April 2017


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Redruth Charity Trust


The Redruth Charity Trust again supported Carn Brea & Helston Swimming Club at their Annual Youth Sports Awards held at Pool Academy. RCT works closely with local Sports Clubs offering generous sponsorship, clothing or equipment to help take their athletes further in their chosen sports. CBHSC were privileged to receive a large Pennant Banner embossed with our Club Logo, which will be proudly carried at our Gala events. Also 12 Swimming Parachutes, 3 large 1st Aid kits and some poolside clipboards. The swimmers were thrilled to receive their swimming parachutes and can’t wait to test them out in training.

The Youth Sports Awards also look to celebrate individual athletes who have shown improvement in performance, attitude or effort in the previous year. CBHSC nominated young Tom Phillips as our Swimmer of the Year. Tom is an attentive and confident swimmer who listens carefully to instructions to ensure he’s able to execute his training to the best of his ability. Tom has risen quickly through the lower Squads, through Juniors and is forging his way well in the County Squad – even securing a Regional Consideration time for his 200 Butterfly at a recent Gala. Tom is a strong member of the CBHSC competitive team and has represented his club at many individual and team galas. All the teaching and coaching staff feel that Tom is a joy to work with and has shown great commitment and positive attitude in training – he is a pleasure to work with and watch develop.

CBHSC and all our swimmers would like to thank the Redruth Charity Trust and all their kind donors and sponsors for their continued support towards our swimmers and their development in the future.

City of Bristol


CBHSC have continued their quest for National qualifications with their swimmers competing at the City of Bristol International Open Level 1 Meet. 8 swimmers travelled up for the weekend of competition and once again came home victorious.

Megan Vingoe successfully achieved Gold in all of her 5 races including the 800m Free, 400m Free, 400m IM, 200m IM and 200 Free. An amazing achievement showing her true depth of skill and stamina over mixed distances and strokes. Turaya Evans also took Gold positions in all 3 of her races, including 200m Back, 100m Back and 50m Back, a true master of this stroke with a great future of swimming ahead of her. These young ladies are leading the way for our Cornish swimmers at this year’s ASA British Summer Championships to be held in Sheffield.

Congratulations to all our 8 swimmers, who between them achieved 33 new long course PBs and 11 podium positions. And a big Thank You to the continued support of our Coaches, Team Managers and Parents who support our swimmers on these long weekends away. From Top Left to Bottom Right, Lyndon Holmes-Beddow, Daniel Lyford, Ben Hallam, Mark Penrose, Sara Mazzeo, Evie Belt, Megan Vingoe and Turaya Evans.

CCASA INtermediate gala


Cornwall County ASA hosted their Intermediate Gala over the weekend for developing and emerging swimmers from clubs across the Duchy. Carn Brea & Helston Swimming Club sported 37 swimmers who made the entry qualifying times with many experiencing their first high-level gala. They all conquered their nerves and produced some excellent results.

The boys produced some outstanding swimming - Michael Long secured a Gold medal in 200m Breast, 4 Silver medals in both 50m and 100m Breaststroke and Backstroke and a Bronze position in 200 Backstroke. Jowan Kerry established himself as a great Butterfly swimmer with 2 Gold medals in 100m and 50m. The culmination of months of hard training and dedication were rewarded for young Tom Phillips when he swam a superb 200m Butterfly obtaining a Regional consideration time – alongside 3 other Gold medals and 4 Silvers.

The Girls were also on top form securing a good number of podium positions. Kate Phesse achieved a Gold in the 100m Back and 2 Silver medals in 100m Free and 100m Individual Medley. Hollie Durrant put in a fantastic effort securing 2 Gold medals in 100m and 50m Back, 2 Silver medals in 50m Breast and 100m Free and 2 Bronze medals in 100m Breast and 50 Fly.

The youngest swimmers were also pushing for the top positions with Ellen Stokes producing great swims throughout the weekend. Showing great promise as an all round, versatile young swimmer she achieved 5 Silver and 1 Bronze medal in various distances and strokes. Senara Rodda also shone through with 1 Gold, 2 Silver and 2 Bronze medals. Kai Handford went the distance with a Gold in the 200Back and also Silver in the 50Back. These swimmers are all showing great promise and their hard work and great attitude in training will bring great success in future competitions.