2016/17 Training Schedule

A number of changes have been made to training session times for the A, B and Academy squads. The full timetable can be found here.

Occasionally the schedule is subject to change. Coaches will try to alert swimmers and parents as soon as they become aware of any changes. A good way of keeping informed is by following the club’s Twitter feed (@swimredbridge). We will also be experimenting with WhatsApp groups for the different squads.

Please note that we aim to ensure that there is time for at least 10 minutes pre-swim work and 10 minutes of stretching at the end of every session so try to be at the various pools in  time for this important part of training.


Masters at Work

History was made last weekend when Masters swimmers from the club competed in the Essex County Masters Championships for first time ever. Our swimmers certainly excelled throughout, returning to Redbridge with an impressive haul of medals and personal best times:

  • Jenny Walker took Gold in the 400m freestyle and made a PB in the 50m Backstroke.
  • Amarinder Ruprai won Gold in the 100m Breaststroke, swam a solid 50 Breaststroke and finished with a great time in the 100m Individual Medley.
  • Jordan Shakes took Silver in the 50 and 100m Breaststroke, with PBs in the 50 Butterfly and 50 Freestyle.
  • Salima Douhou won silver medal in the 50m Butterfly and Bronze in the 400 Freestyle.
  • Samuel Kelly had a busy weekend with 6 races, taking ing gold in the 100m individual Medley, Silver in the 50 Backstroke and Bronze in the 200 Freestyle and 100 Backstroke.

This is a great step forward for the club and we hope to more master swimmers competing with similar levels of success in the forthcoming season.

Are you a swimming teacher?

London Borough of Redbridge SC’s Learn to Swim team are on the look out for more, committed swimming teachers to help provide high quality swimming lessons in various locations around the borough.

If you have a Level 1 or Level 2 ASA Certificate and would be interested in teaching on our successful and ever-growing programme, please contact us on this address: lbrsc.swimminglessons@gmail.com

You can find out more about becoming a swimming teacher here.

Raise funds for LBRSC just by shopping online

Did you know that by registering with easyfundraising and visiting their site before buying, many companies will donate a percentage of what you spend to our swimming club? The majority of big companies are participating including Amazon, eBay, John Lewis and the major supermarkets. Many smaller stores are also taking part.

Click on the “Fundraising” link at the top of this page to register or download the App for tablets and smartphones. In this way you can help us to continue to teach children and adults to learn to swim as well as train talented local swimmers to reach their full potential.

Also, don’t forget to follow London Borough of Redbridge Swimming Club  on Facebook and like or share today’s post about easyfundraising. In this way we can spread the word to friends and family and encourage them to help raise funds for our club, just by going (online) shopping.

Welsh Nationals 2016 Report

manon&rhianna1Two Redbridge swimmers qualified for the Welsh National Championships at Swansea National Pool in August. Rhianna Jones  made the 50, 100 and 200m backstroke while Manon Richards qualified for the 50m breaststroke

On Day One, competing  in event 5, the 50m backstroke, Rhianna swam 0.41 faster than her entry time to make the final in the 15 years age group. The final took place in the afternoon session. After a slight slip at the start Rhianna motored down the pool taking a further 0.1 off her heat time to finish 7th in her first national final.

Day Two saw Rhianna in the 100m backstroke. Thorough pre-swim warm up and prep contributed to her swimming 2 seconds faster than her entry time hitting 1:13.23 and moving up the rankings by 5 places.

After a Day Three with no races, Day Four saw Rhianna competing in her final event the 200 Backstroke, After a very good land warm up she was very focused going into the heat. Setting out at a great pace and turning at 100m on 1:15, the second 100 proved tough taking 1:21. Rhianna’s finish time was 1.74 faster than her entry time and a 0.5 faster than her previous personal best time, just missing out on the final.


Happy swimmers and Happy Coach

On Day Five it was Manon Richards’ turn to swim in the 50m breaststroke, Swimming just off her PB she improved from from 17th to 13th place over all.

Well done Girls. We look forward to more racing in Wales in summer 2017.

Back to Pool!

Please note that following a two week break, training recommences tomorrow, Monday 15th August at Fullwell Cross. There are sessions at 5.30 a.m. for the A and Academy squads and again at 17.45 until 20.00 for A, B and Academy squads with a session for the Competitive Developmemt Squad at 20.00.

An email has been sent out today with details of an amended timetable for the next week. Please email Gary Inch if you did not receive this.

Dates for your diaries

With training starting again next week, the website has been updated with a new calendar feature which you can find by clicking on the “Calendar” link at the top of this page or by clicking here.

All dates for the club’s three qualifier galas in October, December 2016 and March 2017 are listed as well as the various Essex County and London Regional championships that have been announced so far. You can view these in a calendar format for each month or as a list including all events in the future. If you click on any of the events, you will be taken to a new page where you can download documents as they become available, including criteria, qualifying times and entry forms.

Please note that you can now also access the Club Shop hosted by PB Teamwear via the site, again by clicking on the “Club Shop” link at the top of this page or by clicking here.

London Borough of Redbridge SC Early County Qualifier

This is a gentle reminder to all clubs that our Early County Qualifier meet will be taking place over the weekend of the 1st and 2nd October 2016 at Fullwell Cross.

A number of clubs have already entered so don’t delay if you want your club to take part. A zip file for Hy-Tek Meet Manager entries (along with criteria and qualifying times) can be found on our “LBRSC Galas” page here.

Summer Training 2016 Update

Please note that there will be a two week break from training over the school holiday period.

The last training session will take place on Saturday morning, 30th July. Training will then resume as usual from Monday 15th August.

There will be no Learn to Swim lessons during August.

LBRSC Borough Championships 2016

A big “Thank You” to all the clubs who took part in our inaugural “Borough Championships” gala last Friday evening. Hopefully swimmers and spectators all had a good time.

The full results can be found here:

lbrsc july gala results – all teams

The “Prince and Princess” of the Pool awards were announced just before everybody went home,  and the winners are listed below. Awards were passed on to representatives from the clubs of swimmers who were not around t receive their medals.

8 year olds

Tasso Hatzakis and Isla Roberts (both Bethnal Green)

9 year olds

Dory Phillimore (Bethnal Green) and Heidi Braybrooks (Hackney)

10 year olds

Joseph Garfield (Leyton) and Elysia Bobbi Morton (Bethnal Green)

11 year olds

Brandon Bryan-Waugh (Redbridge) and Toni Mehegan (Newham)

12 year olds

Tom Reid and Khristine Carino (both Redbridge)

13 year olds

Roland Kisel (Newham) and Manon Evans (Redbridge)

14 year olds

Nial Duffy (Redbridge) and Isabella Dixon (Leyton)

15 year olds

Binu Wickremasinghe (Redbridge) and Lexie White (Leyton)

Hopefully we will see many of you again at our Early County Qualifier Meet on 1st and 2nd October.