CMK Development Meet
Well done to all the swimmers who took part in CMK's Development Meet on Saturday - some fantastic PBs were achieved and a great atmosphere all round. A huge thank you to all the volunteers & officials who helped out (some in new roles, well done!) and many who had no swimmer there at all (a MASSIVE thank you, to you!).
Club Panto trip
on Saturday 10 January 2015 @ 7.00pm. All seats are Band A
in the Stalls and have a discounted ticket price of £18.00 per
ticket. This year Bradley is back! and the Dancegroup
If you would like tickets these need to be paid for in advance
by cash from Tina no later than Monday 29 September 2014
(earlier if possible). These are on a first come first served
basis as tickets are limited; tickets required after this date will
need to be purchased direct from MK Theatre.
A new training schedule starts on Sunday 7 September.
The Committee has undertaken an assessment of the Club’s position at the start of the new season 2014/2015. As a part of this, the club’s fee structure was reviewed and the decision was taken to increase the squad fees from 1 September 2014.
This decision was not taken lightly and took into consideration our increased running costs, the reduction in funding revenues and the requirement to access more pool time to support our growth strategy. In parallel we continue to actively seek new funding to support the growth and long term sustainability of the club.
We assure you that only these additional costs are passed on in the monthly fee. The new fees can be seen here.
Medals for CMK at Nationals
It was a bumper year for City of Milton Keynes Swimming Club at
this year’s ASA National Championships, collecting no less than
five medals across the Youth and Age Group competitions >>
ASA Speed Awards
City of Milton Keynes Swimming Club is now launching the ASA
Speed Awards. The scheme encourages swimmers to focus on
achieving set times so they can purchase the flashes for each
stroke. There are four levels - Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum.
This Scheme is open to all Mini stars, Rising stars, Bagcat
Development, and Bagcat Performance swimmers.
These are the times that need to be achieved to purchase these
awards. These awards are an excellent way of motivating
swimmers in competition and training. They also help swimmers
understand the importance of personal best times and encourage
them to improve them each time they swim.
When swimmers achieve the times on the strokes listed it will be necessary to email Lisa so that she can verify the time and arrange for the delivery of the award to the swimmer. She will use results on the British Rankings to verify the times. The awards cost £2.00 for the large main badge and certificate and £1.00 for the flash of each stroke as they are achieved.
Please contact Lisa for further information or questions.
CMK Swimmers at International Meet
A total of eight swimmers from CMKSC did their club proud and competed in Manchester at the British Gas International Swimming Meet recently >>
Good Regionals for CMK
A total of 11 swimmers represented City of Milton Keynes Swimming Club at the South East Region Age Group Championship in Crawley >>
Fine 1st Round of Junior League
A very good second place was achieved by younger members of CMKSC in the first round of the Junior League Division 2 at Leighton Buzzard pool recently >>
Gold Standard in SE Youth Championshios
Some twenty swimmers from City of Milton Keynes Swimming Club competed at the South East England Championships in Crawley and Guildford recently. CMK put in a brilliant performance with the majority of swimmers setting personal bests and a number stepping up onto the podium >>
Great North Swim
Bethany, Gemma and Denise Barby took part in the Great North
Swim in Lake Windermere last weekend. They could only do the
half mile event due to Bethany being under 16 but of the 523
swimmers Bethany came 4th overall, 3rd female. Gemma in
spite of stopping half way to take off her gloves and stuff them
in her wetsuit because she was too hot! came 79th, and making
her open water debut Denise came 170th. The water temperature
was a tropical 17.5 degrees.
They're all very pleased with their efforts but more importantly
raised £470 for Cancer Research and they would like to thank the
swimming club parents who sponsored them for their generosity.
CMK continued their outstanding performance record at the Oxford and North Bucks County Championships in 2014. Against very strong and improving opposition CMK maintained its position as the most decorated club on the podium. 9 times CMK swimmers won all 3 medals on offer. As always the relays provided a lot of the excitement. CMK took 7 titles and lost out by hundredths of a second in a further 3. The senior girls teams set records in 3 events including the girls senior medley in a time of 4.12.64.
Congratulations to Lucy Chenery who achieved a British Disability Record, Joss Ulyett for achieving four South East England Senior Records and Charlotte Evans, Oliver Lines, Rebecca Marshall, Isobel Jones, Emily Jones and Joss Ulyett for achieving County Records.
The biggest cheer of the meet was reserved for Ryan Anscomb's close win in the Mens 100m Free from Lane One. Congratulations are also due to swimmers who gained their first regional qualifying times: Owen Drabwell, Yasmin Dos Santos, Edith Patey, Charlotte Folkes and Georgia Richardson, and indeed all those who contributed.
All the results can be seen here
A group of 15 swimmers recently travelled to Paphos at the Coral Bay Hotel and training camp for a warm weather training camp. After arriving at lunch time on Tuesday, training began with two hours in the pool that afternoon. Two hours training in the morning, followed by land training and then lunch; free time and then rest time in the afternoon followed by another two hour training
session and dinner was the pattern of the week. The food at
the Coral Beach Hotel was excellent and the swimmers were
able to pick and choose from a large variety of breakfasts
and evening meals. After 22 hours in the pool and 38,000 –
67,000 metres (depending on the individual) it was the end
of the camp.
The swimmers trained hard all week and managed their time
well. Free time was spent by the hotel pool, playing cards
The City of Milton Keynes Swimming Club would like to extend
their thanks to TFT and Arena Sports for supporting the
arrangements of the camp.
Jo Ulyett, Team Manager
Commonwealth trials & Paralympics International
Five swimmers from City of Milton Keynes Swimming Club travelled to Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games Trials and the British Paralympics Swimming international meets recently >>
Young CMK swimmers take Peterborough title
A squad of young swimmers from City of Milton Keynes Swimming Club took the honours at the City of Peterborough Meet (COPs) recently >>
CMK Swimmers compete in Barcelona
Four swimmers from CMKSC travelled to Barcelona this
month for the Catalan Championships representing
South East England >>
See Greg’s page for his latest Newsletter
Linslade Last Chance
Stunning Swims at Winter Championships
CMK swimming club attended this year’s South East England Winter Championships at Portsmouth >>
15-16 Nov Annual 502400s Meet (L3)
14 Dec 9th Annual Christmas Cracker (L3)
all @ Bletchley Pool
Details on 'Hosted Meets' page
Documents updated 29 October
Please note that this meet is now full and no further entries can be accepted.
The new season's training schedule starts on Sunday 7 September.
502400s - 15-16 Nov
Details on 'Diary' page
2014 COUNTY HEROES
19 County Champions, 21 Junior Champions, 10 County Records, 36 CMK Club Records,
4 SE England Senior Records & 1 British Record
CMK swimmers in Barcelona Joss Ulyett,
Charlotte Evans, Isobel Jones and Tom Flaherty (l>r)