A FOCUS on
GOOD TECHNIQUE: You may have noticed that
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?
Experienced Competitive swimmer?
Come and join us! Train with us for 2 weeks (free) before you decide.
For general enquiries, email the Club Secretary: (email@example.com
For membership enquiries, email the Club Membership Secretary:
2014 Schedule of Time- Trials & League Matches.
Time Trials events schedule
please click Here
3/4 Jan 2015S
Bexley SC Open. Crook Log
Don't miss the sign in.
3/4 Jan. 2015
Basildon Phoenix LC Open.
Basildon Sports Village.
21/2/15 - 8/3/15
Kent ASA Championships
Millenium League, Eltham.
LSSA Championships, CP.
EDSC&OJJ L3 Open.
Bournemouth L2 Open.
New Club Champs I!
PLEASE BOOK EARLY!
NOT ON THE NIGHT!
New Club Champs II!
PLEASE BOOK EARLY!
NOT ON THE NIGHT!
13/6; 12/9; 21/11
6/6 ; 4/7 ; 19/9
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)
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.
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
(firstname.lastname@example.org) and Kelly (email@example.com) 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..