Saturday 12th of October saw Watford take 2 teams to round 1 of this years National Arena League. The A team travelled to Hatfield to compete in the Premier Division having gained promotion last year and the B team went to St Albans to compete in League 2.
This was my first team outing with Watford and there’s simply no better place than a loud and competitive Arena League! The team, covered in war paint were loud as the gala got underway.
We had some excellent swims with swimmers from every squad PBing and using their skills to get the team vital points. A special mention must go to the 11&U Girls with 2 3rd place finishes in the relay and 2 individual first places from Tigerlily Donald.
The Performance Squad swimmers stepped up with lots of them having to swim in both their 15&U age group as well as the open age group. I asked and they delivered.
The team finished in 5th place overall on the night out of the 8 teams. Having just been promoted this was a fantastic result and I can’t wait for round 2.
We had two swimmers of the day in the A team; Eleanor Craig got the team off to a great start and despite being 15 swam in the open 200IM the first event of the evening! Our second swimmer of the day was Janhavi Janhavi, despite having a temperature was part of the excellent 11yr old girls team and swam with a smile on her face throughout.


Below is the report for the B team:
What a fantastic night the B team had last night! There was no shortage of team spirit with each and every member contributing to the final overall result of 4th on the night. Our youngest members impressed with their enthusiasm and gutsy swims!
The boys’ 15/U relay was unstoppable, comfortably winning both their relays with not only some incredibly fast splits but tight relay take overs.
A special mention to all the girls who had to swim up an age group (or two!), some of you may have looked a bit small on the blocks but your swims definitely showed that each one of you was a worthy competitor.
Our swimmers of the night were; Joe Coldwell and Chloe Simpson. Both not only came first in their races, but showed amazing team spirit, cheering and supporting other members of their team.

Kind regards,
Matt Paget
Head Coach of Watford Swimming Club

 

 

 

 

 

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Find all the Results from our Club Championships 2019 Session 2 by CLICKING HERE
Thank you to all the teams that have entered our meet , we are now full. Accepted entries will be confirmed back to your Clubs shortly.
We will confirm session timings for this meet in the next few weeks . As always we will need your help in providing officials.
We look forward to welcoming you to Woodside in November.

 

If you have any question about this Meet please contact Suzy at
Last weekend saw the First Gala of the Swim Year take place at Woodside, as we held the 1st Session of our 2019 Club Championships.
It's early in the season so we were not expecting record breaking swims yet but a lot of good Times were posted as Markers for improvement in the coming months. 

 

Please Click HERE to find the Full Results.

 

Session 2 is being held at Woodside on Sunday 29th September. We look forward to seeing you there.
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Paul Cuthbert has informed us of the sad news that former member of Watford Swimming Club IAN CROSS passed away recently.
He swam with us throughout the 1970's & 1980's.
 
His Funeral will be taking place at Garston Crematorium on Thursday 19th September at 2:40 PM.

 

All of us at Watford SC send our Heartfelt Condolences to his Family and friends.

 

 

Watford County Qualifier 16th and 17th November 2019

 

This meet will be held once again at Woodside Leisure Centre, Watford. All County events will be included including 400 IM and 400 Free (excluding 800m and 1500m).

 

Please "click here" or on the link at the side of the page for the entry pack and hytek file.
We look forward to seeing returning Clubs as well as any new Clubs coming to this meet this year.

 

Any queries please contact us on

 

Congratulations to our Peanuts Teams who competed in the Final Round of this years competion last weekend.
Both Teams Finished 2nd in their respective leagues, showing steel and determination throughout all 3 Rounds.

 

Great news that we will have both A & B Teams in Division 1 next year!!!. Awesome !!

 

   

 

CLICK HERE for DIV 1 Final Results.

CLICK HERE for Div 2 Final Results

 
Excellent Swimming Guys

 

November 16th & 17th 2019

Watford County Qualifier Open Meet

                                                                   March 7th & 8th 2020


Watford Regional Qualifier Open Meet

 

2019 Results Here

Terry Davies Open Meet

  Qualifying Times & Schedules 2020

Hertfordshire County Championships 2020

East Region 2019 Short Course Champs (25m)

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