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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 ...

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Latest News

New Fixtures Update

A number of additions have been made to the Fixtures page, please watch the web site and notice board for more details as they become available.

These are the meets hat the club is supporting - it is recommended that swimmers attend (ONLY) these meets, as they are coach supported and swimmers will receive feedback following their swims which will give them a focus for their future training and enable them to continue to improve.

    

New Welcome Back!

After one of, if not the, most successful seasons in the club's long and illustrious history (Arena League finish, county/regional/national qualifiers, national medals, international representation, skills-based development events, etc), welcome back to the 2015/16 season. Do please regularly check your inbox and the club's website/noticeboard for forthcoming events and news. 

 
New Team Sheets

There are sign-up team sheets on the board now so please tick or cross availability at the very earliest opportunity.

 
New Membership Details

Later in September we will be hosting a number of desks to handle renewal forms and collect a new annual membership fee (the amount will be disclosed after the Sept 8th committee). It is imperative that we have an annual update of all contact/medical details. Likewise, we need to ensure the club is financially viable going forward. Monthly training fee increases have not been finalised - some squads will not increase, others will but not immediately. Details to follow.

 

New Arena League

We still await details of our venue/time of gala for the Arena round on 10th October - all venues have been finalised except for two, of which ours is one! Swimmers liable to be selected for the team in this hugely prestigious competition should be keeping 10 October, 14 November and 12 December free to support the club and team mates.

 
New Congratulations

A huge well done to all those who achieved some amazing results in their GCSE, AS and A levels - it is fantastic to see members of our swimming family (literally in the Elliott's case!) captured in such joyous photographs in this week's Weston Mercury. Well done to all.

  

Land Training Schedule

The Land Training schedule through to December 2015 is now available via the link further down this page.

  

Learn to Swim Term Dates

The dates for LTS sessions from 1 September through to 16 November now available on the LTS page.

  

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.

  

    

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

September to December 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 September 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.