City of Southampton Open Meet – March 2018

The club will be supporting the City of Southampton Open meet which takes place on Saturday 3rd March 2018

Age groups are 9/10, 11/12, 13/14, 15+.

Events are 50m of all strokes, 100m of all strokes, 200m Free and 200IM.

The meet is a first come first served basis so if you want to enter please get all information to Val via openmeets@seaclosesc.co.uk by January 8th at the latest to give the best chance of being accepted to the meet.

 

Training session changes during club champs

Over the next few weeks the club champs are taking place so some training sessions will not be on. 

The following sessions will be cancelled because of races taking place at the same time:

Sunday evening 5th November

Tuesday evening 7th November

Friday evening 10th November

Sunday evening 12th November

 

Also, because of a large number of events on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th there will be no training in the morning sessions on these days. 

No training on the morning of 4th and 5th of November 

Lessons take place as normal on the morning of the 4th / 5th.

 

 

 

 

Summer Break

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.

 

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.

No Swimming Saturday 27th / Sunday 28th May

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. 

Swim England

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