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Ware saved their best performance until last in round 3 of the National Swimming League, finishing the evening in 5th place with 177 points. The result means the club finished in 19th place out of the 21 clubs in division 2. On the night there were three individual 1st places from Zoe van Maanenberg (U12, 50m backstroke - 41.54), Alice Field (U12, 50m breaststroke - 45.65) and Lewis Elliston (Open 100m freestyle - 56.90) and two relay first places from the U12 girls, 4x50m freestyle relay (Victoria George, Zoe Van Maanenberg, Niamh Healy and Katie Swindell) and U12 girls, 4x50m medley relay (Zoe Van Maanenberg, Alice Field, Victoria George and Katie Swindell). These latter two also being new club records of 2.27.46 and 2.47.28 respectively. Not to be outdone the U12 4x50m freestyle relay boys (Harry Kent, Harrison Egerton, Callum Cox and Sidney Thompson) and 4x50m medley relay boys (Callum Cox, Harrison Egerton, Sidney Thompson and Tommy Liddiard) also improved their club records to (2.26.67) and (2.50.48) respectively. Special mention also goes to Sidney Thompson for a fantastic 37.84 in U12, 50m butterfly and Callum Cox for a stupendous 39.89 in U12, 50m backstroke both of which were qualifying times for the 2017 County Championships. On the club representation front Callum Cox and Harry Kent both completed their 20th gala. For full details and all other results click here.. Note updates have also been applied to times database.
A great evening was had by the fantastic turn out at the Ware Swimming Club, Portch Memorial Christmas Gala. As usual Ware ran two teams: team Holly and team Ivy and this year competed against teams from Hertford, Hoddesdon and Welwyn. In a closely fought contest team Holly's 179 points was not quite enough to catch Hertford who won the gala with 198.5 while team Ivy with some fine performances, finished the gala in 5th place with 80 points. Special mention goes to Victoria George who managed two individual first places in the U12 50m backstroke (41.32) and 25m butterfly (18.12) while Niamh Healy made it a one two for Ware in the U12 25m butterfly with a fantastic 18.93. Marcus Blowers also swam into 2nd place for team Ivy in the U16 100m backstroke with a storming 1.25.50. On the club representation front the following all clocked up significant milestones with Archie Rann completing his first gala for the club, while Ben Jones and Victoria George clocked up their 10th , Alice Lee her 30th , Jemma Roe her 40th . For full details and all other results click here. Note updates have also been applied to times database.
If you have been asked to swim in the Christmas gala today (Sunday, 4th December) please arrive at the pool at 3.20pm. The warm up will be at 3.40pm and the gala targetted for a start at 4.10pm.
The Christmas Gala is held in memory of Alyson Portch and all the proceeds from the gala will be given to the I-CAN children's charity and Isabel Hospice.
If you're swimming in the Christmas Gala, please remember to bring some mince pies so that these can be given to all the swimmers from each team after the gala.
As a result of the Dickensian evening, tonight's (Friday, 2nd Dec.) training from 7:30 - 8:30 is cancelled. All those who normally train at this time are welcome to join the 8:30 - 9:30 training session.
Venue and timings for Round 1 of 2017 Major League now available. Click here for full details.
For results from Hitchin Last Chance Open Meet please click here. Note updates have been applied to times database. Special congratulations to Tommy Liddiard and Harrison Egerton who both increased their County Consideration times to 3.
For results from Hoddesdon County Qualifier Open Meet please click here. Note updates have been applied to times database. Special congratulations to Callum Cox and Louis Cripps who both now have 9 County Consideration times.