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Isle of Wight Festival 2018 arrangements

Whilst the Isle of Wight Festival is on this coming weekend Medina Leisure centre will be closed.

The last session before the festival will be on Thursday am (21st) and starts again on Tuesday (26th)

There will be no training Friday night, and no squads or lessons on Saturday or Sunday.

On Thursday morning the festival traffic arrangements will be in place so you can only get to the pool from the Wootton direction  – https://www.iow.gov.uk/documentlibrary/download/isle-of-wight-festival-traffic-plan-map-2018 

Dates for the diary – 2018

Further details will follow but the provisional dates for this years events are:

Rother League Galas
Saturday 9th June, Saturday 23rd June, Saturday 22nd September

Isle of Wight Champs
Sunday 8th and Sunday 15th July

Club Champs
Sunday 28th October, Saturday 3rd November, Sunday 4th, Tuesday 6th, Friday 9th and Sunday 11th November

Isle of Wight Sprints
Sunday 9th and Sunday 16th December

Easter Break 2018

Over the easter period there will be no swimming on the following dates:

Lessons

No lessons on easter weekend – 31st March or 1st April. Lessons are on as normal the following weekend, 7th/8th April.

Squads

There will be NO squad sessions from Good Friday (30th) through to Friday 6th inclusive. Squads will start again as normal on Saturday 7th April.

This includes morning and evening sessions.

Hampshire Swimming Championships 2018

Over the last three weekends seven swimmers from Seaclose Swimming Club qualified and competed at Portsmouth in both age group and youth championships.

Island Games swimmer Abigail Lacey (16 years age group) lead the way winning four individual Championship titles and also collecting 2 silver and 2 bronze medals along the way. Abi was Hampshire Champion in 50m Breaststroke (35.99 sec), 50m Butterfly (30.49 sec), 100m Breaststroke (1.17.58) and 200 Individual Medley (2 min 31.65 sec). Silver medals were achieved in the 100m Freestyle (1 min 02.41 sec) and 100m Butterfly (1 min 08.41 sec) with Bronze medals in the 200m Breaststroke (2 min 55.12 sec) and 50m Freestyle (29.41 sec).

Fellow Island Games swimmer Megan King (17 years age group) also picked up a medal, collecting a bronze medal in the 50m Breaststroke event (37.63 sec). Lelayna Blacklock and Amber Backhouse (17 years age group) both competed individually with Lelayna achieving 6th in the 800m Freestyle and Amber 9th in the 100m Breaststroke event. All four girls then teamed up to swim in the 4 x 100m Freestyle relay where they finished a creditable 9th place.

Zac Lacey also competed for the first time as a Multi-Classfication disability swimmer at the Championships and collected a silver medal in the 100m Butterfly event in a time of 1 min 44.09 sec.

Seaclose’s youngest swimmers George Hayward and Oliver Lacey (both 12 years age group) were in action over the first two weekends with George suffering from illness he withdrew during the second weekend but still managed a best result of 12th in both the 200m Individual Medley and 100m Butterfly. Oliver produced his best result in the 200m Butterfly to finish 6th and take 19 secs of his personal best in a time of 3 min 24.81 sec.