April 2018 Newsletter

April 2018 Newsletter

“Reach for the Wall”

Message from Head Coach

April began with a small contingent of FSC swimmers head down to Portsmouth over the Easter weekend in a last attempt to qualify for the Regional meets in May.  Good swims were turned in by those attending and personal best times were recorded pushing ever closer to the automatic qualifying times.  Well done to those who gave up their Easter weekend!


The following two weekends were taken up with the Surrey Age Group Championships Development meets held over 6 sessions at the Guildford Spectrum.  A handful of FSC swimmers were in attendance mostly due to the competition being held during the school Easter break.  Those FSC swimmers competing posted some very big improvements and won a few medals to show for their efforts!  Well done!


The following weekend a larger group of FSC swimmers met up for a full days competing at Haslemere Leisure Centre.  This proved to be a fun meet and lots of personal best times were recorded and medals won by many FSC swimmers.  This proved to be a very positive meet for our developing swimmers and a great confidence builder.  Well done to all FSC swimmers in attendance!


Keep up the GREAT work you are putting in at practice for a super conclusion to this swim season, Regional Championships are coming up in May and Cranleigh Open Meet in June.


Coach Martin  


Message From Chairman

I spent some time in April watching our younger squads training and racing in the various meets we attended and was delighted with their level of improvement! There is great positive energy and determination in achieving their personal goals; from a better turn to a great time. One of the key objectives of our new coach (Sean Bailey) will be to focus on these younger age groups to help and motivate them to improve further. Fantastic results throughout the month, well done all! - on another note, looking forward to warmer days in May!"

Dimitri Tsopanakos


Message from Treasurer

Surrey Masters 30th June

Please make sure everybody enters this-  we hope to have as many as possible attend and enter lots of relays – there are 25m races for newbies and a curry swim down as tradition afterwards.

Please check your standing orders 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


Fareham Nomads Masters Meet 2018

15 swimmers attended the Meet and we achieved a fantastic 16 Gold, 2 Silver and 3 bronze individual medals. We also got 2 Silvers in the relays. FSC came 6th out of 48 clubs! Special mentions for the new Masters competing with us for the first time, Fabien, Jack, Miles and Amanda. Bryony as the whipping and relay savior and winner of the Masters T shirt “nobody wants” – Janine for 5 Gold medals. Special Thanks to Mike for organising.


Officials training

Officials training Sunday 3rd June.  Session will be at Farnham approximately 6pm.  If anyone is interested in attending the training please email [email protected]  The training starts with Timekeeping and moves on to looking at starts/turns/finishes.  It's a great way to get involved and support your club and is also a great opportunity to fully understand the rules.

Regional Qualifiers

Congratulations to Georgia Strode for qualifying for her first Regionals and to Amy Strode, Alessandro Harker and Jordan Hammond for qualifying for Regionals again.  Ella Cheesman who broke her leg in November has also qualified. Well done all!

Congratulations to Elliot Morpuss and Alice Davis for qualifying for their first Regional Championships and to the experienced Jen Holland for qualifying for another Champs.


Social Events

1)    We have our very popular Summer BBQ on Saturday 9th June. Tickets can be purchased via our website £3 each or £10 for a family of 4 this does include a burger or sausage and soft drinks (please ensure you include any dietary requirements on booking). This is a fantastic opportunity to socialise with other swimmers, we hope to see as many of you there!


2)    Our 125th birthday party has been booked for September 2018. Invitations will be sent out in the near future.

Kayleigh Prytherch

Social Secretary


Dates & Events

1)    The deadline is approaching to sign up for the Cranleigh open meet.  This is aimed at all swimmers age 9 years and over from Frogs to Regional.  Any queries or if you need advice on which events to enter email Sharon at [email protected].


2)    The date for the officials training is Sunday 3rd June


Summer Closure, Clinics and New Season

1)    Last Training session before the summer closure 22nd July

2)    Autumn clinics start 12th August more details to follow

3)    New Season starts 2nd September


Club kit:

Onesies and the old style t-bag are available via Cathie, either at the Sunday desk or via Cathie direct.



Sunday Desk Helpers

Can you spare a couple of hours every few weeks to help on our Sunday Desk? If so, please contact Bryony . 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 Kayleigh if there is anything you would like to see in the Newsletter contact Kayleigh