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We know it’s hard, we know it’s tough, but with consistent training, sheer dedication and the determination to win – you can do it!

2018 Essex Age Group Champs – details now available:

Block A – Sat 20 & Sun 21 January 2018 – Basildon Sporting Village

Block B – Sat 03 February 2018 – London Aquatic Centre &
Sun  04 February 2018 – Basildon Sporting Village

Block C – Sat 17 & Sun 18 February 2018 – Basildon Sporting Village


Sunday 03 December – Lucy Johnson, 12yrs

Head Coach Paul presented Lucy with our ‘Swimmer of the Month’ Award for 100% Effort during November.  Well done to Lucy and may your dedication and hard effort continue :)

Lucy Johnson Nov17

Tuesday 07 November – Kian Young, 10yrs

Both Head Coach Paul and Swim Teacher Marina chose Kian Young to be our ‘Swimmer of the Month’ for October.  A big well done to Kian for all his effort in training and for moving up a group to now train with Hannah :)

Kian Young Oct17

Tuesday 03 October – Megan Parks, 7yrs

Our lucky Club Member to receive ‘Swimmer of the Month’ for September goes to Megan Parks.  A big well done for all your hard effort and commitment at training sessions and for your brilliant achievement when you attended your very first ‘Novice Event’.  Megan took part in the Basildon 50m Freestyle event on 16 September and came 2nd in the 7yr old Age Group Category :)

Megan Parks Sept17Meg Parks 7 2nd

Friday 01 September – Kacey Cosgrove, 11yrs

Our Head Coach Paul was busy pool side tonight making his decision on who has earned ‘Swimmer of the Month’  for August.  AND the monthly award goes to young Kacey for all her hard efforts, well done to you, keep up the good work / training :)

Kacey Cosgrove Aug17

Sunday 23 July 2017 – Ruby Aylott, 10yrs –

Head Coach Paul, awarded Ruby with ‘Swimmer of the Month Award’ for her 100% Effort during June and so far for July.  She’s made a great effort at our Mini League events plus her first Swim Gala at Thurrock – well done Ruby, carry on the good training :)

Ruby Aylott Jun&Jul17

Saturday 17 June 2017 – TSC 1 Day Sprint Meet

26 Canvey swimmers attended and here are 6 medalist from the day, more to come:



Thursday 08 June 2017 – Emily Cheesman, 9yrs –

Head Coach Paul, awarded young Emily with ‘Swimmer of the Month Award’ for her 100% Effort during May, plus her participation, at our Mini League events so far – well done Emily, keep up the good training :)

Emily Cheesman May17

Tuesday 02 May 2017 – Louie Annetts, 10yrs –

receives ‘Swimmer of the Month’ just 6 months on from the first time receiving this Award!  Paul, picked Louie for his continuous, hard work and commitment to training.  Well Done Louie :)

Louie Annetts May17

Tuesday 04 April 2017 – Fearne Peach, 8 yrs, was awarded with ‘Swimmer of the Month’ by Head Coach Paul.  This comes in recognition of all Fearne’s hard work, steady progress (even with enduring an operation), her commitment and enthusiasm towards swimming and the Club.  Well done Fearne, from all at CISC :)

Fearne Peach Mar17

R1 – Saturday 11 March @ Witham, CM8 1EP – ML RESULTS:
1st – Braintree with 177 points
2nd – BOSS with 152 points
3rd – Brentwood with 127 points
4th – CISC with 121 points
5th – Maldon with 101 points

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Tuesday 28 February 2017 – Finlay Cosgrove, 7yrs, was chosen by Head Coach Paul, to be awarded the ‘Swimmer of the Month’ at tonight’s session.  This comes in recognition of all his hard work, commitment and dedication to the Club when he attends training – well done from all at CISC :)

Finlay Cosgrove Feb17

Thursday 02 February 2017 – Elise Bryant was Awarded ‘Swimmer of the Month’ at tonight’s training session.  Head Coach Paul chose Elise for all her hard training and effort throughout January.  An excellent start to the year for Elise as she has now progressed into Louise’s Squad and will be attending her very first Mini League Meet in March – well done from all at CISC :)

Elise Bryant Jan17

Sunday 11 December – Christmas Fun Swim Results: –



Tuesday 29 November 2016 – Louie Annetts, 9, received the ‘Swimmer of the Month’ Award from Paul and Louise for all his dedicated training throughout November and his excellent performance at his very first Gala at Braintree, despite initial nerves – well done from all at CISC :)



Tuesday 01 November 2016 – Maddison Shead, 12, receives ‘Swimmer of the Month’ Award from Paul.  Well done for all your continued training, even with a cold :)maddison-oct16

Sunday 02 October 2016 – Swimmer of the Month goes to Madeleine Kemp for all her effort and hard training during September :)


Sunday 18 September 2016 – EFDSC Meet – brilliant 60 medal haul:


Sunday 24 July 2016 – Meg at Sheffield ASA Open Water Nationals

One very devoted and determined young lady swam at Sheffield’s OW National Competition today.  She was very nervous to start with but soon overcame any fears and went for it.  Meg came in at 18th place out of 35.  Massive well done from all at CISC :)

17 June 2016 – ASA Regional Open Water Champs Success:

National Qualifiers 2016

Full Results for all Regions 2016

Official OW Report

An amazing day was had when 9 of our Squad swimmers met at the Norwich Open Water event at Whitlingham.  Megan Key, 15, came in 2nd overall for the Region in the 3km event – well done to you and best of luck for next weekend when you swim for the Nationals in Sheffield.

800m Novice event success goes to Alfie, 13, for 2nd place, Millie Piercy 11, 2nd place and Lennie Wright, 11, 3rd place, all for Essex.

Congratulations to Paige Fincham, Fran Key, Maddy Kemp, Gabby Kemp and Jude Peach for taking part.

Here are some pictures, before, during and after:


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Meg award 1Alfie 2nd Millie 2nd Lennie 3rd

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800m Winners

20 June 2016A mention in the Echo:

Echo News BBSC Meet May16

07 June 2016 – ‘Swimmer of Month Award’ goes to Tilly Anderson. Head Coach Paul, presented Tilly with the ‘Swimmer of the Month’ award at tonight’s session.  Well done Tilly for your overall improvement and dedication towards swimming, keep up the good effort :)

Tilly May16

  • BBSC 1 Day Sprint Meet – May 2016

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Excellent performance from all swimmers, PB’s and many medals :)

May 2016 – Megan in the Cornelius Vermuyden School Newsletter Etc.

Meg School News May16

04 May 2016 – Head Coach Paul, presented Gabby with the ‘Swimmer of the Month’ award at tonight’s session.  Well done for all your dedication and persistent efforts – keep it going :)

Gabby Apr16

30 April 2016 – GOOD LUCK to Megan Key at this weekend’s Long Course Champs in Norwich.  Both Coach Paul and mum Lou will be there encouraging her on throughout her events.

12 April 2016 – Millie achieves ‘Swimmer of the Month’.
Head Coach Paul, presented Millie with this award in recognition for all her efforts at training and competitions .  Well done Millie – keep up the good swimming and determination :)

Millie Mar16

01 March 2016 – Oliver achieves ‘Swimmer of the Month’.
Head Coach Paul, presented Oliver with this new award in recognition for all his efforts and participation at his very first Mini League meet in February.  A big well done to Oli!  Keep up the good swimming and determination you have :)

Oliver Feb16

08 February 2016 – BLOCK A – Not 1 but 2 Gold’s for Megan

Meg's Echo Ad Feb2016

Great achievement Megan, keep on smashing it!

02 February 2016 – Maisie achieves ‘Swimmer of the Month’ for all her efforts throughout January, well done Maisie :)

Maisie Jan16

05 January 2016 – Welcome back to Waterside!
And a nice surprise for Holly Parks on receiving ‘Swimmer of the Month’ plaque from Head Coach Paul tonight – she’s one little determined swimmer who trained very hard all through December – well done Holly :)

Holly Dec15

31 December 2015 – ASA RENEWAL

ASA Renewal Notice 2015

10 December 2015
Despite being the festive month, swimmers have still been committed to their swim training sessions and proven their ability, so much so, that we have had quite a bit of movement from various levels by our head coach Paul:
6 successfully move up to become Manta’s – they will train 3 X 1.5 hours per week with Deena:
Molly Gardiner, Kitti Lothian, Rio Rogers, Denvar Spencer, Jessica Taylor and Oliver Woodford – well done :)
Next we have 2 young boys who leave Louise and join the Hammerheads:
Jude Peach and Lennie Wright – well done you two :)
December 2015
Well done to Fran on receiving ‘Swimmer of Month’ Award – even with pneumonia, she was still determined to swim!
Fran Nov15
November 2015
Head Coach Paul McNeill presented Paige Fincham with our new ‘Swimmer of the Month Award’ for ‘100% Effort’ – young Paige is a very dedicated swimmer who always attends her training sessions without fail.  She puts all her effort into training and her all important competitions.  Well done Paige from all at CISC :)
Paige Oct15

April 2015
Well it looks like our swimmer Megan Key is off back to Norwich for this year’s 2nd weekend event of the Regional Long Course Champs!  All the very best Megan, go for it :)

Megan's Accepted Entries May15

July 2014
CISC’s very own Megan Key, 12, an upcoming swimming enthusiast came home with GOLD at this years East Region Open Water Champs Meet in Norwich.  She took part and won the girls 12 to 16 year age group – way to go Megan, well done!


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