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.


Kieran’s Open Water Triumph

Massive congratulations to Kieran Holdbrook who today took the gold medal in the London Swimming Open Water Championships. Kieran swapped the warm waters of Fullwell Cross for the very different conditions of the River Thames with the event taking place in the Surrey Docks Watersports Centre. 

London Youth Games Round Up

Rhianna’s LYG Gold

A number of the Club’s secondary school aged swimmers headed to Crystal Palace last weekend to represent the borough of Redbridge in the London Youth Games. 

On the Saturday in the pool, the top performance was by Rhianna Jones who came away with the gold medal after a personal best time in the 50m backstroke. Ellie Grant took bronze in the 50 breaststroke while an all LBRSC team finished third in the girls 4x50m medley relay.

On the Sunday, LBRSC girls showed off a number of additional sporting talents. In the Aquathlon, Olivia took gold in the Year 8 girls category, adding to her medal haul started in the Archery event on the previous day. Lucy Harwood won silver in the Year 11 Aquathlon.

Marleigh Stanton, Elizabeth Harwood, Carmen Bywater, Manon Richards and Cayley Cochrane also showed off their multisport talents in the Aquathlon throughout the morning.

LBRSC In the News

Go to page 70 of the current edition of the Ilford Recorder for a summary of the club’s achievements at Harlow’s Eric Shepherd Open Meet

Annual General Meeting

You are reminded that this year’s LBRSC Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on Wednesday 29th June at 7pm in the Sam Ryan Room on the Ground Floor of Fullwell Cross Leisure Centre. This is an opportunity for parents, carers and others involved in the club to have your say in how the swimming club is run, be given an update on our performance and finances over the last 12 months and decide who will represent you on the Club Committee.

 We Are Looking For New Committee Members

It is vitally important that all Squads are represented on the Committee and so parents and carers of Academy and B Squad swimmers are particularly encouraged to join the us and have a say in how the Club is managed. Whatever your background, whatever your experience, if you think you might want to become more involved, here is your opportunity. We have a successful and supportive Committee, but we need you to make us even better.

If you are interested in putting yourself forward or just want to know more, please do not hesitate to speak to any of the current committee members listed here.

 Whether you are able to join the Committee or just want to know more about what is happening in your Club, please join us on the night of Wednesday 29th June 2016 at 7pm at Fullwell Cross.