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2017 Rother League Dates confirmed

We now have the dates confirmed for the Rother League Gala’s in 2017.

They are:

  • 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.

British Long Distance Swimming Association – One Hour Postal Swim

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 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

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.


Christmas Break 2016

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.

Littlehampton Open Meet

There is a late opportunity to submit entries for the Littlehampton Open meet on 8th Jan. ( 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. 

IW Sprints 2016 – Full Results

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.