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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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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 ...

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Latest News

 

New Summer Training Schedule

The Skins event (see below) is the final event this season.  The summer break starts 3 August and runs until 23 August, training after the 23 August is detailed in the table below.  The notice as displayed on the notice board is available here as a PDF document for download/printing if needed.

Date Time Activity Squad(s)
24/8 08:00 - 08:30 Mobility at Sidcot Regional and National
  08:30 - 10:00 Swim at Sidcot Regional and National
  17:30 - 18:30 Swim at Sidcot Development, County and Fitness
  18:30 - 20:30 Swim at Sidcot Regional, National and Competitive
25/8 08:00 - 09:00 Land training All squads aged 12+
  Normal evening training
26/8 07:30 - 08:15 Spinning Regional and National
  08:30 - 10:00 Swim at Hutton Moor Regional and National
  17:30 - 18:30 Swim at Sidcot Development, County and Fitness
  18:30 - 20:30 Swim at Sidcot Regional, National and Competitive
27/8 Normal training
28/8 07:30 - 08:15 Spinning Regional and National
  08:30 - 10:00 Swim Regional and National
29/8 Normal training
30/8 No training
31/8 No morning training
  TBC - Possibly all at Churchill in the evening
       

   

New WSM Relay Gala Splits

A list of WSM Swimmers split times from the Relay Gala is available via the Results page.

  

New Somerset ASA County Development Meet 3-4 Oct 2015

Details and entry form for this Level 3 meet at Millfield is now available via the Fixtures pageEntries for the attention of the Fixtures Team with cheques payable to WSMSC by Friday 4 September at the latest.

  

END OF SEASON SKINS EVENT

Please look out on the noticeboard for full details of the Skins event on Sunday 2nd August. Skins is an event where 8 swimmers with very similar individual medley times line up on the blocks together, being told just before which event they will swim (balls with breaststroke, fly, back and free are placed in a hat and one pulled out at random). The slowest swimmer in the heat is then eliminated. As they walk back to the blocks for the next race the remaining 7 swimmers are then told what they will swim next, they are given a 10 second warning then the starter sets them off. The last is eliminated. This process continues through to a duel between the last remaining swimmers. The balls keep getting replaced, so you could get lucky and do more heats of your favourite stroke - or get unlucky and do fly all night! The idea is to qualify without using too much energy as your recovery time is very short. A very exciting end to another record-breaking season. 

  

SUMMER CLOSURE

The skins event on Sunday 2nd August will mark the end of the swimming season. Full details about the first week back in late August will be provided asap.

  

WELL DONE

Well done to all swimmers who have recently competed in a range of events - Development Gala at Horfield, Fast 5 at Gloucester, Open Water at Weymouth (well done to Jas and Immy who won their respective age groups to qualify for the national open water event at Rother Valley in August), City of Bristol meet at Hengrove.  A big well done also to all of our members who have recently completed exams, be it A Levels, AS levels, GCSEs, mock exams, SATS or any other kind of exams you can think of. Not long to wait for results now ......

 

    

Notices

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

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, Sue Dors.

  

Land Training Schedule

June to August 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: 1 August 2015

 

 

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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.