Due to the MAD Open Water Series there will be no training on the following dates:
Thursday 16th June
Thursday 8th July
Thursday 18th August
Matlock and District Swimming Club AGM will be held on Wedneday 29th June 2016 at 8pm at the Arc.
Nominees are required for the following positions:
Chief Coach - Automatic
Fundraising / social
Comittee members 4 voting
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.
Alfreton leisure centre.
This is a club targeted meet and all swimmers in dev 2, 3 and junior and clubs 1,2 and 3 are encouraged to enter.
The only proviso being that a 9 year old must be 9 years by 03.07.16.
Entry forms are now available
To be returned by Friday 13th may at the latest.
There will be no swimming from Monday 15th August to Monday 29th August both dates inclusive.
All training resumes on Tuesday 30th August.
The Club is targeting this Open Meet for all swimmers in Developement 2, Developement 3, Juniors, Club,s 1, 2, and 3.
The only provison is that the swimmer must be 9 years of age on the 8th May 2016.
All swimmers who meet this criteria are encouraged to enter.
Entry forms are now available to be returned by Wednesday 23rd March 2016.
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).