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Parents and Swimmers, A warm welcome to September swimming with the Woking Swimming Club! Once again we are extremely fortunate to be able to offer the swimmers a good program for the month of September with support from Pool in the Park, Reed's School and Goldsworth Primary. This has been driven by the hard work of the WSC Committee and Coaching Staff to put it all together. Many of the sessions are in different time slots to normal, which we understand that in some case will be logistically challenging but...

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Big congratulations to Hendrik van der Leest on being selected for the Swim England National Event Camp for 2020 and to his coach, Mark Staiger, for all of his hard work over the past season. With selection limited to just 90 teenagers, this is an amazing achievement and selections were based on Swim England long course rankings in each individual Olympic pool event. National Event Camps are stage two of four on the Swim England National talent pathway and cover technical and tactical development areas for specific racing events. Please...

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A big congratulations to Sophie King on being selected for the Swim England Swimming National Development Programme for 2020 and to her coach, Mark Staiger, for all of his hard work over the past season. The National Development Programme is the final step for stage one of the Swim England talent pathway Please join us in congratulating Sophie, we are delighted about her selection and Woking SC is very proud of you.

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Congratulations to Ben Platt and Wolfgang Tosch for being selected for the South East Region Athlete Development Programme for 2020 and to their coaches, Seb Leather and Lou Hargrave, for their hard work over the past season. This year's programme will engage with approximately 40 athletes, comprised of around 20 males and 20 females in the 12 year old age group, and includes a boys session with Max Litchfield and a girls session with Aimee Wilmott. Selection onto the programme was made using both long and short course rankings. The...

Catherine Ferguson

In preparation for our return to swimming .... see how fast you can put your bathers (swim suit/ swim trunks/swimming costume!), cap and goggles on. Repeat 5 times just for practice. It has been 4 months !

Catherine Ferguson

Try a continuous plank for 40sec, 40sec rest, then plank for 50sec, 50sec rest then 60sec plank, 60seconds rest. Then back down the pyramid! Can you do this every day for the whole week?

Catherine Ferguson

You may have seen the positive news that the government has now given the green light for swimming pools to re-open from July 25th. Great news for all of our swimmers! Whilst the green light is on for a return, we must wait for our pool operators to assess that they (and we as a club) have the necessary procedures in place and collectively we are all comfortable with a return to swimming. We are in active discussions with the pool operators who are reviewing their own and our COVID-19...

Catherine Ferguson

Swimmers undertook this during a live land work session at the start of lockdown. They need to do top (full extension) to bottom (chest touches the floor). You can break it up how you like - continuous or do 10 at a time etc. Get a total for top to bottom only. Do not count any which you have not achieved this! Good Luck!

Catherine Ferguson

THE EIFFEL TOWER CHALLENGE (Again). Can you beat your Eiffel Tower PB ? Swimmers should be getting good at this now and those legs should be getting strong! You will need to complete 1665 stairs ,so if you have 13 stairs divide 1665 by 13. You do not have to complete in one go. Remember - only upwards floors count. Good Luck!

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It is with great sadness that we advise you of the passing away of Simon Lockhart, our Club Trophy Secretary, this week. Simon was unexpectedly taken ill on Sunday 21st June and sadly passed away on Tuesday 23rd June. Simon leaves behind Ali and his two children Alice and Samuel. Our thoughts are with them all at this very sad and difficult time. Simon was a great supporter of the club and took tremendous care in organising all of the clubs trophies and medals. You would always see Simon at...