Archived Notices


closure of carn brea leisure centre

To All Parents and swimmers
As some of you are aware Carn Brea Leisure Centre are refurbishing the swimming pool area. Work starts on the first of August and is hoped to be completed by the end of December. The swimming club committee have worked tirelessly to ensure our swimmers are affected by this closure as little as possible. As you can all appreciate with so little pool time and venues available to us this task has been enormous. Fitting in extra swimming time at venues already used by other clubs and the public meant a lot of jiggling about. We are pleased to announce a new time table for our swimmers during this period of closure. We have been successful in obtaining extra pool time at our other two venues of Redruth School and Helston Sports centre together with cooperation from the armed forces we have also arranged pool time at the new venue of Culdrose pool.
Unfortunately because of the depth of the available pools Swordfish 1 (non-swimmers) will be suspended for the autumn term, returning in January in the new refurbished pool. This also includes the Masters as there are no available lanes/venues and times. All other sessions are in the main unaffected for pool time, however the day and the time of the sessions have changed.
It is the committees hope that all its members continue to support the club during this time so that we can be in a position to leap forward with new vigour in a refurbished Carn Brea Lesiure centre pool with many new features that will enable our membership to progress in their swimming ability.
Please take time to look at the squad pages for all new times, days and venues . The club will then be back at CBLC at our normal times in a BRAND NEW REFURBISHED POOL.
Can we remind parents that Swordfish and Dolphin squads finish on Monday 24th July at Carn Brea, therefore you will not be affected during the Summer. Theses squads restart on Thursday 7th September on the new timetable. For Sharks, Juniors, Senior Club, County and Regional/National squads a separate timetable for the month of August will be sent out shortly, however the new timetable attached takes effect on Tuesday 29th August. Due to Redruth Pool being out of action until Wednesday 6th September all swimming will be at Helston and Culdrose. All swim alterations for this period will be on the notice board page of this website.
Many thanks for your understanding during this difficult period, and thank you for your continued support of the swimming club. If you have any questions please speak to a member of the club who will be more than happy to help you.
We have inserted the Leisure Centres press release below. “Swimmers at Carn Brea Leisure Centre will soon be able to dive into a new pool thanks to a major refurbishment. The charitable trust who run the independent leisure centre have been successful in raising the bulk of the money needed to make the renovations required to ensure the pool can remain operational. The work, which will start this summer and be finished at the end of the year, will deal with major repairs and maintenance to create a bigger, better environment for swimmers.
“This exciting project will ensure the vital swimming facilities on offer at Carn Brea will be sustained for our existing users and Cornwall’s next generation of swimmers. Unfortunately, there will be a period of time when the pools will be out of action but we’re certain the improvements to the facilities will be well worth the wait.” Alex Clifton, the Trust’s Chief Operating Officer said. Carn Brea, Cornwall’s first Charitable Trust Leisure Centre, provides health and wellbeing facilities in the heart of the Redruth, Pool, Camborne area. During the pool refurbishment the gym, sports hall, café, running track, fitness classes and other services will all still be fully operational. The Trust, who have already secured the backing of Sport England and Cornwall Council for the project will shortly be launching a fundraising drive to raise the rest of the money needed. ‘We will be asking people to join us in raising the final funds needed to get the project completed – we’re hoping that with the support of the local community and the community of Cornwall we can cross the finishing line together.’ Alex Clifton, the Trust’s Chief Operating Officer added. The fundraising campaign will start in May when full plans of the project will be unveiled, along with detailed arrangements for the period the pools are closed. George Eustice MP for Camborne and Redruth said: “Like many people who grew up in this part of Cornwall, I have fond childhood memories of Carn Brea Leisure Centre. It is an essential community asset and at any given time there are over 1000 local children learning to swim there. It is therefore great news that the management team have secured funding from Sport England to refurbish the pools and deliver other maintenance and improvements. We now need to focus our efforts on raising the remaining funds needed."


arena league round Two

Date:- Saturday 11th November 2017

Venue:- Plymouth Life Centre, Plymouth.

Gala Time:- 1pm

Coach Departure:-  Coach will depart from the rear car park at Carn Brea Leisure Centre at 10.30am

Cost per Person:- £10 (Swimmer or Supporter)

Please could all selected swimmers please arrive at least 15 minutes early and sign in with the Team Managers. The coach will also be stopping for a food break at some point on the return journey home. If you wish to purchase any food please make sure you have enough money to cover the cost of this. Alternatively you can take a packed lunch if you do not wish to purchase food. Please could all swimmers remember to wear the club kit and bring plenty of food and drink for the journey up to Plymouth and on poolside. If you are unavailable or need to withdraw please let Michael Kent know as soon as possible so that another swimmer can be selected to take your place. Parents are welcome to attend and support their children and the club. There are only a limited amount of spare seats so this will be on a first come first served basis. If you are interested in joining us then please contact Caroline Trestrail to see about availability of seats.


Plymouth Leander Harwich cup series l1 & l2 open

Date:- Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th November 2017

Venue:- Plymouth Life Centre

CLOSING DATE:- Sunday 15th October 2017 at REDRUTH SCHOOL. No entries will be accepted after 7pm. PLEASE DO NOT POST IN THE CLUB POST BOX AT CARN BREA LEISURE CENTRE AS THIS WILL NOT BE CHECKED.

For a full meet pack click here

For a list of eligible swimmers please go to the Members Area


CCASA Development Gala

Date:- Sunday 19th November 2017

Venue:- Bodmin Dragons Leisure Centre

CLOSING DATE:- Sunday 15th October 2017 at Redruth School. No entries will be accepted after 7pm. PLEASE DO NOT POST IN THE CLUB POST BOX AT CARN BREA LEISURE CENTRE AS THIS WILL NOT BE CHECKED.

For a full meet pack click here

For a list of eligible swimmers please go to the Members Area


kernow diddy league

Round Two

Date:- Sunday 12th November 2017

Venue:- Bodmin Dragons Leisure Centre

Warm Up:- 3.30pm for a 3.50pm start


Ongoing Swim Alterations

Please see below for all alterations -

Tuesday 1st August - Evening swimming at Helston for Junior squad and above ONLY 6pm - 8pm.

Wednesday 2nd August - NO SWIMMING

Thursday 3rd August - Evening swimming at Helston 5.30pm - 6.30pm for Sharks and Junior Squad ONLY. For Senior Club, County and Regional/National squads, swimming at Helston is 6.30pm - 8.30pm.

Friday 4th August - Morning swimming at Helston 6.30am - 7.30am for Senior Club, County and Regional/National squads ONLY. Evening swimming for all squads Juniors and above at Helston Pool 7pm - 9pm.

Sunday 6th August - Swimming for Sharks and Junior squads at Helston pool 4pm - 6pm.

Monday 7th August - Morning swimming at Helston 6.30am - 7.30am for Senior Club, County and Regional/National squads ONLY. Evening swimming for all squads Sharks and above at Helston Pool 7pm - 8pm.

Tuesday 8th August - Evening swimming at Helston for Junior squad and above ONLY 6pm - 8pm.

Wednesday 9th August - NO SWIMMING

Thursday 10th August - Evening swimming at Helston 5.30pm - 6.30pm for Sharks and Junior Squad ONLY. For Senior Club, County and Regional/National squads, swimming at Helston is 6.30pm - 8.30pm.

Friday 11th August - Morning swimming at Helston 6.30am - 7.30am for Senior Club, County and Regional/National squads ONLY. Evening swimming for all squads Juniors and above at Helston Pool 7pm - 9pm.

Monday 28th August - BANK HOLIDAY - No swimming for any squad at any venue.

Tuesday 29th August - Senior Club, County Performance and Regional/National squads ONLY at Helston Pool 6pm - 8pm.

Wednesday 30th August - No swimming for any squad at any venue.

Thursday 31st August - All Shark squad to attend Helston Pool 5.30pm - 6.30pm. All Junior, County Performance and Senior Club squads to attend Helston Pool 6.30pm - 8.30pm. All Regional/National squad to attend Culdrose 5pm - 6.45pm.

Friday 1st September - No Morning swimming. All County Performance and Regional/National squads to attend Helston Pool 7pm - 9pm.

Sunday 3rd September - No swimming for Swordfish or Dolphin squads. These squads restart on Thursday 7th September on the new timetable. All Shark and Junior squads to attend Helston Pool 4pm - 6pm. No swimming for Regional/National squad.

Monday 4th September - NO MORNING SWIMMING. All Shark squad to attend Redruth School 7.30pm - 8.30pm. All Junior squad to attend Helston Pool 7pm - 8pm. All County Performance to attend Redruth School 8.30pm - 9.30pm. All Regional/National squad to attend Culdrose 5pm - 6.45pm.

Tuesday 5th September - Senior Club, County Performance and Regional/National squads ONLY at Helston Pool 6pm - 8pm.

Wednesday 6th September - Morning swimming ONLY 6.15am - 7.15am at Redruth School Pool.

Thursday 7th September - NEW TIMETABLE FOR ALL SQUADS NOW COMES INTO EFFECT. PLEASE SEE RELEVANT SQUAD PAGES FOR YOUR NEW TRAINING TIMES AND VENUES. Swordfish and Dolphin squads start at times and venues stated on squad pages.

Thursday 14th September - All swimming at Redruth School is CANCELLED due to the school having their Open Evening.

Sunday 8th October - Swimming for Swordfish, Dolphins, Sharks and Juniors at Redruth School ONLY. All swimming at Helston pool is CANCELLED. Any Sharks and Juniors from Helston can swim train at Redruth School at 4.30pm - 6.30pm. No swimming for Club or Regional/National squad. This alteration is due to the CBHSC 32nd Open Meet and the Inter County Teams event. All swimmers on the eligibility report for the CBHSC Open Meet should be competing in this gala.

Thursday 12th October - All swimming at Redruth School is CANCELLED due to a large school event that is taking place.

Sunday 15th October - All swimming at Helston pool is CANCELLED. All Sharks and Juniors to swim at Redruth School 4.30pm - 6.30pm. This alteration is due to the first round of the Kernow Diddy League.

Sunday 22nd October - Swimming for Swordfish and Dolphins ONLY at Redruth School. All swimming at Helston is CANCELLED. All swimming for Sharks, Juniors, Club and Regional/National squads are CANCELLED. This alteration is due to the CBH Club Sprint Champs and all eligible swimmers should be competing in this gala.

Thursday 26th October - No swimming for Swordfish or Dolphins at Redruth School. No swimming for Dolphins at Helston Pool. This alteration is due to it being Half Term.

Sunday 29th October - All swimming is on as normal. This is a replacement for the Swordfish and Dolphin squads from a cancellation last term.

Sunday 5th November - All swimming at Helston pool is CANCELLED. All Sharks and Juniors to swim at Redruth School 4.30pm - 6.30pm. This alteration is due to the NCD Open Meet. All swimmers on the eligibility report should be competing in this gala. All swimming for Regional/National squad is CANCELLED at Redruth School also due to the NCD Meet and ASA SW Long Course Regional Championships.

Sunday 12th November - All swimming at Helston pool is CANCELLED. All Sharks and Juniors to swim at Redruth School 4.30pm - 6.30pm. This alteration is due to the second round of the Kernow Diddy League.