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As we look forward to our long-awaited return to the pools in our 90th year of swimming at PSC, the club committee and coaches are delighted to announce the launch of our second Crowdfunder campaign, following our successful Covid Appeal last year. We have sourced a fantastic selection of limited edition commemorative kit for our swimmers and supporters, with careful consideration to quality and value for money. Thanks to Tracy Hemmings for her work researching and sourcing these items and to Caroline Price for her brilliant 90th year logo, which...

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Send us your Choose to Challenge photos for our 90th year history file*! This International Women's Day, our club is celebrating 90 years of supporting and developing female sport, training athletes, coaches, mentors and swim teachers in our local area. This year, we are creating a 90th anniversary history archive for future generations, documenting the history of swimming at our club and today we encourage all our members to show your support for equality and girls and women's achievements in our sport. *Photos with permissions please to create a montage...

Barry Alldrick

Swim England Level X Racing Series 1 During December 2020, the club took part in the Swim England Level X Racing series. In essence, Level X racing provided an opportunity for us to run in-house time trials with all the results being submitted to Swim England’s Rankings database. The series also offered a fun opportunity for swimmers to practice their racing skills in the comfort of their home training environment during the absence of face-to-face competitions due to the COVID-19 epidemic. Many, but not all, Swim England clubs took part...

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PSC QUIZ to kickstart 90th ANNIVERSARY in 2021! Poole Swimming Club is celebrating 90 years of service to swimming in Poole this year. Join us for a PSC Quiz Night this Friday February 12th at 7.45pm on Zoom hosted by PSC’s resident Quiz Master Karen Yendole. The quiz will contain a round of questions on PSC History, to kickstart our 90th year events, as well as a Valentines’ theme. Hot tip: you can get clued up in advance by checking out the PSC History link on the club TU website....

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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...

Barry Alldrick

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...