With the start of the championships being this Saturday, I would like to draw your attention to a few key points for this weekends gala:
1 – As stated in the conditions, withdrawals from all races (apart from the 800m & 1500m Freestyle) must be submitted by 18:00 the day before the race is due to be swum. Please can you ensure that all of your competitors are aware of this. Withdrawals should be sent via email to email@example.com
2 – Event timings and information can be found on the championships website – www.wmswimchamps.org.uk. Note that on Saturday & Sunday is 09:00am warmup for a 10:00am start.
The Spring Open Meet is now full. A list of confirmed entries is on the Open Meets page along with spectator Information.
If anyone has any raffle prizes they could donate for the 7th Jan at Nuneaton we would be very grateful.
Donations can be made on the evening or through your club.
Thank you and see you on the 7th.
We are building an order for poolside shirts which will be placed with the supplier in early January. Please submit your order and payment to your home club contact as listed below. Collated club orders and payment must be in by Sunday 8th January so please get your order to your club contact well in advance of this date. Alternatively, completed order forms and cash or cheque payable to “Team Mercia Swimming Club” can be handed in at the Turkey Bash gala at Pingles on Saturday 7th January.
Leamington – Shaun O’Brien Nuneaton – Sue Newman Rugby – Rachel Cutler
This will be the last order before the Wycombe Meet in March and the West Midlands Youth and Age Group Championships in May so please make sure you get your order in now. You can download the order form here.
Details of our March 18/19th 2017 can be downloaded below along with the Sportsystems Entry File Set and Entry Manager.
Well done to everyone who swam at Nottingham last weekend, some great swimming and none more so than in the Open Relays where the Men's teams won Silver in the 4x100m Freestyle (Harrison Cook, Harry Manship, Phillip Warren, David Broadbent) and Bronze in the 4x100m Medley Relays (Lucas Williams, David Broadbent, Phillip Warren, Harrison Cook).
The ladies teams all swam great races finishing 6th in both relays. The Freestyle team was Lucy Castle, Ruby O'Brien, Molly Quelch & Laura Griffiths. The Medley team (below) was Lucy Castle, Alice Ball, Ruby O'Brien & Laura Griffiths.
The AGM will take place at Warwick Boys on Tuesday 19th July, 7.00pm. It will be held in PE1 or the Junior Assembly hall.
Congratulations to the following swimmers who have qualified for various events at the Summer Nationals
ASA Summer Nationals
Laura Griffiths, Molly Quelch, Ellen Stone, Lucas Williams, David Broadbent
Ailsa Gavan McHarg, Kathryn Lythgo
Congratulations to everyone who swim over the three weekends at the West Midlands Youth and Age Group Championships.
The final medal total was 9 Gold, 16 Silver and 16 Bronze medals and a number of swimmers to go forward to National competition later in the Summer!
A lot of PB's, especially in Finals and loads of happy faces and laughs on poolside.
A really strong start to the Age Group Champs this weekend, orange hats everywhere and lots of medal success!
Lots of new faces and some great swimming with many swimmers swimming faster in finals than heats, well done to everyone!
Good luck to everyone the next 3 weekends, fast swimming and lots of PB's.
Every weekend I will post an updated 'Relay Ranking' so everyone can see where they are for the two Team age groups, 14-16 Years & 17/Over.
Team's will be selected for the West Midlands Youth Relay teams on LC times done since the 1st October 2016.
Two Level 1 (LC) meets have been added to the calendar for Team Mercia, the first is Derventio on the 8-10th April and the second Northampton on the 13-15 May.
After the County Champs these two meets along with the West Midland Champs will be the last chance in the qualifying window to gain times for ASA Nationals and British Championships.
The home clubs will consolidate their entries and pass on to TM to do one entry, please check with your home coach for more details.
A massive thanks to everyone who came and supported our inaugural Club Relay Gala last night in Nuneaton, it was great to see everyone mixing and making new friends and racing hard.
We couldn't have put on such a fun gala without all the support of parents and friends and the commitment of Coaches and most importantly Swimmers, some of whom were doing their first gala.
The funds raised will help support us during the coming season and allow us to continue our support of all the swimmers aspiring to achieve, hopefully many of the new faces we saw last night will be at this year's West Midland Championships and in the case of the younger ones over many years to come.
Details of the West Midlands Entry Dates etc will be posted shortly.
Team Mercia are pleased to announce a ‘Team Gala Evening’ on Saturday 2nd January 2016 at Nuneaton’s Pingles Pool.
The focus of the evening is FUN & RACING, we want everyone mixed up with new swimmers and team mates racing out of their skins for each other.
It will be a team based relay gala with swimmers from the different clubs mixed together in different age groups.
To that end there will be a variety of relays, 4 x 50 / 4 x 100 /12 x 25 Canons / 24 x 25 canons in various strokes including a couple of ‘unusual’ relays!
Age groups will by 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16/Over as on 31/12/2016.
The number of teams/lanes will depend on the total number of swimmers available, your clubs will select their swimmers and submit them in ‘Teams’ for us to consolidate into the final teams.
Any swimming members who are not part of one the participating clubs and who are interested in participating can contact Tom Tame before the 10th December.
As with any other gala we will need lots of help please with officials, recorders, marshals etc so if you’re coming please put your name down to help.
More details will follow in December but please keep the evening clear and help us build the team spirit and raise some much needed funds.
Congratulations to all of the TM swimmers that swam at the British and National Championships.
Lauren Cox 14 yr National 50m f/c champion.
Ellen Stone 7th 200 Br Final .
Lucas Williams 200 bk and 50 bk PBs .
Lauren Cox 50 bk PB.
David Broadbent 6th 200 fly final and 7th 1500 f/c.
Isabelle Callaghan 9th 200 Br Final.
Ellen Stone 7th 100 Br Final.
Girls 4x100 f/c (Ailsa, Ruby, Lucy, Ellen) 4th in Final
Girls 4x100 Medley (Jessica, Ellen, Ailsa, Lucy) 5th in Final
Lucas Williams new 50m bk PB.
A host of great swims and PBs for Seren Mahon, Laura Griffiths and Sarah Chapman at Welsh Nationals.
Well done to all of the swimmers from all of the coaches
We are in the process of putting together an order for Team Mercia poolside shirts to be placed mid August so that we have them back mid October in time for the Midland & National Short Course.
As before you place your order with your home club and we will then consolidate one order over the weekend of the 15/16 August. This will the last order this year.
Team Mercia has been formed to create a pathway of
opportunity for talented swimmers to train and compete together at Regional and
We do not replace the swimmer’s existing clubs, we
seek to complement the existing structures and provide the next level of
support for swimmers and coaches. We recognize that a Beacon Club is not an option
for every swimmer and that the majority of swimmers at, or close to Regional
standard needed the opportunity to train and compete with like-minded
swimmers. We aim to provide the
opportunity for those swimmers to raise the level of their performance as well
as giving coaches the chance to develop their skills and experience.
This in turn will raise the professionalism and
standards of the participating clubs and swimmers within their catchment area.
How will Team Mercia work?
that are part of Team Mercia will enter into the Midland and National
Championships as Team Mercia. We will also enter competitive teams where
appropriate giving opportunities to swimmers to qualify for National
Championship Relays. In addition to this swimmers will enter selected Level 1
meets targeted by Team Mercia coaches.
will be training opportunities for Team Mercia swimmers and those aiming to
qualify for Regional Championships with Team Mercia. These opportunities are
intended to enhance the swimmer’s home programme.
When did it start?
Mercia was granted affiliation to the West Midlands ASA in the summer of 2012. This means
that those swimmers from participating clubs who achieve Midland & National
Qualifying Times will compete as “Team Mercia Swimming Club” at Midlands and
Nationals from this autumn.
Coaches are developing the training opportunities as well as finalising the
entrance requirements for swimmers to be a part of Team Mercia and its
Mercia Swim Camp will be taking place in Spain during Easter 2013.
Who is involved?
in Team Mercia is open to clubs affiliated to Coventry and District Swimming
Association. There are currently five clubs participating in Team Mercia;
Blythe Barracudas, Kingsbury Aquarius, Leamington Spa, Nuneaton & Bedworth
and Stratford Sharks.
How do swimmers get involved?
swimmers from participating clubs that achieve qualifying times for the Midland
Championships and National Championships will swim as Team Mercia at those
Criteria to join Team Mercia will be based on a percentage of the regional qualifying
times that allow swimmers aspiring to compete in the regional championships to
be a part of Team Mercia training opportunities.
will come through initial contributions from participating clubs as well as
additional voluntary contributions for access to the Training opportunities.
committee is interested in sponsorship for Team Mercia. Anybody interest in
sponsorship of Team Mercia is asked to contact the club secretary, Laura Slinn.