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Newsletter January 2024

5 Apr 2024 10:22 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Newsletter No. 6

Winter News

This is  the most challenging time of year to be training. It is difficult to even imagine what it will be like swimming, running and cycling outside and enjoying the warmer weather. 

Despite that, I have no doubt that you are all battling with the weather and succeeding.  

Not long until spring !

First, here is a message from our esteemed coach Iain, about the aims and training focus in the swim. 

Swim Focus 2024 


January to March


Welcome to the start of another year of coached swim sessions, now we have set some benchmark times for 400m and 200m this has given some of you a guide CSS time. Don’t worry if you haven’t set these times yet we can catch up in the next week or two. 


Our focus for the next few months will be to make you more efficient with each stroke, which should help to improve your performance…… less strokes per length, move further with each stroke eventually reducing the time per 100m. 


The following weeks will be a mixture of drills and swim sets designed to help with the overall stroke performance. There will be opportunities to put the revised technique into some conditioning practice too. Then in a few months' time we will be repeating the timed swims. 


Any questions please feel free to ask! 



Head Coach

In the meantime the Committee have met and come up with some great ideas for the club for this coming year. 

March 25th - AGM

Meet at the Boar's Head Pub at 7.30 after swimming.

Please do come and join in.  It is  a very relaxed meeting and it would be lovely to see as many of you as possible.  Your club.  Your ideas.  

Other dates for your diaries.  

April  -   Date: tba.  A possible wine tasting evening at Alteus in Crowborough.  


June   -   Sat 1st.   Cycle round the Isle of Wight!  The weather has got to be better than last year, and it will be huge fun.  There will be a support car for gear/food/clothes and for any cyclist who just wants a rest for a few miles! The date gives us plenty of time to train and get our mileage up.  

June  -  Thurs 13th. There is to be a memorial ride for Tom.  The ride will start and end at the Six Bells Pub in Chiddlingly.

September  -  Sun 8th.  Southwater Relay.  A riotous event.  Last year we had seven teams.  More information later in the year, but do keep the date free.  Not to be missed. 

During the summer there is a Triathlon England South East Senior Series  (TESESS)

which consist of the events below.  East race undertaken by club members scores points for the club.  

            28th April        Seven Oaks

            12th May         East Grinstead

            9th June          Dartford and White Oak 

            1st Sept           Brighton and Hove

            8th Sept          Southwater

In the meantime we keep on with the Monday evening swims, and the Thursday evening turbo sessions. Good to see so many people again. 

The park runs are always good to do all the year round.  The venues are listed on the club calendar for the first Saturday of each month.  

Best Wishes



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