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
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.
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.
Although the Swimzoom Sale has now ended, the photo gallery remains available.
A password is required to access all of the photos, this password is available from our members pages.
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.
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
VIDEO STROKE ANALYSIS
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,
January to May 2015