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Message from the CEO

Sam Fulling

​​I am extremely proud to have been able to be a part of the last few weeks, having started my new role. It is an exciting time to have joined the club; winning Top Club at the Hampshire Development Meet recently, having two swimmers heading off to the National Championships and one at the British Championships this week, as well as seeing the large number of our youngest swimmers achieving distance badges, to name but a few since I have started. Having been to the Primary Schools' Gala in June I have seen how much good the charity is doing in the community and I look forward to seeing this grow as we work with more local partners.
I have had a busy first few weeks getting round to meet coaches and teachers and see our various sessions in action. There is so much going on that I have not got around to every session yet, but I have been delighted to see the energy and enthusiasm which staff and participants a like bring to a session. This marks what we are doing out from other sports clubs I have been involved in.
I must also say a huge THANK YOU to the various people who give up their time to ensure that the club can function. Without our volunteers, in whatever guise, we would quite simply not be able to run all that we do, so we must ensure we recognise this and say thank you at every opportunity. We will always be on the lookout for people to step forward to take volunteer roles; from team managers, to time keepers and I hope that we are able to find a role for anyone that does wish to become more involved.
For those of you going away I wish you a great summer break, and I look forward to meeting you in due course.

Squad Training

Squad timetable is here


Excel, Aspire and Challenge - No land training on Wednesday, 29 July.  The pool session will continue as usual.
Excel - No session at all on the evening of Monday 3 August.
Excel, Aspire and Challenge - All to swim 5.30pm - 8.30pm on Friday, 7 August.  Bring healthy snacks with you.

Cadets and Masters are invited to join the Club session for the next two Saturdays (1 and 8 August), 5.45-7.30pm at Winchester College.

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

Start of new season: Monday, 24 August.


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Summer Holiday Lessons 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!

HCASA Volunteer Development Day

Sunday 20 September at ARK Centre, Basingstoke

Workshops for all club volunteers and officials:

Time to listen
Team Managers 2
Club Structures - Building your Club for Success
Swimming Judge Level 1 (Workshop 2 - Inspector of Turns)
ASA Young Aquatic Volunteers Certificate

ASA Services and Support
Team Managers 1
Contemporary Issues
PAYE and Employment Status
Swimming Judge 2 (Workshop 1)
Swimming Judge 2S (Workshop 1)
Sports Coach UK Keeping Safe in Sport (Safeguarding for Young Volunteers 13+)

All courses for ASA members will be £10 to include unlimited tea and coffee, plus lunch.  You may apply to the club for them to cover this cost if you wish and please contact Vicky if you are not already a member of the ASA to arrange this. Please note, you must complete Level 1 Team Manager before progressing to Level 2. Contemporary Issues and Judge Level 1, 2 and 2S will be free to ASA Registered Officials if they do not require lunch.

The club desperately needs more trained Team Managers.  Team Managers not only get to work closely with the coach on poolside and see all the action close-up, but they also benefit from free entry to galas and open meets and free coach travel where applicable. The coaches and management team would like to encourage any Masters who wish to attend future swim camps to consider attending the Team Manager Level 1 workshop as well as anyone else who is interested.

For a registration form see the HCASA website or contact Vicky.  If you register directly, please email Vicky to let her know.


Swim for the Future Playscheme

This summer will see the second year of our Swim for the Future Playscheme, which is run in partnership with the Activ8 Holiday Club run by Winnall Community Centre. The programme, which runs for the benefit of the local community, will see Penguins staff deliver a coordinated range of fun activities on land before taking to the pool to increase the water confidence and basic swimming skills of the participants; the majority of whom do not regularly swim.

In its first year, the Playscheme was funded by a grant from Comic Relief. This summer's scheme has been supported by our new partners at Bath Travel Winchester, who have kindly sponsored the programme to ensure it runs this holiday period and gives more young people the opportunity to learn the important life skill of swimming. If you are interested in sponsoring this, or other community programmes, then please do get in touch with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


New blueseventy kit bags available at a discounted price of £32.  They have a 30 litre capacity. two drinks bottle pockets, four compartment pockets, divider in the main compartment, contain the club logo and Initials of the swimmer (either two initials as pictured or three hyphenated).  Email Kim to order. 

Lost Property

A pair of size 6 Hottuna shoes (look like crocs) and a blue sisters lunch box were found after the Portmouth Meet.  If any of these items are yours, please contact Sue Humprhys.



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

Return the entry form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the closing date of 25 August.  Please put the email header as 'James Moreno - name of swimmer'.  All entry times must have been achieved at a licenced meet (not gala or Grand Prix) and must be able to be verified by the ASA Ranking Database.  Falsified entries will be rejected, as will those where members have outstanding payments owed to the club.  If you have any queries, please speak to your coach or email the open meets team directly.

National Arena League, Round 1 - 10 October

Top level gala.  A team to be selected.

Club Championships, 16-25 October

Provisional programme (subject to licence confirmation).  This will also be on the website shortly as will entry details.

Friday 16 Oct  - Winchester College:  1500m Free
(5.45 – 7.30pm)
Session 1 Warm Up: 5.45 – 6.05pm approx
Session 1: 6.05pm – 7.30pm approx

Sat 17 Oct - St Swithuns: 200m Free, 50m Breast, 100m Fly, 100m Back, 400 Free
(1.30 – 9pm)
Session 2 – Warm Up: 1.30-2.00pm approx.
Session 2:  2.00pm – 5.00pm approx
Session 3: Warm Up: 5.30 – 6.00pm approx
Session 3: 6.00pm – 9.00pm approx

Sun 18 Oct - St Swithuns: 200m IM, 50m Back, 100m Breast, 200m Fly
Session 4: Warm Up 4.00 – 4.30pm
Session 4: 4.30 – 9.00pm – with scheduled officials comfort break at 7.30pm for 15-20 mins)

Friday 23 Oct - Winchester College:   800m Free
Session 5 Warm Up: 5.45 – 6.05pm
Session 5: 6.05 – 7.30pm

Sat 24 Oct - St Swithuns: 200m Breast, 100m IM, 50m Free, SKINS (Jnr, Intermediate, Snr).
Session 6: Warm Up: 4.00 – 4.30pm
Session 6: 4.30pm – 9pm – with scheduled official comfort break at 7.30pm for 15-20 mins)

Sun 25 Oct - St Swithuns: 50m Fly, 100m Free, 200m Back, 400m IM
Session 7: Warm Up: 4.00 – 4.30pm
Session 7: 4.30 – 9pm (with scheduled official comfort break at 7.30pm for 15-20 mins)

 Age Groups are 9/U, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 & 15/Over.
Good luck to Rebecca Lin who is competing in the 200m breaststroke event at the British Swimming Championships in Sheffield on Thursday!  Go Rebecca!
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