Wyre Forest Swimming Club

Announcements

After the success in 2016 of our first 2 day meet, #RockTheBlocks is back on 2nd and 3rd December 2017 with the full programme of 50m, 100m and 200m events.

Read more: #RockTheBlocks II Now Open For Entries

Here are all the new session times for the revised squad structure

SESSION TIMES
From 21.8.17

Learn to Swim (NPTS 1-5)
Monday – Thursday 5.30-6.30pm ~ King Charles, Kidderminster
Saturday 9.00-13.00pm ~ King Charles, Kidderminster

Academy 1
Friday 5.30-6.30pm ~ King Charles, Kidderminster

Academy 2
Tuesday & Thursday 6.30-7.30pm ~ King Charles, Kidderminster

Academy 3
Monday, Wednesday & Friday 6.30-7.30pm ~ King Charles Kidderminster
Sunday* 5.00-6.30pm Wyre Forest Leisure Centre
*NB: Once per month on invitation only

Bronze
Monday, Tuesday & Friday 7.30-8.30pm ~ King Charles, Kidderminster
Wednesday* 6.00 – 7.30pm – Holy Trinity School (*invitation only)
Sunday 5.00-6.30pm ~ Wyre Forest Leisure Centre

Silver
Monday 7.30 – 9.00pm ~ Wyre Forest Leisure Centre
Tuesday 8.30 - 9.30pm ~ King Charles, Kidderminster
Wednesday 6.00-7.30pm ~ Holy Trinity School, Kidderminster
Friday 7.30-9.30pm ~ Wyre Forest Leisure Centre
Saturday 8.00 - 9.00am – Wyre Forest Leisure Centre
Sunday 6.30-8.30pm ~ Wyre Forest Leisure Centre

Silver +
Tuesday 7.30-9.30pm ~ Holy Trinity School, Kidderminster
Wednesday 7.30-9.00pm ~ King Charles, Kidderminster (allocated ½ group)
Thursday 5.45 – 7.15AM – Holy Trinity School
Thursday 7.30-9.00pm ~ King Charles, Kidderminster (allocated ½ group)
Friday 7.30-9.30pm ~ Wyre Forest Leisure Centre
Sunday 6.30-8.30pm ~ Wyre Forest Leisure Centre

Gold
Monday 5.45-7.15AM ~ Holy Trinity School, Kidderminster (compulsory)
Monday 7.30-9.30pm ~ Wyre Forest Leisure Centre
Tuesday 5.30-7.30pm ~ Holy Trinity School, Kidderminster
Wednesday 5.45-7.15AM ~ Holy Trinity School, Kidderminster
Wednesday 5.00-6.15pm ~ “Pilates” - NicFit, Lisle Ave, Kidderminster
Thursday 5.45-7.15AM ~ Holy Trinity School, Kidderminster
Thursday 7.30-9.30pm ~ Wyre Forest Leisure Centre
Friday 6.15-7.45pm ~ Holy Trinity School, Kidderminster
Saturday 8.00-9.00AM ~ Wyre Forest Leisure Centre (compulsory)
Saturday 9.30-10.15am – “Cross Fit” - NicFit, Lisle Ave, Kidderminster

Masters
Monday 8.30-9.30pm ~ King Charles School, Kidderminster
Thursday 5.45 – 7.15 am ~ Holy Trinity School, Kidderminster
Thursday 7.30-9.30pm ~ Wyre Forest Leisure Centre
Friday 7.45-9.15pm ~ Holy Trinity School, Kidderminster
Any party interested in joining WFSC contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to arrange a trial

Read more: New Session Times

Any announcement about anything important, meets, closures, holidays, leagues etc. the website should be the first port of call if you are uncertain.

With the help of Ian Lane and Andy GB, we’re hoping to bring back the website as the hub of communication of the club as it was about a year ago, with links back and forth from Swim Manager and Facebook as appropriate.

The website is really the public face of the club and an alternative entry point for all things swimming/admin/social. You will see the full stories that are handed into the papers, not the heavily doctored versions that the papers choose to print. The website is basically a document and article/news management platform. There is also a restricted access part of the website for which you need a login (not the same as Swim Manager)

Swim Manager is now the hub of organising all things swimming/training/billing/meets, as it’s designed to do that job. You will need a login (not the same as the website), if you require help with this please email Ian Lane This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Facebook Groups (we have 3 main ones : Public, Closed and Masters these are really our club forums and are for all things social/admin/emergency notices.

Twitter is run by Jeanette Lane but that is more for club marketing, you will see messages about LTS and meets and promoting our top swimmers past and present like Claire Cashmore, Amy Smith and more recently Sam Osborne.

If there is an emergency closure of a pool or some other urgent message, then notices will go out via Website, Facebook Groups, Text (using Swim Manager) and sometimes Emails and Twitter.

Read more: Website, Swim Manager Clarification!

Paul Meikle recently took part in the 21st World Transplant Games in Malaga in which 1350 competitors from 52 different Countries competed. Team GB & NI had 173 athletes in total and won 166 gold medals, 90 silver medals and 104 bronzes. The swimming team had 46 swimmers and won 67 golds, 23 silvers, 32 bronzes and 30 new world records set by GB & NI swimmers.

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Paul competed in the 15-17 age group and won Gold in the 100m Backstroke in a World Record Time, and Gold in the 200m Freestyle, he also took silver in the 50m Backstroke, 100m Freestyle and finally got the Bronze in the 50m Breaststroke.

 

Paul had a liver transplant at Birmingham Children's Hospital when he was 15 months old. He was encouraged by the staff at BCH to join the team for the British Transplant Games. Paul has participated every year since 2009 and has made a lot of friends on the team. His success in the British games led to his selection for the World Transplant Games. As all the team members have had transplants, they can all support each other and the older team members act as role models for new and /or younger members by demonstrating their love of life. Although families often only see each other at the games. The Birmingham team feels like a family event and the shared experience of having a child with a transplant means friendships are quickly established. The support from BCH and the team managers who give up their time to organise and attend the event is incredible. Similar support and encouragement is given for the World Games and Paul attended both swimming and fitness training sessions before the World Games. Lynne Holt, Team Manager said: “Not only are these athletes ambassadors for our country, but they are also representing the charity, Transplant Sport, and hope to raise awareness here in the UK and globally, of the need for more people to sign on to the Organ Donor Register and discuss their wishes with their family and friends”.

To register on the NHS Organ Donor Register, please telephone 0300 123 23 23, or go to www.organdonation.nhs.uk to register online. Most importantly, please discuss your wishes with your family and friends – thank you.

Read more: World Transplant Games 2017

In order to allow our volunteer coaches time to take a break and also rest the swimmers, the club will be completely closed from:

Friday 4th August to
Sunday 20th August INCLUSIVE.
Learn to Swim will take place on Saturday 5th August

Back for the new season:
Monday 21st August
 
There will be no weekday morning sessions
for Gold or Silver squads
until week commencing 4th September

Hope all swimmers and parents
enjoy their break!

For those who want some exercises to do go HERE

ANY QUERIES – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it./01299 822376

Read more: Summer Shutdown 2017