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Mission Statement : Epping Forest District Swimming Club aims to be a club for the community working together at all levels and ages to inspire swimmers to reach their full potential. We aim to achieve this by providing a secure and caring environment where every member is valued and encouraged to work together as a team to achieve their goals.

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10th September 2017 - EFDSC Team Building Day
In a change of venue from recent years at Stubbers, 60 of the Club's swimmers enjoyed a fantastic day at the Lee Valley White Water Centre.

Swimmers were split into 2 large groups, with one group rafting whilst the other group played beach volleyball, dodge ball and exhausted themselves in the impressive inflatable park.

Despite a very enjoyable and tiring day the Head Coach was pleased to see that many of the group went straight to Loughton for Sunday evening training – tremendous commitment !  

10th August 2017 - WELL DONE Amelia Peddle Finalist at 2017 Summer Nationals
Amelia Peddle qualified for both 100m and 200m Backstroke Events in the Summer Nationals held at Ponds Forge, Sheffield 5th and 6th August 2017.

In the tough 17 Years and Over age group she performed extremely well to reach the 100m Backstroke final, where she improved her heat time to place 8th overall.

Fantastic Job once again Amelia ! All at the Club are proud of your achievements.  

27th July 2017 - EFDSC Season Opener Gala - Sunday 24th September 2017
Entries are now open for our Season Opener Gala which will take place on Sunday 24th September 2017 at Loughton Leisure Centre.

External Clubs - please email Lisa Bentley, our Home Gala Promoter at for a full entry pack or for any further details required.

Closing Date for Entries is 5pm Friday 1st September or when full.

22nd June 2017 - WELL DONE Amelia Qualifies for Summer Nationals
Congratulations to Amelia Peddle who (once again) has achieved the required ranking to qualify for the Summer Nationals being held at Ponds Forge, Sheffield from 2nd - 6th August 2017

Amelia has qualified for both 100 and 200 Backstroke events.

Fantastic achievement Amelia ! and Best of Luck in August.  

21st June 2017 - EFDSC Summer BBQ - 7th July 2017
All families are encouraged to join us for the Summer BBQ on Friday 7th July 7 - 10:30pm at Debden Sports Ground.

Tickets are available from Teresa Harris - Adults £6, Under 16s £3

Licensed Bar available, BBQ provided but please bring a desert to share.

Bring along footballs, cricket bats / tennis rackets or any other games.  

18th June 2017 - EFDSC Winners of this evenings ELML round
Very Well Done to all swimmers who participated in tonights East London Mini League round on a very hot evening at Mile End Leisure Centre

This was an excellent all round team performance and you were a credit to the club.  

1st June 2017 - WELL DONE Gold Squad Harrison Travers wins Silver at British Jujitsu Championships
Having joined his Jujitsu Club at age 5, and training most Saturdays since this
time, Harrison has competed in the British Championships for the past 4 years with 1 x 3rd place 2 x 2nd places and 1 Winners medal in 2013.

He is desperate to win gold spot when he competes again next May.

Congratulations Harrison and Best of Luck for 2018......  

8th May 2017 - WELL DONE and GOOD LUCK to our East Regional 2017 Qualifiers
Very Well Done and Best of Luck to Amelia and Michael who will participate at Luton in the Youth Championships over 3 days from 27th April.

And to Issy, Harrison, Rachel, Tom, Libby, Max and Ryan who will compete at Norwich in the Bagcat Championships over 3 days from 27th May.  

4th May 2017 - THREE TREES (Internal) GALA - Sunday 11th June 2017
All swimmers aged 9 and above (as at 11th June 2017) in squads A3 to Platinum are encouraged to enter our internal 3 Trees Gala.

Swimmers will be split into 3 teams and will earn points for their team.
Every swimmer will be awarded a medal based on their teams overall finish position.

This is a Free to Enter licensed Gala and times achieved will also be
used to determine each age groups 50 Metre Club Championships.

Swimmers are encouraged to enter as many of the 4 strokes that they are
competent in - 50 Metre Freestyle, Breaststroke, Butterfly, Backstroke.

Entries required by Friday 26th May  

30th April 2017 - EFDSC Summer Sprints (Level 3) Gala - Sunday 2nd July
Entries are now open for our first Home Gala of the Year.

Events are 50 and 100 Metres Freestyle, Breaststroke, Backstroke and Butterfly
with Upper Qualifying Times - check the email sent for full entry details.

EFDSC entries required by Thursday 1st June 5pm
External entry pack available via

9th April 2017 - WELL DONE Molly Curtis raises over £600 for Marie Curie at Swimathon 2017
Inspired by recent Cancer Care received by her Uncle, Platinum Squad swimmer
Molly reacquainted herself with the London Aquatic Centre on Sunday 9th April
for Swimathon 2017 in support of Marie Curie.

She achieved the full distance of 5000 metres in 1 hour 22mins, and was
privileged to be accompanied in her lane by former Olympic Gold Medallist
Duncan Goodhew.

Well Done Molly, fantastic achievement raising money for this worthy cause.
For anybody who wishes to add to her fundraising please visit:

18th - 19th February 2017 - Essex County Championships Block C
The Final Weekend of Essex Champs concluded at Basildon on 19th February.

Well Done to all who competed over the course of the 3 weekends.

Some more impressive PBs and Top 8 finishes for which the swimmers certainly deserve credit, but also a Big Thank You to the coaches for helping them attain these results, and in particular to Gary and Greg for their support throughout the whole set of County meets.

Amelia Peddle 4th 100 Freestyle, 3rd 400 Freestyle, 4th 200 IM, 2nd 200 Backstroke (2nd
Top Girl in age group)
Ryan Davis 4th 400 IM, 1st 200 Freestyle, 5th 200 IM (5th Top Boy in age group)
Daniel Hathaway 6th 100 Backstroke
Michael Sharp 5th 100 Butterfly
Deana Levy 7th 100 Breaststroke  

4th - 5th February 2017 - Essex County Championships Block B
Well, phew! It's over, but what a weekend for the Club and EFDSC swimmers......
Over 60 competed against the best talent in Essex at the London Aquatic Centre on Saturday 4th February for the 50 metre events.

For many this was their first taste of competing at such a level, first time competing in a Long Course Pool, and undoubtedly their first time competing in front of such a large crowd.

Our appreciation goes out to Head Coach Gary and poolside helpers, who through 14 hours or so organised and supported the whole team. Now that he has almost recovered he has reported back as follows:

“We had 137 swims, of which over 100 were PBs against the converted short course times in the programme. Youngest relay swimmers did us proud by making 3 out of 4 finals. Good swims by all individual swimmers, some very impressive ones, 13 top 10 finishes, lots of 11-20 places – just need a little more focus / attendance and they could be there !”

Great to see Mark Foster handing out the evening awards.
Special mention to Ryan who followed up with 2nd in the 1500 Freestyle at Basildon on the Sunday.

Rebecca Wright, Ella Turner, Hannah Hardy, Arwen Phillips 7th 200 Medley Relay
Sammy Taylor, Cem Foo-Turk, Alex Gill, Sonny-Roy Hardy 9th 200 Freestyle Relay
Rebecca Wright, Ella Turner, Hannah Hardy, Arwen Phillips 7th Freestyle Relay
Amelia Peddle 4th 50 Butterfly, 3rd 50 Backstroke, 4th 50 Freestyle, 9th 50 Breaststroke
Michael Sharp 3rd 50 Butterfly, 4th 50 Freestyle
Dora Zhou 5th 50 Backstroke, 10th 50 Freestyle
Ryan Davis 9th 50 Butterfly, 10th 50 Breaststroke, 7th Freestyle, 2nd 1500 Freestyle
Tom Bentley 8th 50 Backstroke
Isabelle Creasey 8th 50 Breaststroke
Daniel Hathaway 8th 50 Backstroke  

20th - 22nd January 2017 - Essex County Championships Block A
A number of our swimmers (parents/officials/Head Coach) spent a long weekend at Basildon Sporting Village. In amongst many PB's, we had 4 Top 8 finishers who were presented with medals/pennants for their outstanding achievements.

Some excellent swims were also recorded by EFDSC Relay Teams.
Well done to all who took part and Good Luck for Weekend 2 Block B (4th/5th Feb).

Amelia Peddle 2nd 800 Freestyle, 2nd 100 Butterfly, 2nd 100 Backstroke, 1st 200 Freestyle
Molly Curtis 5th 800 Freestyle
Ryan Davis 3rd 400 Freestyle, 3rd 100 Freestyle, 7th 100 Butterfly
Tom Bentley 7th 200 Backstroke  


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