We are attending the Eckington Open meet on the 10th May 2015, we want to see a full team there, and we have selected this gala with the aim for new or novice swimmers to do an Open Meet that isn’t going to be too much for them. It’s a small pool, friendly atmosphere and we will have two coaches present on poolside for the majority of the day. It is also suitable for the more experienced swimmers and hopefully gives them some opportunities to get great positions and personal best times.
We actively encourage all development 3 juniors and club 1-3 swimmers to attend even if it’s only for one session. Eckington is approximately 50mins away we encourage parents to come and watch or to organise car sharing to help get a full team there. To enter you must complete a entry form that can be collected at club or printed off at the following link:
Swimmers select the races they want to do and enter their personal best time, if they have never swam in a competition before or are not sure of their time, just place no time in the box or ask your coach to time you to provide you with an estimated time to enter.
This gala as any will be structured into training and is part of the selected open meets Matlock are to target. There is a dead line date of the entry forms so please fill in and complete asap and return to Mr Bowler.
Any questions speak to your coach. Development 2 swimmer are welcome to come if they are of the correct age 9 years.
A further letter will be sent out to remind all swimmers of warm up and competition protocol and what to bring to an Open Meet, although there are already clear instructions on the Matlock Swimming website
Swimmers will need
racing costume / jammers or Mad swimwear
Goggles / spare pair too
shorts / t.shirt (mad kit)
food / drinks
We have decided to trial running the Masters 2 evening session as a distance training session. The aim is to focus on training towards open water or pool races of 1500 m to 10k. The session will be set by Gary or Bob and will build on the distance swum over the coming weeks and months. If you would like any further information please feel free to speak to Gary on poolside.
New teaching pool groups and times will come into effect from the 4th November - times and groups can be found here.
Congratulations to the following swimmers for becoming MAD Club Captains for 2014-2015
Boys Captain – Will Ripley
Vice Captain – Harry Foster
Junior Captain – Angel Bowering
Girls Captain – Hannah Curran
Vice Captain – Rebecca Ripley
Junior Captain – Abbie Fowkes
Club Captains will now be permanently listed on the Club Captains page here.
Can all swimmers ensure fees are kept up to date. If you pay by S/O please check you are paying the correct amount for the group you are in. Any queries please contact Laurie Croft at the 'MAD' table at the Arc on Tuesday or Sunday evenings or her contact on 01629 734604.
To improve communication between the club and swimmers we need to ensure all email addresses are up to date. A list of current email addresses held by the club will be available to check on Tuesday and Sunday evenings at the Arc. Alternatively please contact Laurie Croft 01629 734604.
There is a limited number of places available for Club 1 swimmers within Friday morning sessions. The Head Coach intends that places be made available to those swimmers committed to swimming competitively for the club at Open Meets. Furthermore, these sessions will be designed to be swum back-to-back with Friday evenings, not instead of! Any swimmer (or parent thereof) wishing to avail themselves of this opportunity should speak to Gary
We have been informed by the Arc that as a result of people parking in the turning circle and other restricted areas traffic wardens are to start patrolling the car park again. Please park appropriately.