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Established in 1976 - CADS is a competitive swimming club committed to producing a high standard of swimming.
We offer quality teaching and coaching sessions from Beginner to National Level.
Coaching sessions take place at Havelock Academy and John Whitgift Academy Grimsby.
With learn to swim lessons taking place at Whitgift School Pool Grimsby and Signhills Academy Pool Cleethorpes.
Good Luck at Nationals to Ellie Buxton, Holly Williams and Nathan Woods. You can watch the live stream on British Swimming at www.swimming.org from 9.00am on Tuesday 28th July.
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Cleethorpes swimmer takes North East Region open water crown
ELLIE Buxton has been crowned as the girls 14 and under Open Water Champion for the ASA North East Region. The 13-year-old Cleethorpes & District SC (CADs) swimmer was the club's sole representative at this year's combined North East and West regional Open Water event at the Helly Hansen Water Sports centre in Manchester's Salford Quays. As the overall winner of the 14 and under 1.5km event, Buxton has now landed herself a hard-earned qualification slot for this year's National Open Water Age Group Championships, which will take place closer to home at the Rother Valley Country Park near Sheffield earl next month. On a stereotypical Mancunian 'summer' day, with an unseasonably chilly feel to the pre-swim proceedings, Buxton could have been forgiven for being daunted by the prospect of a 1.5km swim against some of the best open water talent in the country. Buxton's pool-based form has been patchy this season, but, drawing confidence from her 2014 Open water successes, she made a personal decision to train in open water in her spare time – on top of her 16 hours-a-week program of routine pool work! It proved to be a great decision as she swam a typically gutsy 1.5km swim, defying her recent struggle for form in the pool, to edge past her two nearest challengers from the North East in an exciting finish. The three North East front- runners were separated by less than 0.8 seconds after 1.5km of tough swimming. Reflecting on her success, Buxton, a year eight Healing Science Academy student, said: "I surprised myself really! My technique seems to suit Open Water swimming. "I wasn't sure which of us had finished first as it was a really chaotic finish. "In the last 100 metres, I knew I was in with a chance, but could feel the two other girls were very close around me. "I remember thinking how much every muscle was hurting and how cold I was feeling, but I didn't want to get beaten at the end of 1.5k! "My dad's one of my biggest supporters and he said it turned out to be the best present ever! "I'm really looking forward to representing CADs at the 2015 National Open Water Event – hopefully the weather will be a bit warmer by then!" Cleethorpes Head Coach, Matt Allison, was excited by news of Buxton's Open Water National qualification. He said: "I'm very pleased for Ellie, it's been a tough season in the pool but her result showed if you work hard and are prepared to enter these tough open water events then a winning swim can be just around the corner! "CADs is really proving itself as a club to produce top-level swimmers as Ellie will join team-mates Nathan Wood and Holly Williams at this year's summer national competition as CADs readies itself to celebrate it's 40 year anniversary in 2016."
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Cleethorpes swimmers are making waves
CLEETHORPES and District Swimming Club competed at the Lincs League round two at Lincoln's Yarborough pool – taking with them a newly-formed team of young swimmers. A number of swimmers were required to compete in older age groups due to the reformation of the club, but this did not faze them one bit. The men's open team consisted of Callum Gladding, James Burke, Thomas Paine and Nathan Sharman – they gave an emphatic display by taking a clean sweep of victory in all individual events and relays. Paine, a finalist at this year's British Championships, dominated the 100m breaststroke and backstroke. Assistant coach and former British Championship swimmer Gladding showed winning form in the 100m butterfly, while Sharman stormed home to take another first place in 100m freestyle. The experienced open team certainly inspired the younger members of the team. Ella Bainbridge took first place in the Under-12 50m butterfly. One of Cads' up-and-coming young swimmers, Libby Munday, is still only eight years old and does not turn nine until December. She was unfazed as she took to the blocks for the Under-10 50m butterfly. Libby finished a fantastic second place in a time of 42.25. This is the fastest time in the British rankings for an eight-year-old and would place her seventh in the nine-year age group – she is certainly a star for the future! Libby also competed in the 50m breaststroke, coming third with a seven-second personal best swim and a top-ten British ranking time. Finlay Buxton took second in the Under-10 50m backstroke and freestyle, inspired by big sister Ellie, who was also second in the 100m breaststroke in a personal best time of 1.28.18. Head coach Matt Allison said: "We have a very young squad, but with the high-level coaching team at CADs and long-term approach, we will be producing some of the best elite swimmers in the country in the future."
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LEARN TO SWIM
Our beginners section is called 'Bubbles' and offers group sessions at various times and various pools across Grimsby & Cleethorpes. If you or your child are interested in learning to swim then please get in touch. Many of our swimmers have learned how to swim using 'Bubbles' and progressed through the many squads in CADS. For further information on Bubbles Click here
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