March Newsletter - Dive into Easter!

March Newsletter – Dive into Easter!

Message from Head Coach

March saw the conclusion of the Surrey County Champs with the County ‘B’ meet the first weekend 4th & 5th.   FSC swimmers had many outstanding swims continuing the team’s successes at this year’s County Championships.  With the combination of ‘A’ and ‘B’ qualifiers at the County Championships this season, I can truly state that this was the most successful Counties that FSC has enjoyed to date with the most County participants, podium places, personal best times swam and the number of FSC Officials.  Congratulations to all of you that participated to help make this season’s County Champs a huge success.

A BIG congratulations to Team FSC swimmers who WON the H&SC Gala!!!!  A first for FSC to win the overall Team trophy! In addition the team also won for the 3rd year in a row the 9 year old division a truly remarkable achievement!  All FSC swimmers performed at their very best with notable performances by individual High Point award winners Leo Walton 9 year old boys and Hannah O’Mahony 11 year old girls.  It was a fantastic evening of swimming with FSC swimmers showing great support for each other and great team comradery.   A BIG well done to all!!!

Sunday, 19th FSC swimmers travelled to the K2 pool in Crawley for a very competitive Long Course meet.  Many fine performances were turned in by FSC swimmers, with several swimmers achieving South East Regional qualifying times.  Well done to you all.

So far, this season has proved to be very successful with more FSC swimmers achieving County qualifying times, Regional qualifying times and Team advancement in our Arena League standings.  This is a tribute to all of the hard work our swimmers are putting in, the effort of our coaching staff and the support of FSC parents.  Keep up the hard work and commitment in continuing to make FSC the very best it can be.

Coach Martin

Message From Chairman

It is again with great pleasure that I watch our younger swimmers' practice, such great improvement! Traditionally, April and May are months were we see major activity in the younger squads. With the Haslemere, Cranleigh meets and our Club Sprints coming, it's a great opportunity for our younger swimmers to prepare, some to compete for the first time, others to gain more experience. Please reach out to the coaches or a member of the committee if you have any questions regarding these upcoming competitions. Looking forward to these meets, always exciting to see our younger swimmers compete!

Dimitri Tsopanakos

Message from Treasurer

Members paying the wrong fees – 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 fee’s from Gala fees are settled as soon as possible.

Nick Rusz


1) Top Club at the H&SC meet

Fantastic evening at the H&SC invitational Gala.  First place for the under 9 year old team, overall first place to FSC, two individual age group winners and girls relay runner up.

2) Bracknell Masters

Congratulations to those who competed in the Bracknell Masters, some superb swimming for our experienced racers and from our newer swimmers, a fab meet finished off with a curry!

3) 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,

4) 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 

5) RAF Odiham

There will be no swimming at RAF the week of the 7th of April and NO Swimming on Good Friday due to bank holiday closures.  swimming at Odiham due to re commence on 21st April, remedial work is taking place this week.

 Malcolm Campbell – Pools Co-ordinator

 Swim Events coming up:

1. Guildford City SC L3 Regional Qualifier – 8/9th April – Accepted entries are on website.

2. Haslemere Open Meet – 24th  April – Accepted entries are on website

3. South East Regional Champs (15 & over) – 29/30th April, 1st May – Entries close on 10th April.

4. South East Regional Champs (14 & under) – 13/14th May, 28/29th May – Entries close on 18th April.

5. Cranleigh Open Meet – 11thJune – Invites have gone out via SCM. Closing date 16th April.

6. FSC Mini Meet – 25thJune – All swimmers in Newts, Frogs Black and Tadpoles Red/Black/Lane 6 squads will be invited to take part in 25m or 50m events, depending on age.

7.  FSC Club Sprints – 2nd July – All swimmers in Regional, Sharks Red/Black, Starfish, Frogs Red, Barracudas and Masters will be invited to take part.

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)

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

Ideas are welcome regarding social events for the Spring time as well as anyone wanting to help our social committee. 

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