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.email@example.com / 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.
On Sunday 23rd and Sunday 30th October we will be running joint training sessions with West Wight.
These will be for the normal Sunday squads (Pre-seniors and Seniors) and will be for 2 hours, 5.00-7.00 pm instead of the normal hour.
Training will be at Medina Leisure Centre as normal.
Junior Squad training is on as normal in the morning on these days.
At the recent 2016 Awards night swimmers received their medals and awards for Seaclose Club Champs as well as awards as detailed below. Well done to all swimmers.
2016 Trophy Winners
Level 1- Arianwen Craig
Level 2- Ruaridh Doherty
Level 3- Flo Segal
Level 4- Harvey Logan
Level 5- Kya Dorn
Level 6- Victoria Oo
Level 7- Jessica Zheng
Pool Helper- Beth Elliott
Age Group Points Trophies from Club Champs
7 years girls – Florence Wells
9 years girls – Evangeline Wells
10 years girls – Georgie Gobby
boys – George Hayward
11-12 years- girls – Lottie-Rose Van der Helstraete
boys – Harry Elliott
13-14 years girls – Abigail Lacey
boys – Frank Morrison
15-16 years girls – Lelayna Blacklock
boys – Harvey Stillwell
17-18 years girls – Eleanor King
boys – Alex Stewart
19 + years ladies – Michelle Martin
men’s – Gavin Muncaster
Blackburn trophy – Abigail Lacey
Junior – Jack Robertson
Pre-senior – Amber Wall
Senior – Lelayna Blacklock
Swimmers Swimmer – Mia Stillwell
Chairmans trophy – Zac Lacey
The 2016 Postal swim results have been published with some great results for Seaclose Swimmers.
Amongst the highlights were Alex Stewart was 1st in the Mens Open age group, George Hayward and Oliver Lacey 10th and 11th respectively in the boys under 10’s, Eleanor King 13th and Emily Kral 15th in the Ladies open age group and Lelayna Blacklock 13th in the girls 14-15 years.
Great swims all round by the 16 Seaclose swimmers that took part.
Full results are available on the BLDSA website here.
A long hard season has culminated in Success for Abigail Lacey in the 14 yrs 50m Breaststoke event at the ASA Nationals at Ponds Forge, Sheffield.
Read the full story of Nationals Success for Abi as submitted to the county press here
Megan King also attended the national championships which is a great success to have to swimmers qualifying for this event – well done.
The swimming season for 2015/16 culminated in a very busy July for members of Seaclose Swimming Club as swimmers attended the Hampshire Development Meet, City of Southampton Summer Splash and the Clubs Championships also concluded.
Read the full report submitted to the County Press here
Well done to all the swimmers in this years champs. The final session has been completed and all results can be accessed below.
Download the 2016 champs session 1 results (28th June)
Download the 2016 champs session 2 results – 400 IM (30th June)
Download the 2016 champs session 3 results – 1500m (5th July)
Download the 2016 champs session 4 results (8th July)
Download the 2016 champs session 5 results (10th July)
Download the 2016 champs session 6 results (12th July)
Download the 2016 champs session 7 results (15th July)
Download the 2016 champs session 8 results (17th July)