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Sussex County Champs

Good Luck to all our swimmers at K2 this weekend.Follow the results on Meet Mobile. Follow us on Twitter.

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100 Number Grid-Fantastic Prizes

Don’t forget to choose your numbers tonight  at the Swim Desk -£5 each there are some fantastic prizes to win!

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Just a reminder that the Counties are this weekend  and there are still a number of you that have not yet paid your entry fees.  You have been sent an invoice but it is £5 per event plus £1 as a contribution to the Poolside Pass.Please pay by BACS ( Ref Swimmer Name + Counties) to the Club account or by cheque or cash to the swim desk this Friday.

The Club has had to pay the Entry Fees in advance otherwise the swimmers would have been withdrawn.


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Urgent : Officials Training – Level 1 Officials.


If there is anyone that is seriously interested in training to be a qualified official then can you please speak to me at swimming tonight or email me at as soon as possible as there are limited places. There is a free training course on the 19th March 2017 which is titled Judge Level 1 Intro.

This will cover an introduction to officiating at swimming galas explaining duties of level 1 Officials including timekeeping, Chief Timekeeper, Inspector of Turns and Chief Inspector of Turns. Discussing the FINA Rules of swimming. This session will be accepted as the ‘Group Workshop Session 1’ required by the ASA for all those wishing to become Level 1 Officials. Workbooks will be available for candidates not already signed up for the Level 1 course.

If this course is attended this will enable you to timekeep at licensed meets and also officiate as a J1 in training. This will be a great benefit to the club that currently only has one licensed official.

We have two people signed up already and a number of others are attending other sessions so lifts may be possible.

Sussex are again running a CPD training day on Sunday 19 March at Dorothy Stringer High School, Loder Road, Brighton BN1 6PZ.

The day will provide an opportunity for club volunteers, officials, coaches, teachers, committee members and parents to learn new skills, share good practice and gain qualifications that will help clubs develop in the future.

Continuous Professional Development training day Programme Sunday 19 March at Dorothy Stringer High School, Loder Road, Brighton BN1 6PZ.

 09:00-09:30  Registration, Briefing, Tea/Coffee/Biscuits and Introduction

09:30-12:30   Workshop 6

Nicola Long


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Brighton gala results


A big whoop to everyone who swam at Brighton last night. It was a great show by the whole team.

The youngest swimmers led the charge in the very first race. Ahead of the start there were some very nervous-looking girls at each end of the pool, but boy were they fierce when they hit the water. None could withstand the mighty force of the young Cormorants, who powered to a famous win – three of them in their first ever inter-club race.

A special mention in dispatches also goes to the 12-13 and 14-16 girls’ teams. Faced with a no-notice absentee from the 14-16 age group, they all put their heads together and came up with a plan to cover the gaps. It meant a lot of swims per head for some of them, quite a few in less-than-favourite strokes, but it was a tremendous team performance in every sense.

Up and down the age groups there were really too many heart-gladdening swims to list. We won quite a few races: the record shows eight wins, eight second places and 11 third. Of course, the record can’t show who stepped up for their first-ever race even though they were tearful with nerves, or who did their least-favourite stroke because it helped the team. It can’t show who got their start and turn spot-on, made a perfect relay takeover, or swam faster than ever to pull their team up one place in a relay. And it can’t show the more experienced swimmers who made sure to give time to their teammates. There were plenty of examples of each of those last night. You know who you are: well done.

(For the actual record, the results are here: bdsc-gala-results)

Lastly, heartfelt thanks to Neil Bradfield and Alison Carr for their work getting the swimmers organised for races; I’ve done that job myself, and it’s not a lot more fun than peeling potatoes. Big thanks also to Lee Sydenham, for being the club’s timekeeper on the night.

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100 Number Grid Competition

Please help to boost the club’s funds and take part in the 100 Number Grid Competition that we are running this month.

We have four fantastic prizes for you to win.

All you have to do is choose a number ( or more than one) write your name and a contact number on the grid and pay us £5 per number.


We will be bringing the grid around on swim nights so there will be plenty of opportunities to buy a number.

Once all 100 numbers have been taken we will use a random number generator to pick the winning numbers.



Gents Skagen Watch

1st prize Gents Brown Strap Skagen Watch ( RRP £155) very kindly donated by Pressleys Jewellers 




Ashley Clarke Still Bracelet

2nd Prize Ladies Ashley Clarke Amazonite Oval Stilla Bracelet ( RRP £95)   very kindly donated by Pressleys Jewellers 

3rd Prize Family Membership to Westgate Leisure Centre ( 2 Adults and 2 Under 16’s) ( RRP£86.90) very kindly donated by Everyone Active everyone-active

4th Prize Family Membership to Westgate Leisure Centre ( 2 Adults and 2 Under 16’s) ( RRP £86.90)very kindly donated by Everyone Active



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Swimzi Club Hoodies and Onezies….

Hi everyone if you ordered a hoodie and or a onezie they have arrived and Rebecca will have these  for you to collect at the Swim Desk tonight.

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CCSC Annual General Meeting

Please see links to the Minutes of the AGM held on the 19th January 2017 and Supporting Documents.








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We have previously asked for someone to step up and join the committee as the club’s fundraising office but no one has come forward.

As you are all aware the subscriptions have recently been raised and as you are aware the subscriptions only just cover the basic running costs of the club, the pool hire, the lifeguards, the insurance and obligatory courses for the coaches and poolside helpers.

To keep these subscriptions at the level they are now the club really does need to raise some additional funding.

Therefore the committee are making a plea for someone to step up and and help the committee, if you do not want to be a committee member that is fine, if you only want to commit to help with one or two specific projects that is fine but we have the opportunity to apply for funding from West Sussex County Council, the ASA and other sporting bodies and we need someone to assist with a funding application. The committee has some ideas but we need someone  else to take the lead and share the workload on this project.

This should not take up much time. Please consider this request which will benefit your own children and the club as a whole.

If you can help please speak to Nicola Long or one of the other committee members.

Thank You

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