Windsor SC crowned Thames Valley Junior League Champions 2017 – for the Third consecutive year

Windsor Swimming club has retained its position as top club in the region when it was crowned 'League Champions' after winning the final meet of the Thames Valley Junior League 2017. This latest victory marks the third consecutive year that Windsor Swimming Club has taken the league title, having won in 2015 and 2016.

Team Windsor celebrate their victory in the 2017 Thames Valley Junior league

In a closely contested event held at Chiltern Pools, Amersham, the final event of the Thames Valley Junior League for swimmers aged 9 – 12 years, saw the top six swimming clubs in the region battle for the number one spot. Windsor's 37 strong team of young swimmers gave an outstanding performance to clinch victory from close rivals Amersham Swimming Club in the final stages of the competition to retain the Cup and return it to the Royal Borough for the third year in succession.

Amy Cross, Head of Teaching and junior league manager at Windsor Swimming Club was delighted with her team's performance. "While every swimmer is there to swim their fastest, this junior league is also about having fun, building confidence and creating team spirit, all of which were out in abundance at this final event. I'm incredibly proud of all our swimmers, some of whom were representing the club for the first time, not only how well they competed in the pool, but also for cheering on their team mates from the poolside."

Commenting on Team Windsor's league victory, Windsor Swimming Club Head Coach Giuseppe Caporaso added, "It is always extremely encouraging to see such talented young swimmers give such an outstanding performance, especially as these kids are the future lifeblood of our club. Not only does this league give our very youngest swimmers their first chance to experience competitive swimming in a friendly environment, it also offers them a fantastic opportunity to watch, learn and be inspired by the older swimmers that have themselves come through the ranks of this junior development league"

Caporaso continues, "This new wave of young talent which is being so skillfully nurtured by our excellent coaching team is a testament to the commitment we have as a club to build strong and confident swimmers as they progress up our training squads."

Windsor Swimming Club offers opportunities for swimmers of all ages and capabilities, from its Learn to Swim groups through to its Competitive Squads which include regional, national and International athletes, as well as a successful Masters group. For anyone interested in joining the club, visit www.windsorswimmingclub.co.uk.

The Thames Valley Junior League The Thames Valley Junior League is a development (9-12 year) interclub league for swimming clubs mainly in the Berks & South Bucks County ASA. Participating clubs include: Abingdon Vale, Amersham, Bracknell & Wokingham, Chalfont Otters, Chesham, Maidenhead Marlins, Newbury District, Reading, Staines and Windsor.

In a closely contested event held at Chiltern Pools, Amersham, the final event of the Thames Valley Junior League for swimmers aged 9 – 12 years, saw the top six swimming clubs in the region battle for the number one spot.  Windsor’s 37 strong team of young swimmers gave an outstanding performance to clinch victory from close rivals Amersham Swimming Club in the final stages of the competition to retain the Cup and return it to the Royal Borough for the third year in succession. 

Amy Cross, Head of Teaching and junior league manager at Windsor Swimming Club was delighted with her team’s performance.  “While every swimmer is there to swim their fastest, this junior league is also about having fun, building confidence and creating team spirit, all of which were out in abundance at this final event.  I’m incredibly proud of all our swimmers, some of whom were representing the club for the first time, not only how well they competed in the pool, but also for cheering on their team mates from the poolside.”

Commenting on Team Windsor’s league victory, Windsor Swimming Club Head Coach Giuseppe Caporaso added, “It is always extremely encouraging to see such talented young swimmers give such an outstanding performance, especially as these kids are the future lifeblood of our club.  Not only does this league give our very youngest swimmers their first chance to experience competitive swimming in a friendly environment, it also offers them a fantastic opportunity to watch, learn and be inspired by the older swimmers that have themselves come through the ranks of this junior development league”

Caporaso continues, “This new wave of young talent which is being so skillfully nurtured by our excellent coaching team is a testament to the commitment we have as a club to build strong and confident swimmers as they progress up our training squads.”

Windsor Swimming Club offers opportunities for swimmers of all ages and capabilities, from its Learn to Swim groups through to its Competitive Squads which include regional, national and International athletes, as well as a successful Masters group.  For anyone interested in joining the club, visit www.windsorswimmingclub.co.uk. 

Windsor swimmers in festive attire, collect the Champions League Cup for the third consecutive Year. 

From Left to right James Murphy (12 yrs), Charlie Rycroft (12 yrs) and Matilda O'Dea (12 yrs).

About the Thames Valley Junior League

The Thames Valley Junior League is a development (9-12 year) interclub league for swimming clubs mainly in the Berks & South Bucks County ASA.   Participating clubs include:  Abingdon Vale, Amersham, Bracknell & Wokingham, Chalfont Otters, Chesham, Maidenhead Marlins, Newbury District, Reading, Staines and Windsor.