Normal training continues through July with our last session being Saturday 4th August. We then have 2 weeks off and return to "tickover" training. The new season starts from the week commencing 3rd September
There are a few changes to training over the next couple of weeks although for most academy squads training will be as normal.
Saturday 31st March - all train as usual at Radley
Monday 2nd April there will be NO TRAINING for anyone as the pool is closed for the Bank Holiday
Wednesday 4th April - Rio trains at normal at Abingdon School
Thursday 5th April Abingdon school pool is closed. Beijing and Athens will train at Radley frm 7.00-8.00pm
Saturday 7th April - all academy train as usual at normal times at Radley
Sunday 8th April - no starts and turns
Monday 9th April - whole week as usual with the new block of starts and turns starting on Sunday 15th April
Happy Easter to you all, Beth
Advance warning! The next development meets (no details are available yet) will be held at the Leys Pool, Oxford, and hosted by City of Oxford Swim Club on Saturday 3rd March and Sunday 4th March.
Future dates are likely to be 8th April, and 6th May to be confirmed.
our last session before our short Christmas break will be Saturday 23rd December.
Rio will return on Wednesday January 3rd at Abingdon School
Beijing and Athens on Thursday January 4th at Abingdon School
And everyone will be at Radley as usual on Saturday January 6th
Happy Christmas to you all!
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