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Harry Stow and Emily Sanderson from Hampshire and IOW County Sports Partnership (CSP) joined a Penguins' early morning training session last week as part of their 50 Sport Challenge.  The aim of the challenge is to try 50 sports in a year to raise the profile of the fantastic wide range of sport on offer around the county and show people how easy it is to try a new sport. Also joining in the session was Disability Sports Development Officer at Sport Hampshire and IOW and ex-Paralympian, Peter Hull MBE.

Community


Children from Harestock Primary School who took part in WCPSC's Swim for the Future programme were presented with achievement certificates by Allie McLean and Emma Back at their assembly on Friday.  The programme is funded by Winchester Round Table and offers five intensive lessons to top up school curriculum swimming. The aim is to get more local children able to swim at least 25m by the time they leave primary school, and in this second year of the programme we've seen many more children reach this 25m target.  Well done to all involved!

Squad Training


Squad timetable is here

Junior Squads - 1-2-1s
Thursday, 23 July at Kings School - Fully booked but continue to email Sarah if you'd like to go on the waiting list for slots in the near future.  The cost is £25 for half an hour or £35 for an hour which will be invoiced via PayPal. 

Summer Shutdown
There will be no training at all during the following period:
Monday 10 August - Sunday 23 August.

Facility Notice


Please can all users of Winchester College remember to take off their shoes when entering the changing rooms and put them on the racks inside the doors.  Thank you.

Lessons

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Term has now ended, but there is an extra session on Saturday, 25 July for those whose lesson was cancelled on Saturday, 27 June, at your usual lesson time .

The autumn term will run for 14 weeks from Monday, 7 September until Sunday, 20 December. There will be no lessons during half-term (26 Oct - 1 Nov).

Wednesday and Sunday swimmers please note that there will be no lessons on Wednesday, 16 September or Sunday, 4 October due to Kings pool being closed for school events.  These dates will not be charged for on your invoices.
 

Reports


The majority of reports are now online with the last few going on by the end of this week.  If you experience difficulty viewing your child's report, please email Sarah.
 

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


Fully booked.  However, if you are still interested in a 1-2-1, you can go on the waiting list for a slot in the near future by emailing Sarah.  The cost is £25 for half an hour, or you may like to book a place on the intensive summer course with small classes (see below).
 

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.
 

NEW: Replacement Swimming Lesson - Saturday, 25 July at River Park Leisure Centre


Further to the cancelled swimming lessons on Saturday 27 June due to River Park staff illness, we can now confirm that we will be running a replacement swimming session on Saturday 25 July at your usual lesson time.
 
The session will still focus on technique, skills and building stamina, but in preparation for the holidays we are going to have a summer holiday theme!   
 
Your teachers and coaches look forward to seeing you there for some holiday themed aquatics.
 

Summer Holiday Course


Boost your child's progress with our intensive summer holiday lessons course at Kings School. 

There are still some places available on our courses being run during the following weeks: 3-7 August and 24-28 August.  Full details are available here.  You do not need to be a member of WCPSC to take part in this course, so friends and family members are welcome to take part too!

Email swimmer details and dates and times required to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. now!

Volunteering


A big thank you to all our club volunteers in whatever capacity.  The club depends on its volunteers to help keep things running and we are obliged to provide officials (timekeepers and judges) for each open meet or gala the club enters.  Therefore, it's important we provide training for parents of younger swimmers to keep our numbers of officials as high as possible.  Being an official, or a team manager who assists the coach on poolside, is a great way to be involved in the action and to watch events close-up! 

We will be offering free in-house courses in the autumn (just 2-3 hours initially).  Please give the club your support and register your interest now:

Timekeepers and Judges - email Thelma
Team Managers - email Andrea

Thelma and Andrea would be happy to provide further details of what's involved on request.

WCPSC will pay ASA category 3 membership for any club member who contributes more than 8 hours volunteering during the year.

Urgent Reminder


All payments for the Development Competition and Portsmouth Northsea Open Meet should now have been paid.  If you have not settled your invoice, please could you do so with immediate effect.  Thank you.

Competitions

 

British Swimming Summer Championships, 28 July - 2 August

Ponds Forge, Sheffield

Details are here
 

National Swimming Championships, 4 - 9 August

Ponds Forge, Sheffield

Details are here
 

Rother League, Round 3 - 26 September

Team will be notified by email shortly.


Junior Cup, A team: Basingstoke, B team: Waterlooville - 3 October


Important Notice: 

The teams for Junior Cup will be selected and notified in the next few days.  It is a priviledge to be selected to represent your club and every attempt should be made to make yourself available to swim.  This gala clashes with Session 2 of the James Moreno Meet in Southampton but those swimmers selected to represent the club will be expected to prioritise the gala rather than the open meet.  Any events that you would have entered at James Moreno during Session 2, but can't due to gala team selection, can be entered at the Club Championships a couple of weeks later.


James Moreno Level 2 Meet, Southampton - 3-4 October
 

Programme of Events
Qualifying Times
Entry form will be on the website by the end of this week.  The closing date will be midnight on Tuesday, 25 August.  The open meets team is unable to accept entries from members whose payments are overdue.
 
Congratulations to the medallists at the Portsmouth Northsea Summer Meet last weekend:

Tom Menlove: 4 x gold, silver (great swimming Tom!)
Georgina Butler: 2 x gold,  2 x silver
Madison Stepney: 2 x gold, silver, bronze
Pietro Forconi: 2 x gold, silver
Ross Hunter: gold, bronze
Faye Francis: gold, silver
Rory Quirk: gold, bronze
Sam Rhodes: gold, bronze
Anastasia Lawrence: gold, bronze
Harry Badnell: gold, bronze
Charlotte Prince-Rayner: gold
Alicia Peinado: silver, bronze
Andy Lunniss: silver, bronze
Martyn Humphrys: silver, bronze
Ayla Francis: silver
Charlotte Lewis: silver
Will Richards: bronze
Ed Menlove: bronze
Hampshire Development Special Award Winners: From left: Abigail Woolfenden, Isabella Fairbrother, Frank Hancox and Khalid Elsheik; not pictured: Ava Key and Maddie Thomas

Good Luck


Good luck to all our members leaving for university in September.  A particular thank you to our coaches, teachers and helpers:

Adam Crompton
Gina Stables
Emma Falconer
Rachael Anderson
Georgia Laing
Izzy Talbot

Good luck to George Budden who is representing Great Britain at the Modern Pentathlon Youth B European Championships in Portugal this weekend!
 
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