St Felix School, Halesworth Road, Southwold, Suffolk, IP18 6SD

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By saintfelixswim, Jun 23 2015 01:16PM

On Saturday four pupils from the Prep Department travelled to Sheffield for the English Schools Swimming Association (ESSA) Primary Team Championships.

The team comprising of three Upper III (year 6) pupils, Chester Leeming, Samuel Stephens and Joshua Stephens along with Joab Carr (Middle III, Year 5) qualified for the both of the Small School events, the 4x25m Freestyle relay and the 4x25m Mixed Stroke relay. Only 24 schools qualified for each event, from over 250 schools nationally, so qualification alone was a fantastic achievement.

The first event of the day was the heats of the mixed stroke relay, where the team qualified fastest in 1.05.95, nearly three seconds ahead of the next fastest school. Lining up for the final, hugely excited and raring to go the team managed to win GOLD, by three seconds and beating the next East division school by over eight seconds.

After a highly emotional presentation ceremony, the next event soon followed; the freestyle relay. With the boys on a high from the earlier result the team swam a time of 59.99 seconds, much faster than their qualifying time. They were the only team in the event who went sub-60 seconds and they qualified fastest for the final.

The final for the freestyle was the team’s last race, still riding high on the confidence of the mixed stroke relay, the team swam even faster than the heats going 59.48 in the final, placing them 1st in the final and winning gold again.

As Saint Felix School won both events the boys were also awarded the overall Top Small School for 2015.

We would like to pass our congratulations onto Joab, Samuel, Joshua and Chester. These results demonstrate the standard of swimming at Saint Felix, and it shows that with hard work, determination and good training we can get great results nationally.

By saintfelixswim, Jun 22 2015 02:51PM

The timetable for the rest of the term is available on the club documents page of the website.

This has been emailed out, if you did not recieve it then please email your squad coach.

By saintfelixswim, Jun 21 2015 08:34PM

On Sunday we held our Summer Improver Gala. Held at the end of each term, it gives our younger swimmers the opportunity to show off the skills they have developed throughout the term in a racing environment.

We had over 70 entries from Leiston + District Swimming Club, Beccles Kingfishers and St Felix. The afternoon was a great success with all swimmers swimming fast + having fun doing it

Results can be found on the results page or by clicking here

Thank you to all the parents,senior squad swimmers and teachers/coaches for helping on the day. Without your help these events would be impossible.

Technical infringements will be emailed out to individual clubs ASAP.

By saintfelixswim, Jun 12 2015 10:45AM

Next squad trial date: Sunday 28th June 2015, 10:00am-10:45am @ St Felix School

To book a trial place for the above trial please click here and fill out the form.

Are you an aspiring swimmer of the future? Do you wish to swim with an enthusiastic and progressive swimming club?


Would you like to balance your swimming with an education at a thriving school in the beautiful surroundings of Southwold?

Saint Felix School, alongside St Felix School Swimming Club, gives pupils the opportunity to discover and develop their full potential in terms of academic, sporting and creative achievement through a broad and balanced curriculum, through high quality teaching and learning and through supportive pastoral care. The school aims to produce well-rounded, confident young men and women, well prepared to face the challenges of higher and further education, and willing to contribute positively to society in their early adult lives.

St Felix School Swimming Club currently have swimmers competing at County, Regional, National and International level. With one of our swimmers recently competing in the World Short-Course Swimming Championships in Doha.

We hold termly open sessions for swimmers in learn-to-swim to trial for squads.

We welcome swimmers that are looking to come to the school or are from the local area just looking for a swimming club. For more information or to make an enquiry about a trial at St Felix School Swimming Club please click here

By saintfelixswim, Jun 9 2015 01:31PM

We are pleased to announce this years details of the crash courses of swimming lessons we are holding over the Summer holiday period. Lessons will last for 40 minutes and will consist of 30 minutes of swimming skills followed by a 10 minute structured fun activity. These lessons will be taught by ASA/UKCC (level two) qualified swimming teachers.

Lessons will run on the following dates: Monday 27th July – Friday 31st July (WEEK ONE), Monday 3rd August – Friday 7th August (WEEK TWO), Monday 24th August – Friday 28th August (WEEK THREE)

Class times are as follows:

Parent + Toddler Classes - 11.00am - 11.40am

Level 1 classes - 9.30am - 10.10am or 11.00am - 11.40am

Level 2 classes - 10.15am - 10.55am or 11.00am - 11.40am

Level 3 classes - 9.30am - 10.10am

Level 4/5 classes - 10.15am - 10.55am

To ensure that your child’s place is guaranteed, please complete the attached enrolment form by Friday 3rd July and return to Laura O’Connell, Saint Felix School, Halesworth Road, Southwold, Suffolk, IP18 6SD or email to LOConnell@stfelix.co.uk.

Please note places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

Please click here to find the enrolement form

By saintfelixswim, Jun 7 2015 04:56PM

On Saturday 6th June, 16 of our youngest swimmers headed to Ipswich for their 2015 Novice Meet. For 13 members of the squad it was their first swimming gala away from St Felix. With 8 year olds swimming 25m events and 9-12 year olds swimming 50m events it was a great opportunity for the swimmers to race in the County Championship pool.

The team won 1 gold, 2 silver and 3 bronze medals with 11 swims gaining a 4th-6th ribbon. Nearly 90% of swims were personal bests from over 45 swims.

Well done to all the swimmers for a great fun + fast evening of racing.

Click here to see the results

If you would like any further information or to enquire about the opportunities that St Felix School Swimming Club can offer to pupils and non-pupils, please contact our Director of Swimming, Sue Purchase (spurchase@stfelix.co.uk).

By saintfelixswim, May 27 2015 08:24AM

With the ASA making some substantial changes to Regional level events this season, it was a couple of Bank Holiday weekends of unknown for St Felix School Swimming Club and the team of 16 swimmers. The first bank-holiday weekend of May saw the senior swimmers (15 years & over) head to Luton for their Championships. Six swimmers made the qualifying times this year, winning 2 gold medals, 6 silver medals, 4 bronze medals, finishing in the top 8 and another 21 top eight finishes and finished 8th in the top-club club competition.

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