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Guildford City Open Meet – Saturday 4th December

Please see link to GCSC website for full details of this open meet.

Please link to online entry form.

Email if you have any questions.

Phil Rayner
CCSC Team Manager

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Chichester Cormorants Swimming Club – Officials Wanted

Chichester Cormorants Swimming Club – Officials Wanted

We are a competitive swimming club and the swimmers love to compete at club galas,  club championships, inter club galas, open meets and county competitions – look at the recent successes….but they may not be able to unless you are prepared to help……………..

Officials can be easily spotted around the pool at all galas, they are the people wearing white, armed with clipboards, stop watches and whistles, ensuring that everything is running within the rules. Have you wondered where they all come from? Well they are all volunteers all swimmers or parents.

Without qualified officials, galas would not run and your swimmer would not be able to compete. The Club are obliged to supply judges and timekeepers at all the galas we attend otherwise the club cannot take part.  Unless the gala is internal and unlicensed all officials now have to be qualified. Just to run a gala you need a minimum of 20 officials. We currently have only one qualified J1 official and rely on help from officials who have no children at the club.

We have 120 junior swimmers that is potentially nearly 150 possible officials- we have 1 qualified official!

We need parents of swimmers to offer their services to be trained as ASA (British Swimming) Officials. You are offering help to assist your swimmer and other swimmers in the club achieve their potential by being able to compete at all levels.

Why Volunteer?

If you have ever commented at a gala on how hot it is or how long it is taking between races or how uncomfortable the seats are, then you need to volunteer, get trained and get poolside, you will enjoy it.

  • You will not get bored and uncomfortable; you will be involved.
  • It will help you and your child gain a greater understanding of the competitive swimming environment.
  • You will save money on spectator fees; officials go free.
  • At County meets you can claim travel expenses.
  • At other galas you often get a bottle of wine! You may get a T shirt and a water bottle.

No previous experience is necessary as all aspects will be taught. Training consists of a small amount of classroom work and the rest is practical, hands on training, usually at the galas you would be attending anyway.

Please speak to Nicola Long (our J1) who will happily share her experiences with you and give you more information. We then need to arrange a Timekeepers Course and J1 Training. Unfortunately now  for Licenced Meets all timekeepers have to be J1 or training to be J1’s.

The club will cover all course fees.



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Friday is Swim Desk Night

From 6.45 to 8.15 the Swim Desk will be available . You can pay those outstanding fees, check up on up coming galas and open meets, pick up and hand in your Club Champs forms and payments, buy goggles, water bottles and club hats, read the recent notices and find out information on the club and volunteering etc etc etc.


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Appeal for a Fundraising Officer


Fundraising Officer

The club have now started another financial year without a fundraising officer and we really do need a willing member to take on this role to assist in raising additional funding for the club. As you are all aware the membership fees do only just cover the pool hire and leave us with very little money to add anything extra, like  further training, additional activities,equipment,social events, awards.

We need someone to provide a  central point of contact for fundraising queries and to take the lead on developing opportunities for accessing grants and funding. This may include identifying funding opportunities from local sponsors, organising fundraising activities and the preparation and submission of funding bids to organisations. To promote and publicise any funding secured for the club through the club newsletters, website and notice board, in association with the Press Officer.

No experience is necessary, there is an excellent ASA Guideline and the ASA have lots of information available to assist. You should be enthusiastic  and have an interest in sourcing funding opportunities.

The level of commitment is not great, we have committee meetings once a month.

I am sure that of the 130 swimmers and parents and carers in the club there is one of you out there who could help with this very important role. Please can someone step up and assist the club it is run for your swimmers entirely by volunteers.

If you are interested in helping the club please contact me and we can discuss it further.

Nicola Long

CCSC Treasurer


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Appeal for ( more ) Raffle Prizes

We are hosting the next round of the Arena League at the Mountbatten Centre in Portsmouth on the 12th November, the league require us to run a raffle  and therefore can we please ask you to dig deep and donate some suitable gifts to enable us to run this raffle and also please remember that we need raffle prizes for the Club Championships as well. Bottles, books, toiletries, chocolates, hampers,vouchers etc are always very welcome. Please give them to a committee member or drop them at the swim desk on Friday evenings.

Thank You Very Much.

CCSC  Committee

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Up & Coming Open Meets


The Sussex ASA County Championships & Age Group Competition is due to take place at the K2 in Crawley during February 2017.  This does not leave a great deal of opportunity to gain county qualifying times before the deadline for entries.

Please see link to document that lists open meets and other licensed team galas.  Online entry forms will be available in the near future.

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Sussex ASA County Championships & Age Group Competition 2017

Next year’s Sussex ASA County Championships & Age Group Competition 2017 will be held at K2 Crawley on the following dates:

  • Sunday 5th February 2017 (long distance events)
  • Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th February 2017
  • Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th February 2017

Click the following links to view provisonal programme of events and updated qualifying times.

The County Relay Gala will be held on Sunday 29th January 2017 at Pavillions in the Park, Horsham with further details to follow.


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Sussex ASA Winter County Competition 2016 – Results

Crawley K2, 15th & 16th October 2016

Summary results

14 Swimmers / 51 Events

34 new PBs and 32 County Qualifying Times (Long Course)

3 Golds – Seb Hadnett (50m butterfly, backstroke and freestyle)

3 Silver – Seb Hadnett (100m freestyle and IM) and India Rose (50m backstroke)

Seb Hadnett also finished as best 13-year-old boy with 3,732 FINA points.

Results (with splits)

Performance Report

Match Report

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Winter Counties

Well done to all the swimmers this weekend. 14 swimmers,  51 events, 39 personal bests, three gold medals, three silver medals, 4 fourth places, 8 fifth places, 1  x 6th place.

Massive congratulations, two very long days starting at 8.30 and finishing at 6.30.

Many many thanks to Phil for being poolside all day Saturday and most of Sunday and to Molly for helping all day on Saturday and also to Rebecca for being poolside on Sunday.

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