ASA Champs Page
Reminder. 5th Dec is the deadline for
entering the Kent Secondary) Schools Swimming Association Championships.
You can enter individual events, or a school team. You need to get the
School to sign your entry form. Not much time left. See the WOSC
Calendar at the top of this page for links.
Did you know? ...that all your past licensed
times, for all events, are stored on your own personal history view of
the ASA Results and Rankings Database. Just click on your "blue"
name in any ranking list.
This is on Sunday 30th Nov. This is a Unique
Open, since it comprises only 50m and 100m events. WOSC has nine
swimmers entered, all hoping for some good sprint pbs. Goodluck Brook,
Charlotte Grace, Hannah, Henry (Harry!), Louise, Madeline, and Natham.
Sign in by 9.00am for Session 1.
Harry's time last year in winning the Gold in
Boys 13YO 50 free was 25.75 sec.
This was the first time that I was really astounded by a swim by Harry.
... it seemed he was moving like a speed boat with an apparent mismatch
between the speed of movement and the apparent sedateness of his stroke.
The Kent Junior (Under-16) SC records for 50m free and 50m fly
are 24.53 and 26.70 secs respectively. Harry is to attempt to break both
Ryan Retson (a Scot) has the British all-time-best Boys 50m free SC time
for a 14 year old, using age on 31/12, of 24.15 sec., ... the same Harry
last week LC at LAC.
McLean (also a Scot) holds the 'Age at Swim' Boys 14YO ATB of 23.87 sec.
These all-time-best times are not "Official records".
Butt (also a Scot) holds the British Under-16 Boys SC record for 50m
free with 23.20 sec. The Scots seem to be very very fast!
CLUB CHAMPS: The Book for the Dec.
10th Club Champs is now OPEN. Book your places on a Wednesday Club
Raffle prizes include no
bake sweet cakes made and donated by
our Opens Sec.
Last Chance County Meet. The Bexley SC L1 Open (Crook Log)
Jan 3/4 is almost the last chance to get County QTs (only the Brighton
Tom Hanley Open is later, and before the County entry deadline). If you
have missed the club entry, you can apply individually: Bexley SC Charge
£5 for you to do this.
However, for those thinking of Regional or National QTs, the BPSC and
the BWFSC both hold LC (50m pool) Level 1 meets on the same weekend. The
latter is in the London Aquatic Centre!
Click Club News section to
read news reports.
If you have any news items, email them to
In the Finals of the ESSA Secondary
Schools Team Champiionships, in the London Aquatic Centre on Saturday
22nd Nov., 2014, Harry swam the first leg of a 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay
in 24.15 sec. This smashes the current British Record 24.35 sec., held
by Suleman Butt (a Scot).
Application for ratification of this record
swim has been made.
However, this meet was not licenced, and the ASA does not accept first
leg relay times for entry into the British Championships. So what are
the chances they will accept such a time for a British Age-Group Record?
Harry invited to ASA Stroke Camp in
Harry has been invited to Phase 2 of the ASA
This is a Stoke Camp (Free/Back) in Liverpool from 2nd Jan-4th Jan,
Harry is keen to go, to see if they have any tips on swimming even
The second day involves a 2.5 hour pool training session from 7.00am,
before breakfast. Not something that Harry has experienced before!
There is also another 2.5 hour pool training session in the evening!
Good luck Harry!
The ASA say the Stoke Camp takes precidence over all other swimming
events, so of course, Harry has to withdraw from the Bexley SC Meet in
the new year.
Club Captains 2014.
Michael Moxon and
Melvin are this
Club Captains. We see them here with our
Head Coach, Dean Williams.
Michael is also a keen cyclist.
Leah also plays Netball for England
Proposed New Swimming Competitive Structure
for 2014-2015. News!
British Swimming have
announced plans for the 2015 National Championships. Qualifiers for
the British Champs 2015 will be the 24 top ranked GB swimmers (in each
event) within a "specified qualification window".
NEWS: The times have to be
swum in the window. Previous swims do
not count! Idiotic...impossible for swimmers with many strokes and
Those not in the top
24 will be able to swim in English, Scottish, Welsh or N.Ireland
Championships, at about the same time. This Devolution in
British Swimming is NEW! Ages will be as of 31st December.
More Info The
"Final" Word : IMPORTANT PLEASE READ
10/11YO's in Counties and CAN do 100m events.
HENCE you will need some extra QTs for the
50m sprints in the Regionals
is Jim Melvin, the club's
Champion Master swimmer.
In October, Jim Competed in the
National Masters Championships
Jim won won
in 200m Baackstroke, and a
in 100m Backstroke.
Well Done Jim!
Master Swimmers are over 25 years in age.
Perhaps you, a parent and former swimmer,
joining Jim as a Master swimmer?
WOSC Site Last Updated 10rd Nov 2014-> Home Page, News, Calendar & Results page.
White Oak Swimming Club
was founded in 1967. It is a very friendly and relaxed club, with
convenient training times, and caters
for swimmers of all ages and abilities. We have a well-qualified,
dedicated and enthusiastic coaching team and train at White Oak Leisure Centre, Hilda May Avenue, Swanley, Kent, BR8 7BT.
We have several squads to suit swimmers needs and abilities and
we compete in all levels up to National.
Club nights are every
Wednesday evening. This is where Committee members and helpers are on hand to meet
parents and answer any questions. There is also a club shop every
Wednesday selling swimming hats, T bags and other items.
We run the
Badge Scheme for developing swimmers where badges can be achieved for
swimming distances in certain times .
We have four Club Championships each year, monthly time trials,
have many League matches, and attend many Open Meets.