The Annual General meeting of Caerphilly County Swim Squad will take place on Friday 23 March 2018 at Caerphilly Leisure centre at 07:00.
This meeting has been re-arranged form Friday 2nd March, due to the inclement weather.
All parents are welcome to attend this meeting regarding the running of CCSS and to ratify the incoming committee for 2108/19.
If there are any questions, please speak with Sian Boyles or Kara Enoch.
We look forward to seeing you in Caerphilly on Friday 23rd.
WASA fees 2018/19 are due ….
Can all parents / guardians please ensure that the WASA fees are paid no later than Friday 23 March 218.
The WASA fees are the swimmers affiliation to our governing body Swim Wales, this covers their registration into swimming meets / galas plus their insurance.
The amount due are as follows to cover the year 2018/19:
Category 1 £32.00 Swimmers under 10 as at 31/03/2019
Category 2 £34.00 Swimmers 10 and over as at 31/03/2019
Please ensure this is paid to Olga Fernandez or Kara Enoch by the closing date – NO WASA means NO SWIMMING.
Last weekend CCSS took a squad to the first session of the South East Wales Regionals in Newport International Sports village.
Straight from the off there was a wealth of PB’s and outstanding swims by all swimmers who competed.
Some of the younger B squad swimmers were competing in their first ever Regionals, they all pb’d in every swim and the majority of them made finals – this is fantastic swimming.
The team spirit was great, with older and younger swimmers all taking and supporting each other all weekend. The new warm up routine was also a welcome newcomer on poolside, and all squad members took time to warm up dry side. Along with the NEW KIT that looked amazing (even on me), CCSS were there and other clubs commented on it.
We also brought home some silver wear – looking forward to another good weekend of fast swimming and PB’s and not forgetting the relays – Good luck CCSS
Angharad Barr – Bronze 50 Free – Polly Marshall – Silver 800 Free
We have recently had a few competition forms that have been completed with differing personal information that is held on British Swimming and Swim Wales – please can all forms be entered with the exact details that are shown on the WASA card that you have.
There have been some anomalies in the last few events, and to change these is time consuming for the meet managers, and could result in the times from that meet not being entered onto the British Rankings.
If you are not sure what to do, please ask Sian.
Long course training dates 2018
Long course training has been confirmed for the following dates in 2018. The normal rules apply, all A squad swimmer have to train on Saturday Morning and all B1 B squad swimmers have to train on the Friday evening to be eligible to attend the Sunday Long Course sessions.
- January 28th
- February 4th
- March 4th
- April 8th
- May 6th
- June 3rd
- July 1st
- August 5th
- September 2nd
- October 7th
The sessions start at 08:00 am and all swimmers are to be poolside 10 minutes prior to do land warm up.
Training re-start 2018
Training starts back on Tuesday 2nd January for all squads as normal, and forms for the Cardiff Invitation meet are due in no later than Monday 8th January.
The coaching team want to take this opportunity wish you all a happy festive season, spend time relaxing and all be safe – see you in 2018!!
CCSS took a squad of 35 swimmers to the SE Wales Sub Regionals over the weekend of 24/25/26th November, at the International sports village in Newport.
The weekend started with the distance swims on the Friday evening and ending with the relay events late on Sunday evening – a long weekend of swimming and supporting each other.
Every swimmer achieved a personal best and they came thick and fast, with swimmers giving 100% in every swim.
CCSS finished the weekend with a host of relay teams winning medals, and great times being swam.
As a squad CCSS brought home over 35 medals of all colours, with great achievements in the pool by all swimmers. Winning girls 10-15 Freestyle relay team
A gentle reminder to all swimmers that the club have a bag packing session at Asda in Blackwood on Saturday 9th December, from 10:00 – 16:00
All swimmers will be asked to spare two hours to help raise money for the new blocks that we desperately need for training.
We will have a rota in place so all swimmers will have a specific slot to ensure that everyone helps out for a short space of time. There will be a list of times in Caerphilly, so please ensure you put your name down .