Arena League Raffle Prize Appeal
We are hosting the final round of the Arena League in Southampton on the 13th December and need to run a raffle to offset the costs of the event. If anyone has any suitable raffle prizes could they please bring these to the Swim Desk on Friday. All donations will be gratefully received. Thank you for your support.
There are still some slots available if you have not yet booked to meet with a Coach and you would like to…
The appointment sheet will be available on Monday for 15mins from 18:50 – 19:05, on the table by the ‘Sunday’ entrance to the coffee shop. (ie. near the fire escape door).
This will be the last opportunity to book as we need time to prepare for the meetings.
COACH/SWIMMER/PARENT MEETING INFO…
Just a reminder that our first evening of meetings will take place this Friday, 27th November.
Please see the timetable attached to remind yourself of the timeslot that you booked.
The meetings will take place along the main poolside; this will make it easy for the swimmers to hop out of their session for their meeting… and then hop back in again! Swimmers will need to bring a t-shirt poolside to slip on for this meeting, and parents are reminded to wear easy to remove footwear please.
This is the first time we have attempted these meetings so we would ask for your support and patience on our maiden voyage. Please also help the coaches to stick to the 5 mins allocated!
I hope you find the session useful.
Sue Goacher Chairman
Training this Wednesday, at Westgate, will not take place and is cancelled.
See you all Friday.
It’s hot in here
Its great to see so many new faces taking part in the Club Championships…As I think of what to write it becomes clear that there were so many great performances by so many swimmers.
What a great two nights, everyone swam so well with some amazing times. Club records were broken and PB’s were made. I think we need to turn the pool heating down more often! Well done everyone!
Saturday 12th December is the third and final round of this year’s National Arena Swimming League. CCSC are in the B Gala this year but we are ranked 2nd and therefore have a good opportunity to do well and finish the year on a high.
Team selection is based on performances in the club championships and therefore watch this space for further details in the very near future.
The gala is in Southampton on Saturday 12th December (doors open approx 6pm as usual).
Check the gala results page for summary and detailed performance reports from the club champs.
Well Done Everyone.
A quick message from the Chairman…
Well done to everyone who either competed or helped run the event. The feedback has been fantastic.
It was great to see everyone enjoying themselves, cheering and supporting each other.
There are always challenges: for some it was feeling nervously excited for their first competition. For other, more seasoned competitors, it is the opportunity to swim a PB, or maybe a decision taken to enter their ‘least favourite’ stroke! I don’t think there are many who stand on the blocks, waiting for the whistle, without feeling a little nervous. It is a useful and necessary life skill to challenge yourself to do things that make you feel a little nervous, or are out of your comfort zone, and to have a go at things you wouldn’t usually do because they are tricky…
TO EVERY SWIMMER: I hope you feel very proud of yourselves for taking part and for giving your best.
We definitely need to thank everyone who helped make the event happen, but without the swimmers we wouldn’t have an event to run! Thank you swimmers.
Thank you, and well done EVERYONE.
NATIONAL ARENA LEAGUE ROUND 3 – SATURDAY DECEMBER 12th 2015
The Team Manager will be selecting the team shortly following the results of the Club Championships.
Just a quick warning – we are hosting the next round of the Arena League on December 12th in Southampton. So we will need lots of helpers on that evening to run the door, do the refreshments, record the results, announce the results, poolside helpers and team manage etc…….so please keep the evening free and let us know if you can help – we will put the appeal out once we know the team.
Thank you all so much for helping out at the Club Champs on Friday and Saturday. It was a great turn out, and the swimmers all seemed to really enjoy themselves with some amazing results.
I say this every time, but it really wouldn’t happen if we weren’t able to rely on parents to rally round – not only the officials, but all the others in the background announcing the races, keeping the results up to date, marshalling the swimmers, sorting out admissions and the raffle and endlessly running round the pool with refreshments. Particular thanks go to Chris Spink, Karyn Richardson and Helen Hagan who all stepped in at the last minute.
It was also really nice to see some new faces among the helpers – the more we can get parents involved, especially of the younger swimmers, the more we will be able to achieve as a club. If any of you would like to take it further and become a trained timekeeper or a Level 1 Judge please let me know, and when I have enough interested people I will ask Ray if he is willing to run another course. It would be really great to get official times from our Club Champs as there were a few County level times last night, but at the moment we just don’t have enough registered officials.
Just a quick ‘heads up’ as well – we are hosting the next round of the Arena League on December 12th in Southampton, so if your child is picked for the team I will be asking you to help run that gala too – please keep the evening free if you can.
Many thanks again.
CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS – THANK YOU
Thank you to everyone that helped out at the Club Champs on Friday and Saturday. It was a great turn out, and the swimmers all seemed to really enjoy themselves with some amazing results.
We say this every time, but it really wouldn’t happen if we weren’t able to rely on parents to rally round – not only the officials, but all the others in the background announcing the races, keeping the results up to date, marshalling the swimmers, sorting out admissions and the raffle and endlessly running round the pool with refreshments. Particular thanks go to Chris Spink, Karyn Richardson and Helen Hagan who all stepped in at the last minute.
The Referees were very impressed with the quality of the timekeeping on both evenings.
It was also really nice to see some new faces among the helpers – the more we can get parents involved, especially parents of the younger swimmers, the more we will be able to achieve as a club.To run the event we needed a minimum of 28 helpers on each evening so you can see what a task it was.
We had a few issues with the Heat Sheets, these have to be produced once all the swimmers have registered on the night. Despite publishing the Registration Cut Off Time, problems were caused by swimmers registering late or not registering at all and swimmers changing their minds about which events they would swim at the last minute. Registration times will have to be strictly enforced next year.
It would be really great to get official licensed ASA times from our Club Champs as there were a few County level times achieved, but at the moment we just don’t have enough qualified officials available to obtain a Licence from the ASA.
If any of you would like to take it further and become a trained timekeeper or a Level 1 Judge please let us know, and when we have enough interested people we will ask Mr Barber if he is willing to run another course.