regain the British 50m Fly record for 14 yo boys. He did not do this, so was dissappointed.
He hoped to improve on his own British 50m Free record for 14 yo boys he set on 22 Nov 2014. He did not do this.

However, he obtained pbs in both the 100free and the 200 free.



Millinium Results are now posted: on the Results Tab.
Some very good times, (and Time-Faults!).

CLUB CHAMPS 2: Wed. 17th June 2015
Entry Dealine: Wed. 10th June 2015
DETAILS All had a very good time: much fast swimming!
RESULTS: NEW


Kent Relay Photos may be found in the  Club News section


Harry's Summer Nationals.
Harry swam at the Portuguese Open and National Youth Championships on 23-26 July in Coimbra. A very odd affair. No spectator fees, and no barriers...just walk in and go where you want! But no spectator support for swimmers... so no atmosphere. Seems all the Foreign swimmers swam below their bests, including Harry.
Still, Harry was fastest youth (16 and under) in the heats in his events (50fr, 50fl, 100fr), but was not permitted as a foreigner to enter the Youth Finals, even though his heat times would have won them [I did not read all the small print!. Sorry Harry...KR].
Harry's time in the 50fr heat was 15th fastest and should have got him a place in the Open B Final. But, more small print eliminated him, since they decided to allow only 3 foreigners in each of the A and B FInals...Harry was 7th foreigner.
Rather a waste of time, in swimming terms. OK as a holiday, but Bali would have been better!

The trip to Portugal meant that Harry had no training for the two weeks prior to his appearance in the British Summer Nationals, which for Harry were on 31 July and 2nd August.
(Harry also qualified for 50ba and 200fr in the ASA Summer Champs, 3-10 August, ...but declined these.)
In the 50fl on 31 August Harry did a pretty good time of 26.07sec, but found himself in 4th place. His 2nd 50 in the 100fr was as might be expected, leading to a 55sec instead of the 52sec he would have got without the missed training.
In the 50fr on 2nd August Harry broke his pb in the Final, with a 23.97sec but was beaten into silver in a very close race by a very fit Lewis Burras, (who also won Gold in 100fr and 200fr!).

Some Lessons learned!
The British Summer Champs had excellent technology. All the events were shown online, live, for free. Also all the sessions have been placed on Youtube. I have given the video time-points for Harry's races on the WOSC Facebook page if you are interested.

SUMMER TIME-TABLE
As usual we will be running a reduced timetable over the summer. This will be as follows.
There will be no training on Mondays, Saturdays or Sundays from July 24th.  
Summer training times:
Bronze Squad: Tuesday 5 - 6 pm, Wednesday 6 - 7pm
Silver Squad: Tuesday 5-6pm, Wednesday 6-7pm, Friday 5-6pm Gold Squad: Tuesday 6-7.30pm, Wed. 7-8.30pm, Friday 5 - 6pm Plat. Squad: Tue. 6-7.30pm, Wed. 7.45-9.15pm, Fri. 6- 7.30pm.


18 July, 2015, Basildon & Phoenix End of Season LC (2 days), Level 3, Basildon Sporting Village, SPECIAL: LC L3 !!!Closing date - 20th June 2015  But "Time trials" accepted at teh start of warmup of each session ... normal seeding!

White Oak Swimming Club
is ranked 6th strongest SC
in the Kents 2015 for Boys
(9-14) & 7th for Males
& 19th strongest for Girls.
(29 clubs in Kents15).
See the league table.

Well done, all Kent15 swimmers

Targets for Kents16:
Overall Male: Beat Black Lion.
Boys (9-14): Keep above Erith.
Overall Ladies: Beat Dartford.
Girls (9-14): Beat Dartford.




The April Mininium League Gala Results are posted, in the Results Section (use the tab on the left)

The Club Championship Results for CC1 on 22 April are now available: pdf  xls (But not in the Results Section... yet)

Club Champs: 22 April 2015
The new format Club Champs were a great success with swimmers and parents alike. More events to swim in ; more competition from seeded heats; and result sheets with times... What more could you want?  Licensed times, maybe?
The results can be found from the links above. Sorry it has taken so long to post.
I seem to have been running into brick walls that I cannot see.

We need more parent helpers at the next CC. At this one Ian Entichamp had to act as Chief time-keeper, stoke judge and finish judge....this three separate judge roles! Well done Ian!
But I don't think Ian wants to do that again.
Why don't you have a go at time-keeping, maybe.


EDSC are running another judge 1I course from May 14th.
Anybody want start on this course? Or, to finish off the course? Classroom Session 1 - 14th May – 7 to 9pm. Time-keeping.
Classroom Session 2 – 2nd July – 7 to 9pm. Stroke DQs.
Classroom Session 3 – 8th October – 7 to 9pm. Etc....
Contact Jean or Paula

The others CCs are on 17th June, 16 Sept & 9th Dec.
(NOTE: Previous listed 10th June was INCORRECT)
(PLEASE remember, you need to book AT LEAST 1 week ahead)

Club Squad: The nature and size of Club Squad has been under review by the Committee. A new specification is now available.



Leagues loose Licensing Rights

No League events other than the Arena League National Final are to be Licensed until suitable software and procedures are agreed to guarantee the quality of swimmer data and identity.
New Regs, from 1/3/15


Kent Relay Photographs
(One Photo per team; see below for more)



Boys 13/14YO (L to R)                     Girls 15/16YO (L to R)
HarryR, TommyB, AlexA, ThomasW.     FranB MaiaW KirstieB EdenT
They won the Bronze Medal in the
4x50m Freestyle



GIRLS 13/14Y                                     Boys 11/12YO
JadeF RebeccaB ChoeD MadeW       BenL HarveyB JoshuaS NathanW  
 


 
Girls 11/12 YO
                                Girls 9/10YO
EmmaW IslaK SophieH                      BrookeR LucyB FernP DemiF
IouliaK
LouiseH      
      

Girls9/10      1 2 3 4
Girls13/14    1 2 3
Girls15/16    1
All Girls        All Girls

The SE ASA Regional Championships take place on Sat/Sun 30/31 May.
Harry and Tommy are representing WOSC
Harry is doing all the 50's, all the 100's except br & 200free.
Tommy is in the  50free. GOOD LUCK BOYS!

NO TRAINING ON SUNDAY 7th JUNE.
WHITE OAK TRIATHLON IS TAKING PLACE.


Kent ASA Championships

A Report From Noah's Dad Ian, on Noah's Kents
Noah had a fantastic first Kent championship in February and March. He achieved 6 golds and 3 silvers from 9 events swam.  There were golds in the 200 breast, 200 fly, 200 IM, 50 back and 50 fly and 100 IM. Silvers were in the 200 free, 50 free and 200 back.  The 3 weekends culminated with a 1-23.40 sec 100 metre Individual medley victory winning by 6 seconds.  All races realised PBs of between fractions of a second and 16 seconds in the 200 metre backstroke.

A Personal View From Nicola (our Vice Chair)
 
For me this has been an amazing experience, my boys have never qualified
 for Kents until Tommy achieved 4 QT’s this year for 50 & 100 Free – 50 & 100 Breast.
   Overall he was a little fish in a very big pond – age 14 boys tower over him
 in size, he needs to grow about 2 foot as that will help him being on par with
them all! He managed to PB in all 4 events, which just shows he is still improving
with training from his coach Dean!   A very well done to all those who qualified
from White Oak this year – I saw most of your races, & I know you did very well,
please write your successes to Keith so he can add the finer details to this
compendium/ blog.  
Harry, Noah & Demi were the medalists from White oak this year, very well
done to them, something they can be very proud of.


You can find all the results HERE.

Noah Beats a 9YO Club Record for 1L Fly
Leagues loose their right to Licensing.
Millenium League, 14/3/15, Eltham. Cancelled?
Noah wins 5 golds and 2 Silvers at the Kents.
Harry wins 3 Golds and 1 Silver, plus Junior Champion in 50fly.
Eg. of Conversion Tables to convert SC times to LC times. In "Open Meets"


Harry sets FOUR new EBTs at Kents 2015.

50 Free, 100 Free, 50 Fly (Twice!)
The two 50's were Kent Junior Records, set in the Heats, but the 50Free record lasted only 5mins as it was beaten by Michael jacobs (Sevenoaks) in the Final!

New Club Records for LC and SC:
Available, but still under Development (Boys only, so far. Sorry Girls).
(
Noah sets a new 9YO Boy 1L Fly record! 24.27 sec.)

Harry breaks British 14YO Boys 50m Fly Record at the Beckenham Easter International Open (in doing so he regains it from Louis Burras, who previously took it from Harry!)...it is also  a new Kent Junior Boys LC Record.


The View of British Swimming on 50m swimming events.
British Swimming (BS) still reports on 50m events, at its own British Championships
as "Spash and dash". (Report on British swimming website on 50m Backstroke
Time Trial
)...more.

Kent Relays WOSC Team entries.

WOSC has entered EIGHT Girls Relay teams and FOUR Boys Relay teams into the Kents this year.
The teams were selected from our fastest 50m swimmers, based on Licensed times, and by selections by the coaches.

The Relays all take place on Sunday 8th March, at Crystal Palace.
M
aybe you would like to  come and support the WOSC  teams?
A map of how to get there, and where to park at Crystal Palace.
A Personal Report  on the WOSC Relays, from Nicola
(Other  reports were requested, but this is the only one to arive so far)

This was my first experience of team relays, as WO had not entered them for a few years
and with Keith’s team organizing and Jill’s agreement for the club to fund the event and
also produce and fund the T-shirts we were in full swing for this to go ahead…

The  relay teams were set, swimmers accepted, all we had to do was turn up for check in at 8.15…
I was milling about at the event - among the swimmers, coaches and parents on Sunday 8th March,
and the feeling was a good one!! The Swimmers all had a lovely spot seated by the announcers
office, and I was amazed at how fab they all looked wearing their green matching T-shirts with pride. 
I took lots of team photos that will be put on the website.  

Harvey was in the boys 11/12 relay team with Ben, Joshua & Nathan – they all swam a great race
and in the medley came 15th and freestyle came 16th overall.  
Tommy was in the boys relay team 13/14 along with Harry, Thomas & Alex,
In the medley they came 10th overall.
In the freestyle we watched them come first in their heat, with a time of 1:52.90, which then put
them in the final! We were all wondering how they were going to compare with the eight
final teams, and were overwhelmed with pride that they came 3rd overall – a bronze place medal
knocking another 2 seconds off their first heat time at 1:50.66!! 
All us parents were kept on the edge of our seat – they had beaten Beckenham, Shepway, Black Lion,
Erith & District, and Saxon Crown – what a huge achievement!!  

All relay teams did so well, we sat and watched with great pride on the brilliant performances of
our cherished children, and really are looking forward to next year – same place same time!!!





For those of you who have just had the "Kent Experience", the next ASA Championship coming up is the S.E. Regional Championships, which are  being held in may 2015, at the K2  50m pool in Crawley. Provisional Closing date 24th April.
There are several LC Open meets during April in which you may try to get the required Regional QTs. SeWOSC Calender above for details. You will need to apply individually.
One such meet is the following, which is still open, and Harrry is attending:

3rd, 4th and 5th April 2015 Crystal Palace Sports Centre

Beckenham SC Easter International Meet 2015

We are extending our closing date and therefore now accepting entries on a first come first served basis until further notice. Also, please contactJulia Maxwell if your times are slightly outside the Qualifying Times in the Promoters Conditions as we may be able to accommodate you.

See the WOSC Calender for links to details.
Next Club Champs: 22 April 2015

Please see email about New CC Sturcture.
Booking MUST be by 15th April, that is, BEFORE 22 April, Championship night!

Warm Up 6.00pm. Competion starts at 6.30 pm. Don't be late.

Though the book for entries is closed, and has been officially closed since 15th April, it is likely that some additional entrants may be accepted as "time-trials", with the swimmer filling vacant lanes in the first heat, if they exist. please contact k.rennolls@gmail.com if you wish to enquire about a late entry.


The others CCs are on 17th June, 16 Sept & 9th Dec.
(NOTE: Previous listed 10th June was INCORRECT)

Kents 2015... Interim Report.

Eleven WOSC swimmers entered the Kent ASA Championships this year. You can see what events they competed in on this annotated Programme.

Noah had a fantastic first Kent championship in February and March. He achieved 6 golds and 3 silvers from 9 events swam.  There were golds in the 200 breast, 200 fly, 200 IM, 50 back and 50 fly and 100 IM. Silvers were in the 200 free, 50 free and 200 back.  The 3 weekends culminated with a 1-23.40 sec 100 metre Individual medley victory winning by 6 seconds.  All races realised PBs of between fractions of a second and 16 seconds in the 200 metre backstroke.

Harry has also been doing well, in spite of a 10-day layoff from training before the Kents for a Snow-Boarding holiday. He has won the Golds in the 50m Free, Fly and Back. He won the 50free Junior (under 17) Kent Championship Title in 50m Fly and Bronze Junior titles in the Free and Back sprints. Also, a Silver for 100 fly for 14YO Boys: his splits were 27.25 sec & 36.5 sec. He almost came to a standstill near the end!

Other WOSC swimmers, Demi, Nathan, Madi, Emma, Rebecca, Tommy, Leah, Luke, swam well and gained many pbs.

The Green & White WOSC team tea-shirts have featured in every Session of the Championships.

The Last day of the Individual Championships is Saturday 7th March.

Noah swims the 200m backstroke, and the 100m IM, so must be aiming for two more Golds.

Harry is also in the 100m IM. Last year he dead-heated with Matthew Rogers. Harry is top ranked 14YO Boy for this event, but will he have enough stamina left after the breaststroke and fly legs  to have any kick left in the final freestyle leg?

Demi also is in hte 100m IM for Girls in the afternoon session.

The Finale of the Individual Championships is the 100m Freestyle, in which Tommy, Luke and Harry swim.
Tommy is aiming for sub-60; Luke for 55; and Harry for 52.
All very Ambitious!


2015 Millenium League Programme

Please see below the list of dates and venues for the 2015 Millenium League Matches.
These have not yet been added to the schedules on this web-site.
You may wish to note the dates in your diary and keep  them free if possible!
Regards Paul Duval.
 
 
Round 1
Round 1
Round 2
Round 3
Round 4
Round 5
Round 6
Organising
Club
Larkfield
White
Oaks
Greenwich Royals
Eltham
Stingrays
Dartford
Maidstone
Day
Saturday
Saturday
Saturday
Saturday
Saturday
Saturday
Date
14th Feb
14thMar
18th April
30th May
27th June
11th July
Venue
Larkfield
Eltham
Eltham
Eltham
Eltham
Maidstone
Warm Up
6.00pm
5.30pm
5.30pm
5.30pm
5.30pm
5.30pm
Start
6.30pm
6.00pm
6.00pm
6.00pm
6.00pm
6.00pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Round 1
Round 2
Round 3
Round 4
Round 5
Round 6
 
Lane
Lane
Lane
Lane
Lane
Lane
Larkfield
1
3
5
6
4
2
Eltham Stingrays
6
1
4
5
2
3
Maidstone
3
6
2
1
5
4
Dartford
2
5
3
4
1
6
White Oaks
5
4
6
2
3
1
Greenwich Royals
4
2
1
3
6
5





London Schools Swimming Association Championships 2015

There are no qualifying times for this event, the fastest swimmers will be accepted

Conditions   Shedule   Entry Form   Hytek Entry File

Crystal Palace March 15th 2015

This Level 1 meet is open to all school children from years 7 – 13, aged 11 – 19.

This is a great opportunity to represent their school whilst  swimming at a top level meet.

Events are 50m, 100m, 200m on all strokes and including 400m IM and freestyle.

This meet is being held at Crystal Palace on Sunday 15 March 2015.

Medals will be awarded to top three swimmers in each event and a trophies for top boy and girls school.

This event is being organised by London Schools Swimming Association.

Any queries please contact; Jackie Bedford j.bedford@essa-schoolswimming.com

If you currently go to school within the London boroughs and are interested in representing ESSA London at the English Schools Inter-Divisional Championships please contact Simon Bedford simontbedford@gmail.com to register your interest.





GOOD NEWS: Harry's 24.15 sec in the first leg of a 4x50m freestyle relay at the ESSA National Finals in the LAC on 22 Nov 2014 has been ratified by the ASA as a new BRITISH RECORD FOR 14 year old boys. He will get the Certificate in a few weeks. We will post it on this site with pride. We White Oakers can be the best!

 



                White Oak Swimming Club

                Annual Awards Night & Disco
   
                    Friday 6th February 2015  
 
Venue
Orchards Academy, St Mary’s Road,                   Swanley, BR8 7TE  

7.00pm – 10.00pm
 
Tickets £4     Available on the door!  

Bring your own nibbles and drinks!

For more information speak to a member of the committee  






ASA Membership is now due for renewal.

Kelly Chandler, the Membership Secretary, has sent out emails with details.
ASA fees for this year as follows:-
ASA Category 1 - Bronze Squad swimmers                        £11.50
ASA Category 2 - Silver, Gold, Platinum or Club Squad   £29.50
Payment can be made by cash or cheque (made payable to WOSC)
and paid to Kelly Chandler on a Wednesday evening in the cafe. 
All Membership renewals must be paid by January 30th.
If fees are not paid by this date then the swimmer will not be insured to swim and be unable to swim until they are paid and their insurance renewed. 

Noah's First Kents

 

Noah has qualified for  10 events out of the 10 allowed for his age in the Kents this year. As Noah is only 9 and still in his first year of competition, the experience should be fantastic. He is not allowed to swim in 100m events sicne his age, 9.99 is below 10.

 

He started swimming at White oak at the age of 7 and now loves training and racing and hates to miss a training session. Noah currently trains in the gold squad with Tony and is being encouraged responsibly. He  recently had the opportunity to train with Dean and the Platinum squad over Christmas. No alarm clocks were needed and every session was attended with enthusiasm.  

 

We were at the Aquatic centre at the weekend (BWRSC LC Open) where he finished first in the 50m freestyle long course in 33.81 (4th fastest in last 12 months for British 9YO Boy) and second in the 200m IM in 3.11.30.   

He will be at the Tom Handley Open (Level 2) in Brighton at the weekend 10/11 Jan. 2015, trying to improve on all four of his current 50m times and is currently training very hard in preparation for the Kents in February and March.

 

Ian Enticknap (Noah's Proud Dad) 8/10/15

 

 Picture: Noah at the London Aquatic Center

 

 

 

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Harry: Pending 50free LC English record; ATB 50m free SC; 100m free Kent Junior Record.

 

Harry is still awaiting ratification of his English Record time of 24.40 for 50free obtained at he Bexley LC Distance and Sprint Meet at Crystal palace on 16th Nov. 2014. The problem is that CP management (GLL) cannot find the documentation of the pool measurement they had done in 2008, prior to them hosting thte Trinations Championship, and the World Triathlon Championships in 2009. GLL and Harry are waiting for GLA (Greater London Authority) to find the documents in their filing system! Without a valid pool length measurement, to

FINA standards, by a qualified surveyor, the ASA cannot ratify Harry's record!

How long will the search go on?

.

So, on 3/4th Jan. 2015 we headed off to the Basildon & Phoenix LC Open, at

the Basildon Sporting Village (BSV). The pool there does have a valid pool

length certificate. We had decided Harry had better break the LC record again,

rather than wait forever for the GLA.

  .

Unfortunately, when we arrived at the BSV it turned out that they could not

budge their boom, and the LC Open had to be changed into a Level 2 SC

Open. With regret, we decided that Harry might as well swim a few events.

There are not that many Level 2 meets left in the 2014-15 season.

  .

NOTE: Kent SC Records will only be ratified if they are swum in a L2 Meet,

like the "Kents".

   .

In the 50free, both Harry and I thought he was not swimming very fast to win

this event. However the time was 23.85 sec, which is a new ATB time

(All-Tme-Best time) for this event for a British 14YO boy, and an improved time

for Harry's current 50free Kent Junior Record claim.

  .

NOTE: There are no formal Age-Group records kept at County, Region, or

National level for Short Course (SC) swims, (i.e. swims in 25m pools). The only

SC records available for age-group swimmers are "Under 16, Junior" records.

This situation is a reflection of the historical bias of the ASA against SC

swimming. They only recognize LC age-group records (...because the Olympics

are LC!). So, if you are under 16, and want to set records, you should start

swimming LC, i.e. in 50m pools. The Kent Relays are LC at CP this year!

  .

In the 100free, Harry was disappointed with his swim... his hands split apart on his

dive, and he lost 1m, compared to his best dive. He only improved his pb by

about 0.3 to 53.19 secs. However, on checking, this turns out to be a new Kent

Junior record by just 0.04 sec. But the old record had stood for 24years. Not Bad!

  .

We just had some Good News from GLL at CP. They have commissioned a new

pool length measruement, using the ASA Facilities team, for the CP 50m pool for

6th Feb. 2015. So, Harry's 50free LC English Record might be ratified by early

February.

The only problem with that, is that Harry is swimming at the South Zonals at the

LAC (London Aquatic Center) on 30Jan/1Feb, and aims to swim below 24.00

if he can, breaking his own English and British 50free record claims before

they are ratified.


Keith Rennolls (Harry's proud Dad) 10/1/15

 

 

Gravesend and Northfleet Open: Many Medals for WOSC Swimmers.

 

Winter Regionals: Some medals, but no more records for Harry.



CHRISTMAS FUN NIGHT

 

Come and join us next Wednesday 17th December

for our annual fun night!!

 

Inflatable    Flumes    Floats

 

Fun and Games   Prizes!!

 

Bronze and Silver 6 - 7:25

Gold and Platinum 7:30 - 9

 

£5 per ticket - includes a drink and snack

 

Pay any committee member or Anja (bronze coach)


See Poster with pictures

 

 

Club Captains 2014 Michael Moxon and Leah Melvin are this year's Club Captains. We see them here with our Head Coach, Dean Williams.

Michael is also a keen cyclist.  Leah also plays Netball for England

                                         Special Award Winners 2014.

Well done to those swimmers who received special awards from the coaches

- keep up the good work. 

A Proposed New Swimming Competitive Structure for 2014-2015. News! British Swimming have announced plans for the 2015 National Championships. Qualifiers for  the British Champs 2015 will be the 24 top ranked GB swimmers (in each event) within a "specified qualification window".

NEWS: The times have to be swum in the window. Previous swims do not count! Idiotic...impossible for swimmers with many strokes and distances.

Those not in the top 24 will be able to swim in English, Scottish, Welsh or N.Ireland Championships, at about the same time.  This Devolution in British Swimming is NEW!  Ages will be as of 31st December.
More Info  The "Final" Word : IMPORTANT PLEASE READ

10/11YO's in Counties and CAN do 100m events. HENCE you will need some extra QTs for the 100s. BoysQTs Girls QTs

50m sprints in the Regionals and Nationals!

 

 

Did you know? ...that all your past licensed times, for all events, are stored on your own personal history view of the ASA Results and Rankings Database. Just click on  your "blue" name in any ranking list.

Maidstone Open. Sunday 30th Nov. Results

The Kent Junior (Under-16) SC records for
                   50m free and 50m fly
            are  24.53       and   26.70 secs respectively. 
Harry swam 24.07     and    25.73, so is claiming these records!
 

CLUB CHAMPS:
Dec. 10th Wednesday. No normal training sessions. EVENTS.
Raffle prizes include no bake sweet cakes made and donated by Lisa, our Opens Sec.
(posted 13/11/14)

 

Harry takes Kent Junior 50m free and 50m fly records at Maidstone.

Jim Melvin is the club's Champion Master swimmer.
In October, Jim Competed in the
National Masters Championships in Sheffield.
Jim won won
Gold Medal in 200m Baackstroke, and a Silver medal
in 100m Backstroke.  Well Done Jim!
Master Swimmers are over 25 years in age.
Perhaps you, a parent and former swimmer, might consider
joining Jim as a Master swimmer?


Harry sets new English Record for 50free LC
& new Kent Junior record for 50 fly.

In an earlier post (see News Page) it was stated that Harry was aiming to break some sprint records at the Bexley Distance and Sprint LC meet at Crystal Palace on 16th Nov., 2015.

Boys 14YO Sprint Records, at 10/11/14. 50m Free LC: Britain & England. Official Records Underlined.

 

LC

SC

31/12

24.72; Cole(13)

24.15; Retson(Scot:14)

24.23; Leonard(Eng:09)

        AoD        

24.35; Butt(Scot:12)

24.49; Ash (Eng:09)

23.87; Mclean(Scot:13)

23.99; Cole (Eng:13)

23.20; Butt (GBU16: 12)

Harry was really only aiming to beat the 24.72 sec (best ever time for a 14YO Boy at 31/12)

Harry swam 50Free LC in 24.40 sec, beating the English National Record of Ash, which has stood since 2009. Only 0.05 sec off the British record, by Butt in 2012!

In 50 Fly, Harry also swam away from the field, recording 26.76 sec, in a 2 sec pb. This is just 0.33 sec off the National records held by Leonard since 2009. However, this time sets a new Kent Junior (under 16) record for this event, and a new ASA SE Regiion 14YO Boy record for this event

Congratulations Harry. Great swims.

 

Kent Junior League, Round 3.  Saturday 15th Nov. 2014.
Eltham Pool. Warm up 6.00 for 6.30 start.

This League Match brings to a close the KJL series for this year.
Our young and developing swimmers have done well so far, and we all wish them well for Saturday. Why not come along and support your club in this local venue, even if your child is not swimming (but bring swimmeing kit in case needed!) Progamme of Events (Excel Spreadsheet)

This match is different though. We, WOSC, are the Host club and have booked the Eltham pool and its electronic timing facilities. The Meet is licenced, and we have some assistance in running the computer software, something we have not done in recent years. Cross your fingers!

We have to staff the door, povide officials, helpers to supply drinks to Officials, sell raffle tickets etc... If you feel you have some spare time on Saturday evening, and can help out, please contact Nicola our Vice Chair.

There is a small charge for spectators, to help us pay for the pool (which was expensive!). We are also running a raffle to help cover some of the expenses.
Please buy raffle tickets, as they not only win nice prices for you, but help the club pay its bills. Raffle prizes include no bake sweet cakes made and donated by Lisa, our Opens Sec.

 

British Age Group Record Attempts
This weekend the Bexley Distance & Sprints LC Level 1 OPEN takes place at Crystal Palace. Harry is going to try to break two 31/12 14YO British sprint records.

The British 33/12 Record 50 free LC for 14YO Boys is 24.72 sec, by William Cole (2013).
Harry did 24.86 LC on 5/7/14 at the LYG in Crystal Palace, but it was not licenced. (See "Harry Rennolls" on Facebook.)
So, Harry is hoping for at least 24.50.

The British Record 50 fly LC for 14YO Boys is 26.43 sec, by Oliver Leonard (2009).
Harry did 26.86 SC on 5/7/14 at the Bromley Open recently, with a poor turn.
This record attempt is a difficult challenge.

Harry is also entered for the 50 Back, but he has little chance of breaking the Best British best (31/12) 50m back time of 28.35 (2009), with a current best of only 30.93 ....but it was set more than a year ago!

 

Kent ASA Development Meet 2014 Full Results

Medway Park Sports Centre, Gillingham. Sunday 9th November 2014

 

A small group of WOSC swimmers met at the Black Lion Sports Centre in Gillingham to take part in this fast moving and well organised meet.  Good results for our swimmers with most receiving PB’s.  Thanks to Maria Sands who helped me (Linda Hadler) on poolside.

 

The Boys

Harvey Bridge finished 5th in 50m Breaststroke with a time of 44.16 and 9th in 50m free with a time of 35.66.

 Joshua Sands finished 9th in 50m Butterfly with a time of 41.64 and 8th in 50m Breaststroke with a time of 49.69.

 

The Girls

Lucy Beckley achieved a PB in 50m Butterfly with a time of  45.35 and  50m Breaststroke with a time of 57.34

 Shannah Doody in her first Open achieved PB’s in 50m Backstroke with a time of 47.92 and 50m Freestyle with a time of 38.71.  Well done Shannah.

 Louise Hadler finished 9th in 50m Freestyle with a PB of 35.57 and PB’s in 50m Butterfly – 45.48, 50m Backstroke – 43.44 and 50m Breaststroke – 50.73.

 Ioulia Kasapidis finished 7th in 50m Breaststroke with a time of 44.26 and achieved a PB in 50m freestyle of 36.00.

 

Isla Kasapidis achieved a PB in 50m Butterfly with a time of 43.72 and 50m Breaststroke with a time of 48.82.

Report by Linda Hadler.

 

ARENA LEAGUE: WOSC FAIL TO RAISE A TEAM
On Sat. 8th November 2014, The Arena League match in Crook-Log went ahead as a 5-team Gala

because WOSC could not raise a team.

Results of match, (without WOSC).

Dartford and Erith Fireworks Level 3 OPEN.
White Oak Swimmers were out in strength at the Dartford and Erith Fireworks Open. They won 20 medals in total, of which 5 were gold! See the medals table
Complete Results by Club/Name.
Complete Results by Event.

Medals were awarded for first 6 places.   BoysQTs Girls QTs for Kents15 Date 8/3/15

Summary opf Results (Lisa)
Demi: 1st 50, 100 & 200 breast, 3rd 100 IM,      Excellent Demi.
Noah: 1st 200 breast and back,                          Excellent Noah.
Megan: 3rd 100 fly,    Taylor: 3rd 200 IM,            Well done girls; Silvers at the next Open?
Jade: 4th 50 breast and 100 free,
Joshua: 4th 100 IM and 5th 50 fly, and 4 pbs ... well done Joshua.
Alex: 5th 200 free, in a 4 sec pb.   good pb!
Thomas Street: 4th 50 back, 6th 100 IM and 50 free.
Several swimmers scratched from some or all entered...presumably because ill. Get well soon.
Complete Results by Club/Name   By Event.

Pic of Demi from day 1 with 2xG +1xB

Remind you of somebody?

 

 

 

Harry Rennolls has been selected to attend an ASA England Training Day. This "day" is to take place at Bradfield College, Reading, on Sunday 2nd November 2014.  The ASA blurb is:

"The strategic goal of England Programmes is the development of a system that will support and enhance the development of high quality senior athletes for the future, and seek to identify individuals with the potential to achieve senior podium success. Programme activities engage with swimmers whose age and stage in the pathway is of relevance to a trajectory onto World Class programmes and potentially the achievement of senior success in future Olympic cycles."

Great Words! Hope the Actions match up!

Unfortunately they did NOT. The day was SLOW, and could have been done in half a day.

Did not consider anything to do with sprints!

Covered drills for middle distance swimmers, for all strokes,  stretching and warning up excercises, and talks on Nutrition (e.g. Hydrate! & do not eat Cereal Bars after training: eat an Apple & drink a pint of semi-skimmed milk, within half an hour of finishing training)

 

(National) Inter-County Championships

Harry is swimming the 100m free for Kent in the (National) Inter-County Championships in Ponds Forge, Sheffield, on 19th October 2014. Good Luck Harry. See the ASA CHAMPS page for details.

News: Harry did 53.63 sec for the 100m free (SC), fastest in England by a 14YO Boy in 2014. His last-leg free split in the 4x50 Medley was 23.63 sec.! Kent came 11th, so stay in Division 1. Lancashire won, for the 11th time in a row. 

 

Below: Our Vice-Chair (Nicola) becoming an Official!ththe Bromley Autumn Gold Open in Lewisham. Sunday 5th October 2014.
How would you like to become an Offcial too?

Bromley Autumn Gold Open Results... NEW!

Short Report(Below).    Long Report

Four WOSC Swimmers turned out at this meet.

Brook Robinson obtained two pb's.

Harvey Bridge obtained four pb's & a medal.

Tommy Bridge obtained a couple of pb's and a Bronze.

Harry Rennolls obtained three pb's, of which two were rank 1 for 14YO British Boys.


The Draw for the Next Arena League Gala...Sat 8th Nov at Crook Log.

DIVISION TWO EAST  
Gala 2 - Pavillions in the Park, Horsham

DIVISION TWO EAST
Gala 1 - Crook Log, Bexley
WU 6.15pm - Start 6.45pm
Licence No : TBA
WU 5.30pm - Start 6.00pm
Licence No : TBA
Lane 4 Chalfont Otters
Lane 4 Sutton & Cheam
Lane 5 Wycombe District B Lane 5 White Oak
Lane 3 Staines B Lane 3 Larkfield - HOSTS
Lane 6 Farnham - HOSTS
Lane 6 Tonbridge
Lane 2 Eastleigh Lane 2 Edenbridge Piranhas
Lane 7 Windsor B Lane 7 Beachfield
Lane 1 Andover    
Lane 8 Hart    

Arena League Round 1 Results.

Arena on Facebook.
Arena Web Site This web site has an excelent sequence of photos of good Slides, as well as much more.

From here we find:
1 South Croydon 248
2 White Oak 211
3 Hastings Seagulls B 160
4 Tonbridge 139
5 Shepway 138
6 Beachfield 124
Detailed Results Detailed Results To Follow

The positions after the First Gala.
South - Division Two East
Team Gala
Points
Gala 1
League
Points
Gala 1
League
Position 
Sutton & Cheam 264 6 1
South Croydon 248 6 1
Ashford Town 216 5 3
Whiteoak SC 211 5 3
Larkfield SC 166 4 5
Hasting Seagulls B 160 4 5
Petts Wood SC 154 3 7
Tonbridge SC 139 3 7
Edenbridge Piranhas SC 145 2 9
Shepway SC B 138 2 9
Beachfield SC 124 1 11
Lewes 86 1 11

 

Hurstmere School entered both Junior and Intermediate Boys teams into the London Division Heats of the ESSA National Schools Swimming Relay Championships, on Monday 29th Sept. 2014. The Junior team included Harvy and Ben , while the Intermediate team included Tommy +3.

St. Olave's also had an Intermediate team including Harry.

All the WOSC swimmers swam brilliantly, but Whitgift (a Swimming Specialist School) had National Champions in their teams, and won both relays.

 

News Flash: (21/9/14) Ben has left us! Read all about it.

 

GOOD NEWS: KENT ASA COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015

The Technical Committee of the ASA has failed to reach conclusions on the Nationwide Implementation of a New Competition Structure.

Hence Kent will be running their 2015 County championships as they were in 2014, with two important exceptions.  DETAILS

1. Qualifying times must have been obtained since 16th Feb. 2014. This means that times gained in the 2014 Kents CAN be used as QTs for the 2015 Kents. MaleQTs FemaleQTS

2. All events will be "Integrated": i.e. the seeded age-group and Open events will be combined. Swimmers will notice no difference, unless they previously swam in both. The resting time between events will be longer!

Note: 9, 10 & 11 year olds are still eligible!

 

 

2014 National Talent Camp Taking place from Friday 19 – Monday 22 December , the Youth Sport Trust (YST) National Talent Camp 2014 will bring together 350 of the country’s most talented young sports people to take part in a transformational and inspiring four day residential experience.  Mostly for Young Coaches  or Officials!

 

 

Erith Sprint Sunday Meet

White Oak were out in force at this meet and put in some impressive performances, with many PBs and Kent times. 

Highlights include: Noah Enticknap – 3rd in 50 back, fly and free and Kent times in all plus his IM Ben Luxford -  2nd in 50 fly Nathan Wesley – 2nd in 50 back and a Kent time Tommy Bridge – 2nd in 50 free and a Kent time Demi Farrow – 2nd in 50 breaststroke and a Kent time Jade Farrow – 3rd in 50 breaststroke and freestyle

It was a very long day for many but some great achievements. Well done to all those who took part and a special thanks to Linda Hadler who looked after the swimmers and to Ian Enticknap and Angela Spells for timekeeping duties. 

Full results on the OPEN MEETS page.

 

HARRY'S  AGE-GROUP NATIONALS 2014

 

Harry (Henry Rennolls) swam in the ASA National Age Group Championships in Sheffield last week.

In the 100m Freestyle Heats, on Thursday 31st July, Harry got into the final of the 100m free with a pb of 55.28 sec., the 6th fastest qualifying time.

 http://www.swimmingresults.org.uk/swimming/results/2014/age14/RB2H204.HTM

 

Harry was the youngest swimmer in the final (by 5-11months). Some of the older swimmers in the final had been posting times around 53.? in the relays the day before.  Consequently, Harry did not rate his chances of a medal: he would have to improve his pb by a further 2 secs, having already done just that to get to the Nationals. Hence, Harry decided to go all out and take advantage of his sprinting speed over the first 50m.  To make sure he registered as fast a first split as possible, Harry also decided to do a touch turn, rather than a tumbel turn. He didn't think this would affect his total time much since Harry's tumble turns are not very good.

But, this touch turn caused something of a furore among coaches poolside. Nobody had ever seen a National level swimmer doing a touch turn in a National 100m Freestyle final! This did cause some embarrisment for our coach Dean. Sorry about that Dean.

 

So, Harry's "first 50m" time was 25.03 sec., the 2nd fastest ever by a 14yo (on 31 Dec.), and just under 0.9 secs ahead of the race winner, (Lewis Burras, Plymouth Leander). Actually Harry had been aiming to become the fastest British 14yo 50m swimmer ever, with a 24.48.

 

The plan was to see if he could hang on to his lead, after the first 50m.

 

But Harry paid the price for his bravado in the second 50m, and only managed a 56.64 and placed 7th.

 

But, a very good season's end Harry! Just a little extra hard training each week really does pay dividends.

The full results of the final are given at:

 http://www.swimmingresults.org.uk/swimming/results/2014/age14/RB2F262.HTM

 

The 100fly Heat on Saturday 2nd August was dissapointing, since Harry got cramp in his thigh in the first 50m. Probably because he did not drink enough water in the morning.

 

Ponds Forge was so hot I (Harry's Dad) sweated like a fountain.

 

 

THE BECKENHAM SPA SUMMER DEVELOPMENT MEET

 

This was a one-day Meet on Sunday 6 July 2014.

It was Licensed as a level 3 meet for ages 9,10,11,12,13 & 14.

Events were: the 50m sprints for the four strokes; 100m IM; 200m freestyle, for all age groups. There were 'Upper Limit’ Qualifying Times for this meet.

The Meet was targeted at developing swimmers aiming for County QTs.

 

Three swimmers from WOSC competed in this Meet.

Tommy Bridge age 14

Joshua Sands age 11

Noah Enticknap age 9

 

I (Nicola Bridge; Vice Chair) was WOSC pool chaperone for the day and got to see all the events close up!

 

Tommy swam in all 6 events, winning: Silvers for 50m free, 50m fly and 50m Breast; Bronze for 200m free and 4th place ribbons for 50m back and 100m IM.

Joshua swam well and got some good times to improve his rankings!

Noah won an outstanding Gold in the 100m IM, and a 4th place ribbon for 200m free -well done Noah!!

 

Tommy's medals

 

The picture shows Tommy, wearing his medals proudly.

 

It was so exciting to see our swimmers doing so well.

Keep up all that hard work in training and hopefully many more fast times can be obtained, resulting in higher rankings in the ASA database.

 

For all results see: 

http://www.beckenhamswimmingclub.com/Results/20140706%20BSC%20Summer%20Development%20Meet/webpages/index.htm

 

THE LONDON YOUTH GAMES (LYG) Swimming: 5th July 2014

 

These games are organized each year by the Boroughs of London.

All sports are covered, and hence LYG is often called “the Mini Olympics”!

However, the LYG is NOT a licensed event with the ASA. That costs money!

 

Teams are selected by each London Borough, and eligibility is determined by either home address, or school location.

Swimming age-groups are based on those of the ESSA (English Schools Swimming Association): Junior, Years 7-9; Senior, Years 10-12.

 

The Junior Teams for L.B. of Bexley were (SC in brackets):

 

Boys; Henry[Harry] Rennolls (White Oak), Thomas Helliwell (Bexley), Sebastian Stewart (Sevenoaks) & Luca Lombardi (Dartford).

 

Girls; Bethan Davies (Bexley), Tiegan Child (Bexley), Danielle Hills (Erith & D), Ruby Verge (Erith & D).

 

The Senior Teams for L.B. of Bexley were (SC in brackets):

 

Boys; George Leigh, James Vick, Myles Ellis, Sam Delatouche (All Erith & District!)

 

Girls: Isabelle Minter-Paye (Orpington Ojays), Brooke White (Bexley), Danielle Capocci (Bromley)

 

The swimming component of LYG took place at National Swimming Centre, Crystal Palace, on 5th July 2015.

Detailed results are reported below only for Gold Medals, and only for Juniors.

 

Harry won Gold in his individual 50m free race in a breathtaking 24.86 sec, a 1.8 sec pb improvement, and 1.8 secs ahead of the second placed swimmer. [Video of this race].

 

Ruby Verge also won Gold in her 50m Free race in a time of 28.56 sec.

 

The Junior Boys won the Gold medal in the 4x50m Medley in 2:00.17, 5.7 secs ahead of the second team Bromley.

Harry swam 24.77 sec in the anchor leg.

 

The Junior Boys won the Gold medal in an exiting 5x50m Free race in 1:49.20, just ahead of Ealing (1:50.56).

 

Senior team swimmers placed creditably between 4th and 14th in their individual and team races, among the 33 teams.

 

Overall the Bexley Boys Team came 2nd  with 477 points to the winning Bromley Team with 500 points.

 

Boys - Team Scores:  1 Bromley 500  2 Bexley 477   3 Richmond 463   4 Hillingdon 451   5 Ealing 439  6 Wandsworth 415   7 Sutton 410. 50   8 Croydon 409   9 Harrow 379   10 Greenwich 373 11 Enfield 370  12 Haringey 366.

 

Overall the Bexley Girls Team came 3rd , behind Richmond and Bromley.

 

Girls - Team Scores 1 Richmond 490  2 Bromley 481  3 Bexley 467   4 Enfield 458  5 Hillingdon 440  6 Croydon 416  7 Ealing 408  8 Redbridge 391  9 Lewisham 377  10  Wandsworth  349  11 Greenwich  338 11 Kensington & Chelsea 338

 

Because the Junior Boys team did so well this year, all swimmers of the Bexley Junior Boys team were awarded one year for use at Crook Log, Sidcup, Erith and Dartford!!! Other swimmers who placed 3rd or better got the same benifit.

 

 If either live or learn (Secondary) in a London Borough, and you wish to get involved in the LYG next year, you should contact your Borough Council (around Easter time, at the latest) to find out who your representative is. Selection is by ASA ranking.

 

 

ESSA (Secondary) "NATIONAL FINALS"

 

Harry (Rennolls) was selected to join the ESSA London Division team at the ESSA Inter-Divisional Championships, which took place in Bristol on 28th June 2014.

 

Because of his time for the 100m free at the SE Regional, Harry was selected by London Div for this event.

In the week before these championships, Harry has an upset stomach, and was off school and training for three days before the Championships.

 

However, as you can see from the results table below, Harry won the GOLD Medal (just!).

His time was 0.1 sec outside the ESSA national record for this event.

Junior Boys 100m Freestyle - Heats (Declared Winners)

Full Results

Place Name DoB Club   Time     GB Pts   50
1. Harry RENOLLS 03/07/00 ESSA London   56.15     659   26.35
2. Alex LYNN 15/11/99 ESSA NED   56.19     658   27.31
3. Finlay EVANS 04/01/00 ESSA SED   56.88     636   27.36
4. Joshua MUNROE 21/06/00 ESSA EMD   57.19     627   27.99
5. Mark LANG 30/11/99 ESSA WMD   57.65     613   27.48
6. Nicholas LAW 03/03/99 ESSA NWD   58.35     593   28.08
7. Chris MALONE 07/04/00 ESSA SWD   59.06     573   28.77
8. Ben GARRATT 11/05/00 ESSA East   59.56     559   28.32

The Junior Boys Team came 3rd in the 4x100m Medley, and 5th in the 4x100m Freestyle Relay, both of which Harry swam in.



Harry with the ESSA London Junior Boys Team
getting their Bronze medals for the 4x100m Medley.



Overall Aggregate Points Scores
1st North East Division 452 Points
2nd North West Division 416.5 Points
3rd South East Division 401 Points
4th London Division 379 Points
5th West Midlands Division 365 Points
6th East Division 321 Points
7th South West Division 303 Points
8th East Midlands Division 221.5 Points

 

 

WOSC at the ASA SE REGIONALS

 

Three WOSC swimmers entered the BG ASA South-East Regional Championships which took place in the K2 50m pool in Crawley on two weekends: 31st May/ 1st June, and 14/15th June.

 

10 year old Demi Farrow, competed in 200m Breaststroke, on 14th June. Demi came a creditable 40th against strong opposition.

 

Nathan Wesley, also 10 years old was entered into the 200m backstroke, and was ranked about 10th in this event. However, due to a clash of times between a school trip and the Regionals, Nathan had to withdraw.

 

Finally, Harry Rennolls competed in four events in the 13 year old age-group, the oldest age-group at the Age-Group Regionals.

A report on his results follows.

 

 

HARRY’S ROMP AT THE REGIONALS

[Summary: 2 Golds (and NQTs), a Bronze, and a 4th]

 

Harry entered the Regional Championships in 2014 for the first time, the last year he was eligible, as a 13 year old, even though he had been qualified in previous years.  

On being entered for these Championships Harry increased his training from his usual 3 sessions/week to 4 sessions/week. Harry was also motivated by having new “carbons” (carbon fibre reinforced jammers) for these championships.

 

On 31st May 200m freestyle was Harry’s event… not one of Harry’s best events, since he is a “sprinter”. His pb was 2:09.35 SC, which ranked him about 12th and placed him in the second fastest heat. In the heats Harry came third, for a place in the final.

In the final, Harry won Bronze, with a pb of 2:06.42 (LC).

 

On 1st June Harry swam the 100m backstroke. Harry’s pb for this event, 1:06.23 SC from the BG ASA National Inter-County Championships in Sheffield, in October 2014, put Harry in the fastest heat, ranked 6th.

Harry swam strongly in the heat for 4th place, a place in the final, and a pb of 1:05.89.  In the final, Harry was also 4th, with the satisfaction of being ahead of the Kent 2014 champion for this event.

 

Two weeks later, with several heavy training sessions with Dean behind him, Harry went to the second weekend of the Regionals fitter than the he had been in the first weekend.

 

In the 100m Freestyle for 13 YOs, on 14th June, Harry was ranked no. 1 with a pb of 57.71 LC. Harry;s aim was to win Gold, and get a 14YO NQT of below 57.28.

Harry won the heat in 55.63secs and the final in 55.77 secs, for Gold.

Both times were NQTs and the 55.63 ranked Harry as 6th Nationally for this event.

 

Harry’s final event, on 15th June, was 100m Fly. Harry’s pb was 1:05,79, from the recent Black Lion SC Open. This time just got Harry into the fastest heat, which he surprisingly won in a pb of 1:03.97!

In the final Harry just “took off”, and did the first 50m in 28.15 sec, better than his 50m SC pb by 0.5 sec. 

Harry hung on in the second 50m (just) to win the Gold in 1:02.83, a new LC pb, and a new NQT!

 

So, Harry is off to the Nationals for 100m Free and 100m Fly.

 

The extra training, (and the “carbons”) really did pay off. Thanks Dean.

 

Full Regional results may be found at:

 http://swimmeets.org/calendar/showevent.php?id=33

Report: Keith Rennolls


Update on Nathan and Ose

Nathan and Ose got through a tough heat and made it through to the National Finals recently in Sheffield. They came an impressive 6th place and are now ranked 6th in the UK - Well done boys!

Report from Paula on Millennium League Round 4 - 24 May 2014
Well done and thank you to all swimmers who took part and the helpers who kindly gave up their time. We were short on the ground due to holidays and sickness and some swimmers were kept very busy! We managed our best result to date of joint 4th. I was really pleased that there were no stroke disqualifications in the whole gala from the White Oak team, but unfortunately we still let ourselves down with 5 relay take over disqualifications, had we not had these we would have easily moved up the positions. White Oak are hosting the next gala at Eltham on Saturday 28th June 2014 and will need as much help from parents as possible, from selling programmes, raffle tickets to serving drinks. The team list will be available shortly. Once again Well Done and Thank you.


Nathan and Ose qualify for Primary School Swimming Nationals
Congratulations to Nathan Wesley and Oselumense Aifuobhokhan, who are heading off to Sheffield in June to compete in the Primary School Swimming National Championships. Only two schools in the South East of England qualified, so they will be up against the best swimmers in the country.

Good luck - and do let us know how you get on.


Demi competes in schools' biathlon at Olympic Park
Demi Farrow, along with former White Oak swimmer, Suzie Hall - who is also her head teacher from Hextable Primary School - qualified to compete in the British Schools’ Modern Biathlon Championships on Saturday 5th April.

The event took place in the inspirational setting of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London and saw almost 800 girls (9-18yrs, plus their teachers) from across the country tackle a swim in the Olympic Pool and a run at the Olympic Park. Demi had to run 800m and swim 50m.

It was a tough run in a fast heat, but Demi ran a respectable time and it was a good warm up for the swim that followed. She was exhausted after the run, but soon perked up when she spotted Tom Daley training in the diving pit. Although not a PB, her swim was placed 33rd overall in her category - a fantastic achievement given that she was racing against the country’s elite athletes! Well done, Demi!

Nathan Wesley wins gold
Congratulations to Nathan Wesley, who recently swam in the primary school Kent Swimming Championships and won a gold in the 50m backstroke and a silver in the freestyle relay, both with PBs.

Kent Champs 2014 -Final weekend report
Report from Dean: The success of White Oak swimmers continued into the final day of the Kent swimming Championships.
Harry Rennolls bagged another impressive two gold medals, winning the Boys 13 Yrs 100m Freestyle and Boys 13 Yrs 50m Butterfly both in PB's.
Harrison Moore, swimming in his first Championships, achieved a superb 5th place and 2 sec PB in the Boys 9 Yrs 50m Butterfly.
Demi Farrow continued her successful Championships with 9 sec PB in the Girls 9 Yrs 200m Breaststroke and 4th place.
Maia Ward and Ben Luxford also had great swims Maia in the Girls 14 Yrs 50m Backstroke and Ben in the Boys 11 Yrs 50m Butterfly.
Well done all swimmers this is the best results we have achieved for a few years. Now we can build on our success and aim for better next year. Great swims - proud of you all.

Kent Champs 2014 -A successful second weekend
Report from Dean: Another great weekend for White Oak swimmers in the Kent Swimming Championships.

Harry Rennolls struck Gold in the Boys 13 Yrs 50m Backstroke with a new PB; Silver in the Boys 13Yrs 100m Backstroke; and, PBs in the Boys 13 Yrs 200m Freestyle and the Men's open 50m Butterfly.
Demi Farrow got Bronze in the Girls 9 Yrs 200m IM and a new 12 sec PB; 6th place and a new PB in the Girls 9 Yrs 100m IM; and, a new PB in the Girls 50m Freestyle.
Nathan Wesley was placed 4th in the Boys 10 Yrs 50m Backstroke and a new 2 sec PB.
Michael Moxom got new PBs in the Boys 17/18 Yrs 100m IM and the Mens open 50m Butterfly.
Ben Connor achieved a new PB in the Mens open 50m Butterfly.

Well done swimmers and good luck on Saturday in the final round of the Kents.

Kent Champs 2014 -Great performance by WOSC on the first weekend
Report from Dean:  It was a fantastic opening weekend for White Oak swimmers at the Kent Swimming Championships.

Two gold medals for Harry Rennolls 1st place in the Boys 13 Yrs 50m freestyle and a new best event performance, Joint first place in the Boys 13 Yrs 100m IM, Third and a PB in the 13 Yrs 100m Butterfly and another PB in the 13yrs 200m Backstroke.
Demi Farrow a silver medal in the Girls 9 Yrs 50m breaststroke and a PB in the 9 Yrs 200m Freestyle.
Rebecca Moxom got Bronze and a 5 second PB in the Girls 15 Yrs 200m Freestyle.
Madeline Wesley placed 4th with a 3 second PB in the Girls 12 Yrs 50m Breaststroke.
Also great performances by Nathan Wesley 8 sec PB in the Boys 10 Yrs 200m backstroke and a 1 sec PB in the Boys 10 Yrs 50m Freestyle, Michael Moxom PB's in the Boys 17/18 Yrs 100m Backstroke and Boys 17/18 Yrs 100m Butterfly, Men's Open 4 x 100m Freestyle relay team placed 6th ( Harry Rennolls, Jim Melvin, Michael Moxom, Ben Conner) and a great swim by Maia Ward in the Girls 14 Yrs 100m Back
s a coach, I was very proud of all swimmers. It is difficult to pick a team, as we don't often get the chance to get up-to-date times for swimmers over 25m and 50m due to the length of our pool, but all the training is definitely paying off.
We received a number of time faults which shows how much swimmers have improved and there were a number of Personal Best times. We were well-placed in a lot of the relays, but unfortunately had a number of take over DQs, which incurred extra points. When you start in the water, make sure you are watching the wall to ensure the incoming swimmer touches before you go. If you are going from a dive, concentrate on the incoming swimmer, follow them in and make sure they have touched the wall before going. Don't rely on someone telling you when to go - it's up to you to watch the incoming swimmer. Let's improve on this next time.
Once again well done to everyone who took part and a BIG THANK YOU to all the parents for bringing the swimmers and to those who helped on poolside, your help is very much appreciated. Gala 2 is on Saturday 15th March at Maidstone.



WOSC Presentation night and disco (7 February 2014)

I'm sure all will agree... it was a great    evening celebrating all our swimming achievements from 2013!

Congratulations to all our swimmers who did us proud. Click here to see the overall 2013 Club Championship results

Well done to those swimmers who received special awards from the coaches - keep up the good work.  We also want to say a big thank you to our coaches and volunteers, without whom the club couldn't function. 




Captains for 2014
We are pleased to announce that Michael Moxom and Leah Melvin will be our club captains for this year - congratulations!

Harry Rennolls takes Kent schools record
On Saturday 25th January, Harry Rennolls set a new KSSA Championship record for Junior (years 7, 8 and 9) boys in the 100m Freestyle. His winning time in the final was 57.84sec - the previous record time of 58.16 secs had stood since 2008.


Our team for the Kent Championships
All the hard training has paid off and a number of our swimmers have qualified for the Kent Championships in February / March 2014.

Congratulations to: Harry Rennolls; Madeleine Wesley; Nathan Wesley; Demi Farrow; Rebecca Moxom; Michael Moxom, Maia Ward, Ben Luxford, Harrison Moore and Ben O'Connor. 

We wish you all the best of luck!



Biathlon National School Championships
Congratulations to Demi Farrow who has qualified to compete in the National Schools championships at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in April. Let us know how you get on!

A report from Paul Duval on the Bexley Short Course Open - Crook Log (4th and 5th Jan)
8:00am on Saturday morning saw WOSC swimmers warming up to compete in the Bexley Open Meet at Crook Log.
Harry Rennolls got us off to a flying start in Session 1, collecting a gold medal for his time of 26:30 in the boys 50m freestyle - well done! Next up was Lucy Beckley, who came 6th in her age group in the 50m Butterfly. Nathan Wesley then collected a Kent time and a PB of 31:01 in the 50m freestyle.

Well done to the rest of the swimmers in Session 1 who represented the club: Charlotte Spells, Taylor Hawkins, Louise Hadler, Leila McQuillem, Benjamin Luxford and George Beckley.

With such a fantastic start,we went into Session 2 with great confidence. First up was Demi Farrow, who came 4th in the 50m Freestyle and came 4th and collected a Kent time for her age group. Demi went on to swim in the 200m Breaststroke Open, where she smashed the Kent time and became the no.1 swimmer for her age group in Kent with a time of 3:37:45. A huge well done to Demi and a fantastic achievement.

There were great swims from the rest of the swimmers in Session 2 who participated: Madeleine Wesley, Benjamin Luxford, Jade Farrow, George Beckley, Lucy Beckley, Leila McQuillen and Louise Hadler.

Back again on Sunday for session 3, beginning with Rebecca Moxom collecting a gold medal in the 400m freestyle. Michael Moxom was up next competing in the Boys 100m Backstroke and also achieved gold. A big well done to Michael and Rebecca! (pictured, above)

Well done to the rest of the swimmers for Session 3: Lucy Beckley, Louise Hadler, Charlotte Spells, Harrison Moore and George Beckley.

Session 4 began with the Girls 200m Freestyle, where Rebecca Moxom collected a bronze medal and a new PB time. Next was Michael Moxom competing in the Boys 50m Butterfly, where he collected another gold medal. Also in this event, Harrison Moore collected his Kent Time and came 6th in his age group. A big well done to both Michael and Harrison.

The Girls’ 100m IM was the next event and featured the following girls form WOSC: Demi Farrow, Demi collected a bronze medal for her age group, Chloe Duval, Louise Hadler, Charlotte Spells and Leila McQuillen who got a PBs and Emma Power-Avery who also swam a good race. Well done to all the girls who took part in the IM.

Well done to the rest of the swimmers in Session 4: Jade Farrow and Benjamin Luxford. Congratulations to all swimmers who swam either one or both days, you are a credit to the club.

(And we want to say a big thank you to Paul for looking after the swimmers – and to Linda Hadler, who assisted him.)
stroke.

Well done Swimmers and good luck next weekend.

Report from Coach Paula about the Millennium League (Round 1), 15th Feb - Dartford
A big WELL DONE to all swimmers who took part, especially to those who were competing in their very first gala against other clubs and to others who may not have been swimming their first choice of stroke.
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