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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

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.


Team Building

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 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:

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




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.


Swimzoom Photos

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.


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.


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.


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

January to May 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: 27 March 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.