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.

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.

 

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.

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

Sponsored Swim 26th June

There will be a sponsored swim on Sunday 26th June for swimmers in Sharks, Snappers, Turtles, Dippers and Penguins groups. Between them, they will attempt to swim the depth of the deepest pit in Derbyshire. Please feel free to print off as many forms as you need:  Sponsor form swim the pit-1. Full details from Dave Hawksworth.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.swadlincotedolphins.co.uk/2016/06/sponsored-swim-26th-june/

Leicester Diddy League Rnd 3 Coach Travel

We are looking at booking a hiring a coach for Swimmers and parents to travel to Round 3 of the Leicester Diddy League at Corby.

If interested please see Ann Jones, the cost will be £10 per person but we need minimum of 40 people to make this worthwhile.

Monies will need to be paid by Wednesday 22nd June.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.swadlincotedolphins.co.uk/2016/06/leicester-diddy-league-rnd-3-coach-travel/

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/

Leicester Diddy League Round 3 – 2016

Round 3 of the Leicester ASA Diddy League will be held at Corby on 25th June 2016.

Team Sheet is now available to view in the members area.

Team Sheet

Please let Ann Jones know of swimmer availability by ticking the sheet on the noticeboard at Greenbank, posting on  by emailing website@swadlincotedolphins.co.uk

Permanent link to this article: http://www.swadlincotedolphins.co.uk/2016/06/leicester-diddy-league-round-3-2016/

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/

Diddy League Round 2

Well done to all the Swimmers that took part in the Leicester Diddy League Round 2, where we were the hosts last Saturday at Repton Swimming Pool.

We won the night with an amazing 22 point lead.

1st – Swadlincote Swimming Club

2nd – Burton Swimming Club

3rd – Wellingbrough

4th Solihull B

5th – Coalville B

6th – Shepshed

Excellent performance and thanks to all the helpers.

Good Luck to all for the next round.

 

Permanent link to this article: http://www.swadlincotedolphins.co.uk/2016/05/diddy-league-round-2/

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/

July Open Meets

Three open meets on the first weekend in July that might be interesting. The club is targeting the Ripley meet but there is also the Braunstone meet which we often go to http://www.braunstoneswimmingclub.org.uk/openmeet.html and we have also been invited to the Biddulph meet (Stoke on Trent) which is on all weekend and gives the opportunity to record times for some of the longer events. http://www.biddulphasc.co.uk/open_meet_info_2016.html.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.swadlincotedolphins.co.uk/2016/04/july-open-meets/

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/

City of Derby Open Meet.

What a great weekend! Fantastic swimming from all Swadlincote Swimming Club swimmers at the City of Derby open! High % of pb’s & top 6 finishes! Big thanks to Paul Mel Wells for looking after the swimmers this weekend!

Times of the swimmers that attended are now in the Results section in the members area.

Results

Permanent link to this article: http://www.swadlincotedolphins.co.uk/2016/03/city-of-derby-open-meet-2/

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