Please see the squad pages for the training times and locations for this season which starts Monday 4th September.
Radley College pool reopens on Saturday July 8th.
All academy squads will train at Radley on Saturday mornings from 8.00-9.00am
All other sessions will remain as current so
Monday Abingdon School 5.30-6.30pm Beijing and Rio
Tuesday Abingdon School 6.00-7.00pm Rio
Thursday Abingdon School 6.00-7.00pm Athens, Sydney (if signed up), Beijing
Our 2 week break is the weeks commencing 7th and 14th August. We will return for "tickover" training. I will send out details shortly. Normal training will start 4th September
Many congratulations to the following swimmers who passed the preliminary competive start award this morning:
Luci Foxall- Yapp
Last weekend saw a sizeable contingent of AVSC swimmers at the Leys pool in Oxford for the 4th and 5th of COSC development meets. We had more than 50 swimmers - one of the largest number of entrants that I can remember- each day completing between them more than 300 races and AVSC formed a high proportion of the overall entries.
Although at times it may not have felt like it, these meets are short and relaxed opportunities intended for comparatively inexperienced swimmers to gain race practice and achieve recorded times. A maximum of eight clubs are invited meaning that (under ASA rules) 8 year olds are allowed to enter. We had a sizeable entry from the Academy and entrants from most of our squads, with swimmers from 8-16 yrs competing. The group was united in giving 100% effort to their racing and it was gratifying to see so many of the skills that we work on in training implemented in the races, and translating to pbs. The swimmers were delightful on poolside too and supported each other both In and out of the pool.
A massive thank you to the fantastic team managers, Julia James (both days!), Tracie Spokes and Tracey Nash, who marshalled and looked after everybody so well , and to Emma (both days) and Trudi who gave up their weekends to coach the swimmers.
Full results http://www.avsc.co.uk/entry-forms--results.html
During this period - last session Saturday 25thMarch - squads will be training at different locations and different times.
Saturday 7am-8am Sydney, Athens, Beijing at WHLTC
Sunday 4pm-5pm Rio at Abingdon School
Monday 5.30pm-6.30pm Beijing and Rio at Abingdon School
Tuesday 6pm-7pm Rio at Abingdon School
Thursday 6pm-7pm Sydney (if signed up), Athens, Beijing at Abingdon School
AVSC has new kit! There is an online order system and academy members are welcome to order items. The next order deadline is Sunday 19th February. Please see my email for further details.
It was fantastic to see so many swimmers performing so well this morning at our event at Abingdon School. Every swimmer did themselves and their coaches proud. I hope that everyone also enjoyed the experience and learnt from it. Results will be emailed to parents in the next few minutes!
The last training session before Christmas will be Saturday 17th December, at Radley, for all squads as usual. We will resume on Tuesday 3rd January for Rio, Thursday 5th for Athens and Beijing and Saturday 7th January for everybody!