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.

 

2nd September Early Morning Session.

As you are no doubt fully aware Greenbank Leisure Centre is undergoing a major refurbishment.

Unfortunately the main entrance will be closed on Tuesday morning so please use the disabled entrance.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.swadlincotedolphins.co.uk/2014/08/2nd-september-early-morning-session/

Land Training

Land Training recommences this Sunday 31st August 2014.

With a new training session for Zeta Group starting, 17:00 – 17:45. Cost £2 per session

Omega Group 18:00 – 18:45. Cost £2 per session

Sessions are held in the Grove Hall at Greenbank Leisure Centre.

Suitable trainers must be worn and bring a drink.

 

Permanent link to this article: http://www.swadlincotedolphins.co.uk/2014/08/land-training-4/

Performance and Gala Guidelines

A new page on Perfomance and Gala Guidelines has been added to the Swimmers Information Area.

To read, please >>>>>>click  here<<<<<<

 

Permanent link to this article: http://www.swadlincotedolphins.co.uk/2014/07/performance-and-gala-guidelines/

Gala Support

The Committee has heard that several parents have been unhappy with the manner in which swimmers have been supervised poolside at Galas, the latest being at Braunstone where swimmers failed to take sufficient fluids, and in one case nearly missed a race due to being in the wrong place. Each of these have been investigated and explanations gained, but the issues may be down to personal responsibility, and/or having sufficient eyes doing the work.

So, with nearly 50+ swimmers in attendance, there is really only answer to this – more volunteers!

If any parent would care to offer their services, the Club can provide full training in the tasks that must be undertaken, and on the occasions that you may be called upon to support the swimmers, you may be eligible to have your poolside pass paid for.

If you are interested in helping out on these big occasions, please contact the Head Coach, Dave Pycroft, or send a message via the Club Contact Form or email.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.swadlincotedolphins.co.uk/2014/07/gala-support/

Sainsbury’s Active Kids Vouchers

Active Kids

Many thanks to all those that handed in their Vouchers we collected a grand total of 3335 Vouchers. These will be used to purchase ……

3 Heart Rate Monitors

6 Power Speed Resistance Bands

12 Whistles

24 Skipping Ropes

Permanent link to this article: http://www.swadlincotedolphins.co.uk/2014/07/sainsburys-active-kids-vouchers-2/

Braunstone Open Meet

The Committee would like to say how immensely proud they are of the achievements of the Club’s swimmers at the recent Braunstone event. Firstly, it was very good to see such a large number of swimmers booked to go to the Gala, but even more impressive to see the results that they gained. So many Personal bests, winning times and top 3 places on show! Well done to all that went.

Of course, many thanks too, to the Coaches and volunteers that worked so hard to make the day a success, both before they went, and on the day. Few things happen by accident, and these results are no accident, they are the result of much hard work taking place, So thank you all on behalf of the Committee.

Bob Harris

Chair

Permanent link to this article: http://www.swadlincotedolphins.co.uk/2014/07/braunstone-open-meet/

Braunstone Sprint Open Meet 2014

This year we had a record number of swimmers enter the Braunstone Sprint Open Meet on the 6th July.

57 Swimmers entered a staggering total of 244 events.

An amazing 156 Personal Bests were achieved which also resulted in Swadlincote Swimming Club gaining 26 1st, 2nd and 3rd Positions.

1st PLACE  MEDALS – 9             2nd PLACE MEDALS – 9       3rd PLACE MEDALS – 8

 

Name of Swimmer    Event Age Group Position
Charlotte Dreon 100m IM 13 yrs Girls 2nd
Kate Dissington 100m IM 14yrs Girls 2nd
Kelsey Lovatt 100m IM 15yrs and Over Girls 1st
Rufus Vanes 50m BKS 15yrs and Over Boys 2nd
James Evans 50m BKS 15yrs and Over Boys 3rd
Saoirshe Smethurst 50m BRS 10yrs Girls 3rd
Freya Crofts 50m BRS 12yrs Girls 3rd
Eve Vanes 50m BRS 14yrs Girls 3rd
Danielle Taylor 50m BRS 15yrs and Over Girls 3rd
Joshua Lowe 50m B/FLY 12yrs Boys 2nd
Kate Dissington 50m  FC 14yrs Girls 2nd
Kelsey Lovatt 50m FC 15yrs and Over Girls 2nd
Joshua Lowe 100m FC 12yrs Boys 2nd
Rufus Vanes 100m FC 15yrs and Over Boys 1st
Joshua Lowe 100m IM 12yrs Boys 3rd
Rufus Vanes 100m IM 15yrs and Over Boys 2nd
Kate Dissington 50m BKS 14yrs Girls 3rd
Ben Wells 50 BRS 11yrs Boys =1st
Joshua Lowe 50m BRS 12yrs Boys 3rd
Charlotte Dreon 50m B/FLY 12yrs Girls 1st
Kelsey Lovatt 50m B/FLY 15yrs and Over Girls 1st
Danielle Taylor 50m B/FLY 15yrs and Over Girls 2nd
Joshua Lowe 50m FC 12yrs Boys 1st
Rufus Vanes 50m FC 15yrs and Over Boys 1st
Kate Dissington 100m FC 14yrs Girls 1st
Kelsey Lovatt 100m FC 15yrs and Over Girls 1st

 

Congratulations to all the swimmers who took part.

Lets see if we can beat this next year…

Full Results of the day can be found here.

Braunstone 2014 Session 1

Braunstone 2014 Session 2

Permanent link to this article: http://www.swadlincotedolphins.co.uk/2014/07/braunstone-sprint-open-meet-2014/

New Structure Timetable

Further to the placement of swimmers within new groups, here is the timetable for change that will take place.

June 1st – Parents/Swimmers were advised of individual placements within the new structure.
June – Coaches to be consulted regarding session times.
June 30th – Information to Treasurer.
July 13th – Committee meeting to review Session times and fee structure.
27th July – Letters to parents to communicate new timetable and any changes to Fees.
10th August to 26th August – Summer break.
26th August – new structure fully implemented.
Therefore, the new structure and Timetable will take effect from the start of the new season. A review of places will take place before Christmas.
Please Remember that this does NOT affect Groups A, B, C, or D.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.swadlincotedolphins.co.uk/2014/07/new-structure-timetable/

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

Permanent link to this article: http://www.swadlincotedolphins.co.uk/2014/06/swimmer-absence-notification/

Attendance Records

Following the release of Letters detailing the restructured Swim groups, there has been a general concern regarding the figures for attendance, and any impact these may have had upon placements.

The first thing to say is that “Attendance” was NOT a deciding factor in the placement of any Swimmer whatsoever in this exercise. Times and Coach feedback were all that were needed in order to arrive at the decisions that were made.

Attendance remains a factor, but only where decisions must be made between swimmers of the same ability, competing for an available place. This did not occur at all.

In terms of accuracy, we will investigate both the system used, and the individual results of anyone that is unhappy with the percentage quoted. As the letter suggests, please make any enquiries via the website contact point.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.swadlincotedolphins.co.uk/2014/06/attendance-records/

Swim Camp 2014 – Fuerteventura

 

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The blog and pictures of our first Swim Camp have now moved to a new page on the website to free up the front page.

This can now be found in the Swim Camp section under Blog.

Alternatively just follow this link.    >>>>>Swim Camp 2014

Permanent link to this article: http://www.swadlincotedolphins.co.uk/2014/05/swim-camp-2014-fuerteventura-3/

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.

 

Permanent link to this article: http://www.swadlincotedolphins.co.uk/2014/02/information-table-got-a-question-need-some-help/

Visitor Behaviour

Once again, it has been brought to our attention that the behaviour of some members, parents, and siblings, needs to improve. At Green Bank, it is clear that some children are left unsupervised to run around the reception area, and the same area is being used to change young children out of swimming costumes. This, in almost every respect, is unacceptable and unsafe.

 

Parents are reminded that they need to maintain control of those in their care, and use the changing rooms provided. Having children in swimming costumes, running barefoot in an area so close to the outside doors, cannot be allowed and parents will be cautioned if this is allowed to continue. Similarly, the furniture and fittings in the Reception area are not provided as climbing frames for children and cautions may be issued to those parents that allow this to happen.

 

Please abide by the Club’s code of conduct and allow us to maintain a good working relationship with our major supplier of pool time.”

Permanent link to this article: http://www.swadlincotedolphins.co.uk/2013/12/visitor-behaviour/

Make Cheques Payable to………

Although we are commonly known as Swadlincote Dolphins, please note that all cheques submitted for Gala’s/Events, Club Merchandise and Swim Camp Payments etc, must be made payable to Swadlincote Swimming Club.

Some cheques containing Swadlincote Dolphins have been refused by the bank and those submitted will be returned, replacement payments will be required immediately.

Many Thanks

Permanent link to this article: http://www.swadlincotedolphins.co.uk/2013/10/make-cheques-payable-to/