Fred Furniss

It is with huge sadness that we need to announce the passing of former COSSS Head Coach Fred Furniss. Fred was our Head Coach from 1987 - 2001 and was instrumental in establishing the programme, planting seeds that are still flourishing today. 

He was the first full time coach in the city, and went on to have great success at all levels, including GB Olympians Karen Mellor (Clifton) and Alan Rapley. 

All those who knew Fred will testify to his immense passion for the sport, his expertise and huge knowledge, but above all else for being a good friend, mentor and all round great person.

We would like to thank Fred for his massive contribution to the sport both in Sheffield and with Swim England. He is hugely respected by us all and will be greatly missed.

Our deepest condolences go to his family at this time. RIP Fred...God Bless you sir, you made a huge difference to so many people and you will not be forgotten. FredFurnissFredFurniss

Medals at Leeds Summer Meet

Swimmers from JO3, JO2, JO1 and Regional Squads travelled up to the John Charles Centre on the weekend of the 30th June to compete at the City of Leeds Summer Meet.

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Teaspoon Gala Entry File Released

The Sportsys Electronic Entry file for our Teaspoon Gala is now available on our Forthcoming Galas page.

Summer Sprint Meet Results

The results from the 9 and 10 year old licensed sprint meet held at Ponds Forge on June 18th are now available here and the results for the 7 and 8 years old meet can be found here.

Multiple medals and North East Champs

This year the Age Group Swim England North East Championships were held at the John Charles Centre.  At the end of the two weekends competition, COSSS swimmers had won 30 medals, including 10 gold, 13 silver and 7 bronzes, and finished 3rd in the medal table.  In addition, we had many other finals places.

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