Due to the MAD Open Water Series there will be no training on Thursday 18th August
Due to Chesterfield SC Open Meet at the Arc there is no training Sunday 17th July
Monday am sessions cancelled: 18th July
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
There will be no swimming from Sunday 7th August to Sunday 21st August both dates inclusive.
All training resumes on Monday 22nd August.
UPDATE 16th May 2016:
It is anticipated that the Teaching Pool will be available to the Club from mid-July. Further updates to follow
The issue with the teaching pool promised to be a small problem and for that reason it was hoped that it would resolve itself very quickly and with little disruption. Unfortunately, it has turned out to be a major problem resulting in core samples of the development being sent away for investigation on composition. Basically, the tiles are not sticking. I have been advised that no firm date can be set for the opening of the teaching pool (although I will be kept informed of developments) however, the commencement of work is imminent. I have also been informed that the works will not impact upon the main pool.
To accommodate our younger swimmers Gary and Diane have devised a temporary training programme. This is set out below and will affect others so please read this information very carefully. As you will see the younger groups will be accommodated into the main pool timetable as follows:
Temporary Timetable as from 1st May 2016
|Wednesday||6.00 - 6.45||TP4 A,B||Claire|
|6.45 - 7.30||TP3 A,B||Claire|
|Thursday||6.00 - 6.30||TP1 A,B||Angela / Sarah|
|6.00 - 6.30||TP2 A,B||Angela / Sarah|
|6.00 - 6.30||TP3 A,B||Duncan|
|6.30 - 7.00||TP4 A,B||Angela / Sarah|
|6.30 - 7.30||Club 1 / Club 2||Bob/Duncan|
|7:00 - 8:30||Club 3||Bob/Duncan|
|7.30 - 8:30||Masters||Bob/Duncan|
|Friday||7.00 - 7.30||TP2 A||Jo/Angela/Rebecca|
|7.30 - 8.00||TP2 B|
I fully appreciate that this arrangement may not suit everyone however it is essential that the Club does what it can to ensure training pool users do not miss out; with that in mind I trust that we can all work together by embracing the difficulties caused by the temporary closure of the teaching pool.
If teaching pool swimmers cannot make these sessions please speak to Gary or Diane.
TP1 swimmers will be assessed in the large pool and if it proves too much or the pool is too cold then membership can be put on hold. Swimmers in TP1 may be required to wear armbands.
Hopefully, the challenge of a deeper pool, may work to the advantage of our younger swimmers.
Any questions please speak with Diane.
This year’s Club Championships took place over two weekends Friday 20th. November Sunday 20th November and Friday 27th November. 84 swimmers entered although all main pool swimmers are encouraged to enter less than 50% did.
Gala 1 - 143 swims / 98 pbs
Gala 2 - 168 swims / 113 pbs
Gala 3 - 79 swims / 56 pbs
Well done swimmers.
Many thanks are expressed to the electronics team all poolside officials and all poolside helpers without these people the Championships would not happen.
With this years Championships being licensed all the swimming times will be on the a.s.a. ranking lists and can therefore be used as qualifying times for the 2016 County Championships being held at Matlock in February 2016, a total of 41 swimmers now have the qualifying times.
Once again congratulations to everyone involved.
The presentation evening will be at the village hall in Rowsley on Saturday 16th January 2016 starting at 7.00.p.m. Tickets are now available to purchase from Mrs.Monteiro or Mrs.Gregory.
Your Committee met on 8/11/15. Yes, your Committee. Without your Committee you have no one to run your Club and without you, your Committee has no Club to run. Your Committee members are volunteers and do their best for you. It appreciates that it cannot keep all the people happy all the time, but it tries its best and hopes that its failings are met with understanding and sympathy rather than resentment and frustration. To help you express your views it has created an informal Parent Representative Committee comprising John Curran, Ian Broadbent, Philip Barrett, Chris Beech, Marlene Monteiro and your Welfare Officer Marie Davey. Your Committee asks that if you have any concerns you contact one of your Parent Representatives. Your Representatives are there to receive and express your views and keep you informed of developments within the Club. It is not a secret cartel focused on self-interest. Its interests are reflected in your Club’s Vision Statement that can be found under “Policies.” Club Captains will be invited to comment on Club matters prior to the Committee’s monthly meeting so any swimmer (no matter their age or ability can air their views via their Club Captain).
Your Head Coach encourages all swimmers and carers/parents to the read the information contained in Swimmers’ Info under the heading Important Nutrition and Coaching Information for Galas.
Rather than sit, talk, watch and wait for your child to finish swimming have you fancied getting involved? Would you like to be a lifeguard? If interested please email Chris Hallas on
Refinement to Training Times
Your Committee has been listening to you. Following the introduction of the new training regime/fee structure further developments have resulted in a change to pool and training times. With effect from 1/10/15 the monthly fee for Clubs 1, 2, 3 and Masters will be £40. Club 1 will get 1 hour extra pool time on a Tuesday. Pool time for the rest is more or less equalised and Clubs 1, 2 and 3 will have the benefit of land training on a Sunday.
Also from 1/10/15 training will start and finish 15 minutes earlier on a Sunday. This means land training will start at 4.45 pm and finish at 5.45 pm and all swimming will be brought forward by 15 minutes so it will start at 4.45 pm and finish 15 minutes earlier at 7.15 pm every Sunday. This is at the request of the Arc so that it can ease the transition of the pool for Water Polo.
We regret to advise that we are forced to increase the Club Fees with effect from the 1st of September 2015, agreed at the AGM held on 24th June 2015.
The increase is caused by a number of factors but primarily due to a non-negotiable increase of our pool hire costs. We have tried to have an even increase across all groups
The Committee has decided to amalgamate the two Masters Squads into just “Masters” from 1st September 2015. Hence all Masters swimmers will have to pay the same fee as they all have the same training time.
Please, can all those with STANDING ORDERS arrange to change these in line with the appropriate NEW FEE before the 1st of September.
In January 2016 all swimmers will have to contribute towards the ASA Membership Fees. Swimmers in Teaching Pool will have to pay £10 and swimmers in the Main Pool will have to pay £20. These Fees will be collected annually.
The Club Committee would very much like to thank you for your continuing support and participation, and trust that you will understand our position in this matter.
||FEE||10% OFF (for 3 or more swimmers in family)|
|TP 1 to 4||£21||£18.90|
|Development 1& 2||£24||£21.60|
The new fee structure can be found on the Fees Page.