Swim21 Essential Accreditation

Swadlincote Swimming Club is pleased to announce that it has just successfully been re-accredited as a

Swim21 Essential Club.

PrintSwim21 Club Accreditation is the ASA’s Club Development model – a planning tool, based on the principles of Long Term Athlete Development, enabling clubs to help athletes, teachers, coaches and administrators to achieve their full potential. It focuses particularly on the needs of athletes – striving to provide them with the best possible support and environment.

Clubmark is a cross-sport quality accreditation for clubs with junior sections, and signifies the Club’s commitment to being a safe, effective and child-friendly sports club.

 

clubmark logo (Oct 2014)Swim21 is recognised by Sport England as a Clubmark accredited scheme and therefore Swadlincote Swimming Club automatically receive Clubmark status.

Thanks to everyone who helped in achieving this accrediation, especially to the Coaching Staff and Committee members.

 

Jonathan Crofts

Sainsbury’s Active Kids

Sainsburys 2015Active Kids has been launched by Sainsburys again this year. If you collect any vouchers, please pass them onto a coach or committee member, where they will be collated to exchange for equipment to be used by the club.

Last year our vouchers were used to purchase stop watches and the start of strength training equipment.

Welfare Officer – Mel Wells

Mel Wells is now the Club Welfare Officer.

Mel can be contacted via email – welfare@swadlincotedolphins.co.uk

Further information  regarding Child Safeguarding and associated procedures and policies can be found in the Wavepower section of the ASA website.

http://www.swimming.org/asa/clubs-and-members/safeguarding-children

Information and advice for under 16’s can be found here.

http://www.swimming.org/asa/clubs-and-members/under-16s-advice/

 

 

Swimmer Absence Notification

If a swimmer is not able to attend one of their allocated swimming sessions please can you let us know – whether in advance or soon after.

Preferably use the email address:

 

absence@swadlincotedolphins.co.uk

Please include the swimmers name– their group – the date of the session – the reason for absence.

 

 

Many reasons for absence are logged as attendance with notes as they are beyond the swimmers control rather than just didn’t want to show up. Relevant absence reasons included are:

Illness – Injury – School commitment – Exams – School/College visits – family holidays

Information Desk. Got a Question? Need some Help?

 

A Central Point of Contact is available for Swimmers and Parents of Swadlincote Swimming Club.

On Sunday’s, someone from the Committee will be available at Greenbank Leisure Centre between 5pm and 8pm. A sign will be placed on a table so you know who to approach with your queries. So if you need help with something just ask.

Alternatively any questions can be asked via the Contact Form on this website and a response will be given as quickly as possible.

 

Club Championships 2016

It’s Swadlincote Swimming Club Championships time again.

Entry forms for this year’s Club Championships are now available: and can be found in the members area.

Members Area

Please return forms and payment, to Daren Golder at the latest by Sunday 3rd September 2016.

Please ensure ASA Membership Numbers and Entry Times are entered onto the form otherwise they cannot be processed.

 

Permanent link to this article: http://www.swadlincotedolphins.co.uk/2016/08/club-championships-2016/

Summer Splash – Perfect Plaster

Thankyou to all the coaches and helpers for making the Summer Splash happen on Friday night at Repton Pool.

A special thankyou to Paul Wells and Perfect Plaster for sponsoring the event.

Great atmosphere and the swimmers throughly enjoyed themselves

Permanent link to this article: http://www.swadlincotedolphins.co.uk/2016/07/summer-splash-perfect-plaster/

Ripley Rascals Open Meet Times

Swimmers Times from the Ripley Rascals Open Meet held at Alfreton can now be found in the Members Area

Results

A great day with a number of swimmers experiencing an open meet for the first time; many swimmers established new pb’s, were set new process goals to follow in competition & training. In many races SSC were represented by 2 or more swimmers each competitor urged on to try to beat their team-mate.

The swimmers set a very high percentage of pb’s & Top 6 finishes.

Their behaviour poolside was excellent and a credit to the club.

It was also great to see all the swimmers competing in club caps, something that needs to carry on.

Many thanks to all the poolside helpers & coaches who helped at Alfreton & at GBLC who carried the training sessions on for those not competing.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.swadlincotedolphins.co.uk/2016/07/ripley-rascals-open-meet-times/

New Noticeboard at Greenbank

Please be aware that the club notice board at Greenbank Leisure Centre has been moved!

We now have two new boards in the café area!

Permanent link to this article: http://www.swadlincotedolphins.co.uk/2016/07/new-noticeboard-at-greenbank/

Summer Break 2016

Swadlincote Swimming Club

SUMMER BREAK

The last training session for all training groups will be

SUNDAY 14th AUGUST 2016

Training for the new season will resume on

TUESDAY 30th AUGUST 2016.

The first session will be at

Greenbank Leisure Centre

6.00-7.00

Omega will resume on

Tuesday 30th August at Repton Pool

19.00-20.00

Have a great summer break!

Permanent link to this article: http://www.swadlincotedolphins.co.uk/2016/07/summer-break-2016/

2016 Leicester Diddy League Final

Congratulations to all swimmers that took part in the final of the Leicester ASA 2016 Diddy League Final and the 2 previous rounds that enabled us to get there.

Swadlincote Swimming Club achieved 3rd place overall.

We were competing against some bigger clubs and our swimmers achieved some incredible swims plus gained many PBs throughout the whole competiton.

Unfortunatly the electronic score board did not always tally up times to placings and so we have to wait for the final results before we can issue individual times.

Many thanks as always to all coaches, poolside helpers/volunteers for their hard work.

Plus a well deserved “WELL DONE SWIMMERS”

 

Permanent link to this article: http://www.swadlincotedolphins.co.uk/2016/07/2016-leicester-diddy-league-final/

Swim21 Essential Accreditation

Swadlincote Swimming Club is pleased to announce that it has just successfully been re-accredited as a

Swim21 Essential Club.

PrintSwim21 Club Accreditation is the ASA’s Club Development model – a planning tool, based on the principles of Long Term Athlete Development, enabling clubs to help athletes, teachers, coaches and administrators to achieve their full potential. It focuses particularly on the needs of athletes – striving to provide them with the best possible support and environment.

Clubmark is a cross-sport quality accreditation for clubs with junior sections, and signifies the Club’s commitment to being a safe, effective and child-friendly sports club.

 

clubmark logo (Oct 2014)Swim21 is recognised by Sport England as a Clubmark accredited scheme and therefore Swadlincote Swimming Club automatically receive Clubmark status.

Thanks to everyone who helped in achieving this accrediation, especially to the Coaching Staff and Committee members.

 

Jonathan Crofts

Permanent link to this article: http://www.swadlincotedolphins.co.uk/2016/06/swim21essential-accreditation/

Time Trial Results – 10/06/2016

Results of the Time Trials held at Repton on Friday 10th June 2016 are now available in the Members Area.

A high number of pb’s although this can be down to the fact swimmers were swimming different distances than they would normally select.

This also accounts for the high number of dq’s, lets hope the swimmers take these mistakes and work on them in time for the upcoming open meets.

Results

Permanent link to this article: http://www.swadlincotedolphins.co.uk/2016/06/time-trial-results-10062016/

Important – Oustanding Swimmer Fees !

We have looked at our monthly Standing Order income versus the levels expected based on the current positions of all swimmers in the club.  There are a number of discrepancies relating either to the January price rise or recent swimmer moves from Mini’s to Junior’s or Junior’s to Senior groups.

The financial situation of the club was highlighted at the AGM in November and this led to the fees rise in January.  We are still not blessed with a huge bank balance and so missing fees become a major issue.

Emails will be sent to remind those who need to amend Standing Orders and pay outstanding balances of the amounts due, but to remind people in advance the current monthly fees are:

 

Minis (Little Dippers)      £15 per month

Junior’s (Snappers, Turtles, Penguins & Sharks) £32 per month

Senior groups (Alpha, Zeta & Omega)     £42 per month.

These fees are requested to be paid by Standing order on the 1st of each month

Permanent link to this article: http://www.swadlincotedolphins.co.uk/2016/06/important-oustanding-swimmer-fees/

Any Parents running their own business?

If we were to have a page on the website where parents and others connected to the club could advertise their company (logo, quick description, link to company website) for a small fee, how many people might be interested?

Permanent link to this article: http://www.swadlincotedolphins.co.uk/2016/06/any-parents-running-their-own-business/

Adapted Physical Activity Course

We’ve been sent the following email, I have the address to get further details if anyone is interested:

Dear Clubs, community groups and organisations,

Off the back of the highly successful Adapted Physical Activity Course we ran in April, we are looking to see if we have the participants to run another course.
The course is a 3 hour free, practical session focused on adapting your sport / training or sessions to ensure you can be as inclusive as possible, or at least able to be adaptive in your activity where feasible.

The course aims are to give you skills, knowledge and confidence to adapt training sessions, causal activity sessions and skills coaching session to deliver Adapted Physical Activity sessions to people of all abilities. As South Derbyshire works towards becoming one of the leading districts in Disability Sport Opportunity, this course will give your coaches and volunteers the skills to ensure your organisation is as inclusive as possible.

The course will be delivered by 9 time Paralympic Medallist Martin Mansell.

Details:
Course: Adapted Physical Activity
Date: TBC
Time: 6-9pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Green Bank Leisure centre

Please can you respond via email if you would be interested in attending a course if we were able to deliver one in the coming months.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.swadlincotedolphins.co.uk/2016/05/adapted-physical-activity-course/

New member recruitment

We have had some (well a lot actually) Flyers printed to advertise the club, there are some at reception in Greenbank, maybe you’ve seen them.
If anyone knows of anywhere suitable to distribute them to try to attract new members then please get in touch and we can give you a supply. We’re thinking of schools, scouts, guides, village halls, local shops etc.
Thanks for your help.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.swadlincotedolphins.co.uk/2016/05/new-member-recruitment/

Non Swimming Children

Greenbank have asked us to remind all parents that children who are not swimming are not the responsibility of Active Nation or the Swadlincote Dolphins and should be under the supervision of a responsible adult at all times. The main door to the leisure centre is not controlled, anyone can enter and leave freely.

Under no circumstances should a child be left unattended in the leisure centre while the responsible adult leaves the building.

 

Thanks very much for your understanding and co-operation.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.swadlincotedolphins.co.uk/2016/04/non-swimming-children/

Diddy League 2016 Round 1 Results

Results are now available to view in the members area for the first round of the Leicester ASA Diddy Legue2016  Round 1, where we came a well deserved 2nd. We were just 3 points off winning.

Well done everyone.

Gala Results

 

Permanent link to this article: http://www.swadlincotedolphins.co.uk/2016/04/diddy-league-2016-round-1-results/

Kate Dissington – DX Elite Squad

I’m sure you would all like to join me in congratulating Kate Dissington on being invited to train with the new DX Elite Squad. This follows on from fantastic performance after fantastic performance at this years counties. Well done Kate! Swadlincote Swimming Club is really proud to have played a part in your development!

Permanent link to this article: http://www.swadlincotedolphins.co.uk/2016/04/kate-dissington-dx-elite-squad/

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