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.
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.
Over the weekend of 6th July, CCSS took a small team of swimmers to the Gemau Cymru and development meet run by Swim Wales.
We had some very good swims and came away with 15 Gold – 4 Silver – 5 Bronze – lots of 4th places and lots of pbs. Some amazing times swam at Gemau Cymru 2019
The Swim Wales Summer Open includes the Home Nation Summer Events and the Welsh Summer Open. The Home Nation Summer Events are the top 24 selected for British and the invited top swimmers, after those at British, who are invited to their respective home nation; for Wales this is the top 16 after those at British. These swimmers have priority/invited entry which must be made within the specified window.
Open Entries open 9am 27th June and close 4pm 5th July – this is a first come first based entry :Swim Wales Summer Nationals 2019
All swimmers with times are to enter this target meet
Caerffili County Swim Squad Annual General Meeting 2019
The Annual General Meeting will be held at Caerffili Leisure Centre at 7.00pm on 8th March, 2019
Please note any items to be raised at the A.G.M have to be in writing and with the Secretary no later than 1st March, 2019 2018.
The nominations for Officers and committee members close on the 1st March, 2019.
There are three officers –
There are nine(9) ordinary committee members required; two of these positions are for Safeguarding officers, of which there must be one male and one female. Please ensure that the nominee is willing to stand for the position before nominating – nomination list will be in Caerffili.
Our relies on volunteers to undertake numerous jobs in the running of the club, an all parents and supporters are welcome to get involved in however way you are able. Please let the Secretary know if you would like more information on what being a committee member entails.
In addition to committee members, we are always looking for parents to undertake timekeeping and official course, so if you are interested in getting involved please speak to the secretary.
Caerphilly County Swim Squad – Long Course training dates for 2019
Long Course training will take place at the Cardiff International Pool from 08:00 – 10:00 am on Sunday mornings dated below.
These dates are in addition to all other training sessions and are not optional.
To be able to compete at Long Course meets, all A, B1and B squad swimmers, need to be training in a Long Course pool when sessions are available. You must swim the session prior with your squad to be able to train Long Course e.g.
- A squad must swim the Saturday morning session before Long Course
- B1 squad must swim the Saturday morning session before Long Course
- B squad must swim the Friday evening session before Long Course
Dates confirmed are :
- February 2019 – Sunday – 24th
- March 2019 – Sunday – 17th
- April 2019 – Sunday – 14th
- May 2019 – Sunday – 12th
- June 2019 – Sunday – 2nd
- July 2019 – Sunday 7th
- September 2019 – Sunday – 1st
- October 2019 – Sunday 6th
- November 2019 – Sunday – 17th
- December 2019 – Sunday – 1st
If swimmers are not found to be utilising these Long Course sessions, then they will be cancelled – use them or lose them!
There are new meets available for all swimmers, together with results from the Greater Gwent Meet that took place on the weekend of 20/21 October.
City of Cardiff Closed Invitation meet 2019 https://caerphillycountyswimsquad.com/opens/city-of-cardiff-closed-invitation-meet-2019/
City of Newport Christmas Cracker 2018 https://caerphillycountyswimsquad.com/opens/city-of-newport-christmas-cracker-2019/
Results – Greater Gwent Meet 2018 https://caerphillycountyswimsquad.com/galas-and-results/results-2018/