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James MacTavish

It was a welcome return to City of Southampton Masters last week, with 18 squad members making the first session on Tuesday night (8pm) and a further 12 on the newly introduced Friday night (8pm) slot. Many thanks to those that put themselves forward as Masters COVID-19 Liaison Officers and the Committee for getting us up and running again. Also to The Quays Leisure Centre, which has been working very hard to allocate precious pool time. Having plenty of new enquiries too so if aged 24 years and over and...

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After a successful few weeks, the new season has kicked off to a great start. We have been working hard with Active Nation to put in place the right protocols. The coaches are fully trained in covid procedures and the swimmers are following the procedures well. We have had a fantastic response from the parents to be Covid Liaisons and as a result, the training schedule is almost back to a full programme. The best news is that the swimmers are adapting well after 5 months out of the water....

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Many congratulations to six of our squad swimmers who have been selected for 3 stages on the 2020 Swim England Talent Pathway. Riz Ellison R from Junior County and Fraser A and Zoe D from National/Regional squads have been picked for the 11 year olds County Development Programme, Matthew L has been picked for stage 2 for 12 year olds, the Regional Development Programme and Emily L and Allie B have been picked for stage 3 for 13/14 year olds, the National Development Programme. Well done to all of them...

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All junior squads have now had a chance to swim during this last week which is great news. Swimming skills are returning well and the training will be slowly extended over the next week. From early September, early mornings will be reintroduced. Get those alarm clocks ready! Photo is of Head Coach David Terry and Assistant Coach Tyler Ellis sporting our CSSC masks.

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From next week, the other Junior Squads: Junior County, Development and Piranhas can start returning to swimming too. This is exciting news and follows a successful few days with just the more experienced squad swimmers in the pool. After 5 months off, the training is starting slowly: low speed and skills based but already in 3 days the difference is obvious. Active Nation The Quays have been very supportive in helping the club get back in. Every day during the rest of August - Mon - Fri between 2 and...

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Our Senior and National/Regional swimmers start going back into the pool this and we have produced a video to help make the new rules clearer. Here is the link to you tube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jISf2-viNrk&t=16s Many thanks to Emily, Matthew and Allie for volunteering to appear in the video. Also to all our coaches and lifeguards who have spent time successfully updating their lifeguarding qualification to include the new Covid procedures. And also to all our parents and members who have stepped forward to help.

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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...