September 2018 Newsletter


September 2018 Newsletter

“If you want to be the best, you have to do things other people aren’t willing to do”

Michael Phelps

Message from Head Coach

We kicked off this season’s competition calendar on a very positive note with a Team Selection meet verses Cranleigh Swim Club and Wey Valley Swim Club which was held at Cranleigh Leisure Centre Saturday evening, September 8th.


After a slow start and a couple of disqualifications FSC bounced back in fine style! Many surprising times were set at such an early season meet with some swimmers posting personal best times! If this is a taste of how the season is going to be we are all in store for a very exciting season indeed!!


At the conclusion of the evening FSC ended up victorious in the overall category of girls and boys combined, first place in the boy’s category and a very close second place in the girl’s category.


Great start to the season! let’s all keep working hard and supporting each other to have another super competitive season of swimming!!!


Coach Martin  


Message From Chairman

An exciting start to the swimming year! I watched quite a few sessions across our squads and I have to say that its great to see all swimmers enjoying, working hard and having fun. Coaches are really pleased with the effort so far and the year seems like it will be a really exciting one! We also have quite a few new swimmers joining our non-competitive and competitive squads in September and October, so please do reach out to introduce yourselves and I am sure we will all do our best to make them feel welcome to our Club! I wish everyone a healthy, fun and successful swimming season!


Dimitri Tsopanakos


Message from Treasurer:

If you haven’t done so already, please make sure you have updated your standing orders to the new club fees.

Nick Harker



Success at South East Regional awards:

Katie Stanley came 2nd in the “Spirit of Masters Award” (For her epic 100k summer open water charity swims)

Debbie Addison came 3rd in the Masters “Swimmer of the Year Award”

Both fully deserved !


Nick Rusz


Dates & Events


BBS Sprints and Mini Meet:

Entry via TU. 50m events for Development upwards and 25m Events for Juniors.


Social Events


1)    Our Annual Awards night will be hosted in January, all swimmers and their families are welcome! Details to follow.


Kayleigh Prytherch

Social Secretary

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 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 Kayleigh if there is anything you would like to see in the Newsletter contact Kayleigh