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Today is the final day of our PSC Crowdfunder and we would like to thank every single person who has donated to support Poole Swimming Club for your generosity, as we begin 2021, our 90th anniversary year of swimming in Poole. It hasn't been the start to the year that we had hoped for, but we are doing all we can to keep our team united and to support our swimmers in their fitness and mental health, with the assistance of our volunteers and team captains, who are running Zoom...

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Gold Squad Meet Final 2020 Challenges In and Out of the Pool We hope you all enjoyed Christmas, below is a news brief on the brilliant work that Gold Squad have been up to since November 2nd under the caring yet challenging reach of Maralyn’s wise wings. The many challenges achieved below really demonstrate how to best deal with the end of a disruptive year, enjoy reading... Challenge 1 During lockdown version 2.0, the squad members and parents were challenged to running (not walking) a mile under 10 minutes. Maralyn...

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PSC CHARITY BAKEOFF raises £175 for The Friendly Food Club! “It’s making our home feel Christmassy!” and “They didn’t last long!” were the comments fed back following Saturday’s Zoom BAKEOFF! Coach Jan, PSC’s very own Mary Berry, cooked up a storm, teaching Poole Swimming Club athletes from across squads how to make mince pies! It was so lovely to see swimmers of different ages, representing so many squads within our club, joining together, albeit virtually. Following the success of her lockdown online baking sessions, where Jan kept the team motivated...

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We have received delivery of our fantastic new PSC FACE COVERINGS, which are available to buy now on our Crowdfunder at £5 each. https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/poole-swimming-club-covid-appeal#start Stylish in black with POOLE SC in our new club font in bright yellow! Available in 3 sizes: MEDIUM: Up to 12 years LARGE: Approx up to 16 EXTRA-LARGE: Adult High quality, protective, washable face covering with double layer soft fabric and an extremely comfortable fit. Inner Layer: Soft, breathable cotton lining, gentle on the skin Outer Layer: Water repellant mesh Antimicrobial >97% effective even after...

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Join Coach JAN for a Christmas Bake-off making MINCE PIES LIVE on ZOOM on Saturday 19th December 2020 at 11am. Entry fee: Suggested donation of £3 ALL proceeds going to THE FRIENDLY FOOD CLUB https://www.facebook.com/thefriendlyfoodclub/ Our club has been very lucky to receive so much support to help get us back to swimming. We would like to give back to our local community during these difficult times for so many. HOW TO TAKE PART: 1 Sign up on Team Unify 2 Please put your cash donation in a sealed envelope...

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We have a fantastic new raffle draw feature within our Crowdfunder, thanks to the generous support of Bliss Aviation. Tickets now on sale on our Crowdfunder page to WIN TWO SIGHTSEEING HELICOPTER RIDE SEATS for an amazing 30 minute journey taking in the sights of our breathtaking Dorset coastline! This prize is worth £280! (£140 per person) https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/poole-swimming-club-covid-appeal Fly up, up and away with this incredible raffle prize and escape the Covid blues, while supporting Poole Swimming Club! Find out more about Bliss below: Facebook - @BlissAviation Instagram- Bliss.Aviation Twitter...

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British Summer Champion and British Age Group Record holder Robbie H has earned a call up to the Swim England National Junior Squad along with Head Coach Barry Alldrick. The recently announced National Junior Squad for the 2020-21 season features 71 promising talents, 8 coaches and 6 sports science support staff. Athletes will attend online workshops and camps, with the first being hosted in December. Once the current COVID-19 restrictions ease the Squad will look to returning to competition. Head of Swim England Grant Robbins stated “It’s essential in these...

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I was delighted to be invited to be part of this event. Having been a skills coach for the last 2 years on National Development camps I saw this as a great opportunity to work with some of the best 15 and 16 year olds in England. The swimmers I worked with over the weekend were the 200m Butterfly swimmers. We split into breakout rooms with the remit of getting to know the individuals and understand how they felt. Our main input as skills coaches was to deliver the session...

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POOLE SWIMMING CLUB COVID APPEAL on CROWDFUNDER! NOW LIVE! More rewards have been added to our Crowdfunder! Look out for brand new offers from KITBRIX, COMPTON ACRES, RICK STEIN, SWIMZI and POSEIDON WATER SPORTS! Click here: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/poole-swimming-club-covid-appeal WHEN? Our Crowdfunder runs until just after midnight on Saturday 19th December. WHY? We want Poole Swimming Club to continue through Covid, so that our swimmers don't become the forgotten generation; so that our young people can stay safe, stay connected with their team mates and friends and so that they can continue...

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2020 DORSET COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP PERFORMANCE AWARDS We would like to offer a huge congratulations to our age group swimmers who won Performance Awards at the Dorset County Championships in 2020 by attaining a top eight place. The purpose of the awards is to encourage swimmers to perform in a range of events, and not specialise too early. Performance Awards are made to the overall winner of each of the qualifying age groups as follows: 10 years, 11 years, 12 years, 13 years and 14 years. Each year the County awards...