The winner for the first award in January 2018 is Club Captain 17 yrs
Holly Jones who has been excellent all through the month and has
not to be ill !!!
Well done to Annabel Blainey who ticked all the boxes to be
Swimmer of The Month for February !!!
Attendance / Application / Attitude and Achievement in
winning 100 Metre County Breaststroke Event in a personal
best time as well.
Adam has had an excellent month in training in March following on
County Championships where he made numerous finals and qualified
for the 2018 Midlands District
Well Done Adam keep up the good work !!!
Well done to Nathan Walker who has really been working hard
recently ticked all the three boxes below and been rewarded
with seven top three finishes at Stocksbridge Open Meet
Ponds Forge Sheffield plus an excellent fifth place Long
Course 400 I.M. at the Midlands Regionals Championships
Zara is deservedly Swimmer Of The Month for May her effort
and attendance has been excellent. Zara is a four stroke swimmer
with all her strokes improving and is learning quickly how to train
properly to make the most of her undoubted ability.
I am looking forward to watching Zara swim in the Biddulph Open
Meet where I am sure she will do very well.
Well Done Zara keep up the good work !!!
Well done to Daisy for being awarded swimmer of the month for
June - I will forgive Daisy for not providing her profile and
sooner as I know she has been very busy in the last few weeks not
least passing her Pool Lifeguard qualification for 5 days !
Daisy is what I would call a proper swimmer and can race on any
distance and any stroke whether it is a 50 metre Freestyle sprint
400 I.M. or 800 Freestyle distance swim and do very well at all
of them. Her consistency at the County and Regional Championships
has seen her achieve some excellent results in the last six years.
However the thing that really does impress me is the quality of
her work in the training pool and the standard she sets to the
other members of the Squad. Daisy worked very hard through
the month of June and right up to the Open Meet at Biddulph
when one or two swimmers were already easing back and thinking
of their holidays.
The highest compliment I could pay Daisy is that she is one of the
best female trainers in sessions I have ever worked with and that
includes two female swimmers who went on to swim in Olympic
Games at Sydney and Bejing.
Well done to Libby who has been working really hard for quite
a period of time and attending a lot of sessions including twice
a day on Sundays. This effort showed in the results achieved
by Libby at the Biddulph Open Meet in July with lots or personal
best times including Gold on the 100 Fly in her age group.
Libby was inspired to start competitive swimming with
Biddulph after watching the women’s 100 Fly final in the
Olympic Games in Rio in 2016 when she was 11 years old.
Libby has gone from strength to strength during the last
2 years and will make significant progress if she keeps up
the good work !!!
Katie has started the new season very well attendance / attitude /
are all there and achievement with some excellent swims at North
last week. If this continues Katie will have a very successful year
keep it up !!!
Bradley has really worked hard since we started back after the
with high attendance and full deserves swimmer of the month for
Bradley had some excellent swims at the North Midlands
all massive personal best times and also picked up some medals.
I think Bradley has a very bright future if he stays as focused and
the quality of his work in training.
Well Done Bradley !!!
This is the second time Holly has been swimmer of the
month since it was started nine months ago and it is
fully deserved. Holly has a super attitude and her
enthusiasm for swimming at 18 years of age is a great
example for the younger swimmers in the Squad.
Holly has kept her attendance levels high despite having
a busy schedule with college, swimming teaching and
rowing plus now starting to show a real aptitude for
Breaststroke recently with some excellent personal
best times which I think can get even better
Well done Holly keep up the good work !!!
Laura has had a really good month and is improving all the time
on learning how to train in sessions also becoming a good leader
in the lanes and very disciplined.
Laura has achieved some excellent results in recent competitions
and the future is bright if she stays focused on her swimming as this
is just the beginning.
Well Done !!!
Lucy is a well deserved winner of this months award and is really working
hard with a great attitude listens well in training and all her strokes are improving
If Lucy continues like this I can see her having a lot of success with both her swimming
and running in future years.
Well Done Lucy !!!
Annabel has been working hard to recover from a niggling knee
problem and is a well deserved winner of Swimmer Of the Month
for April. Her work in the pool is now starting to show in performance
when racing and at the West Midlands Regionals Championships last
week end Annabel achieved long course personal best swims in the
400 I.M. and 100 Breast events.
Annabel is a very capable all round talented swimmer who does a variety
of different events and I look forward to seeing her continue to develop
as a senior swimmer during the next couple of years.
Well done Annabel keep on aiming high !!!
Libby is working really well at the moment and I can see that
there has been a significant improvement in her training. I also
like the way that Libby has been challenging and pushing herself
during training in the last few weeks.
I am sure if Libby keeps focused like this and with the technical
ability that she has there will be some really good performances to
come shortly in the pool when competing.
Well Done Libby !!!
Millie Plumley has really been working well recently on all her strokes
which is why there has been a big improvement on her Medley
work which is now starting to show in her times getting better in
I have also been impressed with how Millie is taking responsibility
for improving her starts and turns in training. The standard of her
under water fly kicking is as good as anyone at the Club which is
very encouraging for a young swimmer still learning how to train.
Well Done Millie Keep Up The Good Work !!!
Sophie has really been working very well during January and the
quality of her work is improving all the time. Sophie has also
been very consistent with her attendance and actually increased
her hours recently by swimming twice a day on Tuesdays & Thursdays.
Well done Sophie keep up the good work as I am sure you will get
your rewards in competitions shortly !!!
Reece has made rapid progress through the last nine months and has had
a really good month in June. I am sure he will get his reward at the Biddulph
Open Meet with lots of personal best swims.
He is currently ticking all the three boxes below which are the key to
success in swimming.
Well Done Reece !!!
Grace has had an excellent month back in the
pool during September following the summer break.
Grace has made a big impact since joining the Club
eight months ago and is learning how to train very
quickly. The quality of her swimming technique on
all four strokes is of a very high standard.
Grace is ticking all the boxes that help a young swimmer
to have success attendance attitude and ability.
Well Done Grace keep it up !!!
Morgan has always been a talented promising young swimmer who
managed to find a consistency with her training levels which has
improve dramatically during the last three months.
I am looking forward to seeing Morgan compete in the near future
the hard work will no doubt see Morgan achieve some excellent times
all four strokes especially Breaststroke which is looking really good.
Well done Morgan keep up the good work !!!
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