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Club Distance Challenge -

ASC vs

Flixton SC vs

Streford SC

As previously announced, throughout June, we will be challenging Stretford SC and Flixton SC in a distance challenge. We should already have a head start on fitness through our run Wednesdays! Here are some rules/ pointers:
  1. Everyone can take part. Swimmers, parents, judges, coaches ... anyone directly linked to the Club.
  2. Do not combine metres from more than one person in a household - you need your own total.
  3. 1 x land training session with me = 2km (there are 3 sessions each week!)
  4. Try and keep on your run Wednesday - there's another 5km!
  5. Get on the bike and rack up those metres.
  6. All distance recorded in metres and km please!
  7. Update your metres by Sunday 6pm as the leaderboard with Stretford and Flixton will be updated every Monday - including each Club's top performer. 
  8. This battle is for the whole of June - hopefully leading us up to a return to the pool! 

Please post your weekly metres on the spreadsheet already emailed out.

Good luck! Do me proud, Alty! #PrideOfTheNorthWest

Chris

This Week's Online Land Training Sessions

(w/c 1 June)

Firstly, a massive well done to all of those who land trained over the past week. The numbers are increasing and the sessions seem to be popular with swimmers from all of the squads.  It's also been great to see parents joining in!  Land training will help to maintain the strength and core fitness and make it less demanding on our return to the pool.  It's also a great way for us to keep in touch and train together.  Remember - each land training session is 2k for our Altrincham vs Stretford and Flixton challenge running throughout June. 
Each week, I'm going to give 3 shout outs to stars from the week's sessions. This week, I have been really impressed with everyone who has taken part in land training, but an extra special well done to: Abbie G, Michael G and Theodora!

This week's session times are:

Tuesday 4.30pm
Thursday 4.30pm
Saturday 10am

Chris
ASC Run Wednesday On Wednesday the 13th May, we launched ASC Run Wednesday (like a Parkrun day) where swimmers are encouraged to log a best effort 5k or 2k run each week on a Wednesday, This will help push their fitness on whilst they are not swimming.   Full details have been emailed out and there has been good participation so far ... so if you've not already started, join in!
Squads' Social Meets All squads are keeping the social side going with regular Zoom meetings on Sundays; login  details are the same each week - keep an eye on emails in case of any changes.
Tokyo  (and beyond!) Challenge On the 6th April we set off walking, running, cycling, rowing, bootcamping and any other type of workout-ing from Altrincham for Tokyo (9,458km) and got there in record time, so it was then off to Rio (a whopping 18,558km), having achieved that goal our next target was London (9,264km), and we are now on our way to Beijing - only a mere 8,136km this time!

Keep logging your distances on the spreadsheet and we'll be there in no time!

Use the dedicated Whatsapp group to keep in touch and send in pictures and videos of your adventures.

Kate's 3pm Bootcamp Swimmers are welcome to complete Kate's 3pm Bootcamp sessions which are on YouTube (to be clear, these are not Club insured sessions and are Kate's initiative outside of the Club, designed to help children generally stay fit in lockdown, and you can find these by following this link :
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh8PWRfW18_txw7XVMoUXMA)
Membership fees As per previous communication, we have now paused all membership fees, and you should have received an email from Go Cardless confirming this.
 
Please do not cancel your direct debit as that will cause increased admin when we do get back to training. If you do have any concerns, or have not received notification, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and I can advise.
Message from Jennie about Easyfundraising I hope you are all managing to stay well during these unusual times.

I wanted to ask you to spend a few moment to register for Easy Fundraising. You have probably been sent numerous links for this from different clubs and schools but I registered about 12 months on behalf of Altrincham Swimming Club and since then I have raised over £150 for the club, just by clicking on a link every time I shop online. It really is that easy! Imagine if all of our swimming families did this, we would be able to raise over £25,000 a year that we could use towards new equipment, training aids, social events etc - anything that could benefit all of our swimmers. At a time when you are probably doing most of your shopping on-line, using Easy Fundraising will make a noticeable difference.

Here is the link:  http://www.altrinchamsc.org.uk/index.php/club-information/fundraising

It will ask you to embed a reminder into your task bar - it is very easy to do and that is the key to successfully fundraising for the club. The amounts you raise each month aren't huge but added together, it could really add up. If you can also encourage friends and other family members to do the same, we will be able to raise even more.

You can use the Easy Fundraising link for all sorts of shopping - Ocado, eBay, John Lewis & Partners, Argos, ASOS, Expedia, M&S, Just Eat are just a few retailers who accept it.

Thanks for all your help
Altrincham Leisure Centre The Leisure Centre has now closed.
Trafford Metro Spring Open Meet This has now been cancelled and you should have received a refund.
North West Regional Championships North West Regional Championships have been cancelled.
Kit Shop As we no longer have the facility for selling kit, if you're looking for any kit, please see the shop on our website, where the remaining stock is being sold. 
Judge 1 Qualification Please see the email sent out previously (copy here) regarding becoming a Level 1 Judge.  It would help greatly if you can get involved in this.  Remember - swimming is for life, not just for Christmas! - so if you're likely to be spending the next few years watching your child compete at galas, why not consider becoming an official.  If you're interested in getting qualified, please email us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Phones At Training Please refer to the email sent out by our Club Welfare Officer - copy here.  Please can you ensure this message is passed onto your swimmer.
New Trials Trials for new swimmers are currently planned to take place on the 11th October. This date will be revised once the restrictions have been lifted.
Lost Property Please remember that we have a Lost Property section on the website.  There have been a few things added to this recently, so, if your swimmer has lost anything during training sessions, please check this on our website or here.  
Volunteering to Chaperone Swimmers Please refer to the email sent out previously 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.
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 http://www.altrinchamsc.org.uk/index.php/club-information/fundraising 
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  https://www.kitlocker.com/yourclub/club/other-sports/altrincham-swimming-club
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

20 May 2020 M&D Team Gala
14 Jun 2020 Pointscore 4
15 Jun 2020 M&D Team Gala


For a full schedule of events refer to the calendar

CALENDAR

 

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