This Sunday, 11th October we are holding the 400m freestyle long distance event as part of the Club Championships.
Junior/TAGS swimmers - from 17.15, Senior swimmers - from 18.00
Please note this is instead of the normal training sessions, there will be NO Junior or Senior training sessions on Sunday. (Widths 16.00 and TAGS 16.30 sessions as normal)
We encourage all swimmers to attend and enter this event. Entrance by Green card payment on the day.
A reminder also to return your club championship entry forms by Sunday 11th at the sign-in desk.
Thank you, Kat.
Corsham ASC - Membership Secretary
The dates for this year’s Club Championships are Saturday 17th October (5pm warm-up) and Sunday 18th October (3pm warmup)at the Springfield Campus All races will be heat declared winners, i.e. no finals.
Entry forms now attached at the bottom of this blog. All the medals, trophies and awards will be presented at the Party Evening on November 27th at the Corsham Community Hub (watch this space!).
The 200m Fly and long distance events will be held on separate nights - see attached entry form for details.
Which Races Can I Enter?
The age groups are 8 and under, 9/10, 11/12, 13/14, 15/16, 17+ (ages as of 31st December 2015) for boys and girls.
We have incorporated the 50m events for all swimmers so as give the opportunity to gain times as the Sprints were not held earlier this year.
Whereas we encourage everyone to enter the full set of races, note that for the youngest swimmers the 200m races can be challenging, especially the 200m IM where 50m Butterfly is required. If unsure whether to enter, please speak to a coach.
Please note that there are 2 Sessions over the 2 days, each targeted at being no longer than 2 hours.
Championship Distance Events
Entry fee for these Distance events to be covered by swim cards.
What Should I Take?
Here are the recommendations for this event.
- Goggles (plus spares if possible). Test and adjust these during training to ensure that they do not come off when diving
- Large towel, or two. There will be repeated drying-off required
- Polo shirt to wear between swims to keep warm
- Drink – swimming in an enclosed pool is very dehydrating. A large unbreakable drinks bottle containing water or possibly squash is needed
- Sustenance – energy levels can be maintained with simple sweets such as Haribo or jelly blocks. Known to keep swimmers happy too!
When Should I Arrive?
Please aim to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start as this will allow you time to
2. Get changed
3. Be ready poolside for the warm-up
To make the Championships go smoothly we need a number of volunteers including officials, marshalls, announcers, people on the door, raffle, etc. If you can possibly help it would be much appreciated.
All swimmers, coaches and parents need to remember to take their access cards to the Bath STV pool. We have received this message from the University:
"We are fast approaching FRESHERS WEEK and the return of the students.
With the increase in footfall of customers about to enter into our facilities please can I remind you all of the importance to always carry your access cards to enter through Reception. Should you forget your card please have respect for the other customers we may be serving and join the queue to enable us to let you through the turnstiles."
Unfortunately the last session booked on Thursdays at Bath University is on September 17th although Mondays at Bath will continue as usual. We are trying to book further lanes on Thursday and will let you know as soon as we have an update.
Monday training at the Springfield Campus
Seniors by invitation at Bath starting at 7:30pm
We are just starting the new swimming programme after returning to Corsham which is a new timetable (see Session Times). Once things have settled down a little we can make adjustments accordingly. There are some lessons learnt from the last year, not least of which is that the TAGS and Junior swimmers benefit greatly from having an hours swim. Currently the TAGS only have 30 mins on Sunday and Monday, so this is the first area we want to address and hopefully find a way to increase this.
One adjustment to the timetable we are making straight away is that Friday night 9 - 10pm session is open to Seniors, as well as Masters.
It's going to take a little while to settle down, so I ask for your patience and co-operation. Any bright ideas are also welcome. Indeed if you would like to get involved with the committee or coaching and help make Corsham ASC a great place to swim, then we'd love to hear from you.
Please note that there will be no training over the Bank Holiday weekend (Friday-Monday) and we will resume at the Springfield Campus on Wednesday 2nd September.
From then on we will be running the full training times as detailed on the Session Times website page. With Summer League Galas, Open Meets, Club Championships, etc. coming up there is much to get ready for!!
The good news is that finally, after more than a year’s wait, Corsham’s Springfield pool is due to reopen in a couple of weeks’ time.
We have our current cover sessions booked until the end of July and will honour these (see below), so our pool bookings for Springfield will commence in August.
Our first session back will be on Sunday 2nd August
We will revert to a skeleton timetable over August, rather than the complete fortnight break as in previous years – this then gives all the opportunity to swim over August irrespective of whether you’re going away. Details follow:
7.30 – 9pm Competitive Seniors
9pm-10pm Non-competitive masters / seniors
7-8pm: Juniors/Seniors (Invitation only)
Sundays (BH Weekend excepted)
6.30-7.30pm Seniors / Competitive Masters
Last session at Stonar – 19th July
Last session at Calne – 26th July
Last session at Chippenham – 24th July
Last Wednesday session at Bath – 29th July
Last Monday session at Bath – 27th July (to resume 7th September)
In September, we will revert to something near our normal times from before the closure – exact details to be confirmed soon; watch out for the Sprints competition and barbecue / reopening celebration.
We are planning to take a group of swimmers to the Swindon Dolphin End of Season Open Meet which will take place at The Link Centre Swindon on 25/26 July 2015. This is a last chance to race and see if those PB's have improved this season before the summer break
Please remember that there will be swimming at the Olympiad on May 22nd as usual but there are no swimming sessions at Stonar and Calne on May 24th due to the Bank Holiday Weekend. Training resumes as normal on May 29th at the Olympiad.
This competition is being held on 21st June at Lake 32 Cotswold Water Park. There is a taster session for those who have not swum in open water before on 7th June at 4.30pm and for experienced open water swimmers on 10th June at 6pm. Please see the attached details and let Julia (Julia.firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dave (email@example.com) know by 26th May if you are interested.