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Last updated 02 December 2019

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Swim England National Awards We've won the Silver Runner's Up Award for the Swim England National Club of the Year.

It's an absolutely amazing achievement for a Club the size of ours to receive such fantastic recognition really is an incredible accomplishment.

It's testament to the work put in by Chris and his coaching team, the behind the scenes helpers and volunteers and of course, the fantastic swimmers who work hard all year round and get the results and achievements in increasing numbers, that has meant the national recognition that we've received today.

Well done to everyone who is part of our amazing Club.

See pictures from the event here and here.  Some very proud coaches there - and who can blame them! 
Christmas Pizza Night Please see the email sent out yesterday regarding this popular event that will take place this year after the Trafford Christmas Cracker gala on Sunday 15th December 2019.  Please remember to buy your ticket online soon to avoid disappointment.
Training Over Christmas The final training session before Christmas is Thursday 19th December 2019.  Training will re-start in the New Year on Sunday 5th January 2020.
Taster Session for Officials Helen is running an “Officials Taster Session” for anyone wanting to know more about the technical rules of swimming.  It’s on Sunday 8th December 4:30pm to 7:00pm (rolling session – just turn up any time in that window). 
Friday Morning Training For those swimmers in squads Development 3 and above, there is an additional, optional, training session available at Urmston Leisure Centre every Friday morning, 6:00am-7:00am, Coached by Flixton Swimming Club's Head Coach, Phil Ramsbottom.
There are two payment options for the session:-
  • £2.50 per swimmer per session on a pay-as-you-go basis (cash on the day); or
  • £8.00 per swimmer per month for all Friday am sessions (by standing order to Flixton Swim Club).
If your swimmer would like to attend, simply turn up any Friday morning and meet Phil on the poolside.  The Leisure Centre itself will be closed so, to enter the building during the morning, park on the road as access is by the road entrance only (no access from the car park side).
This is a great opportunity for those swimmers wanting an extra coached session that, at present, we cannot offer at Altrincham.  If you do attend, please just let us know so we can assess how well the session is used by Altrincham swimmers.
Please note that there will be no Friday morning sessions available during December 2019 due to refurbishment works being carried out at Urmston Leisure Centre.
Volunteering to Chaperone Swimmers

Please refer to the email sent out a couple of weeks ago regarding the need for more volunteers to chaperone our swimmers on poolside at external galas.  Your help with this would be greatly appreciated.  If you are able to offer help, please let us know This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Volunteering Opportunities As always, we have several opportunities for you to get involved with the club.  Full details of vacant volunteer roles within the Club is on the website.  
Medical Records Can you please ensure that any updates to Medical Records for swimmers are communicated to our Membership Secretary.
Diving Blocks We still have some of the old diving blocks, so if anyone would like to become the proud owner of one of these, in exchange for a contribution towards the Dolphin system, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Lost Property Please remember that we have introduced a Lost Property section on the website.  So, if your swimmer has lost anything during training sessions, please check this on our website or here.  If you find anything that belongs to you, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and it will be available to collect from the desk on the following Sunday.
Fundraising by Shopping Please consider raising funds for our club via the Easy Fundraising online service. Shopping doesn't cost you a penny more, but as you make purchases online shops make a donation to the club. All you do is register (it's good to click the "Find & Remind" button) and start shopping. Please give it a go and encourage others to do so too – it's effectively free money to benefit the members of our club! Thank you.  More information is on the website, or via the link 
Club Kit The new kit is now available online and via the kit shop on our website.  It's Nike branded clothing with the new Club logo and an option to personalise with your swimmer's initials.  Check it out via the link
Free Swimming A reminder that as a member of Altrincham Swimming Club, swimmers are entitled to free swimming at Altrincham Leisure Centre. You will need to complete a form which needs to be signed by your coach. If you need a form please let our Club Secretary know at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Calendar For all the galas and events coming up, please click here
Club Contact For any queries or questions, please email us here

Dates for your Diary

01 Dec 2019 Preston Christmas Countdown
05 Dec 2019 SE Winter Nationals
05 Dec 2019 SE Winter Nationals
05 Dec 2019 SE Winter Nationals
05 Dec 2019 SE Winter Nationals
08 Dec 2019 Officials "Taster" Session
15 Dec 2019 Trafford Christmas Cracker Gala
15 Dec 2019 Christmas Pizza Night
21 Dec 2019 Satellites Last Chance County Qualifier
21 Dec 2019 Satellites Last Chance County Qualifier

For a full schedule of events refer to the calendar



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