Dec 17

Abbie carries on rising to the top!

10369884_958280737532704_5727729270613619521_nAbbie has continues her success in the pool in her latest meet Scottish Gas National Short Course Championships held in Edinburgh. Abbie competed in 7 events achieving 5 new PB, 2 medals and a NEW British Record.

The meet started with Abbie taking on the 200m IM where she finished 7th in a time of 2:17.25, progressing into the ‘A’ final later in the day.  In the final saw Abbie narrowly miss out on a medal finishing 4th in a new PB time of 2:14.44. Abbies second event of the meet saw her in the 200m Butterfly finishing 13th overall in a time of 2:17.56, just missing out on a PB. Later in the day saw Abbie team with fellow swimmers of DX to compete in the 200m Medley relay which saw them pick up the Bronze medal.

Day two of the championships saw Abbie have two short distance events. The first event of the day saw her compete in the 100m Butterfly, this saw her finish 11th in a time of 1:02.19 and progressing into the ‘B final. The final saw Abbie finish first in an overall place of 9th with a new PB time of 1:01.00. Abbies second event was the 100m IM where she finished 16th in a time of 1:04.97 also progressing into the ‘B’ final. As day two was near an end, Abbie just had the 100m IM ‘B’ final, this also saw a new PB for Abbie with a time of 1:04.09 finishing 5th in the final but 13th overall.

Day three, the final day, again saw Abbie in just two events. The first event saw Abbie compete in the 400m IM, this saw Abbie beat the reigning European and Commonwealth champion, Hannah Miley heading into the ‘A’ final with a time of 4:42.29. The final saw Miley and Abbie go against each other again, this time with Miley winning and Abbie finishing in 2nd place for the Silver medal. Again a new PB made in a time of 4:38.56 and set a new British record. Abbies final event of the meet saw her in the 200m Breaststroke event finishing in a new PB time of 2:29.48 and in 5th heading into the ‘A’ final later that day. The final saw Abbie finish 8th in a time of 3:31.90.

Congratulation on your Success!

Dec 14

Derbyshire County Championships 2015

We are now taking entry forms for the 2015 Derbyshire County Championships held at the ARC in Matlock. For all swimmers who are wishing to enter must be a category 2 swimmer which is a one-off payment for the year of £25.50. This does not include race fees. For information on category 2 membership please speak to Debbie Foster or a member of staff.

The Derbyshire County Championship is our first main target meet for 2015 so we encourage swimmers to come and give this a try. Speak to your coach if you are unsure of what races to compete in. Simply print the form, fill it in and hand it in. If you are unable to print the form for any reason, please contact us and we can provide you with a copy. You can find the entry pack attached by clicking on this link —–> DASA 2015 Championships

CLOSING DATE IS TUESDAY 6TH JANUARY

Dec 11

Derbyshire Long Course Results

IMG_1475After a successful Sunday at the Derbyshire Long Course, Buxton swimmers impressed all leave IMG_1473with 8 medals and PBs been made by all swimmers.

Firstly a massive congratulations to Ben Prince who received his ‘Flash Badge’ for representing Derbyshire at the Inter-County Championships, swimming 100m Butterfly, a couple of months ago.

Results:

Jamie Beresford-Cook impressed all at the Derbyshire’s finishing the day with a great achievement of 4/4 gold medals. The started with Jamie earning his first medal in the 100m Freestyle and then went on to earn his other 3 in 50m Butterfly, 50m Breaststroke and 50m Freestlye. Other medals were achieved by Amy Johnson leaving with a bronze in 50m Butterfly and gold in 50m Freestyle. Sophie Byrne achieving bronze in a tense 200m Backstroke race. Finally Sam Prince who showed dedication for swimming by opting to swim with a dislocated and bruised fingers which he picked up a silver medal for his 50m Breaststroke event.

Other swimmers been; Eleanor Shaw who endured through a busy day with 5 races, PB’s were achieved in most events but had her best performance in the 100m Freestyle event finishing 8th. Tom Collins had achieved PB in all three of his events performing best in the 50m Backstroke. Patrick Cooper also competing in three events also performing best in 50m Backstroke. Sam Wilcock took on two races, performing best in his event, 50m Breaststroke. Tom Prince also had a busy day with 4 races, performing best in 50m Butterfly. Rhiannon Foster competed in 3 events with her best performance been in the 50m Breaststroke event. Chloe Foster who competed in 4 events performed best in her 50m Backstroke event. Bethany Hodgkinson also competed in 4 events on the day with her best performance came from 50m Butterfly Ruth Winkless had 3 races of the day with her best performance happening 50m Butterfly. Ben Prince took on 3 races where his best performance was in the 50m Butterfly.

Dec 05

Sunday 7th December – UPDATE

Derbyshire Long Course Sprints – To all those attending the long course meet at Ponds Forge, the bus will pick us up from Burlington Road outside the car park at 7:00am. Please try and arrive early to ensure we set off on time. Time for arrival back at Buxton is still to be announced.

Swimming lessons and Squad Training – Due to large amounts of the coaching and teaching team been away at the Derbyshire meet, all lessons and training are cancelled.

Dec 01

Christmas Closure for Swimming Lessons

The last FULL Tuesday lesson is on the 9th December and for all those who’s lesson is on a Sunday, this will be on the 14th December. We will be running a fun session on TUESDAY 16th DECEMBER and all are invited. Lessons will be on but only for 10/15 minutes. This session will commence at 6:36pm. Could we ask all parents, if your child will be attending to inform us as an extra lifeguard is requires. After the session we will have a special visit from Father Christmas and his friends.

 

Lessons will recommence on Tuesday 6th January and Sunday 11th January.

Dec 01

Derbyshire Long Course Meet Info

For all those competing in the Derbyshire Long Course meet this Sunday (7th December) a bus from Burlington Road (next to the pool car park) will pick you up at 7:00am to ensure we arrive in plenty of time for the warm up which is at 8:30am. Could all parents wishing to travel with us please inform Trisha Longden. CLICK HERE TO VIEW RACES —–> Derbyshire Long Course Programme

Nov 18

AGM & Team Meeting

Buxton Swimming Club will be holding their AGM & Team Meeting on Wednesday 26th November at 7:30pm in room DO/G14 in the Dome located on the ground floor.

Room Location: Enter through the main entrance at the Dome, walk through the Dome floor so you are on the opposite side and turn left. Follow this round looking at the numbers on the rooms.  

At the AGM nominees for the committee will be announced and at the team meeting, we will issue some important dates for the rest of the season along with a short presentation. We would like to see as many of you there!

Nov 07

Success for Abbie Wood at Derbyshire Sports Awards!

On Tuesday night (4/11/14) during a training session, we had a special visit from the Deputy Mayor of the High Peak to present Abbie with the High Peak Junior Sportswoman of the Year.

 

 

 

 

Abbie Derbyshire Sports Awards 2014

 

Thursday 6th November was also another special night for Buxton’s Abbie Wood as she was invited to attend the Derbyshire sports award where she was nominated for the Derbyshire County Council Junior Sportswomen of the Year in which she won. In 2014, Abbie made selection to represent Team GB again, this time at the European Junior Swimming Championships.

In 2013, Abbie was presented the the DCC Junior Sportswoman of the Year for her achievements throughout the year. Some of which were; Selection for Team GB, attending the Youth Olympics where she won 2 gold and 2 silver, at the same Games.

Nov 06

Abbie Wood retains Derbyshire CC Sportswoman of the year!

Buxton, DX & Team GB swimmer Abbie Wood retains the Derbyshire CC Junior Sportswoman of the year award. Congratulations to Abbie.

More to follow.