Welcome to the latest news from ONB
New Secretaries needed -
After many years of unstinting service in the posts, it is the intention of both
Ian Powell, Swimming Champs secretary and Peter Shaw, ONB Secretary, not to seek
ONB are looking for replacements, ideally NOW with the intention of shadowing these 2 roles over the coming months, particularly at the County Champs themselves in 2017.
Please let ONB know if you are interested in taking on either of these roles. We won’t have a Championship in 2018 if no one comes forward!
NEXT ONB meeting Sept 27th 2016:
lease find HERE the minutes of the ONB Exec Meeting and AGM of July 12th 2016 and the agenda for the Sept 28th meeting.
The oldest individual age group allowed will now be 15 years. The Open age group will be 16 & Over.
The ASA have decided to impose a change in the individual age groups that can swim at County Championships. This change was included in the new Competition Structure published in October 2014 but not imposed by the Regional Licensing Boards for 2015 and 2016 Events.
Clubs were informed of this change Sept 6th 2016.
Disability Awareness Course -
Book your place on it HERE
New County Records -
Just what you have all been waiting for:
ONB County Champs 2017 qualifying times are here:
Please find HERE minutes of the ONB Exec Meeting of May 17th 2016.
Also you can find Agenda for the July 12th meeting as well as the AGM agenda (which
is immediately before the Exec meeting) -
If anyone is interested in being President-
Please find HERE the Minutes for the 2016 County Championships De-
These minutes will be discussed and verified at the next County Executive Meeting on Tuesday 17th May at BLC at 7pm.
Minutes of the Exec meeting of March 15th and agenda for May 17th now available on the Exec section of this site HERE
Thank you to those who supported this year's chosen Charity by raising a massive £760.97 at the ONB16 event. This goes to the Children’s Brain Tumour Foundation.
Congratulations to the following for becoming fully fledged referees!!
A lot of hard work and dedication!! Well done from ONB.
Just anounced, a couple of new courses for officials:
Friday 15th April 2016, J1 part 2, venue: Aquavale 7pm to 9pm
Friday 20th May 2016, J1 part 3,venue: Aquavale 7pm to 9:30pm
To all Club representatives/Coaches -
Collated results including Meet Best Times and County Champions can be found HERE
Results of this last weekend (Feb 13/14) are now added and can be found HERE
Results of this last weekend (Feb 6/7th) can be found HERE in our Current Counties section. Makes for good reading!
Excited for the next 2 weekends??
Find links to Schedule and sessions times to remind you of what’s happening, when HERE
Here is an explanation of the rejections for this year’s Entries:
As with every year the considered/Accepted times are based on ASA graded tables and for 2016 the B Grade tables were used and the follow % applied as shown below and these % are normally announced in May.
The final accepted cut is applied equally to all the age groups, i.e. the same % is applied to both genders and across all age groups & strokes, the exception to this is the high entry events and for this year it was only the 50m Free where a slightly harder cut was used. This is the fairest way as it is based on National historic swimming standards data for all strokes, rather than on numbers of swimmers per age group & stroke. I appreciated that this leads to disappointment as well as potential empty lanes in finals but as I said the standard of entries is kept consistent.
2016 County Rejections listed by club HERE
Exec Meeting January 19th 2016
Minutes of 19/1/16 meeting and agenda for next meeting March 15th 2016 can both be found HERE
For those who enjoy watching for our record breakers here’s the updated County Records as of 19/1/16
17/1/16 2nd County weekend results:
Feb 6/7th, 13/14th County Champs Main Weekends 2016
Accepted Entries HERE
11/1/16 1st County weekend off to a flying start!
Latest Minutes November 24th Exec Meeting:
Agenda January 19th 2016 -
URGENT: Officials course 11th December 2015 (J1 part 3) in Stantonbury has been cancelled and is rescheduled for 15th January 2016, location to be confirmed.
CONGRATULATIONS to 7 ONB swimmers selected to compete in the Challenge International,
Geneva, Switzerland, January 21st-
Isobel Jones, Thomas Flaherty, Max Murphy -
Kieran Bird, Thomas Thornley -
David Murphy, Fabian Whitbread -
make up the 20 strong team:
CLICK HERE for more information.
Reminder! Counties deadline December 14th. Amended forms are now uploaded.
All you need to know about Counties 2016 is HERE
19/11/15 Course Location changes:
There are location changes for the 2 x J1 (part 3) courses:
27/11/15 is now at the Stadium, Stoke Mandeville. (7pm)
11/12/15 is now in Stantonbury, Milton Keynes. (7pm)
Inter Counties Oct 18th 2015 Success
Congratulations to the ONB County Team for coming a magnificent 7th in Div 1. This represents a 6 place climb from last year’s 12th.
Team Captains for this new season are Shannon Motha and David Murphy.
Good luck to the staff and team representing ONB in Sheffield at the Inter County Champs on Sunday 18th October. Follow their results live as it happens HERE
Just announced -
11th October 2015
Many congratulations to the following new Timekeepers in the County:
Amanda Vugrinec, David Oxley, Deryn Creasy, Ellis Banning, Emma Camp, Helen White, Helena Stewart, Ian George, Jo George, Jo Riley, Louisa Swann, Mel Henderson, Miranda Moslin, Sarah Belcher.
All Judge courses and dates can be located under: HERE
County Committee Meeting
The Next Committee meeting will be held on 24th November at 7pm. Please note, the new location will be The Creche,Bicester Leisure Centre, Queens Avenue, Bicester, OX26 2NR
Agenda is HERE.
Congratulations to the New Officials
Many Congratulations to the following new officials in the County:
All Judge courses and dates can be located under Officials > Swimming Judges > Officials Courses
2016 County Files
The full entry pack for the 2016 Counties are now available under Swimming > County Championships > Current Championships
Congratulation to the Swimmers Selected for ONB Inter Counties
Congratulations to the following 29 ONB swimmers who will be competing at the Inter Counties National Champs, Oct 18th 2015. Edward Beamont-