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Gina Bassett CSSC MEET SECRETARY

Many congratulations to all the swimmers who make up our 2020 Hampshire County Team either as individuals or in the relays. 48 of our swimmers aged 10 upwards will be participating in the highly competitive Hampshire Championships at Portsmouth and Waterlooville over the coming month. We look forward to some fantastic swims: personal bests, regional qualifying times and medals. Go Team!

James Mactavish CSSC MASTERS

Swimmers from across all of Southampton Swimming Club took part in a very special festive T30 over the weekend as awareness was raised for the well known movement Stand up to Cancer. A total of 45 swimmers from all squads swam as far as they could for 30mins (15mins for our promising Piranhas!) – with a total distance of 55,750m covered over the early hours of Saturday morning. To put that into context, that’s just over twice the distance of the English Channel! More importantly, the Club raised a massive...

James Mactavish CSSC MASTERS

Southampton Masters lended its skill and commitment to this year's Inter-County Masters Championships hosted by Sussex at The Pavilions Centre, Horsham. Melissa Dolby (18-24yrs), Sarah Aldridge (45-49yrs) and Maria Bunce (65-69yrs) of City of Southampton combined with the local forces of Fareham Nomads, Basingstoke Bluefins, Portsmouth Northsea, Havant and Waterlooville, Winchester, Hart, Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands both in individuals and relays to take the formidable County to second place behind a resurgent Sussex Squad. The Inter-County Masters Championships takes place each year in November and corresponds on...

James Mactavish CSSC MASTERS

Swim England has seen 2019 as its year of celebration for 150yrs of service - with Masters very much at the heart of its mantra 'Sport for Life'. Ponds Forge welcomed Britain's best veterans once again for the annual Short Course Championships....with an abundance of talent suited for its sesquicentenary (yes, I did have to Google that word!) Southampon Masters lined up with both familiar and fresh faces - standing firm against what had to be the strongest lower-age contingent that had ever descended upon the City of Steel. World...

James Mactavish CSSC MASTERS

The South East Regional Short Course Masters was almost a non-starter for 2019. Calendar clashes with various local events and domestic club championships stretched officials across all counties, but thanks largely to some fine efforts from outgoing Swim England South East Masters Co-ordinator Geoff Stokes, enough volunteers (including competitors themselves) stepped up to grab a stopwatch and keep this important event in the discipline's diary running for another year! As far as Southampton Masters was concerned however, it was a bit of a contrasting tale. With the event opening so...

Gina Bassett

Looking forward to welcoming swimmers to our James Moreno Level 2 meet on Sunday 29th September. Superb medals have just arrived.

Gina Bassett

Excellent first weekend and third place so far achieved by our younger swimmers. Over half of the swims so far have been PBs, over 10 medals including in the 11/12 relay. More to come hopefully on Saturday 6th June.

James Mactavish CSSC MASTERS

2018 saw Southampton Masters make history by taking the Hampshire Aggregator Cup Trophy for the first time in its near 25-year history. To have the Club name engraved upon the venerable piece of silverware is quite an achievement, given the past decade has been dominated by the force of Basingstoke Bluefins - a shred of Red amongst an otherwise sea of Blue!  2019 did see a few rule changes...25m races no longer carried points, and the revered Top Man and Woman trophies required at least three competitors per age division in...

James Mactavish CSSC MASTERS

The annual Masters pilgrimage to one of the three Nations of Great Britain saw City of Swansea host this year's National Masters Long Course Championships - with the Welsh Performance Centre the venue. Fresh in the minds of several competitors was the drawn out days of 2014 when Swim Wales last entertained this growing division of swimming....an 8 lane pool severely over-subscribed and resulting in races stretching into the late hours of the evening! A remedy was certainly required this time around.  That remedy did come at a cost. A new...

James Mactavish CSSC MASTERS

Fareham Nomads Masters have certainly been making an impact over the past few years – taking British, European and World Records, swelling in membership and hunting the traditional two-horse Top Club race between Southampton and Basingstoke down fast at Hampshire Masters Championships.  27thApril saw the peripheral suburb host its second Masters Meet at Waterlooville Leisure Centre. Last year The Quays played host, and drew attention from across the South East and London…and whilst the change to a somewhat isolated venue, together close proximity to Easter, did impact overall attendance, quality...