|Last updated||12 April 2021|
|Sunday Squad Zooms||Kate, Jade and Lucy wanted to say a huge thank you to all the swimmers who have been regulars on the Squad Zooms for the last 14 weeks, you have all been AWESOME! Also, we'd like to thank all of our excellent speakers and older swimmers who have made the zooms so varied and informative.
We are looking forward to seeing you all in person from now on!
Please note that for the first 2 weeks only (17th April and 24th April) the SQUAD 5 session on Saturday evening will be for 1 hour only (5:15-6:15pm). This is to acclimatise the swimmers to the longer session. From the 1st May the session will be 90 minutes as per the main programme.
See you soon,
Kate, Jade and Lucy
|Latest Back to Pool Information||
We are finally returning to the pool after 14 weeks away! We have all stuck together to keep our Club spirit through our Zoom sessions and land training. I have been really impressed with our consistently high numbers on land training and the progress swimmers in all groups have made during their time away from the pool.
Please note the change to Squad 6 training times and the slight time alteration to the Monday Squad 2 session from what was previously sent out.
I have organised the coaching team so that each Squad has a lead Coach. Sometimes the lead Coach may not Coach the session, but the Coach will have planning to follow. I will be leading Squad 1 and Squad 6. Andy will be leading Squad 2. Kate is leading Squad 3 and 4. Jade will be leading Squad 5.
Thank you for your patience over these past few months and we are looking forward to seeing you all back over the next week.
Return to Pool - Squad 6
|Further to the previous email, please note that the session for Squad 6 has been changed due to the lack of Coach cover on the previous session day and time.
This session will now be on a Friday 8.15 – 9.45pm.
We appreciate that this day and time is not ideal and please be assured that we are looking at all possibilities to move this to a more favourable time, but in the interest of getting swimmers back in the pool as soon as possible, this is the time allocated to that squad at the moment.
The pool times and Coach cover that we have is limited and this is currently the only option, but we hope that this day / time will change. Unfortunately for the moment this is the only option available to us.
|Return to the Pool||We'll be returning to Altrincham Leisure Centre and all groups will be as they were in December. Squads that were previously split into a and b are returning to swimming as one group.
Fees will be charged weekly, as before, and these will re-start ahead of training.
All swimmers who were eligible to swim in December are free to return to training, but if there are any swimmers who have not yet returned to training, they will need to have the Covid forms completed before they can swim. The forms are as previously sent out, but if you don't have these you can access the forms on the links here :
Covid-19 Risk Assessment Declaration
Pre-Training Health Screen
|Swim England North West Update||Swim England North West have issued their latest Newsletter today and you can find a copy of this below.
There are some opportunities for some courses that our swimmers may be interested in this, so please have a look. Places on these courses tend to go quite quickly, so please book sooner rather than later if you're interested in taking part.
Young Volunteer Award
Young Volunteers will be required to commit to 2 online sessions, and then complete all online work within 12 months.
June 2021 – click here to book your place
September 2021 – click here to book your placeNovember 2021 – click here to book your place
|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.|
|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.|
|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|
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|Club Contact||For any queries or questions, please email us here|