Swadlincote Swimming Club AGM

This years AGM will be held on 23rd November 2014 – further details to follow as soon as available.

Time Keeper Roles – Interested??

For anyone interested in getting involved at the club, we currently need timekeepers to train up and help out at Galas and Time Trials.

There will be a Gala on 1st November where you can “have a go go”, please contact Paul Brockwell or use the Contact Form on this website to register.

A DBS check will be required that can be obtained upon expressing an interest. If still interested after this gala then further training will be provided.

Club Championships Presentation Evening

The Swadlincote Swimming Club Championships Presentation Evening will be taking place on Saturday 3rd January 2015 at the Burton Town Hall.

Ticket Prices and further information wil be published shortly

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

OR

Text 0774 520 3057

(This mobile is only switched on for Sundays and Gala days. Absences will be processed on these days)

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?

 

Its been suggested that a Central Point of Contact be made available for Swimmers and Parents of Swadlincote Swimming Club

From Sunday 2nd March 2014, someone from the Committee will be available every Sunday 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.

 

Time Keeper Roles – Interested??

For anyone interested in getting involved at the club, we currently need timekeepers to train up and help out at Galas and Time Trials.

There will be a Gala on 1st November where you can “have a go go”, please contact Paul Brockwell or use the Contact Form on this website to register.

A DBS check will be required that can be obtained upon expressing an interest. If still interested after this gala then further training will be provided.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.swadlincotedolphins.co.uk/2014/10/time-keeper-roles-interested/

7th December 2014 – No Training

Due to the number of swimmers and coaches at the DASA Long Course Sprints Meet, Ponds Forge, Sheffield, there will be no Swim or Land Training on Sunday 7th December.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.swadlincotedolphins.co.uk/2014/10/7th-december-2014-no-training/

Swadlincote Christmas Lights

There will be no Training Sessions at Greenbank Leisure Centre or Repton Swimming Pool on Friday 28th November due to  the switching on of Swadlincote Christmas Lights.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.swadlincotedolphins.co.uk/2014/10/swadlincote-christmas-lights/

Club Championships Presentation Evening

The Swadlincote Swimming Club Championships Presentation Evening will be taking place on Saturday 3rd January 2015 at the Burton Town Hall.

Ticket Prices and further information wil be published shortly

Permanent link to this article: http://www.swadlincotedolphins.co.uk/2014/10/club-championships-presentation-evening/

Message from Belper Marlins

A message from Belper Marlins swimming Club for all swimmers and parents attending on Saturday.

Just a couple of things please.
BMSC have been asked to advice that the parking at the Arc can fill up quickly as we all know, and therefore once the carparks and the road leading up to the venue are full the next step is then Sansburys. Please do not park up in the housing estate, or in disabled without the correct paperwork as you will get a ticket or the residents will report you to the police.

 

Secondly its our intension to put the ‘Ghoul’ in the pool so please inform your swimmers and parents to come dress up in fancy dress if they wish, we intend to run a trick or treat (Mainly treat session where the swimmers can visit other clubs and colect treats therefore ask your swimmers to come prepared ideally with some sweets that they can give away and then get restocked at another club.

We have a Swim shop, Photographer and Medal engraver all on hand to make this a open meet to remember.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.swadlincotedolphins.co.uk/2014/10/message-from-belper-marlins/

Swim with Olympians – 1st November 2014

Interested in an opportunity to swim in an Olympic pool, at the London Aquatic Centre in the Olympic Park, and take part in a 2 hour event led by 2 Olympic Swimmers – James Goddard and Cassie Patten on the 1st November 2014

You will get to try all Speedo products that are provided for use on the day. You can meet the Olympians and have the chance to get their autograph and possibly their picture too. The Olympians will bring their medals 9 Cassie won an Olympic bronze medal in the 10km open water in Beijing. James has 3 Commonwealth Gold Medals and is the current British Record Holder for 100IM.

You will get about an hour and a half in the pool. Obviously there are going to be many other swimmers from all over London including masters swimmers taking part in this opportunity. The swimming is based more on technique than thrashing length after length up and down the pool!

If you want to take part the you need to register as a user on the TotalSwimming website www.totalswimming.co.uk/swimtour2014 and sign up for a  Decathlon Loyalty Card (there is a link on the site), as its Decathlon and Speedo that sponsor the event.

Please sign up as soon as possible as places are going fast and may be all gone by Tuesday or Wednesday. Its a first come first served basis.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.swadlincotedolphins.co.uk/2014/10/swim-with-olympians/

Belper Marlins Open Meet 25th October 2014

Belper Marlins have released the Final Program for their Open Meet “Ghoul in the Pool” on 25th October

BMSC Open Meet 2014 Final Programme 161014

The event is being held at the ARC Leisure Centre, Bakewell Road, Matlock DE4 3AZ.

The Car park is immediately behind the Leisure Centre and is quite large but can still get full on large meets. (Fees may apply, please check on arrival).

Session 1 (AM) 08.30 warm-up 09:15 start

Session 2 (PM) 13:15 warm-up 14:00 start.

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Reminder – DASA Long Course Sprints – Ponds Forge

Entries are now being accepted for the DASA Long Course Sprints held at Ponds Forge, Sheffield.

This years event is being held on Sunday 7th December 2014

Entries need to be handed to Daren Golder no later than the 26th October.

Entry forms are available from Daren or can be downloaded using the link below.

DASASprints2014

 

Permanent link to this article: http://www.swadlincotedolphins.co.uk/2014/10/dasa-long-course-sprints-ponds-forge/

Greenbank Leisure Centre Update.

The Committee approached Greenbank Leisure Centre with some concerns higligted by some parents, after the recent refurbishments that have taken place.

Two issues have now hopefully been resolved.

1. Sauna.

Discussions have been held with GBLC regarding the misgivings that some parents had about the use of the new sauna facility during our session times. The Committee has now received a letter from Active Nation, agreeing that the sauna will be closed during any sessions that the Club hold.

This is because they agree that our contract constitutes us being a “Private” booking and, as such, visitors to the sauna would represent a clash of bookings. I am sure that parents will be relieved that this situation has been resolved to everyone’s satisfaction.
2. Notice Board.

Some debate has been taking place following the removal of our Board at GBLC. This was during the refurbishment of the centre but some had raised a question mark over whether it would eventually be replaced. Again, Active Nation have confirmed that a new board/notice facility will be installed once work has all been completed. This will mark a welcome return for all those of us that use the board to get our news.

More and more though, the website will be used to make major announcements and gather thoughts from members.

 

If you have any further concerns or queries, please use the Contact Form on this website.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.swadlincotedolphins.co.uk/2014/10/greenbank-lesuire-centre-update/

New Rates of Membership Fees.

Please ensure that you have amended your Membership Fees Standing Order to the new rates that came into effect on the 1st Septemebr 2014

Current Fees (from 1st September 2014)

Mini’s Groups………………………………………………….£14.00 per month
Junior Groups…………………………………………………£29.00 per month
Senior Groups…………………………………………………£38.50 per month
Alpha, Zeta, Omega & Masters Groups………………..……..£38.50 per month.

Backdated payments WILL be required if Standing Orders have not be changed.

A new Standing order mandate form is available to download if required.

SSC_STANDING-ORDER-MANDATE

If you send your bank a new form, please remember to get them to cancel the previous Standing order. One of the easiest ways to change your payments is by Internet banking if you have that facility ( The Form gives you the Banking Details)

Any concerns or problems please see a member of the Committee. (Someone should always be available on Sunday Evenings at Greenbank)

Thanks for you co-operation on this matter, this is the first Fee increase for 3 years.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.swadlincotedolphins.co.uk/2014/10/new-rates-of-membership-fees/

Winners of Autumn League Round 1 – 2014 – Burton Gala

 

The heart of “competition” was back last night (Saturday 11th October), for all to see at Burton Meadowside. Round 1 of the Leicester Autumn League with teams consisting of: Burton, Shepshed, Coalville, Leicester Neptune, Leicester Penguins and then us, Swadlincote Swimming Club.
Swadlincote Dolphins, determined as ever, swam consistently throughout the gala, achieving a steady pattern of first and second places. Swadlincote kept at a healthy second place throughout the evening, until near the end.
For those that say that swimming is not a spectators sport, this gala proved that wrong. With a nail biting and heart thumping finish, the small swimming club, who train at Greenbank Leisure Centre took first place to win the first round. A huge achievement for a little club against the large and reputable city teams of Penguins and Neptune.
Well done Swadlincote Dolphins. Here’s to Round 2 …… Bring it on!

 

Results of the Burton Gala

  1.  Swadlincote Swimming Club
  2.  Leicester Penguins B
  3.  Burton
  4.  Leicester Neptune
  5.  Shepshed
  6. Coalville

 

We have yet to recieve the results from all other Round 1 events to understand where we are overall in the League. These will be published as soon as they are available.

Keep up the good work – Go Dolphins

 

If you are interested in joining Swadlincote Dolphins please contact us using the contact form this website:

Permanent link to this article: http://www.swadlincotedolphins.co.uk/2014/10/well-done-swimmers-winners-of-autumn-league-round-1-at-burton/

Repton Pool – Refurbishment

From Friday 17th October until Friday 31st October the Repton School Swimming Pool is undergoing refurbishment.

During this period all Repton swimming will be at Foremark Pool.

The postcode for the pool is DE65 6EJ.

Swim times will be the same as Repton

Permanent link to this article: http://www.swadlincotedolphins.co.uk/2014/10/repton-pool-refurbishment/

Land Training Attendance

Swadlincote Swimming Club are extremely lucky to have a fully experienced and qualified fitness instructor and nutritionist.  Unless the numbers improve then we will have to cancel the land training.

Land Training is now back and scheduled for every Sunday.

£2.00 per session.

17.00 – 17.45 for Zeta Group

18.00 – 18.45 for Omega Group

Sessions will be held in the Grove Hall at Greenbank Leisure Centre.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.swadlincotedolphins.co.uk/2014/09/land-training-attendance/

Greenbank Leisure Centre – New Cafe Area

It is clear that many members are taking advantage of the new furnishings in the Reception area. This is there for all to enjoy, but can supervising parents please ensure that the benches and furniture are not abused by children that use them as climbing frames or vaulting horses! GBLC staff have been invited to address any instances of abuse directly, even excluding parents if they are thought to be negligent in supervising children.

Once again, everyone is reminded that these areas are changing rooms and no child should be walking around in a swim suit, wet, or without shoes. Parents are asked to make their way to the changing rooms when their swimmer is due to exit the pool, or to carry the wrapped child with them if necessary. For everyone’s sake, the floor should remain dry and clear, and changing should take place out of view of other users of the Centre.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.swadlincotedolphins.co.uk/2014/09/new-cafe-area/

Greenbank Leisure Centre – Noticeboard

We may be without our message board for a while longer. There is some reluctance to place a used piece of equipment on such newly painted surfaces. Again GBLC are looking into alternatives, and we have stressed the need we have for a means to share and gather information that isn’t just web based. We will continue to press for an early solution, but in the meantime, could all members take the time check the website for new messages (and encourage others to do the same!)

If you are able to pass the message on to others it would be appreciated.

 

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