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Summer Break 2022

Summer 2022 Arrangements

Extra sessions – as the morning sessions have been popular this week and it has been great too see so many swimmers here there will be two extra sessions for squads before we break for summer. Saturday 6th at 07:45-09:15 and Thursday 11th at 06:00-07:15

As normal we will be taking a break over the summer weeks. Everyone has worked hard after our return from COVID so enjoy some rest ready for the new swimming season.

The dates / sessions will be:


The last lesson before the summer break will be July 30th. Lessons will return on Saturday September 3rd.


Squad swimming will continue as normal until Saturday July 30th returning fully on Saturday 3rd September. There will be a small number of sessions in August as follows:

Tuesday 2nd August – 06:00 – 07:15 – all squads and masters

Thursday 4th August – 06:00 – 07:15 – all squads and masters

Extra session Saturday 6th Aug. 07.45-09.15 all squads

Tuesday 9th August – 06:00 – 07:15 – all squads and masters

Thursday 11th August 06.00-07.15 – all squads and masters

Wednesday 24th August – 18:15 – 20:15 – Junior / Pre-Senior and Senior Squads

Saturday 27th August – 07:15 – 09:15 – Junior / Pre-Senior and Senior Squads

Wednesday 31st August – 18:15 – 20:15 – Junior / Pre-Senior and Senior Squads



Isle of Wight Championships 2022

In session 1 we trialled the use of Meet Mobile – this worked well on the night and we will again be publishing results to Meet Mobile for Session 2.

Seaclose Swimming Club are pleased to be running the 2022 Isle of Wight Championships returning for the first time since 2019.

The first weekend was a great success and look forward to having swimmers back for session 2 on July 16th

As a reminder events will be swum over two weekends on the 9th and 16th July 2022.

Saturday 9th July – 100m Breaststroke, 200m Individual Medley, 100m Backstroke
Saturday 16th July – 100m Freestyle, 200m Freestyle, 100m Butterfly

The event will start at 17.00 on each evening. Doors open at 17.00 with warm-up due to start at 17:10. 

At the moment as there are no COVID restrictions the balcony will be open for spectators with a fee for spectators of £3 per person. 

There will be a medal table in operation on the night with medals available as soon as event results are confirmed.

Download the Session 1 Results.

The provisional programme for session 2 can be downloaded here.

If you have any experience officiating or time keeping and would be available to help with the gala please let us know on 


Easter Break 2022

Easter Break 2022

Over the Easter weekend there will be no squads or lessons. The last session before easter will be Wednesday 13th April returning Wednesday 20th June.

  • Monday 11th April – PM – Training as normal.
  • Tuesday 12th April – AM – Training as normal.
  • Wednesday 13th April – PM – Training as normal.
  • Thursday 14th April – AM – No training.
  • Friday 15th April – PM – No training.
  • Saturday 16th April – AM – No training or Lessons.
  • Monday 18th April – PM – No training.
  • Tuesday 19th April – AM – No training.
  • Wednesday 20th April – PM – Training as normal.
  • Thursday 21st April – AM – Training as normal.
  • Friday 22nd April – PM – Training as normal.
  • Saturday 23rd April – AM – Training and lessons as normal.



Successful competitions for Seaclose Swimming Club

Over recent weeks Seaclose Swimming club has competed in the Southampton Spring Open Meet, and the Portsmouth Northsea Spring Invitational Novice Meet.

In the Southampton Spring meet, held over the weekend of the 5th and 6th of March nineteen swimmers competed over a full programme of swimming events. There were fantastic results with every swimmer getting personal best times, and a total of 88 personal best times achieved across the club.

Multiple medals were won by swimmers including Tom Brailsford (4 Bronze, 1 Silver and 1 Gold), Conrad Brown (1 Bronze), Harry Sheppard (2 Gold, 2 Silver, 1 Bronze), Ben Van der Helstraete, in his first ever swimming competition (2 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze), Isabelle Bounds (2 Silver, 3 Bronze), Inara Ford (4 Gold, 3 Silver and the overall points trophy for her age group), Georgie Gobby (1 Gold, 5 Silver), Mylea Gobby (1 Silver, 3 Bronze), Isobel Muncaster (2 Gold, 3 Silver, 2 Bronze), Nell O’Brien (2 Gold, 3 Silver, 2 Bronze), Bella Pilcher (1 Bronze), Mia Stillwell (1 Bronze),

The event was a great success with fantastic swims from everyone who took part.


The Portsmouth Northsea Spring Invitational Novice Meet took place on the 13th March with 17 swimmers taking part, with four swimmers taking part in their first ever swimming competition. Across the swimmers there were 44 personal best times set with Luca Guerrini and Harry Macdonald both taking over 10 seconds off their best times for 50m Freestyle.

Once again the swimmers achieved a great haul of medals with Isabelle Bounds winning 4 Gold and 1 Silver medal, Tom Brailsford with a clean sweep of 5 Gold medals, Mia Curtis, 3 Gold medals, Tilly Everett 1 Bronze medal, Inara Ford 1 Silver and 3 Bronze medals, Mattie Johnson won 2 Silver and 2 Bronze, Ben Van der Helstraete 4 Gold medals and Chloe Walker winning 1 Bronze medal. There were strong swims from all swimmers including Cora Muncaster, Maya and Skye Priede, Ayla-Belle Bedocs and Jasper and Elsie Jenkinson, and Freddie Lyon. 

In total Seaclose swimmers winning 16 Gold Medals and 7 Bronze medals rounding off a successful set of competitions for Seaclose Swimming Club. Well done to all swimmers.

Southampton Spring Open Meet

Portsmouth Novice meet swimmers

COVID Arrangements – April to June 2021

Arrangements for April 2021 – June 2021

As restrictions are lifted we are able to restart some sessions at Medina. We are limited on numbers so sessions have been arranged with squad members and we are unable to take any more swimmers at this time. The sessions are also limited to under-18’s based on current restrictions.

Session times are:

Monday 18:30-20:00
Wednesday 18:30-20:00
Friday 18:30-20:00
Saturday 08:00-09:30

The same rules apply as previously.  
  • Swimmers arrive and leave beach ready.
  • Entry and exit is via the fire exit at the side of the pool.
  • Please do not arrive more than 5 mins early for the sessions and swimmers will need to be collected promptly
  • All swimmers will need to bring filled drinks bottles and their own equipment – we are not able to lend any out.
  • Swimmers should have spare goggles in their kitbags.
  • Plastic buckets for their belongs is recommended.
  • If your swimmer is unwell – please do not send them to training.
  • Please let us know if you are not able to attend on the days requested.


We are still currently unable to run any lessons and will update on this aspect when possible to do so.

Sqaud Swimmers – Catch up call

As we look to try and return to swimming sessions we would like to offer the squad swimmers a chance to meet with Val and Michelle via Zoom.

These sessions are to help answer any questions you may have, and help support you in getting back into training. For many of you this will be the longest break from swimming you have had so it may be a daunting prospect.

Sessions will be in 20 minutes slots and will be held virtually via Zoom. We are hoping to run the first sessions from 6pm on Monday July 6th. To arrange a session please email Val –

For those under 18 we will need a parent/guardian in the background too but the meetings are to hear the swimmers views and any concerns.


Awards Evening – Friday 20th March

AWARDS EVENING: 7pm start (doors open 6:30pm)

Awards night for the Club Champs (held late 2019)

Friday 20 March at Isle of Wight Community Club, Park Road, Cowes
finger buffet provided.

Swimmers – free,
Volunteers – free,
Adults – £7.50

Please pay directly to club account. If you would like to attend please email me so we can confirm numbers

Southampton Open Meet – December 8th

Val is doing entries for the Level 3 Southampton Open meet. Details can be found below.
Please get the entries in to Val by 14th October.
Please send your entries to 

Also on a separate note – swimmers should only look to compete in 3 Open Meets a year. Please do not over-compete. Val is willing to guide and advise any parent /swimmer if needed.