We now have the dates confirmed for the Rother League Gala’s in 2017.
- Round 1 – 25th March
- Round 2 – 23rd September
- Round 3 – 25th November
Now these dates are set we will be working out the dates for events for the rest of the 2017 season – as soon as confirmed we will publish them here.
The annual Isle of Wight Marlins masters meet is on Saturday 11th Feb.
The official closing date is 20th Jan – so get your entries in quick if you want to take part.
Details available on the Marlins website at http://iowmarlinsswimclub.co.uk/2017-open-swim-meet/
As the sessions have been very successful Sunday evening training for Pre-seniors and Seniors will remain as a joint session, 5pm-7pm with West Wight until further notice.
British Long Distance Swimming Association – One Hour Postal Swim
Seaclose SC has decided to make available lanes on the following Saturday mornings between 6.45 and 7.45 for those interested in entering the BLDS hour postal swim.
The proposed Saturday mornings are:
- 21st January
- 28th January
- 4th February
- 11 February
- 19th February
Please can you let us know by EMAIL only via email@example.com two preferred dates and we will try to accommodate you as best we can.
For those who have never entered, the objective of the swim is for individual swimmers to achieve the greatest possible distance within one hour. Swimmers are split into different age categories which are calculated on ages on 1st January, in the year of the swim (ie 2017 this time) as follows:
Under 10’s Open 35 – 39 years 55 – 59 years 75 – 79 years
10 – 11 years 20 – 24 years 40 – 44 years 60 – 64 years 80 – 84 years
12 – 13 years 25 – 29 years 45 – 49 years 65 – 69 years 85 years plus
14 – 15 years 30 – 34 years 50 – 54 years 70 – 74 years
The cost is £4.00 per swimmer which should be paid by bank transfer before you complete your swim. Each swimmer must also have their own length counter with them who should be a responsible adult. This person will record the number of lengths swum. The club will then submit the sheets to the BLDSA by 1 March, by which time all the swims must have been completed.
Any questions please ask either Gavin Muncaster or Julie Van der Helstraete.
Happy New Year to you all.
Hopefully you’ve had a good break and are ready for some training in the new year. Sessions are back to normal as of this morning.
Sunday evening this week (8th Jan) will be joint with West Wight between 5-7pm.
With the Christmas hols coming up there will be no training on Sunday evening, 18th December.
The rest of the sessions through to Thursday am, 22nd December are on as normal.
There will be no swimming lessons or squads over the Christmas break.
The last lessons are on the weekend of 17th/18th December and will start again on Jan 7th/8th 2017.
The last squad session will be Thursday morning, 22nd December. Squads will start again on Wednesday morning, 4th Jan 2017.
(Please note no training on Sunday evening, 18th Dec)
Have a good break everyone.
On Saturday 3rd December we will be holding a club night at Medina pool.
The club night is free to club members and open to everyone in squads and lessons.
We have the big and small pools from 17.30-19.30. The play mats and toys will be out and it is a chance to have some fun in the pool with the family.
There is a late opportunity to submit entries for the Littlehampton Open meet on 8th Jan. (http://www.littlehamptonswimmingclub.com/GalaEntry.html) for details.
We are not planning on a coach attending but Val will coordinate entries but they have to be received by 9pm on Wednesday 7th December.
Full results from the IW Sprints are available to download here.
Further good swims across the board – 124 PB’s for Seaclose from 194 swims and a haul of 68 medals over the weekend.
Well done to the swimmers from all clubs and a big thank you for all the officials and volunteers that made the gala possible.