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.
With the bank holiday weekend there will be no lessons or squad swimming on Saturday morning (26th May) or Sunday morning (27th May)
There will be squads on Sunday evening (27th) as normal.
Sessions over half term as on as normal.
Further details will follow but the provisional dates for this years events are:
Rother League Galas
Saturday 9th June, Saturday 23rd June, Saturday 15th September (final round tbc)
Isle of Wight Champs
Sunday 8th and Sunday 15th July
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
Over the easter period there will be no swimming on the following dates:
No lessons on easter weekend – 31st March or 1st April. Lessons are on as normal the following weekend, 7th/8th April.
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.
Due to the heavy overnight snow apologies but we cannot get all the teachers / helpers to the pool so lessons and squads will have to be cancelled today.
Due to the conditions there be no swimming for squads or lessons on Friday or Saturday at least.
We will advise on Sunday later.
With the predicted snow and disruption tonight there will be no training on Thursday morning (1st March). Please pass the message on to others.
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.