Press Release 14/03/2016
Six Seaclose swimmers attended the City of Southampton Swimming Club Level 2 meet on 13/03/2016 as the swimmers looked to gain qualifying times for the South East Regional Championships in May. Seaclose swimmers performed excellently on the day and gained a total of ten medals at the event.
Amber Backhouse was the most successful swimmer on the day in the 15 yrs age group collecting two gold medals and one silver in her four events. Amber won the 50m Breaststroke event in a time of 38.19 sec and the 100m breaststroke event in a time of 1 min 26.12 sec.
Alex Stewart (16 yrs and over) was also a gold medal winner on the day with a new personal best in the 200M individual medley in a time of 2 min 19.10 sec. Alex also gained a silver in the 50m Freestyle and a bronze in the 50m Backstroke event.
Also in the medals was Mia Stillwell (11 years age group) who won silver in the 400m Freestyle event (6 min 12.41 sec) in a new personal best time and a Bronze in the 200m Individual Medley (3 min 22.01 sec) and also achieved a new personal best in the 200m Freestyle event. Lelayna Blacklock (16 years age group) completed the medal haul with a bronze in the 200m Individual medley in a new personal best time of 2 min 41.12 sec.
The other two swimmers from Seaclose were Harvey Stillwell who produced four new personal bests in his four events and Grace Bolland who gained a new personal best in the 400m Freestyle event in a time of 5 min 46.63 sec.
eason began it The youngest gold medallists of the weekend were in the 25m Freestyle where Sophia Elliott took the girls title in a time of 30.89 sec and Oliver Lacey took the boys title in a time of 22.95 sec.
The swimmers now turn their attentions to the Hampshire County Championships which take place over three weekends in March and where a number of Isle of Wight Swimmers will be looking to challenge for county titles.
Whilst the Sprints were taking place four Isle of Wight swimmers, who had gained qualification, took part in the South Zonal Swimming Championships at the Olympic Pool in Stratford. IW Swim Team members Abigail Lacey (100m and 200m Backstroke), Megan King (50m Freestyle), Alex Stewart (200m Backstroke) and West Wight Swimmer Jake Williams (50m Backstroke) all gained from the experience at the world class venue. Megan King produced a new Personal Best and the other swimmers were all very close to their personal best times as they competed against the South West, South East and London Regions top swimmers.
Portsmouth Northsea LC Sprint 8th May 2016
This is a L3 Open Meet to be held on the 8th May.
Anyone interested need to check the long course qualifying times and email the individual entry forms by the 15th March at the very latest to Val
Individual Entry Form :
Upper Limit Qualifying Times:
Programme of Events:
Please see the link below for the latest Committee Agenda
Agenda March 2016
Seaclose Swimming Club Press Release 14/12/2015
Swimmers Dozen medals at Southampton Xmas Meet
Seaclose Swimming Club attended the City of Southampton Swimming Club Level 3 Xmas Meet with a very large team over the weekend of 12th and 13th Dec.
The meet produced a very successful weekend for the club and some fantastic swims saw a medal haul totalling twelve medals.
For the girls Megan King (13/14 years) led the way with Gold in the 200m Individual Medley and 100M Freestyle along with a Silver medal in the 50m Butterfly event. Amber Backhouse (13/14 years) collected medals for the second weekend in a row with Gold in the 50m Freestyle and Silver in the 50m Breaststroke whilst Eleanor King (15 years and over) took Gold in the 50m Butterfly event. The youngest competitor over the weekend and also taking Gold in the 100m Butterfly event was Mia Stillwell (9/10 years).
The boys were also in the medals with Alex Stewart (15 years and over) taking silver in the 50m Freestyle and Butterfly events and Bronze in the 100m Butterfly and 200m Individual Medley. James Stirling (15 years and over) also in the same age category took Bronze in the 50m Freestyle event.
A special mention goes to Tom Kral (15 years and over) who due to a technical error on entry was allocated to the wrong heats for all of his races but still managed to produce two new personal best performances over the weekend in the 200m Individual Medley and the 100m Freestyle.
The Hampshire County Championships qualifiers have now been finalised for Seaclose Swimming Club and congratulations to the following for their qualification: Amber Backhouse, Lelayna Blacklock, Eleanor and Megan King, Abigail Lacey, Mia Stillwell, Michael Joyce, Tom Kral, Frank Morrison, Alex Stewart and James Stirling.
I0W LONG DISTANCE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015
Licence meet Level 4
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
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