Weekly Notices: 11.05.2017

Club Information

Good Luck!

Good luck to all our Regional Swimmers competing this weekend.

Well done!

Well done to all our swimmers who competed at the Portsmouth sprint meet at the weekend.  Results are now available on PNSC’s website.

Congratulations to all the swimmers who took part in Round 1 of the Minor League in Woking last weekend. After some fantastic swimming, Penguins came away victorious as the top club!

A huge thank you, as always, to all the volunteers and officials.

Half Term Sports Camp!

Tuesday 31st May to Thursday 1st June at Kings School, 9.00-12.00pm each day.

Half day multi-sports camps (including swimming) in partnership with District Sports, for children 8 years or over. (Must be able to swim 25m as there will be no assistance in the water).

Cost £90 for three days, or £35 per day.


I am pleased to announce that we are now taking orders for our NEW Club training costumes and trunks!

Please note that the women’s/girl’s costume will be with Blue straps (not the orange) and the Men’s/Boy’s will be in the style of the “trunks” that some of the swimmers already wear (the design picture looks more like the brief version, but it is definitely the chunkier short/trunk) and as per the style of the link here

At this point we would like you to email Kim with your order – Women’s or Men’s and the quantity and size –  no later than 11.00am on Friday 12th May 2017.

You will then receive confirmation of your order and the cost. (Please note: – some of you will remember registering interest in the club suits at the club championships in Oct 2016, please send another email confirming sizing etc, as this was some months ago now we do not want to assume you still want to order, so to be sure send another email).

The estimated pricing for these suits will be £25-27 for Men’s/Boy’s and £30-32 for Women’s/Girls.

These suits will be great for training and also for wearing at competitions for the Warm Up’s and Swim Down’s!

The Sizing for the suits are:

Girls/women open back training suit
Boys/men chunky trunk

Please also remember that with BLUESEVENTY being a club sponsor, as a member you can receive 20% off all products – so check them out online now – https://www.blueseventy.co.uk

Many of our swimmers wear their Race Suits, Training suits and Goggles!!

Please email Kim if you would like some advice or to order anything from the Blueseventy range!

Also check out our club rucksacks which have the club logo and swimmer initials on – which can be ordered by emailing Club Shop


Winchester Primary Schools Gala – DATE CHANGE and MORE HELP NEEDED!

Due to River Park being used for the General Election vote count, the Gala will now be held on Friday 16th June 8.30 -12.30am. Thank you to those who have previously responded to requests to help on the day. However we do need nearly 50 volunteers to be able to run this event, currently we have just over 20, so if you could possibly help then please do let me know. Wide range of things to be done, registration, refreshment, sorting swimmers etc. Please do not leave it to just before the gala to offer.

Help is also needed for set up on Thursday 15th 8.00-10.30pm.

We really do need your help now to raise the funds to be able to run the event. We are a very small team and we need your help to raise the £3000 needed for this event. We have so far raised nearly £2000.

There are many ways you could help and these are outlined in the attached letter. Maybe you have your own business and could sponsor or place an advert. Maybe you have links with local business or could ask your employer. Maybe you are interested in making a small donation. Maybe your company/ local business have logo items for the children’s goody bags. Please do use this letter. We do also have copies of last year’s programme if anyone is keen to see the quality of our programme to assist in their decision to add an advert. Do just ask.

Artwork needs to be submitted by May 15th.

Every little help is very much appreciated.

Do note that we have a new contact email for any correspondence regarding gala fundraising: schoolsgala@wcpsc.org.uk

Thank you!



REMINDER - Saturday 20th May no lessons at Kings School!

A reminder that there are no lessons at Kings School on Saturday 20th May due to the facilities being closed for a school event.  No charge has been made for this session in your termly invoice.

Distance Swim Challenge

Tuesday 31st May to Friday 2nd June at Kings School.

(Tuesday-Thursday from 12.00-1.00pm each day,  Friday 11.00-1.00pm)

Open to swimmers Stage 5 and above.

Swimmers will receive instruction for an hour per day for the first three days to help improve their technique for long distance swimming, culminating in a distance swim challenge on the final day where they will have two hours to swim as far as they can!

Cost of course  £50.


Competitive Swimming

Timetable Changes


Friday evening Academy sessions at Winchester College will start 15 mins later at 6.15pm during the summer term.

Friday 12th May

All swimmers competing in the regional championships this weekend to swim at the ATR from 5.30-6.45pm.

All swimmers in academy, aspire, challenge and excel not competing this weekend to train at the ATR – 6.45-8.45pm.

Saturday 13th May

College – Development and Preparation 1 & 2 squads to all train at the college 7-8am.  THERE WILL BE NO TRAINING AT KINGS SCHOOL ON SAT AM.

Saturday 20th May

The Development training session at Kings is cancelled. Development swimmers can join Preparation at Winchester College from 7-8am.

Bank Holiday – 29th May

All training sessions at Kings pool and Winchester College are cancelled due to pool closures.

Masters/Masters Fitness

There will be no training session at River Park on Thursday 8 June as the facility is closed due to the General Election.

Summer Closure

The summer squads club shut down dates are Monday 7th August to Sunday 20th August inclusive. The weeks commencing 1st, 21st and 28th August will also have an adapted training schedule due to summer holidays and pool changes.


Grand Prix Round 4

Entries are now closed. Please keep an eye on your emails for further details.

Swim Out Of Your Skins Meet - Level 3 Meet. Waterlooville,10th and 11th June

Details have been sent out to relevant squads this week. Please read the information carefully, especially as there is a clash with the Premier League Gala.

The closing date for entries is Thursday 18th May.