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For results from the Eric Sheperd Open Meet please click here. Note updates have been applied to times database. Special congratulations go to Archie Rann who secured the club's first qualification time to the 2018 County Championships in the 10-11 yrs, 100m butterfly (1.39.20). Other noteworthy swims include 100m butterfly (1.33.36) & 50m butterfly (38.54) from Callum Cox both of which were consideration times in the 12 year category and the 50m breaststroke (41.15) from Alice Field a consideration time in the 13 year category.
Results from the Herts Masters Championships are finally here, please click here for details. Note updates have been applied to times database. Although not a licensed meet special congratulations go to Charles Sinclair & Claire Matthews whose 50m butterfly (29.29) and 50m breaststroke (39.09) respectively would both have been within the 2018 County Consideration limits.
Ware delivered another fine performance in round 3 of the Peanuts League finishing in second place on 160 points behind winners Bishop’s Stortford. This means Ware are guaranteed a place in Division 1 next season as combined with the results from the first two rounds, they dropped one place to finish in 8th in the division of 12. On the night there were 11 first places 1 of which was a club record and 3 relay performances which were also new club bests. The new individual club record came from Archie Rann who lowered his U10 25m butterfly record to 18.56. Archie secured a second 1st place in the U10 25m breaststroke (24.14). The swimmer with the most victories however was Sidney Thompson who brought back 4 gold medals following success in the individual U12 50m freestyle (33.27) and 50m butterfly (37.49) and along with Ben Jones, Harry Kent, Harrison Egerton and Callum Cox, Tommy Liddiard and Harrison Egerton further victories in the U12 4x50m freestyle (2.30.20) and 4x50m medley (2.51.67) relays respectively. Special mentions also go to Alice Field and Callum Cox as both had first places finishes that were unique to the club. Alice’s victory in U12 50m breaststroke (42.12) was the only Ware swimmer to be victorious in a single event in all 3 peanuts rounds while Callum’s swim in the U12 50m backstroke (38.66) was the only swimmer, if the gala had been licensed, to swim a County Qualifying time. The final 3 first place were from Troy Sullivan in the U10 25m freestyle (17.68) who secured his first victory for the club and Harrison Egerton & Thomas Currie who both followed up victories in round 1 with further victories in U12 50m breaststroke (45.85) and U13 50m freestyle (32.70) respectively. Significant swims also came from the boys U10 4x25m medley relay squad of Troy Sullivan, Mallory Bergeal, Archie Rann and Jaxson Broxup who lowered the club record to 1.35.01 along with the U13 Girls relay squad of Zoe Van Maanenberg, Victoria George, Polly Watson and Katie Swindell who swam new club bests in the 4x50m freestyle (2.21.30) a swim that would also have beaten the U14 record and the 4x50m medley (2.39.41). Big congrats also go to Jaxson Broxup who appeared in his first gala for Ware, along with Philip George who completed his 10th,Victoria George who completed her 20th and Alice Field who completed her 30th. For full details and all other results click here. Note updates have also been applied to times database.
The Club received a response from the Chief Executive of East Herts Council the day after we sent our letter to her. [Click here for link to Council's reply] She refused our request that the Council defer its final decision on the proposal to stop funding Fanshawe. The Council is, therefore, planning to go ahead with approving the proposal at a meeting of the full Council on 18 July.
Ms Watts repeats in her letter the line that "the current mix of facilities across the district is no longer sustainable in terms of costs and meeting future demand". She does not attempt to answer any of the questions put to her in our letter. So we are still of the firm view that the matter has not been properly considered, particularly the financial aspect, and that the Council has failed to carry out appropriate consultation with the local community. We think that ploughing ahead with final approval on the 18 is utterly unacceptable from a democratic point of view and legally challengeable.
The Committee is currently deciding on the best way to proceed. We shall be updating this website continually over the next few weeks to keep you fully updated, so please check it regularly.
Ware delivered their best performance yet in the London Aquatic Gala, with a second place finish on 209 points, 14 behind winners Tring. On the night there were 5 first place finishes from Lewis, Alice and Claire in the individual events along with the Open Boys Freestyle squad and U12 Girls Medley squad in the relays. Lewis’ victory came in the Open 100m freestyle (58.51) over a second faster than last year. Alice’s gold medal performance was in the U12 50m breaststroke (42.51) and Claire’s in the Open 100m breaststroke (1.27.71). The Open boys freestyle relay squad (Rye Grover, Matt Hunt, Sean Brindley and Charles Sinclair) all swam 28 sec splits or less to deliver a very creditable time of 1.51.29. Similarly the U12 Medley relay girls (Victoria Hutchins, Alice Field, Katie Sunderland and Amelia Storey) combined fantastically to come home in first place with a time of 2.50.19. On the club representation front the following all clocked up significant milestones: Thomas Currie completed his 20th gala for the club and Annabel Readman her 30th . For full details of these and all other results click here. Note updates have also been applied to times database.
In the light of council plans to close Fanshawe Pool, Ware Swimming Club Committee have written to the council requesting further time to review the situation and seek alternatives solutions.
For full details of the letter click here.
In response to the Hertfordshire Mercury article on 15 June 2017 where it was reported that at a recent Council committee meeting, the Leisure Services manager stated the continuing funding of the pool 'would not be viable' and that the matter would go to a vote of the full Council in July; Ware Swimming Club have both a paper petition in the Fanshawe foyer and an e petition (details below).
Please help keep Fanshawe Pool open by clicking here and adding your name.