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Weston Super Mare L3

Fri 14 April 2017 at 10:04am

Weston Super Mare L3
Hutton Moor
15th-16th April

The meet was oversubscribed and so Weston have not been able to offer every swimmer all of the races they wanted. 

Please check the list to see which races have been scratched – credit notes for these races will be available after the meet has taken place (when Weston will send us a refund). 

For the 400m Freestyle and 400 IM races a “reserve” list has been created, so if there are any withdrawals from the accepted list the fastest swimmer from the reserve list will be offered the place.  These are shown on the attached list as “ALT”.  (Swimmers with SCR alongside their name for these races are not on the reserves list.)

Accepted Entries - Click Here
Programme of Events - Click Here
Upper Limit Times - Click Here
​Revised Warm Up Times - Click Here


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Exeter Level 1

Fri 14 April 2017 at 9:04am

Exeter Level 1
14th-16th 2017

This is a national window target meet, open to all qualifiers.

Meet Pack - Click Here

​Accepted Entries - Click Here

Finalised Warm Up Times - Click Here

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Behaviour Policy Change

Wed 5 April 2017 at 2:04pm

Dear Parent / Carer

Recently concerns have been raised regarding some swimmers behaviour during land training sessions, including arriving late. Unfortunately poor behaviour can have a negative impact on the training of all the swimmers as well as being disrespectful for the coach running the sessions and, as such, cannot be, tolerated. As a result, the Committee have agreed to introduce a zero tolerance policy during land training sessions, which will mean that any poor behaviour during land training sessions will result in the swimmer being asked to leave the session immediately. This has been recorded in the minutes which are now published on the club's website - Removed swimmers will be asked to remain in the centre until they are able to be collected, in line with club safeguarding policy.

We respectfully direct you to point 1 of the Swimmers Code of Conduct document in the "About" section of the Soundwell Swimming club website and ask that you remind your swimmer of this Code of Conduct and ensure their understanding of the no tolerance policy which will begin during Land training sessions from 3 April 2017. We apologise that this email is being sent out subsequent to this change being enforced.

Please be assured that we shall be reviewing this matter closely and on a regular basis.

If you do have any comments or concerns regarding this matter please do not hesitate to contact the Club Secretary, who will ensure that your concerns are escalated appropriately.

Kind regards

The Soundwell Swimming Club Committee

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CoB L1 International Meet

Wed 5 April 2017 at 10:04am

CoB Level 1
7-9th April

Open to all qualifiers. This meet is inside the national qualifying window.

Meet Pack - Click Here

Accepted Entries - Click Here

Final Warm Timings - Click Here


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Three Counties Team Selection

Fri 31 March 2017 at 2:03pm

This year's 3 Counties Competition will be held at GL1 on 9th July. Warm up starts at 12.30pm, races start 1.30pm. Attached is the team sheet for this gala, please could you inform your swimmers if they have been selected and ask them to reply to James Richards ( if they are able to attend within two weeks (9th April) to confirm their place. If James has not had a response by then he will start looking to find a replacement. Please note the selection process for this gala was based on fastest ranked times, and therefore some swimmers may only be required to swim one event. A copy of the team list will be posted on the GCASA website at

​Team Sheet - Click Here


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March Committee Meeting

Fri 24 March 2017 at 5:03pm

The Committee Meeting minutes for March are now on the website and can be found here.

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Mini Series R2

Sun 19 March 2017 at 1:03pm

Mini Series R2
​1st April
​Hutton Moor

Arrive 5:30pm

Please confirm availability asap to

  Girls   Boys
10 Harriet Smith   Harry Kerslake
  Maddie Long   Austin May
  Hannah Williams   Roger Davis
  Lilly Robinson   Matthew Ahmed
11 Grace Goater    
  Ella Smith   Josh Smith
  Bella Britton Cooper   Callum Hamilton
  Rebecca Holden   Danny Miles
  Zoe Rogers   Patrick Smith
  Abbie Clark   Alessandro Britton
  Karenza Rogers    
  Bella Britton-Cooper  
13 Millie Weatherall-King Adam Weatherall-King
  Ella Ahmed    
  Lily Porter   Tim Williams
  Bethany Wring   Harry Joyner

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Cardiff Camp Meeting

Fri 17 March 2017 at 2:03pm

Cardiff Camp Meeting 

Sunday 26th March - 6:30pm 

Kingswood balcony 

Please can parents wishing to send their swimmers on Cardiff camp please attend this meeting. This will be benificial for all parents and especially for those who's child has not previously attended a camp. 


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United Bristol L1

Tue 7 March 2017 at 10:03am

United Bristol Level 1
11-12th March

​Please arrive 30min before beginning of each session

Meet Pack - Click Here
Warm Up Times - Click Here
​Accepted Entries - Click Here

All entries have been accepted!!






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Gloucester Level 2

Mon 6 March 2017 at 9:03am

Gloucester Level 2
Friday 31st- Sunday 2nd April
GL1 Leisure Centre

Open to all qualifiers

Meet Pack - Click Here

Accepted Entries - Click Here

The meet was very popular, Gloucester have offered races to as many swimmers as possible, but some scratches were necessary.  As a level 2 meet, the fastest swimmers are given priority.  Where necessary, scratches were applied proportionate to entries across the age groups in each event (i.e. the slowest swimmers in each age group were scratched).  Scratches are marked "SCR", whilst confirmed entries are marked with provisional heat and lane numbers.  Please check the list carefully, and contact if you have any queries.

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Gloucester County Champs 2017 - Update

Sun 19 February 2017 at 4:02pm

Gloucester County Championships 2017

Accepted Entries - Click Here
Final Timings - Click Here
Meet Information  - Click Here
Events Schedule - Click Here
Team Events Schedule - Click Here
Session 11 Timings - Click Here
​Session 12 Timings - Click Here
​Sunday AM Relay Timings - Click Here
Sunday PM Relay Timings - Click Here

Arrival times 


AM session 9:30

PM session 13:30


AM session  7:30

PM session 12:30


Relays 26th February 

Please confirm relay positions asap to

Boys 11/12 Girls 11/12
Tom Wring Sophie Cameron
Jake Gaunt Paige Williams
Alex Bridges Amber Witcombe
Austin May Rosie Johnson
Boys 13/14 Hannah Willliams
George Clements Eleanor Swannell
Sam Taylor Lexie Hunt
Sam Oxley Lilly Robinson
Jake Turner Girls 13/14
Tom Hemsley Alice Kerslake
Rhys Bridges Olivia Hussey
Daniel Harding Sophia Soteriou
Harry Joyner Phoebe O'Donnell
Boys15/16 Jenny Lacey
Jack Smith Millie Smith
Jedd Woodfuff Ella Longford
George Williams Eleanor Howlett
Codie Foster Girls 15/16
Sam Johnson Heather Witcombe 
Mens Open  Ella Theobald
Dan Ahmed  Jasmine Stone
Will Cole Jess Longford
Luke Height Anna Soteriou
Josh Keepin Natalie Hobbs
  Makeda Grimes
Mixed Olivia Allen
Jon Wills Womens Open
Jack Keepin Rose Nicholson
Evie Reed Beth Ierland
Bea Reed Alice Martell
  Katie Clements

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ASA Renewal

Wed 18 January 2017 at 1:01pm

To all squad members

Annual ASA renewal is now due. The cost for 2017 is £36 and covers the period 1st January 2017 - 31st December 2017.

Please make cheques payable to Soundwell Swimming Club and hand to the club desk by Friday 19th February. If you would prefer to pay by bank transfer please email to confirm payment.

Natwest, sort Code: 52-10-51 Account No:18012663

Please quote swimmers name

Many thanks

Soundwell Swimming Club

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Mini Series R1

Sun 8 January 2017 at 10:01am

Mini Series Round 1
21st January

Arrive 4:30pm

Please confirme availability asap to

Girls   Boys
10/u   10/u
Lilly Robinson   Austin May
Hannah Williams   Tom Wring
Maya Bryan   Sam Hollister
Harriet Smith   Harry Kerslake
11/u   11/u
Eleanor Swanell   Alex Bridges
Sophie Cameron   Harry Sturdy​
Ruby Pedwell    
Amber Whitcombe    
12/u   12/u
Ella Ahmed   Adam Weatherall-King
Lilly Porter   Patrick Smith
Eleanor Howlett   Alessandro Britton
Zoe Rogers    
13/u   13/u
Jenny Lacey   Jake Gaunt
Olivia Hussey   Tom Hemley
Elodie Smith   Rhys Bridges
    Tim Williams
    Dan Harding


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Derek and Val Ross Memorial Gala

Tue 3 January 2017 at 9:01am

14th January
Arrive 4:30pm


Please confirm availability asap by email to


Boys Girls
9/u 9/u
Roger Davis Emma Britton
Rhys Dodd Harriet Smith
Harry Kerslake Destiny Sedov
Harry Clapp Ruby Clements
11/u 11/u
Jake Gaunt Sophie Cameron
Alex Bridges Paige Williams
Tom Wring Rosie Johnson
Austin May Amber Witcombe
13/u 13/u
Sam Oxley Sophia Soteriou
George Clements Phoebe O'Donnell
Jake Turner Ella Longford
Sam Taylor Alice Kerslake
15/u 15/u
Jedd Woodruff Ella Theobald
Jack Smith Heather Witcombe
Sam Johnson  Anna Soteriou
George Williams Jasmine Stone
Codie Foster Bethany Ireland
Josh Keepin Jess Longford
Jack Keepin Katie Clements
Daniel Ahmed Rose Nicholson

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City Of Bristol level 3

Fri 9 December 2016 at 12:12pm

City of Bristol level 3
17th-18th December

This meet is open to all qualifiers form all squads.

Accepted Entries

Final Timings

Meet Pack - Click Here

If  you have any questions please contact the head coach

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Soundwell Open Meet – Report

Sun 27 November 2016 at 10:11am
With yet another successful Soundwell open meet completed and under the clubs belt, everyone can now afford to take a minutes rest, until the planning for next years meet begins!!

We as a club would like to thank all the volunteers, parents, officials, visiting clubs, swimmers and pool side staff for helping to create this meet. The biggest thank you should go to Darren Stone for all the months of hard work and coordinating he has put into organising this event.
All of the soundwell swimmers produced great swims whilst attaining many county and regional qualification times. The PBs came in thick and fast at almost the same rate as the smiles and complements from the coaching team. With many of our youngest swimmers getting their first taste of competitive racing this weekend, I'm sure they have all caught the speed bug and will use this experience to develop and progress along a very successful swimming career with Soundwell.
We would also like to thank all the race sponsors that supported the club with this meet.
A full list of sponsors can be found  on the link bellow.
Soundwell sponsors - Click Here


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Arena League Round 3

Tue 22 November 2016 at 3:11pm

Saturday 10th December 

A Team - Newport

9am Kingswood Leisure Centre (£3 Per Seat)

B Team - Hutton Moor

Arrive 4:30pm

Please confirm selection asap via email to -

A Team

Boys Girls
11/u 11/u
Jake Gaunt Sophie Cameron
Alex Bridges Paige Williams
Tom Wring Rosie Johnson
Harry Sturdy​ Amber Witcombe
13/u 13/u
Sam Oxley Sophia Soteriou
George Clements Phoebe O'Donnell
Jake Turner Ella Longford
Sam Taylor Alice Kerslake
15/u 15/u
Jedd Woodruff Ella Theobald
Jack Smith Heather Witcombe
Joel Williams Anna Soteriou
George Williams Jasmine Stone
open open
Will Cole Bethany Ireland
  Jess Longford
Luke Height Katie Clements
Ben Phelps Rose Nicholson

B Team 

Boys Girls
11/u 11/u
Austin May Eleanor Swannell
Danny Miles Grace Goater
  Lexi Thomas-Hunt
  Hannah Williams
13/u 13/u
Rhys Bridges Olivia Hussey
Tom Hemsley Eleanor Howlett
Daniel Harding Millie Smith
Harry Joyner Neve Foreshew
15/u 15/u
Codie Foster Makeda Grimes
  Natalie Hobbs
Ben Snape-Johnson Cerys Bush
Ben Johnson Olivia Allen
open open
Daniel Ahmed  Bethany Evans
Jack Keepin Lucy Whatts



Josh Keepin

Evie Reed


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Mini Series R4

Tue 8 November 2016 at 3:11pm

19th November 
Hutton Moor

Arrive 4:45pm

Please confirm you availability asap by emailing,

10/u girls 10/u boys 
Lilly Robinson Harry Kerslake
Lexie Thomas-Hunt Callum Davies
Hannah Williams Mathew Ahmed
Maya Bryan Roger Davis
11/u girls 11/u boys
Abbie Clark Tom Wring
Amber Witcombe  
Paige Williams  
Sophie Cameron Danny Miles
12/u girls 12/u boys
Millie Weathrall-King Jake Gaunt
Jenny Lacy Alex bridges
Eleanor Howlett Adam Weathrall-King
Olivia Hussy Alex Britton
13/u girls 13/u boys
Cerys Bush Daniel Harding
Catlin Mackenzie Harry Joyner
  Timothy Williams
Alice Kerslake  

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ASA SW Winter Meet Report

Mon 7 November 2016 at 10:11am

With five medals, twenty six PBs and four winter national qualifying times, the ASA SW regional short course meet was a huge success for Soundwell swimming club.  All who swam showed true class and form across the whole weekend.
The medals went to Jedd woodruff who came 2nd in the 100brs and 3rd in the 50brs, whilst achieving a national qualifying time and smashing his PB. Jack Placed 3rd in the 100 & 200bk achieving two national qualifying times. Jack also placed 3rd in the 400im missing his national qualifying time by under a second. Congratulations should also go out to Joel Williams also achieved a winter qualifying time in the 100im. A big well done should also go out to Anna Soteriou, who after only 10 weeks training just missed out on her national times for both the 50 and 100 fly and smashing nearly all her PBs. 
Well done to Jack & Dan who became members of the 100% PB club.
All swimmers the swimmers have achieved a great deal of success over the last few weeks since the Gloucester open meet and showed that the hard work put into the training sessions will always show when racing. Yet again I find myself being very proud of what these young athletes have achieved.

Jon Wills
Head Coach

"If you believe in yourself, have dedication, pride and never quit, you'll be a winner" - Bear Bryant

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Camp Reports

Wed 2 November 2016 at 9:11am

Coaches report from Cardiff:

Cardiff camp this year got off to a great start at Redpoint Bristol Climbing Centre. The swimmers enjoyed the morning so much they didn't realise how much their arms hurt... until they got to the pool. The weekend of swimming kicked off with the now famous Gloucester Blocks set, with the younger swimmers putting in the best performance. After an all you can eat buffet and an early night (for some) we were back at the pool for a testing IM set. Again the young swimmers outperformed the old, showing their determination throughout. After lunch the swimmers had some time to go through a goal setting exercise, with SMART short and long term goals discussed. There was also space for a "Dream Goal" which revealed some interesting aspirations. This included winning an Olympic gold medal, becoming a coach, and even just wanting to always enjoy swimming. Reading through these after was both inspiring and humbling. After the goal setting exercise came the physical exercise of zumba, an experience enjoyed by both swimmers and chaperones. 

Finally the older swimmers got warmed up and had a chance to shine in the afternoon speed set. Lanes were reshuffled and everyone was pushing themselves, racing in waves against each other. Another well deserved all you can eat buffet followed, and the evening of bowling and arcade games proved it's better to be lucky than skilled (I'm not at all bitter about coming second). The next morning was arguably the hardest session, when swimmers were already tired they were confronted with the longest set of the weekend. However they rose to the challenge, with impressive swims all round. After lunch and a short relaxation session (where only a few of the swimmers fell asleep) it was time for the chaperones and coaches to get wet in the relay session. After some closely contested races (and one questionable decision on a race winner) lane 1 proved victorious, rounding off 3 days of hard work. An hour in the fun pool, getting slightly lost on the way to Toby Carvery, yet another large meal, and a short prize giving later saw the end of another Cardiff camp. 

In summary, over 15km swam and over 10 tons of food eaten (may be a slight exaggeration there) made up the best swimming camp I've been on. I would just like to congratulate all of the swimmers on their performance, and thank the chaperones for their help and support over the weekend. Without you none of this could have happened.



Coaches report from Spain 

The camp began with an unfortunate delay at the airport due to bristols foggy weather. With a £3 meal ticket in hand all the swimmers took it in their stride and patiently waited, with the occasional 50 press ups for bottle flips. 
With a short transfer from the airport to the hotel, it was check in, dinner and bed.  We were all awaken by a little ray of sunshine (Jasmine Stone) who got the unfortunate job of morning wake ups. 
The leisure centre was just a short walk down the road. With a 50m pool, gym and studio, the facility was perfect for the hard work that laid ahead. 
The first session was a test set to check the starting level of fitness, followed by a land session. The afternoon started with another land session which consisted of 30min run across the beach and up to a view point (lots of stairs) on the cliffs . The afternoon swim session was distance IM to swim out the tired legs. 
Monday started with a PB+ session focusing on speed maintenance and efficiency. This led to a relaxation and core session of land training which was well needed by all. Unfortunately for the swimmers it was 80x100 in the afternoon with was both a mental and physical battle. 
Tuesday was a day off from the pool but was substituted with two land sessions. The first was shuttle runs up and down the beach whilst another group swam out to the five knot marker and back. The second session consisted of another run (up stairs). This time the session was on the opposite side of the bay. These were no ordinary stairs with a very steep incline that led around  the back of the castle and up the cliff, each swimmer had to complete the set 10 times. Daniel 'the mountain goat' Ahmed came out on top after bouncing up every step. 
Wednesday morning was a nice easy start into 10x400 threshold main set. Land training back down onto the beach. The day was finished off with a fly set back in the pool and what can only be described as one of the funniest talent contests of my life. Top award went to Josh but all performances were top class. Thursdays first training session was the repeat test set from the beginning of the week with the rest of the day spend down on the beach. The day was finished off with another pool session, dinner and presentations. 
Top trainer boy - Jack Smith
Top trainer Girl- Ella Theobald
Most entertaining- Josh Keepin 
Stupidest moment - Joel Williams 
Most determined - Olivia Allen
The final day brought relays in the pool and a final land session down on the beach. The swimmers managed just over 47k, given the difficulty of the sessions both in and out of the pool all swimmers exceeded themselves. 
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the chaperones, coaches and swimmers for making this a trip to remember. I am very proud to be a coach of such a great club. 
Jon Wills

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