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City of Bristol L3

Wed 28 June 2017 at 10:06am

City of Bristol L3

Saturday July 8-9th


Open to all squads and qualifiers.

Meet Pack -  Click Here

Accepted Entries - Click Here

Final timings - Click Here



The meet was oversubscribed.  COB were only able to offer some places in Event 9 (Girls 200m Backstroke) and Event 11 (Girls 200m Freestyle).  

The names of the girls who wanted to swim these races were therefore put into a “virtual swimming hat” and drawn at random.  The remaining girls have been scratched from the races, and we have asked COB to let us know if any further places become available in these events

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Fast Five

Thu 15 June 2017 at 1:06pm

Sunday 2nd July 

Gl1 Leisure Centre  

Accepted Entries - Click Here

Final Timings - Click Here 

All times have been taken directly from ASA rankings , it was not possible to input or change any times.


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Mini Series Round 4

Sun 4 June 2017 at 9:06am

Sunday 18th June
​Hutton Moor

Arrive 1:30pm

Please confirm availability asap to


Age Girls Boys
10 Grace Adams  Jamie Oxley 
  Emma Britton  Harry Clapp 
  Ophelia Hyde  Ruben Foreshew
  Evie Williams Matthew Ahmed 
11 Daisy Myerseough  Seb Hobbs 
  Grace Goater  Sam Hollister 
  Maya Bryan  Dylan Hathway 
  Lexie Hunt  Stephen Nyguo
12 Abbie Clark  Danny Miles 
  Bella B-C  Harry Sturdy 
  Tess Mason  Josh Smith
  Ella Smith Alex Britton 
13 Millie W-K  Patrick Smith 
  Hannah Law  Adam W-K 
  Ella Ahmed  Tim Williams 
  Ruby Pedwell  Harry Joyner 


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Plymouth L1 Last Chance Qualifier

Sun 21 May 2017 at 3:05pm

Plymouth Life Centre
Saturday 27th - Monday 29th May

This meet is for last chance national rankings.

Meet Pack - Click Here
​Entry Form - Click Here
​Final Timings - Click Here

Accepted Entries - Click Here

If you have any questions regarding entry or races please contact the head coach

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ASA Regional Championships

Mon 15 May 2017 at 11:05am

ASA Regional Champs 2017
Youth - Plymouth
​Age Group - Hengrove / Millfield

Revised Age Group Event List - Click Here
Meet Pack - Click Here
Age Group Entry Form - Click Here
​Youth Entry Form - Click Here

Accepted Entries

Age Group - Click Here

Age Group Scratches - Click Here

Age Group Notice - Click Here

Final Warm Up Times - Click Here 

Rejections were spread evenly amongst all age groups in the events where the number were too high and they needed to be reduced so the number of swimmers in the warm up will be safer.

Please could all swimmers check the entries and email ASAP with any questions/queries/anomalies.  (Please remember, times could not be altered on the entry system and have been taking from the ASA rankings).


National Qualification Relay Selections 14-16yrs

4x100 IM   4x100 FC   4x200 FC  
Girls Boys Girls Boys Girls Boys
Heather Witcombe George Williams Ella Theobald Sam Oxley Ella Theobald Codie Foster 
Georgie Locke Jedd Woodruff Anna Soteriou George Williams Anna Soteriou George Williams
Anna Soteriou Sam Johnson Jasmine Stone Sam Johnson Jasmine Stone Sam Oxley
Ella Theobald Sam Oxley Heather Witcombe Jedd Woodruff Heather Witcombe Jedd Woodruff


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Severnside level 3

Mon 15 May 2017 at 9:05am

Severnside L3
3-4th June
​Hutton Moor

Open to all qualifiers

Meet Pack - Click Here
Upper Limit Times - Click Here
​Accepted Enteries - Click Here 

Final Timings - Click Here

Please check all details and email ASAP with any questions/queries.  Final timings for the weekend will follow soon.


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Land Trainer Wanted

Sun 14 May 2017 at 11:05am


Soundwell Swimming Club Squads Aged 10 - 17)

Interview Date: TBC

Salary Scales: TBC Negotiable depending on experience.

Minimum Grade: Level 1 Gym instructor- Exercise to music - Circuit instructor. 

Hours of Work: Monday 18:00 – 19:00, Wednesday 17:00 – 19:00, Thursday 19:00 – 20:00.

Location: The normal place of work is the Kingswood Leisure Centre.




This role will provide the delivery and development of strength and conditioning services for a wide range of youth swimmers competing at local galas through to National level and even Olympic trials. Sessions will need to run along side a periodised pool training programme. 




Work with the swimming coaches to improve performance through developing, implementing and evaluating strength and conditioning programmes that reflect scientific principles as they relate to adaptation, periodisation, peaking, tapering and injury rehabilitation, whilst also incorporating the FUNdamentals of learning.

• You need to be passionate about developing young swimmers and motivating them to improve their strength, fitness and confidence

• enthusiasm, flexibility and patience;

• Work within the rules of professional confidentiality, liaise with athletes, primary care managers, parents, coaches and other support staff as appropriate within the rules of the ASA Code of Conduct, standards and guidelines

• motivational skills and an understanding of the psychology that underpins successful competition

• evaluating performance and providing suitable feedback, balancing criticism with positivity and motivation;

• assessing strengths and weaknesses in a participant's performance and identifying areas for further development;

• adapting to the needs and interests of group or individual participants;

• demonstrating an activity by breaking the task down into a sequence;

• encouraging participants to gain and develop skills, knowledge and techniques;

• ensuring that participants train and perform to a high standard of health and safety at all times;

• inspiring confidence and self-belief;

• developing knowledge and understanding of fitness, injury, sports psychology, nutrition and sports science;

• acting as a role model, gaining the respect and trust of the people you work with;


This job description is not to be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive. It is intended as an outline indication of the areas of activity and will be amended in the light of the changing needs of the organisation.



Relevant degree and HND/foundation degree subjects include:

• health science;

• sport coaching;

• sports management;

• sports science.


 For this level of role we would expect the individual to have 1 years’ experience in strength training, although this does not preclude applicants without this from applying if they feel they have the necessary knowledge and skills.  It is important to SSC that candidates both have an interest in sport and recognise the importance of promoting and supporting equality and safeguarding within sport.

There is a practical exercise and assessment process involved in the selection of this role. Further details will be provided to shortlisted candidates.

To apply:

Please email your CV and a covering letter to



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Open Meet Support

Sat 13 May 2017 at 8:05am

This will be Soundwell’s 4th open meet and they have been getting more popular and every year.

Last year we raised over £10,000 for the club.  This money is not insignificant and is used to pay for training for poolside all volunteers, training equipment and to subsidise camp activities.  It is also a buffer to maintain the current level of squad fees.  If you wish to get an understanding of the club budget, please just ask.

However, we cannot run the meet without the support of you, the Soundwell parents.  There is a significant amount of preparatory work required before the meet happens and for the past 3 years the two most significant roles have been taken on primarily by Darren Stone, who is stepping back this year.

The primary role we need to fill is Meet Promotor – without this we are not able to apply for a licence for the meet.  It is currently on the county calendar and the pool time is booked, but it is not yet a licensed meet, which what attracts the other clubs to attend.  This is primarily a coordination role and support will be provided and any question answered as the meet nears.

The secondary role is Technical Meet Manager, which is an IT role, compiling the swimmers and races lists and collecting times on the day and submitting to the ASA after the event. Once again, support will be provided, but a lack of fear of IT is essential.

If you can’t take on either of these roles, there are a number of other roles that need support and if you are able to help any way, please put your name on the list on the notice board or email the Chair.

A summary of each role can be found here

Many Thanks in advance for all your help

Rhona and the Soundwell Committee

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Change in Bank Account

Fri 12 May 2017 at 3:05pm





Because of the amount of fees that go through the club’s bank account, our current bank, Nat West will shortly start charging us for every transaction on the account. We are a ‘not for profit’ club and are trying to keep fees down, whilst the cost of pool hire is increasing, so have taken the decision to change bank account to avoid these charges. Our new account is with the Co-Operative Bank and the Sort Code and Account Number are as below:


Sort Code: 08-92-99    A/C: 65827532


I would be grateful if you could amend your standing order to the new account as soon as possible. We will keep the old account open until everyone is transferred over, but the sooner this happens the better chance we will have of avoiding charges.


I apologise for any inconvenience, but hope you understand the need to do this.


Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries. It’s also an opportunity to check your standing order is set up for the correct squad fees (please see the website for details) and don’t forget to quote the swimmers name.


Many thanks for your co-operation


Andrea Hobbs

Soundwell Swimming Club Treasurer




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October Training Camps

Fri 5 May 2017 at 9:05am

October Training Camps 



Cardiff APPROXIMATELY £180 - £200

Crystal Palace will be APPROXIMATELY £320 - £350.

These amounts are not final and subject to change as they are based on 30 swimmers per camp.

Any queries re which camp's best for your swimmer please speak to your coach.


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Weston Super Mare L3

Fri 14 April 2017 at 10:04am

Weston Super Mare L3
Hutton Moor
15th-16th April

The meet was oversubscribed and so Weston have not been able to offer every swimmer all of the races they wanted. 

Please check the list to see which races have been scratched – credit notes for these races will be available after the meet has taken place (when Weston will send us a refund). 

For the 400m Freestyle and 400 IM races a “reserve” list has been created, so if there are any withdrawals from the accepted list the fastest swimmer from the reserve list will be offered the place.  These are shown on the attached list as “ALT”.  (Swimmers with SCR alongside their name for these races are not on the reserves list.)

Accepted Entries - Click Here
Programme of Events - Click Here
Upper Limit Times - Click Here
​Revised Warm Up Times - Click Here


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Exeter Level 1

Fri 14 April 2017 at 9:04am

Exeter Level 1
14th-16th 2017

This is a national window target meet, open to all qualifiers.

Meet Pack - Click Here

​Accepted Entries - Click Here

Finalised Warm Up Times - Click Here

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Behaviour Policy Change

Wed 5 April 2017 at 2:04pm

Dear Parent / Carer

Recently concerns have been raised regarding some swimmers behaviour during land training sessions, including arriving late. Unfortunately poor behaviour can have a negative impact on the training of all the swimmers as well as being disrespectful for the coach running the sessions and, as such, cannot be, tolerated. As a result, the Committee have agreed to introduce a zero tolerance policy during land training sessions, which will mean that any poor behaviour during land training sessions will result in the swimmer being asked to leave the session immediately. This has been recorded in the minutes which are now published on the club's website - Removed swimmers will be asked to remain in the centre until they are able to be collected, in line with club safeguarding policy.

We respectfully direct you to point 1 of the Swimmers Code of Conduct document in the "About" section of the Soundwell Swimming club website and ask that you remind your swimmer of this Code of Conduct and ensure their understanding of the no tolerance policy which will begin during Land training sessions from 3 April 2017. We apologise that this email is being sent out subsequent to this change being enforced.

Please be assured that we shall be reviewing this matter closely and on a regular basis.

If you do have any comments or concerns regarding this matter please do not hesitate to contact the Club Secretary, who will ensure that your concerns are escalated appropriately.

Kind regards

The Soundwell Swimming Club Committee

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CoB L1 International Meet

Wed 5 April 2017 at 10:04am

CoB Level 1
7-9th April

Open to all qualifiers. This meet is inside the national qualifying window.

Meet Pack - Click Here

Accepted Entries - Click Here

Final Warm Timings - Click Here


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Three Counties Team Selection

Fri 31 March 2017 at 2:03pm

This year's 3 Counties Competition will be held at GL1 on 9th July. Warm up starts at 12.30pm, races start 1.30pm. Attached is the team sheet for this gala, please could you inform your swimmers if they have been selected and ask them to reply to James Richards ( if they are able to attend within two weeks (9th April) to confirm their place. If James has not had a response by then he will start looking to find a replacement. Please note the selection process for this gala was based on fastest ranked times, and therefore some swimmers may only be required to swim one event. A copy of the team list will be posted on the GCASA website at

​Team Sheet - Click Here


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March Committee Meeting

Fri 24 March 2017 at 5:03pm

The Committee Meeting minutes for March are now on the website and can be found here.

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Mini Series R2

Sun 19 March 2017 at 1:03pm

Mini Series R2
​1st April
​Hutton Moor

Arrive 5:30pm

Please confirm availability asap to

  Girls   Boys
10 Harriet Smith   Harry Kerslake
  Maddie Long   Austin May
  Hannah Williams   Roger Davis
  Lilly Robinson   Matthew Ahmed
11 Grace Goater    
  Ella Smith   Josh Smith
  Bella Britton Cooper   Callum Hamilton
  Rebecca Holden   Danny Miles
  Zoe Rogers   Patrick Smith
  Abbie Clark   Alessandro Britton
  Karenza Rogers    
  Bella Britton-Cooper  
13 Millie Weatherall-King Adam Weatherall-King
  Ella Ahmed    
  Lily Porter   Tim Williams
  Bethany Wring   Harry Joyner

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Cardiff Camp Meeting

Fri 17 March 2017 at 2:03pm

Cardiff Camp Meeting 

Sunday 26th March - 6:30pm 

Kingswood balcony 

Please can parents wishing to send their swimmers on Cardiff camp please attend this meeting. This will be benificial for all parents and especially for those who's child has not previously attended a camp. 


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United Bristol L1

Tue 7 March 2017 at 10:03am

United Bristol Level 1
11-12th March

​Please arrive 30min before beginning of each session

Meet Pack - Click Here
Warm Up Times - Click Here
​Accepted Entries - Click Here

All entries have been accepted!!






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Gloucester Level 2

Mon 6 March 2017 at 9:03am

Gloucester Level 2
Friday 31st- Sunday 2nd April
GL1 Leisure Centre

Open to all qualifiers

Meet Pack - Click Here

Accepted Entries - Click Here

The meet was very popular, Gloucester have offered races to as many swimmers as possible, but some scratches were necessary.  As a level 2 meet, the fastest swimmers are given priority.  Where necessary, scratches were applied proportionate to entries across the age groups in each event (i.e. the slowest swimmers in each age group were scratched).  Scratches are marked "SCR", whilst confirmed entries are marked with provisional heat and lane numbers.  Please check the list carefully, and contact if you have any queries.

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