Ever thought of training to be an official?

The Club has vacancies for parents and carers to become Officials on poolside. Galas cannot take place without volunteers and  Officials play a key role in these events.

Lisa Richards and Kay McGuire are planning to start a new Course for J1 officials on 12th March at 11.00 at Fullwell Cross. If you are interested, please contact Steven Cochrane as soon as possible, either directly or via any committee member or the coaches.

Car Park changes at Fullwell Cross

Please be aware that the times at which paid parking applies in the car park at Fullwell Cross have recently changed. Pay and Display is now needed to park from 6:30 a.m. Monday to Saturday (it was previously 8:30 a.m.). It is still possible to park without paying and displaying before 8:30 a.m. at other locations near to the Centre.

Additional Gala

Further to the list of galas we published earlier this week, we would also encourage swimmers to take part in an additional event, this time just down the road at East Ham Leisure Centre.

Newham & UEL’s Summer Invitational Meet takes place on Sunday 4 June and includes 50, 100 and 200m events. Please speak to your coach if you want to take part. They will hand out entry forms closer to the date.

Future “Away” Galas

We are looking to increase the number of opportunities for swimmers from  the B and Academy squads to take part in galas held by other clubs in the surrounding areas. Please make a note of this initial list of dates of the following and coaches will be handing out application forms for each closer to the date.  You can also find all of these galas and other Club events on the club calendar here.

Don’t forget to submit your applications to take part in our Late Regional Qualifier gala on the 25th and 26th March (by 28 February at the latest):

B Squad

17th June – Thurrock SC Summer Sprint Meet (50/100/200s gala)

1st July- Basildon and Phoenix SC Novice Meet (All 50s & 200freestyle)

7th and 8th October -LBRSC-Early County Qualifier

17th November Thurrock SC Distance Meet 17th (200,400,800,1500s)

2nd December- Basildon and Phoenix SC Long Distance County Qualifier (selected swimmers)

16th and 17th December – LBRSC Last Chance County Qualifier

Academy Squad

2nd June- Barking and Dagenham Club Championships (50s & 100s)

1st July- Basildon and Phoenix SC Novice Meet (All 50s & 200 freestyle)

7th and 8th October -LBRSC-Early County Qualifier

16th and 17th December – LBRSC Last Chance County Qualifier

Pool Closure and half term schedule, February 2017

You may already be aware that due to essential pool maintenance works and the Centre’s boilers being replaced, the swimming pool at Fullwell Cross will be closed from Monday 13thFebruary 2017. Vision aim to reopen the pool on Monday 20th February 2017. The current schedule for LBRSC over the half term week will therefore be as follows. It may be subject to change so please keep an eye out for emails, Twitter and website updates.

A Squad

Sunday 12 Feb Basildon for Regional swimmers
Monday 13 Feb Fullwell Cross 05:30 to 07:30 Gym and Meeting
Tuesday 14 Feb No Training No Training
Wednesday 15 Feb Possible alternative training venue (tbc) Caterham High School 17:30 to 20:00
Thursday 16 Feb No Training No Training
Friday 17 Feb No Training Gym
Saturday 18 Feb Essex County Championships Essex County Championships

B and Academy Squads

Monday 13 Feb Fullwell Cross 05:30 to 07:30 Caterham High School 18:00 to 19:15
Tuesday 14 Feb No Training Caterham High School as per normal
Wednesday 15 Feb Possible alternative training venue (tbc) No Training
Thursday 16 Feb No Training Caterham High School for Academy
Friday No Training Caterham High School as per normal
Saturday Essex County Championships Essex County Championships


Roberts makes splash for Redbridge

Nearly missed this one – an item from the 12th January Ilford Recorder. All about the solo work of Olivia Roberts leading to 6 medals at the Gators New Year Meet (complete with a photo). Go to page 61 of the digital edition here.

Go Olivia!

“Redbridge youngster Holdbrook delighted with Deaflympics call-up”

Kieran Holdbrook is the subject of a feature in this week’s Ilford Recorder following his recent selection to represent Team GB in this summer’s Deaflympics.

You can read the interview with LBRSC’s boys captain here.

Forthcoming galas

Redbridge swimmers and parents – please be ready to complete applications for our Last Chance Regional Qualifier on 25 and 26 March. Forms will be handed out by coaches week commencing 9th January.

halsteadIn addition, we are planning to enter Halstead SC’s Open Meet on 9th April. This gala takes place at Braintree Swimming Centre at Freeport and includes 50m and 100m events in all strokes (except 9 years), 100m Individual Medley and 200m Freestyle.

Finally, Team Luton are holding a  Level 1 Open Meet on the 15th and 16th  April. This will be a long course (50m) gala with all events including 800m and 1500m.  An email including draft entries has been sent out indicating those who have met qualifying times.

Visiting Club documents for future LBRSC galas

Calling all clubs planning to enter swimmers for our Last Chance Regional Qualifier on 25th and 26th March! Please note the electronic form for entries can now be obtained from our website here.

We have also made available conditions, criteria and qualifying times for our Early County Qualifier on 7th and 8th October 2017 here.

For those who really like to plan ahead, please note that our next Last Chance County Qualifier gala is planned to take place on the weekend of 16th and 17th December 2017.

LBRSC In the News: Redbridge youngster Grant produces best form at the Nationals

Details of what happened when Ellie Grant competed in the Nationals at Pond Forge in Sheffield plus a round up of the outstanding performances at our Last Chance County Qualifier can be found on page 49 of the 29 December edition of the Ilford Recorder here