Poolside Helpers

Can anyone who can help poolside please sign up on the notice board at Westgate.

Thank You.

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Sussex ASA Winter County Championships

This year’s winter county championships will be held at The Pavilions in the Park, Horsham on Sunday 25th October and Sunday 1st November.

Please see link for further information relating to the county championships and various open meets between now and the closing date for entries.

Please email ccsc-tmgr@outlook.com if you have any questions or require any further information.

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Chichester Westgate – Lifeguard Course – Over 16’s

Any member over 16 interested in qualifying as a Lifeguard……………………..Once qualified you may be able to help out with the club.

Westgate Leisure Chichester will be holding a National pool lifeguard qualification from Monday 3rd August – Saturday 8th August 2015. The course will run from 09.00-17.00 across the six days.

COURSE PRE REQUISITES:
All new candidates must meet the following criteria:
Must be 16 years of age prior to assessment
Jump/dive into deep water
Swim 50 metres in no more than 60 seconds
Swim 100 metres continuously on front and back
In deep water, tread water for 30 seconds
Surface dive to the floor of the pool
Climb out unaided without ladder/steps and where the pool design permit
The cost of the course is £180.
Course Overview:

The internationally recognised Royal Lifesaving Society (RLSS UK) National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) is not only a qualification that will train you to become a Pool Lifeguard but can also be a stepping stone into a career within the leisure industry. The NPLQ requires a minimum of 37.5 hours (5 days) training and requires 100% attendance. In order to perform lifeguard duties candidates must be physically fit, have good vision and hearing, be mentally alert and self disciplined*. The course will be delivered using a variety of methods including:
• PowerPoint Presentations
• Flip Chart Exercises
• Guided Group Discussions
• Guided Group Activities
• Practical Demonstrations and Training
The NPLQ and AED certificate is valid for 2 years from the date of successful completion of the course.
Topics Covered:
The NPLQ+AED covers all elements of Pool Rescue Techniques, Lifeguard Theory, First Aid, CPR and Automated External Defibrillator (AED). The course is physically demanding and will include swimming to set times, lifting casualties and diving to the deepest part of the pool. Approved prior learning can be applied upon proof of certification, please ask your trainer for further details.
For full details on the courses content and to view IQL UK policies, please visit http://www.rlss.org.uk
You are required to bring the following items to the course:
• Photographic Identification (must be shown to the trainer on the first day of the course)
• A whistle
• Swimming costume
• Towel
• Shorts and t-shirt to be worn in the water
• Pen / pencil
Some of the days may include water work on more than one occasion and candidates may prefer to bring two sets of towels, shorts and t-shirts.
Course Assessment:

The course syllabus and practical skills are continually assessed by the course trainer and a suitable level competence must be achieved to be put forward for a final independent assessment. The assessment will include verbal question and answer sessions, practical demonstrations of water rescue skills, CPR and First Aid.
For more information please email jaskham@chichester.gov.uk

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Subscription Payments

Thank you to all those members that have responded to our Subscription Payment queries and requests for payment. We do still have a number of members that we need to contact to resolve the payment issues.

There will be another opportunity to pick up a standing order form, pay any arrears by cash or cheque and ask any questions at the Subs Enquiry/Payment Desk at Westgate during the Swim Sessions on  Friday 17th July  from 6.30pm.

The club has had a few issues over the payment of Members subscriptions, some members have been paying annually, some pay by standing order, some swimmers have moved groups and subscription payments have not been increased accordingly and some payments seem to have stopped without notice. It may be that the swimmer has stopped attending but we have not been given any notice. The new Treasurer , Denise Sims would like to get all the payments back on track and our information up to date before the new Subs start in September.

The committee would prefer to move away from annual payments to avoid the issues with swimmers changing groups etc.

The club is entirely reliant on the payment of subscriptions to be able to pay the pool fees and run the club efficiently so your understanding and co-operation would be very much appreciated.

Please could you all check that you have been making the correct payments and if you have any queries please ask. This is particularly the case with annual payers – please could you check when your last payment was made and how much was paid and let us know so we can check our records.

Dev 1 and 2 swimmers’  Fees are £33 per month ( increasing to £35 per month from 1/9/15) and  Age Group Swimmers’  Fees are  £35 per month ( increasing to £42 per month from 1/9/15). Masters fees are £35 per month.

You can also email us at : ccsc@hotmail.co.uk

Many thanks, Chichester Cormorants Swimming Club Committee.

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Save the Date – Cormorants Social Event

The Club are planning to have a social evening for all swimmers , coaches, helpers and parents on Friday 4th September 2015. More details to follow but please put this date in your diaries now.

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ASA South East Open Water Championships July 2015

Adam Long Jane West and Darren Sims

Adam Long Jane West and Darren Sims

On Saturday 11th July  the SE ASA Open Water Championships were held at Westhampnett in Chichester. The weather was quite changeable and fairly windy but the water temp was 21 which was good as no wet-suits  were allowed for this event. There was a great turnout with swimmers in all age groups travelling from from Oxford, Kent,Portsmouth,Reading, and IOW!

There were also three intrepid swimmers from Chichester Cormorants. Darren Sims and Jane West took to the water first to swim 3km which was six laps of the course.Adam Long followed in the 1.5km event and he was up against some strong competition from  large clubs from  Farnham, Shiverers , Didcot Barramundi and Bicester who have Open Water Squads.

Darren finished first in his age group in a time of 49:04:00,  Jane finished second in her age group with a time of 56:33:00 and Adam came home in a time of 23:52:20 10th in his age group.

It was a great local event  but was disappointing that there were very few swimmers from our local area.  It would certainly be great to try and get a team together for next year to outnumber some of the other clubs and show our support as a club to the South East ASA. See some of the pictures below to get a flavour of the event.

The course at the lake

The course at the lake

Waiting to start the 1.5km male race

Waiting to start the 1.5km male race

And they are off...1.5km swimmers

And they are off…1.5km swimmers

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Subs Enquiry Desk 13th July 2015

Don’t forget we will have a desk tonight at Westgate to deal with any Subs Enquiries. Payments, shortfalls etc.

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Subscriptions – A Few Issues – Enquiry Desk Monday 13th and Friday 17th July

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The club has had a few issues over the payment of Members Subscriptions, some members have been paying annually, some pay by standing order, some swimmers have moved groups and subscription payments have not been increased accordingly and some payments seem to have stopped without notice. It may be that the swimmer has stopped attending but we have not been given any notice. The new Treasurer , Denise Sims would like to get all the payments back on track and our information up to date before the new Subs start in September.

We are therefore going to have a  Subs Enquiry/Payment Desk at Westgate during the Swim Sessions on Monday 13th July and Friday 17th July where you can pick up a standing order form, pay any arrears by cash or cheque and ask any questions.  A committee member  is also  generally available  every Friday evening at the Club Desk.

The committee would prefer to move away from annual payments to avoid the issues with swimmers changing groups etc.

The club is entirely reliant on the payment of subscriptions to be able to pay the pool fees and run the club efficiently so your understanding and co-operation would be very much appreciated.

Please could you all check that you have been making the correct payments and if you have any queries please ask. This is particularly the case with annual payers – please could you check when your last payment was made and how much was paid and let us know so we can check our records.

You can also email us at : ccsc@hotmail.co.uk

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Poolside Helpers

Dear Parents/supporters,

The poolside help rota is now up on the  Cormorants notice board at Westgate and needs filling in – please write yourself on if you can spare an hour or two!

We are still short of help for the majority of sessions. Please do not underestimate the value of helping poolside. Those who have already started to help have enjoyed getting to know the swimmers and feel more involved in the club. Their help has enabled the coaching team time to focus on individuals and groups of swimmers; the more help we have to more this can continue…

Anytime you can spare is greatly appreciated, however a regular slot will help you feel confident more quickly. It is not set in stone and can be as flexible as you need.

The rota will also be on the desk on Friday evenings too, so please come a talk to someone on the desk if you would like to help but are still a bit unsure.

Many thanks,
Cormorant Committee

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Goodwood Competition

Don’t forget to pick up your prizes tonight… Toby Key Jacqui Heyworth and Rebecca Hadnett.

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