News

Welcome to our news section it will be updated as new items come in.

Fees from 2017 - please read

Please see the members area here https://www.crawleysc.co.uk/members/members/fees/ for details on fees from January 2017

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Easy Fundraising - help raise funds for our Club

As a club we are always striving to keep fees down and with the ever increasing running costs we are always looking for ways to raise funds to meet these.

Easy Fundraising is a free and easy way to help by shopping on line, at no extra cost to you and is endorsed by the ASA and with retailers such as Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, Debenhams, Asda and Ebay (to name just a few) participating.

As we go in to the Christmas shopping season, now would be an ideal time to start raising funds to support our Club.

For more information and to register, please go to http://swimming.easyfundraising.org.uk/support/

Happy Shopping and Thank you! 

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Arena League Round 2 Results

Well done to everyone who swam - the current league positions here http://www.nationalswimmingleague.org.uk/south/results

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Crawley break records at Winter Counties

16 Club Records Broken.

Emma Allatt File 10 years 50 Breast

Keira Narraway 12 years 200 Free

Daisy Gilder 13 years 100 & 200 Free

Jamie Scutt  13 Years 50 & 100 Breast

Dominik Strba 13 Years200 Breast & 400 IM

Abby Jackson  14 Years 400 IM, 100 Free & 200 Fly

Harrison Peel 14 Years 200 Free

Charlie Hopkins 17+ 400 Free

Eleanor Morris 100 Breast & 200 Breast

 141 Personal Best Times

 

28 Golds, 28 Silvers & 20 Bronze Medals

 

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Finis Reward Programme Details

FINIS DISCOUNT CODE AND REWARD PROFRAMME – TECHNIQUE SESSION DELIVERED BY AN OLYMPIAN

Following our very informative and inspiring Finis demonstration given by Ex Olympian, Ross Davenport, on Friday, we are happy to announce that all Crawley SC members can now purchase the specialised Finis equipment through Mailsports with a 10% discount.

To place your order, and get the special discount price given on our kit list, please click on the following ink and use the discount code  CST2016

https://www.mailsports.co.uk/clubs/crawley-swim-team

 

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Winter Counties Warm up times

See Winter Counties Warm up times

Good luck to everyone

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Exciting news re Finis - see members area

Exciting news re Finis - see members area

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9 Crawley swimmers selected for Inter County Competition

An unprecedented 9 Crawley Swimmers have been selected for Sussex Inter County Event in Sheffield. Well done Daisy Gilder, Jamie Scutt, Dominik Strba, George Hopkins, Eleanor Morris, Freya Hopkins, Abby Jackson, Martin Schofield and Niamh Ryan .

Well done to all of you.

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Safety Message - Please read

Due to Health & Safety reasons, Please note that ALL swimmers should not to use the booms at K2 to cross poolside before or after club sessions. Swimmers will need to walk around pool. This control measure is to reduce the traffic on boom when lessons are still in place however once your sessions start access is permitted.
Thank you for assistance in this matter

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Christmas 2017 Training Schedule - updated

Updated Christmas training as below:

Cottesmore Training last date Thursday 21st December, return January 10th 2018

Last session Friday 22nd Dec

Saturday 23rd no training

Sunday 24th no training Christmas Eve

Monday 25th no training Christmas Day

Tuesday 26th no training Boxing Day

Wednesday 27th No Training

Thursday 28th 6am - 7.00am masters

Friday 29th 6am - 7.30am masters and squads (gold and Performance)

Saturday 30th No training

Sunday 31st No training 

Monday 1st January 2018 - No Training

Tuesday 2nd January normal training starts

 

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Please help Zoe Cain get to Cerebal Palsy World Games

Zoe has been a member of Crawley Swimming Club (CSC) for many years and has recently qualified to get to the Cerebral Palsy World Games swimming in the 50m 100m and 400m free & 100m breaststroke.  We as a club (CSC) have tried to support her as much as we can, enabling training, training support and advise for her.  

We now want to help her actually get there.  

Her transport, accomodation, spotter and daily living expences plus kit while she is at the Games will be costly and thats what we are aiming to cover for her with the help from Crowfunding.

We estimate costs could be up to £1,500.00 for her.

Please help us get Zoe to the Cerebral Palsy World Games - see http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/zoe-cain

 

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Fantastic win Arena National Swim League R2

Well done everyone - am amazing nights swimming:

Crawley 245, Hastings 213, Orpington O'Jays 148, Bromley 133, South Croydon 163, Ashford Town 145

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Evening Training Friday Nov 10 as normal

K2 inform us that the pool is now repaired and training/lessons will be as normal this evening Friday November 10

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Lockers at K2 - warning, please empty!

To ALL Swimmers 
PLEASE CLEAR OUT ALL YOUR BELONGINS FROM THE CHANGING ROOM LOCKERS
Please note that the K2 management have arranged for all the lockers to be converted to accept the new pound coins over next week.
If any of you have a locker in use to keep any of your swim gear - bearing in mind you should not have a locker in use when not using the facilities - you must clear it out by the end of Friday evening's training sessions this week (27th October). If you fail to do so your belongings will be removed and put into the lost property store and only held for a limited time.
Please do not forget.
Thanks
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All Training Cancelled Friday October 13

Apologies for the late notice, but training this Friday October 13th is cancelled for all squads, learners, improvers and water polo players due to an event at K2.

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A Message from Sussex County

Dear Club Chairs

At every event delivered by Sussex County ASA we need the help of Non Tech Volunteers (the people in the blue t shirts) to make sure it runs as smoothly as possible and that your swimmers have the best possible experience. The jobs we ask these people to help us with include distributing results, tech support, competitor stewards and refreshments. They can claim travel expenses in line with our expenses policy and if they are working two sessions we will provide lunch.

You will be aware that the insurance cover we all have through Swim England stipulates that anyone working at an event in any capacity is only covered if they are members of an affiliated club. This of course restricts who we are able to work with at our events and because the County does not have any members of our own we are entirely reliant on clubs to recruit these Non Tech Volunteers for us.

They can be anyone who is a member of your club, they do not have to be parents but, because of the nature of some of the jobs, they should be over 18years of age.

I would be grateful if you could distribute the attached form to any club member who may be able to assist us deliver the Winter Competition at K2 over the weekend of 21 / 22 October. We will then, with their permission. add them to our database.   

 I am very grateful for your support.

 Brian Deval

Chair, Sussex County ASA

Please complete the form here and send to Sussex County

 

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Free Timekeepers Course - please read

Hi Everyone,

We are running short of parents, carers, siblings, grandparents to be timekeepers at our time trials and club champs.  Many of our timekeepers are stepping out of swimming because their 'little swimmers' are no longer little and have gone off to university.   

Please train as a time-keeper so that we can keep supporting our children with swimming licensed times - come and join the rest of us 'white shirts' poolside - it's cooler down there, the time passes more quickly, and we even have fun!

There is a time-keeper's course in a couple of weeks - details below:

Date:  Friday 20th October

Time:  7pm - 8:30pm

Location:  King's Centre, East Grinstead

Cost:  covered by the club

Minimum age:  14   

We can also arrange a taster session for you at this Friday's time trials if you think you might be interested but aren't quite sure.

Please let Jemma know if you are interested in either the taster or the course by emailing:  cscofficials@hotmail.com

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Junior Water Polo September 15th - please read

There will be Junior Water Polo this Friday September 15th 7.45pm - 9.00pm

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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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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 

 

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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

chair@crawleysc.co.uk        

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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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