Dear Swimming Club Contacts,
I would be grateful if you could pass on the following information to your
swimmers taking part in our Open Meet next week. Thank you.
Firstly, the draft programme is now available on our website:
Please note the new later start time for Session One: warm up 9:00am, start:
10:00am; Session 2: warm up 1:00pm, start 2:00pm. Changing rooms will be
available from 8:30am.
Due to uneven numbers, we have decided not to split the warm up into girls
and boys. Instead the Coaches will organise a mixed warm up session.
As you may be aware, Alfreton Leisure Centre has shared parking facilities.
Please can you ensure that you park in one of the Leisure Centre marked bays
to avoid fines from other users. The usual requirement to obtain a parking
permit from reception will be suspended for this event.
We would also like to remind you that for safety reasons (due to the lack of
space) large swim bags will not be allowed on poolside. A small drawstring
style bag containing: towel, drinks bottle, small snack and goggles; is all
that will be allowed on poolside. In order to accommodate this, group
changing rooms will be available for storage purposes and will remain locked
throughout the duration of the swimming sessions (stewards will have the key
should access be required).
Finally, best of luck to everyone on the day, let's hope for lots of PBs
and lots of friendly competition!
RASCALS Events Organiser & Promoter
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
Entry forms for the 3rd Level 3 Matlock Open Meet on Saturday 26th September 2015 are now available. Swimmers must be 10 years and over on 31st Dec.
Download the questionnaire here.
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.
On Sunday MAD attended Eckington open meet, we had a brilliant day, with bags of medals, trophies and personal best swims, the gala was aimed at the majority of the club. There were no cut off times and no restrictions except for age. The best thing for us really was to see the younger end of the club attending Open meets, it builds so much experience and competitive sprit, that training or home galas can’t replicate.