The Club’s 2015 Swimming Championships are fast approaching and the gala programme and entry forms will soon be posted here, at the Club Desk and via eMail.
For those of you who haven’t been before we encourage all our club swimmers to enter this annual event. Races take place over 3 nights – Friday 4th to Sunday the 6th December. There are trophies and medals to be won in each race. Races are split by age, sex and distance and start at 25m for our youngest competitors. We will also be running our popular “spot on” competition with the chance to win a cash prize.
Entry forms need to be returned to the club desk, along with payment by the xx November (TBC).
If you were lucky enough to win a trophy last year please can you return this (engraved and clean) by the 1st November.
We are delighted to tell you that SASC have been successful in bidding to National Lottery Sport England for a grant of nearly £10,000. The money is to be spent on extra coaching, pool hire and off site aqua fun activities such as diving, open water swimming and paddle boarding for our older swimmers (12+) and to help us create a Junior Masters at the club, where teenagers can swim for fun and fitness as well as compete. In addition there’s money to double our adult coaching sessions and start a possible Adult Masters section. There is also money put aside for an underwater camera to help swimmers further develop their technique.
If the aqua sports programme goes well, we can expand it to include younger swimmers too, so watch this space!
The process of recruiting two new part time coaches to lead on the project has commenced and if all goes well we expect to have new coaches in place by the end of October 2015 .
We are really keen to involve as many parents and swimmers in this exciting new project so please feel free to get in touch with your ideas, suggestions or offers of help to Jo Moores at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07709 284 445 or ask at the desk for more information.
Congratulations to all Stretford Swimmers, who achieved a Regional time, County time, Personal Best or participated in their first competitive event, at the Greater Manchester Age Group Gala at MAC (11 and 12 January 2014).
It will be up and running soon