Swadlincote Swimming Club AGM

This year’s AGM will be held on the 23rd November at 17:15 in the Creche at Greenbank Leisure Centre.

Committee Member Nomination forms need to be returned by the Sunday 9th November.

Please make every effort to attend.

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.

 

Important Dates for the Diary

There has been a lot of information published recently detailing some key dates. A summary of a these for easy reference are:

Saturday 1st November – Mini Gala
Sunday 2nd November – New Times for Zeta and Omega
Sunday 9th November – Nominations need handing in for new committee
Sunday 23rd November – AGM at 5.15
Friday 28th November – No training for all groups – Swadlincote Christmas Lights
Sunday 7th December – No training for all groups – 50m sprints in Sheffield
Sunday 21st December – Final session for all groups – Fun Gala
Saturday 3rd January 2015 – Club Championship Awards Evening
Sunday 4th January 2015 – Training restarts for all groups.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.swadlincotedolphins.co.uk/2014/10/important-dates-for-the-diary/

New Swim Times on Sunday Evenings

Zeta and Omega swim times are changing on Sundays from 2nd November 2014

Land Training for both groups will remain the same but the new swim times will mean each group can swim for an extra 30 minutes.

Zeta Group

Land Training  17:00 to 17:45

Swim Training 18:00 to 19:30

 

Omega Group

Land Training  18:00 to 18:45

Swim Training 19:30 to 21:00

Permanent link to this article: http://www.swadlincotedolphins.co.uk/2014/10/new-swim-times-on-sunday-evenings/

Swadlincote Swimming Club AGM 2014

This year’s AGM will be held on the 23rd November at 17:15 in the Creche at Greenbank Leisure Centre.

The Invitation Letter and a Committee Member Nomination Form have been sent out by email, if you have not received one then please check your spam folder. If you still havn’t recieved it then please let a member of the Committee know who will pass on your email address and get it added to the distribution list.

The documents are also available below.

AGM Invite 2014

AGM Nomination form.2014

Committee Member Nomination forms need to be returned by the Sunday 9th November.

Please make every effort to attend.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.swadlincotedolphins.co.uk/2014/10/swadlincote-swimming-club-agm-2014/

JUNIOR DOLPHINS CLUB GALA

The Juniors Gala will be on Saturday 1st November at Greenbank Leisure Centre.

Start time 5pm and will finish approx 6.30pm. See Ann Jones for further details.

 

Permanent link to this article: http://www.swadlincotedolphins.co.uk/2014/10/junior-dolphins-club-gala/

Club Logo Water Bottles – Now Available

We now have some Water Bottles that have the club logo on.

They are 750ml in size and cost £3.00. They will start to go on sale from today.

If you would like one then please see Adrian James, or any member of the committee, on Sundays at Greenbank Leisure Centre.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.swadlincotedolphins.co.uk/2014/10/club-logo-water-bottles-now-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.

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/

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/

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