Avalanche of success for Ely at County Champs

2018 has seen a long run of success for City of Ely Swimming Club at the Cambridgeshire ASA County Championships with members competing across distances from 50m to 1,500m in Whittlesey, Corby and Cambridge.  The Championships culminated on Saturday at Parkside Pools Cambridge with the team relays.  Overall Ely’s team of 36 swimmers competing in individual events finished 4th out of the 10 competing Cambridgeshire clubs.  The avalanche of success for Ely’s young swimmers included 16 Gold medals, 23 Silver medals, 9 medals, 46 sprint finalists, 14 new regional times, over 100 personal bests and 34 smashed club records.

Individual success included top 3 placings in their age groups for Maximilian Veiga overall top boy in Age 11 category and Daniel Kendall placed 3rd in the Age 12 category.  Along the way Maximilian won 9 Golds, 4 Silvers, 6 club records and new regional times whilst Daniel gained 2 Golds, 4 Silvers, 1 Bronze, 5 club records and more regional times.  County Champs also provided major success in the pool for Iona Trainer with 3 Golds, 9 Silvers, 3 Bronzes, improved regional times and an impressive 15 new club records whilst Thomas Alderton gained his first regional time to go with his 2 Silver and 1 Bronze medals.

Other medal winners were Georgia Holgate with 1 Gold and 2 Silvers (plus 1 club record), Ben Alderton with 1 Silver and 1 Bronze, Joseph Alsop with 1 Bronze, Tia Hill with 1 Bronze, Alex Brewis with 1 Gold, Jake Challenger with 1 silver (and 1 club record) and William Haylett with 1 Bronze and a new club record.   The successes continued for Jennifer Holland (1 sprint final), Amelie Hawksley (1 sprint final), Orla Harrison (3 sprint finals), Gina Brewis (2 sprint finals already having regional times), Robert Banwell (1 sprint final), Jasmine Thompson (3 sprint finals and 3 club records),  Kendle Putter (2 sprint finals), Daniel Millard (1 sprint final) and Lexi Harrison (1 club record).  Other swimmers qualifying to swim individually for Ely at the County Championships were George Sporle, Alex Millard, Olivia Brodie, Inez Trainer, Mia Tandon, Rose Beckman, Lauren Challenger, Harriet Smith, Breanna Kehren, Hannah Turner, Charlotte Nash, Grace Stevenson, Enya Freimanaite, Grace Higgins, Grace Lowther and Sarah Hardiment.

Joining the event for Saturdays relays were Jessica Hill, Adrian Kwiecien, Sophia Abbot, Dominic Jones, Sasha Ellis, Alan Taylor, Susie Holland and Derrell Jackson helping Ely finish 4th in the relays also.

Head Coach, Elaine Hill, said “Superb results; so proud of everyone who took part, and our team relay spirit was awesome!”

Training Cancelled Wednesday Tomorrow Morning 28th February 6.00 – 7.00am

Training is cancelled 6am-7am tomorrow morning because of the weather forecast for safety reasons.

If the weather gets very bad please check emails, website and Facebook for any other cancellations – we will try to give as much notice as possible,



Club shop Now Open

Dear All,
our club shop for merchandise will open on Monday 12th February-Mon 25th February. – there are a range of design items available from SWIMZI – T-shirts , hoodies, shorts etc. Please click on the link below and have a look. These are our new designs and includes a full range of sizes. We hope that you like the new designs and find the process of ordering easy.


1) The swim shop is opening for just 2 weeks you place your orders on the SWIMZI website, choosing your size and any personalisation etc. Payments and order information goes directly to SWIMZI who collate our whole order , produce it and send it to Michelle. The order is custom made so please choose your size carefully returns are not possible.

2) Closing date for orders 25th February

3) Please follow the instructions below on placing a club order.


Great news! You will now be able to order your brand new Ely SC kit from 12th Feb 2018:

You will have until midnight on Monday 25th February to order your kit before the shop closes.

Orders placed after this time may delay the whole kit order and therefore will not be accepted. So to avoid disappointment, please place your order now.

Checkout options:
Please Note: Your home address is required for billing purposes, the delivery options will come after this step, we do not require you to enter your clubs address.

Please choose CLUB SHOP ONLY: Your kit will be individually packed and delivered to the club.

7 Working Days: We are unable to remove this from the website due to our retail range. Please choose the club shop option as you will not receive your kit any sooner by choosing this option.

We no longer offer personalisation on sweat items (hoodies, Swimzi’s), however you can still add a name to your shirt.

If you are unsure about sizing, please email clubs@swimzi.com with your measurements and we will try our best to advise.

If you have any other questions, do not hesitate to get in touch.

Many thanks,


Membership Forms

Thanks to everyone who has handed in their membership forms and payment – please make sure that if you have not paid/filled in the forms yet, that you do so ASAP and send to Sarah at  membership@elyswimmingclub.org   or post to address on form or bring to pool .  The club has to renew all memberships before the end of February, if you do not pay then your membership will lapse and you will not be able to swim.


Club Events Schedule

We have recently sent out a revised schedule of events to all members, if you have not received a copy please let a committee member know.  More events will be include as dates are confirmed.