1 Oct 23: Somerset ASA County Development Meet 23
Wincanton Swimming Club excelled at this year’s Somerset ASA County Development Meet, held on 30 Sep – 1 Oct. Over the two-day competition Wincanton entered a medal winning team against the biggest clubs from across Somerset. Swimmers gained massive personal best times in 42 of the events entered, with Sophie winning 2 gold medals in the 50m and 100m breaststroke, Billy, Tom and Ralph winning silver medals in the 100m breaststroke, 50m fly and the 50m breaststroke respectively and Noah, Tabitha, Toby and Isabelle winning bronze medals in the 50m freestyle, 100m backstroke, 200m freestyle, 50m breaststroke and 50m freestyle.
For many in the Wincanton team, this was the first competitive swim meet entered, with all swimmers enjoying the event and the participation. Well done to all our swimmers.
4 Jun 23: 'Superfast' Wincanton Swimmers Excel in the Heat - Superfast-5 Swim Meet 2023
Swimmers from Wincanton enjoyed competing in the 'Superfast 5' swim meet held at Millfield. This 'sprint meet' pitted the fastest swimmers in the county against each other in a sequence of 50m sprint races in all strokes plus a 100IM. All of our swimmers managed to bag superb personal-best times in multiple events, with special congratulations to our 'Skins' finalist, Tabitha, and to Emma for storming to victory in her 'Hot Heat'.
With thanks to the event organisers and parents for a great day...
10 Mar 23: Masters Team Victorious at the Royal Navy Open Meet - 2023
A team from Wincanton Swimming Club achieved outstanding success at the 20th Royal Navy Masters Open meet at Millfield School on Sunday 26th February 2023. The event organised by the Royal Navy Swimming Association is open to Masters (swimmers who are over 18) from across the UK, having become one of the leading events in the Master swimming calendar.
16 swimmers from Wincanton’s Masters squad attended the meet to compete for the Lindsay Lant trophy. The trophy, awarded to the most successful visiting club, holds particular meaning for Wincanton, as it’s named after the Masters swimming world champion Lindsay Lant who was a much-loved coach at Wincanton Swimming Club.
Lindsay’s daughter, Philippa, led Wincanton team at this year’s event, saying: “it’s always a very emotional meet for us as Mum was not only a very successful Masters swimmer and a serving member of the Royal Navy, but was a dedicated coach for many years, giving her time and expertise to help all in the Masters’ community. I always encourage as many of Wincanton’s swimmers to compete at this event. This year, we were delighted that the team incorporated so many new club swimmers who wanted to be part of our fun and inclusive team.”
Wincanton’s swimmers put their all into the individual and relay events, coming away with 33 Gold, 22 Silver and 19 Bronze medal places. 5 Wincanton swimmers also won overall best swimmer in their respective age groups, these being: Luke Elam, Philippa O’Grady, Adele Parham, Simon Emery and Paul Partington.
As a result, Wincanton were overwhelmed to win the Top Visiting Team trophy with a huge 108-point margin. Well done to all who swum on the day.
20 Feb 23: Somerset County Championships - 2023
Swimmers from Wincanton Swimming Club performed brilliantly at the Somerset ASA County Championships, held at Millfield from 22 Jan to 12 Feb. WSC swimmers who qualified went on to compete in dozens of events at the championships, with Billy, Tabitha, Alicia, Sophie, Ferne and Issie swimming fantastically to achieve new Personal-Best times. In the Junior events Billy and Tabitha delivered outstanding swims to achieve finals places and a medal for Tabitha in the 50m Breaststoke.
From WSC's Masters squad, Philippa O'Grady, Adele Parham and Paul Partington also competed (showing the youngsters how it's done - or was it the other way around 😉). Paul Partington did especially well, winning Gold in the 800m freestyle.
11 Dec 22: YDSC Christmas County-Qualifier Meet - 2022
Wincanton Swimming Club were excited to compete at the Yeovil District Swim Club's Christmas Meet, held at Millfield on 11th Dec 22. All our swimmers achieved new 'Personal Best' times at the event, with Medals achieved for Tabitha (Silver in 100IM), Alicia (Bronze in 50 Back) and Hannah (Silver in 50 & 100m Back, and Bronze in 200 Back & 200 Breast).
2 Oct 22: Somerset County Development Meet - 2022
Wincanton Swimming Club took a strong team to this year's Somerset County Development Meet, held at Millfield on 1-2 Oct. All of WSC's swimmers gave it their all, with many competing a licenced Swim-Meet for the first time.
On day one, Alice, Billy, Tabitha, Chloe, Lilly, Alicia, Sophie, Rosie, Ferne, Daisy and Emma swam fantastically to achieve Personal-Best times across several events - with Ferne achieving a Gold medal in the 50m Breaststoke.
On day two, our older swimmers, including Beth, Kirsten, Samuel, Isabelle, Amelia and Scarlett also swam well with personal bests achieved - with Scarlett and Isabelle gaining medals for 50m Back (Silver) and 200m Breaststroke (Bronze) respectively.
31 Jul 22: Jurassic League - 2022
Wincanton Swimming Club competed in the Jurassic League throughout the Summer of 2022. Comprised of local swim clubs from across the Somerset and Dorset region, the Jurassic League saw excellent swimming and team-spirit from all clubs taking part.
Stellar swimming from WSC saw victories in numerous events, including massive wins for our Girls Relay Teams in the '10yrs-and-under', 13-14yrs and 15-16yrs categories.
Not to be outdone, our boys all performed stunningly with special mentions to Billy, Reuben and Archie for filling in some gaps in older age group races.
Top swimming & top teamwork!
21 May 22: WSC Jurassic League, Oxley - 2022
Wincanton Swimming Club is hosting the first Gala of the 2022 Jurassic League on 21 May 22. We'd like to thank local businesses for donating prizes for our fund raising raffle.
Thank you to:
- The best local sports equipment shop: RAM-sports (High St, Wincanton);
- Everyone's favourite on-trend clothing and accessories store: Rose & Lyons, (High St, Bruton);
- Our favourite wine supplier: The Cellarhand (Bruton);
- Our favourite local bakery: Taylors of Bruton;
- and also our favourite local cheese makers Wyke Farms!
Good luck Wincanton Swimmers!
18 Dec 21: YDSC Christmas Meet, Millfield
What an excellent performance from Wincanton Swimming Club competing at Millfield. Massive PBs for Billy, Samuel, Hannah and Issie. Plus a big shiny silver medal for Billy and a Bronze for Hannah.
31 Oct 21: Somerset County Development Meet - 2021
Swimmers from Wincanton Swimming Club took part in the 2021 'Somerset County Development Meet' held at Weston-Super-Mare. In the younger age groups, fantastic swimming from Billy (10) and Lily (12) saw both achieve massive PBs, and in the older teenage categories Beth, Issie, Amelia and Archie all scored massive PBs, with 1 medal (well done Archie)!
21 Sep 21: Somerset Community Foundation - Grant Award to WSC
We're really excited to confirm that Somerset Community Foundation have awarded Wincanton Swimming Club a significant grant to support the training of young coaches and to buy additional training equipment.
This grant will help the club continue to support all of our Young and Masters members well into the future.
Many thanks SCF.