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Cleethorpes and District Swimming Club.

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 Learn to Swim to National Competition Level.

Coaching sessions take place at Havelock Academy
and John Whitgift Academy Grimsby. 

Our learn to swim lessons (Bubbles) take place at
Whitgift School Pool Grimsby and Signhills Academy Pool Cleethorpes.


Felicity speeds at Sprints Meet (Sept 2015)


A young team of swimmers competed for Cleethorpes and District (CADS) swimming club at the Doncaster Dartes September Sprint Meet. This was an opportunity for some swimmers to participate in their first inter club gala and gain county qualifications. The event consisted of 50m sprint races in all four strokes along with 100m individual medley within individual age groups. The competition is categorised by times with speeding tickets awarded to swimmers who are significantly faster than the cut off times.


Felicity Curry was the stand out performer of the day clocking five huge personal best swims.  Felicity swam the first event 100m individual medley in 1.26.57 giving her an excellent start to the morning as she was awarded with her first speeding ticket.  The next event 50m backstroke, Felicity again clocking a personal best by 3.6 seconds to be awarded with a second speeding ticket.  Felicity completed her successful day with a further three personal best swims including a massive 5.5 second PB in the 50m butterfly to be awarded with 4 out of 5 speeding tickets.  Felicity attends King Edward Grammar School in Louth, she joined Bubbles swim school aged 8 after watching the 2012 London Olympics.  Her favourite stroke is fly (butterfly) as it’s very technical and challenging, she also like freestyle as she has a strong kick and can change gear whenever she needs to!  Felicity had this to say about swimming for CADS…. “I love being part of a team that support each other and my coaches Matt and Callum are helping me get faster and stronger in the water, my aim is to compete at the 2020 Olympic Games for team GB”.


CADS swimmers were collecting the tickets throughout the day as rewards for their speeding through the pool.  11 year old Millie Dawson picked up speeding tickets in the 100 IM and 50m freestyle whilst Lydia Clarke (11) proved she was too fast for the 50m breaststroke as she took 4 seconds off her previous best time.  Ten year old Sophia Dolan taking a huge 11 second personal best in the 50m breaststroke as she took home three speeding tickets, a gold in 50m freestyle and silver in 50m butterfly.  Deanna Howes (12) added to the breaststroke speeding tally and added a gold and bronze in the backstroke and individual medley.


Success in the pool continued throughout the day as Chloe Bean (9) claimed a silver medal in the 50m backstroke with Ruby Binns taking the bronze in the 11 years age group.  In the older girls age group there were gold medal winning performances from Jodie Unwin (14) in the 50m freestyle and Freya Davies (13) in the 50m Backstroke.  Other successful personal best swims in their first inter club competition for Nicola Anderton (11) and Olivia Winterburn (10) along with Ellie Buxton who was awarded with 4 fastest ever swims.


For the boys the stand out performances came from Finlay Buxton (10) who gained speeding tickets in the 100m IM and 50m freestyle followed by two gold medals in the backstroke and butterfly events.  Joseph Godfrey (10) proved himself to be too fast in the 50m backstroke event as he took home a speeding ticket.  Further tickets were awarded to Jayden Daniels (12) IM and Robert Wells (13) in the 50m breaststroke and backstroke.  Ben Rendall (9) continues to impress as he took a huge 9 second personal best swim in the 50m freestyle.  Regional medalist Oliver Bradley showed his sprinting skills to dominate his age group as he took home 4 gold and 1 silver for team CADS with 9 year old Max Clarke completing a successful day with two fantastic personal best swims.

Ella selected for Talent Training Camp (Sept 2015)


CLEETHORPES and District swimmer (CADS) Ella Bainbridge has been selected to attend the ASA North East Region talent training camp following her success at the Regional Championships.


The invite only camp will be co-ordinated by Fred Furniss, England Talent Officer, Performance Swimming, Dan Cocking (Head Coach) and 5 Assistant Coaches from clubs within the region.


The predominately skill based camp will be a positive and rewarding experience, with the intention of it being a stepping-stone for Ella to hopefully progress to England Phase 1 Camps in the future.

Wood crossing the finishing line in 1st place

CADS at Cleethorpes Colour Run (Sept 2105)


CLEETHORPES and District swimmers (CADS) took part in the weekend fun at the Meridian centre for the Cleethorpes colour run.  The event held by North East Lincs council along with Inspire TCI who have been supporting the talented swimmers at Cleethorpes and District, involved a 5k run with intervals of blasting of powder paint in various colours.  Competitors finished the race covered in multi colours.


The event was a great success with large volumes of participants from all ages entering the run. CADS swimmers were invited to join other sporting talent from the area on stage prior to the run as role models to inspire the local community in various sporting activities.


One of the areas brightest young stars Nathan Wood who swims in the national squad for CADS and reached three finals at this summer’s nationals, certainly provided inspiration to many youngsters as he was the first to cross the finish line.  Wood who is also a talented runner decided to complete the course a second time in order to finish the race with his fellow CADS team mates.  CADS swimmers Freya Davies and Jodie Unwin had this to say about the weekend events…


“The colour run was amazing, the atmosphere was so cheerful and it made me proud to be a member of CADS.  I love swimming for my team so much, everyone encourages you to be the best person you can be” (Freya Davies, 13)


“Entering the colour run was such a good experience and being there for inspire TCI as a role model made me proud, it was great that I could do it with my best friends, and family here at CADS and I couldn’t have done it with anyone better” (Jodie Unwin, 14)


CADS swimmers are preparing for the new season ahead under coach Matt Allison and assistant coach Callum Gladding, this included a three day swim clinic held at the end of the summer break focussing on technical skills and team building.  Morale in the club is high following a successful national competition.  Team CADS certainly aim to continue making their sponsors proud over the 2015/16 season as CADS prepares itself to celebrate its 40th anniversary. 

L-R: Nathan, Oliver, Elizabeth, Ella, Deanna, Jodie, Zach, Ellie & Freya
L-R: Nathan, Elizabeth, Zach, Ella, Ellie, Jodie & Freya

Jayden at World Champs (Sept 2015)


CLEETHORPES and District swimmer Jayden Daniels has been making waves this summer following his recent selection for the World Championships later this month in an event called Biathle.


Biathle is a continuous run swim run event which requires a high level of stamina and fitness, something Jayden has developed since joining CADS earlier this season.  Jayden and his family moved to Louth from Swindon earlier in the year and decided to make the swimming transition to CADS. “We knew the club has a history of success in producing high level swimmers” said mum Amanda, “we made contact with head coach Matt Allison and knew he could offer a program that would suit Jayden and help progress his swimming and technical ability”.


Jayden is a highly talented runner and competes frequently at the park run, his running had previously helped in making progress within the Biathle event.  Since moving to CADS Jayden has made significant improvements which were highlighted at the summer Sheffield meet in July where Jayden gained 100% personal best swims including smashing 32 seconds off his 200 individual medley time within a 3 month period of swimming with the club.


Jayden competed at the Biathle British championships which were held at Salford Quays for a continuous open water and running event, selection was made for the top competititors to form the British team for the World championships in Georgia on the 20th September.


Jayden is 12 years old and attends King Edward Grammar School in Louth.  Speaking of his swimming at CADS Jayden said “I enjoy my training sessions with CADS, they are always challenging but fun and have really helped improve my performance”.


CADS wish Jayden the best of luck at the World Championships and first complete swimming season with the club.


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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