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Message from the CEO

Sam Fulling

 
It is with regret that I inform you that we will be losing our excellent Head of Junior Programmes, Sarah Standen, in the next month. Despite only working with her for a short time, I have been impressed with Sarah's knowledge, enthusiasm and positive attitude. It is never easy to say goodbye to good people, but Sarah is moving down to Falmouth to be with her daughter and she goes with our very best wishes and with the knowledge that she is welcome back any time.
 
Below is a brief message from Sarah and I hope that you will all wish her well in her future endeavours;
 
"I am really proud to have been a part of the Penguins team and feel privileged to have worked with so many athletes, coaches and  managers that I greatly admire and from whom I have learnt so much.

As a coach I am often talking about the potential I see in the individuals I work with. Well right now, I have that 'goosebumps feeling' about what lies ahead for the club as a whole. I sincerely believe this club is on the pathway to greatness and I am rather gutted not to be a part of that journey.

I am thankful for the opportunities you have given me during my time here. I owe a great deal to WCSPC.
 
I wish you good luck and continued success for the future.
 
Sarah"
 
We will begin the difficult task of replacing Sarah immediately so that there is minimal disruption. Meanwhile, Sarah will have completed all the administration in advance for our Learn to Swim Programme to start as usual in September.
 
Best wishes
 
Sam

Road Closure


Road works to North Walls Road continue each night between 21:00 and 06:00 hrs until 8 August  affecting early morning and late evening training sessions at River Park.  Please use alternative pick up/drop off points/parking where necessary.

Squad Training


Squad timetable is here

THIS IS THE LAST WEEK OF THE SEASON!

IMPORTANT CHANGES TO TIMETABLE:

Friday, 7 August Excel, Aspire and Challenge - All to swim 5.30pm - 8.30pm.  There is no land training.  Bring healthy snacks with you.

Saturday, 8 August  Cadets and Masters are invited to join the Club session , 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. A reminder that, as of this date, attendance criteria will be in action and swimmers will be expected to make full compliance for their squad. Please see squad guidelines document for reference.
 
Changes to training timetable in the first two weeks of the new season are:
 
Monday 24 August - Preparation and Cadets - No land training; all swim sessions are on as normal.
 
Monday 31 August to 6 September inclusive. - All Squads  - No Winchester College sessions.

Monday, 31 August - Academy B, Preparation, Junior Club, Development - No land training or swim session at Kings Pool.
 
Complete normal timetable resumes Monday 7 September.

Lessons

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Summer Holiday Lessons Course


Last chance to book onto our intensive summer holiday lessons course at Kings School. 

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 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. now!

Kit


Order by 31 August for first batch of deliveries

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. 

Competitions


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



The teams for Junior Cup will be emailed to those selected in the next few days.  A reminder that swimmers selected will be expected to prioritise the gala rather than the James Moreno Open Meet. 


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


The Licence for the WCPSC Club Championships has been confirmed and therefore, so is the programme of events published in last week's notices.  The entry form and meet conditions will be on the website shortly.
Good luck to Rebecca Lin and Georgina Butler competing at the ASA National Swimming Championships, Sheffield.

Event details are here and for those who want to Tweet messages, the hashtag is #ASANat2015
Photo courtesy of FINA

FINA World Swimming Championships

Kazan, Russia 2 - 9 August

Coverage: Live on BBC Two, Red Button, Radio 5 live sports extra, Eurosport and online
Event Schedule, Live Info and Medals Table
Hope you are watching!
 
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