Cranleigh Amateur Swimming Club – Back In Full Swim – Simon Southwell

Wow, what a busy few months we’ve had since our last update in the summer! It’s fair to say that we are well and truly back in full swing. Since last writing, our swimmers have not stopped; going from strength to strength and demonstrating tremendous commitment in both their training and their competitive swimming.

There have been several competitions to update on, the most notable being our own Cranleigh Open Meet (where we host the visiting Clubs at the Leisure Centre) in October and the Atlantis Open meet in November.

At our Open Meet, Cranleigh swimmers amassed a stunning 107 top 3 finishes, with nearly half of those being gold medals! There were too many PBs to mention, especially from our younger squads and Lana Howells Davies broke the Club 200 Back record. Well done to all swimmers for representing Cranleigh so well.

The following month saw us travel to Horsham (not Atlantis!) for the Atlantis Open meet, again competing against some of the finest swimmers in the area. We were delighted to continue the momentum from our own Meet and come away with 34 top 3 finishes, numerous PBs and 5 club records were smashed. Congratulations to Amy Strode, Alice Collins and Connie Emmett (3 records!) for this great achievement. Further Club records were beaten by Thomas Craig at our in-house Club Champs in October and by Sophie Moore at the November Winter Regionals.

As you will appreciate, this success can only be achieved through the dedication and hard work of both the swimmers and the amazing team of coaches at Cranleigh. Whilst we continue our search for a new Head Coach (please spread the word and get in touch with us should you know of any exceptional Head Coaches), we are blessed with an inspiring teams of coaches throughout all of the squads. Many thanks to them for their amazing work.

Though, undoubtedly, all of the swimmers’ success is something to be celebrated, we also love to see the strong bonds of friendship that are fostered in the Club. This was especially evident during our most recent Swimmer Social event. Held at the start of January, a large group of swimmers spent a Saturday afternoon playing water polo at Cranleigh School. You can see from the photo that a great time was had by all.

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