|Last updated||31 March 2020|
|Chris Sets a Challenge||Head Coach Chris has set a challenge via Facebook with a Speedo bag as the prize! See your challenge here
|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
|Kate's Boot Camp||We hope you're all keeping well and coping with the restrictions and cancellations we're facing at the moment.
We know a lot of you will be missing swimming - as well as other activities that have been cancelled. Some of you may even start to miss school over the coming weeks!!
As you'll know, it's important to keep as much structure as we can in these trying times, so in a bid to keep active, Kate - along with her enthusiastic assistants, Max and Mollie - have started a 3pm boot camp channel on You Tube. If you'd like to take part in these sessions, you can find it via the link here.
Whether you participate live along side Kate, Max and Mollie, or if you can't join them at 3pm (not sure what else you'd be doing - or allowed to do!), then you can watch and take part at any time.
The boot camps will run at 3pm on most days, so please join them and keep active. It will make the return to swimming easier if you've done regular exercise during the break and will do wonders for your sanity too! It's not just for the swimmers - the whole family can join in.
Please support them if you can and remember to Save, Subscribe and Share!! Enjoy!
Keep safe and well.
|Altrincham Leisure Centre||The Leisure Centre has now closed.|
|Cancellation of all Training||Swim England have released a statement in which it strongly advises suspending all events and training. The press release can be viewed here.
In terms of a time frame, the statement talks about this being until at least the end of May, but we will of course review this and follow the advice of Swim England as it's received.
There will therefore be no more training sessions held until further notice, with immediate effect.
Chris has said he'll be posting land based activties on Facebook to keep your swimmers active.
We'll be in touch in due course as soon as we have any news, but in the meantime - stay safe and keep washing those hands!
Thanks for your understanding and continued support.
|Pointscore||Pointscore will not take place until further notice. We hope to reschedule all Pointscores that are due to take place during the pool closure period but can only confirm new dates once restrictions have been lifted.|
|Trafford Metro Spring Open Meet||Although this has not formally been cancelled by Trafford Metro, until the restrictions have been lifted this can clearly not take place.|
|Swim England Survey||Swim England are carrying out a survey to understand the value of Swimming Clubs and the benefit and impact they have on the community. They'd like the opinion of swimmers, parents / carers and volunteers of clubs throughout the country on how swimming has the power to help people live longer, happier and healthier lives. Please see here for further information and for the links for the surveys - there's one for those aged 16 and over and another for under 16s. The surveys will stay open until Sunday 22nd March 2020, so please take the time to fill this in if you can, and to ask your swimmer to complete it also.|
|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.|
|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 14th June and 11th October. These dates 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 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|
|Calendar||For all the galas and events coming up, please click here|
|Club Contact||For any queries or questions, please email us here|
For a full schedule of events refer to the calendar