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Exciting news that we are able to return to swimming from 11th August 2020. Our new Covid Lead, David Lowther (cssccovid@gmail.com), has created the new Return To Swimming tab on the website (https://uk.teamunify.com/team/cossc/page/return-to-swimming) no need to log on to access it. All swimmers must read the guidance and complete the form before they can return to swimming. National/Regional and Senior Training will get the ball rolling next week then other squads can start during the following weeks. Watch this space for a video to show you what to expect at...

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Looking forward to returning to swimming. The Quays are aiming to open the pool on 10th August and the Jubilee Pool is due to be open on 7th September. All parents/guardians of members should have received an email with current information on 19th July. If not received please contact csscclubinfo@gmail.com. All junior members wishing to return soon must complete the survey. More details about protocols and risk assessments will be available soon.

Gina Bassett CSSC MEET SECRETARY

As of 20th March, all Leisure Centres have been shut due to Covid-19 until further notice. Squad swimmers are now land training at home. Drills and updates will be on On Deck and the club Facebook group. Hopefully we will be able to return to swimming soon.

James Mactavish CSSC MASTERS

The Royal Navy Masters Meet is a popular addition to the regional calendar. Unfortunately the event in the past has been plagued with issues - including clashes with Mother's Day, Bank Holidays, poor weather (the snow of 2018!) and just last year, cancelled completely given difficulties in securing Millfield School pool time. Thankfully it made a return in 2020, the only challenge this time being its early season start. Nestled between LC South East Regionals and British Nationals, numbers were always going to be hit-and-miss. Despite a solid entry list...

Gina Bassett CSSC MEET SECRETARY

Another excellent weekend of racing at Portsmouth for our swimmers in individual events and relays. Many PBs were achieved. Stand out performances were from Freddy Clampett who won 4 golds and qualified for the GB Championships, the men’s 4x100m freestyle relay team who won a bronze and Jess Milligan achieving two bronzes in 100m and 200m Fly. Onwards to our Spring Meet and then the Regionals!

Gina Bassett CSSC MEET SECRETARY

Building on the success from the first weekend, the 18 under 14 year old swimmers who went to Waterlooville achieved a wonderful 62 personal bests between them. Overall 47 swims were top 8 finishes with 34 swims inside the Regional Qualifying Times. Medals were won across all ages with special mention to Allie who won another 2 golds, 3 silvers and 1 bronze, Emily who won another 4 silvers and 1 bronze, Matthew who won 6 more silvers, Penny and Fraser who both won a bronze, Macey who also won...

Gina Bassett CSSC MEET SECRETARY

What a successful weekend! The results once again showed a marked improvement over the last three years' results. Out of 26 individual swims in the long distances (400IM, 400m Free, 800m Free and 1,500m Free), 23 were Personal Best Times. This is a fantastic achievement and shows how hard the swimmers have been working. Special congratulations to Allie B who won golds in 400m, 800m and 1,500m Free, Emily L who won silver in a very thrilling 400IM, Matthew L who gained a bronze in 400m Free, Fraser A and...

James Mactavish CSSC MASTERS

With 2020 being a European Masters year, it came as no surprise that the kick off to the new decade for Masters Swimming at the K2 Centre, Crawley saw capacity reached in record time. Over a month before the official close date, events were full as competitors from across not just the Region but all of the UK descended down South with an aim to clock up vital qualifying times ahead of Budapest in July. Such an early curtain call, combined with its earlier annual timing (Olympic Year also lets...

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...