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
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
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.
With the Christmas hols coming up there will be no training on Sunday evening, 18th December.
The rest of the sessions through to Thursday am, 22nd December are on as normal.
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.
Provisional results from Session 1 of the IW Sprints can be downloaded here.
There were 77 new PB’s from 101 swims as well as 32 medals for Seaclose swimmers – good improvements all round.
Great swims from all clubs on the Island – well done to all.
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.
Six Swimmers from the Isle of Wight attended the Rushmoor Royals level two meet in search of qualifying times for the South East Short Course Winter Championships and also for Hampshire County Championships in early 2017. There were six swimmers from Seaclose SC and one from who between them gained 10 medals and 16 new personal best performances at what was a very oversubscribed event.
Seaclose’s Abigail Lacey (13/14 yrs age group) gained three gold medals and two silver medals on her way to gaining 4 new Personal best performances from her 8 events. Abi’s new PB’s were 400m Individual Medley 5 min 10.27 sec, 100m Individual Medley 1 min 8.54 sec, 100m Breaststroke 1 min 14.85 sec and 200m Breaststroke 2 min 45.15 sec. This has given Abi a possible nine events at the South East Winter Championships. Also achieving four possible South East Winter Championship times was Megan King (15/16 years age group) who gained a silver and bronze medal over the weekend and three new personal best performances. Megans Personal best performances were 400m Freestyle 4 min 50.17 sec, 100m Individual Medley 1 min 11.66 sec and 50m Butterfly 31.02 secs.
George Hayward (9/10 years age group) was by far the busiest swimmer over the weekend competing in nine events and producing eight new personal best performances, the best being a 17 sec improvement in his 200m Backstroke event. George gained bronze medals in the 400m Freestyle event and the 50m Freestyle event both of which gave George consideration times for the Hampshire County Championships in 2017.
Just returning from injury was Alex Stewart (17 and over age group) who swam six events and gained a gold medal in the 400m Individual Medley event in a time of 5 min 6.97 sec. Alex has achieved four possible times for the South East Winter championships.
Another returning from illness was Ben Curliss who swam three events and produced a new personal best of 2 min 32.58 sec in the 200m Backstroke event.
Also competing for Seaclose were Lelayna Blacklock and Amber Backhouse, both in the 15/16 years age group and both were pleased with their efforts, Lelayna producing 5 min 5.90 sec in the 400m Freestyle event and Amber 38.21 sec in the 50m Breaststroke event.
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.