Thursday Night Sessions – Final session 9th March 2017

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 clubsecretary@seaclosesc.co.uk

Download the letter from the chairman here

Southampton Open Meet – Level 3, 19th March

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

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 clubsecretary@seaclosesc.co.uk 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.

Christmas Break 2016

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.

AGM 2016, 2nd December

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 chairman@seaclosesc.co.uk 

 

Download the 2016 AGM Agenda to see what we will cover in the evening.