CCSC AGM TONIGHT

Reminder that the  Annual General Meeting will be held tonight  the 19th January 2017 at 8:00pm At North Mundham Village Hall, Chichester PO20 1LA

 

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Swim Desk : Renewals Apologies

Many apologies that I was not at Westgate last night, two hours stuck in the traffic from Fareham  meant I did not arrive until 7.50pm!

I will ensure the forms are on the desk on Friday evening. Next sessions are Monday 23rd and Friday 27th.

Nicola Long

 

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SWIM DESK HELPERS PLEASE……

Can you spare just an hour and a half every six weeks?  The dedicated team of Friday swim desk volunteers needs just three more helpers, ensuring no-one has to be there more than once every six weeks.  This essential role is suitable for anyone but especially for those with swimmers who do the first session on Fridays as the desk is open from 6.45pm til 8.15pm.  Absolutely no knowledge is required as you will be working alongside someone who knows what they are doing and, if ever you can’t make your slot, with so many helpers on the list it is always easy to arrange a swap.  This is a great way to find out about the world of competitive swimming, whilst doing your bit to keep Cormorants going.  Please email dawn@springboardmarketing.org.uk or give your details to the swim desk this Friday.  Thank you!

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ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL TONIGHT 6.30 to 7.30pm

Please visit Nicola Long in the reception/cafe area at Westgate Leisure to fill in the necessary Membership Renewal Forms and make your payment.

It is essential that EVERY swimmer renews their Annual Club & ASA membership and also completes a new contact information sheet so we can keep our records up to date.

ASA membership is essential for every swimmer as they are not insured without it; therefore any swimmer who has not renewed (and made payment) by February 1st  2017 will not be allowed to enter the water after this date. Every swimmer must also be up to date with their subscription payments otherwise their membership will not be renewed. This will be strictly enforced so please renew and  make your payments as soon as possible.

MEMBERSHIP FEE: £32 – preferably payable by cash or cheque to make it easy to keep track of every member’s payment.  Cheques can be made payable to Chichester Cormorants Swimming Club (CCSC). Please put the name of the swimmer on the back of the cheque. If you want to make payment by BACS directly to the  Club bank account then you can do so provided payment is received by the 1st February 2017 and provided that you inform us that this is how you intend to pay when the Membership Renewal Form is returned. Please put the name of the swimmer and ‘Renewal’ in the bank reference.

This is a massive task for the committee so please bear with us and help make the process as smooth as possible.

Many thanks,

CCSC Committee

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Sussex ASA County Championships & Age Group Competition 2017

Please see link to entry form for this year’s county championships.

Note that deadline for entries is Wednesday 25th January.

Full details of the championships can be found on the ASA website.

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Presentation Ceremony and Annual Review 22nd January 2017

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Dear All, Just to confirm that the  Presentation Ceremony for the Annual Awards and the Club Champs and  the Annual Review for 2015/16  will take place on Sunday 22nd January  2017 from 4:00pm-6:00pm. Venue: St Wilfred’s Hall, Sherborne Road, Parklands,PO193AG. We … Continue reading

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Monthly Subscription Increase : 1st February 2017

Subscription Increases

After due and careful consideration the Committee has reluctantly but prudently decided to increase monthly subscriptions  by £3 for Dev 2 and Age Group swimmers with effect from the 1st February 2017.

Development Group 2 from £35 to £38

Age Group 1 from £42 to £45

Age Group 2 from £42 to £45

The decision has been taken in order to keep pace with increasing pool costs and continue to strengthen the Club’s financial base. You will recall from past AGMs , that our subscription income only just covers  our normal operating costs of pool hire.  We aspire over time to correct this as the club cannot continue to make a loss each year, hence this increase is in line with that strategy, and also recognises increased pool hire costs which we are as you know experiencing. Fees have not been increased since September 2015.

The committee have also been trying to encourage a member to take on a fundraising role to try and increase income, so far no one has come forward, if we could raise additional funds through sponsorship, grants and  donations then the club would be in a much more secure financial position and further increases in subscriptions may be avoided. We need someone to step up to this role.

It has been decided to leave Development Group 1 subscriptions at the same level to reflect the pool time they have available. Similarly it has been decided to leave Masters at the same level to reflect the pool time available, that the masters sessions are ‘un coached’ and in an effort to support  the Committee’s aim  to increase membership at master level.

As ever the monthly subscriptions are due in advance on the 1st of each month, we have been very successful over the last 18 months in collecting and reducing arrears and in collecting fees by the deadlines, which of course is crucial for the cash flow of the Club, and so once again your cooperation in this will be very much appreciated.

If you are affected by the increase can you please contact your bank immediately and amend your standing order to take effect from the 1st February 2017. This will avoid the need for us to collect and chase any shortfalls in the February payments which is a thankless and time consuming task.

Nicola Long

CCSC Treasurer

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Annual Membership & ASA Registration Renewal Evenings -1st session Friday 13th.

The Membership Renewal Forms will be available from the Registration Desk on Friday but if you want to download the form and complete it at home here it is…. Please then return the form and payment to Nicola Long or Jess Brinsmead at the Registration Desk.

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Annual Membership & ASA Registration Renewal Evenings -1st session Friday 13th.

Annual Membership & ASA Registration Renewal Evenings

Mondays: 16th and 23rd January  18:30 – 19:30

Fridays: 13th  & 27th January 18:45 – 20:00

Please visit Nicola Long and Jess Brinsmead at the Club Desk in the reception area at Westgate Leisure to fill in the necessary Membership Renewal Forms and make your payment.

It is essential that EVERY swimmer renews their Annual Club & ASA membership and also completes a new contact information sheet so we can keep our records up to date.

ASA membership is essential for every swimmer as they are not insured without it; therefore any swimmer who has not renewed (and made payment) by February 1st  2017 will not be allowed to enter the water after this date. Every swimmer must also be up to date with their subscription payments otherwise their membership will not be renewed. This will be strictly enforced so please renew and  make your payments as soon as possible.

MASTERS: Please complete the Membership Renewal Form including payment, and give to Jane West in a named envelope.

If you cannot make any of these payment sessions please email Nicola Long at ccscmembers@gmail.com to make alternative arrangements.

MEMBERSHIP FEE: £32 – preferably payable by cash or cheque to make it easy to keep track of every member’s payment.  Cheques can be made payable to Chichester Cormorants Swimming Club (CCSC). Please put the name of the swimmer on the back of the cheque. If you want to make payment by BACS directly to the  Club bank account then you can do so provided payment is received by the 1st February 2017 and provided that you inform us that this is how you intend to pay when the Membership Renewal Form is returned. Please put the name of the swimmer and ‘Renewal’ in the bank reference.

ALL COACHES, COMMITTEE, POOLSIDE HELPERS AND PARENT HELPERS…

Please can you also visit the desk (on one of the dates above) to renew your club  and ASA membership – there is no fee for our helpers as the Club covers the ASA registration fee but it is really important, for insurance purposes, that you complete the necessary paperwork.

This is a massive task for the committee so please bear with us and help make the process as smooth as possible.

FINALLY, if you are considering offering help in anyway then please visit the desk and get yourself registered… the more help we have the more we can offer your children.

Many thanks,

CCSC Committee

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BWFSC Long Course Open Meet report

Five of our swimmers made the long journey to North London to take part in this open meet on Sunday 8th January 2017, two main attractions; the chance to swim in a 50m pool and the chance to swim at the London Aquatics Centre Olympic Pool. After an early start ( 7.40am sign in)  the five found a very spacious poolside spot and settled in for what turned out to be a very long but rewarding day. 212 swimmers in the girls 50 freestyle shows how busy it was!

First up was Adam Long in the 50 breaststroke one long length of the pool, the full English Breakfast at 7.15 am paid off, with a time of 34.08 and the first gold medal of the day.

Then all five stepped up for the 100m freestyle. It was great to see five Cormorants heading up to the marshalling area. Seb took Gold and Adam Bronze. At this point Nicki was sent out for much needed refreshments.

Next up was Joe and Sam in the 50 backstroke. Then Seb and Adam in the 50 Fly, both taking the Gold medal in their age group.

Then all five boys entered the 50m Freestyle. Seb and Adam taking Gold and Bronze again.The afternoon dragged on then Joe and Sam were in the  100m backstroke. Joe and Charlie then headed home.

It was close to 6.30 when Adam and Seb  finally went up for the 100m Butterfly  and the pool was beginning to empty out as other swimmers went home desperate to avoid the tube strike.   Both boys took Silver medals. Sam and Seb then headed home and Adam  had a long wait for his last event of the day  at close to 7.15 pm  – despite hunger and tiredness kicking in he managed a brilliant second place.Then had to wait for Mum to finish timekeeping. we finally left the pool at 7.40pm.

Final tally was 12 PB’s  Charlie (2) Joe (1) Sam (2)  Seb ( 3) Adam (4)  five gold medals, three silver medals and two bronze medals from 20 events.  Seven County QT’s Charlie ( 2)  Seb (4) and Adam  (1)  and Seb achieved three Regional Qualifying Times.

It was a great experience and a good atmosphere. The Officials were very friendly and made everyone feel welcome. Well done to all the boys for excellent poolside support for each other, surviving the long day and swimming really well. A credit to the club.

We even managed to ‘enjoy’  a post gala  team tradition at Clackets Lane Macdonalds as we caught up with the Hadnetts who had left about an hour before us!

Many many thanks to Rebecca for being poolside  with the boys all day.

Nicki  Long

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Fantastic venue…can we have one in Chichester?

 

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Well done everyone.

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7.35am and ready to swim…..

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