Arena League Round 1 – Sat 12th Oct

The ISC Arena Team travelled to Cheslyn Hay Leisure Centre, near Walsall, for a tough 1st round of the League.  In very hot conditions, with limited space around the pool for swimmers, coaches and officials, they didn’t disappoint!  Although we finished 4th, the points between 2nd and 4th were very close and it could have gone either way in the final result.  However, ISC still managed to secure a large amount of points, which stands us well in the league.  There was improvement on skills and underwater work and some really good times throughout the competition, which required some 60% of the swimmers to compete in older age groups in both the relays and individual races.  There were a lot of tired swimmers at the end of the night, having given their all in every race that they were challenged with.

As always, there was great support from swimmers and parents throughout and thank you to the ISC Team Managers and Officials who stepped in at the last minute.  Well done swimmers, you stepped up and did the Club proud!  Head Coach Richard

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Midland Potential Squad – Kings and Queens Set – Oct Results

Well done to the swimmers that completed the Kings and Queens test set on Sunday 13th Oct. Brilliant efforts and results from all swimmers that completed it.
The increase to swimmers endurance levels due to their hard work in training is really starting to show, so keep up the good work.
All swimmers that swum the test set in February have bettered their previous score this time round!

Lanzarote Swim Camp 2020

The 2020 overseas Swim Camp will run over the October half term week (24th) at the same venue in Lanzarote as this year (which was a great success!), at a cost of approximately £1,200 per swimmer, pending confirmation of flight costs/availability.  Places have already been partly filled by the 2019 swimmers, which leaves 6 places on offer to swimmers, over the age of 12, in the Junior Elite, National & Masters Squads.

For those interested, I need a written statement stating why you want to attend and what you will get out of the Camp by the end of pool training this Weds (16th Oct) please.  This written statement must be passed to me in person – no emails or texts will be accepted.  I will make a decision by Friday and speak to each swimmer in person.  Then, in order to secure the half term slot for the preferential rate currently offered, a non-refundable deposit of £120 will be required by Mon 21st October LATEST.

Once committed to the Camp, the balance will be payable in instalments, which will be published in due course.  However, it should be noted that the Club will be committing to flights and accommodation with refunds very difficult/impossible to recover should you change your mind.  So, a lot to think about before making a commitment.

Thank you,  Head Coach Richard

DASA Long Course Relays – 15th Dec 2019

This year’s DASA LC at Ponds Forge invites entries for mixed relay teams (2boys/2girls) in age categories 10-13yrs and 14&over. The Club will be entering teams with the following swimmers (who are also entering individual events at the Meet), as selected from performance and rankings in the pool:

James Wright
Lewis Brown
Fred Buckingham
George Buckingham
Louie Stadler
Finley O’Neill
Oliver Macey
Elliot Bestwick
Adham Zilate
Leo Charlesworth

Sophie Jackson
Erin Pickard
Delainey Cotton
Erin Miller
Holly Dobbs
Eja Coe
Arwen Moore
Caoimbhe Kirkland
Erica Beharall
Alicia Bull

Head Coach Richard