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.
As a reminder the annual awards night is Friday this week (12th) so there will be no training on Friday evening.
Training on as normal on Saturday morning.
Happy Christmas from everyone at the swimming club.
Have a good break and see you for training / lessons after Christmas.
The Annual Awards night is Friday 12th January – keep the date free! Full details to follow shortly.
There last lessons for the year will be on the 16/17 December. No lessons on the 23/24th or 30/31st December. Lessons begin again on 6/7th January
The last session of squads before Christmas will be on Thursday 21st December.
Normal sessions begin again on Wednesday 3rd January.
Update – following feedback / availability we will run ONE session between Christmas and New Year on Thursday 28th December only. There will be no training on the morning of the 27th.
The club will be supporting the City of Southampton Open meet which takes place on Saturday 3rd March 2018
Age groups are 9/10, 11/12, 13/14, 15+.
Events are 50m of all strokes, 100m of all strokes, 200m Free and 200IM.
The meet is a first come first served basis so if you want to enter please get all information to Val via email@example.com by January 8th at the latest to give the best chance of being accepted to the meet.
Results from both sessions of the Isle of Wight Sprints are available for download here.
Due to the darts event taking place at Medina Leisure centre there is no training on Friday 8th December.
Training as normal on Saturday morning.
Although we are fresh from completing the championships to ensure that the Isle of Wight Sprints can be completed to give a chance for times to be used for qualification for the County Champs the sprints will take place on Sunday 3rd & Sunday 10th December.
Sunday 3rd December will be 50m Back, 50m Breaststroke and the 100 I.M. for Boys. There will also be 25 F/C for boys born in 2008 only.
Sunday 10th December will be 50m Freestyle, 50m Butterfly and the 100 I.M. for Girls. There will also be 25 F/C for Girls born in 2008 only.
Download the 2017 Sprints Entry Form.
Closing date is Sunday 26th November.
Round 3 of the Rother League galas is on 25th November at Havant & Waterlooville.
View the Round 3 Team Sheet here
As always we need to take officials and timekeepers so please say if you can come.
We plan to travel by car again so if you would be willing to drive please let us know.
Confirmations by 18th November please.
Over the next few weeks the club champs are taking place so some training sessions will not be on.
The following sessions will be cancelled because of races taking place at the same time:
Sunday evening 5th November
Tuesday evening 7th November
Friday evening 10th November
Sunday evening 12th November
Also, because of a large number of events on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th there will be no training in the morning sessions on these days.
No training on the morning of 4th and 5th of November
Lessons take place as normal on the morning of the 4th / 5th.