The Art of Breaststroke

Would you be interested? It is not a club event, but could be interesting to go along to.

It’s not often you get the chance to pick up a few tips from a double Olympic medalist.

The Art of Breaststroke – Southampton University 211214

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CCSC Champhionships, gala volunteers always welcome

Hopefully you really enjoyed this years CCSC championships.  A great introduction to racing for some, a great, well run gala for others and certainly something that will be talked about pool side for some months to come!

Ever wondered how an event like this runs and who all the people are who seem to know what to do and where to go?  How can you run 40-something races in just a couple of hours, keep track of all the results and then get it all online so times and results can be checked and mulled over so soon?

Good news, there is no big secret and CCSC would like to thank the ~36 volunteers who helped out over the two evenings, a fantastic commitment, which made the whole event run smoothly.

First off, you need a brave and very organised Gala Sectretary, well done again Helen! Then, you need good referee’s; thanks again to Ray Barber and Mark Webb.  Judges monitor the swimmers once the starter has set them off and a big team of timers, runners, recorders, announcers, refreshments, people on the door, raffle prize draw organisers, pool side helpers, coaches and CCSC committee members, not committed already elsewhere, to keep it all running.  In no particular order by the way, everyone has a part to play.

So, will we see you next year helping out?  There are loads of different tasks we need volunteers to help with so don’t worry if its the first time you have helped out.  We also need helpers when we host galas too.

CCSC can run training courses and will be very happy to provide information and introductions if you’d like to get involved with ASA courses too.  Come and see us on the desk on Friday’s if you’d like to know more.

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Club Championships 2014 Results

Please click on links to view and download updated results from Session 1 (Friday) and results from Session 2 (Saturday).

You can email if you have any queries regarding the results.

Overall, out of 405 swims, there were 258 Personal Bests (64%) and 19 potential county qualifying times.  I say potential because it is not clear at the moment whether these short-course (i.e. 25m pool) times need to be converted to long-course (i.e. 50m pool) times.

Emails with personal performance details to follow shortly.

A big thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s club champs a success particularly Ray Barber and Mark Webb (Bognor Regis SC) who refereed both sessions and huge thank you to Helen Bond who organised the event.

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Club Championships 2014 – Friday Results

Please see link to this evenings club championship results.

Saturday – Doors Open at 5:00pm and Registration Closes at

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Club Championships @ Arun Leisure Centre

A final reminder regarding timings for the club championships


Events: Individual Medley & Breaststroke

Doors Open: 6pm
Registration Closes 6:30pm (all swimmers must register or their entry will be withdrawn)
Warm-up: 6:45pm
Gala Starts: 7:00pm


Events: Butterfly, Backstroke & Freestyle

Doors Open: 5:00pm
Registration Closes 5:30pm (all swimmers must register or their entry will be withdrawn)
Warm-up: 5:45pm
Gala Starts: 6:00pm

A reminder that this year’s club champs is licensed with the ASA and therefore all times will count towards qualification for the Sussex ASA County Championships.



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Cormorants in the news 06/11/2014

For those who didn’t see the article in the Observer 6th November


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Urgent Appeal for Raffle Prizes!

It is the Club Championships next weekend and we are still desperately short of raffle prizes.

If you are able to contribute a prize please bring it to the Club desk this Friday, 14 November (also the last date for entering the Club Champs, so don’t miss the deadline!)

Click here to open and print the club champs entry form if you haven’t already entered.

Please help if you possibly can, as this is a major fundraiser for the Club.

Thank you

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Fareham Nomads Winter Open Meet – Sunday 25 Jan 2015 – Waterlooville

This Open Meet is aimed at swimmers who are trying to achieve county qualifying times.  Therefore, entries are accepted on a fastest first basis.

Events include:

50m all strokes
100m, 200m and 400m Freestyle
100m and 200m IM

Please click here to view full programme of events.

£5.50 per entry

Closing date for submission of online entry form is Wednesday 26th November.

Payment by cheque made payable to CCSC

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Splash into 2015 Open Meet – Sunday 4th Jan @ Arun Leisure Centre

Please click here to view full details of the LSC open meet.

This Open Meet is a great way to start the New Year and is suitable for swimmers of all ages and abilities.

Click here to open the online entry form.

Deadline for all entries – Wednesday 10th December

Payment by cheque made payable to CCSC

Phil Rayner ( or at club desk on Friday evenings for further to discuss further.

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Club Kit

New Kitbag/Rucksack

I have sourced a kitbag/rucksack in the Chichester Cormorants’ colours which would make an ideal Christmas gift.

It is a cavernous 18.5″ x 13.25″ x 9.75″ and is packed with features: an internal goggle saver pocket, a large wet/dry compartment for quicker drying, lots of external pockets suitable for hats, goggles and water bottles, and it has adjustable straps.

It is embroidered with the Chichester Cormorants badge with the owner’s name underneath.

The cost of this kitbag is £45

If you wish to purchase a rucksack, you must place an order at the club desk by Friday 21st November to enable us to have them ready before Christmas. (If you miss this date, we will not be reordering in the near future).

PRA-141111-CCSC Rucksac


Although not essential, our new hoody is just the thing to wear to and from training, as well as out and about.

It is royal blue with yellow hood lining.  The Cormorants logo is embroidered on the front in yellow and ‘Chichester Cormorants’ printed on the back.  You may also have your name/nickname embriodered on the front, on the opposite side from the logo for £2 extra charge.

The cost of the hoodie is £20 (+ £2 for optional embroidered name)

This comes in:  sm/36”  med/40”  lg/44”  XL/48”  XXL/ 52”

We can order the hoody in an age 12-13 if the small size is too big, but this is in plain royal blue, with no yellow hood lining.  The embroidery and printing would be in yellow.

 CCSC Polo Shirt

For poolside at open, league and club galas (replaces the old T bag).

This is a blue polo shirt with yellow trim.  It has the club logo embroidered on the front and ‘Chichester Cormorants’ printed on the back. You may also have your name/nickname printed on the back at no extra charge.

The cost of the polo is £24

This comes in small, med, large, XL and XXL (best worn loose, so there is plenty of room to sew on your swimming badges).  The small size will be right for our youngest/smallest swimmers only.

If you wish to order any of these items, please complete an order form available at the Cormorants desk on Friday.  Orders need to be placed and paid for by Friday 21st Nov to enable us to have them ready before Christmas (subject to availability from our suppliers).

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