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Bath Preparation Day
11 Team Mercia swimmers had a great preparation day at Bath University's National Training Centre.  Some really good quality swimming and lots of team spirit and smiles.
The swimmers are all competing at British Championships, ASA & Welsh Nationals over the coming days and had two pool sessions and a Land Session in the fantastic facilities enjoyed by @TeamBath.

Summer Championships
Congratulations to all those swimmers who qualified for British and ASA  Summer Nationals.
PLUS
The Girls 14-16 4x100 freestyle team has qualified for the British Summer Champs, awesome!
West Midlands Championships
Final medals @westmidswimming champs & @TMSwimming have bagged 16 gold, 22 silver & 19 bronze medals @NunBedSwim @Rugbyswimclub @SwimLeamington
Great swimming!
Team Mercia Poolside Polo Shirt Order

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.

Midland Short Course

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.

 

Summer National Qualifers
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

 

               Scottish Nationals

               Ailsa Gavan McHarg, Kathryn Lythgo

 

               Welsh Nationals

               Abigail Jolley

West Midlands Championships Final Tally

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.

Relay Team qualify at West Midlands Champs.

Great news for our 17 & Over ladies in their 4x200m Freestyle relay qualifying for the British Summer Championships.

 

Nationals 2015 sucess
Congratulations to all of the TM swimmers that swam at the British and National Championships.
Lauren Cox 14 yr National 50m f/c champion.

British Championships
Ellen Stone 7th 200 Br Final .
Lucas Williams 200 bk and 50 bk PBs .
Lauren Cox 50 bk PB.

Nationals
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

What is Team Mercia?

Team Mercia has been formed to create a pathway of opportunity for talented swimmers to train and compete together at Regional and National level.

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?

Swimmers 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.

 

There 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?

Team 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.

The Coaches are developing the training opportunities as well as finalising the entrance requirements for swimmers to be a part of Team Mercia and its opportunities.

A Team Mercia Swim Camp will be taking place in Spain during Easter 2013.

 

Who is involved?

Participation 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?

All swimmers from participating clubs that achieve qualifying times for the Midland Championships and National Championships will swim as Team Mercia at those events.

Consideration 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.

Funding

Funding will come through initial contributions from participating clubs as well as additional voluntary contributions for access to the Training opportunities.

The committee is interested in sponsorship for Team Mercia. Anybody interest in sponsorship of Team Mercia is asked to contact the club secretary, Laura Slinn.

Northampton Entries Accepted
All our entries for Northampton have been accepted, view them here (pages 24-27).
They are very short of officials so if you can help please contact Terry Bream t.bream@btinternet.com from Northampton.
Open Meet Results
For full live results click here