East Region Championships – Weekend 2

19 of our top junior swimmers travelled to Norwich this weekend, competing in 29 events between them, claiming 7 medals and setting countless PBs.

Maggie was our first swimmer up on Saturday morning, taking on her favoured event, the 200m Butterfly. Swimming the event in a 50m pool for the first time, she finished a very respectable 15th place in her age group. Next up were the boys in the 200m Breaststroke; Alex W, Enzo, Ketan and Lewis were taking part and after some tough swims, Alex and Lewis qualified for their age group finals in 4th and 7th places, with Enzo and Ketan finishing in 12th and 15th places in their age groups. The 100m Breaststroke for the girls saw Harriet, Ellie, Erin and Alex L step up for their first race of the championships. With some new long course PBs under their belts, Erin and Ellie qualified for the 14y/o final in 6th and 7th place, and Alex finishing in 31st place in the same age group. Harriet, just off her best time, finished in 13th place in the 13y/o age group. In the boys 50m Butterfly, Alex W and Enzo qualified for the 11/12 y/o final, with Dan just missing out in a new long course PB, Ben and Ketan finished in 19th and 28th in the 13y/o age group, and in the 14y/o age group Devesh qualified for the final in 8th place, with Lewis just off his best, finishing in 35th.

Watford County Qualifier 25th and 26th November 2017


Our popular County Qualifier will be running again this year at Woodside and entries are now open.
This meet includes the 400 free and 400 IM as well as the 50, 100 and 200's for each stroke and the 100 and 200 IM.
We look forward to welcoming back our regular supporters as well as any new clubs who would like to attend.


The meet entry pack can be found by clicking here


If you have any questions please email Tracy at


This 1st May bank holiday weekend saw the Senior section of this year's Regional Championships at Luton. Watford had 9 individual swimmers qualify, plus 2 relay teams.


Day 1

Saturday started with the girls 200m fly in which Ceri Heard swam a long course PB. Up next were Harrison and Ashley in the 100m fly. Ashley swam a PB and Harrison qualified for the final, where he came 5th in a new PB.

Fiona was up next in the 50m Free and swam a very strong race breaking 30 seconds long course for the 1st time. Leanne swam a very solid 28 sec for her 50m Freestyle. These races were followed by both Harrison and Marcus in the 50m Backstroke, Marcus edged out Harrison in the battle of the Watford boy's with both boys swimming a fantastic 30.4/5sec race. Then it was time for the girls 200m Breaststroke where Emily and Lucy both competed well. Marcus carried on the breaststroke theme and swam a very strong 100m  time. For me this was one of the races of the weekend with Marcus executing some great races tactics.

After a little break we had Harrison back in the pool competing in the 400m I.M. Again he swam well setting a new long course PB. Emily finished off her day with the 50m Breast with another good time. Tying up Day 1 we had the 14-16yrs boys medley relay team. The team of Harrison (bk) , Marcus (br) , Dev (fly) and Ethan (fr) swam a good strong race which placed them in the Top 10 in the East Region. All the boys swam well and showed great team spirt.


Day 2

Harrison carried on from where he left off the night before with butterfly, but this time over the longer distance -200m. He swam a good race which put him into the evenings final. Lucy and Emily both competed in the 100 Breaststroke where they both swam good races with excellent turn skills. Marcus again swam a long course PB in the 50m Breast with a very strong finish. Leanne swam bang on her PB in the 100m Free, a good sign for the up and coming relay. Harrison had two more races left today; 50m Free, which he swam just off his PB and the 400m Free, again just off his PB. Emily swam her longest race of the meet in the 400m IM where she did not disappoint and produced a strong race throughout.
The older girls secured a top 4 place in the 4x100m medley team. Sophie led off with the backstroke leg and swam a long course PB. Handing over to Emily on the Breaststroke leg she swam  her fastest time of the weekend. Ceri swam a strong fly leg and set it up for Leanne on the Freestyle in which she swam a big long course PB. Harrison swam a solid 200m fly final and came in a very respectable 7th place.


Day 3


The energy levels of the swimmers had a boost with the arrival of Louis after his exploits in Sheffield the previous few days! Louis did not waste anytime and picked up 3 golds in the 200mi IM, 100m Backstroke and the 200m Free. Both Harrison and Sophie swam in the 200m IM races and picked up  top 8 places. Harrison and Marcus went on and swam long course PB's in the 100m Back. Leanne swam a very well paced 200m Free and picked up another long course PB.

The last races of the session saw Ceri, Ashley and Harrison compete in the 50m fly. Ceri swam on her PB, Ashley set a long course PB and Harrison just missed his.

The older swimmers set a good standard in these Regionals, so the pressure is on the younger ones later in the month!



Kelvin Jones

Thank you to all the clubs who attended our Open Meet this weekend. Two days of fast swimming. I hope your swimmers had some great swims and secured lots of PB's and Regional Qualifying times.
A massive thank you to all the officials and helpers; without you we can't run these events.


The session results can be found by clicking on the links below



If you enjoyed this meet then please join us at our next two date meet on the 17th and 18 th June with our IM and Freestyle skins competitions with cash prizes !
Thank You to all the swimmers who turned up last Sunday for our 2017 Peanuts League trials
Click Here for all the results




Thirty of our 9 - 12 yr olds travelled to Potters Bar to represent Watford at the Tape Gala, a Team Gala

held by Potters bar Swimming club annually.The team was made up of of some of our most most

experienced under 13's,and some first timers to the gala scene.

 Excellent Night for Watford Swimming Club at Herts ASA Presentation evening


Lets start with the headlines Watford 2nd club overall at County Champs , well done to all our swimmers for this great result. Girls were 3rd overall in the age groups ( 15 and under ) and boys were second and then the senior girls came 2nd.

On the night awards are presented to swimmers who come in the top 8 in their age group , this is based on the points you score in your best 50, 100, 200 and distance event. To qualify you must swim something from each category.

November 16th & 17th 2019

Watford County Qualifier Open Meet

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Watford Regional Qualifier Open Meet

June 22nd & 23rd 2019- Info Here

Terry Davies Open Meet

  Qualifying Times & Schedules 2019

Hertfordshire County Championships 2019

East Region 2019 Long Course Champs (50m)

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