Dev 1 & Dev 2 Squad Time Trials – Tuesday 7th October @ Westbourne House

Would all swimmers in Dev 1 and Dev 2 please note that time trials will take place at Westbourne House on Tuesday 7th October during the normal swimming session times.

Time trials are very important because the results are used to monitor progress, inform the coaching team which swimmers are ready to move squads, and help the team manager select swimmers for team galas.

It is therefore really important that all swimmers make every effort to attend training on the 7th October.

 

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Good news and a great opportunity for CCSC

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for Chichester Cormorants SC, that will enable us to build on the successes we have achieved, in recent months.

Following on the unfortunate demise of Chichester Area Youth, an extra two hours of pool time at Westgate Centre has become available, on a Monday evening, between 6 and 8pm.  As some of you will know, CCSC Age Group 1 and 2 swimmers already train at the Westgate on Mondays, 8-9pm.

As this is prime swimming time at Westgate, the CCSC committee has had to act quickly to secure this pool time for the club’s use.  The coaching team is looking at the best way to utilise this extra pool time, across all squads. A number of changes are planned, with implementation over the coming months.

The first change decided will impact Dev 1 and Dev 2 swimmers.  Instead of training at Westbourne House, on a Tuesday evening, we would like to move Dev 1 and Dev 2 sessions to swim at the same time, between 6-7pm at Westgate, on a Monday.

The CCSC coaches and committee feel this will bring several positives for all swimmers, including; all training at one venue and enabling swimmers to see progression through squads while enabling them to stay in touch with friends in other squad groups.  The coaches and committee also feel that training at the Westgate provides the best facilities and changing rooms currently available to the club’s members.

Once more plans have been finalised, we will post futher updates on the website.  Please ask a member of the committee if you have any questions about this.

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Next assessment swim date

The next CCSC Assessment Swim will be held on Sunday 12th Oct at the Westgate.

Please email ccsc@hotmail.co.uk for more details and if you would like to attend.

Please note swimmers who turn up unannounced will be unable to swim.

We need to do some paperwork with you before you swim, so please don’t turn up without contacting us!

If you have been trying to contact us this summer and have not heard back, we had some issues with email but all is fixed now!

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National Arena Swimming League South – 2014

Please see the team list for the three National Arena Swimming League South (NASLS) galas that will be held on the following dates:

Saturday 11th October – Waterlooville

Saturday 8th November – Venue TBC

Saturday 13th December – Venue TBC

Please note that the team list is subject to change depending on availability of swimmers and any subsequent changes in PBs at open meets and the club championships in November.

The NASLS is the biggest and most important competition of the year and it is really important that we select the strongest team possible in order to achieve the best result in what is a very competitive league.

The rules state that a swimmer may compete in two individual events in their own age group and one in the age group above.  You will therefore note that some swimmers are competing in more than one event.  Where this occurs in a particular age group, swimmers have been selected to swim in the freestyle and medley relays.  These swimmers should not be disheartened by this as selection for the NASLS gala team is still a great achievement and their contribution is just as important.

I would be grateful if selected swimmers could confirm their availability for the three dates listed above.  It is vitally important that all swimmers are available for all three galas as every point counts towards the final league position.

This is the best team that Chichester Cormorants has been able to select for several years and we have a very good chance of competing well against the 15 other teams in our division – so please, please, please make every effort to be available for all three galas!

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Junior Cup – Saturday 4th October – Gosport

Please see team list for the Junior Cup to be held at Gosport on Saturday 4th October.

Doors open at 6pm with warm-up at 6:15pm

Please email ccsc-tmgr@outlook.com to confirm availability or tick team sheet on the noticeboard at the Westgate Centre.

A minibus will be available and seats can be reserved on a first-come-first served basis.

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CCSC Win Again!

Congratulations to Chichester Cormorants SC who won the third round gala of the Rother League at the Arun Leisure Centre last night. PRA-140907-CCSC Winning Team - Rother League 2014

A brilliant start to the gala saw Chichester swimmers win 7 out of the first 10 races or come in close second in the other three races.

The penultimate race of the night was the Squadron which was closely contested between Chichester and Winchester. However, Chichester swimmers proved too strong for the opposition and won the very exciting race.

Although Winchester Penguins began to claw back some of the lead towards the end of the gala, the Cormorants held their nerve to win the gala by 27 clear points.

The final race of the evening was a one-off relay for veterens which saw Chichester swimmers Jane West, Darren Sims, Lisa Maynard, and Kerrin Cruttenden win the trophy for the second year in succession.  Just goes to show that our brilliant coaching team can ‘walk the talk’!

PRA-140907-Vets Relay Team - Rother League 2014

One small note of disappointment on what was an excellent evening was the number of swimmers who were not wearing club hats.  A reminder to everyone that a club hat must be worn at all competitions.

Otherwise what a brilliant night for Chichester Cormorants SC!

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Development Chaser Open Meet – Arun Leisure Centre

A reminder that Friday 5th Sept is the closing date for entries for the above open meet.

This is a level 3 open meet and includes 50m events in all four strokes for 9 and 1o year old swimmers only, 100m events in all four strokes for swimmers who are 10 years and over, and 200m events in all four strokes plus IM for swimmers who are 9 years and over.  The programme of events can be found here and the upper time limits (i.e. you must be slower than these times) can be found here.

Ages are as at 28th September and the entry fee per event is £4.50.

Click here for entry form and the deadline for entries is Friday 5th September

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SGM on Sept 25th 2014

Hi, please see the CCSC Notice of SGM and CCSC Constitution July 2014 for more information on the SGM in September.

Please join us at Hunston Village Hall, Thursday evening 25th Sept at 7.30pm.

If you have any questions about this or would like to let us know in advance you plan to come (please do!) then drop by the desk on Fridays.

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Sussex ASA County Winter Championships

As you may be aware, there have been some changes to the structure of the county swimming competitions in Sussex.

A new short course (25m pool) championship competition has been introduced this year and will take place at the Pavillions in the Park, Horsham on Sunday 26th October and Sunday 2nd November.

To qualify for this competition, all swimmers must register a time at a licensed open meet that is faster than their age related qualifying time (click here to view qualifying times).  At the present time, swimmers should use is their age as at the 2nd November 2014.

However, this is subject to review and may be changed to the swimmers age as at 31 December 2014.

Times that have been swam since the 1st March 2014, including the county championships, can be used for entry to the new county championships.  However, if an age group is oversubscribed, only the fastest swimmers will be accepted.

If you haven’t already registered a qualifying time then the following licensed open meets are available between now and the closing date for entries.  Please click on the link and submit the relevant online entry form if you wish to enter any of these open meets.  Please look at the programme of events and select the appropriate events for each gala bearing in mind that open meets usually start early in the morning and do not finish till late evening (do you really want to be there all day?)

Ken Deeley Open Meet – Saturday 13th September at Prince Regent Pool, Brighton

This is a level 3 sprint open meet and includes 50m events in all four strokes plus 100m IM.  The programme of events can be found here and the upper time limits (i.e. you must be slower than these times) can be found here.

Ages are as at 13th September and the entry fee per event is £4.50.

Click here for entry form and deadline for entries is Wednesday 13th August.

Development Chaser Open Meet – Sunday 28th September at Arun Leisure Centre

This is a level 3 open meet and includes 50m events in all four strokes for 9 and 1o year old swimmers only, 100m events in all four strokes for swimmers who are 10 years and over, and 200m events in all four strokes plus IM for swimmers who are 9 years and over.  The programme of events can be found here and the upper time limits (i.e. you must be slower than these times) can be found here.

Ages are as at 28th September and the entry fee per event is £4.50.

Click here for entry form and the deadline for entries is Friday 5th September

James Moreno Open Meet – Sunday 5th October at Quays Swimming Complex, Southampton

This is a level 2 open meet and includes 50m events in all four strokes for all swimmers who are 9 years and above, 100m events in all four strokes for swimmers who are 10 years and above, 200m freestyle, 200m IM and 400m freestyle for swimmers who are 9 years and above.  The programme of events can be found here and the qualifying times (i.e. you must be able to swim faster than these times) can be found here.

Ages are as at 5th October and the entry fee per event is £5.75.

Click here for the entry form and the deadline for entries is Wednesday 3rd September.

 

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A message from the Team Manager…

Please click here to read a message from the Team Manager

 

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