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Issue 9 - Nov 2013

Issue 8 - Jul 2013

Issue 7 - Apr 2013

Issue 6 - Jan 2013

Issue 5 - Sep 2012

Issue 4 - Jun 2012

Issue 3 - Apr 2012

Issue 2 - Mar 2012

Issue 1 - Oct 2011

 MILLFIELD SCHOOL POOL TRAINING TIMES

Most Improved Swimmer Awards (Members section)

WSMSC Easter Meet 2014

Results page

 

 Water Polo Team Merchandise

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 Parklands Financial Services sponsor Club Championships

Weston-Super-Mare Swimming Club is delighted to announce Parklands Financial Services as sponsors of our 2014 Club Championships, to be held at Hutton Moor on 15th/16th November.

We are extremely grateful to Philip Fisher of Parklands Financial Services for backing us - please see Parklands' logo to the right of this homepage (click on it to access their website, showing all the products they have to offer) and do support Phil and all of our other very generous club sponsors.

Entry forms can be downloaded from the fixtures page - do get your entries in ASAP and by the closing date.

 

Club Championships - 15/16 November 2014

Full details and entry form is now available from the Fixtures pageEntries for the attention of the Fixtures Team must be received by 22 October.

Our Annual Club Championships will take place on Saturday 15th November and Sunday 16th November, it will run as an age as at 16th November meet, be held under ASA laws and ASA technical rules and swimmers must be members of WSMSC.

It will take place at Hutton Moor and, subject to minor changes once exact numbers are known, the schedule will be as detailed in the Timetable/Entry form available from the Fixtures page.

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.

 

New Calling all WSMSC Officials

Look the part when officiating at your next Gala ! We now stock WSMSC Official white tops at the club shop available for £7. 

Order your top with Leanne or Jon, or pop over to the club shop on a Tuesday.

 

Greater Gwent Fastwater Open Meet 18/19 Oct

List of confirmed entries is available on the Fixtures page.  Please check as due to the meet being over-subscribed the organisers have scratched some entries.

 

Winter Season Competitions

Please see this notice for information and Coach recommendations for Winter season competitions.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Notices

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 pblist@weston-super-mare-swimming-club.co.uk

 

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.

 

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, 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: 17 October 2014

 

 

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FUNDRAISING THE EASY WAY!

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 easysearch.org.uk (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 easysearch.org.uk

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.