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Welcome to the Website of Weston-super-Mare Swimming Club, the home of Competitive, Non Competitive Swimming and Water Polo in the Weston-super-Mare Area. The Club is affiliated to ASA South West region and Somerset ASA. Our home pool is Hutton Moor Leisure Centre. There are also training sessions at Millfield School and Churchill Sports Centre and Sidcot School.
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WSMSC supports Mary's Charity

Mary was an inspiration to everyone whose life she touched, particularly those who watched her fight this destructive illness with incredible positivity and at such a young age ...

Please see this page for more

Latest News


Dave Brunsdon - Funeral Details

From Richard Brunsdon: Dad's funeral will be held on Monday 7th December at 11:15.  It is going to be held at Weston Crematorium, Ebdon Road, Worle. 

Following the ceremony we will be going back to the Woolpack Public house, Worle.  

Mum has asked for family flowers only but would welcome a donation to Macmillan by either going on the following link which is my fundraising page for the London Marathon or by placing the donation in the Macmillan bucket on the day:


Taunton Deane and Street Level 3 Open Meet 5/6 Dec

Confirmed WSMSC entries for this meet now available via the Fixtures page.


Annual General Meeting

The 135th Annual General Meeting of Weston-super-Mare Swimming Club Will was held on Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 commencing at 7.30pm.

Thank you to those that attended.

Will those who have taken on volunteer roles please send their name, role and email address to the website adminstrator so that the contact us page can be amended, and the club email address settings can be updated and advised.


2016 Regional Summer Chamiopnships (Apr/May 2016)

Links to information and qualifying times have been added to the fixtures page.


How do I find my child's time for a gala?

Licensed meet times can be found by looking at the ASA's database of times for each swimmer, known as their 'biog', or biography.

ASA biographies can be accessed by inserting your child’s ASA number into the search box on, or by putting your surname into the search box, then scrolling down and clicking on them from the results generated by surname.

Not all meets are licensed so a broader range of times actually swum (second, third and final leg split times of relays can NEVER be used to enter individual events) can be found on the club PB (Personal Best) list, which can be found in the members section of the website and on the board at Hutton Moor.


Information on Summer National Championships

For information just released about British Championships, please follow this link.

For details of the ASA National Championships, please folow this link.

Both championships are at Ponds Forge (Sheffield) and both are based on the qualifying times achieved in level 1 long-course meets in the qualification window, which is 11 March - 30 May 2016.

Age groups for British Championships are as 2015 (13/14, 15, 16, 17/18, 19+); those for ASA Championships have changed (males are 13/14, 15, 16, 17, 18+; females are 12/13, 14, 15, 16, 17+). 

All ages for the event are as of midnight on 31 December 2016.

As in 2015, up to the top 24 ranked swimmers in each age grouping will be invited to the British Summer Championships. English swimmers who qualify within the next 20 places in the rankings, in each age grouping, will then be invited to the ASA National Summer Championships.


Parent Information Talk

The slides displayed during the Parent Information session presented by Rachel on Tuesday 6 Oct are available as a PDF file via the members page.

If you do not know the user/password to access this then please talk to a comittee member or email the Web Administrator for assistance.


Swim 21

The ASA's National Swim21 panel has approved our submission for Swim21.

Swim21 is the ASA's 'kite mark' of good practice and the committee, lead very much by Steve Soper, has been working towards this for the past 18 months.

This award will enable the club to obtain bursaries more easily towards courses for volunteers, teachers and coaches and also means our older swimmers can participate in the ASA South West Region's young volunteer programme.    

For more information:


Somerset ASA 2016 County Qualifying Times/Championships Dates

This SASA News Item provides access to the Somerset ASA County Qualifying Times for 2016.

Also, dates have been added to the Fixtures page for the 2016 Championships with links to SASA pages where further details should be posted.




Douglas Coles - Obituary

An obituary to Douglas Coles, life member of WSMSC, can be found on our news page.


Message to Parents

From Rachel Aldington, Head Swimming Coach WSMSC

Dear Parents, You are members of WSMSC because you recognise that the coaching team are keen to nurture young talent into exceptional senior swimmers. We do this by following LTAD guidelines and teaching age group swimmers the processes that are necessary during training and competition. This includes warming up, nutrition, ‘suiting up’ and swimming down.  

British Swimming recommends 1800m of swim down between races, to ensure that waste products are removed and muscles are ready to perform at maximal level again (documentation behind this available on request).  

It is essential that you support us at County Level, where swimmers are starting the journey towards this distance, by being asked to complete between 400-800m.  

The restrictions laid down by Somerset ASA, determining that ONLY those with coaches passes be in the swimmers area and on poolside, are to support your coaching team, in providing clear instructions to the swimmers (without confusion), to enable them to be the best that they can be.

Thank you for taking the time to read this. Please ask Rachel (email link above), if further clarification is needed.  

Rachel, Head Swimming Coach, WSMSC


Email bulletins

We have started sending out email updates/bulletins to everyone for which we have an email address.  If you are not receiving the emails and would like to do so, please send an email to the Membership Secretary, Jenny King, who will add your address to the list.

The latest bulletin inlcuded a report on the 2015 Zonals, which is also now on our Notice Board page, as well as a reminder about the Easy Fundraising initiative - details at the foot of the home page.


Newsletter Archive

The archive of previous newsletters has been moved to the Headlines page (also available via the Notice Board button to the left).  This now includes the bumper issue 10 from Summer 2014.


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.


PB List

The Club's Management Committee have produced a new PB List policy which can be viewed here.

For individual updates to the PB List in line with the policy above, please email



Over the coming months the clubs coaches will be videoing swimmers to help them improve their stroke technique, turns and starts.

Video analysis is being used by more and more clubs as an aid to coaching and teaching as it allows the swimmer to see exactly what they are doing correctly and incorrectly.

If you would rather that your child is not videoed you should email Rachel Aldington to let her know, if you have any queries on this please email the club chairman, Sue Dors.


Land Training Schedule

September to December 2015


Somerset ASA News

Web Site News

If any site user encounters problem with the site, please email details including the address of the page, what error occurs, together with details of the browser, operating system and device being used to the Web Administrator, Mark Eveleigh. for investigation.


Web site changes

The club website and hosting changed effective 2 January 2015.  For any questions regarding this, please contact the web administrator, Mark Eveleigh.

Any saved bookmarks to the Members Pages area (e.g. for access to PB Lists) will need to be updated as the page addresses for these have changed slightly with the new hosting.

A number of old and unreferenced files have been removed.  The committee and teachers secure areas were out of date (files from around 2007/2008) have been removed from the site (contact Mark if any of these are still required).

Last update: 25 November 2015



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Please see Newsletter 4 for details of how you can help WSMSC raise £5000 every year just by internet searching and shopping - at no extra cost or hassle to yourself. Please get online and register as a supporter of Weston-Super-Mare Swimming Club, then click Find & Remind to get an immediate 50p towards club funds to paste easyfundraising into your toolbar. Then, log into your easy account each time you go online and conduct internet searches via (based on yahoo, bing and ask) instead of google and earn us 0.5 pence for every completed search (don't panic into thinking it's not working - the stats on searching take a couple of weeks to show in the club and your individual account). Please ask friends and relations to follow us also, and get them to click on Find & Remind. If you're logged into your easyfundraising account, any retailer who offers donations to causes like ours (there are thousands, like Amazon, Argos, Expedia, ebay, Tesco, etc, etc) will automatically make the donation to us - just do what you normally do, but via

The opportunities that this presents for the club are massive - so long as we all buy into it (metaphorically speaking, as it doesn't cost a penny). Please join and then get searching! Thank you.  MA.