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Trials for the club take place at The Walnuts. Please email for details.

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Todays training

Thursday 19 Oct
* Land training
The Walnuts 18:30 - 20:00
The Walnuts 20:00 - 21:30
The Walnuts 17:30 - 18:00 *
The Walnuts 18:30 - 20:00
The Walnuts 18:30 - 20:00
Crystal Palace 19:30 - 21:00


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  • Sat 28/Oct/2017
    Sun 29/Oct/2017
    Kent Development Meet
  • Sat 04/Nov/2017
    Sat 04/Nov/2017
    Sun 05/Nov/2017
    Sun 05/Nov/2017
    Winter Regionals


Arena League - Round one

Sun 15/Oct/2017

On Saturday night our team headed to Cook Log for the first round of the Arena League. Six tough teams arrived to race hard in what was a very hot pool, especially for the spectators. The races started with 200IM for our open men and women then lots of individual events sandwiched between age group relays. Our team arrived ready to race, with enthusiasm and determination from our youngest swimmer to our oldest. It was fantastic to welcome new and returning members to the team. It is not often that a coach races and Platinum enjoyed seeing their coach race; that is what being part of a team is all about. We finished in 5th place which is a one place improvement on last year. The evening ended hot, happy and with no voices, with all the swimmers and spectators screaming support for the exciting last two relays and the traditional Ojays Cheer. Thanks as always to all the swimmers, parents, coaches, officials and volunteers. Round two is on 11th November

Gold and Silvers for Tracy

Sun 08/Oct/2017

Congratulations to Tracy van Rooyen who was racing at the South East Masters Short Course competition in Guildford this weekend. Tracy won Gold in the 100IM but was beaten into Silver by the current World Champion in the 50 Fly and the 50m and 100m Back. Great swims and results.

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A new report published today reveals that swimming training can increase a young person’s ability to concentrate and learn at school and help to improve exam results. The report ‘Are Adolescent Competitive Swimmers Cleverer? has been written by Professor Ian Cumming, Chief Executive, Health Education England and Chairman of Swim England’s Swimming and Health Commission, and Karl New, Sport, Health and Exercise Science academic from the University of South Wales. It is the first major academic review of the benefits of swimming on the academic achievement of young people. The findings show that short and long term effects of regular training increases the number of brain cells and connections between them. This leads to improved attention and accuracy in completing tasks and longer physical and psychological benefits. Professor Cumming, who is also a Level 3 Swimming Coach, said: I’ve been honoured to lead the first major academic review on the benefits of swimming on the academic achievement of young people. A link between academic performance and regular aerobic exercise has long been acknowledged, but today's report provides ground-breaking evidence that cognitive benefits accrue specifically from competitive swimming training during adolescence. I'd like to thank everyone who has contributed to this report for their valued expertise and dedication over the last few months and I'm confident this work will stimulate further research and debate.
Please remember that Tadpoles is not on during half term; from Sunday 22nd until Saturday 28th. There is no swimming on these dates or the dates in-between.
A few things to note before we leave on Saturday. We need to leave The Walnuts at 08:30 so please aim to arrive at 07:45. This should allow enough time to get 20 suitcases aboard, around 17 group photos to be taken, goodbyes to be said, passports to be checked as you get on the coach etc. The gate at Gatwick closes at 10:30 and we need to get luggage sorted, security passed and snacks purchased for the flight once we arrive. Also, I have one microfibre towel in the club shop if anyone would like to buy it. It is £15, in club colours and is 160cmx80cm.
The Meet Manager/Promoter for this event is Nick Hallam A swimmer's age shall be determined as at midnight on December 31st 2017. Qualifying entry times must have been achieved on or subsequent to October 12th 2016. Masters times, registered with the Swim England Rankings database, which meet/exceed the published qualifying times and conditions, will be accepted. Competitors seeking to enter using these times should do so using the manual Individual Entry Form. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE MEET CONDITIONS, WITHDRAWALS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE (EMAIL) TO THE MEET MANAGER BY 10AM ON THE DAY BEFORE THE START OF THIS COMPETITION OR ELSE MUST BE COMPLETED POOLSIDE AND SUBMITTED NO LATER THAN THE PUBLISHED TIMES FOR EACH SESSION
For those that missed it last year, the county had some major changes to the format last year, which we were very successful. The only major change is changing to Age at year end rather than end of meet. Their aim is to encourage more entrants, and give more swimmers a chance to win a Kent Medal. As the title says it is a development meet, so county qualifiers can't enter swims for which they have obtained a championship's 2017 consideration time. Note they can enter events that they have not achieved times for. Also we have added a points table to enable selection for the Kent Development Camp in 2018. (See conditions for full details). To help spread entries swimmers can enter a maximum of 6 events. There are also relay events for 2 age groups, with mixed and individual gender events. Note the conditions that restrict entries by Kent championships qualifiers to strokes they haven't qualified for.


Tadpoles are term time lessons for young swimmers starting out. The new Summer term starts on Sunday 10th September and finishes on Saturday 21st October. There is no swimming during half term, Sunday 22nd October to Saturday 28th October. If you are a new Tadpole could you also please fill in the ASA 1 form. Payment for ASA membership is not due until next year.
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