Officials training sessions

The county will be running a JL1 and JL2 course on the 11 November 2018 at the City of Peterborough Regional pool.

Anyone wishing to sign up for this courses needs to have an ASA number (using the ASA membership form) and fill out the Training application form to sign up for course. Please fill this in and send to Dave Metcalf either via email or post before the start of the course.

ASA East Region: Mr D Metcalf, 3 Farsands, Oakley, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK43 7SJ Tel: 01234 825289

If you are available and wish to attend then please use the sign-up tool to show that you will be attending the session and complete this application form.

Please read carefully the outline of training below:

11 November – Vivacity Leisure Centre, Peterborough

10.00 – Judge Level 1 (JL1) Theory Course: This is for anyone who has attended and passed the TK course and wishes to continue with the JL1.

12.15 – Judge Level 2 (JL2) Theory Course: This is for anyone that is qualified to JL1 and has completed the relevant hours post qualification.

No one should be signed up for more than 1 session, unless you are doing JL2 and need the FINA update.


Blackline 2018: Issue 1

The new Blackline is here!

As we strive to improve everything we do at the club, we’re changing the way we send out emails. This will help us to communicate more effectively and you will now be able to manage your own profile. If you’re aware of anyone who is not receiving these emails, please let them know that they can sign-up for the updates using a very simple form on the website.
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Junior Fenland League Final

Good luck to all the swimmers in the B Final on Saturday. Final reminder of the details:

  • Pool: Whittlesey (March are hosting)
  • 5:30pm meet
  • 6:00pm warm up
  • 6:30pm start

Please contact Matt Newton or Liz Coggins if you need any further details or have any issues.

Half term training

Saturday, 20 October is training as normal (no training Saturday, 27 October).

Tuesday, 23 October

Tuesday evening training 7:00-8:30pm  – this is for swimmers who currently swim 7:00pm on Tuesdays, 7:30pm Fridays and in lane 4 at 8:00pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Thursday, 25 October

Thursday evening training 8:00-9:30pm – this is for swimmers who swim in lanes 1, 2 and 3 at 8:00pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and Friday 8:30pm.

New squads, new pools

From Tuesday, 30 October, we will be making the change to the new squad swimming timetable. Full details of the new timetable can be found on the website – email Matt Newton if you have any questions around times, pools or squads.

View new timetable

Blackline 17/10/18 – JFL FINAL

For all those swimming in the JFL B Final – Please be at Whittlesey for 5.30pm

6.00pm warm up
6.30pm start


Coach – Matt Newton
Team mangers – Liz Coggins & Neil Drinkwater

Blackline 14/10/18 – Head Coach Email

Parents; Athletes

CC Coaches

Apologies for the delay in the email reaching you, I have been working hard as I know many others have to drive forwards the club development with lots of changes after speaking with parents, athletes, coaches and committee members.

I attached the following for reference:

>Squad lists (I am aware some people are missing so do get in touch- this is based on your current lanes)

>Squad criteria

>Squad training timetable

>Competition calendar

>Pyramid of success

Squad structure and training going forwards

Please find attached the documents that have also been posted at the pool. This affects the older swimmers. I need to begin to draw up a list of swimmers that would like to do the gym sessions and who will be invited as they need to attend an induction session (cost £10-£15 as a one off then £3-£4 per session on a pay as you go basis with myself or another Strength and Conditioning Qualified Coach).

In addition, I am looking at seeing if we could do a land training session for everyone which David Jakeman has already agreed to help us in the new year as well as reviewing groupings, pool time and sessions available hopefully if the sessions are well supported by the swimmers. This would not be in place until 2019 in the new year.

Notice board and club communication

We are currently updating the website and notice boards with the latest and current information. Please do keep checking these.

VOLUNTEER(S) NEEDED– For collating a monthly club newsletter.


Video sessions can be a good way to identify elements of good technique and areas for development. Please let me know if this is something that would be of interest giving written permission (again one for the older session) so they can see themselves and receive visual feedback.


Please can all members ensure they have a club kit for poolside especially when we go to competitions.

Club Champs

I have recently seen whether it would be possible to add further opportunities to swim events and so have spoken with Ben who has agreed for Huntingdon swimmers to enter the COPS club champs under Huntingdon and we can use these dates (normally a Saturday evening). This has a number of advantages- sharing officials and volunteers, better competition for our swimmers and more opportunities (two internal swims each season for each event eg. 50 FR).


As always, we are looking for people to help poolside, officials and new committee members as many hands make light work- please do get in touch if this is of interest.

Good luck to those swimmers who are competing this weekend. I am very excited to see how we get on!

I look forward to continuing the development of the club.

Thanks and Kind Regards,

Matt Newton

Head Coach

Huntingdon Piranhas Swimming Club

Draft LTAD for Huntingdon.docx

Piranhas squad sheet.docx

Pyramid Piranhas.docx

Squad Training Timetable Draft.docx

v2Huntingdon Swim Calendar V1 Sept – Dec 2018[4].docx

Blackline 11/10/18 – Friday AM training & club champs

Friday AM training
As you are aware we are having a reshuffle at the moment and looking at which sessions are most popular. Suffice to say Friday AM currently only has one or two swimmers and is not sustainable. Therefore with immediate effect we are cancelling Friday morning training.

Club Champs
Club champs will be held this Tuesday 16th October – this will replace normal training. Sign in will be 6.50 and warm up will start at 7pm.

The events will be – 50m freestyle & 50m backstroke
– 25m freestyle & 25m backstroke (9yrs under)

There is no sign up sheet but if you could email me with the name of your swimmer who will be attending, their age on 31st Dec 2018 and the events they wish to swim in – it would help immensely.