Captains message to all BAGCATS qualifiers
The captains would like to wish all our regional qualifiers the very best of luck for the upcoming BAGCATS championships this month. We are sure that all of your hard work and training will pay off. We hope you have
a fantastic time and have no doubt that you will make us proud.
Alan Harper - Eulogy
We were very sad to hear that earlier on this week; our very own Alan Harper had passed away. He was a key component of our swimming community and contributed
his time, on endless occasions, to help out with numerous Colchester Swimming Club events. For this, we thank him. He shall not be forgotten for his generosity or
his compassion, and will always be remembered as the kind character that he was. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends. May he rest in peace.
Captains Report - Essex County Age Group Championships - First Weekend
A huge well done to all those who attend the first round of the Essex County Championships this weekend! It was absolutely fabulous to see so many swimmers racing and supporting each other throughout the whole weekend.
Laura back at Leisure World
It was lovely to see Laura Stevens back at Leisure World tonight! With admirable grace and humility, she returned to her home town club with a smile on her face
and a skip in her step. She was a perfect sportswoman about her whole return. She spoke politely to everyone that came bearing questions and did not brag or boast
about any of her incredible achievements. She was quietly confident and let her swimming do the talking; exactly how a true sportswoman composes herself. She
joined in the warm up, like she had never left, and it was nice to see that her hard work is really paying off. I feel it is a message to all swimmers, that if you
work hard and try your best, day in, day out, you can achieve anything you desire. It was great to see many of the swimmers looking up to her and I hope they can
draw some inspiration from her. I would like to highlight her humble and gracious attitude that everyone should emulate. In my eyes it is these attributes that
contribute massively to the athlete she is today. Nice to have you back Laura!
Essex Mini League Round 1 - Taylor's review
I attended the Colchester Mini League Gala the other night and was very impressed with the team spirit which everyone portrayed throughout the entire evening! It was an absolute pleasure to see everyone cheering each other on and creating an electric atmosphere around the pool. Everyone produced some great races that contributed towards an amazing team effort. Big shout out to Sam Low, Edward Cox, Sam Lemnell and David Purser who finished the gala with an excellent relay that they should all be proud of. Our very own Vice Captain Charlotte Holt swam in the gala and swam some cracking races. I was accompanied by Sophie Howard, Matt Lemnell and Alex Cole who all gave up their time to help out with the event. I would like to say thank you to all of you! You are all fantastic role models for the younger swimmers! Thank you again.
Sudbury Last Chance Open Meet
Well done to everyone who attended Sudbury open meet at the weekend! It was great to see so many swimmers there.
On the Saturday I was very proud of everyone who participated. Moments which deserve specific recognition include the incredible efforts of Ariana in her 400m IM as
well as Sam Horn and our very own Alex Cole taking on the 200m fly. Some monstrous races that they should be very pleased with. I would also like to congratulate
Ana Victoria who broke her 40 second barrier on the 50m freestyle to achieve a fantastic PB. Gabby swam an inspiring 400m IM, and showed great determination
throughout. There were a lot of swimmers who went away from the meet with country times, which is certainly a cause for celebration.