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Margo's metric mile

Well done to Margo Koets (12) who competed (for Sheerness Lifeguards) in the Medway ASA Open Water Swimming Championships (1500m) at Minster on 2nd September 2012, coming in first in the girls' race - ahead of all the women and junior boys and fifth overall.


Sainsbury's Community Grant for CCSC

The picture shows CCSC members with chief coach Tony Smith receiving a sponsorship cheque from Sainsburys.

CCSC swimmers with Tony Smith

Club Welfare officer, Gillian Turner said:

'Our aim is to encourage members to fulfil their potential in life through the medium of swimming in an environment that is positive, friendly and open to all. We are especially keen to make swimmers and their parents feel wanted and accepted straight away, and to maximise the enjoyment of swimming in all its forms. We are all here to make the club as much fun as possible.'

In awarding a Grant of £250 to the club, Sainsbury’s Canterbury Store Manager Jayne Edwards said:

'Canterbury Swimming Club promotes all that is good about a healthy, active and inclusive lifestyle. I am especially impressed by the enthusiasm shown for adapting their programmes to individual children and young people, whatever their abilities and disabilities. It is good to see such positive encouragement in action, and I am confident that with such able coaching, team GB will continue to maintain its outstanding tally of medals in the Olympic and Paralympic Games for many years to come.'

The Sainsbury’s Grant will be used to help buy a starting block for training and competitive swimming.

The club is run entirely by volunteers, and anyone who would like to help in any way will be welcomed with open arms.

Olympic training day

Olympic Training Day swimmers

Some of the CCSC swimmers who attended a full days training at Crystal Palace with Olympian Chris Cook, the men’s 50m and 100m breaststroke gold medallist at the 2006 Commonwealth Games. The day was open to top-placed finishers in the East Invita Championships.

Also See the Kentish Gazette (Canterbury edition) of 19 January for a report on the successful club party and awards. And many thanks to TJ Voller and helpers for all the work on this.

Olympic torch relay

Former CCSC member and Channel swimmer Abby Taylor-Baptie is carrying the torch through Thanington in Canterbury on Thursday 19th July 2012. More at the London 2012 website.