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:



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?


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.


Diddy League Round 1 – Burton Meadowside

Please be aware that the Meadowside Leisure Centre will not be giving out parking tickets for the car park and no refunds will be given if the reception desk is closed

Permanent link to this article: http://www.swadlincotedolphins.co.uk/2015/04/diddy-league-round-1-burton-meadowside/

Information session for members – Sunday 12th April 5-530pm

Information session for members – Sunday 12th April 5-530pm in the meeting room.

If you would like to find out more information about volunteering for various roles within the swimming club then pop along to meet the committee at an informal drop-in this Sunday at Greenbank Leisure Centre.


Permanent link to this article: http://www.swadlincotedolphins.co.uk/2015/04/information-session-for-members-sunday-12th-april-5-530pm/

Land Training – Resumes 19th April 2015

Land Training for both groups will resume after the Easter Break on Sunday 19th April.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.swadlincotedolphins.co.uk/2015/04/land-training-resumes-19th-april-2015/

Braunstone Sprint Open Meet

Braunstone Swimming Club Sprint Open Meet 2015 will be held on Sunday 5th July.

Entry forms are available to download and need to be handed to Daren Golder by Sunday 7th June.


Information Pack and Entry Form Braunstone Open Meet 2015 SSC Website

(Please note this form has been updated 08/04/2015)


All entries are to be made on the official entry form with all details filled in, as forms cannot be completed without an ASA number or swimmers times.

If you need your ASA Number it can be found on the swimming.org website



Permanent link to this article: http://www.swadlincotedolphins.co.uk/2015/03/braunstone-sprint-open-meet/

Fundraising – We need new Backstroke Flags

We are actively fundraising to buy some new Flags for our training sessions at Greenbank.

Anne is holding a name the Soft Toy Competition at £1 a go . Please try your luck.

If anyone has any ideas on any Fundraising Activities that we could do then please let Jayne Dreon or a Committee Member know, you could also use the contact form on this website with any suggestions.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.swadlincotedolphins.co.uk/2015/03/fundraising-we-need-new-backstroke-flags/

Land Training – Use it or Lose it !!!!!!

Numbers have dropped again for Land Training, unless numbers increase for both sessions we risk losing it, missing out on the potential benefits that this brings to swimmers

Sessions are held in the Grove Hall at Greenbank Leisure Centre on Sundays and cost £2.

Zeta Group Sundays 5.00pm – 5.45pm.

Omega Group 6.00pm – 6.45pm.



Permanent link to this article: http://www.swadlincotedolphins.co.uk/2015/03/land-training-use-it-or-lose-it/

Saturday Session for Swimmers aged 9,10 and 11

An extra swimming session has been arranged for Swimmers of Diddy League age, 9, 10 and 11 year olds.

Ann will be running the session from 5pm to 6pm at Greenbank Leisure Centre on the 11th April 2015 aimed at improving Dive Starts and Sprints.

For further information please see Ann Jones.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.swadlincotedolphins.co.uk/2015/03/saturday-session-for-swimmers-aged-910-and-11/

Message from Bob Harris – Chairman of Swadlincote Dolphins

Dear All,

It is with some regret that I have resigned from my position as Chair of the Committee. For a variety of reasons, it seems the right time to move on and allow someone else to have a turn. Most Members will not understand the complexities of what the Committee is required to do, or the time it occupies, and why should you?

Constantly working in the background, we have neither the profile nor visibility of the Coaching Team, but swimmers work with resources acquired by the Committee, are kept safe by the Committee, and swim within systems designed by the Committee. For those of you that like the sound of such a role, I’m sure that you would find involvement in the workings of the Club very rewarding and urge you to put your names forward when the opportunity arises.

For myself, my daughter joined the Club 14 years ago, and I have never regretted a moment since.

I joined the Committee many years ago and became Chair after that. As Dickens would say, “It has been the best of times, it has been the worst of times”, but mostly it has been a privilege to work alongside Coaches and Colleagues past and present.

My particular thanks go to Paul Brockwell and Daren Golder, for being pillars of support and for adding a calm, patient tone in times of need. Please all accept my thanks for all that you do for the Club, and to Coaches past and present, I thank you too and wish you well for the future.

Best Wishes

Bob Harris

Permanent link to this article: http://www.swadlincotedolphins.co.uk/2015/03/message-from-bob-harris-chairman-of-swadlincote-dolphins/

Eckington Open – Sunday 10th May 2015

There is an oppurtuniy for swimmers to enter an Open Meet at Eckington, Derbyshire. S21 4DA.

Full details and an Entry Form are below.

ESC 2015 Entry Pack


If interested please hand completed forms to Daren Golder along with payment, (cheques payable to Swadlincote Swimming Club) by Friday 10th April 2015 so that they can be processed.

As this is not a target meet, a Volunteer Team Manager will be required, and participating swimmers will be required to contribute to the Coaches Passes.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.swadlincotedolphins.co.uk/2015/03/eckington-open-sunday-10th-may-2015/

Braunstone Novice Gala

Well done to all the swimmers that were at the Braunstone Gala on Saturday.
For a lot of the swimmers this was their first Competitive Gala, and some were very nervous.
Everyone soon got into spirit of it all and were encouraging their team mates on.
We got 6 Firsts 7 Second placings.
The Final position on the Evening.
Neptunes A        240 points
Coalville              211 points
Swadlincote        210 points
Go Dolphins…

Permanent link to this article: http://www.swadlincotedolphins.co.uk/2015/02/braunstone-novice-gala/

Updated Midland Qualifying Times

The 2015 Midland Qualifying Times have been issued and can be found in the Swimmers Information Section.

2015 Midland Times


Permanent link to this article: http://www.swadlincotedolphins.co.uk/2015/02/updated-midland-qualifying-times/

Sainsbury’s Active Kids Vouchers

Sainsburys 2015

We are again collecting Sainsbury’s Active Kids Vouchers, so please start collecting and ask friends and family to get involved too. The vouchers will be used to obtain training equipment for the club.

Please hand vouchers in on a Sunday Evening at Greenbank Leisure Centre to a Committee Member that will be sat at the information table.

We collected 3335 vouchers last year, it would be great to beat that this year.



Permanent link to this article: http://www.swadlincotedolphins.co.uk/2015/01/sainsburys-active-kids-vouchers-3/

Events Calendar 2015

The Events Calendar has now been updated for the first half of the year.

Please click here to view   - Events Calendar.

Some locations still need to be set and the warm up and start times confirmed. This will be done as soon as we are notified.

Team Sheets will be displayed on the Noticeboard at Greenbank.



Permanent link to this article: http://www.swadlincotedolphins.co.uk/2015/01/events-calendar-2015/

Congratulations Autumn League Squad – 3rd Place

Well done to all Swimmers who took part in any of the 3 Rounds of the Leicester Autumn League 2014.

3rd Place

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.swadlincotedolphins.co.uk/2014/12/congratulations-autumn-league-squad-3rd/

ASA Competition Pathway

The ASA Competition Pathway Document is now available to view,  it can be found in the Swimmers Information section.


ASA Competition Pathway.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.swadlincotedolphins.co.uk/2014/11/asa-competition-pathway/

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