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.
The dates for the xmas break 2015 are Thursday 24th Dec - Friday 1st Jan 2014. Both dates inclusive. Training will recommence on Sunday 3rd January 2016.
UPDATE: There will be no training during the Christmas break.
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.
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.
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.
To help with club funds we are requesting donations of raffle prizes for future home galas (non perishables)
Calverton and Bingham Swimming Club held their 4th Annual Masters’ Open Meet on Sunday 19th April at Hucknall Leisure Centre, Nottingham. The day was split into two sessions and consisted of 50m and 100m events in all strokes including individual medley, plus a 200m freestyle event for both men and women. Mixed and single sex 200m freestyle and medley team relays were also held. Times achieved in the heats dictated both overall position and ranking within five year age group categories.
Steve Goodall and Adam March attended the event from MAD and competed across a range of events in the 50-54 year and 35-39 year age group respectively.
The day was well organised and ran smoothly with a relaxed atmosphere. All standards of swimmer were welcome across each age bracket making it an enjoyable competition for all involved.
Steve's and Adam's results can be seen here.
For more information and other results visit www.cabsc.co.uk.