April Newsletter - Eat My Bubbles!

April Newsletter – Eat my Bubbles!

Message from Head Coach

The beginning of the month several dedicated FSC swimmers competed over the Easter Holidays at a couple of local very competitive meets held at the Guildford Spectrum and Aldershot Garrison pools.Swimmers ware aiming at achieving Regional Qualifying times and, or improving their individual Regional rankings. Some very impressive performances were recorded by those FSC swimmers participating in either of these two meets. Well done to all of you!

The largest contingent of FSC swimmers to date, 52 in all, participated in the Haslemere Open Meet Sunday, 23rd  . It was a truly a fantastic team event with many of those swimmers competing winning medals!! FSC were represented from swimmers competing in their first ever competitive gala as well as the more experienced swimmers. Lots of Personal Best Times were recorded and all swimmers attending experienced the positive results one can achieve from all of the hard work our swimmers have put in. I believe that this is just the beginning of the exciting future ahead for FSC, with an increasing number of children participating in local meets and experiencing the excitement of representing your team making yourself, your coaches and your parents proud of your efforts. A BIG well done to you all!!!

 The last weekend of the month the Senior Regional Championships were held at the new High Wycombe Pool, FSC was represented by Jennifer Holland who turned in a very respectable performance finishing 5th  in the Women’s Open 100 Breaststroke. Well done Jennifer!!!

Upcoming events;

The 14&U Regional Championships being held at the K2 Centre in Crawley on the 13th, 14th, & 27th, 28th. FSC will be represented by our largest number of qualifiers at this meet ever, good luck to all of you participating. Swim Fast, Race Hard!

Coach Martin

 Message From Chairman

April was quite an intense month with many swimming meets and regional qualifiers right in the heart of it. One of the meets that stand out though was Haslemere. A record FSC swimming team entry with some fantastic swims from our younger swimmers! It's great to see their hard work paying off and I was also highly impressed with the way they were supporting and cheering for each other! Great work from the coaching team as most of the swimmers entering this meet had limited competition experience and the results were fantastic. 

As we move on into May, I would like to wish all our swimmers who made it to the Regional championship good luck and very well done! Another record entry this year in one of the fastest regions in the country, fantastic result for the Club. 

 Enjoy the warm spring and as always, do not hesitate to contact me or the committee.

Dimitri Tsopanakos

 Message from Treasurer

It is the member’s responsibility to make sure their standing orders are correct. Please also check your invoices on ‘swimclubmanager’ and that any outstanding fees from Gala fees are settled as soon as possible.

Nick Rusz 


1) Team Manager Training

Team Managers are needed at open meets and galas to monitor the swimmers and ensure they get to their races on time. It's also a great way of watching your child race without paying for the privilege! These team managers need to have undertaken a training session, DBS check and will need to attend a safeguarding workshop. We are looking to arrange a training session soon, if you are interested please e-mail Sharon Porter on  [email protected] 

2) Farnham Carnival – ‘The Beach”

Farnham Carnival is Saturday 24th June. The theme is 'it's a beach' volunteers wanted to come & participate. All volunteers will congregate at the upper hart car park by 4.30pm

It is essential that you notify the CLUB if your child is interested in taking part.

contact Rachel

Or Welfare

3) Thank you to the Waltons

Some of you already know that Nikki and Ben Walton along with Ella-Rose and Leo will be leaving the club for pastures new. We wish them all the very best of luck !

4) Sunday Desk Hours

Please note our Sunday Desk hours will be reduced from 5-7pm to 5-6.30pm from the 9th of April 2017,

5) Kit Ordering 

Orders can now be taken for Hoodies, T-bags and the new slimmer style onesie. Orders can be placed via SCM or at the Sunday desk or via Cathie 

 Swim Events coming up:

1. South East Regional Champs (14 & under) – 13/14th  May, 28/29th May.

2. Cranleigh Open Meet – 11th  June – All Entries have been accepted.

 3. FSC Mini Meet – 25th  June – All swimmers in Newts, Frogs Black and Tadpoles Red/Black/Lane 6 squads will soon be invited to take part in 25m or 50m events, depending on age. The Promoter’s Conditions can be found on the FSC/Events page.

 4. FSC Club Sprints – 2nd  July – All swimmers in Regional, Sharks Red/Black, Starfish, Frogs Red, Barracudas and Masters squads will soon be invited to take part. The Promoter’s Conditions can be found on the FSC/Events page.

 If anyone enters additional competitions independently, please let me know so that Swim times can be updated in SCM.

 Take a look on the events page for further details of the latest galas and meets.

Nicky Goodall

Events Secretary [email protected]

 Master’s Events

June 24thSurrey Masters 2017 Surrey Sports Park. (Entry pack to follow). Entries close on June 5th 2017.

July 8thSER Open Water Championships– for the Brave 1500, 3K and 5K distances

October 27th– 29th  ASA Nationals Sheffield.

Nick Rusz – Masters Rep

 Social Committee

Anyone wanting to help our social committee please contact Dimitri Tsopanakos on  [email protected].

Nikki Douglas

Sunday Desk Helpers

Can you spare a couple of hours every few weeks to help on our Sunday Desk? If so, please contact Carrie. Ideally you would be asked to be available from 4.45pm-6.30pm or perhaps even for the first hour or last hour, full training given!

Welfare Issues - Welfare

If for any reason swimmers need to leave a training session earlier than the scheduled finish time can the responsible adult please approach the coach to advise them of this rather than just leaving without letting anyone know. The coaches have a duty of care to our swimmers and therefore understandably need to know where each swimmer is during training (if not in the pool). 

 Top moan  - It has been brought to our attention by the Sports Centre staff that a number of swimmers/centre users not being able to find a changing cubicle. We cannot reserve changing cubicles!
Please do not leave your bags and items in a change cubicle whilst training, each pool has lockers available and should you be using a locker please make sure you lock your clothes and valuables away as it has been noticed that belongings are being putin lockers without being locked, you do this at your own risk.  We cannot reserve changing cubicles.

Swim Trial Enquiries  - contact Carrie

Membership Enquiries - contact Rachel.

Fundraising - Please use the Easyfundraising link from our website when you shop on-line – there are lots of different companies that will donate money to the Club when you shop.  Also by using the ProSwimwear link on the website you can earn back money for the Club. ?

Items for the Newsletter: Please email Carrie if there is anything you would like to see in the newsletter