NO WOSC SWIMMING TRAINING OVER THE EASTER
THAT IS: EASTER FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY AND MONDAY (25-28 March incl.)
Training resumes on Tuesday 29th March.
WOSC Club Champs CC1
Queries, Comments and Complements to
EDSC/Orpington OJ 2016 Charity L3
Open Results and Report.
. Use: Find "White Oak" to see
WOSC swimmer times and places.
Speph Beckley, Dep. Chair
White Oak had seven swimmers in total and those of us there for all 3
sessions it was a long day!
All swimmers received a participation medal and certificates given for
the top 3 places in each age group.
George Beckley had a good day with PBs in all 5 events and a second
place for his 50 breaststroke and 4th for 100 breaststroke.
Sophie Huxley achieved PB's in 100 backstroke and 100 freestyle despite
having been rather ill the previous week.
Ella Milbank achieved an 8 second PB on her 50 Fly and PB's in her
other 3 events.
Louise Coquillaud came 6th in her 50 breaststroke with a 4 second PB and
also PB's in her other 3 races.
Lucy Beckley managed a 2nd for 100 fly, 3rd 50 back and 3rd 200 back
with 5 out of 6 events achieving a PB.
Brooke Robinson achieved a good time in 50free , not quitea PB, but great to see her back competing,
and in good form.
Emma Huxley came 6th in her 50 fly with a 3 1/2 second PB, 7th in 50
free and 100 IM.
Well done to all our White Oak Swimmers.
2016 British Championships/Olympic Trials
take place in Glasgow 12-17 April. The
closing date for entries is noon 23 March. Explore the QTs, Schedule and
HERE. Have a look to see what you have to aim for in future years!!
Harry Rennolls has the 50Free QT (23.97<QT=24.30: Girls 50free
QT=27.17 sec) for the Euro Jn Champs Trials.
A spreadsheet of current entrants.span>
This has been sorted by time in 50m Free. Note Thomas Fannon, no 2 in
50free, was born in 98!
European Junior Championships..
Boys born 98/99/00/01: Girls born 99
/ 00 / 01 / 02
(Just extended to include the youger swimmers... but do they have any
chance?). Boys 50Free EJC QT is 23.22 sec, better than the current
British Junior record (15&U), 23.27 sec (Craig Mclean (2014).. who was
born in 98!!!). Harry needs to set a new Br.Jn 50free LC record(<=23.22
on Sat 18th march (at the Rushmore Royals L1 open) for it to be worth
him entering the British Champs... no pressure!!!
March Time Trial Results
are available on the Results tab,
pdf) or HERE
White Horse League Round 1. 5/3/16
This was held at the Eltham Pool, and was a
contested match. All WOSC swimmers gave 100%
effort and there
were several pbs. Well done to all
The overall results were:
1. Sevenoaks SC 296
2. Barking & Dagenham Aquatics 268
3. Erith & District SC 243
3. Bromley SC 243
5. Orpington Ojays 225
6. Southwark Aquatics SC 175
7. White Oak SC 136
8. Gravesend & Northfleet SC 114
HERE, by team.
Luke Melvin swam two outstanding races in the Men's 16+ Category, both
of which he won. His times were: 100m Freestyle 55.46 sec. with the
second placed swimmer being almost 2 secs behind. 100 butterfly 1:03.75
These times would have got Luke into the Men's Open Finals for these
events in Kents16!
London Schools Swimming
Association Championships 2016 (Individual Entry)
Palace National Sports Centre
17 APRIL 2016
(Closing Date: 16/03/2016)
by the ASA for entry into National and Region Championships
BLACK LION LEVEL 3 OPEN MEET
(Medway Park, Mill Road, Gillingham, Kent)
Closing date for Individual entries is Saturday
26th March 2016. However, this meet will fill up quickly, so the club
entry will enter early.
AGE GROUPS: 9 years, 10 years, 11years, 12 years,
13years, 14 years and 15+ years. Age on 1 May.
EVENTS: 50m, 100m, 200m of all 4 strokes plus 100m and
200m Individual Medley. £5.75 for all events (Club Entry).
FACILITIES: The pool is a 6 lane, 25 metre facility fully equipped
with electronic timing, display board and anti-wave ropes.
Email your completed entry form, AS AN
ATTACHMENT TO A NEW EMAIL, Subject "Black Lion Entry", to Wendy Elvin
OpenMeetSecretary@wosc.co.uk , as soon as
possible, and not later
than Wednesday 09 March 2016.
CLOSING DATE FOR YOUR ENTRY FEES, to
the Café in WOSC (WITH SIGNED PAPER COPY OF FORM PLEASE) BY :WEDNESDAY
09 MARCH 2016.
EntryPack (inc. QTs) pdf
Ind.Entry Form (WORD)
Time Trial Results are
available on the Results tab, or
xls) or HERE
White Horse League 2016.
This league is highly competitive, (as indeed all the
leauges are), since the clubs are all local.
In the Whitle Horse League WOSC competes with Erith & District, Bromley,
Sevenoaks, & Dagenham + others.
Coaches Dean and Tony select the teams, with the aim of
fielding the strongest teams we can.
The dates are:
Round 1, 5th of March at Eltham pool,
Round 2, 16th April at Becontree pool Barking,
Round 3, 4th June at Eltham Pool,
Round 4, 2nd July at Becontree pool Barking
You should hear by 2-weeks before a match, if you are selected.
CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS... A message from Kelly.
The next club championship gala will be on Wednesday
16th March 2016. The book will open this Wednesday in the café for
swimmers to enter their races. An email will follow shortly with an
All swimmers must enter prior to the evening late entries will not be
For all our new swimmers to the club, Club championships is an in house
gala held at our pool. It is open to all swimmers in all squads. A
programme of events is advertised and swimmers can choose the events
they wish to enter. Swimmers compete against swimmers of the same age
or ability. There is a small charge for each race the swimmers enters
into. Medals are presented to swimmers who place 1st, 2nd or 3rd in
their event. Swimmers have to enter any pay prior to the evening in
order to enter. Please see any committee member for further details.
How were KENTS16 for YOU? ... from KASA.
The individual championships are now complete. I think
you will all agree on one thing it was fundamentally different from any
previous championships. Because it was so different we would really like
your feedback, as clubs. Ideally a few different perspectives,
yourselves, coaches, swimmers, parents officials and helpers. Please
complete the survey here:
Thank you all for your support, its been a real team effort to make this
KENTS16. A report by Ian Enticknap.
The 2016 Kent championships promised to be both exciting and
arduous at the same time. Held over 4 successive weekends, the first
three at Crystal Palace and the sprint weekend at the London Aquatic
White Oak SC were represented by 10 swimmers in total, several of whom
were swimming in the Kents for the first time, which was bound to be
Many personal bests were achieved and there were many "near misses".
Harry Rennolls (having won 6 golds+ in the previous 3 Kent Champs)
missed most of these champs, because of a shoulder injury and a ski
holiday. Though his Heat time 54.00 in 100m free, his sole event, was
the fastest by a 16 year old in the Championships, (by 2.4 sec.), he
faded in 16+ and Open Finals, against older swimmers. There were strong
swims from Isla and Evina Kasapidis: Evina in the 11 and under
girls 100 metres breaststroke and Isla in the 13 and under girls 50
Lucy Beckley swam well in the 100m backstroke with a new personal
Alice Howe and Demi Farrow both competed in the girls
Breaststroke. Alice in the 50 metres and Demi in the 50, 100 and 200
There was a very good personal best for Ben Luxford in the boys 50 metre
freestyle and another very good personal best from Nathan Wesley in the
50 metre backstroke.
Madeline Wesley was excellent in the 15 year old Girls 50 metre
breaststroke with a massive best time in the heat, qualifying 4th for
the final. Not quite as quick in the final but by far the best two swims
of her life for that event. Fantastic.
Noah Enticknap qualified for all 14 events in the Boys 11 and under
age-group: 4 strokes at 50m, 100m and 200m plus the 400m freestyle, and
200m IM. Some big PBs were achieved and came away with a fifth, 2
fourths, 6 bronzes and 5 silvers.
CONGRATULATIONS to all WOSC KENT16 swimmers!
WOSC were well represented this year, but we need more swimmers to enter
Open meets to gain qualifying times. Next year,” IT COULD BE YOU”!
Programme of Events
Time Trial Results are
available on the Results tab, or
xls) or HERE
All the events, warm up times and venues, are now on the event website
http://www.kentswimming.org/results/KC2016/ . This page will have
start lists and results throughout the event. (Subject to technical
glitches). The Programme, with WOSC swimmers inserted can be found
(pdf). Note: You can find the Heat no. by dividing the Competitor Number
by the number of lanes (8 at CP, 10 at LAC).
CLUB PRESENTATION & DISCO EVENING.
Friday 5th February 2016 from 7.00pm until
Swimmers, Parents and Carers,
you and your family are invited to the White Oak Swimming Club
Annual Presentation/Disco Evening.
The presentations, at the start of the
evening, celebrate the achievement of WOSC swimmers over the past year.
Awards will be presented for club championship winners for the overall
points achieved this year.
The presentations are followed by the Club
Disco, and is a lot of fun for all.
WHEN & WHERE?:
Friday 5th February 2016 from 7.00pm until 10.30pm, at
Orchards Academy, St Mary's Road, Swanley, BR8 7TE. Bring
your own drinks and nibbles along, there is
Tickets are £20 per family or £5 per
individual. Under 16's must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets must be
purchased in advance and are on sale from the committee in the café on
Wednesday evening. We look forward to an enjoyable evening
Kind Regards Kelly Chandler (Membership Sec)
CLUB CHAMPS 2016.
The following are
the dates of the club championships in 2016: Wednesday...
20th April 440s
Kent16 entries (on both auto and Consideration times
Well done to all Kent16 swimmers.
Accepted Wosc Entries
ALL ENTRIES THROUGH THE CLUB. Individual entries are not permitted.
The details about the New Kent ASA Championships may be
This year (the 125th!) the Kents have gone long course (LC=50m
pool), and will be held in Crystal Palace, for three weekends, 23th
January - 7th Feb.
The 50m sprints and 200IM are at the London Aquatic Centre on 13th-14
The preferred method of Entry is to hand the
entry form(s) and payment cheque
(in a labelled envelope) to NICOLA
or ME (Keith Rennolls) in the cafe on
16th Dec 2015, the Club
You also need to send me the completed
entry form(s) by email, asap, but
by 23 Dec.,
at the latest.
WOSC Guidance Notes
Detailed Instructions and Deadlines
Club News section to
read news reports.
If you have any news items, email them to
Please contact me if you find any errors in in the information on this
WOSC Site Last Updated 22th Jan 2014-> Home Page-> Home 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 thee
Badge Schemeefor 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..