Whilst the Isle of Wight Festival is on this coming weekend Medina Leisure centre will be closed.
The last session before the festival will be on Thursday am (21st) and starts again on Tuesday (26th)
There will be no training Friday night, and no squads or lessons on Saturday or Sunday.
On Thursday morning the festival traffic arrangements will be in place so you can only get to the pool from the Wootton direction – https://www.iow.gov.uk/documentlibrary/download/isle-of-wight-festival-traffic-plan-map-2018
Further details will follow but the provisional dates for this years events are:
Rother League Galas
Saturday 9th June, Saturday 23rd June, Saturday 15th September (final round tbc)
Isle of Wight Champs
Sunday 8th and Sunday 15th July
Sunday 28th October, Saturday 3rd November, Sunday 4th, Tuesday 6th, Friday 9th and Sunday 11th November
Isle of Wight Sprints
Sunday 9th and Sunday 16th December
Over the easter period there will be no swimming on the following dates:
No lessons on easter weekend – 31st March or 1st April. Lessons are on as normal the following weekend, 7th/8th April.
There will be NO squad sessions from Good Friday (30th) through to Friday 6th inclusive. Squads will start again as normal on Saturday 7th April.
This includes morning and evening sessions.
Due to the heavy overnight snow apologies but we cannot get all the teachers / helpers to the pool so lessons and squads will have to be cancelled today.
With the predicted snow and disruption tonight there will be no training on Thursday morning (1st March). Please pass the message on to others.
Over the last three weekends seven swimmers from Seaclose Swimming Club qualified and competed at Portsmouth in both age group and youth championships.
Island Games swimmer Abigail Lacey (16 years age group) lead the way winning four individual Championship titles and also collecting 2 silver and 2 bronze medals along the way. Abi was Hampshire Champion in 50m Breaststroke (35.99 sec), 50m Butterfly (30.49 sec), 100m Breaststroke (1.17.58) and 200 Individual Medley (2 min 31.65 sec). Silver medals were achieved in the 100m Freestyle (1 min 02.41 sec) and 100m Butterfly (1 min 08.41 sec) with Bronze medals in the 200m Breaststroke (2 min 55.12 sec) and 50m Freestyle (29.41 sec).
Fellow Island Games swimmer Megan King (17 years age group) also picked up a medal, collecting a bronze medal in the 50m Breaststroke event (37.63 sec). Lelayna Blacklock and Amber Backhouse (17 years age group) both competed individually with Lelayna achieving 6th in the 800m Freestyle and Amber 9th in the 100m Breaststroke event. All four girls then teamed up to swim in the 4 x 100m Freestyle relay where they finished a creditable 9th place.
Zac Lacey also competed for the first time as a Multi-Classfication disability swimmer at the Championships and collected a silver medal in the 100m Butterfly event in a time of 1 min 44.09 sec.
Seaclose’s youngest swimmers George Hayward and Oliver Lacey (both 12 years age group) were in action over the first two weekends with George suffering from illness he withdrew during the second weekend but still managed a best result of 12th in both the 200m Individual Medley and 100m Butterfly. Oliver produced his best result in the 200m Butterfly to finish 6th and take 19 secs of his personal best in a time of 3 min 24.81 sec.
Happy Christmas from everyone at the swimming club.
Have a good break and see you for training / lessons after Christmas.
The Annual Awards night is Friday 12th January – keep the date free! Full details to follow shortly.
There last lessons for the year will be on the 16/17 December. No lessons on the 23/24th or 30/31st December. Lessons begin again on 6/7th January
The last session of squads before Christmas will be on Thursday 21st December.
Normal sessions begin again on Wednesday 3rd January.
Update – following feedback / availability we will run ONE session between Christmas and New Year on Thursday 28th December only. There will be no training on the morning of the 27th.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by January 8th at the latest to give the best chance of being accepted to the meet.
Results from both sessions of the Isle of Wight Sprints are available for download here.