Thames Water 'C' League

From 2009 this league will no longer run but we plan to replace it by at least one other 'C' grade gala per year

The Thames Water 'C' league was formed in 2000 by Britannia and Wey Valley. The 'C' league was established to provide competition for the young novice swimmer and for older swimmers who are not regularly competing at the higher level e.g. The National league. The galas are about fun and gaining experience and hosts are asked to brief their Referees and Starters accordingly.

The competition comprises teams swimming in 2 galas held in the spring term with relays for 9 year olds and individual 50m events and mixed relay events for U11, U13, U15 and Open age swimmers. Events are time banded as a guide for team managers as to the swimmers they should be selecting to take part.

There is a trophy for the overall winning team and a cup for the team with the least number of "too fast" swims. Each club also nominates their best boy and best girl for medal awards. Founding members of the league were Britannia, Wey Valley, Feltham, Farnham, Isle of Wight and Kingston.



Congratulations to all the swimmers who took part in the gala on Saturday 17 January, the results thus far are summarized in the table below.

TeamRound 1Round 2Overall PointsSpeedersLeague Points
Wey Valley Black 22822856
Godalming 20520515
Wey Valley Red 19819834
Feltham 18818813
Isle of Wight Yellow DNSn/a0
Isle of Wight Black DNSn/a0



  • Round 1 (Feltham) (20 January 2007)
  • Round 2 (Godalming) (17 March 2007)

Here are the official results of the 2007 Thames League. It has been the closest overall competition in the history of the league with Bluefins only 2 points light of Wey Valley, the overall winners, a close tussle between Feltham and Godalming and just a single point splitting Teddington and Isle of Wight! Winners of the Round 2 gala were Godalming. Upholding a strong tradition, Feltham yet again walked off with the Team Manager Trophy. Congratulations to all the swimmers, helpers and host clubs.

TeamRound 1Round 2Overall PointsSpeedersOverall Trophy PositionTeam Manager Trophy
Isle of Wight11214025276th3rd
Wey Valley179149328141st6th


  • Round 1 (Feltham) (21 January 2006)
  • Round 2 (Basingstoke) (18 March 2006)

Congratulations to Teddington and Feltham for winning the overall trophy and the team manager cup respectively. This year was the most finely balanced and exciting competition we have run with 4 teams coming within 24 points of each other in cumulative points over the 2 rounds.

Final standings:

TeamOverall Gala PointsLeague PointsSpeeders Total Overall Trophy PositionTeam Trophy Position
Wey Valley2959172nd4th=
Isle of Wight2897103rd2nd


  • Round 1 (Basingstoke) (15 January 2005)
  • Round 2 (Feltham) (27 February 2005)
  • Round 3 (Feltham) (12 March 2005)

What can we say but a big Well Done to Feltham for once again walking off with the League Trophy and the Team Trophy. Congratulations to all teams for making the 2005 competition such an exciting (but friendly) contest to the end - only a few points deciding between 2nd/3rd and 4th/5th places.

On behalf of Wey Valley thank you to all swimmers and club helpers who took part and supported the league aims of a providing a safe and friendly competitive experience for novices and older swimmers who don't qualify for the widely available higher level competitions

  • Best Girl for Wey Valley was Hillary Rusholme
  • Best Boy for Wey Valley was Angus Groom
PlaceTeamRound 1Round 2Round 3Total PointsSpeeders TotalLeague Points
2ndWey Valley146.5161162469.51415
3rdIsle of Wight137136162435715


The final placings for 2004 are shown below:

3rdIsle of Wight4767
4thWey Valley44125


  • Round 1 (Godalming) (18 January 2003)
  • Round 2 (Cranleigh) (15 February 2003)
  • Round 3 (Feltham) (5 April 2003)

Final placings in this league for 2003 were as follows:

  • 1st Feltham
  • 2nd Isle of Wight
  • 3rd Kingston
  • 4th Wey Valley
  • 5th Britannia
  • 6th Godalming

Upcoming Events

23 SepRother League round 2
30 SepJunior Cup
14 OctNational Arena League round 1