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Message from the CEO

Sam Fulling

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There is plenty to look forward to in the coming months and weeks; the start of a new school term; the start of a new competition season and our own Club Championships in October. Regrettably, I inform you that our Communications and Marketing lead Alison Crompton will be stepping down from her voluntary role with the club during September. Alison has committed a huge amount of energy, time and dedication to the club over the last six years and she will be sorely missed. In my short time working with her she has shown an outstanding understanding of the club and its needs, as well as a commitment to ensuring that we have a good coverage of activities across the club accessible to the membership. Alison feels it is the right time, with a new website on the way, for others to take a lead on the ongoing communications.
 
As a result of Alison's departure we are looking for individuals who would be interested in volunteering as part of a group who will focus on communications and marketing across the club. We hope that by spreading responsibilities across a number of willing volunteers we will be able to showcase all aspects of the club, and get even more local press coverage. If you are at all interested in volunteering some time for this important function within the club then I'd love to hear from you, please drop me a line on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
 
Most of you will know that Sarah Standen's last day with the club was on Monday, but fear not if you haven't had a chance to say goodbye then Sarah has agreed to come back for the Club Championships on 25th October to lend her support for the event and be able to see the many people that she has not been able to. Our Learn to Swim Programme will continue to be run by a team of supervisors with Allie McLean and Vicky Harrison picking up the daily administration, until the new role of Learn to Swim Programme Coordinator is recruited. We are very fortunate to have people to step up during this period, and I'm pleased to let you know that Thelma Hawkings will take on additional responsibility in coordinating the Foundation and Development Squads to ensure that we nurture and support our newest squad swimmers.
 
Best wishes
 
Sam

Squad Training


Squad timetable is here
 
No training sessions at Winchester college this week!
 
Normal timetable resumes Monday 7 September..

Wednesday, 16 September and Sunday, 4 October - no training at Kings School as the pool is closed for a school open day and the Clarendon Marathon.

Message from HOPS

Kim Hill, Head of Performance Swimming

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Welcome back to swimming and the 2015-2016 Rio Olympic season!

I hope that you have all enjoyed your summer break and are ready for the challenges ahead. Whatever your goals for this swimming season, from improving fitness or developing your strokes, to competing at the European Masters Championships or National medals,  be ready for a challenging but rewarding year!

We are now in week two of the season and I am excited to say that the swimmers have come back enthusiastic, energised and motivated!

Don't forget the County Championships are much earlier this season, with qualification ending before Christmas, so let's get back to working towards our goals with commitment, focus and above all, remember to support each other on your journey - from swimmers to parents to coaches and teachers! After all, team work makes the dream work!

Kim

Lessons

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Our lessons staff look forward to welcoming you back from Tuesday, 8 September.  All invoices should now be paid for the autumn term.

Club Shop

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The club shop will be open on Saturday, 5 September from 10-11am at River Park Leisure Centre for the sale of swimming hats, goggles and discounted old-style tracksuit tops (at a bargain at just £10!).

Community

Swim for the Future Playscheme

 
This summer has seen the continued delivery of the WCPSC Swim for the Future Holiday Playscheme in partnership with Active8 run by Winnall Community Centre. This much needed provision is free for local participants and offers swimming lessons to identified young people from the community in order to teach them the important life skills of swimming. The majority of these participants have not been able to access swimming at all, much less have swimming lessons, so this holiday scheme gives them the chance to learn and develop over a short space of time.
 
The provision of our community programmes, such as the playscheme, is only possible with the support of charities and businesses. This year we are hugely grateful that Bath Travel Winchester came forward to sponsor the summer play scheme, and we were fortunate enough that both the Branch Manager and Assistant Manager took time out to visit the scheme they supported. They were really pleased to see the programme in action and the difference it was making in the community. We will be running the playscheme throughout the holiday periods in the coming year so if you are interested in supporting as a volunteer, or even know someone who would be interested in sponsoring the scheme then please do get in touch.

Volunteering

Team Manager Level 1 Course

Kings School, Wednesday 30 September, 6-9pm


This is a free course and is an ideal way to get more involved with the club and enjoy donating a small amount of time in a very exciting voluntary role.  A short 3-hour course will equip you to know the ins-and-outs of this role, which involves working alongside the coach, close up to the action and really getting to know the swimmers.  Team Managers travel free to galas when transportation is provided and gain free entry to open meets.  If you would be interested in taking part in this course, please email Kim to book your place; deadline for booking: 9 September.

Fundraising

Car Boot Sale, Sunday 27 September

 
Winchester City Council kindly allows local charities to collect money from the car boot sale held at the Cattle Market car park on Worthy Lane. WCPSC has been allocated Sunday 27 September. If anyone could help me to collect money from stallholders, please email me This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

If you're looking to do a car boot sale, why not do it on the 27 September? The club collects £7 for every car and £10 for a car with trailer or small van.

Venetia

Competitions

 

Rother League, Round 3 - 26 September

Team will be notified by email shortly.


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


Selected swimmers have been notified.  Please email availability to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. but note that this gala should take precedence over the James Moreno Open Meet.


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

Programme of Events

Entries have now closed for this event.
 

National Arena League, Round 1 - 10 October


Top level gala.  A team to be selected.

Club Championships, 16-25 October


It is that time of year again when the WCPSC Club Championship is on the horizon. This fantastically popular club event, held over the weekends of 16-18 and 23-25 October, is one of the only times we are able to come together as a club.

We will be repeating the very popular SKINS events and, this year, we are pleased to announce that there will be junior, intermediate and senior categories.  We are also hoping to add to the occasion by introducing a parents' 50m race for non-masters members and also a family race which will be 4 x members - 1 x doing 25m, 1 x 50m, 1 x 75m, 1 x 100m - any families and parents interested in taking part please email Kim Hill direct at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The entry form, schedule and terms of entry will be available on the website by the end of this week, so please speak to your coach regarding what events you should enter, then download and complete the entry forms before the deadline of 19 September.

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Congratulations


Congratulations to Rebecca Lin, who has been selected for the Hampshire county team to compete at the national inter-county competition in Sheffield on 17 October.

Congratulations to Pietro Forconi who has been selected for the South East ESSA team to compete in the national schools' competition in Leeds on 3/4 October.

And last but not least, congratulations to Kim Hill and Paul Dollery, who have been selected as a head coach and assistant coach respectively on the ASA England talent programmes.
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