With the bank holiday there will be no swimming on the weekend of 27/28 May.
This will be for lessons and squads – no lessons on Saturday or Sunday and no squad Swimming Saturday or Sunday morning.
‘Sunday evening Training is also cancelled so no swimming at all over the weekend.
Other sessions during the week on as normal.
As of April the ASA started using their new name, Swim England.
The Amateur Swimming Association remains their constitutional name, but they will use Swim England on all their internal and external communications, including their website.
Swim England is the national governing body for swimming in England. It helps people learn how to swim, enjoy the water safely, and compete in all its sports.
If you want to know more visit www.swimming.org/swimengland
Kit co-ordinator needed – not too onerous a job and gets you involved with your club and all members/volunteers.
We need someone to take over the kit co-ordination with Kudos (and the lovely Spencer!), keep up to date records of kit we have in stock and order at the relevant times, issuing a polo shirt and hat to any new junior squad member, lifeguard, coaches and that’s really it.
With a club membership of 160 odd swimmers & volunteers if you can help please email email@example.com
Results from Session 2 of the Isle of Wight Champs are available to download here.
Trophy Winners for each age group can be downloaded here.
Fantastic swims from all clubs and swimmers – well done all.
Results from session 1 of the 2017 Isle of Wight Champs session can be downloaded here.
Well done to all swimmers who took part.
There will be no swimming over the easter weekend – 14th-17th April for Squads or lessons.
Training on Thursday 13th AM as normal and then back on Tuesday 18th AM as normal.
No lessons on either 15th/16th April.
Have a good Easter Weekend!
Dates for the next block of lessons, running through to the summer, are available here.
The block starts the weekend of 22nd / 23rd April and runs through to July 8th/9th
The Isle of Wight Champs will take place at Medina Leisure Centre on Saturday April 22nd and Sunday April 23rd.
Download the entry form – Word / PDF
Closing date for entries is Tuesday 11th April.
Updated – Thursday 16th
Travel details are confirmed now – we will meet at Ryde Pier Head at 15.15 to get the 15.47 ferry over. We will be travelling by coach to Haslemere. The gala is starting slightly earlier than normal so will hope to be on the 21.20 ferry back from Portsmouth.
If you haven’t confirmed if you can attend please let us know using the details below. I have some volunteers but any officials that would be able to come and help please let us know.
The Round 1 Team Sheet 2017 can be downloaded here.
We need to provide officials to support this gala so if you can attend in this capacity please let us know.
Please drop an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm attendance.
Travel details will be confirmed but will likely be 3/4pm from Ryde Pier head returning later in the evening. We will be travelling as a team by coach.
It has recently become clear that we are unable to maintain the current demands on our coaching volunteers.
As a result, the Club’s Committee has now taken the difficult decision to cancel our booking at The Heights on Thursday evenings as of the 10th March 2017 – our last session will therefore be Thursday 9th March 2017.
We are currently enjoying additional pool time on a Sunday evening in a combined session with West Wight Swimming Club and look to continue that relationship moving forward. We are also exploring other ways that we can offer our members the option of increased pool time and hope to make an announcement shortly.
As part of our commitment to expanding our volunteer base we are currently seeking expressions of interest for persons to undertake a Level 1 Coaching course at Waterside Pool.
If you are interested in undertaking the course and would like to volunteer for the Club, or have further questions, please in the first instance contact Julie Van der Helstraete, Club Secretary at email@example.com
Download the letter from the chairman here