The club are arranging sessions where possible whilst Medina Leisure centre is closed.
To be able to run sessions we need to confirm availability of coaches, lifeguards and available pool time. We are able to confirm the sessions below and will add more where possible. With limited availability all squads can attend all sessions below.
West Wight swimming club have kindly agreed we can attend some of their sessions – if you do attend please remember to listen to the coaches an that you may be sharing a lane with more people than normal.
Saturday 22nd September at The Heights. 6.30-8.00am.
Saturday 29th September at The Heights. 6.30-8.00am.
Saturday 6th October at The Heights. 7.00-8.30am. (Provisional in the case Medina Leisure centre is not back open)
Tuesday evenings through the closure. 6.30pm to 8.30pm at West Wight Leisure Centre.
Friday 21st September at West Wight Leisure Centre 6.30-8.30pm.
Friday 28th September at West Wight Leisure Centre 6.30-8.30pm.
For Senior and Pre-Senior Swimmers Ryde Swimming Club have sessions on Wednesday evenings at 8-9pm, and Fridays 7.30-8.30pm. Swimmers will need to pay £2 per session if attending please.
Some Sunday evening sessions will be running – this is waiting on confirmation of pool times before we can confirm.
Round 3 of the Rother League has been confirmed for Saturday 15th September.
Team sheet can be downloaded here – Round 3 Team Sheet 2018.
We need to take officials as well as swimmers / coaches so if you can referee or timekeep please let us know.
Confirmation of attendance to email@example.com please.
The following sessions will take place in the week before Medina Pool closes for the plant room work:
Saturday 1st am 6.30-8.30
Sunday 2nd Evening 17.00-19.00
Tuesday 4th 6.00-7.30 & 19.00-20.00 (Juniors) / 19.00-21.00 (Seniors)
Wednesday 5th 6.00-7.30
Thursday 6th 6.00-7.30
Friday 7th 19.00-21.00 (until 20.00 for Juniors)
Saturday 8th am 6.30 – 8.30
Sunday 9th evening 17.00-19.00
There will be NO junior squad training on Sunday AM. Swimmers are encouraged to attend on Saturday AM instead.
Details for sessions whilst Medina pool is shut are still being confirmed.
New records set at IW Swimming Championships.
The last two weekends have seen a busy schedule of events for Isle of Wight Swimmers as the Isle of Wight swimming Championships took place at Medina Leisure Centre. The championships are contested over in age groups from age 10 and for all four strokes over 100 metres along with 200m Freestyle and 200m Individual Medley.
Abigail Lacey (15-16 Age Group) lead the way with four new Isle of Wight Championship Records from her six events. Abi became the first ever female in Isle of Wight Championships history to break the 1 minute barrier in the 100m Freestyle event when she broke Elizabeth Kreuz’s record from 2000 which Abi lowered from 1 min 00.60 sec to record a new time of 59.40 sec. Abi also set new records in 200m Individual Medley breaking Lottie James 2015 record in a time of 2 min 27.76 secs, 200m Freestyle breaking Rosie Gard’s 2005 record in a time of 2 min 08.90 secs and 100m Butterfly breaking C Franklins 1994 record in a time of 1 min 05.46 sec. Abi also collected gold medals in the 100m Backstroke and Breaststroke events to collect maximum points in the overall points trophy.
Each swimmer collects points for their event finishes with a top swimmer in each age group collecting the points trophy.
10 Years – Max Poynter – West Wight SC
11-12 Years – George Hayward – Seaclose SC
13-14 Years – Joe Carter – Ryde SC
15-16 Years – Jacob Jenner – Ryde SC
17-18 Years – James Dziuba – Ryde SC
19 and Over – Rhys Hunt – West Wight SC
10 Years – Amelie Jones – Ryde SC
11-12 Years – Jessica Case-Hunter – West Wight SC
13-14 Years – Mia Stillwell – Seaclose SC
15-16 Years – Abigail Lacey – Seaclose SC
17-18 Years – Lelayna Blacklock/Megan King – Seaclose SC
19 and Over – Jenny Ball – Ryde SC
The swimmers will now wind down their seasons with Grace Poynter, Abigail Lacey and Megan King off to British and National Championships. Then swimmers will begin their efforts for the 2018/19 season in September with Island Games qualification a focus for many.
Results for the 2018 Isle of Wight Champs can be downloaded below.
Well done all swimmers and thank you to all the officials and volunteers that made the event possible.
IW Champs 2018 Full Results
IW Champs 2018 Points Trophy Winners
As we come into the Summer break please take note of the following dates.
Lessons finish the weekend of 21/22 July. These will return after the summer break on the weekend of 13th/14th October and when the planned works at Medina Leisure centre are completed. All swimmers will be contacted nearer the time confirming times / dates of the first week back.
Squad sessions will continue until Sunday 29th July.
There will be training on the mornings of Wednesdays 15th, 22nd and 29th August.
Training will start again on Saturday 1st September through to the pool closure on September 10th.
With Medina pool closed from 10th September for three weeks alternative sessions will be arranged during this month. Please keep an eye on Facebook and the website for updates.
Val will be coordinating entries for the following open meets – all information to be provided by the specified dates via firstname.lastname@example.org
Sept 22nd/23rd Hampshire County Open/junior meet L2 see qualifying times http://www.swimmeets.org
. Closing date to email@example.com by Sun 9th Sept
Sept 29th James Moreno Southampton L2 Home – City of Southampton Swimming Club
closing date to Val via firstname.lastname@example.org by 5th September
however this is popular so the sooner the better for entries.
Oct 7th Rushmoor Royals L3 SC meet https://uk.teamunify.com
closing date to email@example.com by 16th September
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
The Isle of Wight Champs will take place on Sunday 8th July and Sunday 15th July 2018.
Entry form for Seaclose Swimmers can be downloaded here.
Closing date for entries is Friday 29th June.
Please pay for entries via bank transfer.
The team sheet for round 1 of the Rother League is available here:
Round 1 Team Sheet 2018
We have to take a timekeeper and an official so that the gala can happen, if you can help please let us know.
We will be driving, via Red Funnel as the gala is in the new pool at Eastleigh. If you can drive and will take anyone else in the car let us know.