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An insight to Newquay Cormorants swim life

July 20, 2024
These 4 superstars (swipe for Timmy💙) are competing in the soon to start National Competitions. Will (left) swimming in both the GB and English Nationals and Robyn, Timmy (next pic) and JJ all swimming in the English Nationals. Races start from this weekend and into the start of August! You’ll join us in wishing our swimmers the very best 💙 to even be eligible and invited to compete at this level is a HUGE achievement and we’re beyond proud of the consistent hard work they put in each and every day! Enjoy it guys! #swimfast
July 13, 2024
Our Meg recently took part in the Regional Open Water Swimming Championships and swam in the under 14 category. Out of the 30 in her group, roughly half were from South West and our girl finished a brilliant 9th place overall and 4th in the whole of the South West!! Meg had to swim two, 1k laps of the lake without a wetsuit 😱 as the water temperature was just above the threshold for suits. Going out with the flurry of swimmers at the start our Meg set off with a good speed and maintained her position throughout. She’s qualified for Nationals at the end of July and will swim 3k (potentially without a wetsuit😱) Meg was also awarded the Granger Trophy for Best Open Water Swim at our annual AGM Awards ceremony 💙 Well done Meg! We’re so proud of you 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 @cornwall_county_asa
July 10, 2024
Just a big, massive THANK YOU to @newquayleisureworld for being so brilliant! We’ve been working with Newquay Leisure World (also known as Waterworld) for a long time now and it feels incredible to be so supported in what has been a long journey returning to our new normal after Covid. @newquayleisureworld has offered us the space and time to grow our club and we can’t thank them enough for the investment in community groups like ours and as a direct result, the development of our young swimmers! 💙 thank youuuuuuuu 🙏🏽
July 8, 2024
REMEMBER WE SAID WE’D BE INTRODUCING OUR COMMITTEE…💙… Meet Bec!!! Now you’ll be pleased to hear that our club operates under the guidance and in line with the requirements set out by the ASA. If you have any concerns about the welfare of children in the club then it’s our Bec you should be speaking to. Bec is the clubs Safeguarding Lead and Welfare Officer and she takes the role very seriously. It’s important that if you are concerned for the welfare of a child then Bec is the first point of contact and you can contact her on Bec will then follow the processes as identified by the ASA and Wavepower to explore, report, escalate or close the concern dependent on the detail. In order to keep everyone safe, it’s vital that any welfare or safeguarding concern is dealt with confidentially so remember see or speak to Bec first and follow the guidance offered from her 💙 What do we love most about Bec?: super understanding and non judgmental, always up for a giggle, expert host (our committee meetings are nearly always at Becs house!) and offers cracking haircuts and shoulder massages: she can do it all! 💙
June 28, 2024
We’re looking forward to practice tonight 💙 #weloveswimming #cormorants4eva 📸 Vic Thorpe
June 25, 2024
You will have seen our brilliant and willing team of volunteer committee members at the recent AGM and we just wanted to reiterate what we said on that wondrous night, that our focus is absolutely about ensuring a high quality swim club experience for each and every one of our brilliant swimmers. Over the next few weeks we’ll be sharing who our committee members are and what role they undertake in the club and so if you spot us at training and you have ideas or feedback on how we could make the club experience even better, feel free to pop over for a chat or of course email Annie. We’ll bring your thoughts to our regular committee meetings and share back any relevant outcomes with you! So let’s meet Annie! Annie is our Club Secretary and the person who does a HUGE amount of running around behind the scenes, organising ALL THE THINGS!!! Literally! Annie is the person formalising our committee agendas, minuting everything that was said and holding us all to account on our actions. She manages events, swimmer and parent enquiries, new starters and ensures our policies and processes are up to date too. And that’s not even half of it. You’re also likely to see Annie working as a Team Manager at comps! What a pro! On top of all of that, Annie is one of our Masters swimmers and recently competed in the Regional Open Water Championships coming 1st in the South West Region and earning a Gold in her age group. Annie has evidently shared her passion, determination and commitment for swimming with her children, both of whom swim in the Performance group. What we love most about Annie: mega organised, can spin all the plates, welcoming and calming energy, would give Sarah Connor a run for her money! 💙
June 23, 2024
Performance swimmers Molly and Meg and our very own club secretary and Masters swimmer Annie competed in the Regional Open Water Swimming Championships today and absolutely smashed it! We’re so proud of you!!! 👏🏽
June 23, 2024
OH WHAT A NIGHT!!!!!!! The Cormorants AGM was a blast and we couldn’t be prouder of our awesome swimmers, parents, helpers, volunteers and committee!!!! Here’s to us 🍾🥂 and another year of successful swimming, connecting and persevering!!!! @cornwall_county_asa
June 20, 2024
THE PRESIDENTS AWARD GOES TO….SUE!!!!!! 💙 Our brilliant Sue was awarded the Presidents Trophy for all of the incredible voluntary coaching she offers to our club swimmers, for being a longstanding and consistent poolside and gala rep and for also raising a considerable amount of money for the club by doing a sponsored cycle ride. SHE IS AWESOME and we feel very lucky to have her at the club 💙
June 17, 2024
MONDAY MORNING MASTERS AND A LITTLE OF OUR PERFORMANCE SWIMMERS 🌞 Always happy to be in our home @newquayleisureworld 💙 @cornwall_county_asa
May 25, 2024
LIFE AT THE CLUB 💙 Proud to provide top quality swim training across a vast range of ages 💙💙💙 @cornwall_county_asa
May 14, 2024
Last weekend we took an amazing EIGHTEEN swimmers to compete in the Plymouth Leander Level 1 National Qualifying Long Course Meet. The swimmers were aged from 9-16 and enjoyed racing against competitors from London, Wales and the South Coast in addition to their usual rivals from across the South West. There were some great results with most of our senior swimmers reaching finals and our younger swimmers picking up a multitude of age group medals! 🥇🥈🥉 This competition marked the closure of the National Qualifying Window for the British and English Summer Championships in Sheffield and invitations to the top swimmers in the country from British Swimming/Swim England will go out next week. Currently it looks like up to four Newquay swimmers may be invited which would be a fantastic achievement for the swimmers and the club 💙 - Ian, Head Coach
May 12, 2024
THE EDIT YOU’VE BEEN WAITING FOR…CORMORANTS AT REGIONALS 2024 💙 🌟 The last 2 weekends of April saw 5 Cormorants swimmers competing in the Regional Age Group Long Course (50m)Championships held in Bristol on the first weekend and Millfield school on the second weekend. The competition is for the best 11-14 year olds in Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire, Devon, Dorset and Cornwall and as such qualification is only achieved through meeting tough qualifying times. The South West Region is the home of 3 of the strongest clubs in the UK and as such the quality of competition is really high. Despite this ALL 5 of our swimmers qualified for finals (fastest 8 swimmers in each event), a fantastic achievement. Three of our swimmers won medals with a total haul of 3 silver and 4 bronze. The South West Regional Youth Championships were then held over three days on the bank holiday weekend at the start of May. This competition is for swimmers aged 15 years and over and we had five swimmers who qualified for the competition. Despite all of them suffering illness, and the pressure and distraction of school exams in the weeks leading up to the event they all performed really well with some great swims including making some finals and picking up a silver medal - Head Coach Ian 💙 CORMORANTS YOU ARE UNSTOPPABLE 🌟 @cornwall_county_asa
May 7, 2024
POST CONTINUES IN COMMENTS… As we hurtle towards our Summer for 2024 (everything crossed it’s going to be a scorcher🌞) we’re in planning mode to ensure our upcoming AGM (June) is as fun (and of course as informative) as it possibly can be. Vic, our expert in fundraising, is beavering away to ensure we’ve got the most enticing raffle prizes - more on those soon 👀 After the success of our more recent fundraising antics 🏇🏇🏇 some of you asked a great question… ‘What are we fundraising for?’ - so here goes… 🌟 Firstly, our fees are some of the lowest around and for our Club swimmers they equate to just £3:50 an hour!!! For the level of coaching provided and pool time on offer, that is a total bargain and a fraction of the cost of swimming lessons 😃 🌟 We’ve managed to secure extra pool time at no extra cost for parents and guardians 👍🏽 Yes we’ve had to jiggle the timetable around and we recognise that’s not ideal for everybody (we’re working closely with Better to make it work for everyone if we can) but it has meant more lanes available for our swimmers to spread out and take advantage of their training even more. 🌟 We like to keep a buffer should pool costs increase! Our committee has made a commitment to endeavouring to keep fees as low as we can but pool and energy costs continue to rise. We’re incredibly proud of the fact that we haven’t increased Fees since January 2023 despite an 8% increase in pool costs. Dipping into our buffer means we can do this. 🌟 We need our Head Coach poolside at comps!!! We’ve seen it and we’ve heard you say just how awesome it is to have a Head Coach be at every meet, offering further coaching and feedback pre and post race. We know that Ian’s expertise, time and energy is an asset beyond measure for our Swimmers and so those fundraising pennies go towards travel and accommodation where it’s absolutely necessary.
May 6, 2024
CORMORANTS EASTER INVITATIONAL 2024 was a SMASH HIT!!!!! 💥💥💥 We are beyond proud of ALL of our swimmers who entered and took part in the Cormorants and NCD Easter Invitational but it was particularly our Club 1 and Club 2 swimmers who stole the show this time!!!! For many of them it was their first taste of competition and yet they showed grit, determination and above all else, ABSOLUTE JOY!! 🤩 Medals were won and some of our Club 2 swimmers even found their names on The Swim England ranking Table 😱🤩 Our Head Coach said ‘It was a fantastic turn out from Cormorants, I’ve never seen so many of them poolside! It was a really great competition and a testament to the up and coming talent in the club’. HUGE CONGRATULATIONS Cormorants 🌟💙🌟 KEEP AT IT!!!! @cornwall_county_asa
April 30, 2024
April 23, 2024
So weekend one of the Swim England South West Regional Championships has taken place at Bristol and oh what a weekend it was! We’ve had medals, tight finals, celebrations, frustrating starts and solid returns from illness. Each and every one of our swimmers that qualified for Regionals has given it their all and we couldn’t be prouder of their journeys and distance travelled. Their resilience, grit, determination and passion for what they do is so inspiring and we can’t wait to see what the next few weekends bring (more on them soon we promise). From our (very sweaty) position on the viewing balcony it was evident though, that there was someone else working extra hard this weekend and that was our Head Coach! (I’m gonna get ‘the look’ for writing this as we know the Big Man is a humble creature but here goes…) During every warm up session, our coach prefaced swims with instruction tailored to each individual swimmer. He walked up and down the pool beside them as they swam, timed them all and gave even more feedback between sets. We saw swimmers applying and modifying technique in preparation for races with ease and confidence as a result of our coaches clear, direct and applicable feedback. This level of attentiveness stood out as a beacon of the quality and expertise that our Head Coach offers and we couldn’t be prouder! Beyond this his consistent approach to pre and post race feedback was in full swing and our swimmers knew the score- you see Ian before you see anyone else! #thatsenoughnow #donttellhimwelovehim #playitcool #wevegotagoodenthough @cornwall_county_asa
April 20, 2024
HEAD COACH REPORT: Newquay Cormorants swimmers have spent the last few weeks, throughout March and April, travelling the Region and competing in various Open Meets. We started at Penzance with the Carn Brea & Helton Fast 5 Meet. This is a very different format to most Meets with each competitor having to complete 5 separate races, 50 metres of each stroke and a 100 metre Individual Medley. Each race scores points with the total determining the overall winner in each age group. There were cash prizes for a separate skins event in the Junior and Senior categories and for the top 3 boys and girls in each age group. Our swimmers all competed really well and had a great time leaving with a smile on their faces, particularly those who picked up some prize money! The following week we were at Plymouth and back to more serious competition at the Plymouth Leander level 1 National Qualifiers Meet held in the 50 metre pool. This event was held with heats and finals to replicate the format of National and Regional Championships. We had a number of top swims registering on the British rankings giving those swimmers a great chance of making the qualifying list for the British Championships and English Nationals in the summer. The weekend of the 5th April, we travelled to Bristol to compete in their level 1 National Qualifier. Again held in the mandated 50 metre pool long course format this competition attracted clubs from across the South West, London, Wales and the Midlands. Despite the extremely high level of competition we again came away with plenty of medals and yet more ranking swims. As an aside we had a number of 9-11 year old swimmers who competed at these level 1 Meets. Despite being too young to compete at National Championships it was great experience for them going forward and shows the production line of home grown top class swimmers is alive and well in Newquay! - Ian Keep your eyes peeled for more from our Easter invitational comp and Regionals! 💙
April 15, 2024
The last few months have seen some of our Newquay Cormorants swimmers compete in Nipper and Youth Surf Life Saving comps with their respective clubs! We’re incredibly proud of what our swimmers achieve in the water, even when they don’t have a Cormorants hat on, the NQY CORMORANTS spirit is alive and kicking alongside the incredible skills they’re learning with their sls clubs. Here’s a round up of some of our swimmers and what they achieved: Team bronze 🥉 for Molly, Molly & Elodie. (With Olivia Cooke) plus Molly & Elodie scored points on individual races, many 4ths and 5ths! Jess was in a team winning a silver along with alumni Cormorant member Enzo, Gracie & Hermione in the medley. 🥈 Rowan also took part and was part of a team with Toby and 2 others getting a 5th in obstacle. Toby came 2nd in 13 Year old 100m obstacle 🥈 and 3rd in manikin carry 🥉 Isaac (club) came 3rd for the flipper race 🥉 Elowen (performance) came 1st and set a new national record for the flipper race!!! GO ELOWEN! 🥇 Coral (club) got a silver for the manikin tow. Mackenzie (club) and her partner came 3rd for tube rescue 🥈 Eddie (club) got a silver for board rescue 2nd 🥈 Herbie (club) came 3rd for board rescue 🥉 Rosie and Grace came first for tube rescue. Rosie came second in the Flipper individual race. 🥇 Perranporth Cormorants Gold Board relay 🥇 Silver Medley relay 🥈 Lauryn Bronze Board Nationals 🥉 Molly/Ruby Board rescue. Nationals Casper Silver board relay Ruby Bronze Board rescue Meg/Molly/Lauryn Gold Board relay Meg/Molly/Ruby Silver Medley relay Lauryn Bronze Board Cornish Casper Gold Board relay 🥇 Casper/Oscar Gold Medley relay🥇 Casper Silver Board🥈 Joe Silver Flippers🥈 Meg/Lauryn silver Board rescue🥈 Meg/Molly/Lauryn Gold Board relay🥇 Issy D/Issy H/Ruby Silver Medley relay🥈 Lauryn Gold Board🥇 Medals for Joe and Thomas too 👏🏽👏🏽 Timmy Gold Obstacle 🥇 and Manikin Pull 🥇 Sam Bronze Obstacle 🥉 Bronze team Obstacle and Medley. 🥉🥉 There will undoubtedly be swimmers and clubs we haven’t mentioned but we are SO SO impressed at the hard work and success you’ve ALL had 🌟 HUGE WELL DONE 💙 @newquaysurflifesavingclub @perranporthslsc @hbayslsc
April 12, 2024
March 8, 2024
HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY 2024 🎉🎊🥳 FOREVER proud to advocate for the women and girls around us 💪🏽 and staying curious about intersectional feminism: challenging systemic inequalities and fighting for a future where gender stereotypes and conformity does not limit ANYONES right to live 🩷❤️🧡💛💚🩵💙💜🤎🖤 #liberation #iwd2024 #staycurious #privilegeisathing
February 27, 2024
INTRODUCING YOUR CORNWALL COUNTY 2024 KERNOW AWARD CHAMPS…. 💙 TEYAH 💙 WILL 💙 ZEEK 💙 TIMMY 💙 Congratulations swimmers! Your dedication, commitment and talent has been recognised and we’re very proud of you! #theyrewild #ripped #thoseguns #medalsfordays #welovetheirjoy @cornwall_county_asa
February 26, 2024
Well it’s a big hats off to this lovely lot who raised a whopping £541 for the club at our most epic race night yet!!! A great time was had by all with some big betting and some even bigger wins! Yeehaw! And what about those horse names, some absolute creative gems in there…👀 We feel so very lucky to have such an incredible crowd of swimmers and parents, committing their evenings to come and connect, share the joy and raise money for our beloved club! What an incredible community we have and let’s raise a glass to many more get togethers 🥂 Don’t forget we still have tickets left for our London Crew who are keen to take Kernow to the big city and watch some big swimmers, swim fast..get on spond to secure your hat & ticket and keep your eyes on our socials for more get together opportunities as well as a nod to some of the businesses that sponsored races on the night! #thategglookstastyliv #itsnotourfirstrodeo @cornwall_county_asa
February 16, 2024
This is the sub 60 cup and it is passed on to each swimmer when they first record a time faster than 1 minute for 100metres in competition. The recipient keeps hold of the trophy until the next Cormorant swimmer achieves the milestone at which point he/she passes it on. Will Davies recorded a time of 58 seconds in winning the 14 years 100 freestyle final at the County Championships and was awarded the cup from its previous winner, Josh Eyre. 💙 #wowzers #legacy #smashedit @cornwall_county_asa
February 14, 2024
Oi Oi!!!! So Sat 24th Feb is set to be a BIG night of fun for those coming to our Cormorants Race Night at The Griffin Inn and not only do you get the opportunity to bring family and friends to bet big on each race but this time, right now, offers you the opportunity to buy horses…and here’s why that’s something you might want to do… We have 16 tickets to win for Saturday 25th May at the London Aquatics Centre to see The Adam Peaty International Swim Comp!!! You’ll get to see races that include all strokes and there’s likely to be top names there including Adam Peaty himself!!!! To be in with a chance of winning all you have to do is buy a horse and name it! AND that horse then has to win its race! Horses are £5 each or you can buy 3 horses for £10 - more chance to win! If your named horse wins it’s race you’ll win 2 AP tickets 😱 omg! (A bunch of cormorants swimmers, in LANDAN TAAAAAN, watching some of the fastest swimmers in the world?! Imagine the viiiiiibe) Anyway, if you’ve already bought a horse, yeehaw, and if you’re keen to now get stuck in a buy then find Vicky at training and have cash at the ready or transfer funds in the normal way with ref: RACE and then your surname and drop us a message with your horse names. On the night, despite the anticipation of potentially winning big tickets to see the sporadically tashed hunk that is Peaty, any bets you place on horses in individual races could mean cash prizes! Heads up, you might want to spend that cash on the limited number of further Sat Night AP international competition tickets we’ll have available…these will be released at a discounted rate on the SUNDAY 25th Feb! More on that soon 💙 Giddy up and buy those stallions!!!! 🐎
February 12, 2024
HEAD COACH REPORT 🎤 The last weekend of January and first weekend of February saw competitive swimmers from all over Cornwall racing at the Penzance and Bodmin pools in the 2024 Cornish County Amateur Swimming Association championships. 💙 Newquay Cormorants were one of nine clubs that entered swimmers and we enjoyed some fantastic results. Almost every swimmer recorded multiple personal best times in their various races with a number of swimmers posting times at the sharp end of the British Rankings. 💙 Overall our results tallied up to 49 gold, 33 silver and 29 bronze medals across the two weekends. We finished with 10 individual County Champions and Cormorants now have 13 swimmers that have achieved qualifying times for the South West Regional Championships held at Plymouth, Millfield School and Bristol in April and May. 💙 Our top performance swimmers are now moving into a phase of long course racing in 50 metre pools to prepare for the Regional Championships and hopefully record some times that will earn qualification to the National Championships in the summer. 💙 Incredible work swimmers…more on our County Success coming soon!!!! 👀 @cornwall_county_asa
February 3, 2024
The penultimate day of racing at the @cornwall_county_asa championships!!!!! And oh what a day it was!!!! Our swimmers bringing the fire as always 🔥💥 Final day tomorrow…let’s show em what we’ve got!!!! 💪🏽💥💙
January 26, 2024
HEAD COACH REPORT 🎤 The 2024 Cornwall County Swimming Championships got underway as is customary with the distance events. The first weekend at Penzance hosted the 800 metre event with Bodmin hosting the 1500 metres (the longest event held in competitive pool swimming) on the second weekend. A team of fifteen swimmers competed with almost all of them participating in both swims. There were some fantastic swims with most swimmers recording personal best times and ten swimmers posting qualifying times for this years Regional Championships. The final Cormorants medal haul was seven gold, ten silver and three bronze medals. Newquay swimmers will be competing in the rest of the 2024 County programme over the next two weekends.
January 17, 2024
Our wonderful CLUB TWO swimmers!!! Look at you gooooooooooo! The next step up from Club One, our Club Two swimmers bridge the gap between fledgling and Performance. There’s a lot to do in this space, more technique to develop, more strength, stamina and speed and lots of growth! We’re so proud of our swimmers, they blow our minds 💙 #gosendit #betterthanyesterday @cornwall_county_asa
January 16, 2024
CLUB ONE 💥 These little fledgling’s are feisty! Thirsty to swim fast they train regularly throughout the week under the guidance of our outstanding coaches who focus them on their technical accuracy, layering skills that will ultimately build strength, stamina and speed! 💙 #goonlittleones #starsofthefuture #betterthanyesterday @cornwall_county_asa
January 12, 2024
LET’S GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO #countieswerecoming #leapingfar #thosehagueboysflyyyyyy #keepstriving #nevergivingup #havingfunontheway @cornwall_county_asa
January 12, 2024
The Man, The Myth, The Legend…Douglas showing us POWER 💥 in some new dive drills! So much so Douglas, that we never manage to get footage of you going into the water…jumping waaaaaaay further than expected 😱💥💙 #watchhowtheycelebratehimattheend #thatsteamspirit #alwaysrootingforeachother #whilstbetteringthemselves #yougottalovethesecormorants
January 7, 2024
WE’RE BACK BABY!!!!!!! 💙 After a cracking Christmas and New Year break, we’re in the pool and training like we mean it. We see you Counties 👀 #trainhardwinbig #betterthanyesterday
December 28, 2023
Remember when we mentioned Timmy had been busy….well here’s what he’s been up to… 💙 Newquay swimmer Timmy Jones has had a fantastic week in Sheffield just before Christmas competing at the British National Short Course Championships. Held over 4 days at the Ponds Forge International Centre this is the premier 25 metre pool competition in the UK. Timmy swam 4 races, the 50 metre, 100 metre, 200 metre and 400 metre freestyle events, showing both the breadth of his talent and his versatility as an all round swimmer. On day one in the 50m event he swam a great personal best time of 24.48 seconds. Moving on to day two and the 100m he was again in great form recording another personal best of 53.35 seconds. Day three was the 200m and yet another personal best of 1.56.49. Day four was his final event and Timmy had saved his best performance until last. His time of 4.07.29 was a three second improvement on his previous best time and ranks him the number 1 swimmer in the South West of England and number 14 in Great Britain at the event, a fantastic achievement considering the limited water time and poor training facilities he has access to in comparison to the big city clubs and private schools that most of his competitors enjoy. Timmy will be back in competition with his Cormorants team mates early in the New Year at the Cornish County Championships - words by Ian Head Coach 💙 Timmy we’re so proud of you! You’re such an inspiration 🌟
December 25, 2023
December 24, 2023
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVE FROM OUR MASTERS SWIMMERS!!!!! 💙⭐️💙⭐️ #absolutetuuuuuuuune #lookatthoseunderwaters #turnsturnsturns
December 23, 2023
CORMORANTS CHRISTMAS EDIT PART TWO!!!!! When you see the gaffa grabbing the floats, you know there’s mischief in mind!!!! Last nights sesh was business up front (see our previous reel) and party in the back!!!! OUR SWIMMERS ARE CLEVER CLOGGS’ - listening to the rules and getting creative with them meant lots of ingenuity on show (oh and some press ups for bending the rules a little too far 😂) WHAT A NIGHT!!!! @cornwall_county_asa #yesilldoawholevideojustforyourbombs #waitandseewhattimmysbeenuptolately #mastersunderwatersarecoming
December 22, 2023
CHRISTMAS SESH PART ONE!!!!! This one was co-created by our Club Captain Teyah, Douglas, Freddie and Will (under the scrutiny of the boss man of course) and WHAT A SESSION IT WAS!!!!!!!! 💙 Spot any familiar faces? Our @kieran.rwilliams was back in his home pool and bringing some extra skills gained from his first term at @mmuswimming and it’s always lovely to have @jj_tri_32 here for the holidays setting the pace for the younger end of the Performance pool! ⭐️⭐️ We were blown away with the excellent drills designed by our budding coaches as well as the continued energy from all of our swimmers! It would have been easy to blow off the last session but consistency is key and CORMORANTS ARE CONSISTENT! #keepyoureyespeeledforourxmasvidparttwo #ourmastersunderwatervidisonitsway #andwhatstimmybeenupto #youllfindoutsoon
December 18, 2023
The Big Man said SPRINT, so we did!!! Some very fun drills tonight in what was another relentlessly challenging but wonderful session designed by THE BOSS 💙 #betterthanyesterday #whathesaysgoes #swimfast #winbig @cornwall_county_asa
December 11, 2023
Well who do we have here? …It’s some of our wondrous Masters swimmers 💙 Ranging in age, these swimmers dedicate their Monday and Wednesday mornings to getting in the pool and working hard! Some of them in lanes next to their children. Some of them maintaining a lifetime of fitness and some of them starting something new. The most beautiful thing about these swimmers (other than their technique of course) is the sacred time they protect, a dedication to themselves. Setting aside their egos to be present in a space of challenge and learning, in lanes next to the champions of the future. On Monday and Wednesday mornings, that pool is a magical place! 🌟⭐️ Keep your eyes peeled for some underwaters from our Masters @cornwall_county_asa #foreveryoung
December 9, 2023
HEAD COACH REPORT FOR RISING STARS GALA 🌟⭐️🌟⭐️🌟⭐️🌟⭐️🌟⭐️🌟 Some of Newquay Cormorants youngest swimmers were competing last weekend at the Cornwall County Rising Stars meet, held over 2 days at Penzance and Bodmin. A small team of 9-12 year olds swam really well, gaining invaluable competition experience and setting some great times. Between them our 10 swimmers recorded a haul of 7 gold, 3 silver and 4 bronze medals as well as achieving a number of County Championships qualifying times for 2024. Great work guys. - Ian 🌟⭐️🌟⭐️🌟⭐️🌟⭐️🌟⭐️🌟⭐️ Well our swimmers never cease in impressing us! What incredible work 💙
December 8, 2023
ITS DANGEROUS when the numbers are low on the ground…there’s nowhere to hide!!!!! JUST LOOK at our swimmers smashing dive starts and sprint drills. Our Head Coach is THE ONE, keeping our swimmers on their toes, pushing them hard, changing things up, combining consistency with versatility and all with a dose of firm support! We wouldn’t have it any. other. way! NEWQUAYCORMORANTS4EVA #absolutetune #lovethoseonyourmarksbraceposes #alrightdouglasandtimmy #basicallydivingouttothemiddleofthepool #mustbesecretlysquatting #allofourswimmersareincredible #betterthanyesterday #nevergiveup @cornwall_county_asa
December 4, 2023
HEAD COACH REPORT 💙⭐️ . Swimmers from Newquay Cormorants have had two busy and successful weekends in competition. Our swimmers attended the Dawlish Firecracker meet at the Life Centre, Plymouth held over two consecutive Sundays on the 19th and 26th November, and at the Carn Brea meet held at Penzance on Saturday 25th of November. The club had some great swims returning from the Region wide Dawlish meet with 12 gold, 6 silver and 2 bronze medals and some really impressive personal best times. It was the turn of our predominantly less experienced swimmers at Penzance where our team of 25 competitors aged from 8 years upwards managed an incredible haul of 35 gold, 10 silver and 14 bronze medals. Many of our youngsters recorded County qualifying times and will be competing in the Cornish County Championships early next year! -Ian 💙⭐️💙⭐️💙 Huge congratulations to our brilliant Cormorants swimmers who continue to give it their all in the pool 🏊‍♀️🏊‍♂️ with a special mention going to Coral who at the time of the CBH meet placed 2nd in Britain for 200 Breaststroke 😱 WOW Coral, you super swimmer!!!!! ⭐️👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 @cornwall_county_asa
November 28, 2023
Meet Chester!!! He is one of our Performance Swimmers and an Army Cadet who recently represented Cornwall at the Regional ACF Gala, qualifying to swim at the National ACF Gala!!! Last weekend Chester travelled to Liverpool to compete as a Senior Cadet (age15-18) and he won Gold, Silver and 2 Bronze medals 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 bringing this medal haul back to the Newquay Detachment. And LOOK at his rare ACF CHAMPION patch on his sleeve!!! Chester you absolute legend!!! We’re so proud of your achievements 💙⭐️ @cornwall_county_asa
November 24, 2023
SHE DID IT!!!!! 💙 Our incredible Sue cycled 450km raising money for us!!!! HUGE THANK YOU to Sue and moreso CONGRATULATIONS you absolute LEGEND ⭐️ You are an inspiration to us all ⭐️💙 #tourdefrancenext #shecandoanything #champion
November 21, 2023
Kieran moved away from his home pool of Newquay Cormorants this Summer after gaining a place at Manchester Met Uni and this weekend just gone, was his first big meet of the season representing Manchester Met at BUCS championships at Ponds Forge. Looks like a Personal Best and a Silver Medal got him started followed by two more Silvers and a Bronze to round off the weekend. Kieran we are SO proud of you! @kieran.rwilliams @cornwall_county_asa
November 20, 2023
Before we scream and shout about how EPIC this weekend has been…and oh baby has it been!!!!…it’s important to acknowledge how utterly awesome last weekend was too 💙⭐️🫣 … On Sunday 11th and 12th November Newquay Cormorants jointly hosted a Swim Meet with North Cornwall Dragons at the Dragon Leisure Centre, Bodmin. The format included most events from 50 metre sprints in all strokes all the way up to 1500m long distance swims! The Meet was a great success generating many entrants aged 9 and over from across the County and beyond with some swimmers from Plymouth Leander Swim Club looking for times. Many of the younger swimmers were getting their first taste of competition swimming distances beyond sprints and we had some great results on the day. The number of competitors and spectators generated a fantastic atmosphere in the pool that everyone enjoyed and huge thanks as always to our parents who undertake numerous roles that keep these meets running. We came away with a medal tally of 43 GOLDS, 24 SILVER and 13 BRONZE medals! Some of our swimmers even placed in the Top 15 in Great Britain! (yep that’s you Samson and Zeek) 💙 The next few weekends present the Club with a flurry of meets in which swimmers can practice competing and building times for the County Championships coming in February 2024. BIG UPS to all of our swimmers and of course to the swimmers of @ncdswimclub it’s always a pleasure ⭐️ @cornwall_county_asa #yesthiswillgointhepaper #michelledontthinkiveforgottenyou #champions #swimfast #betterthanyesterday
November 17, 2023
Our wonderful Sue has started her BIG cycle challenge: raising money for us, NEWQUAY CORMORANTS! Sue who is our CLUB1&2 coach is cycling 450 km in both Vietnam and Cambodia!!! 😱 Whilst Sue isn’t a cyclist she is absolutely an adventurer and has paid for the trip with all of her own pennies to ensure that every donation made goes straight to our club!!! Please share this post to ensure everyone knows how courageous our Sue is 💙 the link to donate will be in our stories 🙏🏽💙⭐️ Sue, keep peddling, you’re such an inspiration!!!! #huphup #thatssupposedtobethesoundIanmakesatacomp #itmakespeoplegofaster #gosue @cornwall_county_asa
November 16, 2023
You didn’t think we’d forgotten did you?….The Winter Regional Short Course Championship 2023 took place at Millfield School on the 3rd-5th of November. This event has only 2 qualifying age brackets, 16 and under or 17 plus. Newquay Cormorants had 4 swimmers taking part in this prestigious event who all swam brilliantly recording some fantastic swims. Will Davies was one of only three 13 year olds across the 6 south west counties to qualify for the men’s 1500 metre freestyle, his excellent swim showed a real maturity in his pacing and resulted in a great personal best placing him in the top 10 swimmers for his age in Great Britain. Similarly, Robyn Fitzhenry was one of only three 13 year old girls to qualify for the women’s 100 metre individual medley event. Robyn swam a personal best firmly placing her in the top 20 for her age in GB. Hannah Hautot competed in the women’s 50 metre breaststroke and was just outside her personal best by one tenth of a second with a really strong swim. Timmy Jones competed in 6 events recording a personal best in each! In 4 events he recorded qualifying times for the National Championships in December at the International pool in Sheffield, the most important and prestigious Short Course meet in the Country. His times also placed him in the top 10 in GB. You are brilliant ⭐️ huge congratulations swimmers 💙 @cornwall_county_asa
November 13, 2023
MASSIVE CONGRATULATIONS to Vic who just passed her J1 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 and was presented her proper @cornwall_county_asa t-shirt and clipboard #fancy 💙 We couldn’t continue to run comps if we didn’t have the support of our parents! We’re so very grateful for the time and energy you spend ferrying your children to and from training, camps and swim meets but to actually become an official takes hours of poolside training and online workshops. It’s hard graft but someone’s got to do it and we’re beyond blessed that our parents step up and get stuck in! 🙏🏽 thank you @cornwall_county_asa
October 28, 2023
Well look here!!! This rocket absolutely smashes it in the pool; trains hard, races harder and is as determined as you can get 💥💪🏽 Meg proudly wears the medal haul she won at the recent Carn Brea and Helston Meet 💙 keep your eyes peeled on our socials and in the paper for the full report ⭐️
October 20, 2023
It’s those underwater smiles 😍 #adifferentperspective #theylovewhattheydo #beastmode #tuuuuuuuuuuuuuune @cornwall_county_asa
October 18, 2023
There’s nothing we like to see more than Cornwall County swim hats (and the swimmers underneath them of course) on the @swimengland website 💪🏽💥⭐️ So proud of our 6 Cormorant swimmers who represented the County and recorded some great personal best times. Competing against the best swimmers in the Country is not easy and yet our swimmers found themselves placing at the top end of the British rankings. 💙 SMASHED IT 💙
September 30, 2023
Did you know that we have swimmers who’ve been selected for the Regional Pathway squad? The Regional Pathway is for 13 year olds and identifies the best swimmers across the 6 Counties that make up the South West Region and is based on competition performances recorded on the British Swimming National Rankings. Newquay Cormorants has a proud history of qualifying swimmers for this opportunity to train with some of the best swimmers in the Country and go on to National Championships. This year Robyn Fitzhenry and Freddie Hague will be joining the Regional squad for sessions at Millfield school in Somerset. Wahooooooo!!! We’re so proud of you both 💙💙 #keepslayin #talentedandkind #winners
September 27, 2023
Big ups to our Cormorant swimmers who competed today at the English School Swimming Associations South West Team Relay Qualifier!!! Here are some of the swimmers who represented @tretherras School although we also had swimmers representing other Secondary Schools across the County! HUGE thank you to the parents who ferried the swimmers up to @millfield_swimming (more on them in a minute) and who we hear are making a scheduled stop at Maccies on the return journey! #otherfastfoodchainsareavailable #chickennuggiesallround #roadtrip #youbetterwatchoutcoscormorantsareabout
September 22, 2023
🔊 HEAD COACH REPORT 🔊 On Sunday 10 September Newquay Cormorants jointly hosted a Sprint Meet at the Dragon Leisure Centre, Bodmin with @ncdswimclub The format was 50 metre events across all 4 strokes and the 100 metre Individual Medley (25 metres of each stroke swum continuously). The Meet was a huge success generating over 230 entrants aged 9 and over from across the County. Many of the younger swimmers were getting their first taste of competition swimming and we had some great results on the day. The number of competitors and spectators generated a fantastic atmosphere in the pool that everyone enjoyed and we came away with a medal tally of 15 gold, 12 silver and 8 bronze medals, a great return! 💙 We are so proud of our Swimmers!!!! Keep your eyes 👀 peeled for more news on our brilliant swimmers 💙 @cornwall_county_asa
September 14, 2023
Did you see us????? 👀 We’ve just been featured in the video of @swimengland ‘s #dontputacaponswimming campaign to maintain funding for community pools. 💦 We’re very proud to be featured, mainly because our swimmers are wonderful, but also because access to a swimming pool is so important for communities! 💙 Thank goodness for @newquayleisureworld HOME of Newquay Cormorants 💙 @cornwall_county_asa
September 11, 2023
Sunrise Session in full swing 💙
September 6, 2023
The start of a new academic year sees swimmers not only moving onwards and upwards in their school years but some shifts too, in our swimming groups. Some swimmers move from Club 1 to Club 2 and others from Club 2 to Performance! Big steps all round! Just like attending school 5 days per week is a constant, so is the rigour, challenge and relentless attack our swimmers experience and evidence in their sunrise and sunset sessions. Their commitment, resilience and passion for the pool doesn’t go unnoticed! 🔥💙 And it will be needed as we move into comp season; we see you Sprint Meet!!! Swimmers, remember you have the power to make every session and every day, GREAT! Chase your dreams ⭐️💙 @cornwall_county_asa
August 28, 2023

Today we said goodbye to our Kieran! Absolute champ, ultimate legend, top lad, awesome swimmer!!! Kieran heads off to the British Swimming Performance Centre in Manchester where he will be competing for a place on the British Olympic team for Paris next year. Kieran, the pool won’t be the same without you but we wish you the very, very best for your future and all the glorious things you will achieve!

August 27, 2023
Woah!!!!! So many of our Cormorants Swimmers competed in the Surf Life Saving Great British Nipper and Youth National Ocean Championships in Dorset in mid August that we couldn’t miss an opportunity to celebrate how brilliant each and every one of them were. There were lots of great performances with individual significant placings, medals and national titles as well as points collated for their teams and most importantly, lots and lots of fun! 21 Cormorants swimmers competed for Perranporth Surf Life Saving Club and many too for Newquay Surf Life Saving Club. There were a number of teams that contained all Cormorants swimmers: 🥇 U15 tube rescue (Timmy Jones and Freddie Hague) Perranporth 🥈 U15 board relay (Douglas Hague, Will Davies, Sam Lee)Perranporth 🥈 U15 board rescue (Douglas Hague and Sam Lee) Perranporth 🥉Jess, Enzo and Lottie board relay (Newquay) 🥉 Elowen and Seren in the surf relay with Elowen on the swim and Seren on board for Newquay Surf Life Saving. Elowen also came 9th in individual swim. And many more of our swimmers who medalled and earned points for their relative teams: Toby Carter Newquay (made finals in Flags, Sprints and Board Relay) Alfie Coleman Smith (Newquay) Erika and Lois Sutherland (Newquay) Isabelle and Mackenzie (Newquay) 🥈Mollie and Robyn Fitzhenry Sprint Relay (Perranporth) Sam and Meg Lee (Perranporth) Meg received 4 medals 💁🏻‍♀️ Timmy Jones (Perranporth) Xavier Jeffs (Perranporth) Lenna Iliffe (Perranporth) Teyah Rickwood (Perranporth) Isobel Davies (Perranporth) Douglas and Freddie Hague (Perranporth) So many more swimmers and even more medals than we can list here, so we’re sorry if we’ve missed you 😫😩 but please check out the pages of our friends over at @perranporthslsc and @newquaysurflifesavingclub and see in more detail how our swimmers excelled with the other clubs they attend alongside our Cormorants Swim Training 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 (This song is super popular on insta reels but did you know it references Miriam Makeba, a South African singer and civil rights activist. Inclusion always ✊)
August 21, 2023

No better place, than the pool 💙

August 14, 2023

Our incredible Timmy recently competed at Ponds Forge International Swimming Centre for the English National Meet where he had qualified for an incredible 8 events! Unfortunately a freak accident playing school sports meant Timmy had a facial fracture keeping him out of the water for 6 weeks, hampering his preparation. Nevertheless, with only 3 weeks of training prior to racing, Timmy had some great swims recording a number of personal bests and qualifying for finals in both the 100 freestyle and 200 butterfly. (Ian - Head Coach)Timmy we are so proud of everything you’ve achieved. Being out of the pool for so long was tough but you came back fighting. Your resilience and determination shon through and you evidenced your complete commitment to always doing your best! What an inspiration! @cornwall_county_asa

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