WEEKLY NOTICES: 14.03.2018

Club Information

CEO Update

Hi all,

We are now live with a job advert and details for a new Head Coach. You can see the details by clicking here. Many thanks to all those people that provided input on the job information, it really helped shape it. The closing date is the 13th of April and we are hoping for high quality candidates. If you are networked in with coaches or clubs, please pass on the job details as we would like the advert to have as much exposure as possible.

Two weeks ago I mentioned that the Board of Trustees had been busy redrafting the constitution and making plans to expand the Board. We are now welcoming feedback on those documents, either by emailing it into myself or attending a meeting next Thursday at 6.30pm at Winchester Racquets and Fitness. More details on this can be found here.

A big thanks must go to the team that delivered the Forest of Bere meet last weekend. I have received feedback that it went really well, the swimmers had a great day, and the visiting clubs seemed pleased too. This is a meet we have hosted jointly with Havant and Waterlooville Swimming Club for two years now and look forward to running an even more successful event next year.

More news next week.


Well done to all of our swimmers competing at the Forest of Bere Open Meet! Lots of medals won and personal best times along with lots of tough racing!
A special mention to Isla Caustick winning TOP 13/Under Female for her performance in the 400m Freestyle, Cerys Prince-Rayner for achieving not one but two regional times and Coach Jacob Randle-Bissell posting a personal best after 2.5 years to win the Men’s 50m breaststroke!A big thank you also to the volunteers who helped out at this years meet.


Primary Schools Gala - Friday 8th June 2018

The WCPSC Annual Primary Schools Gala is our biggest event of the year and we need at least 50 volunteers to help on the morning to run this amazing event.    It’s great fun to be involved with, so if you can spare a few hours on the day please do let Thelma know.

We also publish a programme for the event so if you or anyone you know would be interested in placing an advertisement in the programme, or would like to sponsor the event please contact Thelma for more information.

Thank you

The Schools Gala Team

This is the gala we run for children from local schools with additional needs and will be held on Friday 23rd March between 10.00am and 12.00pm at Kings School.   A fun and rewarding morning!

If anyone would like to help us run this event we’d love a couple more pairs of hands.  Cake and tea afterwards!

Please email Liz Hatfield on lizh@wcpsc.org.uk


Assessment week is over and so far I have tallied up that we will be handing out an outstanding 286 badges!   Reports will be handed out next week and badges will be available to purchase. Next week you should also receive a re-enrolment email letting you know whether your swimmer has moved up and which class they have been placed in for the Summer term. If you have an issue regarding the classes you have been allocated please email us at lessonsadmin@wcpsc.org.uk.

If you are still considering booking on to our Easter course – spaces are filling fast so please book now!   All 1:1 spaces are now fully booked in Week 1 and we have had to put on additional Stage 1 classes due to their popularity!   3 DAYS REMAINING TO MAKE THE MOST OF THE 10% EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT!

Next term we will be introducing new Stage 1 and Little Penguin classes on Saturday mornings. So if you have a swimmer aged 2-4yrs old who is keen to get in the pool please don’t hesitate to get in touch!

With new classes means new teaching positions!  We are recruiting for new helpers and teachers. If you are interested in becoming part of the teaching team please email me at connies@wcpsc.org.uk.

Many thanks, Connie

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ISABELLE HARRISON is joining us this Easter Lessons Holiday Course!  She will be teaching during Week 2 and taking Stages 5a, Young Advanced and 1:1 lessons.

Issy started working with WCPSC when she was 13 years old as a voluntary helper, but long before that she learnt to swim in the lessons programme before joining the competitive squad aged 8.  As soon as she turned 16yrs old she qualified as a teacher – desperate to be able to teach like her older sister!  She has since gone on to sit her Level 2 teaching qualification and Level 1 coaching qualification. She has  been supervising the lessons programme for the last year and is known for her iconic pink supervising top.  She works tirelessly to keep our programme running smoothly and takes great pride in mentoring new staff who have not only come through the competitive programme but also from outside the club.  She currently coaches Foundation, Development and Junior & Senior Challenge squads.  Isabelle is planning on moving to York in September to study Psychology but says she is planning on being back during the holidays to continue teaching and coaching!

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Club T-shirts and Hoodies for the lessons programme!

 It’s great to see some of our swimmers arriving at lessons in the new WCPSC lessons t-shirts and hoodies!   If you haven’t got yours yet why not have a look at the range below.   They are great value, and available in a wide variety of colours, and you are able to add your initials and/or surname to the back if you would like to!

If you can’t see a colour you would like, why not suggest one and we will see if we can add it to the range!


Competitive Swimming

Sessions on Sunday 18th March

Sunday 18th March – NOW FULL

Swimmers who have emailed to sign up already have been accepted (those who are reserves for spaces have been notified).

Lists of swimmers and more info will be sent before the day.

We hope to put on similar sessions in the future also.

ATR Passes

The coaching team has received a number of complaints from ATR regarding member’s expired passes. Please can you ensure your pass is still valid and renew it before it next expires. We have been informed that expired pass holders will no longer be allowed to drop off and renew on the way out, so please allow sufficient time to renew your pass before dropping your children off.



We have recently added a comprehensive guide to swim competitions on the website here:


This includes a guide to the different types of competitions we enter (from galas to Nationals and beyond!); a guide to how to enter meets; and a glossary of some of the terms you may hear.

There is information relevant to all levels of swimmer, but those newer to the sport may find it particularly helpful.

Grand Prix Round 3

Good luck to those taking part in GP  this Saturday.  Let’s hope it doesn’t snow!

Portsmouth Easter Celebration Meet : 29th March – 1st April 2018

Unusually, there were no rejections from this meet this year.

All accepted entries can be viewed here:


If you are able to officiate there is a form on the PNSC meet site you can complete:


Bournemouth Level 2 Meet and Bristol International Meet

Swimmers from the relevant squads have been notified about these meets. The closing date for entries has passed.