Last Chance Regional Qualifier Results

We hope that the many swimmers and spectators that took part in our gala over the weekend had a rewarding time. It was good to see so many swimmers from such a range of different clubs. There were some great performances and hopefully even more Regional qualification times were achieved.

The full results from last weekend are available here:

LBRSC Last Chance Regional Qualifier Results.

Our next gala takes place over the weekend of 7 and 8 October 2017. Qualifying times, criteria and conditions can be found on our calendar here.

Last Chance Regional Qualifier Update

Coaches and swimmers who will be attending our gala on 25 and 26 March:

Please note that due to changes at Fullwell Cross Pool and the subsequent loss of the room we usually use to organise swimmers in advance of their events, we have decided that there will be no bags allowed poolside with any swimmer over the  weekend.

Space will be limited as this gala is full and would appreciate the cooperation of all Coaches/Team Managers/Parents and swimmers. There will be notices placed around the poolside as a reminder.

Please also note that the leisure centre car park charging timings have recently changed. Parking is now charged for between 0630 and 1800. Please do not get caught out!

Other paid parking is available in the car park just off the Fullwell Cross roundabout where an all day ticket costs £4. It is also possible to park on some streets near to the leisure centre. Please check signs for restrictions.

LBRSC well represented at glittering Jack Petchey Awards Night

Six of our swimmers and one coach were amongst the Jack Petchey Award winners at an exciting, noisy and action packed event at the Kenneth Moore Theatre last week. Former international athlete Mark Richardson presented the awards.

Our Award winners were as follows:


Joseph was the first member of the Development Squad to qualify for the Essex County Championships, going on to achieve great times in both the 50m freestyle and 50m backstroke.  A real inspiration to others in the Development squad, Joseph shows that with hard work and determination, anything is possible.




Shareen‘s award was in recognition of her super positive attitude in all her training sessions. She never complains or moans and is a  fantastic  role model to the younger swimmers coming up through the squads. Because of this, Shareen is now close to qualifying for her first Regional Championships and has qualified for four more Essex County events than last year. She is a real inspiration.



Dhruv is a really hard working member of the Development Squad.. He is enthusiastic about competing and has improved a lot over the past few months. Due to all this hard work and determination he is very close to qualifying for county championships and he is a great role model for others.




Ellodie has an amazing work ethic. She is always pushing herself to improve and is keen to learn. She takes a real interest in her training, asking questions and putting into practice what she has been told. She is a really great role model for younger swimmers coming up into the squad and her coaches are really proud of her achievements this year.



Manon’s commitment to her training has improved massively this year.  She has really starting to believe in herself and is training much harder and consistently. Because of this she has made huge leaps and is beginning to reach her true potential. Her determination and work ethic overall has moved up a gear. She is a true talent and the Jack Petchey award has boosted her confidence and her desire to win.



Megan is a very enthusiastic and motivated member of the Academy squad.  She is the only Academy swimmer who trains at both early morning sessions. During these sessions she tries her best to keep up with and a lot of the time overtakes B-squad swimmers. Considering she only learnt to swim this time last year, her improvement has been incredible. With all this hard work and enthusiasm it will be interesting to see where she is with her swimming this time next year.


Last but not least,  B Squad Coach Charlie Dentith also received an award.


Those at Kenneth More heard how Charlie has been with the LBRSC since a young age, from learning to swim through to competing at the highest level. Charlie has been an outstanding ambassador not only for the Club, but also for the sport itself, representing the Club & Country at National & International level.

After a period of upheaval for the Club, Charlie came forward & offered his support, giving back what he had been given by the Club. Having swum next to many of our swimmers in the past, he has earned the respect of all & is passionate about developing our future talent.


Well done to all those who were nominated and received their well-deserved awards on the night. We look forward to another strong contingent taking part next year.

February Jack Petchey Award

Congratulations to Aventigaa who is the club’s Jack Petchey Award winner for February 2017.

Academy Squad Coach Ben Jobson nominated Aventigaa for being a role model for the younger and older swimmers alike. She takes the time to help younger swimmers with diving or understanding their training sets. She always puts maximum effort into her swims, taking on board suggestions from coaches to improve her strokes and showing a sporting attitude when competing.
Well done Aventigaa!

Mia wins Jack Petchey Award

Mia is the club’s most recent Jack Petchey Achievement Award winner.

Fast-improving Mia made a big impression in her first year of competing in the recent Essex County Age Group Championships.

Well done!

LBRSC In the News: Essex County Championships Round-up

Some of the squad after three weekends of competition

Redbridge’s County Qualifiers feature in this week’s Ilford Recorder with a round-up of all the results over the three weekends of competition.

Some of the squad gathered at Fullwell Cross last week with their  medals and pennants. There were some strong swims, including from a number of swimmers who were taking part in the Championships for the first time.

Brandon with his medals

Go here for full details of our swimmers’ achievements.

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