Summer 2014 Training
Summer training schedule is now available here as a PDF document or here as a web page for quick reference.
- SKINS event on Sunday 10 August
- Summer break after the SKINS event with normal training resuming Satuurday 30 August.
- Note updated schedule at Churchill from Monday 1 September
- New season Launch Night on Tuesday 9 September - see also below.
New Fixtures Updates
Entry information is now availablle on the Fixtures page for the Somerset ASA Development Meet on 4/5 Oct (Entries by 5 Sep) and the South West Regional meet on 6/7 December (Entries by 14 Nov).
Relay Gala Splits
Split times from the 26 July relay gala for WSMSC swimmers is now available on the Results page.
ASA Aquazone online
Phase 1 of the online magazine for ASA Category 2 members aged 9-15 is now live, offering a news feed, interviews, competitions and more.
For details and how to sign up, please see this notice from the ASA (PDF).
Payments for Galas
Where the club supports a gala and entries are invited from WSMSC swimmers, cheques should be made out to "WSMSC" please and not to the club hosting the gala. It is the norm that cheques are only banked either once full acceptance has been received that we have got our swimmers into the meet or at the time of the meet itself. We don't bank cheques at the time you submit your entry in case of rejections/scratches.
Parents are reminded that the annual costs of running the club are spread across 12 monthly fees. The current fees at the moment are pre-development £44 per month; development £46 per month; potential and performance £50 per month. Details are published on the Club Fees page.
Tuesday 9th September 6.30-8.30pm at Hutton Moor.
Full details to follow, but this is a critical event for swimmers AND parents, where key information and resources will be provided (parents will be required to sign in order for swimmers to receive certain resources).
There will be talks/DVDs by the Head Coach, information on squad changes, skills, club vision, updates on the competition calendar, Swim 21, safeguarding, Q&A, finances, nutrition, ASA badges/logbooks, volunteering, season review and lots more.
Parents will be required to complete new membership/medical forms.
Swimmers will leave part-way through with the coaching team for a combined pool session.
Light refreshments will be provided.
Club Championships -
15/16 November 2014
Club champs will be held on Sat 15th and Sun 16th Nov at Hutton Moor,
Sat 15th will be 12:00 to 20:00 and Sunday 16th 08:00 to 12:00.
The champs will include 50m/100m/200m/400m events (age restrictions
will apply to some events).
The meet will be run like a licensed meet (OMEGA timing, DQs enforced
and run by WSMSC licensed and trainee officials) but will not be
The champs are specifically timed for as many swimmers as possible to
gain their Somerset County Championship qualifying times (times to be
advised, but likely to be very similar/identical to the 2013 times).
Legal swims will go onto the club's PB List. No time trials will be
run by the club this year.
All WSMSC swimmers entering the Somerset County Championships MUST
have swum faster than the qualifying time at club champs, a licensed
meet or an unlicensed event administered by qualified officials (eg
More info will follow - please get the dates into your diaries now.
Morning training will NOT take place on the Saturday. Polo and
normal squad training will take place on the Sunday evening.