Invite for Ocean Film Festival to be held at Lady Mitchell Hall, Cambridge on Friday 17th October:
From the same team who bring the Banff Mountain Film Festival to the UK, the new Ocean Festival will showcase some of the best ocean films from around the globe; inspiring you to explore, respect, enjoy and protect our oceans. There will be 11 films in total, covering topics such as the oceanic environment, marine creatures, ocean sports and coastal cultures.
The brand new UK Ocean Film Festival promises to be a great social night out and there is also a group discount available!
You can watch the trailer, buy tickets, and get more information about the festival by visiting our website: www.oceanfilmfestival.co.uk
Everyone who wants to go on the swim camp needs to have signed up on the club noticeboard poster this week.
We want to keep this available for as many swimmers as possible so please sign up quickly.
This will enable us to secure the booking!
Competition and Racing Starts
Thursday 14th August 9am-10:30am
£7.20 per person
@ One Leisure St. Ives
Aimed at competitive swimmers looking to improve racingstarts from the blocks, underwater kick and transition into stroke.
Ideal for: Pre-Comp, Minnows and Marlins squad swimmers.
Tuesday 26th Aug Front Crawl
Wednesday 27th Aug Back Crawl
Thursday 28th Aug Breast Stroke
Friday 29th Aug Butterfly
All sessions 9-10:30am
£7.20 per session
Coached lessons focused on improving technique using swimclub practices.
Must be able to swim one length of chosen stroke.
Ideal for: Top Group Flounders, Pre-Comp, Minnows.
All of the above are taken by Peter Brystow.
To book, speak to One Leisure St. Ives reception.
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SWIMMERS ARE TO REMAIN POOLSIDE AND ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR PRESENTING THEMSELVES FOR THEIR RACE
IF YOU MISS YOUR RACE, IT'S YOUR FAULT!
This has been made necessary by Cambs ASA changing the date for the Cambridgeshire Cup
SISC Club Champs
Entry forms are available to download below or take a form from the box at the pool
The Promoter this year is Mark MacDonald - if you have any questions please contact him.
Next event is 800m F/s Girls, 1500m F/s Boys on 21 September.
As this is not part of the official club champs, please sign up on the board at the beginning of September if you which to get a licenced time. There are no Club champs points associated with this event.
Remember the Conditions:
To qualify for end of year trophies swimmers aged 9 and under need to have swum 4 events or more, swimmers aged 10 years and over need to have swum 8 events or more.
Entering and not turning up is not sufficient – you must have actually swum for the event to count in you list of total events swum (if you are DQ’d that still counts as a swim!)
Entries will be posted on the noticeboard/eNoticeboard the Wednesday or Sunday preceding each event - please check your entry is correct.
Swimmers, please see the extract of the rule changes that pertain to backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly. There are no changes to freestyle.
The Fina Technical Committee have issued aninterpretation of what is meant by Hands Separated (relevant for breaststroke andbutterfly turns and finishes). This means that hands can touch but they shouldnot be one on top of the other. This is different to what was previously understood. From now on, the new definition will be used. See the attached "FINA Rules Clarification" document.
The FINA Technical Swimming Committee have issued an interpretation of what is meant by Hands Separated (relevant for breaststroke and butterfly turns and finishes). This means that hands can touch but they should not be one on top of the other. This is different to what was previously understood. From now on, the new definition will be used.
Statement of the FINA TSC:
Related to the new FINA Rules about separated hands as mentioned in SW 7.6 (Breaststroke) and SW 8.4 (Butterfly) please note the statement of the FINA TSC as agreed at the FINA TSC at the Meeting in Bangkok (THA) on 6& 7 December 2013:
”Separated” means that the hands cannot be stacked one on top of the other. It is not necessary to see space between the hands. Incidental contact at the fingers is not a concern."
St Ives Swimming Club's top swimmer Andrew
Weatheritt took time out from intensive training to compete at Ponds Forge,
Sheffield in the British National Masters and Senior Age Group Swimming
Championships at the weekend and came away with 3 British Masters records.
Swimming in the 18-24 years age group Andy won the 50 metres Freestyle event in
a time of 21.99 with Grant Turner from Loughborough taking Silver in a time of
22.75 secs, only a couple of weeks ago Andy had posted a time of 22.02 with St
Ives in the National Arena League at Cambridge, however smashing that time
earned him the National record. He then participated in the 50 metres
breastroke and took Gold with a time of 27.81 Secs, again taking the long
standing National record. In the mixed Mens & Womens 4 x 100 Freestyle team
event he swam an outstanding 49.81, the fastest team member and secured yet
another first placing for his Loughborough team and yet another National
record. He also collected a Bronze Medal
in the 50 metres Fly in a time of 24 secs just behind another St Ives Swimmer
Tom Laxton who took the silver in a faster 24 seconds time. Both swimmers are training hard and will be
swimming with St Ives at Wellingborough in the next round of the Arena National
League Premier Division on 9 November. Head Coach Andy Hunter said' Andy has
been training exceptionally hard, over the summer break with the excellent
support of One Leisure centre's Elite Athlete programme in Huntingdonshire we
have increased his lean muscle mass by 6kg in 4 weeks, this has allowed him to
increase his pure speed element exponentially compared to the same time last
year. He is still in mid heavy training
at the moment, and to go out and swim at record breaking pace now is testament
to his commitment to the sport. Next
year will be a pinnacle year for him and now that he is training with National
and International swimmers of the same ability he has the opportunity to reach
his maximum potential in the top echelons of the sport. He still swims for his home club and our
younger swimmers want to emulate him, Tom Laxton and Rachel Lefley in the
What a great night! Many thanks to everyone who supported this to make it a sell out event and giving the evening a great atmosphere.
Congratulations to all those who received awards for Club Champs, to Sian Barnes and Toby Everett who won the Endeavour Awards and to our new Captains: Ellie Watson, Cathy Thomson, Ollie Fitt and Ollie Cook.
I know a few of the younger ones needed to go home before the end so did not get to see the club video prepared by Tom Davis, so please see the link below.
Photos now up! download your favorites for your album
Have a Great Christmas and New Year and we'll see you back for training on 6th January 2014, ready to burn off that chocolate!
In addition, each club champs run by the club requires a minimum of 11 officials and preferably 15 officials each time. All the officials must have undertaken formal training and be licensed with the ASA. At the moment the majority of our officials are parents of children in the Sharks squads. Minnows and Marlins squads are far less qualified at the moment, and yet the parents of the Sharks swimmers often need to officiate where their children are not swimming. So we would like to up the numbers!
Please join our team of qualified officials. The more officials/judges we have, the more the work can be distributed evenly. Download the application form here. Please return the form to me (SISC noticeboard box or in person) and I will send off all applications to the regional officer with payment from the club.
If you would like to discuss this further please speak to me directly or email me at Webmaster
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Unfortunately, we now have to charge £5.00 for Swim Hats.
We now have named club swim hats, available for £8.50. Please use link below to order.
It is expected we will order a batch every 6 months, with the next order in early 2014.
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