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Secretary PooleSC

A huge thank you to ALL our swimmers who took part in our anniversary celebrations last week in our revival of the old-fashioned PLUNGE COMPETITION across our pools and in all our squads. See them in action in the video montage link below. And for the beady-eyed among you - spot the error! Who is actually showcasing the penguin sidestep? The secretary needs to go to Specsavers, cos it isn't Coach Chris. (CLUE? Initials AF!) : https://youtu.be/x-YTOwwxg6U The events took place within Covid squad bubbles, due to ongoing restrictions and...

Barry Alldrick

British Swimming Glasgow Meet 2021 This was the final preparation meet for the British Olympic team and the final opportunity for swimmers to gain qualification times. It further provided an opportunity where Junior swimmers could log times to qualify for the European Junior Team that heads out to Rome in July. Meeting the qualifying times for the meet were Catherine E and Robbie H who would make the journey from Poole with coach Barry. Jacob P would make the journey from Bath with the National Centre, and Emily C from...

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Thank you to the lovely Sue and Diane at TESCO Fleetsbridge, who have supported our club's anniversary events this week, through Tesco's Community Fund. We are very grateful to Tesco for donating £150 towards fresh fruit, protein bars and juice cartons, which we are giving out at club training sessions across the week, to celebrate our 90th anniversary. Our club was founded on June 1st 1931! We had hoped to be able to meet as a whole team, but we have found a way to stay safe under ongoing Covid...

Secretary PooleSC

Celebrate THE PLUNGE and enjoy snack pack treats at training! Our club's momentous 90th anniversary is fast upon us, as we head into next week and the June 1st date marking the foundation of our historic club in 1931! While ongoing Covid restrictions prevent us from meeting up, for a whole club event, we will not let this stop us from celebrating and marking the occasion! Back in the 1930s, a little-known 5th event was still very much in practice and did in fact feature, albeit once only, at the...

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PSC Podcast! This is a historic first for our club in our 90th year. Our first ever PSC podcast recording! Thanks to Holly Harris, former PSC National qualifier for hosting and to our captains for their leadership, and for sharing their thoughts on the life skills swimmers learn through their competitive sport. Senior Captains: Ella McNamara & Robbie Hemmings Senior Vice Captains: Catherine Eland & Tom Cutbush Junior Captains: Grace Montague & Harry Cutbush Junior Vice Captains: Sully Bayliss & Scarlett Cade Honorary Captains: Lottie Vavasour, Freddie Beasley, Will Webster...

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Notice is hereby given of our PSC Annual General Meeting, to be held on Friday June 18th 2021 at 7.30pm. Due to ongoing government Covid guidance, we will again hold our AGM virtually, via Zoom, in line with our updated constitution. All fully paid-up club members, aged 16 or above on the date of the meeting, are eligible to attend. A Zoom meeting link will be sent to all eligible members nearer the time, via the Team Unify listed email contacts held on file. If an eligible swimmer's contact email...

Secretary PooleSC

We are very pleased to announce news - just in - that we have permission from Crowdfunder to extend our project duration by 3 weeks! This means we can now continue sharing news of our 90th year throughout the actual anniversary date of the foundation of our club on June 1st 1931! We have some exciting plans to share with you very soon on celebrations for the JUNE 1st ANNIVERSARY for all our fantastic and loyal PSC swimmers. Watch this space for further details as well as news of our...

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(Photo credit PA Media) Duncan Goodhew is on the campaign trail today, making a plea to parents to put swimming lessons "front and centre of their priorities" as the country comes out of lockdown. PSC is right behind the 1980 British Olympic Gold Medallist in raising awareness of the 240,000 children who have missed out on learning to swim 25 metres during the pandemic and the lost 5 million swimming lessons during Covid pool closures. 2 million children haven't swum at all over the pandemic. A potential lost generation in...

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Our PSC luxury cotton T-shirts are now available in two new colourways for the summer season! GREY MARL and BLACK designs have been added to our trademark YELLOW Ts! All these items, along with our great quality hoodies and 90th year swim hats are on sale NOW via our Crowdfunder site: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/poole-swimming-club-90th-anniversary-appeal The stylish cut, fine weave cotton finish and quality stitching are proving popular with our supporters and swimmers alike. Available in adult sizes from Small to XXL, in grey marl and black, as well as our trademark bright...

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Today's announcement by British Swimming confirms POOLE's Jacob Peters' GB Olympic selection following his amazing time at British Trials in London last week and ends the agonising wait to see if he had done enough to make the call-up for TEAM GB! We couldn't be more thrilled to see our PSC team mate succeed and represent Poole, PSC and GB in Tokyo this summer. Everyone at the club was delighted to hear Jacob's shout-out to Poole Swimming Club and especially Coach Barry in his interview following his fantastic finals qualifying...