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Head Coach of Swimming : Rachel Aldington       Head Coach of Water Polo : Mike G Coles


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Most Improved Swimmer Awards (Members section)

WSMSC Easter Meet 2014

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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.

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

New Squad/Training Info from 27 October 2014

Squads and training times/locations effective from 27 October available below.  Note changes to this for the half term week of 27 Oct as detailed in October Half Term Training later on this page.


New AquaeSulis/City of Bristol Spring meet, Hengrove, Sunday 28 Sep

Final programme info is available here and on the Fixtures page.

Please note we have been advised that:

  • Programmes will not be available on the day so it is the parents responsibility to have it either electronically or to print it.
  • The start and anticipated running times are included in the pack.
  • The Large Car Park will be open and can be used for this event.
  • Coaches packs will be available for collection on Sunday Morning just inside the main entrance door.

New Sidcot Level 2 Swimming Teaching/NPLQ Course

Information available via the Courses page.


Swimzoom online photos

Individual photos taken by Swimzoom can now be viewed via their web site.  To view the photos, access the Swimzoom site and go to the WSMSC gallery. 

A password is required to access the photos, this password is available from our members pages - access details for our members pages were included in the handouts provided during launch night.


October Half Term Training

Please click here for a PDF document detailing training that is scheduled for October half term, covering Monday 27th October to Sunday 2nd Novermber.


Club Championships - 15/16 November 2014

An email received over the summer suggested that entry to Somerset County Championships would necessitate that swimmers had swum faster than the qualifying times in a licensed meet.

This is a change from previous years. We have responded to this news quickly and decisively. We are in the process of applying for a license for club champs - this means that times swum will go onto the ASA rankings database, can be used for the Somerset entries and can be used to enter other licensed meets throughout the season.

Entry will be free - we want everyone to take part in as many events as possible to get rankings times.

Entry forms will follow but remember the dates/times:

Sat 15th Nov 12:00 to 20:00 and Sunday 16th 08:00 to 12:00 (all at Hutton Moor).

 Morning training will NOT take place on the Saturday.  Polo and normal squad training will take place on the Sunday evening.


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.

Monthly Fees

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.



Inter-regional water polo competition of Great Britain

The Amateur Swimming Associationís South West Region Academy Water Polo Ladies Team came fourth in the recently held inter-regional water polo competition of Great Britain, in Walsall.

10 teams competed in the competition which was won by the North West.

Special mention to Emily Watkins of Weston-super-Mare Swimming Clubís water polo section who was awarded the Most Valuable Player award!


£100K is raised in Mary's memory

Please see this Weston, Worle & Somerset Mercury article regarding the success of fund raising in memory of Mary Collard.  Also, watch for news of two WSMSC parents running a marathon in April in aid of team bones.


Somerset ASA News

A section has been added at the end of this page to show the latest news from the Somerset ASA web site (News page).


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


Sets for school swimming

Millie has created training sets for club swimmers in school years 5/6 that go swimming with their school and need something more challenging than the leisure centre teacher/school teacher can provide.  This is available on the Squads page.



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, Giles Moroney.

Land Training Schedule

Schedule September to December 2014


Somerset ASA News

Web Site News

Following a hard disk failure the site is being maintained using different software from 28 June 2014 onwards.  This may result in some slight inconsistencies in the appearance of articles, links etc.  An alternate approach and template will be implemented over the next few weeks.

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.


Last update: 22 September 2014



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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.