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September 2017

Date Event
11th Friendly League

The young Colne swimmers travelled to the Darwen Leisure Centre to take on Darwen in our latest fixture in this seasons Friendly League.

Details of results will be displayed once known.
6th At the committee meeting the date of the Annual General Meeting was set to be Wednesday, 4th October. The meeting will be starting at 7:30pm in the Pendle Leisure Centre.

It was agreed to provide food refreshments.

August 2017

Date Event
31st Club resumes after the summer break.
20th 17th FINA World Masters Championships 2017

Philip was back in pool B at the Duna Arena where he finished 26th (of 45) in the the 400m freestyle in a time of 5:11.10.
19th 17th FINA World Masters Championships 2017

Philip took to the water again in Hajos pool A, swimming the 200m breaststroke in a time of 3:06.15 to finish in 40th (of 61) place.
17th 17th FINA World Masters Championships 2017

Philip took part in the 200m Individual Medley, where he finished 49th (of 79) in 2:43.84 in the Hajos pool B.
15th 17th FINA World Masters Championships 2017

Philip competed in the 100m breaststroke in which he finished 51st (out of 99) in 1:22.73 in the Duna Arena pool B.
7th-20th 17th FINA World Masters Championships 2017

There were over 9300 athletes attending the FINA World Masters Championships 2017 in Budapest, Hungary with the bulk of the competitors arriving over the middle weekend. The first week of the competition saw athletes compete in Diving, Water Polo, Synchronised Swimming and Open Water Swimming, with the second week solely for the main swimming competition.

There was a single representative from Colne ASC who was competing with a further 400 brits. Philip Croxall was competing in the 45 to 49 years age group in the 100m & 200m Breaststroke, 200m Individual Medley and 400m Freestyle events.

There were two world class venues in the newly built Duna Arena which had two indoor 10 lane 50m pools for competition and an indoor 25m pool and outdoor 50m pool for warmup. The second venue, the Albert Hajos Complex, contained two outdoor 50m pools for competition, one 10 lane and the other 8 lane, plus indoor and outdoor 33 1/3m pools for warmup.
9th Our submission of SwimMark (formly Swim21) has been approved, it now just requires validation by the national body.

July 2017

Date Event
17th Friendly League

The Colne ASC Team travelled down the M65 to take on Great Harwood at the Mercer Hall Leisure Centre, which is the smallest pool in the league at 22 yards.

The technical proficency of the home team proved too much for the Colne swmimmers as Great Harwood finished up as winners by 60 points to 50.

Our next fixture is away at Darwen on Monday, 11th September.
6th The Most Improved Swimmer Awards for June were presented to Ethan Meggison and Dominica Taylor. They received their awards from Club Coach Andrew Croxall.

June 2017

Date Event
29th Cherry Wilkinson Memorial Age Group Gala for June

There were a total of 27 boys and 25 girls taking part in the June Age Gala with the majority doing all four strokes, which makes them eligible for the next Most Improved Swimmer in January.

The Most Improved Swimmer for June was contested by 11 boys and 14 girls. The winner for the boys was Ethan Meggison, with Hugh Entwistle second and Jacob Taylforth third. The girls winner was Dominica Taylor, with Inaya Rashid and Amelia Redfern in a tie for second place.

The presentation of the Most Improved Trophies will be taking place on the week beginning the 3rd July.
18th British Masters and Senior Age Group Championships

On the final day of competition Philip finished 5th in the 100m breaststroke in 1:22.98, whilst Tony was 1st in the 200m backstroke in 3:45.26. Then in the final event of the meet both Tony and Philip took part in the 800m freestyle. Tony won his event in 13:26.24, whilst Philip was 3rd in his in 10:59.09.
17th British Masters and Senior Age Group Championships

Saturday morning brought day two of the competition where both Tony and Philip took part in the 400m Freestyle, in which, Tony was 1st in 6:30.14 and Philip 3rd in 5:12.98. In the afternoon Philip finished 4th in 200m breaststroke in a time of 3:03.27. In the evening session Tony was 2nd in the 400m Individual Medley in a time of 7:43.99.
16th British Masters and Senior Age Group Championships

There were hundreds of swimmers who travelled north to the sunny city of Aberdeen to take part in three days of competition at the British Masters and Senior Age Group Championships (50m) 2017. Amongst them were two swimmers from the Colne ASC Masters. Tony Catterall in the 70 to 74 years age group and Philip Croxall in the 45 to 49 years age group.

On day one Tony competed in the 1500m Freestyle in which he finished 1st in 25:39.22. In the afternoon Philip took part in the 200m Freestyle in which he finished 3rd in 2:27.12. For the evening session both Tony and Philip took part in the 200m Individual Medley. Tony was 3rd in 3:38.51 and Philip also 3rd in 2:46.02.
12th Friendly League

Colne ASC were hosts to neighbours Burnley Bobcats in the North East Lancs Friendly League.

Burnley started the gala well as they won the first few races, but then Colne started to reduce the deficit so that the scores were level at 26 points by the mixed relays, of which, Colne won the 13 years and under and Burnley the open relay.

The scores remained close as first Colne then Burnley won a few races, but then Colne managed to reel off 5 races in a row. Burnley tried to mount a late charge but it was too late as Colne beat Burnley by 54 points to 52, and in an exciting last mixed canon relay, both teams managed to get disqualified in the heat of battle.

Our next fixture is away to Great Harwood Otters on Monday, 17th July.
1st Easy Fundraising Payment

We received £64.08 from Easy Fundraising for the period up to the 31st March 2017.

May 2017

Date Event
22nd Friendly League

Colne ASC were hosts to Darwen ASC in our first home fixture in this seasons North East Lancs Friendly League.

It proved to be a comfortable victory for Colne as they beat Darwen by 62 points to 43.

In order to achieve such a large margin of victory, the Colne swimmers still gave it their all as a total of 20 boys and 22 girls attained new personal best times.
In Backstroke there were new personal bests for Oliver Jackson, Hugh Entwistle, Thomas Holgate, Jamie Higginbottom, Thomas Helm, Adam Burridge, Lewis Fenwick, Olivia Taylor, Evie Dawson, Isabella Taylor, Amelia West, Emily Fenwick, Caitlin Harper and Eleanor Root.
In Butterfly there were new personal bests for Oliver Jackson, Hugh Entwistle, Jamie Higginbottom, Jack Nevison, Caelyn Bell, Amelia Redfearn, Darcie Brown, Hannah Williamson, Amelia West and Caitlin Harper.
In Breaststroke there were new personal bests for Lewis Wilkinson, Kian Noon, Ben Middleton, Adam Burridge, Elliott Barker, Eleanor Holgate, Olivia Taylor, Darcie Brown, Isabella Taylor, Caitlin Harper and Isabel Redfearn.
In Frontcrawl there were new personal bests for Kian Noon, Jack Nevison, Elliott Barker, Evie Dawson, Emily Fenwick and Nicole Baxter.
And in the Individual Medley Jacob Taylforth attained a new personal best.

Our next fixture is at the Pendle Leisure Centre on Monday, 12th June when we host Burnley Bobcats.
13th Yorkshire SA Open Masters and Senior Age Group Championships 2017

Three members of the Colne ASC Masters Team travelled to the John Charles Centre for Sport in Leeds for the Yorkshire SA Open Masters and Senior Age Group Championships 2017.

Swimming in the 70 to 74 years age group Tony Catterall finished 1st in the 100m Backstroke and the 50m Backstoke, 2nd in the 200m Individual Medley and the 400m Freestyle, 3rd in the 200m Freestyle and 4th in the 100m Individual Medley.

Swimming in the 50 to 54 years age group Stephen Tyler finished 1st in the 50m Breaststroke, 2nd in the 100m Breaststroke and 4th in the 400m Freestyle.

Swimming in the 45 to 49 years age group Philip Croxall finished 1st in the 200m Individual Medley and the 100m Breaststroke, 2nd in the 100m Individual Medley and 4th in the 50m Breaststroke.
9th Todmorden withdraw from the Friendly League before fulfilling a fixture. The fixtures on 19th June and 3rd July are cancelled as a result.
6th/7th Rotherham Metro Springtime Long Course Open Meet 2017

There were two swimmers from Colne ASC that took part in the Rotherham Metro Springtime Long Course Open Meet 2017 held at the Ponds Forge International Sports Centre in Sheffield.

Saskia Daley swimming in the 12 years age group finished, 8th in the 50m Freestyle, 9th in the 50m Butterfly and the 100m Freestyle, 25th in the 50m Breaststroke and 26th in the 50m Backstroke.

Mia Dodman swimming in the 13 years age group finished 14th in the 100m Backstroke, 18th in the 200m Freestyle, 20th in the 50m Butterfly and the 100m Freestyle, 22nd in the 50m Backstroke and 23rd in the 50m Freestyle.

April 2017

Date Event
24th Friendly League

The Colne ASC Swim Team travelled to the Hyndburn Sports Centre to take on Accrington in our first fixture of this seasons North East Lancs Friendly League.

In order to improve the contests there were a few changes made for this year. Firstly the age groups are now 9/10 years, 13 years and under, 16 years and under, and open. Secondly, there was the combining of the four medley relays into two mixed medley relays, one for the 13 years and under and the other for the open age group. And finally the two 4 by 25m canon relays were combined into a single 8 by 25m mixed canon relay with a boy and a girl from each of the 4 age groups.

In a closely fought contest, with the lead changing several times over the course of the gala, it was the hosts Accrington who prevailed as they beat Colne by a single point. Colne finished on 54 points with Accrington on 55 points.

Over the course of the evening the Colne swimmers managed to attain 26 new personal bests with 17 for the girls and 9 for the boys. The girls who achieved personal bests were Olivia Taylor, Amelia Redfearn, Amelia West (3), Caitlin Harper (3), Isabel Redfearn (2), Maria Massey (2), Grace Barker, Eleanor Holgate (2), Mia Dowling and Georgia Taylforth. The boys were Hugh Entwistle (2), Lewis Fenwick, Thomas Holgate, Jack Nevison (2), Kian Noon, Jacob Taylforth and Rhys Hunt.

Our next fixture is on Monday, 22nd May when we host Darwen.
10th/13th Creme Eggs were handed out to all swimmers who attended the Club sessions this week.
3rd The Amateur Swimming Association was rebranded as Swim England.

March 2017

Date Event
17th Friendly League

Since the Emergency General Meeting, both Ramsbottom and Pioneer have had to withdraw from the League as they would not be able to field a team due to having registered most of their swimmers as Category Two. This left Great Harwood without anyone to swim against, so they now join the Division Two teams which comprises of Accrington, Colne, Darwen, Todmorden and Burnley Bobcats who only joined at the AGM.
12th March Madness Meet 2017

There were two swimmers from Colne ASC taking part in the City of Sheffield Swim Squads' March Madness Meet 2017. This was a level 3 meet held at the Ponds Forge International Sports Centre in Sheffield.

Both Saskia Daly and Mia Dodman were swimming in a very competitive 11 and 12 years age group.

Saskia finished 15th in the 50m and 100m Freestyle events, 21st in the 50m Butterfly, 44th in the 50m Breaststroke and 58th in the 50m Backstroke.

Mia finished 16th in the 100m Freestyle, 24th in the 100m Backstoke, 29th in the 50m Butterfly, 31st in the 50m Backstroke and 53rd in the 50m Freestyle.

February 2017

Date Event
28th North East Lancs Emergency General Meeting

Due to constitutional issues arising from the Annual General Meeting, an Emergency General Meeting was held at the Hyndburn Sports Centre.

After much discussion a slightly amended structure to the league format was finally agreed.

The age groups are to be changed from 9/10, 11/12, 13/14 and open to 9/10, 11 to 13, 14 to 16 and open. This will inconvenience us as we donít have the older swimmers. The relays are to be changed to mixed, in that there is now a 13 years and under mixed 4 x 50m Medley Relay, and an open mixed 4 x 50m Medley Relay. Both relays require two boys and two girls, and they can be swam in any order. This can mean that a boy could be racing a girl over 50m.
The two canons at the end of the gala, are to be merged into a single 8 x 25m Freestyle canon, in which, there will be one boy and one girl from each of the age groups. Again the order of the relay is up to the coach to decide.
Finally, at the end of the meeting a proposal of no Category Two swimmers was put forward. This was voted 6 for and 5 against, and as a result, each team must consist of ASA Category One swimmers only. This prompted Clitheroe to immediately resign from the League, and promptly leave the meeting.
The Colne delegates voted against this, and we will try to get this amended for 2018, but for this year it means that anyone who swims in Age Group competitions is ineligible to swim. This includes Level 3 meets and A/B Graded meets, as well as Masters competitions.
19th ASA North West Region Masters Championships 2017

Two members of the Colne ASC Masters Team travelled to the Palatine Leisure Centre in Blackpool for the ASA North West Region Masters Championships 2017.

Swimming in the 45 to 49 years age group was Philip Croxall who finished 1st in the 800m Freestyle, 200m Backstroke, 400m Freestyle and 200m Freestyle and was 2nd in the 200m Individual Medley and 200m Breaststroke events.

Tony Catterall swimming in the 70 to 74 years age group finished 1st in the 50m Backstroke, 100m Individual Medley, 100m Breaststroke, 50m Breaststroke, 100m Backstroke and the 200m Breaststroke, and was 2nd in the 800m and 400m Freestyle events.
9th Kyran Denton received his Most Improved Swimmer for January Award from Teacher Mark Turner.
7th North East Lancs Friendly League Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting was held at the Hyndburn Sports Centre. It was decided that Great Harwood would be joining Rambottom, Clitheroe and Pioneer '79 in Division One, whilst Colne will be in Division Two with Darwen, Accrington, Todmorden and a newly reformed Burnley Aquatics.

Division One was to trial a new format, in which, all four teams will compete against each other in a series of four fixtures. Division Two was to remain as it currently is, on a Home and Away basis.

It was decided to bring back the Swim-Off which will be held at the end of November. This will be contested by the bottom two in Division One against the top two of Division Two, with the winners and runners up being in Division One for the following season.
4th/5th Lancashire County Swimming and Water Polo Association Age Groups and Championships 2017

The championships were held at the Manchester Aquatics Centre.

Saskia Daly swimming in the 13 years age group finished 38th in the 50m Freestyle.

Miranda Bower swimming in the 17 year age group finished 39th in the 100m Freestyle and 3rd in the heats of the 50m Breaststroke and 4th in the final. She was also 19th in the 50m Freestyle, 10th in the 50m Backstroke and 2nd in the heats of the 100m Breaststroke in which she was 3rd in the Final.
2nd Inaya Rashid received her Most Improved Swimmer for January Award from Club Coach Andrew Croxall.

January 2017

Date Event
30th The Most Improved Swimmers for January 2017 are Kyran Denton and Inaya Rashid, who both made hude improvements. The trophies are to be presented at the next Club sessions that they attend.
28th/29th Lancashire County Swimming and Water Polo Association Age Groups and Championships 2017

The championships were held at the Manchester Aquatics Centre.

Miranda Bower swimming in the 17 years age group finished 3rd in the 200m Breaststroke and 10th in the 100m Backstroke.
26th The Cherry Wilkinson Memorial Age Group Gala for January

The Cherry Wilkinson Memorial Age Group Gala for January had a reasonable turn-out, with the majority who did swim, swimming all four strokes plus the Individual Medley. Doing all four strokes qualified them for the Most Improved Swimmer award. This will be presented to the boy and girl who has made the most improvement since last June.
21st/22nd Rotherham Metro A/B Graded Meet 2017

There were two swimmers from Colne ASC taking part in the Rotherham Metro A/B Graded Meet 2017 held at the Ponds Forge International Sports Centre in Sheffield.

Saskia Daly swimming in the 12 years age group finished with 2 A Graded and 2 B Graded times. Her A Grade times were for a 4th place in the 50m Freestyle and a 11th in the 100m Freestyle. Her B Grade times were for 4th place in the 50m Butterfly and 9th in the 50m Breaststroke.

Mia Dodman also swimming in the 12 year age group finished with 2 A Graded and 3 B Graded times. Her A Grade times were for a 12th place in the 100m Freestyle and 14th in the 50m Backstroke. Her B Grade times were for 5th places in the 50m Butterfly and 100m Backstoke, and a 22nd in the 50m Breaststroke.
21st Carlisle Masters Meet 2016

There was a single representative from Colne ASC at the Carlisle Masters Meet held at The Pools in Carlisle.

Philip Croxall swimming in the 45 to 49 years age group competed in 9 events. He finished 2nd in the 100m Breaststroke and 100m Butterfly, 3rd in the 50m Freestyle, 100m Freestyle, 50m Backstroke, 50m Butterfly, 100m Backstroke and 50m Breaststroke, and was 4th in the 100m Individual Medley.
11th It was decided at the Committee Meeting to rename the January and June Age Groups in honour of former teacher Cherry Wilkinson.
7th/8th Harrogate Janus A/B Graded Meet 2017

There were two swimmers from Colne ASC taking part in the Harrogate Janus A/B Graded Meet 2017 held at the Hydro Pool in Harrogate.

Mia Dodman swimming in the 12 years age group achieved A Graded times in all her swims as she finished 6th in the 50m Butterfly and the 200m Freestyle, 8th in the 50m Freestyle, 12th in the 50m Backstroke and 14th in the 50m Freestyle.

Saskia Daly swimming in the 12 years age group achieved A Graded times in two of her swims as she finished 2nd in the 50m Freestyle and 4th in the 100m Freestyle. Her other swims only achieved B Grade as she finished 5th in the 50m Butterfly, 6th in the 50m Breaststroke and 9th in the 50m Backstroke.