News 2016

Camp Hill Swimming Club AGM

Saturday 9th July @ 1pm - See "Members Only" area for full details


Hi all, 


It is the time of year again where we need to hold the AGM.  Please put the date in your diary.  It is also the date for the Sprint Champs awards and Summer BBQ. 

Please look through the attached document and fill in where appropriate and return asap.  


There are a few roles that will need filling for the next year, so please look through the role descriptors and if you feel you are able to undertake one please fill in the attached forms and send back.  As we know we have a fantastic club and we want it continue to grow from strength to strength and we can only do that if people help out and volunteer (and since you are already at the club anyway watching your children swim...why not!?). If there are any questions or queries about these roles please see any of the current committee who will be able to help you out.  


Just a notice regarding the pool especially now it is warming up and starting to look a bit like summer; 

  • There is NO eating or drinking (apart from water) on the poolside or the changing rooms.  This is mainly for the cleanliness of the pool but also because the pool does have an ongoing ant problem which food and drink exacerbates.

  • There should be NO outdoor footwear worn on the poolside. We are desperately trying to keep the water clean and hygienic for our swimmers without the use for harsher chemicals! There are new blue shoe covers available or you are welcome to bring indoor shoes/flip flops or to go bare foot! 

  • Speed Limits down the drive. We know you all love to get to the pool on time but we have noticed some drivers driving at worrying speeds in and off the school site. This is a school and a private site with no pavements, we need to be slower and more cautious when driving around, especially with the building work going on and more of us now walking/cycling to the pool in the better weather.

  • Lastly, we want to encourage more of our swimmers to be cycling to the pool, cross training will definitely help with fitness, but if you are bringing your bike, the only places where you are permitted to lock them up is in the bike rack (situated past the pool on the left hand side out of sight), or on the BLUE fencing, car park side (not the road side). No bikes are permitted inside the building or on the white railing near the ramp. 


Hope to see you all at the pool over the next week! Enjoy the sunshine!



(Club Chairperson)


Final day at Warwickshire's 2016

So after three Saturday's we finally had the last day of the Warwickshire county championships on a Sunday. Not just any Sunday, Mother's Day.
Happy Mother's Day to all, and I hope you were treated well.
This morning we had the boys 50 FC and the girls 100 Brs. All the boys got PB's, some knocking seconds off their previous 50 PB. The best swim went to Tyrese Lobban, considering he missed warm up and still managed to get a one second PB. Well done all of you lads.
In the 100 Brs all of the girls swam very well, unfortunately no PBs were achieved this time around but they should all be proud of how they did.
In the afternoon it was the turn of the girls in the 50Brs. Again all the girls swam fantastically in the final event for Camp Hill. Despite her moans Tilly made the final and Emily Colleran was a reserve finalist. Emily managed to also get a PB, with Clarrie and Sophia both achieving big PBs.
A big well done to everyone today and in the previous three days. It has been fantastic to see such enthusiasm and team spirit to competitive swimming, I have enjoyed it immensely. See you back in training this week.


Warwickshire's Day 3

This morning we had the girls 100 backstroke and the boys 50 backstroke.
In the heats we had some fantastic swims, with Emily McNab getting a 1 second pb, somethings she told me immediately before the race was impossible. Gabby Dickson also got a small pb. Emily Colleran and Tilly Neal made the finals which were held in the evening session, where Emily Colleran swam a whole second faster than in the heats.
In the boys 50 Back we were treated to three equally good swims from Jonathon Vaskor, Dylan Abulenca and Kai Alexander. All of them managed to get substantial pbs. Jon made the final, just missing out on a medal.
After some very exciting swims in the morning, it was once again a girls only affair. We had girls in the 50 fly and the 200 IM. All the girls swam well in the heats for the 50 fly, but a particular highlight was Gabby Dickson achieving a pb. Tilly and Gabby made the finals, where both of them managed to gain pbs, including Gabby pb-ing on her heats time.
It was a long day for everyone especially for those with finals in the evening session. There was a lot of waiting around, but it was worth it for some fantastic swims. Very well done everyone.
Good luck for tomorrow and let's finish the counties off in style.


Warwickshire day 2 report

This morning started off as an all girl affair with some rather sleepy heads trying to wake each other up for their 50m freestyle.
Highlights of the 50m free:
Despite missing warm up Lizzie Ribchester managed to pull of the swim of that event with a massive pb taking her down to a 33.89 in long course. Sophia Okoosi-Dunn did even better with a 3 second pb takin her to a 37.58!
Tilly Neal made the final and like last week pd-ed in it taking her time down to a 29.33 long course and snatching 3rd place.
It was then the turn of the 200back swimmers. Again Tilly achieved a pb of 2:47.15 long course, Emily McNab just missed out on a pb but had an absolutely storming first 100 boding well for next week. Emily Colleran also swam a gutsy race but ran out of steam towards the end.
Afternoon session started very quickly after, with 3 boys/man arriving to bolster the girls.
First up was the boys 50 breaststroke, which caused both joy and frustration. Will Ribchester swam a humongous 5 second pb, only to be disqualified for moving on the blocks. Such a shame but it was a fantastic confidence booster, showing us what he can be capable of in future races, well done Will 😊 Dylan Abulenca also managed to achieve a pb of 52.19 long course.
After that is was a rather long wait to the girls 100 Fly which, considering the length of time the girls had to wait around in a hot and humid environment, they all swam really well in. Although not quite pbs Emily Colleran and Gabby Dickson both swam fantastically and can take great pride from their swims. Tilly Neal swam her heat, which placed her 4th going into the final.
The evening session and it was Tilly who after spending all day sat around, looking like she'd just woken up, primed herself for her 100 fly final. She absolutely stormed it going 3 seconds faster than in the heat and getting a 2 second pb, recording a 1.10.19 long course, a swim to be very proud of. The reward was a 2nd place finish.
I would like to say well done to every single swimmer today. Everyone swam brilliantly and nearly everyone went home with at least 1 pb! (And thank you for the card and birthday announcement)
A special thank you must also go to Michael McNab and George McMahon who came along to cheer their team mates on even though neither of them had any races today
I am away until Thursday but keep training hard for next weekend what I hope will be a wonderful final weekend at the Warwickshires for Camp Hill.


Warwickshire Championships 2016 - Day 1

A great start to this years championships!
This morning started with 50m backstroke. Libby, Clarrie, Sophia, and Ellen all swimming faster than their short course time! Emily Mcnab had a fab swim, already qualifying for next years championships! Emily C and Tilly had great swims and made the FINALS! Finishing 6th and 3rd! Next was Jonathan in the 100m BC. Another fab swim and again making the final. Finishing 7th with another PB. Final event was the 200m brst, Tilly swam a strong swim finishing off the morning session.
This afternoon kicked off with the boys 50m fly! Dylan, Jon and Michael all swam short course PBs, with Jon making the final finishing 7th. Next was the girls 100m FC. Chloe started off, setting the standard and making a 4 second pb!!! Gabbie and Emily had strong swims both hitting their PBs. Last up was Tilly who made the final finishing 5th and a West Midlands time!
A fabulous day, lots of fast swimming! A huge thanks to George (your captain) and Amber who came and spent their Saturday at the pool to cheer!
I am looking forward to the rest of the championships!


Presentation Party - Saturday 13th February 2016

Keep the date free and look out for Angie McNab or Nicki Dickson who will be selling tickets to our Long Course Club Champs awards evening and general shin-dig!  PHOTOS


Warwickshire Championships 2016

With our biggest squad attending for many years, look out for additional training sessions tailored for these swimmers and relay teams. 


Arena League 2015

We have completed a very successful 3 rounds of the National Arena League this year, each round showing improvement and using what we have been doing in training.  Round 1 we came up against some very tough competition and finished in 5th place with 138 points.  We pounded through training and worked especially on our streamlining, underwater kick and dives to then storm Round 2 with a massively successful 1st place and 194 points. Off the back of this success, swimmers knuckled down to some serious work, concentrating on take overs, turns and kick securing us a fantastically fought 3rd place in the final round. 

Not only were the swims fantastic and some huge pub's achieved this year, but the support, encouragement and professionalism shown on poolside not only made the coaches very proud but also drew the attention and compliments of other clubs, so well done all. 

A few special mentions to Tily and Kai for their superb swims and anchor legs on relays! Well done to all!



Saturday 11th July 2015 @ 1.00pm at Rubery FC Club House, Bay Tree Farm, Middle Lane, Wythall, Birmingham, B38 0DT

Full details click here...


Sprint Club Championships 2015

Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th July 2015

Licence Level 4 - Licence Number 4WM151327

Closing date for Entries 27th June 2015

Full details and Entry Form click here...


Warwickshire County Championships - Day 1

The first day of county championships arrived and the swimmers were ready. We started the morning session with Tilly Neal swimming the 400m IM. A long course PB and placed 7th Next swim was from Jonathan Vaskor with 200m BC. A great strong swim and with the time converted (to 25m pool) a PB Then it was time for the girls 50m BC. Hannah Dunn, Elizabeth Ribchester and Clarrie Williams swam their socks off with Hannah Dunn swimming faster than her SC time we finished the morning session with another long course PB from Tilly Neal in the 200m FC.

After lunch (rather large lunch for some of our swimmers!!!!) we were ready for more racing. Jonathan started us off with a quick 50m FC - another PB Both Clarrie and Tilly went next in the 200m BRST. First time swimming in a 50m pool, Clarrie did so well and both girls swam PBs
We finished off the day with a BANG! Not only did Tilly Neal qualify for the final in the 100m FLY (1.14), she swam the final 2 seconds faster (1.12) coming second and qualified for Midland Championships in May

A fabulous day of racing, looking forward to next week!
Jane - 7 March 2015


2014 Distance Championships

Full results now available in the Members Area


2015 Annual Party & Club Championships Presentations

Saturday 21st February 2015 at the School. (Block next to the Pool)

Time: 7:00pm - 10:45pm - 6 per person - Tickets from Alison Watkins


(there is no bar but you are welcome to bring your own - and for the kids!!!)




John Vaughn Gala - Saturday 23rd January 2015


Coventry - 365, Blythe - 360, Camp Hill - 257, Pershore - 234, Redditch - 223, Stourbridge - 205, Perry Beaches - 160, Bromsgrove - 112


Firstly a huge thank you to our superstar 13-15yo girls, who when finding out all the coaches got stuck in the dreaded match day traffic, started and warmed up our 9-11yos. What a fantastic bunch, you really did us proud!


What a fantastic result. 3rd place!


1st places from; Daisy Cutts 15U 50 BrS (38.36), Emily Colleran 13 & 15U 50 BS (33.76) and the Girls 13u Medley Relay! Throughout the whole gala we were consistently placing 2nd-4th place, showing how competitive we are! Fantastic swims by; Tily Neal 2nd Op BF (1.12.06), Adele Reeves 2nd 13U 50 BrS (41.35), Jamie Evans 4th 13U 50 FC (33.36), Luke Watson-Brown 11U 50 BS (45.69) and an excellent goggle-less BS swim from Ellis Hamilton 6th Op 100 BS (1.14.88).


We were really impressed with our 9yo boys and girls teams who showed real promise in their swims. Looking good for junior league this year!


Well done all! A very enjoyable meet!