Wyvern League Round 2 - Pontypool

Well done to our swimmers who travelled to Pontypool Leisure Centre to race in Round two of the Wyvern League today.

Final scores (subject to confirmation):
1st Torfaen Dolphins 244
2nd City of Newport 223
3rd Ledbury 209
4th Hereford 171
5th Heads of the Valley 168
6th Ludlow 107? (May be wrong here)

There was a big improvement in both technique and skills from Rd1 to tonight so well done to all of the swimmers and coaches for their work during our training sessions in developing these areas. Back to work now to develop them further #processgoals

Special thanks to;
*All of the swimmers for their efforts both in their races and in their team support
*Julian Knight & Sarah Hastings for ensuring our team ran smooth throughout the meet.
*Our officials for helping to run the meet
*Our extra poolside support Millie & Gwennan. Great to have you involved
*All of the parents thank you for all of your support and encouragement it is very much valued.

Role on Round 3 

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Wyvern League Round 1 - Hereford

Wyvern League Round 1 - Hereford

Well done to all our City of Newport Swimmers at the Wyvern in Hereford this evening.

After a long session of exciting racing and some fab skills shown by our swimmers we finished in 3rd place 👍🏻

1st Torfaen Dolphins
2nd Ledbury
3rd City of Newport
4th City of Hereford
5th Ludlow
6th Heads of the Valleys

Special thanks to;
•All of parents / supporters that travelled to support our team
•To our officials that helped run the event
•To our Team managers Sarah Hastings and Sarah Major for ensuring our swimmers were safe and always in the right place at the right time
•To Katie Preece and McKenzie for helping out on poolside behind our lane making sure our swimmers went in the correct races and order.
•To all the swimmers for their efforts in and out of the water 

Well done also to the swimmers, coaches, officials, and parent supporters from all of the clubs involved for a great event.

Great job everyone.

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Congratulations Toby Chilcott

Congratulations to Toby Chilcott. Toby, a Newport Water Polo Junior player, took part in the Inter Regional Under 14 Championships (aged 11) last weekend as part of the West Midlands team. He and his team played 4 matches in the group stages, finishing 2nd in the group behind North East Steelers who they lost to in the group stages 5 - 2. In the Semi-finals, Toby's team took on London and beat them 8 - 6, leaving the team to play North East Steelers (who won the other semi-final) in the final.  Toby helped his team pull through the final to beat the North East Steelers and win the match 5 - 1 and the Championship. A great effort Toby, we are all very proud of you at Newport. 

Assistant Coach

We are delighted to announce after an extensive selection process we have now recruited an outstanding candidate to fill the vacant coaching position within Newport Live/ City of Newport Swimming & Water Polo Club. Matthew Tutton will join the coaching team on a full time basis starting on the 2nd January 2018.

Matthew is a Level 3 performance coach, and has been involved with coaching in Wales for over a decade. Matthew has coached swimmers to British Championships and British Nationals, with one of his swimmers winning a silver medal in the Summer.   

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your patience over the past few months, and also to thank both Alan Roberts and Sarah Knight for the brilliant work they have been doing.

Kindest regards the Coaching team.

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Coaches Report 14-22/10/17

Arena League-Round 1
The City of Newport Swimming club re-entered the National Swimming Arena League this year for the first time in 5 years. On Saturday 14th October we travelled to Hutton Moor to compete in the first round. For those of you who have never witnessed an Arena League it is a very fast and furious competition, completing 50 events, which are a mix of relays and individuals, in about 2 hours. Newport came away from the 1st round with a stylish win, beating 2nd place by in excess of 100 points, winning 38 out of 50 events.
 
The second round will also be at Hutton Moor on Saturday 11th November, where we hope to display another dominant performance to put us in a strong position for the final where we will fight for promotion to the first Division.

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Newport Water Polo Fight Hard in the National Age Groups

Well done to the Newport Water Polo team, representing the Welsh Region over last weekend, they all put in a highly spirited performance which saw the team finishing 8th out of 14.

The boys played very well throughout the day and gave all of their commitment and effort for the Coaches.

Well done to you all, and thank you Coaches, for the work and dedication yo have put into the team, they did Newport and Wales proud.

Club Championships - Friday Evening Session

It is with regret that following the short notice withdrawal of three referees from the officials for Friday evening that this sessions is now cancelled.. 

The Club have explored a range of possible options to afford Swimmers the opportunity to swim either the 800 m or 1500 m events in the next few weeks. We have looked at others days and equally using other Club Champs from local clubs to see if we could piggy back. However, in reality we are left with the least worst option. 

We will therefore reschedule the 800 m and 1500 m events to follow on from the planned session following a short break on Sunday 1 October 2017. Any swimmer who wishes to withdraw as a result of the required change will receive a refund. 

Apologies for the disruption caused by this late notice change. The Club will do all it can to make the best of the current situation and we appreciate your understanding in this matte

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Assistant Coach Vacancy

“Newport LIVE in partnership with the City of Newport Swimming and Water Polo Club is excited to recruit for a driven, ambitious, professional and highly qualified Swimming Coach to become an integral part of the very successful Newport Live Integrated Swim Programme.
 
To be our Swimming Coach you will need to possess a UKCC Level 1 Coaching qualification or equivalent and have extensive knowledge and experience of making an impact coaching competitive swimming at Age, Youth and Regional level. To deliver the primary school swim programme, you will need to possess an UKCC Level 1 Swim Teaching Award and have experience and knowledge of swim lesson programmes and national governing body teaching plans.
 
For further information/or to apply please visit http://www.newportlive.co.uk/jobs/575-swimming-coach  or if you wish to contact the Head Coach please contact: James.Goodwin@newportlive.co.uk
 
Closing date is Thursday 12th October”

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Newport Water Polo Juniors Dominate in Welsh clash

Saturday 2nd September saw a fantastic match for Newport in their local Derby against Cwm Draig.

The older Juniors established a strong lead early on in the match then made way for the younger juniors to gain some very valuable experience against their Valleys adversary. The younger juniors made up most of the team for the majority of the second half and maintained the lead throughout.

Newport finished eventual winners 18 - 11, with all gaining a lot of experience from the encounter.