City of Southampton Swimming Club COVID-19 appeal

by City of Southampton Swimming Club in Southampton, England, United Kingdom

£2,252

£10,000 target 35 days left
22% 63 supporters
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 19th May 2021 at 6:00pm

We are fundraising for our swimming club to alleviate the financial losses caused by COVID-19 lockdowns and subsequent restrictions.

by City of Southampton Swimming Club in Southampton, England, United Kingdom

"A very warm welcome and a big thank-you for viewing our Swimming Club's Covid-19 appeal!"

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We are fundraising because:

As a not for profit swimming club, Covid-19 lockdowns and restrictions have had a profound impact on the clubs financial position with one of our major losses due to -

  • All four of our income generating Open Meet Competitions, being cancelled during the past 12 months, due to ongoing Covid-19 rules and restrictions, in accordance with Government guidelines. The loss of these competitions also creates a loss of income that amongst other things, would have been used to repair, refurbish or replace our equipment.

What will funds raised go towards?

As stated above an essential part of our normal income is generated by hosting and running our own Open Meet Competitions.

To enable us to run Open Meet Competitions one of the vital pieces of equipment we need to have is  -

A Fully integrated swimming timing system, comprising of;  

  • Timing computer
  • Electronic touch panels to record the swimmers times
  • Audio starting system and scoreboards to display race results. 

The loss of income due to Covid-19 restrictions will affect our ability to repair, refurbish or replace the various components of our existing timing system. Our current equipment is now many years old and along with being stored for over a year is in need of attention and financial input, which would have been covered within our normal income levels.

Without this vital equipment, we cannot run our Level 2 & 3 Open Meet Competitions, when we are permitted to do so, as we will not meet our governing bodies, Swim England's, licensing criteria.   

Our Open Meets heavily supplement our income and money raised in our Crowdfunder Covid-19 Appeal will enable us to repair, refurbish or replace components of our existing timing system.

This will allow us to continue running and hosting our own Open Meet Competitions, providing crucial income for our swimming club, through and beyond the Covid-19 crisis. 

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About us:

Founded in 1963, City of Southampton Swimming Club has been providing the teaching & coaching of competitive swimmers.

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We teach children from just 3 years old in our Learn to Swim with many continuing through to receive further development coaching in our competitive club programme, where swimmers have achieved County, Regional and National Level. Also, despite Lockdowns, we have also achieved six of our swimmers being selected onto the first three stages of the 2020 Swim England Talent Pathway. "It was a fantastic opportunity to be selected!" Pathway Swimmer.

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Many of our swimmers succeed in open competitions as well , with some continuing on to train as Lifeguards, Swimming Teachers and Coaches. This is fantastic, as it provides support to both swimmers and the club within these roles.

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Our Masters programme too has been very popular, with members swimming for fitness and others more seriously competing at Masters Meets, County, Regional and National events.

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The Quays Swimming & Diving Complex, Harbour Parade, Southampton has been our home pool since opening in June 1999,  but we also train at Southampton University's Jubilee Pool, Highfield and our Learn to Swim Programme is based at Regents Park Community College, Southampton.

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We are a not-for-profit club with a current membership of approximately 150 squad members, plus our learn to swim programme.

Led by an excellent Head Coach and Coaching Team, supported administratively by an elected committee of volunteers plus many parent helpers. 

"Most importantly we all love swimming!" Committee and Supporters.

Our teaching programme - 

Otters Learn to Swim:

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Sadly, due to an ongoing pool closure, we haven't been able to run our very popular Otters Learn to Swim Programme either, since March 2020.  Not only has this impacted our income, it has been extremely disappointing to be unable to continue guiding our swimmers through the start of their swim journey and developing their essential life skills. 

Our Open Meet Competitions:

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In normal times we run four popular Open Meet Competitions per year.  These, along with our internal Time Trials and Club Championships, produced a considerable income for the club. This enabled our fees to remain competitive, whilst providing finances for maintaining/replacing of assets, ensuring our Coaching, Teaching Staff and Volunteers have up to date accreditation, also enabling access to career progression opportunities and provide long term stability for the club. 

"We love our open meets, our medals are fantastic, plus it's a chance for us to race and gain times, but equally we really enjoy the opportunity to be with our swim friends, and cant wait until we are allowed to have open meets again!" National and Regional Squad Swimmer.

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To Summarise:

Approaching our 60th Anniversary, we are fundraising to support our swimming club through the loss of income created by the COVID-19 crisis, and to enable re-investment  in our essential equipment, which in turn allows the club to generate the income required to once again re-invest. This cycle means we can continue helping the swimmers of Southampton and its surrounding areas, achieve their own full potential and obtain this most important life skill, for many years to come.

"Thank you for your time and please help us to continue swimming!" from all of us at City of Southampton Swimming Club!

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£12 or more

30 of 50 claimed

Club Member Exclusive CP

See details on Closed Club Facebook Group and OnDeck

£5 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Passport Cover| Luggage Tag| Travel Doc Holder

Very Bold Pink Floral | Passport Cover| Luggage Tag| Travel Doc Holder

£6 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Single Logo White Club Face Covering

Handmade Flat single club logo, single layered, white material face covering, as worn by our Head Coach Dave Terry on website picture stream. For collection after we return to the pool.

£6 or more

0 of 19 claimed

White face covering with multiple club logos

Handmade White double layered face covering with multiple club logos, as worn by Coach Tyler on our website photo stream. For collection after we return to the pool.

£10 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Zuby | White Beanie

Genuine Zuby Merchandise - This warm, comfortable, stylish Beanie is white in colour with Zuby embroidered in black thread across the front. Can post to UK address if required.

£10 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Lego Star Wars | The Complete Saga | Xbox 360 Game

New and cellophane wrapped Lego Star Wars - the Complete Saga -Xbox 360 Game

£15 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Autographed | Zuby Perseverance CD with wrist band

Genuine Autographed Zuby Perseverance CD - The Best of Zuby and purple TeamZuby wristband. Can post to UK address if required.

£15 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Sketchers | GOrun | Red & Black Trainers UK Size 5

Brand New, Boxed, Sketchers GOrun Black & Red Trainers UK Size 5

£15 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Monopoly | My Game

You can customize this My Monopoly game your way. The free My Monopoly app lets you print out stickers to customise tokens, streets, chance cards and community chest cards Classic fast-trading property game. For 2-4 players. Suitable for children above 8 years old.

£18 or more

4 of 5 claimed

AGED 12/13 YRS-Club Training/Supporters Shirt

EXCLUSIVE to our Crowdfunding Campaign! Red City of Southampton Club Training/Supporters Shirts. Textured fabric with inherent wickability. Club Badged on front with SOUTHAMPTON printed across the back. Ideal for land training and for our supporters. AVAILABLE IN BOTH ADULT AND CHILDREN SIZING. For collection after we return to the pool.

£20 or more

4 of 7 claimed

ADULT SMALL-Club Training/Supporters Shirt

EXCLUSIVE to our Crowdfunding Campaign! Red City of Southampton Club Training/Supporters Shirts. Textured fabric with inherent wickability. Club Badged on front with SOUTHAMPTON printed across the back. Ideal for land training and for our supporters. AVAILABLE IN BOTH ADULT AND CHILDREN SIZING. For collection after we return to the pool.

£20 or more

1 of 4 claimed

ADULT LARGE-Club Training/Supporters Shirt

EXCLUSIVE to our Crowdfunding Campaign! Red City of Southampton Club Training/Supporters Shirts. Textured fabric with inherent wickability. Club Badged on front with SOUTHAMPTON printed across the back. Ideal for land training and for our supporters. AVAILABLE IN BOTH ADULT AND CHILDREN SIZING. For collection after we return to the pool.

£20 or more

1 of 2 claimed

ADULT XXL-Club Training/Supporters Shirt

EXCLUSIVE to our Crowdfunding Campaign! Red City of Southampton Club Training/Supporters Shirts. Textured fabric with inherent wickability. Club Badged on front with SOUTHAMPTON printed across the back. Ideal for land training and for our supporters. AVAILABLE IN BOTH ADULT AND CHILDREN SIZING. For collection after we return to the pool.

£20 or more

1 of 2 claimed

ADULT XXXL-Club Training/Supporters Shirts

EXCLUSIVE to our Crowdfunding Campaign! Red City of Southampton Club Training/Supporters Shirts. Textured fabric with inherent wickability. Club Badged on front with SOUTHAMPTON printed across the back. Ideal for land training and for our supporters. AVAILABLE IN BOTH ADULT AND CHILDREN SIZING. For collection after we return to the pool.

£20 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Zuby | Logo Hoodie

Genuine Zuby Merchandise - Stylish black hoodie, with Zuby Logo in purple surround, with white lettering to the front - Adult size - Medium. Can post to UK address if required.

£20 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£25 | Showcase Cinema | Gift Card

£25 Showcase Cinema Gift Card could be your reward for just a £20 Pledge!

£20 or more

0 of 1 claimed

NESPRESSO VIEW 2 CAPPUCCINO CUPS

Would suggest collection from Southampton, due to being a glass product.

£25 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Mario Kart | 8 Deluxe | Nintendo Switch

Compatible with the Nintendo Switch only

£35 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Flower Bouquet

Stunning fresh floral arrangement. Available for collection from Cadnam with a few days notice. (Flowers may vary depending on availability) Please contact [email protected] for further information.

£250 or more

1 of 5 claimed

Become a City of Southampton SC Sponsor & Partner

Do you have your own business? Would you like to have your company logo with a link from our website for 1 year? If the answer is yes, please contact the executive committee via our chairman; [email protected] for further information on becoming a City of Southampton SC Sponsor & Partner.

£15 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Zuby Black Beanie

Genuine Zuby Merchandise - This warm, comfortable, stylish Beanie is black in colour with Zuby embroidered in white thread across the front. Can post to UK address if required.

£18 or more

5 of 5 claimed

AGED 9/11 YRS-Club Training/Supporters Shirts

EXCLUSIVE to our Crowdfunding Campaign! Red City of Southampton Club Training/Supporters Shirts. Textured fabric with inherent wickability. Club Badged on front with SOUTHAMPTON printed across the back. Ideal for land training and for our supporters. AVAILABLE IN BOTH ADULT AND CHILDREN SIZING. For collection after we return to the pool.

£20 or more

6 of 6 claimed

ADULT MEDIUM-Club Training/Supporters Shirt

EXCLUSIVE to our Crowdfunding Campaign! Red City of Southampton Club Training/Supporters Shirts. Textured fabric with inherent wickability. Club Badged on front with SOUTHAMPTON printed across the back. Ideal for land training and for our supporters. AVAILABLE IN BOTH ADULT AND CHILDREN SIZING. For collection after we return to the pool.

£20 or more

1 of 1 claimed

ADULT XL-Club Training/Supporters Shirt

EXCLUSIVE to our Crowdfunding Campaign! Red City of Southampton Club Training/Supporters Shirts. Textured fabric with inherent wickability. Club Badged on front with SOUTHAMPTON printed across the back. Ideal for land training and for our supporters. AVAILABLE IN BOTH ADULT AND CHILDREN SIZING. For collection after we return to the pool.

£45 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Beautiful Fresh Flower Arrangement

Stunning fresh floral arrangement. Available for collection from Cadnam with 1 weeks notice required. Please contact [email protected] for further information.

£80 or more

1 of 1 claimed

L'Occitane Luxury Skin & Beauty Selection

Luxury Skin & Beauty Selection of L'Occitane products RRP £100, complete with a stylish woven top handled bag. Can be couriered if required, please email [email protected] for further information.

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