January Newsletter- Welcome Back��Ready Steady Go!

Welcome Back……Ready Steady Go!

Head Coach Report:

Congratulations to all of our swimmers who travelled yet again to Pavilions in the Park Pool in Horsham for a last chance effort to achieve those elusive County Qualifying times.  It is GREAT to say that several FSC swimmers achieved the County Qualifying times while other swimmers edged even closer.  One of the highlights of the Open Meet was two FSC swimmers on their Open Meet debut gained themselves a medal! Ethan Bindingearned a silver medal in the 9 year boys 50 meters Breaststroke and Hayden Runyard a bronze medal in the boys 9 years 50 meters Freestyle.   WELL DONE ALL!

LATEST -  from our very own FSC hosted 'Last Chance Qualifier ' no less than 25 new County Qualifying Times were achieved!  

WELL DONE TO ALL OF THE FSC COUNTY QUALIFIERS!

Coach Martin

Masters – South East Masters Championship

A small team of FSC Masters had a great weekend at Crawley K2 for the South East Masters Championship. Overall they achieved 3 Silver and 3 Bronze medals, fantastic results and congratulations to all those that took part.

Important Events coming up:

1. Our Annual FSC Presentation Evening – 30thJanuary 2016.

A fun evening for ALL FSC MEMBERS and their families.  All welcome to help celebrate our Swimmers success – This year's event will be held on Saturday 30th January at Potters Gate Primary School, Potters Gate, Farnham, GU9 7BB.  Please arrive from 5:30pm so we can start the younger swimmers' presentations at 5:45pm.

For those new to the club, our presentation evening is where we award certificates/trophies in various categories including the most improved swimmer in each squad, swimmer of the year, age group winners from the Club Champs etc.

As well as the presentations we will have some games for the younger ones  (older ones will join in eventually!), food and music until 10:30pm.  Parents from our competitive squads provide the food as follows and the club supplies soft drinks and cups.

Frogs:  Crisps 
Newts:  Salads, crudités etc
Starfish Black: Sandwiches/wraps/rolls etc
Starfish Red: Savouries - eg sausage rolls, quiches etc
Sharks/Masters:  Cakes/desserts

Parents, please bring your own alcohol, we find this works best as we don't need to run a bar and obtain a licence, and parents can bring what they enjoy.

If you have not already bought your TICKETS they are for SALE ON THE DOOR £3 EACH/£10 FAMILY TICKET.

2. Primary School Swimming Gala - 11th February

At Farnham Sports Centre - 12-3pm.  Please let your Rep know if you can timekeep.

3. Haslemere L3 Open – Sunday 24thApril 2016

A massive 33 entries, which is a record! Well Done!

Take a look on the events page for all important galas and meets for your diaries.

4. County Championships 2016 - County Championships (more information in this newsletter and here http://surreyswimming.org/?p=1267

The key dates for this year's County Champs are:

?         6-7/2 (Surrey Sports Park)

?         13-14/2 (Guilford Spectrum) and

?         27-28/2 (Crystal Palace)

5. South East Region Swimming Championships 2016

30 April – 2 May Mountbatten Centre, Portsmouth

14 & 15 May, K2, Crawley

28 & 29 May, K2, Crawley

6. European Masters Swimming Championships 2016

The 2016 European Masters Swimming Championships will take place from 25th-29th May 2016 at the London Aquatics Centre where the swimming for the London Olympics took place. A team of around twelve Farnham masters with ages ranging from thirty to sixty will be taking part! This should be a fantastic event. If you want to know more, or want to get involved, please have a look at http://euroaquatics2016.london/frequently-asked-questions/ or contact [email protected]

Updates

Changes to Shark Squad Times – During February Sharks will be training on a Sunday at Farnham from 6.30-8pm.

T30 – We have had a fantastic response for this year’s T30 swim with 30 swimmers completing the swim so far.  Well done and thank you to everyone who has taken part.  This is part of an ASA national event and Farnham have won national medals in the past!

There is still limited time to take part if you wish, swimmers must be 18 year or over, all you need to do is see how far you can swim in 30 minutes.  All standards of swimming are welcome.  If you would like to find out more please email Caroline Butterwick on [email protected]

Contacts:

Welfare

If any of you would like to discuss any welfare issues please email [email protected].  Alternatively Elaine will be at Farnham pool from 5:45-6:45pm on Tuesdays if you would like to discuss anything.

Enquiries/Membership

Should you have anyone wishing to enquire about swimming trials please refer them to the website to register for a trial or contact Carrie on [email protected].  
 
For any membership enquiries contact Tim at [email protected]

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. 
 
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