Newsletter June 2018

June 2018 Newsletter

“If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you”

Message from Head Coach

The only competitions in June were the Cranleigh Open Meet held Sunday, 10th and proved to be a very successful meet for FSC.  42 swimmers took part over the 3 sessions with many ‘new’ competitors racing for the very first time, as well as several of our more seasoned competitors and lots of FSC parents were poolside in the official roles.

Many swimmers came away with medals for their efforts and a great experience was enjoyed by all that participated. 

Well done to all!!!


The first of our Club Championships took place on the 24th in a new partnership with Haselmere Swim Club combining our Club Championship event.  The meet took place at The Herons Pool in Haselmere, a beautiful 8 lane facility allowing swimmers from each team the opportunity to race in a more competitive environment.  Parents from both teams helped in hosting the meet which provided FSC and Haselmere swimmers an efficient and smoothly run meet in a friendly atmosphere. 

The final Club Championship sessions will take place Sunday, July 1st again at The Herons Pool.

Lots of personal best times were recorded by FSC swimmers giving each swimmer a benchmark to work from in the upcoming season.    

Coach Martin  


Message From Chairman

As we approach the end of the swimming year, June is quite busy! We kicked off our Open Water season with great attendance and increased demand working towards the Regional Open Water Champs, we had the club BBQ (great fun!), our Club Annual General Meeting, the Farnham Carnival and, last but not least, our joined Club Champs with Haslemere! Your feedback has been very positive so far and all session so far run like clockwork with some great times, PBs and great team spirit! Lets keep the momentum into July also and then get some downtime with hopefully some holidays for all, which is very well deserved!

Dimitri Tsopanakos


Message from Treasurer

Surrey Masters 30th June

Farnham Masters Comrades entered the Surrey Masters 2018 at the Surrey sports park and came away with an amazing haul of medals and fantastic PB’s…

Team Farnham ranked 5th out of 18 with 12 Gold, 21 Silver & 11 Bronze

In the Relays we were ranked 4th out of 11  with 3 Gold, 2 Silver & 4 Bronze


Personal highlights…

Janine – “Star swimmer” 6 Gold, 3 Silver

Kayleigh – “Giving up training?” 1 Gold, 3 Silver, 1 Bronze

Debbie – “The Days Bridesmaid” 5 Silver

Andrea – “Backstroke Expert” 2 Gold, 1 Silver

Mike – “Top of the Age Group” 3 Gold, 2 Silver and 1 Bronze

Debbie won the fabled Masters “I Love my Coach” T shirt, the lucky lady!

“Go Comrades!”


Nick Rusz



Dates & Events

Guildford Lido Social


We have 2 lanes at Guildford Lido on the morning of the 28th July (9-10am) followed by breakfast for the Masters swimmers.


Barnet Sprint Meet


Anybody looking for Times for Sheffield may be interested in this meet – let Nick Rusz know if you plan to attend as we may be able to get Relay teams – it’s a well-run and fast pool !.


Nationals – 26-28 October


Now open – we hope to put together relays teams if possible-  let Nick Rusz know if you are interested as we hope to co-ordinate hotels and travel this month.

Social Events

1)    We had the Farnham Swimming Club Summer BBQ, which was a joint celebration with our 125th birthday. Yet again we were blessed with the beautiful sunshine and a great turn out, it is lovely to see our swimming of all ages getting together socially, thanks all!


2)    Thank you to all the swimmers (and helping parents) who attended the Farnham Carnival. Swimmers of all ages attended showing their support, FSC obtained a BRONZE medal from the Judges! Thank you to all involved, and again, a huge well done guys!!


3)    Our 125th birthday party has been booked for 15th September 2018. Invitations will be sent out soon.


Kayleigh Prytherch

Social Secretary



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

4)    New squad and fees information will be sent out shortly.  Please check your contact details, including your email address, are correct  on Team Unify.


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