New Fixtures Update
The Fixtures page has been updated - meet information and entry details for the Cardiff International Level 1 Long Course meet, 29-31 May, has been added. Closing date is Friday 17th April 2015 at 7:30pm.
Also, City Of Bristol Long Course Meet at Hengrove on 11th and 12th July date added, details to follow.
New WSMSC Easter Meet - Accepted Entries
The list of accepted entries is now available on the Easter Meet and Fixtures pages.
Entries are closed, no more entries or additions will be made before the meet as the heat schedule is being drawn up.
New Donations of Easter Open Meet Raffle Prizes
Can we please politely request as many parents as possible to bring something that we can offer as a raffle prize at the Easter Meet to the Club Shop on Tuesday 31st March, or hand to Malcolm/Diane Anderson. Many thanks for your support.
New Somerset ASA Presidents Dinner 2015
The Somerset ASA Presidents Dinner will take place on Friday 17th April at 7:30pm for 8:00pm start at The Beachlands Hotel, 17 Uphill Road North, Weston super Mare. For details including ticket price, booking details and menu please see this document.
Message from Sue Dors, Club Chair
The results achieved by Weston-super-Mare Swimming Club swimmers during the Somerset County ASA Age Groups and Championships have been one of the best ever.
On behalf of WSMSC's committee I would like to congratulate not only all our swimmers, the majority of whom exceeded their entry times and achieved PB's, but also our Chief Coach Rachel and her team and thank them for their hard work that has contributed to such a fantastic set of results.
My thanks also to all WSMSC members who helped, in various capacities, as volunteers over the sessions and to parents, relatives and friends who gave up their weekends to support our swimmers. Well done everyone. Let us now look forward to a really enjoyable Easter Open Meet.
PB List Updated
The PB List available via the members pages has been updated, now includes times from the Somerset Championships.
WSMSC Easter Meet - 4/5 April 2015
The Easter Open Meet is nearly upon us and we will be putting up volunteer sign-up sheets.
It may well be that we can combine some of the jobs but to start with these will list the roles we need to fill.
If you are able to help can you add your name to the list or see Stephen Soper who is coordinating volunteers for the meet.
We had a great turn out for help last year which made a very busy weekend run very smoothly and your help again would be great.
If anyone would like to help on the computer desk please watch out for details of a training session to be run just before the meet.
Badges will be given to all helpers and a volunteer information desk will run in the cafe from 7.00pm on the Tuesday beforehand for anyone who would like a bit more information. Thank you for your support.
End of Season Competitions/National Qualifying Dates
The National Qualification Window runs from now until 31/05/15.
This is with a view to qualify for:
- British Nationals, 28/07/15 to 02/08/15 or
- English Nationals, 04/08/15 to 09/08/15.
Please see this PDF document for details of which forthcoming competitions ALL squads should be aiming to compete in.
We are hoping to run 'team build day 3' on 13th/14th June and looking into an adult social - to Ascot 20/07/15 - volunteers to organise the latter, very welcome.
Country of Representation
Action that needs to be taken where a swimmer wishes to be ranked by Country of Representation rather than Country of ranked club when it comes to the Home Nation Championships.
All swimmers should note that when identifying qualifiers for the home nations meets, the system will assume that athletes wish to be ranked by the Country of your ranked club. If swimmers wish instead to be ranked on the basis of country of representation then individuals must email HNMeetChoice@swimming.org with name, date of birth, membership number, current ranked club and registered Country of Representation and clearly state their wish to be ranked by their Country of Representation in relation to the Home Nation Summer Meets.
This needs to be done by midnight on 30th April
The South West Region School of Swimming Development 2015. Full details about this year's residential swim camp at Bryanston School, Blandford Forum, Dorset, from 9 to 15 August 2015, can be found at: http://www.somersetasa.org/sasa/index.php?section=news&cmd=details&newsid=1216
A number of swimmers from the Club have attended over the last few years. To get an idea of what it is like you could speak to: Reece T, Charlotte S, Evan B, Caitlyn W, James & Freya K, Holly & Megan R.
Vacant Role - Volunteers Needed
The position of Marketing/Communications Officer remains unfilled again - could you write up some gala/match reports about our wonderful swimmers/polo players and send to the press? This need not be a committee role. Please speak to one of the committee if you could help to publicise the great things that are going on at our club.
Fixtures - More Volunteers Requested
Lynne Stanbury and Roxie Chapman have kindly agreed to continue as fixtures secretaries but would appreciate having more help. Anyone interested in finding out more about this, please speak to Lynne/Roxie or to one of the committee members. Thank you