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
Time Trial Results are
available on the Results tab, or
xls) or HERE
Club Champs 4... Wednesday 9th December.
This coming Wednesday 9th
December is Club Championships so there is no training, just racing!
Christmas Pool Party
Dear Swimmers, Parents and
Carers, as Christmas is fast approaching and we are all getting festive,
The White Oak SC committee and coaches would like to invite all the
swimmers to come along and enjoy a festive
fun night in the pool on Wednesday
The pool will be filled with large floats, balls and the large
inflatable assort course as well as the use of the diving boards. The
evening will be split into two sessions,
Session 1 for Bronze and Silver squad
swimmers will be from 6pm-7.30pm and
Session 2 for Gold and Platinum
swimmers will be from 7.30pm - 9pm.
There will be no training on this evening.
If you have any questions about the fun night please email or see a
member of the committee.
Christmas Swimming Timetable.
The last training session for swimmers will be on Friday 18th December.
There will be a 2 week break over the Christmas holiday and swimming
will recommence on Monday 4th January 2016 (If this is your squads usual
Swimmers in Platinum squad only may
attend the following sessions over the Christmas break with Dean.
Sunday 27th December 9am-10.30am
Monday 28th December 9am-10.30am
Tuesday 29th December 9am-10.30am
Wednesday 30th December 9am-10.30am
Thursday 31st December 9am-10.30am
If you have any questions about Christmas training times please talk to
your coach, or email or see a member of the committee.
A FOCUS on
GOOD TECHNIQUE: You may have noticed that
there has been rather more work on Technique recently, in the form of
drills for starts, turns and strokes, particularly on Tuesday sessions.
By building good technique will speed come.
If you would like to share your views on this, try using the WOSC
Facebook page, where you will find many links to technique pages on
November Time Trial Results are
available on the Results tab, or
xls) or HERE
Harry swam in the SE Region Winter SC Championships over the weekend,
7/8 Nov 2015, at the Mountbatten Centre in Portsmouth.
In the 50m Freestyle (SC) Heats Harry swam
23.32 sec to break the English Junior SC record of 23.38 sec,
which had stood since 2008.
For the Final, Harry polished his turn & his
breakout and swam a blinder of 23.16 sec, a New British (and English)
Record, beating the 23.20 of the Scot Sulliman Butt, which had
stood for 2 years.
EFFORT WITH THE WINDMILL RESULTED IN A SHOULDER INJURY... HARRY HAS TO
HAVE 6-8 WEEKS COMPELTE REST FROM SWIMMING)
NOTE: The ASA Calander in the heading of this page has
had the wrong Hyperlink address. THis is now corrected. Hopefully you
can now find meets to match your diary.
Openmeets seems to be lagging badly.
QUESTION: Where are all the reports of all the Level 3
meets WOSC has been involved in this term? ...
Super Sprint Sunday, OJJ's, Fireworks, Kent Dev. etc...
....waiting for YOU to write them!!!!
Just send them to
webmaster when you have,
and I will post them.
WOSC Shop News
We now have a number of green hoodies
(£15) and polo tops (£12) with the club logo, in sizes from small to
extra large, ideal for wearing to training now the weather is turning
colder and to wear to Galas and Opens to show your club colours!
We also have a few bags in stock - rucksacks (£20)and holdalls (£25)
in club colours and with the club logo.
A mesh kit bag, kickboard and pull bouy can be purchased for the
combined price of £18.
For our younger swimmers we also have a few pairs of training fins
left (£10) - small sizes only (approx. UK size 13-2).
Club swimming hats will be available again soon as will Tbag tops -
watch this space for updates. The shop is open Wednesdays from 6 -
7.45pm - if you can't get there on a Wednesday but know you want
something email WOSC SHOP and we
can arrange to get it to you another night. The shop will also be
available at the next Club Champs.
Jane Howard (Shop-manager)
18th Oct. 2015 the top swimmers in 40 "Counties" converged on Pond's
Forge SC swimming pools, in Sheffield, wearing war-paint, to battle for
supremacy or survival in two Divisions.
Kent is in Div. 1, and has been so for several years.
The bottom 3 teams in Div1 get demoted and the top 3 in Div 2
WOSC's Harry Rennolls swam a blinding 100m freestyle to
Gold medal in 51.75 sec., a second ahead of the 2nd
fastest (a new Kent
Junior Record!). His start was perfect, giving
him a 1m lead
after 15 m. His first 50 was reasonably fast at
24.9sec, but not too
fast, to conserve some energy for his second 50m.
In the third length Harry still felt strong, surprising himself,
the final leg he was able to unleash his
In the Medley relay Harry
swam the final 50m freestyle leg
in a blistering 22.99 sec split! In the
mixed 6x50m freestyle
his split was 23.22 sec.
Good omens for the SE Region WInter SC Championships, in
on 7&8 Nov 2015.
Kent came 6th out of 20 in Div 1., just two points behind the
team. Lancashire and Yorkshire took first and
second place for the 14th
year in a row.
The New Bexley SC Open.
November 27/28 Deadline for club entry 21
I appologise to WOSC members about
the website not being kept up to date during this season (mostly
September), particularly in terms of information on Club Supported open
meets. Wendy Elvin (the Club Open Meets Sec) has been circulating
details and entry information by email on these meets (EDSC Super
Sunday, OOJ L3 Open, Gravesend and Northfleet, Kent development meet,
and the Bexley L3 meet).
If you have not received email information, please email Wendy
(email@example.com) and Kelly (firstname.lastname@example.org) so they have
your up to date email address.
I have been unable to mirror Wendy's email shots to you all, since
Wendy's deadlines are many, very tight, and posting is very time
consuming. Also, I (KR) have not been well and neither have my
It is very important that swimmers who might wish to enter the Kent
Championships this year enter one or more open meet before Xmas to get
some valid entry times. Club Champs and Leauge matches are not licensed,
so do not count as valid for Kent entry.
The Kents are changing this year...SEE THE FOLLOWING NOTE. They are
earlier, starting in mid January, and end before the February half term.
So, the last chance event, the Bexley Level 3, has been moved to the end
NEW KENT CHAMPS STRUCTURE FOR 2016.
See the planned
new structure document.
1. The start in early january, and end BEFORE half term, on 17th
2. They are Long Course, (50m pool) at Crystal palace.
3. There are Automatic Entry times and Consideration times. The numbers
entering each event for each age group are to be restricted to 28 for
the 50m sprints, less for the longer distances.
Effectively, the QTs have been made harder.
4. No Relays are planned for, as yet.
Basildon Phoeinix SC Open Level 2. Today at 1.00am
Register for time-trials at 1.00am £6 each.
Harry R has been invited to join Phase 2 of
the England Talent Programme 2015.
This consists of an Induction Day at Loughborough (ASA HQ) on 22 Nov
2015, and a Swim Camp, 21-23 Dec 2015 at an as yet "unspecified
(Harry was invited last year also, but did not take up the invitation
fully. It seems selection on a GB Youth team for an International Meet
depends on acceptance and successful completion of Phase 2.)
[NOTE: the new British SC Championships take place 17-20 Dec 2015, in
Sheffield. Harry is qualified for his usual favourite events 50fl, 50fr
& 100fr, but will not compete, since the ASA says the Phase 2 camp
Harry R has been selected to represent Kent,
in the annual National Inter-Counties
Championship, which takes place at Ponds Forge in Sheffield on 18th
Sept. 2015. This is the 3rd year in succession that Harry has been
selected for for the Kent team in this Championship meet.
EDSC Sprint Super Sunday Results(20/9/15):
(also on the Results page) A Gold for Demi
F, & a Silver for Alex A.
WHITE HORSE 4.
This took place from 6.00pm on Saturday 19th
Sept. 2015, at the London Aquatic Center (i.e. the 2012 Olympic pool!)
with WOSC being the "Host Club". Unfortunately, the starting
equipment was unreliable and this meant the Gala did not finsih until
near 10.00pm. Result Sheets are awaited.
Club Champs 3 (16 Sept. 2015). Results
as a Word doc,
and on Results page.
KJL 12 Sept 2015.
This was held in Margate. Unfortunately WOSC could not raise a team for
this Gala and had to withdraw. Unfortunately for Angela Spells, and
daughter Charlotte, they did not see the cancelation notice and rolled
up in Margate alone!
September 5th Time-Trials Results
are on the Results Page.
Or here as pdf,
a long time swimming and coaching member of the club, has gone to
Herriot University, after her success in her A-levels. In recent
years Anja has obtained a Level 1 coaching qualification, and has
supported the club by coaching some of the younger swimming squads. She
will be much missed.
Fortunately, the long University vacations will probably see her
returning to swim or coach with the club.
A message from Anja:
"I would like to thank everyone who contributed towards my leaving
gift, it was really fun to look through all the bits and pieces! I am
really enjoying the university life so far and the food has already come
in very useful! I will miss coaching and training with everyone, but I
will enjoy carrying on training with Heriot-Watt's swimming team! Thank
you everyone! Anja"
former Boys/Men Club Captain, and several
times Boys Club Champion recently took his leave of us, for an
adventurous career. Congratulations Michael, and good luck in your
Michael has been with WOSC, boy and man, and in recent years he has been
the lead male swimmer in the club.
He will be sorely missed in the training sessions where he set a searing
pace; and in the WOSC League matches, where his strength pace and
stamina underpinned many successful results for the club.
In the last few years Michael qualiified as a Level 1 coach and will be
warmly remembered for his many coaching sessions to young swimmers. As
Club Captain he was also a major support to the younger swimming teams
in their league matches.
We all hope your career commitments allow you to return and swim with us
again, sometime in the future.
NEW SEASON: 2015-2016.
Welcome back, WOSC swimmers and parents, to the new 2015-2016 season.
Hope you are well rested after the summer break, and ready for some hard
training, and successful competition.
Normal training resumed on Monday 31st
Margaret McInness (of Club Records) is our
Steph Beckley is our new Deputy Chair.
Club Championships: CC3 on 16th Sept. 2015.
6.00pm for 6.30 start.
DEADLINE for ENTRIES is Wed. 9th Sept.
Sorry, but no email entries accepted this time. Some entries went astray
in CC2 and we want to avoid this by focusing entry and payment in the
Cafe on Wed. 2nd & Wed. 9th.
PLEASE USE THE ENTRY FORM to enter. Scribbled entries on the back of an
envelope can easily "get lost".
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..