The timings for the four championship sessions have been finalised and will operate as follows:
FRIDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER AND FRIDAY 5TH OCTOBER
Registration: From 7:20pm
Access to Poolside: 7:30pm
Warm Up: 7:40pm
Gala: 8:10pm to 10:00pm
SUNDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER AND SUNDAY 8TH OCTOBER
Registration: From 3:20pm
Access to Poolside: 3:30pm
Warm Up: 3:40pm
Gala: 4:10pm to 6:00pm
All swimmers must sign in before the start of the warm up. If you are going to be late please email email@example.com and notify the Recorder Desk once you arrive at the pool.
Any withdrawals should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 2 hours before the advertised start time of the warm-up or, for any late withdrawals, to the Recorders Desk by the advertised start time of the warm-up.
Programmes for first Friday and Sunday will be available on Wednesday 26th September and can be printed from the the Championships/ Championship Entry page in the members section of the website. Programmes for the second Friday and Sunday will be available on Wednesday 3rd October.
- Medals will be awarded and should be collected from the Medals Desk on the night of the gala.
- The live results feed will be available via the Championships/ Live Results Feed page.
- A set of results documents will be published each day on the Championships/ Championship Results page covering details of the event, medal and trophy winners together with cumulative details of the points competition, any county times swum, the 3 in a row and most improved swimmer competitions.
- Certificates and trophies will be awarded at the Presentation Evening on 24th November.
Good luck to all swimmers!
Venue and timings for Isabel Gala now available. Click here for full details.
We Remember Them Relay
We Remember Them National 100 x 100m Relay to commemorate 100 years since the end of World War One
Ware SC qualified for the national final of the 'We Remember Them 100x100m relay' and on Saturday, 8th September, 19 club members travelled to Sheffield to take part in this competition.
It was an early start at Fanshawe to meet the coach to ensure the team reached Sheffield in time for the 11am warm up. The journey started with a short quiz on Sheffield and this was followed by a draw for the swimmers to lead off and complete the final leg of the relay for us. Ben Jones had the honour of starting us off and Samuel Brand, the youngest member of the squad, brought us home in 2 hours 32 minutes.
For the majority of the squad it was their first time swimming at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre and for some, it was also the first time swimming in a 50m pool.
The Last Post was played just before the start of the relay at 12 noon and this was followed by a short Diving display by Sheffield Diving Club click here for details.
Members of the team then got to shake hands with Mr Poppy who was on the poolside throughout the relay.
The Relay itself was called to order by the Referee who in turn handed over to a member of the Derbyshire Army Cadet Force Band who started us off by blowing a tuba. This was not the only difference to a ‘normal competition’ - there were no disqualifications for early takeovers however, if a swimmer was seen to go early they would incur a 5 second penalty to be added onto their team’s time at the end of the relay. We are absolutely delighted to report that Ware SC did not receive any such penalty. Our take overs were spot on which in itself is a fantastic achievement!
Without exception our squad swam brilliantly against some tough competition. As we were short on numbers, our swimmers had 5 swims a piece and it would have been more, if we had not had the support of two swimmers; Annie from the City of Sheffield and Katie, a member of The Privateers. Thanks to Andrew Greenway-Page for providing some hand held flags so that we could cheer each other on.
Competing clubs were; Nottingham Leander, City of Sheffield, The Derbyshire All Stars, The Privateers and Ware SC.
City of Sheffield won the Relay and there were a number of other prizes given out for activities such as; guess the weight of a WWI army rucksack, guess the number of sweets in a jar, unlocking Japanese Puzzle Boxes.
Swimmers were also invited to add relatives’ names to a poppy card which later formed a poppy waterfall in the reception area at Ponds Forge. This waterfall will be in place until November 2018.
Ware SC was also asked to recognise one of its swimmers for their achievement on the day. It was a very hard decision to make as there were some great swims, one of which was a 100m fly leg by Callum Cox. Following a review of the times achieved, Sean Brindley was selected for having a set of consistent times across all 5 of his 100m swims. We’re sure Sean will be down the pool soon proudly displaying his new rucksack!
Following the prize giving, swimmers had 30 minutes in which they could visit the Speedo Shop and walk into town to McDonalds and Starbucks before returning home.
We arrived back in Ware just before 7.30pm delighted with our success.
Reminder to Enroll.
Please be advised entry to the 2018 Ware Swimming Club Championships is now open. All entries must be received by Midnight, Tuesday 11th September.
If you don't enter by this date, you will not be able to swim on the day. No late entries will be accepted.
The Championships will run on the following days:
Detailed timings for registration, warm-up and gala start are subject to final confirmation in September.
- Friday, 28th September: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
- Sunday, 30th September: 3.30pm - 6.30pm
- Friday, 5th October: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
- Sunday, 7th October: 3.30pm - 6.30pm
To enter the Club Championships please use the online Entry Form which is accessible via the members' area. If you do not have a login or have forgotten your details please contact email@example.com.
Please note for families with more than one swimmer a separate login is required for each swimmer.
Having logged in, please view the notices panel for instructions on where the entry form and other championship pages can be found.
As mentioned in previous correspondence this year's Championships will be run in an Open Meet format. For details on how the events will be organised and competition age groups please refer to the 'info pack' option available on the championship pages in the members' area of the website.
A master file of all entries is maintained which can be found by selecting either the 'Girls or Boys Entries' option on the Championship pages. Swimmers should check these pages to ensure that their entry is correct and to see the list of swimmers in their age group.
The Championships will be run under ASA laws and if you are uncertain whether or not you should enter an event, please check with the coaching team. This is particularly important for the 200m events and the more technical strokes (Breaststroke and Butterfly) for the younger swimmers.
If you have any other questions regarding the Club Championships, please speak to a member of the coaching team or email firstname.lastname@example.org .