WOSC Calendar  Other Calendar resources on ASA Champs Page.
Club Trials
Do you enjoy swimming and wish to join a friendly, but competitive swimming club? We have a squad to suit all abilities! Why not try out at White Oak Swimming Club? Trials re-commence in September.

Experienced Competitive swimmer?
Come and join us! Train with us for 2 weeks (free) before you decide.

For general enquiries, email the Club Secretary: (secretary@wosc.co.uk)

For membership enquiries, email the Club Membership Secretary:
(memberssecretary@wosc.co.uk)

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ASA Calender 2013-15


Club Champs EVENTS.
 
Autumn 2014 Schedule of Time- Trials & League Matches.
Time Trials events schedule please click Here

Sat 4 Oct 8am

Time Trials 

Sat 11th  Oct. Arena R1 

Sat 18 Oct

WHL Rnd 4 Dagenham 

Sat 8 Nov

Time Trials 8am 

Arena R2. Crook Log
WU5.30 for 6pm start. Crook Log
.
Cancelled!  NO TEAM!

Sat 15 Nov

KJL Round 3 

Sat 6 Dec 8am

Time Trials 

Wed 10th Dec

6.30pm start

Club Champs 4 of 4 

13/6; 12/9; 21/11 KJL 2015
28/3 ; 6/6 ; 4/7 ; 19/9 WHL 2015

KJL = Kent Junior League
WHL = White Horse League

CLUB RECORDS (NEW)

We now have a Facebook page under the name of "White Oak Swimming Club". Use it for swimming information, photos, videos, comments and suggestions.
(Please be aware of ASA Child Protection policies)



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.

Maidstone Open. 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 on Sunday.

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 evening. EVENTS.
Raffle prizes include no bake sweet cakes made and donated by Lisa, our Opens Sec.
(posted 13/11/14)

Note:
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!

WOSC NEWS 
Harry beats British 50m Free LC record...but will it be ratified?
Harry invited to ASA Stoke Camp in Liverpool.
Harry sets new English Record for 50free LC & new Kent Junior record for 50 fly.
WOSC fail to raise a team for Arena League R2!!!
The October Time Trial Results are available from the Results Page. NEW.

Click Club News section to read news reports.
If you have any news items, email them to webmaster@wosc.co.uk


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 Liverpool.
Harry has been invited to Phase 2 of the ASA England Programmes.
This is a Stoke Camp (Free/Back) in Liverpool from 2nd Jan-4th Jan, 2015.
Harry is keen to go, to see if they have any tips on swimming even faster.
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 Leah Melvin are this year's Club Captains. We see them here with our Head Coach, Dean Williams.

Michael is also a keen cyclist.  Leah also plays Netball for England

                                         Special Award Winners 2014.

Well done to those swimmers who received special awards from the coaches

- keep up the good work. 

A 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 distances.

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 100s. BoysQTs Girls QTs

50m sprints in the Regionals and Nationals!

 


This is Jim Melvin, the club's Champion Master swimmer.

In October, Jim Competed in the
National Masters Championships in Sheffield.

Jim won won
Gold Medal in 200m Baackstroke, and a Silver medal in 100m Backstroke.

Well Done Jim!



Master Swimmers are over 25 years in age.
Perhaps you, a parent and former swimmer, might consider
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 ASA 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.