Swimmers from all our squads took part in the latest rund of Superseries racing organised by Swim Wales, delivered by home clubs. Thank you to all swimmers who took part and gave it a good go!
Please find Fishguard Flyers results here.
And full Welsh Leaderboard for all 3 Rounds here:
link to follow as results are currently under review
Hello all, please find below the Time swam from last week races on Monday in Fishguard for Academy and Dev Squad. (County Academy+ Swimmers times are sbmitted by County this time and we will share those once we receive them or they get published.) We will be in touch this week to explain about next weeks round.
The Swim Wales Superseries has now concluded and the final results are on the leaderboard. The planned ‘Final’ round (the top 8 swimmers from each group in each event were going to get another ‘Final’ swim at the end of January) has been cancelled due to the lockdown.
Our swimmers had some fantastic swims in Fishguard Pool (and Haverfordwest Pool for our county swimmers) and 4 of our swimmers have finished in the top 8 in their age groups in at least one of their events – big congratulations to Victoria (6 top 8 places), Zac, Hans and Rachael.
Full results an be viewed here.
Well done to all swimmers who took part with most having achieved amazing Personal Best times (although these will not go into official rankings unfortunately).
Swim Wales is planning for a second Superseries event, dates tbc. With those great results in the bag despite months out of the water, we are optimistic that the current break will not effect our swimmers too negatively and we are confident they will continue to improve and thrive in the water :).
Happy new year to all Fishguard Flyers Families, here is hope to a more inspiring 2021!
Many thanks to all who came an attended our Awards and Bingo Zoom night.
You helped raising much needed £215 – AMAZING.
Congratulations to all the Bingo and raffle prize winners, enjoy your prizes.
Drum Roll – Our 2019/2020 Awards Winners are:
Waterdragon Squad Award: Finley Mortin (also most impressive ‘learner’)
Academy Squad Award: Tala Stark (also happiest swimmer)
Development Squad Award: Megan Miles (growing personality)
Most Improved Award: Sapphire Stankovich
Best Personal Achievement: Chloe Thomas
Best Personal Achievement: Dexter West
Congratulations all 6 of you, keep up the good work, we are looking forward to getting back into the water soon.
Happy Christmas, Nadolig Llawen
We* have had really nice term with the Waterdragons who have all worked very hard to come back from a long break out of the water. We spent the first half term on getting all the basic skills back (floating, streamlining, push and glides, sculling, roly polies) and working on the main components of frontcrawl, backstroke and breaststroke. The second half term we have continued to keep up the skills level and have also worked much more on butterfly and started to dive again.
We did timed 50m swims with them on 24 Nov – frontcrawl and breaststroke. All swimmers started in the water for both swims and we observed their strokes, turns/ push offs and finishes to assess if these would have been ‘legal’ swims in a gala (that means they would have not been disqualified for any technical infringements).
We did another round of 50m timed swims on 15 Dec repeating the frontcrawl and breaststroke and adding in the backstroke as well. The children were asked to start with a dive on the frontcrawl race, the breaststroke was started in the water again. The emphasis was once again on getting the stroke technique right and the starts, turns and finishes to a gala standard. Some swimmers recorded slower times than the first time. That is of no concern whatsoever as we had asked all the children to concentrate on their strokes and skills rather than trying to beat others or their own time. At this stage it is really important that we get the swimmers to swim with technically correct strokes rather than work on speed. That will come later in the higher squads.
We are extremely happy with the progress of all of the children, they have been a delight to work with and have been so resilient and adaptable to these new procedures and processes. All of them have a smile on their face in training and that is the most important thing for us. All children have been polite, well behaved, paying attention while also massively improving their swimming over the course of this term. Well done all, Da iawn ti 🙂
We will be handing out small slips to the swimmers with their times and comments about the races on Thursday 17 Dec. If you have questions about any of those or indeed any other issues you would like to raise, please get in touch with Friederike.
I would like to give a special mention to our young coach K who started to help with the coaching on Tuesdays and has been a delight to work with but also been giving invaluable feedback and coaching to our Waterdragons, thank you very much.
We are still short of coaches and are looking for more parents to come forward to help on poolside. We will have 2 coaches retiring in 2021 and would like to pass on as much experience, knowledge and wisdom as we can before we go. Please get in touch if you can help, the club entirely relies on parents to come forward and help.
*We are your Waterdragon coaching/covid team:
Friederike, Martha, Chloe, K and Lynne & Sarah
Next years Swimathon session for Fishguard Flyers will take place on Friday 27th March 7pm-10pm. Fishguard Flyers are proud to have supported Swimathon since many many years and the children have always thoroughly enjoyed the challenge and the accomplishment! Swimming long distances without break is different to what we normally practise in training and more often than not the children actually love it.
We would like all our members to participate – there is a choice of 400m, 1500m, 2500m and 5000m individual distances or 1500m and 5000m as (2 to 5 people) Team Challenge.
We would recommend the 400m individual distance or 1500m team challenge (team of 3, 500m each or team of 2, 750m each) to our swimmers in the Waterdragon squad.
We would recommend the 1500m individual distance to most of our Nemo and Porpoise swimmers (or team of 3,4 or 5 for 5000m team challenge)
We would recommend the 2500m individual distance for Dolphin and Deveoment swimmers. (or team of 2 for 5000m team)
We would recommend the 5000m individuals to only our Deveoment, Youth and Master swimmers.
There is currently 50% off the entry fee if you enter before the 24th November.
Please use the details below for registration:
Please check the swim session details before you pay – it needs to state Friday March 27th 7-10pm Fishguard Flyers.
Dear all swimmers and parents,
Just a gentle reminder that Flyers are starting back on Monday Sept 2nd at 5.45pm/6.45pm (despite the inset day). We are looking forward to seeing you all back in the water!
Also, please prepare your entries for the Pembrokeshire County Championships taking place on Oct 12/13th. Karl sent an email to all members on August 22nd with all details in it and more information and the meet pack you can find here.
We want all our members to take part, this is a fantastic local event run for the swimmers of Pembrokeshire.
A great day was had by all who came and played! What a fantastic turnout and some very happy hours were spent together last Saturday July 20th. We were so relaxed that no one remembered to take pictures!
We would like to congratulate all our award winners again, in the absence of photos, here are this seasons winners:
Waterdragons award – Noah Adams
Waterdragons award – Osian Harris
Waterdragons award – Freya Elcock
Waterdragons award – Josie Hawke
Most improved – Georgie Kovachev
Great Potential – Olli Montgomery
Most consistent – Victoria Horne
Determination and Great Spirit – Zac West
Best Personal Achievement – Rachael Lewis
Have a lovely summer all, rest up and see you back week Sept 2nd. Read the rest of this entry »