November 2018 Newsletter

November 2018 Newsletter

“Winning isn’t getting ahead of others. It’s getting ahead of yourself”

Message from Head Coach

FSC Rockin’ in November!  What a productive month of competitive and fun filled swimming!

The month kicked off with a very competitive round 2 of the National Arena League Gala held at the Hart Leisure Centre Saturday evening November 10th.  FSC finished the gala in a well fought 5th place with 220 points which proved to be enough for selection in the promotion gala for round 3, again to be held at the Hart Leisure Centre Saturday, December 8th starting at 7:00pm. 

Come on out and support FSC, it promises to be a very exciting evening of swimming!!

Here comes the FUN!....Masters Verses the Kids Gala!!     What a GREAT evening of competition, cheers from the balcony, cheers from the kids and cheers from the Masters as many of the races came down to the wire.  When the dust had settled it was the kids that ruled the evening winning by just ONE POINT! Looks like this event will be a permanent fixture on the competition calendar for many seasons to come!

Last but not least, FSC travelled to Wycombe for a full weekend of swimming November 24-26, with distance events Friday evening and 3 full sessions Saturday and Sunday.  FSC swimmers tallied 135 PB’s from 158 swims (85%)! And achieved 51 County Qualifying times!  What a fantastic weekend of swimming!!!

The success of all of our FSC swimmers during the month of November is a credit to how hard you are all working, let’s keep up the good work and finish off 2018 with a December to remember!


Coach Martin


Message From Chairman

Heading into the festive season and the Club is running in full steam mode! Across all intiatives and competitions, I wanted to pick the Masters vs Kids gala, which was an incredible night full of fun and laughter. One which I am happy to announce will become an annual event! Thank you to all who took part and we hope to have more such fun and bonding events in the future, well done all!

Dimitri Tsopanakos



The Masters suffered a narrow defeat at the hands of the Kids in the 125th Anniversary gala – this was enjoyed by all and the noise generated pool side was unlike anything else!. Some fantastic races with very close finishes and lots of relays. The Masters will be looking for revenge next year…


Masters Christmas Dinner 8th Dec – please contact Paul or Nick if you haven’t organised payment or food choices – this year we are at Cote Farnham. Looks like being a fun evening.


Big Thanks to those who attended the Masters coaches meeting – feedback will be provided to the coaches and committee and action looked plans created.


Upcoming Masters events:

19th - 20th January– South East Regional Long course (K2) – Good event for anybody looking for Long course qualifying times for Nationals or a chance to race in a 50m pool


2nd March– Bracknell Masters Meet – Farnham have taken a large group last three years (7th club overall last year) – open to all Masters with a chance for relays and a Curry afterwards

Nick Rusz



Dates & Events

Christmas closures;

Last day Sunday, December 23rd

Back to the regular schedule Wednesday, January 2nd.


Swim Events:

Guildford County Qualifier L3 – 1st and 2nd December – Please read promoters conditions


Distance Events – 4th and 11th of December – 800m Free boys and girls on 4th and 1400m boys and girls on 11th. Regional and County squads


BBS Sprints – 9th December – Juniors in 25m races and all others 50m


Last Chance County Qualifier – 6th January 2019 – minimum qualifying times, read promoters conditions


Surrey County Champs – 26th – 24th Feb – Qualifying times.


Social Events


After another fantastic year of swimming,  we are thrilled to announce our Clubs' Annual Awards Night tickets are now on sale!

This year the awards night will be held on Saturday 19th January 2019 at Weydon School - start time is 6pm. Tickets cost £3/ticket or £10/family.

Please make sure you purchase your tickets ASAP as numbers are limited and we tend to have really strong attendance. You can pay at the Club’s desk every Sunday between 5-6pm or online by sending your money to: Barclays, sort code 20-31-06, account 63534898, reference Awards(family name)

We are very much looking forward to seeing you there for a night full of awards, fun and games!


Kayleigh Prytherch

Social Secretary


Club kit:

Onesies are available 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.