WEEKLY NOTICES: 24.01.2018

Club Information

A great start to the 2018 Hampshire County Championships!

WCPSC had a hugely successful first weekend in the Hampshire County Championships with tough racing, many medals and new PBs.

A big well done to everyone who took part – you can see lots of photos over on our Facebook page. A special mention to:

Tom Menlove on becoming Open County Champion on the 1500m Freestyle. Well done also to Fergus Phelan taking the silver medal. Both swimmers also won the same colour medals in the 17/Over Category!

Alicia Peinado who won gold medals in the 13 years 400m Freestyle and 800m Freestyle.

Millie Dixon who became the County Champion in the 400m Freestyle with teammate Alice Whyte taking silver – both in huge personal best times! Other great performances in the 400m Freestyle came from Anoush Danelian taking 4th place in a huge personal best time, Cerys Prince-Rayner also with a big personal best time placing 5th and Amelia Badnell also swam a tough race to place 12th.

Charlotte Prince-Rayner who won the Open and Junior Championship trophies for the girls 800m Freestyle! Faye Francis swam a personal best time to take Silver in the Open and Junior Championship and Iona Morley swam tough to make it Bronze and a 1-2-3 for the club in the Open and Junior Championships! Charlotte and Faye also took Gold in their 16 and 15 year age groups respectively and Iona took Silver in the 15 yrs category!
Marcus Scullion won Silver in the Boys 15 yrs 1500m Freestyle.

Ben Hatfield winning a silver medal in a huge personal best time in the 12 years 400m Freestyle and a second medal in the 400m I.M. Well done also to Oskar Priesemann 5th and Will Blount 6th also posting impressive pbs in the 400m Freestyle, and to Rory Quirk 4th and Jacques Du Plessis 9th for some tough racing!

Isla Caustick won the Bronze medal in the 13 years 400m Freestyle, smashing her personal best time in the process!

Ed Menlove won a Bronze medal in a huge personal best time in the 15 years 1500m Freestyle! Well done also to Daniel Oakley and Oskar Priesemann also smashing their personal best times to place 10th and 7th in the same event.

Rory Quirk finishing off a challenging weekend with a huge personal best time and Bronze medals in both the Junior & 14yrs 1500m Freestyle!

Double Champions! Archie Thorma, Ben Hatfield, Jack Kneller and Zakkos Lekkas who took victory in both the Freestyle and Medley Relays to become Double County Champions! Well done also to our white team of Haidar Rauf, Ben Hatfield, Will Blount and Benedict Whitt!

The Girls 14 & Under Medley relay team of Kate Baxter, Nancy Munden, Cerys Prince-Rayner and Alicia Peinado for winning the Bronze medal!
Well done also to the White team of Amelia Badnell, Ayla Francis, Caitlin Williams & Abi Watkinson and the girls taking part in the Freestyle teams of Amelia Badnell, Mia Goodale, Alicia Peinado, Kate Baxter, Cerys Prince-Rayner, Ayla Francis, Abi Watkinson & Isla Caustick!

Charlotte Prince-Rayner, Iona Morley, Alicia Peinado and Sam Flack – the Girls 4 x 200m Freestyle relay team winning a Bronze medal in a gutsy display all posting excellent splits!

Our 10-12 yrs Girls Freestyle relay team of Millie Dixon, Mia Goodale, Anoush Danelian & Alice Whyte taking Silver! Well done also to the White team of Luna Nash, Bonita Craney, Sienna Goodale & Erin Woo.
The Girls 10-12 yrs Medley relay team of Millie Dixon, Erin Woo, Mia Goodale & Anoush Danelian taking another Silver medal and a big shout out to the white team of Alice Whyte, Luna Nash, Sienna Goodale & Bonita Craney for a race full of speedy swimming!

Rory Quirk, Jacques Du Plessis, Oskar Priesemann and Jack Kneller, the boys 14 & Under Freestyle relay team claimed the silver in a hotly contested race. Well done to the White team of Zac Neville, Chris Davies, Daniel Oakely & Jonty Caustick posting best times in their race too!

Well done to the 14/Under boys taking their second Silver in the Medley Relay! Big shout out to the White team also swimming an exciting race – Jonty Caustick, Daniel Oakley, Will Blount, Frank Hancox!

Grand Prix Series 2

What a fantastic afternoon of racing 🙂

The club were very proud of every swimmer this afternoon both for their amazing efforts in the pool but also their behaviour poolside and in the changing rooms. Well done to all of you.

There were 3 difficult events this afternoon, with backstroke, breaststroke and all those turns in the IM, so there were a number of DQs. Getting a DQ is not something to worry about but to learn from & move forwards.

There were many PBs achieved in the afternoon and lots of ASA badges, including a number of gold awards. Well done to all those achieving an award, especially if it’s your first one!

A very big THANK YOU to the many parents who helped this afternoon. We really can’t do it without you. Any parents who are keen to train as a time keeper or judge do let Thelma know!

Taking orders for Club Rucksacks now!!

Check out these bags at training – many of your teammates already have them!

The TRANSITION BAG!!!!!!! Transition bag £50

Please note this bag is bigger, and usually for the older swimmers. (The bag with the orange panel – initials FP in the photo).

(usually retails for £70!)- for the swimmer who wants to take everything with them!

The Transition Bag holds everything you need on race day yet is compact enough that you won’t feel like you’re setting off on an expedition. The large insulated bottom section separates wet gear from the main compartment. Two expandable side water bottle holders and four smaller zipped pockets for essential items. Fully loaded this bag fits all airline carry-on compartments.

The STREAMLINE BAG (initials KH & AMB on the photos) – modern design and just the right size for swimmers on the go!

treamline bag £40 (usually retails for £45 without club logo and initials!) – smaller in size with a 30L capacity this bag is very popular with the swimmers, a good quality bag with a cool modern design.

For more info check out the specification for the bags here: https://www.blueseventy.co.uk/collections/accessories-1/products/streamline-bag


These Caps are for you to race in, they are very tight fitted and are more hydrodynamic than normal silicone caps.

The cost of these caps are:
£20 each if you would like your name on it
£15 each if you would like it with no name on it.

They come in 2 sizes – Small and Med/Large – please note the small are extremely small and most swimmers cannot fit it on their head! The best way to wear them is to wear a normal latex or silicone hat underneath if slightly too big as many of our most experienced swimmers do!

Please email Club Shop by Wednesday 31st January to place an order – with your name, quantity, size and if you would like your name on your cap (if so what name do you want).

You can have your first name, last name, both first and last name or Initials (no nicknames will be accepted).


Volunteers Needed

If you are interested in finding out more about volunteer roles within the club please contact volunteers@wcpsc.org.uk


February Half Term Intensive Lessons Course

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Lessons Club Kit

Hoodies and T-shirts are available to buy now in a variety of colours!




We have recently added a comprehensive guide to swim competitions on the website here:


This includes a guide to the different types of competitions we enter (from galas to Nationals and beyond!); a guide to how to enter meets; and a glossary of some of the terms you may hear.

There is information relevant to all levels of swimmer, but those newer to the sport may find it particularly helpful.


All information, including session times, is on the website swimmeets.org    Kim has also sent out important information to the parents.

If you are able to officiate please contact Dave Greenaway on david.greenaway@ntlworld.com. Thank you to those who have already done this.

Katie Thorman has emailed out a request for volunteers for our club’s allocated sessions – 3 and 7. It is compulsory for the club to provide adequate help for these sessions so please do email Katie back if you are going to be there. Thanks to those who have already replied!

Withdrawals – there is now a link on the Counties website to an online withdrawal form. If you do need to withdraw from any events please discuss with your coach first.

Good luck to all the swimmers for the second weekend of this year’s Championships!

FOREST OF BERE REGIONAL QUALIFIER MEET 2018 - March 10th, Waterlooville

This is our own meet – jointly hosted with Havant and Waterlooville SC.

It is aimed at swimmers trying to get regional qualifying times. Lower limits are the base County qualifying times and upper limits current regional fastest times.

We will need lots of help with this one!   Please email forest@wcpsc.org.uk if you’d like to get involved!

All the event information can be found on our website here:  http://wcpsc.org.uk/forest-bere-10th-march-2018/

Entry forms for our club will be available shortly.

Fareham Valentines Meet - 11th February 2018

 The list of confirmed entries has been emailed out to all swimmers.
If you are able to help officiate please contact bjewell@sky.com