Crawley SC Masters do us proud!

What a fantastic weekend our Crawley SC Masters had at South East Regionals held at K2. 

Valerie McLaren placed; 

BRONZE 400m Freestyle 

4th 200m Freestyle 

BRONZE 100m Freestyle 

BRONZE 50m Freestyle 

Geoff Goodwin placed;

SILVER 100m Back

5th 400m Freestyle 

BRONZE 200m Back 

7th 100m Freestyle 

Zara Williams placed 

DOUBLE GOLD in 50m & 100m Freestyle 

Simon Duke placed; 

DOUBLE GOLD 50m & 100m Fly

Gill Ferguson placed;

BRONZE 100m Breaststroke 

Marianne Davey placed; 

DOUBLE GOLD 100m Back & 50m Freestyle 

SILVER 100m Freestyle 

BRONZE 200m Back

Linda Hooker placed;

DOUBLE GOLD 100m Breaststroke &  100m Freestyle 

TRIPLE SILVER 50m Breaststroke, 50m Freestyle & 200m Breaststroke 

BRONZE in the 200m Fresstyle 




An incredible overall medal Tally of 8 GOLDS, 4 SILVER and 7 BRONZE

#SimplyAmazing #FeelProud #CrawleySCMasters #SER 

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Urgent message for all parents and carers

Crawley SC relies on volunteers to keep this club running smoothly. This enables the Club to keep its fees as low as possible which directly impacts each and every member that swims at Crawley SC.  Each and every one of your children benefit from the time and input from those volunteers.

Can we please ask that every family looks at how just one member can contribute some time towards the Club.  There are so many different roles and each volunteer can chose where they are best suited. This only involves a little bit of time for each person if we have sufficient volunteers.

On Friday, our Time Trials was in jeopardy as we found ourselves in a position where the equipment we hired form K2 was not working to a standard that we needed so we became reliant on manual timing which requires trained timekeepers and it was incredibly difficult to find parents with this, easy to gain, qualification.  With Club Championships coming up in June, we need more volunteers please. The volunteer roles within the club are filled by the same faces each and every time and those same people actually fulfil more than one role and many of those fabulous individuals are moving on to pastures new with children soon attending University.

Please come forward and do something great for your children who have so much to gain form a great Club like Crawley SC.

Please contact me directly and we can discuss what role is best suited for you. (roles include: Drinks and Sweets Monitor, Time Keeper, Team Manager, Officials, Committee Member, Electronics Team, Coaching, Teaching, Poolside Marshalls, Fundraising, Welfare, Website, Team App, Marketing, Sponsorship, Open Meets Organiser, Data Input for Meets, Announcing ……..and so many more)

Thank you for your time. I look forward to hearing from some new people.

Please see poster HERE from Sussex County which advertises some great courses to assist volunteers and clubs.

Lisa Mickel

Chair, Crawley SC


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Water Polo Training Cancelled - please read

Water Polo will be CANCELLED Wednesday 17th Jan and Friday 19th Jan.
The Junior session will be CANCELLED too on Friday 19th Jan, due to the coach being away. 
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Annual Membership and Outstanding Fees

Please be reminded Annual Membership is due in January –  please ensure this is paid before the end of the month either by BACS or at the desk on Fridays

Also, there are swimmers who owe funds from previous open meet entires. Please ensure these are paid in full before entering any further competitions/meets or speak in confidence to our Treasurer if you wish to discuss outstanding payment.

A reminder that all payment for open meets should be made at time of entry. 

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Claiming Club Records

Due to the complex system for checking club records, in future all swimmers who feel they have broken a record in their age group must claim it via Ron within 1 week of the swim.

All records are as of day of swim.

All Records are on the club web site.  Please note that they are updated as fast as possible. 

The latest version of club records can be found in the members area of the website:  https://www.crawleysc.co.uk/members/members/club-records/

Please email  the following details to ronphilpot2005@hotmail.com 


Date of Birth:

Age on day of swim:

Date of Swim:


Time achieved:


Course Length Long Course, or Short Course:

Thank you for your understanding.  This process will make it much easier going forward



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Weather Conditions Notice

Due to the predicted weather conditions please keep a eye on Team App, web site and our social media for any possible changes in training. 

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Training Thursday 1/2 March 2018

Training is on at  K2 this evening (Thursday 1 March).  Unfortunately, Cottesmore is closed tonight due to a power cut.

A decision has been made to cancel Friday morning's session due to the unpredictable weather and frozen conditions.

There will be an update regarding Friday evening's session tomorrow.

Stay safe and please travel only if it is safe to do so.

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Easter Closure

Notification of Easter Holiday Closure

There will be no training on the following dates:

Friday 30 March AM & PM

Sunday 1 April AM

Monday 2 April AM & PM

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High Dependency Athletes Survey

Cerebral Palsy Sport is working with a range of partners to establish the needs of high dependency athletes to ensure their needs are catered for in an inclusive, accessible and independent manner for disability and para sports events for the future.

CP sport have developed the following survey that we would like completed by as many disabled and non disabled athletes as possible in order to understand their thoughts and opinions of the support that athletes with high dependency needs either receive or should receive while participating in sport.


The results we receive from this survey will be used to help inform and support event providers, partners and governing bodies of sport in meeting the needs of athletes with high degrees of support needs for the future.


For further information please contact Colin Geenes – colin.geenes@cpsport.org – 07917 388169 

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Easter - Dates of Closure

Please note that there will be no training on the following dates:

 Friday 30 March AM & PM

 Sunday 1 April AM

 Monday 2 April AM & PM

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New Club Kit Information

Information regarding our new club kit is now available in the members area under 'Club Kit/Uniform'.

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No Training or Lessons - Evening of Friday 6 April 2018

The pool will be CLOSED on Friday evening 6th April 2018, for ALL Squads, Improvers and Learner sessions. 

This is due the Club holding a Level 1 Long distance Open Event.

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Entries are now open for the British Masters Championships taking place in Plymouth in June.

The championships are being held at the Plymouth Life Centre between 8-10 June and competitors can enter a maximum of six events, although they must have met the qualification time to enter. 1500m entries are limited to a max of 40 entries – 20 men and 20 female.

The closing date for entries is 12 noon on Friday 18 May.

For details, please go to http://www.swimming.org/masters/entries-are-now-open-for-the-british-masters-championships/ 

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Sunday Training Schedule

Please note there is no training Sunday Morning  (11 March) due to the Wycombe L1 Meet.



Sunday 4th No Training (Dorking & British Champs)        

Sunday 11th No Training  (Wycombe L1)

Sunday 18th No Training (Atlantis L1)

Sunday 25th Normal Training          


Sunday 1st No Training (Beckenham L1)

Sunday 8th No Training (Crawley L1)

Sunday 15th Normal Training  

Sunday 22nd Normal Training 

Sunday 29th Normal Training          


Sunday 6th No Training (SER Champs)

Sunday 13th No Training (SER Champs)

Sunday 20th Normal Training 

Sunday 27th No Training (SER Champs)          


Sunday 3rd Normal Training 

Sunday 10th Normal Training 

Sunday 17th No Training (Crawley L3)

Sunday 24th Normal Training          


Sunday 1st Normal Training 

Sunday 8th Normal Training 

Sunday 15th Normal Training 

Sunday 22nd Normal Training 

Sunday 29th No Training (British Champs)          


As per Summer Schedule


Sunday 2nd  Normal Training (TBC)

Sunday 9th  Normal Training (TBC)

Sunday 16th  Normal Training (TBC)

Sunday 23rd  Normal Training (TBC)

Sunday 30th  Normal Training (TBC)          


Sunday 7th  Normal Training (TBC)

Sunday 14th  Normal Training (TBC)

Sunday 21st  Normal Training (TBC) (Possibly Sussex Winter Champs) 

Sunday 28th  Normal Training (TBC)          


Sunday 4th  Normal Training (TBC) (Possibly SER Winter Champs) 

Sunday 11th   Normal Training (TBC)

Sunday 18th   Normal Training (TBC)

Sunday 25th   Normal Training (TBC) (Possibly Atlantis Christmas Meet L3)          


Sunday 2nd   Normal Training (TBC)

Sunday 9th   Normal Training (TBC)

Sunday 16th   Normal Training (TBC)

Sunday 23rd   Normal Training

Sunday 30th   NO TRAINING  

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Cottesmore - Easter Dates

Cottesmore will be closed for the following dates over the Easter holidays:

22/29/29 March

4/5 April

Sessions including mornings, excluding bank holidays (Good Friday/Easter Monday) at K2 will be on.

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Parents Manual

Parents,  this is a great resource for answering most of your questions on swimming.

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Notice of the 53rd Annual General Meeting of Crawley Swimming Club



Notice of the 53rd Annual General Meeting of Crawley Swimming Club, to be held at K2 Crawley on Friday 15th June at 7.15pm

Nomination  forms for Crawley SC committee can be found on the table on a Friday evening. All nominations to be returned, proposed and seconded by Friday 8th June.  

We would like to encourage new parents to come and join the committee so that you can have a say in how the club is run.

All reports to be sent to me by 8th June.

Thank you


Secretary Crawley SC   

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Good communication with you all is a vital to the smooth running of Crawley Swimming Club. 

You should have received an e mail in the last 24 hours advising you of the change to our privacy policy in line with the new GDPR guidelines. 

This e mail is asking you if you still wish to receive e mails and updates which includes communication via our Team App and Members Login Area on our website.

 It is imperative that you reply to that e mail by clicking:

 “Yes” on the response form if you wish to continue using these forms of communication.

“No” on the response form or not responding at all will, unfortunately result in removing you from these tools as you must “opt in” under the GDPR rules.

If you have not received the e mail at all, or if you have any questions about this, please e mail data@crawleysc.co.uk as soon as possible.

The new rules come into force on May 25th so your response is urgently required.

Kind regards,

Lisa Mickel

Chair, Crawley SC

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Sunday/Bank Holiday Monday Training in May/June

Please note that there is no training on Sunday 6, 13, 27 May (as there are Regional Championships).

No training on Monday 7 May (all squads).

There is training Sunday 20 May, 3 June, 10 June, 24 June.

July dates TBC.


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Club Champs Week Two Results/Points

Please note that Week Two Results and Points so far have now been published in the members area of the site under Open Meets Latest Entries/Results.

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Parent Meeting - Friday 13 July 2018

Crawley Swimming Club are holding a meeting for all parents on Friday 13th July at K2 7.30pm.

Please come along to find out how the club works.  

If you have any questions you would like to ask,  this is the perfect time.  We will try to answer any queries at the meeting; if we are unable to give a satisfactory answer we will find a solution and  inform you as soon as possible.

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Family Fun Day!


Ticket poster

Yes! It’s that time again and we are delighted to say ….. TICKETS WILL BE ON SALE AT CLUB CHAMPS SO SAVE THE DATE!

The family day is just that, fun for all the family and a great chance to relax and have some fun. Feel free to look at last years event on our Facebook photos to see what an amazing day we had. Park games with volleyball, rounders, tug of war, music, food and a great family atmosphere! Feel free to bring Granny, Grandad and all the family.

The tickets are £2.50 per person with under 5’s free.

Sunday 8th July
1pm onwards
Oakwood Sports and Social Club, Tinsley Lane, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 
Directions will come with the invites.

Tickets include:
Cold buffet lunch
Family activities throughout the event
Bring your own bottle!

Dress athletically!

To include Club Championship Awards & Presentations. Placings 1-6 and trophies.

Tickets will be on sale at Club Champs. 
Please note that we cannot reserve tickets they must be paid for upfront.

Please do come along and support this event, it’s not a “fundraiser” but a club social and it is subsidised by the club. Tickets sell out quickly so please check your diary and we hope to see you there.

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Airtech Relay Gala - thank you!

Airtech Relay Gala

Saturday 9th June

 I would like to say thank you to everyone for a very enjoyable gala in which we came seventh.

The swimmers achieved many PB’s - well done to all.

We must thank all officials and parents, many of whom helped for the first time in numerous positions, both on and off the poolside; without their help we would be unable to host this event.

A thank you also to the two senior and two junior swimmers. who came and supported our swimmers, making sure that they were in the correct place and doing the correct stroke in their races.

It was a pleasure being on the poolside, to enjoy the Team Spirit from all the swimmers, cheering on their team mates in all the relay events.  

The noise from the balcony also showed how much parents were entering into the spirit of the gala and encouraging their teams during the races.

Thank you all

Liz Smith

‘B’ Gala co-ordinator.

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AGM - Change of Date

Please note that the date/time of our AGM has CHANGED to Friday 8 June at 7.15pm.

All parents who are available are encouraged to attend.

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Latest club calendar

The latest events calendar is now available.

Please note that this is provisional and subject to change:

Printable calendar

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Swim England Data Protection Notice

A message from Swim England:

Since GDPR came into force and Swim England published their updated privacy policy we have been working to ensure that our systems and processes are compliant.  Part of this process it to ensure that the information that is collected from our members with regard to their data protection choices are correct and only collected directly from our members.  

The OMS new member form has now been updated, we no longer require clubs to complete their member’s data choices, ethnicity or disability. 

Club should now be providing new members with a copy of our data protection notice or a link to view this online, so that they are aware of how Swim England processes their data. If you are using the Member Invite functionality a copy of the policy will be available when the member completes their data.

As a Special Category of Personal Data we now have to obtain explicit consent from the member to process and store information on ethnicity and disability under GDPR.

Members can now access and amend their information and data choices via their individual OMS login including what information is shown on our websites.  Details of how they access this is sent to them via their Swim England Welcome email. 

The Swim England Data Protection notice can be found on our website at http://www.swimming.org/library/documents/2479/download.

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Crawley SC - Shop Now Open!

You will be able to order your Crawley Swimming Club kit from today using the link below:

You will have until midnight on Sunday 22nd July 2018 to order your kit before the club shop closes.

Orders placed after the closing date may delay the whole kit order and therefore will not be accepted. So to avoid disappointment, please place your order at your earliest opportunity.

Delivery is expected 8-10 weeks from shop closure. 

Checkout options:

Please Note: Your home address is required for billing purposes, the delivery options will come after this step, we do not require you to enter your clubs address.

Please choose CLUB SHOP ONLY: Your kit will be individually packed and delivered to the club.
You will not receive your kit any sooner by choosing an alternative delivery option.

Kids shirt sizes: The size JNR relates to the old '13' size; and the old '11/12' is now called 'XS JNR'. If you are unsure about sizing, please email enquiries@swimzi.com with your measurements and we will try our best to advise.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to get in touch.

Many thanks,


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TeamUnify - Please Read!

Crawley SC have decided to implement a software package, specifically designed for swimming clubs called Teamunify.

TeamUnify will streamline all of the club's current processes – membership, gala entries, communication, etc - and deliver an improved level of service to all club members with the added advantage of helping us run Crawley SC more efficiently and smoothly.

Each Crawley member will receive an email over the coming weeks (don’t worry we will let you know when this is going to happen) to register on the platform.  Every club member will be required to sign up to the platform by early September 2018 as all communication, entries, etc will then take place through this forum.

 Any questions at all please do drop us a line and we will try to answer all questions.

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Summer Schedule Now Running

Please note that the summer schedule is now in effect!

See here for the full schedule:


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Time Trials Results

Many thanks to all who made last night run so smoothly.

Time Trial results have now been published and are available in the members ares under 'Open Meets Latest Entries/Results'

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Time Trials Information

Don’t forget Time Trials (Friday) night.

Sign in is at 6pm in poolside, no sign in NO SWIM.

Warm up shortly after. Any swimmer not signed in will be removed to compress the heats and speed up the nights proceedings.

If you’re going to be late tell a friend and ask them to sign you in.

There is NO SQUAD training in the main pool. Learners & Developers are not affected.

Let’s have some fun and #SwimFast #LicensedTimes


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Final weekend before Atlantis and Time Trials Deadlines

Please note that this is the final weekend before time trials next Friday, so please get your entries in ASAP.

ALSO, entries close on Monday for the Atlantis Xmas Cracker.

You will need to enter via OnDeck/Team Unify, so if you're not already signed up, be quick as the new system means that late entries CANNOT be accepted.

We URGENTLY need volunteers and officials.  If you are able to help at time trials in ANY capacity, please email volunteers@crawleysc.co.uk

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Head Coach Presentation Slides

If you were unable to attend Ron's presentation last night, all the slides can be found by clicking here.

If you have any questions specifically about Team Unify, please email Fraser at chair@crawleysc.co.uk

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Lis Hartley - Voiunteers Needed - Please Read

We’ve said it before, but need to remind ALL parents that we are unable to run our home meets without the help of volunteers.

Instruction will be given and for most positions, you won’t be alone if you’ve never done it before.

We are particularly looking for volunteers for the following:


PLEASE EMAIL Fiona at volunteers@crawleysc.co.uk if you are willing to help. Please state what session you can do and what you would prefer to do.

Many thanks in advance. 

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Crawley Swimzi Shop open for ONE WEEK!

You will be able to order your Crawley Swimming Club Swimzi kit from todayusing the link below: 


You will have until midnight on Wednesday 5th September 2018 to order your kit before the club shop closes.

Orders placed after the closing date may delay the whole kit order and therefore will not be accepted. So to avoid disappointment, please place your order at your earliest opportunity.

Delivery is expected before Christmas.

Checkout options:

Your home address is required for billing purposes, the delivery options will come after this step, we do not require you to enter your clubs address.

Please choose CLUB SHOP ONLY: Your kit will be individually packed and delivered to the club.

We do not offer personalisation on sweat items (hoodies, Swimzi's), however you can still add a name to your club shirt.

Our Junior shirt sizes are as follows. The size JNR relates to the old '13' size; and the old '11/12' is now called 'XS JNR'. If you are unsure about sizing, please email clubs@swimzi.com with your measurements and we will try our best to advise.

If you have any other questions, do not hesitate to get in touch.

Many thanks,


















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New Head Coach

Crawley SC are pleased and excited to announce that our new head coach will be Will Philpot. This is a very important announcement for all of the swimmers, parents and everyone involved with the club.

Some brief background for anyone who doesn’t know Will:

Will previously worked (and swam) for Crawley SC in 2010 and 2011. Since 2013 through to now, he has been Head of Swimming at Cranleigh School. In 2016 he was also appointed Wye Valley Swimming Club Head Coach.

In April 2018 Will also worked with Guildford City Swimming Club as volunteer coach for the High Performance Youth Squad.

Will is also part of the SE Regional Coaching team, where some of our swimmers may have also come across him in the last 12 months.

Will has resigned his positions with Wye Valley, Cranleigh School and his voluntary role with Guildford City to become full time Head Coach with Crawley SC.

We plan to have a parents meeting on a Friday night prior to the official start date of 2nd January 2019. The parents meeting date is yet to be confirmed. This will give everyone a chance to meet Will and also for Will to have an introduction to all of the relevant squad swimmers.

After a number of years Crawley SC are in a position to not only plan for the future, but with this announcement, finally put in place a structure and strategy which will enable Crawley SC to grow as a club.

As previously announced, Ron will be stepping up as Director of Swimming. This move will allow Ron to take full responsibility for all aspects of the swimming program. In Ron’s own word’s ‘he feel’s like an uncaged animal’ and cannot wait to guide Crawley SC through these exciting times.

I’d also like to underline that Jason is still very much in place and will continue his great work with Gold, Silver and Bronze squads.

We would like to warmly welcome Will to the team and look forward to this exciting new chapter for everyone involved with Crawley SC.


Crawley SC Committee 

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Guildford Level 2 2018 Scratched/Accepted Entries

All accepted and scratched entries are in the members area under Open Meets Latest Entries/Results.

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Winter Counties 2018 - Please Read

A draft programme has been posted in the member's area under Open Meets Latest Entries/Results.

Please check your entries.  Any mistakes must be reported to Brian Smith before Friday 10am this week at the latest.  

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Updated competition calendar now available

Updated Printable Calendar.

New events are also listed on the Events page.

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Assistant Coach Course - contact coordinator@crawleysc.co.uk if interested

Please contact Lisa at coordinator@crawleysc.co.uk if interested.

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Cottesmore Training - Thursday 4 October 2018

Please note that Training on Thursday 4th October at Cottesmore is cancelled due to issues beyond our control.

Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Training on Wednesday is still on.

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Accepted Entries - Atlantis Christmas Cracker

Accepted entries for the Atlantis Christmas Cracker are now listed in the member's area under Open Meets Latest Entries/Results.

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Lis Hartley 2018 - results

A huge thank you to all of the volunteers, officials and of course our swimmers who made our Lis Hartley meet such a huge success.

We couldn't run these meets without everybody giving their time, and we are enormously grateful to each and every one of you!

The results can now be found in the members area of the website under 'Open Meets Latest Entries/Results'.

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URGENT NOTICE - Wednesday 21 November 2018

Pool closed tonight due to an electrical failure.

ALL training is cancelled.

This includes water polo.  Masters should check before training tomorrow morning.

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Please note that there is no Gold training on Saturday 24th November, due to the Atlantis Xmas Cracker. 

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Christmas Training Schedule

Friday 21 December

Sunday 23 December
No Training

Monday 24 December
No Training

Tuesday 25 December
No Training

Wednesday 26 December
No Training

Thursday 27 December
MASTERS: Morning training only 6-7.00am

Friday 28 December
NORMAL TRAINING: Masters & Selected Gold 6-7.00am

Saturday 29 December
No Training

Sunday 30 December
NORMAL TRAINING: 7.30-9.30am

Monday 31 December
No Training

Tuesday 1 January
No Training

Wednesday 2 January

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Updated Calendar

Please note.  An updated, printable events calendar has now been published and is available under 'Events':


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Training Notice - please read

Please note that there is NO training for ALL squads on the evening of Friday 9 November or the mornings of Saturday 10 November and Sunday 11 November.

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Christmas Timetable Clarification

There seems to be a confusion over training times over the Festive season.  Please see below for an updated training schedule:

Monday 17th December:


(Invited Gold Swimmers as per normal can attend) Masters & Performance Normal Training

PM: NO TRAINING GOLD, SILVER & BRONZE Performance Normal Training

Tuesday 18th December:

AM Masters & Performance Normal Training

PM: Performance Normal Training

Wednesday 19th December:

AM: NO TRAINING GOLD, SILVER & BRONZE (Invited Gold Swimmers as per normal can attend) Masters & Performance Normal Training

PM: K2 Normal Training Times Gold, Silver & Bronze 6pm - 9pm / Cottesmore Training as Normal

Thursday 20 December:

AM: Masters Only

PM: K2 Normal Training times all Squads / Cottesmore normal

 Friday 21st December:

AM: Normal Training

PM: Normal Training

Saturday 22nd December: NO TRAINING 

Sunday 23rd December: NO TRAINING

Monday 24th December: NO TRAINING

Tuesday 25th December: NO TRAINING

Wednesday 26th December: NO TRAINING 

Thursday 27th December: AM Masters Only 6am - 7am

Friday 28th December:

AM: Normal Training


Saturday 29th December: NO TRAINING

Sunday 30th December:

AM: 7.30am - 9.30am Performance Only. (Invited Gold Only)

Monday 31st December: NO TRAINING

Tuesday 1st January 2019: NO TRAINING

Wednesday 2nd January 2019: Normal Training Starts.

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Updated Calendar Now Available

An updated calendar is now available in events and in the members area menu.

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