Swim England South West Volunteer of the Month

Sarah Coleman of Warminster Swimming Club has received the award of Regional Volunteer of the Month for November 2018.

Sarah is the Club Secretary but does so much more than that – she is a hub of information and advice, pulls the committee together, keeps us on the straight and narrow and updates us all the time on new requirements, news and views from across the Region.

With a full time job, two active sons and a busy personal life she is the clubs very own wonder woman. She spends countless hours on club documentation and communication for the passion and success of our club. She also was a key member in ensuring the club regained their Swim Mark accreditation, without her the club wouldn’t have been able to achieve this.

Sarah works so hard and with such dedication she is a true inspiration for the rest of the team.

Posted by Swim England South West on November 1st 2018

Wiltshire Water Polo Training Sessions


Saturday 1st December 12.30        Sunday 6th January 12.30

Saturday 2nd February 12.30        Saturday 2nd March 13.00

Sessions are open to anyone under 16 girls or boys.

If you are interested in coming along and having a go you are more than welcome but you must be a competent swimmer.

Sessions start on the 1st December 12.30 at Marlborough College at a cost of £8 per player.

For more information can you please contact Helen Martin-Hick (Wilts ASA water polo secretary) on helenmartinhicks2001@yahoo.co.uk

Progression Physio

We are delighted to announce that we have been in discussion with Progression Physiotherapy as to building a relationship between the club and the Physio team in Warminster.

A swimmer at some point in their swimming career will face some form of injury that could hinder their performance and progression.

Helping to treat injuries will enhance the physical performance capability of the swimmer.

By working with trained professional physiotherapists with an understanding for our sport and the demands on the swimmer we hope that we can have a better focus and understanding of the correct management of the   injury and prevention mechanisms so that swimmers, parents, physio and coaches can work together to ensure that the best treatment is received both in and out of the pool.

Injury prevention can take several approaches from injury auditing, physical profiling and monitoring,  risk identification, risk planning and management and load monitoring.

Injury management will look at assessment and diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation, clinical treatment, exercise prescription and monitoring.

We are therefore offering all club members the route to a physio at Progression Physiotherapy.

  • Progression will offer our members a discounted rate of £35 per session for all sessions. (usual rates are £45 for initial assessment and £40 for treatment sessions)
  • A communication pathway (with consent from the patient and the parents of the patient when a minor is involved) with the Warminster coaches regarding the rehabilitation of the patient and the best way to manage the swimmer in and out of the pool.
  • A route of communication to a trained physio and a relationship between club and physio who have a strong understanding of our sport.

For members to take advantage of this, then please contact them (details below) and provide your ASA membership number (which Tess or Catherine can provide you) to obtain the discounted rate.

We do encourage the communication between all parties so that coaches are able to assist in the rehabilitation of the swimmer and get them back to swimming as quickly as possible and up to full competitive strength.

Contact details are:

Scott Dupuy
Practice Manager
Progression Physiotherapy Ltd
01985 218301

If you have any queries then please do not hesitate to talk to one of the committee on poolside.

Winter League Division 2 Champions

Winter League Finals 2017_18

A tussle for pole position was apparent from the off. We took an early lead but then had to claw our way back…even after the penultimate race nothing was guaranteed. Dedication, commitment and passion were apparent from everyone; and the support from the crowd was deafening.

A fantastic achievement. Well done to all the swimmers, coaches, poolside support, and finally parents.

Really proud of the club tonight; not just the swimmers but everyone involved. Each year we’re moving forward. We lost by 1 point last year; and won by 3 point this year. Winning is a habit, and its a habit I love. – Chris Darling

Want to change your club sessions?

We now have a formal ‘change in session’ request form that will be available poolside (from either Tess or Catherine); or with the kit order forms – to the right of our club noticeboard.

Any club member that wants to change any of their sessions; and/or increase the number of sessions, will need to complete the form.

We will confirm the possibility of amending the sessions (dependent on lane availability) and get back to you as quickly as possible. Your help in making this process work smoothly is much appreciated.

Catherine & Tess


Warminster & District Amateur Swimming Club AGM 2017

Date: Tuesday 28th November 2017

Venue: Warminster School Pre-School Hall, Vicarage St, Warminster

Time: 6.30pm, for a prompt 6.45pm start

All welcome.

The main purpose of an AGM is to comply with legal requirements, such as the presentation and approval of the audited accounts, election of committee, and provide an overview of past year and aims for the coming year, so please feel free to come along to hear how the club is doing and plans for the future.

If you have any questions you would like answers to, or issues you would like raised then please email them to the Club Secretary, Sarah Coleman by 1st November 2017, so that they can be added to the agenda. We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on 28th November 2017.

Many thanks for your support,

Tone & current Committee.

(Email Sarah – sarahcoleman74@gmail.com)

Final of Moonraker Summer League 2017

Winners trophy and certificateBy Catherine Watkinson

A squad of 42 young, and experienced swimmers, plus a supporting team of coaches, poolside support and parents from Warminster & District Amateur Swimming Club travelled to Bradford on Avon on 16th September 2017 for the last of four heats of the Wiltshire Summer Moonraker League.

The league is made up of 5 divisions, where Warminster currently reside in Division 3, competed with teams from Swindon, Wroughton, and Bradford on Avon.

At the start of the meet Warminster ASC were leading the division with 452 points, Swindon sat a close second with 423 points, Wroughton 330 points, and Bradford on Avon 263 points.

The evening’s races comprised of  relays and individual races and included some team members making their debut.

Supporters cheered from the sidelines and with each race the buzz around the team grew and grew. Ultimately, the team finished in top place with 146 points consolidating their promotion to Division 2 for next summer.

Warminster’s Head Coach and Chairman, Anthony Phillips made the following comments:-

‘Going into the Gala on Saturday we had a slender points advantage over the second placed Club after the first three rounds.

But more importantly history beckoned for the Club as Warminster had never been in Division 2 of the Moonraker Summer League in the new format.

Having worked hard over the Summer and beginning of September the squad were ready to battle for every point. What followed was an incredible few hours of hard fought victories over the three other clubs we were competing against. 

The whole squad from first time swimmers to swimmers who have swam lots of times swam their hearts out, putting everything in for themselves, their team mates and their Club. 

The coaching staff are incredible proud of every swimmer. Not only did they work hard on the night but for months and even years beforehand’.

Olympic Pool Trip

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What an amazing facility, day, and coaching session. Thank you to everyone involved for an inspirational experience.

There seemed to be a unanimous chorus of ‘Can we go again?’ thereby implying that an excellent day was had by all.