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WM Swim Champs - Entry list now available
Dear Clubs
Below is the details for our Easter meet and attached is the programmes.
Please see the below updates with regard to the West Midland Swimming Championships.
Meet Information:
Please be advised that we have now published the entry previewer onto the website. You will also find provisional gala timings with info about the warmups.
All gala information can be found here: http://wmswimchamps.org.uk/entry/index.htm
Parents talks:
The below talks will be available for parents to attend during the championships. There is no charge for parents to attend either of these talks:
Sunday 5th May – Developing and Supporting the Reginal Age Group Swimmer
Speakers: Lindsay Dunn (England Talent Team) and Mikey Hire (Head Coach of the Regional Development Camps and City of Hereford Head Coach).
Time: 8am
Venue: Studio 1
Info: This talk is aimed at parents/ guardians of 12 year old swimmers in their first official year of regional competition and any 13/ 14 year old swimmers who are also competing at regional level for the first time (age as at the 31st December 2019).
This workshop will look at the Youth Physical Development and the new Optimal Athlete Development framework to provide expert advice and guidance to those supporting the athletic journey of our talented young swimmers.
We will also discuss various initiatives and opportunities being offered by Swim England to enhance the swimmer’s sporting experience beyond their daily training environment.
Saturday 11th May – Practical Nutrition to Improve Performance
Speaker: Andrew Shepherd – Swim England Zonal Nutritionist - North
Time: 8am
Venue: Studio 1
Info: This workshop is aimed at introducing sports nutrition to parents of young swimmers with a focus on a "food first" approach.
The talk will include information on:
- How we should approach nutrition
- what happens if we end up in a calorie deficit.
- Why we eat different macronutrients
- Recovery
Simon Sinclair
West Midland Swimming Championships - Entry Manager

Volunteers for West Midlands


Please see message below from the West Mids champs organisers.  If you're able to help please contact Louise Barnes at louise@westmidlandswimming.org
Hello and thank you for entering the Swim England West Midlands Regional
We are working hard behind the scenes at the moment to make sure that
2019 Regional Championships for the West Midlands Region is a great
To help out with this we have some roles that we would appreciate your
help with.

These include selling programmes, marshalling, announcing and
refreshments to name but a few.

If there is a group of people who would like to help with these roles
for a day of the Championships please let me know - there will be a
donation of £250 to each club that covers a day for us.

If you have individuals within your club who would like to help out
please ask them to get in touch with me. This particularly applies to
the announcing role, as I am intending to have two announcers on duty
each session if possible.

Please feel free to forward this email on to all parents/guardians that
have a swimmer competing at the Championships.

Thanks in advance.

Louise Barnes
SE WM Events and Competitions Co-ordinator

GB Deaf Swimming National gala

Well done to Charlotte Gower who won 2 silver medals at this weekend's GB Deaf Swimming National Gala in Loughborough this weekend.  Great swimming Charlotte!

Rugby Open results

Thank you so much to everyone involved in a fantastic weekend of swimming at the 2019 Rugby Open.   Organisers, officials, volunteers, coaches and swimmers all did Rugby proud - well done all.
Results from all 5 sessions can be seen below.

S1 Results.pdf

S2 Results.pdf

S3 Results.pdf

S4 Results.pdf

S5 Results.pdf

Warwickshire swimmers' photo

Our Warwickshire swimmers looking very smart in their new club shirts - looking forward to seeing them being worn with pride again this weekend!

Warwickshire's success and team photo
One of the highlights of last weekend - the fantastic men's  4 x 100 Open Relay Gold medal winning team - well done all.
So much great swimming last weekend, not just medal winners but loads of swimmers achieving PBs and competing at the Warwickshire’s for the first time.  You should all be very proud of yourselves.
We'd like to get a photo of all Counties swimmers and thought the best opportunity to do this would be at 6pm during training tomorrow evening.  Please bring along your new club shirts.
Many thanks

Jack Carey selected for National County Finals

Sunday October 7th  2018 was the day of the National Intercounty Championship at Ponds Forge International Swimming Pool at the Steel City of Sheffield.
This year again saw Rugby’s Jack Carey Selected ahead of all the other swimmers in Warwickshire to swim freestyle in the 16/17 year age group.  An early start on the team coach from Coventry awaited Jack when he would again meet up with this elite group of swimmers from across the county selected as the Warwickshire Team.
For those of you who don’t know, this event is made up of 39 teams across England Scotland and Wales, split into 2 Divisions. Warwickshire are currently in Division  2 and finished 8th last year. They have been champions once in 1974 and last tasted success in 2013 as Division 2 Champions.
After Saturday's run out in the Cov and Districts open meet butterfly with a 2 second PB of 1:00.53. Jack swam his favoured event 100 free on Sunday in Sheffield with a time of 54.55, a PB, beating his entered time of 54.94 by 0.39.
He then went on to add his expertise swimming freestyle in the relay leg for the team.
Warwickshire finished the day in 11th place out of the 17 teams in Division 2, so unfortunately not high enough for promotion.
Jack will be too old for this event next year so thanks for Warwickshire giving him the opportunity and experience  to swim for them. Thanks to the coaching team and management team and all the hours and commitment
put in for the Warwickshire cause.
And lastly thanks to the Rugby Coaching  team past and present for their support and training to give Jack his opportunity to be selected to represent Warwickshire.

Inter-county gala

Jess Mackenzie and Erin Lloyd (pictured) were honoured to be selected to represent Warwickshire at the Bedfordshire InterCounty Gala held on Sunday at Luton. Warwickshire swam well to finish 3rd of the 8 counties behind Suffolk and Essex. Well done, girls!

RSC swimmers at English Nationals

Rugby Swimming Club were proud to have two of their senior male swimmers, Matt Seaton and Dan Carey, at the English Nationals between 2nd to 4th August at Sheffield’s Pond Forge International Swimming Pool. Qualification for the prestigious National event can only be described as every competitive swimmer’s dream. During the week of competition, the top 20 in England fight it out to be best in their age group, and whilst Matt and Dan are experienced at Regional level this would be a new arena to test their skills and nerves.
Both boys are home grown talent having progressed through the ranks since Juniors.  They have played a key role in Rugby Swimming Club’s recent promotions and successes in the National Arena League, which competes with  larger rival midland clubs.   Here though they were representing the club to earn individual honours at National level.
First up on Thursday was Warwickshire Junior backstroke champion Dan Carey in 50m backstroke. His qualifying time of 29.53s ranked him 3rd best swimmer. After being placed even higher before the end of the qualifying window, and at times sufficiently high to qualify for the British Nationals competition, hopes were high.  Dan’s start was not great and even after pushing hard he could not quite recover to make the finals. His time of  29.60s placed him outside the final . A bitter pill considering his PB would have got him a ticket to the final. Dan still had another chance the next day for the 100m backstroke so fingers were crossed.
Dan’s meteoric rise this season has come after suffering a broken arm early in the season, which with recovery and expert coaching, has seen him reaching the top times in the country for under 15’s backstroke.
Friday saw Dan racing again but in his less preferred 100m backstroke. After a great start in his heat it was looking good, but the first 50m was not up to the level he needed and left him too much to do to make the final. He finished 11th, one place away from qualifying for the final in 1:03.90s after qualifying in 1:03.50s.
Saturday saw Matt Seaton, Junior Midlands Winter Meet 200 back champion, go in his preferred 200m backstroke.  He secured his place early in the qualifying window with some storming performances.  A qualification time of 2:17.55s placed him 14th best, entering the competition.  On the day, he swam 2:18.28s, coming 11th overall.  Though narrowly missing the final by 0.1s, Matt was pleased to improve on his entry position.
Head Coach Lucas Gregory, who has supported the boys with his experience from being a top class youth swimmer, is proud of the clubs achievements in developing  two male backstrokers to National level.  He commented “ I am sure both boys have learnt from this and this has demonstrated what can be achieved with work and commitment to all the younger swimmers at the club. I hope we see them here again next year going one better making the finals”.

Midlands' Masters' Championships

For the first time in living memory Rugby SC hosted the prestigious Midlands’ Masters’ Championships over the  bank holiday weekend. These championships are open to any swimmer, UK based, or otherwise from 18 to 90+, and are regarded as next after the Nationals.  The quality of the swimming can be summed up by the men’s 100m free, where the winning time here, was nearly 2 seconds faster that the same event at the Open Midlands’ Champs. In fact the very first event, saw a British record in the 90-94 age group, as Edward Hoy, swam 9.07.28. A length or two behind the others in his heat, but there were merely in their 60s and 70s. He went on to also break the BR for 100m freestyle. Alongside Edward in his heat were Barry Davies and Derek Lindsay, in the 70-74, and 65-69 age groups, Barry finishing 3rd in 6.38, taking several seconds off his time from last year. A little disappointed to be pipped by a 70 year old, who had just moved up into his age group, “ a mere pup” according to 72 year old Barry.


Barry went onto beat most of his times from last year, and indeed he won 3 Golds, 100m IM, 50 breaststroke, and 50 free, as well as 3 silvers in the 100m free, 100m br, and 200 free. His time of 36.03 in the 50m free, meant he achieved one of the master’s great goals of swimming, to swim 50 free in half your age.


Derek, claimed 2 bronze medals in the 200m free, and 100m IM, and again, was chipping seconds off his times from last year, as did Ben Cunliffe in the same 400m, 45-49, winning bronze in 5.19, over 6 seconds quicker than last year, he backed this up with a further 3rd in the 50m back, in 34.42. Unusually they were joined by Club President, Ross Turner, who won the 35-39 age group by several seconds, in 4.53.84, but he did wonder afterwards what had made him enter it.  Ross had decided to save his usual events for the nationals at Plymouth, in 2 weeks’ time, but he also won the 200 IM, in 2.28.64 and 2nd in the 200m Br, in a slightly painful 2.42.94. The national require a qualifying time, so Ross was just banking a few events for future use.


Moving onto the ladies in the 400m free, Rachel Lloyd won her age group, 45-49, in 5.02.77, and she also won the 200 IM in 2.45.43, but had to settle for silver in the 100m free, in 1.04.71, by less than a tenth of a second, and 200m back in 2.47.94. Rachel was joined by Helen Brittain, 35-39, and she went onto win 3 silvers, in the 50m Fly, 36.91, 100 br, 1.29.05, 200m br, 3.14.71, a silver in the 100m free, in 1.11.34, and a fifth in the 50m free, again all faster than last year. Helen is the opposite end of the spectrum to the likes of Ross, Simon and to a lesser extent Barry and Adam, where her strokes are supremely smooth and efficient, making virtually no splash, as she moves serenely, and deceptively quickly through the water.


Speaking of faster than last year, Club Chairman, Simon Rigg, still reeling from being beaten by his son last weekend, has started to find some form after nearly 2 years of injury. First up was his nemesis, the 100m free, as Simon is famous throughout Masters’ swimming nationally as only ever do 50s.  A steady swim, saw him finish 5th in 1.03.57, he was even accused of “pacing it properly”, and accusation he strongly denies. The real shock came in the 50m Breaststroke, ranked only 3rd, as he has swam it a modest 3 times in the past 2 years, he took 1.2 seconds off his time from only last week, to win by over a second, in 35.02. He followed this up with a 27.6 for 50 free, again over 2/3s of a second faster than last week, for a bronze. Similar improvements over the next fortnight could make the trip to Plymouth worthwhile after all.


At the younger end of the spectrum, Adam Henderson, 25-29, swam well winning a silver in the 10m free, in 1.04.27, unfortunately he “did a Simon” and went out way too fast and suffered at the end. He also came 3rd in the 100m breaststroke, 1.20.57, and just missed the medals, in fourth in both the 50m br and free, in 35.35 and 28.07 respectively. Last, and by no means least, was Devesh Chohan, also in the 25-29s, who won a silver in the 100m breaststroke, in 1.15 81, and a sliver in the 50, in 33.69.


All in all a hugely successful weekend for the Rugby Swimmers, the club and indeed the QDJC, which was admired by all.

West Midland Swimming Championships 2018: Weekend 2

Following the success of last week, Rugby Swimming Club’s swimmers were back in action at the West Midland Championships over the Bank Holiday weekend.  There were superb performances in the water and great team support on poolside.  Over the course of the three days, RSC was represented 19 times in finals, obtaining 6 medals (adding to the 2 medals from last weekend).

Once again, Matthew Seaton and Dan Carey were outstanding in the backstroke events, with Matthew taking two silvers in the 50m (30.21) and 200m (2:17.73) in the 16 years age group and Dan (15 years age group) gaining a silver in the 50m (30.05) and a bronze in the 200m (2:20.34). Both boys are now in the running for national qualification.

Continuing the medal success, Erin Lloyd (11/12) placed 2nd in the 200m backstroke (2:41.07) in a thrilling final, and 3rd in the 50m backstroke (35.23). Her performances show that national qualification is well within reach next year - once she reaches the required age.

In the 17/over backstroke events, Jack Carey secured 5th place in the 50m final; Ellen Armeson and Maddie Haywood qualified for the final in the 50m and 200m respectively. Jess Mackenzie (14) also performed well in the backstroke, qualifying for both the 50m and 200m finals.

However, there was not just backstroke success over the weekend; in the butterfly events, Jack Carey (17/over) placed 4th in the 50m final whilst Anna Farrow (13) and Luke Anspoks (16) added to the list of RSC finalists, with appearances in both the 50m and 100m butterfly finals.

The freestyle events added more success with Erin Lloyd (11/12) placing 5th in the 50m freestyle final and Matthew Seaton (16) qualifying for both the 50m and 200m finals.

To qualify for these championships is a huge achievement – congratulations to Toby Marlow and Harriet Troup (13), Charlotte O’Brien (14), Lucy-Ann Cunliffe, Eloise Gray and Barney Dudkowsky (15), and Holly Cochrane and Devesh Chohan (17/over) who all represented the club brilliantly.

Thanks again to Lucas Gregory (Lead Coach) for his support throughout the whole weekend.

West Midland Swimming Championships 2018: Weekend 1

This weekend saw the start of the West Midland Swimming Championships (held in Coventry), with 9 of the 17 qualifying swimmers from Rugby Swimming Club taking to the pool. Despite the tough competition that exists at this level, with over 50 clubs represented from across the region, RSC brought home 2 medals and secured 5 other places in finals.

Matthew Seaton took silver in the 100m backstroke in the 16 years age group with a time of 1:04.35, whilst in the same event, Dan Carey placed 3rd with a time of 1:05.28 (15 years age group).

There were also very strong performances in the girls 100m backstroke with Erin Lloyd (11/12) and Maddie Haywood (17/over) placing 4th and 5th in their finals – Erin narrowly missing out on a medal by a couple tenths of a second.

In the 100m freestyle, Jack Carey (17/over), Jess Mackenzie (14) and Erin Lloyd (11/12) all qualified for the final adding to Rugby’s success in the backstroke events.

Holly Cochrane (17/over), Luke Anspoks (16) and Anna Farrow (13) each missed out on qualification for finals; however, are all back to compete next weekend in their more favoured events.

Overall, a very strong start to this year’s regional championships campaign which will hopefully be continued next weekend when all 17 qualifying swimmers will be competing.  Finally, thanks to Lucas Gregory (Lead Coach) for all his support over the weekend and leading up to these championships.


Well done to our swimmers who took part in this weekend’s Swimathon Club Challenge.  Twenty swimmers from across our squads swam between 400m and 2.5k in about an hour or less, raising sponsorship money for Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie.  At the latest count they have raised just under £2,500 so far for these vital charities! Thank you so much to friends and family for supporting our swimmers so generously, to everyone who volunteered to help count laps and most importantly to our amazing swimmers who all swam and behaved brilliantly.  Well done all!

RSC Swimathon Club Challenge Apr 18 - picture.jpg

Rugby Open 2018

Thank you to all swimmers, coaches, officials, helpers and parents for supporting Rugby Open  2018. The results are attached below.

RO18 session 1(2).pdf

RO2018 session 2.pdf

RO18 session 3.pdf

RO2018 session 4.pdf

RO2018 session 5.pdf


RSC League Round Up

With Rugby Swimming Club placed 4th from bottom entering the final round of the Arena league, the need for some extraordinary performances and a little luck were required to maintain our Premier Division status.  Thankfully the team raised their game and the weather provided some good fortune for Rugby at the expense of a very competent Northgate team as they were unable to travel to the gala.


Rugby still were targeting a 4th place on the night and really did make every effort to secure top three places in as many events as possible.  Erin Lloyd and Matthew Seaton safely secured first place and maximum points for the team with Jack Dolly, Jessica Mackenzie and Erin Lloyd again securing individual second place points.  The girls 13/U relay team were very strong on the night and grabbed second place in both the freestyle and medley relay events backed up by the boys 15/U freestyle relay team. The 15/U boys also then went on to take third place in the medley relay showing their breadth in a very competitive field. Matthew Seaton, Maddie Haywood, Jessica Mackenzie, Morgan Brand, Holly Cochrane and Charlotte O'Brien all fought for their well-deserved third place points and are good indicators for the season ahead.  Two other relay team at opposing ends of the age bracket also secured third place with the men’s open medley relay team demonstrating their strength and experience and the girls 9/11 freestyle team showing some promise for the future. 


All in all Rugby gave the best performance possible and were placed 5th against some very strong opponents.  Sometimes you need a little luck and Rugby have had their fair share of disappointment in the past and celebrate the moment regardless of the circumstances.  Well done to the whole team!


At the QDJC under slightly less pressure the Leicester League team were in the 3rd tier of 5 galas in the final round. Blessed with a home gala, and going in as second seeds, hopes were high for a rousing finish to the League season. The home crowd, boosted by the parents, and grandparents of some of the newer swimmers roared Rugby home to a resounding victory. A victory celebrated by a finely orchestrated  synchronised jumping in, as all the swimmers lined up, in age/height order, and one after the other celebrated victory in a chain reaction swallow dive. Our Synchro section would have been proud, if not overly threatened by the spectacle.


The gala didn’t start well, as the first relay team were DQ’d for a faulty change-over, but this was in fact the only time Rugby did not lead the event. Winning 20 races, coming second in 13 and third in 6, Rugby only finished outside the top 3 in 10 events all evening. Rugby eventually ran out winners by 69 points, with 234, ahead of Braunstone 165, and Wellingborough 156.  The atmosphere was superb all evening, as race after race saw Rugby finish in the top 3, special mention to the 14 and under boys, of Toby Rigg, Barnie Dudkowsky, Adam Kenworthy, Eddie Haynes, and the senior ladies’ team of Lucy House, Ellen Armeson, Aoife Williams and Jasmine Rigg, both teams winning every race they swam.


The party vibe was epitomised by the 8 x 1 cannon, where after a slow start, Rugby were victorious, as the slightly unusual site of 3 members of the same family swimming the final 3 legs. At half way Rugby trailed Wellingborough by over half a length, but came through to snatch it at the finish, much to the enjoyment of the home crowd, well most of it.


As is my tradition on these occasions, as this was a team victory, the team was


Noah Unwin                           Baileigh Kirkup         

Jamie Copelett                       Lucy Matthews         

Jamie Bexon-Walsh              Amelia Kerr   

Gareon Gabatan                    Rebecca Eaton          


12/U Years   Boys                   12/U Years    Girls     

Jake Smith                             Harriet Troup

Thomas Dalziel                      Ella Marlow   

Alex Bowler Smith                 Phoebe Faupel          

                                                            Briony Dew    



14/U Years   Boys                  14/U Years    Girls    

Barney Dudkowsky                Mairead Williams     

Eddie Haynes                        Tamzin Kyte              

Adam Kenworthy                   Kirsten Harrington   

Toby Rigg                              


Open   Boys                            Open    Girls  

Devesh Chohan                     Aoife Williams          

Max Taylor                             Ellen Armeson          

Ethan Fletcher                       Jasmine Rigg

Simon Rigg                           Lucy House   

Adam Henderson                 



Thanks to Darren and Lottie for the Arena report




Mr C




Morning all

If you’re stuck inside today and doing a bit of online shopping, please consider signing up to Easyfundraising.  This is an absolutely free and simple way to support our swim club and we currently only have 16 people signed up. 

If you have not yet registered, please have a look at https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/invite/1IHFRP/. 

 It’s really easy – just select your cause i.e. Rugby Swimming Club or Rugby Synchro Swimming Club, enter your details and you’re ready to go. For every one of you that signs up using the link above, Easyfundraising are offering a £4 bonus donation to our cause.  There’s a Donation Reminder and an App to make it even easier.  

There are so many retailers signed up, including Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, Tesco, and a lot of you will probably shop online with them anyway so this really could help to raise vital funds for our club.  Please give it a try.

Thank you so much – happy shopping and happy fundraising!

Club of the Year Award

Just in case you missed this when first announced. RSC won the coveted "Club of the Year" award at the Rugby Borough Council annual awards.


This is a whole club award for both Speed and Synchro sections of the club, as a recognition of all our success in and out of the pool in 2016.


So well done to all, young and old, swimmers, helpers, parents, coaches, officials, team managers, club captains, and committee.





Slides from parents meeting
Dear all
Thank you for attending last weeks parents meeting.  For those who were unable to attend please find attached the slides that were presented.
Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any queries.
Many thanks

RSC Presentation 160419 v2.pdf

Swimmer Records Update

Hi everyone


It is really important that Rugby Swimming Club has up to date emergency contact details and medical information for your swimmer.  Your swimmer should receive a 'personal data update' form via their coach at a training session over the weekend or early next week.

Please could you carefully check the details on the form and make any corrections or updates as appropriate.  Please return the form to your coach or to Hayley Troup ( Membership Secretary) ASAP.  Even if there are no changes, we would appreciate it if you would sign and return the form.

Thanks very much


Chair runs half marathon for Alzheimer's charity
Our club chair Michael Moran is running a half marathon for the Alzheimer's Research Charity on Sunday.
Please take a look at the link below but, as with all mental health issues, raising awareness alone is a great start.
Many thanks

Portsmouth Accepted Entries
Please see attached accepted/rejected entries for the Portsmouth Easter meet.  If a swimmer has SCR against an event it means that they have been rejected.
Thank you

Charity Ball in aid of local schools and Mind
Tickets still available for the Charity Ball at the Benn Hall Friday 29th priced at £28. We have a number of parents from the club attending and should you want to come along on your own we have spare seats so we will make sure you know someone else who is attending. All of the proceeds from the Ball are going towards a school based project run by Mind so if you are able to attend your support will be gratefully received - if you would like a ticket please call 07983544093 or email lloydgraeme@yahoo.co.uk
Summer awards evening
Our current event organiser is looking for some help planning this years summer awards evening. If anyone is interested please email Faye directly at rugbyopen@rugbyswimmingclub.co.uk
Swimming hats

Named hats have just arrived.

If anyone needs one for tomorrow please email Simon at simonhw1@virginmedia.com and Sandra will bring them along to session 2.

They are £8.50 - payment by cash please.

First weekend at Warwickshire's

Well done to all our swimmers who competed at the Warwickshire's this weekend.

With 32 placing in finals, resulting in 16 medals which included 6 firsts.

Look forward to more of the same in two weeks. Good team spirit!

Lifeguard training

Please see attached flyer for forthcoming lifeguard training at QDJC.

Lifeguard Course Rugby - 18th - 23rd February 2019.pdf

Rugby Open - accepted entries and volunteers
Hi all
Please find attached RSC accepted entries for the Rugby Open on 8th-10th March. 
Thank you so much to everyone for supporting this meet - we really need your help to ensure everything runs smoothly.  As such now is a good time to have a look at when your swimmer is competing against the volunteer rota and consider whether you can help with any of the attached roles.
Rugby Open Meet 2019 - info for helpers.docx
Volunteers will receive:
o free entry to the spectator area;
o the same refreshments as the Officials for volunteering at consecutive sessions;
o and we’ll have a floating helper to free you up to ensure you can watch their swimmer compete. 
We're also planning on having a short briefing for potential volunteers during a forthcoming Sunday training session at QDJC (date to be advised). If you're unsure about what's involved this will be a great opportunity to find out more and speak to others who have volunteered previously.
Please let me know at secretary@rugbyswimmingclub.co.uk if you're interested.
Many thanks

Reminder - Rugby Swimming Club Kit
Please see attached orders to date - please could those who have placed orders check details are correct.  Still a couple of days left for anyone else wanting shirts.   
Only a few more days left to place your shirt order.  To ensure you receive it in time for the Warwickshire's the deadline is this Sunday (6th January).  Also, please be aware that you can only request initials, rather than full names.  Please state the initials required in the notes section of the online order form.  
Just to confirm that shirt orders can only be made online via the link below.  Please email Darren at rsccoach.darren@gmail.com if you wish to see a sample shirt over the coming week.  Thank you
We are pleased to advise that the new club shirt is now available to order via the link below:
The intention is for all County competitors to wear the new shirts at the end of January and enable Rugby to stand out!  With a number of meets taking place over the coming months (especially the Rugby Open!) and League galas all swimmers will be required to have the new shirt.
We’ve negotiated a competitive price for a good quality shirt and hopefully you’ve seen a sample. If you need to try a shirt for size, please ask Darren after one of the sessions as some samples are available.
Orders need to be placed by 6th January in order for shirts to be returned in time for the Warwickshire’s so please make every effort to place your order ASAP.
If you have any questions, please ask.
Many thanks,

Updated Competition Calendar

Dear all

Please find attached the latest Competition calendar updated with a few more dates that are now available (Cov 50m Winter Training / Cov Relays for example). 

RSC 2018 2019 Competition Calendar Nov 2018.xlsx

Development TT results
TT Results 02/10/2018 Thanks to those who volunteered,




Rugby Sprints Results

Please see attached results from this evening's Sprint meet.

Rugby Sprints 2018 results.pdf

Many thanks to everyone involved in making it such a successful night of swimming and well done to all of our amazing swimmers.


Hi all


A note form Abbie Dolly, might be of interest.


Just to let you know we as a family do engraving as part of a business so we are offering a discounted price to members of the club who ever want trophies engraving. It’s £5 for the plaque plus 2 lines of text included.

If you could let people know as I know from experience how expensive it is when you have more than one trophy to engrave.

If they do want one they can contact me





Good and Bad

Morning all


On a positive note, some great swimming from everyone yesterday, on the less positive side was the state of the Rugby seating area after the end of the day.

I was sent a picture, showing a mass of empty bottles, bags, wrappers, food stuffs, torn up swimming hat, generally a disgusting mess.

Please ensure there is no repeat of this today.



Club Kit

Hi All


Can we please refrain from calling the Club Kit suppliers directly with requests. All requests for anything to be added to the Kit List, needs to come via the committee please.

Thanks in advance


Mr C

Northampton Open Meet - Warm up times and Events in Session

Please see below schedule for this weekend's Northampton Open Meet 

Schedule 2017-Northampton Swimming Club.docx



Cov & District Training

Hi all

Please see below details of Cov & District long course training sessions in January. 

2018 long course prog 12.12.17.doc

Please can you let me know if you're interested before Christmas by emailing secretary@rugbyswimmingclub.co.uk.  Please include the name, age and current squad of your swimmer. 

Please note that these sessions are aimed at swimmers in Juniors and above.

Thanks very much


Club sec


Christmas Party

Morning all

Unless there is a thaw of biblical proportions this morning, we will have to cancel the Christmas party this afternoon.

A final decision will be made at 12, but I am not overly hopeful.


Mr C


Hi all

Apologies, but the Christmas party has had to be cancelled, as all the equipment for the games etc, is stuck several miles away and locked in by the snow.

It will be rearranged for sometime in the New Year.

Lucas has said that training will be on if anybody wants to make the trip.


Mr C.


Presentation Evening

Hi all


With this being early this year, 05/01/18, might be worth getting your child's trophy engraved, and cleaned, ready to go back to Catrina before the Christmas break, please.


Mr C

Northampton Swimming Club Winter Festival Open Meet - 16th/17th December

Dear Coaches, Swimmers, Officials and Spectators,

To help with the smooth running of the Northampton Swimming Club Winter Festival Open Meet on the 16th and 17th December 2017 the Manager at the Diamond Jubilee Centre has kindly asked that the following takes place during the weekend.

  • No Coaches or swimmers on poolside on Saturday or Sunday before 1200 due to swimming lessons taking place. Access to poolside will be from 1215 onwards

  • The small pool must be kept clear until 1330 on Sunday 17th December 2017 due to swimming lessons taking place

  • No camping chairs on poolside at all during the weekend due to limited space

  • Swimmers to use small bags for poolside and place larger bags in the lockers in changing rooms

  • The entrance to the centre needs to be kept clear to allow access for members of the public using the other facilities at the centre

  • The centre operates a no photography policy for members of the public.

We are looking forward to seeing you all over the weekend for lots of fun and fast swimming!!!

Yours Sincerely

Andy Sharp

Head Coach

Northampton Swimming Club

Parents Meeting

Hi Guys


I would like to have a parents meeting on Monday 11th December at 19.30 on the balcony.  It will be about the plans I have to alter the squads.


Many Thanks



Christmas Training schedule

Please see below training schedule over the Christmas period.

For the 24th and 31st please can you let us know if you will be attending, as QDJC Centre is opening specially for us.

Everything up to 23rd December is as per the normal schedule.

Sunday 24th QDJC: 7am-9am (Seniors, Age Group and Juniors)

Wednesday 27th RSSC: 9am-10.30am Seniors

                                       10.30am-12.00pm Age Group, Juniors, Dev 2

Thursday 28th RSSC: same as 27th but squads switch times so it’s fair

Saturday 30th QDJC: normal

Sunday 31st QDJC: same as 24th

Monday 1st January: no training

Tuesday 2nd January onwards:  normal schedule

Christmas Party Reminder

Just 5 days to go, so please get your fivers and names to Jo Marlow/ Devesh ASAP.

Otherwise, I will win all the events, and be eating lots of Pizza



Mr C

Assistance needed

Hi all


Whilst the Arena team are away trying to secure therefore Premier League Status, the LL team are at home.

As host of the final round of the Leicester League we are responsible for recording and logging the results. It is a simple case of inputting the times for each event into a predefined spread-sheet for a couple of volunteers.

Anybody willing to help, please contact myself or Louise, the Club Sec.



Ps, Even if you can't help, please come along to support, and make as mush noise as possible, at the appropriate times, of course. ;-)

Coventry Open

HI Guys


We will be entering the Coventry Open in January (14th/15th).


Please could you get entries in by the end of the week as its first come first serve.


It will be the first long course meet of the year and will be good training for Warwickshires.





Team call for Leicester League

We are blessed and are at Rugby

Please Declare availability by ticking/ crossing sheet on noticeboard at Rugby School

Round 3 Team call

Saturday Training

Hi Guys


Training will be cancelled on Saturday morning as most people are at the Nuneton Meet.


If you are racing this weekend please can you ensure you are prompt to the warm ups.





Hi all

Please find attached details of the 2018 Warwickshire Championships to be held at Coventry Sports Centre 50m pool on the weekends of 27th/28th January and 10th/11th February.

Completed entry forms need to be with Sandra Williams by 19th December and payment of £4.50 per event needs to be made with entry via BACS, date to be written on entry form.  

Qualifying period for times is from the 1st March 2017, and can include qualifying times gained at the forthcoming Northampton meet.

Please be aware that swimmers need the correct qualifying time, as attached, to be able to enter the events.

Many thanks




Open Meet Form.pdf

Hi Guys 


Please the Arena League Team Call, we are back at Redditch, Please tick at RSSC if you are available ASAP list will go up tonight.





Saturday Morning

Hi Guys


Please can you confirm if you will be training on Saturday as if numbers are low training cannot take place as there is an Open Meet at Nuneton this weekend.


Land training will not be running this is just for the pool.


Please confirm by midday tomorrow on my email; leadcoach@rugbyswimmingclub.co.uk




Dates for the diary

More info to follow, but please see below,

Apologies, I was given duff info, Amended date for Christmas party


10/12, Christmas party at 18.00, same as last year only better

05/01/18, Presentation evening, 19.30, same as before but even better

27-28/01 and 10-11/02, Warwickshires' same as before .....


And lastly, if you paid £25 annual fees in Sept, please set up payment for the remaining £25 for 02/01/18, thank you.



Mr C.


AGM and Club Sec

Morning all


The AGM was held on Tuesday, and passed without any major incident.

I was re-elected Chairman

Rachel was re-elected as Treasurer

And I would like to introduce and welcome, Louise Eaton, who was elected as Club Secretary. Louise's daughter is in Development, so hopefully will be around for a while.

With a bit of IT jiggery-pokery, she will have the sec e-mails etc, so please hold fire for a day or two with any questions.

Thanks and Regards





Named hats

These have arrived and can be collected from Simon Williams, and cost £8 per hat.


Accepted entries

Hi All


please see attached, accepted entries for up coming meets


Northampton have used LC times for all, as it was originally a LC meet




Mr C

Nuneaton Accepted Entries.pdf

LeicesterAccepted Entries.pdf

Northampton Entries.pdf

Rugby Open 2018

It is that time of year again, with the RO only a bit over 3 months away, please see attached.


Entries into Sandra by Nov 30th please, and entry money to be paid into the RO account as per previous info from Rachel, please. We will then open up entries to other clubs.





Rugby Open Meet 2018 v4.pdf


Hi Guys


Training this Friday and Saturday morning will be cancelled due to the Leicester Open Meet.


Many Thanks



Coventry Open

Hi Guys


We will be targeting the Coventry Open in January.


I will send information out once I'm home from my holiday.





Rugby swimmers help Warwickshire retain Midlands' Title


Four Rugby Masters swimmers, Barry Davies, Rachel Lloyd, Ross Turner and Simon Rigg, helped Warwickshire smash the opposition in retaining the Midands' Inter-Counties title. The team won nearly 50 out of the 68 events as the team romped to victory gaining over 500 points ahead of Notts with under 400, and Leicester with 350. The team, as ever led by the inimitable Trevor Clark, simply were just too good for the opposition, but the National title depends on the other regions, and the relative times.

Barry was up first in a freestyle relay, which led to one of the highlights of the afternoon, as he and the Notts swimmers started within a few hundredths of each other and were neck and neck the whole way, both clock sub 35 seconds for 50m free, quite extraordinary when you consider both are in their 70s.

Another highlight came a couple of races later, as Neil Smith (40) from Kenilworth, went into the last leg of the 140+ freestyle relay over 2 seconds down in 4th. He had caught the opposition by the turn, and went onto win by over 2 clear seconds, clocking a sub 24 in the process.

Rachel won very valuable points across all of her races, swimming, back, breast and free, in both the individuals and relays. She was unlikely to be pipped by 0,03 of a second in her individual breaststroke, but gained revenge in the back, plus helped several relays to victory.

Ross also swam a similar variety of events, and relays, being the youngster in one and the elder statesmen in others. Again just beaten in his breaststroke, by 0.01 of  a second, but he was in at least 4 winning relay teams.

Simon showed less variety, swimming free, free and well, free, all in relays. All 3 were in sub 27 seconds, which is showing decent return to form at last. In one event he was distinctly the experience in the youth and experience combo, as the team was led off by 18 year old Dan Moore from Cov, who set a Midlands record on the first leg on the back in the medley relay.

11th November Arena and Leicester league details

Arena League Address:

Abbey Stadium, B97 6EJ, Reddich


Leicester League:

Station Road, Wigston, LE18 2DP


Both are meet at 5:30

Development TT Results 07/11/2017
Jess and Jack represent Warwickshire

Two of Rugby’s leading swimmers were proud to represent Warwickshire  at the  Intercounty Nationals  on 8th October at Sheffield’s Pond Forge International Swim Centre.


Club Captain Jack Carey who was picked for a successive year, swam 100m Freestyle and the Freestyle leg in both the Relays for the 16/17 year old age Group.  16 year old Jack was up against national level 17 year olds recorded a PB of 55.21 seconds in the 100m free with  24 second splits in both the 50m relay legs.


Jessica Mackenzie  Rugby’s Junior Captain swam the relays achieving an excellent 28.46 seconds for her 50m Freestyle leg in the 12/13 year girls, another PB.


Warwickshire went on  to finish  8th  in Division 2.


Congratulations to both Swimmers and the Rugby Coaching team Lead by Lucas Gregory, for a great achievement in being selected ahead of the competition from our big city club rival

Well done to both






Just a reminder that the Club AGM is to be held on 14/11/17 at 7.30 at RSSC café.




Chairman RSC

Development Time Trials

The next Development Time Trials will be held on Tuesday 7th November




Morning all

The Club AGM will be held at the RSSC Café at 7.30 on the 14th of November.

The Club Secretary role is still vacant, if we do not find a volunteer before the AGM, then we will be constitutionally defunct and the Club, as a whole, may have to be wound up.

Anyone interested in volunteering or wanting to discuss it further please contact myself or Rachel ASAP.



RSC - Club Secretary.pdf

League update

Just a quick note say well done to both the Arena League and Leicester League teams. On the return to the premier league the Arena team came 6th, against very strong opposition, and the team effort, along with some outstanding individual performances auger well for remaining in the division.

Over at Corby a delayed start and several stoppages, didn't prevent the team coming 5th, behind all the A teams and well ahead of the others, again a mix of individual performances and rousing team spirit kept everyone on their toes.

I would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that these are team events and everyone should stay to the end to support the team, as over in Corby we were left swimming swimmers up, in the cannon, as several swimmers decided they had finished and disappeared, without telling the team managers of their intention.





Hi Guys


If your going to the Leicester league tonight the postcode is incorrect.


Corby's Postcode is NN17 1QB.






Hi all


We are short of an announcer for the Arena league on Saturday, if anybody fancies hearing their dulcet tones over the airwaves. Please respond to me at the chairman e-mail.

Thanks in advance


Mr C

Session 4 Results

Morning all


Please see attached for results of the endurance events from Sunday. Those who swam for time only are listed as DNC as this was the only way of creating a result sheet for those officially entered. The time only results are on the Swim England rankings list, so can be used for future entries.


Mr C

Results Session 4 2017.pdf


Evening all

Can you please check your kit bags for Tom Tyler's fin. Blue and Orange Maru size 4-5, with TT on the back? He has the same in a size 9 or so, so if your feet hurt, there may be a reason. It looks like the swap was last Thursday


Mr C

Northampton Winter Open

Hi Guys


For the Northampton meet as it is first come first served.


The deadline is 05/10/2017.




If you have any questions about entries just pop me an email.





Contacting Lucas

Please use




The old Head Coach e-mail is now obsolete.




Coventry and District

It appears the documents will not load properly onto the website, so please read



Coventry and District Association of Swimming Clubs


Affiliated to ASA WM Region      Held under ASA Laws and Technical Rules

Licensed at Level 3

To be held at Pingles, Nuneaton




Due to the large amount of Entries received, the position has been discussed with all eight Clubs attached to the Association and with Licensing Officer and it has been decided that rather than reject a large proportion of entries, the meet will be run without finals.


Warm up for Session One on Saturday 7th October 2017 will be brought forward to 12.45pm for a 1.30pm start.


All clubs are responsible for supervising their own swimmers during the warm up session in the lane which will be allocated to them.


As the space is limited, it is requested that swimmers do not take large bags onto poolside but these should be left in the lockers provided in the changing rooms. 


Coaches and Team Managers will not be allowed to obstruct the area used for the marshalling of swimmers on the Balcony Side of the pool area.


To prevent empty lanes it is essential that any swimmer who has entered but is unable to compete on the day withdraws. These withdrawals can be made either by e-mailing withdraw@canddswimming.org.uk . 


Or on the day of meet, but this must be done at least one hour before the start of the Gala.  Please be aware that we have chosen not to enforce fines for non-withdrawals, however abuse of this rule will result in fines being applied for future events.

Coventry and District Accepted Entries 2017.docx

Club Captains

If you would like to be considered for the role of Club Captain, please write a quick paragraph expressing your interest and why to Lucas. This will need to be in with him by Fri 13th Oct.


The roles are Senior Boys' and Girls' Capt and Vice Capt, plus the same for juniors.

Gala reports

Are you a budding journalist? or looking for experience in writing reports for school?

We are looking for a swimmer or swimmers to take on the role of writing gala reports for the Web site and paper, these will then be sent to the coach for any tweaking and on to Alexa, our Webmaster for the web site and the Advertiser.

If you are interested please respond to myself or Lucas.



Mr C

Northampton Winter Open

Hi Guys

We are going to be targeting Northampton's Winter Open.  It is going to be at Rugby this year, December 16th and 17th.  Lets get the entries in fast as places will go quick.



Disqualification codes

Please see attached, to aid you and your swimmer, with regards to any unfortunate DQs, this will at least explain why and then you can speak to your coach

Cheers Mr C.


This evening

Morning all

When your swimmer arrives on poolside, please ask them to find Rory as soon possible for a bit of pre competition advice and assurance.




Payment confirmation

Good morning

There has been some confusion regarding payments for external open meets, these should go to the standard club account, not the Rugby Open account, which is used purely for our Open meet and Club Champs



Rugby Swimming Club payment details v2.docx


Leicester League team

Morning all


Please see attached, please tick availability ASAP.


Mr C

Leicester League round 1 2017.docx

Club Champs Program

Please see attached, schedule for the Club Champs




Prog Club Champs 2017 v3.pdf

Annual Fees

Good afternoon,

The treasurer has just sent a list of swimmers who have not paid their annual fees that were due on the 1st of September.

I am afraid to say it is a pretty long list.

Swimmers who have not paid their annual membership are therefore not current members of the club, and risk being removed from the Club Champs this weekend.

Clearly if you have paid as required, you can ignore this message. Any questions please contact

Treasurer@rugbyswimmingclub.co.uk or


Arena League team

Evening all


Arena League team, Leicester League team to follow shortly. Please ensure you tick availability ASAP.




Good morning

Catrina informs me that we are still waiting on over 50 trophies to come back for the Club Champs.

Please ensure these are returned ASAP, or we will have nothing to give out this year.


Mr C

Final Draft

Please see attached, final list of entries and start list






Club Champs 2017 Entries 4.pdf

Club Champs V3

Evening all


As promised, please see version 3 of the entries list. As before please highlight any errors ASAP, please also see the last version sent out regarding the schedule of events, please quote event number and name in any query




Club Champs 2017 Entries 3.pdf


Club Champs entries

Afternoon all


Please see attached, please check your entries ASAP, and please let us know of anything obvious.


Mr C

Club Champs 2017 Entries 2.pdf


Club Champs

Me again

There has been a "glitch" in the sports system entry file, which means a few entries have not pulled through from the entry file to the start list. Thus, it is imperative that you please check your entries ASAP, and send any omissions to me at

Chairman@rugbyswimmingclub.co.uk asap

No more amendments can be made after Wednesday 13th.





And again

Anybody wishing to withdraw from an event, please do so, rather than having an empty lane. General withdrawals by this weekend please, and any last minute illness type ones, by 12 noon on the day of that event, if possible, please,

Same e-mail




For newbies to a gala

and again again

Please see attached, any question, please ask your coach.



Swimming Kit.pptx

RSSC Changing rooms

Afternoon all

Unfortunately the Club has receieved a complaint from RSSC about the state of the changing rooms, both male and female, but predominately the female side.

I won't go into gory details, but suffice to say additional cleaning has been required, and we are being charged for this. now clearly, this is completely unacceptable, and anybody caught causing such a mess may face a time away from training.

It is also worth remembering that the showers do not turn off automatically, and it would appear that every single shower in both sides were left on yesterday.

The club does not want to have to resort to posting an adult in the changing rooms, but will do if required.




Training Wednesday evening

Good evening all,

As most of you will be aware, training was cancelled this evening. This was due to an unforeseen lack of lifeguard availability, despite best attempts to fill the gap.

Obviously it is appreciated that this is not the best situation with it being the first week back, and club champs up coming, so the club will to working towards offering additional time to fill the gap in the coming weeks.

The club is grateful for your patience.



Annual Fees

Hi all

Just a polite reminder that the annual fees were due to be paid by September 1st. You can pay all of the £50 or £25 now and £25 on Jan 1st 2018.




Training Wed morning

Dear All

Unfortunately training tomorrow morning, Wed 6th, is off due to coach availability. We hope to resume next week.



Club Champs amendments

Evening all


A couple of minor changes to the age brackets, to correct errors that slipped through on the final draft.


The 50m freestyle and 100m IM events are Open ages, i.e. anyone can enter, and not 8 and over as stated.




Mr C

Long Course Meet in Nov

Morning all


Lucas has asked me to send this out, as a possible Meet for swimmers.

Any questions, please contact Lucas, it is the same weekend as Nuneaton, so you have a choice.



Mr C

Snow Frills2017MeetPack.pdf

Synchro Success at Fina World Masters 2017

Just to let you know about RSC success at the World Masters Championships. The RSC team of


Secured a top ten finish in the Free Combination, Free routine (You will have to ask Julie) in Budapest over the weekend.

The team scored a new best of 50.1250, the target being to get over 50 for the first time, ever, and what a place to do so.

So congratulations to these ladies, a superb performance, and if anyone wishes to join them, I am sure Hannah will set up a trial session.




Mr C

Mr President flies to Budapest

Whilst on the subject of the World Masters, Mr President, Ross Turner is flying out later this week to compete.

Such is his dedication to the 50m Breaststroke event, he is flying out one day, competing in one event and flying back the next.

I am sure you will all join me in wishing Ross good luck, and hopefully a top ten finish to match the Synchro Ladies.


Mr C

Training Monday 14th

Hi all


Just a quick note to say that the QDJC has a group of travellers on site. So just as a precaution, please ask your swimmer to lock their clothes and bags in the lockers, and only bring the wet-bags onto poolside.




Mr C

New Season Sept 2017

Good evening all

With the new season only a few weeks away, we are starting to think about squads, numbers and pool time. The Club has waiting lists for several squads, so planning is vital.

To assist in this process, can I ask, if any swimmers is definitely not returning in September to let us know ASAP, so spaces can be allocated as smoothly as possible.

I hope you understand the need for the request. Any swimmer will obviously have a chance to change their mind, but it will give the coaches an idea of where there may be spaces.



Summer Nationals 2017



Congratulations to Jess Mackenzie, Holly Cochrane and Lucas Williams, who have all qualified for the Summer Nationals at Ponds Forge in Sheffield this weekend. The three of them are picture in their commemorative T-shirts along with Head Coach, James Dyer, without who this would not have been possible.

RSC has not had 3 swimmers at the same Nationals for many years, if ever, so a huge achievement by all.

Holly has qualified for the 200m backstroke, despite never having swum the event before this year, and she has improved with every swim, smashing the time required at the Midlands Champs earlier this year. Lucas is also competing in the same event, and goes into the race as the fastest qualifier, though a recent illness has curtailed his training in recent weeks, Hopefully it won't effect him too greatly, and he can still swim to his huge potential.

Jess has qualified for the 100m freestyle, the Blue Ribband event, and she is the first swimmer from the club to do so, since her sister, Kate, several years ago. To put it into contest, Jess is currently the fastest female swimmer at the club, and she is only 12. She goes into the champs as 17th fastest qualifier, but she is in a 12/13 age group, so will be in the same one next year.

I am sure you will join me in wishing them all well at the weekend

Club Champs 2017

Please see below for the revised Club Champs information pack. Please use this form for entries.

Changes are:

  • 30 minutes later starting time on 23rd September (session 1).
  • Boys can do 800m free, and girls 1500m free, but for a timed swim only (ie no medals, trophies or points towards best swimmer award).  11 yr olds can do these events as well, but also for a timed swim only.
  • 50m free, parents' dash and coaches' relay has moved from session 3 to session 2.


Summer Splash Meet

Well done to all who swam at Nuneaton over the weekend, some great swimming.

If your child won a medal or claimed a huge PB, please let me know today, so I can write a report.


Mr C

Club Secretary

Morning all

We are still looking for a volunteer to fill the role of Club Secretary, as can be seen from the attached, this is an integral part of running the club, but isn't too onerous in terms of time or experience.

The Club really can not continue to run without a Secretary, as it is in the Club's constitution, not to mention a very important role, so it is vital we fill this position, or we will simply not be able to function as RSC.


Mr C

RSC - Club Secretary.pdf

Club Champs 2017

The dates of the Club Champs have been changed.

They are now on:

23rd Sept, 5pm

24th Sept, 5pm 

25th Sept, 7pm 

1st Oct, 5pm 

An information pack will be out in the next few days.

Mercian League Victory

Hi All

Great news from the Mercian League, where we secured a fantastic victory in  Final 2, meaning we finished 7th overall in a very competitive league.

There will be a photo beffore training on Monday, for anyone who swam in any round of the league. Remember no Rugby T-Shirt, no picture.




Mr C

Midlands Open Water Champs medals for RSC

HI all


Just a quick note to congratulate Rachel Lloyd for her Silver medal in the 3km race, as the winner was not a Midlands swimmer, and to Ross Turner for winning gold in the 1500m event.

Well done both


Mr C

Head Coach

Hi All


Just to let you know the process for finding a replacement Head Coach has already started. In fact one prospective candidate has already been met with for discussions.




Summer timetable

Good afternoon all,

I have been asked if the summer time table will affect the monthly fees.

As with all previous years the fees remain the same, this is due to the fact the fees are really an annual cost divided by 12 months.

This has been the case in previous years and this year will be no different.

Thanks and regards


Club Swimming hats

Hi all


If you ordered a named hat, they are now ready for collection. Simon Williams, will be a Teaching this evening at the 6pm session, and the squad session on Thursday, at 8pm.


Mr C

Hello All,

Here is the competition calendar for next season.

This may change throughout the season. If it does change, it will be re-sent



Competition Calendar 2017/18.xlsx


Here are a couple of open meets for next season.

Coventry and District Primaries

Meet Information Primary Galas 2017.docx

When entering this meet please use the generic entry form attached and put C+D and your child's surname in the reference box when paying.

Nuneaton and Bedworth Open Meet


When entering this meet please use the generic entry form attached and put N+B and your child's surname in the reference box when paying.

RSC Open Meet.pdf

The club closing date for both of these open meets is Monday 17th July. We will not be accepting any entries after this date.




Hello All,

Here is the Summer and Christmas Training schedule

 Summer and Christmas Training.xlsx



Membership Secretary

Evening all


I would like to announce that Hayley Troup, has taken on the role of Membership Secretary taking over from Nicky. Please be patient as she finds her feet.

We are still looking to fill the following roles within the club


Club Secretary

Web page coordinator

Pool booking coordinator

Open Meet Organiser


Any Volunteers, please do not be shy.




Mr C


English Summer Nationals

Hi all


Huge congratulations to Lucas Williams, Holly Cochrane and Jess Mackenzie for their invites to the Nationals.


I can't remember the last time RSC had 3 swimmers make nationals.

Well done to all 3.


Mr C

Midlands 2017


The West Midland Championships has taken place over the last 2 weekends at Coventry Sports Centre.  Rugby had 20 swimmers enter the meet.  A total of 67 races were entered. 12 swimmers made finals and 32 races were swam in the finals.  A total of 12 medals were won by the following seven swimmers:

Matthew Seaton-  15 year age group 100 Back Silver and 200 Back Bronze 

Lucas Williams- 17/over age group 50 Back Silver, 100 and 200 Back Gold

Holly Cochrane- 16 year age group 100 and 200 Back Gold

Maddie Haywood- 17yr/over age group 200 Back Silver

Ellen Armeson- 16 year age group 50 Back Bronze

Jack Carey- 16 year age group50 Free Silver and 100 Free Bronze

Jessica Mackenzie- 13 year age group 50 Free Bronze

Well done to all swimmers for an excellent performance. 


Development - Time Trials

The next time trials are planned for 30th May. We are looking to do something slightly different on the 18th April, more details to follow.


Great new way to support Rugby Swimming Club without costing a penny!!

to find out more 

Click here 


Another fantastic, easy way to fund raise for the club! Please click here to start shopping!!



You will hopefully remember before Christmas we gave you details of an easy way you could help the club to raise funds through your high street purchasing. 


It’s the time of year when people are thinking of booking their summer holidays.  We would really appreciate your support and ask you to consider using the fund raising link as there are numerous travel agents connected with this site.  For the average family holiday you could generate £40 for the club!


Not forgetting all your everyday spends, including your grocery shopping! There are many high street retailers, take a look at the list.  There is also an app you can use on your phone!




Lots of us already shop with Proswimwear,  you will now find a link on the website which if you use it to do your shopping, will help us benefit in a similar way to the easy fund raising site. The club receives a commission of 5% for every purchase (excluding VAT) made through the link.


If you would like help on how to use either of these links please ask me.


I hope you will consider helping out!



Photo Permission

Hi there!


Just a quick request....

With the increasing success of the club we are finding ourselves recording our successes with a quick snap shot. Therefore, can I please ask that if there is anyone who would prefer their child/children not to be photographed for our own purposes or newspaper reports etc. or to be shown on our social media sites would you please email me at secretary@rugbyswimmingclub.co.uk so that it can be recorded and ensure we adhere to your request.

Thankyou everyone