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Steve Little

LITTLE-SteveIt is with great sadness that we inform you that Steve Little has passed away. Steve was a long term key member of Thanet Swim Club, holding many Committee roles including Chairman and was well known throughout the Kent Swimming community in his role as referee. He will be greatly missed as both a mentor and friend to many.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family. The funeral will be held on Monday 18th Dec, 3.15pm at Margate Crematorium. The family have requested donations in lieu of flowers to the charity below.
https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/steve-jon-little

Christmas Training Times

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John White – Lifetime Achievement Award!

Congratulations to John White who was presented with the UK Coaching Lifetime Achievement Award for 2017 at a glamorous awards ceremony in London on Thursday 30th November. Read all about John’s amazing commitment to swimming in the Swim England write-up here:  
Thank you to Carol Cook, Warren Reeves and Scott & Claire Miles for organising the nomination and supporting John with a surprise turnout on the night!

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Maidstone Open – medals galore!

Congratulations to our Competition Squad for some super swimming at the Maidstone open last weekend. We had a team of 24 swimmers who competed in 123 races and won 39 ‘Top 3’ medals! (9 Gold, 16 Silver and 14 Bronze medals).
Well done to the whole team:
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Brooke Olson – 100Bk (3)
Charlie Rowley – 50Br (1), 50Fr (2), 50Fly (2), 50Bk (2), 100IM (2), 100Fr (3)
Devon Thrower – 50Br (3)
Freddie Sutton – 100Br (2), 100Fly (3)
Gabriela Austin – 100Br (3)
Harry Cocks – 50Br (1), 50Fr (2), 100Bk (2), 50Fly (2), 50Bk (3)
Heidi Walkin – 50Bk (3)
Ivy Haggerty – 100Bk (1), 100Fr (3)
Jerry Sykes – 50Br (2)
Katie Macrae – 100Fr (1), 100Bk (1)
Maisie McLaughlin – 50Fr (3)
Mary Nash – 100Bk (3), 50Fly (3)
Max Cooper – 50Br (1), 100Br (2)
Milly Roe – 50Fly (1), 100Fly (1), 50Fr (2), 100Fr (2), 100Bk (2), 50Bk (3)
Niamh McLaughlin – 50Bk (1), 50Fly (2), 100Br (2)
Scarlett Parnell – 50Bk (2), 50Fr (3), 100Fr (3)
Also competing were: Alice Haffenden, Amelie West, Carmen Styles, Hariy Srikumar, Kieran Day, Natalia Austin, Savannah Day, and Sophie Whyte

2018 Hosted Galas – Diary Dates

The Club is pleased to announce our schedule of Hosted Galas for 2018.
Entry Packs for Thanet SC galas will be uploaded on our Open Meets web page soon.

We are delighted to be working in partnership with the Kent Schools’ Swimming Association (KSSA) to host all the Kent Secondary and Primary Schools Championships this year!  Entry Packs for the KSSA galas are available from the KSSA web page now.

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Presentation Evening

We would like to say thank you to everyone who came to Presentation Evening and made it such a fun evening of celebrations and well done to all the swimmers that received awards and trophies!
It really was a special night as we paid tribute to John White upon his impending retirement. We enjoyed an enlightening talk about being an Olympic athlete by Edward Sinclair. We also announced our new Club Captains: Hannah Denny and Sam Crabtree and our Vice Captains: Maisie Macartney and Oscar Macartney.
Thank you to Your Leisure for use of the Winter Gardens, thank you to our new sponsor MICD Developments and everyone else that contributed towards the event – especially for all the amazing raffle donations.
Finally, we’d like to say a massive THANK YOU to the organising team who went above and beyond to make the evening a huge success.2017-11-20 14.29.57.png

BUCS Swimming Champs

Congratulations to Katie Latham for a stellar performance at the BUCS (British Universities & Colleges Sport) short-course swimming championships this weekend.  Katie was representing Kent University, where she is studying for a degree in Biochemistry.  Katie swam an  amazing 0.57s PB to win a BRONZE medal in the 50m Freestyle.  She also made finals in the 50m Backstroke (5th) and 100m Freestyle (8th).  Several of Thanet SC’s alumni were also competing including:
Alice Latham, Connor Lowry, Lauren PJ, and Ned Moriarty.

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East Invicta Relays

Well done to our junior team at the East Invicta relays today.
Several of the team also picked up their East Invicta BagCat trophies:
Amber, Athena, Evie, Grace, Gregor, Harry, Jasmine, Liam, Lola, Maddie, Marley, Nedas, Olivia, Ollie, Scarlett, Toby & William

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Arena League Round 2

CONGRATULATIONS to our fantastic Arena League A and B teams for brilliant swimming last night.  Our A-team WON their Premier Division Round 2 gala amassing 254 points against some very strong teams including the mighty Oxford (239), Woking (177), Portsmouth (162)!  Our B-team fought hard against several club’s A-teams to come 4th with a smashing 169 points (against Mid-Sussex, Erith, Black Lion, EastGrinstaed and Dover).2017-11-12 10.55.52

John White – UK Coaching Awards

Congratulations to John White on being shortlisted for the 2017 UK Coaching Awards Lifetime Achievement AwardResults will be announced on the evening of the 30th November at a prestigious awards ceremony covering coaching of all sports across the UK.

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