Good Evening All,
For those of you already entered into this event, unfortunately, Swim Trafford have needed to postpone the gala until next week, now re-scheduled to Wednesday 2nd March, starting at 6pm and ending at around 8pm. James Stannard passes on his apologies for this late alternation and hopes all of you that have entered are still able to attend. If you’ve paid an entry fee and are unable to attend, contact details for James appear below.
On the plus side, it does allow for anybody wishing still to enter to do so. A link to print off the entry form is given below. It can be returned directly to James via email by Tuesday 1st March (pass any payment directly at the event).
The club has a busy run up to Christmas with a number of team and individual galas.
Club Championships on the 4/5/6 December. (See separate blog post for details).
Pointscore – the next two dates are Sunday 11th October and Sunday 15 November.
We have 4 club galas – our final competition in the Central Lancs League and 3 big Arena league meets. The Arena league galas are our biggest team galas of the year with ages ranging from U11 to the over 16 Open age group. If you are selected for these please can you reply quickly to the invitation so we can finalise the line ups.
There are also 2 individual galas – the Greater Manchester Autumn Meet in Wigan and the Trafford Borough Christmas Sprint Meet at Stretford. We would encourage swimmers to enter the latter meet – details will be posted soon. This is good opportunity for swimmers to gain their first competitive experience, or for seasoned competitors to post some PBs. It is also the last opportunity to get Lancashire County Entry Times.
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