L3 Autumn Meet
18 & 19 November
L3 Development Meet
L3 Summer Open Meet
17 & 18 June
L3 Spring Open Meet
2016 REGIONAL SUCCESS
4 Regional Champions and 39 CMK swimmers qualified
Not just in the pool!
Saturday 8 July saw CMK take some of its more adventurous distance swimmers to Chichester to compete in Swim England South East 2017 Open Water Championship, Age Group Finals.
This challenging event is an exciting addition to the usual pool competitions CMK attend and has two distances for the competitors - 3k and 1500m. All swimmers gave a great performance with Kaylaeh Lawson finishing 1st in the 3k. Kaylaeh now qualifies for the national open water finals later this month at Rother Valley, Sheffield. She was closely followed by Rhiannon Jeffereys in 5th. Rhiannon was competing for the first time in an open water event, as was Will Barry who representing the boys, came in 11th.
Jayden Hill and Ellie McManus competed in the 1500 event and finished 6th and 7th respectively in their races. It was also Ellie’s first open water competition.
CMK Swimmers at British Championships
Six CMK swimmers competed at the British Championships in Sheffield in April. This meet is the key selection meet for British Swimming.
Max Murphy had a very good meet making Junior (18 and under) finals in the 200m and 400m freestyle. Max swam brave race plans, leading at halfway but just getting caught towards the finish.
Following these excellent performances Max will swim for England in the Mare Nostrum Series later in the year.
Lucy Farmer and Aiyana Lawson both swam personal bests, just missing out on qualifying for finals. CMK swimmers had their best team performance at this meet.
Isobel Jones, who returned from university in the US to swim for CMK, struggled early in the meet but showed great character to swim a strong 200m backstroke winning the ‘Target Tokyo’ final.
Joss Ulyett and Charlotte Evans who now both train at Loughborough University continued their growth as World class athletes. Joss won the 200m Breaststroke in a new British Record, currently ranking her 2nd in the World. She also placed 3rd on the 100m. Joss will now prepare for the World Champs with the British team. Charlotte Evans produced significant personal bests throughout the meet and came 3rd in the 200m Backstroke. Mike Witham and Cameron Manley (both former CMK swimmers), also performed well.
CMK Head Coach said ‘This is a milestone meet for us. Our junior athletes performed really well; we got our preparation just right. The seniors away at Universities had stunning success.’
CMK Swimmers at South East Region Championships
CMK swim club finished an excellent 4th on the medal table at South East Region Championships in Wycombe over the Bank Holiday weekend.
Max Murphy (6) Aiyana Lawson (2) and Lucy Farmer (2) were all crowned Regional Champions despite focusing on British Champs the week before. Oliver Lines also won the Men’s 50m Butterfly in a new club record. Other medallists were Grace Spong and Kaelah Lawson.
This meet serves as a qualification meet for National Summer Champs, with many swimmers looking hopeful. The relay teams had a one off chance to qualify and CMK look to have four teams going through at this stage, pending races by competitor teams still to take place within the tight qualification window.
Ulyett breaks British record in Sheffield
Loughborough University’s Jocelyn Ulyett impressed the crowd in setting a new British Record and winning her first national title in the 200m Breaststroke on the second day of action at the British Swimming Championships in Sheffield. Jocelyn swam with CMK for many years and we send her our congratulatons. Further details here
Important information from Greg
We were due back to our full programme on Sunday but this will be delayed until Monday 5th January with Stantonbury opening then. Apologies for late notice but I wanted up to date info from Stantonbury.
The Sen 1 Luton session will still go ahead on Sunday 4th but there will be no other training that day for other groups.
There are changes to Sunday listed but other than that we will return as normal. I expect to make adjustments throughout September to both training times and squad placements to conclude by 1st October. If you have any queries please email your coach.
Goal Setting form
This is for swimmers in Sen1, Sen2, Sen3 and AG1. Older swimmers in AG2 may also benefit. This needs to be printed off and part one should be completed at home before bringing in to discuss with your coach. I suggest this is done this week whilst off school but would like them completed by the end of September. There are some guidance notes on the document, younger swimmers may need help.
We will begin the season with low intensity skill and base strength work, swimmers do not need to build up attendance in Sept as we are building the training load within the program. Swimmers should be attending at or above the minimum requirement in order to benefit from the planned activities.
Thank you for your understanding and flexibility during the summer closures. I trust swimmers and parents (and coaches too) are refreshed and looking forward to another successful season.
City of Milton Keynes Swimming Club participates in 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 very good to help motivate the swimmers in competition and training. They also help the swimmers understand the importance of personal best times and encourage them to improve them each time they swim. When the swimmers achieve the times on the strokes below you will need 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 cost of the awards are £2.00 for the large main badge and certificate and £1.00 for the flash of each stroke as they are achieved.