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Issue 9 - Nov 2013

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Issue 7 - Apr 2013

Issue 6 - Jan 2013

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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

Summer 2014 Training

Summer training schedule is now available here as a PDF document or here as a web page for quick reference.

Highlights:

  • SKINS event on Sunday 10 August
  • Summer break after the SKINS event with normal training resuming Satuurday 30 August.
  • Note updated schedule at Churchill from Monday 1 September
  • New season Launch Night on Tuesday 9 September - see also below.

New Fixtures Updates

Entry information is now availablle on the Fixtures page for the Somerset ASA Development Meet on 4/5 Oct (Entries by 5 Sep) and the South West Regional meet on 6/7 December (Entries by 14 Nov).

 

Relay Gala Splits

Split times from the 26 July relay gala for WSMSC swimmers is now available on the Results page.

 

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.

 

WSMSC New Season Launch Night

Tuesday 9th September 6.30-8.30pm at Hutton Moor.

Full details to follow, but this is a critical event for swimmers AND parents, where key information and resources will be provided (parents will be required to sign in order for swimmers to receive certain resources).

There will be talks/DVDs by the Head Coach, information on squad changes, skills, club vision, updates on the competition calendar, Swim 21, safeguarding, Q&A, finances, nutrition, ASA badges/logbooks, volunteering, season review and lots more. 

Parents will be required to complete new membership/medical forms.

Swimmers will leave part-way through with the coaching team for a combined pool session.

Light refreshments will be provided.

 

Club Championships - 15/16 November 2014

Club champs will be held on Sat 15th and Sun 16th Nov at Hutton Moor, Sat 15th will be 12:00 to 20:00 and Sunday 16th 08:00 to 12:00.

The champs will include 50m/100m/200m/400m events (age restrictions will apply to some events).

The meet will be run like a licensed meet (OMEGA timing, DQs enforced and run by WSMSC licensed and trainee officials) but will not be licensed.

The champs are specifically timed for as many swimmers as possible to gain their Somerset County Championship qualifying times (times to be advised, but likely to be very similar/identical to the 2013 times).

Legal swims will go onto the club's PB List. No time trials will be run by the club this year.

All WSMSC swimmers entering the Somerset County Championships MUST have swum faster than the qualifying time at club champs, a licensed meet or an unlicensed event administered by qualified officials (eg Bristol North).

More info will follow - please get the dates into your diaries now.

Morning training will NOT take place on the Saturday.  Polo and normal squad training will take place on the Sunday evening.

 

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 July 2014

29 July will be the final LT session until September

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: 12 August 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.