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: (firstname.lastname@example.org
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)
Harry's Summer Nationals.
Harry swam at the Portuguese Open
and National Youth Championships on 23-26 July in Coimbra. A very odd
affair. No spectator fees, and no barriers...just walk in and go where
you want! But no spectator support for swimmers... so no atmosphere.
Seems all the Foreign swimmers swam below their bests, including Harry.
Still, Harry was fastest youth (16 and under) in the heats in
his events (50fr, 50fl, 100fr), but was not permitted as a foreigner to
enter the Youth Finals, even though his heat times would have won them
[I did not read all the small print!. Sorry Harry...KR].
Harry's time in the 50fr heat was 15th fastest and should have got him a
place in the Open B Final. But, more small print eliminated him, since
they decided to allow only 3 foreigners in each of the A and B
FInals...Harry was 7th foreigner.
Rather a waste of time, in swimming terms. OK as a holiday, but Bali
would have been better!
The trip to Portugal meant that Harry had no training for the
two weeks prior to his appearance in the British Summer Nationals, which
for Harry were on 31 July and 2nd August.
(Harry also qualified for 50ba and 200fr in the ASA Summer Champs, 3-10
August, ...but declined these.)
In the 50fl on 31 August Harry did a pretty good time of 26.07sec, but
found himself in 4th place. His 2nd 50 in the 100fr was as might be
expected, leading to a 55sec instead of the 52sec he would have got
without the missed training.
In the 50fr on 2nd August Harry broke his pb in the Final, with
a 23.97sec but was beaten into silver in a very close race by a very fit
Lewis Burras, (who also won Gold in 100fr and 200fr!).
Some Lessons learned!
The British Summer Champs had
excellent technology. All the events were shown online, live, for free.
Also all the sessions have been placed on Youtube. I have given the
video time-points for Harry's races on the WOSC Facebook page if you are
As usual we will be running a reduced timetable over the summer. This
will be as follows.
There will be no training on Mondays, Saturdays or Sundays from July
Summer training times:
Bronze Squad: Tuesday 5 - 6 pm, Wednesday 6 - 7pm
Silver Squad: Tuesday 5-6pm, Wednesday 6-7pm, Friday 5-6pm Gold Squad:
Tuesday 6-7.30pm, Wed. 7-8.30pm, Friday 5 - 6pm Plat. Squad: Tue.
6-7.30pm, Wed. 7.45-9.15pm, Fri. 6- 7.30pm.
Normal training will resume on Monday 31st
Margaret McInness (of Club Records) is our
Harry won the Gold medal
and the Intermediate (Yrs 9 & 10) Boys 100m Free (LC) title at the
2014-2015 ESSA National Inter-Divisional Championships, on 28th June
His time was 53.7? sec.. He did 53.6? in the 1st leg of the 4x10m free
relay, in which London Div. came 2nd.
Since new Age-Groups were used this year,
Harry's winning time must necessarily be a new ESSA record!... as must
ALL winning times in the new age groups!!!
For the old Intermediate age-group (Yrs 9, 10 &11) the ESSA
record for 100m Free had been 53.10sec., set by Clough in 2014.
Harry has qualified for the 50m & 100m Free
and 50m Fly at the British Summer National
Championships, (28/7 - 2/8), and the 50m Back and 200m Free at
the ASA English National Championships
(4/8 - 10/8), both taking place in Sheffield.
Though prior holiday arrangements meant he would miss both
Championships. However, the holiday arrangements have been changed so
that he can now attend the BSNC15.
Harry will also be competing in the
Portuguese Open and Youth National Championships in Coimbra, from
22/7-26/7, in the same events as in BSNC15.
WHITE OAK SWIMMING CLUB: SUMMER SWIM
Is your child aged 7-10? Do they enjoy Swimming?
Can they swim 25 meters Front Crawl and Backstroke?
Join us for our summer School at White Oak Leisure Centre, Hilda May
Avenue, Swanley to:
Improve stroke technique for all strokes Improve stamina Learn
to dive Learn tumble turns
Join the Acorns or White Oak Swimming Club
Dates: Wednesdays 29th July, 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th August 2015
Fridays 31st July, 7th, 14th, 21st , 28th August 2015
Times: Wednesday 6pm – 6.45pm Fridays 5.15pm – 6pm
Price: ONLY £40.00 for ALL sessions. Payable to White Oak Swimming
Club. Places are limited and must be pre-booked and paid in advance.
Contact Coach Paula by e-mail:
Harry's Regionals: Harry won gold
medals for the 50free, 100free and 50 fly, by a considerable margin in
However, he was hoping to regain the
British 50m Fly record for 14 yo boys. He did not do this, so was
He hoped to improve on his own British 50m Free record for 14 yo boys he
set on 22 Nov 2014. He did not do this.
However, he obtained pbs in both the
100free and the 200 free.
Millinium Results are now posted: on the Results Tab.
Some very good times, (and Time-Faults!).
CLUB CHAMPS 2: Wed. 17th June 2015
Entry Dealine: Wed. 10th June 2015
DETAILS All had a
very good time: much fast swimming!
Kent Relay Photos may be found in the
Club News section
The Results from CC2 have been edit to remove formatting anomalies,
and to insert some missing placings...which were obvious.
The June Time Trial Results are now posted... on the Results tab.
All entrants to the Beckenham Development Meet have been accepted.
The Millinium League Results for 31/5
are now posted on hte Rresults tab.
The May Time-Trial results are
Kent Club Positions: WOSC 6th Male & 7th Boy SC in Kent.
Tommy Bridge and Harry Rennolls have both been accepted in the ASA
South-East Regional Championships.
KENT RELAY Photos posted.
Club Champ 1 ...Results now available...see below.
form the April Millinium League Gala are posted in RESULTS.
New Record Spreadsheet avialable: Boys SC Free ; Boys LC
Harry breaks British 14YO Boys 50m Fly Record at the Beckenham
Easter International Open
Club News section to
read news reports.
If you have any news items, email them to
18 July, 2015, Basildon
& Phoenix End of Season LC (2 days), Level 3, Basildon Sporting
Village, SPECIAL: LC L3 !!!Closing
date - 20th June 2015
trials" accepted at teh start of warmup of each session ... normal
White Oak Swimming Club
is ranked 6th strongest SC
in the Kents 2015 for Boys
(9-14) & 7th for Males
& 19th strongest for Girls.
(29 clubs in Kents15).
See the league table.
Well done, all Kent15 swimmers
The April Mininium League Gala Results are posted, in the Results
Section (use the tab on the left)
The Club Championship Results for CC1 on 22 April are now available:
xls (But not in the Results
Club Champs: 22 April 2015
The new format Club Champs were a great success with swimmers
and parents alike. More events to swim in ; more competition from seeded
heats; and result sheets with times... What more could you want?
Licensed times, maybe?
The results can be found from the links
above. Sorry it has taken so long to post.
I seem to have been running into brick walls that I cannot see.
We need more parent helpers at the next CC.
At this one Ian Entichamp had to act as Chief time-keeper, stoke judge
and finish judge....this three separate judge roles! Well done Ian!
But I don't think Ian wants to do that again.
Why don't you have a go at time-keeping, maybe.
EDSC are running another judge 1I course from May 14th.
Anybody want start on this course?
Or, to finish off the course? Classroom Session 1 - 14th May – 7 to 9pm.
Classroom Session 2 – 2nd July – 7 to 9pm. Stroke DQs.
Classroom Session 3 – 8th October – 7 to 9pm. Etc....
The others CCs are on 17th June, 16 Sept & 9th Dec.
(NOTE: Previous listed 10th June was
(PLEASE remember, you need to book AT LEAST 1
Club Squad: The nature and
size of Club Squad has been under review by the Committee. A new
specification is now available.
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..