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 shown by Neil was nothing short of amazing, to keep going swimming in a dark cold lake when everything around you is pitch black is not for the faint-hearted. Neil was supported by his Wife Lucie, children Lily and Jack, pl

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 of our club hosting this gala, many youngsters would never be able to swim in a competitive environment, especially if they do not swim for a swimming club. Eleven primary schools from within Exeter and the surrounding a

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 close to Neil and his family's heart's. Liam will be there with Neil to support him throughout the challenge. Neil has to swim a mile of the Loch every hour! A really tough challenge, but one that Neil has been prepari

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 the South West Regional championships and their positions in the Swim England national rankings. Each camp is going to be held at Millfield School in Somerset at their 50m pool complex. The dates of the camps are 23rd J

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 and 9KM distances available and Gemma took on the big one. Gemma swam a great race and came 2nd overall! She was the first female to cross the finish line as well!! Fantastic swimming Gemma and well done from everyone

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