April Newsletter - FSC Success AND Be part of the

 FSC NEWSLETTER

Learn to Swim - Love to Swim - Live to Swim -  Race to Win 

Head Coach Report:

I am very encouraged by the efforts and attendance from every FSC swimmer who participated in the P.R.I.D.E Test Sets.  Its GREAT to see that everyone of you brings their 'A' game in trying your very best to achieve the highest levels possible and many of you were able to achieve Level 5!

A massive  WELL DONE!

The Haslemere Open Meet on the 24th saw the largest number of FSC swimmers attend an open meet since my arrival to the club of Aug 2013!  It was such a pleasure for me to be poolside with a quality group of positive, motivated and happy swimmers!

And the results reflected just that, FSC had to many fantastic performances to list here in the newsletter!  Many 'first time' competitors came away with a medal or two and the more seasoned swimmers posted some very impressive PB's!  Well Done!

I cannot congratulate all of you enough!  It was a tremendous team effort not only from our swimmers but all of the parents who helped make the day of racing a great success.  A special thank you to our team managers and officials who volunteered.

On that note I'm really looking forward to the Cranleigh Open Meet Sunday, May 8th! GO FSC!!

Keep up the great work! 

Coach Martin

Regional Qualifying Achievements

A big congratulations and well done to the following swimmers who qualified for the Regional Championship this year:

Alessandro Harker - 100 fly, Amy Strode - 100 and 200 fly, Anthi Tsopanakos - 100 breast, Jennifer Louise Holland - 50 and 100 breast, Molly Webster - 100 and 200 back AND Ross Porter - 100 and 200 fly.

Also, we have decided this year to enter regional medley and freestyle relay teams in the under 14 category. Teams are as follows:

Medley Team - Tamara Clover, Anthi Tsopanakos, Amy Strode, AND Katie Stanley.

Free Team - Katie Stanley, Tamara Clover, Amy Strode AND Ella-Rose Walton.

Well done to all and to coach Martin Edwards for another great success!

Go FSC!

Trials for Surrey Youth Games

Trials for the opportunity to represent the Waverley Borough at the Surrey Youth Games later this summer will be held at the Farnham Sports Centre Saturday, May 14th at 7:30am-8.45am.  This is for school years 5, 6 and 7.  The time trials are for swimmers who did not achieve county qualifying times. This will provide an opportunity to compete fro Waverley in the Surrey Youth Games to be held Sunday, June 19th.  Please Note: Swimmers with County times cannot enter this event.

Social Committee

We have received some great suggestions from parents of swimmers at the Club and, following these, we are hoping to increase the social aspects of the Club for all members by the addition of new social events including some fundraising activities as well as activities based on the children.

We have established a social committee to co-ordinate and manage this and they met for the first time last week. Numbers were low so if you are interested in supporting this please contact Nicola Douglas ([email protected])

Ordering Swim Kit ONLINE

Club kit is now available to order online through Swim Club Manager. Simply login to your account and follow the club kit link. Once you have ordered we will send you an invoice which you can pay via paypal or credit / debit card online. The kit will then be available for you to pick up from the Sunday desk.

Should you require a login or have any issues with your Swimmer account please email Ben Walton [email protected]

Any Club Kit enquiries to [email protected]

Sunday Desk Helpers

Can you spare a couple of hours every few weeks to help on our Sunday Desk? If so, please contact Carrie on [email protected] We currently have 10 fantastic helpers and we would love to have another 2 or 3 join our friendly team.  Ideally you would be asked to be available from 4.45pm-7pm  or perhaps even for the first hour or last hour, full training given!

Squad Reps

We are looking for two Squad Reps, one for Tadpoles Black and one for Barracudas.

Our Reps forward Club emails to their squad members but to also take enquiries from their members and forward to the relevant person in the Club.  It is a useful link through the Club and allows information to be distributed and received quickly. If you are a parent of a swimmer in one of these squads and can help please contact Sharon on [email protected]

Important Events coming up:

1. Cranleigh Summer Open Meet on the 8th May 2016

2. South East Region Swimming Championships 2016

14 & 15 May, K2, Crawley

28 & 29 May, K2, Crawley

3. Atlantis Spring Meet - 21st and 22nd of May (Entries have now closed - please be reminded that you can pay via PayPal on your SCM account)

4. 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, or contact [email protected]

5. Surrey Development Meet - 4th, 5th, 11th and 12th of June (coach Martin has selected sessions for the swimmers and they have been sent to you through SCM).

6. Surrey Masters – 25th June at SurreySports Park, Guildford, entries are out and there are 25m races and mixed 25m relays so it’s a chance for all of our Masters to have a go.

7. FSC Club Sprints – 3rdJuly – details to follow soon.

8. Open Water Championships 2016– 9th July at Chichester Watersports, further details on the regional website www.southeastswimming.org

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

Contacts:

Welfare

Sitting Poolside - A reminder please to all parents that on Tuesday and Sunday evenings, please do not sit poolside, We do not encourage this at anytime as we wish for the swimmers to be focused on their training and to become more independent. An exception is made for first time triallists and the youngest Minnows swimmers.

Dressing appropriately - Please remind your swimmer that when not poolside to be properly dressed, children have been noted coming out into the café area in swimwear only, please wear t-shirts, shorts, outdoor clothes and footwear as appropriate.

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 Rachel 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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Please email [email protected] if there is anything you would like to see in the newsletter