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Seaclose AGM Friday 27th

Seaclose will hold its annual AGM meeting on Friday 27th @ 7pm. It will be held at Medina Leisure centre. Its a great opportunity to see what’s happening with the Club, Listen to Val discuss open meets and what is involved with them and who they might appeal too. Full Agenda available to download here : Agenda AGM 2015



29 November 2015

Medina Leisure Centre, Newport, Isle of Wight

ASA: All events will be conducted in accordance with ASA Laws and Technical Rules.

COMPETITORS: Must be members of an Isle of Wight Club and registered with the ASA.

ENTRIES: The closing date for entries will be Friday 20 November 2015. Late or ineligible entries will not be accepted. There will be no refunds for withdrawals after the closing date.

The entry fee will be £4 per event.

Please provide payment to your own Island Swimming club and clubs to submit one cheque to organisers.

Entries must be made on the form provided: photocopies of the official entry form will be acceptable. The form must be fully completed and legible. Entry times must be 25m pool times, converted from Long Course (50m) if necessary. Incomplete or illegible entry forms and entries without correct fees will not be accepted. If you do not have a time enter NT.

The promoter reserves the right to reject swimmers according to entry numbers and limitation to heat capacity in the allocated session time. This looks unlikely to occur, but if so, the slowest times will be rejected.

The Meet will run without entry cards. Competitors must register on arrival no later than 15 minutes before the start of their session.

AGES: As at the 31 December 2015.

AGE GROUPS: 10yrs and under, 11/12, 13/14, 15/16 and Open.

Entry for and Conditions available to download below:

Entry Form IOW Long Distance 2015 SSC

IW Long Distance Championships Conditions 2015

Seaclose Swim Club Social 2015

Swim Club Social 2015

When: Saturday 28th November 2015

Time: 19.30 to eat

Where: Pizza Express, Newport

Open to all seniors and pre-seniors

I have booked a table at Pizza Express for us to spend some time together outside of the pool, we did this last year and it worked a treat. Come and join us this year!

Remember we are all representing Seaclose Swim Club so we all need to be on our best behaviour. If you think you may struggle with this, please wait until next year. (I will take contact numbers of parents of younger pre seniors, just in case of an issue on the night, as parents will be asked to collect you early if need be).

Choose your food:

Hyperlink to menu; http://www.pizzaexpress.com/our-food/our-restaurant-menu/

  Please let me know so I have a rough idea of numbers, as I will need to confirm with Pizza Express. No deposit needed just turn up on the night.

Contact Ellie King for via face-to face or facebook


Thank you!

Promising Season start for Seaclose Swimmers at Southampton Open

7th October

Promising Season start for Seaclose Swimmers at Southampton Open

Alex Stewart and Megan King started the seasons medal tally for Seaclose swimming Club last weekend at the James Moreno Open Meet at Southampton.

Alex picked up a gold medal in the 400m Freestyle event in a time of 4 min 28.65 sec and also finished fifth in the 50 and 100m freestyle events. Megan meanwhile captured Gold in the 50m Freestyle event in a time of 27.93 sec along with bronze medals in both the 50m and 100m backstroke events.

There were also some well deserved personal best performances from Lelayna Blacklock, Grace Bolland, Eleanor King and James Stirling. Coach Val Gard said ‘this was a great start to what looks like being a great year’.

Jame Moreno

Club Fees……..

5th October

As you will remember the fees for squad sessions changed from September 2015 and many members have yet to change them.

Please can you do this ASAP and let us have the difference in fees for September and October (if paid so far this month) as the club has to cover the increased pool hire/ASA fees etc.

Pre-Senior Squads: £24

Senior Squads: £25

Many thanks.

County and Regional Call Ups for Seaclose Swimmers.

County and Regional Call Ups for Seaclose Swimmers.

A season of hard work in getting to the top of the rankings has been rewarded for Seaclose Swimmers Megan King and Abigail Lacey with selection for the Hampshire County Team.

Both Megan and Abi have been selected in the Hampshire ASA team to compete at the prestigious Inter-County Championships at the Ponds Forge pool complex in Sheffield on Sunday 18th October. They will be part of a 24 member team and will compete in the top division of the inter-counties which will be screened live on the ASA website. Abigail has also been selected for the South East Schools Division team and will compete in the 200m back, 200IM and the relays at the English National Secondary schools final in Leeds on 3rd and 4th October.

Good luck at both events girls, as Dave would say Go,Go,Go!

James Moreno & Rushmoor Royal open meets

In preparation for the National short course season we are offering the following level 2 open meets (more detailed calendar will be available shortly). Val will be taking entries for the following – transport to be arranged by parents. Please check qualifying times. Southampton James Moreno (www.cossc.org) meet 3/4th Oct – info available on the website the entries must be to me by the 1st Sept at the latest. Rushmoor Royals (www.rushmoorroyals.org.uk) open meet 17/18th Oct. Entries to me by the 17th Sept at the latest. Payment for entries can be made via bank transfer or cheques made out to Seaclose Swimming Club More details to follow

Getting involved with your club…….Timekeeping courses

Getting involved with your club…….Timekeeping courses

As a thriving club we are looking to expand our resources and volunteers in order that we can keep running successful championships, club galas etc. Would any parents/relatives/friends of swimmers be interested in becoming a timkeeper? Our local HCASA co-ordinator will be running a course in August or September this year and we would like to be able to put forward a group to be trained as official timekeepers – not only would this help us at our own events we host, but when we send teams to the mainland we are often asked for officials. Also, as many are unaware of this fact, at some mainland open meets when a certain number of swimmers attend, one of the conditions is that we provide an official of sorts – a timekeeper will suffice for this purpose.

This would be a great way for parents to be involved with their children’s competitive swimming – please contact either Ben Gard on chairman@seaclosesc.co.uk or Julie Van der Helstraete on clubsecretary@seaclosesc.co.uk and we can add your name to the list and provide details of what this involves. This course will be funded by the club in exchange for volunteering your time back.

We look forward to hearing from you,

Ben & Julie