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.
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.
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.