As we get near the end of the school term ready for the summer break some confirmed dates for your diary:
The last weekend of lessons is this week (8th/9th July).
Lessons will start again on the 2nd / 3rd September. As we have had a bit of a disrupted block of lessons this time we will contact everyone to confirm their / groups times for the new swimming year as we towards the end of the summer holidays.
Squads will continue through to July 23rd. The pool closes for a week on the 24th July so we cannot train any longer than this date.
We are hoping to run some Wednesday morning sessions in last 3 weeks of August but will confirm this as soon as we have the pool booked.
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.
With the Island Games taking place this week there is no training on Wednesday morning this week (28th).
All other training on as normal this week.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
See you on the 24th June.
With the bank holiday there will be no swimming on the weekend of 27/28 May.
This will be for lessons and squads – no lessons on Saturday or Sunday and no squad Swimming Saturday or Sunday morning.
‘Sunday evening Training is also cancelled so no swimming at all over the weekend.
Other sessions during the week on as normal.
As of April the ASA started using their new name, Swim England.
The Amateur Swimming Association remains their constitutional name, but they will use Swim England on all their internal and external communications, including their website.
Swim England is the national governing body for swimming in England. It helps people learn how to swim, enjoy the water safely, and compete in all its sports.
If you want to know more visit www.swimming.org/swimengland
Results from Session 2 of the Isle of Wight Champs are available to download here.
Trophy Winners for each age group can be downloaded here.
Fantastic swims from all clubs and swimmers – well done all.
Results from session 1 of the 2017 Isle of Wight Champs session can be downloaded here.
Well done to all swimmers who took part.
It has recently become clear that we are unable to maintain the current demands on our coaching volunteers.
As a result, the Club’s Committee has now taken the difficult decision to cancel our booking at The Heights on Thursday evenings as of the 10th March 2017 – our last session will therefore be Thursday 9th March 2017.
We are currently enjoying additional pool time on a Sunday evening in a combined session with West Wight Swimming Club and look to continue that relationship moving forward. We are also exploring other ways that we can offer our members the option of increased pool time and hope to make an announcement shortly.
As part of our commitment to expanding our volunteer base we are currently seeking expressions of interest for persons to undertake a Level 1 Coaching course at Waterside Pool.
If you are interested in undertaking the course and would like to volunteer for the Club, or have further questions, please in the first instance contact Julie Van der Helstraete, Club Secretary at email@example.com
Download the letter from the chairman here