The following entry forms are now available.
Derbyshire Long Course Champs
at Ponds Forge Sheffield.
10yrs and over.
Return by Friday 21st Oct.
7yrs - Masters
Return forms by Friday 28th Oct.
Ripley Open meet January 2017
9yrs - Open.
To be returned by Friday 11th November.
Please see Ian Bowler for forms.
We hope you have all had a good break and are raring to get back into training especially after watching the Olympics.
The Olympic swimming is still available to watch (and download) on iPlayer, so make sure you make the most of it and see how the best in the World do it.
There's nothing better for your own swimming than to watch the best. In particular watch the dives, turns and the technique for all strokes. Pay special attention to the underwater shots and the slow motion. Take what you see into your training and talk to your coaches to find out how you can improve.
We can all dream of competing at the Olympic Games and at Matlock SC there is a pathway for you to get there. It takes 100% dedication and commitment and only the very best make it, but even for those who don't aspire to go all the way, setting achievable goals for your swimming and reaching those goals can be just as rewarding and provide you with valuable lifeskills on the way.
The start of the season is a great time to take a look at what you want to achieve in the coming year and beyond, so take some time to think about what goals you want to achieve in your swimming this year, talk to your coaches about it - they can help you get achieve those goals!
You've probably all been wondering what's happening now the small pool repairs are complete. The good news is, that except for a small minor changes we will be getting back to normality when we return this Tuesday, 23rd August
Here's the main changes that have taken place:
- Monday mornings have now been cut (please also note there will be no morning training during our first week back 22nd-26th August)
- No lessons in the small pool on Wednesdays and Sundays.
- Club 3 will continue with a longer session on Thursdays 7-8:30.
To view and download printable versions of the new timetables please visit the following pages:
Sunday 3 July, 2016, saw a squad of twenty three ‘MAD’ swimmers descend on Alfreton for the annual Ripley Rascals July open meet. The swimmers had a very successful day as was evident in them achieving a total of forty personal bests between them!
The atmosphere and team spirit on the day was fantastic with the squad really getting into the warm-up routines and the ‘sing-a-long’! (see Di for evidence!). To quote from the Rascals website, “The swimmers deserve to be proud of their performances both in the pool and between races (numerous comments were made as to how well they had all behaved). We hope that they all achieved their goals and enjoyed it as much as the smiles suggested.”
Results to be published soon.
Report provided by Phil Barrett