Skegness swimming Club reflect on successful year

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Skegness Amateur Swimming Club (SASC) started 2014 with some great results at the first pointscore in January and a fundraising target of £4950 was reached for much needed equipment for the club.

Members of SASC have proudly represented Skegness around the county and beyond by taking part in competitions throughout the year gaining brilliant Personal Best and some County best times.

The hard work and dedication of all members of SASC was recognised at the recent annual presentation evening held at the Marine Boathouse in Skegness as many awards were presented to an increasing number of talented members.

Many familiar names continue to achieve fantastic results but it was also good to hear names of newer members who will definitely be ones to watch out for in the coming years.

Awards were presented to the members who have achieved maximum points during the six pointscore sessions that are held throughout the year.

All SASC members are able to take part in the pointscore.

Points are awarded by competing against previous ‘personal best’ times, with a maximum of 30 points available to each

member at each pointscore.

The girls gaining a maximum 30 points at least once during 2014 and presented with

awards are: Paige Baker, Emily Barker, Isabel Carter, Isabelle Clark, Amelia Hall, Kizzy Marsden, Temira Miles, Lucy Parker, Chloe Smith and Casey Wain.

The top three places overall for 2014 girls were, third Isabel Carter, second Amelia Hall and first Emily Barker.

The boys gaining a maximum 30 points at least once during 2014 and presented with awards are: Josh Allen, Thomas Barker, Isaac Banham, Finley Jackson, Alex Parker, Thomas Vickers and Thomas Webster.

The top three places overall for 2014 boys were, third Josh Allen, second Thomas Webster and first Isaac Banham.

A special award was presented to the boy and girl showing the highest performance through individual performance at competitions throughout 2014.

This year the two winners of this award were brother and sister, Lucy and Alex Parker, who have produced some amazing results gaining County times in their chosen disciplines during 2014 and they’ve done a fantastic job representing Skegness and SASC.

The Elizabeth Ransom award for ‘most dedicated and determined swimmer’ for 2014 was awarded to Harley Kilner.

The Teacher Lane ‘most improved boy swimmer 2014’ was presented to Finley Jackson and ‘most improved girl swimmer 2014’ was

presented to Sienna England-White.

At the start of 2014 the club set a fundraising target of £4950 to purchase six new starter blocks for the club and yje club managed to raise a fantastic £5100 by bag packing at Morrisons, playing bingo, numerous raffles, Co-op dividend card, Lloyds

Bank Community Fund, the HSBC and member donations.

The fundraising will continue through 2015 and the club have a number of fundraising events already planned.

SASC are still looking for a local business to sponsor their team kit for 2015 and if this is something you would be interested in please contact the club via their facebook page at at ‘Skegness Amateur Swimming Club’ or twitter:

‘@SkegnessASC’

“A big thank you goes out to all the coaches, poolside helpers, club members and their parents as there would be no swimming club representing Skegness without these people and it’s good to see the club is going from strength to strength, 2014 was a

fantastic year for SASC and we look forward to more success during 2015,” said club spokesman Tara Hayes.

The club welcomes new members from six years old and upwards at all levels and if you are interested in joining and can swim a minimum of 50m you camn join any club session for a free taster session during Monday’s at 6–7pm, Thursday 6–7pm and Friday’s 6–8pm.

You may also get involved by becoming a volunteer, simply pop down to the Embassy Pool, Skegness during

one of the session times above.