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The results from the 2018 Sheffield and District Championships held at Ponds Forge on September 2nd are now available here.

After a great British Summer Champs, COSSS swimmers continued to smash it up in the pool and won another 7 medals at Swim England's biggest meet of the year.
The Swim England National Summer Meet forms part of British Swimming's performance pathway and with qualifying swimmers ranking between 25 and 50 in Britain in an event.
Many congratulations to all those competing and coaching and thanks to those working poolside all week with our swimmers!
Gold
Grace Conroy (13) 200 free
Sapphi Gabbani (15) 200 free

Silver
Abi Miles (14) 1500 free, 800 free
Issey Reeves (14) 100 free

Bronze
Hermione Timms (14) 50 free
Simon Kliment (17) 200 fly

4th
Abi Miles (14) 400 free
Charlotte Berry (14) 50 fly

5th
Grace Conroy (13) 400 free, 100 fly
Matthew Woodhall (14) 200 free, 100 back

6th
Annabelle Wilkinson (13) 400 free
Simon Kliment (17) 100 back

7th
Grace Conroy (13) 50 free

8th
Grace Conroy (13) 100 free
Amelie Fenton (14) 200 breast

9th
Simon Kliment (17) 100 fly

10th
Georgia Robertson (13) 1500 free

Our Summer Meet was packed with swimmers across the UK aiming to post fast end of season long course times before the summer break. Yet again our swimmers performed brilliantly and featured in the medals across the weekend. There were great performances with each session ending with junior and senior finals and medals awarded in age band.

COSSS swimmers featured prominently at British Swimming's end of season show piece event at Ponds Forge, winning 27 medals and securing a further 28 finals places.

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. FredFurniss