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Last updated 20 October 2020

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Self-Isolation Reporting If your swimmer needs to self-isolate, please let us know by completing our online form here.  This will ensure that the Coaches are aware which training sessions you cannot attend.
Land Training w/c 19 October This week's Zoom land training sessions are:

Wednesday 21st October at 5-6pm

Saturday 24th October at 10-11am
Notice of Annual General Meeting Our Annual General Meeting will be held this year at 8.30pm on Monday 16th November 2020 via Zoom and the notice for the meeting can be found here.  All are very welcome to attend.

If you would like to attend the meeting, please can you let the Club Secretary know and the meeting invitation will be sent to you nearer the time.
Committee Roles The Club AGM is due to take place on Monday 16th November 2020 and we have at least of couple of members of the current Committee who are resigning this year.
 
We are therefore looking for volunteers to join the Committee to take up vacant positions.
 
If you are able to give some time to the Club and are interested in becoming more involved, can you please let us know This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
As you know, the Club relies heavily on our volunteers and our team works well together - we’d love to be able to recruit some new people and would be very grateful if you could consider helping us continue with the success of our multi award winning Club.
 
Nominations need to be in urgently, ahead of the AGM, so if you’re interested in helping, can you please let us know as soon as possible.
 
We look forward to hearing from you.
Training Sessions We’ve had a couple of issues recently of swimmers arriving late for sessions, so I’m just emailing to remind you of the importance of prompt arrival for sessions please.
 
The leisure centre has been very accommodating to our use of the pool and failure to adhere to their protocols could jeopardise this for all swimmers.
 
From a coaching point of view, the coaches arrange the lanes, in line with Covid restrictions, at the start of the session, based on the swimmers there.  Swimmers joining the session after this has been done results in disruption for the swimmers already there and may mean having to alter lanes, if adding a swimmer to the appropriate lane means maximum numbers for that lane are being breached.
 
Under no circumstances should any swimmer enter the First Aid Room fire door if there is no coach / Covid Liaison volunteer there.  There are a number of reasons for this :
 
  1. There is no verification that the swimmer has followed hand sanitising routine.
  2. They are potentially not being ticked off on the register, which creates potential ‘track and trace’ issues.  After the session has started the register is closed and can’t be added to.
  3. If the swimmer is going through to the small pool, it creates issues, both if the main pool is occupied by the public or if it’s empty, i.e. potential contact with a public swimmer, or if the main pool was empty this would also mean that no lifeguard was on duty, so we have no way of ensuring their safety, and we are breaking a key leisure centre policy by having a swimmer on there.
 
Swimmers can arrive for their session up to 10 minutes before the session start time, but as soon as all swimmers are registered and once the official start time has passed, the Covid Liaison volunteer can no longer keep the door open as they have to be present at the training session.  Please remember that swimmers arriving for a club session should only enter the leisure centre through the First Aid Room fire door and only if there is someone there supervising.  If the door is closed, swimmers must not enter themselves and will therefore not be able to attend the session.
 
Thank you for your understanding on this and for your assistance in helping us to adhere to the Covid restrictions we currently need to have in place.  
Collection of Swimmers after Training Just a quick note to remind you that if you have stated on the Covid Risk Assessment Declaration Form that your child will be collected from training, they must be collected from the door.  We've had a few cases of parents just sitting in cars and our volunteers therefore having to escort the swimmers to cars, which obviously is not acceptable.  We need to be able to confirm that the child has been collected - especially now the nights are getting darker, earlier - so it's important that you collect your swimmer from the exit door please. 
Changing At Training Sessions Just a quick note to ask you to have a word with your swimmers please to remind them that, after swimming, they DO NOT take off their swimming costume - they simply put their clothes OVER their costume please.  The poolside is not a changing facility AND (more importantly) there’s a whopping big window to any passers-by!

There’s been a couple of incidents of swimmers (younger ones) stripping off poolside, so if you could make sure they're aware of this please.
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
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 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 
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

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11 Oct 2020 Pointscore 5
22 Nov 2020 Pointscore 6


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