December 2018 Newsletter

December 2018 Newsletter

“Have yourself a very Merry Christmas!”


Message from Head Coach

Even though the month of December is a short month with the holidays it was jammed full of competitions for FSC swimmers. The month began with the Guildford City Last Chance Qualifier followed by our own 800m County Qualifier time trials, then on to the final round of the National Arena League Gala the BBS Sprints and finishing with our very own 1500m County Qualifier time trials…….Phew!


At every one of these events FSC swimmers performed magnificently, to date 42 FSC swimmers have achieved County Qualifying times in a total of 179 individual swims! This is a very impressive showing with one more opportunity to add to this number at our FSC Last Chance Qualifier Sunday, January 6th.


Here’s wishing everyone at FSC a very merry Christmas and best wishes for a successful 2019.

Coach Martin


Message From Chairman

Like every year, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you Happy Holidays, hoping you spend some well deserved time to do what you enjoy most, and spend time with your loved ones. Hope you have a great one and see you all in the New Year!

Dimitri Tsopanakos



Message from Treasurer:

Thank you to everyone who has updated their fees for the new season and paid any difference that was due. One last polite plea to the few that haven’t: PLEASE update your standing order and email me to confirm on [email protected] so that we don’t have to keep chasing.


Nic Harker






Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to Masters swimmers.


Bracknell is our next targeted meet - this is now open to entries and closed early last year and is a popular meet - there is a warm down pool and its local so we traditionally go for a Curry "Swim-down" afterwards. - Get your entries in as a target for losing that Christmas Excess !


Let me know if you wish to enter relays (You can just do relays if you don’t fancy individual events...) we were 7th overall last year as a club and scored well on relays.

Nick Rusz



Dates & Events

Christmas closures;

Last day Sunday, December 23rd

Back to the regular schedule Wednesday, January 2nd.


Swim Events:

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


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


Social Events


The Awards Night is being 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 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.