Cranleigh Amateur Swimming Club

The last weekend of the Surrey County Championships finished on a high for CASC as our final 3 swimmers swam PB’s in 200 Breaststroke at Crystal Palace collecting 2 more club records and 2 top 10 finishers! Over the course of the last 3 weekends CASC has had 25 swimmers swimming in 46 events achieving 42 PB’s and there were 8 top 10 finishers.

Since David Whorlow has taken the helm at Cranleigh Amateur Swimming Club (CASC) the vision has become very clear. Perfect stroke, increase fitness and swim faster . . . and get those qualifying times for the Surrey County Championships!!

The lead up to the Surrey County Championships was rather exciting as swimmers entered qualifying galas and our own Club Champs in from October to December to put their hard work to the test and try and achieve their country times. It was a huge success and 25 swimmers achieved 70 qualifying times and the fun could begin. Training was set to start during the Christmas break until a huge spanner was thrown in the works. Cranleigh School pool developed a major leak and could no longer be used… timescale unknown! This could not have come at a worse time, when training for the Surrey Champs was about to kick into the final push phase. David and the team rallied and found extra pool time where possible and everyone worked hard in the pool time that was available.

The Surrey County Championships took place over 3 weekends in February across 3 locations; Surrey Sports Park, the London Aquatic Centre and Crystal Palace. All the pools had one thing in common –they were Long Course – 50m! Most of our swimmers had never swum in a 50m pool before! The swimmers just got on with the job – fast swimming! It was fabulous to see the team spirit the swimmers showed cheering each other on and celebrating each other’s individual success. The successes of this year’s Surrey County Championships reflect the grit, determination and shear hard work both the coaches and swimmers have put in over the year to achieve the qualifying times and ultimately in the last few months overcoming the challenges to train hard to get to the start line, race and finally smile.

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