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Christmas Shutdown 2019/2020

The School Pool will be closed as usual over the Christmas Holidays

Last session will be Thursday 19th December (the day of the Xmas Curry!)

The pool will re-open Week commencing Monday 6th January 2020

Masters Sessions start Wednesday/Thusday 8th & 9th January 2020 7:30PM

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Carlisle Aquatics Masters Meet 2020 -  31st January/ 1st February 2020

We will be taking a small squad to the Carlisle Aquatics Masters Meet 2020

A low key/pressure meet to start the new year if interested in going, details are on club notice board and on British swimming website - see Anne if need any further information.

Closing date Monday 13th January.

Travel by train or car

We stay at the Hallmark Hotel - there is a Travelodge but further to walk!

National Masters 2019 - Sheffield Friday 25th to Sunday 27th October


What a weekend, European, British records and medals by the bucket full...

GOLD! First Gold of the weekend for Jenny Ball in 80-84 age group 1500m in 33:46.82 at the National Masters Championships
GOLD! 2nd for Jenny in the 50m Backstroke 57.57
GOLD! Di Nash 50 backstroke, Bronze Hayley & Bronze Amber in their respective age groups!
GOLD! Mixed 240+ 4x50m medley relay. Di, Mick, Steve N & Anne
Silver! Steve Nash 200 f/s Silver! Anne Bourne 200 Free....!
GOLD: Jenny Ball 100m f/s
GOLD & NEW EUROPEAN RECORD! Women’s 4x200m 240+ freestyle relay. Di Nash, Anne Bourne, Hayley Bettinson & Suzanne Linton.
New BRITISH Record: for Di Nash in the 200m f/s (on the lead leg of relay)
New BRITISH Record: Di Nash 100m Backstroke (lead leg of 4x100 medley relay)
GOLD: Hayley Bettinson 50m Butterfly

GOLD: Jenny Ball 50m f/s
Silver: Men’s 240+ 4x50 f/s relay. Alan Cooper, Stevan Eggleton, Steve Nash & Paul Tainty
GOLD & NEW EUROPEAN RECORD! Women’s 240+ 4x50 freestyle team. Hayley Bettinson, Anne Bourne, Di Nash & Suzanne Linton
GOLD & New BRITISH Record: Di Nash 100m Individual Medley
GOLD: Mixed 4x200 f/s relay. Paul Tainty, Anne Bourne, Jo Seymour & Steve Nash
Silver: Women’s 200+ 4x50 Medley Relay Suzanne, Jo, Hayley & Jane Stalker
Silver: Men’s 240+ 4x50 medley relay Alan C, Steve E, Steve N & Paul T
GOLD: Anne Bourne 400 freestyle 5:47.65
GOLD: Jenny Ball 400m freestyle
Bronze: Paul Millington 200m Butterfly!
GOLD! Anne Bourne takes the last gold of a very successful weekend for in the 800m f/s 11:51.51

Camp Hill Edwardians break two European records in same day

 Masters News

Camp Hill Edwardians swimmers have broken a European record in both sessions of day two at the Swim England Masters National Championships.

After breaking the Women’s 800m Freestyle Team record earlier in the day, the same team followed it up with another European record in the Women’s 200m Freestyle Team event.

Their time of 2:06.79 certified that they would be collecting another gold medal and that it would be two new British and European records.

Diana Nash said: “We all feel brilliant, absolutely brilliant because it’s all about the team and they’re great girls and we’ve just had such fun, we’ve worked really hard for this.

“We broke the European record last year, but we’ve managed to bring another girl in so we’ve broke our own record, and we missed the world record by two seconds!”

When asked if next year may be the year they break the world record, Diana replied: “Possibly, possibly, never say never!”

National Masters 2019 - Sheffield Friday 25th to Sunday 27th October

NEW Club Kit order being placed in time for the National Masters in October. See SHOP page for details

Please Let Anne know by Monday September 16th if you require anything


National Masters 2019 - Sheffield Friday 25th to Sunday 27th October


Dear Camp Hill Edwardians members,


A reply before 30th August is needed to make sure we can choose which relays we do & then enter immediately.


Please contact me whether or not you are intending to compete this year….or if you have any questions.


We are just over 2 months away from the Masters Nationals at Sheffield.  Click here...


Here’s a link to the Schedule. Click here...


Here’s a link to the Entry Pack.  Click here...


This year I believe we can produce quite a few competitive relay teams – particularly in the older age groups.


Please let me know which days, sessions and relay distances you will be available for selection for. We are having a stab at most distances this year.


Closing date for entries is not until October 4th but  relay entry slots are being gobbled up fast… as I type the men’s  4 x 200 and men’s 4 x 100 freestyle slots have gone.


Thanks, I look forward to hearing from you all and hope you enjoy the remaining weeks of the summer.




PS. We are back in the water at the Camp Hill pool from 11th September at 7.30pm


European Masters Games

Anne Bourne wins GOLD at the Torino 2019 European Masters Games in Turin, Italy over the weekend 28th July. Her time of 11:55.84 for the 800 freestyle was easily the fastest in her 65-69 age group as she continues her excellent season in the event.


Summer Shutdown

As usual the School pool will be closed for CHESC training/use over the school summer holidays.

Last session: Masters Training Thursday 18th July (Polo - Monday 15th July)

Re-opens: Week commencing Monday 9th September



Midland Masters Relay Teams (Revised)


Midland Masters Evening Meal Saturday 18th May @ Rugby

Anne has booked a table at the Brewers Fayre Central Park right by M6 Junction 1 (on your way home if you are not staying over) next door to the Premier Inn at Central Park DriveCentral Park, Rugby CV23 0WE for 8:30pm or when the Saturday evening session finishes.

If you are interested in joining us then please let Anne know so she can confirm numbers in advance


Midland Masters 18th & 19th May @ Rugby

To Camp Hill Edwardians SC Members


Hello All


Above you will see the link to the Midlands Masters Championship site. If you are thinking of entering a few events the closing date is 12 noon Friday 3rd May . Not competed for a while? ….go on, have a go.

As in previous years we are looking to enter some relay teams. Please let me know by 19th April (Good Friday) which sessions you will be at the pool and be able to swim a leg of a relay. All relays are 4 x 50m.


Hope to see you before too long .


Warm wishes




Anne Bourne does it again

New European and British records for Anne Bourne in the 800 freestyle set in Swansea at the weekend (2/3rd March 2019)


School Pool Closure 18th - 24th February 2019

A message from the school...

As you may be aware we have been having some issues around the pool plant / filtration system and water treatment. 

The school have engaged a contractor to undertake significant works to the water treatment plant which includes complete strip down of the filtering system and replacing the filtration materials within the tanks, some alterations and repairs to the pipe work to enable more effective back washing and the installation of an auto dosing chemical management system to ensure that the water quality it the best it can be alt all times.

The works are planned for to take place over the February half term week 18th Feb - 24th Feb and the pool will be closed for the duration of that week. It is anticipated that the works will be completed within that time period and the pool re opening on Monday 26th Feb. 

As will all major projects and given that the plant has not been worked on for a long time there may (but hopefully not) be some issues no yet known that may require the works to run beyond the dates stated. If this was to be the case I would hope we would know this early rather than later and i would of course let you know if the closure needed to be extended.   

Apologies for any inconvenience in the immediate term but hopefully once the works are completed it should improve the water quality significantly and reduce as far as practical any future closures related to poor water quality.



First British Record of the Year

Anne Bourne has set Camp Hill Edwardians first British Record of the year.

Competing in the Carlisle Masters event over the weekend she promptly broke the 800 freestyle for her age group in 11:40.47

Well done Anne!



Camp Hill Edwardians Swimming Club turns 60!

Six decades of CHESC.... 2019 Membership only £6...


2019 Swimming Membership (a massive £22 saving)

To celebrate six decades of Champ Hill Edwardians Swimming Club the committee has decided to reduce the membership for this year down to just £6 and it is hoped that many existing, lapsed and new members will take advantage of this and help us celebrate this milestone for the club

Club Membership for 2019 is just £6 but you will still be required to pay your Swim England fees (insurance) as normal.

2019 Membership Form available here

Swim England Fees 2019

Competitive Member: £35.25

Non-competitive Member: £17.70

Please complete the form and send to along with a Bank transfer for £41.25 (or £23.70 for non-competitive membership) to the account below

Please make payment by BACS to: Camp Hill Edwardians S C with ref: SUBS 2019
(Bank details on request)

Associate non-swimming club membership

Membership remains unchanged at £5



Training Fees:

Training Fees remain at £4 per session (£5 for visitors max 3 sessions).


However, changes in Banking practices have meant it has become increasingly difficult to accept and process cash payments. So Members will be required to pay £40 in advance by Bank Transfer for a block of 10 sessions with CHESC. Please send £40 (separately to Subs please) and these can be marked off in the book pool side when you attend (any unused in 2019 can be transferred to 2020)


Last  updated 07/01/2020