Monthly Archives: February 2017

Development Trial Dates

The next trials to move in to the Development Squad will be held on:
Friday March 10th 2017
Friday March 31st 2017
Friday April 28th 2017

 

Trails will take place at Tottenham Green and Park Road Pools from 6-7 pm.

If your child has passed Stage 7 and have been advised that they are ready to move on, book them onto one of our trials by contacting  swimming@haringeyaquatics.org.uk 

 Trialists should be on poolside ready to get in the water at 6pm. Swimmers must wear a swimming costume and hat, goggles may be worn.
They will need to show that they are able to perform all 4 strokes competently. For information about to what expect at a trial click here Pre-requirements criteria for Development Squad Trials 2016
Trialists will be required to swim for an hour and our Coach will determine whether they are ready for our sessions.

 

London Regional Age Group (u/14) Championships: QTs and event schedule

The London Regional Age Group Championships will be held 13-14th May 2017 (London Aquatics Centre) and 20-21st May 2017 (Crystal Palace NSC).

The following is for information only at the moment (entry details will follow shortly):

The QTs are now available 2017 London Swimming Regional Age Group Championships_Event QTs & CTs_FINAL

The Events schedule 2017 London Swimming Regional Age Group Championships_Event Schedule_DRAFT

 

Sainsbury’s Active Kids vouchers

Haringey Aquatics are collecting Sainsbury’s Active Kids vouchers again this year. The vouchers are just back in store, and collecting them is a really easy way to support the club. If you shop at Sainsbury’s, either in store or online, simply collect your vouchers until 2 May and give them to your pool side administrator. It’s also worth asking friends, family and colleagues if they could pass on any vouchers they have too!

The vouchers we have collected over the last two years have enabled the club to get lots of equipment we would not otherwise have bought, so collecting vouchers really does make a difference to the club.

Record County Medal Haul for Haringey Swimmers

Counties Team

 Haringey Aquatics secured 14 medals at the 2017 Middlesex County Age Group Championships (13 and under); the highest number ever achieved in the club’s 70-year history.

Leading the way was Crouch End’s 13-year-old Max Green who dominated across all Freestyle events sweeping gold medals in the 400m, 200m, 100m and 50m events; Green also added gold in the 50 Breaststroke late in the event. “I am really pleased with these results, and couldn’t have done it without the support of coaches Paul Doyle (Head) and Nathan Joseph (Development) who have supported me all the way through.” Green also took four silvers in the 200m and 100m Individual Medley, 100m Breaststroke, 100m Backstroke and bronze in the 200m Breaststroke.

Other medal contributors included Crouch End’s Gareth Davies (age 12) who secured a brace of bronze medals in the 200m and 100m Butterfly.

Haringey’s youngest medallist and rising star, Tottenham-based Travis Kupczyk-Akomeah (age 11), took bronze in the 100m Butterfly and the 50m Freestyle, his first-ever counties, and is considered an emerging national talent.

Said Haringey Aquatic’s Development Coach Nathan Joseph, “This is our best start to the year at Counties for as long as I can remember, we did well across all strokes and disciplines. More swimmers qualifying, more finalists, more medals. I am proud of all the swimmers and their hard work. Haringey Aquatics encourages athletes to be disciplined, motivated, focused, to achieve; as a result, they are happy and succeeding.

 L > R Front Row: Jaquan Bowman-Byrue, Evie Wootton, Luca Ridard, Andrew Vizitiu, Elia Cavarati-Pringle,

L > R Back Row: India Jackman, Haydn Hoole, Travis Kupczyk-Akomeah, Head Coach Paul Doyle, Gareth Davies, and Max Green.

Update: Finis kit orders

We are on our way to an Olympic moment

Thanks to you in 2016, £2200 of Finis custom swimsuits, training kit and swimming merchandise was purchased.  Just another £800 in sales will win us a free training session with an Olympian. Finis, as one parent stated, is the “Tesla of the swimming world yet competitively priced”.

Now is the perfect time to make sure your swimmer and water polo player is all set for the 2017 season.  With some big events (from Counties to Regionals to London Youth Games on the horizon), make sure you are prepared. We are encouraging all final Winter season orders to be placed by 15 Feb*/**

What’s on offer from Finis and Allens of Kingsbury?

  • Looking for a new swimsuit that can handle chlorine and the demands of your swimmer? Finis has a custom suit programme** that is competitively priced.
  • Need a new fluffy towel?  Finis can cover that.
  • Looking for some fleece pantsto keep warm and dry before and after training/racing?  Finis can help ward off the cold.
  • Want to move to the next level in training kit?  Finis fins and hand paddlesare getting rave reviews from our swimmers.

There is something for everyone.  Click here.

* Lead times are a minimum of 4-5 weeks for custom suit orders. Allens of Kingsbury, HA’s distributor, will provide ETAs on order delivery dates.  Please note that the online Finis shop will collate “rolling” orders; once 10-unit minimums are reached, it will trigger “rolling” club orders.  

** Personal appointments to try on the swimsuits are required to ensure the right fit, this is very important as these items are custom made and NON-RETURNABLE for reasons other than faults. Appointments can be arranged by e-mailing press@haringeyaquatics.org.uk .Try-ons can be arranged at all three pools (N8, N15, N17).  Please note suits will not be given out on loan.

Thank you again, and our very best wishes for a great year in the pool!