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HAPPY BIRTHDAY CADS SWIMMING CLUB, CELEBRATING ITS 40TH BIRTHDAY!
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.
Cleethorpes and District Swimming Club continued to proudly fly the flag for the local area in the Yorkshire County Sprints Competition at Ponds Forge International Pool, Sheffield. Following on from the stunning success of previous weeks, CADS proved their dominance over the weekend by producing seven finalist swims from a very tough competition with some age groups having over 100 competitors.
In its 40th year, the club has re-established itself as the premier swimming club in the area whilst maintaining its tradition of developing exciting local talent with 5 young swimmers in their first County Sprint Competition.
Libby Munday, only 9 in December, was not fazed by the Birthday ruling that meant having to compete in the 10/11 dual age group. A mighty performance saw her overcome her older rivals to record some of the fastest times by a 9 year in the British rankings. With a 50m freestyle time of 35.92 and a sub-40 second 50m Butterfly time to win her heat, she proved herself to be the fastest local swimmer within the dual age group in her 3 events. Afterwards she said, “I found it very nerve wracking but I really enjoyed it and can`t wait to race again.”
Freya Warne, also just 9 years old, impressed with a huge personal best swim in the 50m backstroke race and Daisy Williams also had an outstanding competition, achieving personal best swims in the freestyle, backstroke and butterfly sprint events. Finlay Buxton continued to display his strength and consistency in his preferred backstroke events as he recorded another superb personal best swim.
Proud Junior Coach Callum Gladding was obviously delighted: “The youngsters let their swimming do the talking. The 100% effort shown in training is now paying off as every race entered by our younger swimmers at their first ever Yorkshire County Championships resulted in a PB."
Representing CADS in the 12 Year Old Girls events were Ella Bainbridge, Heidi Warne and Felicity Curry, all gaining further long course personal best swims; Ella was successful in making all four finals but her best performance produced a time of 38.96 in the 50m breaststroke, just outside of the medals in fourth position. Oliver Bradley (13) also maintained his consistency with an appearance in the 50m backstrokefinal and four long course personal best swims.
Day two saw the 15 and over age group in action; a very successful weekend for Ellie Buxton saw her record personal best swims in all her races, most notably an outstanding 32.88 time in the 50m Butterfly. Meanwhile Jodie Unwin and Zach Clarke, who both turn 16 next December, competed in their first open sprinting competition and both were also successful in recording personal best swims; Jodie dominated her freestyle heat to finish to clock a fantastic time of 30.15 whilst Zach has dropped over 4 seconds within a year on his long course personal best 50m backstroke time since training under his new coach Matt Allison.
Another solid display from Holly Williams (18) produced three out of four personal best sprints times, in particular a time of 30.47 to reach the final in her favoured Butterfly. Nathan Sharman (18) finished on a high as he competed in what may possibly be his last ever CADs County competition; he made a very tough open 50m freestyle final taking a very commendable 7th position as well as a 3 second improvement to claim a superb win in his breaststroke heat.
CADS coaches Matt Allison and Callum Gladding continue to lead the club in producing high level performance through nurturing early skill development for long term success!
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.
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