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WSC Secretary

Firstly, a big “Thank You” to all of our swimmers, coaches and volunteers who renewed their membership with the Club for 2021. Your ongoing support is important to us! All we need now is to be allowed back into pool! Last week the Prime Minister set out his 4-step plan for coming out of Lockdown 3, with pools being able to reopen in Step 2 of the plan. Currently Step 2 will begin no earlier than 12th April, but the government will review and confirm the date nearer the day....

WSC Secretary

Following today’s announcement that Staffordshire and the Black Country have been moved to into Tier 4, regrettably we must confirm that all Club activities are suspended for the foreseeable future. As the move to Tier 4 is effective from the beginning of Thursday 31 December 2020, there will now be no training until further notice. More details on Tier 4 and Swim England’s reaction can be found via the following links… https://www.gov.uk/government/news/formal-tiering-review-update-30-december-2020 https://www.gov.uk/guidance/tier-4-stay-at-home https://www.swimming.org/swimengland/more-tier-four-areas/ https://www.swimming.org/swimengland/coronavirus-faqs-answered/ Regarding the immediate future, please be aware of the following points. Training Fees All January...

Gareth HAYNES

As we all know, Tim Munro left WSC last week after 11 fantastic years of service. Tim has very kindly written to the Club expressing his thanks for the gifts we presented on the night, and also to talk about the fond memories of his time at WSC. His letter can be found HERE Tim is pictured modelling limited edition pink WSC attire as well as the pink Derby County shirt he received from us, and with his daughter Tammy. Once again from all at WSC, Very Best Wishes to...

Gary BARNES

Christmas this year will be very strange in many ways and it will also mark the end of an era at Wolverhampton Swimming Club as our long serving coach Tim Munro leaves us after some 11 years of excellent service. Not just a coach, Tim has been a true friend and supporter of the club and his time on poolside has benefitted all of our swimmers in many ways. During the last few years, Tim has developed and nurtured our junior swimmers which has resulted in establishing a pathway for...

Gary BARNES

We are pleased to say that Tom Davidson has been selected for Swim England's National Junior Squad for this 2020/21 season. According to Swim England "seventy-one swimmers have been selected for the squad and they will attend a number of online camps which aim to turn them into the stars of the future". Selection for Tom is based on his 800m freestyle and their were some 600 swimmers involved in the SE Talent Team's selection process. The junior squad will be led by Swim England talent officers Mike Parker and...

Gary BARNES

Congratulations to Wolverhampton Swimming Club's Toby Robinson on his inclusion in the 2020/2021 British Swimming World Class Programme. Toby, who trains at the Loughborough National Centre with coach Dave Hemmings, is one of only 53 British athletes selected for this programme. This is extremely important this season with the Tokyo Olympic Games taking place next summer. Toby's current long course 800m and 1500m times rank him second in Great Britain and all at the club wish Toby every success in the coming months with his aim to make the British...

Gary BARNES

Here is a message from Eliot Burns, our Chairman, "I am pleased to announce that Bill Jones has recently agreed to take on the lead coach role for our Development Squad. I Know he will grow this squad over the coming season or two so that we nurture and develop our younger swimmers to a good standard who will then move onto our Performance Squad when ready". Bill is a level 2 coach and will be responsible for working on good technique with a steady build up of endurance, as...

TeamUnify

We are proud to announce that our new website is officially live. WSC has partnered with TeamUnify to bring our Club a brand new look! Check it out and let us know what you think :)