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Great win last night at our Invitational Meet! It was a great way to start off the first team gala of the year and a brilliant first win for our new Club Captains Andrew and Francesca and Vice Captains Daniel and Lily!
Big well done to all our swimmers who competed at the weekend. Well deserved 3rd for Noelle in the 100 Breaststroke. Congrats to those who also made finals.
Roll on the coming weekends and the remaining events to come – good luck to everyone.
See the video of the trip on the way to Southampton. Maybe we should stick to swimming!
A fantastic gala, some great individual swims – but what was most impressive was the team spirit and points gathered throughout with no DQs
Well done everyone I am very proud of you all to finish 3rd tonight is more than I dared to dream of.
Because my voice had pretty much gone last night(too much shouting and cheering!) and is still recovering, I couldn’t say as much as I wanted to. Having had a good nights sleep I wanted to add a few words to my initial thoughts from last night:
Thank you to everyone: swimmers, our officials, the poolside team alongside me and very supportive parents cheering on from the spectators gallery. I was very proud of how the club conducted itself last night, everyone swam extremely well producing some performances which went well beyond my expectations. Yes I knew that some swimmers would produce big wins, but it was the team performance to which everyone contributed that made a big impact towards the third place we achieved. There were NO DQs which kept the points rolling all night – well done to everyone.
I know that some of you may have thought you could have swum better and its great to set yourself targets and goals – work with your coaches in training and it is in training that PB’s and fantastic gala results are achieved – lets take this great performance and use it to reach our full potential.
I personally am still buzzing from last night, and to want drive the club forward from this result. As a partnership of swimmers, coaches and parents we can and will meet our goals.
Thank you everyone.
We had a very successful year at the Sport Godalming awards. On Friday 26th October Tom Balchin, Megan White, Gaynor White, Connie Simons and Steve Simons attended the Sport Godalming Awards
2018 to represent our club.
We were lucky enough to have a few people shortlisted and even some winners. Our poolside helpers won the ‘Young Volunteer Award’. Well done guys, we are all very proud to have such a large group of talented helpers, it’s wondeful to see all you bring the club and hopefully develop into coaches. What a fantastic achievement.
Megan and Tom came 2nd in the ‘Volunteer of the Year’ category. Megan and Tom took over the role from two very experienced Team Managers and after a steep learning curve are starting to make the role their own picking teams that balance the desire to win with the need to involve swimmers at all levels and encourage swimmers to compete. Megan and Tom have done a really great job over the last few years and have developed a really good team spirit at the club with all the swimmers wanting to compete and do well for the club.
And last but certainly not least, well done to Godalming Goldfish Open Water Team who won the ‘Sport Godalming Special Award’. Godalming Goldfish is a small but active open water swimming club set up by memebers of the masters to concentrate on open water swimming, providing a home to like-minded individuals who want to challenge themselves over longer distances in the cold water of rivers, lakes and the sea. The team consists of Mark Lucas, Cathy Taylor, Connie Simons and Steve Simons. They have travelled to various places such as France, Scilly, Sweden, Devon and North Wales to name a few. They have conquered various sea, lakes and rivers and all since October 2017. Well done to all involve and we look forward to hearing about your future achievements. Well done.
Thank you to Hugh Morgan for all the nominations.
Some fantastic swims, times achieved and places gained.
A BIG WELL DONE to everyone who swam. Many of you showed real team spirit with encouragement for one another.
Thank you to our poolside team for organising the team and to the many parents supporting in the gallery.
I have uploaded some photos see the photo albums – well done to Jasmine for taking these – enjoy!