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17th March -- Pool Closure!

Due to an incident today the pool has been closed and is likely to remain closed for a week pending further inspection of the roof.

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ASA 2014 Youth Championship

The 2014 Youth championships being held in Liverpool on 3rd/4th May has been added to galas

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Bangor & Sheffield Gala Report

Over the weekend of 22nd and 23rd February swimmers from the City of Chester Swimming Club were in action in Bangor and Sheffield.


Results can be found in Gala Results


North Midlands Report

The City of Chester Swimming Club returned home with a glut of medals from the North Midlands Championships.

Held in Macclesfield over two weekends, 43 swimmers represented the Chester Club, claiming an impressive 33 medals in the process



Gala Calendar & Menai Meet

The current gala calendar hs been updated and can been found here 2013-14 Calendar or on right hand index

The Menai Meet at the end of February has been added to galas - closing date 24th January

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Cheshire Championships and Wrexham Crystal Meet

The Cheshire Championships being held 15th/16th, 21st, and 29th/30th March and the Wrexham Crystal Meet on 23rd March have been added to galas

The Cheshire Championships is a key meet with all swimmers with qualifying times expected to enter

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North Midlands Championships - Accepted Entries

The North Midlands Championships are being held on 11th/12th and 18th/19th January 2014. Please check the accepted entry list by following the link below

Accepted Entries | Gala Details


Galas & Results

Current Galas can be found bu following the link at the top of the page or this link: Gala Details

Gala Results can be found by folowing this link: Gala Results


Welsh Nationals - Swansea Starlets

Three City of Chester Swimmers travelled to Swansea to compete in the British Gas Swim Wales Summer Nationals 2013 in their last meet of the season.

The top quality competition took place at the Wales National Pool. The high class swim featured the very best of Welsh swimming talent and the opportunity to see them competing against swimmers from all around the UK who have travelled to Swansea for this terrific meet.

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City of Chester Swimming Club Shone at Wirral Metro

There were medals and personal best times in abundance when 25 swimmers from City of Chester came away from the Wirral Metro gala in the second weekend of July, one of the last galas of the season.

They collected 25 medals between them and over seventy personal best times.

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June Report - NW Age Groups, Wrexham Cath Akers, and Open Water

The first two weekends this month, 1st and 2nd, 8th and 9th, saw 5 junior swimmers from the City of Chester Swimming Club taking part in the North West Region Age Group Championships at Manchester Aquatics Centre

33 Chester swimmers celebrated success at the Cath Ankers gala on Saturday 8th June

Kyle Stubbs took to Open Water

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May Report - North West Youth, Wrexham Spring Meet, and Leeds

The weekend of 4th & 5th May saw 22 swimmers from the City of Chester Swimming Club in action.

Five senior swimmers took part in the North West Regional Youth Championships, whilst 17 swimmers attended the Wrexham Spring Meet.

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City of Chester Swimming Club Strike Gold at Wirral Metro

On 13th April 41 swimmers from City of Chester Swimming Club recently struck gold at Wirral Metro against some serious competition from other clubs on the Wirral, Liverpool and Salford. Between them they gained 21 first places, 27 second places and 18 third places.

Full Story... | Gala Results

Regional Qualifiers

After success at the Chreshires, the club has 7 swimmers qualifying for the Age Group Regional championships and 6 qualifying for the Youth championships. They will swim in a total of 41 events.

Regional Qualifiers List

City of Chester Swimming Club Excel at Cheshire Championships

Over three weekends in March, City of Chester has been on form with 23 swimmers competing in the Cheshire Championships at Macclesfield and Liverpool. The standard was very high, with the swimmers achieving numerous regional and personal best times. They also netted 15 medals along the way.


First House Gala 2013

A grand total of 97 children took part in the first House Gala of 2013, this included 30 newly invited swimmers giving an overall excellent turn out and parents also helping out for the first time. Sharks won the gala with 219 points

Full Report...

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Top Swimmers 2012

Mike awarded Top Boy and Girl awards at the COCSC Presentation Evening at Boughton Cricket Club on Friday 7th December at 7.30pm

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Final House Gala - Sharks win trophy

The final House Gala proved to be an exciting event. The points accumulated from the previous 3 galas held througout the year were brought forward with Dolphins, Otters, and Sharks being separated by only 2 points.


Excellent Gala Performances

Recent galas at Holywell and Conwy have seen excellent Team and Individual performances. Read reports below and see results on the gala results page

Holywell Geoff Drew Gala | Conwy Autumn Meet | Gala Results

Aquaforce Long Service Award 2012

Having already been awarded the North West Region award, David Burgham’s name was put forward for the ASA Aquaforce volunteer awards and was successful in being awarded the ASA Aquaforce Long Service Award 2012




October 31st 2012 - City of Chester Swimming Club’s younger members enjoyed a Halloween themed activity week.

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Club Championships report - September 2012

Over 90 swimmers, of 8 years of age and upwards from City of Chester Swimming Club, took part in the first gala of the new season at their home pool City Baths during September. There were over 20 events over 4 days. The races were very popular and very well attended with some loud cheering from the many spectators on the balcony!


Forster Dean sponsor City of Chester

City of Chester Swimming Club announces its latest sponsorship deal, which is with North West solicitors, Forster Dean.

Stuart Hill from Forster Dean visited the club during the recent club championships to learn about all the activities and watch some of the swimmers compete.


City of Chester Swimming Club Shone at Wirral Metro

There were medals and personal best times in abundance when 34 swimmers from City of Chester came away from the Wirral Metro gala in the last weekend of June. They collected 78 medals between them and over one hundred personal best times. In one of the last galas of the season Chester came away being one of the best performing teams over the weekend.


Second House Gala June 24th 2012

In the second House Gala of the year there were some very exciting races which resulted in a very close finish and the Dolphins team finishing just one point ahead of Otters. Children aged between 8 and 12 years of age finished off the afternoon with some Olympic themed relay races, one of which included a torch relay - all adding to the fun on the day.


Cath Ankers Gala Report

City of Chester Swimming Club celebrated success at the Cath Ankers gala on Saturday 9th June at Wrexham. The 23 swimmers came away with 16 medals, 4 speeding tickets and 74 personal best times between them.


City of Chester Host Schools Swimming Gala

20 local school teams and 80 junior school children took part in the annual Junior Schools Swimming Gala gala held at City Baths on 22nd May. There were 4 swimmers per relay team racing 100m freestyle in initial round heats and then finals.



City of Chester Claim Large Medal Haul at Wrexham Spring Meet

19 swimmers from City of Chester attended the Wrexham Spring Meet on the weekend of 5th/6th May and came away with a large medal haul: 7 gold, 18 silver and 13 bronze against strong competition from teams from North Wales and the North West.


British Masters Championships Sheffield (Long Course)

Some excellent results again for our Masters swimmers:

Chris Malpass Gold 100 fly Silver 50 fly 6th 200 free 9th 50 fly
Brenda WalkerSilver 200m backstroke,400m Free,200mfree, 4th 100m backstroke.
Tom Walker GOLD 100m,200m Breaststroke and 100m,200m backstroke.

Warm weather training camp - February 2012

On the 11th February 2012 COCSC took a Group of 24 swimmers to Torremolinos, Spain for one week on a warm weather training camp in the outdoor 8 lane 50m Pool at the regional sports complex.


Amber is put through her paces by Olympic Swimming Champion

Amber Disley (level 3) was lucky enough to meet former Great Britain swimmer and “Big Splash” ambassador Duncan Goodhew recently.

The opportunity arose when Amber decided to enter this year’s “Big Splash Mile” and was subsequently invited to a coaching session with Goodhew who won the 100m breast stroke gold in the 1980 Moscow Olympics.



City of Chester Swimming Club excel at Cheshire Championships

Over the weekend, City of Chester have been on form with 41 swimmers competing in the first weekend of the Cheshire Championships at Macclesfield. The standard was very high but the swimmers out shone many of their competitors, numerous regional and personal best times


First House Gala of 2012 results

92 swimmers attended the first House Gala of 2012, for a large number of children this was their first House Gala, but they all did really well. Dolphins took the honours just ahead of Sharks and Penguins

Full Report

Michael Rock Event Report

A fantastic day was had by all at the Michael Rock event.

Follow the link below to see a pictorial report of the day.

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Thanks to all the organisers for a great event

Top Boy & Top Girl 2011

At an excellent presentation evening held at Boughton Cricket Club, Don performed the Master of Ceremonies role to present the trophies for the Club championships and to announce the Top Boy & Top Girl awards for each age group.

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Thanks to all who came and special thanks to Sue, Don and our DJ: Neil Franks

Otters win House Gala Final by a point!

The final house gala of the year started with only 24 points covering all the teams. The Otters came from 3rd to pip the previous leaders, the Sharks, by a single point.


Chester Medal Haul at Coventry

6 of the top swimmers from City of Chester came away with 17 top 3 finishes, 2 national qualifying times and 28 personal best times, after travelling to their recent swimming gala in Coventry.


Dolphins win House Gala - Sunday 2nd October

The Dolphins had an excellent day while the Sharks had an off day but still lead overall. The stage is set for a fantastic finale with only 24 points covering first to last - any one can win!


Success at Arfon Masters

Mark Foster having flu and not showing up for the evening do did not stop Chester's Masters swimmers having an excellent event - Clive Roberts, Chris Malpass, and Brian Shenstone clocked up 13 1st places and 2 2nds at a very well attended event.

Swimmers shine at Stoke on Trent

The club made the regular trip to Cosacss at the end of September and had some great results - this was the very rare occasion where every swimmer posted a personal best time


How far can you swim? Katie Durnall shows how it's done

Long Distance awards were held on September 25th with swimmers ages ranging from 5 – 14. One of the youngest children – Katie Durnall achieved 3000m age 6!

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Ban on Clear Detachable Bottle Tops


These bottles are banned from the whole of the building. The clear plastic bottle tops are a choking hazard and once in the water they are virtually impossible to see. If the coaches or association staff see these bottles on poolside then they have been instructed to bin them immediately.





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