16 May 2022
|Ramsbottom Summer Fun Meet 2/3 July 2022||The following gala is a perfect opportunity for all swimmers in the club aged 9 and over to take part in an external open meet and put the Swimmer ABCs into action.
Ramsbottom Swimming Club is holding a Level 4 Licensed Gala on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 of July at Bury swimming pool.
The gala has no entry times and is designed to encourage swimmers who are new to racing to have a go.
Jade will be there looking after the team on the Saturday and Tess and Kate will be there on the Sunday.
If you missed out on the Trafford, Preston or Leeds Meets, then this is the last opportunity to race externally this season before we start again in September.
If you are in Development 2 or over, this gala is suitable for you.
If you are racing at Leeds on the Saturday and still want to try this one on the Sunday, that is fine too.
The age groups are age on the day and the closing date is 6th June 2022.
Entry is available now and is open until Monday 6th June 2022, so please make sure you get your entry in before the closing date.
Entry is via Swimming Events, enter 'Ramsbottom' in the search box, or via the link here.
Any questions, please ask me!
|Rubbish Left after Pointscore||Unfortunately we have received a complaint from the leisure centre about rubbish left after last week’s Pointscore.
Our Coaches and volunteers did clear a lot of rubbish away, including empty sandwich wrappers, multiple haribo packets, crisp wrappers, banana skins and drinks, but there must have been plenty left for us to have received the complaint.
As we are also using the small pool area for marshalling, this area also was littered with food and drink wrappers.
We understand that Pointscore is a lengthy event and that swimmers will therefore want to bring food and drink with them, but can you please ensure that swimmers know that all rubbish needs to be cleared away after they’ve finished them – there are bins available for this on poolside.
This has been an issue in the past – to the point where we had to ask swimmers not to bring food poolside – we obviously don’t want to have to do this again, so can you please pass this onto the swimmers.
Thanks for your help with this.
|Launch of Swimmer ABCs||As most of you will know, I took over as Head Coach last September when Chris stepped down after 7 successful years. As a Coaching Team we embarked on a big programme of rebuilding the club post Covid and we are really delighted about the progress that we have made. We are very proud of all of our swimmers and how they have adapted in difficult circumstances.
We are now at the stage where we can start reflecting on our progress and start planning ways to move our club forwards. We have our 30th Year Celebrations to look forward to which include an Open Water Swim, Merchandise, a Swimathon, a Party and a Swim Clinic with GB star and Commonwealth Medallist Lauren Quigley. We are very excited about the future of our club and we want to ensure that we continue to move forwards and make progress so that all of our swimmers can reach their swimming potential.
The Coaching Team are therefore delighted to launch our "Swimmer ABC's" which will guide our values in racing and training. We aim to create a positive environment in which all of our swimmers can thrive.
Our Swimmer ABC's are Attendance, Behaviour and Competition - and we believe that if we get each area right we will have a club of happy, keen and dedicated swimmers who will thrive and grow within our club.
In order to find out more about our Swimmer ABC's you can read this PDF summary, or you can watch the video where I talk you through it step by step. As ever, if you would like to ask any questions, please do get in touch, or you can ask the squad coaches at training. The video can be found here.
Thanks for your ongoing support, we couldn't do all this without you,
We look forward to an even more successful future!
Kate & The Coaching Team
|Swimmer of the Month||
Behind the scenes the Coaches have been busy nominating our Swimmer of the Month for April 2022.
Well done to all of our nominees, it’s a big honour to be nominated!
Sophia R (Development 1) for always listening and trying her best in training. Really working hard on the skills and being so keen to take part in her first gala
Sophia H (Development 1) for consistently hard work and attendance. A great attitude to training and racing.
Tilly B (Development 2) for her attitude and commitment, always listening and working hard.
Oliver G (Transition) for being a role model to his squad with effort, listening and dedication
Mollie O (Competition) for “consistently working so hard in those Thursday sessions and taking on board so many technical prompts she deserves some recognition.
She’s also racing really hard as well.”
Max O (Performance) for outstanding results this month at Regionals and the Derventio National Qualifier … “plus he takes the best photos”
The other Coaches all voted for Max O as the winner this month, so well done Max
|30th Anniversary Celebrations||As we’ve previously let you know – 2022 marks the club’s 30th Anniversary.
Plans are afoot to arrange some events this year to celebrate. Below are the events that have been scheduled so far – hopefully with the advance notice, lots of our swimmers will be free to attend and celebrate with us.
18th June : Open water swim at Sale Water Park
4th September : Swimathon at ASC
9th September : Celebration and Presentation at Bowdon Rugby Club
18th September : Swim Clinic with Kate
More details will follow when available.
|Distance Club Championships||The ASC Distance Club Champs are taking place over a few sessions, starting on 19th June and finishing on 10th July 2022 at Altrincham Leisure Centre.
Entry is now open on Swimming Events, via the link here or by going to the Swimming Events website and entering ‘ASC’ in the search box.
Entry closes on 11th June 2022, so please make sure you get your entry in by then. The terms of the licence means that late entries can’t be accepted.
It’s ‘age on the last day of the competition’, so you’ll need to enter under the age that your swimmer will be on 10th July 2022.
All details of the Meet Conditions and the programme of events can be found on Swimming Events. There are no qualifying times for any of the events, except the 800m and 1500m.
As it’s an internal Club event, there’s no need for your swimmer to upgrade to Club Compete if they are currently Club Train.
If you’re not sure if your swimmer is suitable to enter any of the events, please speak to the Coach.
|Leisure Centre Side Door||Please remind your swimmer that the side door of the Leisure Centre can only be used on arrival on a Saturday morning and when leaving on Sunday night. This door is a fire exit and must not be used at any other times.|
|Spectators At Training||We're pleased to be able to invite spectators back to watch their swimmer during a training session if they'd like to. Spectators are welcome at any session, except the Sunday sessions, where the number of swimmers means it isn't possible to have spectators.|
|Fundraising by shopping||When shopping online, 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 here.|
|Reporting Absence||There is no need to report any absence from training sessions. The only exception to this is if the absence is as a result of a positive Covid result or if the absence is anticipated to be prolonged (more than a couple of weeks). If your swimmer has tested Covid positive, please report this via the form on the website, or via the link 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.|
|Club Contact||For any queries or questions, please email us here|