Hi all, I hope this update finds you well and looking forward to a bank holiday / half-term!!
The process of securing a new Head Coach continues. We saw some very credible candidates last week and enjoyed spending time with people passionate about their swimming. Two candidates didn’t quite have the breadth and depth of experience we were looking for and we have passed on our feedback and best wishes for their future. We are now looking at two remaining candidates / options but are not quite at a point where we can make a final decision and offer. We are determined to make the very best decision for the Charity, not necessarily a quick decision. As such we will continue talking with those still involved in the process after half-term.
In other areas I can feel the excitement, and volume of work, building towards the Schools Gala on Friday 8th June. It’s going to be another tremendous day for all the swimmers and the 27 schools they represent. A big thank-you to all the volunteers and staff currently contributing to this massive project.
You will also start to hear a lot more about Fundraising over the coming weeks. Emily and her team have come on board with ideas and enthusiasm aplenty and it’s been good to work with the management team to try and establish what would really add value through additional fundraising.
Finally, Good Luck to all the swimmers away at Regionals this weekend – do yourselves, your family and the club proud.
Premier League Gala
Good luck to all our Regional 14 and under swimmers competing this weekend, and to Oskar Priesemann who is swimming at the German Age Group Nationals next week.
Raffle Prizes needed for Primary Schools Gala
Thank you for all the wonderful donations we have received towards making up hampers to be raffled off at the Primary Schools swimming gala.
Summer Term Dates
Summer Term 2018 lessons will run from Tuesday 17th April to Saturday 28th July
(There are no lessons during half term (Monday 28th May to Sunday 3rd June 2018)
Saturday 16th June – no adult lessons at Winchester College from 6.00-7.30pm at Kings due to a school event
Friday 29th June – no lessons at Kings School from 5.30-7.30pm due to Kings School Prom
(These dates have been excluded from invoices)
Lessons Club T-shirts and Hoodies for swimmers!
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!
Training Timetable Notices
Summer Closure Dates – The summer closure will run from Monday 6th to Sunday 19th August 2018.
Monday 28th May:
Foundation and Development – no training, Kings closed.
Challenge and Masters – no training, Winchester College closed.
Club Championships 2018 - Distance Events - Saturday 9th June 2018, St Swithuns School, 2.00-6.00pm
Entries have now closed. All entries will be accepted and an entry list will be available shortly.
We will need lots of poolside help – so are hoping each swimmer will come with a volunteer!
Entries for Swim out of your Skins, Portsmouth and Fareham end of season meets have closed and all entries submitted to host clubs.
The submitted (not accepted!) entry list for Portsmouth and Fareham are on our website under “Open Meets”
Please check these and advise firstname.lastname@example.org of any errors or omissions.
Lists of accepted entries will be made available as soon as possible.
Hampshire Development Meet 2018
This meet is for all swimmers aged from 9 to 14years as at 7th July 2018.
Swimmers can enter ANY events they did NOT qualify for at this year’s County Championships.
Please discuss entries with your coaches.
All information is available under “Open Meets” on the website.
Please do check the schedule of events carefully as different age groups swim at different sessions.