He did it! 24 miles in 24 hours
Huge congratulations to Neil Gilson on his massive achievement at the weekend! Neil, a former swimmer with Exeter City Swimming Club, swam a remarkable 24 miles in 24 hours On Saturday 22nd into Sunday 23rd June at Loch Lubnaig, Scotland to raise money and awareness of the charity PANS PANDAS, a charity very close to Neil and his family's hearts. Neil had to swim a mile every hour in the cold lake, including through the hours of darkness. The mental and physical strength sho
Another successful Exeter Schools gala!
Exeter City Swimming Club hosted their annual Exeter Primary Schools gala yesterday at Pyramids Leisure Centre Exeter. Exeter City Swimming Club hold the meet every year for the benefit of primary school age children, on a non-profit basis to promote swimming in the community and encourage youngsters to have a go at swimming in a competitive environment. Most schools host their own sports day every year, but hosting a swimming gala is a bit different and without the benefit
Former ECSC swimmer faces huge challenge this coming weekend...
One of our former swimmer's, Neil Gilson, is completing his final preparations for a huge challenge this coming weekend. Neil, 33, used to compete for Exeter City Swimming Club when he was younger and is a very close friend of another of our former swimmer's - Liam Tancock. Neil is taking part in the 24 Hour swim challenge at Loch Lubnaig, Scotland with Vigour Events on Saturday 22nd June to raise awareness and vital funds for a charity called PANS PANDAS UK, which is very c
Four ECSC swimmers selected for Regional Talent Camps
A real reflection of the work that Junior Performance Lead Coach Neil Shire is doing with his squad and the young talent that we have in our club, is the excellent news that four of our Junior Performance swimmers have been selected by Swim England South West Region to attend the 2019 Regional Talent camps. The four swimmers selected are (L-R in photo) Ruby Hatherley, Jessica Fraser, Sara Sari and Ethan Tyers. The swimmers have been selected based on their performances at th
9000 metre swim in a lake? No problem!
The Big Bala Swim is legendary amongst the Open Water Swim fraternity. It takes place in Snowdonia, North Wales in Wales's largest natural lake and is surrounded by the Aran, Arenig and Berwyn mountain ranges, making it both a dramatic and beautiful location. Our own Performance swimmer and long distance and Open Water specialist, Gemma Owen, took part this year in the most gruelling of the three different distances available, the formidable 9K swim! There were 1.5KM, 4.5KM