As a thriving club we are looking to expand our resources and volunteers in order that we can keep running successful championships, club galas etc. Would any parents/relatives/friends of swimmers be interested in becoming a timkeeper? Our local HCASA co-ordinator will be running a course in August or September this year and we would like to be able to put forward a group to be trained as official timekeepers – not only would this help us at our own events we host, but when we send teams to the mainland we are often asked for officials. Also, as many are unaware of this fact, at some mainland open meets when a certain number of swimmers attend, one of the conditions is that we provide an official of sorts – a timekeeper will suffice for this purpose.
This would be a great way for parents to be involved with their children’s competitive swimming – please contact either Ben Gard on firstname.lastname@example.org or Julie Van der Helstraete on email@example.com and we can add your name to the list and provide details of what this involves. This course will be funded by the club in exchange for volunteering your time back.
We look forward to hearing from you,
Ben & Julie
Well done to all that took part, helped out and ran what was a great event.
Seaclose Club Champs
For 2015 we are running the club champs slightly differently. This is for a number of reasons including changes in the competition calendar at national level, reducing the burden on volunteers and officials and to look at ensuring the champs are sustainable in the future.
The main differences are that the Champs will now run in July and will act as one of the last major event of the season. The champs will be run in confjunciton with West Wight Swimming club. This allows us to share pool time and officials. Swimmers will compete in shared heats but results will be for the individual club. Finally we have reviewed age groups so rather than the long distance events being run as Junior/Intermidiate/Senior age groups they will use the same age groups as the shorter distance events.
Below are the entry forms that can be printed off and handed in or sent in to Val : firstname.lastname@example.org
After careful consideration, as a result of the increase in pool hire charged by the IW Council the Club’s committee have taken the decision to increase the cost of our swimming lessons with effect from 1 September 2015 as follows:- 30 Minutes lessons – £33 per block 45 minute lessons – £38 per block
Please see the letter attached below for full details:
Competitions and Club Kit
From the start of next season, on 1 September 2015, we will be competing at all competitions as Seaclose Swimming Club, Isle of Wight instead of a mixture of Seaclose and Isle of Wight Swim Team as we currently do. All swimmers will need to be re-registered with the ASA and an annual renewal form is attached, as we will need to capture swimmer’s current details in order to do this. Please down load the below letter for the full information:
A huge team of swimmers turned out for the second round of the Rother League at Basingstoke on Saturday 7th June. This round was the relays round and there were some excellent performances on the night where Isle of Wight Swim Team finished fourth overall and also took an individual ward in the only individual event, the 100 IM for under 14 girls.
Every swimmer can be proud of their performances on the night and the competition produced some very close racing especially considering that the age categories meant many of our swimmers were swimming up at least one year. Notable swims on the night that were worth an extra mention were the boys open team of Aiden, Alex, Michael and James who produced a fantastic time of 49.70 sec in the 4 x 1 freestyle relay, the U16 girls team of Beth, Abi M , Megan and Amber who were pipped on the touch into second place in the 4 x 1 Medley relay and Michael and Tom in the U16 2 x 2 breaststroke relay. In the only individual event of the night, the U 14 100 IM, Abi L took the girls title for the Isle of Wight in a new personal best time of 1.11.25 sec.
Big thanks to Gav for the organisation and to the parents who also travelled and helped with the timekeeping and whipping on the night.
The age groups are slightly different to Round 1 so different swimmers and this Gala is all relays.
We will need to provide officials / timekeepers so if you could let me know if you/your children can attend but also if you would be able to come and officiate / timekeep.
•Ages as at 31st December 2015. All swimmers must be at least 9 years of age on 11th July 2015.
•Strokes: 50m, 100m, 200m all strokes + 100m Ind Medley •Team events: 4x50m Freestyle, medley (mixed). Age groups 9/10, 11/12, 13/14. Only swimmers who have entered individual events may compete in teams. One team per club. •Overall best club trophy, based on the position of the best swimmer from each club in each event.
•Swimmers who entered the 2015 County Championships may not enter the same stroke/distance.
•Swimmers who entered the 200 IM may not enter the 100m IM.
•Swimmers must not on the day of entry have swum faster than the limit times in any licensed meet or any other competition defined as an open competition under ASA law.
Entry fees: Individual event £5.
Closing date for entries. Friday 5th June 2015 to Val :
More Details on the Hampshire website