Waltham Forest New Year Meet

lbwfThe Club has been invited to take part in London Borough of Waltham Forest’s Level 3 New Year Meet. This will take place on Sunday 8th January 2017 and will be a great opportunity to compete at the wonderful London Aquatic Centre.

The information pack and upper time limits  have been added to the club calendar here.

LBRSC In the News

Go to page 60 of this week’s Ilford Recorder to catch-up on all the details of our swimmers’ successes at the clubs’ Early County Qualifier earlier this month.

LBRSC Early County Qualifier – Results

A big thank you to all the clubs who visited Fullwell Cross this weekend for our gala. We hope you all had a good time and that your swimmers were pleased with everything they achieved. You can find the full results from both days’ events here.

Just a quick reminder that we will be holding our next Last Chance Qualifier gala on the 17th and 18th December. All the information and forms for clubs interested in taking  part can be downloaded  here.

This weekend’s gala – Saturday afternoon timing update

Please note that the first warm-up (boys) will now start at 1:15 with events resuming from 2:25pm.

This weekend’s gala: important information

We are looking forward to welcoming visiting clubs to our Early County Qualifier meet this weekend. Please be aware of the following key times:

Session 1 (Saturday 1st October)

Swimmer registration 07:45 – 08:15

Boys warm up 08:00 – 08:30 (9-12 year 08:00-08:15, 13year+ 08:15-08:30)

Girls warm up 08:30 – 09:00 (9-12 year 08:30-08:45, 13year+ 08:45-09:00)

Start time 09:10

Session 2 (Saturday 1st October)

Swimmer registration 12:00 – 13:00

Boys warm up 13:00-13:30 (9-12 year 13:00-13:15, 13year+ 13:15-13:30)

Girls warm up 13:30 – 14:00 (9-12 year 13:30-13:45, 13year+ 13:45-14:00)

Start time 14:10

Session 3 (Sunday 2nd October)

Swimmer registration 07:45 – 08:15

Girls warm up 08:00 – 08:30 (9-12 year 08:00-08:15, 13year+ 08:15-08:30)

Boys warm up 08:30 – 09:00 (9-12 year 08:30-08:45, 13year+ 08:45-09:00)

Start time 09:10

Session 4 (Sunday 2nd October)

Swimmer registration 12:00 – 13:00

Girls warm up 13:00-13:30 (9-12 year 13:00-13:15, 13year+ 13:15-13:30)

Boys warm up 13:30 – 14:00 (9-12 year 13:30-13:45, 13year+ 13:45-14:00)

Start time 14:10


Local training opportunities for swimming teachers and coaches

Survive and Save are running a wide range of courses at different levels for aspiring swimming teachers and coaches. This includes an ASA Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) course over the Autumn half term holiday week at Caterham High school.

The Level 1 qualification is required for anyone wishing to start their journey towards becoming a swimming teacher. This qualification will allow the holder to work/assist under the supervision of a qualified Level 2 teacher in a swimming club, swim school or similar environment.

Further details of this and other courses are available here.

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.