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
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.