We welcome all levels of swimmers, from pre-competitive to current experienced competitive swimmers or Masters swimmers. We offer a free trial of up to a month. For a trial at a a convenient venue during the next few days please email Simon or Sarah on sarah.coe@btopenworld.com
London Region Sprints - Crystal Palace July 12th 2014

A wonderful Saturday at Crystal Palace with 11 swimmers. Everyone did really well. 12 golds, 2 silvers, 2 bronze, numerous pbs. Well done to all the relay teams especially the winning 17 + freestyle and Medley teams.

Well done to everyone - Emma, Oliver, Jess, George, Toree, Alice, Charis , Benji, Saffron, Kai and James.








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Jack Petchey Leader Award

Great news from Jack Petchey to say that Sarah Coe has been awarded a Jack Petchey Leader award, for all her work with the club. Congratulations. Sarah is hoping to apply for a small grant and put this towards new kit for the club.
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London Youth Games 2014

On Sat 5th July 2014 four Petts Wood swimmers had been selected to swim for the Bromley Borough swimmng team at the London Youth Games (Crystal Palace). It was a fantastic day, with incredibly strong swims from the Bromley team including all four Petts Wood Swimmers - Emma Johnstone-Burt, Jake Potter (who also swam in the Aquathlon and previous running events), Jessica Frankland and Benjamin Coe. The Bromley team won the swimming overall. Thank you to Simon for his excellent team selection and Coaching, and to Sarah for Managing the team.


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London Aquatics Centre

Thanks to all that attended the training day at the London Aquatics Centre during the half term; the home of the 2014 Olympics and an inspiration to all that attended. Thank you to Emma who chose this as her Jack Petchey prize for us all. Further regular training sessions are planned for the Aquatic Centre.


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Black Lion Swimming Club – Open Meet 3 & 4 May 2014 - Medway Park

Six of our swimmers attended this Meet as it coincided with the London Regional Youth Championships.

The atmosphere was good, there was some brilliant swimming and again every swimmer achieved at least one pb.

There were 2 firsts for James Beele and several seconds and thirds for the other swimmers: Toree West Agboola , Megan Sims, Hugo McElvaney, Jake Potter and Charis Mills. Excellent swimming all round.

Well done everyone!

Sandra Beele (Team Manager)

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London Regional Youth Championships 2014 (Sat 3/5 - Mon 5/5)

When we heard that these Championships were going to be held
this year at The London Aquatic Centre, everyone was very enthusiastic and motivation to swim was running high within the club. We had the most entries this year in our history of competing in London Region. The 10 swimmers who qualified for this high standard event were Robbie Sims, Benjamin Coe, Oliver Coe, Charis Mills, Emma Johnstone-Burt, Jessica Frankland, George Walker, Emily Coe, Casey Willis and Saffron Salih. Everyone gave 100% they were all inspired by the venue, They achieved between them 24 pbs and 11 final places.

First to swim on Saturday were Robbie , Benjamin and Oliver in the 100m freestyle event, with strong swims from all 3 swimmers and a pb from Benjamin and a final for Oliver. This set the standard for the rest of the weekend with everybody swimming brilliantly. Over the weekend Pbs were achieved by Benjamin Coe (3), Oliver Coe (3), Charis Mills, Emma Johnstone-Burt (3), Jessica Frankland (4), George walker (6), Emily Coe (2) and Saffron Salih (2).

The finals were for the top 8 of 15/16 yrs and 17+ ages these were achieved by Oliver Coe (6 in total), 100m freestyle finalist, 100m backstroke finalist, 50m breaststroke finalist, 50m backstroke finalist, 50m butterfly finalist,100 butterfly finalist, Emma Johnstone-Burt 50m backstroke finalist (narrowly missing her NQT), Jessica Frankland (2) 50m backstroke finalist and 100m backstroke finalist, Emily Coe (2)50m breast and 100m breaststroke finalist.

Medals were awarded for top 3 places and Oliver achieved bronze for 50m backstroke and Jessica achieved silver for the 50m backstroke, both swims were well under NQT times.

A great weekend was had by all, swimmers and supporters. Thank you to all our friends and family who all came along to support or officiate for us all weekend at the Aquatic centre.
Well done and congratulations to everyone, Very proud of all your performances.

Simon (Head Coach)




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London Borough of Redbridge SC Open Meet April 26th/27th April.

Nine of our swimmers attended this Meet. The atmosphere is always good at Redbridge opens. There was some brilliant swimming and again every swimmer achieved at least one pb. There were 26 pbs in all; Toree West Agboola (6), Ellis Kottas (2), Megan Sims, Kai Salih (6), James Beele (4), Benjamin Coe (2), Alice Johnstone-Burt, Emma Johnstone-Burt (2) and Hugo McElvaney (2). Four top ten places for James, Benjamin and Hugo. Excellent swimming all round with some very impressive personal best times (some in excess of 10 secs !)

Simon (Head Coach)


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Basildon and Phoenix LC Open Meet April 19th and 20th


Seven Petts Wood swimmers went to the above event. It was a competitive, high standard meet held over the easter weekend. Everyone swam well and everyone achieved at least one pb; James Beele (3), Benjamin Coe (3), Oliver Coe, Casey Willis, Alice Johnstone-Burt, Charis Mills and Emma Johnstone-Burt. All the above swimmers achieved a minimum of 1 or more top ten finishes, there were also top 3 finishes for James, Benjamin and Oliver. Overall an exciting productive weekend and good preparation for the London Regional Championships. Well done !

Simon (Head Coach)


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AGM and Presentation Night

Thank you to all that helped organise and supported the evening. Hopefully the Karaoke didn't scare the neighbours!


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Ellis is in the Chronicle !

Follow the link to read Ellis' interview about Lizzy Yarnold's homecoming!

www.sevenoakschronicle.co.uk/Sevenoaks-gets-Lizzy-Yarnold-fever/story-20839389-detail/story.html

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Kent County Championships 1st-2nd March 2014

Returning to Medway Park for the third weekend of the 2014 Kent County Championships 2014 were Benjamin Coe, Emma Johnstone-Burt, George Walker, Oliver Coe, Casey Willis Jessica Frankland and Jake Potter. Over the weekend Petts Wood swimmers again performed well even though some of our entries were unfortunately limited by injury and sickness.

Personal best times were acheived by Jake Potter (2), Emma Johnstone-Burt, Jessica Frankland, George Walker (3), Oliver Coe (4) and Benjamin Coe.

There were ten top 10 places for Emma Johnstone-Burt, Jessica Frankland (3), George Walker (3) and Oliver Coe (3). Open finals were contested by Jessica (50m butterfly) and Oliver (100m breaststroke & 100m individual medley).

Ten medals for top 6 places were won including a further 2 County titles by Emma Johnstone-Burt (6th 100m backstroke), Jessica Frankland (3 - 1st, 2nd & 5th 50m butterfly), George Walker (3- 5th 100m breaststroke, 5th 200m breaststroke & 4th 400m individual medley) and Oliver Coe (3 - 1st 100m breaststroke, 2nd 100m individual medley & 3rd 50m butterfly).

Congratulations and well done to you all!

Simon


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Jack Petchey Foundation Visit

Thanks to Jane Evans (from the Jack Petchey Foundation) for visiting us at Crystal Palace and introducing yourself to some of our squad swimmers on Thursday evening.
It was a pleasure meeting you and to hear about the fantastic work of the foundation. Hope to see you again soon.



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Kent County Championships 22nd-23rd February 2014

The second weekend of the 2014 Kent County Championships was held at Medway Park and 6 Petts Wood ASC swimmers (Robbie Sims, Casey Willis, Benjamin Coe, Emma Johnstone-Burt, Jessica Frankland and George Walker) competed in a number of events across the weekend.

On Saturday the first to swim was Benjamin Coe in the 200m freestyle event. He swam exceptionally well posting over a 4 second personal best time and placing in a top ten position. This good swim proved to be a catalyst for the weekend with numerous pb's achieved by; Jessica Frankland (4), George Walker (2), Casey Willis, Emma Johnstone-Burt (2)and Benjamin Coe (3).

There were a 19 top 10 places achieved for George Walker, Casey Willis, Jessica Frankland (11), Emma Johnstone-Burt (4) and Benjamin Coe (2).

Finals were run for the fastest six swimmers overall in the 50m and 100m events and medals were awarded to swimmers that were in the top six placings for their respective age groups, junior and open events.

Petts Wood swimmers won 16 of these medals and a further four County titles for Jessica Frankland. Medal winners were; Benjamin Coe (4th 50m freestyle), Jessica Frankland (11 - 1st, 1st & 3rd 100m butterfly, 3rd & 5th 100m individual medley, 1st, 1st & 3rd 200m freestyle, 2nd & 4th 200m backstroke, 3rd 50m freestyle), George Walker (4th 50m breaststroke) and Emma Johnstone-Burt (3 - 6th 50m freestyle, 2nd & 4th 50m backstroke.

Congratulations to you all.

Simon (Head Coach)





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Kent County ASA Championships Sunday 16th February 2014

The first session of this year's championships held the Mens 1500m and Ledies 800m events at Crystal Palace. PWASC this year entered a swimmer in each event.

Oliver Coe competed in his first competitive 1500m swim and although nervous and with limited tactical experience competed well securing a personal best time and was place 5th in the Open catagory.

Jessica Frankland also swam impressively with a big personal best time. Her well paced swim enabled her to win the 16 yrs and Junior age groups. This also placed her in overall 3rd position in the Open age group - A fantastic achievement!

In all, an excellent start to this year's championships.

Well done to you both!

Simon


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Orpington Ojays SC Junior Sprint Challenge Sunday 9th Feb 2014

Congratulations to Ellis Kottas who competed for Petts Wood in the OOJSC open meet at Beckenham Spa. In all three of her entered events she achieved big personal best times and improved upon her initial entry placings. In the 50m breaststroke and 50m backstroke event she secured her first ever swimming medals for 6th place.

Well done and congratulatons!

Simon


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City of Canterbury SC & Dover Life Guard Club Icebreaker Open Meet 11th & 12th January 2014

Ten of our swimmers travelled to Kingsmead Leisure Centre, Canterbury to compete and secure last minute Kent County Championships qualification times.

At this annual open meet Petts Wood ASC swimmers posted a number of excellent swims which included 13 personal best times for; Hugo Mcelvaney (2), James Beele, Jake Potter, Charis Mills (2), Benjamin Coe, Toree West-Agboola (3), Oliver Coe and Jessica Frankland (2).

Finals were swum for the top six placed swimmers in 50m and 100m swims and medals were awarded to those swimmers that achieved top six places in each age group.

10 top six placings were achieved of which 9 were top three and 6 for 1st place; Charis Mills (6th 200m butterfly), Emma Johnstone-Burt (2nd 200m backstroke), Benjamin Coe (2nd - 50m freestyle), Oliver Coe (1st 200m individual medley, 1st 50m freestyle, 1st 100m backstroke & 1st 100m freestyle)and Jessica Frankland (1st 100m freestyle, 1st 50m freestyle, 2nd 200m individual medley)

Both Jessica's and Oliver's individual medley results qualified them for skins event held at the end of each day. This exciting knockout event pits the top six 200m individual medley swimmers against each other in random strokes over 50m. There is a cash prize for individual round wins and for final round winner an runner-up. Both swimmers swam exceptionally well Jessica winning one round and reaching second in all the other four rounds and runner-up in the final round. Oliver for the second year had a clean sweep of wins across all five rounds claiming the maximum cash prize!

Well done to everyone that completed throughout the weekend.

Simon (Head Coach)

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ASA Zonal Championships South 25-26 January 2014

Four Petts Wood ASC swimmers travelled to Millfield School, Somerset for a weekend of competion against the best swimmers in the south of England. Qualification for this event is tough and the club was proud to be able to send four such capable swimmers.

Emma Johnstone-Burt, Benjamin Coe ,Jessica Frankland and Oliver Coe were all competing at this pool for the first time and each swimmer managed swims on or at personal best times.

Saturday morning arrived and Jessica was first to compete in the 200m backstroke event posting a 2 second personal best time. Benjamin and Oliver were then up for the 50m freestyle event both within a fraction of a second of their pb's. Oliver's next swim was the 100m backstroke reaching the final and placing him in 5th position on his pb, whilst his 100m freestyle gained him first reserve in the open final. Jessica completed the first day with a pb in the 50m butterfly swim!

Sunday opened with Oliver competing in the 50m backstroke event reaching the final and just being pipped to a medal position in 4th.
Emma and Jessica were up next in the 50m backstroke final, both achieving excellent pb's and Jessica reaching the final (where she was placed 6th) in a National Championships qualifying time!
Oliver finished off his weekend with a seasons best 200m backstroke swim also reaching the final!
In all, an excellent weekend of swimming by all including 4 pb's, 4 finals and NQTs for Jessica and Oliver!

Well done to you all!

Simon



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Zonal Championships Millfield Jan 2014

Just a quick reminder that due to the success of the club, in getting four of our swimmers (Oliver Coe, Benji Coe, Jessica Frankland and Emma Johnstone-Burt) to the Zonal Championships at Millfield School in Somerset this weekend we have changed training times on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Training will now be as follows

Friday - 1900-2030 at Combe Bank
Saturday - 1700-1830 at Biggin Hill
Sunday - NO TRAINING

Good luck to Emma, Jess, Benji and Oli have a good weekend and swim well !

David


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Club Championships 3/1/14 - Combe Bank Pool

Congratulations to all that swam. Many excellent swims, pb's and Kent Championship Qualification times.

Thank you to everyone that has helped throughout the year especially Jean Scott who refereed each round.

Simon (Head Coach)


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Hillingdon SC Level 1 Open Saturday 21/12/13

Four of our swimmers travelled to the recently built 50m meter pool to compete at this high level meet. These new modern facilities provided a excellent environment to compete. They all swam well with our swimmers achieving personal best times top ten placings, medals and a National Championship Qualification time.

The highlights of the day for Petts Wood ASC swimmers included;
A personal best time for Benjamin Coe in 100m freestyle.
Two top ten placings for Emma Johnstone-Burt (10th - 50m & 100m backstroke).
Four top ten and two medals for Jessica Frankland ( 6th - 50m butterfly, 6th - 50m butterfly, 3rd 50m backstroke and 2nd 100m backstroke).
For Oliver Coe, two personal best times, three top ten placings (6th 100m freestyle, 2nd 100m backstroke and 1st 50m backstroke) and a 2014 National Championship Qualifying Time for his 50m backstroke swim!

Well done to you all.

Simon (Head Coach)


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National Arena League Round 3 14/12/13, Sevenoaks LC

We had been selected to host the final round of this year’s Arena League at Sevenoaks Leisure Centre and were due to compete against Tonbridge SC, Beachfield SC, Gravesend and Northfleet SC, Larkfield SC, Shepway B and Gravesend and Northfleet SC (who unfortunately withdrew at the last moment)

As with last year we were the smallest club in the competition and again we have countered our limited numbers with the quality of each race we compete in. Each round we have won many of the races and in the final round we improved upon the previous two rounds.

Inspired by enthiastic poolside and gallery support, we won 20 of the evening’s events; Alice Johnstone-Burt, Oliver Coe (3), Emily Coe (1), Benjamin Coe (2), Jessica Frankland (2), Emma Johnstone-Burt, George Walker, James Beele (2), Charis Mills, Mens Open FS relay, Ladies Open FS Relay, Mens Open Medley Relay, Ladies Open Medley Relay, Boys 15U FS Relay, Boys 15U Medley Relay.

There were also 16 personal best times for; Charis Mills (2), James Beele (2), Alice Johnstone-Burt, Anenya Nair, Josie Bowen, Ellis Kottas, Hugo Mcelvaney (2), Danny Bowen (2), 9-11yrs Free relay, 13u Free & Medley relay, 13u girls Free relay.

These amazing performances ensured that we found ourselves leading the other teams through most of the close-run gala, however as it neared the end we found ourselves being overtaken.

The final results on the night were
1st Larkfield SC - 165pts
2nd Beachfield SC - 164pts
3rd Petts Wood ASC – 155pts
4th Shepway B – 130pts
5th Tonbridge – 107pts
6th Gravesend - 0pts

Entering this year’s competition as the lowest seeded team we have climbed in the rankings for next year’s event.

Thanks to all parents that helped on the evening and those that came along to cheer the team. Thank you also to those swimmers who travelled back from their studies to represent their Club over the three rounds.
All of these things created an outstanding team performance.

Congratulations to you all!

Simon (Head Coach)


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London Region Winter Championships 2013, Gurnell Pool, Ealing 7 & 8/12/13

Five of our senior swimmers got up very early to be at Gurnell pool for an 8am warm-up of the annual event. Jessica Frankland, Benjamin Coe, Casey Willis George Walker and Emma Johnstone-Burt each had a number of events over the two day programme.

First to swim were Casey, Emma and Jessica in the 100m backstroke event. All swam well Casey achieving a pb and Jessica placing 4th in the Junior age group.

During the weekend 9 personal best times were achieved by Casey Willis, Emma Johnstone-Burt, Jessica Frankland (3), George Walker (2) and Benjamin Coe(2). Jessica also had three swims placed in top 10 positions (100m backstroke, 200m and 50m freestyle)

Well done to you all.

Simon

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Gravesend & Northfleet SC Open Meet, 30th Nov/1st Dec 2013

Twelve Petts Wood ASC swimmers competed at Medway Park aiming to win medals, achieve pb's and Kent County Champs times. These swimmers targets were met from the first event (200m IM) where both Benjamin Coe and George Walker swam personal best times winning 1st place medals for their age group.

Over the weekend PWASC swimmers achieved 17 personal best times (Toree West-Agboola, Benjamin Coe (2), George Walker (2), Charis Mills (5), Jessica Frankland, Megan Sims, Kai Salih (2), Alice Johnston-Burt, and Emma Johnstone-Burt(2). Across all swimmers 29 top six places were acheived of which 16 were medal winning performances for a top 3 placings; Toree West-Agboola(2), Benjamin Coe (3), George Walker(4), Charis Mills, Jessica Frankland(3), Casey Willis and Emma Johnstone-Burt(2).

8 first place positions were awarded to Benjamin Coe (200m IM, 100m breaststroke), Jessica Frankland (200m butterfly, 50m freestyle, 400m IM), Emma Johnstone-Burt (50m backstroke) and George Walker (200m IM, 100m breaststroke)

An excellent weekend of swimming with many swimming County Champs qualifying times. Well done!

Simon (Head Coach)


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Crawley SC 'Not so' Early Bird Open Meet, 16th & 17th November 2013

Four Petts Wood swimmers travelled to Crawley to compete in their first Long Course , level 1 open meet of the season;(George Walker, Benjamin Coe, Jessica Frankland and Emma Johnstone Burt).

George got proceedings of to a solid start with a 50m breaststroke swim close to his pb. Both Jessica and Emma were competing next in the 50m backstroke event, again swimming close to their PB's and Jessica winning a medal for first place. Jessica stepped it up further in her next event, comfortably leading her heat and delivering a good pb for th 200m individual medley. Benjamin swam next also posting an impressive pb for his 200m freestyle swim.

The next session again began with George competing, who swam the 100m freestyle event in pb time. He was joined with pb's for Jessica (100m butterfly)and Benjamin(50m butterfly).The day was completed with Jessica and Emma swimming close to their pb's in th 50m freestyle.

George was back early the following morning to lead his heat well to post a big personal best swim in the 400m individual medley and win a medal for 2nd place!

Well done to you all.

Simon

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Kent Development Meet Sun 10th November 2013

Well done to our two swimmers who swam at this annual County event. Both Ellis Kottas and Megan Simms competed well considering that they had both swum late the prevoius night before in the Arena League. Ellis acheived personal best times for her 50m backstroke and 50m breaststroke events whilst Megan acheived pb's in her 50m butterfly and 50m breaststroke events.

Well done to you both.

Simon


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National Arena League Round 2,Saturday 9th Nov 2013 Dover Leisure Centre

We had to travel further a field for the second round of the National Arena League hosted by Shepway SC at Dover Leisure Centre. Competing teams were Erith, Herne Bay, Larkfield, Edenbridge Piranhas and Shepway B swimming clubs.

However as with the first round Petts Wood swimmers performed really well continuing with a high numeber of first places (twelve in all); Jessica Frankland (2), George Walker (2), Ladies Open Medley Relay, Mens Open Medley Relay, Oliver Coe (3), Benjamin Coe, Emily Coe, and Saffron Salih.

Over half the number of events entered improved upon their times from the previous gala and there were 15 personal best times achieved; George Walker, Girls 13U medley relay, Ellis Kottas, Megan Sims, Charis Mills (2), Alice Johnstone-Burt (2), Benjamin Coe, Anenya Nair, Hugo Mcelvaney, Girls 13U freestyle relay, Girls 15U medley relay and Boys 15U Medley relay.

Thoroughout the gala we were battling to maintain 3rd place and were unlucky to get pushed into fourth place in the last few races

With these excellent results in mind we were unlucky only to achieve fourth place on the night(1st Erith 240, 2nd Herne Bay 234, 3rd Edenbridge 151, 4th Petts Wood ASC 144 and 5th Larkfield 125, 6th Shepway B 121).

Well done to you all for another excellent team effort!



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Dartford District SC & Erith District SC Fireworks Weekend Open 2nd & 3rd November 2013

Four Petts Wood swimmers; Toree West Agboola, Charis Mills, Emma Johnstone-Burt and Alice Johnstone-Burt competed at this open held at Crook Log Pool, Bexleyheath.
They all competed well and over the weekend with all acheiving at least personal best time; Toree - 2, Charis - 5, Emma - 1 and Alice - 1.
Medals were awarded for top three places of which Toree won one (3rd - 200m IM), Charis won five (1st - 200m backstroke, 1st - 50m backstroke, 2nd - 200m IM, 2nd - 100m backstroke, 3rd - 100m IM), Emma won two (1st - 100m IM, 1st - 100m freestyle)

Congratulations to you all.

Simon


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Calella, Barcelona October 2013




National Arena League Round 1, Saturday 12th October, Sevenoaks LC

After a positive first year competing in this league everyone was looking forward to an exciting first round of 2013. It was going to be tough for us however as many of our swimmers fell out of age for this years events and we faced two of the three clubs that moved down from the division above.

All of our swimmers delivered very strong performances with fifteen individual personal best times; Megan Lee (2), Ellis Kottas, Megan Sims (2), Hugo Mcelvaney (2), Charis Mills (2), Benjamin Coe (2), Andrew Gallagher, James Beele (2) and Alice Johnstone-Burt. All except two of our relays swam faster times that last years first round.

The team also delivered 14 first places with particularly strong performances in the open age groups; George Walker (Open -100m breaststroke), Megan Lee (Open - 100m IM, 100m butterfly), Benjamin Coe (15U - 100m backstroke & 100m freestyle), Oliver Coe (Open - 100m butterfly, 100m backstroke, 100m freestyle), Emily Coe (100m breaststroke), Jessica Frankland (100m freestyle), Ladies Open medley & freestyle relays, Mens Open medley & freestyle relays.

Despite all these excellent performances we were unlucky with some decisions and the other teams made the most of our limited numbers of swimmers and we finished with 5th place on the nigh. However we impressed all with our team spirit.

Well done to the whole team

Simon (Head Coach)

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Orpington Ojays SC "Season Starter" - Medway Park Sat 28th & Sun 29th Sept 2013

Nine Petts Wood swimmers battled sickness and injury to compete at this level 3 meet held in Gillingham. There were agood range of events available enabling early County qualification times to be achieved.

First to compete was James Beele. Swimming in the 400m freestyle event James was keen to acheive a good time and he wasn't going to be dissappointed with an excellent 20 second pb! He also won a second place trophy for the swim.

Fourteen personal best times were acheived for; James Beele (2), Benjamin Coe (2), Jake Potter (2), Alice Johnstone-Burt (2) and Toree West-Agboola (5).

Trophies were awarded to swimmers placed in top 3 places; Casey Willis (2nd 400m freestyle), Benjamin Coe (1st 400m freestyle, 1st 100m backstroke, 1st 50m freestyle), James Beele (2nd 400m freestyle, 2nd 100m freestyle, 3rd 100m butterfly), Jake Potter (1st 100m breaststroke) Jessica Frankland (1st 200m freestyle) & Toree West-Agboola (1st 100m freestyle).

Well done to everyone that competed!

Simon
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Erith & District Super Sunday Sprint Meet,22nd Sept 2013

Six Petts Wood ASC swimmers attended this level 3 sprint event held at Crook Log pool. It was interesting for swimmers to compete against swimmers from other local clubs and was for many, the first competion of the season.

First to swim was Hugo McElvaney in the 50m butterfly event who posted an impressive 7 second pb. This set the bench mark for the other Petts Wood swimmers, all of whom posted one or more personal best times on the day; Hugo McElvaney (3), Charis Mills, Casey Willis, Toree West-Agboola, Benjamin Coe(2) and James Beele (2).

Medals were awarded to swimmers in top three places and our swimmers were unlucky with a number of 4th places. However Benjamin Coe secured bronze medals for both 50m butterfly and 50m backstroke swims.

Well done to you all, another good start to the season.

Simon (Head Coach)


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Ken Deeley Open Meet - Brighton 14th Sept 2013

Seven swimmers travelled to the south coast for the first open meet of the new season hosted by Brighton Swimming Club. As with previous years the meet was well attended with a good standard of entries which helped to make an exciting atmosphere. With a few swimmers unfortunately withdrawing PWASC numbers were slightly depleted. However it was great to see some excellent swims that were close to pb's or personal best times, so soon after the summer break. There were also a number of County qualifying times achieved.

Megan Sims set the standard for the day with an impressive tree second personal best time in her 50m butterfly swim. There were many other pb swims for; Megan Sims (2) Benjamin Coe (4), Ellis Kottas (2), Emma Johnstone-Burt (2)and James Beele (3).

Medals were awarded to the top six placings in each age group. Benjamin Coe was awarded 4 medals; 6th 50m backstroke, 5th 100m individual medley, 5th 50m butterfly and 4th 50m freestyle.

Congratulations and well done to you all

Simon (Head Coach)


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London Sprints Gala - Crystal Palace 14/7/13

Eleven Petts Wood ASC swimmers got up early to compete at the annual event held at Crystal Palace. All swimmers swam well with 15 personal best times achieved (Benjamin Coe-4, Robbie Sims, Jake Potter - 2, Jessica Frankland-2, Oliver Coe, Alice Johnstone-Burt, James-3 and Charis Mills). Top 4-8 placed swimmers for each event received ribbons whilst medals were awarded to the top three placed swimmers.

15 Individual top 8 places were achieved by; (Benjamin Coe(4), Oliver Coe(4), Emma Johnstone-Burt, Jessica Frankland(4), James Beele & Jake Potter.

10 Individual medals were won by; Benjamin Coe, Oliver Coe(3), Emma Johnstone-Burt,Jessica Frankland(4)and Jake Potter. Gold medals were awarded to Benjamin for winning the freestyle event, Oliver Coe (backstroke) and Jessica Frankland (2- backstroke & freestyle).

Relays took place for the first time and we fielded four teams (pictured). All swam well with success for the 16yrs and over freestyle and medley teams (Emma Johnstone-Burt, Jessica Frankland, Robbie Sims and Oliver Coe) winning and award for 3rd place in both events.

Well done to you all!

Simon (Head Coach)


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Club Championships 12th July 2013

Well done to all swimmers competing in second round of 2013 Club Championships...some excellent swims and good personal best times. Special congratulations to our under 9's (pictured) competing in their first event.

Thanks to all who attended and helped

Simon (Head Coach)


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Summer Training Schedule 2013

Click here to download this summer's training schedule

Click here to download this file

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London Regional Open Water Championship July 7th 2013

Four Petts Wood swimmers competed in the London Region Open water championships on a beautiful day at the London Docks Water Sports Centre. This Championship was also the Kent County Open Water Championship. All four swimmers were competing in the events for the first time. Fiona Noakes secured a 1st place for the 1km event in Kent and also a second place in the London Regional Champs. James Beele came 1st in his age group in the Kent Championship and second in the London Region Champs (1.5km), Oliver Coe gained first place in the 1.5km event in Kent and also 1st place in the London Region Championships. Rebecca Noakes had the longest distance of all and competed in the 2km event and finished in an excellent 4th place in Kent and London. Congratulations to you all !



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London Regional BAGCAT Championships (1st-9th June 2013)

Benjamin Coe and Adrian Picciau both represented Petts Wood ASC at this years Championships.

With preparation and events limited due to the previous weeks school commitments both still competed strongly (Benjamin 200m freestyle, Adrian 100m backstroke). They gained invaluable experience and swam very close to their personal best times. Considering this was the first time Adrian had competed at this event he seem little phased by the competition.

Well done to you both!

Simon (Head Coach)


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Beckenham SC Level 1 International Open Meet 11th & 12th May - Crystal Palace

Nine Petts Wood ASC swimmers competed at this annual long course event. There were a number of personal best times achieved for; George Walker, Benjamin Coe (3), James Beele (2), Amadea Picciau, Emma Johnstone-Burt and Adrian Picciau.

Medals were awarded to top three placings and were won by Jessica Frankland (1st 200m backstroke) and Oliver Coe (2nd 50m backstroke)

Well done to everyone!

Simon (Head Coach)


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Black Lion SC Level 3 Open Meet 4th & 5th May 2013 - Medway Park

Nine Petts Wood swimmers travelled to Medway Park pool to swim in this level 3 meet; Saffron & Kai Salih, Megan and Robbie Sims, Charis Mills, James Beele, Torree West-Agboola, Rebekah Noakes and Adrian Picciau.

There were a number of exciting swims with every swimmer close to or faster than their personal best times. PB's were acheived by Kai Salih (4), Robbie Sims, Charis Mills(2), James Beele(2), Torree West-Agboola, Rebekah Noakes and Adrian Picciau (2).

Well done!



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London Regional Youth Championships 2013 (Sat 3/5 - Sun 4/5)

Held at Crystal Palace the annual Regional Championships gather the best swimmers within the London Region to compete against each other. This year all the Petts Wood ASC swimmers that competed in this long course (50m) pool entered across a variety of events. Unfortunately due to sickness and injuries some of our swimmers were unable to compete in all of their events, however this did nothing to dampen their spirits with all swimmers competing well and achieving at least one or more personal best time!

First to swim on Saturday was Emma in the 50m backstroke event, setting the benchmark for the weekend with a long course personal best time and narrowly missing out on a finalist place! Other personal best times during the event were gained by: Jessica Frankland (5), George Walker, Emma Johnstone-Burt (2), Oliver Coe (3).

Eight finals were acheived by Petts Wood for top 8 heat placings in each age groups in the 100m & 50m events. Awards were were given to all swimmers that finished in the top 8 in all events and medals for the top 3 spots. Jessica Frankland reached six 15/16yr finals; 50m (4th), 100m & 200m backstroke(3rd), 50m butterfly (7th), 200m IM (6th) and 50m freestyle (5th). While Oliver Coe swam in two 17yrs + finals; 50m butterfly (4th) and 50m backstroke (3rd) (narrowly missing his NQT by 0.07 seconds!).

Well done and congratulations to everyone.

Simon (Head Coach)




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London Borough of Redbridge SC Regional Meet (Level 3) – 21st & 22nd April 2013

Seven Petts Wood ASC swimmers attended this well organised and open meet for the first time.

First to swim on the Saturday was Charis Mills who set the bar high with an almost 4 second pb for her 100m breaststroke swim.

The open event had a very positive atmosphere which seemed to rub off on all our swimmers with 13 personal best times being achieved; Charis Mills (4), Emma Johnstone -Burt, James Beele (2), Toree West-Agboola (3), Benjamin Coe (2) and Alice Johnstone-Burt.

Medals were awarded to top 6 places which were gained by Charis Mills (4th 100m butterly ) and Oliver Coe (1st 400m freestyle).

Overall it was a successful weekend for our swimmers. Well done.

Simon Coe (Head coach)


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Bexley SC Long Course (Level 1) Open Meet Sat 13th April - Sun 14th April 2013

Ten Petts Wood swimmers spent a long weekend of swimming, competing at the Level 1 meet at Crystal Palace Pool. This event enabled swimmers to get good experience and practice at a long course event in preparation for future Regional and National competitions. Sixteen long course personal best times were achieved for Amadea Picciau, Robbie Sims, Adrian Picciau, Kai Salih (2), Benjamin Coe (2), Oliver Coe, Saffron Salih(2), Jessica Frankland (2), George Walker(2) and Toree West-Agboola (2).

Swimmers that reached the top ten on their event and age group were; Oliver Coe (3), Benjamin Coe, Jessica Frankland (2), George Walker, Saffron Salih.

Medals were awarded for top 3 placings and were won by Jessica Frankland (1st 100m backstroke, 2nd 200m backstroke)

Well done to everyone who swam.

Simon (Head Coach)

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Kent County Championships 2013 - Summary (updated)

Congratulations to all of our swimmers that competed in the Kent County Championships over the past month.

Last year was the first year that we competed as a club at the Championships and we did exceptionally well. This year however surpassed all expectations.

Petts Wood ASC swimmers achieved 42 personal best times, over 65 top ten places, winning 60 medals (for top 6 places) and winning 13 County titles!

Overall team placings for Petts Wood ASC at the end of the Championships(out of 29 Kent Clubs) were; Men/Boys 8th and Ladies/Girls 10th!

This an excellent improvement upon last year's results and is a fantastic achievement for a small club! You all should all be very proud!

Well done.

Simon (Head Coach)


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Kent County Championships Sunday 17th March 2013

The final day of the Championships were dedicated to the relays and Petts Wood Junior girls and Boys 13/14yrs teams produced excellent, competitive swims taking on and beating other larger well established clubs. Every swimmer managed one or more split times below their personal best times resulting in the Girls 16yrs/U Medley 9th, Girls 16yrs/U Freestyle 7th, the Boys 13/14yrs Medley and 10th and Boys 13/14yrs Freestyle 9th.

Well done everybody!

Simon (Head Coach)



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Kent County Championships Saturday 16th March 2013

The final weekend of this year's Championships began on the Saturday morning with Oliver Coe competing in the 200m butterfly event. As with every weekend throughout these championships Oliver and the other Petts Wood swimmers didn't dissappoint. He achieved an impressive six second pb, coming second place. Overall there were personal best times for Oliver Coe (2), Benjamin Coe, Jessica Frankland (2) and Amadea Picciau.

Medals were awarded to Oliver Coe (6 - 2nd & 3rd 200m butterfly, 2nd & 3rd 50m backstroke, 3rd & 5th 100m freestyle), Jessica Frankland (6 – 1st 200m freestyle, 3rd & 6th 200m butterfly, 1st & 2nd & 6th 50m freestyle) which includes two other County titles for the club!

Well done.

Simon (Head Coach)
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Kent County Championships Sunday 10th March 2013

Following another excellent Saturday, George Walker and Oliver Coe lead the Petts Wood ASC charge on Sunday morning in the 200m breaststroke event. Both posted impressive pb swims and secured 4th place and 1st places respectively!

Personal best times were also achieved by George Walker, Oliver Coe (3), Jessica Frankland and Benjamin Coe.

Medalists (for top six places) included George Walker (4th 200m breaststroke), Jessica Frankland (3 – 3rd , 4th & 5th 50m breaststroke) and Oliver Coe (5 – 1st 100m individual medley, 1st & 2nd 200m breaststroke, 2nd & 3rd 50m butterfly) including 2 County titles.

Overall yet another extremely competitive and successful weekend which included 15Pb’s', 22 medals won and a further 4 County titles!

Congratulations to everyone for your fantastic achievements.

Simon (Head Coach)


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Kent County Championships Saturday 9th March 2013

With memories of Petts Wood ASC's successes the weekend before still fresh, swimmers travelled again to Medway Park to try and maintain the high standard already set.

Emma Johnstone-Burt and Jessica Frankland were the first to swim, competing in the 100m backstroke event. Both swam exceptionally well achieving personal best times and winning medals for 4th place and 1st place respectively!

Personal best times were achieved by; Emma Johnstone-Burt, Jessica Frankland(3), George Walker, Adrian Picciau (2), and Oliver Coe(2). Also both Oliver Coe and Jessica Frankland qualified for the open finals (Oliver - 50m freestyle & 200m freestyle and Jessica Frankland 100m freestyle).

Medals for top six places were awarded to Emma Johnstone-Burt (4th 100m backstroke), George Walker (5th 100m breaststroke) Jessica Frankland (5 -1st & 3rd 100m buackstroke, 1st & 3rd & 6th 100m freestyle, 5th 200m individual medley) and Oliver Coe (4 - 3rd & 3rd 50m freestyle, 2nd & 2nd 200m freestyle) which included 2 further Championship titles!

Congratulations!

Simon (Head Coach)

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Kent County Championships Sunday 24th February

After the success of Saturday, Petts Wood swimmers returned on Sunday to Medway Park to compete;

Emma Johnstone-Burt was the first Petts Wood swimmer of the morning to race in an individual event. Competing in the 200m backstroke event for the first time she swam a personal best time and set a benchmark for our other swimmers.

As with the the previous day Petts Wood swimmers excelled with personal best times; Emma Johnstone-Burt (2), Jessica Frankland (4), Benjamin Coe, Oliver Coe and Adrian Picciau.

Top ten places were achieved by Emma Johnstone-Burt, Jessica Frankland, Benjamin Coe and Oliver Coe.
Of these, medals were awarded to Jessica Frankland (7 - 1st & 3rd 200m backstroke, 2nd & 6th 50m butterfly, 1st and 5th 50m backstroke, 3rd 400m individual medley), Emma Johnstone-Burt (4th 50m backstroke), & Oliver Coe (3 - 2nd & 3rd 100m backstroke, 5th 200m individual medley).

Overall Petts Wood had a fantastic weekend performing far ahead of many larger longer established clubs by achieving 16 PB's, 26 top ten placings, 24 medals and 5 Kent titles! This weekend alone !

Well done everyone!

Simon (Head Coach)
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Kent County Championships Saturday 23rd February

The second weekend of the 2013 Kent County Championships was held at Medway Park and 7 Petts Wood ASC swimmers had numerous events to compete in.

On Saturday the first to swim was Oliver Coe in the 200m backstroke event. He swam well against a very strong field to clock a season’s best time achieving third place in the 17/18yr age group and 5th overall. This good start was a catalyst for the rest of the day and everyone equalled or bettered their personal best times. These were; Oliver Coe (2), George Walker, Jessica Frankland (2), Amadea Picciau and Benjamin Coe.

There were a number of top 10 places achieved for George Walker, Jessica Frankland (6), Oliver Coe (6) and Benjamin Coe.

Finals were run for the fastest six swimmers overall in the 50m and 100m events. Of the four finals run Jessica Frankland and Oliver Coe swam in them all! By the end of the day they would also be the holders of a further 3 county titles between them!
Medals were awarded to swimmers that were in the top six placings for their respective age groups, junior and open events. Petts Wood swimmers that won these were Benjamin Coe (2nd 50m freestyle), Oliver Coe (6- 1st 17/18yr 50m breaststroke, 1st Open 50m breaststroke, 2nd & 4th 100m backstroke, 3rd & 5th 200m backstroke) and Jessica Frankland (5 - 2nd & 6th 100m butterfly, 1st & 3rd & 3rd 100m individual medley) .

Congratulations to you all.

Simon (Head Coach)

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Kent County Championships 2013

We couldn`t have had a better start to the 2013 Kent County Championships at Crystal Palace on Sunday 17th Feb.
Jessica Frankland competed in the 800m freestyle event and managed an enormous 10 sec pb to win the 15 years age group ! Well done Jess !



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Orpington Ojays SC Junior Sprints Challenge 10/2/13

Five of our junior squad swimmers represented Petts Wood ASC at this event held at Beckenham Spa; Adrian Picciau, Hugo McElvaney, Alice Johnstone-Burt, Megan Simms and Ellis Kottas (in her first competitive event!)

Megan Simms was first to swim and set the benchmark for everyone else with an 8 second Pb in the 100m freestyle! During this extremely busy and sometimes chaotic day, all the other swimmers acheived personal best times; Megan Simms (2), Alice Johnstone-Burt (2), Hugo McElvaney (4), Ellis Kottas (2) & Adrian Picciau (3).

Adrian also reached the finals for the 50m butterfly (4th) and the 50m backstock event finishing in first place!

Congratulations to you all and thank you to Angela Simms for helping on poolside.

Simon (Head Coach)


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ASA Zonal Championships 2013, 26th& 27th January 2013

Two Petts Wood ASC swimmers qualified for this years Zonal Meet held at the K2 pool, Crawley . This Championships has tough entry qualification times and allows the best swimmers across the south of England to compete against each other.

Jessica Frankland entered and competed in both the 50m and 100m backstroke events. In both events she posted impressive personal best times improving on her seeded placings considerably. An excellent 100m backstroke swim placed her 16th overall. She then improved her position in the 50m backstroke event, just missing out on a final being placed 9th.

Oliver Coe qualified for a number of events but unfortunately had been ill on the days running up to the event. However showing great spirt he dragged himself out of his sick bed to compete in the 50m backstroke event. During the heats he managed to swim close to his pb seeding him second into the final in which he achieved an exhausted 6th place.

Well done to you both for your excellent efforts.

Simon (Head Coach)

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Killerwhales SC Level 1 Winter Open Meet, Basildon 19th January 2013

Four Petts Wood ASC swimmers travelled to Essex to compete compete in a rare long course level 1 meet. Jessica Frankland, Oliver Coe, Amadea Picciau and Benjamin Coe all swam well posting personal best times and gaining some invaluable long course experience between them.

All competed well. Jessica gained 2 pb’s and achieving 1st in the 200m backstroke and 2nd in the 100m backstroke. Oliver Coe gaining a pb for the 100m butterly, reaching 2nd place and 5th place in the 200m backstroke. Amadea posted a 100m freestyle pb , and reached 9th place. Benjamin swam the 100m freestyle event gaining a pb and 8th place.

Congratulations to you all.

Simon (Head Coach)

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Canterbury Icebreaker Open Meet January 12th & 13th Jan 2013

Although sickness reduced our numbers, twelve Petts Wood ASC swimmers travelled to again to the Kingsmead Leisure Centre , Canterbury looking for pb’s and Kent Champs qualification times.

At this annual level 2 meet Petts Wood posted a number of excellent swims which included sixteen personal best times for; Benjamin Coe (2), Emma Johnstone-Burt, Oliver Coe (4), Amadea Picciau (2), James Beele, Adrian Picciau(2), Kai Salih (2), Jessica Frankland and Charis Mills.

Finals were swum for the top six placed swimmers in 50m and 100m swims and medals were awarded to those swimmers that achieved top six places in each age group.
Finalists included Saffron Salih (100m freestyle), Benjamin Coe (50m freestyle) and Oliver Coe (100m butterfly, 50m freestyle).
Medalists were Benjamin Coe (5th 50m freestyle), Emma Johnstone-Burt (2nd 200m backstroke), George Walker (3rd 200m breaststroke), Saffron Salih (3rd 200m freestyle, 4th 100m freestyle), Jessica Frankland (1st 400m IM), Oliver Coe (1st 200m breaststroke, 1st 100m butterfly, 1st 50m freestyle and 1st 200m IM).
Oliver also qualified fastest for skins event. This exciting event at the end of the day is a sudden death event of random stroke 50m sprints. Oliver swam exceptionally well to win all five rounds and claim the cash prize!

Well done to everyone that completed throughout the weekend.
Simon (Head Coach)

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Bexley SC Short Course Open Meet(Level 3), Crook Log Pool 5th & 6th January 2013

Eight Petts Wood swimmers competed over the weekend at the Bexley Swimming Club hosted event. Swimmers competed well and a number of personal best times and Kent Championships qualification times were achieved. 15 Pb's were achieved by Jessica Frankland, Toree West-Agboola(6), James Beele, Charis Mills(2), Emma Johnstone-Burt (3)and Alice Johnstone-Burt (2).

There wer also 13 top eight places were achieved by George Walker, Jessica Frankland (5), Toree West-Agboola (3) and Emma Johnstone-Burt (4). Of these George won the 200m breaststroke, Emma won the 100m backstroke and Jessica Frankland won five events; (200m individual medley, 50m freestyle, 100m freestyle, 50m backstroke and 100m butterfly)!

Well done to everyone that swam

Simon (Head Coach)

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Canterbury SC Level 3 Open 29/12/12 Kingsmead LC, Canterbury

Although with a number either recovering from or suffering from sickness eight Petts Wood swimmers mustered themselves to Canterbury for the final open of the year. It was a dramatic day beginning with Charis Mills attempting to knock herself out in the warm up. However this incident did little to deter her enthusiasm if anything inspired her performances achieving personal best times and medals.

Everyone else performed dramatically well with many Kent Championship times achieved as well as 18 Pb's (many substantial) for; Charis Mills (3), Toree West-Agboola (5), Adrian Picciau (3), Benjamin Coe (3), Amadea Picciau, Oliver Coe and Emma Johnstone-Burt (2).

Medals were awarded to top three places in each age group for; Charis Mills (4), Toree West-Agboola (2), Adrian Picciau (2), Benjamin Coe (2), Amadea Picciau, Oliver Coe and Emma Johnstone-Burt.

Winners of their events included Oliver Coe (200m butterfly), Amadea Picciau (50m backstoke), Charis Mills (200m butterfly) and Toree West-Agboola (200m freestyle).

Congratulations and well done to you all.

Simon

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Newsletter

The latest newsletter is now available to download;

Click here to download this file

Thanks to Catherine Mills for compiling it.

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Christmas Party

Thank you to everyone who came along and helped organise the Christmas Party. A fun evening was had by all!



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National Arena League Round 3 8/12/12, Beckenham Spa

The final round of this year’s Arena League was hosted by Larkfield SC at Beckenham Spa. Petts Wood ASC competed against Edenbridge Piranhas SC, Beachfield SC, Cheam Marcuda SC and Larkfield SC.

As we are by far the smallest club in the competition we have countered our limited numbers with the quality of each race we compete in. Each round so far we have won more races than any other club we have competed against (18 first round and 16 second round) and in the final round we improved upon this.

Inspired by enthiastic poolside and gallery support, we won 23 of the evening’s events; Oliver Coe (3), Emily Coe (2), Benjamin Coe (2), Jessica Frankland (2), Emma Johnstone-Burt, Toree West-Agboola, George Walker, James Beele, Adrian Picciau, Charis Mills, Kai Salih, Saffron Salih, Mens Open FS relay, Ladies Open FS Relay, Mens Open Medley Relay, Ladies Open Medley Relay, Girls 15U FS Relay, Girls 15U Medley Relay.

There were also 12 individual personal best times for; Toree West-Agboola( 2), Charis Mills (2), Benjamin Coe (2), Rebekah Noakes, James Beele (2), Kai Salih, Emma Johnstone-Burt and Adrian Picciau.

These amazing performances ensured that we were challenging for the lead throughout the gala.

The final results on the night were
1st Larkfield SC - 180pts
2nd Petts Wood ASC - 166pts
3rd Beachfield SC – 134pts
4th Edenbridge Piranhas – 129pts
5th Cheam Marcuda – 109pts

Entering this year’s competition as the lowest seeded team we have climbed in the rankings for next year’s event.

Thanks to John Mills and David Noakes for officiating, Catherine Mills and Sarah Frankland as team managers and finally to all the cheering supporters in the gallery. Thank you to all swimmers who travelled back from their studies to represent their Club over the three rounds.
All of these things created a fantastic team performance.

Congratulations to you all!

Simon (Head Coach)
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Petts Wood ASC Club Championships 7/12/12, Combe Bank School (Level 4 Licensed)

Thank you to everyone who helped to deliver a successful inaugural Club Championships event.

During a lively atmosphere a number of personal best time and Kent County Qualification times were achieved.

Well done to swimmers, thank you to the supporters and officials. Special thanks to Sarah Coe (Promoter), Darren Walker (programme and results administrator) and Jean Scott our Lead Referee on the night.

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London Winter Championships 1 & 2/12/12, Barnet Copthall LC

Five Petts Wood ASC swimmers travelled to Barnet, North London to compete in th Regional Winter Championships (Amadea Picciau, Benjamin Coe, George Walker, Jessica Frankland and Oliver Coe) . Conditions were very challenging during the cold weekend with heating difficulties at the leisure centre making the going tough.

Considering these difficulties our swimmers performed well and gained valuable experience competing against regional, national and international standard swimmers.

All swimmers swam close to their personal best times and George Walker pb’d in both his events (100m freestyle and 100m butterfly). Four open finals were reached; Jessica Frankland 200m backstroke (8th), Oliver Coe 100m freestyle (7th), 200m freestyle(5th) and 100m backstroke(6th).

Well done to you all for taking part over the weekend.

Simon (Head Coach)

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Christmas Training Programme 2012

Click here to download this file to view the Christmas training schedule

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Maidstone SC Open Meet (Level 3) 25/11/12

Thirteen swimmers entered this year's Level 3 Open meet held at Mote Park, Maidstone. As with last year Petts Wood swimmers did exceedly well achieveing many personal best times, Kent County qualification times and medals.

Twenty-eight personal best times were acheived for; Charis Mills (4), Amadea Picciau (2), Adrian Picciau (2), Toree West-Agboola (6), Rebekah Noakes, George Walker (3), Benjamin Coe (4), Emma Johnstone-Burt (2), Oliver Coe, Alice Johnstone-Burt, Jessica Frankland and Megan Sims.

Medals were awarded to top six placings with Petts Wood swimmers scooping seventeen; Adrian Picciau, Toree West-Agboola (3), Rebekah Noakes, Gearge Walker (3), Benjamin Coe (3), Emma Johnston-Burt, Oliver Coe (2), Amadea Picciau, Jessica Frankland and Lilian Mills. First places were achieved by Oliver Coe (100m butterfly & 100m individual medley), George Walker (50m breaststroke)and Jessica Frankland (100m butterfly)

Congratulations to you all for a day of excellent swimming!

Simon (Head Coach)


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National Masters Championships 2012, Ponds Forge, Sheffield 27/10/12

Well done to two of our senior swimmers, Emily Coe and Declan Gosling who represented Petts Wood ASC at the this years championships at Sheffield.

Emily received 2 medals both for third places in the 100m breaststroke and 100m individual medley.

Declan although not reaching a medal placing achieved a personal best time in the 50m butterfly event

Well done to you both.


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National Arena League Round 2, Sevenoaks LC 10/11/12

We faced tougher opposition in the second round of the National Arena League held at Sevenoaks Leisure Centre. Competing teams were Folkstone, Hythe Aqua, Larkfield and Cheam Marcuda swimming clubs.

However as with the first round Petts Wood swimmers performed really well achieving the highest numebr of first places (sixteen in all); Emily Coe(2), Oliver Coe(3), Girls 15U free relay, Emma Johnstone-Burt, Jessica Frankland (2), Adrian Picciau, Charis Mills (2), Casey Willis, Benjamin Coe, Girls 15U medley relay, Ladies Open freestyle relay.
Well over half the number of events entered improved upon their times from the previous gala and there were 13 personal best times achieved; Boys 15U freestyle relay, Benjamin Coe, Alice Johnstone-Burt, Adrian Picciau, Saffron Salih (2), Torree West-Agboola, Kai Salih, James Beele, Boys 13U freestyle relay, Girls 15U medley relay, Ladies Open freestyle relay and Mens Open freestyle relay.
With these excellent results in mind we were unlucky only to achieve fourth place on the night(1st Folkstone 188, 2nd Hythe Aqua 156, 3rd Larkfield 153, 4th Petts Wood ASC 140 and 5th Cheam Marcuda 81).

Well done to you all for another excellent team effort!



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Dartford SC Open, Medway Park 4/11/12

Eight Petts Wood ASC swimmers travelled to Medway Park for the annual Dartford and District SC Open event. First to swim was George Walker who delivered a first place and personal best timed swim for the Open 100m individual medley.

There were many more PB’s gained for Toree West-Agboola (3), James Beele (2), Amadea Picciau (2), Megan Sims (2), George Walker (2), Adrian Picciau (2), and Alice Johnstone-Burt.

Medals and trophies were awarded to swimmers for top six places and were awarded to the following; George Walker (1st 100m IM, 4th 100m freestyle), Toree West-Agboola (100m breaststroke, 3rd 100m freestyle, 3rd 50m butterfly), James Beele (2nd 100m breaststroke, 6th 100m IM), Amadea Picciau (2nd 100m IM, 4th 100m freestyle, 1st 100m backstroke), Megan Sims (5th 50m butterfly).

Well done to you all.

Simon (Head Coach)


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Warm Weather Training Camp 2012 - Daily Blog



3rd November

Today we packed before breakfast, then swam and had a mini gala which was won by the Pink team, a few swimmers got some long course times they didnt have before. Land training is currently going on and we are then walking in to town for lunch followed by a presentation on the beach ! Coach leaves at 3pm and we fly back from Barcelona airport at 6.30pm ! We have had a fantastic week of swimming and training , really well behaved and enthusiastic swimmers, all who completed every session. Well done on completing such tough training ! You will all be glad to know that we have already reserved pool and hotel space for next year !


2nd November

Blue skies and warmest day so far ! We all swam and then went to the beach for land training and ate lunch early so we could go to the beach and play benchball ! Friday evening we went shopping before dinner and then watched both pink and silver teams do 2 performances summing up the week! Both teams were amazing, both performances summed up the week really well and were very slick, highlights were, Lilians injuries, Robbie alias silver bullet fingers, Robbies accent, being cold on poolside, our train into Barcelona being hit be a wave, Charades , cool runnings and Danicas eye candy !....as well as all swimmers being hit by waves !


1st November

Today was brilliant sunshine again all rain forgotten, swimming went well this morning and then it was off to the beach. The waves were gargantuan and one by one everyone was knocked over in the sea.

Thursday evening all the swimmers prepared for a performance on Friday evening !


Barcelona 31st October.

Well woke up today to torrential rain. Simon got drenched on poolside - but it meant we got the Hungarian done earlier than planned - in the rain.
The rain stopped and we got the train in to Barcelona for our afternoon off . The Ramblas were interesting and we experienced an interesting trip in the Barcelona rush hour and didnt really get far on the metro, got back in time for a huge dinner ! Everyone so far has won a lolly for being the best swimmer or land trainer of the session and the teams are pretty much equal !


Barcelona 30th October

Another good day , swimming followed by dodgeball on the beach and then a quiz in the evening. Weather sunny , everyones having a good time and eating too much !

Barcelona 29th October

More sunny weather! Uninterrupted blue skies all day. Everyone has been working really hard, swimming, land training and beach volleyball. So far Casey, Kai and Becky have been given lollies for their teams (pink or grey) for excellent training in one session . Having a brilliant time and even Masters swam today as we had the whole 10 lane pool again. Robbie has given himself the nickname of "bullet fingers" following volleyball (no-one is sure why)?!


Barcelona training camp -28th October 2012

We arrived safely, despite a bit of a bumpy BA flight! Combined with a breakfast of tomato and cheese filled croissant !
Sunny here but a bit of a breeze ! Been on the beach, eaten too much lunch and completed first training session in pool. We had all 10 lanes to ourselves! Just about to have dinner and play "post it note on head" game . Everyone is having fun and swimming in pool was fantastic:)

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Click on this link to see a write up about us on The outdoor Gym company website !

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Land Training Sat. 20/10/12

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Click on the link below to see us training last Saturday morning ! (or cut and paste into your browser)

www.tgogc.com/useagym/find-a-gym/gym-search/farnborough-recreation-ground,-orpington.html

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National Arena League (Round 1 ), Dover LC (13/10/12)

For our first ever Arena League gala – Petts Wood Orcas all travelled to Dover Leisure centre. A big challenge for us as the smallest team in the League. We were accompanied by all our dedicated parents who encouraged and cheered from the balcony and Gordon, John and David as officials.

We were competing against 1066, Edenbridge Piranhas, Cheam Marcuda and Hythe Aqua. All of them bigger established teams.Our team performed fantastically on the night. We achieved a total of 18 first places, 13 second places and 4 3rd places. A total of 35 top 3 places !

First places were achieved by the Mens Open 100 IM (Oliver Coe),Boys 13u Medley Relay (Kai, Hugo, Adrian and Toree), Girls 15u freestyle RELAY (Rebekah, Amadea and Jess),Mens Open Medley relay (Oliver, George, Declan and Robbie), Ladies Open 100 fly (Jessica Frankland), Mens Open 100 fly (Oliver Coe), Boys 13u 100 back (Adrian Picciau), Girls 15u 100 fly (Jessica Frankland),Mens Open 100 back (Oliver Coe),Girls 13u 100 fly(Charis Mills),Boys 13u 100 fly(Toree West Agboola), Girls 15u 100 free, Girls 13u 100 fly( Charis Mills) Boys 13u 100 free (Kai Salih) , Boys 15u medley relay,Kai,Adrian Hugo and Toree, Ladies Open 6 x 50 freestyle relay (Emily, Lilian, Amadea, Jess and Danica), Mens Open 6 x 50 freestyle relay (George, Declan, Kai,Benjamin, Robbie and Oliver).

Second places were achieved by Ladies Open 100 back (Emma Johnstone Burt), Boys 15u 100 free (Benjamin Coe), ladies Open 100 breast (Emily Coe),Mens Open 100 breast (George ), Girls 15u 100 breast (Rebekah Noakes), Ladies Open 100 free (Danica Ebers), Ladies Open 100 IM (Emily Coe),Boys 15u freestyle relay (James, Kai, Toree, Benjamin),Ladies Open medley relay(Emma, Emily, Danica Lilian),Girls 11 yrs back (Megan Sims),, Girls 15u 100 back (Emma Johnstone Burt), Boys 15u 100 back (Benjamin Coe), boys 15u medley relay (Adrian,James,Toree Benjamin).
Four 3rd places were achieved by Alice Johnstone Burt (girls 13u 100 back),James Beele (Boys 15u 100 fly),Megan Sims (girls 10 -11 100 free),Robbie Sims (Mens Open 100 free).

We had 7 personal best times, from Benjamin Coe (100 back), Jessica Frankland 100 fly ) Adrian Piciau ( 100 back), James Beele (100 fly), Toree West -Agboola (100 fly), George Walker (100 breast), Kai Salih (100 free).

A brilliant result for our first Arena League gala – Well done Everyone – I am very proud of you all !

Simon (Head Coach)


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White Oak SC Open Meet, Crook Log LC (7/10/12)

This year's local Open meet was well attended by the Petts Wood swimmers and the distinctive bright pink and silver swim hats were involved in many events throughout the day.

Seventeen swimmers swam and achieved over twenty pb's; Adrian Picciau, Alice Johnstone-Burt(2), Amadea Picciau, Benjamin Coe (2), Casey Willis, Danica Ebers (2), Emma Johstone-Burt, George Walker (2), James Beele (3), Jessica Frankland, Kai Salih, Megan Sims, Oliver Coe, Rebekah Noakes and Toree West-Agboola(2).

Medals were awarded to top three placings and ribbons issued for places four to six; Adrian Picciau, Amadea Picciau (3), Benjamin Coe, Casey Willis(3), Charis Mills, Danica Ebers(3), George Walker (5), Jessica Frankland (3), Lilian Mills (2), Oliver Coe, Rebekah Noakes, and Robbie Sims (3).

Of these six first places were acheived; Amadea Picciau (100m butterfly), Casey Willis (100m breaststroke), Danica Ebers (100m butterfly), George Walker (100m breaststroke), Jessica Frankland (100m backstroke)and Oliver Coe (100m butterfly).

Congratulations and well done to you all!

Simon (Head Coach)



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Littlehampton SC Development Chaser 30th Sept 2012

Six Petts Wood swimmers competed at this meet hosted by Littlehampton SC at Bognor Regis. They were Benjamin Coe, Jessica Frankland, Alice Johnstone-Burt, Emma Johnstone-Burt, Charis Mills and Oliver Coe.

First to swim in the 100m backstroke event was Benjamin Coe achieving a 2 second pb and winning a bronze medal for 3rd place. This early success was repeated throughout the day during which 10 personal best times were achieved; Benjamin Coe (2), Jessica Frankland (2), Alice Johnstone-Burt (2), Emma Johnstone-Burt (2) and Charis Mills (2). Medals were awarded to Top 3 places in each age group of which 8 were won Benjamin 1st 200 free, 3rd 100m back, Jessica Frankland 1st 200m fly, 2nd 100m fly, Oliver Coe (2) 1st 200 IM, 1st 200 free, Emma Johnstone-Burt 1st 200 back, 2nd 100m breast.

Congratulations to all of you on such strong swims and an enjoyable Open.

Simon (Head Coach)

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Ken Deeley Open Meet, Brighton (15/9/12)

Nine Petts Wood Swimmers travelled to Brighton early Saturday morning to compete in the first open of the season. This year's sprint meet was extremely well attended which made an exciting atmosphere.

First to swim was Charis Mills in the 50m backstroke event. Her swim set the benchmark for the other Petts Wood swimmers with a fantastic two second personal best time! Fifteen Pb's were achieved in all by; Charis Mills (2), Benjamin Coe (4), Jessica Frankland, Oliver Coe, Adrian Picciau (3), Amadea Picciau, Emma Johnstone-Burt (2) and Alice Johnstone-Burt.

Medals were awarded for top 6 places in each age group and trophies for top three. Amadea Picciau (4th-50m backstroke), Oliver Coe (1st-50m breaststroke, 2nd-50m freestyle, 1st-50m butterfly), Jessica Frankland (6th-50m freestyle, 4th-50m butterfly, 3rd-50m backstroke), Benjamin Coe (1st-50m freestyle).

A great way to begin the season, well done!

Simon (Head Coach)


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Congratulations to two of our swimmers Kate Curran and Saffron Salih who have been representing Great Britain over the Summer.

Kate had been selected to represent GB for the Triathlon and Saffron for GB in the Modern Pentathlon. Both swimmers were part of medal winning British teams!

Well done to you both on these fantastic achievements!




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London Sprints Gala, 7th July 2012

10 Petts Wood ASC swimmers competed at the annual event held at Crystal Palace. All swimmers swam well with 14 personal best times achieved (Adrian Picciau-2, Benjamin Coe-3, Robbie Sims, Jessica Farrow, Emma Johnstone-Burt, Jessica Frankland-2, Oliver Coe, Amadea Picciau- 2 and Megan Sims). Top 4-8 placed swimmers for each event received ribbons whilst medals were awarded to the top three placed swimmers.

20 top 8 places were acheived by; (Benjamin Coe(3), Robbie Sims, Oliver Coe(2), Jessica Farrow(2), Emma Johnstone-Burt(2), Jessica Frankland(4), Danica Ebers(3), Amadea Picciau(2) and Adrian Picciau.

11 Medals were won by; Benjamin Coe, Jessica Farrow(2), Danica Ebers(3), Oliver Coe, Adrian Picciau, Emma Johnstone-Burt,Jessica Frankland(2). Gold medals were awarded to Benjamin for winning the freestyle event and Danica the backstroke event.

Well done to you all!


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Summer Training Schedule 2012

Changes to swimming training over summer period beginning from Monday 9th July can be downloaded here:

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World Series Biathle, Weymouth 23rd June 2012

Five Petts Wood ASC swimmers competed at the annual Weymouth event. Even though the conditions were gruelling all did well with Duncan Sims winning a bronze for third place!

Well done.


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British Gas ASA National Championships 20th June 2012

Having qualified for his fourth National Championships we traveled with Oliver (Coe) to Ponds Forge Pool, Sheffield. These Championships are also the final Olympic qualifying event. He was competing in the 50m backstroke event, which included well known GB Team swimmers Liam Tancock (current world record holder) and Marco Loughran.

Oliver swam well with a swim time close to his PB, gained invaluable experience meeting and competing against many GB Team and international swimmers.

Congratulations!

Simon (Head Coach)

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London Regional BAGCAT Championships (2nd-10th June 2012)

Benjamin Coe and Amadea Picciau both represented Petts Wood ASC at this years Championships. This was the first time that either swimmer had competed at the event and neither seemed overwhelmed by the competition.

Both competed strongly gaining invaluable experience and swimming faster than swimmers with faster entry times. Benjamin acheived a personal best time in the 100m freestyle whilst Amadea swam the 100m backstroke.

Well done to you both!

Simon (Head Coach)


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IAPS National Swimming Championships 19th May 2012 - K2, Crawley

Congratulations to Benjamin Coe for his performance at this year's IAPS(Independant Association of Prep Schools) National Championships. Competing in the 50m freestyle he reached the National event after winning the Regional IAPS event earlier this year.

He swam a personal best time in the heats, reaching the final. Later in the exciting final he swam even faster pushing the eventual winner very close whilst finishing an excellent 2nd place overall.

Well done!


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Beacon Open 26th/27th May - Crystal Palace.

Ten Petts Wood swimmers attended this Level 1 Open meet at Crystal Palace.

There were eight swimmers who achieved pbs; Adrian Picciau, Oliver Coe, Amadea Picciau, Rebekah Noakes, Kaya Salih, George Walker, Robbie Sims and Benjamin Coe.

Top ten places were gained by Jessica Farrow,Adrian Picciau, Oliver Coe (3), Danica Ebers (2), George Walker, Robbie Sims and Benjamin Coe.

Medals for top 3 places were awarded to Adrian Picciau (2nd in 100m back) and Oliver Coe (3rd in 100m back).

Congratulations!

Simon (Head Coach)
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Margate SC Open Meet 20th May 2012

Ten Petts Wood ASC swimmers travelled to the seaside for the annual open at Margate(Charis Mills, Adrian Picciau, Benjamin Coe, George Walker, Megan Sims,Alice Johnstone-Burt, Georgina Farrow, Rebekah Noakes, Amadea Picciau and Emma Johnstone-Burt). All swimmers competed exceedingly well (especially after a endurance training week) with everyone achieving one or more personal best times, 26 in total. 23 medals were won for top six placings!First places were awarded to Adrian Picciau in the 50m back,Benjamin Coe in the 100m IM and Emma Johnstone-Burt in the 50m back.

Well done to you all!

Simon (Head Coach)



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Beckenham International Open Meet 12/13th May 2012 - Crystal Palace

Ten Petts Wood ASC swimmers competed at the Level 1 open held at Crystal Palace over this past weekend. Jessica Frankland, Charis Mills, Jessica Farrow, Oliver Coe, Emma Johnstone-Burt, Toree West-Agboola, Benjamin Coe, Amadea Picciau, Danica Ebers and Adrian Picciau.

All swam well with at this very busy and highly competitive event. There were 26 long course pbs for; Jessica Frankland, Charis Mills (5), Emma Johnston-Burt(3), Jessica Farrow(2), Toree West-Agboola (5), Benjamin Coe(2), Amadea Picciau(3), Danica Ebers(3) & Adrian Picciau(2).

We gained 7 medals for top 3 placings - Oliver Coe (1st 50,100m backstroke and 2nd 200 back), Jessica Frankland (2nd 400m individual medley), Benjamin Coe (2nd 50m freestyle)& Danica Ebers (3rd 50m backstroke, 3rd 50m butterfly).

Well done everyone!

Simon (Head Coach)
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London Regional Youth Championships 2012 (Sat 5/5 - Sun 6/5)

Held at Crystal Palace the annual Regional Championships gather the best swimmers within the London Region to compete against each other. This year seven Petts Wood ASC swimmers were competing in this long course (50m) pool across a variety of events; Robbie Sims, Emma Johnstone-Burt, Danica Ebers, George Walker, Jessica Farrow, Jessica Frankland and Oliver Coe. Some of these were competing in this event and level for the first time while others had been battling with sickness and injury. However all competed well.

First to swim on Saturday was Emma in the 50m backstroke event, setting the benchmark for the weekend with a long course personal best time! Numerous other personal best times were gained by: Jessica Frankland (5), Jessica Farrow (4), Emma (3), Oliver (2) and Robbie (1).

Finals swum for were given to top 8 placings in each age groups for 100m & 50m events. Awards were given to all swimmers that fineshed in the top 8 in all events. Danica Ebers swam three finals reaching 7th in the 100m freestyle, 5th in the 100m backstroke and 5th in the 50m butterfly. Jessica Frankland reached the 50m backstroke final coming 6th and came 8th in the 200m backstroke. Oliver reached 3 finals, reaching 8th in the 50m freestyle, 4th in the 100m backstroke and 2nd in the 50m backstroke! Oliver's 50m backstroke final being particularly exciting as his time gains hime a place at the Senior National Championships (and final Olympic Qualifiers) to be held in a couple of months!

Well done and congratulations to everyone.

Simon (Head Coach)




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Black Lion Open Meet (Level 3) 21 & 22nd April 2012

Seventeen Petts Wood ASC swimmers travelled to Medway Park for the Black Lion SC Open Meet, this year being held a month earlier.

Adrian Picciau was the first swimmer to compete in the first event (100m Individual Medley) and was join by Benjamin Coe, George Walker and Robbie Sims all of which lead by example, gaining personal best times. As with this open last year all Petts Wood swimmers achieved at least one or more personal best times; Benjamin Coe (2), Oliver Coe, Danica Ebers (3), Georgeina Farrow (3), Jessica Farrow, Jessica Frankland (2), Alice Johnstone-Burt (2), Emma Johnstone-Burt, Charis Mills (2), Lilian Mills, Rebekah Noakes, Adrian Picciau (2), Amadea Picciau (3), Megan Sims (2), Robbie Sims (3), George Walker (4) & Casey Willis (2).

Medals were awarded for top 6 places for 12 year and under swimmers while all other age groups were awarded to top three places. Swimmers that won these were Amadea Picciau (1st 50m backstroke), Jessica Frankland (1st 50m backstroke), Adrian Picciau (1st 50m backstroke), Jessica Farrow (2nd 200m freestyle, 1st 50m breastroke, 3rd 200m backstroke, 2nd 100m butterfly), Casey Willis (1st 200m freestyle, 2nd 100m backstroke, 1st 100m freestyle), Emma Johnstonne Burt (1st 100m backstroke, 3rd 100m freestyle), Oliver Coe (1st 200m breaststroke), Danica Ebers (1st 100m freestyle, 1st 50m freestyle, 1st 100m butterfly), Benjamin Coe (1st 50m freestyle) and Charis Mills (2nd 100m butterfly).

Congratulations to all for another excellent weekend of swimming!

Simon (Head Coach)



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Bexley Open Meet (Level 1) - Crystal Palace 14 & 15 April 2012

Fourteen Petts Wood spent the weekend competing at Crystal Palace. This event enabled swimmers to get good experience and practice at a long course event in preparation for future Regional and National competitions. 21 long course personal best times were achieved for Amadea Picciau (2), Emma Johnstone-Burt(2), Robbie Sims, Adrian Picciau, Kai Salih, Benjamin Coe (3), Declan Gosling, Oliver Coe(2), Saffron Salih, Jessica Frankland(2), George Walker(3), Danica Ebers, Jessica Farrow(2).

Swimmers that reached the top ten on their event and age group were; Oliver Coe (3), Robbie Sims, Benjamin Coe(2), Jessica Frankland (2), Jessica Farrow(2), Emily Coe, George Walker(2), Saffron Salih(2) and Danica Ebers(2).

Medals were awarded for top 3 placings and were won by Emily Coe (2nd 100m breaststroke), Benjamin Coe (3rd 50m freestyle) and Oliver Coe (3- 2nd 100m backstroke, 3rd 50m freestyle, 3rd 100m freestyle)

Well done to everyone who swam.

Simon (Head Coach)



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Further Petts Wood ASC successes!

Over the past few weeks a number of swimmers have been competing in a variety of events associated with swimming.

Rebekah Noakes competed in the Regional Biathlon Championships reaching 6th place (also qualifying for the National Champs).
Danica Ebers and Rebekah Noakes took part in the National Schools Biathlon Final at Crystal Palace reaching 11th and 24th place respectively.

Emily Coe, Rebekah Noakes, Benjamin Coe and Declan Gosling all competed at the first GB Series Biathle held at Taunton, Somerset. Placings were were; Rebekah - 10th, Benjamin - 7th, Declan 3rd and Emily 1st!

Finally Saffron Salih competed for Great Britain recently at European Pentathlon Championships finishing an excellent 10th!

Congratulations to you all.

Simon (Head Coach)

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AGM and Presentation Evening 24/2/12

Thank you to all those families that attended our the AGM and Presentation Evening on Saturday. It was a wonderful celebration of the past year's successes and a fun evening was had by all! Thankyou especially to the parents and swimmers who helped in the preparation and who donated trophies.




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Kent County Championships Summary

Congratulations to all of our swimmers that competed in the Kent County Championships over th past month.

Considering this was our first year as a club at this event we did exceptionally well; swimmers achieving over 50 personal best times, 48 top ten places, winning 36 medals(for top 6 places)and winning 7 County titles!

Final overall team placings for Petts Wood ASC (out of 28 Kent Clubs) were; Men/Boys 9th and Ladies/Girls 15th!

Well done.

Simon (Head Coach)



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Kent County Championships Sunday 18th March

The final day of the Champs were dedicated to the relays and Petts Wood girls teams produced excellent, competitive swims taking and beating other larger well established clubs. Every swimmer managed one or more split times below their personal best times resulting in 8th 16yrs/U Medley, 10th 16yrs/U Freestyle, 11th 15/16yrs Freestyle 11th 15/16yrs Medley, 12th 13/14yrs Medley and 13th 13/14yrs Freestyle.

Well done everybody!

Simon (Head Coach)



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Kent County Championships Saturday 17th March

The final weekend of this year's Championships began with on the Saturday morning with Robbie Sims and Oliver Coe competing in the 50m backstroke event. As with every weekend throughout these championships the Petts Wood swimmers didn't dissappoint, both acheiving personal best times and Oliver qualifying for the final. Other pb's were also acheived by Jessica Farrow, Emma Johnstone-Burt, Danica Ebers, Jessica Frankland (2)and Oliver Coe (2).

Top 10 places were awarded to Jessica Farrow, Danica Ebers, Jessica Frankland (2) and Oliver Coe (4)of which medals were awarded to Jessica Farrow (5th - 200m butterfly), Jessica Frankland (2- 4th 100m butterfly, 2nd 200m backstroke) and Oliver Coe (4 - 1st & 2nd 50m backstroke, 3 & 4th 100m freestyle) with yet another County title for the club!

Well done.

Simon (Head Coach)

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Kent County Championships Sunday 11th March

Following another excellent Saturday, Jessica Farrow lead the Petts Wood ASC charge in the first event of Sunday morning the 400m individual medley. With an impressive 4 second pb she secured sixth place medal! Personal best times were also achieved by Oliver Coe (2), Jessica Frankland (2) and Amadea Picciau.

Top ten placings were achieved Jessica Farrow, George Walker, Oliver Coe (3) and Jessica Frankland (2). Whilst medalists included George Walker (5th 200m breaststroke), Jessica Farrow (6th 400m individual medley), Jessica Frankland (2 - 1st 50m backstroke, 2nd 200m individual medley) and Oliver Coe (3 - 2nd 100m individual medley, 2nd & 5th 400m freestyle).

Overall another extremely competitive and successful weekend which included 18Pb's, 17 top ten places, 15 medals won and a further 3 County titles!

Congratulations to everyone for your wonderful achievements.

Simon (Head Coach)

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Kent County Championships Saturday 10th March

With memories of Petts Wood ASC's successes still fresh, 10 more swimmers travelled again to Medway Park to try and maintain the high standard already set; (Jessica Frankland, Adrian Picciau, Emma Johnstone-Burt, Oliver Coe, Danica Ebers, Amadea Picciau, George Walker, Benjamin Coe, Kai Salih and Jessica Farrow)

Amadea Picciau and Jessica Frankland were the first of our swimmers to swim, competing in the 50m butterfly event. Althougha little nervous both swam well Amadea swam very close to her personal best time while Jessica achieved a big pb, winning the bronze medal! Personal best times were achieved by; Adrian Picciau, Emma Johnstone-Burt, Jessica Frankland(2) Danica Ebers, Amadea Picciau, Benjamin Coe, George Walker and Oliver Coe(2).

There were top ten placings for Jessica Farrow, Emma Johnstone-Burt, Danica Ebers (2), Benjamin Coe, Jessica Frankland (2), Oliver Coe (4)

Medals were awarded to Danica Ebers (6th 100m backstroke), Jessica Frankland (2 - 3rd 50m butterfly, 5th 50m freestyle) and Oliver Coe (4 - 1st & 3rd 50m butterfly, 1st & 2nd 200m backstroke) which included 2 further Championship titles!

Congratulations!

Simon (Head Coach)

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Kent County Championships Sunday 26th February

After the successes of the Saturday, 11 Petts Wood swimmers returned to Medway Park to compete; (Robbie Sims, Saffron Salih, Emma Johnstone-Burt, Jessica Frankland, Danica Ebers, Emma Ward, Jessica Farrow, Oliver Coe, Emily Coe, Declan Gosling and Benjamin Coe).

Jessica Farrow was the first Petts Wood swimmer of the morning to race in an individual event. In a tough, fiercly competed 400m freestyle race she swam personal best time and was placed 7th, setting a benchmark for our other swimmers.

As with the the previous day Petts Wood swimmers excelled with personal best times for; (Jessica Frankland (2), Emma Ward, Emma Johnstone-Burt, Danica Ebers (2), Benjamin Coe, Oliver Coe, Robbie Sims, Declan Gosling, Jessica Farrow (2) and Saffron Salih.

There were top ten placings for Jessica Farrow, Jessica Frankland, Emma Johnstone-Burt, Danica Ebers (2), Oliver Coe (4), Mens 4 x 100m freestyle relay and Ladies 4 x 100m freestyle relay.

Medals were awarded to Jessica Frankland (5th 200m freestyle), Emma Johnstone-Burt (4th 50m backstroke), Danic Ebers (2- 4th 50m backstroke, 6th 50m butterfly) & Oliver Coe (3 - 2nd & 3rd 200m individual medley, 2nd 50m freestyle).

Overall Petts Wood had a fantastic weekend performing far ahead of many larger long established clubs by achieving 23 PB's, 21 top ten placings, 14 medals and 3 Kent titles!

Congratulations!

Simon (Head Coach)



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Kent County Championships Saturday 25th February

It was the first time as a club that Petts Wood ASC attended the County Championships. 9 swimmers travelled to Medway Park on the first day (Robbie Sims, Amadea Picciau, Jessica Frankland, Danica Ebers, Emma Ward, Jessica Farrow, Oliver Coe, Emily Coe, Kai Salih and Benjamin Coe)

First to swim was Robbie who set the benchmark for the day by posting a 2 second pb time in the 200m freestyle reaching 9th place. Although there were a few nerves shown everyone was close to or bettered their personal best times. Those with pbs were; Robbie Sims (2), Jessica Frankland (2), Oliver Coe (2), Jessica Farrow, Kai Salih & Benjamin Coe.

There were a number of top 10 places achieved for Robbie Sims, Jessica Farrow, Jessica Frankland (2), Oliver Coe (4), Emily Coe and Benjamin Coe.

Medals were awarded to Benjamin Coe (4th 50m freestyle), Oliver Coe (4- 1st & 2nd 50m breaststroke, 2nd & 3rd 100m backstroke) and Jessica Frankland (2 - 1st 100m backstroke, 1st 200m butterfly)

Well done everyone who swam especially to our two new County Champions!!!

Simon (Head Coach)


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First Birthday Party and Inaugural Presention Evening

Swimmers, friends and family are invited to Petts Wood ASC's first Presentation Evening to be held on Saturday 24th March 7.30pm at Badgers Mount Village Hall.

The evening will celebrate the Club's first birthday and the swimmers successes over the previous twelve months.

Trophies and certificates will be awarded to individual swimmers and a quiz, karaoke and music is provided for everyone to enjoy on the night!

For further information and tickets please speak to Angela Sims and Sarah Coe

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Kent Secondary Schools Championships 2012

Five Petts Wood ASC swimmers represented their secondary schools at these championships held on Saturday 21st and 28th of January. Amadea Picciau, Oliver Coe, Jessica Farrow, Saffron Salih and Jessica Frankland all swam exceptionally well. Each swimmer achieving personal best times, finalist placings or both!

Congratulations.

Simon (Head Coach)



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National Arena League 2012

Good news! Petts Wood ASC have been accepted to the National Arena League for the 2012 season.

We will be competing in Division 2 South over three rounds. These will be held on the evenings of Sat 13th October, Sat 10th November and Sat 8th December (venues to be confirmed nearer the time).
Please keep these dates free in your diaries!


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Brighton Swimming Club "Tom Handley" Open Meet (Level 2)- Brighton (14 & 15/1/12)

Eight swimmers competed in this Level 2 meet held at Brighton a few aiming to gain county championships qualification times. Nearly all swimmers had success over the weekend with thirteen personal best times achieved; Robbie Sims (2- 200m FC, 100m FC), Charis Mills (100m BF), Danica Ebers (2- 100m BF, 100m FC), Benjamin Coe (2- 200m FC & 100m BC), Amadea Picciau (3-100mBC,100mFC,50m FC), Jessica Farrow (2 - 100m FC, 200m IM), Oliver Coe (50m FC twice!).

Oliver Coe picked up 1 first and 2 second place trophies and he also won the "Skins" freestyle event in a personal best time!

Nearly all of these swimmers improved upon or gained their county qualification times.

Yet again another successful weekend.

Congratulations to all of you.

Simon (Head Coach)


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City of Canterbury Swimming Club and Dover Life Guard Club Icebreaker Open Meet (Level 3) - Kingsmead Leisure Centre (7 & 8/1/12)

Twelve Petts Wood ASC swimmers travelled to Canterbury to support the first open meet of 2012. This busy event provided an exciting atmosphere inspiring swimmers to swim very close to or on their personal best times even after the first week of full training since Christmas.

There were some very impressive (and large!) personal best times achieved by Robbie Sims(2), Benjamin Coe(2), Adrian Picciau, Jessica Frankland, Amadea Picciau(2), Danica Ebers(2), Jessica Farrow and Oliver Coe(2).

Medals were awarded to top six places in each age group and finals swum for 50m and 100m distances. These included Lilian Mills, Jessica Farrow(2), Jessica Frankland, Oliver Coe(4), Danica Ebers(2), Amadea Picciau and Benjamin Coe. Of these 5 first places were awarded to Jessica Farrow (400m freestyle), Jessica Frankland (400m individual medley) and Oliver Coe (100m breaststroke, 100m freestyle and 200m individual medley)

Each day had an exciting finish with a "Skins" event based upon the 200m IM results. Oliver Coe qualified for the Mens over 14 yrs event which provided excellent exciting entertainment. With a strong vocal support from Petts Wood swimmers and parents he won each round. In the final round he sealed the event win with a 50m butterfly in personal best time!

Congratulations and well done everyone.

Simon (Head Coach)

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Killerwhales SC Open Meet (Level 1) - Basildon Sporting Village (17 & 18/12/11)

Eight Petts Wood ASC swimmers travelled to the new 50m pool in Essex to compete in the Killerwhales swimming club's inaugaural long course open meet. This fully subscribed meet boasted a high standard of entrants in all events.

Even so our swimmers were not overwhelmed and achieved numerous long course pb's; for Benjamin Coe (2), Emma Ward (2), Jessica Frankland (2), Adrian Picciau (2), Oliver Coe (2), Amadea Picciau (2), Danica Ebers & Rebekah Noakes.

Top ten places were also reached by Oliver Coe (200m backstroke 5th, 100m backstroke 4th, 50m freestyle 8th), Adrian Picciau (100m backstroke 8th), Jessica Frankland (200m butterfly 4th), Danica Ebers (100m backstroke 7th), Emma Ward (100m butterfly 6th, 50m freestyle 9th), Benjamin Coe (50m freestyle 6th).

Well swum everybody!

Simon (Head Coach)


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Christmas Training Timetable

To download your own copy please click onto the following;

Click here to download this file

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London Region Winter Championships 2011 - Crystal Palace (3-4/12/11)

Six of Petts Wood ASC more senior swimmers attended this years Championships; Oliver Coe, Jessica Farrow, Robbie Sims, Jessica Frankland, Danica Ebers and Emma Ward. All swam well achieving one or more personal best times in the 50m pool!

Oliver set the benchmark for the club early Saturday morning with an excellent personal best time in the 200m freestyle narrowly missing the final. He also posted a PB time in the 100m backstroke, reached the finals for the 100m an 200m backstroke and won silver (narrowly missing gold) for the 100m! Jessica Farrow achieved pb's in her 200m butterfly and 200m freestyle, Robbie Sims for his 100m and 50m freestyle; Jessica Frankland for her 200m individual medley, 200m backstroke and 50m freestyle; Emma Ward for her 50m freestyle; and Danica Ebers for her 50m freestyle!

Excellent all round performances. Well done!

Simon (Head Coach)


(see gallery for more pictures)
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Maidstone SC Open Meet 2011 (Level 3)- Mote Park (27/11/11)

Fourteen Petts Wood ASC swimmers once again successfully competed at an Open Meet, this time hosted by Maidstone Swimming Club. Impressive progress was shown across the club with over 30 personal best times achieved and 29 medals won!

Georgina Farrow began the long list of achievements gaining a PB in the 100m Individual Medley and she gained a further 2 PBs on the day. Others acheiving personal best times were Lilian Mills, Amadea Picciau (4), Danica Ebers (4), Jessica Frankland(4), Benjamin Coe(3), Charis Mills(2), Adrian Picciau(2), Oliver Coe, Megan Sims, Robbie Sims (2), Jessica Farrow(4), Emma Ward and Rebekah Noakes (2).

Medals were awarded to swimmers that achieved a top 6 place in each event. These were won by Lilian Mills, Amadea Picciau(2), Danica Ebers(4), Jessica Frankland (4), Benjamin Coe(2), Charis Mills(3), Oliver Coe(4), Robbie Sims(2), Jessica Farrow(3) and Emma Ward(3).

Of these eight were first places for; Danica Ebers (50m backstroke), Emma Ward (50m butterfly), Jessica Farrow (2- 100m butterfly & 100m breaststroke) and Oliver Coe (4- 100m freestyle, 50m backstroke, 100m individual medley and 50m freestyle)!

An exciting and rewarding day was had by swimmers, coaches and parents. Well done.

Simon (Head Coach)


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Kent Development Meet 2011 - Medway Park (26/11/11)

Both Adrian Picciau and Megan Sims gained valuable experience at this years event designed for younger swimmers aiming to achieve County Championships qualification. Both of them swam well against other swimmers from across the whole County.

Adrian had a particularly successful day achieving 3 out of 4 personal best times in his events and winning the gold medal for the fastest 11 years 50m backstroke.

Well done to you both!

Simon (Head Coach)



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Kent County Schools Biathlon 2011 - Medway Park (20/11/11)

Congratulations to Petts Wood swimmer Danica Ebers who competed for her school, The Leigh Technology Academy in the Kent County Schools Biathlon.
She swam and ran well achieving personal best times in both disciplines and was placed first in both, winning the overall girls year 12/13 event.

Emma Ward also competed with success at the competition. Representing Farringtons School she was placed 2nd in the swim and third in the run. This resulted in an overall third placing for the year 10 group!

Well done!



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Dartford District Swimming Club Centenary Open - Medway Park (6/11/11)

Eleven Petts Wood swimmers spent the first Sunday of November competing at Dartford District Swimming Club's annual Open Meet.
DDSC are celebrating 100 years of swimming this year - Congratulations!
This fully subscribed Level 4 meet proved a happy hunting ground for our swimmers looking for PB's and medals and an especially exciting 100m butterfly where Petts Wood swimmers achieved a 1-2-3-4 finish!

All swimmers achieved one or more personal best time (24 in all!); Danica Ebers(3), Jessica Frankland(4), Megan Sims (3), Georgina Farrow(1), Amadea Picciau (4), Adrian Picciau (2), Benjamin Coe (1), Emma Ward (1), Rebekah Noakes (1), Jessica Farrow (3)& Robbie Sims (2).

Medals were awarded to top six placings with Petts Wood scooping 24; Danica Ebers(3), Jessica Frankland (4), Megan Sims (1), Amadea Picciau (2), Adrian Picciau (1), Benjamin Coe (2), Emma Ward (3), Rebekah Noakes (3), Jessica Farrow (3) & Robbie Sims (2).

Three first place medals were won by Jessica Frankland (100m Freestyle), Benjamin Coe (100m Backstroke) and Jessica Farrow (100m Butterfly).

Another exciting and successful weekend of swimming - Well done

Simon (Head Coach)

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Bromley Borough Swimming Championships 2011 - Beckenham Spa (30/10/11)

Petts Wood ASC attended for this annual event for first time with 10 swimmers.

Resplendant in their club colours we proved to be excellent competition to the other larger clubs in the Borough and the vocal support for our swimmers helped to motivate them to win medals and achieve many personal best times (pending the official results).

The successful evening was topped off with a team photo with the Mayor.


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Gravesend & Northfleet Open Meet 2011 - Medway Park, Gillingham (29/10/11)

Ten Petts Wood ASC swimmers travelled to their first open meet to be held at Medway Park this season. At this Level 3 meet every swimmer competed exceptionally well with numerous medals won, personal best times and County Championship qualification times achieved.

Twenty six medals were awarded to our swimmers (for top six placings in each age group) with each individual posting at least one top three placing (15 in all!). First places were gained by Emma Ward in the 50m butterfly and Oliver Coe in the 50m freestyle (he was also awarded a speeding ticket for the 200m freestyle!)

Fifteen personal best times were achieved acoss the board while Adrian Picciau and Benjamin Coe deserve special congratulations for achieving their first Kent County Championship qualification times!

Well done to you all (Amadea, Jessica, Benjamin, Oliver, Rebekah, Jessica, Adrian, Emma, Georgina amd Danica) for an exceptional day's swimming!

Simon (Head Coach)


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National Inter-Counties Championship, Ponds Forge 16/10/11

Congratulations to Oliver Coe who was one of a number of swimmers from across the County that travelled to Sheffield to compete for this National event.
All did exceptionally well resulting in an overall 5th placing in Division 1, the highest position in the County's history!

Well done to everyone involved.


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Thurrock SC "Season Opener" 2011 (8th-9th/10/11)

Eleven Petts Wood ASC swimmers competed at this Level 2 Open Meet held in Thurrock. Throughout the weekend swimmers competed in a variety of events with many successes. There were many personal best times for Casey Willis, Jessica Farrow(2), Robbie Sims(2), Rebekah Noakes, Amadea Picciau(3), Emma Ward(2)and Adrian Picciau.

There were also nineteen medals won by swimmers(awarded to top 3 placings); Oliver Coe (4), Rebekah Noakes (2), Emma Ward (4), Danica Ebers (2), Casey Willis, Jessica Frankland (2), Adrian Picciau and Jessica Farrow (3).

Six of these were for first places; Emma Ward (50m butterfly & 100m individual medley), Oliver Coe (50m backstroke), Danica Ebers (100m backstroke)and Jessica Farrow (200m butterfly & 200m individual medley)

Overall another successful weekend of swimming. Well done!


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Open Biathlon - Medway Park, Gillingham 25/9/11

Congratulations to Rebekah Noakes who competed in this biathlon which took place alongside the South East Regional Triathlon Championships.

She confidently lead the way in the Youth C Girls age group in her swim and run, with personal best times for both disciplines and was rewarded with an overall 1st place!

Well done!



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Biathle World Championships - Sofia, Bulgaria 25/9/11

Emily Coe qualified and was selected to be a member of the British team to travel to Bulgaria for the XIII Biathle World Championships. The World Championships were held in the Bulgarian Capital of Sofia. Emily was able to overcome the very hot conditions which the competitors were met with, with the race at midday Bulgarian time. Emily had an excellent run and swim, crossing the finish line in 5th place in the Junior ladies event. She was part of the team of three GB competitors who won the Gold Medal for their age group. Emily completed the race in a pb time and improved her ranking position within the world and GB.

Whilst they were in Bulgaria the GB team attended a reception on behalf of the British Embassy.

Congratulations!


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Brighton "Ken Deeley" Sprint Open Meet 17/9/11

Twelve Petts Wood ASC swimmers left early Saturday morning to travel to Brighton for the annual sprint meet. Everyone was excited to be at their first competitive event since the summer break.

Megan Simms got us off to a great start with a personal best time in the 100m Individual Medley and from then on the all the Petts Wood swimmers never looked back.

There were 21 personal best times acheived for; Amadea Picciau - 5, Adrian Picciau, Megan Simms - 2, Robbie Sims, Benjamin Coe - 3, Jessica Farrow, Georgina Farrow - 2,Danica Ebers, Rebekah Noakes and Jessica Frankland - 3.
Medals were also won by Robbie Sims (6th 50m FC), Jessica Frankland (3rd 50m BC, 3rd 50m BF)and Benjamin Coe (1st 50m FC)

Overall excellent performances in an exciting atmosphere!

Congratulations.



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National Biathle Championships 2011

Rebekah Noakes and Emily Coe travelled to Salford Quays, Manchester to compete in the annual competition held on August 14th.

Both competitors showed improved speed since the Weymouth Biathle within a very competitive field. Rebekah finished 17th in her age group. Emily finished in 4th position, qualifying to represent Great Britain in the World Championships to be held in Sofia, Bulgaria later on this month.

Congratulations to them both.





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Eastbourne 2km Open Water Swim 25th July 2011

Congratulations to Rebekah Noakes who competed in this challenging event for the first time on Sunday.

She braved the cold conditions and finished the race 48th out of more than eighty entrants in all ages, both male and female also topping her individual age group.

An excellent debut!

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London Region Sprints Gala 2011

Seven Petts Wood ASC swimmers (Benjamin Coe, Rebekah Noakes, Jessica Farrow, Jessica Frankland, Emily Coe, Danica Ebers and Oliver Coe)competed at the annual event held at Crystal Palace. All swimmers swam well with everyone very close to or improving on their long course 50m pb's. Top 4-10 placed swimmers for each event received ribbons whilst medals were awarded to the top three placed swimmers. Special awards were made to the overall top swimmers in each age group.

Awards went to; Jessica Frankland (5th butterfly & 8th backstroke), Jessica Farrow (8th freestyle, 3rd butterfly), Emily Coe (3rd backstroke, 3rd freestyle, 1st breaststroke), Danica Ebers (2nd backstroke, 1st freestyle), Oliver Coe (2nd freestyle, 2nd butterfly, 2nd breaststroke, 1st backstroke, Top Boy)

Well done to you all!



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Kent Masters Championship 2011

Congratulations to Emily Coe who recently competed in the Kent County Masters Championships held at Medway Park on Saturday 9th July. Competing in three events, she won gold medals for her age group breaking County Records in the 50m breaststroke and 100m individual medley! Well done!

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World Series Biathle, Weymouth 25/6/11

Seven Petts Wood ASC swimmers competed at the annual Weymouth event. Even though the conditions were gruelling all did well!



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Cranleigh SC Open Meet 19/6/11

Eleven Petts Wood ASC swimmers had a very successful Open Meet hosted by Cranleigh SC. Many medals were won and PB's gained! First places were gained by Amadea Picciau, Emma Ward, Oliver Coe, Danica Ebers, Adrian Picciau, Jessica Farrow and Rebekah Noakes. Other top three places were also awarded to Benjamin Coe and Robbie Sims. Georgina Farrow also won a top six position and Megan Sims was rewarded with a PB time in the 50m freestyle. Congratulations!



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Bedgebury Day Out - June 6th 2011

We all met for a family picnic at Bedgebury Pinetum on bank holiday Monday. The Forestry commission site has fantastic walks and cycle routes for varying abilities. Most of us took our own bikes or hired them there, and we all took picnic food with us. The more adventurous cyclists attempted the Red route and the even more daring among us tackled the Black run, this resulted in varying levels of success. Thomas and Simon competed for "injury of the day", Thomas almost knocked himself unconscious after doing a backflip down the Black run and Simons attempt to do a Superman impression from his bike and this resulted in multiple fractures of his right arm. However we all had a great time and settled down for an enjoyable picnic after the walking and riding. Bedgebury was a great choice for a day out and thank you to Paul and Sarah Frankland for organising the day for us.

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Black Lion Open Meet 21/22nd May 2011

We had eight swimmers representing Petts Wood ASC this weekend at Medway park in Gillingham. Every swimmer throughout the weekend achieved one or more pbs.
Jessica Frankland achieved 4 pb times in the following events, 100m back, 200m IM, 100m free and the 200m back. Amadea Picciau achieved pbs in the 100m back and the 100m free. Danica Ebers got two pbs in the 50 back and 50 free. Oliver Coe gained pbs in the 100m and 200m backstroke and 50m free. Rebekah Noakes got got 5 pbs in the following events, 100m breast, 200m free, 200m breast, 50m free and 100m fly. Georgina Farrow got 3 pbs in the 200m free,200m back and the 50m free. Jessica Farrow achieved a pb in the 100m fly. Benjamin Coe swam a pb in the 50m free.

Also 6 of these swimmers came back with many medals and trophies for top six places.

Overall a fabulous weekend of "Orcas" swimming.

Well done to you all!

Simon (Head Coach)

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Beckenham International Open Meet 7/8th May 2011 - Crystal Palace

Petts Wood ASC were represented by 5 swimmers this past weekend, they were Rebekah Noakes , Emily Coe, Danica Ebers, Oliver Coe and Jessica Farrow.

Everyone swam well and achieved one or more long course pbs. This was especially pleasing as we have just completed an endurance week of training. We gained 4 medals - Emily Coe (3rd in the 50 back) and Oliver Coe (3rd in the 50,100 and 200 back).
Well done everyone !

Simon (Head Coach)
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London Regional Youth Championships 2011 (Sat 30/4 - Sun 1/5)

Held at Crystal Palace the annual regional champs gathers the best swimmers within the London region to compete against each other. Four Petts Wood ASC swimmers were competing in a variety of events over the two days; Jessica Farrow, Jessica Frankland and Emily & Oliver Coe.

Oliver was the first to swim on Saturday morning qualifying first for the final of the 50m backstroke in a long course pb time. In the exciting final he led the field all the way, winning the gold medal. The weekend continued in similar fashion for Oliver winning a further two gold medals in the 100m breaststroke, 100m backstroke (only 0.2 seconds outside the national qualifying time!) and a bronze medal in th 50m breastroke final.

Jessica Frankland had an exciting weekend with strong swims in the 200m backstroke and butterfly and excelled in the 50m backstroke and butterfly both with impressive personal best timed swims.

Emily Coe who was unable to compete on Saturday in her best events made the most of Sunday reaching the final for the 100m breaststroke in which she claimed fourth place. She followed this up with a personal best swim in the 50m backstroke narrowly missing out on the final by 0.1 second.

Finally Jessica Farrow qualifying for the first time in these championships for the 400m individual medley event, claimed 6th place in the 14/15yrs age group!

Overall an excellent performance by everyone and thank you to all the family and friends that supported us throughout the weekend.

Congratulations!

Simon (Head Coach)


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Orpington Ojays Open

Six swimmers represented Petts Wood ASC at this years Orpington Ojays Open held at Medway Park on 16th and 17th of April. Swimmers were representing the club the first time in competition and looked resplendant in their bright new team colours and both swimmers and parents provided a great team presence with excellent swimming and supportive cheering.

Every swimmer competed well.
Jessica Frankland and Emily Coe started the ball rolling with excellent swims in the 200m Individual Medley. Jessica claiming 2nd place and Emily 1st. Jessica won a further two 2nd place medals for the 100m butterfly and 200m freestyle (in a new pb time). Emily also won here 100m breastroke event in a fast time.
Oliver Coe won 4 first places in 100m backstroke, breaststroke, freestyle (in pb time)and butterfly.
Danica Ebers swam close to her personal best in the 50m & 100m freestyle and 100m backstroke.
Rebekah Noakes swam strongly in the 50m, 100m and 200m freestyle (in pb time).
Benjamin Coe competing for the first time in 18 months overcame an earlier dissappointment to swim a excellent 100m freestyle in pb time!
Well done to you all.

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Kent V Surrey Schools Meet

Congratulations to the three Petts Wood ASC Orcas swimmers who represented Kent Schools in the annual Kent v Surrey match at Sevenoaks pool yesterday ( April 1st) .

Jessica Farrow put in a great performance in the 200 IM event( intermediate). Jessica Frankland also competed in the 200m IM event (Junior)and also swam very well. They both managed to swim on their pb times. Oliver Coe qualified for the 100m back(Senior)and having expected to swim that event was also asked to swim in the 100m breast (Senior) and the 200 IM (Senior) as well as the Senior Medley relay. Congratulations to all of you on a great Club effort !