Annual Membership and ASA Renewal

The good news is that we are very nearly there on completing all the renewals across all swimmers, we have a few masters still to return the forms. Hopefully we now have everyone’s up to date details as well. We have also made excellent progress with the collection of arrears of subscriptions and amending standing orders.

A HUGE THANK YOU TO EVERYONE FOR MAKING THIS EXERCISE RELATIVELY EASY THIS YEAR.

Please remember to keep us up to date if your email address or contact details change and please do amend your standing orders quickly if the monthly fees change due to squad moves.

Hopefully everyone will continue to be members of the club, however if you do wish to leave the club then we do ask for at least one month’s notice to be given in writing.

It would be useful if you could let us or the coaches know if you are going to be missing from swimming sessions for any reason for more than a week.

You can email: ccsc@hotmail.co.uk

CCSC Committee

 

 

 

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Final details for everyone swimming or bringing swimmers (please also see the earlier post):

Venue: Prince Regent Swimming Complex, Church Street, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1YA

Cormorants grown-ups: Paul Mason, Jane West, Phil Rayner

Timing at the pool

• Doors open at 17.00: I’d suggest leaving plenty of time, as parking in that area of Brighton can be tricky

• Warm-up starts at 17.30

• Racing starts at 18.00, and is currently forecast to finish by 20.00, not 21.00 as originally thought

Minibus

• The minibus has to leave from Westgate by 16.00 at the latest. Please make sure you’re there by 15.45 so that we can get loaded and on the way in time. The cost is £3.00 per swimmer: please bring the right money, we won’t have enough pound coins and fivers to give everyone change!

• Currently on the bus (there have been a few changes to this, so get in touch if you thought you were on it but your name’s not on the list):

Ben Millard, Felix Talbot, Jasmine Westlake, Leila Solly, Helen Solly, Felicity Wise, Phil Rayner, Jess Rayner, Jane West and me.

• Estimated return to Westgate for the swimmers to be picked up is 21.00.

Lockers

Last time I swam at Brighton the lockers took a £1.00 coin, which was returned, just like at Westgate.

Team kit

We’d like as many swimmers as possible in Cormorants team kit: a hat for racing in at minimum, and a T-shirt or hoodie if they have one for poolside. This really helps everyone feel part of the team.

If you/your swimmer hasn’t competed before

When the doors open, there’s typically a bit of a bundle to a) get in and b) get a changing room and locker. Don’t panic: there’s always enough time to get out on poolside before the warm-up, even if you don’t get a changing room right away.

Although the gala is fairly short, it’s a good idea for the swimmers to have a water bottle and a snack with them. Personally I like to have a couple of bananas and some dried apricots in my bag. Other people prefer sweets like Jelly Babies or a Snickers for a little sugar boost.

Final teamsheet

Boys’ captain: Oscar Warrington

Girls’ captain: Felicity Wise

9 and under boys: Sean Savage, Dylan Atkinson, Max Sydenham

9 and under girls: Mathilde Butcher, Maddy Heywood, Gemma Appleton, Lauren Smith

10–11 years boys: Samuel Wren, Lucas Hutton, Jack Goacher, Joseph Stevens

10–11 years girls: Natalya Smith, Elise Tregus, Charlotte Brinsmead, Ellie Vigar

12–13 years boys: John Bugge, Ben Millard, Max Brinsmead, Nathan Ukrainec

12–13 years girls: Lauren Rainer, Leila Solly, Naomi Vigar, Jasmine Westlake

14–15 years boys: Ben Goacher, Felix Talbot, Oscar Warrington, Luke Smith

14–15 years girls: Bella Powell, Jess Rayner, Felicity Wise, Mia Clive

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RENEWALS OF ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP & ASA REGISTRATION.

Thank you to all those swimmers and parents that have now renewed their annual membership of the club and paid the membership fee. This now means that the club can complete the ASA renewals for 2016.

YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO SWIM AFTER 1st FEBRUARY 2016 IF YOUR MEMBERSHIP HAS NOT BEEN RENEWED AS YOU WILL NOT BE INSURED AS PREVIOUSLY ADVISED.

Every swimmer must renew their annual club membership and ASA registration.

Only swimmers who are up to date with their monthly subscriptions and have completed their annual club membership and ASA renewal, including making the payment of £32, will be allowed to swim after February 1st 2016.

As a last opportunity please contact me  before the 1st February at ccscmembers@gmail.com and I will arrange for you to complete the form and pay the membership fee and any arrears.

Masters: Please complete the renewal form including payment, and give to Jane West/Paul Mason in a named envelope.

Nicola Long

Acting Treasurer

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Club Photo

Can all swimmers please bring their T bags or  a blue T shirt on Friday for a Club Photo between sessions. Thanks.

Don’t forget Club T Shirts for use poolside can be ordered from the club desk on a Friday. It would be good if all swimmers could have one especially those swimmers that attend galas and open meets.

CCSC Committee

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ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL – LAST CHANCE TONIGHT

URGENT REMINDER – LAST CHANCE TO RENEW YOUR ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP & ASA REGISTRATION.

YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO SWIM AFTER 1st FEBRUARY 2016 IF YOUR MEMBERSHIP HAS NOT BEEN RENEWED AS YOU WILL NOT BE INSURED

The desk will be open  for the last time tonight Friday 29th January 18:45 – 20:00

Approximately 40 swimmers still need to renew. 

SWIMMERS

Please remember that every swimmer will need to visit the club desk  to renew their annual club membership and ASA registration. Only swimmers who are up to date with their monthly subscriptions and have completed their annual club membership and ASA renewal, including making the payment of £32, will be allowed to swim after February 1st 2016 so please make sure you visit the desk.

Masters: Please complete the renewal form including payment, and give to Jane West in a named envelope. Thank you.

ALL COACHES, COMMITTEE, POOLSIDE HELPERS AND PARENT HELPERS…

Please can you also visit the desk (on one of the dates above) to renew your club and ASA membership – there is no fee for our helpers but it is really important, for insurance purposes, that you complete the necessary paperwork.

FINALLY, if you are considering offering help in anyway then please visit the desk and get yourself registered… the more help we have the more we can offer your children.

Many thanks,

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Club Photo

Can all swimmers please bring their T bags or  a blue T shirt on Friday for a Club Photo between sessions. Thanks.

Don’t forget Club T Shirts for use poolside can be ordered from the club desk on a Friday. It would be good if all swimmers could have one especially those swimmers that attend galas and open meets.

CCSC Committee

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Brighton development gala, 6 February

Just over a week to go! I hope the swimmers are all looking forward to it.

The team sheet below has undergone quite a few revisions due to withdrawals and changes of heart. If anyone is surprised to be on it, or not to be on it, apologies: please let me (Paul Mason) know.

Teamsheet:

Boys’ captain: Oscar Warrington

Girls’ captain: Felicity Wise

The captains are there to help less-experienced swimmers, who should feel free to ask them for advice or help with problems. (They can also ask me or Jane, of course.)

9 and under boys: Sean Savage, Conor McCormack, Max Sydenham

9 and under girls: Mathilde Butcher, Maddy Heywood, Gemma Appleton, Lauren Smith

10–11 years boys: Samuel Wren, Lucas Hutton, Jack Goacher, Joseph Stevens

10–11 years girls: Natalya Smith, Elise Tregus, Charlotte Brinsmead, Ellie Vigar

12–13 years boys: John Bugge, Ben Millard, Max Brinsmead, SWIMMER NEEDED: t.b.c.

12–13 years girls: Lauren Rainer, Leila Solly, Naomi Vigar, Jasmine Westlake

14–15 years boys: Ben Goacher, Felix Talbot, Oscar Warrington, Luke Smith

14–15 years girls: Bella Powell, Jess Rayner, Felicity Wise SWIMMER NEEDED: t.b.c.

We still need two swimmers: a boy for the 12-13 year-old age group, and a girl for the 14-15 year-olds: if anyone would like to swim/has a friend who would like to swim, please get in touch!

What to bring

Just a few details for those who haven’t swum at a gala before. The pool in Brighton is usually quite warm inside. So:

  • Spare swimming costume, hat and goggles
  • A spare towel is usually also a good idea; the little micro-fibre ones are ideal for poolside
  • A Cormorants hat, and T-shirt or hoodie if you have one (all can be purchased on Friday nights). If you don’t yet have a Cormorants top of some kind, please bring something blue to wear and keep warm

The lockers in Brighton take a £1 coin, which is refundable.

Travel and times

Those travelling on the minibus need to be at Westgate by 15.45, for a prompt departure at 16.00. Currently booked on the bus: John Bugge, Ben Millard, Felix Talbot, Leila Solly, Felicity Wise, Phil Rayner, Jess Rayner, Jane West and me. That means there are still two places free.

Please be at the pool by just after 17.00 if you’re travelling under your own steam: warm-up starts at 17.30. There’s limited parking at the pool, but the public car park on Church Street is possibly a better bet (postcode BN1 1US).

Racing is due to start at 18.00; I’m not sure what time we’ll finish, but would hope to be done by 21.00.

 

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SWIM STOP DISCOUNT CODE

If you want to purchase anything from Swim Stop then you can use the following code to obtain a discount on any purchases except race suits and Sussex Memorabilia.

The Discount code is SS1998, for the online purchases at:
http://www.swimstop.co.uk

You can also get a discount when you buy from the shop in Waterlooville, or at their stand which is often at Open Meets or the Counties if you mention that you are a member of CCSC.

Any queries contact Jo Ward, Swim Stop Limited Tel. 023 92264196

CCSC Committee

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URGENT REMINDER – LAST CHANCE TO RENEW YOUR ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP & ASA REGISTRATION.

YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO SWIM AFTER 1st FEBRUARY 2016 IF YOUR MEMBERSHIP HAS NOT BEEN RENEWED AS YOU WILL NOT BE INSURED

The desk will be open again: Monday 25th January 18:30-19:30 or Friday 29th January 18:45 – 20:00

Approximately 5o% of swimmers still need to renew.

SWIMMERS

Please remember that every swimmer will need to visit the club desk on any of the dates above to renew their annual club membership and ASA registration. Only swimmers who are up to date with their monthly subscriptions and have completed their annual club membership and ASA renewal, including making the payment of £32, will be allowed to swim after February 1st 2016 so please make sure you visit the desk.

Masters: Please complete the renewal form including payment, and give to Jane West in a named envelope. Thank you.

ALL COACHES, COMMITTEE, POOLSIDE HELPERS AND PARENT HELPERS…

Please can you also visit the desk (on one of the dates above) to renew your club and ASA membership – there is no fee for our helpers but it is really important, for insurance purposes, that you complete the necessary paperwork.

FINALLY, if you are considering offering help in anyway then please visit the desk and get yourself registered… the more help we have the more we can offer your children.

Many thanks,

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Entries for County Championships

Deadline for entries for this year’s county championships is Friday 29th January.

The club’s online entry form can be found at the following link:

http://chichester-cormorants.org/open-meet-entries/

Details of the club champs and qualifying times / entry requirements can be found on the Sussex ASA Website:

http://www.sussexswimming.org/swimming/swimming-competitions/county-swimming-championships/

Please ensure that payment is made by bank transfer or at the club desk on Friday.

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