February Newsletter 2018

February Newsletter

County Champ Success ……!

Message from Head Coach

February was filled with three weekends of County Championships, 36 FSC swimmers participated in over 125 individual events and 10 relay teams, our largest County contingent to date.

FSC ended the Championships with 5 individual medals and 25 final appearances! While recording over 85% personal best times!  The team finished in 15th place overall with 85 points. 

It was truly a fantastic showing for FSC and something to build upon for seasons to come.  The quality and depth of our younger squads continue to develop which will make our presence in Surrey get stronger and stronger!

Well done to all of the swimmers who participated in this seasons County Championships and good luck to all of our upcoming swimmers with the goal of participating in the seasons to come.


Coach Martin


Message From Chairman

Following the "Counties" month in which FSC did exceptionally well! and having just gone through the most snow we have seen in at least six years, we have a series of initiatives recently launched or planned already, including our coaches and teachers exclusive training on child/athlete behaviour, our new swimming rules and training etiquette, Project Fusion X where we will be introducing innovation driven activities in training, a briefing on swimmers' nutrition and, last but not least, more exciting events for our 125 years celebration! Looking forward to an exciting March!

Dimitri Tsopanakos


Message from Treasurer – PLEASE Update Standing Orders

Please check your standing orders (particularly Frogs RED) are correct and any balance due is paid, however small!  This seems to be a continuing issue at present and thank you to those who have addressed this already.

Nick Rusz



Important News & Reports

1. Meet and Event Payments

This is a reminder as we have received a few questions on payments and payment references. We kindly ask you to note down and keep the below:

Meet and Event Payments Account

All meet, gala and social events payments should be made using the following payment details: Sort Code 20-31-06 Account Number 63534898.


The above sort code and account number should be used for any meet, competition, social and other future event payments. For every payment, you will be asked to use the equivalent reference (i.e. XXX18 + LAST NAME) via a corresponding email from the Events Secretary or Club Secretary. Please help us by making sure you include the right reference for your payments, as any inconsistency creates additional workload for the secretaries and the Club Treasurer. To assist you in this, please note down the below.

References for immediate payments

1. For Surrey County Championship entries use reference CT18 + LAST


2. For Club Kit use reference KIT18 + LAST NAME

3. For the Awards night use reference AWDS18 + LAST NAME 

4. For the Atlantis Spring Meet use reference ATLSSP18 + LAST NAME

5. For the Hart Spring Meet use reference HARTSP18 + LAST NAME

to the below

References for immediate payments

1. For the Guildford Spring Meet use reference GCL3 + LAST NAME

2. For the Portsmouth Spring Meet use reference PNSC18 + LAST NAME

3. For the Surrey Age Group (Development) Spring Meet use reference SAGD18 + LAST NAME

4. For the Haslemere Meet use reference HASL18 + LAST NAME

There are still quite a few pending payments. Please make sure you do this as soon as possible, as the Club pays for these well in advance.

Membership Fee Payments Account

Monthly membership fees should be paid via standing order only on the 1st of the month using these payment details: Sort Code 20-31-06 Account# 83614506.

When setting up the standing order, kindly include the Last/First name of the swimmer as a reference (for example, SMITH JOHN). Please note that if you have more than one swimmers, you should setup a standing order for each one. This will help us track the payments better and avoid building up email traffic in your inbox by sending you unnecessary follow up communications. Kindly make sure you are paying the right amount for your child/squad. If you change squads, you will be sent information on the new membership fees by the Membership Secretary, with instructions to update your standing order.

No other payments except monthly membership fees are made into the membership fees account. 

We hope the above helps. If you have any questions or clarifications, please visit our help desk (every Sunday from 5pm-6:30pm in the Farnham Leisure Centre hall) or you can contact a member of the Club Committee.


2. Website items

Is there anything parents/swimmers would like to see on the Website please contact Sharon.

Sharon Porter

Club Secretary


3. Club Kit

Our '125 Years Gold Kit' which is available via  https://fastlegs.worldsecuresystems.com/farnham-swimming-club

This kit is uniquely designed to commemorate the Club's 125 year anniversary and features new black and red designs bundled with beautiful gold logo patterns! This 'one off' kit will only be available for a few months to give you the opportunity to own something very special and unique which will remain in history forever!

FSC onesies and the old style t-bag are available still through Cathie, either via the Sunday desk or via Cathie direct.


4. Future Social Events/What’s coming up:

We are getting closer to arranging our 125th Birthday Party. We are looking at possibly late Summer. Exciting times....

Kayleigh Prytherch


Swim Events coming up:

The following Meets are all very different so please carefully review the details posted on the FSC Events page, including the Promoter’s Conditions, before declaring interest using our new Team and Swim Event Management software, Team Unify. All entries will need to be approved. A current version of this information can always be found on the website, so please check regularly:

1. Hart Spring L3 Open Meet – 10/11 th March – Aimed at the following squads: Sharks Red/Black,

Starfish Red/Black, Newts & Frogs. All entries were accepted.

2. Atlantis L1 Regional/National Chaser (K2, Crawley) – 17/18 th March – All entries were accepted.

3. Guildford L3 Regional Qualifer – 24/25 th March – All entries were accepted..

4. Surrey Age Group Development Meet – 7/8 th April / 14/15 th April – Invites have been sent. Eligible

swimmers are expected to participate. Deadline for entries is 11 th March (to include results from Hart


5. Haslemere L3 Easter Meet – 22 nd April – Entries are closed. Awaiting information on accepted


6. SE Regional Champs - May

7. Cranleigh L3 Meet – 10 th June – Information to follow.

8. Team Gala (Cranleigh) – 16 th June – Information to follow.


The 2017-2018 season Meets schedule is available to download from the Events page of the FSC website. If anyone enters additional competitions independently, please let us know so that swim times can be updated in TU. The current swim database may be incomplete and it is your responsibility to check before entering Meets.

Take a look on the FSC events page for further details of the latest galas and meets. This page will be used to communicate information relating to Meets, such as ‘submitted entries’, ‘accepted entries’, etc. Please check regularly for updates.


Nicky Goodall

Events Secretary

[email protected]




Masters Events

For those looking to competitions for 2018 these may be of interest

Southampton in April –


Surrey’s will be open soon and its on 30th June 2018 at Surrey Sports Park.

Nick Rusz


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

Swim Trial Enquiries  - contact Carrie or visit website and register for trial.

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 contact Carrie