Entry forms are now available for the following meets.
D.A.S.A. at Ponds Forge, Sheffield
To be returned no later than
Friday 23rd October.
Club Championships to be returned no later than sunday
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.
Land Training returns this Sunday 13th September from 5-6pm.
Land Training is a very important part of your training. It helps develop core stability, flexibility and strength - all important for better and faster swimming!
All swimmers in Club Squads 1-3 are expected to attend.
To get WINNING results you have to commit yourself!
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.
From Tuesday 1 September 2015 there will be a new training timetable for the main pool. This is to accommodate the growing number of swimmers in the Junior and Development squads. Unless you are advised otherwise, all swimmers will remain in their current squad.
As a result of the new timetable there will now be a single Masters squad which will train (normally) across four lanes and all Masters are now subject to the same fee because they all have the same amount of training time. We apologise for the increase that previous Masters 1 swimmers will experience, but hope you understand you will be getting more pool time and that as a Club we need to accommodate the growing number of younger swimmers.
If you haven't already amended your direct debit to reflect the new training fees from 1 September, please do so as this would help us greatly.
UPDATE: the timetable has been revised to begin from the 1st October 2015 - please check the main pool timetable page for details.
I am sure you will all be thrilled to hear that Helen Thornhill has been selected to represent England, in the Mountain Running International Youth Cup, in Bulgaria later this month. Helen was selected after a number of recent amazing runs in fell race/mountain races throughout the country. Helen who swims in Club 3 and who regularly coaches Masters groups at the club, should be an inspiration to you all. I and no doubt all of you, wish her good luck in her International Debut.
Gary McCaffery Chief Coach
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Please note that if swimmers do not complete the session the coach/teacher or helper has set them, they will be asked to get out of the session. Swimming club is not to place to undergo your own sessions, if you don’t wish to do the session, please leave and pay to use the public sessions. At no point are any swimmers masters or children to disobey club coaches and helpers.