WEEKLY NOTICES: 26.04.2017

Club Information

Winchester Primary Schools Gala – HELP NEEDED

This year on the morning of Friday June 9th we are holding our biggest event of the year with about 300 children from over 25 Winchester & district Primary Schools attending. This is a fun packed morning with all swimmers not only enjoying the gala but also receiving a T shirt and goody bag each.

However to run this event we need to raise nearly £3,000. To do this we need YOUR help please.

The attached letter gives an idea of the many ways that employers, businesses or individuals could support this event. Please would you look at it and consider whether this is something you could join in with, maybe print it and take it to your employer or local businesses. Maybe you feel you could give a little time to help co-ordinate the fund raising? Maybe you would like to give an individual donation?

Every little help is very much appreciated.

Please contact Thelma at thelmah@wcpsc.org.uk with every offer of help both with fundraising or to help on the day.

Thank you!



Half Term Holiday Courses!

Half Term Sports Camp:

Tuesday 31st May to Thursday 1st June at Kings School.

We will be running some half day multi-sports camps (including swimming) in partnership with District Sports during half term.  More information to follow soon!

Distance Swim Challenge:

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

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!  More details to follow soon.

Competitive Swimming

Timetable Changes

Friday 28th April Evening

15/O Regional Swimmers – Swim only 5.30-7.00pm (Swimmers competing in the relay events only will swim 5.30-6.30pm with stretch until 6.45pm) with Kim.

Academy – Training will be at the ATR from 5.30-7.00pm (swim) with Adam.

Aspire/Challenge/Excel Swimmers – Training will be at the ATR 5.30-6.45pm (Land) with Ciaran and 7.00-9.00pm (Swim) with Adam.


Saturday 29th April

Development – Due to staff holiday and regional championships, your session will now be at Winchester College with Prep 1 and 2 from 7-8am.


Bank Holiday – Monday 1st May

Development and Prep 1 and 2  – A reminder that there are no sessions at Kings as the pool is closed.


Friday evening Academy sessions at Winchester College will start 15 mins later at 6.15pm during the summer term. This applies from next week as Academy session is at the ATR this Friday.

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.


Portsmouth Long Course Sprint Meet - 7th May

All entries have been accepted and can be viewed here, along with the confirmed session times.


If you are able to help officiate at this meet please contact Fiona Knight at pnscofficials@gmail.com with your licence number, training level and session availability.


Accepted and rejected entries for 14/U have now been published.

All Regionals entries will be invoiced shortly.

If you are able to officiate at any of the sessions please email iandouglasbond@googlemail.com ASAP with your details.

Minor League Team Selection

Minor League – 6th May 2017 at Woking.

Team selection for the Minor League has been sent out. Keep an eye out for further details.

Premier League Team Selection

Premier League – 10th June 2017 (2 Teams) at Woking and Fleet.

Premier League team selections have been sent out. Please look out for the email from teamselection@wcpsc.org.uk and respond promptly.

Grand Prix Round 4

Details have been sent out to all eligible swimmers by email from Thelma. Please get your entries in promptly!

GP4 is slightly different from the first 3 rounds as there are four events included in this gala, rather than the three in previous rounds.

HOWEVER it is not recommended that swimmers should enter all four.

The 200IM is a hard event. It should only be considered by those who comfortably completed the 50 fly in the previous round without disqualification (for those new to the sport the 200IM means that the swimmers have to complete 50 fly, 50 back, 50 breast & 50 free with all 7 correct turns – yes every turn is different on this event!).

The 100 fly should only be considered by the strongest of fly swimmers.

Do get advice from your coach.

No more than 3 events for any swimmer unless agreed with their coach.

EVERY swimmer should at least enter the 50 free and 100 backstroke.

For those that print from iphones and photograph the form to return, there has been loss of information previously. Thelma therefore also attached a PDF version of the entry form to the email in the hope that this will help.

Please note: other swimmers can enter on a time trial basis to update their official times if agreed with their coach.