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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.
Five swimmers from Cleethorpes and District Swimming Club (CADS) qualified for the ASA North East Regional Championship long course 2015 annual event. Nathan Sharman, Jack Newton, Holly Williams, Nathan Wood and Jodie Unwin made their way to Sunderland to compete at the Aquatic centre where a number of long course personal bests (PBs) were achieved. This was also the final chance for a number of the swimmers to gain entry, via ranking position, to the British Summer Championships. Nathan Sharman (17) was first to swim for Cads in the 100m freestyle finishing in a fantastic personal best time of 55.60, this was followed by another PB in the 100m backstroke and 200 individual medley. The 50m freestyle was a battle with Nathan touching in a time of 25.48 which saw him miss out on a final place by .01 of a second, finishing in 11th position overall A good weekend of racing was had by 16 year old CADS breaststroke ace Jack Newton, first swimming in the 400 individual medley, with a best time of 5.01.15, along with a 2 second long course personal best in the 200 breaststroke. Day two saw Jack competing in the 100m breaststroke and another long course PB achieved. Butterfly queen Holly Williams had a phenomenal weekend with a long course PB’s being achieved in the 100m butterfly, a 2 second PB in the 200 individual medley, and 200 backstroke. Day two saw Holly continuing from the previous day with further success, with her best time in the 100m freestyle, though it was her target event, the gruelling 200m butterfly where Holly fought hard resulting in a place in the championship finals. An impressive swim by Holly in the final saw her battle against some of the best youth and seniors swimmers in the country and accomplishing 9th place and a current 18th placing in the British rankings. Holly will wait to see whether she qualifies for this years’ British Summer Nationals. Youngest member of the team having just turned 15, Nathan Wood achieved a 3 second PB in the 400 individual Medley with a time of 5:00.18 finishing in 12th position. Day two saw Nathan compete in his favourite event, the 200m backstroke. Nathan showed his form against much older competition finishing in 8th position and securing a place in the finals. Nathan looked strong in the final taking 6th place within the open event, this placed him in bronze position in the youth section of the competition (18 years and under). This time saw Nathan placed 7th in the 15 year old age group British rankings. Nathan now has to wait for all other level one competitions to be completed, to see if he remains in top 24 position in the 200 backstroke to gain a place at the British Summer Championship. Nathan is no stranger to National competitions having qualified last year at the prestigious Ponds Forge pool Sheffield. Jodie Unwin had another excellent weekend of swimming beginning with the 200m freestyle swam in a time of 2:18.88 and the 200m backstroke in a time of 2:36.78, achieving long course personal best swims. Day two saw Jodie compete in the 100m freestyle with a gutsy performance to finish in a time of 1:03.56, and another PB. Jodie’s final race of the weekend was the 100m backstoke where she finished strongly maintaining her weekend long course PB success with a time of 1 minute 13.29. Head coach Matt Allison was very satisfied with the achievements of his swimmers stating…. “It was a great weekend with both Holly and Nathan making finals and achieving top 24 British ranking swims, sadly Nathan Sharman just missing out on a third CADS finalist, Jack has shown return to excellent form within his breaststroke events and Jodie producing some great times in her first Youth and open event, we will return to working on skills and the long term development plan of the dedicated swimmers at CADS”. Jack, Jodie and Nathan will join the rest of the CADS National squad at a training camp in Spain later this month in preparation for the rest of the
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Zach earns nine golds on a superb day for swimmers
CLEETHORPES and District swimmers made the journey north for the Borough of Stockton swim scheme spring gala. Among the Cads contingent was new head coach Matthew Allison – who is originally from the Stockton area. The competition proved to be a big success for the Cads swimmers with lots of personal bests and podium places. Zach Clarke, 14, clocked a superb nine personal best swims and took nine gold medals over the weekend. He has recently increased his training, and is seeing his hard work paying off in the pool and his confidence soar. "It's was a fantastic weekend," he said. "I was hoping to do well, but didn't expect to get pbs and gold in all my races. "I am very pleased with my results and want to thank Matt Allison the head coach and Callum Gladding the assistant coach for all of their help and support." Ten-year-old Heidi Warne was on form during the two-day meet, smashing eight personal bests and gaining her first district qualifying time in the 200m butterfly to take the gold medal. Heidi had to wait until her very last swim for her eagerly-awaited attempt to qualify for this year's North East District age group championships. She successfully achieved medal winning performances in every event she swam in, including a second gold medal in the 100m backstroke. "I've worked very hard on my butterfly technique and felt confident that I could achieve the district time," she said. Heidi will join her team-mate Ella Bainbridge (11), who took the 100m and 200m butterfly gold medals, recording the fastest 200m butterfly short course time in the British rankings so far this year in her age group, in a time of 2.45.12. Oliver Bradley, 12, and Freya Davies, 13, will also form the young team to represent Cads later in June at the prestigious Ponds Forge pool in Sheffield. Oliver Bradley took gold in the 100m medley, but showed a real talent for the future in the backstroke events with some outstanding times recorded. George Legge claimed the gold medal, looking effortless in the pool with a two-second pb. Jodie Unwin, 14, had an outstanding competition with six gold medals and a silver medal. National swimmer and popular role model, Freya Davies, continued her journey back to fitness after recent illness with some outstanding sprinting performances claiming a gold and personal best in the 50m backstroke. Samara Nurse, 18, added to the medal tally with three golds. Personal best swims came from Evie Oxley, Jayden Daniels and Deanna Howes. Read more: http://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/Zach-earns-golds-superb-day-swimmers/story-26487333-detail/story.html#ixzz3a9ij7AIn Follow us: @GrimsbyTel on Twitter | grimsbytel on Facebook
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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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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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