As you are now probably aware, Peter Brystow will be leaving us very soon. His final session will be on Wednesday 22 June before he flies out to the UAE on Friday 24 June.
Pete leaves us to become Hamilton Aquatics new Development Coach.
From starting to learn to swim some 22 years ago, his membership has seen him progress up through the club culminating in Gold Sharks (where he is still the undefeated SISC 25m breaststroke champion!) before making the step to becoming such a great and respected coach for our younger squads.
He will be sorely missed and we all wish him the very best in his new role.
Dale Brown who many of you know as a Gold Sharks swimmer will be taking on the coaching role that Pete is leaving. Dale will be mentored by Andy Hunter in a similar way that Pete was when he first started.
We wish Dale all the very best in this new position and are sure he will soon be another great coaching asset to the club.
What a great day!
Firstly, a big thank you to everyone who helped organise the event - all those on the committee and then on the day thanks to Steve, John, Gary and Jackie on the BBQ, Paul behind the bar (and St Ives RFC for the use of their facilities), Sarah and Ivan on the raffle and Pete for doing the draw
And another big thanks to Tracy for the rolls and condiments and Ben for getting the burgers and sausages and working with our kind sponsors for all the raffle prizes
The food was great - something from everyone and something for everyone
We hope everyone really enjoyed themselves - let us know what you thought and we'll try to make it even better next year
Ivan also found time to take some photos which can be found at
If any wants to send me any other photos for sharing, please do so
Galas are usually a series of competitions (although can be one-off events) involving other swimming clubs, and they usually form part of a league.
Galas usually have individual swims and relays and are nearly always on a Saturday evening.
Swimmers usually don't know what race they'll be swimming until on the way there, so they need to be prepared to swim any stroke and any distance (to a maximum of 100m or a 200IM). Swimmers do not sign-in at galas.
Open Meets are one-off competitions where swimmers chose the events they would like to race and compete as individuals whilst representing their club. Swimmers need to sign-in for open meets.
Open meets can take place over a single day or a whole weekend. Typically, every standard event will be raced, from 50m sprints up to 800m or 1500m freestyle.
Swimmers compete in open meets for the fun of racing, and to get new Personal Best times (PBs).
Below is a guide on how to prepare, what to expect and some useful information for open meets and galas
Below you will find the information for SISC Club Champs 2016
Please ensure you adhere to the cut-off dates otherwise you will not be able to enter The cut off date is to allow all the entries to be processed and ensure the smooth running of the event.
Some entry forms are available by the noticeboard, or you may print off a copy from the link below. Note that the form is designed so you fill in the swims you wish to enter in both the top and bottom section Please submit the top half with your entry fee and keep the bottom half for your own reference.
We do suggest you enter as many events as possible at the Club Championships so that you have official ASA Ranking Times for when you need them to enter open meets.
If you have any questions at all about club champs, please ask Mark MacDonald or Andy Fitt
Please see lists of accepted and rejected entries.
Please check your entries and let Sue know if you think there is an error.
CoCSC say "In order to comply with the conditions of our ASA license and to fit the meet within the pool time available to us, we have had to reject some swims but have endeavoured to keep these to an absolute minimum. As stated in the entry pack, as this meet has only upper cut-off times, the fastest swimmers across each age group have been the first to be rejected. All rejections have been made fairly and equitably across all age groups and clubs and independently checked. Swimmers have been rejected based purely on seeded entry time. We are unable to make exceptions for any rejected swimmers, or accept any entries on the day."
British Summer Championships 2016 26 – 31 July 2016, Ponds Forge, Sheffield
Age groupings for 2016 will remain as per 2015 - 13/14years, 15years, 16years, 17/18years, and 19years and over (based on age at 31 December 2016)
Up to 24 top ranked swimmers in each age grouping will be invited.
The next level of talent will have the opportunity of attending home nation championships in England, Scotland and Wales
City of Cambridge SC – Grand Prix 30 Sept - 2 Oct 2016
Regional & National Short Course Qualifier
SISC entries close 20th July
Nutrition guidelines from the sports science experts at Loughborogh for swimming athletes
Stretching is integral to getting the most out of your exercise programme - as swimming is an all-body workout, try to stretch all of the major muscle groups before you swim.
The best way to do this is to stretch each body part in order - holding stretches for 10 to 15 seconds - and run through this routine three times.
Stretching cold muscles may relieve tension but will have very little effect on flexibility so gently swim for five minutes before undertaking your stretches.
If you’re stretching in the water, your body will cool down rapidly so maintain your temperature by walking, jogging on the spot or swinging your arms or legs for 20 seconds between each stretch.
You should also stretch after training – try doing this in a warm shower, holding each stretch for 30 - 40 seconds to help clear waste products from the muscles, improve post-exercise flexibility and stimulate the muscle receptors that promote relaxation
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The new kit is now available to order and be paid for using the link below
We will have sample hoodies, poolside shirts and shorts for swimmers to try on to help ensure you order the correct size. These sample garments will be available at the beginning of every swim session on a Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
There will be 3 ordering windows this year:
Tuesday 8th March 2016
Friday 25th March
Friday 1st July
Friday 22nd July
In time for Christmas
All kit will be delivered, to the club as a bulk order, 6-8 weeks after the ordering window closes. We will distribute as soon as it arrives
Names can be added to the shirts and hoodies and up to 3 initials can be added to the shorts when ordering so you can personalise your kit
The prices of the kit are only visible once you have set up an account
The kit is produced by Zeon Sports and the website details how you can contact them if you have any queries regarding your account or your merchandise after delivery. The club will not be able to resolve any individual queries once an order has been placed
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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