Author Archives: Paul Mason

About Paul Mason

Back when the Cold War was hot and Gloria Estefan just couldn't stop that salsa beat, Paul was national junior breaststroke champion and record holder. These days, he's a Masters swimmer and coach at Chichester Cormorants. Also author of 'Swim Better, Swim Faster' (Bloomsbury 2014) and 'Swimming for Triathlon and Open Water' (Bloomsbury 2017), plus a bunch of children's books.

Friday newsletter, 5 May

First up, congratulations to Adam Long: 00:59:74 for 100m freestyle, which ranks Adam 12th in the county. It’s not even his best event! The minute is a fabled barrier and dipping under it is a big deal. Adam’s obviously on … Continue reading

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Friday newsletter, 28 April

A truncated newsletter this week. Next week we’ll be migrating it to Swim Club Manager. This shouldn’t make any practical difference, but it’s easier to be sure everyone has received a copy (there’s no need to register, it will happen … Continue reading

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Friday newsletter 21 April 2017

Back to training as usual this week, after last weekend’s four-day egg-eating extravaganza. There’s still plenty of pool time left to work off the chocolate, before the Cormorants Summer Sprints in a month’s time. UPCOMING EVENTS 13 May: Chichester Swimathon … Continue reading

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Friday newsletter

Welcome to the club’s first Friday newsletter. From now on, we’re planning to send one of these out most Fridays, collecting together non-urgent news about everything from time-trial and gala results to cake sales. (Urgent news about things like pool … Continue reading

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Dev. 2 time trial results

Well done to the Dev 2 swimmers who did the 400 metres time trial last night. Everyone finished, which was great. A special mention goes to new swimmer Emily, who put in a super effort: it must have seemed a … Continue reading

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Open water swimming

Dates have just been announced for the South-East Open Water Championships. Anyone who’s been enjoying Darren’s distance sessions on a Wednesday, or has a hankering to swim longer races, will find this a good event. The event is on Saturday … Continue reading

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ONLINE KIT SHOP IS OPEN

The Cormorants kit shop is open again! The online Club Shop will be open to place orders until SUNDAY 12 MARCH. Orders can be placed and paid for online via the SWIMZI link on the club website. After the shop closes at midnight on … Continue reading

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Brighton gala results

WELL DONE, BRIGHTON-GALA SWIMMERS 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 … Continue reading

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Brighton development gala this Saturday

Brighton gala, Saturday 4th February Really looking forward to this, it was a good event last year! Final details for everyone swimming or bringing swimmers: Venue: Prince Regent Swimming Complex, Church Street, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1YA Timing: doors open at 17.00. Traffic and parking in … Continue reading

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Next swim trial!

The club is always hoping to welcome new swimmers to the fold, and there’s a trial for anyone who’d like to join coming up quite soon, on 11 December. Please see below for information: poster-with-new-logo If you have access to a noticeboard … Continue reading

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