Its a day off for everyone, we will be in touch early next week with a new date."
All sessions of the Youth County Championships on March 1st have been cancelled. For details see the County website at http://www.wiltshireswimming.co.uk/?p=2780.
"Update – Sessions 6 and 7 will not run today due to a pool 500mm short of water.
Before the youth get their chance to shine at the Link Centre next weekend, the Masters descended en masse to show that they've still got what it takes when it comes to competitive swimming. 114 swimmers representing 15 teams - with 13 of them from Corsham. The usual events on offer: 50 back, 100 fly, 25 breast and 100 free - and copious amounts of relays.
To all members who have not yet renewed their membership.
If you are currently swimming or competing for the club then please be aware that your last date of swimming with Corsham ASC will be Saturday 14th March.
If you do wish to continue swimming with Corsham ASC then you should return your membership forms within the next few days. If you would like these to be resent to you, please email/call Kat Redman on firstname.lastname@example.org/01225 811440.
Please note that we will not be swimming at Colerne next Tuesday (Feb 17th). It is half-term so enjoy the break!
All other training sessions continue as normal.
Work has continued on the Corsham Community Campus over the past 2 months and this is now advanced to the front carpark and the changing rooms at what used to be the entrance to the Springfield Centre.
At the AGM in November Penny Bell, Community Engagement Officer, took questions which are minuted here. A summary was
• The Campus has now been open since August 2014 though some leisure facilities including the pool remain closed.
• The current expected date for reopening the pool is early summer 2015
• Additional work has now been identified regarding refurbishment of existing facilities. This had not been planned and will be put to tender for a new contractor which is causing the delay to the reopening of the pool.
• The new refurbishment work will include an all-new health suite, wet side changing rooms, exercise rooms (Club Room), pool retiling/grouting and redecoration, corridor refurbishment.
• Dates are approximate at this stage.
I keep in regular contact with the County Council and the update email I received this morning states that the pool reopening is still scheduled at the expected date, i.e. June 2015. To quote Penny Bell on selection of the new contractors
"... they are at the PQQ stage and the contractors will be assessed and selected over the coming weeks. This doesn’t, however, have any effect on the overall build timescales and the campus/swimming pool is due to be completed this summer (June)."
(The PQQ was an invitation for local building companies to register an interest in bidding for the new work.)
Therefore we are still expecting to return in June and will certainly be holding some special celebratory events when we do. As soon as I have any further details I will post them and pass them on to everyone.
The full set of results from the single length gala held in December is attached below.
Happy New Year to Everyone !
Before Christmas we had suggested that the Stonar Sunday Width & TAGS sessions move to be in Calne on Sunday evenings. However, following feedback we have decided to keep the current sessions in Stonar, as the new sessions were thought by many parents to be too late in the evening. In addition we will also be running a Widths and TAGS session at Calne, to accommodate those for whom Calne is a better option.
Swimming at Stonar starts again on Sunday 11th January. The session groups and times remain as before:
17.00 - Widths
17.30 - Widths
18.00 - TAGS
18.30 - TAGS
Swimming at Calne starts again on Sunday 4th January. If you would like to trial the new Width or TAGS sessions at Calne it will be free trial on 4th Jan.
18.00 - Widths
18.30-19.30 TAGS and Juniors
19.30-21.00 Senior Squad
Please note the revised timings for the Juniors and Seniors in Calne on Sundays; the additional pool time means we have been able to increase the sessions for each group accordingly.
We hope that by maintaining the Stonar sessions, and adding new sessions in Calne that we are accommodating as many of our swimmers as possible.
Colerne Base are holding a Xmas Party tomorrow and have been unable to confirm if the gym/pool will be open. Therefore this training session has been cancelled for all swimmers.
The last training sessions this year before we break for the holidays are:
We will resume in 2015 on the following dates: