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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.


Evie chalks up 5 pbs and gold medal
Three swimmers from Cleethorpes and District Swimming Club attended the Middlesborough open meet with head coach Matthew Allison. The event, held at the Neputune Centre was an opportunity to gain short course entry times for the North East District Championships this year. Evie Oxley (13), Ella Bainbridge (11) and Jodie Unwin (14) represented CADS against several high profile clubs. The weekend had a great start as Evie, returning to competitive swimming after a short break, was first to compete in the 200m freestyle event, taking several seconds off her previous best time. This was just the start, however, as in the 50m butterfly Evie again smashed her personal best time to claim the gold medal in a time of 37.76. Ella's first event was the 100m breaststroke.  She stormed home to finish in a time of 1.31.70 to take a second gold medal for CADS, narrowly missing her district time - having only swum the event for the third occasion! The 50m freestyle saw Evie clocking a personal best time of 32.40. The afternoon kicked off with Evie and Jodie participating in the girls200m individual medley.  Jodie added another podium place for CADS with a silver, as Evie posted another fantastic personal best. The 100m back crawl saw all girls entering this event with Ella talking gold in her age group; a silver for Jodie in the 14 year age group; and Evie taking yet another personal best to finish her day with five and a gold medal. Evie had this to say about the day's events: "I did not expect the results I achieved this weekend and I'm extremely happy with them.  I'm glad to be back racing after my time out." Day two featured Ella and Jodie in the first event, the 400m freestyle. The girls showed their form as both proved to be too fast and were awarded speeding tickets for clocking times significantly faster than the allowed entry! Ella narrowly missing her age group district time in this event. Other successful swims included Jodie taking silver in 100m butterfly and Ella taking another gold in 200m back crawl and bronze in 50m breaststroke. Ella was left to fly the CADS flag alone in the afternoon in day two, saving her best for last in the 200m breaststroke, with yet another speeding ticket and a district time of 3.11.36. The final tally included three speeding tickets, four gold, three silver and a bronze medal. Head coach Matthew Allison was ecstatic about the weekend swims. "It was a great weekend with Ella, Evie and Jodie showing great progress on skill and performance.  They all achieved huge personal best times while still working towards the long-term development plan.  It has not been an easy journey for the swimmers at CADS recently but they have shown determination and dedication to achieve positive results in the pool.  I am very proud of all the swimmers as they have shown what integrity and work ethic really mean.  The future is very bright for the swimmers at CADS."
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Golden Easter for Cleethorpes swimmer Jodie
CADS swimmers made the short trip to Hull over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend to participate in the City Of Hull meet. There were many strong performances, and some were swimming at an open meet for the very first time. One swimmer who stood out was Jodie Unwin, 14, with a clean sweep of golds on day one. She had eight personal best swims, including a massive 12-second personal best (pb) in the 200m medley. Jodie is a big favourite among the up-and-coming young swimmers due to her positive attitude to hard work. She was certainly an inspiration to her team-mates, including Ellie Buxton, Freya Davies, both 13, who also hit the number one spot. It appeared butterfly was the stroke for outstanding performances with 10-year-old Heidi Warne claiming gold in the 50m and 200m butterfly. She was thrilled with her 12-second pb, along with Brandon Harrison who also excelled in the 50m fly. Further gold medals in butterfly were earned by Ella Bainbridge, Ellie Buxton and Nathan Wood, with a silver for Jess Skelton. The biggest personal best of the day was from Felicity Curry, with a massive 39 seconds off her 200m freestyle time. There were also some strong performances, and celebrations, from Sophia Dolan and Deanna Howes to claim further medals. Oliver Bradley stood out among the boys with some huge personal best times, taking home yet another gold for team CADS in the 200m breaststroke. The team's youngest swimmer, nine-year-old Finlay Buxton, showed his talent in the 200m backstroke with an 18-second pb, and he claimed bronze in the 200m freestyle. Holly Williams is emerging as a talent in the 200m breaststroke. She took a fine silver. There were other good personal best swims from Tyra Harrison, Millie Dawson, Helena Salisbury, Elizabeth Wells and Madison Steel. Read more: http://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/Golden-Easter-Cleethorpes-swimmer-Jodie/story-26303725-detail/story.html#ixzz3X8SaZ327
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Cleethorpes swimming star Ella makes big splash
ELLA Bainbridge was the standout performer as Cleethorpes and District Swimming Club put in an impressive display in Sheffield. Ten girls and ten boys represented CADS at the Derventio eXcel meeting – an event for children aged ten and over. The young swimmers competed against teams from across England and Ireland. The girls' team had an excellent competition, with Ella in brilliant form as she racked-up top three finishes in ten events. She achieved second place overall in the ten-year-old category with a total score of 1,811, including the fastest 200m butterfly by a ten-year-old in British swimming rankings at two minutes 50.92 seconds. "I'm really pleased to hold the record," Ella said. "I love swimming and my favourite stroke is definitely the fly." Ella learnt to swim aged three and started competitive swimming at just six years old. She trained with Scunthorpe Anchor until last year when she joined CADS National squad, training up to 16 hours per week at Havelock and Whitgift pools. As well as winning the 200m butterfly, Ella also secured first places in the 100m butterfly and 800m freestyle, second places in the 400m individual medley, 100m and 200m freestyle and 50m butterfly, and third in the 50m freestyle, 100m backstroke and 200m individual medley. Overall the CADS team scored 164 points to achieve sixth place out of 20 teams, an impressive performance from the club who beat teams including Lincoln, Leicester, Norwich and Bristol. Cleethorpes & District Swimming Club have sessions for swimmers from learn to swim through to national level. Read more: http://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/Clee-star-Ella-makes-big-splash/story-25892346-detail/story.html#ixzz3X8X5o15I
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TRIATHLON - Daisy shoots to National Bronze
Taking to the national stage for the first time, nine-year-old Grasby Primary School pupil Daisy Williams, sealed bronze at the weekend. She headed to Solihull on Sunday to compete in the National Triathlon Championships. Qualifiers had been held up and down the country and only the top few children won through to the prestigious finals. Daisy had won the under 11 Class qualifier at Queen Margaret’s School, York, on her first attempt. After her 10m pistol shoot she was lying in third place, then after the combined run and shoot, and swim events against other nine and 10-year-olds, she held her position, taking the bronze medal. Daisy is taught competitive swimming at Cleethorpes & District Swimming Club under new head coach and ex International swimmer Matthew Allison, and she does regular target practice at North East Lincolnshire Target Club. Mum Jill, said: “All the people at the Target Club have been so supportive of not just her, but the whole Brocklesby Hunt Pony Club Tetrathlon Team, who train there. We can’t thank them enough for what they do. “She also receives invaluable training from Yorkshire Pentathlon, in the five disciplines of run, swim, shoot, ride and fence, and they are also the friendliest bunch of people,”
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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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