Notices

Good News

Due to the long closure of the pools because of the Covid-19 lockdown, the Club has decided that any membership paid this year will cover you for next year 2021.

Covid-19 Resources

There is a series of documents on the Club website related to Coronavirus (COVID-19), and includes a Health Survey, a Return to training and Emergency Contact Details forms, which must be completed by swimmers upon return to the pool.

Click here for Covid-19 Resources.

Friendly League

The 2020 Season of the North East Lancs Friendly League has now been cancelled.

Due to the Government not making a decision when swimming pools are going to be re-allowed to open, it has been decided to cancel the remaining fixtures of the 2020 season.

Club Newsletter

The latest Club Newsletter for November 2020 is now available to download

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Directions Page

There is a Directions page which list all the pools that we visit, plus a few others. The directions are from the Pendle Leisure Centre using a link to Google Maps. Postcodes for the various pools have now been added.

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Lane Assignments

The current lane assignments for Monday and Thursday night are:

Monday Night Lanes
Thursday Night Lanes
Small Pool Classes

Lanes last updated: 24th October 2020

Headlines

Championship Galas 2020

The Club Championship Galas and the Christmas Sprint Gala for 2020 have been offically cancelled.

Steve Craig 1954-2020

On Monday, 28th September, Steve Craig lost his fight with a terminal illness.

He had been associated with the Club since the 1970's, first as a swimmer and then a single parent to Rosanna and Oliver as they joined the Club.
For a brief period, Steve became Club Secretary, and lately he has been running the Club shop, was last seen at the Club just before lockdown, even as he fought this disease. He even made a swimming comeback in 2008 as a Masters swimmer for a couple a years.
Always had an answer whether you had a question or not, and was always approachable in his cheeky way. Was liked by all who knew him. Was passionate about his football team Liverpool, and got to witness them claim another league title after a long wait.

He will be missed by all. Rest in Peace Steve.

Congratulations Rachel and Charlotte

Sisters Rachel and Charlotte Leigh have completed swimming teacher qualifications online. Charlotee is now an ASA Level 1 taecher, whilst Rachel is now an ASA Level 2 teacher.

If anyone else wishes to learn anything, then you too can take an online course.
Training, Development and Support

Congratulation Isabel

Isabel Redfearn completed her ASA Level 1 Teacher qualification online during lockdown. She also completed an online Safeguarding Course.

Friendly League

In the latest home fixture of the season, Colne were narrowly beaten by Accrington.

16th Match: Colne lose a close contest at home to Accrington.

2nd March: Colne lose away to Great Harwood.

3rd February: Colne lose heavily at home to Burnley.

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Cherry Wilkinson Memorial Age Group Gala for January

There were a total of 23 boys and 23 girls who participated in the Cherry Wilkinson Memorial Age Group Gala for January

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Of all the swimmers who swam there were 14 who qualified for the Most Improved Swimmer award with 9 boys and 5 girls. The boys winner was Isaac Critchley with a 10.12% improvement and the girls winner was Maisie Dawson with a 10.88% improvement.

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Annual Presentation

It was a cold and dark evening on Saturday, 14th December as Colne ASC held their Annual Presentation and Disco at the Nelson Cricket Club.

The special awards of the Bramhill Memorial Trophy and the John Dobbin Memorial Trophy were to be presented to Samuel Sharp and Isaac Chew respectively.

The winners from the Championship Gala were then presented their trophies.

The trophies for the age group winners from the Christmas Sprint Gala were then presented and this included the winners from the Ladies and Gents Parent and Child Relays. There were no record broken this year.

This was followed by presentation of the Betty Petty Style Trophy. This year the girls winner was Eleanor Holgate and the boys was Jack Middleton.

Finally at the end the winner of the Spot-On competition was named, with Kian Noon in 3rd winning 5, Daniel Warner in second with 10, and the winner who received 20 was Charlotte Leigh, who got 'Spot On' as she matched her time. She submitted 38.90 and did 38.90.

Then the Two Alberts Trophy for Services to the Club was to be presented to Rachel Leigh.

The Captains were then named for 2020. The Senior Captains remain the same as this year as Rauri Sweeney and Eleanor Fuggle were named. The Junior Captains were named as Jack Middleton and Eleanor Holgate, who then were presented with their t-shirts by Senior Captain Eleanor Fuggle.

Finally all the trophy winners and medalists gathered for a group photo before the buffet was opened. Then the DJ got the party started.

Click here for results of Spot-On.....

Christmas Sprint Gala 2019

There were no records broken over the course of the evening

The age group winners were for the boys: Sam Sharp (7), Luke Chew (8), Daniel Warner (10), Jack Middleton (11), Kian Noon (13), Jack Nevison (14) and Cameron Stott (16+).

The girls winners were: Zoe Blackadder (6), Maisie Dawson (8), Matilda Critchley (9), Millie Oddy (10), Eleanor Holgate (11), Isabelle Taylor (12), Saskia Daly (15) and Eleanor Fuggle (16+).

The winners of the Parent and Child races were Logan MacNamara and his mother Linda and Isaac Critchley and his dad Kevin.

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Championship Gala Part Two

Over the course of the night there were 11 different winners for the 24 trophies on offer, and like Monday, there were no records broken.

Jack Nevison managed the most by claiming five of the trophies.

Winning four trophies was Charlotte Leigh with Kian Noon winning three trophies. They were four claiming two trophy wins in Dominica Taylor, Luke Chew, Ryan Burnett and Saskia Daly. The remaining four trophies were won by Eleanor Holgate, Eliza Hird, Imogen Jackson and Isabelle Taylor.

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Championship Gala Part One

There were 12 different winners for the 24 trophies up for grabs on the night, but sadly there were no records broken.

There were three swimmers who managed to win three trophies, and they were Charlotte Leigh, Dominica Taylor and Niall Metcalfe. Winning two trophies apiece were Adam Gardner, Cameron Stott, Eleanor Holgate, Jack Nevison, Kian Noon and Saskia Daly, which left Amelia Gardner, Isla Bracewell and Ruairi Sweeney each winning one trophy.

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Betty Petty Style Trophy

On Monday, 11th and Thursday, 14th November we held the Betty Petty Style Trophy competition in Lane One during the Club Session.
There were a total of 13 boys and 7 girls that participated in the competition. The swimmers were judged on their ability to perform a backstroke start and turn whilst swimming two lengths of backstroke. They then performed the grab start for the two lengths of breaststroke and used the track start for the two lengths of frontcrawl.

The results from both nights will be announced at the Annual Presentation on Saturday, 14th December, at the Nelson Cricket Club.

Swim England National Masters Championships 2019

Over 1500 swimmers descended upon the Ponds Forge ISC, Sheffield for the National Masters Championships over the weekend of 25th to 27th October.

Philip Croxall (50-54) finished 5th in the 200m Breaststroke, 9th in the 100m Breaststroke, 200m Freestyle, 200m Individual Medley and 50m Breaststroke, and was 13th in 100m Individual Medley.

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Friendly League

In our final home fixture of the season, Colne were out performed by Great Harwood.

21st October: Colne forfeited the points against Great Harwood, as we couldn't raise a team

26th September: Colne lose by 7 points at home to Great Harwood.

9th September: Colne lose a close contest at home to Burnley.

20th May: Colne win a close contest away against Accrington.

27th March: Colne just beat Burnley in a close contest at Padiham.

11th March: Colne win a close contest at home to Accrington.

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Sponsored Swim

There were 38 people who did the sponsored swim on Saturday, 7th October and Saturday, 7th October. The total amount of lengths each swimmer did can be viewed here.

We are raising funds for the Samaritans of Pendle, Burnley, Craven and Rosendale.

A big thanks to all those who took part.

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Lancashire Masters Championships 2019

The Lancashire Masters Championships were held at the Palatine Leisure Centre, Blackpool.

Tony Catterall (70-74) finished 1st in the 100m Breaststroke and the 200m Freestyle, and 2nd in the 100m Freestyle, the 800m Freestyle, the 200m Breaststroke and the 200m Individual Medley.

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Cherry Wilkinson Memorial Age Group Gala for June

There were a total of 25 boys and 31 girls who participated in the Cherry Wilkinson Memorial Age Group Gala for June

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Of all the swimmers who swam there were 24 who qualified for the Most Improved Swimmer award with 13 boys and 11 girls. The three boys in contention for the award are Ryan Burnett, Niall Metcalfe and Kian Noon, and the three girls are Holly Bleasdale, Eleena Hooper and Martha Lister. The winners will received their trophies on Thursday, 4th July.

The boys winner was Niall Metcalfe with a 10.59% improvement and the girls winner was Eleena Hooper with a huge 17.95% improvement.

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British Masters Championships 2019

The Championships were held at the Welsh National Pool in Swansea, and Club Chairman and Masters swimmer Philip Croxall was competing in the 50 to 54 years age group.

He finished 12th in the 100m Freestyle in 1:07.19 and followed that up with a 2nd place in the 200m Breaststroke in 3:12.08.

On Day 2 he finished 5th in the 100m Breaststroke in 1:24.41 and was DQ'd in the 200m Individual Medley

On the final day of competition he finished 4th in the 400m Freestyle in a time of 5:12.40

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Scottish Masters Championships 2019

The Scottish Masters Championships (25m) 2019 took place in the Royal Commonwealth Pool, Edinburgh on Friday, 19th and Saturday, 20th April. Philip Croxall (50-54) finished 1st in the 200m Breaststroke, 2nd in the 400m Freestyle, 3rd in the 200m Individual Medley, 200m Freestyle and 50m Breaststroke, and was 4th in 200m Backstroke, 100m Individual Medley and 50m Freestyle.

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Swim England North West Region Masters Championships 2019

The Masters Championships for the Swim England North West Region were held at the Palatine Leisure Centre, Blackpool on Saturday, 23rd February. There were just two members of the Colne ASC Masters Team in attendance.

Swimming in the 50 to 54 years age group for the first time, Club Chairman Philip Croxall finished 1st in the 100m Backstroke, 2nd in the 100m Breaststroke and the 50m Breaststroke, 3rd in the 100m Butterfly, 4th in the 100m Individual Medley, the 50m Backstroke and the 100m Freestyle, 5th in the 50m Freestyle, and 6th in the 50m Butterfly

Swimming in the 70 to 74 years age group was Tony Catterall who finished 1st in the 200m Individual Medley, and 2nd in the 100m Individual Medley, the 50m Backstroke, the 100m Breaststroke, the 400m Freestyle, 50m Breaststroke and the 200m Breaststroke events.

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Friendly League AGM

It was announced that Colne ASC had won the 2018 Friendly League season.

The format of the league has been changed again. The 16 years and under age group has been dropped, the 12 and under age group has now become the 13 years and under, and the 14 years and under age group has now become the 15 years and under.

The first fixture of the new season will take place on Monday, 11th March when we take on Accrington at the Pendle Leisure Centre.

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Cherry Wilkinson Memorial Age Group Gala for January

There were a total of 19 boys and 34 girls who participated in the Cherry Wilkinson Memorial Age Group Gala for January

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Of all the swimmers who swam there was only one boy and one girl who qualified for the Most Improved Swimmer award. They were Thomas Holgate with a 3.13% improvement and Isabella Taylor with a 3.05% improvement.

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We would like to welcome you as a member of Colne A.S.C. and wish you a long and successful association with us.

This website is intended to introduce you to all aspects of the Club, explaining how we function and what we can do for you. Its aim is to make you feel welcome and wanted by offering lots of useful information, which will, we hope, answer any questions you may have.

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Session Status

The Club closes for the National Lockdown
Thursday 26th NovemberSmall Pool18:30 19:00LearnersCancelledPool Closed
Thursday 26th NovemberLarge Pool18:45 21:00Main Club SessionCancelledPool Closed
Saturday 28th NovemberLarge Pool08:00 09:00Masters SessionCancelledPool Closed
Sunday 29th NovemberLarge Pool08:00 09:00Masters SessionCancelledPool Closed
Monday 30th NovemberLarge Pool19:20 21:15Main Club SessionCancelledPool Closed
The Club resumes after the National Lockdown
Thursday 3rd DecemberSmall Pool18:30 19:00LearnersNormal
Thursday 3rd DecemberLarge Pool18:45 21:00Main Club SessionNormal
Saturday 5th DecemberLarge Pool08:00 09:00Masters SessionRestrictedShared with Public
Sunday 6th DecemberLarge Pool08:00 09:00Masters SessionRestrictedShared with Public
Monday 7th DecemberLarge Pool19:20 21:15Main Club SessionNormal

List of Club Sessions


Coming Soon

For a full list of events view the diary

Wednesday, 2nd December 2020:
There are 6 days until Committee Meeting. Online Zoom meeting, 8:00pm

Thursday, 3rd December 2020:
There are 7 days until Swimming Club Restarts

No Club Activities for the Foreseeable Future
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) we are unable to plan any events.
Events will be updated here once we have any further information.