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.
In 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.
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.
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
Sports Personality of the Year 2016
Just two days after Andy Murray got his award, LBRSC announced its very own winner in a glittering ceremony at the City Pavilion.
Step forward LBRSC’s Sports Personality of the Year (and new Club Captain for 2017): Kieran
80 or so swimmers and parents stopped zapping each other with laser guns on Tuesday night for long enough to find out who had won this year’s “Most Improved”, “Top Boy” and “Top Girl” awards in each of the three squads. The two Club Captains for 2017 were also announced.
In a break with tradition, the club adjourned to the City Pavilion for a night of Laser Quest to celebrate the end of another successful season. Winners on the night pictured here receiving their awards were as follows:
Academy Most Improved: Megan
Academy Top Boy: Justin
B Squad Most improved: Mia
B Squad Top boy: Brandon
A Squad Most Improved: Olivia
B Squad Top Girl: Manon
A Squad Top Boy: JJ
A Squad Top Girl: Ellie
Girls Captain 2017: Lucy
Boys Captain 2017: Kieran
Well done also to Avantigaa who wasn’t there on the night but was awarded “Top Girl” for Academy Squad!
Thank you to the many clubs who took part in our gala over the weekend and also the parents and family members and friends who supported the swimmers.
There were many excellent performances with more swimmers qualifying to take part in county championships early next year.
The full results from the weekend can be found here: lbrsc-full-results-dec-16
A date or two for your diaries: the weekend of the 25 and 26 March 2017.
This is when the London Borough of Redbridge SC host their Regional Qualifier meet at Fullwell Cross. The Promoter’s Conditions, Meet Criteria and Qualifying Times are now on the website here.
Go to page 68 of this week’s Ilford Recorder to catch up on what happened at the recent Essex Winter Championships.
The digital edition can be found here.
It’s the time of year when there there’s a big surge in internet shopping.
Did you know that the majority of well known internet retailers are willing to donate a percentage of every purchase made from them to good causes? And the London Borough of Redbridge Swimming Club is one of the beneficiaries of “easyfundraising”.
If you’re planning on using the internet to look for bargains on “Black Friday”, buying presents or doing online grocery shops in December, please remember to visit this link first. Register to support LBRSC and remember to go via easyfundraising.org.uk each time you shop.
There are also Apple and Android easyfundraising apps for those who shop using smartphones and tablets.
Congratulations to Kieran Holdbrook who will be representing Great Britain in next year’s Deaflympics. The event takes place in July in Samsun ,Turkey. Qualifying for the Deaflympics was a particular target for Kieran and he learnt he had been successful at an event at the London Aquatics Centre over the last weekend.
Well done Kieran!