Help needed for County Developments

The Cambs ASA County Developments, which are being held at the Manor Leisure Centre, Whittlesey on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 June, urgently require Poolside Helpers and Officials to volunteer to help. Without help from all the clubs, this event will not be able to go ahead, so please help out if you can at any of these sessions.

Saturday 4 June Session 1: Warm up at 09.30 – Start at 10.30 Session 2: Warm at 13.30 – Start at 14.30

Sunday 5 June Session 3: Warm up at 09.30 – Start at 10.30 Session 2: Warm up at 13.30 – Start at 14.30

If you can help as an Official then please contact Nigel Brigham by email at

If you can help as a Poolside Helper then please contact John Burling by email at

Your help will be greatly appreciated.

Club Championships 2016 – IMPORTANT INFORMATION

The third round of Club Championships, scheduled for Tuesday 24th May, has been postponed and will now take place on Tuesday 7th June

The tick sheet will be posted on the Club notice board shortly, and as usual if you intend to take part, please tick your name off.

Please note that the fourth round will take place one week later, as scheduled, on Tuesday 14th June


Club Championships Round 2

Round 2 of the 2016 Club Championships will take place on Tuesday 26th April. Sign in will be from 6.45pm with the warm up starting at 7.15pm. The start time will be 7.45pm approx.

As usual would all swimmers who intend to compete tick their names off on the tick sheet which will be posted on the Club notice board (before Monday 25th April please). Entries will not be accepted on the night. The events will be 100m Freestyle & 200m Backstroke with the 25m Backstroke specially for the Under 8 & 9’s

We are also asking for Volunteers to come forward to help with the running of these events, and a sign up sheet will also be posted for parents/carers who would like to help, as well as a request for volunteers to train as Judges. This is vital for the club to continue and meet it’s obligations in the future.

COPS Mini Meet Round 4

The COPS Mini Meet 2015/16 reaches its climax with Round 4 being held on Saturday 16th April at the Regional Pool, Bishops Road, Peterborough, PE1 5BW.

All Piranha swimmers who have entered will be expected to compete, and the Meet time is 5.10pm. Please note that access to the pool will be at 5.15pm, so that swimmers can start the warm up at 5.30pm. The start time is 6.10pm.

JFL 2016 – Round 2

The second round of the 2016 Junior Fenland League will take Piranhas to the Regional Pool at Peterborough on Saturday 9th April.

Meet time is 5.45pm for a warm up at 6.10pm and a start time of 6.40pm. Please keep an eye on the club notice board for the team sheet, and indicate your availability asap to the Team Manager.

We will be swimming against COPS ‘A’, Thetford, West Norfolk and City of Ely.


COPS Mini Meet – Round 3

The COPS Mini Meet 2015/16 continues with Round 3 being held on Saturday 19th March at the Regional Pool, Bishops Road, Peterborough, PE1 5BW.

All Piranha swimmers who have entered will be expected to compete, and the Meet time is 5.10pm. Please note that access to the pool will be at 5.15pm, so that swimmers can start the warm up at 5.30pm. The start time is 6.10pm.

JFL 2016 – Round 1

Piranhas will be starting their 2016 Junior Fenland League campaign with a trip up to Whittlesey on Saturday 12th March.  This first round event is being hosted by March Marlins and will be held at the Manor Leisure Centre, Station Road, Whittlesey, PE7 1UA.

The team sheet for this event will be posted on our club notice board, so please check to see if your name has been added, and indicate your availability. Meet time is 5.40pm with the warm-up at 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start. We will be swimming against the hosts, March Marlins, along with Thetford, Bottisham and First Strokes Godmanchester. Go Piranhas!

Club Championships 2016

The first round of the new series of Club Championships starts this Tuesday 8th March. Just to remind swimmers that the tick sheet will stay up until Monday, so you must tick your name off beforehand if you intend to compete. Entries will not be accepted on the night.

Sign in is from 6.45pm and warm up will start at around 7.15pm. The main events are the 50m Freestyle & 100m Breaststroke with 25m Freestyle specifically for those aged 9 and under.

If any parents would like to help with the setting up (and clearing up), then please arrive at the pool by 6.30pm. Thank you.

Important Notice re-County Championships

Would all swimmers and parents involved in the County Championships please read this email sent out from Ian Knight, the Cambs ASA Chairman. It deals with the events being swum on Saturday 30th January at Whittlesey (Sessions 4 & 5). Because the venue is a relatively unknown quantity for such a large event, several steps are in the process of being taken to help make the events run smoothly. Read on….

It has been decided for the benefit of swimmers, race control, officials and parents that both session 4 and 5 at Whittlesey only will be raced with pre-defined heats.

Cambs ASA recognises that for this particular venue everything will be new for all concerned and we would prefer to run the meet to a decided timeline. One way we can do this is to produce the start lists for all of the races prior to the day.  This will ensure that sufficient start lists will be available for Team Managers, Officials, Clerks of the Course, Announcers and recorders. Timekeeper sheets will be produced as well as all of the AOE considerations will be taken care of.  It would usually take some considerable time to do this between when withdrawals are finalised on the day and the start of racing.

We have therefore decided to bring forward the date of any withdrawals to Wednesday lunch time. So noon on Wednesday 27th Jan 2016.

In practice all this means is that if swimmers subsequently withdraw between this time and the start of the event or do not turn up on the day, then the event will be swum with no swimmer in the lane. The assigned lane order will be stuck to for each heat.

Start Lists will be shown on the Cambs ASA website (hopefully) sometime on Thursday 28th but certainly by Friday 29th so that all swimmers will be aware of the heat that they are swimming in.

This also allows the organisers and team managers time to allocate resources to marshalling swimmers on the day and parents will also be aware of the approximate time when their child is swimming.

Cambs ASA are expecting a very busy session especially for the 50m events and may have to restrict access to the viewing area based on fire requirements and safety.

Any parent that is willing to help us with marshalling duties will be able to organise their time with their fellow clerks of the course, to ensure that they will be able to view any races they are keen to see, so in that respect we hope you will help us to help you and come forward to assist us on the day.

If you are interested in helping in any way, then please email the Cambs ASA secretary using

Footnote: Swimmers should also come prepared for being ferried between the Sports Hall and the Swimming Pool, which will mean walking outside from one to the other (under supervision). With this in mind they should bring with them track suit bottoms/jogger pant and tops with outdoor shoes, as the weather may well be wet and cold. They will have time to change out of these clothes once in the pool, and prepare for their heat. Extra Time will be given to move swimmers from one place to another. Please remember that without this venue, the County Championships could not go ahead – and Cambs ASA are doing everything they can to make sure that it works, so please be patient on the day if things get a little crowded. Thank you