2019 saw us secure a new principal sponsor for the Primary Schools Gala. Without financial support this event, the biggest in our calendar with over 270 children from 27 primary schools competing, would not be possible.

John, the principal and founder of the practice, and Juliet have been connected with the club for some time, and also have a young son in the lessons programme. With a passion for community engagement and architectural projects, and with a significant portfolio to show for it, sponsoring one of WCPSC’s community programmes seemed like a great fit for them and their practice. To find out more about John and his Winchester-based architectural practice and their many community and residential projects, check out the website https://alexanderdesign.uk.com or call 01962 878833.

We are extremely grateful to the University for the support they have provided over the long-lasting relationship we have held. Historically the University have funded various community swimming programmes through WCPSC and currently provide facilities and expertise in the area of Strength and Conditioning as well as Physiology.

For further information on the University and the excellent facilities and courses on offer you can find the website here: https://www.winchester.ac.uk. Courses include BSc (Hons) in Sports Coaching, BSc (Hons) in Sports Coaching and Psychology, BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science, BA (Hons) Sports Management and BA (Hons) Sports Journalism.

Funding provided by the RoundTable, Winchester has been instrumental in helping us work towards our goal of ensuring all children can swim 25m by the time they leave Primary School. The Round Table funds our Swim for the Future programme consisting of free swimming courses for children in target primary schools serving communities with high levels of socio-economic deprivation. It ‘tops up’ any swimming instruction provided under the school PE curriculum, providing additional, intensive support to weak and non-swimmers in Years 5 and/or 6. In addition, RoundTable funding provides the Swim for the Future Playscheme, delivering swimming lessons and other activities for targeted children who will most benefit from the opportunity. The children are offered the playscheme free of charge.

At the core of Non-Profit Association Round Table is a determined to go the extra mile for friends, family and your community. From organising the biggest firework displays on November 5th to individual challenges like The Three Peaks in 24 hours, every year Round Table raise millions for local causes and charities. To join, visit the website here: https://www.roundtable.co.uk.

We are very lucky to have a great relationship with Kings School, who regularly provide their facilities for free where it benefits the wider Winchester community. Through this relationship we are able to provide the Swim for the Future schemes and Inclusive Gala without passing any costs on to the schools or participants. Kings School is a comprehensive school in Winchester, Hampshire, with approximately 1,650 pupils. The most recent Ofsted inspection brought forward a generally excellent classification with 30 out of 31 sections of the report considered outstanding. More information on the school can be found here: https://www.kings-winchester.hants.sch.uk

Through the support of the Outreach and Partnerships team at St Swithuns, we are able to provide the Swim for the Future Holiday Playscheme as the school without pool hire costs. St Swithun’s School has a co-ed nursery, educates girls aged 4-11 in its prep school, and offers day, weekly and full boarding options for girls ages 11-18 in the senior school. It offers excellent and forward-thinking teaching practice, sporting and recreational facilities and is supported by a thriving community of parents, alumni and financial donors. More information on the school can be found here: https://www.stswithuns.com.