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There will be no Weekly Notices next week due to holiday.  Urgent notices will be sent via email.
Well done to all the development swimmers who competed in the final round of the Grand Prix. 

Message from Trustees

Changes to the Board of Trustees

It is with great regret the Board has accepted the resignation of Jenny Bowes due to a change in her work commitments that mean she is no longer able to invest the time necessary for the role. We are pleased that Jenny will continue to be associated to the club as a member of the Masters squad. We would like to thank Jenny for her commitment to the Club and Board in the past 16 months.
The Board is pleased to announce that Paul Goodhand has been co-opted onto the Board. Paul has spent the majority of his career in the engineering and construction-related sector in Europe and Asia, and is currently Managing Director of an engineering equipment and infrastructure business based in Wiltshire. A graduate of Nottingham University, Paul now lives in the Winchester area with his wife and children, two of whom have trained and swam with Winchester City Penguins.

Thanks to Sue Falconer

As you may be aware our new CEO, Sam Fulling, starts next week. The club have been extremely fortunate to have had Sue Falconer covering the CEO role for the past few months. With her detailed knowledge and experience of the club, Sue's input has been invaluable. The Board of Trustees, on behalf of the club, would like thank Sue for her hard work, dedication and enthusiasm in supporting the management team and club through this time - Sue you will be missed!

Squad Training

1 JULY 2015!!

All members have been sent the new timetable by email, but if, for some reason, you have not got this information, email Vicky.  However, please note that Vicky receives hundreds of emails per day and is not able to answer specific queries on times and locations of sessions that have already been sent to swimmers/parents.

Development 3 and 4 - Distance swim
Wednesday, 22 July at Kings School, 5-6.30pm.

For any swimmer wanting to achieve a distance badge. No need to book, just turn up ready to swim.

Junior Squads - 1-2-1s
Thursday, 23 July at Kings School

Half hour/hour 1-2-1s between 9am and 4pm.  The coaches will be working from poolside, not in the water.  Swimmers should speak to their coaches to discuss their needs before making a booking.  The cost is £25 for half an hour or £35 for an hour which will be invoiced via PayPal.  Email Sarah to make a booking.
Reminder: There will be a two week shut down from 10 August.
New season training will start on Monday, 24 August.  With changes to the competition calendar and Counties now being in January, it is important swimmers get back into training as soon as possible


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End of term is Sunday, 19 July


Lessons Distance Swim - Wednesday, 22 July at Kings School, 5-6.30pm

For any swimmer wanting to achieve a distance badge of 25m or over. No need to book, just turn up ready to swim. If you want to swim a longer distance, please arrive at the beginning of the session; those wanting to achieve 25m or 50m can arrive any time up to 6.15pm.

Intensive 1-2-1s - Thursday, 23 July at Kings School

Half-hour individual lessons between 9am and 4pm available to swimmers in Stage 5 and above.  The teacher will be working from poolside, not in the water.  Cost is £25 which will be invoiced via PayPal.  Book by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Diving Practice - Friday, 24 July at River Park Leisure Centre, 6.05pm - 7.05pm

Free of charge and open to all lessons swimmers in Stage 6 or above.  No need to book, just turn up ready to swim.

Summer Holiday Course

Bookings are now being taken for the summer holiday lessons course at Kings School during the following weeks: 3-7 August and 24-28 August.  Full details are available here.

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Remember hats must be worn during lessons and swimmers should shower before entering the pool at Kings School.

Club Shop

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The club shop will be open this Friday, 3 July from 6-7pm  at River Park for anyone competing at the Development Competition at the weekend needing supplies, as well as anyone else requiring items.

The club shop will also be open on Saturday, 4 July from 8.16am - 9.30am at River Park.

Blueseventy Exclusive Offer!

With some of our swimmers preparing for the National Championships which start at the end of this month, our club sponsors, Blueseventy, have offered all Winchester Penguins an exclusive deal on any racing suits, training gear and accessories!  Until 10 July only, Winchester members can get 30% off any products from Blueseventy.  Check out their products at
If you would like to place an order please contact Kim Hill with your order before 10 July.  If you have any questions about the products please also contact Kim.
Head of Performance Product Picks! - Kim Hill HOP has selected a few items which are her favourite from the Blueseventy selection!
The NEROFIT racing suit (Female and Male) is a great affordable first racing suit for those competitive swimmers, it is a great introduction into the world of wearing performance racing suits for swimming and is the suit that our very own Georgina Butler wore when qualifying for the British Championships/World Trials this season "This suit made me feel great whilst racing to qualify for the British Championships!  It is a great fit and really good as my first ever proper racing suit! But make sure you select the correct size it has to be really tight to feel the benefit"
NEROTX KNEESKIN - This is Kim's favourite of the Blueseventy suits for teenage swimmers.  These race suits are fun and come in a cool range of colours and Kim has had many swimmers winning national medals whilst wearing these suits.
The newer NERO14 KNEESKIN is another favourite, perhaps for those swimmers slightly older who have not got as much growing to do!
Another favourite are the Bikini Tops and 2 Piece costume (females).  The training and bikini tops are in bright fun colours and are perfect for slipping on at competitions to allow swimmers to swim down inbetween close races at competitions where taking your suit off is just not a viable option!  They are also great for training camps abroad.
The NERO RACE goggles are another top tip from the Blueseventy range - these goggles are perfect for racing in.  There are also other goggles in the range for swimmers who are getting used to competitive racing and training such as the vision goggles.
Kim's other favourite pick is the Blueseventy swim backpacks - but keep your eyes peeled in future weekly notices as an exclusive deal on Winchester/Blueseventy bags is in the pipeline!


WCPSC is one of many local clubs taking part in the Winchester Community Games on Sunday 27 September at Bar End. Please put the date in your diaries! We will have a stall at this community festival, and there will be lots of FREE 'have a go' sports and arts activities on offer for all ages. The festival needs grant funding to run, and you can help with that too! Please cast a vote for the Games (under Winchester SALT) in the WACA Have Your Say competition here: 
Thank you and see you at the Games!


Hampshire County ASA Annual Council Meeting

Tuesday, 7 July at 7.30pm

Crestwood College, Shakespeare Road, Eastleigh SO50 4FZ

Please email Vicky if you would like the Agenda, Minutes of the last meeting, Annual Report 2014, Treasurer's Report, Proposed Management Committee and Authorisation Form.



HCASA Development Competition, 4-5 July and 11 July

Waterlooville Leisure Centre

Accepted Entries.

Thank you to the parents who have come forward to offer assistance during Session 5. 

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4 July
Session 1 w/u 09:00, start 10:00
Sesson 2 w/u 13:30, start 14,30
5 July
Session 3 w/u 08:00, start 09:00
Session 4, w/u 13:00, start 14:00
11 July
Session 5, w/u 09:00, start 10:00
Session 6, w/u 13:30, start 14:30


Minor League Gala (A and B teams) - Saturday, 11 July

Pool in the Park, Kingfield Road, Woking GU22 9BA

Arrive promptly at 6.10pm.

Portsmouth End of Season Level 3 Meet, 18-19 July

Mountbatten Centre

Entries have now closed.  If you can officiate at this meet please email Thelma or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and let Thelma know.  Refreshments and lunch are available on both days and expenses will be paid to officials who do not have a swimmer competing.  Thank you. 

British National Championships, 28 July - 2 August

Ponds Forge, Sheffield

By qualification.

English National Championships, 4 - 9 August

Ponds Forge, Sheffield

By qualification

Provisional dates for 15/16 season

26 Sept - Rother league round 3
3 Oct - Junior Cup
4 Oct - James Moreno Open Meet - swimmers aiming for county qualification
10 Oct - Arena League Round 1
11 Oct - Club Championships (9-11am Distance events)
17/18 Oct - Club Championships - All swimmers
24/25 Oct - Club Championships - All swimmers
7 Nov - Minor League round 2
7/8 Nov - South East Regional Winter Championships
14 Nov - Arena league Round 2
*Another open meet is scheduled for November
12 Dec - Arena league Round 3
*Another Open meet is scheduled for December
*Tentative deadline for County Championship qualification into Hampshire ASA is 18 December 2015.
23/24 Jan 2016 - County Championships
30/31 Jan 2016 - County Championships
6/7 Feb 2016 - County Championships
Good luck to all those competing at the Development Competition this weekend!
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