COVID-19 Club Shutdown

As you will now be aware, the Coronavirus situation has led to correct, but very drastic measures to keep everyone as safe as possible during this unprecedented and difficult time. As a result, the club has suspended all face to face, or social engagement, which includes training, meets, face to face meetings and social engagements. This is regrettable, but absolutely the right thing to do in these circumstances, in the global attempt to reduce the spread of this virus. The coaches are currently providing land based training via email and other interactive ways to keep our swimmers engaged in a positive way to maintain as much physical and mental wellness as possible. Our swimmers are obv

COVID-19 / Coronavirus Advice

As a club, the health and well-being of our swimmers and their families, is paramount. We are following Government, Swim England, Public Health England and NHS advice and we are also monitoring the ever-changing situation very closely. At this time, it is business as usual in terms of training, as we have not been advised to cease training sessions. This is with the obvious caveat of asking our members to maintain good hand and face hygiene, as per the well known advice we have been given. In addition to this, it is imperative that no person attends training if they feel unwell with any of the COVID-19 symptoms (as per the latest Government advice), or if they have been in recent contact

ECSC Member History Feature No.3 - March

This month's featured member of ECSC will probably be familiar to visitors of our website and social media after his amazing endeavours for charity last year! Neil Gilson is a former swimmer and close friend of Liam Tancock, after they came up through the ranks at Exeter City Swimming Club during the 1990's. Neil swam a remarkable 24 miles in 24 hours in June last year 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. We followed Neil's training and the endeavours during that amazing endurance event. We also supplied Neil with some of our latest kit so he could represent a little bit of ECSC during th

Golden Weekend for Steve and Katie!

Well.....Steve Hurley and Katie Townsend take a bow! Masters swimmer, long distance and open water specialist, Steve Hurley, competed in the Swim Wales Masters Long Course Championships 2020 at the Swansea International Pool this weekend. Steve has carried on his success of winning numerous Open Water events in 2019, by transferring his talents to more pool events this year. Following breaking the Devon County record for the 1500m Freestyle back in January, Steve took part in 5 events over this weekend. Steve competes in the 45-49 yrs category. The events being the 1500m Freestyle, 400m Freestyle, 200m Freestyle, 100m Freestyle and finally the 800m Freestyle, where he achieved a 7 second

ECSC Representing at ESSA Inter-Divisional National Champs

The weekend of Saturday 29th February and Sunday 1st March saw the ESSA (English Schools Swimming Association) Inter-Divisional National Championships take place at Ponds Forge, Sheffield. This is where the swimmers have previously represented their secondary schools at regional level and then if their schools qualify, they then compete for their schools at a national level, with the secondary team championships taking place in November 2019. The Inter-Divisional National Champs see the best swimmers from these schools in each respective region being selected to represent their regional team. We had three Exeter City Swimming Club swimmers selected to represent the South West Regional Team

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