Congratulation to all swimmers who swam at Retford Open Meet. There will be a optional team photo at 8pm Friday 24th, swimmers need to meet by the small pool, bring your medals and a T.Shirt. (Team kit if possible).
All club records are now updated.
This years summer break will be from Sunday 7th August to Sunday 28th August both dates inclusive.
Success in Wales for three of our female masters swimmers was earnt in the chilly waters of Llyn Tegid, Bala. Jo, Julia and Lucie all travelled to the Big Bala Swim event and competed in the open water event as an excuse to have a few days camping in the beautiful Welsh mountains. We had great hope that a warm week leading up to the swim would produce bath-like temperatures to glide through – but a torrential downpour on Thursday meant that the lake was ‘officially’ 14 degrees. This always means that it is actually a few degrees cooler, so Jo and Lucie were glad of the wetsuits, whilst Julia had done an incredible job of preparing for the skins (non-wetsuit) swim.
Jo and Julia set off at one end of the lake for the out-and-back 9km swim, whilst Lucie travelled via train to the other end of the lake for the one-way 4.5km swim. Whilst none of us could string a sentence together at the end due to frozen faces, all three of us thoroughly enjoyed the stunning, clear waters of the lake. In a fantastic performance Jo was the overall female winner of the 9km – very well deserved! Julia was third female skins swimmer in a brilliant time. Lucie was third in the old lady category in the 4.5 km swim. Overall great performances and a fabulous weekend away!
We are thrilled to be able to inform Matlock & District SC ( and subsequently all the other 17 clubs who use our services) that our son Greg has been selected for Team England for the forthcoming Commonwealth games. We have not been in a position to divulge this information until today on the official release
We would be grateful if you could share our fabulous news with the committee.
It makes his incredible hardwork & dedication & our sacrifices all worthwhile.
I (Phil) took early retirement from my position as Head of Swimming at Newcastle-under-Lyme School ( our hometown) 8 years ago to prematurely end my full-time career as a full time swimming professional (30 years) in order to make the demanding but rewarding trips to City of Derby. I did end up as Mel Marshalls assistant until she left for Loughborough & helped oversee the transition to Mandy Bell before finally ‘hanging up my stopwatch’.
In order to supplement our reduced income, we set up our business of engraving medals at competitions which then grew into supplying medals & trophies too.
We have had a long standing relationship with Matlock & Districrt SC & we would like to acknowledge your business with us (& thank the people who made it happen) which ultimately is to support Greg - a huge heart felt - thank you to all at Matlock & district sc.
Phil & Becky Butler
Our one and only under 30 Masters swimmer (Alice) swam to success at the Police National Swimming Championships in Liverpool in April. Speedy times, putting most of us to shame, were achieved of 31:95 seconds for 50m, 1:09 for 100m, 2:35 for 200m and 5:39 for 400m. We are confident of improvements in 2023, which may benefit from not having a night out and a full English Breakfast in the hours before the events (or maybe that is the secret to swimming success)!
You’ve swum us proud Alice.
Jo, Lucie, Nick, Michael and Abi x
The Yorkshire Swimming Association Open Masters Competition will take place on the 4 June 2022 in Sheffield. Closing date for all entries: 15/5/22 Find the Conditions,Programme of Events and Entry form listed below.
Open to all over 18 year olds.
The MAD Open Meet takes place on 24th and 25th September 2022. This is a great fundraiser for the club, helping raise valuable funds to help with the future and growth of the Club.
We are asking you for help. Do you have any items which you could donate as a raffle prize. If you do, please would you pass to Mr Bowler. He will be around on Wednesday and Friday evenings.
It’s not too late to get involved. We are always looking for extra volunteers. If you fancy getting involved please pop in and say hello to Mr Bowler.
There will be no training on the following Sundays due to Open Meets at the ARC.
Could all swimmers please check their monthly fees if you haved moved up a group.
You can check what fees you should be paying on the Fees Page.
Also if you have not already paid gala entrance fees could you please pay A.S.A.P.
Treasurer, Matlock and District S.C.
A big thank you to all who helped at our recent open meet. Officials poolside helpers & all other helpers, it is very much appreciated.
However, for our next open meet in September, we really do need parents and senior swimmers to qualify as timekeepers and team managers.
The theory side can all be done on line and the practical side at a gala.
Please ask a committee member for details of couses.
We are pleased to be launching our new club kit range for 2022.
Please use the link below and use the password: Matlock2022
Once you have placed your order, you are able to pay for home delivery or club delivery (which is free).
We are looking forwards to seeing you all in Matlock kit very soon!
The Club is hoping to host 2 Open meets in 2022, to do so we need lots of help. This could be timekeeping, stewarding, handing out medals, or even helping with the race timing system. These are really fun events to be involved in. Please don't be shy, come and chat to Mr Bowler to see how you can get involved.
You may not have appreciated, but club subscriptions have not been increased since March 2017. Unfortunately, to make the club financially sustainable, that must change. Market forces, including a recent increase in the cost of pool hire have had a dramatic impact on the financial sustainability of your club. Your club is community-based; your subscriptions (which go towards pool hire, lifeguards, coaching and teaching) make it work and without them it would not exist. There is no income from any other source. Every penny really does count. The club is committed to keeping the new pricing structure until January 2021. In addition, ASA membership will have to be paid in the New Year.
From 01 January 2020 monthly subscriptions are as follows:
10% OFF (for 3 or more swimmers in family)
|TP 3 & 4||£25.00||£22.50|
|Development 1 & 2||£29.00||£26.10|
Some current subscriptions are in arrears or being paid at the wrong rate. Can you therefore please ensure that your payments are up to date prior to 31/12/19. The Club does not want to be faced with the embarrassing position of turning swimmers away when subscriptions are in arrears.
You are reminded that the current subscriptions are as follows:
10% OFF (for 3 or more swimmers in family)
|TP 1 to 4||£23.00||£20.70|
|Development 1 & 2||£26.00||£23.40|
This year we are going to develop new Club Records. Club Records are a database of all the fastest ever times achieved from a Matlock swimmer within each age category and each event. All coaches have been pushing to get the Club records back up and running for a long time, we have attempted on several occasions but found it hard to ensure they are accurate. Therefore we are starting from scratch. No times will count as club records if they were achieved before the 15th November 2019. We feel this is the fairest way to restart the records accurately. Therefore at the club champs every event and in every age category has the potential to start the records rolling.
The aim of the records is to inspire swimmers, increase in house competition, help build swimmers drive to chase goals and to get their name in the history book so to speak. Between now and the 1st January 2020, we will keep the record up to date with out you prompting us a record has been broken. After this date if you think you have a record, you must hand in a record slip which will be downloadable off the website and fill in the details accurately within a 3 month period of you gaining the time for it to be valid. The times must be done at a gala with officials and proof of results will need to be shown, no training times can be counted. The record claiming system is standard procedure, from national level to club level. It isn’t the clubs responsibility to check if you have achieved the record, we are just here to validate it for you. If you don’t tell us, your record will not stand.
Club records are a big job, but we are determined to get them back up and running but please be patient and please kindly let us know if we have made any mistakes, we will have a lot of results to go through following the club champs and Derbyshire sprint championships. Club records will go on the website shortly after the 3rd Club championships sessions.
Combined ages are 7-8 years and 16-20years. Swimmers over the age of 20 years will use National rankings and will not be included in the club records. We are aiming this at the children that compete regularly. There will be records for short course and long course events.
With all the up and coming open Meets etc it may be worthy of note for swimmers (and parents) to read in preparation for training / competition and general good practice, performance can be and is directly proportionate to the way we fuel our bodies, together with correct hydration will all play a pivotal role in being able to perform at your best.
This information can also be found on this website here.
I will be holding a workshop on a Tuesday evenings from 6;30 to 7;30 in the community room at the Arc leisure centre.
The workshop will consist of various topics from strength and conditioning, mobility, stretching, muscle fascia release, mental race preparation, nutrition and sports specific exercises designed to help you function and perform as an athlete and /or swimmer.
Most of the activities will be body weight exercises but it maybe necessary for your comfort and ongoing practice that you purchase some small items that you can keep in your kit bag.
The workshop at the onset will be open to Club 2 and 3 swimmers and those Masters who are regularly competing and representing the club.
There will be a fee payable of £2.50.
I look forward to seeing as many there as can make it, and providing you with a plethora of new skills and knowledge acquisition.
Sports Performance Coach
Question: How do you make the hours spent at galas fly by?
Answer: Become a timekeeper.
Right now, we’re looking for volunteers to sign up for the next timekeeper course.
On passing the course you will receive the qualification of J1.
Being a timekeeper means you get to be involved on poolside at galas and open meets (free lunch included at open meets) and those hours spent at galas will no longer be a drag.
We need at least six volunteers before we can organise the course date.