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St Felix School Swimming Club

Saint Felix School

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IP18 6SD



Half-Term Timetable

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City of Norwich Groundhog Meet 2014


Well done to all swimmers who competed at the Groundhog meet last weekend (8th/9th February). With lots of excellent swims, big PB's, Regional and National Qualification it proved to be a successful meet. The meet provided many of the Junior Squad swimmers a first opportunity racing long-course (50m pool), a valuable experience.


Click this link for the results: http://www.cityofnorwichsc.co.uk/images/results/2014%20Groundhog/index.htm



His Country Calls!


Aliasger, a MV (Year 10) Swimming Scholar and full time boarder has recently been selected to represent Tanzania at the Central and North African (CANA) games to be held in Uganda in April.


This is testament to both the training that Ali has put in since his arrival at Saint Felix in October 2012 and to our elite training programme. Ali’s 100m freestyle time has dropped a massive 13 seconds since he has been training under the guidance of Sue Purchase our Director of Swimming.


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ESSA Relays


On Saturday 25th January Saint Felix School hosted a swimming gala for local primary schools on behalf of the English Schools Swimming Association (ESSA). Swimmers in Years 5 and 6 raced against the clock and we are extremely hopeful that their excellent times will secure for them a place at the National Final at Ponds Forge in Sheffield this June. The school is delighted to offer congratulations to the following swimmers for their strong performances.


Saint Felix A Team: Katy Chambers, Georgia Pleasants, Owen Webster and Benjamin Newman

Saint Felix B Team: Joshua Stephens, Samuel Stephens, Lara Wise, Liana Moore and Elodie Whyte.


Further details of the qualification for the National Final will be released later this term in early March













Breaststroke and Butterfly Turns + Finishes

FINA have issued clarification on what "separated hands" means. Some examples can be found here: Click here




Sudbury Last Chance Open meet 11th + 12th January 2014

Well done to the swimmers who raced last weekend at Sudbury, results can be seen on the Sudbury Swimming Club website:




WInter Warmer Meet 21st/22nd December + 5th January 2014


Well done to all swimmers over the last couple of weekends. Some fast swimming was on show and big improvements from the early season meets.


Sessions 1 + 2 + 3 results: Click here


Thanks to all the parents, coaches and senior swimmers for helping this event run as well as it did.



It is nearly the start of the Christmas Holidays, please see our Christmas Timetable for training changes. Click here to view



Winter Improver Gala - 15th December 2013


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Well done to all children swimming, some fantastic skills and technique on show! Thank you to all volunteers who helped to ensure the event ran smoothly and successfully!



Regional Championships - Qualifing Times


The Regional qualifing are now available on our qualifing times page! Click here to see them



Improver Gala Infomation - click here



Swimming Club Calenders!


2014 Calenders are now available! If you haven't ordered one, now is your chance!


Email: spurchase@stfelix.co.uk to order yours!



TeamLuton Open Meet 16/17th November 2013


A large squad of swimmers from Elite and Junior Squads

headed to Luton for their annual Long Course open meet.


With many LC personal bests, National, Regional and

County qualifing times it proved to be a successful open

meet and a excellent experience.


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New Fina update


Note Changes to Breaststroke + Butterfly Turns/Finishes


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ESSA Primary Schools Relay Championships 2014


Saint Felix School are happy to confirm that they are

to play hosts of the Suffolk and Norfolk Primary School

Swimming Relay Championships scheduled for the

25th January 2014.


Primary and Prep schools from the local area will be battling

it out to secure a place at the coveted National Final held at

Ponds Forge International Sports Centre in Sheffield in the summer term.


Details of this competition can be found under the East Region tab on the English Schools Swimming Association website (http://www.essa-schoolswimming.com) or directly from Laura O'Connell (LOConnell@stfelix.co.uk).


The team selected to represent Saint Felix School will be announced shortly.



Swimming Club AGM- Wednesday 13th November 2013


On Wednesday St Felix School Swimming Club held their Annual General Meeting, please click the following link to view the meetings minutes. Click Here





For gala information, including entry forms for the Improver Gala and Winter Warmer please visit the club information page, click here



TeamIpswich Autumn Open Meet


This weekend 25 of our Elite and Junior squad swimmers headed for Ipswich for their Autumn Open meet. With November already upon us, swimmers training was transferring into some fast racing and improved race skills.


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Open Morning -  Saturday 7th December 2013


We are hosting an Open Session for local children to be assessed for the next intake of swimmers into the club Squad Structure (within Junior & Development Squad).


This is aimed at children between the age of 7 years and 12 years. Children who would like to join a competitive swimming group or who are already a member of a Club, but would like to try something a little different.  The taster session (30 to 45 minutes) will be based on our Development Squad and Junior Squad sessions and be taken by our qualified coaches.


For session information please see flyer: click here


To book or to obtain a place please contact Sue Purchase (spurchase@stfelix.co.uk)



Beccles Kingfishers: Stars of the Future Meet 5/10/13


On Saturday afternoon 19 Development Squad and young Junior Squad swimmers headed to Bungay for Beccles Kingfishers ‘Stars of the Future Meet’.


One month in to training this year, all the swimmers were ready to show off the skills they had been developing in training. The dives were already much safer and faster than last week at the Iceni Meet. The oldest swimmers competing were 12 years old, so it gave our young swimmers an ideal opportunity to gain gala and racing experience.


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Iceni Meet Dereham - 28th and 28th September


28 St Felix School Squad swimmers headed for Dereham for the season opener at the Iceni Meet 2013, including many swimmers who had never raced away from Southwold. This meet gave them an ideal opportunity to gain some early County qualifying times and good racing experiences.


The large squad of swimmers demonstrates the strength and depth of the programme, with only four members of Elite Squad racing; the majority coming from Junior and Development Squads.


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swim 21


St Felix School Swimming Club is proud to announce that for the third year running it has been successfully re-accredited as a swim21 club.


Achieving swim21 accreditation enables clubs to help swimmers reach their full potential. swim21 is a planning tool, based upon the needs of swimmers, which strives to provide them with the best possible training environment. It provides protection for children, quality coaching and top training for swimmers.


swim21 club accreditation also bestows recognition from Sport England that the club is safe, effective and child friendly. All junior clubs gaining swim21 accreditation automatically receive Sport England’s Clubmark status.



100 Club Update

For information on the 100 club and recent winners check the club documents page.



Team Photos

Thanks to all swimmers who turned up for the club photos last night! They will soon be available to view at the pool and on the website!



St Felix Swimmers enjoyed success at the National Youth & Open Water Championships

A squad of six girls and one boy travelled to Sheffield for the British Gas ASA National Youth & Open Water Championships.  


The first event was the Open Water Championships at Rother Valley Country Park, where Thomas Every had qualified for his first National event after winning the East Region title in early July at Whittlingham Lakes, Norwich.  The swim was a 2km lake swim in 22 degrees, which for Open Water proved to be a pleasant experience.  After a very physical and demanding swim Thomas finished a very creditable 15th place, less than a minute behind the winner.


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teamipswich Pentathlon Sprint Meet

teamipswich Swimming club held their Pentathlon Sprint meet last weekend, where all swimmers swam 50m of each stroke and 100m IM. Points were given in each event dependant on position and age-group.


With some big PB's, many St Felix swimmers finished top-3 in their age-group winning cash prizes or top-6 winning medals.


Results can be found by following this link:




St Felix School Swimming Club Shine at the Suffolk Swimming County Championships


A squad of 31 swimmers have travelled to UEA, Norwich and Crown Pools, Ipswich to compete in the British Gas ASA Suffolk Championships during February and March.  At Norwich, Suffolk joined with Norfolk swimmers and competed in the 800 & 1500m events with the 15 swimmers returning to Southwold with 4 Gold, 4 Silver and 1 Bronze medal and 11 Regional Age and Youth Qualifying Times.

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12th June 2013

‘Saint Felix School – swimming against the tide’


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