Training Friday 1 Feb - PLEASE READ

Due to the overnight predicted weather conditions for tomorrow morning, the club has decided that for safety reasons training will be cancelled for all squads tomorrow morning.  

Sorry for any inconvenience.  Unless notice is given, training will proceed as normal tomorrow evening.

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New Printable Calendar Now Available

There is a new printable calendar now available in the members area or the main events page which now includes the squads, indicating which galas squad members should be entering.

As usual, it's all subject to change.


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No Training This Sunday

Please note there is no training this Sunday 20th January at K2 due to a masters competition.

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Parents Talk Presentation (Click here)

For those who missed the parents talk on Friday 1st February, the presentation is attached for your information.

For those who came along, thank you and I hope you gained some incite into the young athlete development pathway and how you can help in the process. 

Ron Philpot

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Atlantis Regional Qualifier Timings:

Session 1 Saturday: Please be poolside by 17:45 latest to complete poolside WU.

Session 2 Sunday: Please be poolside by 7:45am latest to complete poolside WU.

Session 3 Sunday: Please be poolside by 11am latest to complete poolside WU.

Session 4 Sunday: Please be poolside by 14:25 latest to complete poolside WU.

Please do NOT be late. Anyone who is withdrawing please email chair@crawleysc.co.uk by Friday evening at the latest.

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Message for All Crawley Officials/Interested Parties - Please Read

Calling All Crawley Swimming Officials
I have recently taken on responsibility for coordinating requests for officials at swimming meets; both our own and meets organised by other clubs.  Hopefully, this will make it easier to share out the workload and plan ahead.
I would like to make sure that I have up-to-date contact details for all officials, including trainees and timekeepers.  It would be really helpful if you could email your preferred contact email address to officials@crawleysc.co.uk  
We have quite a few events coming up including Sussex League Round 2, the Vanessa Knight Meet, the Atlantis Summer Splash and of course, our own Club's Summer Splash on 15th June.  I want to make sure that I am using the most convenient contact email address for you.
Finally, if you are interested in finding out more about becoming an official and what is involved, please use the same email address and I can put you in touch with someone who can help.  I look forward to hearing from you.
With thanks
Helen Powell
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Easter Training Information

Easter training schedule:
Friday 19th NO TRAINING
Saturday 20th NO TRAINING
Sunday 21st NO TRAINING
Monday 22nd NO TRAINING

This applies to all squads. Enjoy the chocolate! 

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Crawley SC are excited to announce our new partnership with @finisuk as we become part of #TeamFinis This is massively exciting for all of Crawley SC and marks the beginning of a new dawn across all of the club. Thanks to FINIS Swimming @matthewconradjones and Will Philpot for the hard work on this one. #NewBeginnings #BelieveInTheProcess

A recognition of good practice and believing in the process! Well done team Crawley. The partnership of Crawley SC and Finis will enable the club to drive forward with new ideas together with imagination and the talent to succeed.

Matt Conrad-Jones from FINIS UK commented, "As a long time supporter of the brand, we are delighted to formalise our partnership and welcome Crawley Swimming Club into TeamFINIS."

This is a new and exciting partnership between FINIS, one of the worlds most innovate swimming brands and Crawley SC who are always seeking new and exciting ways to drive the club forward and this marks the beginning of a new dawn across all of the club. 

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Please find attached the presentation delivered to parents who attended the meeting a few weeks ago which explains the reasons and outcomes expected moving forward with our new training structure. 


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No Training Monday 27 May 2019

Just a reminder that there is no training on Monday for any squad due to the Bank Holiday. Enjoy a well deserved day off.

All the best

Head Coach 

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Want to become involved in coaching?

Do something amazing for your Club and the Swimmers Involved!

This course is a first step opportunity for anyone aged 16 or over. 

There are still 3 places available on this “Assistant Coach” course being run at the home of our Club within K2. These opportunities do not come often and its being run by our very own Director of Swimming, Ron Philpot.

The cost will be at a discounted rate of approximately £250 per attendee.

So far attending from Crawley SC are:

Fraser (Parent), Geraldine (Parent), Brooke (Swimmer), Frankie (Swimmer), Gerasimus (Swimmer)

Does anyone else want to take up this great opportunity to join our ever increasing coaching team? It is incredibly rewarding! 

Please contact coordinator@crawleysc.co.uk      

Click here for more information.

Thank you!

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No Training Monday 6 May 2019

Please note that there is no training this Monday 6 May (bank holiday).  This applies to ALL squads.

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Cottesmore - URGENT message

Please note that there are NO Cottesmore sessions this week or for the rest of the summer.

The schedule will resume in September.

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Summer 2019 Training Schedule

In line with the Swim England guidelines we have an amended swimming schedule for all squads.

The summer schedule starts on Monday 5th August and is as follows:

Monday 5th August and Wednesday 7th August 6am until 7am – ALL SQUADS

Friday 9th August 7pm until 8pm – Post Grad and Senior Squad

Friday 9th August 8pm until 9pm – Junior and HP Squads

Monday 12th August and Wednesday 14th August 6am until 7 am – ALL SQUADS

Friday 16th August 7pm until 8pm – Post Grad and Senior Squad

Friday 16th August 8pm until 9pm – Junior and HP Squads

We then close down for 2 weeks with NO swimming.

Normal swimming resumes on Sunday 1st September 2019.

Crawley SC 

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Family Fun Day Images

Family Fun Day images including awards are now available to view in the gallery!

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Club Champs - Final Points

Final Scores are now available to view in our member's area.

Please remember that our annual family fun day is around the corner on Sunday 14 July from 1-5pm at Copthorne Jubilee Pavilion. Tickets are available. Please ask a committee member if you would like to purchase tickets.

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Our Lis Hartley meet is coming up very soon and is a great fundraising event for the club – which is one of the reasons that our fees are so competitive- so we’re putting out a shout for hamper items.

Our hampers are well known as they’re rather fabulous!

Emma (who produces our hampers) is low on supplies so we’d particularly appreciate any donations of alcohol, bubbles and chocolate treats.

If you’re new to the club or in the lower squads and this is all new to you, please note that this is a super simple way to help the club so please step forward!

All donations need to be new, in date and unopened please.

Emma will be in the blue seats on Friday night (tomorrow) but any committee members (they’re usually in Crawley SC shirts) will be happy to pass any donations to her.

Thanks in advance for your generosity.

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NO TRAINING 8 Sept 2019

Message to HP squad. Due to an event at the pool tomorrow, there will be no training in the morning.

See you bright and early Monday morning.


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Calling all over 13s!

Aged 13 or over!? Want to become one of Crawley Swimming Club’s valuable Young Aquatic Volunteers!?

 Crawley Swimming Club would like to encourage all swimmers aged 13 years and above to volunteer on a rota basis on a Friday night with our successful Academy.

 A Young Aquatic Volunteer is highly regarded within the club and is an essential role required for the smooth running of the Academy. 

 Experience as a Young Aquatic Volunteer is a very helpful role for contributions towards the Duke of Edinburg scheme and is a pivotal pathway for volunteers to go on to take their Assistant Coach and Assistant Teachers awards which become very useful for future employment at the age of 16 and looks great on your CV! It also provides the young volunteers with some great experience working with the future generation of our great Club.

Don’t miss out! Please email coordinator@crawleysc.co.uk now to take up a place on the Friday night rota or to ask a question.

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Parents - please read

Hello to all swimming parents.

I am the am the workforce coordinator at Crawley SC and I am continually on the lookout for how we can empower our Club through Continual Professional Development (CPD) of our parents and swimmers.

There are many of you parents who regularly enter your swimmers into competitions and I would be grateful if you would consider the role of Team Manager or the role of an Official. The swimming world survives through the network of parent and swimmer volunteers and these roles are essential in helping the Club survive for future generations.

Many of our existing Officials and Team Managers are experienced and have been involved in these roles for some time now but won’t be here forever and they currently do the majority of this work and unfortunately the number of officials we have within our club has reduced so low that we are in danger of not being able to run any of our own L4 meets for Club Championships and Time Trials which have been going for over 50 years. These L4 meets enable the young swimmers to gain times to enter bigger Meets. It is important that parents of the younger generation at the Club now become involved.

I know we live in a hectic world but the Swimming Club is so important in bringing enrichment to our children’s lives. Please don’t let this be the first time in 50 years that parents have chosen not to be involved.

In an ideal world, every family of every swimmer would have one representative who volunteers. This will give the Club a strong basis for future Meets and Galas.

Please look at this summary below. There is one local course coming up in January for TM1. If we get enough volunteers for the TM1 or the Officials training we can get a course run at K2.

I would be grateful if volunteers could now step forward. You can contact me directly on coordinator@crawleysc.co.uk

Thank you very much.

Workforce Coordinator
Crawley SC

Team Manager 1
Team Manager 1 training is designed to ensure any volunteers who are taking groups of athletes to competition locally are fully equipped to do their role. There are no pre-requisites for the workshop, and it is recommended for anyone aged 16 or over, although it should be noted that an individual cannot take the role of a Team Manager fully until they turn 18.

It is a three hour course, following which, the Club will organise a DBS check. You would then need to take a Safeguarding Course (three hours) when you are able. The role reaps rewards poolside with the fabulous swimmers we have.

Team Manger 1 on 7th January 6.30 – 9.30pm @ Guildford Spectrum, Parkway, Guildford GU1 1UP

If there are enough parents interested we can run a course at K2

This is an introduction into the world of the swimming official. It covers the practical aspects of what is required of a timekeeper by means of a short theory session followed by a practical assessment.

The minimum recommended age for candidates to undertake this training is 14 years, and all need to be registered members of a British Swimming affiliated club or member of the Institute of Swimming (IoS).

If there are enough parents interested we can run a course at K2

Judge Level 1
This is the first level of British qualification. It encompasses the role and duties of a Timekeeper, Chief Timekeeper and Inspector of Turns.

The minimum age to start training is 15 years. Candidates will be required to undertake some formal theory instruction and gain practical experience working on the poolside with a mentor. This can be done at Meets where your swimmer is participating so you would be there anyway. You choose when you can do this. A course workbook is provided for completion after which there will be a practical assessment. The practical assessment is also done at a Meet where your child would be swimming so there is no extra time required outside the swimming commitments you would already have.

During the practical assessment, candidates will be required to answer questions orally. Upon qualification candidates will be attributed with the qualification Judge Level 1 on the British Swimming Database and will be encouraged to become a Licensed Official.

If there are enough parents interested we can run a course at K2


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Christmas Training Schedule

As we approach the Christmas break, please note some changes to training times: 

- Tuesday 17th December - Thursday 19th December = NO TRAINING AT K2 due to maintenance work. 

- Friday 20th December - Morning training only (0600-0700 Master and Senior 0600-0730 HPAG and HPY) 

- Saturday 21st December - NO TRAINING 

- Sunday 22nd December - Training as Normal 

- Monday 23rd December - Training as Normal (morning and evening for all squads) 

- Tuesday 24th December - Thursday 26th December - NO TRAINING  

- Friday 27th December - Morning training only (0600-0700 All Squads 0600-0730 HPAG and HPY Only) 

- Saturday 28th December - NO TRAINING 

- Sunday 29th December - Training as Normal 

- Monday 30th December - Morning training only (0600-0700 All Squads 0600-0730 HPAG and HPY Only) 

- Tuesday 31st December - Wednesday 1st January - NO TRAINING 

- Thursday 2nd January - Normal Programme resumes 

Should any of the above timings or schedules change, you will be informed immediately.

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