After 2 days of competing across 5 events in Germany last weekend with the RLSS UK team, Jess Lockwood came away as the overall highest ranked girl within the team!
Jess was competing as an Under 18 against competitors from 17 Nations and her best performances came in the 200m Obstacles where she gained 6th place and even better in the 200m Super lifesaver where she achieved a 3 second PB and was so close to a podium finish in 4th. She backed this up with 12th in Rescue Medley, 24th in Manikin Carry and 26th in Manikin Tow.
Well done Jess!
Very well done to four of our young swimmers who competed last weekend at the Major Oak Open Meet at Mansfield with great success, all of them finishing in the top 4 of their events.
Gracie Dawes (11) continued her excellent recent form with wins in 100m freestyle in 1.09.84, 200m breaststroke in 3.15.77 and 200m individual medley in 2.51.80. She was second in 400m individual medley, and third in 50m breaststroke.
Jacob Whittle (11) won the 50m breastroke in 40.61 seconds, was third in 50m freestyle, 50m backstroke and 100m freestyle, and fourth in 50m butterfly, 200m individual medley and 400m freestyle.
Liam Dawson (10) won the 100m butterfly in 1.28.06, and 200m freestyle in 2.39.55, both personal best times. He was second in 50m freestyle and 50m butterfly, and third in 400m freestyle.
Joel Tannahill (11) came fourth in 400m freestyle.
Some excellent swims from some very talented swimmers, many congratulations to you all.
Many congratulations to RASCALS and Derventio Excel swimmer Jamie Ingram, who won two individual silver medals and two team bronze medals in the Midlands Short Course Championships held at the new Harvey Hadden sports complex in Nottingham on 7th/8th November.
Jamie (17) was competing in the Open age group against swimmers from the entire Midlands region and took part in six events. In his preferred stroke of butterfly, Jamie finished 4th in the 50m in a time of 25.24 seconds, he came second in 100m butterfly in 54.82, and fourth in 200m butterfly in 2.02.05. He was second in the 100m individual medley in 58.65 seconds. Jamie also competed in 100m freestyle, coming 7th in 52.57 seconds, and 6th in 200m freestyle in 1.52.52.
He helped the Derventio Excel team win two bronze medals, clocking 51.05 seconds in the first leg of the 4 x 100m relay, and swimming the fly leg of the relay.
Also competing at these Midlands Championships were Alice Richards and Mia Barber, who both qualified for the 200m backstroke. Both swam extremely well, with Alice achieving a new personal best time.
Congratulations to everyone who took part in the Club Championships Gala 2 at Alfreton Leisure Centre, there were some excellent swims with some very promising young swimmers showing their talent. Overall there were 132 personal best times.
Well done to Gracie Dawes who achieved a new Championships record and All Time Best in the 100m freestyle, clocking an impressive 1.09.20. For all the results, please see the Championships section of this website.
Trophies and medals will be presented at the Presentation Night at the Post Mill Centre South Normanton on Saturday 19th December. Tickets can be purchased from Sue Parr.
RASCALS Presentation Night
Saturday 19th December 2015
The Post Mill Centre
6.45pm for 7.00pm start
Everyone else £2 per ticket
Swimming please contact Susan Parr
Lifesaving please contact Dawn Lockwood
Please let us know how many Swimmers/Lifesavers tickets you need and how many paying tickets you need
You may have noticed a few new faces on poolside in recent months. Our older Swimmers have been completing their Poolside Helpers Course and are now shadowing our Coaches and Teachers with a view to moving forward with their Level 1 Teaching or Coaching courses.
These courses are not just for our Swimmers but for adults too, so if anyone else is interested in becoming a swimming teacher or coach then please contact us to find out more.
We are always looking for people to train as Timekeepers and Judges and these courses are run in-house by Christine. Again if you are interested please get in touch.
To find out more either contact our Chairman, Tom Parr, firstname.lastname@example.org or Membership, Christine Dening, email@example.com.
A free timekeeper course is taking place in Derby on the 28th November. If anyone is interest please see Chris Dening for details.
Squad list for the squad list for the Notts Autum league Gala 3 on Saturday 28th November 2015
Please check, and let Glenn know by the 21st November if you can/cannot make it.
Venue: Retford Swimming Centre
Warm up 6:00pm for 6:30pm start
Dates For Your Diary
Date Event Venue
Sun 6th Dec 2015 Lifesaving Championships Alfreton LC
Sat 19th Dec 2015 Presentation Night Post Mill Centre
Holiday Closure Dates for RASCALS SWIMMERS
Last Session Friday 18th December 2015
First Session Back Saturday 2nd January 2016
Holiday Closure Dates for RASCALS LIFESAVERS
Last Session Saturday 19th December 2015
First Session Back Saturday 2nd January 2016
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