Development Chaser Open Meet – Arun Leisure Centre – Sunday 28th Sept 2014

Please refer to the Team Entry Report the for the above open meet.

Full details of the open meet can be found on the Littlehampton SC website.

Please note the following timings:

Doors open at 8:00am

Session 1 – Warm-up @ 8:30am for Events 1 to 9

Session 2 – Warm-up @ 12:00 for Events 10 to 18

Session 3 – Warm-up @ 3:45 for Events 19 to 26

Please ensure that all swimmers are poolside before the start of the warm-up.  Any swimmer not poolside by the start of the warm-up will be withdrawn from all events during that session.

A representative from the coaching team will be poolside to organise and encourage the swimmers throughout the day.

Please ensure that swimmers have the following items:

  • Jammers / swim suit
  • Club swim hat (*)
  • t-bag / polo shirt for pool side (*) – I have spares that you can borrow for the day.
  • Goggles
  • Towel for poolside
  • Towel for changing room
  • Drink bottle (full)
  • Food for breaks / after gala
  • Jelly babies for poolside
  • Medication (if required)
  • Two emergency contacts if parents are not attending the gala

(*) mandatory.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions and I look forward to seeing you on Sunday!

Good luck!

Phil Rayner
CCSC Team Manager

ccsc-tmgr@outlook.com
07791 174096

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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!

Swimmers are welcome from age 8+, CCSC are primarily looking to identify swimmers to join our talented Dev 1 squad.  If you are an older swimmer, or parent of one, or a Master, you are also welcome to inquire, please be aware though that we have limited capacity for extra swimmers in Dev 2, AG1 and AG2.

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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Reminder SGM on Thursday this week!

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.

Please let us know if you plan to come along.

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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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