2008 gala results

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National Speedo Swimming League South - Division 1
Saturday 13 December 2008, Pavilions in the Park, Horsham

The final round of the National Speedo Swimming League South - Division 1 took place on Saturday at Horsham. RRSC gave a fantastic performance finishing yet again in 4th place with 167 points. Taking all three NSLS competitions, RRSC's final league position was 10th place in Division 1. This is a superb result overall for us, as it is the first time competed in Division 1, which is a much tougher league but finishing in 10th place after the final round is tremendous. Contratulations to the whole team for putting in a superb performance and really helping to place RRSC on the map as a highly competitive swimming club.


Dover Lifeguards    - 204 points

Atlantis SC           - 190

Epsom District      - 188

RRSC                   - 167

East Grinstead      - 163

Southend on Sea   - 130

Individual results

Atlantis Christmas Cracker Open Meet
Sunday 7 December 2008, Pavilions in the Park, Horsham

Sunday 7th December saw an even earlier start than the November Dorking gala!  Our swimmers were on good form and achieved, yet again, many PB times. Special mention must go to the following swimmers who achieved fantastic PBs: Georgina Robinson took 14 seconds off her 200 Backstroke time and 10 seconds off her 200 freestyle, but not to be outdone by her younger sister, Charlotte Robinson took 11 seconds off her 200 backstroke time and 7 seconds off her 200 freestyle. Abigail Dahl got PBs in 200 Backstroke (4 seconds) and 200 Breaststroke (6 seconds). Carl Campion took 6 seconds off his 200 Breaststroke and 4 off his 200 Backstroke. Sam Jones knocked 8 seconds from his 200 Freestyle and Leah Barker stripped 10 seconds off her 200 IM. Well done also to Emily Mabbutt who took a whopping 15 seconds off her 200 Breaststroke. Once again, the atmosphere was wonderful, the support that our swimmers gave to each other was first rate and although we were all flagging by the end of the day it was a pleasure to be on poolside, especially when our swimmers did a poolside dance to YMCA for all to see! Well done everyone!


Haslemere Level 1 Open Meet
15-16 November 2008

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Dorking L3 Open Meet
Sunday 9 November 2008

After what seemed like a ridiculously early start, our younger swimmers arrived at the Dorking Open Meet on Sunday 9th November full of nervous energy and excitement. Some were old hands at galas while for others this was their first open meet and they had no idea what to expect. Nerves could have got the better of them but they rose to the occasion and did their club proud! The atmosphere was buzzing and by the end of the morning session our swimmers had collected 1 gold, 3 silver, 5 bronze medals, 10 speeding tickets and 25 PBs!


A special mention goes to Leah Barker who had a 5 second PB, picking up a silver medal in the 50m Breaststroke and another 5 second PB in the 50m IM. For the boys Sam Jones, with a PB of 5 seconds, won a bronze medal in the 50m Breaststroke. Joanna Amey knocked 4 seconds off her PB and picked up a gold medal in the 50m Butterfly. 50m Backstroke saw Sam Green pick up a silver medal with a 4 second PB. The morning session ended with astonishing PBs of 13 seconds for Sam Green and Sam Jones in the 50m IM. What a finale!


The afternoon session was no less nerve racking than the morning. Our older, more experienced swimmers impressed us with 14 PBs, 4 Gold, 5 Silver 2 Bronze medals and 3 speeding tickets! Katie Amey achieved a 6 second PB in the 100m Breaststroke and a 5 second PB in the 100m Backstroke. Archie Evans and Josh Patel picked up Gold medals in the 100m Breaststroke and Olivia Nicoll won Gold in the 100m Backstroke. In the 100m Freestyle Ella Barker also picked up Gold.


It was a pleasure to watch our swimmers perform on Sunday. They were fantastic in their achievements and also their support for each other. The icing on the cake at the end of what had been a wonderful swimming day was Redhill and Reigate gaining the most points throughout the day and winning the Dorking Visitors Cup.

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Speedo League Round 2
Saturday 8 November 2008
Rainbow Leisure Centre, Epsom

RRSC had a fight on their hands on Saturday night at the NSLS (Speedo) round 2 gala.

It was a valiant performance, as it was reported the pool was not an easy pool to compete in! Nevertheless, whilst we did not see a huge amount of PBs achieved, the team once again fought their way to another very creditable 4th position. There were some fantastic performances, namely Archie Evans with a 4 second PB in the 100m backstroke event and Emily McCarthy who got a superb 5 second PB on the 100m fly. Results as follows:


Black Lion A                : 245 points

Woking                        : 205 points

Epsom                        : 184 points

Redhill & Reigate SC    : 159 points

Erith SC                      : 145 points

Ashford SC                  : 106 points


At the end of this event RRSC were in equal 9th position out of 18 teams in the Speedo League.

National Speedo League South Round 1 Individual Results
National Speedo League South Round 2 Individual Results

South East Regional Championships 
1-2 November 2008

Three RRSC swimmers gained superb results.  Ben Tilley is now the South East Region's Junior Champion in the 1500m Freestyle and he achieved the bronze medal in the Open 1500 Freestyle. Congratulations also to Max Pringle for gaining bronze medals in both the 800m and 1500m freestyle and to Tom Stuart for gaining bronze in the 200m breaststroke. These are superb achievements at such a high level meet.

Elmbridge Phoenix Gala 
Saturday 25 October 2008

Redhill & Reigate Swimming Club put in a fantastic performance to gain second place.

Elmbridge Phoenix were celebrating their 100 years in existence and the atmosphere at this very enjoyable gala was electric. All the swimmers put in a fantastic performance, with no less than 21 PBs achieved. Calum Cornelius achieved a 9 second PB on his 50m Fly, Leah Barker gained a 3.5 second PB on her Breastroke (having already swam 3 x 50m Fly events), Jordan Boys-Guest gained a 1.5 second PB on 50m and led off the medley relay team with a 1 second PB. Archie Evans achieved a 2 second PB on 50m Breaststroke and 0.5 second PB on lead off on Freestyle relay. Well done to Tom Stuart who stood in as Club Captain for the night, and achieved two first places in the Open Breaststroke and Backstroke. Girls' Captain Kathryn Miles even gained a 0.5 PB on her 100m Backstroke. Final placings were as follows:

Elmbridge Phoenix A Team : 244 Points
Redhill & Reigate SC : 221 Points
Teddington SC : 188.5 Points
Olympos Marlins : 183 Points
Dorking SC : 137 Points
Elmbridge Phoenix B Team : 92.5 Points

Congratulations to all swimmers and supporters. Thanks to our Coach Sarah and Dave (timekeeping) for their superb efforts and John Davies for judging on the night.

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William Robinson achieves Surrey's joint highest position at ASA National Championships

Redhill & Reigate's William Robinson achieved Surrey's joint highest position in the ASA's National County Team Championships held at Ponds Forge, Sheffield on 19th October. The 38 counties were split in to a first & second division with both competitions taking place simultaneously the 10 lane pool, split by a boom. William set a personal best in the 12-13yr 100m backstroke in a time of 1.04.01 to secure the second fastest time in the first division and the third fastest over both divisions. Surrey achieved 6th place on the day (2nd highest in the South) which verifies what a competitive county RRSC swim in. William said "it was great to have the opportunity to travel with your sport and get the chance to stay in a hotel with a bunch of like minded swimmers".
Redhill & Reigate Pre-Speedo Gala
Donyngs, Saturday 27 September 2008

Redhill & Reigate Swimming Club were delighted to finish in second place with 208 points! This was a real test for us following recent changes at RRSC and the very high standard of the visiting clubs. The gallery was packed out with superb support from parents and made the evening's atmosphere very special. Our coaches Marion and Sarah really stepped up to the mark, encouraging our swimmers through each of their races. We really have to thank Tracy, Colin, Dave and all the helpers and officials who made the evening a very memorable experience. We had many comments from other coaches and team managers stating that this was one of the best galas they had attended in recent years!

Final results were as follows:

Crawley SC                     : 229 Points
Redhill & Reigate          : 208 Points
Olympos Marlins              : 181 Points
Elmbridge                       : 156 Points
East Grinstead                 : 154 Points
Edenbridge                      : 101 Points

Now on to our swimmers' performance. First of all, Club Captain Max Pringle gained a PB in the 100 Freestyle, also achieving his eagerly awaited National qualifying time of 0:55:33. Abi Dahl gained two PBs, Freestyle 0:32:84 and Fly 0:39:05. Bailey Rumbelow got 2 PBs in individual events; 50 Fly 0:35:89 and 50 Breaststroke 0:43:38 then swam up an age group twice helping the 13/U relay team to achieve two first places. The three other 13/U male swimmers all achieved PBs, namely, Matthew Campion in 100 Free 1:06:89, Archie Evans in 100 Breaststroke 1:27:61 and Dominic Turner 100 Fly 1:26:25.

All the swimmers did a fantastic job and they should be very proud of themselves.

Dorking Pre-Speedo Gala
Dorking, Saturday 13 September 2008

Staines SC                    : 210 Points
Olympos Marlins            : 174 Points
Redhill & Reigate        : 172 Points
Dorking A                      : 133 Points
Dorking B                      : 42 Points

The gala was a tremendous success for RRSC. It was the first gala back following the summer break and we had numerous PBs. We missed out on second place by ONLY 2 points, just being pipped at the post by Olympos Marlins. Fantastic swims by all, to name just a few; Club Captain Max Pringle gaining two PBs in the 100m Fly by 4 seconds and 1st place in the 100m Free, Bailey Rumbelow with two first placings and two PBs to go along with, Emily Mabbutt gaining two first places and a PB in the 50m Free, Ben Tilley swimming whilst not fully fit but still achieving a PB in the 100m IM. Well done to all swimmers and supporters!

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2008 Club Championships
200m Individual Medley, 8 July 2008

Results (male)

Results (female)
Dorking B Gala
Dorking, Saturday 5 July 2008

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2008 Club Championships
200m Backstroke, 4 July 2008

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Results (female)
2008 Club Championships
200m Butterfly, 1 July 2008

Results (male)

Results (female)

200m Breaststroke

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Results (female)

2008 Club Championships
200m Freestyle, 27 June 2008

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Results (female)

2008 Club Championships
Gala 3, Saturday 7 June 2008
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2008 Club Championships
Gala 2, Saturday 17 May 2008
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2008 Club Championships
Gala 1, Saturday 10 May 2008
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Atlantis Open Meet
4 May 2008
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Southeast Regional Youth Swimming Championships

Aldershot Garrison, 3-4 May 2008

During the bank holiday weekend 4 swimmers from Redhill & Reigate swimming club  took part in the Regional Youth Swimming Championships at Aldershot (long course pool - 50 metres).

Star of the event was Tom Stuart who made the Grand Final of the 200 Breastroke in a lifetime best of 2.37.86 breaking his 50, 100 and 200 best times on the way, at the same time he gained 4th in age group and 6th place overall, a great achievement as he was one of the youngest in the event.

Other swimmers performing well were Ben Tilley in the 100 freestyle with a time of 55.86, Max Pringle with a 10 second Personal Best in the 400 freestyle and Carl Campion with 59.3 also in the 100 freestyle.

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Edenbridge Piranhas Challenge Trophy Gala
Sevenoaks Leisure Centre, 26 April 2008
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Crawley Open Meet
19-20 April
RRSC Junior Sprint Gala
Donyngs, Saturday 19 April 2008

RRSC Juniors win the Charles Smith B Trophy 
Saturday night's competition (19 April) was the highest attended gala we had seen for a long time. RRSC entered two teams (Red & Black) across the various age groups. The swimmers competing gave their all in what was mostly a tightly placed contest. This is a fantastic achievement considering the teams attending and that the majority of RRSC's swimmers were competing for the very first time. The event was spectacularly attended by all parents across each of the participating clubs and we would like to thank you all for your superb support. It just goes to show that galas rather than open meets can be very beneficial for those who are entering the competitive sport for the first time. The team results of the gala were as follows: 

1st RRSC Red Team = 94 Points
2nd Crawley SC = 120 Points
3rd Sutton Atlantis = 133 Points
4th Tandridge Aquarius = 176 Points
5th RRSC Black Team = 213 Points

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Bexley Long Course Open Meet
12-13 April 2008

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Orpington Open Meet
Gillingham, Sunday 6 April 2008

On a snowy Sunday a small team from Redhill & Reigate Swimming Club travelled to the frozen East, well Gillingham in Kent, to compete in the Orpington Open Gala. This is a full day event, 2 sessions starting around 8.30 am and running till 5.30 pm.

The early pace was set by some of Redhill & Reigate youngsters, Emily Mabbutt gaining a gold medal in the 50 breaststroke with a time of 43.72 seconds, which was also a lifetime best and setting a gala record, and Scott Andrews gold in the 50 backstroke and 50 breast with times of 36.17 and 34.81 respectively.

Not wishing to be outdone by the younger contingent the rest of the team took a piece of the action with strong swims coming from Carl Campion 200 free in a time of 2.11.88 and Breastroke 1.21.56, Natalie Mabbutt with 1.07.73 in the 100 free and 30.98 in the 50 free.  Tom Stuart just missed out on Gold in the 100 Breastroke losing on a tight finish to come in on 1.15.82.   Archie Evans, only in his second open gala put in some fine times coming away with 2 lifetime best times, 1.25.04 on the 100 backstroke which was 7 seconds faster than his previous time and 1.15.15 on the 100 free again 7 seconds faster than his previous best.

Chief Coach Dale Simpson said "We had some very strong performances from our swimmers.  Given the number of swimmers taking part in events they don't usually compete in they performed well." 

With 28 swimming clubs competing in the event across Surrey, Kent, Hertfordshire, Sussex and Inner London, Redhill & Reigate came in a superb 8th place overall.

2008 Surrey County Championships - Results

Redhill & Reigate Swimming Club have achieved their best ever results at the Surrey County Championships this year, gaining 3 gold medals, 6 silver and 12 bronze along with a host of top 8 placings. The club surpassed last year's points total by 37 points and finished 9th place overall in Surrey, which is a superb achievement for a club of our size. To read the full report which appeared in the Surrey Mirror, please visit the Press Releases page.

Swimming success:   To view the final results at the end of the Surreys please click on the links below:

Boys relay teams

Girls relay teams

Boys and girls team scores

Final points 9-16 age group

Girls and boys bagcat

Results - Surreys Weekend Three 1-2 March

Scott Andrews Gold in the 100IM
Ben Tilley 0:56:47 for the 100 freestyle
Carl Campion hit the sub minute for the first time in the 100 freestyle event / time of 0:59:74

Surreys Weekend Two 16-17 February 

Scott Andrews retained his title of Gold in the 400m IM / Silver in the 200 IM; 
Kay Wilson Silver in 400m Free;
Ben Tilley Silvers in 400m Free, 200m IM and 400m IM;
Will Robinson Bronze in 200m Back.

Surreys Weekend One 9-10 February

Lianne Purvis 10th in the 1500m Free
Will Robinson 5th in the 1500m Free
Carl Campion 4th in the 1500m Free and 3rd in the 800m Free
Max Pringle 3rd in the 1500m Free and 2nd in the 800m Free
Ben Tilley 5th in the 1500m Free and 3rd in the 800m Free

Puffin Trophy Gala
Haywards Heath, 19 January 2008
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Gibson Shield
Woking, 5 January 2008
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