Open Meets 2017/18

The club will be supporting the following open meets this season:

Littlehampton County Qualifier L3 24th Sept £5 per event
http://www.littlehamptonswimmingclub.com/competitions/open-meets/county_qualifier/

James Moreno Open L2 30th Sept £6.50 per event
http://www.cossc.org/index.php/openmeets-14

[Updated] Rushmoor L3 SC Meet 22nd Oct (Meet has changed to a level 3 meet on the 22nd Only 
http://www.rushmoorroyals.org.uk/rrsc_open-meets

Entries for the Littlehampton and James Moreno have to be with Val by 4th September at the latest – send them to openmeets@seaclosesc.co.uk

 

Rother League round 2 is on the 23rd September and a team sheet will be available at the start of September. 

Latest News / Summer Info

Well done to the Island Games swim team in Gotland. Great PB’s all week and medals for  the team. Updates from the week available here – https://www.facebook.com/groups/454682691222928/

As we move towards the summer some provisional dates for the diary.

There have been lots of events and activities the last few weeks so the Isle of Wight Sprints and the Seaclose Club Champs will not take place until after the summer break. Club champs are likely to be end October / early November and the IW Sprints fitted around this.

Lessons finish for the summer on the weekend of 8/9 July. Squads will continue until late July. We are looking around 23rd July for the final session. There will be some sessions in August  – dates to be confirmed.

Final details will be published here as soon as confirmed.

 

 

 

Team Managers Course (Not just for Team Managers!)

Swim England have brought in new rules that the Team Manager qualification is required by anyone wishing to be on poolside for the Nationals and it is being filtered down to Open Meets etc.  
 
The course is the ‘Team Managers 1 & 2’ and is completed as a 1-off course. It does not need to be repeated or renewed.  
 
Any person wishing to be on poolside at gala’s and open meets will need to have this.  
 
Seaclose are hosting a course and with the tutor coming to the Island we have special permission to complete both modules will be covered on the same day.
 
The date is Saturday 30th September at Medina Leisure Centre. Time to be confirmed but will likely be between 8.30 – 4 p.m.
 
The course is free for Seaclose S.C. Members and parents.
 
Please let us know by the end of July if you can attend by e-mailing chairman@seaclosesc.co.uk 
 
 

Family Fun Night – 24th June

There will be a family fun night at Medina Leisure Centre on Saturday 24th Jun, from 5.15pm to 7.00pm

The fun night is open to all Club members from lessons and squads and is a chance to have a bit of fun and relax in the pool.

There will be an opportunity to try for a long distance swimming badge in the first hour of the session. If you would like to do this you will need someone that can count your lengths and the badges will cost £2.00

We will need lifeguards so if you can cover some or all of the session please let us know at coaches@seaclosesc.co.uk

See you on the 24th June.

Hampshire Development Meet 2017

Entries are now open for the 2017 Hampshire development meet. This will be on the 1st/2nd and 8th July at Waterlooville pool.

Details of the development meet, including the programme of events and conditions can be downloaded from https://www.swimmeets.org/calendar/showevent.php?id=756 

The event is for 9 -14 year olds, date as the 8th July.  Cost per event is £5.

Val will collate entries for the Seaclose swimmers. For her to do this send the details to openmeets@seaclosesc.co.uk
 
Please include:
  • Swimmers full name
  • Date of birth
  • ASA membership number
  • The events they want to swim and their PBs.

ASA information can all be checked at https://www.swimmingresults.org/individualbest/ 

There are upper limits and swimmers are not allowed to enter the same events they raced in the County Championships this year.
 
 
Deadline to have the information to Val is the  21st June at the very latest.

 

Rother League Round 1 Team Sheet – Updated

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 coaches@seaclosesc.co.uk 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.

Thank you.

Southampton Open Meet – Level 3, 19th March

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.

 

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 clubsecretary@seaclosesc.co.uk 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.