December reminders

Don’t forget that the Christmas party is being held on Friday 13th December at the Islwyn bows club – Gelli Lane, Pntllanfraith, NP12 2JR – 7pm onwards.

All swimmers, siblings and families are welcome – it’s £10 a family to include a buffet and disco – please make sure you put your name down on the list with a committee member.

Due to party on Friday 13th there will be no training for Cand B squads on Friday night and there will be no training for A and B1 on Saturday morning.

Welsh Capital Open meet 2020

All swimmers in A, B1 and B squad with times are to enter this target meet

Confirmed swims, warm up times and heats – please make sure you are poolside 15 minutes beofre the start of warm up.

South East Wales Sub Regionals

All forms for the South East Wales Sub Regionals are to be returned to Olga Fernandez or Ruth Nicholls no later than Friday 18th October, 2018 South East Wales Sub – Regionals

Warm up times Warm up (1)

Confirmed entries capy

All swimmers need to be poolside 15 minutes before warm up and if swimming the 800 / 1500 there will be a sign in sheet – if you don’t sign in, you will not be allowed to swim.

Long Course Training

There is Long Course training on Sunday morning ,6th October for A, B1 and B squad from 08:00 – 10:00.  The normal rules apply, you have to swim your session before to train on Sunday.
Please be aware that Sunday is also the Cardiff Half Marathon and there might be some slight disruption on the roads.  I have attached a virtual map of road closures.  The road to the pool in no affected, however, there might be traffic due to other diversions.

Club Championships 2019

The CCSS annual Club Championships are fast approaching on the weekend of 6/7/8 September

Please make sure your forms are back asap – all swimmers are to compete.

Friday evening warm up at 6:30 start at 7 pm
Saturday warm up at 12:30 start at 13:00
Sunday warm up at 12:30 start at 13:00

If this is your first competition, don’t panic, you are not alone – we have all been there and you will be supported.

What to bring poolside – Wear your club t-shirt ( or a red one), you will need club hat, goggles, towel, drink and a small amount of food.  Do not bring kitbags, kick boards, pull buoys etc on poolside, leave these in a locker.

All swimmers are to stay with coaches during the swimming and not with parents in changing rooms or outside.  Listen to coaches and be on time for warm up.

This event is only for members of our club and will be a friendly atmosphere with parents, siblings, grandparents and swimmer all supporting each other.

There will be a small shop selling some kit and we have a lost property box, so please take a look at these.

Most importantly – enjoy the experience, learn from it and have fun

Caerphilly County Swim Squad at the Swim Wales Open Meet 2019

The Swim Wales Summer Open continues to be one of the largest open competitions in the UK, hosting over 1000 swimmers over 5 days of competition at the Wales National Pool, Swansea.

The Summer Open accommodates the invited Welsh top 16/8 swimmers after those selected to attend; and Caerphilly County Swim squad have a squad of 18 swimmers qualified to compete at this year’s meet with a full range of races from 50 Free to 800 Free , competing against some of the best swimmers in the UK. 

All members of the Club, Coaching team, Committee and supporters wish you well.  Next year we hope to have more swimmers competing at the top level.


CCSS Summer close down dates

Swimming will take a short break over the summer months for all swimmers, coaches and parents to rest and recharge before September. It is important that during the break swimmers are not training in the water, it is important to let the muscles time to recover – if you are in the water over the summer it is for fun!

Last session will be – Monday 5th August – B1 and A squad

Return session will be – Tuesday 27th August – A, B, B1 and C Squad

Please remember that all entry forms for the club championships have to be returned by Monday 29th July and they will take place over the weekend of 6-7-8 September and all swimmers are to enter this meet.

All outstanding trophies are to be returned ASAP.