No swimming Monday 29th, enjoy the sun and stay safe at the beach.

We will see you all back down the pool Wednesday 1st September (Dev 1/2 @ 6pm AGR 1/2 @ 7pm).

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Anyone interested in open water swimming might like to know about some training sessions run by Sudeste. They happen though the summer on Saturdays at 12.00, and alternate locations between the end of Joliffe Road in East Wittering and somewhere in Littlehampton. The next session in East Wittering will be on 27 August.

Swimmers must be 16 to attend, and the cost is £10. If you’ve ever paid £5 to swim around two buoys at the Watersports Centre lake, this will seem good value: the sessions are structured, in an open-ocean environment, with at least one qualified coach watching and offering feedback from a rescue board.

The sessions are not linked to Cormorants, but are a nice complement to the training we do. They’d be good practice for anyone with a long-distance charity swim or open water tri swim on the horizon.

If you’d like to know more, come and find me poolside.

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Fancy something different this summer?

3 Cormorants’ members have already entered (including your very own head coach!) this excellent local aquathon (swim and run).

More details here:

With a 5pm start time it is favourable for a fun family afternoon out, see you there!

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The 400m freestyle final at this year’s Olympics was a great lesson in how to pace a race. Unfortunately, though, the rube in the story is British swimmer James Guy.

Below, the relative split times of Guy and the eventual winner, Australia’s Mack Horton. Horton swam a beautifully even race, winding it up in the last 150m and achieving a negative split: 111.19 seconds for the first 200m, 110.36 seconds for the second 200m.

Contrast this with Guy, who cooked himself at the beginning, swimming very fast over the first 100m. Splits: 110.23 for the first 200m, 114.45 for the second.

What’s interesting is that the middle 200m of the race for each swimmer was basically the same: Horton 113.95, Guy 114.09. It was where each swimmer used their biggest effort – first 100m or last 100m – that made the difference.

Horton 50m splits: Guy 50m splits:
26.05 (from dive) 25.87 (from dive)
28.01 27.83
28.74 28.29
28.39 28.24
28.55 28.80
28.27 28.76
27.39 28.96
26.15 27.93

Later, looking at some shorter-distance results:

The men’s 100m free is won by Kyle Chalmers in a sub-48 time. At the turn Kyle is 7th, and the commentators are saying things like “slow start” and “needs to work on his start”. Then the women’s 100m free: at the turn, Penny Oleksiak splits 25.7 (from a dive) and is seventh. She swims a 27-dead final 50, half a second faster than the next-fastest swimmer, and takes joint gold. The next-fastest swimmer? The other gold medallist, Simone Manuel.

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Sussex Masters & Open Age Group Championships

Where & When: Worthing Splashpoint Leisure Centre – Sunday 18th September 2016

Events – 25m, 50m & 100m events for all strokes plus 4 x 25m relays.

Age as at: 31st December 2016

Cost per Entry: £5 per individual event.  25 m events are free if swimmer enters 2 or more individual events otherwise £5 per event.  Relays are £8 per team for each event.

Deadline for Entries: Please use online form – FRIDAY 24TH AUGUST

Please see programme of events.

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Ken Deeley Open Meet – Saturday 10th Sept at Prince Regent, Brighton

The Ken Deeley Open Meet is a level 3 meet and is an ideal gala for younger and less experienced swimmers.

Where & When: Prince Regent Swimming Complex, Brighton – 10th September 2016

Events – 50m events for all strokes, 100m IM and 200m Freestyle

Age as at: Day of Gala

Cost per Entry: £5 plus £1 per swimmer to cover the cost of poolside pass (based on minimum 10 swimmers – if less than 10 swimmers you may be asked for further contribution).

Deadline for Entries: Please use online form – FRIDAY 24TH AUGUST

Please see gala programme of events and conditions.  Please note that upper qualifying times apply.

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A reminder to all members that training has resumed this evening. Sessions continue for the rest of August as follows:

Monday 6-7pm Dev 1 & 2 

Monday 7 – 9 AG 1 & 2

Wednesday 6 – 7pm Dev 1 & 2

Wednesday 7 – 8pm AG 1 & 2

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With a dedicated club page at ProSwimwear, Chichester Cormorants swimming club can benefit from earning cash back from purchases made by club members.

Click on the image below to enter the dedicated CCSC ProSwimwear shop and start earning cashback for the club!

Proswimwear Logo

Go to the ProSwimwear webpage.

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Day 2 Fareham Nomads

Another successful day for CCSC only two entrants. Gold for Adam in 50 Breaststroke with Winter County Qualifying time. Silver in 100 Ind Medley just off qualifying time and a fantastic 200 m breaststroke time for Mathilde Butcher in 03:40:25 and a court qualifying time and a gold medal. Well done too to Adam who was an excellent poolside coach.

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A massive congratulations to Adam, Mathilde and James who today competed at Waterlooville. We may have been a small team  but we made sure every race counted.
Mathildes breaststroke was simply amazing and not only took Gold with a very impressive PB also qualifies for he counties in October. Well done.

James entered 50 fly, 100 free, 50 back and 100 back took 2 golds, 1 silver and 1 bronze and qualified in all 4 strokes for the counties.

And finally Adam, also took a gold for 200 breast stroke.

Good luck to Adam and Mathilde who are competing in the afternoon session tomorrow.

So not a bad day at all for the cormorants – I wonder what these points will do to the blue and gold team???

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