From the 29th to the 31st March City of Sheffield Swim Squad hosted their annual Premier Meet which was again a huge success for the club and the swimmers. 80 Clubs from around the country came to the Steel City, and a total of 697 swimmers were packed into Ponds Forge. The steel history of Sheffield is well known in swimming and City of Sheffield Swim Squad is often referred to as Team Steel amongst the swimming community. Over the weekend Team Steel took home 36 gold, 37 silver and 21 bronze medals, with 66 swimmers qualifying for a final. The date of the Premier Meet means it is ideal to qualify for the British and English Nationals in summer, as it sits perfectly in the qualifying window. With these results the Team Steel swimmers put themselves in a great position to qualify for the Nationals in July and August.

It was an extremely busy weekend on March 22nd and 23rd for our Masters swimmers. We had a 13 strong team competing in the Maltby Team Gala on Saturday and 5 swimmers raced at the CABSC Meet in Hucknall on the Sunday.

Last weekend CoSSS hosted it's March Madness competition, with the weather seeming to want to join in with March Madness itself. The stage was set for the Team Steel swimmers from JO1, JO2, JO3 and Regional squad to show off their racing skills.

Please note that the above have now been clarified in the Current Gala Plan.

In Masters swimming any swimmer can partake in County and Regional Championships, allowing swimmers to continuously compete in high level meets all season round and push themselves to new personal bests. 5 City of Sheffield Masters swimmers crossed the Yorkshire border on their way to Blackpool for the Masters North West Championships for exactly that reason. Jonathan Saunders, Tom Day, Wendy Figures, Harriet Smith and Ryan Borthwick all swam for Team Steel achieving 3 Golds, 5 Silvers and 6 Bronzes.