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.
On Saturday 3rd December we will be holding a club night at Medina pool.
The club night is free to club members and open to everyone in squads and lessons.
We have the big and small pools from 17.30-19.30. The play mats and toys will be out and it is a chance to have some fun in the pool with the family.
There is a late opportunity to submit entries for the Littlehampton Open meet on 8th Jan. (http://www.littlehamptonswimmingclub.com/GalaEntry.html) for details.
We are not planning on a coach attending but Val will coordinate entries but they have to be received by 9pm on Wednesday 7th December.
Full results from the IW Sprints are available to download here.
Further good swims across the board – 124 PB’s for Seaclose from 194 swims and a haul of 68 medals over the weekend.
Well done to the swimmers from all clubs and a big thank you for all the officials and volunteers that made the gala possible.
Provisional results from Session 1 of the IW Sprints can be downloaded here.
There were 77 new PB’s from 101 swims as well as 32 medals for Seaclose swimmers – good improvements all round.
Great swims from all clubs on the Island – well done to all.
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 email@example.com
Download the 2016 AGM Agenda to see what we will cover in the evening.
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.
The 2016 Isle of Wight Sprints will take place on Saturday 19th November and Sunday 20th November.
Both sessions are at Medina Leisure Centre.
Seaclose SC Members download the entry form here.
(or download a pdf version of the entry form)
The Entry form has full details of dates and age groups.
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.firstname.lastname@example.org / 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.