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County Champs Review

 

Red hot swimming in the pool, an impromptu visit by the Fire Brigade and silver foil blankets/skirts. It was that kind of weekend at the Pembrokeshire County Swimming Champs.

A record number, 35 swimmers, were entered to fly the flag for the black and orange. Everyone who competed did themselves, and the club, proud.

Flyers reeled in a mega-haul of medals – 8 gold; 17 silver; and 12 bronze – plus so many more pbs, club records and Welsh National (Winters) qualifying times. This included 2 silvers for the 14 and under girls’ relay teams, who ran a strong Haverfordwest team incredibly close in the freestyle relay. We also picked up a bronze in the 14 and under boys’ medley relay.

We ended the weekend as 4th placed club on 395 points, with Tenby scoring 412 and just pipping us to 3rd spot. Milford Tigers ran us close, but scored 391 to finish 5th, with Preseli Panthers small group scoring 3 points to finish 6th. Congratulations to Haverfordwest Seals for coming 1st with a huge tally of 1,783, with Pembroke coming 2nd on 785. Well done to all clubs for making this a special event.

Our older, more established swimmers were dependably good and proved to be great role models for the growing numbers of younger Flyers taking their first steps into the arena of competitive swimming. 

It was encouraging to see so many young ones stepping up to show the rest of the county what Fishguard is made of.

Thanks to everyone who volunteered to help on poolside, time keeping and marshalling. Thanks also to parents for your support and co-operation.

We move on to the Sub Regional Championships, then the Carmarthen Open ahead of the Christmas break.

Go Flyers!

New season and upcoming County Champs

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. 

 

Fun Day and Annual Awards

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 »

Club Championship results 2019

Girls results

Boys results

Club Championships 2019

All Fishguard Flyers swimmers are invited to swim at our annual Club Championships on Sunday July 7th 1-4pm (12.30 warm up)   We have changed the event format slightly for this year and also the entry process. All swimmers are entered automatically for all races in their age category and are strongly encouraged to take up all their races. Each race will earn them points which will go towards their team score.   Each swimmer who participates will be presented with a medal at the end of the gala and we also will be giving out a surprise anniversary gift this year to all members.   We would appreciate replies from all families by Friday June 21st to indicate if your child will be competing or not. Please be prompt with your replies as the chasing up takes a lot of precious volunteer time that we would rather spend on poolside with the children.    Please reply to Friederike frieschmi@gmx.de. Please also email Friederike with any questions you have. Please do not reply to this email.   Format:   Swimmers aged 10/u (age as of August 31st 2019) and older Waterdragons:    4 races: 25m bc Kick (or butterfly by coaches discretion), 25m backstroke, 25m breaststroke, 25m frontcrawl. An optional 5th race of 100IM if children are able and coaches happy for them to perform this.   Swimmers aged 11+:    5 races: 50m butterfly (or 25m by coaches discretion), 50m backstroke, 50m breaststroke, 50m frontcrawl, 100IM   Each competitor will be part of a house team and score points with each of their swims for their house. There will be some bonus events where each house can collect additional points and also some relay races where double points will be given.    This years gala will end with the relay races, there will be no after party in the studio on that day. The results will be accumulated in the week after the gala and will be revealed at our Summer Fun day on July 20th when the club gala and our annual awards presentations will be made.   There are no entry fees to be paid for the gala and entry to the spectator gallery will be free also. We will be holding a raffle on the gala day though, so please be generous and bring some raffle prizes along.   Looking forward to seeing everyone at the gala.   Your Fishguard Flyers Team

Fun Fridays

Hi all,

From this week, Flyers will begin a series of themed training evenings every Friday (7-8pm for Academy and 7-8.30pm for Development). On these evenings the club will focus on elements such as race skills; relays; distance & pacing; kick, underwater work & streamlining. Water polo will always take place on Fridays during school holidays. These sessions are intended to highlight some important technical aspects of swimming and give members a chance to try out a new distance/pace, while also emphasising the fun aspects of the training programme.

The themes will be chosen at random by the coaching team. These Friday sessions will be taken by Karl West and Lee Adams. 

Please come, train hard and have fun.

Monday training hours change

Please note that there will be a change in Monday’s training sessions as from the 29th April 2019.   Development squad will now be from 5.45pm to 7.45pm   Academy Nemo squad will now be from 5.45pm to 6.45pm   Academy Dolphin and Porpoise Squad will now be from 6.45pm to 7.45pm.

Mascot Competition 20th Anniversary

Hi all members, swimmers, parents, siblings and friends. Here is something to do during the holidays!!

Fishguard Flyers is 20 years old this year. To celebrate we would like to launch a mascot which will accompany children at galas and make home visits. We are running a ‘Design a Mascot’ competition – get creating, the best idea for an Mascot will be turned into the real thing. 

Please download and print the template. Get drawing and bring it back to Leisure Centre. Once we have received a good amount of entries, we will get judging. Thanks to the swimmers who have already submitted their designs.

Good luck 🙂

 

Membership Renewal Is Due

PLEASE RETURN YOUR MEMBERSHIP FORMS THIS WEEK WITH MONEY (OR PAY BY BACS) – MEMBERSHIP WILL ONLY BE PROCESSED IF PAYMENT HAS BEEN RECEIVED. From next week (April 8th) we will not allow children to swim if their membership form has not been received.

Thanks

SWIMATHON 2019 ENTRIES CLOSING WED 27th

SWIMATHON March 29th – entries close tomorrow Wed 27th – please enter, such a great occasion for all swimmers.

Link: swimathon.org/participants/register/select_session/4002

session Code: FF558 discount code: SWIM35WALES

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