Carys wins gold at the National Dwarf Games

A huge well done to our swimmer Carys Rosser. Carys has a form of dwarfism and recently competed in the National Dwarf Games, which were held in various venues around Birmingham. She competed in the swimming gala and won GOLD in all three of her 25m races and her relay team came away with bronze.

Ellie Simmonds is the patron of the Dwarf Sports Asociation and attended the swimming gala – here is Carys receiving one of her medals from Ellie. #proud

Trio Selected For Swim England Programme

Trio Selected For Swim England Programme

Three of our most talented swimmers; Lucie Savage, Olivia Phelan and Ella Calverley have been chosen  to be part of the Swim England
County Pathway Programme for 2018.

The County Pathway Programme has been developed by the England Programmes Team. Swimmers have been selected as a result of their performances at the Yorkshire Swimming Championships in February 2018. 24 swimmers have been selected (12 Male & 12 Female) all of whom will be 11 years of age at the 31st December 2018. The programme will consist of three one day camps to be held at Ashville College, Green Lane, Harrogate, HG2 9JP, on the 15th April, 8th July & 16th September 2018.

For us, a relatively small town club, having three out of the 12 female swimmers hand picked for these prestigious training camps, is brilliant news.

2018 Team Kit

2018 Team Kit

We have changed our kit suppliers and swimmers can now order direct. To view, go to The Club Shop and use the links OR go direct to the supplier’s site.

Not only do we believe that the 2018 kit represent better value but the fact that swimmers can order 1 at a time will make it easier for everyone at the club.

PLEASE NOTE :- WE HAVE ‘FOUND OUT’ THAT THE SIZE GUIDE IS ‘NOT QUITE RIGHT’ – PLEASE ORDER ONE SIZE LARGER OR YOU WILL END UP WITH A RATHER SNUG FIT.

Leesha on Board

Adwick Amateur Swimming Club member, Leesha Bentley, has been appointed to the Swim England Youth Advisory Panel.

Leesha is one of five young people from across England to be selected this year, and will act as an ambassador for her sport both in her local area, and across the region.

Set up in 2007 and formally called the National Youth Forum, the Youth Advisory Panel is made up of around 10-15 young people aged between 16-25 from all aquatic disciplines, and their feedback and discussions at the quarterly meetings feed directly into the Swim England Volunteer Engagement team.

16-year-old Leesha has been with Adwick ASC for eight years, training for 6 hours and week, swimming in competitive galas across the region and now coaching under 10s on a Friday evening.

Leesha said: “Being part of Swim England, which oversees swimming across the country and helps develop swimmers to compete at international level, is such an honour. I will be doing my best to ensure that Doncaster swimming clubs get their full attention.”

Swim England Sports Development Director George Wood said: “I would like to congratulate Leesha and the other four new members of the Youth Advisory Panel. Ensuring that there are young people engaged with our work is essential as they are the future of our sport at club and community level.

“Including young people in the decision making process helps keep us relevant and allows us to understand the needs of the young people involved in our sports.

“I am sure these new members of the Panel will have lots of great ideas, and the Swim England Team is looking forward to working with them.”

Youth Advisory Panel members are in post for two years, and the Swim England Volunteer Engagement Team uses their skills and expertise to help develop volunteer resources such as the Good Club Guides as well and influence change within the organisation.

Adwick ASC Chairman Mel Sugden added: “On behalf of Adwick I can say we as a club are proud of what Leesha has achieved I am sure she will do a good job and be an asset to Swim England.”

Ends

About Adwick ASC
People interested in finding out more about Adwick ASC can visit adwickasc.co.uk or email adwickasc@gmail.com

About Swim England
Formally known as the Amateur Swimming Association, Swim England is the national governing body for swimming in England. It helps people learn how to swim, enjoy the water safely, and compete in all aquatic sports. Swim England’s vision is of a nation swimming and it strives to inspire everyone to enjoy the water in the way that suits them. Each month millions of people are able to enjoy swimming, diving, water polo and synchronised swimming, having been through the Swim England Learn to Swim Programme. Swim England also supports its members, clubs and athletes, and runs qualification and education programmes to develop the workforce. For more information visit swimming.org/swimengland