Updated – Thursday 16th
Travel details are confirmed now – we will meet at Ryde Pier Head at 15.15 to get the 15.47 ferry over. We will be travelling by coach to Haslemere. The gala is starting slightly earlier than normal so will hope to be on the 21.20 ferry back from Portsmouth.
If you haven’t confirmed if you can attend please let us know using the details below. I have some volunteers but any officials that would be able to come and help please let us know.
The Round 1 Team Sheet 2017 can be downloaded here.
We need to provide officials to support this gala so if you can attend in this capacity please let us know.
Please drop an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm attendance.
Travel details will be confirmed but will likely be 3/4pm from Ryde Pier head returning later in the evening. We will be travelling as a team by coach.
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
There is no training at the Heights on Thursday evening this week (23rd Feb)
All other sessions for half term are on as normal.
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.
We now have the dates confirmed for the Rother League Gala’s in 2017.
- Round 1 – 25th March
- Round 2 – 23rd September
- Round 3 – 25th November
Now these dates are set we will be working out the dates for events for the rest of the 2017 season – as soon as confirmed we will publish them here.
The annual Isle of Wight Marlins masters meet is on Saturday 11th Feb.
The official closing date is 20th Jan – so get your entries in quick if you want to take part.
Details available on the Marlins website at http://iowmarlinsswimclub.co.uk/2017-open-swim-meet/
As the sessions have been very successful Sunday evening training for Pre-seniors and Seniors will remain as a joint session, 5pm-7pm with West Wight until further notice.
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.
Happy New Year to you all.
Hopefully you’ve had a good break and are ready for some training in the new year. Sessions are back to normal as of this morning.
Sunday evening this week (8th Jan) will be joint with West Wight between 5-7pm.
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.