Swimzi order

Dear all

Club Shop now open!
We are pleased to announce that the Swimzi Paignton Swimming Club Shop is now open for orders. The shop is open for a limited time period so ALL ORDERS NEED TO BE PLACED BEFORE MIDNIGHT ON WEDNESDAY 20TH OCTOBER 2021.
New products
You may notice that there are some new products in the shop. The performance hoodies are a polyester based product like the sort of sports hoodies you would buy from Nike or Adidas, see Adam Peaty wearing our London Roar version attached. They are made using an Italian 4 way stretch fabric and are obviously a bit lighter than the sweatwear / cotton version. A sample product is being sent to us from Swimzi and should be with us shortly so that you can look at it before ordering if you wish. Once it arrives we’ll bring it down to all the training sessions.
More products with no minimum order quantities
Swimzi has changed factories which means that many products can now be made with a shorter lead time and with no minimum order quantities (MOQs). Products with no MOQ include performance hoodies, track suits, swimwear, club shirts and shorts.
Please check the website carefully for expected delivery dates. PLEASE NOTE: THE PRODUCTS HIGHLIGHTED RED WILL BE DELIVERED IN JANUARY 2022 AND NOT BEFORE XMAS
Orders will be sent out to individual member addresses as soon as they are ready.

Williams Shield Gala

After a turbulent 18 months it was great to welcome back Brixham, Newton Abbot,  and Torquay Leander to the Williams Shield Gala on Wednesday 29th September 2021.  This was our first competitive event against the local clubs since July 2019 due to COVID.  For some of our swimmers it was their first competition where they performed magnificently.  A huge thank you to all poolside helpers, officials and especially to the parents who supported their children so loudly – we certainly have missed that atmosphere !
Paignton – 126
Brixham – 104
Torquay Leander – 87
Newton Abbot – 59
Congratulations to Nathan Apps, who has been selected for the 2020/2021 Swim England National Development Programme!
We are extremely proud of all your hard work and resilience over the past 18 months.  Looking forward to seeing you swim this season!

Dawlish Season Finale

Over 25 Paignton swimmers took part in the recent meet at Trinity School pool – the new home of Dawlish Swimming Club. This was a fantastic opportunity for first-time racers, as well as for more experienced swimmers to get back into competition. The huge number of PBs achieved is a result of the hard work done since we returned to training in April.

A photo of some of the team can be seen here

Full results can be accessed via this link

Festival of Swimming

Finally, after nearly 16 long months, last week saw a return to competition for Flo, Emily and Nathan in our platinum squad, as they qualified for and competed at the Festival of Swimming at the newly reopened Plymouth Life Centre.

It was a tough first meet back, being both long course and with fierce competition from across the whole of Devon and Cornwall, but all three swam admirably, Flo and Nathan each picking up a first place finish and all achieving excellent times.

But most importantly, it was great to see them smiling, enjoying themselves back where they belong on the starting blocks and regaining that racing buzz! As Flo commented at the end of the long day, it makes you remember what it is you are doing all the training for!

Free Land Training Taster Session

The virtual land training times have slightly altered.  As from next week they will now be at:-
6.00pm – for the 12 and under age group
6.45pm – for the 13 and over age group
We hope this is a more agreeable time for you all to attend.
Next week we are running free ‘taster’ sessions for both the Monday and Wednesday sessions.  We are hoping that as many of you book on and give it a try!
Please book onto the system below but do not pay for the session/s.
You must be booked on the day before so Sunday for Monday sessions and Tuesday for Wednesdays.
You will be sent a confirmation email on the morning of the training which will have the zoom links and passcode.
we hope to see you all there.
Paignton Swimming club.

Booking is via the link below and is all online. Our thanks to Kevin Morris at discovery software for the setup of the system.


Details and instructions of how to book on the system are attached or click the link below

Membership Renewal

Last day for membership renewals.

Please remember to complete before the end of the day.

For those of you still needing to renew for 2021 please remember that this is the last day.

From tomorrow you will be still able to renew but will have to start from scratch on the system; effectively applying for membership once more. You also become liable for the rejoining/late payment  fee of £10 per membership.