Soundwell Swimming Club

Established in 1962

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Important Fee and Training Update

Please find details of important club changes effective from September 2018 here

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November Committee Minutes

The minutes from November's committee meeting plus the AGM can be found here.

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Draft Club Constitution

A draft version of the revised Club Constitution, for approval at Monday's AGM, can be viewed here

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Open Meet Support

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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Masters Drop-in

From Wednesday 13th January Sprint squad will be opened up to Masters swimmers on the Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday evening sessions.

It will be £4 per session to be paid to the coach prior to swimming.

The session times are as follows:

Wednesday - 20.00-21.00
Friday - 20.00-21.00
Sunday - 19.30-20.30 

Ashley Barnett
Sprint Squad Coach

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THANK YOU - Bag Packing

A special thank you to the following swimmers who took part in bag packing at Morrisons in Yate on Saturday 18th July:

Adam & Millie W-K, Jess and Sophie C, Amber P, Natalie H, Harry & Lucy J, Jenny L, Jake G, Jake T, Mia & Lily P

Together they raised £385 for the club which is is an amazing amount!

Keep an eye out for similar events in the future!


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Learn to Swim Term Dates 2015/16

Learn to Swim term dates for 2015/16 are now available here.

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Workforce Coordinator

Soundwell are pleased to announce that Dave Clements has agreed to accept the role of Workforce Co-ordinator. We would also like to thank Kris Cameron for his work covering the role over past few months.

Any workforce queries can be directed via


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Jon Wills Appointed New Soundwell Head Coach

Soundwell Swimming Club today officially announced the appointment of new Head Coach, Jon Wills.

Jon will take up his new post at Soundwell on 27th April after he returns from his honeymoon in Thailand.

Jon was Soundwell's first Assistant Head Coach appointed in 2012. He has a BSc Sports Performance degree and is currently enrolled on ASA Courses/CPD's. Jon was a former National swimmer himself; representing both Kelly College and Bath University.

Jon has had great success since joining Soundwell SC. He has helped produce several County/Regional/National swimmers and coached at England Talent junior level.

Soundwell Chairman Julian Lewis commented: ''We are extremely excited that Jon has accepted the position of Head Coach. He's been fantastic for this club these past 3yrs and i'm happy that he's been given a chance to show his true potential.''

Speaking of his appointment Wills commented: ''I'm looking forward to the challenge over the coming seasons. With hard work from myself and the swimmers I am sure we will continue on the road of success.''

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