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 email@example.com 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.
The club will be attending the Southampton Level 3 Open meet on Sunday March 19th.
Entry fee is £5.50 per event. Further information is available at www.cossc.org/index.php/openmeets-14 – there are upper limit entry times so please check before deciding to enter.
If you want to attend Val will coordinate entries but details have to be with Val by 8th Feb as the event is first come first served.
We have been waiting to confirm dates of other galas and now this is done we will be confirming dates of other Isle of Wight meets and which other open meets we will attend as soon as possible.
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/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
The 2016 AGM will take place on Friday the 2nd December, 7.00pm at Medina Leisure Centre.
Download theNotice of the 2016 AGM here.
Please come along and support your club at the AGM. It is your chance to find out a bit more about the club and if you are interested in helping out find out about the jobs we need help with and how you can get involved with the club or the committee.
Can you help….
We are looking to fill the role of the treasurer in the club. If you think you could help with this role please get in touch and let us know – if you have any questions contact email@example.com
Download the 2016 AGM Agenda to see what we will cover in the evening.
The 2016 Isle of Wight Sprints will take place on Saturday 19th November and Sunday 20th November.
Both sessions are at Medina Leisure Centre.
Seaclose SC Members download the entry form here.
(or download a pdf version of the entry form)
The Entry form has full details of dates and age groups.
IF YOU A CLUB MEMBER AND ARE INTERESTED IN THIS PROGRAMME AND WOULD VOLUNTEER TO HELP WITH THE CLUB WE WILL COVER YOUR COSTS.
Are you aged between 14 and 18 years and looking to access training opportunities to volunteer within aquatics?
Following the success of the 2015-16 programme, the SER is looking to increase the number of trained young people and to improve accessibility to formal and informal training opportunities.
There are 6 programmes currently planned for 2016-17. Young People participating in the programme will be expected to attend two Development Days, the first of which will be held in a range of venues across the Region between September and November 2016.
Following the Development Day, the young people will be expected to undertake 10 hours volunteering within their own club environment before attending a second Development Day between January – March 2017 (please note, no dates will clash with County Championships).
Details of the second development day will be confirmed at the first development days. As part of the programme, the young people will also be expected to volunteer at an aquatic event (club, county or regional) over the coming 12 months.
Young Volunteer Programme First Development Day dates;
- 9th October Medway Park, Kent
- 15th October Drake Hall Complex & Amersham Leisure Centre, Berkshire & South Buckinghamshire
- 16th October K2 Crawley, Sussex
- 13th November Pool in the Park, Surrey
Training provided during the programme includes;
- ASA Young Aquatic Helper Certificate
- ASA Timekeepers Course
- St. Johns Emergency First Aid
- Sports Coach UK – Safeguarding for Young Volunteers (13+)
- ASA Team Manage Training (Module 1) – will be available to any young person 16 years and over
- Online training opportunities
This is a great opportunity to learn new skills and have fun, enjoy yourself and give you confidence to stay involved in aquatics. The programme costs £20, and all young people who complete the programme receive a SER Young Volunteer T-shirt.
For further details and an application form, please visit:
Please contact Helen Mack, Helen.firstname.lastname@example.org / 07780 332279 for further information.
IF YOU ARE A CLUB MEMBER AND ARE INTERESTED IN THIS PROGRAMME AND WOULD VOLUNTEER TO HELP WITH THE CLUB WE WILL COVER YOUR COSTS.
On Sunday 23rd and Sunday 30th October we will be running joint training sessions with West Wight.
These will be for the normal Sunday squads (Pre-seniors and Seniors) and will be for 2 hours, 5.00-7.00 pm instead of the normal hour.
Training will be at Medina Leisure Centre as normal.
Junior Squad training is on as normal in the morning on these days.