Bangor Diddy Gala @ Llandudno – 11/4/15

logo-bangorWe’ve received the finalised warm-up and event timeline for the City of Bangor Diddy Gala at Llandudno (LL30 1YR) which is coming up soon on Saturday 11 April 2015.

Please note that warm-up & start times have changed slightly for some sessions. The various documents can be found further down this post but in summary:

Swimmers – The Sharks that have entered include Lois Birchall, Teegan Bowen, Eleri Davies, Nikki Davies, Rebecca Edwards, Megan Ellis, Ffion Gerrard, Maddison Griffiths, Abbie Jones, Cari Jones, Kira Jones, Marie Jones, Amelia Livermore, Ela Owen, Elain Owen, Olivia Roberts, Aaliyah Robins, Angharad Smith, Megan Smith, Kimberley Vaughan, Kelsie Webster, Lucy Williams, Finlay & Penri Jones, Jamie & Robbie Marden-Jones, Freddie Murton Jones, Zac McCourt & Deiniol Owen.

Entries Bangor Diddy 2015

Session Times – Please note that we’re allocated just 15minutes for warm-up so it’s important that swimmers are on poolside in plenty of time otherwise they’ll miss out. Session 1 warm-up for Sharks is at 8:45am (Lanes 7 & 8) and the session starts at 9:30am. Session 2 warm-up 12:30pm (Lanes 1, 2 & 3) & start at 1pm. Session 3 warm-up 3:45pm (Lane 6, 7 & 8) & starts 4:30pm. Should be finished by 6:30pm.

Bangor Diddy Timetable

Spectators – Excellent viewing at Llandudno. Entry fee is per session or an all-day pass is available too.

Bangor Diddy – Meet Pack 2015

Good luck Sharks!

Crystal Meet 2015 – Results

Wrexham Water WorldWhilst 11 Sharks headed south to the Tiger Bay meet at Cardiff this last weekend, another 19 Sharks  headed northwards yesterday to compete in the annual Crystal Meet at Wrexham’s Waterworld.

The summary of results is attached below and the full results will be posted or circulated as and when they become available.

There were plenty of personal bests along with medals too from a very young Sharks team and our team of poolside helpers reporting that everyone competed well and swam hard.

Wrexham Crystal Meet Results 2015

Tiger Bay 2015 – Results

IMG_20150323_070152Attached is a summary of how our swimmers got on at the Tiger Bay meet in Cardiff this weekend just gone.

There were plenty of personal bests, a few ‘speeding tickets’ (a good sign with nationals coming up) and a hoard of medals of all colours.

The weekend was topped with Jason Simister finishing 8th overall in the Top Boy Award.

The Tiger Bay meet is a great event to target and highly recommended for next year.

We’ll post or circulate the full results as and when they become available.

Tiger Bay Results 2015

Official Results – ECL Seniors Rounds 1 & 2

resultsWe’ve just received the official results (placing’s & times) from Rounds 1 & 2 of the East Clwyd Seniors League.

Results – ECL Seniors – 7 March 2015

Results – ECL Seniors – 14 March 2015

Also attached is the rolling team scores after two rounds: 1st Wrexham – 12pts; 2nd Welshpool – 9pts; 3rd Buckley – 8pts; 4th Mold – 7pts; Joint 5th are Connah’s Quay & Flint – 3pts.

ECL Seniors 2015 – Rolling Results

Gala Update – Deadlines Approaching…

EatSleepSwimWe’ve sent out quite a few gala details & entry forms in recent weeks and four deadlines are now approaching next week.

Please hand-in any completed entries & money on poolside by the deadlines outlined below. Please do not post in our box in the foyer)

The galas and their deadlines that close for entry next week are listed below with respective entry forms attached beneath each one.

More detail on each gala can be found elsewhere on this website be searching earlier posts.

Swansea Long Course Open Meet (15-17 May). Deadline – Monday 23 March 2015

Entry Form – Swansea Open Meet – May 2015

Wrexham Spring Meet (2-3 May). Deadline – Monday 23 March 2015

Entry Form – Wrexham Spring Meet – May 2015

Swim Wales North Junior Development Meet at Llandudno (9-10 May). Deadline – Wednesday 25 March 2015

Entry Form – SW Development Meet – May 2015

Cardiff International Long Course Open Meet (29-31 May). Deadline – Friday 27th March 2015

Entry Form – Cardiff International Meet – May 2015

Results … East Clwyd (Seniors) League Round 2

ECLAnother trip to Holywell today for the second round of the East Clwyd (Seniors) League.

Wrexham remain dominant and out in front again today with 257 points. Sharks (174) just missed out on second trailing Buckley (178) by 4 points. Mold in fourth on 171, Flint in fifth with 114 and Conah’s Quay in sixth with 107.

Standings after two rounds see Sharks retain second place by just 1 point ahead of Buckley and 5 points ahead of Mold. All makes for an exciting finale on the 28th March! Well done to all our swimmers, it was tough going today. Provisional times from today are in the file at the bottom of this post. Team placing’s after two rounds are:

1st – Wrexham – 508

2nd – WELSHPOOL – 351

3rd – Buckley – 350

4th – Mold – 346

5th – Connah’s Quay – 222

6th – Flint – 209

East Clwyd Seniors League – Results R2

City of Swansea Aquatics Long Course Meet

swansea-aquatics-badge2**TIGHT DEADLINE**

We’ve only received this tonight and any entries need to be back on poolside by Monday 23rd March 2015.

This is a Level 1 Long Course meet at Swansea on Friday 15th to Sunday 17th May 2015.

As it’s a Level 1 meet the qualifying times are pretty fast and swimmers at the lower end of the age group in particular may struggle. If your times are faster than the QT’s you’re pretty much guaranteed entry. Where possible, the faster times within the Consideration Times may also be accepted.

Entry pricing is £6 per event. Age groups (age as of 17 May 2015) are 10yrs, 11/12, 13/14 and 15yrs & over.

Entry form and meet pack attached.

Entry Form – Swansea Open Meet – May 2015

Swansea Long Course Meet Pack 2015

Swim Wales Summer Open – Entry & QT’s

SWThe 2015 Swim Wales Summer Open Meet will be held at the Wales National Pool, Swansea from Thursday 23 to Wednesday 29 July 2015.

The meet will be open to all swimmers registered as members of Swim Wales, ASA, SASA or a competitor registered with one of the countries affiliated to FINA who meet the qualifying standard.

The event will be offered as guaranteed places to the 16 Welsh swimmers who have qualified via the qualification window which runs from 13 March to the 31 May and are not ranked in the top 24 swimmers eligible for the British Summer Championships.

This means that results from licensed long course competitions between 13th March and 31st May (plus ASA Regional Championships which take place in early June) will be used as the basis to form rankings from which those eligible to enter the summer meets will be identified.

Entry for those eligible will then be through two online systems as follows:

  1. Entry for Welsh swimmers ranked top 16 outside of the British Summer Championships (opens 10 June at 8am), and;
  2. Open entry with restricted heats on a first come first serve basis (opens 17 June at 8am). This entry route will accept LC & SC QT’s swam within the 12 months prior to the meet.

Summer Nationals 2015 – Open Entry QT’s

Summer Nationals 2015 – Multi Classification QT’s

Entries Open – Wrexham Spring Meet (2-3 May 2015)


Entry has now opened for the Spring Open Meet at Wrexham’s Waterworld on Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd May 2015. Our club entry form is attached below along with a copy of the meet pack.

This is a Level 2 gala for 10yrs through to 16yrs+ with distances of 50, 100 & 200 on all strokes plus 400 Free and 200 & 400 IM’s.

Entry pricing is £4 per event. All events are ‘heat declared winners’ with awards for the first 6 in each age group.

This is a very popular meet and fills up quickly so we need to get our entries in very soon to avoid disappointment. Deadline to get completed forms and money to Kevin, Megan or Pete on poolside is Monday 23rd March 2015. Please don’t put entries in the Club’s post box in the foyer. Any questions please just ask.

Entry Form – Wrexham Spring Meet – May 2015

Wrexham Spring Meet 2015 – Meet Pack

The following corrections have been received from Wrexham to the programme of events for the Sunday morning session which should read.

Event 17 – Girls 200m Backstroke

Event 18 – Boys 200m Backstroke

Event 19 – Girls 50m Breaststroke

Event 20 – Boys 50m Breaststroke

Event 21 – Girls 400m IM

Event 22 – Boys 400m IM

Also, they have moved Event 23 – Boys 100 backstroke from the first event of the Sunday afternoon to the last event of the morning session.

Events Revised