THE MILLENNIUM WASPS LATEST NEWS:

SANDWELL’S ONLY COMPREHENSIVE, AQUATICS LEARN TO SWIM CLUB – STAGES 1-7′

General Enquiries: hello@mwswim.co.uk or admin@warleywasps.com

Latest Update: 19th February 2024 Members Page Updated: 11th February 2024

Looking for quality Learn to Swim Lessons in the West Bromwich and Sandwell area, give us a try!

There are only a limited number of spaces left on Friday evenings.

19th February 2024

14th February 2024

We are working on new marketing material, pull up banners are an excellent way of publicising the club. They will also be used as a back drop for our award photographs.

Please feel free to share our details to anyone wishing to learn to swim, from 4 years to adult, we can do it all!🏊‍♂️🏊‍♀️

11th February 2024

Below you can find the result links to the Worcestershire and Staffordshire County Championships for 2024

STAFFORDSHIRE:

https://www.staffsasa.co.uk/staffs-2024.html

WORCESTERSHIRE: https://results.swimworcestercounty.org/events/swimmingchampionships/2024/webpages/index.htm

4th February 2024

22nd January 2024

22nd January 2024

The West Midlands Regional Qualifying Times have finally been released, they can be downloaded below:

Qualification window added:

01/04/202307/04/2024. Entries will close on 10/04/2024.

4th February 2024

SWIMGAINZ JUNIOR LEAGUE – DRAWS & FIXTURES 2024

With twto teams dropping out of the league this year, there has been a revised draw to the league fixtures. Please find the updated draw below. All galas will now revert to a 4 team gala.

7th January 2024

WARLEY WASPS TRIATHLON

Triathlon page has been updated. Hopefully, some good news on the way!!

7th January 2024

WASPS RECRUITMENT LEARN TO SWIM – FROM 4 TO ADULT

We’re continuing to recruit over the next couple of months, providing Learn to Swim for swimmers from the age of 4 through to Adults, from all areas of Sandwell, Birmingham and Walsall. Please contact us for more details.

Please feel free to share and pass on our details!

The only Aquatics Club in Sandwell offering a Learn to Swim.

7th January 2024

MEMBERS PAGE UPDATED

The members page is currently been revamped to include a combination of WASPS and Chase Swimming Club programme information, results and blogs. Please contact us for password details.

7th January 2024

RAY EVANS – WORCESTER COUNTY AWARD FOR LONG SERVICE

Please can we all join together in congratulating Mr Ray Evans on his recent award. The Worcester county Board have decided to create a Long Service Award for current volunteers who had served both Club and County for a minimum of 30 years. Ray Evans is the first recipient of this award. 

Ray became a member of Warley WASPS in 1983, then becoming an Official in 1985, a position he still retains to day. He became the Club Chairman in 1985 and remained in position until beginning of this year, when he retired. 

It was always a pleasure to work along side Ray, quite possibly the best Chair the club ever had, and oversaw our huge revival and succeses over the past 14 years or so.

Now a huge asset to Halesowen Swimming Club, where he still referees and officates as well as current duties for Worcester County Swimming Association.

Ray is also our Honorary President at Millennium WASPS, where both Ray and Janet are always welcome. This award is the very least Ray deserves for many years of dedicated hard work for club, County, Region and for the local community.

20th December 2023

RECRUITMENT FOR NEW YEAR – LEARN TO SWIM PROGRAMMEFROM 4 TO ADULT

We are continuing to recruit throughout December and into January 2024. We are Sandwell’s only club who deliver a comprehensive Learn to Swim Programme (working to Swim Englands scheme of work and skills), delivered by our team of excellent teachers. Please feel free to contact us for more details (Learn to Swim page).

We take on swimmers from 4 years old and we are currently offering and giving lessons to ‘Adults’…‘It’s never too late!!!’

14th December 2023

2024 GENERAL FIXTURES LIST

The fixtures list containing many local leagues and some Midland and National dates are included. They can be found on the Fixtures List page on here. Some dates are subject to change, and will be altered in due course.

28th November 2023

MERCIAN SUMMER LEAGUE – ROUND 1 DRAW

The draw has been made for Round 1 of the 2024 Mercian Summer League. This round will take place on Saturday 27th April 2024. The draw is as follows:

Gala 1 – Tamworth Snowdome

  • Pershore (Hosts)
  • City Of Coventry
  • Blythe Barracuda
  • Boldmere
  • Redditch
  • No Team

Gala 2 – Walsall

  • Orion
  • Chase
  • Wombourne
  • Perry Beeches
  • Bilston (Hosts)
  • Worcester

Gala 3 – Nuneaton Pingles

  • Stratford Sharks (Hosts)
  • Halesowen
  • Sandwell Aquatics
  • Rugby
  • Kingsbury Aquarius
  • Leamington Spa

26th November 2023

WASPS RECRUITMENT – ADULTS

As well as our usual recruitment drive, we are also recruiting Adults for our Adult Learn To Swim Programme. See below for details.

19th November 2023

SWIMGAINZ ACADEMY OPENING IN JAN 2024

17th November 2023

THE WASPS WALL OF ACHIEVEMENTS


A huge well done to Aariya, Katie and Parmaveer for achieving the first distance award, 5m. The first step towards greater things and many more awards. Keep up the hard work all, it pays off!

Many thanks to the parents who have teaken leaflets for distribution to the local communities and schools, by the end of this coming week, 3,000 more perople will have heard of the Millennium WASPS Swimming Club!

12th November 2023

SWIMGAINZ CHRISTMAS CAMP

SwimGainz are also hosting a Christmas Skills Camp on 28/29th December from 10 am. to 4.30 p.m. at Malvern Sports College, WR14 3PL. The camp is approx 50% full, so hurry!

12th November 2023

SWIMGAINZ JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE – TICKET INFO

The links for spectator tickets for Round 1 can be found below. The first round will take place on 6th or 13th January.

Gala 1 – WeGotTickets | Simple, honest ticketing | SJDL Round 1 – Gala 1

Gala 2 – WeGotTickets | Simple, honest ticketing | SJDL Round 1 – Gala 2

Gala 3 – WeGotTickets | Simple, honest ticketing | SJDL Round 1 – Gala 3

Gala 4&5 – WeGotTickets | Simple, honest ticketing | SJDL Round 1 – Gala 4 & 5

12th November 2023

MILLENNIUM WASPS RECRUITMENT – NOVEMBER

We are continuing our expansion and recruitment, there are places available on:

  • Fridays from 5.30 p.m.
  • Saturdays from 9.00 a.m.

These days also include adult lessons:

  • Fridays 7.30 – 8.00 p.m.
  • Saturdays 12.00 – 12.30 p.m.

Please drop us a message if you wish to book a free assessment/trial.

2nd November 2023

WEST MIDLAND WINTER CHAMPIONSHIPS – GENERAL INFO

Seating

Please see attached the seating arrangements for the weekend. For the Saturday morning, if you please take your club to the designated area. This plan is provisional and we are more than happy to accommodate changes to this over the weekend if needed.

Camping chairs are allowed on poolside, as there is limited seating. However, please use these for seating (not just for bag storage) as we need to ensure there is enough space for all clubs.

There are lockers in the changing rooms which are coin operated (£1 refundable). Please use these for large coats/ bags that aren’t needed on poolside.

If we have limited space we may ask for clubs to put items away/ reduce unused chairs, but with it being a new venue for us we will act when needed and appreciate your cooperation with other clubs J

Parking

I would just like to reiterate the lack of parking at the venue this weekend, and urge those that can to park further away and walk in. We will be saving some spaces for our key volunteers and visitors, and the events team will be using the coach bays to block each other in, but there will not be enough spaces for all attendees and spectators as well as members who are using the other facilities. When it is full, cars will be redirected away to the Harry Mitchell Centre where there is 50 spaces (this will be unmanned), and beyond that will have to use street parking. It may be best to find street parking first to avoid waiting to be turned away. We are aware this will be a difficulty on the day so please encourage attendees to travel together and plan ahead.

Please ask attendees to park responsibly in the local area.

Coaches briefing

Just a reminder we will have a coaches briefing on the Saturday morning (either 7:45 or 8:45). Please ensure at least one coach from your club attends. If they are not there on Saturday morning they should head to the AOE office and ask for Mandy who will give them the information.

Clarification on timings

Just to clarify regarding the entry time for swimmers and coaches/TMs. Swimmers will be able to come round the back entrance from 7:15 which will send them into the changing village. They will only be allowed onto poolside when there are enough lifeguards present. We have coach/TM entry as 7:30 but will admit everyone as soon as we can- it will just be a matter of how quickly we can explain the role to our volunteers.

The details for warm up and schedule of events can be found and downloaded below.

2nd November 2023

MILLENNIUM WASPS AWARDS

Well done to Aminatu, Adiatu, Chigo and Ella-Rae for achieving Stage 1, 2 and 5m. Well done to Anaya for achieving her Stage 1 and 5m awards. Super swimming from Laith for achieving his Stage 1 and 5m awards. Excellent swimming from Felicty for gaining her 5m award and finally well done to Marella for passing her Stage 2 award and moving into lengths. Keep up the good work all!

1st November 2023

SWIMGAINZ JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE

The draw has been completed for the 2024 SwimGainz Junior Development League. The League has now increased in size and can now boast 18 teams. The provisional/proposed draw, dates and venues are as below:

17th October 2023

CONTINUED MILLENNIUM WASPS AWARDS

More great work and effort from Jasmine, she passed her Stage 2 Saturday, well done Jasmine, keep up the effort and more awards will be coming your way.

The upper lanes are having trials with the latest in teaching and coaching technology. The bone conducting headsets will be used by the top lane to trial the difference live teaching will make upon the group. These are a superb teaching/coaching tool and have been used by WASPS for the past 18 months…but not for teaching…until now!

11th October 2023

SWIM ENGLAND NATIONAL WINTER CHAMPIONSHIPS

This years Swim England National Winter Championships will be held at Ponds Forge, Sheffield from Thursday 14th December through to Sunday 17th December.

The Qualifying times and the event schedule can be downloaded below:

26th September 2023

MILLENNIUM WASPS AWARDS

Well done Maya for achieving her 50m, an excellent achievement and a great step towards greater things!

We’ve recieved our Swim England Swim School Certification!

‘To get to the top, you have to start from the bottom!’ MW have the expertise, knowledge…and ambition, to go from the bottom…to the top!🏊‍♀️🏊‍♂️🏊🤽‍♀️🤽‍♂️🚴‍♀️🚴🏆🏆

24th September 2023

MEMBERS PAGE UPDATED

The members page has been updated to include the Club Programme being followed by Millennium and Chase Swimming Club. Planning is key to success, this is open and accessable to swimmers and parents. Please contact Marc for the password.

24th September 2023

CLUB PHOTOGRAPHER

We will be continuing our filming and photgraphy for our forthcoming promotional campaign. Please let us know if you wish your child to be omitted from any promtional pictures or filming.

24th September 2023

MILLENNIUM EXPANSION – ADULT LESSONS STARTING

Our expansion continues with the introduction of adult learn to swim. This will start on Friday 13th October. Time slots available are:

  • Fridays 7.30 – 8.00 p.m.
  • Saturdays 12.00 – 12.30 p.m.

Please contact us for more details.

20th September 2023

MILLENNIUM WASPS AWARDS

Well done to our 4 swimmers for achieving awards this week from Stage 1 through to Stage 2 and from 5m to 25m, keep up the hard work all!!!

10th September 2023

WASPS PHASE 1 COMPLETE

Phase 1 of the Millennium WASPS project is now complete and we are pretty pleased and proud of our achievements. We had set this Phase to be complete by December 2023, but we are pleased to anounce that the initial setup phase has taken a lot less time than thought, mainly due to a good marketing strategy and the provision of quality delivery of teaching. To all involved we thank you very much.

  • From nothing to nearly 130 members since the end of April is pretty remarkable.
  • Enabled us to re-join Swim England as a Swim School.

There has been a lot of work going on behind the scenes by a number of people and we are grateful to you all, you all know who you are.

Are we satisfied with the above, no! We want and need more, swimming wants and needs more, we want to provide more, we want to expand and grow!

So now onto Phase 2. This will see us increase our provision to Adult Learn to Swim and Improver classes (see below) over the next months. We hope to have regular established classes by the end of the year and expand our current lesson times further and start to provide beyond Stage 7 and re-establish our Triathlon, lots to do, but we’ll do it…we want success!

  • Phase 1 Complete
  • Phase 2 In progress
  • Phase 3 TBA
  • Phase 4 TBA
  • Phase 5 TBA

10th September 2023

RECRUITMENT – AVAILABLE SPACES

We have some spaces available for the following lesson days and times:
– Friday 5.30-6.00 p.m. & 6.00-6.30 p.m.
– Saturday 9.30-10.00 a.m. & 11.00-11.30 a.m.

Please contact us for more details.

10th September 2023

THE WASPS ADULT LESSONS

Adult lessons will hopefully start from Mid-October they will be on the following days and times:
– Friday 7.30-8.00 p.m.
– Saturday 12.00-12.30 p.m.

Please contact us for more details.

10th September 2023

THE WASPS NEW STAFF KIT

The new staff kit is now on order, it combines contempory design with the old, we’re pretty impressed.

10th September 2023

CHASE SWIMMING CLUB – RECRUITMENT

Many will now be aware that Marc Soulsby is the new Head Coach of Chase Swimming Club as well as being involved in Millennium WASPS. Feel free to contact them for more details. they provide Learn to Swim through to British National development.

10th September 2023

MILLENNIUM WASPS RECRUITMENT – SEPTEMBER

We are looking to recruit into our Learn to Swim Programme on Fridays and Saturdays. Please get in touch if you wish your child to Learn to Swim in a friendly and safe environment.

1st September 2023

MILLENNIUM WASPS – SWIM SCHOOL MEMBER

Further to our recruitment, we are very pleased to announce that we are back with Swim England. We have been successful in applying for Swim School status and look forward to growing into a thriving swimming community. Many thanks to all those that have supported and continue to support us, it is very much appreciated!

A new chapter begins as many doors are flung open!

1st September 2023

MILLENNIUM WASPS CLUB TOWELS

Our black club towels are now back in stock and will be available on Fridays and Saturdays. Please drop us a message if you wish to reserve one.

29th August 2023

WEST MIDLANDS WINTER SHORT COURSE CHAMPIONSHIPS

This years West Mids Winter Short Course Championships will be held on Saturday 4th Nov and Sun 5th Nov at the Sandwell Aquatics Centre in Smethwick, B67 7EW. The full details, including QT and programme of events, can be downloaded below.

23rd August 2023

MILLENNIUM WASPS RECENT ACHIEVEMENTS

The below swimmers have all gained awards over the past few weeks, well done all and keep up the great work and effort!

If you are looking for an alternative Learn to Swim Programme in Sandwell (West Bromwich)/Birmingham, please feel free to click onto our ‘Learn To Swim‘ page, or alternatively, click onto our sister site for more details: www.mwswim.co.uk

20th August 2023

MILLENNIUM WASPS LATEST ACHIEVER

Another of Millennium WASPS young achievers. Well done Anya-Rose, for not only achieving your 5m a few weeks ago, but your Swim England Stage 1 certificate! Keep up the good work Anya!

We are still recruiting throughout the holiday, places are now filling up pretty quickly, get in quick to avoid disappointment.

30th July 2023

BRITISH SUMMER CHAMPIONSHIPS LIVE LINK

The live link to this years British Summer Championships at Ponds Forge in Sheffield, can be found below:

https://www.youtube.com/@BritishSwimming/streams

24th July 2023

MILLENNIUMS LATEST ACHIEVERS

24th July 2023

MEMBERS PAGE UPDATED

The members page has now been gutted and updated. All results have been shifted onto this page and away from this main site to clean up the clutter. The results will remain on the site for as long as we feel they are relevant. We will be posting older results as part of the clubs history from our large archives.

It will also include future development plans for Millennium WASPS as the club grows. Please drop us a message if the password is required.

24th July 2023

NEW CLUB KIT ON ITS WAY

The new Millennium WASPS club kit is on its way. Full details will be posted shortly.

We are still recruiting for our Friday and Saturday sessions. Please see ‘Learn to Swim’ Tab or view the sister website: mwswim.co.uk

21st July 2023

MERCIAN LEAGUE ROUND 3 RESULTS – SAT 8TH JULY

The following are the full results from Saturdays Round 3 gala’s:

Gala 1 – A Final – Pingles Nuneaton

  1. Worcester 204
  2. Bilston 181
  3. Leamington Spa 168
  4. Redditch 167
  5. Kingsbury Aquarius 165
  6. Boldmere 157

Gala 2 – B Final – Oak Park Walsall

  1. Wombourne 202
  2. City of Coventry 187
  3. Halesowen 182
  4. Pershore 178
  5. Stratford Sharks 158
  6. Rugby 121

Gala 3 – C Final – Snowdome Tamworth

  1. Sandwell Aqua 232
  2. Orion 210
  3. Blythe Barracuda 192
  4. Perry Beeches SSS 145
  5. Sandwell Aqua B 118
  6. Tamworth 104

11th July 2023

MILLENNIUM WASPS FIRST AWARD GIVEN

Well done to Evie, Millennium WASPS first Award given out since our re-opening in April. Only 9 weeks ago Evie was using a noodle and a back-pack. She passed her 5m award on Saturday 8th July with no aids at all…well done Evie! Great work by Stacey and many thanks to Ray Evans, our President, for coming to hand out her award!

11th July 2023

STATEMENT & BLOG PAGE – THE WASPS STORY

Statement and Blog page has now been updated to include the WASPS Side of the Story’ giving reasons why positions were untenable and reasons why the entire workforce/main bulk of the committee, did not back specific decisions/processes/particular organisations and people in certain positions (this stands true to this day).

This also includes why specific people need to make, as a minimum, apologies, for their accusations of wrongfully misplacing monies (effectively as stealing), which we all knew to be very much wrong! Our motto is/was Openess and Honesty…this runs true going into Millennium…the continued merged teaching arm of the WASPS.

1st July 2023

OPEN MEET PAGE – UPDATED

The ‘Open Meet’ page has been updated with open meets availabe in September through to December. Meet details are not yet available, City of Coventry Sprint Meet on Sat 16th September is available and link is there to download entry details/forms etc…

1st July 2023

MILLENNIUM WASPS 100 AND NOT OUT!

Recruiting is going amazingly well and we are now looking at running a few ADULT sessions. Please contact us from the above details for more information about our Learn to Swim.

28th June 2023

NUNEATON & DIST JUNIOR LEAGUE TABLE

Still awaiting the final round results, but they have published the final league tables for 2023. These can be downloaded below:

28th June 2023

MILLENNIUM WASPS SWIMMING CAPS

The new WASPS Caps, new design of logo, only £7.50 each. We have Junior Speedo goggles available at £8.50 per pair, graphics coming soon. In addition, we have new T-Shirt designs which have been circulated to a few for their opinions…they look pretty amazing. Final designs and prices to follow.

Coffee is now available at the front desk for a price of 50p per cup.

25th June 2023

FRIDAY LEARN TO SWIM SESSIONS

The new Learn to Swim sessions on Fridays we opened on Friday 23rd June, another successful opening day. We are now growing by the weekend attracting swimmers from over Sandwell, Walsall and Birmingham. If you wish your child to Learn to Swim with fully qualified and very experienced Swim England Teachers and Coaches, please feel free to contact us, our details are on:

www.mwswim.co.uk

  • Fridays from 5.30 p.m.
  • Saturdays from 9.00 a.m.

25th June 2023

MERCIAN LEAGUE ROUND 3 DRAW

The following is the draw and venues for Round 3 of the Mercian Summer League:

Gala 1 – Pingles – Nuneaton

  • Redditch
  • Worcester (Hosting)
  • Leamington Spa
  • Boldmere
  • Bilston
  • Kingsbury Aquarius

Gala 2 – Oak Park – Walsall

  • Rugby
  • Halesowen
  • Stratford Sharks
  • City Of Coventry (Hosts)
  • Wombourne
  • Pershore

Gala 3 – Snow Dome – Tamworth

  • Sandwell Aqua A
  • Perry Beeches SSS
  • Orion
  • Sandwell Aqua B
  • Blythe Barracudas
  • Tamworth (Hosts)

The full league table will be posted once it has been published.

18th June 2023

MILLENNUIM WASPS RECRUITMENT

Our active arm of the WASPS continues to grow, but we are still recruiting and have space on our Friday and Saturday lessons. Please feel free to get in touch for a free trial lesson.

18th June 2023

MERCIAN LEAGUE ROUND 2 RESULTS

The results of round 2 of the Mercian Summer League are as follows:

Gala 1 – Tamworth: Snowdome

  1. Worcester 244
  2. City of Coventry 212
  3. Kingsbury Aquarius 193
  4. Stratford Sharks 155
  5. Perry Beeches SSS 122
  6. Tamworth 79

Gala 2 – Oak Park: Walsall

  1. Bilston 204
  2. Wombourne 200
  3. Halesowen 187
  4. Orion 174
  5. Pershore 169
  6. Blythe Barracuda 107

Gala 3 – Newbold Comyn: Leamington Spa

  1. Leamington 221
  2. Boldmere 204
  3. Redditch 203
  4. Rugby 181
  5. Sandwell Aqua A 154
  6. Sandwell Aqua B 60

The League table will be posted once it has been updated. Above results are provisional, there may be a few changes.

11th June 2023

MILLENNIUM WASPS ‘LEARN TO SWIM’ RECRUITMENT

mwswim.co.uk

Millennium Wasps Swimming Club

Grove Vale Primary School

Learn To Swim

Lessons

Millennium WASPS are now recruiting for their Friday evening slots, Stages 0-7, (starting on 23rd June), from:

  • 5.30 – 6.00 p.m.
  • 6.00 – 6.30 p.m.
  • 6.30 – 7.00 p.m.
  • 7.00 – 7.30 p.m. (Learner Length Session)

There are also limited beginner spaces on Saturday mornings and Stage 1+ spaces from:

  • 9.00 – 9.30 a.m.
  • 9.30 – 10.00 a.m.
  • 10.00 – 10.30 a.m.
  • 10.30 – 11.00 a.m. (Learner Length Session)
  • 11.00 – 11.30 a.m.
  • 11.30 – 12.00 p.m.

With Langley closing on Sunday 16th July, Smethwick closing around the same time and the Haden Hill pools now non-operational, swimmers and parents of Learn to Swim in Sandwell Borough need ‘choice‘, something we at WW always advocated, wanted to continue to fight for and still, unequivocally, very much believe. Millennium WASPS gives that choice, providing quality teaching to the Swim England Learn To Swim Programme, but more importantly, something which is very difficult to provide or emulate anywhere in Sandwell…the quality delivery and staff always associated with Warley WASPS.

Millennium WASPS are attracting swimmers from Oldbury, Tividale, Halesowen, Netherton, Birmingham, Walsall, Great Barr, near or far, given us a try!! The first trial lesson is free, no membership fee required. The extra mile is always worth it!

www.mwswim.co.uk for contact details, or ‘New – Learn To Swim Programme’ tab on here.

A new Learn to Swim Blog will shortly be released.

Venue: Grove Vale Primary School – B43 6AL.

11th June 2023

SWIMGAINZ JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE – RESULTS

The SwimGainz Junior development League final was swum today at the Alan Higgs Centre in Coventry, well done to all teams competing. The final results from the two galas (A and B finals) are as follows:

‘B’ Final Results:

  1. Evesham Red 214
  2. Cheltenham 191
  3. Sandwell Red 163
  4. 4th =Ledbury & Malvern 134
  5. 4th = Sandwell Black 134

‘A’ Final Results:

  1. Redditch 355
  2. Worcester 282
  3. Evesham Blue 280
  4. Halesowen 272
  5. Pershore 238
  6. Cheltenham WSC 237
  7. Bromsgrove 224
  8. Stourbridge 217

3rd June 2023

WORCESTER COUNTY 2024 QUALIFYING TIMES

The qualifying times for the 2024 Worcester County Championships can be downloaded below, feel free to do so.

All qualifying times must be achieved in licensed competition between 1st January 2023 and 18th December 2023
and be on the Swim England ranking list before the closing date for entries. All entries must be submitted via your club’s representative by midnight on December 22nd 2023.

25th May 2023

MILLENNIUM WASPS RECRUITMENT – FIRST MONTH

Many thanks for all the support shown over the past month of the re-opening of Millennium Swimming Club. We’ve rebranded to include the WASPS element, Warley Amateur Swimming & Polo Sandwell. We have to thank our amazing and loyal staff, all WASPS through and through. There’s much more to come from us, more sessions available, more quality teaching, everything associated with both Millennium and WASPS. Many thanks to all the parents supporting us by bringing your children to learn to swim, we hope that they are enjoying their experience.

On Friday 23rd June, we’re opening our Friday session at Grove Vale Primary School, B43 6AL, lessons available are:-

  • 5.30-6.00 p.m. (widths)
  • 6.00-6.30 p.m. (widths)
  • 6.30-7.00 p.m. (widths)
  • 7.00-7.30 p.m. (lengths)

We now have limited space only in our beginners on Saturday mornings, the new 9.00 a.m. lesson is available. The Stage 2+ lessons have spaces throughout the morning.Club kit is being looked into including hats and T-Shirts. We have a selection of goggles available to for juniors.

A special thanks to those in the back-ground supporting, especially to Tim looking after our social media, great to have such expertise involved.

We’ll also be producing a film/video shortly for advertising the club, special thanks to the old WASPS photgrapher, David Lloyd from Aperture Portraits/Dunns Imaging for helping to promote the club.All is going in the right direction, we’re at 70% capacity and growing weekly, attracting Learn to Swim from all around. We’ve grown rapidly and not even recruited from the local schools as yet!

Quality is the key to success! Welcome to the new Millennium, the one with a sting! 😉**Please feel free to share far and wide!**

New leaflets ready for distribution.

www.mwswim.co.uk

21st May 2023

NUNEATON JUNIOR LEAGUE – FULL RESULTS

Below the full results, the current league tables and draw for round 3 can be found:

17th May 2023

NEW – TIME CONVERSION TOOL PAGE

We’ve added a new page, a time coversion tool page. This will help you convert your 25m times to 50m times and vice-versa. They’ll also convert from yards to metres and vice-versa. Very useful.

15th May 2023

MILLENNIUM WASPS EXPANSION LESSONS

Due to the popular demand of our Saturday sessions, we have now been able to extended to Friday evening to. The lessons will officially opening will be on Friday 23rd June 2023.

Lessons available on Fridays are as follows:

  • 5.30-6.00 p.m. Stages 0-3
  • 6.00-6.30 p.m. Stages 0-3
  • 6.30-7.00 p.m. Stages 0-3
  • 7.00-7.30 p.m. (lengths) Stages 4+

We pride ourselves in providing the best service possible, giving quality teaching delivery to the high standards associated with both Millennium and WASPS.

First lesson is free, no membership required, give us a try at Grove Vale Primary School, B43 6AL. Millennium WASPS – Sandwells quality alternative!

Contact details can be found on the LTS page on here or on: mwswim.co.uk

12th May 2023

MERCIAN SUMMER LEAGUE RD2 DRAW

The second round of the Mercian League has been drawn. It is as follows:

Gala 1 – Tamworth

  • Perry Beechs
  • Kingsbury Aquarius
  • Tamworth (Hosts)
  • Stratford Sharks
  • Coventry
  • Worcester

Gala 2 – Oak Park

  • Wombourne
  • Orion
  • Pershore
  • Halesowen
  • Bilston
  • Blythe Barracuda

Gala 3 – Leamington Spa

  • Rugby
  • Redditch
  • Boldmere
  • Sandwell Aqua A
  • Leamington Spa
  • Sandwell Aqua B

The league table will be posted once available.

10th May 2023

WASPS 135 YEARS IN THE MAKING – ANNIVERSARY YEAR

Warley Amateur Swimming and Polo Sandwell (WASPS) club was founded with the opening of Rolfe Street Baths on 7th May 1888 and following a public meeting that month, Smethwick Swimming Club was formed and the first general meeting held on June 18th 1888.

Smethwick Swimming Club quickly became an important part of the sporting scene within the area and by 1900 had become part of the Smethwick Recreative and Athletic Association (SR & AA).

The water polo section was formed in 1895 and by the end of the century was winning honours in the newly formed Birmingham and District Water Polo League.

In the early years, Smethwick Swimming Club was strongly connected with Mitchells and Butlers whose own swimming club functioned as a sub-section of Smethwick Swimming Club. Both Mr Mitchell and Mr Butler were active members of the Smethwick Club Committee.

Initially, club membership was open to men only but membership was soon open to ladies as well, although it took until 1911 for the first mixed swimming gala to be held.

An extract from the original rules of Smethwick Swimming Club gives its objective as being “to promote the art of swimming, floating, diving and plunging.” Smethwick Swimming Club always took seriously its responsibility for providing swimming opportunities for its members and a professional instructor, Mr A Sheldon, was first engaged in 1903.

The club has enjoyed much success throughout its’ 135+ year history, from local success through to Olympic success and representation at GB level at water-polo, both junior and senior level. Throughout the 1950’s under coach Bert Owen, 1960’s, 1970’s and 1980’s, under coaches Andy Wilson and Bernard Charles, Warley WASPS dominated the Midlands top competitions and proved year after year they were one of the premier clubs, not just in the Midlands, but in the country.

The parent club to Sandwell swimming, sister club to now Millennium WASPS Swimming Club, Happy 135th Birthday and God Save The King!

7th May 2023

MILLENNIUM WASPS – RECRUITMENT & GROWTH


We continue to grow, in three weeks we have seen continued returning members from 2022, current familar faces and many new members, we thank you for all the support! We grow not from scratch, but from experience…from ashes and seed to oak! Our lessons are held at Grove Vale Primary School:
– 9.00-9.30 am
– 9.30-10.00 am
– 10.00-10.30 am
– 10.30-11.00 am
– 11.00-11.30 am
– 11.30-12.00 pm
Please feel to contact us for a free trial lesson.

www.mwswim.co.uk

7th May 2023

SWIM ENGLAND INVESTIGATION

We are pleased to announce that SE have completed their investigation and the report has been gladly received. We would like to thank SE for their approach in this process and also to thank them for informing us that:

No further action needs to be taken in relation to this investigation and I would like to thank the committee for their openness and honesty.

Good news all round, exoneration, but totally expected, we all stand firmly by our decisions! Many thanks for the many messages of support during this period, we all, very much appreciate it.

Our side of the story can be found on the ‘Statement and Blog’ page.

4th May 2023

NATIONAL ARENA LEAGUE PROGRAMME

The 2023 programme will go back to gender relays 4 swimmers in each but there new event to finish the gala will be 8 swimmer cannon with male/female from each age group. All galas are going to be licensed.  Attached is statement from Ian McKenzie the Head of Arena League regarding programme.

Statement from the League Executive Committee

The League recently carried out a Survey Monkey to establish the way the 2023 Programme is to be managed. The Executive met this week to confirm the events to be swum and how we will comply with the Swim England Transgender policy.

  • All age groups shall remain as previously defined.
  • The categories shall be Female and Open/Male.
  • All galas shall be licensed.
  • All relays shall be single category as defined by Swim England Policy ie. Female and Open/Male.
  • All relays shall comprise of four athletes including events 49 and 50.
  • There will be an additional event, Event 51 which will comprise of an athlete representing each age group and category, so 8 athletes swimming in any order. Athletes can only swim in their own age group and defined category, they may not swim up.

Programmes of events, recording sheets and all the required paperwork will be produced in due course to comply with the new conditions which will also be produced following the AGM in June 2023.

1st May 2023

MERCIAN LEAGUE RESULTS

We’ve attained a few Mercian League results, waiting on the final gala from Tamworth:

Walsall Gala Baths:

  1. Boldmere 219
  2. Worcester 174
  3. City of Coventry 165
  4. Wombourne Warriors 161
  5. = Orion 158 (joint 5th)
  6. = Sandwell Aqua A 158 (joint 5th)

Nuneaton Pingles:

  1. Leamington Spa 227
  2. Kingsbury Aquarius 215
  3. Halesowen 213
  4. Pershore 171
  5. Perry Beeches SSS 113
  6. Sandwell Aqua B 98

1st May 2023

SWIMGAINZ RESIDENTIAL CAMP

Swimgainz Residential Swim Camp

The Ultimate Swimming Experience 4 days / 3 night stay 6 Pool Sessions (12 hours) Full Board

  • Starts 30th October 2023
  • £450
  • Oundle School, The Great Hall, New Street, Oundle, PE8 4GH

Available spots

For further details regarding the camp please follow the following link:

SwimGainz Residential Camp

1st May 2023

MILLENNIUM: SECOND DAY OF RELAUNCH – RECRUITMENT DRIVE

Yet another successful day in the re-opening of Millennium. 10 new members through the door, some familiar faces and some new faces too, was excellent to see you all at Grove Vale (B43 6AL).

The feedback has been wonderful to receive and testament to our superb teaching team: ‘My daughter came for her first session today, she was upset and nervous, your staff were absolutely amazing with her…’

We will be adding a new lesson to our list as of the 20th May, 9.00-9.30 a.m.

So we have Saturday availablilty on:-

  • 9.00-9.30 a.m. (as of 20th May)
  • 9.30-10.00 a.m. (Limited space available)
  • 10.00-10.30 a.m.
  • 10.30-11.00 a.m. (Length lesson)
  • 11.00-11.30 a.m.
  • 11.30-12.00 p.m.

www.mwswim.co.uk

30th April 2023

MERCIAN SUMMER LEAGUE – WALSALL GALA BATHS W/UP

The Walsall Gala Baths gala warm up time has changed. The warm up for this Saturday, 29th April, will be at 5.15 p.m. and not the advertised 6.00 p.m. Please feel free to share.

27th April 2023

THE MILLENNIUM WASPS RE-LAUNCH

Saturday we re-launched Millennium Wasps Swimming Club, after a 15 month break we re-opened our doors at Grove Vale Primary School (B43 6AL). Lessons started at 9.30 a.m. It was great to welcome back some of our old members and a huge welcome to our new recruits. This is the first phase of re-opening, the next phase over the next few weeks, we’ll be pushing a large recruitment drive for our Saturday morning lessons.

Lessons Available:-

  • 9.30-10.00 a.m.
  • 10.00-10.30 a.m.
  • 10.30-11.00 a.m (Lengths)
  • 11.00-11.30 a.m.
  • 11.30-12.00 p.m.

Please feel free to share, website inc. contact details: www.mwswim.co.uk

Many thanks for all your support yesterday, huge thank you to those working behind the scenes, especially from the media side, you all know who you are, was also great to see some special visitors through the door too!

Was great to have the team back together once more, onwards and upwards!!

Next project – Triathlon!

24th April 2023

MILLENNIUM RE-LAUNCH

Today we re-launch Millennium Swimming Club, after a 15 month break we re-open our doors at Grove Vale Primary School. Lessons begin at 9.30 a.m. Welcome back to our old and to our new recruits. This is the first phase, the next phase over the next few weeks, we’ll be pushing a recruitment drive for our Saturday morning lessons.

Good luck to the team, back together once more!

22nd April 2023

WORCESTER WINTER LEAGUE FINALS – SUN 16TH APRIL

Well done to all the teams competing in the Worcester Winter League Final on Sunday 16th April at Droitwich. Congratulations to Redditch Swimming Club in becoming the overall League Champions of 2023.

Final Results:

A Final:

  1. Redditch 171
  2. Worcester Green 165
  3. Sandwell Aqua A 142
  4. Stourbridge A 140
  5. Pershore 130
  6. Orion 93

B Final:

  1. Worcester Blue 202
  2. Droitwich Dolphins 175
  3. Sandwell Aqua B 172
  4. Stourbridge B 156

17th April 2023

SWIMGAINZ – THE ENDLESS POOL

We are based at Coombs Wood Park, Halesowen, Birmingham. Located in the heart of the West Midlands , (just 2 mins from J2 &3 of the M5) Swimgainz is ideally situated to welcome anyone locally or from further afield wishing to further their swimming experience.

With a top end speed of 63 seconds per 100 meters, Swimgainz high performance endless pool offers the facility to be bespoke to each individual swimmer and their development. Using a state of the art camera system located both in and out the pool the swimmer will enjoy real time video analysis and instant feedback as well as continual communication through our wireless, bone conduction head sets . 

​After your training session, you will leave with a copy of your swimming videos, and a clear summary of your key focus areas.

​Common faults we can help you fix:

  • Low lying legs
  • Breathing
  • Arm position
  • Body position

SwimGainz Junior League – Website

SwimGainz – Stroke Anyalysis Website

As teachers and coaches we would recommend a trip to SwimGainz. The analysis they can offer is exceptional, we’ve been to their sessions to see how they operate, and they are able to see stroke defects and inefficiencies, which coaches are unable to detect from being on poolside alone. Give them a try, well worth it!

16th April 2023

MILLENNIUM SWIMMING CLUBRE-OPENING, HISTORY & WEBSITE

New website: mwswim.co.uk

They currently offer lessons on a Saturday morning form 9.30 a.m. onwards. The time slots they have available are:

A family run swimming club is re-opening its doors from the end of April, after 15 months. We have been asked to promote their school. The Swimming Club has been in existence since 2000 and is based in a school pool in Grove Vale in Great Bar, serving the Birmingham side of West Bromwich, Walsall and Birmingham areas. They provide Learn to Swim lessons for 4 year old upwards from total beginner to Stages 6/7.

Lessons will be carries out by fully qualified and trained Swim England teachers, working towards the Swim England Teaching Scheme of Stages. The school is fully covered by private insurance and all lessons are lifeguarded.

Time SlotWidth/Stage/LengthSpaces Available
9.30 a.m. -10.00 a.m.0-320
10.00 a.m. – 10.30 a.m.0-320
10.30 a.m. -11.00 a.m.4-6 Length12
11.00 a.m. – 11.30 a.m.0-320
11.30 a.m. – 12.00 p.m.0-320
Current time slots for Millennium Swimming Club

Lessons will be £30 per calendar month, payable at the start of the month. Anyone wishing their child to the Learn To Swim programme please contact Emma on: millenniumswim2000@gmail.com

School Address: 16 Monksfield Ave, Birmingham, B43 6AL

A history to the club has been added to the MILLENNIUM SWIMMING CLUB page, along with a new newsletter.

16th April 2023

MERCIAN SUMMER LEAGUE UPDATE

The warm up times for all galas at:

  • Walsall Gala Baths – 6.00 p.m.
  • Tamworth Snowdome – 6.00 p.m.
  • Nuneaton Pingles – 6.00 p.m.

12th April 2023

SWIMGAINZ JUNIOR LEAGUE ROUND 3 RESULTS

Gala 9 – Halesowen

  1. Worcester 191
  2. Evesham Red 151
  3. Ledbury & Malvern 95

Gala 10 – Halesowen

  1. Sandwell Aqua Black 161
  2. Stourbridge 154
  3. Cheltenham Phoenix 115

Gala 11 – Redditch

  1. Evesham Blue 181
  2. Pershore 163
  3. Bromsgrove 157
  4. Sandwell Aqua Red 94

Gala 12 – Cheltenham

  1. Halesowen 172
  2. Cheltenham SWPC 162
  3. Redditch 159
  4. Tewsbury 108

5th April 2023

NUNEATON & DIST JUNIOR LEAGUE RESULTS

Below are the current standings in the Nuneaton Junior League and the draw for the next round of the league.

1st April 2023

WARLEY WASPS/SMETHWICK/SR & AA TROPHY COLLECTION

It is our intention to remove the trophies from Langley for cleaning, photographing, logging of the trophy history i.e. years & names and a portfolio produced. The Black Country Living Museum have been contacted this to arrange to speak to them about the trophies and Rolph Street Baths and how they would be best suited to be displayed in the old pool, the original home of Smethwick Recreation and Athletic Association. The old silver school trophies currently in a cupboard at the Smethwick Heritage Centre will also be sorted, so refurbishment if necessary, can be carried out.

Once all trophies are all logged and recorded, they’ll be potentially loaned to the BCLM and some to be loaned for display at the new Aquatics Centre in Smethwick.

Rolfe Street Baths was opened in 1888, Smethwick Recreation and Athletic Association/Smethwick Swimming Club/Warley WASPS were formed on 7th May 1888, on the very day Rolfe Street opened its doors.

There are a number of our trophies that date back to 1888 and many of them are Victorian silver. To have them back in their rightful home for all to see on display would be a fitting tribute to them and all who have been involved with the club since 1888.

The trophy cabinet will stay where it is until we can ascertain a place for it to reside, or it can go with the trophies if required, a few tokens of memorabilia have been left for now.

1st April 2023

WORCESTER WINTER LEAGUE RD1/2 RESULTS – LEAGUE

Below are the results and current league standings from the second round of the Worcester Winter League held on the 18th March 2023.

Final Round Draw: Sunday 16th April at Droitwich Leisure Centre:

Gala 1 – 9:00 a.m. Warm Up

  • Worcester Blue
  • Sandwell Aqua Black
  • Droitwich Dolphins (Hosts)
  • Stourbridge B
  • Perry Beeches SSS

Gala 2 – 12:00 p.m. Warm Up

  • Redditch (Hosts)
  • Stourbridge A
  • Sandwell Aqua Red
  • Worcester Green
  • Pershore
  • Orion

29th March 2023

NUNEATON JUNIOR LEAGUE ROUND 1 PROVISIONAL RESULTS

Below are the provisional gala positions after round 1 of the weekends Nuneaton Junior League Round 1. There are a few missing positions from Division 1 Gala 3 and no results for Division 3.

28th March 2023

NEW PAGE – ANALYSING SWIMMING TECHNIQUES

We’ve found a few quality YouTube clips of Adam Peaty’s breaststroke being broken down into its component elements. This is contained on the above mentioned page. This will be updated regularly, with more analysis and tips to improve your swimming. The History page has also been updated.

23rd March 2023

NEW SWIM ENGLAND PAGE

This page has dedicated links to Membership Check, Swim Englands Rankings, Indivdual and all Time. Will save a lot of time trying to navigate a confusing website. 🙂

21st March 2023

NEW OPEN MEET PAGE

This new page will advertise local open meets from around the West Midlands, with contact details and links to entry packs etc… Like the Swim England page, a quick direct link.

21st March 2023

ROUND 1 MERCIAN SUMMER LEAGUE DRAW – 29TH APRIL

The first round draw has been released for the Mercian League, it is as follows:

Gala 1: Pingles: CV11 4LX

  • Perry Beeches (Hosting)
  • Kingsbury Aq
  • Pershore
  • Halesowen
  • Leamington Spa
  • Sandwell Aqua B

Gala 2: Walsall Gala Baths: WS1 1DH

  • Wombourne (Hosting)
  • Orion
  • Boldmere
  • Sandwell Aqua A
  • Coventry
  • Worcester

Gala 3: Tamworth: B79 7ND

  1. Rugby
  2. Redditch
  3. Tamworth (Hosting)
  4. Stratford Sharks
  5. Bilston
  6. Blythe Barracudas

13th March 2023

HISTORY BLOG – DOREEN DARBY

It was great to meet up with Doreen Darby yesterday afternoon. For those who are unaware, Doreen was a member of Smethwick Recreational & Athletics Club, Smethwick Swimming Club, then Warley WASPS from the late 1950’s through to late 1980’s. She is still a life member, and at 84, the oldest life member we have.

We have agreed to write a regular blog on those times, memories and the very rich history behind the club. This will include both sections of the club, water polo and swimming. Names from the past spoken about, Bert Owen, Andy & Judy Wilson, John Darby Sn, Bernard Charles Noel Winter, Nick Gillingham, Tim Jones, Roland Lee, Avis Willington and many more.

It was a pleasure to meet and talk swimming and polo with Doreen, and look forward to posting memories and pictures from a time gone by!

12th March 2023

LIVE RESULTS FROM LOCAL OPEN MEETS

The only live link currently is for the Nuneaton & Bedworth Delia Reynolds Open. This can be found on:

Heat sheets for the Stourbridge Crystal open Meet can be found on the following links:

12th March 2023

NUNEATON JUNIOR LEAGUE RD1 DRAW – SAT 25TH MAR

Below is a downloadable version of the first round of this years Nuneaton & District Junior League.

8th March 2023

SWIMGAINZ JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE RESULTS

The results from this weekends SwimGainz Junior Development League are as follows, the latest league table is also posted:

Gala 5:

  1. Bromsgrove 163
  2. Halesowen 156
  3. Ledbury & Malvern 113

Gala 6:

  1. Stourbridge 181
  2. Cheltenham SWPC 172
  3. Sandwell Aqua Red 100

Gala 7:

  1. Evesham Blue 168
  2. Redditch 158
  3. Evesham Red 143
  4. Sandwell Aqua Black 115

Gala 8:

  1. Worcester 181
  2. Pershore 174
  3. Cheltenham 128
  4. Tewkesbury 110

6th March 2023

GROVE VALE ARE SENDING OUT AN SOS!

Grove Vale Primary School need your help to Save our Swimming –  We need to make £5000 and get 100 supporters so that sport England will make an £8,000 pledge.  The campaign is raising funds for the refurbishment of the swimming pool and to make sure it is able to be used for many more years. The swimming pool has been closed for over a year now, some pupils haven’t even had the chance to use it yet.

You could help by making a pledge to our crowdfunding page here Save our Swimming – or by sharing on your website or social media.  If you have any other ideas or ways you could help us then it would be great to hear from you.

You could also use or share this QR code for us – it can be used to scan to go straight to the fundraising page.

3rd March 2023

COUNTY COMPARISONS – WORCS, STAFFS, WARCS

https://results.swimworcestercounty.org/events/swimmingchampionships/2023/WCSA_SwimChamps_2023/webpages/index.htm

https://warwickshireasa.co.uk/Results/WCmeet2023/index.htm

http://results.staffsasa.co.uk/2023staffschamps/

It’s always a good idea to cross refence qualifying times across the 3 local Counties. Here you’ll find the 2023 QT’s for Worcester, Staffordshire and Warwickshire County, along with the results from the competitions. Where short of swimmers in age-groups, would it be an idea to raise the times slightly to ensure full finals, it seems two out of the three Counties have a shortage. This will continue to move through the age-groups and with a drop off, some age-groups by 15’s could be down to two or three swimmers.

21st February 2023

WORLD AQUATICS RULES UPDATE

As you may be aware World Aquatics (FINA) rules for the period 2023-2025 were published on 3 January 2023.

It was subsequently agreed by the three Home Nations that these rules would be implemented for swimming and open water across the board with effect from Friday 10th March 2023.

New CPDs, which form a mandatory part of the relicensing process, will therefore be rolled out to educate officials on the changes. The swimming CPD will be delivered face to face/online – please contact your local Officials Coordinators for details of their plans for rolling out the training. Details of the open water CPD will be emailed to all open water officials in due course.

Other training documentation is in the process of being updated and will be rolled out to those affected.

Please cascade this information to any colleagues that are not registered for Swimming Officials News.

13th February 2023

PERSONAL STATEMENT

The statement has been moved to the Statement/Blog page. This will be updated regularly and a statement will follow once Swim England West Midlands have produced the pending report. We can assure all members/ex-members that nothing undue, untoward from both a financial and governance point of view. All being well, the report will clearly show this after full, open and honest co-operation, and exoneration will persue.

10th February 2023

CARDIAC RISK IN THE YOUNG – CRY

This is a charity we’ve supported and raised money for in the past, and it is worth reading on and seeing what CRY has to offer with regards to our young athletes getting themselves tested:

CRY offers subsidised ECG and Echocardiogram screening to all young people between the ages of 14 & 35. There is a simple way to diagnose most cardiac abnormalities. This is by having an ECG (electrocardiogram) test. Results should be read by a cardiologist. For extra clarity an Echocardiogram (ultrasound scan) can also be done. If there has been a young (under 35) sudden death in the family, the family is entitled to be screened on the NHS. All of CRY’s public events are free to attend.

At a CRY screening we use a medical history questionnaire and ECG, echocardiograms are carried out on the day also if our Dr requests further investigation is required.

For further details follow the below link:

www.c-r-y.org.uk

4th February 2023

GOAL SETTING SHEETS – CLUB INFORMATION PAGE

Goal setting sheets have been updated and can now be found and downloaded on the ‘Club Information’ page.

4th February 2023

SWIMGAINZ – ANALYSIS & DEVELOPMENT

About Us

With over 30 years competitive experience in both pool and open water swimming, Swimgainz has been developed to provide coaching, technical analysis and development for anyone with a desire to learn and improve.

Whether you are a triathlete, open water swimmer, competitive swimmer or someone who just wants develop their swimming technique, Swimgainz can offer coaches who have extensive knowledge and experience to support you . 

Both Ryan and Josh have swam at National and International level and have more recently enjoyed the world of open water swimming, culminating in Ryan being a proud member of the ‘Big Rick’s 4 Way Channel Relay Team’ in 2018. The team of 6 were the first from Great Britain and Europe to complete this monumental feat. 

Alongside this experience both are fully qualified Level 2 Swim England Coaches . Both volunteer their time coaching at Halesowen Swimming Club and Josh also provides his expertise to the University of Birmingham swimming squad.

OUR SERVICES:

  • VIDEO ANALYSIS & 1 TO 1 COACHING
  • ADULT LEARN TO SWIM CRASH COURSE
  • TRIATHLETE AND OPEN WATER SWIMMER DEVELOPMENT
  • Club Day Hire
  • SWIMGAINZ ACADEMY

WEBSITE: www.swimgainz.co.uk

27th January 2023

SWIMGAINZ JD LEAGUE RESULTS – SAT 7TH JAN

The results from both teams are now available to ownload from the ‘Results’ page. The league table can be found on the below link:

https://www.swimgainzjuniorleague.co.uk/the-draw

15th January 2023

WEST MIDLANDS 2023 REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFYING TIMES

10th January 2023

SWIMGAINZ JD LEAGUE RESULTS – SAT 7TH JAN

A huge well done to all the swimmers from Sandwell Aqua ‘Red’ and ‘Black’ in yesterday evenings first round of the new look SwimGainz Junior Development League (SwimGainz JDL). All swimmers performed exceedingly well and can be pleased and proud of their performances. For many, it was their first ever taste of competitive swimming and hopefully will be the start of a long and successful career in the sport, you were up against some very good teams!

The atmosphere on the poolside was excellent (and very busy all round), the balcony was very nearly full, and it all added up to create a very enjoyable gala for all.

Final Results SA ‘Red’ (Gala 1):

  • 1 WORCESTER 134
  • 2 REDDITCH 131
  • 3 SANDWELL AQUA RED 85

SA ‘Black’ (Gala 2): Results now available

  • 1 = HALESOWEN 120
  • 1= PERSHORE 120
  • 3 SANDWELL AQUA BLACK 104

Full results will be posted and distributed shortly.

Many thanks to the officials, team managers, poolside helpers and parents for all your support.

10th January 2023

MESSAGE FROM YOUR RETIRING CHAIRMAN

I hope you are all keeping well, especially during this cold winter weather

I wish to inform you that on 31 December 2022, I will formally resign my position as Chairman of Warley Wasps Swimming and Polo Club. It has been a pleasure and privilege to be actively involved in the running and activities of the club for over 40 years, most of which have been on the committee in one capacity or another.

In some ways, this is a sad time as the Club is about to merge with Sandwell Aquatics club, which is itself a merger of Oldbury and Haden Hill Swimming clubs. As with all mergers, this has not been without it’s problems and the merger on 1 January 2023, has seen some difficulties. These will be overcome and it is my intention to re register my Swim England Membership with Sandwell Aquatics, as indeed all Warley members will be required to do.

I am grateful for the support which I have received from you all throughout the time I have been actively involved, and know that this will continue now and into the future. This will ensure the continued development and success of the enlarged merged club, to the benefit of the youngsters and not so young residents of Sandwell.

Finally, I wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a peaceful and successful 2023.

Regards

Ray

17th December 2022

TEAM LISTS – ARENA LEAGUE FINAL ROUND

The team lists are now available to download from our ‘Team Lists’ tab. The password is the usual one, anyone requiring the password, please feel free to ask.

The A team are swimming their round at: West Bromwich Leisure Centre, B70 7AZ

The B team are swimming their round at: Wyndley Leisure Centre, Sutton C’field, B73 6EB

Could all parents let the usual people know about availability so reserves can be contacted in good time.

27th November 2022

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ARENA LEAGUE – RESULTS, TABLE ETC…

All the latest news, results, league table and venues for the next round can be found on the following link:

The ‘A’ Team will be at West Bromwich Lesiure Centre on 10th December and will be hosting:

  • Halesowen
  • Bromsgrove
  • Sandwell Aqua ‘A’
  • Boldmere ‘B’
  • Ledbury & Malvern
  • Etwall Eagles

The ‘B’ Team will be at Wyndley Leisure Centre (Sutton):

  • Perry Beeches
  • Burntwood
  • Sandwell Aqua ‘B’
  • Cheadle
  • Camp Hill

16th November 2022

NOTICE OF EGM – SUNDAY 11TH DECEMBER 2022

Notice is hereby given of a Special General Meeting of

Warley Amateur Swimming and Polo Club (WASPS)                   

The Meeting is to take place at 15.00hrs (3.00p.m.) on

  • Sunday 11th December 2022
  • At West Bromwich Leisure Centre

The purpose of the meeting is to agree by a vote carried by at least three quarters of members present and entitled to vote,  the dissolution of Warley Wasps (WASPS) in order that all existing and future members may become members of Sandwell Aquatics Club with effect from the Swim England Annual renewal date of 1st January 2023.

The dissolution is to take effect from midnight on 11th December 2022.

The reason for the dissolution on this date is to enable renewal/membership of Sandwell Aquatics Club from 1st January 2023, in light of the need to submit entries for Worcester County Swimming Championships 2023, the closing date for which is 20th December 2022.

The residual committee members shall be responsible for the winding up of the assets and liabilities of Warley Wasps thereafter.

After settling all liabilities of the club, the committee shall dispose of the net assets to Sandwell Aquatics Club it being a registered Charity, and having similar sports purposes.

Ray Evans:  Chairman

On behalf of Warley Wasps

Committee and members

“A quorum at a General Meeting shall be 20 Senior members (currently Swim England paid members of 16 years of age at the end of this year) plus Life Members.

Members being allowed a vote shall be Senior members, as above plus all currently paid S.E. members 13 years of age and above.

Parents of currently S.E. paid members may attend but may not take part in discussions and are not entitled to vote unless S.E. paid members themselves.”

15th November 2022

ARENA LEAGUE ROUND 2 RESULTS

A big well done to all the swimmers from Sandwell Aqua ‘A’ in yesterday evenings Arena League second round, in Leamington. All swam very well and be pleased and proud of their performances, from start to finish we competed to a high standard in all races and produced an excellent third placed result.

Sandwell Aqua ‘B’ had an even better result with a second place finish up in Repton (results to be posted once received).

The results of Sandwell Aqua ‘A’ can be found on our ‘Results Page’ – newly added to this site (password is the usual).

Final Reults SA ‘A’:

  1. Repton A 244
  2. Flitwick Dolphins 177
  3. Sandwell Aqua ‘A’ 175
  4. Ledbury & Malvern 125
  5. Etwall eagles 119

13th November 2022

ALLENS OF KINGSBURY 20% DISCOUNT

16th October 2022

ARENA LEAGUE ROUND 1 RESULTS

Well done to all the swimmers competing last night in the first round of this years Arena League. We had two teams out, one at West Bromwich and one up in Bramcote. Both teams did exceptionally well, with many excellent performances recorded. Sandwell A produced a second place finish to a very strong squad setup, while the B team finished a very close forth, with a full team would have been a definate third place.

Many thanks to all the parents, poolside helpers and officials for helping to making both galas a success!

Final Results:

West Bromwich

  1. Repton 235
  2. Sandwell Aqua ‘A’ 157
  3. Long Eaton 149
  4. Boldmere ‘B’ 124
  5. Northgate 114
  6. Halesowen 103

Bramcote

  1. Evesham 149
  2. Dronefield Dolphins 140
  3. Burntwood 116
  4. Sandwell Aqua ‘B’ 113
  5. Swadlincote 110

The gala results and League Tables can be found on the following links:

The gala results from Sandwell A & B will be released shortly.

10th October 2022

NUNEATON JUNIOR LEAGUE RESULTS

The results from this years Division 3 Final are now available to download from our ‘Members’ page. They are in pdf format. Please ask if you require the password for the page. Many apologies for the delay in releasing the results.

2nd October 2022

WORCESTER COUNTY DEVELOPMENT MEET

A huge well done to all the swimmers competing as Sandwell Aqua at Wolverhampton over the weekend. Some fantastic swims were swum, many person bests achieved and a lot of medals won!

Breakdown of results:

Session 1-2 (Ages 9-11)

  • 4 Gold
  • 7 Silver
  • 6 Bronze

Session 3-4 (Ages 12-14)

  • 7 Gold
  • 12 Silver
  • 9 Bronze

A total of 127 times were bettered from their entry times! Overall, a massively successful meet, well done all, your hard work is paying off, keep it up!!

25th September 2022

NUNEATON JUNIOR LEAGUE FINAL – PROMOTION GAINED

Excellent result from last night, Warley WASPS are back in Division 2! A very tough gala, Evesham and Walsall pulled away from the rest of the teams and we comfortbly sat in 3rd place, where we stayed all gala. Another super performance from our swimmers and yet another promotion to add to the list.

We are going to be pushing a recruitment drive. We will be leafleting local schools around the Bearwood/Warley/Harborne area. If you are able to drop leaflets into your local school please let Tim/Marc know and they will distribute the leaflets out.

Final Results:

1. WALSALL 237

2. EVESHAM 232

3. WARLEY WASPS 188

4. CHEADLE 138

5. NUNEATON ‘B’ 133

6. CAMP HILL 86

Well done to all, swimmers, parents, poolside helpers and officials, you helped to make our final gala memorable!

11th September 2022

SPONSORED SWIM – 3 PEAKS CHALLENGE

Many thanks for all who entered our sponsored swim and to all swimmers/parents who obtained sponsorship for the club. A special thanks goes out to all the teachers/coaches and helpers who made the night a great success. We managed to raise in excess of £1250, well done all!!

17th August 2022

SPONSORED SWIM – 3 PEAKS CHALLENGE

Many thanks to all the swimmers and parents who helped out at last weeks Sponsored Swim, at the Tipton and Langey sessions, we had well over 100 swimmers taking part from Stage 3 through our seniors. We not only swam up the 3 Peaks, we did more than enough to swim back down and across the Channel.

Super swimming all!!! Many thanks for all the help with regards to counting and organising!

Sponsor money can be handed in on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday morning of this coming week.

19th July 2022

WOLVERHAMPTON OPEN MEET RESULTS

Well done to all the swimmers who attended the Wolverhampton Open Meet this weekend. There were a number of amazing personal bests swum and 35 medals won and 4 swimmers made the skins final, with a first and third place achieved.

Medal haul:

  • Gold 8
  • Silver 15
  • Bronze 12

Many thanks for parents support and special thanks to Jason and Stacey for their help on the poolside.

11th July 2022

PGL ROSS LEAGUE FINAL RESULTS GLOUCESTER

Well done to all the Sandwell teams in yesterday afternoons and evenings PGL Ross League final. It was a very tough final to be, going into the final as 8th placed team, we knew it would be a hard call to ask anything more of our swimmers. We had 10 swimmers missing, 9’s swimming up as 10’s and 10’s swimming up as 11’s to cover shortness in relays, we refrained from asking some of our usual junior swimmers as it was these swimmers that got us to the final in the first instance and we still managed to gain 198 points! Well done to all involved, excellent atmosphere all round on poolside. Many thanks to all the poolside helpers, officials, parents and coaches for attending and supporting this year in the league.

Many thanks to Evesham, especially to Graham, for organising this years event!

‘A’ Final Results:

  1. WORCESTER 305 (may have misheard this score)
  2. EVESHAM 304
  3. BROMSGROVE 297
  4. CHELTENHAM SWPC 280
  5. PERSHORE 265
  6. REDDITCH 258
  7. SANDWELL AQUA BLUE 217
  8. SANDWELL AQUA BLACK 198

The full results are now available from our ‘Members’ page.

26th June 2022

NUNEATON JUNIOR LEAGUE RESULTS – PINGLES

Our Junior team swam in the final round of the Nuneaton Junior League in Nuneaton last night. We knew a good result would safely see us into the final in September. Last night we think we did enough to reach the divisional final. The comprised of 5 of the top 6 teams, so it was going to be a test from the start.

After 12 events we were joint first and by the mid-way we were leading by 3 points. The 3rd quarter of the gala saw us drop off the lead pace somewhat, but we picked up in the final quarter with some impressive displays, especially in the relays.

By the end of the gala we had finished in a fairly close and creditable 3rd place and booked ourselves into the final in September. The swimmers were a credit to the club and produced 24 personal best swims (75% of all swims).

A very big thanks goes out to all the swimmers, parents, poolside helpers and officials (from all clubs) for their help, a special thanks to Stacey for organising the WW staffing and to Delia Reynolds from Nuneaton for helping out with organising the recording spreadsheets and starting device.

Final Results:

  1. Walsall 265
  2. Evesham 254
  3. Warley WASPS 240
  4. Droitwich Dolphins 197
  5. Oswestry Otters 191
  6. Boldmere ‘B’ 190
  7. Broadway 63

The results are available to download from our ‘Members’ page.

19th June 2022

MERCIAN LEAGUE ROUND 2 RESULTS

Last night our senior team swam in the second round of the Mercian Summer League at Pingles, Nuneaton. This was always going to be a very tough gala and with many new swimmers competing up from PGL Ross League into a senior league, it added to the difficulty. However, the experience gained from competing at this next level is invaluable, it shows what can be achieved with hard work. With 16 swimmers with Regional times not allowed to swim and a number of injuries and absences we still competed and still had full age-groups, ensuring that all had the opportunity to swim, even if it meant a few of our more senior swimmers helping out.

The atmosphere on the poolside was excellent and all swam to the best of their ability. Out of 34 individual swims we produced 28 personal best times (a huge 82.4%). Excellent swimming all!

Many thanks to the poolside helpers, officials and parents for your continued support.

The full results will be posted once they’ve been recieved.

Final Results:

  1. WORCESTER 235
  2. KINGSBURY AQU 191
  3. LEAMINGTON SPA 182
  4. SOLIHULL 169
  5. LICHFIELD 126
  6. WARLEY WASPS 122

12th June 2022

NUNEATON JUNIOR LEAGUE CURRENT TABLE & FULL DRAW

The current standings in the league table can be downloaded below along with the full draw for the next round of the league on Saturday 18th June.

25th May 2022

NUNEATON JUNIOR LEAGUE ROUND 2 RESULTS

Another great performance from our junior team. we had a number of issues with team selection, swimmers unavailable and some 15 changes to team sheets on poolside…all of these did not stop our swimmers performing to high degree of standard and we still produced an excellent result…First place!

Well done to all the swimmers, the pool area was compact, hot and very noisy, but you all did yourselves, your parents and coaches proud. Many thanks also to all the officials and poolside helpers at the gala, you all help to keep the gala running smoothly!

Final Results:

  1. WARLEY WASPS 265
  2. DROITWICH DOLPHINS 256
  3. BOLDMERE ‘B’
  4. NUNEATON & BEDWORTH ‘B’ 183
  5. CAMP HILL 156
  6. BROADWAY SC 135
  7. TELFORD AQUA 123

Final Results of Gala 2 in Division 3 (unofficial):

  1. EVESHAM & WALSALL 243
  2. OSWESTRY OTTERS 180
  3. CHEADLE 165
  4. SOLIHULL ‘B’
  5. TAMWORTH 68

Evesham & Walsall tied for first place, this should go back to first places, second places etc…

We can safely say that we have certainly cemented our position in third place. We require a full team for Round 3 to ensure we gain a place in the final, which will hopefully lead to a quick return to Division 2, ready for the merger.

Full results are now ready to download from our members page.

15th May 2022

2022 WEST MIDLANDS REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

We’ve had an excellent two weekends at the West Midlands Regional Championships in Coventry this year. With 15 swimmers achieving Regional Qualifying Times, we broke our previous record of 10. They all performed remarkably well, producing some massive personal bests, then produced even more in the finals. Yet again it was a pleasure to watch and be a part of. You all did yourselves, parents, coaches and club proud.

By the end of the competition we had achieved:

  • 23 Finals
  • 14 Medals
  • 1 Gold
  • 6 Silver
  • 7 Bronze

This doubled our previous record (in modern times) of 7 medals. With the finals and medals also achieved by Sandwell Aquatics, the future of Sandwell swimming is looking very biright!

9th May 2022

TEST EVENT RELAY RESULTS – SAT 30TH APRIL

Well done to all the Sandwell swimmers who competed in last weeks Test Event Championships and the evenings Relay Gala. We were all glad to be part of such a historic event and be some of the first swimmers to compete in the pool. There were lots of medals won and many personal bests set.

Many thanks has to go to all the organisers, helpers, officials, coaches and parents from within Sandwell Aquatics. The atmosphere was amazing and the venue is world class!

Final Results:

  1. Worcester 209
  2. Evesham/Pershore 174
  3. Stourbridge 168
  4. Sandwell Aqua 1 158
  5. Halesowen 141
  6. Sandwell Aqua 2 139
  7. Ledbury & Malvern 94
  8. Droitwich Dolphins 92

6th May 2022

WEST MIDLANDS REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS WEEKEND 1

An excellent weekend of competition, swimmers producing personal best times, 17 finals achieved and 11 medals won, 1 gold, 4 silver and 6 bronze! The recent previous record for Regional medals was 7, set some 5 years, this has well beaten that record and there’s still one weekend to go!

Well done all, you’ve done yourselves, parents, coaches and club proud! It was a pleasure to watch! Bring on this weekends competition.

6th May 2022

The team list for the second round of the Nuneaton Junior League is now available to download on the members page.

The second round of the Nuneaton Junior League is to be held on Saturday 14th May. The team list is available to download below, we do need to know availablity asap so reserves can be contacted. Please contact Marc with availability as soon as possible. the round will take place at the Pingle Leisure Centre, Nuneaton, CV11 4LX.

The current league table, first round results etc…can be found on the leagues new website below:

3rd May 2022

WORCESTER WINTER LEAGUE FINAL RESULTS

This afternoon saw our senior team compete at Droitwich in the final round of the Worcester Winter League. As one of the top 4 teams competing in this gala, it was always going to be a very tough competition. We produced a very good performance, with many personal best times being recorded, but against some of the strongest teams, not only in Worcester County, but the Midlands, we did struggle to hold our own.

This does not in anyway detract from the fact that we earnt the right to swim in the top gala with two superb performances in round one and two. Yet again the swimmers were a credit to the club, themselves, and their parents. Many thanks to all for supporting the club over this years competition and a big thanks to officials, chaperones and coaches who have been a huge help.

Gala 3 Results:

  1. REDDITCH 213
  2. WORCESTER GREEN 185
  3. PERSHORE 176
  4. SANDWELL STORM 147

Gala 2 Result:

  1. Stourbridge 202
  2. Orion 192
  3. Worcester Blue 168
  4. Sandwell Sharks 160

Gala 1 Result:

  1. Evesham 204
  2. Perry Beeches 175
  3. Droitwich Dolphins 170
  4. Sandwell Strikers 143

The full results will be posted once they’ve been processed.

24th April 2022

PGL ROSS LEAGUE CURRENT LEAGUE TABLES- RESULTS

A huge well done to our Junior team on Saturday evening. It was a tough and close gala throughout and we managed an excellent second placed finsh. We had a number of changes to make on pool side and missed 3 individual events, but even so, we persevered and produced a superb final result. Well done to all the swimmers competing, many thanks to the officials, pool side helpers and coaches.

Final Results:

  1. Pershore 170
  2. Sandwell Aqua Black 140
  3. Ledbury & Malvern 135
  4. Tewksbury 116

The final results can be found on our members page and the league results and league table on the below file. The next round will be held on Saturday 7th May and will be held in Cheltenham. We will be looking at putting on a coach for this gala.

12th April 2022

WORCESTER WINTER LEAGUE FINAL – SUNDAY 24TH APRIL – TEAM LIST

The team list for the Worcester Winter League Final is now available on our members page. This is going to be a very tough final, so we need as close to a full strength team as possible.

The round will take place on Sunday 24th April 2022 at Droitwich Spa Leisure Centre, WR9 0RZ, with a 2.30 p.m. warm up. There will be no training at West Bromwich on this Sunday due to coaches and swimmers being at the final.

Draw:

  • Worcester Green
  • Redditch
  • Sandwell Storm
  • Pershore

12th April 2022

NUNEATON JUNIOR LEAGUE – SHREWS & NOVA OPEN RESULTS

Well done to all of our swimmers competing this weekend; we’ve had many medals, personal bests and more Regional Qualifying Times from the Shrewsbury Open Meet; personal bests and medals from the Nova Open Meet in Nottingham and an outstanding performance from our junior team swimming in the first round of the Nuneaton Junior League in Tamworth.

Final gala results:

  1. Evesham 263
  2. Warley WASPS 237
  3. Camp Hill 172
  4. Solihull ‘B’ 130
  5. Tamworth 70
  6. Telford Aqua DNS

2nd April 2022

WORCESTER WINTER LEAGUE RD 2 RESULTS & RD 3 DRAW

The draw for the final round has been made and we are at Droitwich with a 2.30 p.m. warm up for a 3.00 p.m. start. The tie will take place on Sunday 24th April.

There is a little buit of a descrepancy with our results i.e. Redditch and Worcester Green should be swapped around, but don’t think it will change the draw. We are in the upper final for the first time in many years, well done to all. The final will be a tough round.

29th March 2022

WORCESTER WINTER LEAGUE ROUND 2 RESULTS – UPLOADED

The results have now been updated and uploaded onto our ‘Members’ page. It was another excellent team performance, great atmosphere and team spriit between the swimmers, which resulted in a second place finish, splitting the two Worcester teams. Many thanks to all the swimmers, parents, poolside helpers and officials for their continued support.

Final Reults:

  1. Worcester Green 231
  2. Sandwell Storm (WW) 190
  3. Worcester blue 181
  4. Sandwell Strikers 128

The full results have now been posted.

27th March 2022

PGL ROSS LEAGUE – RESULTS

Another fantastic result last night in the second round of the PGL Ross League. We are awaiting the gala results, once we recieve them they’ll go onto our results page. The atmosphere was amazing, the team spirit was excellent and the positions changed frequently throughout the gala, with us finishing in a superb second position.

Well done to all those that swam, again a number of first time swimmers, taking the total to 26 so far, many thanks to the coaching staff, poolside helpers and officials, you all came together to help another excellent result!

Final Results:

  1. REDDITCH 178
  2. SANDWELL AQU BLK (THE WASPS) 141
  3. CHELTENHAM SWPC 133
  4. SANDWELL AQU GRN (H.HILL) 123

The next round will be on 9th April, again at Abbey Stadium, Redditch, against:

  • PERSHORE
  • TEWKESBURY
  • SANDWELL AQU BLK (WASPS)
  • LEDBURY & MALVERN

6th March 2022

SWIMGAINZ CLUB DAY – FRIDAY 22ND APRIL 2022 – FULLY BOOKED

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Josh & Ryan

We are pleased to announce that we will be running a half day club session at Swimgainz in Blackheath/Halesowen. There are 6 places available for the video swimming analysis. Each swimmer will have 1 hour of time in the tank, with our coaches working alongside Josh/Ryan looking at strokes on under-water cameras and monitors. The day will take place on Friday 22nd April, with time slots at:

  • 9.00 a.m.
  • 10.00 a.m.
  • 11.00 a.m.
  • 12.00 p.m.
  • 1.00 p.m.
  • 2.00 p.m.

The day will be open to our Junior Competitive Development swimmers upwards and each hour will be at a cost of £60.00. This will include video analysis which can be downloaded from their portal for future reference. Time slots will be given on a first come first served basis. If this proves popular, we will book other sessions for all swimmers interested.

27th February 2022

WORCESTER WINTER LEAGUE RESULTS & LEAGUE TABLE ROUND 2 DRAW

The final results of Round 1 and the current league table are available to download below. These are subject to change as there is a discrepancy with one of our race results.

The draw for the second will be:

  • REDDITCH
  • SANDWELL STORM (WW)
  • PERRY BEECHES
  • PERSHORE

The round will be held at Perdiswell Leisure Centre in Worcester on Saturday 19th March.

WORCESTER WINTER LEAGUE & PGL ROSS LEAGUE RESULTS

Saturday 19th February saw our senior team compete in the first round of the Worcester Winter League. With Bromsgrove dropping out, it left us with only 2 other teams to compete with, but compete we did, pulling off an amazing 28 1st places and 10 second places and many P.B’s also swum. The atmosphere on the poolside was exceptional and it all added to a great performance and a great first win for the team. Well done all!!!

Final Results:

  1. SANDWELL STORM (Warley WASPS) 183
  2. PERRY BEECHES 155
  3. SANDWELL STRIKERS 133
  4. BROMSGROVE DNS

Sunday 20th February also saw our junior swimmers compete in the many times, re-arranged Round 1 of the PGL Ross League. With many swimers having missed some 18 months of training and development, and with 23 swimmers competing in their first ever gala, the result was pretty much excellent. The poolside atmosphere was as the previous nights gala, loud and enthusiastic and we pulled off a great performance. Well done all, and many thanks to all the help given from parents and officials as we were hosting.

Final Results:

  1. CHELTENHAM SWC 164
  2. CHELTENHAM PHOENIX 160
  3. SANDWELL BLACK (WASPS ‘B’) 133
  4. GLOUCESTER CITY 109

25th February 2022

2022 WORCESTER COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS

This has been quite a successful Championships for us. The swimmers have done the club proud, but most importantly, themselves proud. After being away from County Championships for 2 years, having to cope with huge upheaval since April 2021, we have still managed to amass the following:-

  • 41 Medals won
  • 52 Finals Reached
  • 12 Swimmers achieving Regional Qualifying Times
  • 42 Regional Times achieved-
  • Countless Personal Bests recorded

Our achievements and performances are continuing to improve, keep up the good work all!

14th February 2022

WORCESTER WINTER LEAGUE TEAM LIST – MEMBERS PAGE

The team list for the first round of the Winter League is now available on our members page. The round will take place on Saturday 19th February at Bromsgrove Leisure Centre, B60 1AY.

Draw is as follows:

  • Bromsgrove
  • Sandwell Strikers
  • Perry Beeches
  • Sandwell Storm (WW)

7th February 2022

WORCESTER COUNTY 2022 CHAMPIONSHIPS – WEEKEND 2

This was an excellent start to the 2022 County Age-Group Championships, pretty much excellent throughout. There were countless person best going in as well as seasonal best times swum. Considering the 18 month or so break from competitive swimming our results and performances were spot on.

So far during the first sessions we’ve achieved:

  • 23 Medals
  • A further 15 finals
  • 23 Regional Times achieved

We are looking forward to next weekends competition, let’s see if we can double the above.

7th February 2022

WEST MIDLANDS REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

The qualifying times for this years West Midland Regional Championships have been updated. The times are available to download below:

The dates for the Championships will be on:

  • Saturday 30th April 2022
  • Sunday 1st May 2022
  • Monday 2nd May 2022
  • Saturday 7th May 2022
  • Sunday 8th May 2022

All days will be held at the Alan Higgs Centre in Coventry.

30th January 2022

MEMBERSHIP FEES FOR 2022

Unfortunately, it’s that time of year when Membership and insurance are due to Swim England and the region. There has to be an increase in membership for squad swimmers due to raised costs by SE. The Membership fee for 2022 will be:

  • Learn To Swim – £25.00
  • All squads (JSD. JCD, Seniors, Masters) – £45.00

Could all fees be paid asap, and via electronic bank transfer, with reference to swimmer. Please note, that with no membership, swimmers are not insured to be in or around the pool, any accidents will not be covered.

Membership forms, for returning swimmers, do not have to be re-submitted, only new members need fill in a form. These can be found on here under the ‘Policies and Forms’ tab.

An quieries can be emailed to: waspsmembership@hotmail.com

2nd January 2022

ARENA LEAGUE FINAL – RESULTS

Last night, our Senior team competed in the West Midlands Arena league Division 2 final at Leamington Spa. It was a very tough gala right from the start, and at one point we were lying in 3rd place. The swimmers performed to their best and produced some excellent swims.

The atmosphere on the poolside between our swimmers was superb and overall it was well run final and a relatively close fought final. Well done to all, many thanks to the officials, poolside helpers and parents.

No matter the obstacles, they can’t and won’t keep us down, this is the start of our re-build, commitment, determination and hard work, will pay off in the end.

Final Reults:

  1. City of Coventry ‘B’ 176
  2. Pershore 166
  3. Long Eaton 155
  4. Flitwick Dolphins 152
  5. Warley WASPS 137
  6. Derby Phoenix 88

The final results are available to download from our ‘Members’ page.

12th December 2021

TEAM CAPTAINS 2021-22 / SWIMMERS OF THE YEAR 2021

Team Captains/Swimmer Reps: Eve Salmon-Hodges and Luke Rowley
Swimmers of the Year 2021: Luke Rowley and Tyrese Morgan

8th December 2021

ARENA LEAGUE ROUND 2 RESULTS – POSTED

The results have now been posted on our ‘Members’ page, under the ‘Results’ tab.

Below the full league results and tables can be downloaded. We are currently sitting in joint 1st place with Flitwick Dolphins on same gala points and league points.

Club hats for the final are being ordered.

16th November 2021

ARENA LEAGUE ROUND 2 RESULTS

After winning our first round gala up in Alfreton, we were drawn to host the second round at one of our home pools, West Bromwich. A good result would see us into the Division 2 final.

By the half way point, after 21 events, we had amassed 12 first places and 7 seconds, we were well on our way for the first Div 2 final in a generation. By the time we had swum our last event, we were pretty much clear of second place and we had booked our place in this years final.

This performance was a far cry from the performances in 2019, the swimmers looked fit and strong, but most of all they didn’t give in, nor relax, the more points the better.

To make a league final is a very fitting testament to the trials we’ve endured, to hard work and dedication of the coaching staff and to dedication of the swimmers and parents. Hard work does pay off, and the reward for such is a well earned final appearance in one of the toughest leagues we compete in.

The atmosphere was great, the gala ran smoothly, so well done all, this is more than deserved!

Final Results:

  1. WARLEY WASPS 170
  2. LICHFIELD 144
  3. CANNOCK PHOENIX 137
  4. LEDBURY AND MALVERN 128
  5. BRAUNSTONE B DNS

Many thanks to all the helpers and officials (including those from other clubs) this evening, your help was much appreciated and contributed to an enjoyable event.

13th November 2021

ARENA LEAGUE ROUND 1 – RESULTS

Last night saw our senior team take the very long trip up North to Alfreton in Derby. After seeing the first round draw, which mirrored the first round draw of 2019, our last senior outing, I think we all expected the worse case-scenario!

Even though we had mixed relays, we still had shortages in some age-groups, illness’s etc… which resulted in swimmers swimming up two ages, swimmers from the Junior Skill Development (JSD) competing, we filled all but 1 race.

The outcome of a gala can be predicted by the performance from the first set of relays and the rear relay results will follow similar suit, do well in the relays, a repectable result can be expected. So, after the first 6 events we had gained 29 from a total of 36 points, a lead of 5 points and only 8 points splitting first to last. A close gala was going to ensue!

We continued through the individuals, grinding out results, lots of P.B’s produced, with the lead changing hands 3 times, the final result was going to be very close. Nobody had any idea of who had won until the final announcement. Final Results:

  1. WARLEY WASPS 178
  2. Derby Phoenix 169
  3. Mansfield 168
  4. Lichfield 160
  5. Dunstable 148
  6. Bromsgrove DNS

Needless to say, this was a result which wasn’t expected, those within the club,working day to day with our swimmers, are well aware of the complications and adversity we’ve faced, coupled with the Covid situation, which has effected all. To win a Division 2 gala is no easy feat, and to win in this manner, not giving in, having to utilise every minute of pool time available carefully, shows what spirit there is and what spirit there will be going forward. This result is testiment to the dedication of the teachers, coaches, helpers, officials within the club, but most of all to the swimmers who competed and pushed to the end to produce our first Arena win since our promtion year in 2015! We are all very proud of your performances and achievements, they are all significant!

10th October 2021

SWIM ENGLAND AND SANDWELL LEISURE TRUST

The Sandwell Aquatics Interim Steering Group has discussed the email traffic and social media posts which followed Swim England’s press release about their partnership with Sandwell Leisure Trust.

It was decided that all club members should be provided with information about the partnership, what it means to the clubs and the current position.

For some time now Swim England has been in discussions with Sandwell Leisure Trust about a change from the Swimming Teachers’ Association scheme for teaching swimming to the Swim England scheme. The press release was simply confirmation that these talks have been successful.

The fact that SLT will now be delivering SE’s scheme and their teachers will be trained and supported by SE is a positive move.

The press release was not an announcement of the future Learn to Swim policy in the borough. As things stand no decisions have been made on LTS and it is a priority of the Sandwell Aquatics group, supported by SE West Midlands, to work with Sandwell MBC and SLT to get this resolved.

The LTS provided by the clubs at present will be retained in all existing venues until the new pool opens to the public in 2023.

It is acknowledged by all concerned that LTS is currently a major source of income for the legacy clubs. Everyone involved is committed to a Commonwealth legacy that allows Sandwell Aquatics Club and Sandwell Aquatics Centre to be financially viable.

It is inevitable that there will be decisions, choices and changes in the coming months and some of these will be difficult, but please do not lose sight of the wonderful opportunity that we are being given here. We will be in a world class facility. We must do everything we can to build a top class club to operate in it.

Sandwell Aquatics Interim Steering Group – 18/9/2021

We will continue to raise concerns on behalf of our membership, our members future (and current state) are paramount. ‘Only by raising issues can we resolve them, being silent, manifests them.’

We were promised SE would stand should to shoulder, we now know Sandwell Council had no intention of allowing us a LTS, SE and the other half of Sandwell Club (Oldbury) had no intention of fighting for the LTS membership, the tank of water was far more important! Capitulation on an epic scale!

25th September 2021

SWIMMING FEES AS OF OCTOBER

It is with regret that we have to raise fees from the 1st October 2021. It has been some years since fees were raised and pool hire costs have continued to increase, even over the lockdown period, as club came back we had a 3.2% increase (SLT), with a 50% loss in membership. We are doing our best to rebuild as quickly as possible, but this is very difficult under the current circumstances.

The fees from 1st October will be as follows:

  • Learner x1 – £25.00
  • Learner x2 – £30.00
  • Learner x3 – £35.00
  • Junior Skill Development – £33.00
  • Junior Competitive Development – £36.00
  • Senior Transition – £40.00
  • Senior Development – £44.00
  • Masters – £33.00
  • Capped rates £95 or 10% (for 3 or more swimmers)

Could you all please ensure that your standing orders with your bank are amended to reflect the above from 1st October.

30th August 2021

NEW LOGO – SANDWELL AQUA

The vote for the logo of the new club is now complete and the one that has been chosen is Logo D

This will need professionally developing by a graphic designer to produce the final logo. The colours may also be changed dependent upon what we wanted as a club.

Next up will be to select club colours and kit design.

8th July 2021

COMMEMORATIVE CLUB HATS

The commemorative club hats will be available at the pool as of Friday 22nd April. The hats will be £6.00 each.Can anyone who has reserved a hat please contact Marc and he’ll ensure these are put to one side ready for collection. We have an initial batch of 50, more can be ordered if necessary.

22nd April 2021

CLUB SUPPLIES – CLUB SHOP

We still have a large selection of club supplies including the following:

  • Costumes/Jammers/trunks etc…
  • Hats – club and commemorative
  • Goggles
  • Floats (kick boards, pull bhoys)
  • Fins (limited sizes – will need to be checked)
  • Float bags
  • T-Shirts
  • Kit Bags (very limited)

Unfortunately, they are still in our stock cupboards at Smethwick, we’re still awaiting for SLT to confirm if we can store them at Langley. If any kit of any description is required we can collect a selection and bring along to sessions. Please let us know so we can start to bring bits and pieces to the pools.

15th April 2021

CLUB HATS DELIVERY

We’ve had delivered our final batch of Warley WASPS commemorative swiming hats. We have an initial batch of 50, if anyone wishess to put one on order for when we return, please let Marc know and it will be reserved. These hats will be £6.00 each.

16th January 2021