Jessica has raised the bar on her training and this new intensity and focus has achieved one of her goals to become Junior Girls 100m freestyle Champion. To get your name on the historic board is no mean feat. After the Club Champs Jessica will now refocus on bigger goals and ambitions for the coming year. By maintaining motivation and a high quality training there are no limits. Well done Jessica!
Leon has been working really hard during November and was totally focused on achieving a great time in the Junior Boys 100m freestyle at the Club Championships. It was great to see Leon really driven in training, putting speed to his distance per stoke and giving him a great win. If Leon continues this momentum into the New Year he will inevitably get his East Midlands qualifying time. Well done Leon!
Lewis Morgan Barton
Lewis Morgan is swimmer of the month because of his outstanding performance at the Club Championships. Lewis Morgan has always had an ability to move through water with great technique. He is hard working and focused. This year he stepped up his game to give everyone an exciting battle between the senior boys where he won in the 100m freestyle final. He also achieved a fantastic 25secs for 50m freestyle which he is more than capable of swimming this time in the new year to take him straight to an East Midland qualifying time.
Lewis Morgan, you are an outstanding talent.
In December Charlotte became our Senior Girls 100m freestyle champion. Over the last year Charlotte has improved her technique and has gone from strength to strength. At the beginning of the year Charlotte had to overcome a shoulder injury and spent many sessions doing two hours of kick, this showed outstanding resilience and character. At the start of the year 1.05 seemed an impossibly daunting task but her continuous determination paid off. She will start this year with a new belief in her own abilities and potential…is sub 60 a possibility for next years board Charlotte?
NOVEMBER JUNIOR SWIMMERS OF THE MONTH:
Emily Laskey – Emily has been chosen as this month’s winner as I am so proud of the recent progress that she has made. Emily only returned to the club, after taking a break from swimming, after the Summer break. She slotted straight back into her previous training lane and has been working hard at every session. She was keen to enter the club championships despite only having a few months training under her belt. Emily swam brilliantly and earnt herself some huge PBs in the process! Congratulations Emily and keep up the good work.
Jacob Hicks – Jacob has also been given the award this month due to his hard work and recent achievements. This year Jacob has worked his way through the Academy stages and into Development 1 due to the effort he puts in to learn and improve his swimming skills. He has overcome his nerves and has competed for the club in several galas this year. He also entered his first club championships and came out with county qualifying times! He has come such a long way so Well Done Jacob
KASC have been invited to attend the Corby Long Course Open Meet held at Corby pool on the 24/25th March 2018.
This will be a great opportunity to swim in a 50m pool and a great event to get a regional time.
The price is £6 per event and age is at December 31st 2018.
There are upper limit times (so swimmers can’t be faster than the times) and the closing date for entry forms to come in to us is Sunday 17th December 2017.
All entry forms and further information are attached.
All development and senior squad members are encouraged to enter and any academy swimmers who are interested can contact Claire for advice.
Please give your entry to your coach, myself or Amanda along with your entry fee either in cash or cheque made payable to Kettering Amateur Swimming Club. Please ensure entry forms are completed in full.
Any further problems or queries please ask or see your coach.
County championships forms will be sent out in the next day or two.
Well done to everyone that swam at the Autumn League Round 2. A team came 3rd on the night and B team 5th.
Results from the weekend can now be found on the website.
We would not normally see the B team with the A team in round 2 but I have asked why and it is a random draw for some clubs at venues. Not a great venue for swimmers of Spectators
B team - 19 PB’s which is great only 3 DQ’s
Well done to Euan Chatburn swimming in his first gala.
A team - 16 PB’s which is great, 4 DQ’s, Please note down the PB’s
Thank you to all the swimmers, you all got the right lane and with a lack of space you all behaved very well. Thank you to all those who helped out.
KASC Team Manager
The first winner of October’s Junior Swimmer of the Month is Harris Chacksfield. Harris has only been with the club for 6 months and in this time he has progressed to the final stage of the Academy. He always trains hard and gives his best in everything he is asked to do during training sessions. Harris entered 2 events at the first session of the club champs and picked up a bronze medal and a 4th place – not bad going for his first ever champs! Congratulations Harris.
The second recipient of this month’s award is Magenta Kenyon. Over the last year Magenta has progressed through the Academy and into the Development 1 squad. Magenta has a fantastic attitude towards her training and always put in 100%. She listens to her coaches and is always keen to learn and improve. Magenta has also started competing in galas and always puts in a great performance on the night. She will swim the races she has been picked for and has been quite a busy swimmer in recent galas! Keep up the good work Magenta!