Notice Board


swim alterations

ATTENTION ALL SWORDFISH SQUAD SWIMMERS - All swordfish swimmers can attend the Thursday session at Redruth for 1 Hour 6pm - 7pm throughout December (5th, 12th and 19th).

ATTENTION ALL DOLPHIN SQUAD SWIMMERS - All dolphin swimmers can attend extra sessions 7pm - 7.30pm at Carn Brea Leisure Centre on Friday 29th November, Friday 6th December and Friday 13th December.

Sunday 8th December - All swimming at Helston is CANCELLED due to the Plymouth Xmas Meet. All swimming is moved to Carn Brea Leisure Centre 5.30pm - 7.30pm

Monday 9th December - FUN NIGHT - 6pm - 6.45pn Swordfish and Dolphin squads. 6.45pm - 7.30pm Sharks and Junior Squads. 7.30pm onwards Club, County and Regional/National squads training as normal.

Monday 16th December - Friday 27th December - All swimming at Carn Brea Leisure Centre is CANCELLED due to the Leisure Centre having to unexpectedly close for essential maintenance work

Sunday 15th December - All swimming at Helston CANCELLED due to the KDL. All swimming moved to Carn Brea Leisure Centre.

Tuesday 17th December - Swimming for Junior Performance squad and above at Helston Pool 6pm - 8pm

Thursday 19th December - Swimming for all squads Dolphins and above. Dolphins and Sharks 5.30pm - 6.30pm. Junior Performance 5.30pm - 7.30pm. County Performance, Club and Regional/National squads 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Saturday 23rd November - 50m long course training at the Plymouth Life Centre 5.30pm - 7.30pm

Sunday 22nd December - Swimming at Helston Pool for Sharks and above. Sharks and Junior Performance 4pm - 5pm. County Performance, Club and Regional/National 5pm - 6pm

Tuesday 24th December - All swimming is CANCELLED as its Christmas Eve

Wednesday 25th December - All swimming is CANCELLED as its Christmas Day

Thursday 26th December - All swimming is CANCELLED as its Boxing Day

Sunday 29th December - Carn Brea Leisure Centre Re-Opens. Helston is CLOSED. All squads that normally swim on a Sunday either at Carn Brea or Helston, please swim at Carn Brea Leisure Centre 5.30pm - 7.30pm.

Monday 30th December - Swimming at Carn Brea Leisure Centre for the following - Sharks 6pm - 7pm. Junior Performance 6pm - 7.30pm. County Performance, Club and Regional/National 7pm - 8.30pm

Tuesday 31st December - All swimming is CANCELLED as its New Year's Eve

Wednesday 1st January 2020 - All swimming is CANCELLED as its New Year's Day

Thursday 2nd January 2020 - Swimming at Helston for the following - Sharks 5.30pm - 6.30pm. Junior Performance 5.30pm - 7.30pm. County Performance, Club and Regional/National 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Saturday 4th January 2020 - 50m long course training at the Plymouth Life Centre 5.30pm - 7.30pm

Monday 6th January 2020 - All swimming restarts for all squads from Swordish squads and above.


masters development day

Date:- Sunday 26th January 2020

Time:- 8.30am - 5.30pm

Venue:- University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, BA2 7AY

Cost:- £28

Application forms from the Regional Office - Tel 01823 666792 or swimsouthwest@swimming.org

For a look at the flyer click here


VaCANCY - HEAD COACH

Due to the retirement of our existing Head Coach, Cornwall based Carn Brea and Helston swimming club, require a level 2 coach to build on the solid fountain already in place and to provide innovative ideas on how to take the club forward.

The successful candidate will need to be a good motivator and be able to work with an existing team of coaches and teachers.

Hours, and renumeration to be negotiated.

Applicants should email their C.V and a covering letter to chairman@cbhsc.co.uk

For further information please click on the link -

https://www.swimming.org/careers/browse/company/Carn%20Brea%20Helston%20Swimming%20Club

 


children's university passport Scheme

CBHSC are pleased to announce as from the start of the Summer Swim Term, the club is now fully accredited and able to support The Children's University Passport Scheme.

Visit the link below to find out more -

http://www.childrensuniversity.co.uk/home/about-us/what-we-do-and-why/

Children can take their University passports to the club desk on a Monday night at Carn Brea Leisure Centre and their attendance will be stamped with an ink stamp. Once swimmers have achieved a certain amount of stamps, they are eligible to receive rewards and certificates. Once passports are complete the swimmers are invited to local Universities for an Awards ceremony and a special day of exploration.

Full information is available at the club desk on a Monday night at Carn Brea Leisure Centre.


retirement news

Dear Parents/Carers and  Swimmers
On behalf of the committee I am writing to inform you that the club’s Head Coach, Michael Kent has announced that he is planning to retire at the end of August 2020.
As many of you will be aware, Michael has been with the club for 10 years and is poolside most nights of the week as well as attending galas at weekends. His dedication to the club has been impeccable and his overall contribution cannot be under estimated.
Between now and August 2020 the committee, along with Michael, will be looking for a suitable Head Coach or Coaches to take over when Michael retires. As you can appreciate, we do not want to rush this process but instead make sure we get the best person(s) possible in order to build on the solid foundation that Michael has created.
In the meantime, everything will remain unchanged and the current level of teaching/coaching will be unaffected.
If any parents or swimmers have any concerns or questions, please don’t hesitate to contact a member of the committee.
Yours Sincerely
Mark Exell
Club Chairman


long course training dates 2020

Dates:- 4th January, 15th February, 29th February, 4th April, 18th April, 30th May, 20th June, 18th July and 5th September. Possibly more dates to follow.

Venue:- Plymouth Life Centre

Time:- 5.30pm - 7.30pm

Open for all Sharks 10 squad and above. If you are going to attend any of these sessions please let Caroline Trestrail know via email on caroline.trestrail@gmail.com


raising funds for cbhsc

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To get started, all you have to do is:

1. Join - Head to https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/cbhsc/ and sign up for free.

2. Shop - Everytime you shop online, go to easyfundraising first, pick the retailer you want and start shopping.

3. Raise - After you've checked out, that retailer will make a donation to us and it won't cost you a penny extra!

Please help us raise much needed funds for CBHSC - there are no catches or hidden charges and CBHSC will be really grateful for your donations. Thank you for your support. CBHSC Committee


swim club account

CBHSC have recently invested in Swim Club Manager, a user friendly application that will enable the club to communicate with our swimmers and parents, and to manager our swimming community more effectively.

This application allows parents to update personal contact information, medical details, view attendance records, finance invoices, swimming awards and competition times.

Emails will be sent out to all club members, however please check your spam, junk and trash folders as some email accounts are not allowing them into the inbox as they think its spam. Once you have created the rule that any emails from swim club manager are not junk etc it should allow all future emails to go directly into your inbox.

To take advantage of this service, please speak to someone on the club desk on a Monday night.

We will arrange access to the application and basic user guides.

All data is held securely and each parent will be issued with their own unique username and password


help needed -

Vacancy - receptionists

CBHSC is a very large and successful competitive swimming club run by parents and volunteers. We manage over 200 swimmers across 3 swimming pools & a 6 day a week swimming program. This takes a lot of managing and dedication from all our helpers both poolside, behind computers and face to face with our swimmers and parents.

We are currently looking for 2-4 parents who regularly attend the Swordfish & Dolphin swimming sessions on Thursdays at Redruth & Helston swimming pools. We would like to replicate the Monday evening Club Desk at Carn Brea at both venues to make a great point of contact for new and current swimmers and their parents. 2 receptionists per location would give flexibility and coverage.

Tasks to undertake
Support the Poolside Register taking.
Record any absences & concerns from parents.
Communicate back to Club Manager (Caroline Trestrail) any issues.
Point of Contact for new parents.
Interface between parents & teachers on poolside (minimal disturbances during the lessons).
NO money handling will be involved – this will all be directed to the Monday evening setup at Carn Brea.

Experience / Qualifications
Just be able to take some hand written notes and be able to pass your comments back to Club Manager – ideally via email on the evening concerned.
Friendly & welcoming personality.

Suggest time involvement
1 hour of your time on poolside at Redruth or Helston. You will still be able to watch your child swim.
Up to 30mins sending comments back to Club Manager.
Up to 15mins on Monday evenings just catching up at Carn Brea with any new swimmers or issues.

Do you need to provide anything?
No – we will give you a folder with current information for you to reference. The Teachers will hold their own registers.

If you do feel able to offer your valuable time in this way, please email caroline.trestrail@gmail.com or pop and say Hi on Monday evening.


polite reminders

Parental Responsibility - Carn Brea and Helston swimming club welcomes children of all ages and provides the opportunity to improve their swimming. As a club we use 3 different venues. We recognise that some parents/carers will have children in different squads who will be swimming at different times of the evening and different venues. We must advise that you are responsible for your children prior to their allocated swim time and after they have finished their session.

Our coaches and swim teachers have a duty of care and are responsible for the safety of your children whilst they are poolside. Once they leave the poolside and into the changing rooms they are no longer the clubs responsibility.

Some points to remember:-

Please ensure all swimmers use the centres facilities responsibly before and after their swim session

Please ensure that you are present in the leisure centre with your children whilst they attend their swim session, this is Mandatory for any swimmers under 10 years of age. Please do not just drop your child off without first checking that swim training is on, particularly at Redruth School Pool and Helston Pool.

Ensure that both parents/carers and swimmers are familiar with the clubs code of conduct, both the code of conduct for parents and code of conduct for swimmers can be found on the club website. Go to the Club Info tab and click on the Documents Library.

If you have any concerns about the welfare of your children when they are attending club training sessions please contact our Club Welfare Officer who will be able to discuss any queries you may have on welfareofficer@cbhsc.co.uk

Thank you
Carn Brea and Helston Swimming Club Committee

 

Valuables - Please can we remind all Parents/Carers and swimmers that the changing rooms at all the Leisure Centre’s are open to the public. If you choose to bring valuables such as mobile phones, IPad’s etc please either take them on poolside or put them in a locker. The club holds no responsibility and any valuables you bring you do so at your own risk.

 

Redruth School Pool PARKING - Please could all drivers dropping swimmers off for training at Redruth School Pool make sure they drive out of the proper exit instead of driving back through the entrance.

 

Post Box - There is now a red post box with the Carn Brea Helston Logo on the wall in the reception area of Carn Brea Leisure Centre. It is situated under the notice boards in the left hand corner before going through to the viewing area for the sports hall.
Entries can either be placed in the post box at any time. If you use the post box could you please -

Use an envelope which is A5 or smaller.

On the front write the swimmers name, competition and amount in the envelope, place the completed entry form and cheque, made payable to CBSHC (not cash). Please seal the envelope.

 

Forms - Please can all parents/carers print off entry forms etc for upcoming competitions as the club desk does not always have enough available. These will be sent out via emails from the Competition Secretary or from the club website.

 

Meet Mobile - There is now an app called Meet Mobile, where you can keep up to date at various swimming galas. You are able to track a swimmer's or club's progress throughout the gala whilst it records a swimmer's times and points.


Morning Swim Sessions - Morning swimming at the club has now changed to a MONDAY, WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY. This allows for the morning sessions to follow an early evening session finish. Starting and finishing times remain the same.
These sessions are provided by the club at great expense (approx £4000 annually) so to avoid empty lanes please furnish Michael Kent with the days you intend to attend. This will allow the club to monitor the usage for future discussion regarding its benefits.


Facebook - The club now has an official facebook page called Carn Brea Helston Swimming Club. Please like the page for regular updates and make sure you activate the notifications so that everytime there is a posting you will be notified.

 

Changing Rooms - Carn Brea Leisure Centre - Please could all squads, particularly Sharks, Junior Club and Junior Performance please put their clothes either in a locker or take on poolside in a bag when they are training and do not leave them in the changing cubicles as other swimmers are unable to change when they have finished their training. We have a lot of swimmers that are leaving their clothes out therefore other swimmers are unable to use the cubicles. Please could all parents/carers pass this onto their swimmer’s.