Kent Weald Swim Squad (KWSS) – Youth Section


Well done to both teams in round 2 of the NASL on 10th November. The Green team at Horsham and the Black Team at Burgess Hill. The Green team came 2nd and the Black team came 5th.
The results are here:
Green:

Arena2018Round2resultsGreen

The Green Team report is here.
MEET REPORTRd2NASL2018


Black:

Black teamnasl.2018_v2.1

Black team meet report:
KWSS Black Team Meet Rpt rd 2 Burgess Hill 10.11.18

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Good news from the NASL round 1 on October 13th!

Well done all – the Green Team came 2nd and the Black Team came 3rd in their respective fixtures. What a wonderful start by both teams.

The Green team Meet Report is here:
MEET REPORT NAL ROUND 1 2018

And the results here:

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The Black team Meet Report is here:

Black team coach rpt

And the results here:

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Huge thanks to Katy Sexton and her team who presented a fabulous backstroke clinic on Wednesday 29th August to KWSS swimmers and guests. We learnt a lot – and it was fun!!

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Details of our L3 Last Chance County Qualifier at the “fast” Medway Pk, Gillingham on Jan 5th & 6th 2019 are here. It is a “First Come First Served” Meet. Events offered are 50s all strokes, 100s all strokes, 200s all strokes plus 400Fr, 200IM and 400IM.

This is a “First Come First Served” meet so enter NOW!

PDF version:

KWSS_Conditions QTs Programmeentry formsV15

Word Document Version – for typing into:

KWSS_Conditions QTs Programmeentry formsV15

The Hytek entry file is here to download – Enter now. This file is for central club entries only to be used in conjunction with Hy-tek Lite (free to download from the Hy-tek website) or Team Manager, if your club has it? Use the form above for individual entries please!

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KWSS team at round 1 NASL 14th October 2017


STOP PRESS – KWSS Masters Finish 12th in Great Britain in the recent June 2018 British Nationals in Plymouth – Go to our masters page and the 2018 results page for details!

Kent Weald Swim Squad win promotion to Division 1 East of the National Arena League South December 2017. GO TO THE RESULTS PAGE TO SEE THE DETAILS. Congratulations to the swimmers and coaches.

KWSS Head Coach Peter Withey accepts the NASL South League Div 2 East 2nd Place certificate at Beckenham Spa from Mr Vick, Chief Referee.

Origins:

Kent Weald S.S. was set up in Spring 2017 as an “umbrella” club and now has the following Associated Clubs:

  • Beachfield Swimming Squad – beachfieldswim.net who are based in the Isle of Sheppey and train in Sheerness and Leysdown.
  • Gravesend and Northfleet Swimming Club – gnsc.co.uk who are based in Gravesend and train in pools in Gravesend and Northfleet.
  • Tonbridge Swimming Club – tonbridgeswimmingclub.co.uk who are based in Tonbridge and train in the Tonbridge and surrounding areas.

Tonbridge Swimming Club, Gravesend and Northfleet Swimming Club and Beachfield Swim Squad continue to flourish in their own names and unchanged from before but with the added benefits and opportunities offered by being formally associated with Kent Weald S.S.

What Kent Weald S.S. offers / Why It Exists

It was identified that smaller, ambitious clubs sometimes lacked the numbers and commercial resources to achieve more success or offer the opportunities they thought their swimmers deserved.

Benefits include using the joint resources of clubs in a better / more coordinated / joined up / commercially efficient way to plan more:

  • Events
  • Swim clinics
  • Camps
  • Pool time
  • Long Course training

 

Kent Weald S.S. will enter selected top tier swim events, sourcing swimmers from the Associated Clubs, and thus being able to compete at a higher level and with more success.

 

It is important however to understand that Kent Weald S.S. exists ultimately for the benefit of all swimmers and not just elite swimmers from each club.

The intention is to offer more opportunities than currently exist to all levels of swimmers and not compromise on the existing.

Please also check out our Masters Page. Any Masters swimmer may join KWSS even if not a member of an Associated Club!

Obligations of clubs being Associated with Kent Weald S.S.

There are Bylaws that each Associated Club is asked to approve within their own constitution to energetically and actively promote:

  • more mutual opportunities to all members of Associated Clubs such as:
    • allowing cross training between clubs where space allows
    • offering places on clinics / LC training / camps etc… as possible
  • sharing of costs and effort
  • avoiding conflict

Events that Kent Weald S.S. participate in:

As from 2018 it is : National Arena Swimming League (NASL) South and Regional Relays.
In 2017 KWSS were promoted at their first attempt to Division 1 of the National Arena League South.

The list of top tier events that Kent Weald S.S. will enter will be subject to ongoing development and review.

Membership:

All members of Associated Clubs are entitled to membership of Kent Weald S.S. on the basis that they retain their current membership of their first choice club and thus their Swim England registration.

Contact Us:

chairman@tonbridgeswimmingclub.co.uk

chairman@beachfieldswim.net

r.skirving@yahoo.com