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Early Mornings

Check this out … “Early Mornings”, a poem by Issac Ellis (Junior Club Captain) .. worth a read!

Early morning time to rise,
Darkness blankets all outside.
I quickly eat a slender snake,
And ensure, all my bags are packed.
Before arriving at the pool,
Where all is calm and still and cool.

Swimmers bend and bow and stretch,
To loosen muscles, tight and tense.
Poised ready on the blocks to go,
The whistle shills a ‘Mighty Blow!!’
We’re off, our session starts in haste,
We’re swimming fast no time to waste.

Hard work and sweat and pain and tears,
Prepare us for those future years,
When we may stand upon the stage,
With medals and a glinting gaze.
Deep pride and honour fill our hearts,
So thank you for those early starts!!
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Posted on October 13th, 2016 

Ex Seagull Tai bags Bronze at the Paralympics

Ex Seagull Tai bags Bronze at the Paralympics

Report by Roger Gutteridge – Bournemouth Echo ALICE Tai will return from Rio next week with at least one medal after a stunning Paralympic debut – and there could be relay medals to follow. Just 10 months after quitting the sport before being persuaded to return, Dorset’s first Paralympic swimmer powered to an unexpected bronze […]

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Posted on September 15th, 2016 

Alice and Mikey at the Paralympics

Former Seagulls swimmers Alice Thai and Mikey Jones will be representing Team GB in the Paralympics, the opening ceremony is tonight, get behind them and tune in later! #ROAR #COYS Check their Twitter feed out. @MikeyJones180 @Alice_Tai725

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Posted on September 7th, 2016 

Your Club Captains for 2016/17

Your Club Captains for 2016/17

Senior Boys Captain – Taylor Eeles. Junior Boys Captain – Isaac Ellis. Junior Girls Captain – Emily McWilliam. Senior Girls Captain – Eve Goldsack.

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Posted on August 10th, 2016 

Michael Phelps Returns for One Last Swim in Under Armour’s Haunting New Ad

Michael Phelps Returns for One Last Swim in Under Armour’s Haunting New Ad

Michael Phelps has been an Under Armour endorser since 2010, but of course, he’s only truly in the spotlight quadrennially, during the Olympics. Now 30 years old, the world’s greatest-ever swimmer is making one final Olympic push—for the Rio Games this August. Check this out!

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Posted on March 10th, 2016 

Backstroke Turns

Check this video out for the Backstroke to Breaststroke turn to see how some of the worlds best are doing it.

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Posted on October 27th, 2015 

Dorset County 2016 Information

2016 DCASA DATES County Championships (main programme) –20/21 February and 27/28 February (Littledown) County Championships (distance) – 5 March (Dorchester) Development Competition – 2/3 July (Littledown) Graded Meet – 23 April (Dorchester) Dorset Novice League – 16 January, 13 February and 12 March (venues tbc) Masters Championships (main programme) – 14 February (Rossmore) Masters Championships […]

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Posted on June 3rd, 2015 

Swimming Parents

Swimming Parents

Check this link out it’s fairly accurate in a lot of cases. Have a read and see what you think! PR’s I believe stand for Personal Record. (PB’s) http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/news/10-things-swimming-parents-do-that-coaches-cant-stand/ Seagulls Coach.

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Posted on March 22nd, 2015 

Swimmers Nutrition Guide

This is a guide to help you plan food at Open Meets and find what works for you. The aim is to help you keep your energy levels up for the WHOLE day or weekend. Go for low fat, high carbohydrate foods and make sure you try out any new foods in this guide well […]

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Posted on May 14th, 2015 

Welcome to the Coaches Blog

As head coach, I will be posting regular commentary on various swim topics of interest to both coaches and swimmers. This will be my space to put down thoughts about swimming in general, training tips, highlighting great performances, excellent attitude and commitment to the club and training, and progress within the club.

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Posted on January 19th, 2015 

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  • Club Champs 2017 - Session 3
    Starts: November 25th, 2017 at 4:30 pm
    Ends: November 25th, 2017 at 8:00 pm
    Description:
    Male 25m Breaststroke
    Female 25m Breaststroke
    Male 100m Individual Medley
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