Entry Pack attached.
Please note there is a NEW! revision of the programme (which includes session warm-up and start times) which means the 800m & 1500m distance races are now on 9 March. In addion, the rlays will be swum on a new date tba.
Swimmers, please see the extract of the rule changes that pertain to backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly. There are no changes to freestyle.
The Fina Technical Committee have issued aninterpretation of what is meant by Hands Separated (relevant for breaststroke andbutterfly turns and finishes). This means that hands can touch but they shouldnot be one on top of the other. This is different to what was previously understood. From now on, the new definition will be used. See the attached "FINA Rules Clarification" document.
The FINA Technical Swimming Committee have issued an interpretation of what is meant by Hands Separated (relevant for breaststroke and butterfly turns and finishes). This means that hands can touch but they should not be one on top of the other. This is different to what was previously understood. From now on, the new definition will be used.
Statement of the FINA TSC:
Related to the new FINA Rules about separated hands as mentioned in SW 7.6 (Breaststroke) and SW 8.4 (Butterfly) please note the statement of the FINA TSC as agreed at the FINA TSC at the Meeting in Bangkok (THA) on 6& 7 December 2013:
”Separated” means that the hands cannot be stacked one on top of the other. It is not necessary to see space between the hands. Incidental contact at the fingers is not a concern."
St Ives Swimming Club's top swimmer Andrew
Weatheritt took time out from intensive training to compete at Ponds Forge,
Sheffield in the British National Masters and Senior Age Group Swimming
Championships at the weekend and came away with 3 British Masters records.
Swimming in the 18-24 years age group Andy won the 50 metres Freestyle event in
a time of 21.99 with Grant Turner from Loughborough taking Silver in a time of
22.75 secs, only a couple of weeks ago Andy had posted a time of 22.02 with St
Ives in the National Arena League at Cambridge, however smashing that time
earned him the National record. He then participated in the 50 metres
breastroke and took Gold with a time of 27.81 Secs, again taking the long
standing National record. In the mixed Mens & Womens 4 x 100 Freestyle team
event he swam an outstanding 49.81, the fastest team member and secured yet
another first placing for his Loughborough team and yet another National
record. He also collected a Bronze Medal
in the 50 metres Fly in a time of 24 secs just behind another St Ives Swimmer
Tom Laxton who took the silver in a faster 24 seconds time. Both swimmers are training hard and will be
swimming with St Ives at Wellingborough in the next round of the Arena National
League Premier Division on 9 November. Head Coach Andy Hunter said' Andy has
been training exceptionally hard, over the summer break with the excellent
support of One Leisure centre's Elite Athlete programme in Huntingdonshire we
have increased his lean muscle mass by 6kg in 4 weeks, this has allowed him to
increase his pure speed element exponentially compared to the same time last
year. He is still in mid heavy training
at the moment, and to go out and swim at record breaking pace now is testament
to his commitment to the sport. Next
year will be a pinnacle year for him and now that he is training with National
and International swimmers of the same ability he has the opportunity to reach
his maximum potential in the top echelons of the sport. He still swims for his home club and our
younger swimmers want to emulate him, Tom Laxton and Rachel Lefley in the
What a great night! Many thanks to everyone who supported this to make it a sell out event and giving the evening a great atmosphere.
Congratulations to all those who received awards for Club Champs, to Sian Barnes and Toby Everett who won the Endeavour Awards and to our new Captains: Ellie Watson, Cathy Thomson, Ollie Fitt and Ollie Cook.
I know a few of the younger ones needed to go home before the end so did not get to see the club video prepared by Tom Davis, so please see the link below.
Photos now up! download your favorites for your album
Have a Great Christmas and New Year and we'll see you back for training on 6th January 2014, ready to burn off that chocolate!
This Bank Holiday Monday, St Ives Swimming Club held a fund raising event where 17 swimmers from the club gave up most of their holiday Monday and had an enjoyable time bag packing at the St Ives Anglian Regional Co-operative Society. The swim club is on a big fund raising drive to raise money for an electronic swim timing system. in additon, we donated over £100 to the Co-op’s own preferred charity, Dreamdrops – the special care baby unit and children’s unit at Hinchingbrooke Hospital.
Many thanks to Alice Kerr, Brandon MacDonald, Beth Jackson, Connie Newstead, Ellie Watson, Emma Fitt, Georgia Newstead, Hazel Sterling, Jasmine Dearnley, Katie Hughes, Megan Sanders, Melissa Diaz-Papworth, Oliver Fitt, Oliver White, Oscar Sterling, Sam White, Sian Barnes who all gave their time to help raise money for the club.
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Unfortunately, we now have to charge £5.00 for Swim Hats.
We now have named club swim hats, available for £8.50. Please use link below to order.
It is expected we will order a batch every 6 months, with the next order in early 2014.
Please follow this link to complete your order: Order Club Merchandise
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