At CSWPC we offer our members an opportunity to compete in numerous events and competitions in order to realise their full potential in the sport of competitive swimming. Details of upcoming events are always on Club Notice Boards and normally e-mailed to all:
  • Swim Tests – are normally for swimmers 12/u and can be any event 25m-400m on any stroke and 100m-200m Individual Medleys. Tests are organised by Coaches during normal training sessions and are designed to introduce swimmers to competitive swimming and also for Coaches to assess a swimmers speed, fitness and technique. Tests are done on an ad-hoc basis with results normally e-mailed to all. Times achieved can only be used for entry into CSWPC Club Championships and are also used by Coaches when selecting Ross PGL and Cotswold League Teams.
  • CSWPC Club Championships – have been contested for most of the Clubs 100yr+ history and we currently swim a full competitive program of events. At CSWPC we want to see yearly improvement in all strokes for all swimmers therefore all members are encouraged to compete in as many events as possible. If you are unsure about which events to enter please speak to your Coach. Details of medals and Cups to be won are on the annual Club champs Entry Form. Times achieved may be used for entry into the Gloucestershire County ASA Championships and may also be used by Coaches when selecting Ross PGL and Cotswold League Teams.
  • Ross PGL Junior League – provides swimmers 13/u with probably their first taste of inter-club competition. It is a “friendly” league with the emphasis placed firmly on providing the swimmer with the opportunity to learn to race in a less pressurised environment. The galas are great fun! The galas are held January – April with a Final in May. CSWPC has won the League on many occasions. Coaches will normally try to include as many swimmers as possible, however selections will take into account attendance and attitude at training sessions, Swim Tests, Club Championships and other Leagues.
  • Cotswold League – is similar to the Ross PGL League but is for swimmers 11/+. The Coach will select Teams based on all information available to them at the time. Galas are held from January-April again with a Final in May. CSWPC were League Champions in 2010 and runners-up in 2011. Similar selection criteria will apply as above.
  • Gloucestershire ASA County Championships – to compete in the County Championships you have to reach a certain qualifying time to be able to enter. All events are covered including long- distance. The Championships are held over a series of weekends from Dec – March.
  • Open Meets – some swimmers may be advised by Coaches to attend various competitions during the year which will depend on the swimmers individual goals, objectives. Coaches will advise swimmers/parents as necessary.
Spectators Code of Behaviour As a spectator in any activity held by or under the auspices of the club, you are expected to meet the following requirements in regard to your conduct during any such activity or event:
  1. Respect the decisions of officials and teach young people to do the same.
  2. Never ridicule or scold a young swimmer for making a mistake. Positive comments are motivational.
  3. Condemn the use of violence in any form, whether it is by other spectators, coaches, officials or players.
  4. Show respect for your team’s opponents. Without them there would be no competition.
  5. Do not use violence, harassment or abuse in any form (that is, do not use foul language, or harass swimmers, coaches, officials or other spectators).
Parents / Guardians Code of Behaviour As a parent / guardian of a swimmer / participant in any activity held by or under the auspices of the club, you are expected to meet the following requirements in regard to your conduct during any such activity or event:
  1. Remember that your child participates in sport for their own enjoyment, not yours.
  2. Focus on your child’s efforts and performance rather than winning or losing.
  3. Never ridicule or yell at your child and other children for making a mistake or losing a competition.
  4. Show appreciation for good performance and skilful performances by all athletes (including opposing players).
  5. Demonstrate a high degree of individual responsibility especially when dealing with or in the vicinity of persons under 18 years of age, as your words and actions are an example.
  6. Respect officials’ decisions and teach children to do likewise.
  7. Do not physically or verbally abuse or harass anyone associated with the sport (swimmer, coach, umpire and so on).
  8. Be a positive role model.