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    Weʼve raised £0 to help Newquay Cormorant swimmers and head coach to attend and compete in British and England National Swimming Gala at Sheffield

    Newquay, UK
    Closed on Monday, 6th August 2018

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    Raising funds to help send our swimmers and head coach whom work so hard that they have qualified for the England National and British Championship Swimming Gala being held at Sheffield - with our swimmers competing in varoius events including disabilty events from 24th July through to 4th August.

    As we are a non proft making club we are looking for any amount of support and donations from any businesses or individuals to help towards the funding the costs of travel and accommodation for the head coach to attend with the Newquay swimmers to attend. Without funding the club may mot be able to afford to send the head coach to accompany these young swimmers which for all of them is the first time they have qualified for a National gala of this high standard

    Any amount donated would be grateful no matter how small.

    We are one of the smallest competive swimming clubs in South West and rely on the support and help of our volunteer coaches/swim teachers and committee members whom give up over 15 hours a weeks for the members of the club.

    PLEASE HELP us support these swimmers

    History of Newquay Cormorants Amateur Swimming Club - Founded 1968 - now celebrating our 70th year

    Cormorants had their beginnings at St Columb as a mere additional attraction for Carnival week. In 1968 the Carnival Committee at St Columb sought to introduce some water sports into Carnival week and to use the pool just built at Trewan Hall.One swimmer among their members was John Dawes and as a result of his interest and efforts the Club came into being.None of this would have happened had it not been for the support and encouragement of Mr Denis Hill ( who was president in 1975) and Mrs Hill in allowing Trewan Hall to become the base of club activities.Interest spread rapidly and the demand for all year round swimming resulted in the Club becoming semi nomadic - seeking somewhere to “ do its thing”.They moved around from Trewan Hall to the Apollo at Perranporth ( now Perran Sands) , the Bay hotel pool at Newquay, Bodmin pool and the then new pool at Polkyth - all were used in turn with the main base at Trewan Hall.The Club rapidly made its mark on the competitive side of swimming. In 1972 and 73 the Club won the Centenary Trophy awarded on the basis of the number of points gained in the competition in relation to the number of members in the Club.Also in 1973 the club won the Collins Trophy for the first time winners of the County Inter Club Competition.The opening of the sports centre in 1972 brought the Club its first feeling of stability, while the sport itself could not practice here, it could get its feet on the ground.In 1975 the Newquay Pool was opened and a permanent home for training and recreation and that same year the Cormorants were the County Champions. With its own pool the Club found 100% improvement in the progress.

    Since then the club has gone from strength to strength. Despite being one of the smaller clubs in Cornwall our swimmers have enjoyed fantastic success including champions and medalists at Olympic, World, National, Regional and County levels. We have swimmers competing and succeeding at all disciplines including Para, Masters, open water, and GB surf life saving and have swimmers currently on the British Swimming World programme.

    Now based at Newquay Waterworld and the Newquay View Resort pools we strive to provide a community service to local swimmers and those visiting the area on holiday whilst fostering a disciplined competitive environment to help each swimmer reach their full potential.

    Hopefully we will continue to flourish for many more years and enjoy further milestones and success

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        Teresa Sweet

        Teresa Sweet

        Newquay, UK

        I currently president/swim teacher of Newquay Cormorant Swimming Club which is a small non profit making competitive swimming club based in Cornwall. Apart from the head coach, myself and all the other teaching and committee members are volunteers.

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