AGM 2016, 2nd December

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 chairman@seaclosesc.co.uk 

 

Download the 2016 AGM Agenda to see what we will cover in the evening.

South East Region Young Volunteer Programme 2016-2017 – Final few places remaining!

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:
http://www.southeastswimming.org/swimming/asa-south-east-region-young-volunteer-programme-201617/
Please contact Helen Mack, Helen.mack@freedom-leisure.co.uk / 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.

Sunday 23rd and 30th October – Joint Training with West Wight

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.

Seaclose Swim Club Social 2015

Swim Club Social 2015

When: Saturday 28th November 2015

Time: 19.30 to eat

Where: Pizza Express, Newport

Open to all seniors and pre-seniors

I have booked a table at Pizza Express for us to spend some time together outside of the pool, we did this last year and it worked a treat. Come and join us this year!

Remember we are all representing Seaclose Swim Club so we all need to be on our best behaviour. If you think you may struggle with this, please wait until next year. (I will take contact numbers of parents of younger pre seniors, just in case of an issue on the night, as parents will be asked to collect you early if need be).

Choose your food:

Hyperlink to menu; http://www.pizzaexpress.com/our-food/our-restaurant-menu/

  Please let me know so I have a rough idea of numbers, as I will need to confirm with Pizza Express. No deposit needed just turn up on the night.

Contact Ellie King for via face-to face or facebook

https://www.facebook.com/ellie.king.733?fref=uf

Thank you!

Club Fees……..

5th October

As you will remember the fees for squad sessions changed from September 2015 and many members have yet to change them.

Please can you do this ASAP and let us have the difference in fees for September and October (if paid so far this month) as the club has to cover the increased pool hire/ASA fees etc.

Pre-Senior Squads: £24

Senior Squads: £25

Many thanks.

2015 Club Champs

Seaclose Club Champs

For 2015 we are running the club champs slightly differently. This is for a number of reasons including changes in the competition calendar at national level, reducing the burden on volunteers and officials and to look at ensuring the champs are sustainable in the future.

The main differences are that the Champs will now run in July and will act as one of the last major event of the season. The champs will be run in confjunciton with West Wight Swimming club. This allows us to share pool time and officials. Swimmers will compete in shared heats but results will be for the individual club. Finally we have reviewed age groups so rather than the long distance events being run as Junior/Intermidiate/Senior age groups they will use the same age groups as the shorter distance events.

  Below are the entry forms that can be printed off and handed in or sent in to Val : openmeets@seaclosesc.co.uk

  2015 Squads Entry Form

2015 Squads Entry Form

Quiz Night

QUIZ NIGHT (ISLAND GAMES FUNDRAISER)

All club members are invited to a QUIZ NIGHT to be held at West Wight Leisure Centre with the specific aim of raising funds to send our team of swimmers to compete in Jersey this July at the NatWest Island Games.

The Quiz Night will be held on 16th May in the Youth Club Room at West Wight Leisure Centre and your quiz master will be Mr Paul Critchley with questions by Mr Mac Herbert.

Please get together with family and friends and come along with a team of up to 6 players at a cost of £20 per team and have a fun evening with a prize for the winning team. There will also be a small raffle on the night. Refreshments will be available.

If you would like to attend please email bengard@ymail.com so that we can pass on numbers to Tim Blackman, Island Games Swimming Team Manager to ensure there are adequate provisions.

Isle of Wight Sprints 2015

The 2015 Isle of Wight sprints will be held on the weekend of 31st Jan / 1st Feb at Medina Leisure Centre.

2015 Sprints Entry Form.

Please note a slight correction – 25m races are for those born 2006 only, not 2005

Closing Date for entries is 23rd Jan. Coaches will have entry forms available for swimmers.