English Schools' Swimming Association 
DIVISION TEN NOTICE BOARD

Bedfordshire ~ Berkshire ~ Buckinghamshire ~ Hertfordshire ~ Oxfordshire
London Boroughs of: Barnet, Enfield, Harrow, Hillingdon, Hounslow

   

Mrs. Diane. Owen, 
170 Malvern Avenue, Harrow, 
Middlesex. HA2 9HD
Telephone:020 309 28274
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            Last Updated: 07/05/2011 
 

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INTER-DIVISIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 20

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An Introduction to Division Ten

Division Ten is one of the twelve divisions of the English Schools’ Swimming Association and comprises the counties
of Bedfordshire,
Berkshire , Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Oxfordshire as well as the London Boroughs of
Barnet,
Harrow , Hillingdon, Hounslow and Enfield .

 

We are an enthusiastic division and organise the following championships throughout the year.  (The different areas that make
up Division Ten also have their own area championships).

1.          

1.            The Primary Schools Team Championships are usually held in early May. Entry forms are sent to every school at the start of the Spring Term. The fastest two teams in each event are invited to represent Div. Ten at Sheffield in the National Finals. Events are Freestyle and Mixed stroke relays for boys and girls. There are separate events for ‘small’ schools.  

2.            Following the Primary Team Championships we have an Inter-County match for selected swimmers from years 5 to 8 .  

3.             Individual Championships are held on the 3rd Saturday in September every year. There are three age groups: Juniors - Year 7,8 & 9; Intermediates – years 10 & 11; Seniors – year 12 and above.  Entrants must be in full time education. Events are  4 x 50 m Individual Medley and 100m for all four strokes. A team is selected to represent Div. Ten at the National Championships at the end of October.  

4.             Our Diving Championships are held at the end of September each year and are for divers in year 5 and upwards to year 13. Again, entrants must be in full time education. This is not a competition for novices.  

5.             Individual Championships for Primary school children are held early in October each year. This championship is for children in years 5 or 6.  The standard will be high so swimmers need to have competed for their school or club to enter.  

6.             The School Team Championships for Secondary Schools is held in November. We are hold two galas, one for boys’ schools and one for girls’ schools. All times from these championships are submitted to a National Organiser and the top 12 teams from England are invited to the National finals.  

7.             Schools from the division also enter the National Water-polo Championships for Girls, Primary Schools and Secondary Schools and the National Synchronised Swimming Finals.  

First call for information on any of the above championships is the ‘Div. Rep’ – info at top of page
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DIVISION 10 RESULTS SECTION

NATIONAL SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS 
~ RELAYS ~

DIVISION 10 2011 

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DIVISION TEN - SECONDARY SCHOOL TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS 2010
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HERTS. SCHOOLS JUNIOR RELAY CHAMPIONSHIPS 2010
GIRLS RESULTS     -     BOYS RESULTS
INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIPS  FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN 2010
GIRLS RESULTS     -     BOYS RESULTS
DIVISIONAL DIVING COMPETITION 2010
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GIRLS RANKINGS     -     BOYS RANKINGS
DIVISIONAL TRIALS 2010
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NATIONAL SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS – RELAYS
DIVISION 10 – 2010 

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HERTS SCHOOLS SWIMMING ASSN. JUNIOR SCHOOLS GALA 
23RD APRIL 2010, WOODSIDE POOL, WATFORD
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SCHOOL TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS 2009
BOYS RESULTS    GIRLS RESULTS
HERTS SCHOOLS' SWIMMING ASSOCIATION. SECONDARY SCHOOLS' GALA
WOODSIDE LEISURE CENTRE, WATFORD, 26th FEBRUARY  2010

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INDIVIDUAL PRIMARY CHAMPIONSHIPS 2009
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DIVISIONAL TRIALS 2009
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DIVISION 10 INTER-COUNTIES PRIMARY COMPETITION
FRIDAY 15TH MAY 2009
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DIVISION 10 ENTRY FORM SECTION

AFFILIATION FORM TO DIVISION TEN


WATER POLO

 If your school would like help and advice re forming a water polo team please phone Tim Whitwham at Bedford Modern School on 01234 364331 or email him on ‘ntwpolo@hotmail.com’ 

This applies to both boys, girls and co-educational schools,

COUNTY INFORMATION
 


Hertfordshire
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 WATFORD & DISTRICT
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Affiliated to HSSA, ESSA & ASA East Region

YEARS 5 & 6
INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2010
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ST. ALBANS DISTRICT GALA
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Buckinghamshire
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DIVISION 10 HISTORICAL REPORTS

SECONDARY TEAMS COMPETITION 2010 - DIVISION TEN REPORT

SECONDARY SCHOOL TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS
GLOUCESTER

FEBRUARY 2009 

Report - Division 10
Didn’t we do well!
Despite the appalling weather conditions the
‘Div 10’ teams made their way to Gloucester. They forgot the weather outside and
        concentrated on ‘swimming their best’ and they did this, most of them improving on their ‘div 10’trial times.
We had schools in 11 out of 12 finals and gained 1 silver and 4 bronzes.

 

       Our congratulation must go to The Marist Senior School from Ascot - from 6th place in qualifying to gaining silver in their
1st ever experience in the national finals; their time of 2.11.30 was 5 secs. faster than their ‘Div 10’ time!

 

Harrow School must also be congratulated on their teams’ success. The junior boys qualified 5th (M/R) and 7th  (F/R);
        the senior boys qualified 8th (M/R) and 7th  (F/R). In the junior boys medley relay final they came 3rd
and not only improved their ‘Div 10’ time by 8 sec. but broke the ESSA record as well!

The Junior boys also came 3rd in the Freestyle relay knocking 6 seconds off their ‘Div 10 ‘ time. The senior boys medley
team improved their ‘Div 10’ time by 4 sec. coming 4th in the final. In the freestyle relay they again broke
their ‘Div 10’ time by 4 secs but this time they gained a bronze medal in the final.

 

 The other medallist was Dr. Challoner’s  High School – a bronze in the intermediate girls medley relay in a time of 2.10.31.
       Presdales School
qualified 4th in a time of 2.11.50 yet having had to put out a reserve swimmer they still managed to
make the final and improve their time to 2.10.50.

       Beaconconsfield High School came in as reserve in the intermediate girls medley relay in a time if 2.15.66  and ended up 7th
in the final in a time of 2.12.76!

 

Tring School, Downs House, Royal Grammar School and Stowe School
were our other representatives. Our thanks to all the schools for representing  ‘Div 10’
and well done on making the national finals, that is not an easy task!

Division 10 Inter-Counties Gala

 

On Friday, 15th May at Maltmans Green School Division 10 held their annual Inter County gala. A team from Herts, Bucks and ½ a team from Beds (Girls only) took part. The competition was fierce, Bucks trying to win the trophy for the 1st time but to no avail – Herts did it again and won the Prescott trophy for another year.  

     Herts. team
Team captains with Richard Thorp 
the ESSA President who kindly came along to present the medals

The full results are to be found in the results section of our website.

SYNCHRO CHAMPIONSHIP 2009

Division 10 
(Haberdashers’ Aske’s) did it again!  

Our congratulations go to Haberdashers’ Aske’s Girls School from Elstree, Herts. They won both the duets and team events, again, in the 2009 Synchro Championships at Telford School. When ‘Habs’ first entered the synchro champs in 1994 they held up the rest of the schools, and over the years we have seen their improvement.  

The team won by a fantastic 5 points over 2nd place. The duet was won by 1 point.  

Unfortunately they were the only representative of Division 10; a few years ago there were 5/6 schools entering from our division. ‘Habs’ girls show what can be done with a school based team.  

WELL DONE!

DIVISION 10 PRIMARY TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS
Barnet, Friday 8th May 2009.

Report by Molly Wheeler (Capt)

The ROYAL MASONIC swimming team are on a roll - they went to Barnet Copthall on Friday night and won both the Freestley and Medley relays in the Div 10 Championships. Div 10 includes all schools from Herts, Bucks, Berks, Oxon, Beds plus 5 London Boroughs. 

Whilst the RMS girls won their heats they were only half a second ahead of the second placed teams.  As competition was so fierce it was a nail-biting moment waiting for the finals. The freestyle final came first and the team swum brilliantly to come first by 17/100 of a second!!

Then with probably only 15 minutes break came the Medley Relay. Again the competition was very tough but the girls held off all the opposition and sneaked it into first place, 6 tenths of a second ahead of their nearest rivals. 

By winning these two races the team goes through the National Championships to be held on the 20th June in the Sheffield Pond’s Forge Pool where Rebecca Adlington has recently swum and won her World Championships.

Molly Norman, Hollie Fisher, Sophie Massing and Captain Molly Wheeler are to be seen in the photo receiving their trophies from Richard Thorp, President of the English Schools Swimming Association.

 

Under 14 Girls’ Water Polo 

 The girls at Bedford Modern School did their coach, Tim Whitman, proud in the ESSA water polo championships.

The U 16 team gained a bronze medal and after a well fought match the U14 girls won gold!  

Congratulations go to Tim, both teams and their school!

 

English Schools Swimming Association 60th Interdivisional Diving Championships 2009

This is a brief report on the English Schools Swimming Association 60th Interdivisional Diving Championships which were held at The Manchester Aquatics Centre on 21st November 2009 .

Team members:

Primary:        Junior:                   Intermediate:         Senior:  

Hal Watts         Sebastian Jaunzens           Joseph Galvin                 Frankie Wood

Celie Mullen       Emily Moses                       Summer Sweeney              Lois Hoyte  

Team Coach: Malcolm Green   Team Manager: Marianne Mullen  

2009 - Division 10 Diving Team

This was a particularly enjoyable couple of days for the Divisional team who all got on extremely well together, supporting one another throughout the trip. The camaraderie amongst the divers and behaviour was exemplary, both in and out of the pool environment. Despite being a relatively inexperienced team of divers at this level of competition, the team represented their schools and Division extremely well with some very good individual performances. Despite a few nerves, they all seemed to enjoy the event very much.  

Results:

Hal 1st, Seb 2nd, Joseph 7th, Frankie 7th

Celie 4th, Emily 5th Summer 7th, Lois 5th  

Hal Watts Receiving Gold

Sebastian Jaunzens Receiving Silver

 

English Schools Swimming Association 59th Interdivisional Diving Championships 2008
 

Charlie Minns – bronze medal, Lauren Jones – bronze medal, 
Chris Mears
– silver medal

 

SECONDARY SCHOOL TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS 2008 
PONDS FORGE, SHEFFIELD
 

With the heats for the finals of the 2009 secondary school teams taking place, it’s made me reflect on what teams/swimmers can do if they want to! 

Division 10 had quite a few teams representing them in Sheffield last year, all of whom swam well and bettered their qualifying times, but I really believe that pride of place should go to Presdales Junior Girls Medley Team that qualified 18th (and this was only because the championships were at Sheffield and 20 teams qualified instead of the usual 16). The girls were thrilled to bits just going to Sheffield. 

They swam their hearts out coming an incredible 8th in the heats! Then they even managed to better this by coming 7th in the final! No medals, but I bet they felt as good as the medallists, if not better. 

What an improvement – up 11 places. Brilliant! 
 

The team were Holly Gannon - fly, Jade Abernethy - back, Kate Burr - breast and Ashley Ransome - free.
Well done to all of you.

INTER-DIVISIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS - OCTOBER 2008

ENFIELD 

The Div 10 committee would like to say ‘Well Done’ to our team in Enfield. Both the senior and
intermediate boys came 3rd helping us to win 3rd place in the overall championship. 

To make the weekend finish on a high note we won our own Chris Matthews cup for the greatest
improvement since last year. For those of you who don’t know - Chris was a team manager of the Div 10 team for many years before she decided to emigrate to New Zealand and she was delighted that we had
won her cup!

 

Heatherton House School receive recognition award from ESSA Division 10

Division 10 has made an award to Heatherton House School in recognition of their success in winning the Divisional Championships for ‘Small Schools’ for the past 4 consecutive years.

 The current Year 6 Swim Squad is focused and aiming for success at the Division 10 championships being held next May.  Success next May would enable them to again represent Division 10 at the National Primary Team Championships for ‘Small Schools’ to be held in Sheffield, in June 2008.

 

Synchronised Swimming


The 27th Synchronised Swimming Championships were held on Saturday, 28 April 2007 at the Aireborough Leisure Centre, Guiseley, Leeds. 

This year Div 10 were very disappointed at the number of schools entering from the division. In 2004 we had 5, in 2005 we had 3, last year we had 2 and this year only 1 – Haberdashers’ Aske’s Girls School, who returned to defend their titles.

In the duets they used lively charleston tunes for their routine and came 1st, taking the cup back to Elstree; they scored 63.833 points
5.5 points above 2nd place.

In the team event they decided to have a complete change and chose Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake for their music.  This was a gamble,
the judges may not like it (one judge didn’t)!  The team nearly succeeded, they came second and were only ½ a point behind the winners. 

Well done to both the ‘Habs’ teams.
Div 10 Committee send their congratulations to the team, manager, coach and drivers.

 

MALTMAN’S GREEN ARE OVERALL GIRLS’ WINNERS
at the 13th Annual Team Championships for Primary Schools 2007

All of Division Ten’s representative schools swam exceedingly well and although not all the schools made a final nearly all their times were better than at the Div 10 qualifying championships last May. 

Our congratulations go to Maltman’s Green who broke the record for the Girls’ freestyle – 57.00 seconds; they also had a double first (freestyle and mixed stroke) making them overall girls’ champions. 

Also in the girls’ events were the Royal Masonic School who came 4th in the final of the mixed stroke relay and
Chesham Prep. who came 1st in the ‘B’ final of the freestyle relay. 

Chesham Prep. Boys’ team were our strongest team in the boys’ events coming 8th in the final of the mixed stroke relay and 6th in the ‘B’ final of the freestyle relay. Aldwickbury came 8th in the ‘B’ final; Cromer Road were the 4th boys team to represent Div 10. 

In the Small Schools event Heatherton House came 3rd in the mixed stroke final and 4th in the freestyle final. 
Well done to the girls. Stormont were the other team to represent Div 10 – they came 8th in the ‘B’ final of the
mixed stroke relay.  They also competed in the freestyle relay. 

Div 10 committee send their congratulations to all who took part on behalf of Div 10, including swimmers,
teachers, coaches and parents.  Well Done.

ESSA Diving Championships Plymouth 17 November 2007
 

Division 10 took an enthusiastic team to Plymouth for this event. Unfortunately our junior boy broke his fingers and was unable to dive - leaving 7 divers instead of 8 in our team.

Leilane Mullen, primary girl, stepped in to replace a diver who withdrew and came a brilliant 3rd; she increased her points total  by over 20, from the Div 10 champs. Also winning  bronze medals were Sebastian Masterton, primary boy,  who gained over 30points more than the ones gained at the Div 10 champs. and Harry Gower, intermediate boy,  also gained more points. Amy Cook, senior girl, came 4th gaining almost 20 points more.  David Jenkins,  senior boy,  also came 4th. David dived exceptionally well but was up against some tough opposition; he gained almost 45 points more than those at the Div 10 champs. – brilliant.

Lauren Jones surpassed all expectations to win gold – well done; Lauren’s points total went up by almost 25 from her Div 10 score.

The team were managed by Lorna Jones who we thank very much, again stepping in at the last moment,
and to Derek Beaumont – team coach.

 The team came equal 5th

 

DIVISION TEN DIVING TEAM, PLYMOUTH 2007
17 November 2007

Primary

 Joanna Matthews
Warden Hill Junior School, Herts

Junior

Olivia Ball
St. Albans High School, Herts

Intermediate
Lauren Jones
The John Henry Newman School, Herts

Senior

Amy Cook
Little Heath School, Berks

WELL DONE TO ALL THE TEAM, A GREAT EFFORT.

 

ESSA National Secondary School Team Championships  February 2007,  Harrogate

Dr Challoners Junior Girls Team
Following successful qualification in both the Division 10 qualifying galas held last November, swim teams from
Beaconsfield High School (Inter and Junior Girls’ Teams), Dr Challoner’s High School (Junior Girls’ Team),
Dr Challoner’s Grammar School (Senior Boys’ Team), from Buckinghamshire and Hitchin Girls’ School ( Senior Girls’ Teams), Tring School (Inter and Senior Girls’) and Haberdashers’ Aske’s ( Inter Boys’ Teams) from Hertfordshire all headed north to Harrogate for the ESSA National Secondary Schools’ Swimming Team Championships on Saturday 3rd February. 

The Intermediate Girls Team from Beaconsfield High School led the way with qualifications through to both the finals of the Freestyle and Medley Relays. Having broken the divisional records when qualifying back in November, the girls improved their times in the heats in Harrogate and again swam even faster in the finals to finish 3rd overall in both relay finals.  As double bronze medallists the BHS Inter Girls Team came 3rd in the country when some 300+ schools had started out nationally in this competition in November. 

All the teams swam magnificently and mostly lowered their qualifying times.  Division Ten is proud of you all.
You were excellent ambassadors for your schools, the division and your sport. 

The division congratulates you all and your parents, teachers and coaches who have supported you so magnificently. 

Sadly for Bucks and Div 10, Wycombe High School. who were due to compete in the Senior Girl’s Team category, were unable to travel and take part as they lost team members ahead of the finals and were not able to draft in replacements in time to compete in their category. 

 

INTER-DIVISIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2007
DIVISION 10 REPORT


The swimmers had a good weekend, some achieving PBs other times were not so good. The Team managers organised a surprise visit from ‘Elvis’ to set them on the road to great times!

 

Elvis’s magic worked for the Junior Boys Freestyle Relay Team and for Jonathan Quinn, Senior Boys Individual Medley – both achieved 1st place.

After this we sent ‘Elvis’ home because his magic didn’t seem to be working so well. Jonathan gained
a silver medal in the Open 400m Freestyle.


Kyle Barrett SB 100m Backstroke; Ceri Unwin IG IM; William Hammond JB IM and the Junior Boys Medley Team all gained bronze medals.

The Junior Boys came 3rd overall and the Senior Boys came 4th
The team were a pleasure to be with, all behaving really well. Hopefully they will all take part in the Div 10 trials
again next year –20th September – keep a check on the Div 10 website for entry forms.

I’d like to thank the Team managers: Alison Saunders, Claire Hill, Peter Gross, Eugene Higgins and Alex Vine
- all who give up some of their half term to work at these championships. I must not forget Dave Barnard who,
as team coach, endeavours to inspire the swimmers to achieve their best.
Diane Owen, Div 10 Secretary 30/10/07
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3 YEARS IN A ROW – FANTASTIC 

They didn’t think that they could do it again, but they did!  Congratulations must go to Haberdashers’ Aske’s Girls School that did the ‘DOUBLE’ for the 3rd time.  In the English Schools 26th Synchronised Swimming championships ‘Habs’ came 1st in the duets and 1st in the team event. 

As said before, when they started entering these championships they held up all the other schools in the finishing order of teams; every year getting higher and higher until they achieved the ultimate success. 

Congratulations must also go to The Holt School who did a double coming 3rd in both events.  Well done. 

Division Ten send their hearty congratulations to both schools.

 

 

WATER POLO CHAMPIONSHIPS
SATURDAY 7th MAY 2005 GALA BATHS, WALSALL
 

Bedford Modern Intermediate Boys Water-Polo Team 

At the 29th schools Water-Polo Championships, Bedford Modern School qualified in both the intermediate and senior age group competitions. This year’s competition was being run on a ‘round robin’ basis. 

The intermediate boys’ team did well: winning 2 matches, drawing 2 and losing only once. They beat Manchester Grammar School 3-2; King’s School, Grantham 2-1.  They drew 2 all with Trinity School, Croydon and 2 all with Wilson’s School, Wallington. They lost to Bolton School, the eventual winners.  The team won the bronze medal. 

The senior team were in a very strong league and, unfortunately, didn’t find their winning ways until the last game when they beat King’s School, Grantham 4 goals to 1; they came 4th in their league. 

Division Ten committee send their congratulations to the Bedford Modern School teams for their achievement in reaching the finals. A feat in itself. Well Done.